“Due process I have not been given.” – Rep. Doug Quelland, explaining to fellow District 10 Republicans that he was wrongly punished by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission and should be appointed to the seat left vacant by his removal from office. He wasn’t.Read More »
Arizona’s business community has sent a message to legislative candidates: Commit to a pro-business agenda, and stop wasting time with kooky stuff like “birther” bills.
In exchange, candidates who cooperate may get tons of cash for their campaigns and the support of chambers of commerce across the state.Read More »
Republicans from Legislative District 10 selected their former district chairwoman and two other long-time precinct committee persons as possible replacements for Rep. Doug Quelland, whose seat was declared vacant after the court upheld his removal from office.Read More »
The two Republican candidates for Arizona attorney general will face off Tuesday in a debate held by the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission.Read More »
Larry Gist is running unopposed for the Green Party’s nomination in the governor’s race, except possibly by the party itself. When the Arizona Green Party released its list of endorsements for the 2010 election, Gist was one of three Green candidates who failed to make the cut.Read More »
State Treasurer Dean Martin submitted his $5 qualifying contributions for Clean Elections funding, filling his near-empty war chest and easing criticism over his campaign’s slow start.Read More »
A state commission said Monday it will not ask a federal judge to clarify her ruling invalidating a key portion of Arizona's public campaign finance system — a setback for Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, who is being outspent by a wealthy opponent.Read More »
Without additional campaign cash to fend off better-funded opponents, some Clean Elections candidates will be in dire need of help from their allies.Read More »
The US Supreme Court's matching funds ruling will impact just about every state race. Here's how.Read More »
Arizona’s matching funds system for publicly financed campaigns may be going down, but it probably won’t go alone.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to block Arizona’s Clean Elections system from distributing matching funds is a bad omen for similar systems in other states, and could portend their end if the court rules that matching funds are unconstitutional, according to legal experts and campaign finance reform advocates.Read More »