Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu’s weekend confirmation that he is gay makes him the fourth openly gay or bisexual candidate seeking a congressional seat in Arizona this year.Read More »
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Babeu has asked voters to “send a new sheriff” to Congress, and today a member of another profession has rolled out another political analogy to challenge Grijalva. Likening the county to an ailing patient, District 3 Democrat Dr. J. Manny Arreguin announced he will challenge Grijalva, who now faces two primary opponents.Read More »
After just four days, Ron Barber has raised more money and attracted more contributors than some campaigns have gotten in months.
Through the online Democratic fundraising PAC ActBlue, Barber raised about $110,000 from 1,715 contributors through Monday morning, according to his campaign.
A CD9 GOP poll commissioned by Vernon Parker’s would-be consultants show the former Paradise Valley mayor trailing Don Stapley, but not by much.Read More »
Sen. Paula Aboud, who once replaced former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the Arizona Senate, today announced her campaign for the seat recently vacated by the congresswoman.Read More »
Ron Barber, an aide to former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who was wounded in the shooting attack that forced her resignation from Congress, announced his candidacy today for the special election to finish the congresswoman’s term.Read More »
Matt Salmon has won the endorsement of the entire Arizona Senate Republican leadership team and a majority of the Senate’s GOP caucus, even though his opponent was serving at the Legislature with them less than a year ago.Read More »
Multiple sources say that Giffords’ advisors held a conference call this afternoon to discuss what role she would play in the special election to replace her, and one source with knowledge of the conversation said Giffords is prepared to throw her support behind longtime aide Ron Barber to fill out her term.Read More »
This year marks 10 years since Arizona tribes signed new gaming compacts with the state of Arizona. These compacts provide an avenue for tribes to share gaming revenues with all Arizonans. As of September 2011, tribes have contributed more than $640 million to benefit education, trauma and emergency care, wildlife conservation and business development through tourism. These are real, hard dollars that have flowed to the state in good times and bad. In addition, tribal contributions fully fund the Arizona Department of Gaming, which is one of three entities that regulate tribal gaming, along with funding programs that work to prevent problem gambling.Read More »
Former House Speaker Kirk Adams raised $52,425 in the fourth quarter of 2011, about $100,000 less than his primary opponent, former Congressman Matt Salmon, raked in.Read More »