U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ surprise announcement on Sunday that she would resign from Congress leaves prospective candidates with an extremely short timeframe to decide their political futures.Read More »
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Sen. David Schapira announced his candidacy today for the 9th Congressional District, which will pit him in the Democratic race against former Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.Read More »
Arizona state Sen. Ron Gould officially announced today that he will be running for Congress in Arizona's new 4th Congressional District.Read More »
Officials from Maricopa County are acting quickly to fill the Senate seat left vacant by the resignation of Kyrsten Sinema, who is running for Congress.
The county’s supervisors will pick her replacement in a meeting Wednesday morning, Beth Lewallen, the county’s legislative liaison, confirmed today.
Though he isn’t actively looking into running for higher office, House Speaker Andy Tobin said that he won’t rule out a run in the new 4th Congressional District.Read More »
A panel of lawmakers today unanimously approved legislation to ensure that congressional candidates can gather signatures using the boundaries of their old districts, as well as in new ones.Read More »
The state's independent redistricting commission is up against a deadline to finish its work on new district maps before Christmas.Read More »
Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission Chairwoman Colleen Mathis introduced a congressional map on Friday that combined changes proposed by Democratic and Republican commissioners.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has wisely chosen not to challenge the Arizona Supreme Court ruling that restored Colleen Mathis as the chair of the Independent Redistricting Commission. Nonetheless, the governor maintains the court erred, and that the IRC drew the draft congressional boundaries in a manner that ignored its constitutional mandate. Our bipartisan think tank’s board members come from diverse backgrounds and political persuasions, including four former Republican legislators and one former Democratic legislator.Read More »
A major overhaul of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission’s congressional map would eliminate Maricopa County’s centerpiece district and drastically shift the lines in rural Arizona.Read More »