Joe Arpaio is flirting with another campaign that will never happen, according to some political insiders, but he could still serve as an effective surrogate for rising conservative figures.Read More »
It may be reckless to give all the credit for Arizona’s rightward course to one man, but Constantin Querard has done more than most to make Arizona a conservative bastion, and for that, he is one of the most loved and hated men in Arizona politics.Read More »
A dozen Arizona legislative and congressional candidates are facing legal challenges to their ability to run for office this year, with opponents and interested third parties filing lawsuits alleging the candidates didn’t collect enough valid signatures of registered voters to appear on the ballot.Read More »
In 1818, President James Monroe wrote, “The right to self-defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals.”Read More »
Arizona’s new campaign contribution limits pumped an additional $8.6 million from individual contributors into the 2014 election, with Governor-elect Doug Ducey accounting for nearly a quarter of that extra money.Read More »
It’s going to be a new world on the Ninth Floor. After six years, Gov. Jan Brewer is leaving office. In January, the Doug Ducey era begins.Read More »
Outnumbered and out-financed in the land of Barry Goldwater, Democrats often trade with the currency of hope. But even hope quickly collapsed under the weight of mathematical reality on Nov. 4, when Republicans swept statewide races in victory after victory. The success mirrored the party’s triumph at the national level, where the GOP expanded its dominance in the U.S. House and seized control of the U.S. Senate.Read More »
Democratic Rep. Catherine Miranda was for Fred DuVal before she was against him. Doug Ducey wasn’t Miranda’s first endorsement in the governor’s race. In July 2013, she was one of eight House Democrats who publicly backed DuVal.Read More »
Now that Doug Ducey has secured the Republican nomination for governor, many politicos speak of his primary win as a forgone conclusion.<br.
The state treasurer and former Cold Stone Creamery CEO locked up support from a broad coalition of GOP supporters early, out-fundraised his opponents, put millions of dollars of his money into his campaign when it mattered most and was able to withstand a massive negative advertising campaign against him.
Andrew Thomas’ gubernatorial campaign is full of familiar refrains for those who have followed the rise and fall of his political career.Read More »