Sen. Jerry Lewis, the Mesa Republican who ran on a platform of transparency and lobbying reform during the recall election last year, on Oct. 3 unveiled a proposal to tighten the reporting requirements for legislators and lobbyists and make it easier for the public to find out how the two groups interact.Read More »
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Aside from a handful of key votes, U.S. Reps. Ben Quayle and David Schweikert sought to define themselves - without drawing stark contrasts with each other - in a debate Monday between the two up-and-coming Republican freshmen.Read More »
Rival candidates Wil Cardon and Jeff Flake kept things mostly civil Wednesday night at a forum hosted by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, but made sure to get in a few digs as the duo competes in an increasingly nasty GOP primary for the U.S. Senate.Read More »
It may not be an all-out slugfest yet. But Wednesday night’s 5th Congressional District debate in Chandler showed some signs that the gloves are starting to come off.Read More »
Former House Speaker Kirk Adams told a crowd of debate-watchers Tuesday night that his challenger, ex-congressman Matt Salmon, is stuck in “glory days” that have passed him by and that Arizona needs a “new generation” of leadership.Read More »
In 2009, this city had so many foreclosures that President Barack Obama appeared at one of its high schools to speak about the national housing crisis. In 2011, a Mesa district recalled its state senator and anti-immigration leader Russell Pearce in a historic election. A month ago, Gov. Jan Brewer shook her finger at Obama at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.Read More »
A Republican National Committee official says party leaders are troubled by the staging of recent presidential debates and are interested in having the party take control of the events for the 2016 election cycle.Read More »
Timing is everything, and for Arizona that may not be a good thing.
CNN today announced that it would reschedule Arizona’s Republican presidential primary debate to Feb. 22, just six days before the state’s presidential preference election. The debate, which will be held at the Mesa Arts Center, was originally scheduled for Nov. 30.
A nationally televised Arizona debate for Republican president candidates will be held Nov. 30 in the Mesa Arts Center.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is going to Las Vegas to check out the Republican presidential candidates' debate Tuesday evening.Read More »