On a recent Monday morning, Tim O’Malley sat in a Sunnyslope diner sipping coffee and peppering his Republican elected officials with questions about education funding — sounding more like a well-informed heckler than a former longtime member of the Republican Party.Read More »
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They don’t agree on much, but a plan to create “top two” primaries has Arizona’s major and minor political parties on the same page – or at least close to it.Read More »
Republican Ethan Orr spent the first half of his life as a Democrat, volunteering for the party on political campaigns, including Bill Clinton’s first presidential run in 1992 and Eddie Basha’s run for Arizona governor in 1994.Read More »
The shape of renewable energy in Arizona is taking center stage in the fight for three open seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission.Read More »
The Democrat who won the primary in Arizona's 6th Congressional District ditched the party on Thursday and said he will seek election as an independent.Read More »
At a recent Clean Elections debate at Florence Town Hall, Democrat Ernest Bustamante told voters about his service as a former state representative, and how he knows the system at the Legislature.Read More »
Democrat Barbara McGuire and Republican Joe Ortiz sharply contrasted their candidacies during a Clean Elections-sponsored debate in Florence on Sept. 12, with Ortiz focusing on the state budget and McGuire hammering away on the need to spend more on education.Read More »
Since Kyrsten Sinema first began eying a run for Congress, a question loomed over her candidacy — could someone whose own party once called her too extreme win in a moderate district?Read More »
For many candidates, the Aug. 28 primary election settled whether they will join next year’s state Legislature. But for others, the results merely signaled that they will be part of bigger matchups in the general election. At least five Senate seats will be fiercely contested this November, based on an analysis by the Arizona Capitol Times.Read More »
Once the Aug. 28 primary results are tallied, 29 of Arizona’s 90 legislative races will be decided.
Nine Senate candidates already have a guaranteed seat. Two more Senate seats and 18 House seats will be won after the primary because only candidates from one party are competing, so whoever wins the primary can start measuring their legislative office drapes.