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 »
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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.
Former Rep. Daniel Patterson said he wants an apology from House members who forced him to resign from the Legislature now that a Tucson City Court judge has found him not guilty on all three charges of domestic violence.Read More »
A higher-than-usual number of Democrats vying for a Supreme Court vacancy could give Gov. Jan Brewer a larger pool of finalists for the job than she or any other governor has had.Read More »
Fresh off his victory in the special election, Arizona’s newest congressman will have plenty of money to defend his seat after raising nearly $333,000 last quarter.Read More »
A former Republican congressman and the Maricopa County attorney are spearheading an effort to oppose a proposed constitutional amendment that would end partisan primaries in Arizona.Read More »
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' hand-picked Democratic candidate won a special election Tuesday in southern Arizona to finish her term, defeating a Republican who narrowly lost to Giffords in 2010.Read More »
A federal judge shot down the Department of Justice’s request to seal all of the evidence against Rep. Ben Arrendondo, who pleaded not guilty today to federal charges stemming from an FBI sting.Read More »
The most challenging task for Democrats at the state Capitol is to stay relevant in a place where you’re greatly outnumbered.
That job fell to Senate Minority Leader David Schapira, whose caucus shrank to only nine members following the 2010 elections.
A poll released Thursday shows likely Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney soundly defeating President Obama in Arizona. The poll of 909 likely voters was commissioned by a Republican consultant and conducted by a Republican pollster in response to two polls ...Read More »