The IRC explored a half dozen proposed changes to its legislative draft map at yesterday’s meeting, including one that could pit two incumbent GOP senators against each other in the primary.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 »
In 2010, U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva narrowly staved off a challenge from a Republican upstart.
Next year, Grijalva’s fight may begin in the primary, as a former Democratic state senator says she is mulling a run against the five-term incumbent.
The independent panel tasked with drawing new political lines that the state will use for the next decade is expecting to wrap up its work in the next few weeks, despite opposition from many of the Republicans that control state government.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer today said she won’t call a special legislative session to either repeal or reform the independent redistricting process, despite calls from some lawmakers that she do so this week.
The governor’s emphatic statement, which was released after she met with House Speaker Andy Tobin and Senate President Steve Pierce, means the chances of lawmakers convening by tomorrow to meet a deadline for placing items on the Feb. 28 ballot have all but evaporated.
Arizona's redistricting commission plans Tuesday to resume work on new maps of congressional and legislative districts now that the Arizona Supreme Court has undone Gov. Jan Brewer's attempt to fire the commission's chair.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer’s decision to remove the state’s redistricting chairwoman has left a bad impression on voters, according to a poll released Tuesday.
Brewer’s handling of the situation could have some long-term implications for both the governor and the Republican Party in Arizona, the pollster said.
Senate Minority Leader David Schapira today announced he is exploring a run for Congress. In doing so, the 31-year-old Democrat can begin raising money and gauging his level of support in what is expected to be a Democratic-leaning district that includes his hometown of Tempe.Read More »
This week's most outstanding quips, jibes and utterances.Read More »
With its chairwoman back in place, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will resume meeting next week and hopes to finish its work before Christmas.Read More »