When 31 freshman legislators descend on the Capitol next term, their main mission will be tackling the state’s financial crisis, but before they can do that, they will have the monumental task of grasping the budget process, which can be a sensory overload of numbers, jargon, formulas, and political complexities.Read More »
“We have always left the door open for Democrats a bit in previous elections, specifically the Attorney General’s Office. But we closed that door in 2010.” — GOP consultant Chris BakerRead More »
Republicans are targeting four Democratic-held seats in the 30-member Senate, a coup that would give them supermajority control for the first time in Arizona’s history.Read More »
Polling on Arizona’s statewide races has consistently shown GOP candidates on top, and Republicans are optimistic that the anti-Democratic mood sweeping the state and the country will give them total control of state government.
Only a couple of relatively competitive races stand between Republicans and their first sweep of Arizona’s six statewide offices since 1994, not including the Corporation Commission.
More voters in the state are shedding their party affiliations in favor of identifying themselves as independent, yet nonpartisan candidates are still having trouble gaining political traction.Read More »
If little things win elections, then Gosar’s campaign strategy may be right on target. The Flagstaff dentist has spent the past several months traveling across one of the most expansive and diverse congressional districts in the nation, sometimes making speeches, sometimes handing out campaign flyers, but mostly just shaking hands and assuring voters that he is one of them.Read More »
Kirkpatrick, who is counting on Democrats to vote for her despite her independent streak, has gone out of her way to appeal to independents and moderate Republicans who disagree with Gosar’s conservative platform.Read More »
Many Democrats view the attorney general’s race as their best chance of winning a statewide office in 2010, and national organizations from both sides have spent nearly $1 million in the final weeks of the campaign.Read More »
David Schweikert said he’s having more fun in this election than he’s ever had, certainly more fun than two years ago when Rep. Harry Mitchell beat him by 10 percentage points.Read More »
Sen. John McCain says he's hesitant to predict whether Republicans can retake the Senate, although he thinks it could come down to races in California and Washington state.Read More »