Gov. Jan Brewer is keeping a much lower profile in 2012 Republican primaries than she did two years ago. Brewer has endorsed just four legislative candidates in Republican primaries this year, compared to at least 14 in 2010.Read More »
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett holds an office normally associated with dry-as-dust election matters. But Bennett's handling of some of those matters produced notable political dustups for the former legislative leader who may run for governor in 2014.Read More »
Team Awesome began in February 2011 with a small group of college students who were tired of how they felt the Latino community was viewed and represented by politicians.Read More »
A Republican representative says she believes a senator who accused her of harassing his teenage daughter and threatened to kill her bills is truly remorseful.Read More »
Newly appointed Senate Ethics Committee Chairwoman Linda Gray dismissed a fellow lawmaker’s complaint against Sen. Rich Crandall, saying the Mesa Republican hadn’t violated any laws or ethical rules.
Gray said Crandall’s threat to kill Rep. Brenda Barton’s legislation in the Senate Education Committee was fully in line with a Senate rule stating that chairmen have the authority to determine which bills are heard in their committees.
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rich Carmona's campaign manager tweaked an Arizona Republican Party contract worker in a Twitter exchange and is now using his response in a fundraising appeal.Read More »
If Republicans are united in anything, it’s an overwhelming hatred of Obamacare. And it’s that raw emotion that former Arizona House Speaker Kirk Adams hopes to tap into with an accusation that his opponent, former Congressman Matt Salmon, lobbied to pass the landmark health care overhaul legislation.Read More »
Rep. John Fillmore has defended a former lawmaker who was accused of domestic violence. And he’s asked the courts to be lenient on another legislator who was convicted of defrauding a children’s charity.
But the Apache Junction Republican says his political challenger, Sen. Rich Crandall, should be subject to an ethics trial, removed from his committee chairmanship and ultimately ousted from office because Crandall threatened to kill future legislation backed by Fillmore’s House colleague.
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 »
Matt Salmon continues to lead Kirk Adams in fundraising. The former congressman out-raised Adams by almost $50,000 in the second quarter of the year, which runs from April 1 to June 30.Read More »