Dick and Peg Powell, retired teachers from Tucson, came to see U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords debate the issues with Republican challenger Jesse Kelly. What they saw, instead, was a debate sprinkled with a lot of sniping from the two candidates, and even more booing and heckling from the audience.Read More »
This year, if you are a Democratic congressperson who voted for the federal health care law, didn’t call loudly enough for tough new immigration laws or supported the stimulus act – then voters feel as though you have a lot ...Read More »
Democratic U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has raised nearly three times more money, has spent more than twice as much money and has continued to gather contributions at a faster pace than her Republican challenger.Read More »
The U.S. Department of Justice is sending a little over $12 million to the Tucson Police Department.Read More »
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and two other Arizona Democrats running for re-election have spent three times as much money sending fliers touting their accomplishments to constituents this spring as they did during the same period last year.Read More »
The prevailing view is that Sen. Paula Aboud, an outspoken legislator from north-central Tucson, will keep her Senate seat this November.Read More »
Political hostilities in southern Arizona ceased for a brief moment just before midnight on Aug. 24, when it became clear that Jesse Kelly trounced Jonathan Paton in the Republican contest in Arizona's 8th Congressional District.Read More »
When Jonathan Paton decided to resign from the Arizona Senate and run for Congress, the prevailing view in political circles was that he represents the Republican Party’s best chance to defeat U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
But the former state lawmaker faces a more immediate challenge from fellow Republican Jesse Kelly. Political insiders now say Paton has yet to wrap up the primary race in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District.
Jonathan Paton's campaign called Jesse Kelly a hypocrite for allegedly profiting from stimulus money through his family's construction business while publicly opposing the stimulus package.Read More »