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 »
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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 »
The Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Services Series, named in honor of the late chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party, offers training to Republican women who want to be involved politically. Participants run the gamut from the politically uninitiated to women running for office now to women who work for campaigns and candidates.Read More »
Party control of the U.S. House and Senate next year is riding on the outcome of dozens of contests rated too close to call. And how those races turn out is likely to depend on the extent to which TV attack ads can win over tiny bands of undecided voters and get them to the polls Nov. 2.Read More »
One GOP source said the McClung campaign's decision to not send unallocatable money to the state party has rankled party officials and is the latest in a series of decisions that has alienated them from major Republican groups.Read More »
What began last year as rallies to protest government spending has emerged as a political force that could influence elections across the nation.
Despite the lack of central tea party organization and some internal disagreement, three basic principles unite them: fiscal responsibility, limited government and support of a free market.
The primary election turnout paints a worrisome picture for Sen. Manny Alvarez, one of several Democrats seeking re-election to the Legislature this year. The challenge Alvarez faces perhaps best illustrates what he and many other Democratic candidates statewide face: How to fend off Republican opponents in a year when the GOP base is energized and an anti-incumbent sentiment is supposedly prevalent.Read More »
Hoping to breathe life into his struggling campaign challenging Arizona Sen. John McCain, former Rep. J.D. Hayworth on Monday pledged to serve just two terms while fighting illegal immigration and government regulations.Read More »
The vicious primary between Tom Horne and Andrew Thomas is bringing back bad memories of 1998 and Janet Napolitano for many Republicans.Read More »
Thousands of people rallied at the Arizona Capitol last month to protest the signing of S1070, Arizona’s new immigration law. Despite the public outcry, though, the law is supported by an overwhelming percentage of Arizonans, and President Obama’s opposition to the law may hurt his image in the state.Read More »