When he last stepped on a Republican National Convention stage, the GOP was John McCain’s party. It was 2008 and the Arizona senator had just been picked by delegates in St. Paul, Minn., as their presidential nominee. McCain stepped on the convention stage again Wednesday in Tampa, but this time he was there to deliver a speech on foreign policy and he stood in the shadow of current nominee Mitt Romney.Read More »
An unexpectedly feisty campaign marked by accusations of hypocrisy, broken promises and flip-flopping positions on the emotional issue of immigration draws to a close Tuesday when Arizona voters narrow the field of candidates to replace retiring Republican U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl.Read More »
Primary season has already done what hurricane season is only threatening to do: Driven some party members away from next week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.Read More »
Once the Aug. 28 primary results are tallied, 29 of Arizona’s 90 legislative races will be decided.
Nine Senate candidates already have a guaranteed seat. Two more Senate seats and 18 House seats will be won after the primary because only candidates from one party are competing, so whoever wins the primary can start measuring their legislative office drapes.
Under fire from a Legislature that is dominated by social conservatives, Planned Parenthood is flexing its muscles in the hopes of influencing the outcome of elections this year and sending pro-choice candidates to the state Capitol.Read More »
Away from the spotlight, another political race is starting to take shape, and its outcome will not only have a significant impact on state policy but perhaps even dictate how Arizona tackles its biggest challenges next year.Read More »
The Hispanic vote in Arizona belongs to Democrats — at least that’s the perception that a coalition of Republican Party leaders, candidates and activists are ready to battle.Read More »
The Republican teapot is boiling.
Several members of the GOP caucus in the Senate delivered this week a letter to Senate President Steve Pierce, expressing their dismay that the money he has raised is being used to defeat a party-mate and fearing “long-term fissures.”
When was the last time anything truly major happened at a Republican or Democratic national convention?Read More »
It has been 36 years since two of Arizona’s incumbent members of Congress squared off against each other, but the ultimate outcome of a similar match-up in 2012, regardless of how nasty it gets, is not likely to cost Republicans as dearly as it did in 1976.Read More »