Gov. Jan Brewer's pleas for more federal troops on the border have largely fallen on deaf ears in Washington, D.C., and Sen. Jack Harper's plans for a state-run volunteer militia may meet the same fate on the Ninth Floor.Read More »
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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.
Anyone who wants to know where Gov. Jan Brewer stands on Sen. Russell Pearce's next big illegal immigration proposal will probably have to wait until 2011.Read More »
Speculation about Brewer's health status heated up again late this afternoon when former Senate candidate and New Times scribe John Dougherty took to his Facebook page and declared Brewer has told several staffers that she has recently had a "biopsy for thyroid cancer."Read More »
A condemned inmate asked the Arizona Supreme Court Oct. 13 to postpone his execution until after the gubernatorial election. Jeffrey Landrigan argues in legal briefs that Gov. Jan Brewer has political incentive to go forward with the Oct. 26 execution ...Read More »
Let’s talk about polls. More specifically, let’s talk about the polls that have recently generated headlines claiming Terry Goddard has erased what some said was a 20-point lead for Jan Brewer, and that Felecia Rotellini and Tom Horne are neck ...Read More »
For a candidate who has trailed by as much as 22 points in recent polls, even a sliver of good news is cause for celebration. Every poll taken over the past few months has shown Republican Gov. Jan Brewer beating Democrat Terry Goddard by double digits, with some showing him down by as much as 22 points. But though they all show different margins of victory for Brewer, a couple polls have shown Goddard narrowing the gap as Election Day approaches.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer said she believes the state can balance its budget next session without another tax hike, but she didn't rule out the possibility. "I am hoping that we do not," Brewer said at a Sept. 30 press conference on the steps of the Executive Tower.Read More »
A commission charged with choosing nominees for the next Arizona Supreme Court justice pared its list of candidates to nine on Sept. 13. Among those making the cut was Lisa Hauser, who ruffled feathers by meeting with several commissioners to lobby for her.Read More »
Last night's debate grabbed the attention of pundits far and near: Brewer's bungled opening statement was written about by numerous national media outlets, including Politico, Time, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Salon.com.Read More »