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 »
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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 »
Gov. Jan Brewer and other Republican candidates are moving to make controversy surrounding Arizona's illegal immigration law an election issue by putting a spotlight on Democratic rivals' backing by unions that support an economic boycott of the state.Read More »
Eight judges and Gov. Jan Brewer's campaign attorney are among the 13 applicants for the next Arizona Supreme Court justice.Read More »
Doug Ducey reported spending $581,000 on the Republican primary for state treasurer, more than any state-level candidate except for Buz Mills' defunct gubernatorial campaign.
Ducey, the former CEO of Cold Stone Creamery, spent $100,000 in the week before the Aug. 10 trigger report was submitted to the Arizona Secretary of State's Office. Partly due to the spate of television ads he's aired, Ducey has spent more than every state treasurer candidate from the past two election cycles combined in his four-way primary.
The Republican Governors Association appears to be paying a lot more attention to Arizona than its Democratic counterpart. The RGA has about $1.2 million in its Arizona political action committee, compared to just $4,500 in the Democratic Governors Association Arizona PAC.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer and legislative leaders have agreed to limit the special session to fixing ballot language aimed at preserving the right to vote by secret ballot in union elections. But that hasn't stopped lawmakers and groups from pushing for other issues to be included in the special session.Read More »