Joe Arpaio, the Arizona sheriff known for his hard-line stance on crime and tough enforcement of immigration laws, doused speculation that he would run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Jon Kyl, saying Friday that he doesn't plan on going to Washington.Read More »
Matt Salmon said he is seriously considering launching a bid for Kyl's seat and has begun making calls to gauge support.Read More »
Flake sharply criticized Republican "birthers" yesterday on CNN, saying they would be better served focusing on the tangible differences between the GOP and the Obama administration than getting wrapped up in the seemingly never-ending debate about the president's citizenship.Read More »
Another domino from Sen. Jon Kyl’s retirement announcement last week fell Feb. 17, as former state Senate Majority Leader Chuck Gray announced he is running for Congress to replace Jeff Flake, who on Feb. 14 said he is entering the Senate race.Read More »
Chuck Gray will be announcing his candidacy for Congress tomorrow afternoon at a Capitol press conference.Read More »
A poll showing Arpaio as the front-runner in the U.S. Senate race garnered all the headlines yesterday afternoon, though serious political observers have no reason to believe the sheriff will enter the race, despite his $3 million war chest and proven ability to raise large amounts of money nationally.Read More »
Flake officially announced he's running for Senate at a morning press conference.Read More »
U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake of Arizona announced Monday he is a candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2012.Read More »
Flake has thrown his hat into the ring, albeit unofficially.Read More »
The retirement of U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl will likely set off a chain reaction, as Republicans and Democrats position themselves to run for the open seat.
Most political observers believe U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake, a Republican from Mesa, will soon announce he is running to replace Kyl. Other potential GOP candidates include U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, former U.S. Rep. John Shadegg and the entire slate of Republican statewide officeholders.