Incoming Senate President Andy Biggs, a conservative Republican from Gilbert, promised to be inclusive and immediately refrained from weighing in on some of the biggest issues facing Arizona without first consulting his caucus.Read More »
A Senate leader today vigorously defended Sen. Frank Antenori from allegations he asked a Republican committee, through Senate President Steve Pierce, to spend money on his race.Read More »
After hours of heated discussion, the Maricopa County Republican Committee passed a resolution Thursday night opposing the continued leadership of the current Arizona Senate President and House Speaker.Read More »
A Democratic candidate for the Senate said Rep. John Fillmore, R-Apache Junction, called him to offer negative information against Sen. Rich Crandall, R-Mesa, who defeated Fillmore in the Republican primary last August.Read More »
Rep. John Fillmore, an Apache Junction legislator with Tea Party leanings, has conceded defeat in his race against Sen. Rich Crandall, a low-key but influential member of the “mainstream” wing of the GOP caucus.
The tally has yet to be completed, but Fillmore said he doesn’t think he can catch up.
State Sen. Rich Crandall, R-Mesa, who faces Rep. John Fillmore in the Republican primary in District 16, has snagged the endorsement of Gov. Jan Brewer.
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Redistricting has forced some big names in Arizona legislative politics into contested races in the Aug. 28 primary election.Read More »
Rep. John Fillmore, a Republican who is facing Sen. Rich Crandall in a GOP Senate primary in District 16, accused an independent campaign committee of violating campaign notification laws.Read More »
The committee whose goal is to extend Republicans’ dominance at the state Legislature has so far spent nearly $30,000 on the primary contest between Sen. Rich Crandall, R-Mesa, and Rep. John Fillmore, R-Apache Junction.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.”