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 »
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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 »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he has not made a decision whether to run for the U.S. Senate but is considering it.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.
Napolitano, Pederson and Gordon were the most common Dem names bandied about for Kyl's seat, with Giffords getting frequent mention with the caveat that she would obviously have to be healthy enough to run for the seat.Read More »
U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, a Republican who has represented Arizona in either the U.S. House or U.S. Senate since 1987, this morning announced he will not seek re-election to a fourth term and will retire when his current term ends in 2012.Read More »
Arizona's Republican chairman elections are behind them, but now comes the hard part: the charting of the future of a party apparatus that boasts of electoral victories, but falls short in fundraising. And with Tom Morrissey now in charge of the state GOP, questions abound as to whether Republicans can overcome the growing can’t-be-too-far-right mood that mocks moderates and scares off big-money contributors.Read More »