Filling legislative vacancies, which now ends up in the hands of boards of county supervisors, would become totally the responsibility of political party operatives if a bill proposed by Rep. David Gowan, R-Sierra Vista, becomes law.Read More »
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Republican Jesse Kelly, who failed to unseat U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords last year, may be itching for a rematch.Read More »
Senate Minority Leader Jorge Garcia had an aura of almost monkish austerity. You saw it in what he wore – earth-colored trousers and a drab polo shirt. And you saw it in how he spoke – plain and direct.Read More »
Political hostilities in southern Arizona ceased for a brief moment just before midnight on Aug. 24, when it became clear that Jesse Kelly trounced Jonathan Paton in the Republican contest in Arizona's 8th Congressional District.Read More »
A handful of the 304 races Aug. 24 ended in upsets. Whether it was a no-name beating a household name or a cash-poor candidate beating a well-funded one, these races deserve a second glance:Read More »
When Jonathan Paton decided to resign from the Arizona Senate and run for Congress, the prevailing view in political circles was that he represents the Republican Party’s best chance to defeat U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
But the former state lawmaker faces a more immediate challenge from fellow Republican Jesse Kelly. Political insiders now say Paton has yet to wrap up the primary race in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District.
Jonathan Paton's campaign called Jesse Kelly a hypocrite for allegedly profiting from stimulus money through his family's construction business while publicly opposing the stimulus package.Read More »
Jesse Kelly has edged Jonathan Paton in their latest fundraising report.
Paton, however, still maintained an overall financial advantage over his main opponent in the Republican primary in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District.
Brian Miller, a Republican candidate in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District, suspended his campaign Aug. 12.Read More »