Secretary of State Ken Bennett is asking a federal judge to rebuff efforts by the Green Party to get its candidates on the Arizona ballot this year.Read More »
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A former executive for internet company GoDaddy has filed nominating petitions to enter the Republican primary for Arizona governor.Read More »
As a primary field becomes more crowded, the portion of votes needed to win the nomination becomes smaller and smaller. With as many as seven or eight Republican gubernatorial candidates on the ballot this year, any advantage can help lead to a win.
For some, the advantage may be geography.
Secretary of State Ken Bennett became the first candidate in the crowded governor’s race to turn in the signatures he needs to get on the ballot and the $5 contributions he needs to qualify for Clean Elections funding.Read More »
A trend that began after Arizona started letting independents vote in partisan primaries reached fruition this month when they officially became the largest voting bloc in the state, outnumbering registered Republicans by a few thousand.Read More »
Arizona business leaders voiced their strong opposition to the ‘’religious freedom’’ bill passed this week by the Legislature as Gov. Jan Brewer began considering whether to sign or veto the measure.Read More »
State Treasurer Doug Ducey dominated the GOP field in terms of fundraising for the governor’s race with more than $1 million raised in 2013, while presumptive Democratic nominee Fred DuVal raised about $800,000.Read More »
In a rebuff to state officials, the head of the federal Elections Assistance Commission has rejected Arizona's request to require proof of citizenship by those using a federal form to register to vote.Read More »
It appears Montenegro didn’t get the memo about Bennett’s interpretation of the new campaign finance rules that bars candidates from transferring huge sums between their own committees.Read More »
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith ended his long flirtation with the Republican gubernatorial primary and officially announced his candidacy, likely setting the GOP field for 2014 and setting the stage for a bruising contest.Read More »