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 »
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The executive director of a federal commission with no commissioners is going to decide whether Arizona can require voter registrants who use federal forms to provide proof of citizenship.Read More »
A poll shows Secretary of State Ken Bennett as the early favorite in the Republican primary for the 2014 governor’s race, though more than half of the respondents were undecided.
Bennett and Treasurer Doug Ducey also hold narrow leads over presumptive Democratic nominee Fred DuVal in the general election, according to the poll.
A hearing into whether Attorney General Tom Horne violated state campaign finance laws is being pushed back because of a murder case.Read More »
Secretary of State Ken Bennett hasn’t exactly been shy about his gubernatorial ambitions. Bennett, a former Senate president, formed an exploratory committee in May 2011, just four months after being sworn in for his full term as secretary of state, and was open about his desire to run for the state’s top office well before that. But on Tuesday, about one year before the 2014 general election, Bennett officially kicked off his campaign for the Ninth Floor.Read More »
Lone Democrat outweighed by crowded Republican field for governor
Next year’s primary is shaping up to be the hottest contest for a Republican gubernatorial nomination in more than 20 years.
One day after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, thrusting the United States into World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt told the nation that Dec. 7, 1941, was “a date which will live in infamy.”
Seventy-two years later, on Dec. 7, 2013, at an event that represents the opposite of infamy — appreciation, honor and respect — Arizona dedicates its World War II memorial at the east end of Wesley Bolin Plaza. It features two huge gun barrels resting side by side — one from the USS Arizona and the other from the USS Missouri, symbolically representing the beginning and the end of World War II.
Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin will ask the Arizona Supreme Court to allow the state’s higher new campaign contribution limits to go into effect, saving a lower court argument that the old limits are unconstitutional for another day.Read More »
An Arizona Court of Appeals ruling that put the state’s new campaign contribution limits on hold triggered widespread confusion among candidates and election attorneys.Read More »
Rep. Justin Pierce says he's running for Arizona Secretary of State in 2014.Read More »