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 »
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 »