It seems that sleazy political tricks are oozing through every crack in the sidewalk. From Washington to Chicago to Mesa, political figures will say and do just about anything to get elected — or to prevent someone else from getting elected.Read More »
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Republican Jerry Lewis today reported raising roughly $69,000 thus far in his campaign to unseat Senate President Russell Pearce.Read More »
Lewis’ campaign is vigorously fighting back allegations he “stole” donated items from homeless children, saying Pearce’s camp is morally unmoored.Read More »
With early balloting beginning today, the Pearce campaign went on the offensive against Lewis in a mailer targeting early voters that is expected to land in mailboxes alongside the ballots.Read More »
The Arizona Constitution, Article 7 section 12, charges the Legislature with the duty to “maintain the purity of elections.” Arizona case law has held that attempting to place a “diversionary candidate” on the ballot is illegal. A “diversionary candidate” is one who is in the race solely to divert votes from a particular candidate so as to give an advantage to another candidate. The recent lawsuit to have Olivia Cortes removed from the race was filed to honor the rule of law.Read More »
Olivia Cortes’ controversy-ridden candidacy abruptly ended earlier this month.
But it’s too late to strike her name off the Nov. 8 recall election ballot, and some say she could still peel votes away from fellow Republican Jerry Lewis, thereby helping Senate President Russell Pearce secure a victory.
In his first attack mailer, Senate President Russell Pearce said his challenger, fellow Republican Jerry Lewis, is “embarrassed” to be an Arizonan.Read More »
Senate President Russell Pearce’s allies have said that recall challenger Jerry Lewis would be soundly defeated if he faced Pearce in a Republican primary election.Read More »
Some districts packed with incumbentsSouthern Arizona Republicans may have a free-for-all in the 2012 primary after the Independent Redistricting Commission’s new legislative map packed six incumbents into the same district. Read More »
Senate President Russell Pearce’s first TV ads will cost his campaign $10,000 and will target FOX News viewers, as well as other cable stations.
The ads, set to air this week, are timed to reach early voters in the Nov. 8 recall election against him.