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Tobin faces challenge of uniting House Republican caucus (access required)

Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

House Speaker Andy Tobin is entering his final year in the House, and it will be a busy year. Tobin must bring together the two factions of the Republican Caucus and maintain control of the House, while simultaneously hitting the campaign trail for Arizona’s massive 1st Congressional District.

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Who’s hot & who’s not: 2013 edition


Among the most politically contentious in recent years, 2013 inevitably produced its set of diminished stars and short-lived meteorites — individuals and groups that made a strong impression, all for the right or wrong reasons.

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Changes in Arizona’s resign-to-run law unmuzzle candidates

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett waits to testify before the the Senate Judiciary Committee as Senate Democrats and Republicans spar over whether voter ID laws, attempts to purge voter rolls and restricted early voting were legitimate efforts to stop fraud or Republican strategies to hold down Democratic votes, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Recent changes to Arizona's "resign-to-run" law mean current officeholders can now speak publicly about running for another office without having to use wiggle words, and Secretary of State Ken Bennett has taken advantage of the revisions that went into effect last week to say he will be a Republican candidate for governor next year.

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Reagan files exploratory committee for secretary of state’s race (access required)

Sen. Michele Reagan makes official her exploratory committee to run fro the Secretary of State's Office on Aug. 27. (Photo by Luige del Puerto/Arizona Capitol Times)

Sen. Michele Reagan filled in the blank on her months-old exploratory committee with an announcement that she’s eying a long-expected run for secretary of state.

Reagan, R-Scottsdale, formed an exploratory committee in December but did not indicate which office she was seeking in order to avoid running afoul of Arizona’s resign-to-run law. But Reagan, who has been well-known for her work on election issues during her time in the Legislature, openly acknowledged that she was considering a campaign to be the state’s top election official.

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