For those whose role can involve fundraising and who would seem to have more than a passing interest in the outcome of the presidential campaign, few of Arizona’s state and federal elected leaders had made personal campaign contributions to Mitt Romney or Barack Obama through Sept. 30.Read More »
President Barack Obama outraised Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Arizona by more than $300,000 for the second consecutive month, according to Federal Election Commission filings for September.Read More »
Registered Latino voters in Arizona are more concerned about immigration policy than the economy and far more likely to vote for President Barack Obama, a poll released Tuesday suggests.Read More »
The battle between former Surgeon General Richard Carmona and Congressman Jeff Flake has officially become one of nation’s top U.S. Senate races.Read More »
Early in September, Reyna Montoya awoke to hear the heavy downpour outside her home in Mesa. She reacted the way most Arizonans would — with a giddy enthusiasm and a sense of wonder at seeing a million tears fall from the sky to wash away the desert heat. “We never get to see the rain here,” she said. Montoya, 21, was recounting the story to make a point: Arizona is her home and she’s not going anywhere.Read More »
President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign and the Democratic National Committee are coordinating and deploying thousands of lawyers to help voters deal with an array of recent voting law changes, according to national and state campaign officials.Read More »
Fernando Lopez, an illegal immigrant from Phoenix, rode more than 2,000 miles through 11 states on a 40-year-old bus that broke down twice to deliver a message to the Democratic National Convention: President Barack Obama hasn’t done enough to help ...Read More »
A federal judge has barred Arizona from rejecting federal voter registration forms on the grounds that the applicants haven't provided proof of citizenship as required by a voter-approved state law.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer’s executive order that directs state agencies to deny public benefits and state identification to young illegal immigrants has created a political firestorm.
Critics have accused the governor of political grandstanding, pandering to the Republican Party’s conservative wing and misunderstanding immigration law. The governor, on the other hand, blamed the Obama administration for the situation.
Chants of “we are the dreamers, mighty mighty dreamers,” reverberated around the state Capitol on Aug.16 as a small group of protestors attempted to march into Gov. Jan Brewer’s office to directly ask her to support them.Read More »