The incoming class of lawmakers contains a relatively high number of new members — and like children heading to their first day of school, those newbies bring with them outside experiences, fresh ideas and optimism. But one thing they often don’t bring is a working knowledge of the issues and the process.Read More »
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T.J. Shope, a Republican from Coolidge, and Juan Mendez, a Democrat from Tempe, share a lot in common.
Both are 27-year-old incoming state representatives. Both studied political science at Arizona State University and received bachelor’s degrees in 2008.
Fred DuVal is touring the state to promote his new book, and possibly a run for governor in 2014 as well.Read More »
A federal court order mean a challenge to Arizona's new map of legislative districts can proceed to trial, with a potential outcome that could affect the 2014 election.Read More »
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett is proposing a wholesale overhaul of the state's vote-counting system in the wake of embarrassing delays counting more than 630,000 ballots statewide from the Nov. 6 general election.Read More »
Pinal County’s position as a Democrat stronghold is gone as a new Republican domination took hold in the Nov. 6 election.Read More »
From philanthropists to business executives, Arizona’s elite dug deep into their pockets during an election season notable for the cash that filled campaigns coffers.Read More »
The incoming Senate minority leader, who is the first African-American woman to lead the Democratic caucus, is a pragmatist who is comfortable reaching across the aisle and is more inclined to resolve issues than pour gasoline on them.Read More »
Outside groups dug deep into their war chests and poured millions of dollars into state Senate races, splurging in amounts unmatched in Arizona history and inundating voters with attack ads.Read More »
In Arizona, Republicans are losing the battle over Hispanic voters.
Hispanic voter registration leans Democratic by a wide margin, and polling reinforces their support for Democratic candidates.