Since last week’s election, political pundits across the nation have keyed in on the dismal rate at which Latino voters sided with Romney and other Republican candidates further down the ticket. Nationally, estimates based on Election Day exit polling show that 71 percent of Latinos voted for Obama, compared to only 27 percent who backed Romney – the worst performance among that group of voters since Bob Dole captured only 21 percent of their votes in 1996.Read More »
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A few thousand – or even a few hundred – votes separate the top finishers in three of Arizona’s nine congressional races, with more than 300,000 ballots yet to be reviewed and processed.Read More »
The outcome of southern Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District back-and-forth campaign for the lead between Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Barber and Republican challenger Martha McSally will decide whether Arizona chooses a Democratic or Republican congressional majority.
Today, a full six days after the election, the race had still not been called for either candidate. Barber was leading by 698 votes, or about .25 percentage points.
Voters overwhelmingly retained state Supreme Court Justice John Pelander, who struck back at Republican groups that called for his removal from the bench.Read More »
For the first time since the 1980s, Arizona Democrats had a fighting chance for a U.S. Senate seat.
And even though their candidate lost, Democrats are hoping Richard Carmona’s candidacy is a sign of a better future for them in Arizona, where Republicans have dominated for decades.
Omayra Vasquez blinks and does a double take when asked why she voted to re-elect President Barack Obama. The reason for her was as natural as breathing.Read More »
Arizona’s new hypercompetitive 9th Congressional District lived up its billing, with Democratic nominee Kyrsten Sinema holding a narrow but growing lead over Republican Vernon Parker in a race that was still undecided at the end of election night. As of Wednesday evening, Sinema, a former legislator from central Phoenix, leads by 2,715 votes.Read More »
Arizona voters have selected the three GOP candidates running for the Arizona Corporation Commission over their Democratic opponents, meaning the five-person commission that oversees Arizona’s utility industry will be comprised entirely of Republicans.Read More »
A Senate leader today vigorously defended Sen. Frank Antenori from allegations he asked a Republican committee, through Senate President Steve Pierce, to spend money on his race.Read More »
When Pinal County Republicans drafted Sen. Steve Smith to run for House speaker next session, they cited reasons why current House Speaker Andy Tobin isn’t conservative enough for the job.Read More »