As recently as last year, Sen. Andy Biggs, a Republican from Mesa and the next leader of the Arizona Senate, pushed for an insurgent idea — the elimination of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the state’s Medicaid program.Read More »
If Gov. Jan Brewer pushes for a state-run health insurance exchange or Medicaid expansion next session, there is little doubt that she’ll need more than just Republican votes.Read More »
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.
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 »
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 »
The day after the Nov. 6 election, a major shift appeared in the Republican Party.
With an eye toward President Barack Obama’s massive advantage with Latino voters, some prominent Republicans started calling for comprehensive immigration reform.
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 »
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.