It may be hours before polls close and votes are counted in Arizona’s 2014 primary elections, but for a handful of candidates, today is just a formality. Five senators and two representatives are running unopposed in both the primary and the November general election, ensuring their place at the Capitol. And election is all but assured for many more candidates who are running on one-party-dominant districts.Read More »
Andrew Thomas’ gubernatorial campaign is full of familiar refrains for those who have followed the rise and fall of his political career.Read More »
Doug Ducey doesn’t appear to be taking anything for granted as the Republican primary for governor enters its final phase, contributing another $150,000 to his campaign.Read More »
While Gov. Jan Brewer follows through on her pledge to help Republican lawmakers who backed her in her battle for Medicaid expansion, the governor is also lending a hand to legislative hopefuls who could fight for her vision after she leaves office.Read More »
Unable to get Jan Brewer's endorsement for himself, Doug Ducey is now angling to deter the governor from spending her own political funds to help elect Scott Smith.Read More »
In a recent television commercial, GOP gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones boasts that her ad wasn’t paid for by special interests, but with money that she earned herself. Campaign finance reports show how serious she was.Read More »
After months of watching outside groups attack him and promote two of his rivals in the GOP primary for governor, Scott Smith is getting some independent expenditure support of his own.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer endorsed former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith at an event at Mesa’s Cubs Park on Thursday, touting him as the candidate who will build on the work she’s done in the past five-plus years.Read More »
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has joined the barbarians at the gate.
Huppenthal flip-flopped Tuesday on his position on Common Core, saying he “never” supported the learning standards. His new stance comes just two months after he spoke at an Arizona Capitol Times Morning Scoop forum on K-12 education issues, during which he implored education and business leaders to do a better job selling the virtues of the standards to voters.
GOP gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones decried a disparaging comment that rival Doug Ducey made about her business experience as sexist, and said the state treasurer is being a “misogynistic jerk.”Read More »