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 »
The number of independents voting in the partisan primary election on Aug. 26 is expected to surge this year. And with nearly all the primary election action concentrated on the Republican side, independents are overwhelmingly choosing to vote in the GOP primary.Read More »
For a dose of fear and loathing on the campaign trail, check your mailbox.
As early ballots started arriving by mail this week for the primary election, voters’ mailboxes are also filling up with another kind of election material — political attack ads.
My friend, Barry Goldwater Jr., paid spokesman for TUSK ("Tell Utilities Solar Won't Be Killed"), has spoken on the race for Arizona Corporation Commission, and his words are an incitement to hearty debate. I write in defense of the candidate I have endorsed, Doug Little, whose candidacy has elicited a degree of ferocity that is entirely disproportionate to his views -- which are mainstream -- and disrespectful of his values, which are stellar.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court sided with a lower court’s ruling that there was “no evidence” Senate candidate Toby Farmer knew that seven signatures on his petitions to run for office were forged, allowing the GOP hopeful to run against incumbent Sen. Don Shooter.Read More »
Six of secretary of state candidate Wil Cardon’s seven siblings sued him over his control of family trust funds and his use of their money, including more than $6 million he spent on his failed U.S. Senate campaign in 2012.Read More »