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 »
An attorney for Arizona gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey filed a complaint with the Arizona Secretary of State Thursday alleging that the IE group Better Leaders for Arizona violated state law by failing to provide Ducey timely notice of an attack.Read More »
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, now a GOP candidate for governor, used his first television ad of the election cycle to take on immigration, the “gay lobby” and liberal judges.Read More »
Democratic U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick’s fundraising for the past three months dwarfed that of the three Republicans vying for the chance to run against her in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District.Read More »
Arizona schools chief John Huppenthal sparred with his Republican primary challenger, Diane Douglas, Tuesday evening in a debate that focused on the state's new Common Core school standards but also touched on anonymous blog posts Huppenthal made that forced him to apologize.Read More »
Republican Corporation Commission candidates Lucy Mason and Vernon Parker escalated their sparring with the state's largest utility company today, essentially accusing APS executives of lying about their political activity. In a letter delivered to APS president and CEO Donald Brandt, Mason and Parker accuse APS of secretly funding the campaigns of their opponents in the GOP primary, Rep. Tom Forese and businessman Doug Little.Read More »