For many candidates, the Aug. 28 primary election settled whether they will join next year’s state Legislature. But for others, the results merely signaled that they will be part of bigger matchups in the general election. At least five Senate seats will be fiercely contested this November, based on an analysis by the Arizona Capitol Times.Read More »
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There are some planks in the Republican Party platform that seem to lead right to Arizona.Read More »
When he last stepped on a Republican National Convention stage, the GOP was John McCain’s party. It was 2008 and the Arizona senator had just been picked by delegates in St. Paul, Minn., as their presidential nominee. McCain stepped on the convention stage again Wednesday in Tampa, but this time he was there to deliver a speech on foreign policy and he stood in the shadow of current nominee Mitt Romney.Read More »
Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Richard Carmona kicked off the first day of the general election campaign by announcing the endorsement of members of iconic Republican Sen. Barry Goldwater’s family.Read More »
It’s all over for Rep. Nancy McLain. The Bullhead City Republican hoped to switch over to the state Senate but instead landed third in the GOP primary for the Senate in a western Arizona district. Kelli Ward, an osteopathic doctor, ...Read More »
Rep. John Fillmore, an Apache Junction legislator with Tea Party leanings, has conceded defeat in his race against Sen. Rich Crandall, a low-key but influential member of the “mainstream” wing of the GOP caucus.
The tally has yet to be completed, but Fillmore said he doesn’t think he can catch up.
An incumbent lost his House seat and a former lawmaker is a step closer to returning to the Legislature as the result of Tuesday’s Legislative District 15 House Republican primary.Read More »
Darin Mitchell, a Litchfield Park political newcomer has unseated Rep. Russ Jones of Yuma in the Aug. 28 Republican House primary election for Legislative District 13.
Incumbent House Rep. Phil Lovas of Peoria is well-positioned to retain his northwest Valley legislative seat, the early tally by the Secretary of State showed.Read More »
Incumbents are carrying the night in Scottsdale’s Legislative District 23 House race, with staunchly conservative Reps. Michelle Ugenti and John Kavanagh beating back a challenge from a more moderate Republican, former Scottsdale School Board president Jennifer Petersen.Read More »