After a day of outrage from Arizona Democrats over a Pima County Republican Party raffle for a Glock handgun – the brand used in the assassination attempt of Tucson Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords – House Minority Leader Chad Campbell said he will ask every member of the Legislature and Gov. Jan Brewer to sign a letter asking the party to cancel the fundraiser.Read More »
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The state’s highest court will hear a challenge to the recall election targeting Senate President Russell Pearce.Read More »
The state's redistricting commission is taking up the thorny issue of how to create districts in which both major parties can field congressional and legislative candidates with a realistic shot of winning elections, a key part of balancing sometimes conflicting redistricting criteria.Read More »
Arizona's top court on Wednesday considers whether to accept a transfer of a case on whether to hold the Nov. 8 recall election for state Senate President Russell Pearce.Read More »
The CEO of the fledgling Arizona Commerce Authority will collect a base salary that will nearly double his pay compared to when he was the director of the now-defunct Arizona Department of Commerce.
The salary package, approved today by the Arizona Commerce Authority board of directors, came over the objections of House Speaker Andy Tobin and Senate President Russell Pearce.
Arizona’s independent voters have eclipsed Democrats in number and are rapidly gaining on Republicans, but those expecting this group to wield political influence are likely to be disappointed, a nonpartisan research group contends.Read More »
The 2012 election cycle is underway and familiar allegations that illegal immigrants are registering to vote or casting ballots are already cropping up again, but election officials from across Arizona say the oft-made claims are little more than urban legend.Read More »
Olivia Cortes, one of the challengers in the recall election targeting Senate President Russell Pearce, has been told by Mesa officials to take down her campaign signs.
The city sent Cortes a letter last week telling the candidate she had until 5 p.m. Monday to remove her campaign signs. The city will begin taking them down today if they're still standing.
Gov. Jan Brewer is exploring ways to put a spotlight on Arizona concerns as she considers alternatives that include moving up Arizona's presidential primary, an idea that would like reshuffle the calendar for picking a Republican presidential nominee.Read More »
While Senate President Russell Pearce has been largely missing on the illegal immigration front lately, Republican Jerry Lewis, who is challenging the incumbent in a recall election, isn’t eager to talk about the subject either.Read More »