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 »
In the extraordinary battle to keep his legislative seat, Arizona’s most hawkish proponent of strict enforcement of illegal immigration laws is, incredibly, mostly muted on the subject.
Since a recall election against him was certified last month, Senate President Russell Pearce has passed on the opportunity to weigh in on major developments in the immigration front.
And for a man who is often quick to label his enemies as part of the “open border” and “cheap labor” crowd, Pearce has yet to tar his most serious challenger, Mesa Republican Jerry Lewis.
Lawyers fighting over the recall election for Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce say they need the case decided within a month.Read More »
Arizona Democrats have said they want a legislative map that will be used for the next decade to significantly increase the number of competitive districts in order to give more voters an actual choice when they go to ballot boxes every other November.Read More »
Arizona's redistricting commission on Thursday picked starting points for drawing new congressional and legislative district maps, with a dissenting member expressing concern about representation of areas along the U.S.-Mexico border.Read More »
One of Arizona’s Independent Redistricting commissioners says the contract with the group’s mapping firm is invalid.Read More »