Republicans kept their majorities in the Arizona House and Senate and swept all statewide races, but for some party activists, the election results weren’t a reason for celebration. Rather, it was a cause for dissatisfaction, which was enough to compel some to conclude it’s time to replace state party chairman Robert Graham.Read More »
The mud-slinging in the Republican gubernatorial fray has gotten so bad that party Chairman Robert Graham has told the contenders to just cool it – or risk electing Democrat Fred DuVal in November.Read More »
Clear path to general election provides a boost to DuVal, but …
After five Republican gubernatorial hopefuls held their first candidate forum, some observers said the big winner was a candidate who wasn’t in the room — Democratic nominee-in-waiting Fred DuVal.
Rich Crandall's Arizona state Senate seat was declared vacant by Senate President Andy Biggs on Aug. 22, days after Crandall notified Biggs that his resignation won’t take effect until midnight on Aug. 31. Biggs cited a portion of Arizona law that declares a legislative office can be deemed vacant now that Crandall is no longer a resident of the district.Read More »
I commend the governor and the Legislature for enduring the stress of a lengthy session and passing some much-needed legislation that will have a positive effect on our state for a very long time.Read More »
There were no surprises at the Arizona Democratic or Republican parties’ statutory meetings on Saturday. The Arizona Democratic Party reelected incumbent Chairman Bill Roe to a full term at the party’s helm. Meanwhile, the Arizona Republican Party got new leadership, electing businessman Robert Graham in a landslide.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says that Tom Morrissey deserves a second term as Arizona Republican Party chairman when party activists meet in January to decide whether to keep Morrissey as their leader or replace him.Read More »
A state judge has approved a request from California's political watchdog agency to investigate the donors behind an $11 million campaign contribution from an Arizona nonprofit.Read More »
The dueling campaigns over an initiative to keep a one-penny tax increase are awash with cash.
The No New Taxes, No on Prop 204 campaign has collected nearly $900,000 in October alone.
Robert Graham and Owen "Buz" Mills lack the electoral résumés, name identification and deep-rooted political ties that most gubernatorial candidates rely on. They are hoping their experience in the private sector, and the deep pockets that have come with it, will make up for it.Read More »