A group headed by a close supporter of Senate President Russell Pearce launched a last-minute auto-dial phone call campaign to Mesa voters over the weekend urging them to “write-in” their own candidates on Tuesday, which some say is a not-so-subtle attempt to dissuade Hispanic voters from either showing up on Election Day or voting for challenger Jerry Lewis.Read More »
With all indications pointing to an extremely tight race, Senate President Russell Pearce and fellow Republican Jerry Lewis, who are squaring off in an unprecedented recall election, are making final pushes for votes.Read More »
Lester Pearce appears to have been caught red-handed violating judicial ethics by campaigning for his brother, after the minutes of a September LD19 GOP meeting were released.Read More »
With only a few days left until voters head to the ballot box to decide the fate of Senate President Russell Pearce, a poll commissioned by the Arizona Capitol Times and ABC15 News shows the race is a dead heat.
Mesa Republican Jerry Lewis, who is seeking to unseat Pearce in the Nov. 8 recall election, is holding his own among fellow GOP voters, despite being heavily outspent by Pearce and his national fundraising prowess.
Lewis holds a 46-43 percent lead over Pearce in the historic recall contest, but the edge is within the poll’s margin of error.
In an unprecedented move that cast shadows of uncertainty over the state’s decennial remapping process, the Senate voted to remove Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission Chairwoman Colleen Mathis.
The Senate voted to oust Mathis on a party line 21-6 vote – three Democrats were absent – for “neglect of duty” and “gross misconduct in office.” The charges stemmed from Republican allegations that Mathis, the independent chair of the panel, ignored constitutional criteria for drawing congressional and legislative districts and violated open meeting laws during the selection of a mapping consultant.
It may have been conducted a month ago, but a previously secret poll of the District 18 race shows that the Mormon community is deeply divided over the contest between Senate President Russell Pearce and charter school administrator Jerry Lewis.Read More »
Republican Olivia Cortes, who could face a civil fine for failing to report contributions to her campaign, insists that the paid effort to gather signatures on her behalf was uncoordinated with her campaign.Read More »
Arizona’s now infamous SB1070, the tough anti-immigration law, was to be only the start for Senate President Russell Pearce. Upon passage of this legislation, he set about to get a series of bills so extreme that they were rejected by even his conservative legislative colleagues, the very same people who had just passed SB1070.Read More »
The recall election targeting Pearce is turning out to be one of the most expensive legislative races in recent history. Groups that spearheaded and fought the recall effort raised and spent about $215,000.Read More »
Senate President Russell Pearce and House Speaker Andy Tobin had a message Friday for the two Republican members of the embattled Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission – we know this isn’t your fault.Read More »