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 »
The group that spearheaded the effort to oust Senate President Russell Pearce in a recall election raised $141,000. The contributions included services worth about $44,000 from a lawyer who successfully defended the recall petition. But the campaign finance report submitted by Citizens for a Better Arizona also provides plenty of fodder for Pearce and his allies who have accused the group of being backed by Leftists and outsiders bent on stopping Arizona’s fight against illegal immigration.Read More »
Senate President Russell Pearce collected an impressive $230,000 in contributions in his fight to keep his legislative seat. His spending alone dwarfed his challenger’s modest fundraising total. Pearce also had more cash-on-hand — roughly $71,000 — at the end of ...Read More »
Olivia Cortes’ campaign finance report only deepened a mystery about her short-lived campaign in the Mesa recall election as it failed to resolve serious questions about who helped finance her campaign. Cortes raised roughly $900, but her campaign report filed Thursday didn’t say who paid a signature-gathering firm that circulated petitions, which ultimately helped to get her on the ballot.Read More »
This week's most outstanding quips, jibes and utterances.Read More »
The recall targeting Senate President Russell Pearce has riveted the state and attracted nationwide interest — and it’s also quickly turning out to be an expensive race.
But it is not breaking any records — at least not yet.
Secretary of State Ken Bennett today warned groups that are spending money to influence the Phoenix mayoral race and the Senate recall election they can’t hide behind a U.S. Supreme Court ruling giving corporations and labor unions the same speech rights as individuals.Read More »