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.
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 familiar with First Amendment issues and campaign laws said Randy Parraz, one of the organizers of the recall drive targeting Senate President Russell Pearce, would have a tough time proving he was defamed by signs that say he supported the boycott against Arizona and he pines for open borders.Read More »
Conservative stalwarts Rep. Judy Burges and Sen. Ron Gould nabbed the top honors for their respective legislative chambers in the Goldwater Institute’s 2011 legislative report card.Read More »
The group fighting the recall election of Senate President Russell Pearce will remove signs it posted in Mesa that attack one of the organizers of the recall drive.Read More »
Lawyers fighting over the recall election for Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce say they need the case decided within a month.Read More »
It happens over and over, and yet I'm still always struck at how the "domino effect" shows up in politics.Read More »
The recall election targeting Senate President Russell Pearce is among the highest-profile legislative races in the state’s modern history.
But the public won’t have a clue how much cash is being raised or spent — or who’s doing the raising and spending to influence the race’s outcome — until a few days before the election itself.