Tag Archives: Scott Smith

Brewer chief of staff Smith going to Ballard Spahr (access required)

Arizona State Capitol

As Gov. Jan Brewer prepares to leave office, her top aide is making plans for his life after the Brewer administration. Scott Smith, a longtime member of Brewer’s administration who has served as her chief of staff since late 2012, will join law and lobbying firm Ballard Spahr in January.

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GOP business backers urge immigration reform


A group of Arizona Republicans and business leaders on Wednesday urged Congress to act on immigration even as President Barack Obama is poised to take executive action to shield millions of people in the country illegally from deportation.

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Politicos analyze losing Arizona GOP gubernatorial campaigns (access required)

GOP boxing gloves

Now that Doug Ducey has secured the Republican nomination for governor, many politicos speak of his primary win as a forgone conclusion.<br.
The state treasurer and former Cold Stone Creamery CEO locked up support from a broad coalition of GOP supporters early, out-fundraised his opponents, put millions of dollars of his money into his campaign when it mattered most and was able to withstand a massive negative advertising campaign against him.

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Party unity, kind of

The endorsement waiting game ended today (Sept. 4) as Jones and Smith officially backed Ducey, one day after Bennett endorsed the nominee. In a joint statement, Jones and Smith said: “As proud conservatives, we respect the election process, we support the will of the voters, and we endorse Doug Ducey as the Republican nominee for governor.

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Jones, Smith endorse Ducey (access required)

Arizona Treasurer and Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey formally announces the beginning of his campaign (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

Arizona Republicans are officially unified, at least when it comes to party’s nominee for governor.

Christine Jones and Scott Smith, Republican nominee Doug Ducey’s top two opponents in the GOP primary, endorsed the state treasurer today.

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