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.Read More »
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The Citizens Clean Elections Commission voted to impose a $96,000 fine against the Legacy Foundation Action Fund over ads it ran criticizing then-Mesa Mayor Scott Smith after deciding that they should have been reported as campaign commercials for the governor’s race.Read More »
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.Read More »
Clean Elections Executive Director Tom Collins said a recent court ruling on what constitutes electioneering confirms his findings that a group that ran ads against Scott Smith in the governor’s race violated campaign laws.Read More »
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.
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.Read More »
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.
The chorus of Tea Party anger that drove conservative candidates to challenge their party’s elected officials faltered on election night, as no Republican lawmaker who supported Medicaid expansion was defeated in the primaries.Read More »
Within the last two months, money moaned, crooned and groaned, making promises, praising candidates or scaring voters senseless about the supposed misdeeds of whoever was on the receiving end of its tart tongue.Read More »
The chorus of Tea Party anger that drove conservative candidates to challenge their party’s elected officials is faltering to take down Republican legislators who supported Medicaid expansion.Read More »