A former executive for internet company GoDaddy has filed nominating petitions to enter the Republican primary for Arizona governor.Read More »
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In the world of politics, full of polls and focus groups, “safe seats” and stacked districts, few people ever see fit to take a chance. That’s the opposite of business, where every day entrepreneurs put everything on the line in pursuit of success and happiness.Read More »
As a primary field becomes more crowded, the portion of votes needed to win the nomination becomes smaller and smaller. With as many as seven or eight Republican gubernatorial candidates on the ballot this year, any advantage can help lead to a win.
For some, the advantage may be geography.
Secretary of State Ken Bennett became the first candidate in the crowded governor’s race to turn in the signatures he needs to get on the ballot and the $5 contributions he needs to qualify for Clean Elections funding.Read More »
An Iowa-based conservative group is airing television ads attacking Mesa mayor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Smith for his role as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which the group deemed liberal and supportive of President Obama’s agenda.Read More »
The issue-advocacy television ad linking Smith to Obama by virtue of his leadership role in the US Conference of Mayors was designed by Ducey’s media consultant, Larry McCarthy. To read more on this item plus all the stories in the ...Read More »
As anticipated, the ads that the Legacy Foundation Action Fund began airing on Friday attack Mesa Mayor Scott Smith for his role as president of the US Conference of Mayors.Read More »
Smith campaign consultant Brian Murray told our reporter today that the Mesa mayor had raised roughly $460,000 at this time last week. This was prior to a fundraiser hosted by DMB executive Drew Brown that was the first event following ...Read More »
Arizona business leaders voiced their strong opposition to the ‘’religious freedom’’ bill passed this week by the Legislature as Gov. Jan Brewer began considering whether to sign or veto the measure.Read More »
There has been little about Doug Ducey’s gubernatorial campaign that would lead one to believe he has only been exploring the race, but that label officially came off as the state treasurer formally announced his bid for Arizona’s highest office.Read More »