Campaign finance reports aren’t due until June 30, but Ducey and Scott Smith both jumped out early to announce their million-dollar fundraising hauls for the last period, which wrapped up at the end of May.Read More »
The first fundraising period of 2014 was a good one for GOP gubernatorial hopefuls Doug Ducey and Scott Smith, who pulled in about $1 million apiece since the start of January.Read More »
Depending on who wins the Republican primary in the hotly contested governor’s race, Arizona may see some major cuts, even the outright elimination, in income taxes.Read More »
Brewer, who has expressed her desire to endorse a candidate in the gubernatorial primary, has narrowed down her choices to two. She conceded in an interview yesterday that one of them is Smith, the lone Republican in the race who supports her controversial proposal to expand Medicaid and to maintain the Common Core standards, but wouldn’t say who the other candidate is.Read More »
A plan by some Republican gubernatorial hopefuls to eliminate the state income tax is getting a cool reception from the woman they hope to replace.Read More »
A former executive for internet company GoDaddy has filed nominating petitions to enter the Republican primary for Arizona governor.Read More »
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 »