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 »
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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 »
State Treasurer Doug Ducey dominated the GOP field in terms of fundraising for the governor’s race with more than $1 million raised in 2013, while presumptive Democratic nominee Fred DuVal raised about $800,000.Read More »
Even on his first day as a gubernatorial candidate, Smith has had to aggressively respond to the perception that he’s not conservative enough to win a Republican primary. He said he’s “amused” by such political labels, and pointed to his ...Read More »
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith ended his long flirtation with the Republican gubernatorial primary and officially announced his candidacy, likely setting the GOP field for 2014 and setting the stage for a bruising contest.Read More »
Ending more than a year of speculation about his political future, Mesa Mayor Scott Smith announced his candidacy for governor, adding another big-name candidate to the already crowded field for the Republican primary.Read More »
Lone Democrat outweighed by crowded Republican field for governor
Next year’s primary is shaping up to be the hottest contest for a Republican gubernatorial nomination in more than 20 years.
Clear path to general election provides a boost to DuVal, but …
After five Republican gubernatorial hopefuls held their first candidate forum, some observers said the big winner was a candidate who wasn’t in the room — Democratic nominee-in-waiting Fred DuVal.