After the unprecedented recall and defeat of Senate President Russell Pearce, political pundits have had a heyday analyzing the causes of his decisive upset. Immigration policy? Abrasive personality? Campaign blunders? These and many other factors contributed to the Pearce defeat.Read More »
In a stunning reversal for Gov. Jan Brewer and the state Senate, the Arizona Supreme Court reinstated Colleen Mathis as chairwoman of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court has released a list of 19 applicants to replace the recently ousted redistricting commission chairwoman, Colleen Mathis.Read More »
Mesa businessman Wil Cardon is beginning a statewide tour to promote his candidacy in Arizona's 2012 U.S. Senate race.Read More »
Senate pages began boxing up items from Pearce’s office yesterday, leaving one Senate GOP source with mixed emotions on the recall, the rough treatment of Lewis and the departed Pearce.Read More »
Republicans today selected Sen. Steve Pierce as their new leader, a move that quickly filled the vacuum that resulted from the toppling of Senate President Russell Pearce two days ago.Read More »
The toppling of Senate President Russell Pearce will trigger a shakeup in Senate leadership that will see Republicans choosing a new president.
And depending on who replaces him, that shakeup could also mean changes in the makeup and chairmanships of committees.
Jerry Lewis gained political enemies when he took on Senate President Russell Pearce in a historic recall election on Nov. 8.
Starting next year, the political neophyte will be sharing a parking lot with some of them.
Actually, some even suggested setting up Lewis’ office just several steps from the parking lot.
With Senate President Russell Pearce toppled, Republicans in his chamber are pushing to meet this week to elect a new leader.
That meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, multiple sources told the Arizona Capitol Times.
The Arizona Supreme Court has rejected Colleen Mathis’ request to block her removal as Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission chair while the appeal of her ouster works its way through the court system.
Mathis can continue to appeal her decision, but will do so as the former IRC chairwoman, the court ruled on Tuesday.