The battle over the heart and soul of the Republican Party is raging in a beige, West Valley ballroom. Republican Reps. Darin Mitchell and Steve Montenegro sit on the stage with Litchfield Park City Councilwoman Diane Landis, a Republican who is challenging the incumbent team in the primary election for one of the two House seats in Legislative District 13.Read More »
Arizona already bans same-sex marriage, but a Republican legislator, who is also a youth pastor, wants to ensure the state never coerces clergymen into performing the ceremony.Read More »
One marked difference in 2013 was the lack of legislative mid-session resignations, particularly following lawmaker scandals.Read More »
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery asked a federal court Monday to allow him to help defend a legal challenge to a two-year old law banning abortion on the basis of sex and race.Read More »
Montenegro today (June 3) announced a secretary of state exploratory campaign committee team replete with big names that will resonate in national GOP circles. The team includes media consultant Fred Davis, who is well-known for TV ads, such as McCain’s “dang fence” ad, Quayle’s commercial declaring Obama as the worst president in US history, and 2010 Delaware US Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell’s “I’m not a witch” commercial.Read More »
The GOP primary race for secretary of state is heating up early with Montenegro and campaign consultant Constantin Querard demanding that a consultant working for Kyle Moyer, who represents Reagan, retract a tweet they said was racially insensitive.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer forcefully declared that her proposal to expand the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System to hundreds of thousands of new patients is a pro-life plan. As a pro-life governor, she said, she will not sit idly by while people suffer. Since then, opponents of her plan have taken up the pro-life mantle in the Legislature.Read More »
Darin Mitchell, the political newcomer who beat Rep. Russ Jones in last week’s Republican primary election for a Legislative District 13 House seat, released a statement yesterday saying he lives in the district – and out of the district.Read More »
Rep. Steve Montengro is standing by his running mate, saying he has no reason to believe Darin Mitchell lives outside Legislative District 13, despite overwhelming evidence and Mitchell’s own admission that he doesn’t live in the district he seeks to represent.Read More »
Last year a spokesman for the Arizona Latino Republican Association recorded a robo call implying Mesa residents could vote for a woman accused of being a sham candidate in the recall election of state Sen. Russell Pearce.
Earlier the association’s vice president, collected signatures for the woman, Olivia Cortes, who dropped out of the race after a judge found she had been recruited to draw votes away from Pearce’s opponent.
Now, the association is playing a key role on behalf of Pearce in his primary campaign against Republican Bob Worsley.