Multiple sources say that Giffords’ advisors held a conference call this afternoon to discuss what role she would play in the special election to replace her, and one source with knowledge of the conversation said Giffords is prepared to throw her support behind longtime aide Ron Barber to fill out her term.Read More »
This year marks 10 years since Arizona tribes signed new gaming compacts with the state of Arizona. These compacts provide an avenue for tribes to share gaming revenues with all Arizonans. As of September 2011, tribes have contributed more than $640 million to benefit education, trauma and emergency care, wildlife conservation and business development through tourism. These are real, hard dollars that have flowed to the state in good times and bad. In addition, tribal contributions fully fund the Arizona Department of Gaming, which is one of three entities that regulate tribal gaming, along with funding programs that work to prevent problem gambling.Read More »
Tucson businessman and sports broadcaster Dave Sitton is officially in the race to replace Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.Read More »
Tucson state Rep. Matt Heinz is the first Democrat to formally enter the special election race to replace U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who resigned Jan. 25 to focus on her recovery from an assassination attempt more than a year ago.Read More »
Former U.S. Senate hopeful David Crowe has officially switched races and will challenge U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva in the Democratic primary.
Crowe, a Tucson defense contractor, filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Jan. 12, according to FEC records. The same day, he told the Arizona Capitol Times that he wasn’t yet sure whether he would run against Grijalva in the new 3rd Congressional District or run for the seat recently vacated by U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Jesse Kelly, the Republican who narrowly lost to U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in 2010, filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission today to run for the seat she is vacating.Read More »
The husband of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords reiterated Monday that he will not run for her seat in 2012, telling a University of Nebraska-Lincoln audience that he is focusing on his wife's recovery.Read More »
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ surprise announcement on Sunday that she would resign from Congress leaves prospective candidates with an extremely short timeframe to decide their political futures.Read More »
On a bittersweet day for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the outgoing congresswoman spent her final hours in Tucson as the city's U.S. representative, finishing the meeting she started on the morning she was shot and bidding farewell to constituents who supported her through a long recovery.Read More »
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on Sunday put what was perhaps the largest looming question in Arizona politics to rest with her announcement that she will resign from office in order to continue her recovery from an injury severe enough to make her survival alone seem like a miracle.Read More »