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Double-digit doom for DuVal?

A poll conducted by online polling firm YouGov on behalf of CBS News and The New York Times’ vertical TheUpshot entered the public domain this morning, and it was nothing but good news for Ducey. The poll of 2,808 self-identified likely voters, conducted Sept. 20 through Oct. 1, found Ducey with a 10-point lead, 47 percent to 37 percent.

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Obama killed the Arizona Comeback, or something

Economists were divided on their level of pessimism – or optimism – during yesterday’s Finance Advisory Committee, but Shooter told our reporter today that he’s downright skeptical of any economic projection that paints a rosier picture for the coming years.

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There’s a bad moon a-risin’

Revenue collections thus far in FY15 have missed the mark each month, and the results of that sluggishness was manifested in a downright gloomy budget forecast at today’s (Oct. 7) Finance Advisory Committee meeting.

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It’s even worse than we said

Friday’s report detailed how Little’s newly amended June 30 campaign finance report now shows his campaign bank account dipping below zero on March 12 and not coming into the black for five days, but our analysis was incomplete – and is far worse for Little.

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Was it BOGO day at the sign shop?

One detail included in attorney Lee Miller’s response to the complaints against Forese and Little arched many a political observer’s eyebrow: The declaration that the candidates purchased 600 signs at a cost of $12,972, or $21.62 per sign.

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Behind the signatures (access required)

Attorney Lee Miller said that yesterday’s report on Forese and Little’s payments for signature gathering made some wildly off-base assumptions, and, as a result, jumped to erroneous legal conclusions.

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Campaign-in-a-box: (now with in-house financing)

In his response to the Clean Elections complaints filed against Corp Comm candidates Forese and Little, attorney Lee Miller told the CCEC that the candidates’ general consulting firm, Americopy, extended the pair credit to purchase signs, banners and to pay signature gatherers.

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The rarest of all political creatures?

It’s become commonplace for Dems in Arizona to round up a list of Republican supporters to show some bipartisan street cred in the hopes of swaying independent voters and left-leaning Republicans. Last night, it was the GOP’s turn, when Ducey announced Miranda’s endorsement during the gubernatorial debate on “Arizona Horizon.”

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Full-court press in effect

There is also a campaign to silence business groups on Prop 480. Political consultant Chuck Coughlin, whose firm is running the pro campaign, sent letters to board members of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce and Arizona Chamber of Commerce to let them know it “behooves” them to stay on the sidelines on this one and let voters decide.

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