A video which shows a Citizens for a Better Arizona canvasser dropping hundreds of ballots into a box at the Maricopa County Elections Department has re-ignited the debate over “ballot harvesting” by voter outreach groups. The practice is perfectly legal. But that hasn’t stopped critics from claiming voter fraud and even posting death threats against the canvasser in the comments section of the video on YouTube.Read More »
After failing to get an apology from Maricopa County GOP Chairman A.J. LaFaro for his characterization of their canvasser as a “a vulgar, disrespectful thug that has no respect for our laws,” Citizens for a Better Arizona is pushing ahead with a defamation lawsuit against the Republican.Read More »
Women embarking on their first political campaign for public office got some advice from the pros at the Arizona Capitol Times’ third annual Women in Public Policy event at the W Hotel in Scottsdale on Nov. 20.Read More »
U.S. Senate hopeful Wil Cardon is launching a $230,000 television ad campaign in his bid to upset frontrunner Jeff Flake in the GOP primary, though the announcement hit a brief snag thanks to a spelling error.Read More »
Congressman David Schweikert has endorsed his former colleague Matt Salmon in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake.Read More »
For decades, the White Mountain Apache Tribe has cleared young trees, logged larger trees and burned underbrush to replicate the natural burn-and-growth cycle of the Ponderosa pine forest. Jonathan Brooks, tribal forest manager for the tribe, said that made it easy for firefighters to create a backfire here to deprive the approaching Wallow Fire of fuel.Read More »
Jerry Lewis is fighting back against accusations he “stole” donated items from homeless children, saying Senate President Russell Pearce is morally unmoored for making the allegations.Read More »
Senate President Russell Pearce’s first TV ads will cost his campaign $10,000 and will target FOX News viewers, as well as other cable stations.
The ads, set to air this week, are timed to reach early voters in the Nov. 8 recall election against him.
In a state where unemployment remains high as much of the rest of the nation recovers from the Great Recession, Yuma stands out. The metropolitan area’s jobless rate of 15.9 percent in August was the nation’s second highest, trailing only nearby El Centro, Calif., according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.Read More »
If New York Rep. Anthony Weiner’s Twitter–induced scandal and resignation gave members of Arizona’s congressional delegation pause about their own social media activity, they’re not showing it.Read More »