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  • To love, cherish – and vote for?

    Heading into the final stretch of the general election campaign, Democrat Jon Hulburd is making a last-ditch effort to court women voters in Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District. It’s clearly a group he’s appealed to before, as earlier Christian radio ads used a female moderator to …

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  • Schweikert’s camp tries – but fails – to tie Mitchell to sign damage

    David Schweikert’s campaign appears to be falsely claiming that a Democratic activist and Harry Mitchell’s campaign conspired to damage Schweikert’s signs. The claim, issued in a press release Oct. 26 with the headline “We Caught Them!,” stems from a dust-up between a Schweikert supporter and …

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  • Helpful and honest, Garcia will be missed

    I was on the way home Oct. 15 when my editor called to tell me that Sen. Jorge Garcia had died. I spent the next few hours confirming it and calling his colleagues to ask for their thoughts about the Democratic leader. It was only …

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  • One last interview with Sen. Jorge Luis Garcia

    On the morning of Oct. 15, I spoke with Sen. Jorge Luis Garcia over the phone. Little did I know that my first interview with him would possibly be the last time he would talk to a reporter before passing away later that day. I was …

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  • Beggars can’t be choosers in CD3

    The publicly released polling data on Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District is like a scrap of food to a starving man – it may not be the best information, but it’s all we’ve got. North Carolina-based Public Policy Polling on Oct. 18 released an automated poll …

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  • ‘Cap Times’ takes home 20 ANA Awards

    Arizona Capitol Times captured 20 awards in this year’s Arizona Newspapers Association Better Newspapers Contest, including eight first place awards.

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  • Grijalva race shows just how big GOP wave could be

    This year, if you are a Democratic congressperson who voted for the federal health care law, didn’t call loudly enough for tough new immigration laws or supported the stimulus act – then voters feel as though you have a lot of explaining to do. Three …

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  • Killer says politics will force his execution

    A condemned inmate asked the Arizona Supreme Court Oct. 13 to postpone his execution until after the gubernatorial election. Jeffrey Landrigan argues in legal briefs that Gov. Jan Brewer has political incentive to go forward with the Oct. 26 execution even if the Arizona Board …

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  • Recent polls demand more scrutiny

    Let’s talk about polls. More specifically, let’s talk about the polls that have recently generated headlines claiming Terry Goddard has erased what some said was a 20-point lead for Jan Brewer, and that Felecia Rotellini and Tom Horne are neck and neck in the contest …

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  • Woods may lose GOP voting rights over Rotellini endorsements

    Grant Woods’ critics on the right may not be able to expel him from the GOP, but they may get the next best thing if they can strip him of his voting rights at the Maricopa County Republican Party.

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