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Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2010’

  • “It’s a very difficult night for Democrats” with GOP seen as gaining veto-proof majority

    Three incumbent Democratic state senators appear to be on their way out, based on unofficial and preliminary results on Tuesday night, dramatically altering the political landscape at the capitol. If they failed to mount a late comeback, the defeat of Assistant Senate Minority Leader Rebecca …

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  • Statewide offices: Republicans looking at a sweep

    With nearly half the state’s precincts reporting vote totals, Republicans looked poised to sweep Arizona’s statewide offices for the first time since 1994. By 9:15 p.m., the Republicans’ statewide slate took the stage at the Arizona GOP’s election night party at the downtown Hyatt to …

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  • At Hyatt, Ducey’s party lacks ice cream

    Walking into the ballroom of the Hyatt, I expected to be greeted by a crowd full of a careless energy, with drinks and merriment flowing as the GOP faithful watched their slate ascend to each statewide office.

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  • A BIG ‘thank you’ from Allen

    Sen. Sylvia Allen, who is well poised to retain her eastern Arizona seat in Legislative District 5, has sent a “thank you” email to supporters, calling her constituents “the best Americans in our country!” Allen, a Republican from Snowflake, typed the email in red, 72-point …

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  • AZ GOP smiling early

    Preliminary election results look promising for Republicans, who hope to gain supermajority control of the state Senate. Republicans hold the early lead in legislative Districts 23, 24 and 25, which are currently Democratic seats. Republicans Sens. Linda Gray and Al Melvin are also leading in …

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  • Weed whacked in CA

    While Arizonans await news about Proposition 203, the medical marijuana proposal, here’s a related story from the state next door: California voters appear to have rejected Prop. 19, an effort to legalize marijuana and allow local governments to tax the sale of the drug. Prop. 19 …

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  • Republican Pierce running away with victory

    There are no surprises in Legislative District 1, where Sen. Steve Pierce has pulled away from his Democratic challenger, Bob Donahue. Pierce, a Republican from Prescott, has captured 40,910 votes – nearly doubling Donahue’s 21,654, according to the latest unofficial tally from the Secretary of …

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  • Another long-serving House Democrat undone

    Ike Skelton (D-Mo.), who has served in the House for 34 years and was chair of the House Armed Services Committee, was defeated tonight by Republican Vicky Hartzler, a former schoolteacher. Earlier this week at a campaign stop, Hartzler outlined what she would try to …

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  • Goddard tells Dems to stay strong “regardless of the turnout”

    Despite the national trend of a Republican sweep, the crowd at three-quarters full ballroom at the Democratic stronghold Wyndham Hotel in Phoenix seemed somewhat unaware that they were supposed to lose.

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  • Surfing for “AZ Vote” tweets

    I’m looking for interesting, suggestive, penetrating, wisdom-of-the-crowds tweets about Arizona’s election. And look what I found, from someone who calls himself homosapiens2: Weird. Founf out when I went to vote that I’m not in AZ-05, but AZ-06. Flake is my congressman? FML. Um…Still looking. If …

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