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  • Grant for governor – as an independent?

    Even as 2010′s votes are being counted, Republican Grant Woods said he’s considering a possible 2014 gubernatorial run as an independent candidate. The former state Attorney General and longtime adviser to U.S. Sen. John McCain, said he’s had conversations with Democratic operative Fred DuVal about …

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  • Quayle gets late Palin cash; Hulburd takes in Dem money

    Ben Quayle got the big name. Jon Hulburd got the bigger money. At least that’s how it went according to the last-minute financial disclosures leading up to today’s election. Quayle’s campaign reported to federal elections officials Monday (Nov. 1) that it received a $5,000 donation …

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  • West hitches campaign to Meyer

    Many Democrats in the state are running to the middle. And many Republicans are running to the right. So it’s interesting strategy that in an election cycle where the GOP is energized and on the attack, a political newcomer in Legislative District 11, Republican Eric …

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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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  • The dirt-y is flying in CD-3

    The race for the open seat in Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District didn’t take long to get, um, dirty. And ironically, it’s been all about who has staked out the moral high ground.

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  • Quayle raps Parker on fed investigation; barbs traded on ‘poster boy’ quip

    Republican congressional candidate Ben Quayle has issued a stinging rebuke to rival Vernon Parker for his statement that Quayle “rented a family” in campaign mailers that depict him with two young girls.

    Quayle called Parker a “flawed” candidate and took a shot of his own in a press statement, dredging up a 2008 U.S. Small Business Administration investigation that alleged Parker falsified documents to obtain a $1.2 million federal government contract for his consulting business.

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  • Quayle mailers not actually what meets the eye

    Two recent mailers sent by the Ben Quayle campaign contain some curious images and statements by the 33-year-old lawyer and flush-with-cash candidate in Arizona’s crowded 3rd Congressional District primary.

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