Few sights say more about the end of a political career than a politician vacating his office.
On Dec. 8, one of Arizona’s longest-serving lawmakers packed his belongings in cardboard boxes, descended the stairs of the Senate and loaded them onto his car.
But Senate President Bob Burns’ departure reveals something more.Read More
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 …Read More
Karl Rove’s speech at the downtown Phoenix Sheraton Tuesday started out with about as much intrigue as I expected from the top political advisor for former President George W. Bush; for the first half-hour he flaunted an uncanny grasp for statistics as he explained exactly what’s wrong with the health care law and predicted how the 2012 elections would pan out if voters followed the same patterns as they did on Nov. 2.Read More
Networks project that West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, will defeat Republican John Raese in the special election to replace the late Robert Byrd. According to the right-leaning Washington Examiner’s Timothy P. Carney, Manchin’s win renders GOP chances of taking control of the Senate, …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
About a week ago, my five-year-old son and I attended a festival at his school that included games, crafts and food. After waiting in line at a popcorn stand, a casually dressed man stooped over and began asking each child for their name and whether they would like him to serve them some popcorn. Little did I know the popcorn man was a prominent Arizona politician.Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More