A closer examination of Sen. John McComish’s voting record this year showed him opposing bills authored by colleagues with “Tea Party” leanings while also backing measures that infuriated Democrats.Read More »
Last year, Sen. John McComish, a Republican from Phoenix, embraced the political risks that came with voting against measures that were aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration.Read More »
Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Richard Carmona denied allegations from a former colleague that he pounded angrily on her door in the middle of the night, and called on his Republican opponent, Congressman Jeff Flake, to stop airing a “deplorable” ad featuring the accusation.Read More »
Rep. Chester Crandell said he was surprised when the first question of the Oct. 2 Clean Elections debate of Legislative District 6 candidates was on Proposition 120, the ballot measure he sponsored and is advocating.Read More »
Republican Rep. Carl Seel started making waves during his few first months in office in 2009 when he walked off the House floor during a speech by Gov. Jan Brewer because she was pushing a one-cent sales tax increase.Read More »
Not since the AzScam scandal in 1991 have so many Arizona lawmakers left office amid criminal allegations in a single year.
The current scandals could cast a cloud over the state’s general election. Lawmakers who leave in disgrace tend to discourage cynical voters from going to the polls, pollsters and players from the AzScam bribery scandal said.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has launched a TV commercial that accuses his Democratic rival Paul Penzone of abusing his wife in a 2003 domestic dispute.Read More »
Supporters of an initiative to create a “top-two” primary election system in Arizona are hitting the airwaves with the first television ad in the Proposition 121 campaign.Read More »
Proponents of the initiative to permanently keep a 1-cent sales tax hike are aggressively pushing back against the charge that it’s conceived and drafted by “special interests” that will reap the benefits if voters approved the measure this November.Read More »
After a handful of strange snags and unprecedented situations, Sen. Michele Reagan is eying a raft of changes to Arizona’s election laws.Read More »