The Arizona Free Enterprise Club had spent roughly $1.5 million to influence voters in several statewide and legislative Republican primary races, but had stayed out of the hotly contested governor’s race – until now.Read More »
Since the Arizona Free Enterprise Club began its unprecedented spending in the secretary of state and Corp Comm races about six weeks ago, some observers have quietly speculated that the barrage of independent expenditures may herald the end of the group’s activities.Read More »
For a dose of fear and loathing on the campaign trail, check your mailbox.
As early ballots started arriving by mail this week for the primary election, voters’ mailboxes are also filling up with another kind of election material — political attack ads.
Lucy Mason and Vernon Parker, Republicans hoping to fill two vacant seats on the state’s energy and water regulating commission, say they have been libeled by a local anti-taxation group that sent a secretly funded campaign mailer slamming them and lauding two other Republican candidates.Read More »
The Arizona Free Enterprise Club’s secretly funded campaign backing Forese and Little continued this week with a folded four-page mailer that contrasts the APS-favored team with primary opponents Mason and Parker vis-à-vis “Obama’s energy agenda.”Read More »
Republican Corporation Commission candidates Lucy Mason and Vernon Parker escalated their sparring with the state's largest utility company today, essentially accusing APS executives of lying about their political activity. In a letter delivered to APS president and CEO Donald Brandt, Mason and Parker accuse APS of secretly funding the campaigns of their opponents in the GOP primary, Rep. Tom Forese and businessman Doug Little.Read More »
One of the three Republicans running for Secretary of State said Tuesday night he’s not convinced that Arizona law should bar anonymous spending on political campaigns.Read More »
As debate looms in the Arizona Legislature regarding the best tax policy to foster job growth, a conservative, pro-market group is warning lawmakers against enacting incentives that benefit only certain companies.Read More »
The opposition campaign against Proposition 100 is shaping up to be a low-budget, decentralized effort to convince Arizonans to vote "no" on the proposed temporary sales tax increase.Read More »