It’s going to be a new world on the Ninth Floor. After six years, Gov. Jan Brewer is leaving office. In January, the Doug Ducey era begins.Read More »
Outnumbered and out-financed in the land of Barry Goldwater, Democrats often trade with the currency of hope. But even hope quickly collapsed under the weight of mathematical reality on Nov. 4, when Republicans swept statewide races in victory after victory. The success mirrored the party’s triumph at the national level, where the GOP expanded its dominance in the U.S. House and seized control of the U.S. Senate.Read More »
Democratic Rep. Catherine Miranda was for Fred DuVal before she was against him. Doug Ducey wasn’t Miranda’s first endorsement in the governor’s race. In July 2013, she was one of eight House Democrats who publicly backed DuVal.Read More »
Now that Doug Ducey has secured the Republican nomination for governor, many politicos speak of his primary win as a forgone conclusion.<br.
The state treasurer and former Cold Stone Creamery CEO locked up support from a broad coalition of GOP supporters early, out-fundraised his opponents, put millions of dollars of his money into his campaign when it mattered most and was able to withstand a massive negative advertising campaign against him.
Andrew Thomas’ gubernatorial campaign is full of familiar refrains for those who have followed the rise and fall of his political career.Read More »
While Gov. Jan Brewer follows through on her pledge to help Republican lawmakers who backed her in her battle for Medicaid expansion, the governor is also lending a hand to legislative hopefuls who could fight for her vision after she leaves office.Read More »
The Arizona Capitol Times asked some of the best, and cheapest, political consultants in the business about how to win a campaign for public office on a shoestring budget.Read More »
Administrative Law Judge Tammy Eigenheer gave Attorney General Tom Horne’s campaign something it hadn’t gotten in a long time — good news.Read More »
Melvin consultant Constantin Querard took issue with the way Arizona Right to Life PAC decided its 2014 endorsements on Thursday, which he called an unprecedented departure from its practices.Read More »
As a primary field becomes more crowded, the portion of votes needed to win the nomination becomes smaller and smaller. With as many as seven or eight Republican gubernatorial candidates on the ballot this year, any advantage can help lead to a win.
For some, the advantage may be geography.