Mills to file petitions for Arizona governor’s race
Republican gubernatorial candidate Buz Mills is already on the airwaves with campaign ads but his next move is to get on the Aug. 24 primary election ballot.
Brewer challengers say campaigns about more than just tax hike
Despite a blowout win for Proposition 100, Gov. Jan Brewer's challengers in the Republican primary aren't backing away from their criticism of her 14-month push for a sales tax increase, but the trio of candidates say their campaigns are about more than just taxes.
Martin vs. everyone
Martin had some choice words for just about everyone who stands between him and the Ninth Floor. Speaking with YS yesterday, he lashed out at Brewer, Mills, Coughlin, Goddard and the state Republican Party. Martin is the last Clean Elections candidate in the governor's race who hasn't collected all his $5 contributions, and he attributed that to his inability to scare the lobbying community with t[...]
Martin campaign off to slow start
Shortly after Dean Martin entered the race in January, a Rasmussen Reports poll showed him with a slight edge over Gov. Jan Brewer, as did another poll by the same firm in late March. But his lead disappeared in a mid-April Rasmussen poll, which showed him in fourth place behind Brewer, Buz Mills and former Arizona Republican Party Chairman John Munger. And a May 4 Rocky Mountain Poll by the Beha[...]
Capitol Quotes: May 14, 2010
“It’s time for you to end his fairy tales.” — Citizens Clean Elections Commission attorney Jose Rivera, telling Judge Crane McClennen to reject an appeal by Rep. Doug Quelland in a May 10 hearing. Quelland, a Phoenix Republican, has been ordered from office by the Clean Elections Commission for illegally hiring a campaign consultant.
Martin would send National Guard troops to border
State Treasurer Dean Martin said he would send National Guard troops to Arizona's border with Mexico if elected governor.
Rocky Mountain Poll has more good news for Brewer
Gov. Jan Brewer's chances in Republican primary are looking better, with a new Rocky Mountain Poll showing her with an eight-point advantage over her nearest challenger, and double-digit leads over the rest of the field.
Brewer inches up in polls, Dean slides, many still undecided
Rasmussen’s latest poll shows some upward movement for Gov. Jan Brewer in the four-way race for the GOP primary nomination, with State Treasurer Dean Martin sliding down.
Candidates’ campaigns hinge on ‘matching funds’ ruling
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments April 12 in the legal battle over the matching funds provision of Arizona’s Clean Elections system, clearing the way for a high-stakes ruling that could define how the state’s top political races play out in the coming weeks.
2010 GOP main contenders for governor
As the election season heats up, we profile the four main contenders who will battle it out for the Republican nomination for governor of Arizona. Each candidate provided their position on: taxes, the state budget, education, illegal immigration and religion.
2010 GOP main contenders for governor: Dean Martin
Much like Cassandra of Greek mythology, who was blessed by the gods with power to see the future but cursed so that no one would believe her prognostications, Dean Martin, who has served as state treasurer since 2007, saw Arizona's fiscal crisis on the horizon.
Capitol Quotes 4/2/10
"You're going to hear a lot of things that are similar. The question is, who can you trust?" - State Treasurer Dean Martin, on the differences between himself and the other Republican gubernatorial candidates.