Democratic Party (United States)

Aug 8, 2014

Turf war for CD7: Tech vs Tradition

Ruben Gallego and Mary Rose Wilcox are locked in a high-stakes struggle to win primary votes in a congressional district marked by low turnout and uncontested primaries. The race highlights a bitter schism among longtime Phoenix Democrats with community roots, and political newcomers eager for an opportunity to represent the state.

Dec 7, 2012

Panel recommends tax credit continuation

A panel of representatives and senators yesterday recommended the continuation of a dollar-for-dollar tax credit program for contributions to groups that provide scholarships to students in private and parochial schools.

Nov 6, 2012

Seel hanging on, while Boyer leads in LD20

First-time candidate Republican Paul Boyer is leading the pack and Rep. Carl Seel is hanging on in LD20, a Republican-leaning district that covers part of Glendale and northwest Phoenix.

Sep 11, 2012

Mitchell under investigation by Registrar of Contractors after residency claims

Darin Mitchell is now under investigation by the Arizona Registrar of Contractors, thanks to statements from Mitchell and his campaign chair saying he was overseeing a remodel project at the vacant home he claims is his residence.

Sep 6, 2012

Veteran elections attorney Tom Ryan hired to challenge Mitchell’s qualifications

Rep. Russ Jones, who lost a Republican primary on Aug. 28 to political newcomer Darin Mitchell has hired veteran elections attorney Tom Ryan to challenge Mitchell’s qualifications to be on the ballot.

Aug 27, 2012

Republican fund raises more than $400,000

An independent expenditure committee associated with Senate President Steve Pierce will be in a strong position to defend Republican seats, having raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, mostly from business interests, in the last few weeks.

Aug 24, 2012

Joe Arpaio far ahead of challengers in fundraising

Incumbent Joe Arpaio remains far ahead of three other candidates in fundraising for the Maricopa County sheriff's race.

Jun 19, 2012

Barber sworn in to Giffords’ House seat, pledges bipartisanship in first speech

Newly elected Rep. Ron Barber, D-Tucson, was surrounded by extended family Tuesday as he was sworn in to finish out the term of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who resigned in January.

Jun 4, 2012

Money continues to flow as race to succeed Giffords enters final weeks

Democrat Ron Barber had $390,000 on hand for the remaining two weeks of the campaign to succeed former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, compared to $83,000 for Republican Jesse Kelly, according to new campaign reports.

Jun 1, 2012

Court filing in Arredondo bribery case hints at another ‘large-scale’ investigation

A new motion to seal evidence in the federal bribery case against Rep. Ben Arredondo reveals that another investigation connected the Tempe Democrat is “large scale.”

Jun 1, 2012

Ex-Rep. Miranda allies ask court for leniency

Congressman Ed Pastor is among current and former politicians, a mayor, a community college president and a host of life-long friends of Richard Miranda asking a federal judge for leniency when the ex-lawmaker is sentenced June 5.

May 31, 2012

Majority of early Arizona CD8 ballots returned

More than half of early ballots given out in the race to represent southeastern Arizona's 8th Congressional District have been returned.