GOP primary

Jul 21, 2015

Trump-GOP feud escalates after rival goes after him

Donald Trump pushed back ever harder Tuesday against Republicans fed up with his provocations, disclosing one opponent's cell number in a fiery speech and lashing out at an influential newspaper as part of an in-your-face escalation of the feud.

Jul 21, 2015

Disavowed by GOP leaders, Trump has supporters cheering

The Republican establishment may hope this is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump's circus-like run for the presidency.

Aug 11, 2014

Poll: Early returns favor Smith

A poll conducted today (August 8) of early GOP primary voters in Maricopa County whose ballots have already been received by the county elections department shows Smith’s resurgence – and Jones’ disappearance – is real.

Aug 6, 2014

Crandell’s death opens door to independent win

The death of Republican state Sen. Chester Crandell has boosted the chances for an independent to be elected to the Legislature for the first time in recent memory. Crandell was unopposed in the GOP primary and was set to take on independent Tom O'Halleran in the November general election.

Parties focused on Election Day turnout efforts
Nov 26, 2013

One question dominates congressional race in southern Arizona

At a Pima County Republican Party luncheon in Tucson, voters arrive to hear a speech from the latest GOP candidate to enter the race to serve Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District.

Nov 26, 2013

Jeans, boots and country music: Republican candidates in CD1 vying to run against Ann Kirkpatrick

Country music plays in the background as state House Speaker Andy Tobin tells Graham County Republican Party leaders at a Safford restaurant he has spent seven years fighting for them at the Legislature, and he’s ready to take the fight to Congress.

Farther north, freshman state Rep. Adam Kwasman rallies a rowdy crowd at a Show Low Tea Party event, telling them to stay focused on the proj[...]

Nov 4, 2013

Brewer committee expected to help pro-Medicaid Republicans

Gov. Jan Brewer is hitting the fundraising trail again for an independent expenditure committee that is expected to help the Republican lawmakers who backed her Medicaid expansion plan.

Dec 28, 2012

Top quotes of 2012

This year's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances.

Jul 25, 2012

Gray dismisses ethics complaint against Crandall

Newly appointed Senate Ethics Committee Chairwoman Linda Gray dismissed a fellow lawmaker’s complaint against Sen. Rich Crandall, saying the Mesa Republican hadn’t violated any laws or ethical rules.

Gray said Crandall’s threat to kill Rep. Brenda Barton’s legislation in the Senate Education Committee was fully in line with a Senate rule stating that chairmen have the authority to[...]

Apr 18, 2012

Voter turnout at 28 percent in CD8 primary

TUCSON a�� Voter turnout was 28 percent for the special primary election in Arizona's 8th Congressional District. Election results from the Secretary of State's office shows less than 117,000 ballots were cast Tuesday in the district's 352 precincts.

Apr 17, 2012

Voters to pick from 4 seeking 8th District GOP nod

Voters in southern Arizona's 8th Congressional District are heading to the polls to choose who will face former Gabrielle Giffords aide Ron Barber in a special election to replace the wounded ex-congresswoman.

Feb 28, 2012

Romney takes Arizona

Mitt Romney coasted to victory in the Arizona primary Tuesday night and vied with rival Rick Santorum for supremacy in Michigan in a Republican presidential race as unsettled as the day it began.