Secretary of State: Independent to replace Patterson
Southern Arizona Democrats’ hopes to have former Rep. Daniel Patterson replaced by one of their own were dashed today when the Secretary of State said the legislative seat will be filled by an independent.
Embattled Patterson leaves Dems; files as independent
An embattled Tucson lawmaker this morning formally left the Democratic Party and became the Legislature’s only independent.
Arizona voters choosing independence
Arizona voters continue to skip the party. The Secretary of State's Office says new registration figures show independents outnumbered Democrats for the first time in January.
Some Clean Elections money went toward laptops, hiring relatives, NRA dues
Some of the 107 candidates who received public money to run for state Legislature this year bought computers, cameras and printers that are theirs to keep and paid relatives as campaign workers and consultants.