Swing-district Dems use divergent vote tactics in Legislature
No legislative votes are picked apart come election season quite like those of lawmakers from Arizona’s swing districts. While Sen. Sean Bowie follows conventional wisdom, Reps. Mitzi Epstein and Kelli Butler don’t play by bipartisan rules.
Robson to be prosecuted in campaign sign tampering case
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is going to prosecute Rep. Bob Robson, a Chandler Republican, on allegations he tampered with a campaign sign.
New contribution limits could be game-changer for campaigns
Campaign cash may come pouring into some of Arizona’s top races next year thanks to a new law allowing candidates to raise far more money.
Critics say the bill will flood campaigns with more money and influence-buying, and that it may be the final nail in the coffin of Arizona’s voter-approved Clean Elections system.
McComish overcomes attack ads, is poised for victory
The best attack ads money can buy failed to convince voters to unseat Sen. John McComish, R-Phoenix, tonight’s vote tally showed. Opponents spent more than $300,000 to defeat the Republican in what turned out to be the most expensive legislative race in recent memory.
‘Mainstream’ McComish called ‘extremist’ by Dem foe Hydrick
Last year, Sen. John McComish, a Republican from Phoenix, embraced the political risks that came with voting against measures that were aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration.
Republican group targets state Senate races
A well-funded independent expenditure group launched what is likely to be the first of numerous attacks targeting three Democratic candidates in hotly-contested state Senate races.