The referendum effort against the state’s controversial new election law is now facing a two-pronged opposition, as a second political action committee filed paperwork this week to fight the referendum.Read More »
Sen. Steve Pierce was under tremendous pressure from forces within and outside the state Capitol – including at least one official from the National Republican Congressional Committee –during the hours before sine die as lawmakers and others tried to influence his vote on a controversial election bill.Read More »
A divided Arizona House committee on Thursday gave initial approval to a pair of bills that change the way public notices are required to be published, pushing the bills forward despite strong opposition from the newspaper industry.Read More »
Precinct-level election results in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District suggest Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick’s return to Congress can be attributed to her connection to many key areas and to Republican Jonathan Paton’s lackluster ability to attract voters who supported the top-of-the-ticket Republican.Read More »
As 2012 comes to a close, some Arizona politicos have reached new heights of prominence and power. Others saw once-promising careers hit the wall.
Jeff Flake and Kyrsten Sinema gained influence and stature in the nation’s capital, while Andy Biggs reached the pinnacle of power in the Arizona Senate.
Meanwhile, former Senate President Russell Pearce and his successor, Sen. Steve Pierce, fell from grace, while a slew of Republican candidates once again failed in their bids to reach the halls of Congress.
For every election winner, there is at least one loser — but that doesn’t mean their political life is over.Read More »
A few thousand – or even a few hundred – votes separate the top finishers in three of Arizona’s nine congressional races, with more than 300,000 ballots yet to be reviewed and processed.Read More »
By all appearances, Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick has won the race to represent Arizona’s expansive 1st Congressional District. Her Republican opponent, Jonathan Paton, however, has not conceded, saying that he is waiting to see how the uncounted ballots may affect the outcome.Read More »
Republican congressional candidate Vernon Parker was working the phones Saturday, calling voters in Arizona's 9th Congressional District from his headquarters in Phoenix and urging them to vote.Read More »
Republican congressional candidate Jonathan Paton pointed to his military service and years served in the Legislature and his Democratic opponent Ann Kirkpatrick painted herself as a bi-partisan bridge builder. But eventually their Thursday night debate in Casa Grande for Arizona’s 1st Congressional District turned to the negative images each has been proffering about the other.Read More »