Political hostilities in southern Arizona ceased for a brief moment just before midnight on Aug. 24, when it became clear that Jesse Kelly trounced Jonathan Paton in the Republican contest in Arizona's 8th Congressional District.Read More »
A handful of the 304 races Aug. 24 ended in upsets. Whether it was a no-name beating a household name or a cash-poor candidate beating a well-funded one, these races deserve a second glance:Read More »
When Jonathan Paton decided to resign from the Arizona Senate and run for Congress, the prevailing view in political circles was that he represents the Republican Party’s best chance to defeat U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
But the former state lawmaker faces a more immediate challenge from fellow Republican Jesse Kelly. Political insiders now say Paton has yet to wrap up the primary race in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District.
Jonathan Paton's campaign called Jesse Kelly a hypocrite for allegedly profiting from stimulus money through his family's construction business while publicly opposing the stimulus package.Read More »
Jesse Kelly has edged Jonathan Paton in their latest fundraising report.
Paton, however, still maintained an overall financial advantage over his main opponent in the Republican primary in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District.
Brian Miller, a Republican candidate in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District, suspended his campaign Aug. 12.Read More »
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords continues to lead the pack in fundraising in Arizona's 8th Congressional District, raising $591,000 in the second quarter of the year.Read More »
Sen. John Nelson, a Republican from Litchfield Park, saw 19 of his 33 bills make it through the Legislature and get signed by the governor this year. Nelson said the key to his legislative success is a commitment to seeing bills through each step of the lawmaking process.Read More »
Sixteen years ago, Jan Brewer laid out a two-pronged argument for creating a lieutenant governor position in Arizona, memorializing the irony of her opposition to a system that later allowed her to become governor.Read More »