Kirk Adams

Campbell, new hire, Hobbs
May 31, 2023

Consultant and former lawmaker Chad Campbell tapped as new chief of staff

Consultant and former Democratic lawmaker Chad Campbell will be Gov. Katie Hobbs' new chief of staff, the governor announced this morning.

Hobbs, Kern, Wadsack, recall
Jan 12, 2023

Hobbs, GOP lawmakers off to shaky start

While Gov. Katie Hobbs said Jan. 9 her door “will always be open” for anyone ready to make progress for Arizona, many Republicans think she slammed it on them.

Dec 10, 2021

Firms merge to guide campaigns nationally

Two Arizona consulting firms with deep ties to local and national Republican power players are joining forces to create a new company with aspirations to affect races throughout the country. 

Daniel Scarpinato (File photo)
Aug 5, 2021

Top Ducey aides leave for new jobs

Two senior staffers for Gov. Doug Ducey are leaving their jobs after nearly seven years.

Jul 22, 2021

Court allows ex-lawmaker’s ouster to stand

A federal appeals court on July 22 tossed out the claims of former state Rep. Don Shooter that his rights were violated when he was expelled in 2018 from the House of Representatives.

vote, politics, Democrats, Republicans, divisiveness, women's rights, democracy, education, family values
Mar 16, 2021

Former Nogales mayor announces bid for governor

Former Nogales Mayor Marco Lopez launched his bid for governor with a request to "join us'' -- and a highly partisan jab at Republicans.

Jan 28, 2021

Ward, Terán take different ways to lead parties

In a state that has turned from red to purple, Arizona’s Republican and Democratic parties continue to push away from the center – one opens the door for more voices to be heard and the other shuts out those who disagree.

Oct 16, 2020

When, who picks IRC members a political pickle

The next steps of choosing members of the Independent Redistricting Commission may get tricky in the coming weeks as the field of 24 Republican, Democratic and independent candidates is nearly set.

Aug 28, 2020

IRC chair – the state’s most important political figure

An aide to Gov. Doug Ducey, a former top attorney for the state’s largest utility company and a former attorney at the Goldwater Institute are among 39 applicants for the chair of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.

Aug 4, 2020

Glassman down in Maricopa County Assessor race

Perennial candidate Rodney Glassman is likely to extend his election losing streak, this time to Eddie Cook, the appointed Maricopa County Assessor. Glassman has 47% of the vote with Cook holding 53%. Glassman previously applied for the appointment to the county assessor position after Paul Petersen, the embattled lawyer, resigned following an illegal adoption scheme […]

Jul 30, 2020

Some Republicans fear Rogers primary victory will bring defeat

Northern Arizona’s sprawling Legislative District 6 has long been considered one of the most crucial districts as Republicans fight to maintain control of the state Senate. But Republicans in the district and in Phoenix fear that the general election could be decided as early as August 4.

Jul 17, 2020

Push for political power in next decade begins

The process to shape Arizona’s political landscape over the next decade kicked off July 13, as the application period opened for membership on the Independent Redistricting Commission. Although the intent of the voter-approved IRC was to take politics out of drawing legislative and congressional districts, the reality has been a politically charged process as seen […]