The Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona threw its weight behind Scott Smith in the Republican primary for governor, giving the former Mesa mayor an endorsement that will likely come with some considerable campaign assistance.Read More »
As a primary field becomes more crowded, the portion of votes needed to win the nomination becomes smaller and smaller. With as many as seven or eight Republican gubernatorial candidates on the ballot this year, any advantage can help lead to a win.
For some, the advantage may be geography.
An Iowa-based conservative group is airing television ads attacking Mesa mayor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Smith for his role as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which the group deemed liberal and supportive of President Obama’s agenda.Read More »
MESA – In the not-too-distant future, Metro light-rail trains will travel along Main Street in front of Muralt’s Custom Jewelers, and owner Matt Muralt expects other changes to follow.Read More »
WASHINGTON – With a year until the next election, Democratic freshmen in three competitive Arizona congressional districts are continuing to stockpile cash for their re-election bids, according to the latest campaign finance reports.Read More »
The iArizona Committee is headed by Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and backed by a broad coalition of local politicians, construction contractors and business interests. Their ultimate goal is to boost Arizona’s economy and status as a transportation hub connecting Los Angeles, Dallas and Mexico, as well as linking Arizona’s manufacturing and economic hubs to one another.Read More »
GOP leaders in Maricopa County selected Republicans Dave Farnsworth, John Fillmore and Rep. Kelly Townsend as nominees to serve as the next state senator in Legislative District 16. The slate of nominees will be forwarded to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, which will select one of three to replace former Sen. Rich Crandall.Read More »
Legislative District 16 precinct committeemen from Maricopa County GOP are scheduled to meet Saturday evening to nominate three candidates to serve as the district's next Arizona state senator.Read More »
Any immigration reform plan that makes it through Congress must include a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants currently in the country, Sen. John McCain said during an immigration forum in Mesa today.Read More »
Serving as pastor of a large, multi-congregational church can look a lot like being an elected official. Navigating multiple stakeholder groups and many differing opinions inside congregations can be rough stuff.Read More »