Aug 4, 2020

Udall appears to fend off primary challenge from the right

Kathy Pearce, sister of SB1070 champion Russell Pearce, is falling short of unseating either of Legislative District 25’s incumbents.

Rep. Catherine H. Miranda, D-Phoenix, author of a bill that would allow participants in the Obama administration’s deferred action program to get driver’s licenses, said it was a victory merely to get the bill a hearing at the State Capitol. (Photo by Lauren Saria, Cronkite News Service)
Aug 4, 2020

Miranda trails in LD27 House race

With early LD27 Democratic primary results in, Miranda is struggling to approach either Rep. Diego Rodriguez or Rep. Reginald Bolding, even with her ample name recognition in the district.

Aug 4, 2020

Andrade is poised to survive bitter primary

Despite a bitterly contested, ugly primary, early results show the incumbent Legislative District 29 Democrat sitting in second place in the district, with a seven point lead over challenger Teddy Castro.

Oct 20, 2017

Moderate GOP lawmakers exist in name only, study finds

So-called “moderate” Republican state legislators in Arizona aren’t so moderate after all. Only a handful of Republican senators and representatives vote alike with a few Democrats in their respective chambers, according to an analysis by the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting.

Aug 8, 2016

Moderates vs. conservatives as Republicans scramble in East Valley’s LD12

Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs’ decision to run for Congress has had a domino effect in Legislative District 12, as Republicans scramble to fill the Senate seat left vacate by the 14-year lawmaker.

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Sep 22, 2014

GOP targets Democrat Meyer — again — in moderate LD28

Democratic Rep. Eric Meyer is the Republican Party’s great white whale in the Arizona House of Representatives. For six years, he has eluded a string of Republican candidates and fended off their attacks, beating the odds in three straight elections to win a House seat in the Republican-leaning but defiantly moderate Legislative District 28.

Sep 11, 2014

Mods, Gowan cut leadership deal

News broke late yesterday that some moderate members of the House Republican caucus had struck a deal with Gowan and will support him for speaker, effectively ensuring that he will lead the chamber.

Aug 25, 2014

Fewer moderates in 2015? Primary election will determine balance of Senate

For all the promises of the survival of Republican lawmakers who voted for Medicaid expansion, the few remaining in the Senate could find their ranks diminished at the conclusion of the primary election.

Jun 16, 2014

Moderate Republicans challenge conservative party mates in battle for soul of GOP

The battle over the heart and soul of the Republican Party is raging in a beige, West Valley ballroom. Republican Reps. Darin Mitchell and Steve Montenegro sit on the stage with Litchfield Park City Councilwoman Diane Landis, a Republican who is challenging the incumbent team in the primary election for one of the two House seats in Legislative District 13.

May 27, 2014

As primaries approach, purge of moderate GOP no longer seems likely

The results of a handful of congressional races held in six states on May 20 had national pundits declaring victory for the GOP’s mainstream candidates, and more importantly, a tell-tale loss for Tea Party candidates.