A businessman has emerged to run for a seat in a newly drawn East Valley legislative district, a move that sets up a potential showdown with former Sen. Russell Pearce, the author of Arizona’s SB1070. Bob Worsley, founder of the in-flight catalog company SkyMall, declared today he will be seeking the Senate seat in new Legislative District 25.Read More »
At least one presidential candidate will be on hand for the Arizona Republican Party’s straw poll.
Libertarian-leaning, GOP orthodoxy-bashing U.S. Rep. Ron Paul will be a guest speaker at the state party’s meeting on Jan. 28, where he’ll look for a straw poll win in anticipation of Arizona’s presidential preference primary in late February.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio grimaced as he scanned the square of paper pulled from a historic trophy offered by Secretary of State Ken Bennett.Read More »
In a state that has so often been an afterthought in presidential campaigns, Gov. Jan Brewer wants Arizona to have a role befitting its newfound national prominence in 2012.
Arizona has dominated the national discourse on illegal immigration and border security for the past two years, and it's one of the epicenters of the nationwide housing crisis.
Now Brewer wants to parlay that influence into a louder voice for Arizona in choosing the Republican Party’s nominee to face President Barack Obama.
With a deadline looming, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said she'd like her state to have an earlier 2012 presidential primary "if at all possible" but that she remains open to a negotiated alternative such as having Republican candidates debate in the state.Read More »
Owen "Buz" Mills is hoping the mystery that generated so much interest in his gubernatorial campaign will now give way to support for a candidate who can apply the lessons of the business world to a state government he believes is badly in need of strong leadership.Read More »
Robert Graham and Owen "Buz" Mills lack the electoral résumés, name identification and deep-rooted political ties that most gubernatorial candidates rely on. They are hoping their experience in the private sector, and the deep pockets that have come with it, will make up for it.Read More »