Mesa businessman Bob Worsley has far outraised his primary opponent, former Senate President Russell Pearce, taking in about $67,000 in contributions during the first five months of the year. Pearce, meanwhile, collected a mere $2,800 during the same period, according to the latest campaign finance reports. The deadline to file the reports was July 2, and they reflect campaign finances through May 31.Read More »
A judge ruled today that Sen. Rich Crandall submitted enough signatures to stay on the ballot, paving the way for a Senate Republican primary with the man who challenged his candidacy: Rep. John Fillmore.
The Senate primary contest pitting Sen. Rich Crandall, R-Mesa, and Rep. John Fillmore, R-Apache Junction, was already turning out to be among the hottest races in Arizona this year.
This week, the temperature shot up a couple of degrees.
The rumor mill was spinning furiously yesterday, as word began circulating that Crandall was planning to pull up stakes and move out of state to Utah as soon as this weekend.Read More »
Crandall easily qualified for the ballot yesterday, filing nearly 50 percent more signatures than he needed – but he described the process as a “near coronary” in a posting last night on Twitter.Read More »
Lawmakers from across the state are gearing up to take on incumbents and members of their own party in the August primaries.
What’s more, some incumbents are expected to square-off in the November general election, as well.
Former Senate President Russell Pearce says he would consider accepting a $260,000 reimbursement from the state for the expenses of his recall election if his allies in the Legislature are successful in securing the money for him.Read More »
Former Senate President Russell Pearce is facing a wealthy opponent in this year’s elections, but his campaign could receive a six-figure windfall from the state treasury if some Republican lawmakers have their way.Read More »
Rep. John Fillmore isn’t backing down from a potentially tough race with Sen. Rich Crandall, who announced Monday that he will move to Fillmore’s district to seek re-election to the Senate.Read More »
Sen. Rich Crandall, a Republican from Mesa, will be seeking reelection to the Senate after all.Read More »