Outside of a few rallies and fundraisers, the presidential race has been fairly quiet in Arizona, whose March 22 primary is relatively late in the campaign cycle. Candidates are stumping and fundraising here while focusing their resources and attention on critical early primary states like Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.Read More »
Gov. Doug Ducey, elected last year with the help of a group linked to the Koch brothers, is headed to California this weekend to meet with them again along with some of their wealthy colleagues.Read More »
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin endorsed Doug Ducey in the crowded GOP primary for governor, making her the most recent in a string of high-profile national Republicans to back the treasurer in the six-way race.Read More »
For an ambitious group of Republican governors, next year's elections could be a springboard to bigger things in 2016.Read More »
Friends and foes of the anti-union bills working their way through the Legislature may want to look at Gov. Jan Brewer’s record with public safety unions before they dub her the Scott Walker of the West.Read More »
The turmoil over the slew of measures introduced last week to dismantle public-sector unions in Arizona was fierce, but it was also limited to the legislative committee that heard the bills.Read More »
Rep. Carl Seel suggested that the Independent Redistricting Commission’s mapping consultants may have put him in a less Republican district in retaliation for his legislative record.
Speaking at Monday’s meeting of the Joint Legislative Committee on Redistricting, Seel, R-Phoenix, questioned why Strategic Telemetry – which has ties to Democratic candidates and causes, including President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign – put him a new district that eliminated much of his conservative support.
Questioned after he made his public comments, Seel told the Arizona Capitol Times that he is not accusing Strategic Telemetry or the IRC of gerrymandering him into a less favorable district – and he had no proof that such a conspiracy took place.
Following several hours of interviews last Friday, Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission will meet today to review mapping consultant applicants and select just one to help them begin to redraw Arizona’s political lines.Read More »
As if pending litigation and recall elections weren’t enough to choke Wisconsin’s government to a halt, state Republicans have decided to prolong the volatile Senate relations sparked by Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill and antagonized by the Democrats’ multi-week stay in Illinois.Read More »
To the irritation of minority Democrats, the Republican-led Arizona Senate is on record as supporting Wisconsin's Republican governor in his fiscal belt-tightening efforts that include restricting collective bargaining for public employees.Read More »