For many candidates, the Aug. 28 primary election settled whether they will join next year’s state Legislature. But for others, the results merely signaled that they will be part of bigger matchups in the general election. At least five Senate seats will be fiercely contested this November, based on an analysis by the Arizona Capitol Times.Read More »
It’s all over for Rep. Nancy McLain. The Bullhead City Republican hoped to switch over to the state Senate but instead landed third in the GOP primary for the Senate in a western Arizona district. Kelli Ward, an osteopathic doctor, ...Read More »
Except for his concession speech, it’s all over for Russell Pearce.
Outraised and outspent, the man who helped elevate Arizona onto the national stage in the illegal immigration debate, failed on Tuesday to persuade his party-mates to send him back to the state Legislature.
It was the former Senate president’s second loss since November – when he was ousted from office in a recall election – against an opponent who holds moderate views on immigration enforcement.
Arizona's primary election Tuesday features a spirited race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate and heated contests for several U.S. House seats, with outcomes that will set the roster of candidates for the Nov. 6 general election.Read More »
Redistricting has forced some big names in Arizona legislative politics into contested races in the Aug. 28 primary election.Read More »
Illegal immigration and border security were a combined focus of a televised debate between the two leading Republican candidates for an open U.S. Senate seat from Arizona.Read More »
Ray Russell, who provided a serious challenge to John McCain in the future senator’s first political campaign, died Aug. 9 at the age of 80.Read More »
An intraparty fight has intensified between Rep. Katie Hobbs and former Sen. Ken Cheuvront, who are dueling for the Democratic nomination to the state Senate in a central Phoenix district.Read More »
The committee whose goal is to extend Republicans’ dominance at the state Legislature has so far spent nearly $30,000 on the primary contest between Sen. Rich Crandall, R-Mesa, and Rep. John Fillmore, R-Apache Junction.Read More »
The Republican teapot is boiling.
Several members of the GOP caucus in the Senate delivered this week a letter to Senate President Steve Pierce, expressing their dismay that the money he has raised is being used to defeat a party-mate and fearing “long-term fissures.”