Write-in candidate

Darin Mitchell files appeal
Sep 18, 2012

Darin Mitchell files appeal

Darin Mitchell, the legislative candidate who was removed from the November 6 ballot yesterday after a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled that he did not live in the district he planned to represent, has filed an appeal.

Sep 17, 2012

Mitchell removed from ballot

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Robert Oberbillig ruled today that Republican Darin Mitchell, a candidate for state House in Legislative District 13, does not live in the district he sought to represent and must be removed from the ballot.

Feb 17, 2011

New lawmaker profile: Sen. Don Shooter, R-Yuma

This is one of a series of biographical sketches Cronkite News Service is producing about new members of the Arizona State Legislature. Each follows this format and includes a mugshot and video.

Oct 25, 2010

Garcia’s wife among 3 nominated to replace late senator

Maria Garcia, wife of the late Democratic leader Jorge Garcia, was among three Tucson residents who were nominated Oct. 26 to replace the senator.

Sep 15, 2010

Max Hawkins, Mecham ally, dies at 78

Max Hawkins, whose write-in candidacy for governor in 1990 forced an unprecedented runoff, has died in Henderson, Nev. He was 78.

Sep 13, 2010

Loophole candidates

Eleven write-in candidates won the Green Party nomination in August, including a handful of “street people” who exploited a little-known loophole that allowed them to win the primary with only one vote. Now, some of those candidates, whom Democrats allege were recruited by Republicans, threaten to take votes from Democrats in key races.

Sep 9, 2010

Judge allows Green Party candidates to stay on ballot

A federal judge ruled that a slate of alleged "sham" Green Party write-in candidates can stay on the ballot.


3 disputed Greens drop out

Sep 8, 2010

Hearing scheduled in Green Party dispute

The case of eleven Green Party Candidates allegedly recruited by Republicans will go before a judge on Thursday.

Sep 3, 2010

Trojan Horses: Dems say ‘sham’ Green candidates could siphon votes in key races

A slate of Green Party write-in candidates, whom the Arizona Democratic Party accuses of being Republican plants, could siphon off Democratic votes and resources in some of the state’s most competitive legislative races.

Aug 13, 2010

Don’t write off May’s write-in campaign

Campaigning as a write-in candidate is much like starting a marathon a couple of hours after all of the other runners — you can win, but only if you’ve got strong legs, a solid support team and a whole lot of luck.