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Billionaire Tom Steyer, author of clean energy initiative, to spend $2 million on Arizona youth vote initiative

Posted by   /  April 10, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Youth initiative designed to help Democrats By Carmen Forman | Arizona Capitol Times Hoping to incite a blue wave in Arizona, billionaire mega-donor Tom Steyer will pour at least $2 million into state elections this year. Steyer’s youth vote program will focus on keeping Democratic control of Arizona’s 1st and 9th Congressional Districts and flipping […]

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Your guide to the Phoenix mayoral race

Posted by   /  March 29, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Sara Edwards | Downtown Devil Earlier this year, current Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announced his campaign for the United States House of Representatives in District 9. While he hasn’t decided when he will be stepping down, a number of mayoral candidates have already launched campaigns. The mayoral race is a non-partisan election. Here’s a […]

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Arizona is not Pennsylvania, say Republican strategists

Posted by   /  March 29, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

GOP, nevertheless, dumping big money into Lesko- Tipirneni race for Franks’ seat By Ben Kamisar and Lisa Hagen | The Hill Republican groups are dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars into Arizona in the hopes of keeping any prospect of another Democratic upset in next month’s special election at bay. The GOP says it’s confident […]

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Trent Franks still a factor in race to replace him

Posted by   /  February 21, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Republican primary to replace the former congressman is a week off By Bridget Bowman | Roll Call Rep. Trent Franks resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment. But that hasn’t stopped him from being a factor in the race for his seat. Republican strategists say the former congressman is still well-liked among GOP voters in Arizona’s […]

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Maricopa County’s first mail-in only voting ‘overwhelming success’

Posted by   /  January 23, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By KTAR.COM The all-mail balloting that Maricopa County used in its November elections was an “overwhelming success,” according to a recent report from recorder Adrian Fontes. The report, which analyzed the results from last year’s jurisdictional elections, found that changing all the ballots to mail-in did not affect turnout. “The elections department views that as […]

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Outsider Republican Sanchez enters race for Phoenix mayor

Posted by   /  January 17, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Jessica Boehm | The Republic City Hall outsider Moses Sanchez jumped into the Phoenix mayoral race Tuesday — the first Republican to do so. Sanchez, 40, has run in local Republican circles for years and previously served on the Tempe Union High School Governing Board, but has never sought city office. If elected, he […]

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McSally’s flight from her district gives Dems hope

Posted by   /  January 14, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Tucson-based district now seen by some as leaning to Democrats By Ronald J. Hansen |The Republic Martha McSally’s Senate bid adds a new face to the Republican race, but also gives Democrats new hope of winning her Tucson-based House district. David Wasserman, House editor with the Cook Political Report, quickly rated the new House race […]

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[OPINION] No, Joe

Posted by   /  January 14, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

The conservative Goldwater Institute was unsparing in its assessment of Arpaio NATIONAL REVIEW (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) The Alabama Senate race was disastrous for Republicans, who found themselves apologizing for a crackpot accused of serious and potentially criminal wrongdoing. Republicans have the opportunity to avoid repeating the error in […]

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Flying ovaries: McSally is in the race for Senate desk

Posted by   /  January 13, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Arizona Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally called on the national GOP to “grow a pair of ovaries” as she launched her bid for the U.S. Senate on Friday, joining the race to replace retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake by embracing President Donald Trump and his outsider playbook in one of the nation’s premier Senate contests. Like […]

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Coolidge man wants another crack at O’Halleran

Posted by   /  January 13, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Jake Kincaid | PinalCentral Miguel Olivas is running again for the Congressional District 1 seat held by fellow Democrat Tom O’Halleran. Olivas lost to O’Halleran in the 2016 primary, taking 41 percent of the vote, while winning the majority in Pinal County. In 2016, Olivas ran on a budget of less than $5,000, but […]

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