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State parties seek unity ahead of elections as dissenters vent at Ducey, Sinema

Posted by   /  January 26, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ronald J. Hansen and Katie Surma | Arizona Republic  Arizona’s major political parties energized their activists on Saturday while seeking to finesse dissent from party purists toward some of Arizona’s top elected officials. In Yuma, some at the annual Arizona Democratic Party meeting pushed a resolution “advising” Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., to more closely […]

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John Giles raises record $250K for Mesa’s mayoral race. How much competition will he face?

Posted by   /  January 24, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Mesa Mayor John Giles By Alison Steinbach | Arizona Republic  Mesa Mayor John Giles has raised more than $250,000 for his reelection bid so far, a campaign fundraising record for elections in Arizona’s third largest city. Scott Smith, who was twice elected as mayor, raised about that much across his 2008 and 2012 campaigns combined. […]

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GOP leaders want judge to toss lawsuit by Dems on order of names on the ballot

Posted by   /  January 21, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Attorneys for the state and Republican legislative leaders are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit by Democrats challenging the way candidates are listed on the ballot. Attorney Mary O’Grady Attorney Mary O’Grady, representing Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, does not dispute […]

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Arizona lawmaker wants police posted at every polling place

Posted by   /  January 17, 2020  /  2020 Elections, 2020 Legislature, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services   A three-term Arizona lawmaker wants police posted at every polling place to deal with possible violence he fears could result because of the current divisive and angry political atmosphere. Rep. Jay Lawrence said politics could disrupt polling. /Howard Fischer / Capitol Media Services 2018 But Rep. Jay Lawrence, […]

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Disgraced former lawmaker David Stringer is running for Yavapai County Attorney

Posted by   /  January 11, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Rep. David Stringer. Photo by Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | Arizona Mirror By Jim Small | Arizona Mirror Disgraced former lawmaker David Stringer, who resigned last year after 1983 criminal charges he paid an intellectually disabled boy for sex in Baltimore in 1983 came to light, is mounting a campaign to oust longtime Republican Yavapai County Attorney […]

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Pearce running for county supervisor instead of Maricopa council

Posted by   /  January 10, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Marlene Pearce By Katie Sawyer | Maricopa Monitor Marlene Pearce is rescinding her run for a Maricopa City Council seat in favor of a bid for county supervisor in District 4. Pearce, a Maricopa local, is making her run after an eight-year career working for Pinal County including her most recent position of district administrator […]

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Poll: In Arizona, Trump tied with Biden, McSally behind Kelly

Posted by   /  January 8, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Arizona last voted for a Democrat in a presidential election in 1996 when President Clinton won the state. It has voted for the Republican candidate in 16 of the last 17 presidential elections. By Edward Moreno | The Hill President Trump is in a dead heat in Arizona in a head-to-head 2020 matchup with former […]

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What do we do up to the election?

Posted by   /  January 8, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Rose Law Group Notable Cartoon The cartoonist’s homepage, www.usatoday.com/opinion/ MIKE THOMPSON, USA TODAY

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How to stay sane in an election year

Posted by   /  December 24, 2019  /  2020 Elections, Health Care  /  No Comments

Illustration by John Tomac By Avi Klein | Apple News Every election season, our merciless news cycle starts taking people hostage. I’ve been a therapist for about ten years, and many sessions that would normally revolve around my patients’ personal struggles suddenly acquire a political flavor—an argument with a racist uncle, nightmares about getting fired […]

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Kelly reserving judgment on impeachment until after Senate trial

Posted by   /  December 23, 2019  /  2020 Elections  /  No Comments

Mark Kelly speaking with supporters at the Phoenix launch of his U.S. Senate campaign at The Van Buren in Phoenix on Feb. 24, 2019. /Photo by Gage Skidmore / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0 By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Mark Kelly isn’t taking a position yet on whether President Donald Trump […]

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