Walt Opaska, a candidate running for mayor of Glendale, says he was attacked after a Glendale Tea party debate last night in a Denny's parking lot. Opaska says that, at about 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, as he was walking out of the restaurant near 51st Avenue and Thunderbird Road, someone told him ther ... More >>
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu is calling it quits in his Congressional campaign and plans instead to run for re-election as sheriff. Babeu would have us believe that his decision has nothing to do with the polls that show he has no chance of winning a seat in Arizona's Fourth Congressional Distri ... More >>
Back in 1993, Mark Mitchell -- who's running for mayor of Tempe -- was involved in an incident with police at a Mill Avenue bar.Mitchell's opponent in the mayoral race, Michael Monti, is now making it a campaign issue (in 2012), claiming Mitchell's "distort[ing] the truth" about what happened.It boi ... More >>
Republican Congressional candidate Wendy Rogers says her house was vandalized the day she announced her candidacy, and one of her campaign staffers thinks "the Left" might have something to do with it.An email from the Rogers campaign says her Tempe home was vandalized on Saturday night, about 12 ... More >>
The judge plays defense for Pearce loyalist Pat Oldroyd at a recent LD 19 meetingLester Pearce, brother to state Senate President Russell Pearce and longtime Justice of the Pearce for the North Mesa Justice Court, allegedly has been campaigning on behalf of his embattled sibling, despite a prohibiti ... More >>
Joe Arpaio's gonna have to cough up $76,000 over illegal attack ads on his arch-nemesis Rick Romley. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio won't admit any wrongdoing in his campaign mailer attacks on former Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley during last year's special election for county attorney, ... More >>
Four candidates vying for the Mayor's Office in Phoenix City Hall. It's way early in the Phoenix mayor's race, but for political junkies to want a glimpse of what might be, here are the results of a poll conducted by the Motola Group, a Phoenix based-public advocacy firm. While some 40 percent of ... More >>
This is the result of some of Rodney Glassman's campaign spending.There's money well-spent, and then there's just money spent -- and Democratic Senate candidate Rodney Glassman seems to be burning through the latter.Glassman released his campaign finance report on Friday and the candidate spent n ... More >>
The MavTwo new campaign ads funded by -- and starring -- Senator John McCain have Congressional Democrats in a huff.The ads are for Congressional candidates Jesse Kelly and Ruth McClung and are similar-in-nature to "campaign ads" run by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, in which he didn't so mu ... More >>
The MavSince our earlier post about a complaint filed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee against Senator John McCain regarding some TV ads The Maverick funded, and starred in, the McCain campaign has responded to the charges.The DCCC feels that two ads McCain released violate the ... More >>
Since the moment Governor Jan Brewer's campaign manager suggested that her opponent in the gubernatorial election, Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, was gay, Goddard has insisted that he's not (insert standard "not that there's anything wrong with that" comment here).During a no-holds-barre ... More >>
Democratic Senate candidate Rodney GlassmanRodney Glassman, the Democratic Senate candidate hoping to unseat Senator John McCain, has filled one of the several holes that were left in his campaign staff following the alleged "jumping ship" of three of his top aids.The new kid on the block over at ... More >>
Mayor Gordon is paying -- and dating -- his fundraiser, Elissa Mullany.Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon hasn't needed to raise money since he waltzed to reelection in the fall of 2007, leaving a war chest stocked with $370,000. Yet in the last two years, Gordon has paid his chief fundraiser big bu ... More >>
Paranoia aside, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas just may be targeting you
Don't bother, they're here. After a decade of voter-mandated reform, the Arizona Legislature is as out of touch as ever
Just Kidding. But Phoenix City Council candidate Jessica Florez is trying to soften her tough-girl image.
Sheriff candidate fears dirty politics
Staking out Maricopa County's wildest political race -- to unseat Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Now in its first cycle, Arizona's new Clean Elections law is putting bureaucrats and candidates through the wringer
John McCain derived his wealth from his marriage to Cindy Hensley McCain, whose father started his road to riches as a bootlegger. As a politician, the senator has remained beholden to the liquor industry and the family business
McCain should put his campaign money where his mouth is or, at least, online
Senator John McCain's push for campaign-finance reform has helped make him a presidential contender. Donations from special interests that appear before his Senate Commerce Committee haven't hurt, either
Don't buy his poor-boy claims he can raise big bucks. But will it be his undoing?
Mexicans living in the U.S. may no longer have to go home to vote in Mexico's elections
For all that's at stake, the state's most influential lobbyists and businesses are strangely silent on Proposition 200, which would remove them as the primary financiers of election campaigns
Cheer and flag clothing on the campaign trail, 1998
How a baton twirler from Filer, Idaho, grew up to be Scottsdale's Mayor Sam Campana
Is the nation's leading proponent of campaign-finance reform turning his back on a homegrown effort?
Clinton won, Fife lost, and now state Dems have high hopes for '98. But they're in for a wild-ass ride
Arizona Senator John McCain is ready for a presidential run if the national press corps has anything to say about it
In the sixth congressional district, J.D. Hayworth and Steve Owens have run campaigns so devoid of content it's almost scary
PHOENIX'S MAYORAL CAMPAIGN OFFERS NEITHER INSPIRING VISION NOR CONCRETE PROPOSALS. WHAT IT OFFERS IS SKIP OR LINDA.
DERAILED BY AZSCAM, DEMOCRATIC OPERATIVE MIKE CRUSA HAS WAGED HIS BEST CAMPAIGN YET---TO SALVAGE HIS OWN CAREER
NO EVIDENCE OF PAYMENTS ON $1 MILLION-PLUS IN CAMPAIGN "LOANS"
TO RETAIN HIS SEAT ON THE COMMISSION, CHAIRMAN JENNINGS TAKES HIS GLOVES OFF AND BATTLES TURNBUCHLE TOM
Look out, McCain. There's a woman after you.