Former Arizona Attorney General investigator Meg Hinchey today settled her claim against the the state, Attorney General Tom Horne and Horne's Chief Deputy Rick Bistrow for a dollar short of $100,000. Hinchey filed suit in January 2013, claiming Horne and Bistrow retaliated against her in response ... More >>
The Arizona Democratic Party is publicly calling for state Treasurer Doug Ducey to fire lobbyist Cathi Herrod as a policy adviser for Ducey's gubernatorial campaign.Herrod, the president of the Center for Arizona Policy, has become a popular target for local lefties recently due to her push for the ... More >>
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's hopes of settling his campaign finance case have been dashed for now, as Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk today filed a notice with the administrative law court, signaling that discussions between the two sides on Thursday did not end in a resolution. "No set ... More >>
Unfortunately, ice cream can't run for president. But, from now until November 6, you can cast your vote by eating a scoop at Superstition Farm's ice cream shop. Head to Udder Delights to select one of two political flavors: Ba-Rocky Road or Mint Romney. See also: - The Sweetness Ice Cream Shop Clo ... More >>
See also: Stauffer Must Exit Sheriff's Race or Forever Be the Goat See also: Mike Stauffer's Third-Wheel Bid for Sheriff May Keep Arpaio in Office See also: Joe Arpaio Foe Mike Stauffer's Twitter Account Filled with Questionable "Followers" (w/Update) Well, if you were waiting for the race for Mari ... More >>
Republican Congressman-turned-lobbyist Matt Salmon is now a Republican nominee for Congress in Arizona's Fifth Congressional District, after he defeated former state House Speaker Kirk Adams last night.Given Salmon's time on K Street, Adams had some material to work with, but Salmon had the money an ... More >>
The campaign manager for independent Maricopa County Sheriff candidate Mike Stauffer says the challenge to Stauffer's nomination signatures has been dropped.With the support of Democratic candidate Paul Penzone, plaintiff Lois Pfau filed the claim, alleging 12,726 of Stauffer's 29,794 submitted sign ... More >>
Phoenix attorney and ex-Arizona Democratic Party Chairman Don Bivens removed himself from the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate today, leaving the way clear for former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona to snag the Dems' nod for the post.In a statement to the press, Bivens claimed that he was tak ... More >>
The Arizona Attorney General continues its inquiry into El Mirage and allegations that city officials used city resources to influence the outcome of an $8.5 million bond election on November 8.The bond passed with a mere three-vote margin.El Mirage provided some rather interesting responses to q ... More >>
Welfare for Russ? Only if Harper and Howie get their way...Uncle Russ needs him some free gub'mint cheese. He ain't got a job no more because of them dang liberals, and that cheese will only cost y'all taxpayers $230,000. Plus, the Constitution promises it to him.Such are the pathetic trial balloons ... More >>
Dennis GilmanWhat did Pearce know about Olivia Cortes' candidacy? And will the Secretary of State's Office heed calls for an investigation?Below is a letter e-mailed today from Democratic precinct committeeman Robert McDonald to Arizona Elections Director Amy Bjelland requesting an investigation int ... More >>
Several Phoenix City Council members have picked sides in the August 30 mayor's race.Councilman Tom Simplot stands with Phoenix mayoral candidate and lobbyist Wes Gullett, Councilmen Michael Johnson and Sal DiCiccio are on team Peggy Neely, a former councilwoman running for mayor, and Councilman ... More >>
A Democrat, Phoenix mayor wanna-be and Republican walk into a campaign fundraiser ...facebook.comCouncilman Tom Simplot (left), Phoenix lobbyist Wes Gullett and Arizona Senator John McCain.Now there a trio of politicos you wouldn't expect to see hanging out together. But political campaigns make ... More >>
Donald Trump is NOT running for president.According to a recent poll, Arizonans mirror much of the rest of the country and can't stand billionaire reality TV bozo Donald Trump, and he's apparently taken the hint -- Trump announced this morning that he will not run for president, ending months of ... More >>
Helen Purcell, Maricopa County Recorder, says that slow returns of early ballots could mean voters are worried about the negative tone of some campaignsAbout half of the early ballots sent out to potential voters in Maricopa County have been returned as of this morning, election off ... More >>
That's McCain (on the left) in a "man-hug" with convicted ponzi-schemer Scott RothsteinSince our earlier post about a video of a "man-hug" between Senator John McCain and convicted ponzi-schemer Scott Rothstein, McCain's campaign got back to us and makes a valid point: John McCain does not ... More >>
In a political move only newsworthy because of its high-level of tackiness, U.S. Senate hopeful Rodney Glassman actually put out a press release last night to make an announcement regarding his campaign wardrobe: In addition to the U.S. flag lapel pin he wears, he will be ... More >>
Rodney Glassman, the baby-faced former vice mayor of Tucson, officially entered the 2010 Senate race yesterday, after months of speculation that he would run. Glassman resigned his post as vice mayor yesterday in order to run because of Arizona's resign to run law, and based on statements th ... More >>
Nick Dranias, attorney for the Goldwater InstituteLast week, U.S. District Court Judge Roslyn Silver put an end to all-important "matching funds" provisions in Arizona's clean elections system, saying that -- absent a stay from the appellate court -- publicly funded candidates will onl ... More >>
www.punditkitchen.comArizona Senator Jon Kyl isn't letting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid get away with racially charged comments he made about Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign.According to the recently released book Game Change, written about the 2008 presidential campaign b ... More >>
Here's how publicity hound Joe Arpaio used a TV station to try to destroy rival Dan Saban with a bogus rape claim
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