If you happen to be running for president, do yourself a favor and avoid Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio like grim death -- for the second time in two presidential elections, Arpaio's horse in the race has crashed and burned.Just two days before the pivotal South Carolina primary, Texas Govern ... More >>
It's not looking good for El Mirage officials who rallied for voters to approve an $8.5 million bond for a new police station and to partially fund the building of a local YMCA. But with only a 19-vote gap, it's too close to call. Residents cast 984 ballots against the measure, which would have r ... More >>
Image: Ray Stern Helen Purcell, Maricopa County Recorder, expects to put out a news release at about 5 p.m. on Thursday with updated vote counts.About 12,000 provisional ballots were amassed today at the Maricopa County Elections department, officials say, bringing the to ... More >>
Ben QuayleBen Quayle, a candidate for Congress in Arizona's Third District, isn't even the Republican Party's nominee yet, but that isn't stopping the likely Democratic nominee, Jon Hulburd, from bashing him for how -- more specifically, where -- he raises money.Hulburd's gripe: a lot of Quayle's ... More >>
www.republicamyblog.com Florida Governor Charlie Crist and "The Maverick."Florida Governor Charlie Crist did the unthinkable yesterday by bailing on the Republican Party and announcing that he will be running for the U.S. Senate as an Independent.The move comes after it became clear that C ... More >>
Senate hopeful J.D. Hayworth released poll numbers today that he claims show he's inching closer to dethroning Senator John McCain as the Republican candidate for the United States Senate.A Rasmussen poll released today finds that McCain's lead over Hayworth is only five percentage points, an ... More >>
Ben Quayle, the son of former Vice President Dan Quayle and the latest addition to the jam-packed list of candidates for the district three congressional seat, hasn't voted in a municipal election since registering to vote in Arizona in 1997, a new report claims.According to voting records dug up ... More >>
By Stephen Lemons With cries of Barack Obama's "Yes we can" refrain still echoing in the Wyndham's ballroom in downtown Phoenix, Tim Nelson conceded a hard-fought campaign against incumbent Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas. "My disappointment in this election is more than overcome by my ela ... More >>
Planning ahead is more necessary than ever. In fact, once you've arrived at the correct polling place, the adventures continue.
Does Dan the Man still have a shot at the title? A new poll suggests that he might. "Keep hope alive," Jesse Jackson used to exclaim to Dems back in the day. Well, Dan Saban's camp is doing just that by releasing an internal poll that targets the nearly half million new voters added to county rolls ... More >>
By Ray Stern This Tuesday's election is a big one, and no one who participates would want their vote to end up on the cutting room floor. Yet Arizona's 2004 voter identification law can make the process somewhat confusing for people who have recently moved. To help those folks out, Arizona Attorne ... More >>
Raising a mug to the ballot-boothin kids
The People's Champ fights back today in court... With the political clock ticking, Phoenix mayoral hopeful Jarrett Maupin filed suit in Maricopa County Superior Court late Monday to have his name restored to the September 11 ballot. Maupin is repped by Republican attorney John Acer, perhaps most fa ... More >>
A Phoenix man may serve five years in prison for get this voting
After looking like political asses in the '90s, Arizona Democrats have the money, moderation and 800-pound gorilla to kick some pachyderm tail
Whether there was vote tampering is not the most vital question for U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton to answer
Empowering the Secretary of State, especially this secretary of state, to decide when elections can be suspended is a crazy idea. Sanity must prevail in state government
GOP honchos keep hiding the truth about election foul-ups, as it's learned that local ballots may be stored illegally
An independent voting-technology expert finds serious problems in the Maricopa County Elections Department
County Attorney Andy Thomas must prove he can protect our constitutional rights
Don't bother, they're here. After a decade of voter-mandated reform, the Arizona Legislature is as out of touch as ever
Can the Maricopa County Elections Department ensure the accuracy of early voting? Hell No!
A new poll shows Outlaw Joe Arpaio's popularity plummeting among county Republicans
Reformers have a once-in-a-decade chance to take redistricting out of the hands of legislators. Can it pass? Will it work?
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
Lost in the euphoria over approval of the Los Arcos redevelopment: a key financial document that somebody is lying about
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
Proposition 200 -- the Drug Medicalization Act -- is causing high anxiety among politicians and lawmen
Stadium-tax foes strike out again in Superior Court
Feds query state about abysmal voter registration among welfare applicants
WITH PROPOSITION 300--THE PRIVATE-PROPERTY-RIGHTS MEASURE--ARIZONA ONCE AGAIN BECOMES A BATTLEGROUND FOR A NATIONAL RIGHT-WING CRUSADE
NO EVIDENCE OF PAYMENTS ON $1 MILLION-PLUS IN CAMPAIGN "LOANS"
Look out, McCain. There's a woman after you.