I have a confession to make: I love "dark money." When it's used to blast someone I don't like, that is. In the hands of Tyler Montague, president of the Arizona Public Integrity Alliance, dark money is truly a beautiful thing. Montague is one of the folks in Mesa instrumental in ousting former ... More >>
Tall with a buzz cut and a toothy grin, Dr. Ralph Heap is a banjo-pickin' orthopedic surgeon with a handsome family and enough charisma to worry incumbent Bob Worsley in the GOP primary for state senator from deeply red Legislative District 25. Heap also is a colossal hypocrite -- and the cat's paw ... More >>
In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:
Now here's something you truly don't see every day: A candidate for public office doing something beneficial for Democrats and Republicans.James Woods, a Democrat running in CD-5, hosted a party over the weekend to get local political candidates' campaign materials reproduced in braille, for blind a ... More >>
Gilbert is one of the best places in the United States for right-wingers to live, according to one analysis.Estately, a real estate company, put together a formula to find the best cities in America for conservatives to live, and ranked Gilbert (which is technically a "town") ninth.
President Obama addressed the nation yesterday to explain why he's pushing for some sort of military strike in Syria.While Arizona's congressional delegation is split on striking Syria, the one local poll done on the issue showed that Arizonans really don't want military action there.
To alter a line from the great Gil Scott-Heron, the revolution will be UStreamed. In a demonstration Wednesday at the Phoenix Field Office for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DREAMers, undocumented moms and U.S. citizens laid siege to the facility, in one instance blocking a bus filled wi ... More >>
As the Arizona Republic was bleeding ink for Governor Jan Brewer's allegedly "kinder, gentler tone" on immigration over the weekend, what was Janbo up to? See also: -Jan Brewer on Blast by DREAMers and CBA in Protest: 3 Arrested -Arizona Deserves No Peace From Pro-Immigrant Forces Raising cash for ... More >>
At the Arizona Republican Party's election-viewing party at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix last night, the moment came that precisely none of the scheduled speakers was prepared for -- on a large screen to the right of the stage, Fox News declared that President Obama had won re-election.
As is the case every two years, all nine of Arizona's seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are up for grabs, and some are closer than others.For example, if it's 8 a.m. on Election Day, and we're on the Secretary of State's website trying to find the name of the Democrat running against Congre ... More >>
Several of the races for Arizona's seats in the U.S. House of Representatives ended up close, and at the time of this post, we still don't have the answer in three districts.Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, Republican Martha McSally, and Republican Jonathan Paton are each hanging on to small leads in t ... More >>
The National Republican Congressional Committee has been increasing press-release blasts to some of its targeted districts recently, including two already today.The releases mostly tie local candidates to the Obama administration and the current Democrats in Congress, just plugging in the name of th ... More >>
The Southern Poverty Law Center rolled out with its new round of "hate group" labels, adding the Arizona chapter of the charity/religious advocacy group United Families International to the list for being "anti-gay."Republican state Representative Andy Biggs is the former policy adviser to the gr ... More >>
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, who wants Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's support in his newly announced bid for Congress, had strong words for Arpaio after the 2007 arrest of officer Thomas Lovejoy. Babeu questioned Arpaio's motives in the arrest, saying they were driven not by honest enforc ... More >>
Image: Arizona Tourism AllianceSteve Chucri, former staffer for ex-Congressman Matt Salmon and current president and CEO of the Arizona Restaurant Association, plans to run against Don Stapley for the District 2 seat on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.Steve Chucri, CEO of the Arizona Res ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs.Today's entries:
www.jacksonlewis.comAttorney Justin Pierce will serve the remainder of Kirk Adams' term in the Arizona House of Representatives.There's a new member of the Arizona House of Representatives: attorney Justin Pierce was appointed today to serve the remainder of former Speaker Kirk Adams' term.The Ma ... More >>
Arizona's new Speaker of the House of Representatives Andy TobinState Representative Andy Tobin has been pegged to serve as the new speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives following former Speaker Kirk Adams' announcement that he was leaving the Legislature.As New Times pointed out on Tue ... More >>
Image: www.sonoranalliance.com We asked for comment, we got comment -- from the Sonoran Alliance blog, anyhow. Turns out Shane Wikfors (pictured), who runs the blog, considers church-mate Dan Saban a friend. Who knew? Wikfors slams the infamous attack ad on Saban as "disgus ... More >>
An independent voting-technology expert finds serious problems in the Maricopa County Elections Department
Jim Pederson wants comfy outdoor dining without misters -- something all voters can agree on
That's what a group led by the well-connected family of one of Arpaio's own injured deputies is working to see happen
County lawmen boffing hookers isn't Sheriff Joe's only problem. Fed up with his thuggery, Arpaio's own political party has targeted him for defeat
A call to an ex-gubernatorial candidate's campaign cell phone is linked to forged documents used to slam Napolitano and Salmon.
The crowd at Patriots Square Park resembled that at a Stones concert
You know it was a weird election if The Spike is actually missing John McCain
Janet Napolitano is the Dems' lame anointee for governor. But Alfredo Gutierrez could beat her.
Rookie comedians laugh all the way to the Improv
n2geo takes phrase "worldwide Web" literally
If Joe Arpaio runs for governor, he'll win if people forget he's a madman
Infighting and back-stabbing are still in fashion this political season
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