Randy Pullen, a CPA who's running for State Treasurer, is either a fool or a liar. Not in general, mind you: We're talking strictly about his role in a campaign-finance scandal that helped destroy the careers of three of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's top men.
Given the headlines about an FBI investigation into Attorney General Tom Horne, he's requesting the same "media prominence" be given to the fact his accuser said his complaint was not based on "direct evidence."There ya go.The news came Monday from the Arizona Capitol Times that Horne was being inve ... More >>
Yet again, Republican Wil Cardon's U.S. Senate campaign has gone on the attack against his primary foe, Congressman Jeff Flake, over his travel habits.And yet again, Cardon appears to be confused about what Flake's actually doing.It started with an ad called "Flake Air," describing Flake as an "i ... More >>
In this week's print edition, New Times examines Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas' habit of hiring pricey outside lawyers -- and then letting them run up huge bills for less than stellar work.We couldn't help but notice that some of the same firms billing the county for the biggest sums ... More >>
With the SCA scandal breaking wide open last week, we figured it was time to make another call to Bruce Ash, the Republican National Committeeman for Arizona. This time we got him on the phone, and as you'll see, he helped clear up a couple of nagging questions we had about the Republican Party's ... More >>
Pullen apparently wants people to think he's a gullible idiot instead of a guy who got caught trying to hide a big donation.
Does the Guv secretly heart Sarah Palin, or does she just have hoof-in-mouth disease? What the hell is wrong with Janet Napolitano? The woman has a cushy job where she doesn't have to lift a pinky, and for nearly six years, she's mostly maintained a stunning record of boredom and do-nothingism. Now ... More >>
I love this side of Sproul's anti-Pearce MVD flier wherein Pearce gets bitch-slapped by Mary Peters. A tip of the chapeau to the Republican bloggers over at PolitcoMafioso, which bills itself as the "#1 John McCain blog in Arizona." They're the first I've seen to post this Nathan Sproul mailer atta ... More >>
Holocaust-denier John Watson with state Rep. Russell Pearce. I was somewhat gratified to see the East Valley Tribune follow my blog item on Russell Pearce removing the name of alleged public urinator Buffalo Rick Galeener from his list of endorsers. Check out the story by Trib scribbler Sonu Munshi ... More >>
Side one of the new anti-Pearce flier. Side two, featuring Pearce and the Ernst Roehm of the East Valley. I've been screaming in the wilderness about the links between avowed neo-Nazi J.T. Ready and state Rep. Russell Pearce for well-over a year. Now Republican consultant Nathan Sproul has taken ... More >>
Nita's holy-rolling opposition changes its tune but its sermon stays the same
Infighting and back-stabbing are still in fashion this political season
Reformers have a once-in-a-decade chance to take redistricting out of the hands of legislators. Can it pass? Will it work?