President Obama's campaign manager Jim Messina says they're done trying to win Arizona, now that the election's a few days away, according to Politico."Messina called Arizona an 'enticing prospect' and said that public and private polling has shown the state fairly close," the Politico report says. ... More >>
Folks, take your early voting ballots and throw them straight in the garbage -- KPHO, Channel 5, has already "called" the election for President Obama."The 2012 presidential election is still more than two weeks away, but on Friday a CBS News affiliate in Arizona called the race for President Barack ... More >>
Despite the speculation that Senator John McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, consults her vagina before casting votes -- speculation we assume never existed -- she claims she does not.McCain was in the KTAR booth for her weekly chat with Mac and Gaydos yesterday, and confirmed something that no one r ... More >>
Arizona's anti-immigration laws and policies were center stage during part of the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York. President Barack Obama criticized Governor Mitt Romney for pledging to veto the DREAM Act and saying that "self deportation" was his plan to address the mi ... More >>
President Obama and Mitt Romney are "dead even" in Arizona, according to a poll of the state's voters released this week.The thought of Obama winning Arizona -- which the president's campaign contends is possibly -- seems to come and go each week, depending on how poll results turn out, but this one ... More >>
According to the latest poll of Arizonans, President Obama's ahead of Mitt Romney by two percentage points, which qualifies as being "dead even."This poll comes from the Behavior Research Center, which is notably the only polling outfit that's shown an Obama lead in Arizona out of the eight companie ... More >>
For once, two men argued on television, and national media outlets didn't choose the winner for everyone (well, fewer than usual).We're talking about the vice-presidential debate between current VP Joe Biden, and VP-hopeful Paul Ryan, who had their lone debate last night.
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 >>
The following post was written by Sam Levin, an editorial fellow at New Times' Denver-based sister paper, Westword. Although Senator John McCain easily won Arizona in the 2008 election, team Obama believes Arizona is in play this time around. Read on for observation and analysis from last night's de ... More >>
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson stopped by Arizona State University's Tempe campus today as part of his national tour of colleges, and one of his opening acts described the general tone of Johnson and his audience pretty well:He's the "third option to Beavis and Butt-head."
See also: Arpaio's Republican National Convention Role Doesn't Exist; He'll Be at a ZooAfter being relegated to a speaking role at a zoo near the Republican National Convention last week, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is now listed as being a speaker at a farm near the Democratic National Conve ... More >>
Yesterday, Governor Jan Brewer got about 30 seconds to announce who Arizona's delegates were supporting at the Republican National Convention, and she managed to pack a bunch of awkward stuff into that 30-second window.
U.S. Senate candidate Wil Cardon is liked by thousands of people.Unfortunately, most of those people are in Bangladesh, according to the campaign of his primary opponent Jeff Flake, which is thinking Cardon's the latest politician to fudge the numbers on a social media website in the name of popular ... More >>
Representatives of the "meth lab of democracy" are apparently comedy gold for The Daily Show, as U.S. Senator John McCain was featured in one of the show's segments earlier this week.McCain's appearance was actually in the same episode as Michael Hicks, a Tucson Unified School District governing boa ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio -- the man who says, "I don't have press conferences just to get my name on television" -- held a press conference today outside Tent City to talk about a sign on the fence.It's the early 19th-anniversary present for the jail -- a sign displaying the total "Numb ... More >>
Fagala-phobic Arizona Congressman Trent Franks is obnoxiously conservative. Aside from thinking race/gender-based abortions are a legitimate problem in the United States (which it's not), he thinks letting gay people tie the knot "literally is a threat to the nation's survival" because it threate ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's been in Iowa for the past few days to help his horse in the GOP presidential primary, Texas Governor Rick Perry, in his final push before state's January 3 caucuses.Apparently, Perry still thinks the sheriff's support is a good thing -- despite Arpaio's recent ... More >>
Last week, we asked our readers to offer suggestions for an appropriate caption for the above photo of presidential candidate Herman Cain in the midst of a rather epic brain-fart for this week's New Times' You Write the Caption contest.If you missed Cain's cranial flatulence, click here to watc ... More >>
Hmmm...Libya, huh? Let's see...yeah, I got nothin'.Presidential candidate Herman Cain is the latest politico to suffer a public bout with brain flatulence -- an affliction with which Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is all too familiar.Cain recently met with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's editorial ... More >>
www.punditkitchen.comIf next year's presidential election were held today, President Barack Obama would carry Republican-leaning Arizona, according to a recent poll.According to a Rocky Mountain poll released yesterday, Obama leads all possible Republican candidates in Arizona by at least a five- ... More >>
James KingPresidential candidate Herman Cain might have been joking about building an electrified fence at the U.S. Mexico border -- we're still not sure.Presidential candidate Herman Cain met with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio this afternoon, but he was late to the meeting because of an unk ... More >>
politisite.comA poll of 623 Arizona voters released today reflects a couple things -- almost nobody likes Donald Trump, and most people would prefer Sarah Palin not move here. In the poll -- from Public Policy Polling -- opinions are recorded about possible GOP nominees for the 2012 presidential ... More >>
www.hypericum.comJohn McCain apparently learned how to use a computer since the 2008 presidential campaign.Senator John McCain's back-and-forth banter with "Snooki" -- of Jersey Shore shame -- seems to have earned him high marks as far as his digital prowess goes.In a joint study conducted by Ge ... More >>
J.D. HayworthIf Senate hopeful J.D. Hayworth was pissed off yesterday, he's gotta be fuming today.In response to a comment Hayworth made that America is better off with Barack Obama as president than it would be with John McCain in the White House, the McCain campaign released a new campaign ad h ... More >>
Despite significant gains in almost every poll taken over the last month, Senator John McCain's campaign continues to hammer away at "The Maverick's" opponent in the GOP Senate primary, J.D. Hayworth.This primary has been one of the uglier political contests in the 2010 campaign season and, in it ... More >>
If we were running for political office and our chief opponent was airing a TV ad featuring someone who'd appeared on a neo-Nazi radio show, we'd say "go for it, pal!"The logic being: It will only hurt the oppoient's chances.But Senate hopeful J.D. Hayworth, with the wording of his ... More >>
Somebody didn't get invited to the party.John McCain's latest I'm-tough-on-border-security campaign ad was released today and it features several Arizona sheriff's standing in solidarity to show their support for "the Maverick."Absent from the bunch: America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff," ... More >>
www.nndb.comIf the whole U.S. Senate thing doesn't work out for former Congressman J.D. Hayworth, he should find some solace in the fact that his work as a TV pitchman -- namely his pimping of "horse-love repellent" in a John McCain campaign ad -- is getting noticed by some of the big-shots in th ... More >>
When you live in a glass house you probably shouldn't throw stones but J.D. Hayworth has a new rock to hurl at Senator John McCain: a video of the senator in a man-tastic embrace with a convicted ponzi-schemer.Check out the video after the jump.
Two of Senator John McCain's veteran campaign advisers -- one being his campaign manager, Shiree Verdone -- have left the campaign, the McCain camp announced Friday.After the "danged fence" ad, and what Dan Nowicki at the Arizona Republic is calling an "about face" on his stance on immigration, w ... More >>
J.D. HayworthJohn McCain's latest Web ad has created a little controversy and now his opponent in the GOP primary for Senate, J.D. Hayworth, is speaking out about the controversial ad. In case you missed it, the ad is billed as a J.D. Hayworth campaign ad, where he discusses some of the se ... 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 >>
Our own Senator John McCain reportedly put out a statement today in support of President-Elect Barack Obama's pick of Governor Janet Napolitano as head of homeland security. Um, duh.
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