Primary day 2014 was a beautiful day for moderation in Arizona politics. A perfect day? Hardly, but disappointments in the Republican field offer opportunities for Arizona Democrats in the general election. Former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith's second place finish to state Treasurer Doug Ducey was ant ... More >>
State Treasurer Doug Ducey cruised to an easy win last night for the Republican nomination for Arizona governor, and will take on Democrat Fred DuVal in November. The results were not so good for another pair of Republicans in state government -- scandal-plagued Attorney General Tom Horne lost his ... More >>
Three of the four competitive primary elections among Arizona's congressional districts have been decided early. Former state Representative Ruben Gallego has defeated Mary Rose Wilcox in Congressional District 7's Democratic primary, to replace retiring Democratic Congressman Ed Pastor. While vot ... More >>
Arizona Public Service's apparent "dark-money" spending for two Arizona Corporation Commission members appears to have paid off. Four Republican candidates were vying for two open seats on the commission in tonight's primary election, and the two who APS allegedly preferred were comfortably in the ... More >>
Why is Sheriff Joe Arpaio endorsing Arizona's sleazy Attorney General Tom Horne in the GOP primary? I'll tell you why: because Arpaio always likes to have a prosecutor or two in his hip pocket. Should Horne lose the Republican primary to former Arizona gaming director Mark Brnovich, you can bet y ... More >>
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.
For the second month in a row, pollsters have found that Arizonans don't really know who they'd like to be the next governor.In results released today, Public Policy Polling found the leader in the GOP primary to be "undecided," at 34 percent. The leading GOP candidate is Secretary of State Ken Benn ... More >>
Despite what the state Republican party says, not every Republican voter in the state is grabbing a torch and pitchfork to go after Senator John McCain.Although the state GOP censured McCain last month, poll results released today seem to show that Republicans don't hate McCain that much.
The Maricopa County Republican Committee voted to censure Senator John McCain.In other words, with a 1,150-351 vote, the county GOP passed a resolution that says it doesn't like McCain anymore.
Two right-wing news websites, Breitbart and the Drudge Report, have riled up their followers with headlines about the Arizona GOP issuing a "formal rebuke" of Republican Senator John McCain.There's one critical bit of information missing from the "news" there. When you read the story, you'll see it' ... More >>
One of Arizona's most influential bloggers, Jeff Vath, the man behind the widely-read, GOP-centric Politico Mafioso blog, passed away Tuesday night at John C. Lincoln Hospital in Deer Valley. He was 52. According to his wife of 24 years, Mary Anne, Vath's death was due to complications from surgery ... More >>
The Arizona Republican Party is the gift that keeps on giving. Last week, the Maricopa County GOP picked raging aggro gay-hater A.J. LaFaro as its chairman, a choice Dems are giddy over because it leaves the local Republican Party in the complete control of wigged-out moonhowlers, further alienati ... More >>
I wish I'd been at the November 29 meeting of Legislative District 25 Republicans for the election of new officers and state committee-persons. All the haters were there, and the haters had their asses handed to them when their pro-hater slate, for the most part, went down in flames. Which is the m ... More >>
Over the past couple of weeks, the Arizona Republican Party, supporting Republican congressional candidate Vernon Parker, has demanded that Parker's Democratic opponent, Kyrsten Sinema, release a list of her clients as a criminal-defense attorney.The odds of that happening are pretty close to zero, ... More >>
See Also: Joel Fox, Former Captain in Sheriff Arpaio's Office, Blames Stress for Lies to State Criminal Investigators See Also: Two of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Top Deputies Have "Love Connection" to SCA Scandal The stink from Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office wafts on: Joel Fox, the love-swollen former cap ... More >>
See also Mitt Romney's Arizona Problem: Randy Pullen vs. Shane Wikfors What's going on with Shane Wikfors? The now former spokesman for the Arizona Republican Party?
Wikfors on Sunday Square Off, sparking a firestorm Mitt Romney may be attempting a shift to the center on immigration, but word has yet to trickle down to the hardcore nativists of the Arizona Republican Party.As the GOP presidential hopeful was in Florida yesterday trying to woo the National A ... More >>
To the casual observer, Congressmen Ben Quayle and David Schweikert may seem like the same dude.They're both freshman in the House, and they've voted the same in 94 percent of the 1,146 roll call votes they both voted on.They're both running for the Republican nomination in Arizona's Sixth Congre ... More >>
Ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce began slithering back into relevancy this Saturday during the Arizona GOP's winter meeting, held at Phoenix's Church for the Nations, where he was elected to the party's First Vice Chair position.Despite an embarrassing 12-point loss to fellow Republican Jerr ... More >>
Unless you frequent right wing blogs such as Sonoran Alliance or SeeingRedAZ, you may have missed the tidbit that disgraced ex-state Senator Russell Pearce has won the endorsement of Arizona GOP Chair Tom Morrissey for the unpaid position Pearce is seeking: First Vice Chair of the Arizona Republican ... More >>
Sheriff Joe ArpaioThe hits keep coming for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. First, the media continues to hound him about hundreds of botched sex-crime investigations. Then Randy Parraz, the man who organized the takedown of ousted former Senate President Russell Pearce, demands his resignat ... More >>
James KingWil Cardon trails Congressman Jeff Flake and "some other candidate" in the GOP Senate primary.If you happen to be someone other than Mesa businessman Wil Cardon, you probably would beat Cardon in the GOP Senate primary, according to a recently released poll.Cardon, who is running to rep ... 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 >>
The State PressMark Spinks (fully clothed)Former Congressional candidate Mark Spinks is a big fan of state Republican Party Chairman Tom Morrissey. In fact, he recently sent a scathing email to those looking to get the chairman booted from his post (we got a copy of it, which you can see below). ... More >>
Some GOPers aren't happy with newly elected state Republican Party Chairman Tom Morrissey.The air conditioning at Arizona's Republican Party headquarters is broken, it's been broken, and it may be a while until it's fixed. But it's not just the temperature that's heating up within the state's Gra ... More >>
www.dollardollarbillsyall.comIf you're planning on running against Congressman Jeff Flake for the Senate seat being vacated by Senator Jon Kyl, you may want to reconsider -- the guy's got some cash.Flake announced today that his campaign has raised $1 million in three months."Our tremendous finan ... More >>
Jennifer Barber, former Goodyear City Council candidate, says she was told by a state GOP staffer that she could get Sheriff Arpaio's endorsement if she paid $2,000 to a political consultant.A former Goodyear City Council candidate is sticking to her story that a state Republic ... More >>
Maria Weeg, aka, "the Weeg-ster": Her resemblance to erstwhile Dukakis campaign aide Susan Estrich, is striking.It's gotta be cold comfort for Arizona Democratic Party Chairman "Dandy" Don Bivens and Executive Director Maria Weeg to be getting love from the ideological Cro-Magnons over at the Sonora ... More >>
By Sarah Fenske The Arizona Secretary of State has found "reasonable cause" to believe the Arizona Republican Party broke the law by accepting $105,000 in contributions from a high ranking member of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's staff. The finding came last week, according to public records obtained by New ... More >>
When will Republican politicians learn that most musicians are Democrats? At the very least, they could make a couple calls before using particular artists’ songs in their campaigns. That would prevent musicians getting bitchy about their songs being used without their permission by politicians th ... More >>
Gerald Richard, exposing MCSO honcho David Hendershott's role in the sliming of Saban. Fee-fie-foe-fum, I smell the weasel-y paw of Joe Arpaio's two-ton henchman, Chief Deputy David Hendershott, master of the MCSO's dirty tricks department. Dan Saban operatives called a press conference at Wesley B ... More >>
The racist sticker is in the middle of the "o" in "Tony." Campaign signs for Tony Bouie, an African-American candidate in the LD6 GOP primary for state House, were hit primary day with a crude, racist sticker showing a nude black man in silhouette with target sights around his body. The stickers w ... More >>
Jeff Flake fires back on the county GOP's neo-Nazi problem. In Thursday's blog post on the local Republican Party's J.T. Ready-problem, I included an excerpt from Maricopa County Republican Party Chairman Tom Husband's letter to Congressman Jeff Flake, wherein Husband claims ignorance of Ready's ne ... More >>
Maricopa County Republican Chairman Tom Husband, from the MC GOP Web site. The Republic amuses me. Why is it when they finally get around to pulling themselves off the sofa to write about a story I've been whaling on for over a year, they act like they've just discovered Plymouth Rock or something? ... More >>
A flier for Tonopah's upcoming Oi Fest!, one of many neo-Nazi/white power events scheduled for Arizona. As you might have read in the far right Sonoran Alliance blog this morning, three GOP Congressmen from Arizona -- Jeff Flake, John Shadegg and Trent Franks have called on Tom Husband, Chairman of ... More >>
Is Arizona's Speaker of the House afraid of what might happen if the truth is learned about a local election?
Pissed at Joe's insanity, Senator John McCain makes it official: He endorses Saban.
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