State Representative John Kavanagh revels in his self-appointed role as the rightwinger Arizona lefties love most to hate. Since recalled, disgraced former state Senate President Russell Pearce (Kavanagh's pal) was pounded into mainstream political irrelevance in 2011, Kavanagh's eclipsed his erst ... More >>
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, who pledged during this 2011 mayoral campaign to repeal the city's 2 percent emergency food tax by April 1, is not likely to deliver on that promise. Stanton says he not betraying public trust. "I believed the economy was going to be in a better place, and a lot of econ ... More >>
Many Phoenix voters have already cast a ballot. Some, perhaps even twice. For those of you who haven't, today is the day. Don't forget that Phoenix is now using voting centers, which have replaced the traditional polling places. The Maricopa County Elections Department, which is running ... More >>
Phoenix New Times Photo Illustration Greg Stanton is the people's newest "enemy." Coming soon. This film is not yet rated. The Republicans won't invite Phoenix Mayoral Candidate Greg Stanton to their candidate forums. And they, along with Phoenix Tea Party-types, are branding him as "t ... More >>
Claude Mattox is the fire fighters' choice for Phoenix mayor.Greg Stanton is the candidate of choice for Arizona police' unions.There are two major endorsements Valley politicians go after with gusto during election season -- police and fire. And while one candidate usually grabs both endorsem ... More >>
Mayoral candidate Greg StantonGreg Stanton today turned in petitions with more than 3,000 signatures nominating him as a candidate in the upcoming mayor's race.While the signatures will go through a vetting process to make sure they are all valid and come from registered voters, Stanton&nbs ... More >>
Candidates vying to be Phoenix's next mayorCitizens for Phoenix, a coalition of neighborhood leaders, is sponsoring a mayoral debate on May 3 at the Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Road. It is expected to be the first debate with all five mayoral candidates in attendance. Thane Eichenauer, ... More >>
Greg Stanton won over voters at the Arrogant Butcher.It's official -- Greg Stanton is the winner of an Arrogant Butcher straw poll gauging who might be the next Phoenix mayor. Stanton, a former deputy Attorney General and Phoenix councilman, claimed victory with 524 votes, or about 40 perce ... More >>
If you're planning to run for mayor of Phoenix, please raise your hand. (See? Proof!)Since Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard's days are numbered, it's likely that Deputy Attorney General Greg Stanton will put himself on the short list of politicos who plan to run for mayor of Phoenix.T ... More >>
The Arizona Guardian Senator Pam GormanState Senator Pam Gorman announced that she will be joining the growing field of potential replacements for Congressman John Shadegg. Gorman says that Washington D.C. politicians are "out of control" and she seems to think she can change that. This ... More >>
John Shadegg using a seven-month-old baby as a prop on the floor of the House of RepresentativesWith Congressman John Shadegg throwing in the towel and announcing he would be retiring from Congress yesterday, there is no shortage of talk about who his potential replacement might be.One of t ... More >>
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HE BROUGHT US AN RTC LAWSUIT, A GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION AND A "CAR OF THE PEOPLE." NOT TO MENTION GEORGE LECKIE AND ANNETTE ALVAREZ. OH, WHAT THE HECK, WE'LL MENTION THEM.
He's already the state's GOP power broker. He'll soon be Arizona's senior senator. Will the volatile John McCain Rule by fear or respect?
IN THE MID-'80S, ASU WAS THE LAUNCHING PAD FOR THEIR CONSERVATIVE VITRIOL. NOW THEY'VE GRADUATED TO THE REAL WORLD.