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The outcome of the election won’t be official until next month, but congressional hopeful Martha McSally reinforced her recent claim to victory by showing up in Washington for freshman orientation Monday.
The race between Democratic Congressman Ron Barber and Republican challenger Martha McSally remained too close to call as of the Explorer’s Monday deadline, with McSally holding a slim 341-vote lead over Barber.
When the primaries ended in August, most candidates turned their attention to this week’s general election, but Ruben Gallego was looking farther down the road.
The Associated Press has called the Arizona governor's race. State Treasurer Doug Ducey defeated Democrat Fred DuVal. Ducey will be replacing Gov. Jan Brewer who was not eligible to run for reelection.
It’s that time again, when I write up my election endorsements. Anyone who’s read this column knows I’m a strong Democrat, so it should come as no surprise I’m supporting Democrats all the way down the line. However, to those of you who vote for both Democrats and Republicans, here are a few reasons to favor the D’s this time around.
While Congressional District 1 is the 10th largest in the nation, and has one of the most diverse populations – both Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D) and challenger Ariz. House Speaker Andy Tobin (R) agree that the majority of the district is rural and the needs of constituents are common.
Candidates for the U.S. House seat in Arizona’s First Congressional District are debating in Northwest Tucson on Tuesday, Oct. 14 in the theater at Mountain View High School at Thornydale and Linda Vista.
By the headline, one probably thinks this editorial is about it being the spooky month of Halloween, it being Oct. 1 and all. However, you would be wrong.
Arizona race for governor
As the Primary Election approaches voters with no designated party affiliation continue to outnumber voters in recognized political parties.
Since Independents can vote in the primary, I have decided to pay particular attention to the statements of the candidates running for governor and congress. Democrats are running unopposed.
Republican Martha McSally thought she had won a seat in Congress two years ago. Before all the votes were counted in her race against Democratic incumbent Ron Barber, McSally jetted off to Washington, D.C., for freshman orientation.
In Oro Valley, the Primary Election (Aug. 26 election day) is the first round of voting where all initial candidates have the potential to receive votes in order to advance to the General Election or win outright. Registered voters will select a candidate for each open seat, and in the case of this year’s local election, residents will select one candidate for the open Mayoral seat and three candidates for the three open Councilmember seats. If the candidates do not win outright, then the candidates receiving the highest amount of votes candidates per remaining open seat) move on to the General Election (Nov. 4 election day). Oro Valley has non-partisan elections, which means that candidates are elected regardless of their political affiliation.
Three Republican candidates—House Speaker Andy Tobin, state Rep. Adam Kwasman and rancher/businessman Gary Kiehne—are vying for the chance to take on Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick in Arizona’s Congressional District 1, a sprawling district that includes most of rural Eastern Arizona and stretches from Oro Valley, Marana, SaddleBrooke to Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona Native American reservations.
A statewide survey of high efficacy primary voters conducted July 10-12 shows that, despite heavy ad buys in the gubernatorial primary, Republicans in Arizona are still overwhelmingly undecided on who will be their party’s nominee to succeed Gov. Jan Brewer.
While Congress is in Washington debating President Barack Obama’s proposal to spend more than $3 billion to address the immigration crisis the nation is currently facing, and Republicans argue that border security measures need to be taken immediately, the Department of Health and Human Services is still struggling to find housing for the more than 65,000 immigrant children that have entered the U.S. from Central America over the last year.
The ballot set to run in the August Primary Election took shape in Arizona on May 28, as candidates worked to submit the required signatures to officially run.
The tape is slowly being stripped away as each new advertisement appears on television, and yes, we all know that in the months to come, the gloves will come off in the political arena.
1. The White House says 6 million have signed up for ObamaCare insurance
In anticipation of Meggitt PLC’s Securaplane office’s grand opening in Oro Valley, U.S. Rep Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz. toured the facility and spoke with its employees on March 20.
The national 2014 Congressional Art Competition is under way, and U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick invites high schools across Arizona’s District One to submit their students’ artwork.
For more than two decades, the number of voters not affiliated with a recognized political party in Arizona has steadily grown. According to Secretary of State Ken Bennett, the state’s “independents” have now become the largest bloc of voters in the state.
1. New York and New Jersey declare winter-weather emergencies
The latest voter registration figures have been released and according to Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Arizona has 3,244,793 registered voters, an increase of 20,066 since the last report in October.
Some Arizona lawmakers who have criticized Gov. Jan Brewer’s policy decisions in the past, particularly when it comes to her push for expanded Medicaid, are agreeing with points she made in her State of the State address, especially where she prioritized child welfare and education.