Wednesday, August 8, 2012 4:00 am
In his 32 years as Pima County Sheriff, 75-year-old Clarence Dupnik has never lost an election, but that was before some controversial comments made in regards to Tucson’s Jan. 8 mass shooting and Arizona Senate Bill 1070.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:00 pm
When Randy Pullen was 15, he worked for the 1964 Republican
presidential bid of Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 11:00 pm
Joe Higgins, Republican candidate for Pima County supervisor in
District 1, believes county government should cooperate with cities
and towns as an ally, and not pose as an adversary.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 4:00 am
Pima County needs a lot of work. That was the consensus of the four Republican candidates running for Pima County Board of Supervisors District 1, when they met at the Sun City Social Hall on April 17.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 12:00 am
Four candidates running for Congress took the
solemn pledge Thursday, when the Northwest Republicans hosted a
debate among hopefuls in Congressional District 8.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 11:00 pm
Al Melvin and Pete Hershberger drew clear distinctions with one
another Wednesday, when the two Republican Senate District 26
candidates fielded questions at a Citizens Clean Elections
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 11:00 pm
There's an old mob term: "Going to the mattresses." It's when
the mob's "soldiers" hide out in an apartment filled with
mattresses for days or weeks, waiting until they're told it's time
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 11:00 pm
Three first-time political hopefuls are vying for two Republican
nominations for the Arizona House of Representatives in District
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 3:00 am
R.I.N.O. - Republican In Name Only. Flaky on the issues. More
relevant, flaky on the obligation to support other members of the
coalition they have chosen, particularly when holding partisan or
party office. There may be examples elsewhere called DINOS.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 12:00 am
The GOP gets tons of advice, mostly bad and from
non-Republicans. Here’s what’s really happening.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:47 am
After retiring from a job heading up a homebuilding company for about a decade, Scott Smith spent six years as mayor of Mesa, where he developed a reputation as a problem solver and networked well enough to be elected the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 4:00 am
Many of the state’s GOP Congressional candidates attended a Tea Party event in Tucson last week, where Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum appeared ahead of Tuesday’s Primary Election.
Tuesday, April 16, 2002 11:00 pm
Although the ink is barely dry on the proposed lines of
Arizona's redrawn legislative districts, the new political
landscape is already playing havoc with the races for the state
house in the Northwest.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 11:00 pm
Republican candidates for office have been invited to a Friday,
Oct. 10 luncheon indoors at Tohono Chul Park.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 11:00 pm
The Arizona Republican Party is holding an open house in its
Rancho Vistoso office this Friday, June 20.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 11:00 pm
Assuming poll numbers stay where they have all
year and no major event overtakes them, Republicans will not gain
the 39 seats needed to take control of the U.S. House of
Representatives in 2010. They could. They won't.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 11:00 pm
House District 26 Republican candidates Rep. Vic Williams, Terri
Proud and Wade McLean shared their views about public school
funding ahead of the Aug. 24 primary election.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 3:00 am
Four years ago at this time, Rudy Giuliani looked like a shoe-in
for the GOP nod. Eight years ago, Howard Dean was riding high. I
ain’t making no calls this time.
Thursday, May 1, 2008 11:00 pm
Bob Westerman, a Republican, is running for the Arizona State
Senate from District 27, likely facing a long-term Democratic
incumbent in a district where Democrats outnumber Republicans by
more than 2-1.
Monday, August 16, 2010 11:00 pm
Republican voters in House District 26 are choosing two nominees
from among three contestants in next Tuesday’s primary.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 11:00 pm
Every election season brings complaints about "negative
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 12:00 am
The "woe is me" wing of the GOP should note
those reports of their demise were a tad premature.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 11:00 pm
No matter your party affiliation, I think we can all agree that
this legislative session has been like no other in Arizona's
history. And not in a good way.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 11:00 pm
The Explorer invited Republican Pima County Supervisor District
1 candidates Ann Day and Joe Higgins to submit 450 words about
their candidacies. Copy appears as submitted. One of the two
advances to the general election ballot on Nov. 2. There is no
Democrat on the primary election ballot.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 4:00 am
Most of the rhetoric we’ve heard from Republican Presidential
candidates can be boiled down to one theme. They want to take
government apart, piece by piece, and move its services over to the
private sector, where their rich contributors can make a
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