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For six years the GOP has opposed Obama’s every move. Why, Thelma Grimes, would this year’s new more conservative Congress be suddenly more cooperative and any less obstructionist. What makes you think that this year Republicans would move beyond lip service and actually act on immigration reform?
Right after the results of the midterm elections poured in and many Democrats across the country were making concession speeches, President Obama told the American people he hears their message. After last week’s actions, I’m not sure if he did.
At the start of election day, Republicans needed to win six key races to take over majority control of the U.S. Senate. Around 9 p.m. Tuesday night, the results went in the GOP's favor.
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.
In a shift from years past, Republicans in Iowa have cast more early votes than Democrats.
In a rematch of a razor-close 2012 congressional race, Democratic Congressman Ron Barber is in a fight for his political life against Republican challenger Martha McSally, a retired A-10 pilot who nearly beat him two years ago.
GOP LD 11 Candidate Vince Leach stated on his Facebook page that Col. (retired) Holly Lyon is fishing for an issue that will give traction to her campaign. Really? Let’s see what she’s said. “Build a quality infrastructure.” Sounds like a good agenda for attracting business and manufacturing. Good thinking, Col. Lyon! “I will push for ethics reform legislation.” Hooray! “Education is the pivot point for everything.” Wow, a candidate who understands the economic impact of a good educational system.
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.
As he attempts to keep the Congressional District 2 seat in the Democratic column, Congressman Ron Barber has charged that Republican opponent Martha McSally will cut federal funding for education.
I just read an article is this week’s “Star” that basically points to the ability of Independent voters to select their ballot in the primary election as a problem to established party voter bases. And, oh my goodness what should we do about this? The article is captioned “State GOP troubled by open primaries”.
Arizona race for governor
State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal lost his re-election bid Tuesday night. Huppenthal faced plenty of controversy during the primary election after his racially-slanted posts on social media were discovered.
As election-night results continue to come in, it appears GOP candidate Doug Ducey move on to face Democrat Fred Duvall in the General Election.
The Arizona Free Enterprise Club today released our latest poll on the GOP primary, focusing on the Governor’s and Attorney General Race. The Club’s in depth poll, conducted by the Tarrance Group, shows Doug Ducey expanding his lead over rivals Christine Jones and Scott Smith. Among likely voters, Ducey is in first at 28 percent, with Smith at 20 percent and Jones at 18 percent. Ducey’s lead is in large part because of his high name ID (91 percent) and his strong favorability. While Smith has improved his standing from our last poll, he is struggling to overcome low name ID among both likely Republican (62 percent) and Independent voters (54 percent).
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