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Democrat incumbent Ann Kirkpatrick took the CD-1 seat after state house speaker Andy Tobin conceded.
Nintzel, the former host of "AZ Illustrated Politics" on Friday nights on PBS 6, is launching a new political show that will air at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings on KGUN-9. “Zona Politics with Jim Nintzel” will recap the week's news and examine the politics behind the big stories. The show's premiere on Sunday, Oct. 19, will run down the most exciting races on the November ballot with former state lawmaker Jonathan Paton and Pima County Democratic Party Chairman Don Jorgensen. If you miss the show on Sunday morning, you can learn more about it at zonapolitics.com.
Oro Valley resident Mark Finchem, was a public safety officer for more than 20 years and is now working as a realtors. This is the first time Finchem is running for an elected office. He has been appointed to Tucson Association of Realtor, the Government Affairs Committee and Pima County Small Business Commission. He is running because he wants limited government where his children can have individual freedom, economic freedom and a debt-free future. Those are the top three priorities of Finchem’s if elected into office.
Rep. Adam Kwasman, R-Tucson, didn’t wait long to start looking at bigger opportunities, as the freshman state representative has now set his sights on winning the Congressional District 1 seat in midterm elections.
Contending one and maybe two congressional races were stolen from them, Republican legislators have approved a measure to finesse election laws to keep out the Libertarians who they say are taking votes from their candidates.
People are a product of their upbringing, and Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) is no exception.
With the high number of provisional and mail-in ballots last week, the state had more than 600,000 votes to count after the Nov. 6 General Election. In Pima County, election crews spent the last week going through nearly 80,000 ballots.
It appears Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick will become the representative for one of the largest congressional districts in the nation, defeating Republican Jonathan Paton in the race for Arizona’s District 1.
There are two congressional races still up in the air in Southern Arizona, as no winner as been announced in Congressional District 1 and Congressional District 2.
Ann Kirkpatrick - The Arizona Republic and the Tucson Daily Star endorsed Jonathan Paton, not Ann Kirkpatrick. The Arizona Republic stated, in its Paton endorsement wrote, “For an hour, Kirkpatrick ridiculed, belittled, cut off and scolded her opponent in a manner that exceeded rudeness. We have seen more complete meltdowns in our board meetings but never one so unexpected . . . What sets them apart is composure. She lost hers during a significant test for endorsement. He did not.”
When the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission created Congressional District 1 last year, many couldn’t believe the size. CD1, which was created because of the state’s increase in population, is by far one of the largest congressional districts in the nation, and there are two candidates wanting to run it.
Mayors from all across Arizona says Paton will best represent Arizona’s First District
The national Veterans and Military Families for Progress organization announced today it is endorsing Ann Kirkpatrick in Arizona’s Congressional District 1 in recognition of her support of veteran, active duty, guard, reserve, and military family issues.
The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission will host a debate for House of Representative and Senate candidates in Legislative District 9 at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4. The debate will be at the Pima Community College Downtown Campus located at 1255 N. Stone Avenue in Tucson.
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Jonathan Paton’s military service, combat experience in Iraq and support for the troops and veterans has earned him the support of Move America Forward, one of the nation’s largest grassroots, pro-troops organizations.
The National Republican Congressional Committee today announced that Jonathan Paton has reached ‘Young Gun’ status, the top tier of the Committee’s four-level ‘Young Gun’ recruitment program. Founded during the 2007-2008 election cycle by Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Paul Ryan (R-WI), the ‘Young Guns’ program is a Member-driven effort that is the primary method for recruiting strong candidates for both open-seat and challenger races. Paton is running for Arizona’s First Congressional District.
With the Primary Election over, many races will start gaining more attention as candidates focus on the Nov. 6 General Election where more than just the U.S. President will be decided.
Though results are still considered unofficial by the Pima County Elections Department, there are some clear victors in the Aug. 28 primary election. The primary winners now move on to the Nov. 6 General Election.
While it's clear that Republican Jeff Flake will move on to face Democrat Richard Carmona, the race for Pima County Board of Supervisor, District 1 is still close with Republican Ally Miller currently leading her primary opponents.
On Tuesday, Arizona voters will be voting on the primary candidates they want to see move on to the General Election, and based on early numbers, many residents have already spoken.
We are just a couple weeks away from seeing which primary election candidates will move on to the General Election, and which ones will be finished. Early in the primary season, The Explorer said we would not be endorsing candidates, but with that stressed we would point out good points and faults in candidates who are running. We will stick to that. We will not say who you should vote for, but we are going to stick to the promise to make a few observations.
The White Mountain Independent, a top news source for Eastern Arizona communities including Show Low, Holbrook, St. Johns and Snowflake, endorsed Congressional District 1 candidate Ann Kirkpatrick on Friday.