In the past, we've spied Pima County Supervisor Ramón Valadez
text-messaging with Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath when they
attend regional planning meetings.
City Council hopeful Joe Flores made his announcement for the
Ward 1 Democratic primary last week.
Is U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake trying to do his best impression of U.S.
Sen. John McCain?
State lawmakers didn't exactly show up in hordes for an exercise
challenge on the Capitol Mall last week, with just three Democrats
going through their paces.
No Labels, a group dedicated to trying to tamp down partisan
rifts in politics, kicked into higher gear this week with a big
thank you to Tucson Democratic Rep. Steve Farley for engaging with
a member of the Republican caucus recently.
The mayoral race could be about to get more interesting.
U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva's look these days has been sweater-esque
- a marked difference from his more typical
A political committee made up of attorneys, including the former
chairman of the Pima County Democratic Party, has been formed to
try to get Southern Arizona to secede from the rest of the
State Republican Sen. Frank Antenori says he's all for limited
government, but all the same, he definitely likes his bills - the
kind you introduce, not necessarily the kind you pay.
Giffords' office hires ex-manager as
Welcome to the 2012 Senate race. Sen. Jon Kyl's announcement
last week he won't seek a fourth term means the race suddenly
kicked off an open-seat free-for-all. While there's plenty of time
for official paperwork, the prospective matchups are starting to
look like a Celebrity Fight Club play…
By the time 2012 rolls around, Arizona will have gone without a
wide-open U.S. Senate seat for 18 years.
Notebook gets a number of head-scratchers on a daily basis.
Tucsonans lined the streets Friday morning to say farewell to
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as she headed to a Houston rehab
hospital - and their gesture did not go unnoticed by the woman they
came out to honor.
2 more resign seats on Rio Nuevo Board
Tears have been close to the surface for days. Tucson continues
to work through the tragedy. But there are many small moments of
humanity that help us all exhale. Here are a few.
In the hours of shock and grief after the death of U.S. District
Judge John Roll, as the family gathered outside at the Roll home,
an iridescent blob of green feathers fell from the sky.
As the new year begins, newspapers are full of lists and
Another tough election season in the rearview mirror -
especially tough for all those soon-to-be-former Democratic
Congress members. But in politics, there's always a vote just a few
calendar pages away. Another chance for voters to get it right.
John McCain continues to hold the scepter in the U.S. Senate for
social media and as pop-culture king.
Hard-boiled in military culture, Republican state Sen. Frank
Antenori isn't known for being a verbal wallflower.
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' much-vaunted fundraising skills
will be tested again - campaign-finance reports show she blew a big
hole in her war chest hanging onto her seat.
Republicans might have come off of a successful election cycle,
but they'll be getting new leadership at the state and county
Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll's cell phone used to carry a
surprise for those unable to reach him. If Carroll couldn't answer
and the call went to voice mail, a caller would hear from U.S. Sen.
John McCain, who offered the polite assurance that the supervisor
wanted to talk and would ca…
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords hadn't even been celebrating the
oh-so-close retention of her seat for a full day when an ad touting
Jonathan Paton for Congress ran during the televised University of
Arizona football game on Nov. 6.
The television once again belongs to commercials featuring
quacking ducks and talking geckos. The phone only rings now with
friends, family and pitches for air-conditioning service.
If Pima County went to Congress, it would immediately join
what's left of the Blue Dog coalition, if its performance at the
polls Tuesday is any indication of its political complexion.
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will continue to represent Southern
Arizona in Congress after new voter totals Friday showed her lead
over Republican Jesse Kelly continuing to hold.
Democratic Rep. Raúl Grijalva apparently has held on to his
Congressional District 7 seat in a close race with Republican Ruth
Phantom hot dogs and monsoon sex are not typical fare at City
If it feels like you're barraged with political ads every time
you turn on your television lately, it's because candidates and
various political committees have spent nearly $5.4 million on
political advertising in just the last two months.
The Arizona Democratic Party has filed an election complaint
against state Sen. Frank Antenori, alleging he violated campaign
laws when he guest-hosted a radio program earlier this month.
At this point in the election season, it seems it's hard to tell
the difference between lovebirds and vultures.
Legislative District 30 candidate Todd Camenisch, a Democrat
challenging Republican state Sen. Frank Antenori, held a press
conference last week to discuss an "intimidating voice mail" he
received from a Rosemont mine lobbyist.
Gov. Jan Brewer's doctor released a statement today declaring
she is in "excellent medical health."
Nazi symbol, white powder are sent in mail to
Kelly, Giffords tussle over tort-reform
Radio host Jon Justice and state Sen. Frank Antenori took great
umbrage Monday morning with Arizona Daily Star cartoonist David
Fitzsimmons, who joked in his weekly column that the two
conservatives are dating.
Editor's note: This story first appeared Sunday as an
exclusive for our print readers.
There are two vastly different story lines shaping up for this
Andrei Cherny, the Democrat running for state treasurer, has
been calling himself the "Taxpayer's Bulldog" in his campaign. His
political signs feature a bulldog, and in one TV ad, a lumpy little
canine trots onto the screen when Cherny says it's time to call in
The Maricopa County GOP voted Thursday to strip former
Republican Attorney General Grant Woods of his internal party
voting privileges after he endorsed Democratic AG candidate Felecia
Poll may signal gains by Goddard
That'll teach 'em to cross party lines. The Maricopa County GOP
voted Thursday to strip former Republican Attorney General Grant
Woods of his internal party voting privileges after he endorsed
Democratic AG candidate Felecia Rotellini.
Local tea partiers - they of the emphasis on personal freedom
and liberty - are generally the types who would applaud, say, the
Legislature's move to ditch those pesky concealed-carry
At a debate last week, Democratic state Rep. Matt Heinz seized
an opportunity to shore up his bipartisan cred.
Ex-GOP state legislators back Giffords'
Grijalva, McClung set to debate Oct. 13
About 1,000 churchgoers taking part in an electoral
accountability session heard from Democrats and Republicans about
whether they'd back an agenda that includes support for education
and work-force development.
Jan Brewer continues to draw celebrity attention. First it was
action movie star Chuck Norris, and now actor Jon Voight, who
recently described Brewer as "lovely" and "terrific" to reporters,
and said she "reminds you of your family, doesn't she?"