From The New Republic: Hillary Clinton Just Tipped Her Hand About Her 2016 Platform

But Republicans are too busy cheering her gaffes to notice By Brian Beutler The downside, and the upside, and the other downside of Hillary Clinton’s overwhelming popularity among Democrats, and the related likelihood that she will avoid a divisive primary campaign, is that she’s absorbing a tremendous amount of partisan opposition far ahead of her expected official candidacy. Her status … Read More

State Senator Al Melvin’s Statement On Withdrawing From Governor’s Race

“Our Cause Is More Important Than Any One Person” Citing his campaign’s pace in collecting $5 contributions, and certain that Clean Elections funding would not be received in time for the start of early balloting, State Senator Al Melvin has formally withdrawn from the race for Arizona Governor, filing the required documents with the Arizona Secretary of State. His official … Read More

Expanding Tourism Key To Better Scottsdale Says David Smith

By David Smith, Candidate for Scottsdale City Council During a City Council candidate forum last week, the moderator asked each candidate to identify three opportunities to raise revenues for the City. The fact of the matter is, there’s no way to increase city revenues in any meaningful amount, except by (1) achieving growth in our economy, including tourism, or (2) … Read More

Congressman Matt Salmon Endorses Hugh Hallman for Treasurer

Says Hallman’s Record of Fiscal Responsibility is Ideal for Office Congressman Matt Salmon, one of Arizona’s leading conservative voices, has endorsed Hugh Hallman for Arizona State Treasurer. The East Valley congressman has worked closely with Hallman over the years on regional issues. Congressman Salmon said his first-hand knowledge of Hallman’s experience and expertise made Hallman a clear choice for the … Read More

Easy Early Endorsements In Paradise Valley Elections

It is somewhat surprising in what is arguably Arizona’s most impressive community that the turnover on the Town Council is so substantial. A retiring Mayor. A relocating popular councilman named Schweiker and a previous top vote getter named Kirby choosing to devote more time to her elected position on the Scottsdale School Board. By acclimation Vice Mayor Michael Collins will … Read More

More Statewide Republican Leaders Endorse Hugh Hallman for Arizona State Treasurer

Another group of prominent Republican leaders has endorsed Hugh Hallman for Arizona State Treasurer — bringing Hallman’s total number of endorsements from statewide leaders to more than 80 individuals. The latest group of leaders includes statewide officials, a county supervisor, mayors and council members: • Arizona Corporation Commission Chairman Bob Stump • Arizona Corporation Commissioner Susan Bitter-Smith • Maricopa County … Read More

Dennis Robbins: Honored to be endorsed by Scottsdale Chamber

Friends, I am proud to announce the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce has endorsed my campaign for City Council. The Scottsdale Chamber is instrumental in retaining and attracting businesses to our city. They have been a valuable partner to the community since 1959, even before Scottsdale was incorporated as a city. I will continue to support their mission of smart … Read More

Holding Activists Accountable

No matter the municipality City Hall activists like to fancy themselves as guardians of veracity. Elected officials aren’t giving it to you straight. Something untoward is going on. But for us the world will end. Their intelligence varies but the refrains are largely the same when it comes to development matters, pensions, imaginative projects and other matters of civic life. … Read More

Doug Ducey: Our new TV ad debuts

Friend, Great news on the campaign trail today! Due to your help and continued support, I’m excited to announce the launch of my third TV ad today. This ad focuses on my experience as CEO of Cold Stone Creamery and how I’ll apply that experience as governor. Click here to view Together with a few friends, we grew Cold Stone … Read More

Michele Reagan: Another Big Endorsement

Friends, Less than a week after former Governor Jane Dee Hull announced her support of my campaign, we have received another big endorsement from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. I’m honored to receive Secretary Kobach’s endorsement. Secretary Kobach has been at the forefront of election reform since taking office and has implemented common-sense safeguards in their elections. His support … Read More