Best Of The Best (So Far) This Election Season

*Anna Thomasson’s Town Council campaign in Paradise Valley

*Bill Crawford’s signs for Scottsdale City Council 

*That Jerry Bien-Willner cleared the field in his mayoral run to replace Paradise Valley Mayor Michael Collins

*U.S. Senate Mitch McConnell’s substantial financial help to boost Congresswoman Martha McSally’s GOP primary prospects for the U.S. Senate

*The NODDC effort for grassroots organization, a Hall of Fame effort

*Not so much an election issue but the Mayor of Kingman thoughtfully and forcefully responding to ridicule of her community by Sacha Baron Cohen on his new Showtime satire

*Phoenix Councilwoman Kate Gallego’s quiet confidence in her quest for Mayor

*Governor Ducey seizing the “Abolish ICE” faux paus by Democrats to portray his upcoming opponent as a lunatic

*Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s competence, conservatism and populism while in office making for a compelling re-election message during a tough year for Republicans

*Terry Goddard’s never quit approach to the Outlaw Dirty Money ballot measure that has gotten it this far and positioned for success

*Noticeable, early jockeying between Virginia Korte and Suzanne Klapp in their unannounced 2020 race to succeed term-limited Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane