Coronavirus Tracking Update: New Poll Numbers – Biden Beats Trump in Head-To-Head

Firehouse Strategies and 0ptimus Analytics have teamed up on two parallel online tracking surveys asking Americans about the current coronavirus pandemic and their attitudes in the midst of the crisis. We will be sharing the results of our surveys with you on a regular basis here, as well as through biweekly updates on our website every Monday and Thursday. The tracking … Read More

Playing The Field

According to Scottsdale City Clerk Carolyn Jagger and save for any petition challenges these are the mayoral and City Council candidates that will appear on the city’s August 4th ballot. Candidates for Scottsdale Mayor: Lisa Borowsky– 285 Sheets, 1,955 Signatures Suzanne Klapp– 146 Sheets, 1,298 Signatures; 29 Sheets, 217 Signatures (Supplemental) Virginia Korte– 250 Sheets, 1,562 Signatures Bob Littlefield– 169 … Read More

The Reality Of The Coronavirus Challenge

By Michael Auerbach A college professor once asked a class I was in, “What one word would you use to describe the United States of America?” I said defiant.  Because both the connotation and denotation of the word apply.  The dictionary defines the word connotation as-something suggested by a word.  Denotation is defined as- sign or indication. Looking back on … Read More

Suzanne Klapp announces candidacy for Scottsdale Mayor

By Vote Suzanne Klapp Scottsdale, AZ – Three-term Scottsdale City Councilwoman Suzanne Klapp announced her bid for Scottsdale Mayor on Monday at the Scottsdale Airport in front of family, friends and supporters.  Suzanne, who began exploring a bid for Mayor back in March of 2019, becomes the fourth candidate to officially announce as a candidate for the city’s top elected … Read More

Schools and Jobs go Hand in Hand

By Virginia Korte It’s not hard to imagine why investing in schools is in the public interest. We care about our children and want them to grow up to be well-balanced, well-educated members of our society. But the need for investing in schools goes further than that. One of the biggest draws for companies to put down roots in an … Read More

Guest Editorial: Stark Contrasts and Choices

By Recker McDowell — The New Hampshire primary this week is whittling down the crowded Democratic field after the debacle in Iowa. The Democratic field offers primary voters a distinct choice between ‘progressives’ such as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and ‘moderates’ such as Pete Buttigieg, Michael Bloomberg, Amy Klobuchar and Joe Biden. Whoever the Democrats pick will offer a … Read More

Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels Won’t Seek Reelection

By Recker McDowell — Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels has announced she won’t be seeking reelection this year. Daniels is considered a rising star in Arizona politics and has been mentioned as a potential future candidate for statewide or another higher office. Daniels made her announcement not to seek another term as Gilbert Mayor on Facebook. “I have loved the nearly … Read More

Virginia Korte: ‘I Am Officially Running For Mayor’

By Virginia Korte — Today I am announcing I am officially running for mayor. For the past year I have met with many residents, community leaders and business owners for their input about running for mayor. Their encouragement factored heavily into my decision. So, I want to thank them for their time and opinions. I believe with strong leadership I … Read More