Kyrsten Sinema and the Big Question for Democrats in 2020 Versus Trump

By Recker McDowell — U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) is very much indicative of Democrats prospects in 2020 and the fork in the road they face in their bid to beat President Donald Trump and win control of the U.S. Senate. Sinema’s moderate path helped her win the Senate seat in 2018 in red-state Arizona and has given her solid … Read More

Terry Goddard Hosting Scottsdale Fundraiser for Montana Gov. Steve Bullock’s Democratic Presidential Bid

By Recker McDowell (SCOTTSDALE) — Montana Governor Steve Bullock is looking to emerge in the very crowded Democratic presidential race to take on President Donald Trump in 2020. His underdog campaign is getting some help from former Arizona Attorney General and Phoenix Mayor Terry Goddard. Goddard and his wife, Monica, will host a fundraiser in Scottsdale on September 25 for … Read More

Smith announces that he will not run for re-election

FLORENCE – Pinal County Supervisor Anthony Smith announces that he will not run for re-election representing District #4. Smith said, “In 2008 when I was elected into my first public office, I had no idea I would have the pleasure of serving the people for twelve years. As I examine where I am in my life and what opportunities I … Read More

Republicans and the 2020 Election — Sharing some of our new work with you

By W.D. McInturff, Partner Public Opinion Strategies Republican friends: We wanted to share some important trends we are seeing in regards to 2020 turnout, improving numbers for the Republican party’s image, new work we are doing about political ideology, as well as highlight some of the challenges facing Republican candidates this cycle. We also focus on some elements of President … Read More

BOND BASICS

By Solange Whitehead Solange for Scottsdale Bond Basics In November, voters will consider approving three bond questions containing 58 projects: 1.            Parks, Recreation, and Senior Services2.            Community Spaces and Infrastructure3.            Public Safety and Technology Citizen input helped finalize the list of projects and City Council unanimously voted for the bond package.  More details on the projects online and in future … Read More

Outlaw Dirty Money Announces Major National Endorsements

By Outlaw Dirty Money 2020 Outlaw Dirty Money today announced that two national democracy reform organizations, End Citizens United and Voters’ Right to Know, have endorsed the campaign’s 2020 ballot initiative.  The endorsements come after ODM’s successful launch and a bi-partisan rollout of initial endorsements from current and former elected officials. “Arizona voters overwhelmingly support our initiative and we’re not … Read More

☑General Obligation Bonds Progress Report

By Councilwoman Virgina Korte I want to express my deep appreciation to the thousands of citizens who provided their input on the general obligation bonds during the six community meetings and on the city’s website. Last Tuesday the City Council met for a work-study session on the 59 GO bond projects.  Citizen input factored heavily in our discussion and was … Read More

Sustaining the Success of Our Old Town

By Councilwoman Virginia Korte There are many things that make our city so special – but few surpass the uniqueness of Old Town.  One of the things that make it so unique, especially compared to the downtowns of other cities, is the energy it generates. Our Old Town has become a 24-7 destination for residents and visitors alike. But we … Read More

Reverend Jarrett Maupin issues statement following the scandalous and racist statements of Rep. David Stringer

Media Alert Reverend Jarrett Maupin issues statement following the scandalous and racist statements of Rep. David Stringer, calls for lawmaker to resign immediately or for House Leadership to remove him in next session for being “ethically bankrupt,” “a premeditated xenophobe,” and for practicing racism in violation of rules of conduct for state house members… Statement Below: “Earlier this year, I … Read More