Students of history (or older readers) will remember the Saturday Night Massacre: it was the last gasp of the Nixon administration and its attempt to cover up the Watergate scandal. In it, Nixon ordered his Justice Department officials to fire the Special Prosecutor in charge of Watergate, which led to a string of resignations as a result. The Maricopa County … Read More
A New Era Begins: Republicans Quickly Reminded That They Can and Will Get Vetoed
By Alexander Lomax It’s been the dawn of a new day for Democrats in Arizona: out from under the thumb of Republican domination with several significant statewide wins, they now have a degree of power. With Governor Katie Hobbs in the 9th Floor, they’re no longer an afterthought in governance. Even though they do not control the House or Senate, … Read More
The Race for Arizona GOP Chair: Who Will Lead the Party Back to a Victorious Path?
Now that the 2020 elections are out of the way, the political world directs its focus to party reorganization battles: where fingers are pointed, successes are co-opted, and political party leadership is set for the next two years. We recently covered the Arizona Democratic race for Chair, where a much cleaner and simpler race between two people in the wake … Read More
Thank You 2022!
We wanted to take a moment to give our thanks to you, our readers, and let you know just how productive of a year it was for our growth. Last year nearly 82,000 people visited arizonaprogressgazette.com with views topping 269,000. Over 1,526 hours were cumulatively spent reading our content and unlike some sites that puff up their numbers with cheap … Read More
Political Party Reorg Time: Newly Electeds are Tipping Scales in the Race to be the Next AZ Dem Chair
By Alexander Lomax Now that midterm elections are out of the way, next comes the tradition of political parties having their “reorganization” meetings. What this entails is all of the dedicated party apparatchiks coming together to vote on who should be in their party’s leadership. At the county level, Precinct Committeepeople (PCs) come together to vote on county party leadership. … Read More
Guest Editorial: Election Night – Trump was the Biggest Winner in Arizona
By Ronald Sampson As you are nearly certainly aware of, last Tuesday was primary election day, and while there weren’t many shocking outcomes, there was a very clear winner: someone who wasn’t even on the ballot. Indeed, former President Trump Trump made four big ticket endorsements: Blake Masters for Senate, Kari Lake for Governor, Mark Finchem for Secretary of State, … Read More