Addendum: The Congressional District 1 Democratic Primary Just Got Stranger

This blog typically has pretty good takes. We’re not 100% correct, but we have a solid track record. So when attack ads against three of the top four challengers in the Democratic primary to unseat Representative David Schweikert go out but we can’t find one against the fourth (and that fourth is VERY well funded), well…it’s not hard to point … Read More

David Schweikert’s Awful Consultant and Regretful Choices

By Alexander Lomax There is a reason why many people call politics a four letter word. Negative campaigning is perceived as a must, dirty tricks abound, slander and libel rules don’t apply so awful things and half-truths (and sometimes lies) are routinely told about opponents. However, there is still a limit of decency that most campaigns will ascribe to. Sometimes … Read More

Rep. David Schweikert In Battle of His Life in Upcoming Election

Those of you who have played video games before are probably aware of the nature of escalating levels: at the end of each level of many games, you have to fight a bad guy. And if you defeat them and go to the next level, the bad guys get consistently more difficult to beat. And while we don’t want to … Read More

Arizona Federal Races: The Final Sprint in the Money Race

As we mentioned yesterday, the all-important Q3 campaign finance reports recently came out for all political races, and it provides us a crucial final window into each campaign’s relative strength and opportunity for success. Yesterday we covered the statewide races, and today we look at the most important federal races in Arizona. First, the biggest race of them all, the … Read More

Scottsdale/PV’s Old Congressional District 6 is Now Congressional District 1: Who’s Running and What Should You Expect?

In the constant flurry of candidates attempting to grab your attention at the statewide level this year, it’s easy to forget that this year was the implementation of the redrawing of legislative and Congressional districts, as happens every decade after the census. With that comes entirely new maps for those races, and depending on where you live, the specter of … Read More