Superintendent Race Heats Up: Garcia Accuses Huppenthal of Flip-Flopping on Common Core

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Matthew Hendley

The debate over Common Core has been central to the race for State Superintendent of Public Education, and one challenger of incumbent John Huppenthal's claims that his opponent is sending mixed signals on exactly where he stands.


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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton Endorses County Supervisor Candidate Michael Johnson

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Michael Johnson, candidate for Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

As early ballots begin arriving in mailboxes across Arizona, Mayor Greg Stanton is throwing his political support behind Michael Johnson, who is running for a seat on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.

Johnson, a former Phoenix city councilman, is running against fellow Democrats Steve Gallardo and Marie Lopez Rogers, to represent residents in the county's District 5.

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Arizona Supreme Court Allowing Candidate With Forged Signatures to Stay on Ballot

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Matthew Hendley


A candidate with forged signatures on his nominating petitions won't be removed from the ballot, despite the existence of a state law against petition forgery.

Although Republican Senate candidate Toby Farmer attested to being present when these phony signatures were signed, the Arizona Supreme Court is allowing him to stay on the ballot in his primary challenge of Republican Senator Don Shooter.

Shooter tells New Times the "petition process has just been thrown out the window" with this ruling.

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Mary Rose Wilcox Continues to Slam Opponent Ruben Gallego on His NRA Approval Rating

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Wilcox for Congress campaign literature.

Campaign literature is filling mailboxes across the state as the August 26 primary election approaches. In Arizona's Seventh Congressional District, political attacks documented in ominous black and white flyers are in full swing.

Former Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox knocks competitor Ruben Gallego in her flyers for earning a B+ approval rating from the National Rifle Association.

Ruben Gallego, a former state lawmaker, defends his records on guns in one flyer by pointing out that he's "supported legislation to expand background checks, renew the assault weapons ban, and keep guns out of schools."

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Poll: Congressional Candidate Ruben Gallego Has 8-Point Lead Over Mary Rose Wilcox

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Ruben Gallego and Mary Rose Wilcox

UPDATE: Wilcox's spokesman has responded to the poll. See updates below.

A recent poll solicited by Congressional candidate Ruben Gallego reveals that he's eight points ahead of his primary challenger, Mary Rose Wilcox.

The survey released by Camp Gallego finds that Gallego has 32 percent of voters on his side, while Wilcox has 24 percent.

The other Democratic candidates in the race for Arizona's 7th Congressional District shared a mere 6 percent of the vote -- Randy Camacho with 4 percent and the Reverend Jarrett Maupin with 2 percent.

Independent Jose Penalosa and Libertarian Joe Cobb also are running for the CD7 seat.

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Christine Jones Leads Latest Poll in Governor's Race, but Most Republicans Still Undecided

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Gage Skidmore


Now just four weeks away from the primary election, the latest poll of Republican voters shows half are undecided on a candidate for governor.

Of the Republicans who have made up their minds, former GoDaddy executive Christine Jones is the leader with 18 percent, followed by Treasurer Doug Ducey at 16 percent, according to the newest Rocky Mountain Poll.

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Youth Vote Has Huge Role in Kyrsten Sinema's and Ann Kirkpatrick's Congressional Districts

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This Election Day, young voters may have the most impact in two of Arizona's congressional districts.

The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), a think tank that studies youth voting habits, believe the districts currently occupied by Democratic Congresswomen Kyrsten Sinema (CD-9) and Ann Kirkpatrick (CD-1) are two of the four districts in the entire country where youth voting turnout should be watched most closely.

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Andrew Thomas Releases Details of His Over-the-Top Plan for Border Security

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No surprise here: Disbarred former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas has the most intense border-security plan of any of the Republican candidates for governor.

Thomas is proposing 3,000 National Guardsmen on the border, along with double-layer fencing either along the border or along a "fall-back line" within the state.

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Adam Kwasman: The Latest Arizona Politician to Earn an Appearance on the Colbert Report

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Republican congressional candidate Adam Kwasman.


Republican congressional candidate Adam Kwasman has become the latest in a long line of Arizona politicians to be the butt of Stephen Colbert's jokes on the Colbert Report.

His appearance results from his confusing of a bus full of kids from the YMCA as a bus full of migrant children getting transported by the federal government. Whoops.

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Andrew Thomas Releases a Very Andrew Thomas-y Campaign Ad

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Disbarred former Maricopa County Attorney and current Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Thomas has released a very Andrew Thomas-y campaign ad.

By "Andrew Thomas-y," we mean there's a crossed-out Mexican flag, and Thomas claiming to stand up to the "gay lobby."

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