Congressional Candidate Ruben Gallego Collects $160K in Campaign Contributions for D7 Race

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Ruben Gallego

Ruben Gallego isn't wasting any time amassing a campaign war chest, announcing earlier this week that he already has $160,000 in campaign contributions from more than 800 donors.

Gallego is facing competition from Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox and state Senator Steve Gallardo for the open seat in Arizona's Seventh Congressional District.

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Civil Rights Leader Dolores Huerta Endorses Ruben Gallego for Congress

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Dolores Huerta and Ruben Gallego
Dolores Huerta, the woman who co-founded the United Farm Workers alongside Cesar Chavez, says that state former Representative Ruben Gallego is "one of the brightest and most effective young Latino leaders" that she's ever worked with.

And that's why she's endorsing his campaign for the seat of retiring Congressman Ed Pastor in Arizona's 7th Congressional District. She also supported Gallego during his 2010 campaign for the state Legislature. He retired last week to focus on his congressional campaign.

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Democrats Call on Doug Ducey to Fire Cathi Herrod as One of His Policy Advisers

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Arizona State Treasurer and candidate for governor Doug Ducey.

The Arizona Democratic Party is publicly calling for state Treasurer Doug Ducey to fire lobbyist Cathi Herrod as a policy adviser for Ducey's gubernatorial campaign.

Herrod, president of the Center for Arizona Policy, has become a popular target for local lefties recently because of her push for passage of controversial Senate Bill 1062, which many viewed as discriminatory toward the LGBT community.

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Will Governor Jan Brewer's Decision on Discrimination Bill Affect Possible Third Term?

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Governor Jan Brewer
Governor Jan Brewer has just been handed a gem of an opportunity:

The ability to look good in the eyes of liberals by rejecting a bill widely seen as blatantly discriminatory, while retaining her conservative base.

Or in the alternative, the chance to win wider support from conservatives.

Either way, this could affect her decision -- and yours -- about whether she should run for an apparently illegal third term in office.

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Al Melvin, Tucson State Senator Running for Governor, Misquotes Lincoln -- Doesn't Care

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Al Melvin, a state senator running for governor, apparently has never heard of

Nor is he showing interest in debunking anything after he was flambeed by his Twitter followers over the past week and embarrassed in news articles for misquoting Abraham Lincoln.

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Christine Jones' Pro-SOPA Screed Vanishes From Personal Site After New Times Finds It

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Christine Jones' much-criticized 2011 essay in support of the Stop Online Piracy Act has disappeared from her personal website since New Times pointed it out.

Jones, the former Go Daddy general counsel now running for Arizona governor, had been vilified by legions of Internet users following the essay's initial appearance on Go Daddy, the Scottsdale-based domain-name registrar, removed the essay from its own site in late 2011 and reversed its position on SOPA under fire.

But Jones kept the essay alive on her personal web site, the Rudy Syndrome -- until our October blog post about her site, that is.

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Christine Jones Is a Necrophilia (Law) Expert Who Believes in the "Rudy Syndrome"

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Before she landed at Go Daddy, the company that made her famous, Arizona gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones co-wrote an important article on necrophilia law.

The candidate who made headlines last week after the media discovered her 2004 DUI also publishes a lot, we found, on a blog she keeps called "The Rudy Syndrome." There, you'll find interesting entries, like her annual predictions for the years 2009-2013 and a pro-SOPA essay that drew the anger of many Go Daddy customers.

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Christine Jones Gave Cop "One Drink" Story in '04 DUI; Blew .102 About Five Hours Later

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Christine Jones, candidate for Arizona governor, in police snapshot taken during 2004 DUI arrest.
Christine Jones' DUI story just doesn't add up.

Jones, the former Go Daddy general counsel now running as a Republican candidate for Arizona governor, told an officer during an April 2004 stop that she'd just had one drink, nearly five hours earlier.

Yet two breathalyzer tests showed her BAC at .102 and .103.

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Sheriff Studboi1 Endorses Andy Tobin for Congress

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"Studboi1," also known as Sheriff Paul Babeu.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul "studboi1" Babeu has endorsed Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin for Congress.

Perhaps Babeu's serious that he's not considering a run for Congress himself.

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Christine Jones, GOP Candidate for Governor and ex-Go Daddy Exec, Arrested for DUI in '04

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Christine Jones, featured at right in a Go Daddy ad, is running for Arizona governor.
Christine Jones, a GOP candidate for governor in 2014 and former lawyer for Go Daddy, was popped for DUI in 2004, records show.

That's right; the woman who was singing for Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a charity event a few days ago was singing the blues in his jail a few years ago.

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