Tag: Arizona Capitol Times


Primary results forecast CD9 turf war between Sinema, Parker

Posted on September 20th, by Evan in Mapping, Politics. Comments Off on Primary results forecast CD9 turf war between Sinema, Parker

The battle between Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Vernon Parker over Arizona’s new 9th Congressional District will be close.

That’s about where most predictions begin and end.

But while the outcome remains a toss-up, recently released primary election data can offer clues to the tactics that each campaign may employ to try to win the race.


Chad Campbell & Amy Love: 2012 Best of the Capitol – Best Hair

Posted on April 18th, by Evan in Video. Comments Off on Chad Campbell & Amy Love: 2012 Best of the Capitol – Best Hair

Arizona House Minority Leader Chad Campbell and Amy Love, Legislative Liaison at the Arizona Supreme Court, are the 2012 Best of the Capitol Best Hair award winners. Watch as the two get ready for the 2012 Arizona Capitol Times Best of the Capitol Awards Ceremony



Greg Stanton & Scott Smith: 2012 Best of the Capitol – Best Elected Officials

Posted on April 18th, by Evan in Video. Comments Off on Greg Stanton & Scott Smith: 2012 Best of the Capitol – Best Elected Officials

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Mesa Mayor Scott Smith are the Arizona Capitol Times’ 2012 Best of the Capitol Best Elected Officials, in the Republican and Democratic categories. Watch the opening sequence for their new hit sitcom “Scott & Greg.”



FAIR GAME? How GOP politicians are trying to secretly influence the IRC

Posted on October 28th, by Evan in Redistricting. No Comments

At just about every meeting of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, at least one of several attorneys representing a group called FAIR Trust sits among the audience.

They take notes, make public recommendations to the commission and occasionally talk privately with commissioners.

FAIR Trust’s attorneys say they want to help the commission adhere to the legal requirements that govern the high-stakes, once-in-a-decade political remapping process, and the group’s name suggests it is interested in fairness.

But what FAIR Trust’s attorneys refuse to say is that they’re actually representing a group of incumbent Republicans from Arizona’s congressional delegation and the state Legislature.

The legal arguments FAIR Trust makes aren’t presented to the redistricting commission as serving the interests of those politicians, but the recommendations they’ve made would create safe districts for the four Republican members of Congress who will seek re-election in 2012: U.S. Reps. … Read More »



Best Dressed and Best Hair – 2011

Posted on June 16th, by Evan in Video. No Comments

Sen. Michele Reagan, the inaugural winner for Best Handbag, a new category for 2011 Best of the Capitol, is a little reluctant to discuss the honor, as her husband might read it and discover the true extent of her collection.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is no stranger to the “Best Of” list, having previously won a slew of honors as a highly influential legislator and as one of the most stylish women at the Capitol.

Video shot, edited and produced by Evan Wyloge

– From the Arizona Capitol Times’ 2011 Best of the Capitol: Best Hair and Best Dressed



Best Grassroots Effort – 2011

Posted on June 16th, by Evan in Video. No Comments

Since the Arizona Cattle Growers’ Association began a major border security effort during the 2010 legislative session, the Phoenix-based organization has logged thousands of travel miles, met with hundreds of officials, and even seen the benefit of an upswing in the organization’s membership.

Patrick Bray, executive vice president for the Cattle Growers’ Association, says it has been fulfilling work, and that being recognized as this year’s winner for Best Grassroots Effort is icing on the cake.

“It’s truly been a tremendous effort, indeed,” Bray says, reflecting on the work accomplished since the Restore Our Border (R.O.B.) plan was drafted before the 2010 legislative session.

Video shot, edited and produced by Evan Wyloge

– From the Arizona Capitol Times’ 2011 Best of the Capitol: Best Grassroots Effort



After party-leadership battle, Republicans unsure whether fundraising, harmony will improve

Posted on January 28th, by Evan in Politics. Comments Off on After party-leadership battle, Republicans unsure whether fundraising, harmony will improve

It was a Saturday gathering that started with a sizzling race for chairmanship of the Arizona Republican Party, climaxed with a bare majority for the winner, then ended with the smiles and sounds of unity.

But now comes the hard part: the charting of the future of a party apparatus that boasts of electoral victories, but falls short in fundraising.

And with Tom Morrissey — late entrant in the race for the chairmanship, former U.S. marshal, Tea Party activist — now in charge of the state party, questions abound as to whether Republicans can overcome the growing can’t-be-too-far-right mood that mocks moderates and scares off big-money contributors.

A Tea Party chairman might encourage the continuation of diverting campaign money around the party structure and cause moderate Republicans to be boxed out of the party campaign machine in favor of more rigid Tea Party … Read More »