District 8 House seat expected to remain Republican, despite crowded race

District 8 House seat expected to remain Republican, despite crowded race

By Chris McCrory / Cronkite News PHOENIX – Rep. Trent Frank’s resignation has touched off a scramble among 16 candidates vying to replace him, and analysts say Republicans are almost assured of continuing their three-decade grip on the Congressional District 8 seat. Candidates had just more than a month to gather at least 665 signatures […]

GOP gains control of record number of state legislatures

GOP gains control of record number of state legislatures

CNS  –   Republicans added to their historic 2014 gains in the nation’s state legislatures with the addition of five state House chambers and two state Senate chambers in last week’s election, while Democratic control was reduced to levels not seen since the Civil War. Republicans are now in control of a record 67 (68 percent) of […]

CD1 GOP candidate Gary Kiehne sweeping primary endorsements

CD1 GOP candidate Gary Kiehne sweeping primary endorsements

By SoAzNewsX Republican congressional candidate Gary Kiehne has been amassing a number of endorsements in his bid to nail down the primary win in Congressional District 1. The district is the largest and most sprawled out distric in Arizona. It stretches from northern Pima County straight up the middle of the state to the Utah […]

Napier to run once again for Pima County Sheriff

Napier to run once again for Pima County Sheriff

By Harry Alexander / SoAzNewsX Retired Tucson Police Department Captain Mark Napier today thru his hat in the ring for Pima County Sheriff. He formally announced his candidacy at a Tucson Republican Women’s Club luncheon. Napier will face off against appointed Sheriff Chris Nanos. Nanos was chosen by the Pima County Board of Supervisors to […]

Poll: Trump impact on Republican chances in 2016

Poll: Trump impact on Republican chances in 2016

Sonoran Alliance MBQF, a public affairs consulting firm, announced the results of a recent survey commissioned by Insight Consulting, an Arizona firm, concerning GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and the effect his nomination by the Republican Party would have on voters in Arizona. The results from the survey shows the results a Trump nomination would […]

GOP piles on after nearly half of Obamacare’s co-ops fail

GOP piles on after nearly half of Obamacare’s co-ops fail

Leading Senate Republicans pressed the administration Monday to explain how it plans to recoup $2.4 billion in loans to Obamacare’s flailing co-op program and whether consumers will be able to get new coverage without significant hiccups. Officials in Arizona announced Friday that its co-op will close in 2016, meaning nearly half of the 23 programs […]

The Ryan Revolution

The Ryan Revolution

By Matthew Continetti / Washington Free Beacon Rumble in the Jungle this was not. On one side: Paul Ryan, who said he’d only run for speaker of the House if Republicans were unified, open to reforms, and respectful of his family life. On the other: the House Freedom Caucus, which had influenced John Boehner’s decision […]