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The Debate Over Debates

There are certain sillinesses that go on every election that remind us that, yes, it is time to exercise our franchise soon. For example, I got an e-mail from Ally Miller’s campaign alleging that Nancy Young Wright was messing with her signs. Yeah. One of the other biannual rituals is a candidate complaining that the […]

Catching Up

All sorts of articles and links I have been meaning to comment on have come over the transom over the last few days. What better way to write a Friday morning post than to summarize…a précis, so to speak. First off, Hispanic Politico had a piece yesterday proclaiming “Tea Party Republican Tom Horne set to […]

In Patience to Abide…

Way back in 1974, Walter Mondale was mentioned as a presidential candidate. He decided against it giving as his reason his desire not to spend his nights sleeping in Holiday Inns. Folks who don’t run are allowed to complain about what a pain in the nalgas running for office is, but people actually running? Nope: […]

AFL-CIO Announces More Endorsements

A while back, the state AFL-CIO announced the endorsements of Raúl Grijalva, Ed Pastor and Gabrielle Giffords. Although the Giffords endorsement turned out to be moot, none of the names were surprising. They released another set of federal endorsements today. They endorsed Richard Carmona for the US Senate over Don Bivens. Yep, Carmona is seen […]

Aguirre for Congress?

There is talk afoot that former Yuma County legislator Amanda Aguirre may mount a primary challenge to Raúl Grijalva. One observer I talked to said that she is considering several options, including making a run in the Western Arizona district that includes northern Yuma County, or making a run for county supervisor. Some of the […]

Carmona v Bivens et Cetera

Today comes a story in The Hill headlined “Pentagon blasts Ariz. Senate candidate.” It’s about Richard Carmona’s resignation from the panel that was being set up to study what was going wrong at Dover Air Force Base. I don’t think “blasts” is the right word, but from the article, it sounds like DOD officials were […]

Bivens Reacts

With Richard Carmona’s announcement this morning, the next question becomes, what about the only Democrat to already announce? Well, the word from the Don Bivens camp is full steam ahead. Press release after the jump.

More Creativity from the Beltway

The National Republican Congressional Committee sent out a press release yesterday blasting Kyrstin Sinema. Here’s the headline: Sinema Heads to Washington with Hopes of Being the Next Obama-Pelosi Rubber Stamp Arizona Democrat Recruit Meets With Washington Party Leaders Who Hand-Picked Her to Push for the Failed Obama-Pelosi Agenda Okay. They also sent out a press […]

And Up North

Ann Kirkpatrick is hoping for a rematch next year in CD 1, or whatever the heck they plan on calling it. I usually note that the district is the size of Pennsylvania, because national media always seemed to find this the most fascinating tidbit about the district. Kirkpatrick will be a formidable candidate, if for […]

Thank You!

A hearty “thank you” from this humble blogger to Harry Mitchell, Raúl Grijalva, Gabrielle Giffords and Ed Pastor for voting yes on the DREAM Act yesterday. It passed the House, and will move to a Senate vote next week. In a story all too familiar, there are enough votes to pass the bill in the […]