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Landrum Taylor dropping Secretary of State bid

Legislator Leah Landrum Taylor is dropping her bid to become the number-two politician in Arizona, and will announce she's ending her exploratory campaign to be the Democratic nominee for secretary of state. That will leave Terry Goddard as the sole Democrat seeking the office.... Read more»

Al Melvin to run for governor

Arizona hasn't had a governor from south of the Gila since Raul Castro in the mid-1970s. Three-term Republican Sen. Al Melvin of Saddlebrooke thinks he can change that, although the GOP primary field is already crowded.... Read more»1

Lawmakers forced to choose between primary and GOP convention

Primary season has already done what hurricane season is only threatening to do: Driven some party members away from next week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.... Read more»

The Sandbox

Sandbox: Which primaries are worth paying attention to?

Democratic activist Ted Prezelski and Republican consultant Sam Stone rate the best and worst local primary campaigns in the initial installment of The Sandbox.... Read more»14

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Jeff Flake & Olivia Cajero Bedford

Interviews with state Sen. Olivia Cajero Bedford, the Democratic incumbent candidate in LD3, and U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake, a Republican running for U.S. Senate.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Big questions over Manning House deal

U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake, Republican National Committeeman Bruce Ash, Ward 6 Councilman Steve Kozachik and newsman Jim Nintzel.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

JC Scott: Expect progress on Rio Nuevo projects soon

Terry Dee on the death of William G. Valenzuela; Rio Nuevo Board Chairman Fletcher McCusker; Democratic state House candidate Victoria Steele; U.S. Senate hopeful Wil Cardon.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

JC Scott: McClusky & Knipe guest host

Shaun McClusky, a Republican who tried to run for mayor, and Luke Knipe, a blogger at PocoBravo.com and a Democratic activist, guest host.... Read more»

Poll: Arizona won't be easy pick-up for Obama

A poll released Wednesday shows Mitt Romney with a 7-point lead over President Obama in Arizona. In the U.S. Senate race, Richard Carmona trails his rivals, but leads among voters who know enough about him to have an opinion.... Read more»

Carmona's road still bumpy after Bivens drops out

Don Bivens ended his U.S. Senate bid Wednesday, a move intended to unify the party behind former Surgeon General Richard Carmona. But observers say Carmona still has his work cut out for him in the general election.... Read more»

Race for Senate seat could be long, costly

Take the Senate seat being left by Jon Kyl, add a long primary season with four attractive candidates, in a red state that could be in play in this presidential election year, and you have the elements for a costly, long and bruising election.... Read more»

Flake leads both Dems in poll matchup

Republican Jeff Flake has a clear lead over both Democratic candidates in a new poll, which shows that the congressman has more name recognition than former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Urgency felt to start city/county courts complex

Today on Buckmaster - We get things started with a newsmaker interview with Wil Cardon, Mesa businessman and Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate. Also, astronomer and comet discoverer David Levy. Plus, a conversation with Ramon Valadez, chair of the Pima County Board of Supervisors.... Read more»

Spotlight on Mormons as Flake, Cardon vie for Senate seat

It’s been known for months that Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Mesa, would seek the Senate seat being vacated by GOP Sen. Jon Kyl. But when Mesa businessman Wil Cardon announced Friday that he will also run for Kyl’s seat, Mormons suddenly had the two frontrunners in the race.... Read more»2