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  • David Nolan, a founder of Libertarian Party, dies

    11/22/2010 9:10:11 AM PST · by misterrob · 14 replies
    AZ Star ^ | 11/22/10
    David Nolan, who helped found the Libertarian Party in his Denver home and watched it grow into a force with national influence, died unexpectedly Sunday. The Tucson resident was 66. Nolan, whose friends described him as a "guiding light" of the Libertarian Party, opposed expansive government and had pledged to abolish personal income taxes if elected to office. In 2006, Nolan unsuccessfully ran against Gabrielle Giffords for a seat in Arizona's 8th Congressional District. This year, he challenged John McCain for his Senate seat and racked up 63,000 votes - in a state with only 24,000 registered Libertarians. "Dave was...
  • McCain wins re-election

    11/02/2010 7:33:22 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/02/2010 | Mike Hammer (AP)
    WASHINGTON -- John McCain is returning to the Senate for another six years. The four-term Republican, his party's presidential candidate two years ago, defeated Democrat Rodney Glassman in Arizona.
  • Sen. John McCain delivered a rousing endorsement of Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle

    10/29/2010 10:08:16 PM PDT · by Ira_Louvin · 20 replies
    Sen. John McCain delivered a rousing endorsement Friday of Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle and urged cheering supporters to send her to Washington as part of a historic turnaround in Washington power. A confident-sounding Angle, locked in a tight race with Majority Leader Harry Reid, predicted "there is going to be shock and awe in Washington" on Nov. 3, the day after the election. "We need to take back our economy," she said. "It's our government and it's our money." McCain, the 2008 presidential nominee, told the crowd at a Las Vegas casino that the "election will change America. The...
  • Election and CCUSD(AZ)

    10/28/2010 5:12:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 27 October, 2010 | Don Sorchych
    I have always been a fan of voting on Election Day as is stated in the Arizona Constitution. But since the state has adopted (illegally?) early balloting and the election is so complex I decided to get an early ballot and carefully fill it out. I also got the NRA recommendations in which they grade candidates for office. One blood pressure elevator was their recommendation to vote for Rep. Nancy Barto for state senate. I know NRA looks at one thing, where a candidate stands on the second amendment. You would think they would have a method to see if...
  • Arizona's Ruth McClung Taking Off Like a Rocket

    10/11/2010 10:14:16 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 22 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 11, 2010 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Confirming indications of a building Republican "wave" this fall, polls now show Democrat Rep. Raul Grijalva in a dead-heat with his little-known challenger in Arizona's 7th District. Politico reports that the Congressional Hispanic Caucus is now directing campaign cash to help Grijalva against insurgent GOP candidate Ruth McClung. A big part of Grijalva's problem is that earlier this year, the incumbent Democrat joined those calling for a boycott of Arizona after the state passed a tough law aimed at curbing illegal immigration. Grijalva may have expected that stance would endear him with voters in the 7th District -- where about...
  • Giffords Supports Amnesty (Jesse Kelly Ad!)

    10/07/2010 6:59:44 PM PDT · by pissant · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/30/10 | Jesse Kelly
    Go to for more information. Jesse Kelly supports the double border fence, workplace enforcement, and adding more Border Patrol agents. Kelly will oppose amnesty. Gabrielle Giffords opposes SB 1070, Giffords voted to stop the fence, and Giffords is for amnesty.
  • (Juan) McCain emphasizes border security during debate

    09/27/2010 4:24:47 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies
    AP ^ | 2010-09-27 | Jacques Billeaud
    PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain framed the porousness of America's borders as both a national security concern and a human rights issue Sunday in the only scheduled general election debate in Arizona's U.S. Senate race. McCain noted politicians in Mexico have been targeted by the cartels that are smuggling drugs into the United States and that hundreds of illegal immigrants die in the desert every year trying to sneak into the country. "The brutality and the human rights abuses are beyond horrendous," McCain said.
  • McCain releases Spanish language ad (McCain claims he is "getting economy...back on its feet")

    09/24/2010 5:15:58 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2010-09-24 | Rhonda Bodfield
    U.S. Sen. John McCain launched a 60-second, Spanish-language radio ad Friday, saying he’s working against higher taxes, to help rebuild the economy and protecting Arizona’s military bases. The ad comes as McCain and three challengers vying for his seat — including former Tucson City Councilman Rodney Glassman — face off Sunday in a televised debate, which is expected to be the only one this election cycle. The debate, held in Phoenix, begins at 6 p.m. and will be televised live on KTTU Channel 18 in Tucson. (snip) Here’s the English translation: These are tough times in Arizona. Takes strong men...
  • Jesse Kelly Beats the Establishment

    08/26/2010 7:02:38 PM PDT · by pissant · 24 replies ^ | 8/26/10 | Melanie Morgan
    If there was ever any question about the REAL CHANGE that is coming, just look at Jesse Kelly, a young Marine who faced a Republican-establishment candidate in Tuesday’s primary and won. Our PAC,, wasn’t listening to the establishment. We didn’t care that the money was against Jesse Kelly. “No, we can’t help him. He won’t win.” That’s what we were told by “establishment” folks when we asked them to help Jesse. We knew better. Jesse Kelly is a Warrior. We looked at him and saw a man who put his life on the line for our Constitution. We saw...
  • J.D. Hayworth Concession Speech

    08/24/2010 10:10:16 PM PDT · by iowamark · 51 replies
    Cspan ^ | 08/24/2010 | J.D. Hayworth
    J.D. Hayworth gives a very classy concession Reagan-like speech to his conservative supporters. 7 minutes.
  • Conservative Jesse Kelly wins Arizona 8 House Primary (something to be happy about in Arizona)

    08/24/2010 11:23:18 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 15 replies
    Good news for those of you who where down in the dumps in Arizona over your Senate primary - there were in fact other big primaries on the ballot and conservative Jesse Kelly won in the Arizona House District 8. KELLY, JESSE 32,152 MILLER, BRIAN 5,193 PATON, JONATHAN 26,431 QUICK, JAY 1,421 Write-in 175 So please cheer up - you have an excellent candidate that needs your help in that district - forget about McCain - he can sink or swim on his own - he may be a pain in the future but we can't worry about that right...
  • McCain votes: `Taking nothing for granted'

    08/24/2010 3:15:20 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies
    PHOENIX -- Sen. John McCain expressed confidence he will win a fifth term as he dropped off his primary election ballot at a polling place in uptown Phoenix Tuesday morning. McCain, accompanied by his wife Cindy, arrived at Madison Camelview Elementary School a few hours after the polls opened. He spoke briefly to reporters: "It isn't over until it's over. We're looking forward to moving forward after tonight to the general election and working just as hard as we did in the primary and taking nothing for granted."
  • Light turnout expected in state's first Aug. primary (illegals, SB 1070 top issues in Ariz.)

    08/24/2010 3:13:26 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    PHOENIX -- For the first time in state history, Arizona is holding its primary elections in August. Experts predict between 20 and 25 percent of registered voters will go to the polls before they close at 7 p.m. Tuesday. They think the heat and humidity, which have put the Valley under an extreme heat warning, will keep some people home. "That certainly is going to discourage people from going to the polls," said Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell. News/Radio 92.3 KTAR's Jim Cross, out and about as the polls opened at 6 a.m., found illegal immigration and SB1070, the state's...
  • LIVE THREAD: RINO Juan McCain vs. J.D. Hayworth, Tea Party (Ariz. US Senate GOP Primary 08/24/2010)

    08/23/2010 6:36:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 267 replies
    FR | 2010-08-24
    Results TBD 08/24/2010 Late PM PDT/MST.
  • McCain, Hayworth define (and redefine) 'amnesty' (RINO McCain speaks with a forked tongue)

    08/22/2010 9:15:19 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-08-23 | E.J. Montini
    Link only, per FR posting guidelines
  • In upcoming primaries, establishment candidates may prosper (WaPo cheering for McCain)

    08/22/2010 10:05:40 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-08-22 | Dan Balz
    Tuesday's primaries in Arizona and Florida appear likely to deliver a few surprises -- surprises, that is, for anyone who accepted the conventional wisdom of just a few months ago. Back then, Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) was considered in danger of becoming the next victim of a tea party uprising that was threatening Republican candidates who were seen as straying from conservative orthodoxy. In what was taken as a sign of his nervousness, he brought in his 2008 vice presidential running mate, Sarah Palin, who vouched for his conservative bona fides. Now he enjoys a double-digit lead in the...
  • McCain pays heavy price for reelection (MCNASTY ALERT)

    08/22/2010 9:56:46 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | 2010-08-22 | David Catanese
    John McCain holds a comfortable lead in the contentious Arizona Republican Senate primary, according to the most recent public polling, making him the strong favorite against former Rep. J.D. Hayworth on Tuesday. But it’s been a costly road to a fifth term for the 2008 GOP presidential nominee, and the experience is likely to leave a lasting and unsightly stain on his legacy. It’s not just the $20 million he’s spent already this election or the scorched earth campaign that he’s run. Rather, it’s the choices he’s made and the positions he’s embraced — and what it reveals about him...
  • My chat with JD Hayworth...

    08/21/2010 4:58:02 PM PDT · by Hildy · 266 replies
    self | August 21, 2010 | Hildy
    OK, so before I get started I have to tell everyone here that JD Hayworth reads what we post here. And he REMEMBERS! LOL! I am a JD supporter, and several months ago when I met him for the first time, he told me he likes to come here to FreeRepublic and read what we have to say. I was going to have him come here, but I never followed through, which was my fault. However, I have been hard on him in recent weeks. I have to say that because Mohave County, where I live, is so conservative, conservative...
  • Kelly surges despite Palin road bump

    08/21/2010 10:14:20 AM PDT · by CanadianYankee · 120 replies
    Politico ^ | 21 August 2010 | JONATHAN ALLEN & KASIE HUNT
    TUCSON, Ariz. — No one will ever accuse Jesse Kelly of bringing weak tea to the party. The conservative 29-year-old Marine combat veteran and tea party favorite made waves this week when a video of him criticizing Sarah Palin's endorsements of "people who will sell our principles down the river" surfaced and caused a stir. The brief moment of national notoriety notwithstanding, Kelly is surging at the end of the 8th District GOP primary campaign here, largely on the strength of an impressive grassroots organization and a cocky, free-wheeling style that contrasts sharply with that of the more measured, more...
  • Why John McCain isn't in more trouble for Arizona Senate primary

    08/21/2010 11:10:16 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 42 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 20, 2010 | Lourdes Medrano, Tucson, Ariz
    The whispers in the spring were that Sen. John McCain, the Republican Party's presidential candidate in 2008, was vulnerable to an upset from the right when he sought reelection to the Senate this year. Now, in the home stretch toward Arizona’s primary election on Tuesday, such talk has largely faded.   -SNIP-   Like Hayworth, there are others who don't buy the notion that McCain has given up on enacting comprehensive immigration reform, which includes a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants. For instance, Americans for Legal Immigration political action committee (ALIPAC) announced Thursday it’s mobilizing a network of...