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Political Insider: Lewis’ campaign-finance report is a bit of a snoozer

Whose who? Who knows . . . Legislative District 18 recall election candidate Jerry Lewis turned in his campaign-finance report a week early. He raised $68,837 through Oct. 19. Quite … Continue reading →

Lawyers: Russell Pearce’s brother played key role in Cortes campaign

Lawyers Tom Ryan and Michael Wright said Lester Pearce, the North Mesa Justice of the Peace, was among those who were subpoenaed to testify about whether they played a role … Continue reading →

Column: From Olivia-gate to endorsement-gate

Several weeks ago, I noted that former Mesa Vice Mayor John Giles appeared on Pearce’s friends list, which was news to Giles, who happens to be the campaign co-chair for … Continue reading →

Pearce recall: Lewis files report amid ‘outsiders’ claim

Senate President Russell Pearce and his Nov. 8 recall-election opponent Jerry Lewis are not required to release their campaign-finance reports for another week. But in a pre-emptive strike against allegations … Continue reading →

Sham entry of Hispanic could sway Arizona vote

The author of Arizona’s landmark immigration law is facing a recall election that’s as wild and unpredictable as the state’s southern border. Read More:

Recall Election Targets Ariz. Immigration Law Author

A relatively small election is getting intense interest in Arizona. It’s an election to recall State Sen. Russell Pearce, the architect of Arizona’s strict immigration laws. As NPR’s Ted Robbins … Continue reading →

Mesa District 18 needs a change in leadership

As summer turns to autumn, and leaves begin to turn colors, change is in the air. Nowhere is that change more needed than in Mesa Legislative District 18, where the … Continue reading →

Public school advocates criticize Russell Pearce

Mesa’s school board president has joined a group of Legislative District 18 parents and teachers who say they want to “set the record straight” on state Senate President Russell Pearce’s … Continue reading →

Opinion: Lewis would be the open minded, listening ear Mesa deserves

Strip away the distractions and pathetic attempts to deceive voters, and the choice in the District 18 recall election is clear. If you want a senator who votes solely based … Continue reading →

Mesa’s District 18 will decide fate of Russell Pearce

The future of Arizona’s legislative leadership lies in the hands of about 70,000 registered voters who live within a 25-square-mile area in west Mesa. Read more:

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