July 31, 2012
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Despite heavy spending, most voters remain predictable in partisan races
Businesses, unions and special interest groups spent heavily to influence the election — including a gush of outside money in the bitterly contested state Senate and House seats representing Rim Country.
Gila County mailed 17,231 early ballots to voters for the Nov. 6 general election. Voters returned nearly 82 percent (14,126).
Ballot totals rise, but results don’t change
Gila County finally finished counting its 3,400 provisional ballots Thursday, but the late-breaking ballots didn’t change any results.
Election day finally here — political ads are nearly done
Election day: Finally! Tomorrow night: No more campaign ads! Praise the Lord.
Crime victims shouldn’t have to worry that they may be sued by those who commit felonies against them, supporters of Proposition 114 argue.
It’s already an uphill battle for Libertarian and Green Party candidates in Arizona, but no matter what, they have a place on the ballot.
Early ballots sent to voters who live in the Mesa del Caballo area did not include the governing board election for the Northern Gila County Sanitary District.
Gila County sheriff candidates Adam Shepherd and Craig Jones agree on a lot of things, but not about who should run the overcrowded, underfunded jails.
Shepherd defends current policy, Jones would bar any return to duty if a deputy has been drinking
Two men running for county sheriff have offered different accounts as to how they would have handled recent allegations.
Chabin, LeFevre say Legislature’s cuts have crippled towns and schools and now threaten region’s tourist economy
Arizona must reverse deep budget cuts to protect the state’s schools and its vital tourist economy, insisted candidates seeking to represent Rim Country in the state Legislature Wednesday night in Payson.
Few contest elections for fire, water districts
A number of special district boards must be getting it right, since no one filed to throw incumbents out.
The Rim Country will have only one homegrown representative on the Gila County Board of Supervisors for another four years.
There were quite a few upsets in Tuesday's primary.
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One of the most consequential Rim Country primaries in years has finally come gusting into town like a monsoon storm, with new rules, misprinted voter ID cards, voter confusion — and a host of high-stakes campaigns.
Unofficially, voters will have nine measures to decide in November’s general election in addition to selecting the men and women they wish to represent them at the national, state and local levels and fill a variety of public service offices.
Only the Republican candidates for Gila County recorder attended a Payson Tea Party debate last week to wrangle over how the vital but often inconspicuous office can improve customer service — and use the Internet to quickly post vital records online.
Group that endorsed Stubbs investigated for activities in Pinal County
A group that has endorsed a local candidate for sheriff is now being investigated by the Gila County Attorney’s Office for potential campaign finance violations in Pinal County.
Bitter battle for congressional seat dominated by debate about role of outside group
The fiercely contested Republican primary in the district that includes Rim Country has lurched into allegations that an out-of-state, ultra-conservative Super PAC is trying to “buy” the seat with a distorted advertising blitz.
Challenger wants better services for northern Gila County
One Democrat and one Republican are running for the office of Gila County treasurer, making the Aug. 28 primary easy, but the Nov. 4 general election a real contest.
Pair of Republicans face off in primary in hopes of becoming new county assessor
With a swooning real estate market and rising property tax rates, Gila County Assessor Don Hom faces one of the few election challenges in his 24-year reign.