Who’s Babeu-zzling whom?

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu claims he didn’t know what type of show he was calling in to when he was interviewed by “The Political Cesspool”, a weekly radio show that flies its white nationalist, anti-Semitic, misogynistic, and homophobic freak flag proudly. (The hosts of The Political Cesspool claim Babeu was aware.) From the outset […]

Nothing to see here. Move along.

Isn’t this cozy? A little over a week after Pearce introduced S.B. 1070 on the floor of the Arizona Senate, CCA enlisted Highground Consulting, one of the most influential lobbying firms in Phoenix, to represent its interests in the state. Lobby disclosure forms filed with the Arizona Secretary of State indicate that Maricopa County also […]

Dems need to start outselling repubs

Donna’s rightcorrect, the right is better at selling ideas. We play the “let’s be better than them” card, and it doesn’t work. We need to fight them on their own level. For example, last week, I went to the healthcare forum at Central Arizona College. The main road to the college was littered with repub […]

East Valley Tribune Jilts DemocraticDiva.com

With all the hoopla over the federal election, I’ve been remiss in my local political reading. Color me jilted when I found this Oct. 30th Halloween surprise over at the East Valley Tribune: http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/129288 In case you’re too lazy to click, it’s a story about Andre Campos, his shady Clean Elections expenditures, and his unethical […]

Bittersweet Victory

Although I’m thrilled about taking the Presidency and gaining another congressional seat for Arizona, this has been a bittersweet victory. In Pinal County, we gained Ann Kirkpatrick as our congressperson, but we lost a supervisor seat, a legislative seat, and sheriff*. In fact, in LD23, Pinal went to the two republicans running for State Representative, […]

Less of a prognostication, and more of a wish list

I’m about 65% when it comes to predicting local races.  Which means that I’m essentially going on conventional wisdom and the registration breakdown of the district.  Beyond that I’m throwing darts on a board, with the slight wind of the insider knowledge in my repertoire to help me predict outcomes at my back.   Every race has it’s own idiosyncracies, and […]

Since we’re talking about LD23…

which happens to be a district I know a bit about, let’s just mention how lucky we are to have Senator Rebecca Rios running for re-election. Now, if you’re from the Pinal County ‘hood, you may have your own views on the Rios clan. The truth is, the Rios clan isn’t perfect, but we’ve gotten […]

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