Politics

Justice reform committee nixed after Stringer loses chairmanship

Incoming Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers dissolved the new House Recidivism and Sentencing Reform Committee after removing Rep. David Stringer as its chairman due to racist comments that recently came to light.

The news outlet Stringer co-owns doesn’t see what the big deal is

This is a big deal! An elected official is a part-owner of a local media company, and that local media company regularly covers that elected official. This is the first time eNews has seen fit to make that disclosure.

Remind me again why not everyone is calling on this white nationalist to resign?

Stringer hasn’t yet publicly said he is a white nationalist, but it’s clear from his writings that he is, as he has written at length espousing views that have their roots in unabashedly racist organizations like Stormfront.

Stringer’s seatmates aren’t calling for his resignation over racist remarks

Several prominent Republicans have called for Rep. David Stringer to resign from the Legislature over racist comments he made recently, though his two seatmates in his Yavapai County-based legislative district aren’t among them.

Rep. Stringer loses chairmanship after saying blacks, others ‘don’t blend in’ to America

Incoming House Speaker Rusty Bowers has removed Rep. David Stringer as chair of the new Sentencing and Recidivism Reform Committee after a series of racist remarks he made to college students were reported by...

Pro-McSally ‘pop-up PAC’ spent $56K, including on an airplane banner, right before the election

We now know who paid for the aerial advertising in the days before the November election urging voters to support Martha McSally: a so-called “pop-up PAC” tied to a former Arizona Republican Party chairman.

Lawsuit claims Kyl appointment violates Seventeenth Amendment

A group of Arizonans is challenging Gov. Doug Ducey’s authority to appoint U.S. Sen. John McCain’s replacement in the Senate until 2020 under a novel legal theory that it violates the Seventeenth Amendment to...

Hobbs rebukes Howard Dean over unfounded election ‘cheating’ allegation

Incoming Secretary of State Katie Hobbs took former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean to task on Twitter after he made a baseless suggestion that GOP “cheating” kept Maricopa County a Republican stronghold until a Democrat became county recorder in 2016.

Pastor’s quiet leadership style crossed party lines and cultural barriers

They are flying flags at half-mast in Arizona again for a felled political icon.Unlike the late Sen. John McCain, this long-time public servant was not known for a maverick pugnaciousness but for a low-key...

Arizona Democrats hopeful 2018 laid foundation for future success

Was the 2018 election the beginning of the long-term shift that Democrats have been waiting for? Or will Arizona revert to its Republican mean once the “blue wave” of energized Democratic voters recedes after Trump leaves office?
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