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Reposted on Arizona's PREMIRE political blog: Rum, Romanism & Rebellion

And i say that without being the author. Rum, Romanism and Rebellion is THE most watched political blog for local AZ politics.

Well, it seems to have happened. Today, Reps. Pete Rios and Linda Lopez voted with the Republicans in committee to move Weiers’s budget forward. Between the two of them, they added four ammendments to the budget. Oddly, those amendments had been written in cooperation with Republican staff, and they refused to show them to Democratic staff. Further, the two of them reportedly promised the votes of six Democratic House members for the budget in return for the support for the ammendments.

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Fri Apr 27, 2007 at 09:31 AM PDT

Renzi resigntation "imminent"

by Dour

Despite the front page taking credit... you can check out my diary here about the Renzi resigntation that is supposed to happen TODAY or I started to hear yesterday that he may wait till Monday.

Rum, Romanism & Rebellion- Arizona's PREMIRE poliitical blog

   
Breaking: Renzi Gone By Friday?

Rick RenziThe zeitgeist both in Phoenix and Washington is that Rick Renzi will be submitting his resignation from the House of Representatives by Friday.

Cool...I got that one out there before Josh Marshall.

A further bit of chisme has it that Ann Kirkpatrick will resign her seat in the legislature early next week and announce her campaign to replace Renzi.

more below...

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Wed Apr 25, 2007 at 06:53 PM PDT

AZ buzz: Renzi (AZ-1) to resign by Friday

by Dour

***DISCLAIMER***

I do not have any published sources, but all the Arizona Political blogs and the political community is a buzz that Renzi is resigning Friday.

Rum Romanism &Rebellion - Arizona's PREMIRE political blog

Breaking: Renzi Gone By Friday?

Rick RenziThe zeitgeist both in Phoenix and Washington is that Rick Renzi will be submitting his resignation from the House of Representatives by Friday.

Cool...I got that one out there before Josh Marshall.

A further bit of chisme has it that Ann Kirkpatrick will resign her seat in the legislature early next week and announce her campaign to replace Renzi.

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FBI Raids Renzi Family Business; Congressman Leaves Intelligence Panel
By Susan Davis
Roll Call Staff
Thursday, April 19; 10:04 pm

In a second blow to House Republicans this week, the FBI raided a business tied to the family of Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.) Thursday afternoon as part of an ongoing investigation into the three-term lawmaker.

FROM ROLL CALL

********UPDATE*********
RENZI is one of the people under investigation that supposedly led to the firing of Arizona U.S Attorney  Paul Charlton

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Sat Mar 31, 2007 at 12:58 PM PDT

Social Networking, myspace & Campaigns

by Dour

cross posted on Wactivist.com

The topic for today is myspace, social networking and politics.

I don't take credit for this. This page was the baby of Pederson interns Josh Bresiblatt, Alex Samuels Jamie Bellian. But when i started with Pederson, I knew that we had to be on there, we had to get there first and we had to justify the time expense. So i handed the project off to the trio who took it on as their own and made it into the awesome page that it is\was.

The point I will try to make here is that I and the Pederson campaign wanted to make youth outreach a priority and thats the difference between most political campaigns and what we did and what should be done in the future.

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Thu Nov 09, 2006 at 11:17 AM PST

Recount in AZ-05

by Dour

It looks like there are 250k ballots out in Maricopa County and about 35k in AZ-05 Hayworth. Hayworth will need close to 69% of those ballots to go to him to overcome the defecit that he has to Harry Mitchell.

We are all holding our breathe. Please god please get Foghorn Leghorn out of office!

www.harrymitchellforcongress.com

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Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 04:29 PM PDT

AZ-05 NRCC slimes its way into the race

by Dour

Hayworth and the RNCC are now just going for straight propaganda:

http://www.youtube.com/...

Here is the DCCC's response:
http://www.youtube.com/...


DONATE HERE TO FIGHT BACK:

https://www2381.ssldomain.com/harrymitchellforcongress/Donate.asp

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Mon Oct 02, 2006 at 12:07 PM PDT

AZ: New Attorney General ad, rate please

by Dour

http://www.terrygoddard.org

Or you can check out the ad on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/...

The ad focuses on:

1. Fighting Crime

2. Protecting Consumers

3. Securing the Border

4. Protecting Children

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Thu Sep 28, 2006 at 07:40 PM PDT

(AZ-SEN) Pederson(D) bashes Kyl (R)

by Dour

So, finally the gloves have come off and finally on the thing we have all wanted Jim Pederson to take the gloves OFF OF.

Check out his new ad:

http://www.youtube.com/...

From the Pederson Website:


Jim Pederson knows that our situation in Iraq is a mess. Night after night we turn on the television to see another young life lost -- another son or daughter; another father and mother who is not coming home. It is only natural that people are asking "Why?"

Iraq needs to be more than a political football. Jim wants to focus on what we can do now to help our troops finish the job -- and come home. There are more than 168,000 American soldiers -- and 3,300 Arizonans -- serving bravely in Iraq and Afghanistan, and they're not being given the support they need to get the job done.

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Mon Sep 25, 2006 at 03:17 PM PDT

AZ-05 Hayworth attack ad on Mitchell

by Dour

So Hayworth is coming out of the box swinging on Illegal Immigration. He's been hoarding his money up until now, which is strange for him as he usually spends like a drunken sailor in most of his elections. Looks like foghorn leghorn is taking some tips from the chicken hawk and just talking tough.

Here is the ad on You Tube:
http://www.youtube.com/...

You can VIEW MITCHELL's AD at his website:
http://www.harrymitchellforcongress.com/...

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http://www.azcentral.com/...


Democratic Attorney General Terry Goddard on Friday accused Republican challenger Bill Montgomery of using illegal immigrants in the shooting of a campaign video on illegal immigration and of violating state law on permissible spending of public campaign funding.

A lawyer for Goddard filed a complaint asking the state Citizens Clean Elections Commission to investigate and to make Montgomery surrender roughly $73,000 -

The complaint also included a Montgomery campaign finance report that listed expenditures of $30,000 on Sept. 12 - the day of the primary election - for the video shoot and $43,000 on the same date for purchases of air time.

"You would think a candidate for attorney general would know and follow state law."

Montgomery, who has made illegal immigration a centerpiece of his campaign, said he would dispute Goddard's complaint.

"I didn't go around and check everybody's documentation," he said.

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Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 06:25 PM PDT

New Pederson (AZ-SEN) ad on Min Wage

by Dour

New Pederson ad, i actually like this one:

http://pederson2006.com/...

http://pederson2006.com/...


Narrator l:Sen. Kyl has voted to to raise his own pay five times

Narrator 2: Yet voted 15 times against raising the minimum wage

Narrator 1: Kyl raised his pay to over $160,000

Narrator 2: But voted against reimbursing veterans for lost pay while in Iraq.

Narrator 1: Kyl gets an automatic raise every year

Narrator 2: But voted for the Bush plan to cut social security benefits.

Narrator 1: Jon Kyl's changed. He's gone Washington.

Pederson: "I'm Jim Pederson ard I approve this ad."

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