Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Your Nearly Comprehensive Southern Arizona 2010 Election Guide + Highlights From the Campaign Trail

Posted By on Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 5:09 PM

If you're just tuning in to Election 2010, we've got all the highlights you'll need to understand how to vote. We'll be moving this post to the top of the blog on a regular basis to as our service to the magnificence of democracy.

If you want to just cut to the chase and see which candidate we like and how we'd vote on the propositions, you can find our endorsements here.

Arizona Illustrated's CD8 Debate

You can read all about the Congressional District 8 race between Democrat Gabrielle Giffords and Republican Jesse Kelly here. Here's more about Jesse Kelly's fight to win the GOP primary earlier this year. Here's a look at where Kelly stands on the gulf oil spill; here are his thoughts on Don't Ask/Don't Tell; here's a look at his thoughts about putting National Guard troops on the border. Here's a story that explains how Kelly's family construction business earns tens of millions of dollars working on public-works projects funded with federal dollars. Here's a piece that looks at his relationship with John McCain and J.D. Hayworth. Also: A live blog of an early debate here and a long Q&A with Jesse Kelly here.

If you want to see specific spots in the Arizona Illustrated debate, click here.

The Arizona Illustrated CD7 Debate

Mari Herreras looked at the Congressional District 7 race between Congressman Raul Grijalva and Republican challenger Ruth McClung here.

We didn't write much about Democrat Rodney Glassman's efforts to unseat Sen. John McCain, but we did want to share Rodney's music video for those who haven't seen it yet.

We interviewed David Nolan, the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate, here.

Here's a look at the governor's race between Republican Gov. Jan Brewer and Democratic Attorney General Terry Goddard.

Hank Stephenson brought you a number of legislative stories, including a look here at the swing Legislative District 26, where Republican freshman Sen. Al Melvin is facing Democratic re-challenger Cheryl Cage. In the House Democratic incumbent Rep. Nancy Young Wright is fighting to hang on against the Republican pair of Rep. Vic Williams and Terry Proud.

Cage and Melvin also made their cases on Arizona Illustrated.

Read here. about Democrat Sen. Manuel Alvarez, who is facing former state Representative Gail Griffin in the rural Legislative District 25, a swing district which includes

Marana, Nogales and most of the Arizona-Mexico border.

Four candidates running for midtown Tucson's Legislative District 28 Senate seat could fracture the Democratic vote enough to hand the seat to a Republican. Read about it here.

In Legislative District 30, we wrote about the race state Sen. Frank Antenori is facing Democrat Todd Camenisch here; Democrat Andrea Dalessandro is making a second run at a House seat against Republican incumbents Ted Vogt and David Gowan. Read it here.

Details on the Arizona Attorney General's race between Republican Tom Horne and Democrat Felecia Rotellini here; Secretary of State race here; Arizona Corporation Commission here.

A look at the candidates for the Tucson Unified School District here. Clerk of the Pima County Superior Court here.

Mari Herreras wrote about Prop 107 here; Tim Vanderpool wrote about Prop 109 here.

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