Mitt Romney en AZ Electoral College Delegates Voted Today <p>The state's 11 Republican electors formally cast their ballots today for Mitt Romney -- but not before three of them said questions remain about whether Barack Obama was born in this country. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 20:29:14 +0000 howard fischer 24773 at AZ Electoral College Delegates Voted Today Romney Ad Highlights Ties To Mexico <p>A <a href=""><u><font color="#0066cc">new campaign ad</font></u></a> for Mitt Romney features his Spanish-speaking son. The spot highlights Romney&rsquo;s family ties to Mexico.</p><p>Craig Romney talks about his grandfather George, who was born in Chihuahua, Mexico.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 18:39:14 +0000 17212 at Romney Ad Highlights Ties To Mexico AZ Secretary of State Won't Check Romney's Birth Certificate <p>Secretary of State Ken Bennett said today he will not verify the birth records of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, at least not now -- and possibly not ever -- despite an earlier public commitment to do so.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Howard Fischer 14803 at AZ Secretary of State Won't Check Romney's Birth Certificate Secretary Bennett's Endorsement of Romney Raises Questions <p>A 2010 comment by Ken Bennett when he was running for secretary of state may be coming back to haunt him.&nbsp;</p><p>During a debate in the 2010 race, Bennett was asked about endorsing something on that year&#39;s ballot.</p><p>&quot;It&#39;s not appropriate for election officials to be taking positions on either the propositions or candidates when we&#39;re going to have to conduct the election,&quot; he said.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 17:40:42 +0000 Howard Fischer 14288 at Secretary Bennett's Endorsement of Romney Raises Questions Romney May Already Be Leading the AZ Results <p>The presidential primary is not until Tuesday. But&nbsp;a new survey suggests the results may already be in.</p><p>A survey of 515 likely Republican voters on Sunday by Public Policy Polling found Mitt Romney with a 43-26 percent lead over Rick Santorum, with Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul even farther behind. Potentially more significant, almost half of those questioned had already cast early ballots, with Romney having a nearly 2-1 advantage over Santorum among that group. And Romney leads even among those who are waiting until the last minute.</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 19:41:53 +0000 Howard Fischer 9822 at Brewer Endorses Romney <p>Governor Jan&nbsp;Brewer made the announcement Sunday on Meet the Press. The governor said she has been watching all the campaigns but was waiting until seeing the candidates personally at last week&#39;s debate in Mesa.</p><p>Brewer said Romney handles himself very well.&nbsp; &quot;But more than that,&quot; she said,&nbsp;&quot;he has that pro-business background. And he has that political history that I think he would serve America the best of all the candidates. And so, it was a difficult decision. But I think R..., er, Mitt is by far the person that can go in and win.&quot;</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:48:22 +0000 Howard Fischer 9810 at A Preview of Tonights GOP Presidential Debate <p>What could be the most important debate among Republican Presidential candidates takes place in Mesa, Arizona tonight. It&rsquo;s the last debate before Super Tuesday when ten states hold primary elections.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Paul Atkinson 9724 at Santorum Gaining in AZ Primary Race <p>Rick Santorum appears to have pulled within striking distance of Mitt Romney here with just a week to go to the state&#39;s presidential primary.&nbsp;</p><p>The survey by Public Policy Polling finds Romney the choice a 36 percent of likely Arizona Republican voters questioned, with Santorum just three points behind. That&#39;s well within the poll&#39;s margin of error.</p><p>Dustin Ingalls, the poll&#39;s assistant director, said that makes Wednesday&#39;s debate all that more important.</p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 20:40:36 +0000 Howard Fischer 9457 at A Spark of Mormon Dissent in Romney Country <p>Mitt Romney campaigned in Arizona this week ahead of the state&rsquo;s Feb. 28 Republican presidential primary. Polls show Romney way ahead in Arizona.</p><p>That&rsquo;s in part because of the state&rsquo;s large Mormon population.</p><p>But there is dissent in a place you might not expect.</p><div class="inline inline_photo inline-left "><p class="thumbnail">In Arizona&#39;s <a href=""><u><font color="#0066cc">White Mountains</font></u></a>, an isolated spot between two Indian reservations, Mormon pioneer roots run more than a century deep.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:54:56 +0000 Peter O'Dowd 9194 at A Spark of Mormon Dissent in Romney Country