Reagan’s good idea: Move primary to June

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It didn’t come up in this week’s debate, but in Michele Reagan’s plan for the secretary of state, there is a good idea I’ve long tub-thumped for: moving Arizona’s primary election to June. Arizona’s primary used to be in early September. The county recorders lobbied to move it to late August, to give them more …

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Michele Reagan wins Secretary of State nomination

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State Sen. Michele Reagan has won the Republican primary for Secretary of State, setting up a November showdown between a woman with a winning GOP name and Democratic stalwart Terry Goddard. State Rep. Justin Pierce was second in a race that was dominated by large sums of outside money, much of it spent on his …

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Reagan for GOP nod for Secretary of State

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The traditional duties of an Arizona Secretary of State, such as keeping essential records and overseeing elections, seem so quaint these days. So anachronistic. Election-related duties are more tied now to hot-button political issues pitting the interests of the parties against each other. Keeping a list of voters who automatically receive early ballots, for example, …

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