City Council Election: Seismic Sniffle

“Voice of Scottsdale” reported recently that …the seismic shift in how candidates finished in the Primary Election compared to the General Election was unheralded.  It was like a game of political musical chairs. Jennifer Peterson fell from second to fifth place.  David Smith jumped from fourth to second.  Kathy Little moved from fifth to third.  […]

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A Slightly Different Lie

For the third article in a row since the election, Beth Duckett and her editors (including Chris Coppola) at the Arizona Republic have dishonestly portrayed the major differential in this race: Whether to follow the best practices of city planning and the voter-ratified organic law of Scottsdale’s 2001 General Plan. I raised this same objection on a previous AZR […]

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Too Close to Call

With the race between Kathy Littlefield and Dennis Robbins for the third Scottsdale city council seat leaning only slightly toward Kathy by a couple dozen votes, 0.02% of total, the 2014 election may be bad or it may be worse. It all depends on the final count of provisional ballots, and an almost-sure challenge from the dark money liquor/development […]

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