We're combing through the rumor mills, news stories, and blogs to give you the latest on the Governor's race in 2010.
Here is a tip sent to us. In a recent survey, small businesses chose Terry Goddard as their top pick for Arizona's Next governor. According to the Silver State Bank/ASBA/O'Neil Associates Arizona Economic Indicators Monitor:
"When we look at first choices only, Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard was named by the largest number of respondents (43%), followed by Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon (21%). None of the other prospective named candidates' figures exceeded 10%. These candidates included U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters (10%), Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman (8%), Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne (8%), Arizona State Treasurer Dean Martin (7%), and Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas (5%)."
It would be interesting to know if people were picking from a list of candidates or if they were asked to name a candidate on their own. Secretary of State Jan Brewer and former Democratic Party chairman Jim Pederson are noticeably absent from the list.
If you have any juicy gossip or more information, please let us know at GovRace2010@yahoo.com.