Wednesday, May 20, 2009

2010 Watch

We're combing through the rumor mills, news stories, and blogs to give you the latest on the Governor's race in 2010.

Looks like
"aspiring" gubernatorial candidate Terry Goddard will be challenged by former Senate candidate Jim Pedersen. According to the Guardian, He is mounting "a policy advocacy organization to address statewide issues," and others are reporting that he has made his intentions clear with the Democratic establishment.

On the Republican side, several names are still being tossed around as possible primary challengers to Governor Brewer, if she decides to run. The latest is Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman who recently unveiled a shiny new website rich with copper tones and rays reminicent of the state flag. He also has offered up a pseudo-manifesto (ahem, white paper) on the state's budget problems. The question remains on if he has any name-identification outside of Tempe, or the ability to raise the funds to get the boost would need.

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1 comment:

Thane Eichenauer said...

I found Mr. Hallman's plan to be rather soft on concrete ideas. He proposes more borrowing, a larger rainy-day fund (where did our last one go?) and better forecasting of recessions.

None of that reduces the current state of Arizona budget deficit by one dollar.

I'm hoping for more candidates with more solutions, not la-ti-da policy suggestions that don't address the very real and concrete weak tax revenue and strong spending blueprint that Arizona state government has to address.

Is there a good accountant out there that needs a job?