Archive for the 'Administrata' Category

Primary night whos in?

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

Apologies for the recent limited posting. We should be all caught up by Thursday.
Who wants to drink beer (or soda, whatever) and watch the results come in on primary night? Im thinking Rula Bula in Tempe. The Screaming Centrist said he can make it and everybody loves the Screaming Centrist.

Thank you, Sunlight Foundation!

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

The announcement is out: Arizona Congress Watch has received a mini-grant from the Sunlight Foundation, which is dedicated to empowering citizens to promote more transparent government.
Remember those polls we wanted to buy back in June? Theyre on.
You can read about the other two winners here. Their projects are bigger and cooler than mine, and theyre [...]

We won!

Friday, July 28th, 2006

The absolute best way to ensure that you will come into free money is to write a blog post denouncing it. Because then, everyone can gleefully call you a hypocrite.
An official announcement is coming next week, but for now well say that a group in DC is happy with AZCW and will be providing us [...]

Correction: Pension Protection Act

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

One correction from yesterdays post [corrected there as well for people finding the post through a search engine] the Pension Protection Act of 2005 is not out of conference and ready to be signed into law; the motion to instruct conferees was for something else. For the record, heres how our delegation voted on it [...]

Yes, we do pay the bills

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

AZCW is hosted by a company in Los Angeles. The heat wave is causing periodic power and equipment failures. So hang tight if I dont get right back to you via email its been spotty for the past week.

A friendly message from the blogger

Monday, June 26th, 2006

Candidates, want more coverage? Want to make bloggers happy? Put your news and press release items on the front page of your website, preferably above the fold (meaning that visitors wont have to scroll down to see the latest items). Just a link to each article is perfectly fine. Jon Kyl, Jim Pederson, Harry Mitchell, [...]


Saturday, May 20th, 2006

This is a call for correspondents if youre interested in attending debates, house parties, fundraisers, etc. and writing them up for AZCW, e-mail us for more information. It would be great to have correspondents from all eight districts, but especially in CD5 (Hayworth) and CD8 (Open seat). Bonus for people who can swing Senatorial appearances.

Friendly reminder

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Are you a candidate? Incumbent? Heres another invitation to add me to your PR e-mail lists:
Id hate to cover one candidate more than another, but those of you who make it easy for me will probably get more coverage than those who dont.


Sunday, May 14th, 2006

Welcome readers of The Arizona Republic. Feel free to look around, search and comment. (Dont use quote marks in the search box, though. They dont mesh with my database, for some reason. Im in the process of getting a better search engine. Honest.)

Another reason to switch to Firefox

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

Last night I realized that if you have FireFox, you can make these neat drop-down menus that show all the headlines from a news source with an RSS feed. And its incredibly easy.


Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

We love press releases. If you are a Congressional staffer (or a campaign worker who deals with the media), send them to Send early, send often. Mike Caccioppoli does.

Call off the search, were back

Monday, February 20th, 2006

So I took my laptop to New York and it ended up being a paperweight no internet access for five days, which is really hard when theres a story on the front page of the New York Times suggesting that John McCain, fresh off of introducing anti-pork legislation, has just asked for $10 million to [...]

Administrative Note

Friday, January 13th, 2006

I got to play around with my new AzCentral blog today. Theyre still working on correcting some technical stuff, so I dont know when its going to officially be connected to Plugged In, but Ill drop a note here when it is. I like the direction that Nowicki is taking the site, making it [...]

Ladies and gentlemen

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

The first session of the 109th Congress has adjourned. The second session of the House will convene on January 31, 2006. The Senate will convene on January 18, 2006.

Need your help

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

If you scroll down and look to the right, you can see a very partial list of candidates who have announced a run for the 2006 election cycle. I would like to make this as comprehensive as possible. Please let me know if you or anyone you know of have declared themselves a candidate [...]

Just got back from the DMV

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Had to get a new license anyway, but I ended up changing my voter registration from RINO to I, which stands for I Dont Need A Party To Tell Me How to Think, Thanks. Im just not a Party of God kinda gal anymore.
The nice people who helped me change the registration assured me, apropos [...]

Catching up

Monday, September 26th, 2005

Bear with me as I catch up posts will be up tonight

Congress is on recess until September 5

Sunday, August 7th, 2005

which means that the news is getting pretty slow. Ill keep posting articles as they come into my inbox, but dont expect too much to be happening until then.

Welcome, Republic visitors

Friday, July 29th, 2005

This is a little project Im doing to give voters as much information as possible come 2006. I dont do it for money or partisan advocacy; its a geeky hobby that I hope will be as comprehensive as possible (with a little help from a great partner). Feel free to poke around, search the archives, [...]

Small change

Saturday, July 23rd, 2005

Just changed from Movable Type to Wordpress. This is going to help categorize posts more accurately (MT only let me choose one category per post, so the Kolbe-Flake immigration bill, for example, had to be filed under either Kolbe or Flake. No more!) The bad news for me is that I get to go through [...]