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Political Buzz – January 2012


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Coming to a bookshelf near you, the “Female Force Gabrielle Giffords” comic book. The publication put out by Bluewater Productions features the life of Congresswoman Giffords including the shooting on January 8, 2011 and her recovery.

In an official press release, Bluewater president Darren Davis said, “ Not to diminish the loss of life or life-changing injuries but we witnessed something incredible.”

Others featured in the “Female Force” series include Michele Obama, Hillary Clinton, J.K. Rowling, and Sarah Palin.

The print version of the Giffords comic will be available at the end of the month. The digital copy is now for sale on the Internet.

Giffords January 8,


The majority of the major Republican presidential candidates running national campaigns have filed for Arizona's Feb. 28 primary, and any others have until the end of the day to do so.

That includes Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. Michele Bachman and Herman Cain, the two Republican candidates who have suspended their presidential campaigns, did not file.

About a dozen lesser-known Republicans filed to be on the party’s primary ballot, including several from Tucson.

The only other party, so far, with candidates running here is the Green party, for which a handful of people are on the Arizona ballot. Even though there are a number of lesser-known Democrats running in other states, the Arizona Democratic Party is not holding a primary to pick its nominee.

The secretary of state is planning to hold a public drawing Tuesday to determine the order in which the names will appear on the party ballots.

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State Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-Phoenix) resigned from the Legislature in order to concentrate on a run for Congress. The Secretary of State’s office says Sinema did not have to resign in order to run for office.

Sinema says she wants to go to Washington to “fight for the forgotten middle class”. She is running in the newly created 9th Congressional District.

About Political Buzz

News, commentary, analysis from the AZPM political team: Christopher Conover, Andrea Kelly, Michael Chihak.