Keeping Up With Arizona Politicians' Future Plans

October 02, 2013

Former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman announced he was running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. Then last month, he was convinced by a number of supporters to run for treasurer instead. Secretary of State Ken Bennett has had an exploratory committee, and almost every Capitol-watcher fully expects him to run for governor, but it seems some people would prefer him as a corporation commission candidate.

What is behind this strategy, and who would benefit from it? Former lawmaker Stan Barnes, president of Copperstate Consulting, explained.