Horizon Roundup: District 8 special election, education tax, Alabama’s Senate race
Dec. 15, 2017
This week the dates for a special election to fill Trent Franks’ vacated seat in Congress were announced, and along with it came several candidate announcements. So far 12 Republicans, four Democrats and one member of the Green Party have announced their intentions to run for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District.
A group of business leaders in Arizona have proposed a 1.5-cent sales tax to fund education in the state. The tax would kick in just as the 0.6-cent sales tax for education funding expires.
Alabama elected the first Democratic Senator since 1992. Republican Candidate Roy Moore was endorsed by both President Donald Trump and Steve Bannon, Breitbart executive chairman. Kelli Ward, who is currently running for Jeff Flake’s Senate seat, is similarly supported by Bannon. Some within the Republican Party worry that if Ward wins the Republican Primary, she may face a similar fate to Moore.