The latest word on the street is that Bruce Ash has definitely thrown his hat into the ring to be considered for the national committeeman slot. Randy Graf is still not fully committed, but so close we think he will be in by Saturday's meeting. Bruce Ash and Bill Montgomery stand to gain in the position since they both plan to run for office again and would like the opportunity to hobnob with potential state and national contributors. Bill understands the benefits of funding campaigns outside of Clean Elections having run a Clean Elections campaign in the last election. Bruce is talking about funding a good chunk of his own campaign. Randy Graf is clearly looking for a broader opportunity to be involved and influential in the party beyond Arizona and is giving no indication he his running for public office.
As for the CD8 congressional race, Bruce Ash is definitely in, and, despite the rumors, Randy Graf is definitely not in. Bee is said to have the Click money in his pocket, so to speak. Of course, that didn't help Huffman, but then Huffman had other problems to overcome.