Dillon Rosenblatt

Dillon Rosenblatt

Dillon Rosenblatt is a Phoenix-based political reporter with previous bylines in Arizona Capitol Times and Phoenix New Times. When he’s not getting under the skin of politicians, he’s usually found at local coffee shops or the movie theater. He’s originally from New Jersey and graduated from Arizona State University.

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Internal poll: GOP gubernatorial frontrunners in statistical tie

By: - June 6, 2022

Internal Republican polling shows a statistical tie between two top GOP gubernatorial candidates but those numbers separate greatly when those polled were informed of Donald Trump endorsement.

Judge rejects Arizona GOP lawsuit to ban vote-by-mail

By: - June 6, 2022

The Arizona Republican Party’s efforts to prove that voting by mail is unconstitutional failed in a Mohave County court, but the decision is expected to be appealed. 

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Arizona’s independents are largely powerless in primary elections

By: - June 6, 2022

As much as politicians and analysts talk about the importance of “independents” in elections, Arizona’s unaffiliated voters actually have little influence in selecting the candidates who will be on the November ballot.

Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters

Trump endorses Masters in Arizona GOP primary for U.S. Senate

By: - June 2, 2022

Former President Donald Trump has thrown his weight behind Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters over several GOP primary rivals.

GOP ban on ‘critical race theory’ in AZ schools poised to fall 1 vote short

By: - May 31, 2022

A Republican bill to ban so-called “critical race theory” does not have enough votes to proceed.  Sen. Paul Boyer, R-Glendale, told the Arizona Mirror he will vote against it if it reaches the Senate floor because he was against a last-minute amendment in the House.  “I’ve told them since last year on the K-12 side […]

Aaron Lieberman

Aaron Lieberman, longshot Dem guv candidate, bows out of the race

By: - May 27, 2022

Longshot Democratic gubernatorial candidate Aaron Lieberman called off his campaign Friday afternoon. Lieberman, a former state legislator, was always given little chance of winning a primary contest against Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and former Nogales Mayor Marco Lopez. And after burning through most of the little cash he was able to raise on a […]

Audit: Ducey’s office misused COVID-19 relief funds

By: - May 27, 2022

Arizona misappropriated more than $20 million in federal COVID-19 dollars in the first few months of the pandemic and another $1.6 billion was given away in fraudulent claims, state auditors concluded in a report. The Arizona Auditor General’s Office on Wednesday issued a report to lawmakers detailing how Gov. Doug Ducey approved $22 million in […]

GOP ‘critical race theory’ ban would outlaw teaching about the alleged Buffalo shooter’s racist motivations

By: - May 25, 2022

Teachers should not be allowed to explain to their students that the mass murder in a Buffalo grocery story this month was allegedly committed by a white supremacist who targeted and killed Black people in a largely Black neighborhood — and legislation approved Wednesday by Republicans would punish teachers who mentioned that.  Mesa Republican state […]

Resistance to COVID-19 vaccines meant 9,000 Arizonans died preventable deaths, report finds

By: - May 25, 2022

Arizonans have died from COVID-19 at one of the highest rates in the country, and a new report found that nearly one in every three of those deaths could have been avoided if all adults in the Grand Canyon State were fully vaccinated.  More than 1 million Americans have died from COVID-19, and the researchers […]

Kyrsten Sinema has taken $2.5 million from corporate PACs since 2021

By: - May 24, 2022

At the same time that Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was standing in opposition to Democratic efforts to raise taxes on corporations, she was raking in campaign cash from many of the companies lobbying against the tax increases — corporate PACs have given Sinema more than $2.5 million since 2021, more than one out of […]

GOP bill to restrict ballot drop boxes fails after 2 Republicans vote no

By: - May 23, 2022

Two Republican senators joined Democrats to kill a GOP proposal that would have banned the use of “unmonitored” ballot drop boxes. Sens. Paul Boyer and Michelle Ugenti-Rita both voted against House Bill 2238, but for vastly different reasons. Boyer has killed a number of Republican-backed bills to dramatically change election law, including proposals making it […]

Shawnna Bolick

Emails show Ginni Thomas asked GOP lawmaker Shawnna Bolick for help overturning Biden’s Arizona win

By: - May 20, 2022

The prominent wives of a U.S. Supreme Court justice and an Arizona Supreme Court justice were involved in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election.  Ginni Thomas, the conservative activist and wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, tried in the days after the election to convince  two Republican state legislators to help her […]