After 4 years, secretary of state opens online signatures to local candidates
Most 2020 candidates are already past the deadline for collecting the signatures they need to run in the August primary election, but those who are seeking a handful of nonpartisan municipal offices that won’t be on the ballot until November will now be able to collect their signatures online.
Leaked chats show neo-Nazis, extremists tried to sway 2018 Arizona elections
Self proclaimed Neo-Nazis and other extremists worked together to try and sway the outcome of Arizona’s 2018 midterm election by a variety of means including promoting candidates they liked or ones they felt were doomed to fail, according to leaked chat logs.
McSally raising cash with GOP candidate known for racism, misogyny
U.S. Sen. Martha McSally is part of a joint fundraising committee with a handful of other Republican senators and candidates, one of whom is a former conservative talk radio host with a long and well-documented history of racist and misogynistic comments.
Write-in campaign likely if Bolick removed from ballot
If Democrats are successful in their attempt to keep Rep. Shawnna Bolick off the ballot, they’ll almost certainly still have to face off against a different Republican in a race that could determine which party controls the Arizona House of Representatives next year.
Republicans sacrifice voter safety, so Dems need an in-person voting plan
Keeping voters away from crowds and minimizing the need for poll workers makes sense. Without a doubt, it’s the safest way to conduct an election during a pandemic.
Census delay could affect 2021 redistricting
If Congress approves the U.S. Census Bureau’s request to delay the upcoming Census due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, it could take longer for the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission to craft the next iteration of the state’s legislative and congressional maps.
Brophy McGee, Carter raise big money to fend off challengers
Two Republican senators are raising big bucks as they try to fend off vigorous challenges, while a perennial GOP candidate who’s notched five losses since 2010 leads all legislative hopefuls as she seeks to unseat a longtime incumbent.
Ducey has nearly $2 million to aid legislative allies
With Republicans holding razor-thin margins in both legislative chambers and Democrats looking to take the majority for the first time in generations, Gov. Doug Ducey has nearly $2 million to help ensure that his party keeps control of the legislature.
Schweikert campaign in the red, trails Dem challenger in money raised
Republican incumbent Rep. David Schweikert continues to trail far behind Democratic congressional hopeful Hiral Tipirneni’s fundraising for the first quarter of the year in the contest for a suburban GOP district that Democrats think will be winnable in 2020.
Officials in all-mail balloting states say GOP claims of fraud are false
Officials in states where everyone casts their ballot by mail say Republican claims, like those made by local leaders and even President Donald Trump, that such elections are havens for fraud and stolen elections aren’t true.
Kelly outpaces McSally again in campaign cash to start 2020
U.S. Sen. Martha McSally’s fundraising during the first quarter of the year set a record for her 2020 campaign, but was dwarfed by what her opponent, Mark Kelly, hauled in.
Sanders drops out, but Arizona supporters say they are still in the fight
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspended his 2020 Democratic presidential bid Wednesday, but his Arizona supporters said they will still push his message of Medicare for all, eliminating student debt and raising the minimum wage.