Elections

Iowans in Queen Creek choose Amy Klobuchar in first-ever AZ caucus

BY: - February 4, 2020

As Democratic officials scramble in Iowa to pick up the pieces after a disastrous caucus night that has left the nation waiting to learn who won, the state’s earliest gathering of voters happened in a decidedly non-Iowan venue and had a clear outcome.

Ducey signs ‘electronic adjudication’ bill to speed ballot counting

BY: - February 3, 2020

Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday signed Senate Bill 1135, which allows county elections officials to use a process called “electronic adjudication” to identify ballots that can’t be read by standard vote-counting machines.

COMMENTARY

Monday Musings: Ducey for president – but in D.C. or Tempe?

BY: - February 3, 2020

An often-asked political question by State Capitol observers these days: what will Gov. Doug Ducey do when his current, final term in office is over? What’s his next dream job?

Never-Trumpers: McSally is a ‘Trump hack’ who won’t be remembered

BY: - January 29, 2020

A conservative anti-Trump group has launched a scathing ad of Sen. Martha McSally, dubbing her a “Trump hack” who is headed for defeat – again – in 2020 because of her decision to support the president in the impeachment trial.

Hecklers interrupt Ducey speech over ‘red flag law’ support

BY: - January 27, 2020

Gov. Doug Ducey was forced to halt his speech to the GOP faithful Saturday amid jeers from Republican protesters who say the governor is advocating unconstitutional gun control measures aimed at stopping gun violence.

COMMENTARY

Monday Musings: Celebrating MLK amid Trump’s white nationalism

BY: - January 20, 2020

Our current president is not only working against many of the principles espoused by Dr. King, he is also indirectly soliciting white nationalist political support.

Disgraced ex-lawmaker David Stringer running for Yavapai County Attorney

BY: - January 10, 2020

Disgraced former lawmaker David Stringer, who resigned last year after 1983 charges for paying an intellectually disabled boy for sex in Baltimore in 1983 came to light, is mounting a campaign to oust longtime Republican Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk.

COMMENTARY

Monday Musings: All eyes on how Sinema handles impeachment

BY: - January 6, 2020

Columnist Chris Herstam weighs in on what's happening in Arizona politics and uses his 40 years of experience in and around government to help you understand what's happening behind the scenes and why it's important.

Secretary of state issues cybersecurity tips to candidates

BY: - December 20, 2019

The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office recently issued a packet to candidates, political parties and political action committees of cybersecurity tips ahead of next year’s elections. In 2016, criminals attempted to hack into voter databases but were unsuccessful. The state has since enhanced its security measures and created a new voter registration database.  The Fulcrum, a […]

Former Dem lawmaker who left office amid scandal seeks old seat

BY: - September 18, 2019

A former Democratic lawmaker whose short tenure was marred by controversy over a violent remark about a female colleague and campaign finance problems is attempting a comeback – but he’ll have to take care of tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid fines before his name will be allowed on the ballot.