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Bolstered by national money, Dem groups spend massive sums in legislative races With GOP groups outspent nearly 2-to-1, some...

Rep. Walt Blackman sees the Democrats gunning for his seat, and he doesn’t see his fellow Republicans doing much to stop them.

Just when you thought U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar couldn’t sink any lower…

I shouldn’t be surprised by anything that comes out of Rep. Paul Gosar’s mouth or from his twitter feed. But I really was shocked to see this.

Arizona GOP warns against Republican redistricting applicant

The Arizona Republican Party is urging GOP leadership in the legislature to steer clear of one particular candidate for the state’s redistricting commission.

County treasurer candidates say use of tax statement to criticize lawmaker was inappropriate

The Republican and Democratic candidates who are vying to replace outgoing Maricopa County Treasurer Royce Flora said it was inappropriate for him to use an official property tax statement to criticize a state lawmaker,...

Timing may be everything when it comes to redistricting commission picks

The timeline for appointing the four partisan members of the next Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is unclear, and the answer could determine not only when the selections are made but who is making them. Republican...

Kelly doubles McSally in TV ad spending

Mark Kelly is outspending his opponent Republican Sen. Martha McSally on television advertisements by two-to-one this election cycle despite 2020 being the worst year on record for TV sales.  Kelly has already been outpacing McSally...

AG rejects GOP claim, says Democratic lawmaker’s son voted legally

The Attorney General’s Office rejected a conservative activist's attempt to have a Democratic legislator’s son charged with a felony for casting ballots in Arizona elections while living in New York, finding no indication that he’d violated voter registration residency laws.

When politicians use hate speech, political violence increases

My research shows that when politicians use hate speech, domestic terrorism increases – in the U.S. and in other countries.

Kristin Urquiza, who wrote viral COVID-19 obituary, is Biden’s debate guest

Arizona native turned COVID-19 activist Kristin Urquiza will be one of former Vice President Joe Biden’s guests at Tuesday’s presidential debate against President Donald Trump. 

How to watch a political debate — it’s not about winners and losers

Critics of presidential debates argue that they are not necessary because they don’t change many votes. Since 84 million people watched the first 2016 presidential debate and according to polls 90% had decided for whom they were going to vote, they must watch for reasons other than to be persuaded.
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