‘Privacy’ for political spenders as important as government transparency, say ‘dark money’ advocates
In a wide-ranging 90-minute talk about the importance of anonymous spending in American politics, Goldwater Institute attorney Matt Miller and National Review Senior Writer David French discussed a recent wave of campaign finance disclosure...
Sen. Kate Brophy McGee’s reelection bid is on pace to be one of the most expensive legislative campaigns in Arizona history. As of Sept. 30, the Phoenix Republican had raised nearly $370,000 and spent more than $245,000 to retain her seat in the state Senate.
Ducey, a prodigious fundraiser, has been the primary beneficiary of that provision. According an Arizona Mirror analysis of the governor’s campaign finance reports dating back to 2016, the double-dipping provision has allowed Ducey to raise at least $200,000 more than he would have been able to under the old laws.
Garcia posts best fundraising report yet, still lags behind Ducey Statewide campaign finance roundup
Democratic gubernatorial nominee David Garcia brought in $779,000 during the last campaign finance reporting period, by far the strongest showing yet by a campaign that has been plagued by poor fundraising since its beginning. But...
Tuesday evening at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, the Goldwater Institute will be discussing what some see as an attack on free speech: full campaign finance disclosure.
Homie wants your business, not your vote. Teal signs featuring a dollar sign flanked by stars have sprouted up at Phoenix intersections promising “significant change” if people “Vote for Homie” for a Senate seat. Whether that seat is in the Arizona or U.S. Senate, the signs don’t say, since Homie is not, in fact, a candidate for anything.
When Rep. David Stringer made national news in June for saying “there aren’t enough white kids to go around” in public schools and that immigration is “an existential threat” to the United States, prominent Republicans distanced themselves from him. Some, like Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona Republican Party Chairman Jonathan Lines, went so far as to call on him to resign for the nakedly racist comments.
Millions in PAC money has already flowed into Arizona this cycle for a variety of causes, from alcoholic beverage distributors to nurses and orthodontists, all looking for representation in Arizona government. But all PACs are not created equal. Some have have amassed far larger war chests than others and are flexing their spending muscles this election.
Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona, the campaign committee supporting Proposition 127, filed campaign finance reports this week disclosing that it is spending nearly $55,000 apiece opposing Republican state Sens. Sylvia Allen and Kate Brophy McGee, who are running for re-election, and House Speaker J.D. Mesnard, who is running for an open Senate seat in his legislative district.