Politics

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...

Goldwater Institute hosting discussion on the virtues of anonymous money in politics

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.

No, Homie isn’t running for the Senate

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.

Do Latinos make Arizona worse? Conservatives, Republicans think so

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.

Trump coming to Mesa to rally for McSally

President Donald Trump is coming to Mesa Oct. 19 for a rally to support U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, the Repbulican nominee for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat.Most polling of the race shows McSally slightly trailing...

What types of PACs are contributing to Arizona candidates?

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 campaign targets state Senate, Corporation Commission races

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.

Early voting for 2.5 million Arizonans is underway

If it seems like there’s even more campaign ads on television than in the past couple of weeks, that’s probably because early voting begins today.

Polling 101: What to look for in a poll

Elections are fast approaching, and with that will come an emphasis in the media on polls.

Ducey reporting some PAC contributions as coming from individuals

The Arizona Mirror has been publishing an ongoing series about money spent by Political action committees in races in Arizona.But individual donations can be just as important, if not more so in some...