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.
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.
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...
As the election season heads into the home stretch, the campaign for a ballot measure that would mandate a dramatic increase in renewable energy use has largely shifted its focus from Proposition 127 to defeating Attorney General Mark Brnovich.