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Expelled lawmaker Shooter asks judge to order release of documents

BY: - October 3, 2018

Ousted lawmaker Don Shooter is asking a judge to order the release of files from the investigation that led to his historic expulsion from the Arizona House of Representatives for sexual harassment. Shooter is seeking the files as part of a legal battle against state Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, his former colleague whose allegations of sexual […]

Newly formed anti-Proposition 126 campaign faces uphill climb

BY: - October 2, 2018

Foes of a ballot measure that aims to permanently prohibit sales taxes on services are banding together for a last-ditch effort against it, but it may be too little and too late to defeat the multi-million-dollar campaign for Proposition 126 that gone unopposed for months. The No on Proposition 126 Committee announced on Tuesday that […]

Three migrant boys run away from Southwest Key shelter, one ordered deported

BY: - October 2, 2018

Three minors ran away from a shelter for migrant children operated by Southwest Key in Glendale on August 19. One of the boys, who didn’t show up to his immigration hearing Friday, was ordered deported to Guatemala by U.S. immigration Judge Linda Spencer-Walters. The boys were playing in a yard when they decided to jump […]

What PACs are giving to Arizona senate hopefuls?

BY: - October 1, 2018

This is the second in an ongoing series that examines spending by political action committees. Political action committees, commonly known as PACs, are a major way for candidates to raise money for their campaigns. In the races for the Arizona Senate, Republican candidates are taking the bulk of PAC money. Nineteen of the 22 Republican […]

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RGA spending for Ducey far outpaces AZ-based contributions

BY: - October 1, 2018

The Republican Governors Association has raised more than $2 million from Arizona-based contributors during the 2018 election cycle, but that’s still far less than the national GOP organization has spent aiding Gov. Doug Ducey’s re-election campaign.

Anti-Kavanaugh protesters rally at Flake’s office

BY: - September 28, 2018

Dozens of protesters lined Camelback Road outside Sen. Jeff Flake’s office today to rally against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Are Arizona elections safe from hackers?

BY: - September 28, 2018

In November, Arizona voters will be casting their ballots and deciding who will lead the state at the Capitol and represent it in the U.S. Senate, but new research and revelations have cast doubt in some minds about the security of voting systems.

One professor’s view of PAC money in politics

BY: - September 27, 2018

“People who run for office generally say there are two kinds of pacs: My PAC and bad PACs,” said Thomas Volgy, a professor of political science at University of Arizona.

Democrats hoping ‘stars align’ in legislative races

BY: - September 27, 2018

As he talks with voters at their doors in Phoenix’s Arcadia neighborhood, Aaron Lieberman, a Democratic candidate for the Arizona House of Representatives, explains that control of the Legislature runs through Legislative District 28.

Doug Ducey has raised $313,000 from politcal committees

Statewide candidates rake in nearly $660K from PACs

BY: - September 27, 2018

 Including candidates who lost in the August elections, statewide candidates have received roughly $657,000 from political action committees. Nearly half of that, almost $314,000, has been raised by Gov. Doug Ducey.

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After backing Garcia in 2014, AZ Latino business group staying on sidelines in gov’s race

BY: - September 26, 2018

The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce enthusiastically made David Garcia its first ever endorsement in his 2014 bid for state schools superintendent, but it likely won’t be backing him this year as he challenges Gov. Doug Ducey.

Dissecting the differences between the Democrats

BY: - September 25, 2018

The latest poll of Arizona’s two most high-profile races by NBC News and the Marist Institute for Public Polling at Marist College follows the recent trend of polling in the contests for U.S. Senate and governor: Democrat Kyrsten Sinema holds a small lead over Republican Martha McSally for the former, while Republican Gov. Doug Ducey has a comfortable lead over Democrat David Garcia.