2020 election

COMMENTARY

Monday Musings: Ducey for president – but in D.C. or Tempe?

BY: - February 3, 2020

An often-asked political question by State Capitol observers these days: what will Gov. Doug Ducey do when his current, final term in office is over? What’s his next dream job?

Never-Trumpers: McSally is a ‘Trump hack’ who won’t be remembered

BY: - January 29, 2020

A conservative anti-Trump group has launched a scathing ad of Sen. Martha McSally, dubbing her a “Trump hack” who is headed for defeat – again – in 2020 because of her decision to support the president in the impeachment trial.

Hecklers interrupt Ducey speech over ‘red flag law’ support

BY: - January 27, 2020

Gov. Doug Ducey was forced to halt his speech to the GOP faithful Saturday amid jeers from Republican protesters who say the governor is advocating unconstitutional gun control measures aimed at stopping gun violence.

COMMENTARY

Monday Musings: Celebrating MLK amid Trump’s white nationalism

BY: - January 20, 2020

Our current president is not only working against many of the principles espoused by Dr. King, he is also indirectly soliciting white nationalist political support.

Kelly raises $20 million, McSally $12 million in 2019 for Senate race

BY: - January 14, 2020

Sen. Martha McSally raised more than $12 million in 2019, more than any of her colleagues in the U.S Senate, but that wasn’t enough to outpace her presumptive Democratic opponent Mark Kelly in one of the most hotly contested 2020 Senate races in the country. 

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Monday Musings: Raw politics will impact the 2020 session

BY: - January 13, 2020

Three burning election year political questions hover over the State Capitol as the 2020 legislative session gets underway today, placing enormous pressure on leadership and three key lawmakers. 

Andy Biggs impeachment

Arizona Republicans in the spotlight as impeachment bomb-throwers

BY: - December 10, 2019

Arizona Republicans have emerged as some of President Donald Trump’s most ardent defenders as congressional Democrats move ahead with their effort to oust Trump from the White House. 

COMMENTARY

Let’s not elect another newbie for president

BY: - December 4, 2019

If Democrats nominate Buttigieg, I’d vote for him without hesitation. But Dems would be wise to consider the one area where Buttigieg is similar to Trump and would make that “sunny day” situation when Trump is out of office less luminous.

‘Democracy dollars’ could pump millions of dollars of public funding into elections

BY: - November 1, 2019

A proposal to reinvigorate Arizona’s system for publicly funding political campaigns could inject tens of millions of dollars into the state’s elections.

Progressive initiative seeks transformative election, voter registration changes

BY: - October 30, 2019

A wide-ranging ballot measure being pushed by progressive activists would represent one of the biggest overhauls of election laws in Arizona history with the aim of making it easier for people to vote and limiting the influence of corporations, lobbyists and the wealthy on campaigns and government. 

McSally to pen memoir – just in time for her 2020 election bid

BY: - October 22, 2019

Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally announced a book deal Monday that will put her memoir, “Dare to Fly,” on bookshelves in May, just six months before she stands for election.

Dems lead AZGOP in 2020 election fundraising, but Ward improves on rough start

BY: - October 16, 2019

The Arizona Democratic Party is substantially outpacing its Republican rivals in fundraising so far in the 2020 election cycle, and the AZGOP has raised less money than in most recent election cycles.