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KJZZ’s The Show: Friday Newscap revisits some of the biggest news stories of the week in Arizona and beyond.

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February 23, 2024

Marcus Dell’Artino of First Strategic and Stacy Pearson of Lumen Strategies joined The Show to talk about U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko running for Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, a series of immigration-related bills advancing at the state Capitol, a spat between two high-profile Arizona Republicans and more.

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February 09, 2024

Paul Bentz of HighGround and Mike Haener of Lumen Strategies joined The Show to talk about the failure of a border security bill to even make it to debate in the U.S. Senate, a compromise on election issues in the state Legislature and more.

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February 02, 2024

Former Arizona House Minority Leader Reginald Bolding and Chip Scutari of S+C Communications joined The Show to talk about the new chair of the Arizona Republican Party, the resignation of an embattled state lawmaker and more.

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January 26, 2024

Lorna Romero Ferguson of Elevate Strategies and and Democratic strategist Tony Cani joined This Show to talk about Jeff DeWit resigning as chair of the Arizona Republican Party amid charges of bribery, a new state effort to deal with immigration and more.

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January 19, 2024

Former state schools superintendent Jaime Molera of Molera Alvarez and Dawn Penich-Thacker of Agave Strategy joined The Show to discuss Gov. Katie Hobbs’ proposed budget, the debate over the future of the Arizona Commerce Authority and more.

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January 12, 2024

KJZZ’s Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week from Arizona and beyond. Matthew Benson of the public relations firm Veridus and attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera joined The Show this week to talk about Gov. Katie Hobbs’ State of the State speech, legislative Republicans’ response to it and more.

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January 05, 2024

KJZZ’s Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week from Arizona and beyond. Reginald Bolding, a former Democratic state lawmaker, and Marcus Dell'Artino, Republican consultant with First Strategic, joined The Show to talk more about the start of a new legislative session, the state's budget deficit and the election year.

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December 29, 2023

This year was a big year for politics in Arizona. It started with questions about how divided government would work. Democrat Katie Hobbs was sworn in as governor and worked with a Legislature in which Republicans held a one-seat majority in each chamber.

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December 15, 2023

Paul Bentz of HighGround and Dawn Penich-Thacker of Agave Strategy joined The Show to talk about the Arizona Supreme Court hearing on abortion laws in the state and more news of the week.

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December 08, 2023

Marcus Dell’Artino of First Strategic and former state lawmaker Aaron Lieberman joined The Show top talk about the closing of a key border crossing, state Supreme Court Justice Bill Montgomery's decision to recuse himself and more Arizona news of the week.

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November 17, 2023

To break down a pair of new polls looking at next year’s election, a plan in the Legislature to give teachers a pay raise and more, The Show sat down with former state schools Superintendent Jaime Molera of Molera Alvarez and Marilyn Rodriguez of Creosote Partners.

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November 10, 2023

To break down the results from this week’s elections — both here and elsewhere; an ethics complaint filed against a Democratic state lawmaker; and more, The Show sat down with Doug Cole of HighGround and Democratic strategist Tony Cani.

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November 03, 2023

To analyze the new entrants into the primary for an open Congressional seat and subpoenas going out to two southern Arizona county supervisors, The Show sat down with Matthew Benson of Veridus and Dawn Penich-Thacker of Agave Strategy.

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October 27, 2023

This week, the Republican primary for a West Valley congressional district has another high-profile candidate: Blake Masters. But like the others, he doesn't actually live in Congressional District 8. To break down those headlines and more, The Show sat down with Stacy Pearson of Lumen Strategies and Paul Bentz of HighGround.

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October 20, 2023

To talk about a new open seat in Arizona’s Congressional delegation, setbacks for supporters of hand counting ballots and more, The Show sat down with former state House Minority Leader Reginald Bolding and Daniel Scarpinato — former Chief of Staff to Gov. Doug Ducey, now with the firm Winged Victory.

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October 06, 2023

Chip Scutari of S+C Communications and Democratic strategist Tony Cani joined The Show to talk about a soon-to-be open office in Maricopa County government, yet another sign of a new entrant in the U.S. Senate race and more.

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September 29, 2023

A leaked memo offers insight into Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s strategy if she chooses to run for re-election next year, and Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs said she will skip GOP-led Senate confirmations for Arizona agency directors. Gaelle Esposito of Creosote Partners and Marcus Dell’Artino of First Strategic joined The Show to discuss these headlines and more.

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September 22, 2023

A pair of high-profile ballot measures launched this week — one dealing with elections, one on abortion. To discuss this news and more, The Show sat down with are Matthew Benson from the firm Veridus and former state lawmaker Aaron Lieberman.

September 15, 2023

Former Arizona state lawmakers Reginald Bolding and Regina Cobb to talk about former President Trump weighing in on Arizona’s Republican primary for U.S Senate, the impeachment inquiry against president Biden and more.

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September 08, 2023

Dawn Penich-Thacker of Agave Strategy and former state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jaime Molera of the firm Molera Alvarez join The Show to talk about Superintendent Tom Horne filing a lawsuit challenging dual-language programs, the failure of a recall effort against a state Senator and more .

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