Arizona Politics News


Biggs says debt ceiling deal is an abomination
Both President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have said it’s a compromise that includes GOP demands, like cuts in spending. But Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs said the proposal is an “abomination.”
Arizona Democrats Ask Court To Block Ballot Harvesting Law
With early voting already underway, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is likely to rule within days.
Oct. 19, 2016
Chelsea Clinton Speaks On College Debt At ASU
Chelsea Clinton focused on student debt as she addressed several hundred supporters at the ASU Tempe campus.
Oct. 19, 2016
Arizona Secretary Of State Assures Elections Integrity
While Republican nominee Donald Trump continues to assert that the presidential election will be rigged, Arizona’s chief elections official said it simply isn’t possible here.
Oct. 19, 2016
Polls Show Competitive National, Arizona Races As Election Nears
With some Democratic heavy hitters like Bernie Sanders and First Lady Michelle Obama in Arizona this week, it’s clear the Hillary Clinton campaign thinks it has a pretty good chance to win here.
Oct. 19, 2016
Bernie Sanders in Tucson:
Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders campaigned for Democrat Hillary Clinton in Tucson Tuesday, saying her views are “a thousand times better than" Republican Donald Trump's.
Oct. 19, 2016
Arizona GOP Expands Outreach To Nogales
The Arizona Republican Party is expanding its field game to the border city of Nogales, a Latino-majority community that has long been a Democratic stronghold.
Oct. 19, 2016
It’s Personal: Why Arizonans Choose John McCain Or Ann Kirkpatrick
During the race to represent Arizona in the United States Senate, Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick has been touting term limits, saying her Republican rival John McCain has been in Washington too long. Meanwhile, McCain has been trying to paint Kirkpatrick as too liberal for Arizona and a rubber stamp for the Obama administration. But those campaign messages don’t mean as much to some Arizonans who see their votes as more personal.
Oct. 19, 2016
Sanders Stumps For Clinton In Flagstaff
In the final weeks leading up to the general election, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is focusing efforts on divided states like Arizona. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders rallied his Flagstaff supporters Tuesday to vote for Clinton.
Oct. 18, 2016
Date Misprint Found On Some Mail-In Ballot Envelopes For Yavapai County
A small group of voters in Yavapai County are noticing the wrong return date on their official mail-in ballot envelope.
Oct. 18, 2016
Poll: Economy, Education Are Top Issues For Arizona Voters
Arizonans want their next president to fix the economy and improve K-12 education — and the call by Donald Trump to build a wall apparently leaves them cold.
Oct. 18, 2016
Saturday Early Voting Hours Coming To Tempe
Voters in Tempe will now have a few more hours to early vote this month.
Oct. 18, 2016
Could Newly Registered Arizona Voters Decide Proposition 205?
Recent polls show the vote on whether to legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona will likely be very close, and a last-minute flurry of newly registered voters could affect the outcome.
Oct. 18, 2016
Navajo Request For More Polling Sites Denied
A Navajo group requested a court order to require San Juan County, Utah, to open additional polling places. But a federal judge struck down the request Oct. 14.
Oct. 17, 2016
Political Analyst Discusses Michelle Obama, Sanders Upcoming Arizona Visits
The question of whether Arizona is “in play” in next month’s presidential election has been a disputed one.
Oct. 17, 2016
Arizona Republic President Responds To Death Threats After Endorsement of Democratic Presidential Nominee
When The Arizona Republic endorsed a Democratic presidential nominee for the first time in its history last month, it received a lot of attention from political analysts and media outlets across the country.
Oct. 17, 2016
Arizona Voting Accountability Activists Not Concerned About Rigged Election
Samantha Pstross, with the Arizona Commission For Election Accountability, said she’s more worried about issues that could prevent voters from casting a ballot in the first place.
Oct. 17, 2016
Dems In Arizona Corporation Commission Race Say Utility CEO Behind Culture Of Corruption
The two Democrats running for Arizona corporation commission say the CEO of the state’s largest utility has created a “culture of corruption” and could be connected to dark money spending this election.
Oct. 17, 2016
Data Show Young Voters Could Impact Outcome In Three Arizona Congressional Districts
Three of Arizona’s congressional districts rank in the top 50 nationally for the potential of younger voters to significantly influence the outcomes.
Oct. 14, 2016
Cybersecurity Expert Discusses Voting, Hackers
FBI Director James Comey has said that voter-registration sites in at least a dozen states — including Arizona — were targeted by hackers.
Oct. 14, 2016
Senate Candidate Ann Kirkpatrick: Its Time For New Principled Leadership In Arizona
As Arizona’s U.S. Senate race enters its final stretch, Ann Kirkpatrick is digging in with her attacks on John McCain over his previous support of Donald Trump.
Oct. 13, 2016