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Hobbs wants 2 Cochise County supervisors investigated
The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office, led by Democratic governor-elect Katie Hobbs, wants prosecutors to investigate two Cochise County supervisors who didn’t certify the 2022 election results by a Nov 28 deadline set by Arizona law.
Lawmakers want special session to lift school spending limit
A bipartisan group of legislators is asking Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to call a special session to address school spending in Arizona before the end of the year. School districts have prepared budgets and are on target to spend nearly $7.8 billion.
Former Arizona Congressman Jim Kolbe dies
Former Arizona Republican Congressman Jim Kolbe died Saturday at the age of 80. He served eleven terms in the U.S. House until he retired in 2006. His political career began as a teen while serving as a page for former U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater.
What AZ primary results could mean for November
It’s two days after the primary election in Arizona, and we’re creeping ever closer to getting the final results. With The Show to talk about what happened and what it could mean for November is Chuck Coughlin, president and CEO of HighGround.
Aug. 4, 2022
How Kansas vote on abortion could influence Arizonas approach
With the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade earlier this summer, red and blue states have been scrambling to determine how they will define reproductive rights going forward. To learn how that could affect how Arizona approaches the issue at the ballot box, The Show spoke with Stacy Pearson, co-founder of Lumen Strategies.
Aug. 4, 2022
Russian judge sentences Brittney Griner to 9 years in prison
A judge in Russia has convicted and sentenced American basketball star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison for drug possession and smuggling. Judge Anna Sotnikova said the time Griner has served in custody since her arrest in February would count toward the sentence.
Aug. 4, 2022
Pinal County officials apologize for ballot shortages at some polling sites
Pinal County officials apologized on Wednesday for failing to print enough ballots for certain in-person voters on Tuesday, the latest setback in a county that already mailed voters incorrect ballots.
Arizona primary election results
Aug. 3, 2022
Mitchell claims victory in GOP race for Maricopa County attorney; winner to face Democrat Gunnigle
Rachel Mitchell declared victory in the Republican race to be Maricopa County's next attorney. Mitchell tweeted that Gina Godbehere, her closest opponent in the race, called to concede Wednesday evening.
Aug. 3, 2022
Trump-backed legislative candidates are beating incumbent Republicans in the primary
A slate of Republican candidates for the Legislature endorsed by former President Donald Trump could be headed to the state Capitol.
Aug. 3, 2022
Judge rules in favor of Phoenix candidate who rented house for election
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has ruled against a Phoenix City Council candidate’s attempt to get his opponent knocked off the ballot for not meeting residency requirements.
Aug. 3, 2022
Horne will likely face Hoffman in superintendent race
Republican Tom Horne will likely face incumbent Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman in the November election. As of Wednesday afternoon, Horne was leading the primary race with about 43% of the vote.
Aug. 3, 2022
Kimberly Yee will face Martín Quezada for treasurer
Results are in for the Arizona state treasurer primary. Incumbent Kimberly Yee easily snatched the Republican nomination and will now pursue a second term.
Aug. 3, 2022
Rift within AZs Republican Party began in the 1980s, consultant says
The Show spoke with consultant Kevin DeMenna, who has been involved in state politics and government for decades. He says the true rift within the Republican Party began in the 1980s when Evan Mecham was elected governor.
Aug. 3, 2022
Hamadeh will face Mayes in attorney general race
Political newcomer Abraham Hamadeh rode former President Donald Trump’s endorsement to win the GOP’s nominee for Arizona attorney general.
Aug. 3, 2022
Finchem wins GOP nod in secretary of state race
Mark Finchem beat out three other GOP candidates in the race for secretary of state. His challengers included another candidate who repeated Trump’s false claims that he lost the 2020 presidential election because of fraud, a longtime state lawmaker and a businessman endorsed by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey.
Aug. 3, 2022
Blake Masters will face Mark Kelly in U.S. Senate race
Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters, whose campaign was bankrolled by tech investor Peter Thiel, won his Republican primary in Arizona after echoing former President Donald Trump's lies of a stolen election.
Aug. 3, 2022
Trump’s endorsements appear to have paid off for AZ candidates
Former President Donald Trump’s endorsements in Arizona appear to have paid off. A slate of election-denying candidates took early leads in the polls on Tuesday evening in GOP primaries for everything from the U.S. Senate to secretary of state.
Arizona primary election results
Aug. 3, 2022
David Farnsworth defeats Rusty Bowers in District 10
Arizona Republican House Speaker Rusty Bowers, who angered many in his own party by rebuffing attempts to overturn the 2020 election results, was resoundingly defeated from a Trump-backed opponent in the Republican primary for state Senate in Legislative District 10.
Aug. 2, 2022
Battle between Lake, Taylor Robson too close to call
While Katie Hobbs handily won the Democratic nomination for governor in Arizona, the race to be the Republican nominee is still too close to call — though that hasn’t stopped Kari Lake, the leading candidate, from declaring victory.
Arizona primary election results
Aug. 2, 2022
Sinema co-sponsors long-shot bill to restore abortion rights nationwide
A bipartisan group of senators is pushing compromise legislation to restore abortion access in the wake of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a long-shot effort to put a majority of the Senate on the record opposing the decision.
Aug. 2, 2022
Updates from primary election day in AZ
On Tuesday, Arizona voters will choose primary candidates for November’s general election. The polls are outfitted with equipment to combat election fraud, and the state is in the national spotlight.
Arizona primary election live results
Aug. 2, 2022
Arizona primary election results
Voting concluded Tuesday in the Arizona primary elections, including notable races for governor, secretary of state, attorney general, U.S. Senate and several U.S. House districts. Results are still being updated.
Aug. 2, 2022
Phoenix candidate admits renting house for eligibility
A candidate for Phoenix City Council admits to renting a house in Ahwatukee so he would be eligible to run in District 6. An opponent has taken him to court claiming he’s not a permanent resident and should not be on the ballot this November.
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Aug. 1, 2022

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