Arizona Politics News


White House announces pick for U.S. attorney for Arizona
The White House has announced President Joe Biden’s pick to be the top federal prosecutor in Arizona. Gary Restaino is a longtime assistant U.S. attorney, who helped win convictions against former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi.
9 hours ago
Arizona Secretary Of State Spent $750,000 On New Website, Promptly Glitches During Primary
The office just paid $750,000 to revamp its election recording system, which was touted by Secretary of State Michele Reagan as a replacement for a glitch-prone website that also led to reporting delays in the 2012 and 2014 election cycles.
Aug. 31, 2016
Who Drew First Blood In Tombstones Mayoral Race?
Horses pull stagecoaches full of tourists in laps around Tombstone’s historic district, which still looks a lot like it did when Wyatt Earp was judge, jury and executioner.
Aug. 30, 2016
Democrat Matt Heinz Wins Right To Challenge Southern Arizona Rep. Martha McSally
Former legislator Matt Heinz won the Democratic primary election in Arizona's 2nd Congressional District, McSally, who won her seat two years ago by 167 votes after a recount, said she is ready for the challenge this time, because she has something to run on.
Aug. 30, 2016
Arpaio Easily Defeats Primary Challengers, Will Face Paul Penzone In November
Arpaio defeated former Buckeye Police Chief Dan Saban, former Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office posse leader Marsha Hill and former MCSO deputy K. Wayne Baker. As of Tuesday evening with 86 percent of precincts counted, Arpaio had captured 66 percent of the vote.
Aug. 30, 2016
Sen. John McCain, Sheriff Joe Arpaio Lead Races; Vote Totals Rolling In
KJZZ is focusing on five key races including the 1st and 5th Congressional Districts, Corporation Commission, Maricopa County Recorder and U.S. Senate.
Aug. 30, 2016
Low Turnout Expected In Arizona Primary
Polls are open until 7 tonight, and we’ll start getting results around 8. Joining KJZZ's The Show to talk about primary-related issues is Dan Hunting, a senior policy analyst at the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at ASU.
Aug. 30, 2016
FBI Investigating Whether Hackers Compromised Arizonas Election Systems
While state officials claim there was no harm done, cyber security experts say more fortification is needed.
Aug. 30, 2016
Does Your Boss Have To Pay You To Vote?
State law requires employers to provide paid time off for workers to vote – in certain situations.
Aug. 29, 2016
August 30 Primary Will Be First With New Ballot Harvesting Law
The new law makes it a felony to collect and turn in someone else’s vote-by-mail ballot, but makes exceptions for family members, caregivers and those who live together.
Aug. 29, 2016
Solar Group Backs Burns For Commission
Money is pouring into the race for Arizona’s corporation commission in the final stretch before the primary. Campaign finance records show a pro-solar group spent about $667,000 dollars in support of Bob Burns, one of two incumbents running for the commission.
Aug. 29, 2016
Voting In Person Tuesday? Heres What To Know
Tuesday is the primary election, and it will be a different set up than the last two elections we had in May and March. It’s also the first election since a new law took effect to prevent so-called ballot harvesting.
Aug. 29, 2016
Trump Tweets Hell Be In Arizona To Talk Immigration Wednesday At Phoenix Convention Center
Trump's position on whether or not to deport an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants has been unclear in recent days.
Aug. 29, 2016
Two Versions Of Pro-McCain Mailer Show GOP Divide Over Trump
Two versions of a mailer in support of Sen. John McCain's re-election reveal tension in the Republican party over Donald Trump at the top of the ticket.
Aug. 27, 2016
Kelli Ward: We Cannot Change Washington Unless We Change The People We Send There
Kelli Ward is the challenger against incumbent Sen. John McCain in Tuesday's primary election Tuesday. After a career as a doctor, she ran for the Arizona legislature in response to the Affordable Care Act.
Aug. 26, 2016
‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors:’ Maricopa County Needs Almost 400 Poll Workers Days Before Election
It’s just a few days away, and the Maricopa County recorder is still looking for almost 400 people to work the polls – and many of them need to be bilingual.
Aug. 26, 2016
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake On Trump: This Isnt The Republican Party
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake says he’s concerned about the future of the Republican Party if it continues to be associated with Donald Trump. The drama of election season dominated a town hall with the senator in Phoenix on Friday.
Aug. 29, 2016
4 Republican Candidates Vie For Fifth Congressional District
Who are the four Republican candidates competing to take Matt Salmon's place in the state's Fifth Congressional District, comprised of eastern Maricopa County?
Aug. 26, 2016
ASU Students Can Vote On Campus For The First Time
Come Election Day, students will be able to cast their ballot at Sun Devil Fitness Center.
Aug. 26, 2016
Prop 205 Opponents Take Fight Against Legalized Pot Measure To Arizonas High Court
Proposition 205 would allow any adult to possess and use marijuana for recreational purposes. Challengers contend that the measure is legally flawed.
Aug. 26, 2016
Arizona GOP Training Poll Watchers To Spot Ballot Harvesting
A new law makes it a felony to knowingly collect and submit a ballot from another person. Violators could be sentenced to up to a year in prison.
Aug. 26, 2016