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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
Maricopa County GOP Leaders Rebuke McCain
Precinct committee members voted by more than 60 percent to support another candidate, no matter McCain's opponent in the GOP primary this August.
Jan. 19, 2016
Secretary of State Proposes Campaign Finance Overhaul
Some election stakeholders are concerned the process of redrafting the state's campaign finance laws could open the door to relaxing certain disclosure rules.
Jan. 11, 2016
Arizona Independents Must Register With A Party To Vote In Presidential Preference
The presidential primary contest will be heating up in early 2016. And Arizona voters who want to participate must be registered with a political party.
Jan. 5, 2016
Fundraising In Favor Of Arizona Proposition 123 Hits $1.75 Million
The successful fundraising so far by supporters of Proposition 123 has left state Treasurer Jeff DeWit to see if he can mount an opposition campaign.
Jan. 5, 2016
New Study Shows Lawn Signs Can Actually Make A Difference In Close Races
In the study, the margin for the favored candidates was 1.7 percent higher in precincts with more signs.
Jan. 4, 2016
Six Arizonans Vying To Replace Bitter Smith On Coporation Commission
Half a dozen Arizonans are throwing their hat into the ring to replace Susan Bitter Smith on the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Dec. 24, 2015
As Lindsey Graham Exits Presidential Race, Sen. John McCain Has Choices
The not-so-surprising collapse of Lindsey Graham's presidential campaign has left Arizona's senior senator with some choices.
Dec. 22, 2015
Democrats Tap DREAMers To Win The Latino Vote
Over the last several years, young undocumented activists have built a powerful political movement advocating for their rights. This election cycle, so-called DREAMer activists are playing key roles in the Democratic presidential campaigns, even when they cannot vote themselves.
Dec. 21, 2015
Donald Trump Received By Thousands At Mesa Rally
In his speech Wednesday, Donald Trump reiterated his best-known talking points about boosting trade, cracking down on illegal immigration and making Mexico pay for a border wall.
Dec. 16, 2015
Donald Trump Is Back: Rally At Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is in Mesa today for a noon rally at the Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport.
Dec. 16, 2015
Rick Santorum To Top Arizona Presidential Primary Ballot
Arizona officials used ping pong balls to determine the order of candidates on the presidential primary.
Dec. 15, 2015
Analyst Discusses Arizona Sen. John McCains 6th Term Race
U.S. Senator John McCain is running for his sixth term.
Dec. 9, 2015
For $75 You Can Make An Argument For Or Against Arizona Ballot Measures
State law requires the secretary of state to publish a pamphlet of pro and con arguments ahead of any election with a ballot measure. Those arguments can come from anyone with $75.
Dec. 2, 2015
New Poll Shows Challenger Kelli Ward Has Shot At Republican US Senate Nod For Arizona
A new statewide poll shows challenger Kelli Ward has a chance to win the Republican U.S. Senate nomination for Arizona, but only if she can give voters a reason to support her.
Nov. 16, 2015
Volunteers Gather Signatures In Effort To Recall Arizona Superintendent Diane Douglas
The group trying to recall state Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas held what it called a “Day of Action” this weekend, with signatures being gathered in more than a dozen cities across the state.
Nov. 14, 2015
38 Percent Of Arizona Voters Are Registered Independent Or Unaffiliated
Independent — or unaffiliated — voters continue to register at a growing rate in Arizona.
Nov. 12, 2015
Poll: Donald Trump, Ben Carson Tied Among Arizona GOP Voters
Earl De Berge of the Behavior Research Center said Carson is pulling 23-percent support, while Trump is slightly behind at 21-percent.
Nov. 12, 2015
Ray Malnar To Be Sworn In As Glendale City Councilman
Ray Malnar is expected to be sworn in tonight as a Glendale city councilman after defeating sitting Councilman Gary Sherwood in a recall election last week.
Nov. 10, 2015
Apache Junction Loses Fifth School Override Vote In 8 Years
Apache Junction Unified School district is one of a handful of districts that appear to be losing override and bond elections. To cope with previous budget cuts, the district had moved to a four-day school week this year.
Nov. 4, 2015
Nadaburg School District Voters Reject Override For Fourth Year In A Row
Two-thirds of the votes were against the increase. The override would have generated over $3.5 million for the district over the next seven years.
Nov. 4, 2015

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