Arizona Politics News


Lieberman Resigns From AZ House To Focus On Governor Campaign
Aaron Lieberman resigned from the Arizona House of Representatives on Monday to focus on running for governor.
Ducey Camp Claims Brewer Cant Give PAC Money To Smith
A publicist for Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey is questioning whether Gov. Jan Brewer will be able to spend money from her Political Action Committee in support of candidate Steve Smith.
Aug. 15, 2014
Friday Deadline To Request Early Voting Ballot
If you want an early ballot and haven’t requested one, you have until 5 p.m. Friday to contact your county recorder’s office.
Aug. 14, 2014
Maricopa County Sees Spike In Early Ballot Requests From Independents
The Maricopa County Elections Department says over the past three weeks about 25,000 more independent voters have asked for an early ballot to vote in this month's primary. That brings the total number of potential independent early voters to nearly 76,000.
Aug. 12, 2014
Hornes Attorneys Ask Judge To Halt Clean Elections Investigation
Lawyers for Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne tried to convince a judge that the Clean Elections Commission shouldn't be allowed to investigate charges of improper campaign contributions.
Aug. 11, 2014
GOP Party Chair To Candidates: Cool It
The rhetoric in the Republican gubernatorial primary race is getting so nasty state Party Chairman Robert Graham is urging the candidates to cool it.
Aug. 11, 2014
Third Ballot Mailed To Peoria Residents
The third time is a charm — or at least that’s what Peoria hopes. After two wrong ballots, Maricopa County will mail a third ballot to voters in the Mesquite District of Peoria with the correct city council candidates.
Aug. 7, 2014
Brewer Endorses Scott Smith In GOP Gubernatorial Primary
Gov. Jan Brewer has officially endorsed former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith to succeed her in office. Brewer joined Smith at the Chicago Cubs training facility in Mesa to make the announcement Thursday.
Aug. 7, 2014
Dark Money: Unmask The Givers, Or Keep Status Quo?
The term "dark money" has been used a lot lately, especially during the current election season.
Aug. 6, 2014
State Senator Crandells Death Shakes Up Election
State Senator Chester Crandell died while horseback riding near his home in eastern Arizona on Monday. But there’s a process about how votes are counted when a candidate dies during the campaign.
Aug. 5, 2014
Experts: Political Endorsements Do Matter To Voters
As Arizona’s candidates tout their endorsements ahead of next month’s primary, Phoenix-based Behavior Research Center Director Earl DeBerge says these “seals of approval” are more important to voters than many might think.
Aug. 4, 2014
Republican Attorney General Candidates Faced Off In Televised Debate
The two Republican candidates for Attorney General faced off last night in a televised debate on KAET. Incumbent Tom Horne has faced several scandals and investigations during his time in office, including recent charges that his staff does campaign work on state time.
July 29, 2014
1,000 New People Register To Vote In Maricopa County
Monday was the last day for voters to register before the primary election.
July 29, 2014
Former Phoenix Mayors Proposal For Nonpartisan Elections
Voters may get another chance to decide if they want to create nonpartisan elections in the state.
July 28, 2014
New App May Impact Young Nonpartisan Voters
How do you get more people to vote in Arizona— especially those who are younger and not tied to one of the two traditional political parties?
July 25, 2014
Tight Republican Candidate Race For Arizona Primary
Early voting for Arizona’s primary election starts next Thursday, and the highest-profile, most congested battle is among the Republican gubernatorial candidates.
July 25, 2014
The 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Forum
Tuesday night, KJZZ hosted five of the Republican candidates in the race to be Arizona's next governor. The candidates answered questions related to K-12 education funding, job creation and border security.
July 21, 2014
GOP Gubernatorial Hopefuls Face Off On Education, Immigration, And Working With Washington
Five of the six Republicans in the race for governor gathered for a forum hosted by KJZZ on Tuesday night at the Arizona Historical Society.
July 22, 2014
Six Days Left To Register To Vote In Arizona Primary
If you want to vote in the state primary election next month, you have six more days to get registered.
July 22, 2014
Maricopa County Wants Fewer Provisional Ballots, More Independents Voters In Primary
Almost 50,000 independent voters in Maricopa County have asked for a ballot for next month's primary. That's more than double the number of independents who voted in 2012's primary. Elections officials are encouraging independents to vote in the primary, and trying to drive down the number of provisional ballots cast.
July 22, 2014
General Election Guide Stuffed With Voter Opinions
When Arizona voters receive their general election voter guide this year, they will see arguments from fellow citizens included in the pamphlet.
July 10, 2014