Arizona Politics News


9th Circuit tosses bid from ABOR claiming Instagram posts violated trademark
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals say the school improperly used trademark law to block expression of posts that compared the administration to Nazis.
AZ lawmakers to debate vaccine- and mask-related bills
Lawmakers are set to hear three bills relating to COVID-19 and the pandemic this week at the state Capitol. Among them is one seeking to stop the state health department from requiring the COVID-19 vaccination in schools.
How independent voters can vote in AZs Aug. 2 primary election
Arizona's primary elections are coming up on Aug. 2, and Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer is reminding those registered as independent that they can participate.
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Ducey Allies End Bid To Knock Challenger Off Ballot
A group of Gov. Doug Ducey supporters has ended a bid to knock a primary challenger off the ballot.
June 25, 2018
Arizona Elections: David Garcia - Governor
David Garcia is the Democratic gubernatorial primary against State Sen. Steve Farley and Kelly Fryer. The winner will face either Gov. Doug Ducey or former Secretary of State Ken Bennett in November's general election.
June 22, 2018
McSally Opens Double-Digit Lead In New Poll
A new poll out this morning shows Congresswoman Martha McSally has opened up a double-digit lead in the race for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. But, a separate poll finds some potentially troubling news for Republicans heading into this fall’s midterm elections.
June 20, 2018
Judge To Decide Residency Challenge Against Ann Kirkpatrick
A judge this Monday afternoon will hear arguments in a challenge to the residency of Ann Kirkpatrick, who’s running for the Democratic nomination in Southern Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District.
June 18, 2018
Don Shooter Qualifies To Run For AZ Senate
A judge ruled Friday that Republican Don Shooter legally qualifies to run for the state Senate from Yuma. Shooter was ousted from the Arizona House after a sexual harassment investigation.
June 15, 2018
KJZZs Friday NewsCap June 15, 2018
Discussing the week in news with former legislative leader Chad Campbell, senior vice president at Strategies 360, and Jon Gabriel, editor in chief of and a contributor to the Arizona Republic.
June 15, 2018
Challenges To Signatures Could Remove Candidates
More than 25 challenges to Arizona candidates’ petition signatures were filed before yesterday’s deadline in races for governor, legislature and Congress.
June 14, 2018
Lawmaker Calls Immigrants Existential Threat
A Republican lawmaker is being criticized for saying "there aren't enough white kids to go around" when discussing integration in schools at an event in northern Arizona.
June 14, 2018
Maricopa County Recorder Reacts To SCOTUS Voter Decision
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Ohio’s voter purge law has Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes conducting a voter reassurance campaign in Arizona’s most populated region.
June 12, 2018
Vermont Strengthens Protections For Harassment Victims
Early this year, at the Arizona State Capitol, we saw the #MeToo movement play out when state representative Don Shooter was expelled from the legislature by his fellow representatives for allegations of sexual misconduct.
June 12, 2018
The Takeaway: Ranked Choice Voting Debuts In Maine Primaries
Today marks the first attempt of any American state to use ranked choice voting, as voters in Maine head to the polls today to pick Republican and Democratic primary candidates. But it could also be the last, as the voting method itself is up for referendum.
June 12, 2018
Lawsuit Questions Kirkpatricks Residency
A Democratic opponent of U.S. Congressional candidate Ann Kirkpatrick has asked the Maricopa County Superior Court to disqualify her from running in Arizona's District 2.
June 12, 2018
Williams Named Interim Phoenix Mayor Amid Council Infighting
The city of Phoenix has a new mayor. Though she’ll only be holding the position until election results determine former Mayor Greg Stanton’s longer-term successor, Thelda Williams takes the reins of the city for a third interim period, and she’ll serve at least until November.
June 12, 2018
More Dems File To Run For AZ Legislature Than Ever Before
A total of 114 Democratic candidates have filed to run for the Arizona Legislature, topping the previous record of 101 in 2002. The final candidate list for the 2018 primaries will be released after Wednesday’s filing deadline.
June 12, 2018
Arizona Senate Candidate Submitted Forged Signatures
The deadline for Arizona candidates to send in nomination petitions was May 30, and now The Arizona Republic is reporting one candidate appears to have submitted dozens of forged signatures.
June 11, 2018
Voter Registration Settlement May Affect Election Turnout
A coalition of activist groups called One Arizona has a goal to register 200,000 Arizonans to cast ballots in November, and the recent settlement of a voter registration lawsuit will affect those efforts.
June 7, 2018
The Takeaway: From Alabama To California — Breaking Down Tuesday
Voters in eight states, including New Jersey, California, and Montana, went to the polls on Tuesday to select the candidates for November's midterms. Since 2012, the electoral system in California has used a very unorthodox procedure called the "Jungle Primary."
June 6, 2018
Arizona Makes It Easier To Register To Vote
A consent decree related to voting in Arizona was officially announced this week. Secretary of State Michele Reagan has agreed to remove a series of hurdles that currently affect some who want to register to vote.
June 6, 2018
19 Candidates Vie For President Of Navajo Nation
Nineteen candidates are running for Navajo Nation president this election cycle, including three women, one of which identifies as transgender.
June 6, 2018
#RedForEd Teachers Are Running For Office
The #RedForEd movement saw thousands of teachers march on the Arizona Capitol. Some of those teachers are keeping one foot in the political arena and one in the classroom by running for local office.
June 5, 2018