Arizona Politics News


During debate with Fontes, Finchem claims 2020 election was irredeemably compromised
Mark Finchem, the Republican candidate for Arizona secretary of state, claimed the 2020 election was “irredeemably compromised” when asked to account for his belief that former President Trump won the popular vote in Arizona two years ago.
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Investigation finds migrants flown to Marthas Vineyard were misled
A Texas sheriff has opened a criminal investigation into the transport of migrants to Martha's Vineyard. And a group of migrants who were put on the flights are filing a lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Working for the railroad is like an abusive relationship, union leader says
The White House has brokered a deal to avoid a potential railroad strike, but approval from unions is still pending. Meanwhile, Greg Hynes of SMART still hopes labor unions and railroad workers can reach an agreement without government intervention.
Arizona Likely To Gain Congressional Seat
A new analysis by Election Data Services concludes that the shifts in population from the Northeast to the South and West pretty much guarantee that Arizona is going to pick up a 10th seat in the U.S. House of Representatives after the decennial census.
Dec. 25, 2018
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Dec. 21, 2018
Discussing the week in news with Arizona Democratic Party Chair Andrei Cherny and former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman.
Dec. 21, 2018
The Takeaway: Does The GOP Have A Woman Problem?
Democrats won with women by 19 points in the 2018 midterm elections. Efforts to recruit new women candidates to the Republican Party have faltered and while a record number of women will be serving in the next Congress come January, most of them are Democrats.
Dec. 21, 2018
House Ethics Committee Again Expands Schweikert Investigation
The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee is expanding its investigation into Rep. David Schweikert. On Thursday, the committee unanimously voted to expand the investigation into allegations that:
Dec. 21, 2018
Will Grant Woods Run Against Martha McSally In 2020?
Congresswoman Martha McSally could face at least one opponent in the GOP primary, and the buzz for the last few months is that a key Democratic opponent could be Arizona’s former Attorney General Grant Woods.
Dec. 20, 2018
Save Our Schools AZ Sets Sights On 2019
Arizona voters handily defeated Prop 305 last month, blocking a state law that would have expanded Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, sometimes referred to as vouchers.
Dec. 19, 2018
Will Kyrsten Sinema And Martha McSally Work Together?
Gov. Doug Ducey named Congresswoman Martha McSally on Tuesday to succeed Sen. Jon Kyl in the seat that was long held by the late Sen. John McCain. The appointment wasn’t a surprise, but there was some criticism.
Dec. 19, 2018
For The 2020 Elections, It May Help To Look Back At History
Even though the 2018 midterms are barely in our rear-view mirrors, there are already polls out looking at the 2020 presidential primary on the Democratic side, and candidates up and down the ballot are starting to line up for the next elections.
Dec. 18, 2018
How Dems, GOP Plan To Prioritize Health Care
When Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in a few weeks, the kinds of health care bills coming out of that chamber will likely be very different than what we’ve seen over the past several years.
Dec. 17, 2018
Martha McSally, Kirk Adams Top Contenders To Replace Kyl
According to Zach Cohen, Senate correspondent at National Journal, the leading choices at this hour are Martha McSally, who narrowly lost a race for Arizona’s other Senate seat in November to Krysten Sinema, and Gov. Doug Ducey’s former chief of staff, Kirk Adams.
Dec. 17, 2018
Judge Strikes Down Bennetts Latest Bid For Public Financing
A judge has slapped down the latest bid by Ken Bennett to get public financing for his failed Arizona gubernatorial bid — or at least reimburse himself for the money he spent.
Dec. 17, 2018
Kyl Stepping Down, Ducey To Make Second Appointment
In September, Gov. Ducey appointed Sne. Jon Kyl to return to the Senate, taking the late Sen. John McCain’s seat. Six years ago, Kyl retired from the chamber, leaving as senate minority whip. Kyl’s announcement now leaves another hole for Gov. Ducey to fill until 2020.
Dec. 14, 2018
Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl To Step Down Dec. 31
Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday morning he’d received Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl’s resignation letter. Kyl will leave the U.S. Senate on Dec. 31. His resignation was hand-delivered to the governor’s office Thursday afternoon.
Dec. 14, 2018
Flake Says Goodbye To U.S. Senate In Farewell Speech
This week, outgoing members of Congress are passing the torch to new faces. Martha McSally leaves her post there early next year. McSally was unsuccessful in her bid to replace outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake, who gave his own goodbye to the Senate on Thursday morning.
Dec. 13, 2018
AZ High Court Upholds Stricter Petition Law — For Now
The recently established Arizona law restricting voters' ability to put their own measures on the ballot will stand as is. Opponents, led by attorney Roopali Desai, tried to argue the Republican authored 2017 law is unconstitutional.
Dec. 13, 2018
The Takeaway: Trump And The NRA Are Likely To Have Violated Campaign Finance Law, New Report Shows
The NRA, which spent millions on efforts to elect Donald Trump, played an outsized role in producing commercials. And while it's not illegal for outside groups to spend money on behalf of a particular candidate, it is illegal for that group to coordinate with the actual campaign.
Dec. 12, 2018
Ducey Comments On Suspicions Against Campaign Donor
There's a controversy swirling around a donation to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s campaign. The largest donation to his re-election campaign — half a million dollars — came from a company called Blue Magnolia, which had been incorporated just a couple weeks before making that donation.
Dec. 10, 2018
Campaign Finance Law Declared Unconstitutional
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has ruled a 2017 state law on campaign finance is unconstitutional.
Dec. 6, 2018
Group Says Duceys Campaign Received Illegal Donation
The complaint filed Tuesday by the Campaign Legal Center with to the Secretary of State's Office charges that a donation listed as coming from a Delaware corporation known as Blue Magnolia Investments, LLC really is little more than disguised funds from Larry Van Tuyl.
Dec. 4, 2018
Brnovich Looks Ahead To His Continued Role After The Election
Last month, Attorney General Mark Brnovich was reelected to his second four-year term by defeating Democratic challenger January Contreras. The race was closer than expected, which some attributed to millions of dollars in ads being spent late in the campaign against Brnovich.
Dec. 4, 2018