Arizona Politics News


Senate panel OKs last minute bills on initiatives, schools
The Arizona Senate's appropriations committee on Wednesday advanced a series of last minute measures on hot-button issues as the Legislature prepares to adjourn for the year.
Kelly co-sponsors bill to help grandparents raising kids
Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly co-sponsored a bill to connect grandparents raising grandchildren with additional services and resources. Kelly said the Informing Grandfamilies Act would have a meaningful impact on families like those who testified in favor of the bill on Thursday.
Report: Trump campaign boss in AZ subpoenaed by DOJ
The Washington Post reports that a Trump campaign official who worked in Arizona has been subpoenaed by the Justice Department. The summons comes after Tuesday’s Jan. 6 hearing, where the House Select Committee said the former president was directly involved in a scheme to have phony electors replace real ones in states, like Arizona, that Trump lost.
How Helpful Is Early Polling?
Early voting for Arizona’s primary election is a little more than one month away, and we’re beginning to see the emergence of a lot of polls, and some of them show a huge percentage of undecided voters.
June 27, 2018
1,400 Campaign Signatures Allegedly Forged
Every election year, there are challenges to candidate’s signatures or campaign filings. But this time around, more than a thousand voter signatures are being called into question.
June 27, 2018
Poll Finds Sinema Leading Challengers
Two months out from primary elections, Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema leads in the race to fill Senator Jeff Flake's seat.
June 25, 2018
Arizona Elections: Deedra Abboud - U.S. Senate
Deedra Abboud is running for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate against Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema.
June 25, 2018
Constitutional  Sheriffs Movement Idolizes Arpaio After Conviction
Joe Arpaio is an idol to many in the conservative world, including those who call themselves constitutional sheriffs. Ashley Powers dives into the world of constitutional sheriffs in a new piece in The New Yorker, and finds Arpaio’s conviction and following pardon only bolstered those followers.
June 25, 2018
Shooters Challenge For State Senate Not Over, Yet
Embattled lawmaker Don Shooter may be cleared to run for state senate, but his challenger has made a last-ditch effort to overturn that ruling.
June 25, 2018
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