Arizona Politics News


Apache elders urge Sen. Kelly to stop Oak Flat copper mine
Members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and Phoenix high school students protested outside Sen. Mark Kelly’s office Thursday, urging him to support legislation protecting a sacred site threatened by a proposed copper mine near Superior.
8 hours ago
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
Issues And Answers Forum: Whose Vote Is It Anyway?
The O'Connor House and KJZZ presented a panel discussion at the Arizona Historical Society’s Steele Auditorium on June 3.
June 4, 2014