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.
The Takeaway: John Kasich On
Kasich remains critical of President Trump, saying he prefers to support a leader who unifies the country. But he hasn't ruled out supporting the president in 2020, should Trump run. Dec 19, 2017
Dec. 19, 2017
Lessons, Or Lack Thereof, For 2018 From This Years Special Elections
Is it possible to look at these special elections in the aggregate and take anything away that could be useful to think about heading into next year’s elections?
Dec. 15, 2017
Moores Defeat Raises Stakes For Arizona Senate Race
The election of Alabama Democrat Doug Jones to the U.S Senate could bring even more attention and money to Arizona’s 2018 race to replace Republican Senator Jeff Flake.
Dec. 13, 2017
Congressional Openings Could Create Chain Reaction And Political Shift
Current Arizona law requiring state lawmakers wanting to run for Congress to vacate their local seats before entering the race threatens to create a string of political vacancies.
Dec. 12, 2017
Arizona Special Elections Dates Set To Replace Trent Franks
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has announced the dates for the upcoming special election to replace U.S. Rep.Trent Franks in Congress.
Dec. 11, 2017
Donald Trump May Be Trying To Keep Mitt Romney Out Of Senate
Mitt Romney was one of the first high-profile members of the GOP to come out strongly against how then-candidate Trump was acting and treating others during last fall’s campaign.
Dec. 5, 2017
Tempe Proposes Anti-Dark Money Election Spending Law
“We’re simply trying to give the voter the opportunity to make informed decisions and to know who is trying to influence their election,” said City Councilwoman Lauren Kuby, who helped craft the change and has worked on other election spending initiatives in Tempe.
Nov. 28, 2017
 Gov. Doug Ducey On Roy Moore: I Would Terminate This Guy
Republican Gov. Doug Ducey says he would prefer that the GOP was running someone other than Roy Moore to fill a vacant U.S. Senate seat in Alabama after seven women accused Moore of sexual misconduct. Some of the women were underage at the time.
Nov. 23, 2017
In Arizona’s Most Conservative County, Republicans Clash Over Partys Future
With U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake not running for re-election, the race to replace him — so far — has one well-known Republican: Kelli Ward. Depending on who else gets in, the Arizona GOP may see a divisive primary. Ward’s from Mohave County, perhaps the state’s most conservative area, where GOP activists are facing some internal divisions of their own.
Nov. 22, 2017
Arizona Advocacy Network, Others File Suit Against Dark Money Bill
Arizona’s Clean Elections system has been under attack since it was approved by voters in 1998. It’s still alive, though some of its meatier provisions have been cut back.
Nov. 16, 2017
New Poll Shows Ominous Signs For Republicans In Arizona
One year from the next general election in Arizona, a new poll shows some ominous signs for Republicans in the state.
Nov. 15, 2017
Bill Would Boost Cyber Defenses Of Arizona Election Systems
With 2018 midterms looming and the public still unsure about the safety of election equipment, two U.S. senators, Sens. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico and Susan Collins of Maine, have introduced legislation to boost the cyber defenses of state election systems, including an a feature where members of the public try and hack the system on their own.
Nov. 8, 2017
Election Night Brings Change To Town Once Dominated By FLDS
Hildale, one of the cities that is home to a polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border, just had a historic election. Unofficial election results Tuesday night showed for the first time ever, non-church members won all the available seats — and the town elected a woman as its mayor.
Nov. 8, 2017
Community Known For FLDS Church Braces For Potentially Historic Election
Hildale, Utah is a tiny city across the border from Colorado City, Arizona. And the area is home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or FLDS.
Nov. 7, 2017
New Effort Aims To Ban Dark Money In Arizona Elections
Former Attorney General Terry Goddard is leading the effort to put the issue on the 2018 ballot.
Nov. 7, 2017
Sen. Rand Paul Backs Kelli Ward For Senate
Kelli Ward has picked up the endorsement of Republican Sen. Rand Paul in her 2018 run for the U.S. Senate.
Nov. 1, 2017
 Poll: 28% Of GOP Voters Undecided On Flake Replacement
According to the results of a new Republican ballot test, and with a little under a year left until primary election day, GOP voters are still uncertain about who they will be voting for.
Oct. 31, 2017
Did Russian Interference Aim To Manipulate U.S. Public Discourse?
Russian interference in the U.S. elections went far and wide, and attempts were even made to access and potentially manipulate voter registration data.
Oct. 26, 2017
What Do Political Retirements Say About The Current Political Landscape?
The announcements by Sens. Jeff Flake and Bob Corker that they wouldn’t run for reelection stunned the political world.
Oct. 26, 2017
Investigation Finds Arizona Secretary Of States Office Broke Law
An investigation from the state Attorney General’s office finds the Arizona Secretary of State’s office broke the law last year in the run-up to the special election for Propositions 123 and 124.
Oct. 26, 2017