Arizona Politics News


Gallego kicks off Senate campaign with tour of AZ
A few days after announcing his run for the Senate, U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego began campaigning over the weekend with stops throughout the state. The Democratic congressman kicked things off Saturday in Tucson, before stumping in Casa Grande and Phoenix. On Sunday, he then traveled to Flagstaff.
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John McCain Joins Mitt Romney In Condemning GOP Front Runner Donald Trump
After 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney blasted Donald Trump as a “phony and a fraud” today, the 2008 nominee from Arizona has joined him in condemning their party’s front runner, Donald Trump.
March 3, 2016
Mexicans Express Disappointment, Concern At Trump
Donald Trump's Super Tuesday success didn’t go unnoticed in Mexico, where disapproval of the Republican front runner has been expressed with everything from Trump-faced piñatas to public condemnation.
March 2, 2016
Hillary Clinton Far Ahead In Latest Poll Of Arizona Democrats
New poll of likely Arizona Democratic voters shows Hillary Clinton pulling ahead of Bernie Sanders, meaning the Grand Canyon State may be just a flyover for the two top candidates.
Feb. 29, 2016
Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon Wont Run For Reelection
In a surprising development on Thursday, Arizona’s Fifth District Congressman Matt Salmon announced he wouldn’t run for reelection.
Feb. 25, 2016
Arizonas Independents Push For More Rights At The Polls
Arizona's independent, unaffiliated voters have begun banding together. The rule that excludes independents from the presidential primary is just one example of what independents in Arizona find to be unfair about the state’s voting system.
Feb. 25, 2016
Mexican Foreign Minister: Trump Demeans Her People
Claudia Ruiz Massieu is no stranger to tough politics. She is the daughter of a former governor of the Mexican state of Guerrero who was assassinated. She is the niece of former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari.
Feb. 22, 2016
Time Almost Out To Register For Arizonas Presidential Preference Election
Only those registered with a recognized political party can vote in the March 22 election.
Feb. 22, 2016
Protesters: Arizona Senate Bill 1017 Unfair To Immigrants
About 50 protesters marched on the steps of the Capitol on Monday in Phoenix chanting “boycott racism” to rally against bills they consider onerous to immigrants making their way through the Legislature.
Feb. 15, 2016
Arizona Voters Could Decide Changes To 2 Election-Related Agencies
Two measures working their way through the Arizona Legislature would ask voters to make changes to agencies they’ve previously voted to set up.
Feb. 12, 2016
Arizona Could Stop Funding Presidential Primary, Cites Too Many Independents
Supporters believe taxpayers should not be paying for the election because the bulk of Arizona voters are independent, and independents cannot vote in the primary.
Feb. 11, 2016
Arizona Secretary Of States Office Launches New Website For Voters
It used to take a lot of clicking and reading through the Arizona Secretary of State website to register to vote or change party preference. Now, just before the state holds its Presidential Preference Election, Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan has launched a new website.
Feb. 8, 2016
Coalition Announces Campaign To Reform Arizona Election System
Arizona could open up primary elections and the source of major campaign contributions if two constitutional amendments announced Thursday, garner enough signatures and votes.
Jan. 21, 2016
Maricopa County GOP Leaders Rebuke McCain
Precinct committee members voted by more than 60 percent to support another candidate, no matter McCain's opponent in the GOP primary this August.
Jan. 19, 2016
Secretary of State Proposes Campaign Finance Overhaul
Some election stakeholders are concerned the process of redrafting the state's campaign finance laws could open the door to relaxing certain disclosure rules.
Jan. 11, 2016
Arizona Independents Must Register With A Party To Vote In Presidential Preference
The presidential primary contest will be heating up in early 2016. And Arizona voters who want to participate must be registered with a political party.
Jan. 5, 2016
Fundraising In Favor Of Arizona Proposition 123 Hits $1.75 Million
The successful fundraising so far by supporters of Proposition 123 has left state Treasurer Jeff DeWit to see if he can mount an opposition campaign.
Jan. 5, 2016
New Study Shows Lawn Signs Can Actually Make A Difference In Close Races
In the study, the margin for the favored candidates was 1.7 percent higher in precincts with more signs.
Jan. 4, 2016
Six Arizonans Vying To Replace Bitter Smith On Coporation Commission
Half a dozen Arizonans are throwing their hat into the ring to replace Susan Bitter Smith on the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Dec. 24, 2015
As Lindsey Graham Exits Presidential Race, Sen. John McCain Has Choices
The not-so-surprising collapse of Lindsey Graham's presidential campaign has left Arizona's senior senator with some choices.
Dec. 22, 2015
Democrats Tap DREAMers To Win The Latino Vote
Over the last several years, young undocumented activists have built a powerful political movement advocating for their rights. This election cycle, so-called DREAMer activists are playing key roles in the Democratic presidential campaigns, even when they cannot vote themselves.
Dec. 21, 2015