A Maricopa County Superior Court judge heard arguments in a case that will not only determine whether the Citizens Clean Elections Commission can investigate Attorney General Tom Horne, but whether it will be able to investigate any candidates who aren’t part of Arizona’s public campaign funding system.Read More »
Doug Ducey’s extensive fundraising may not be enough to keep up with prolific advertising, according to a recent campaign finance report.Read More »
Moderate Republicans who supported Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan in 2013 are facing heavy fire from one political committee making independent expenditures against them.Read More »
Money is the lifeblood of political speech, and in this election cycle, outside groups and dark money entities are doing most of the talking.Read More »
The mud-slinging in the Republican gubernatorial fray has gotten so bad that party Chairman Robert Graham has told the contenders to just cool it – or risk electing Democrat Fred DuVal in November.Read More »
In a company blog, the chief of Arizona’s largest utility company lashed out at the political advocacy arm of residential solar companies and highlighted the Arizona Corporation Commission candidates the group is supporting.Read More »
The second in a series of tracking polls commissioned by the Arizona Automobile Dealers Association shows Doug Ducey increasing a previously narrow lead over Scott Smith in the Republican primary for the governor’s race.Read More »
Ruben Gallego and Mary Rose Wilcox are locked in a high-stakes struggle to win primary votes in a congressional district marked by low turnout and uncontested primaries. The race highlights a bitter schism among longtime Phoenix Democrats with community roots, and political newcomers eager for an opportunity to represent the state.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer endorsed former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith at an event at Mesa’s Cubs Park on Thursday, touting him as the candidate who will build on the work she’s done in the past five-plus years.Read More »
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has joined the barbarians at the gate.
Huppenthal flip-flopped Tuesday on his position on Common Core, saying he “never” supported the learning standards. His new stance comes just two months after he spoke at an Arizona Capitol Times Morning Scoop forum on K-12 education issues, during which he implored education and business leaders to do a better job selling the virtues of the standards to voters.