Democratic Rep. Martin Quezada won his Senate primary race against fellow lawmaker Lydia Hernandez by only 90 votes, and Quezada said the final push by a “dark money” group probably helped put him over the top.Read More »
The chief attorney for the city of Tucson is telling a judge that national security could be compromised if it is forced to disclose some documents about how it uses equipment it has purchased to track cell phone users.Read More »
Republican Corporation Commission candidates Tom Forese and Doug Little hired professionals to gather almost all of the signatures they needed to qualify for the ballot, but their failure to report that spending to elections officials could leave them facing hefty fines – or kicked off the November ballot.Read More »
How many votes does it take win an unopposed write-in campaign in the primary election and become a contender on the November ballot?
It all depends on your political party.
Thousands of Pima County voters opened their mailboxes this election cycle to find a letter stating that records show they are not registered to vote, even when they are.Read More »
Former Arizona legislator Russell Pearce, the chief sponsor of Arizona's hard-line law against illegal immigration, has resigned a top leadership position in the state Republican Party after he was criticized for remarks advocating mandatory contraception or sterilization for people on Medicaid.Read More »
A federal judge this afternoon ordered the state to issue a death certificate for George Martinez that lists Fred McQuire as his legal spouse. Judge John Sedwick rejected arguments by attorneys for state that the “public interest” would be harmed by requiring Arizona to recognize the pair were legally married in July in California. Martinez died a month later.Read More »
The rematch between U.S. Rep. Ron Barber and retired Air Force Col. Martha McSally has lived up to its billing as one of the country’s most closely watched races in at least one capacity — outside spending.Read More »
The Citizens Clean Elections Commission voted unanimously to follow its executive director’s recommendation that it move forward with an investigation into a group that ran ads against former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith during his gubernatorial campaign.Read More »
Overall voter turnout in Arizona’s primary election barely surpassed 27 percent, but in a few voting precincts in northern Arizona, turnout was much higher — impossibly high, in fact.Read More »