he executive director of the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission recommended that the commission officially rule that Attorney General Tom Horne violated campaign finance laws by failing to report staffer time and office space he used for his re-election as contributions to his campaign. If the commission follows Collins’ recommendation at its Sept. 11 meeting, Horne could face up to $1 million in fines.Read More »
An attorney for the state told a federal judge late Monday it’s “unfortunate” – but not illegal – that Arizona will not recognize a man legally married in California as his husband’s legal survivor.Read More »
Nearly three out of four registered voters in Arizona didn't bother to cast ballots for any of the primary races.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is declaring a statewide emergency because of flooding from major storms that dropped heavy rain and she's also telling non-essential state employees to stay home Monday.Read More »
When former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman was claiming in radio spots that Jeff DeWit is a risky day trader, the political newcomer was out greeting voters in remote counties, a part of campaigning he says “fulfills your soul.”Read More »
The price of procrastination: Last minute early voting continues to create headaches for ballot counters
Provisional and “late early” ballots take longer to count because they require painstaking research and several levels of verification before they can be tabulated. Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell said it’s just not realistic to expect every one of the 1.4 million votes to be counted by the morning after the election. And when there are close contests, accuracy is more important than speed.Read More »
Whether Tom Horne is guilty or innocent of the many allegations he has faced in the past several years, his historic defeat in the Republican primary can be traced back to one fateful decision halfway through his first year as attorney general.Read More »
With the hotly contested primary elections in Arizona’s legislative districts over, the vast majority of seats in the Legislature are essentially decided. Most districts are heavily dominated by one political party, making the November election a mere formality.Read More »
Now that Doug Ducey has secured the Republican nomination for governor, many politicos speak of his primary win as a forgone conclusion.<br.
The state treasurer and former Cold Stone Creamery CEO locked up support from a broad coalition of GOP supporters early, out-fundraised his opponents, put millions of dollars of his money into his campaign when it mattered most and was able to withstand a massive negative advertising campaign against him.
Former lawmaker Ruben Gallego’s winning get-out-the-vote effort in the 7th Congressional District extended to voters traditionally ignored by candidates in primary elections, a strategy that could be a boon for future candidates running in the same area.Read More »