Secretary of State knocks 2,300 signatures from HB2305 referendum effort
The coalition fighting the election law approved by the Legislature this year filed 139,161 signatures that passed the first round of verification from the Secretary of State’s Office.
The Power of Money
New campaign finance laws could restore clout of business community
Business interests that once served as the gatekeepers of Arizona’s elections may be regaining some of the clout they lost during the Clean Elections era.
Tobin officially enters race for CD1
House speaker Andy Tobin today announced today what many political operative have been whispering about for months: He is running for Congress in Arizona’s First Congressional District.
Maricopa GOP hosting governor’s candidate forum
Republican candidates for governor are meeting at a candidate forum Thursday evening sponsored by the Maricopa County Republican Committee.
Latino Voting Power
Still not enough to turn Arizona blue
It has practically become party doctrine among Arizona Democrats that the growing Latino population will turn the state purple, if not blue. To many, it’s simply a matter of when, not if.
Higher contribution limits don’t translate into avalanche of cash
Legislators who approved a controversial election law this year and are hoping to get a serious bump in their fundraising efforts should not expect to see an avalanche of hefty checks coming their way.
$11 million in the bank
Gallardo: HB2305 unnecessary, election problems could be solved with leftover HAVA money
Several provisions of HB2305 were drafted in direct response to problems in the 2012 election, when it took 11 days to call a close congressional race and an all-time high number of voters were forced to cast provisional ballots.
Election bill referendum will be held to higher standard
The referendum drive against an elections bill passed by the Legislature in June will have a tough standard to meet if it goes to court. Referendums in Arizona are subject to a judicial standard known as strict compliance, which requires absolute adherence to the letter of the law. Initiatives and recalls, on the other hand, [...]
Changes in Arizona’s resign-to-run law unmuzzle candidates
Recent changes to Arizona’s “resign-to-run” law mean current officeholders can now speak publicly about running for another office without having to use wiggle words, and Secretary of State Ken Bennett has taken advantage of the revisions that went into effect last week to say he will be a Republican candidate for governor next year.
Judge clears path for new contribution limits
Arizona candidates will be able to accept contributions of up to $4,000 starting on Friday after a Maricopa County judge denied a request to block the new contribution limits from going into effect.
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