As part of an emerging pattern, another legal battle in Arizona soon will have the country buzzing again. This time, the attention won’t come from immigration policy, border security or John McCain. Instead, Arizona is about to affect the election law universe in a way that will ignite political pundits’ debates for some time.Read More »
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Arizona’s Clean Elections system may rise from the dead just long enough to slap the people who are dancing on its grave.
Rep. Ted Vogt, a Tucson Republican, plans to introduce a bill that would drastically raise the campaign contribution limits for privately funded candidates. But the voter-approved law that created the Clean Elections system may require a three-fourths vote in the Legislature to change the contribution limits, which could slam the door on a proposal that’s certain to face stiff opposition.
The commission that runs Arizona's public campaign finance system is giving $20 million to the state general fund.Read More »
While Democratic U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and her opponent, Republican Paul Gosar, have brought in nearly the same amount of money over the past three months, Kirkpatrick has reached into her much deeper coffers, outspending Gosar nearly 4-to-1 in the same period.Read More »
U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell posted his biggest fundraising quarter since his first run for Congress, but Republican challenger David Schweikert narrowly topped his cash haul as the two moved into the final stretch of one of the state’s most hotly contested races.Read More »
Democratic U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has raised nearly three times more money, has spent more than twice as much money and has continued to gather contributions at a faster pace than her Republican challenger.Read More »
Republican Ben Quayle dwarfed his Democratic opponent in fundraising during the latest reporting period, but Jon Hulburd is nearly even with him in cash on hand.Read More »
Arizona campaign finance regulators don't think Gov. Jan Brewer and Republican organizations violated any state laws or rules through fundraising and other activities involving the Republican Governors Association.Read More »
Attorneys for the Arizona Democratic Party filed a complaint alleging that the state GOP, the Republican Governors Association and Gov. Jan Brewer's campaign violated a host of campaign finance laws.Read More »
A well-known tax watchdog group says a new campaign urging voters to oppose all 10 ballot measures this November is misleading because it is being run by a left-leaning organization masquerading as an anti-tax group.Read More »