Murphy essentially admitted today that he had filed erroneous campaign finance reports by reporting payments that were never made, failing to reflect certain expenses and making no mention of the more than $8,000 he owed his former political consultant.Read More »
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Christine Jones’ gubernatorial campaign has been a gravy train for consultants. According to her campaign finance report, Jones raised $590,000 – of which $500,000 was self-funded – and had already spent a whopping $540,000 by end of 2013.Read More »
The separate campaign committees that dozens of candidates have filed for the 2014 primary and general elections will soon be a thing of the past if Rep. J.D. Mesnard can round up support quickly enough for a bill to eliminate the onerous new requirement.Read More »
To curtail the inappropriate influence of money in politics, Arizona law prohibits lobbyists from contributing to lawmakers’ campaign committees while the Legislature is in session.Read More »
Blair Henry is a regular guy with big dreams: He wants to amend the U.S. Constitution.Read More »
Country music plays in the background as state House Speaker Andy Tobin tells Graham County Republican Party leaders at a Safford restaurant he has spent seven years fighting for them at the Legislature, and he’s ready to take the fight to Congress.
Farther north, freshman state Rep. Adam Kwasman rallies a rowdy crowd at a Show Low Tea Party event, telling them to stay focused on the project at hand: nominating him to take on the Democratic incumbent in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District.
Specter of anonymous campaign spending looms over 2014
Next year’s elections are shaping up like 2012 — organizations with generic names, big checkbooks and secret contributors spending millions to influence Arizona’s elections.
An organization that got involved in several 2012 campaigns and recently sued the Maricopa County Special Health Care District now has its sights set on Attorney General Tom Horne.Read More »
There isn’t necessarily a smoking gun in the campaign coordination case against Attorney General Tom Horne and Kathleen Winn, but election law experts say the circumstantial evidence against them may be enough.Read More »
Bush v. Gore is the ultimate example of politics and law intersecting and it shows how lawyers can affect an election in a dramatic way. But in Arizona, every election cycle brings its own set of controversies to be settled in the courtroom.Read More »