An obscure Arizona nonprofit group that provided most of the funding for campaigns against Propositions 121 and 204 has contributed $1.4 million toward a phone campaign opposing President Barack Obama, according to Federal Election Commission records.Read More »
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The dueling campaigns over an initiative to keep a one-penny tax increase are awash with cash.
The No New Taxes, No on Prop 204 campaign has collected nearly $900,000 in October alone.
A newly-created independent expenditure committee is making a big push — and creating a huge splash — to help defeat Republicans in hotly-contested Senate races.
The spending appeared to be timed for early voting, which started on Oct. 11.
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled this month that the state’s most fundamental campaign finance laws dealing with the registration of political committees and reporting of contributions and expenditures are unconstitutional.
The ruling won’t affect campaigns this election cycle, but it threatens to upend the state’s campaign finance system for future elections.
Attorney General Tom Horne and a top staffer who ran an independent expenditure committee that assisted his 2010 campaign could face more than $1 million in fines after an investigation by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office determined they illegally collaborated, but neither will face any criminal charges.Read More »
Arizona's campaign finance commission on Wednesday will consider a proposed settlement agreement to have the three Republican candidates return a total of nearly $29,000 of public financing.Read More »
At a recent Clean Elections debate at Florence Town Hall, Democrat Ernest Bustamante told voters about his service as a former state representative, and how he knows the system at the Legislature.Read More »
Darin Mitchell, the political newcomer who beat Rep. Russ Jones in last week’s Republican primary election for a Legislative District 13 House seat, released a statement yesterday saying he lives in the district – and out of the district.Read More »
Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain and two wealthy contributors to conservative causes are funding an independent expenditure campaign aimed at ousting House Speaker Andy Tobin and replacing him with a first-term Republican lawmaker who made waves in 2011 for pointing a loaded gun at a reporter during an interview.
According to a campaign finance report filed Monday, Arizonans for an Honest Government raised $40,000 through the middle of August. Cain gave the committee $5,000 on Aug. 2.
Kirk Adams buttressed his campaign contributions with an $88,000 loan to give him the lead in fundraising for this reporting period over Matt Salmon, but the former House Speaker still couldn’t match Salmon’s contributions from individuals and political committees or his own spending.Read More »