Gov. Jan Brewer said she will convene a panel that will help the Fiesta Bowl repair the damage done by a report alleging illegal and unethical conduct by Arizona’s marquee college football bowl game.Read More »
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Opponents of Arizona’s Clean Elections system are optimistic about the latest measure to effectively kill public campaign financing in Arizona. The House, where similar measures have died in the past, has a Republican supermajority of legislators elected on promises of fiscal responsibility. Now is the perfect time, they say, to pass a measure they call the “No Taxpayer Subsidies for Political Campaigns Act.” But there is a catch: Nine of the chamber’s 15 new Republicans were elected using publicly paid-for campaigns, and not all of them are enlisting in the stop-Clean-Elections crusade.Read More »
The Arizona Senate wants voters to decide whether to bar the use of public money for candidates' campaigns.Read More »
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 »
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 »