The referendum effort against the state’s controversial new election law is now facing a two-pronged opposition, as a second political action committee filed paperwork July 23 to fight the referendum.Read More »
Resign-to-run will lose much of its luster when a bill from the 2013 session goes into effect, but GOP gubernatorial hopeful Hugh Hallman issued a reminder today that it is still the law of the land. The former Tempe mayor sent out a press release accusing several potential Republican primary opponents of ducking the spirit of the law.Read More »
The end of matching funds precipitated record low participation in Arizona’s Clean Elections system this year, and the candidates who switched away from publicly funded campaigns fared well.Read More »
Arizona was fairly giving this election season, kicking in at least $16 million to presidential candidates, according to the Federal Election Commission.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's political action committee reports receiving more than $900,000 in donations this year, including $250,000 from billionaire Las Vegas casino owner Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam.Read More »
For those whose role can involve fundraising and who would seem to have more than a passing interest in the outcome of the presidential campaign, few of Arizona’s state and federal elected leaders had made personal campaign contributions to Mitt Romney or Barack Obama through Sept. 30.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s re-election campaign launched a robocall Monday warning that county officials don’t want voters to give their early ballot to anyone who offers to deliver it to the recorder’s office.
But that warning, the elections officials say, is not accurate.
The local chapter of Planned Parenthood is firing back through its political action arm after being on the defensive during the last few years.Read More »
Outside campaign groups have ramped up their electioneering activity this month, spending roughly $246,000 to help elect or defeat state Senate candidates.Read More »
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.