The Senate today gave preliminary approval to a ballot measure that aims to dismantle the public financing of candidates in elections. Before voters can decide the fate of the public campaign financing system, the measure still needs the full vote of the Senate and must be approved by the House of Representatives.Read More »
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Opponents of Arizona’s system of publicly financing candidate campaigns secured an important victory Monday, when a panel of lawmakers approved a ballot measure to eliminate it.Read More »
Just as Roberts used Clean Elections defenders' claims as a punching bag, Kagan authored a passionate dissenting opinion.Read More »
Some of the 107 candidates who received public money to run for state Legislature this year bought computers, cameras and printers that are theirs to keep and paid relatives as campaign workers and consultants.Read More »
Arizona’s Clean Elections system has had a polarizing effect on Arizona politics since becoming law in 1998. Supporters claim it eliminates the influence of special-interest money in elections, while opponents say the system is unfair and dampens free speech.Read More »
David Lujan lost the Democratic primary for attorney general by 2,427 votes, less than 1 percent of all ballots cast in the race.Read More »
A handful of the 304 races Aug. 24 ended in upsets. Whether it was a no-name beating a household name or a cash-poor candidate beating a well-funded one, these races deserve a second glance:Read More »
After the Citizens Clean Elections Commission and two judges found Doug Quelland guilty of misusing the state’s public campaign financing system, he fought for months to stay in the Legislature, maintained that he was innocent even after being removed from office and is now using government money, once again, to pay for his comeback campaign.Read More »
One of the House seats in Legislative District 10 has become the center of attention and drama in the GOP primary – Republicans want to protect it, ousted former lawmaker Doug Quelland wants it back and rising star Kimberly Yee wants to keep it.Read More »
House candidates in District 11 are among the biggest spenders in legislative races.
GOP candidates Shawnna Bolick and Kate Brophy McGee spent almost identical sums this reporting period, which ran from June 1 to Aug. 4.