Arizona Republican legislators advanced several election-related bills Wednesday that Democrats say would limit voter participation and open the doors to heavier spending to influence elections by deep-pocketed donors.Read More »
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More than 100 business, labor, political and campaign figures met at the Biltmore yesterday afternoon for a DuVal campaign finance meeting that yielded more than $1 million in fundraising commitments, according to the campaign and other attendees.Read More »
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.
Sen. John McCain said last month he's considering running for a sixth term in 2016 and now the Arizona Republican is taking a step toward doing that.Read More »
Nearly three years after lawmakers started soliciting public donations to build a portion of fence along Arizona’s border with Mexico, lawmakers still don’t have a plan to build a fence with the $264,028 they have received.Read More »
They rode for 43 hours in a bus from Phoenix, hoping to appeal to House Speaker John Boehner on immigration reform, but when they arrived at his office in Washington they were turned away.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 »
The intraparty war between congressional Republican leadership and the conservative Club for Growth appears to have simmered down for now, even while the race between U.S. Reps. David Schweikert and Ben Quayle is growing fiercer.
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner this week agreed to give Schweikert a contribution from his PAC to compensate for a contribution he made earlier to his primary rival Quayle.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says people considering how to help with the earthquake relief effort in Japan should be wary of scam artists soliciting donations.Read More »