The formal response to accusations that Republican Corporation Commission candidates Rep. Tom Forese and Doug Little violated the rules of Arizona's public financing system attempted to explain how they paid for campaign signs and nominating signatures. But it raised more questions about their overall campaign spending and compliance with the law.Read More »
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One detail included in attorney Lee Miller’s response to the complaints against Forese and Little arched many a political observer’s eyebrow: The declaration that the candidates purchased 600 signs at a cost of $12,972, or $21.62 per sign.Read More »
Attorney Lee Miller said that yesterday’s report on Forese and Little’s payments for signature gathering made some wildly off-base assumptions, and, as a result, jumped to erroneous legal conclusions.Read More »
The Arizona Democratic Party has filed a complaint with the Arizona Citizens' Clean Election Office, against Republican Corporation Commission candidates Tom Forese and Doug Little, claiming that the two submitted paid nominating signatures that were not accounted for in the candidates' campaign finance reports.Read More »
A long-awaited bill by Sen. Michele Reagan aims to force independent expenditure campaigns to disclose the source of the anonymous “dark money” that has played an increasingly large role in Arizona’s elections.Read More »
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 this week to fight the referendum.Read More »
It’s common to see failed presidential candidates continue their fundraising pleas so they can pay down their campaign debt.
Unfortunately for signature gatherers, attorneys and vendors, ballot measure campaigns don’t generally do the same thing.
The state’s highest election official concluded that Gov. Jan Brewer can’t seek another term, an idea she has floated a few times.Read More »
Republicans who are upset with the work of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission are consoling themselves with the thought that they can undo the maps with a lawsuit, but that threat may ring hollow in the end.Read More »
Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission system was established in 2000 to bring transparency and accountability to what had traditionally been a behind-closed-doors process, and to eliminate the incentive to protect incumbent lawmakers’ election odds using creative line drawing.
Now, two former state lawmakers are spearheading a campaign that uses online software to up the ante.