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Goddard will run for secretary of state (access required)

Terry Goddard at his 2012 gubernatorial campaign headquarters (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, who left office after two terms as the state’s top law enforcement official in January 2011, has considered running for several offices next year, including Corporation Commission and his old job at the Attorney General’s Office. But he said he decided to run for secretary of state because of his commitment to voter access and his opposition to anonymous “dark money.”

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Bennett ends long exploration, kicks off gubernatorial campaign (access required)

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett announces his 2014 gubernatorial campaign Tuesday, November 12 at The Vig in downtown Phoenix. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Secretary of State Ken Bennett hasn’t exactly been shy about his gubernatorial ambitions. Bennett, a former Senate president, formed an exploratory committee in May 2011, just four months after being sworn in for his full term as secretary of state, and was open about his desire to run for the state’s top office well before that. But on Tuesday, about one year before the 2014 general election, Bennett officially kicked off his campaign for the Ninth Floor.

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Reforming election reform (access required)

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Debate over HB2305 continues after opponents gather enough signatures to put it on the ballot

Groups opposing the state’s election reform law rejoiced on Oct. 29 when the secretary of state concluded the referendum against the law has enough signatures to appear on the 2014 ballot.

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