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Prop 204 fails (access required)


Backers of an initiative to permanently keep a 1-cent tax increase spent more than $2 million but failed to convince the public to support the proposal. The measure, officially known as Proposition 204, received only about 35 percent of the votes, the Secretary of State’s Office count showed.

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Flake defeats Carmona in U.S. Senate race (access required)

Richard Carmona, Jeff Flake spar on earmarks

Jeff Flake entered the race more than a year and a half ago as Arizona’s U.S. senator in waiting, only to end up facing the Democrats’ toughest candidate in a quarter century. But the Democrats’ best play for an Arizona Senate seat since 1988 wasn’t enough to keep the six-term congressman down.

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Ad war heats up in CD9 (access required)

Vernon Parker, Kyrsten Sinema ad war heats up in CD9

It’s been a week of heavy spending in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District as the campaigns, national party organizations and PACs spent more than $1.5 million on airtime.

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