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The Never Trump strategy?

Some longtime Republican activists are speculating that the Arizona Republican Party’s decision to allow the use of proxy votes at the 40 district and county meetings (where 1,251 delegates to the party’s April 30 state convention were elected) is not only a break from decades of precedent, but potentially a strategy to undermine Trump.

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Gowan leads GOP field in CD1 fundraising

Congressional campaign finance reports were due Friday, and McSally once again proved to be the most prodigious fundraiser, hauling in $853,000 in the first quarter of the year. That gives her more than $4.4 million raised this cycle, and she ended March with more than $2.2 million in cash.

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Here comes solar’s nuclear option

A ballot initiative filed today takes aim at several tactics used by utilities that critics say are meant to undermine rooftop solar. The initiative would preserve net metering, allowing customers to get paid the full retail rate for excess energy produced by their solar systems.

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A hello that lasted for an inning

Gowan was spotted sitting in the front at last night’s Diamondbacks Opening Day game. The speaker’s appearance (somebody had taken a photo of the game’s live coverage on TV) raised some eyebrows, since lawmakers aren’t allowed to accept tickets to sporting events from lobbyists, and front row tickets don’t come cheap.

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It’s not so far off the mark after all

Last week, Arizona Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Glenn Hamer bitterly complained about the claim that, under S1516 (campaign finance amendments), the state is ceding its authority to regulate campaign spending to the feds. “This claim is so far off the mark as to make me wonder whether the media doesn’t understand campaign laws or whether it’s choosing just to ignore the facts,” Hamer wrote.

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Glennian logic

Arizona Chamber CEO and President Glenn Hamer vigorously defended S1516 (campaign finance amendments) against “wildly inaccurate” claims that he said are being perpetuated by the media. “We’re all entitled to our own opinions, but not to our own facts,” he wrote in a blog.

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