Legislative District 22

FEC fines 3 dark money groups over cash from Arizona operative

The Federal Election Commission levied nearly a quarter-million dollars’ worth of fines against three dark money groups for failing to report contributions from an organization run by Sean Noble after the Arizona political operative inadvertently disclosed the alleged violations in a 2014 interview.

Nearly all pro-Ducey dark money in 2014 tied to ally Noble

Tax filings by the conservative nonprofit organization American Encore confirm that Doug Ducey’s longtime ally Sean Noble was at the center of the multimillion-dollar dark money campaign that helped get him elected.

Ward to resign seat for U.S. Senate run

With the 2016 legislative session just a month away, Sen. Kelli Ward will resign her seat to focus full-time on her Republican primary challenge to U.S. Sen. John McCain.

“Dark money” group won’t have to disclose donors

One of the most prominent spenders of dark money in the 2014 election won’t have to disclose its donors, thanks to a federal judge’s determination that a key campaign finance statute is unconstitutional.