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.
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.
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.
Democratic Rep.-elect Ceci Velasquez is a wanted woman.
Florence Municipal Court records show that Velasquez has a warrant out for her arrest due to her failure to pay fines associated with a trio of traffic violations in 2010, when she was cited for driving on a suspended license, in a vehicle with suspended registration and no mandatory insurance.
Democratic Rep. Martin Quezada won his Senate primary race against fellow lawmaker Lydia Hernandez by only 90 votes, and Quezada said the final push by a “dark money” group probably helped put him over the top.