Lake closes gap, still needs large tally to win
Republican Kari Lake closed the gap slightly on Sunday in the governor's race with Katie Hobbs. But unless she can do a lot better with the nearly 95,000 Maricopa ballots that remain to be counted, the Democratic secretary of state will be the next governor.
Republicans inch closer on Saturday but still trail in key races
A Saturday night ballot update from Maricopa County helped Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and GOP Attorney General nominee Abe Hamadeh tighten their races, but the Republican candidates will need to secure greater shares of the remaining votes to win. Lake earned 51.8% and Democratic nominee Katie Hobbs took 48.2% of the roughly 86,000 ballots […]
AP calls races for Kelly, Fontes; Hobbs, Mayes pad leads
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs and other Democrats got an unexpected boost from a batch of ballots counted in Maricopa County on Friday, widening their party’s lead in key races on a day that Republicans hoped would turn the tide in their favor.
Brnovich argues state can have 2 different abortion laws
Attorney General Mark Brnovich says there's nothing legally wrong with having two different statutes on the books outlawing abortion because prosecutors can choose which one to enforce.
Tight races may not lead to moderate governing
The tight governor’s race seems to confirm a trend that’s emerged in recent years: Arizona is becoming a purple state. But will that impact how the state’s next top executive governs?
Hobbs clings to razor-thin lead over Lake as vote counting continues Wednesday
With 1.8 million ballots counted by mid-morning on Wednesday, less than 12,000 votes separated Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs and Republican nominee Kari Lake. Hobbs clung to a narrow lead that shrank considerably overnight. By 10:30 a.m., Hobbs had received 50.3% of the vote to Lake’s 49.7%.
Kelly keeps lead over Masters as counting continues
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly opened up a lead on his Republican challenger Blake Masters in initial election results published on Tuesday night. Kelly had 56% and Masters 41% in the first results published at 8 p.m., one hour after polls closed.
Sinema noticeably absent from campaign trail in Arizona
As Election Day approaches, Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has been noticeably absent from the campaign trail in Arizona, and candidates throughout the state are remaining largely mum on why the state’s senior senator isn’t stumping for her party’s nominees in extremely close statewide races.
Verifying a candidate’s address isn’t required – yet
Legislative District 22 Senate Republican write-in candidate Dick Weed doesn’t live in District 22, according to a quick search of his residential address. His home is actually in the heavily Democratic District 26. And he’s not alone. In fact, several candidates this year – and in past years – don’t live in the districts where they run.
Arizona lawmakers push California to cut water usage
Arizona state and federal lawmakers are pressuring California to cut its Colorado River usage as the federal government is threatening to intervene after states failed to agree on a plan to limit what they take from the river.
On ’60 Minutes’ Brnovich calls election fraud claims ‘horseshit’
In a "60 Minutes" episode that aired over the weekend, Attorney General Mark Brnovich returned to a stance he adopted soon after the 2020 election: President Joe Biden won Arizona in the 2020 presidential election and there’s no evidence of widespread fraud.
Next governor won’t need congressional approval to use school trust fund account
The next governor of Arizona won't have to first get congressional approval before raiding a special school trust fund account, the state Court of Appeals has ruled.