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.
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.
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.
The Attorney General last week asked the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to moot the state’s appeal in Galassini v. Fountain Hills, which invalidated Arizona’s old definition of political committee.
Secretary of State Michele Reagan is taking her dispute with the Citizens Clean Elections Commission to court, where she wants to intervene in a case challenging the commission’s disputed authority to regulate independent expenditures and traditionally funded candidates.
The Citizens Clean Elections Commission is considering pushing the fight against dark money into new territory, and that isn’t sitting well with Arizona’s top elections official.
Freshman Rep. Martha McSally, R-Tucson, raised more than $643,576 in the first three months of the year and has more than $820,593 in the bank for any potential challenges, according to the latest campaign finance reports.
Pinnacle West Capital and its employees were the largest non-party contributors to federal candidates in Arizona, giving $187,783 to House and Senate hopefuls in the 2014 midterm election cycle.
After spending $1.5 million to help Doug Ducey get to the Governor’s Office, Republican consultant Sean Noble and his American Encore are now doing what they can to make sure he succeeds – including whipping up votes on the budget. Since Ducey’s inauguration in January, American Encore, a politically active social welfare nonprofit headed by […]
Hundreds of voters in Colorado City made nearly identical choices when casting ballots in the November 2014 election, continuing a bizarre trend where a block of voters didn't choose any candidate in some races, but voted almost 100 percent for an individual candidate in others.
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and wrestling magnate Linda McMahon might make a funny trio for the setup of a joke, but what they actually have in common is their outsized funding of Arizona’s 2014 campaign season.