2014 Statewide races

Nov 30, 2015

Dem dark money group avoids contempt hearing

A five-year saga over the identity of the contributors who funded a Democratic campaign group’s ads against Tom Horne in the 2010 attorney general’s race ended on Monday after the group disclosed its contributors to the Secretary of State’s Office.

Dec 9, 2014

Arizona attorney general-elect Brnovich appoints top aides

Arizona Attorney General-elect Mark Brnovich has announced the appointment of two top officials for his incoming administration.

Nov 25, 2014

Paperwork filed in attempt to recall Diane Douglas

They can’t gather their first signature for more than seven months. But foes of Republican Diane Douglas, newly elected the state school superintendent, now have the legal ability to start soliciting funds for the effort.

Attorney General Tom Horne (Associated Press Photo)
Nov 20, 2014

Clean Elections OKs settlement, Horne pays $10K fine

Attorney General Tom Horne paid a $10,000 fine to the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, officially ending the agency’s investigation into allegations that he illegally had Attorney General’s Office employees working on his re-election during work hours.

Nov 20, 2014

Clean Elections fines group $96K over anti-Smith ads

The Citizens Clean Elections Commission voted to impose a $96,000 fine against the Legacy Foundation Action Fund over ads it ran criticizing then-Mesa Mayor Scott Smith after deciding that they should have been reported as campaign commercials for the governor’s race.

Sen. Michele Reagan, R-Scottsdale, chairs the Senate Election Committee. (Cronkite News Service Photo by AJ Vicens)
Nov 11, 2014

Bayless to head secretary of state transition

Former Arizona Secretary of State Betsey Bayless will lead the transition team for incoming Secretary of State Michele Reagan.

Nov 11, 2014

Garcia concedes to Douglas in Arizona superintendent’s race

Democrat David Garcia is conceding he lost Arizona's race for state superintendent of public instruction.

David Garcia and Diane Douglas prepare for their Superintendent of Public Instruction Debate. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)
Nov 10, 2014

Garcia concedes schools chief race to Douglas

Democrat David Garcia conceded the race for superintendent of public Instruction late Monday to Republican Diane Douglas, who declared her slim margin of victory a mandate against Common Core learning standards.

Daniel Scarpinato (File photo)
Nov 10, 2014

Scarpinato to serve as Ducey transition spokesman

Republican campaign spokesman Daniel Scarpinato, who formerly worked as a newspaper reporter and editor in Arizona, will serve as chief spokesman for Gov.-elect Doug Ducey's transition effort.

Nov 10, 2014

No love lost: Incoming schools chief has little good to say about other educators

The people who Diane Douglas said are from the “ivory towers” are eager to meet with her and find out the rest of her ideas besides repealing Common Core.

Nov 10, 2014

Republican Douglas’ win for schools chief marks GOP sweep

Former suburban school board member Diane Douglas narrowly won the race to become Arizona's top education official after running a one-issue campaign to repeal the Common Core education standards.

Nov 7, 2014

Brnovich names transition team

Attorney general-elect Mark Brnovich named a four-person transition team that includes some of his earliest supporters.