2018 Statewide Races

Mar 29, 2019

APS admits spending millions in 2014 election of energy regulators

The state’s largest electric utility admitted late Friday that it gave $10.7 million to organizations that spent heavily in the 2014 race for the Arizona Corporation Commission, which regulates energy companies.

Katie Hobbs and Steve Gaynor
Nov 6, 2018

AP: Steve Gaynor Arizona’s next Secretary of State

Political newcomer Steve Gaynor rose to the top, and fast.

Nov 5, 2018

Are you the ultimate railbird?

The elections are upon us, and now is your opportunity to prove to the entire Capitol community that you’re the smartest railbird around.

Oct 17, 2018

Conservation group to spend $2.8 M to sway Corp Comm vote

If money is speech, the state's largest electric utility is not going to have the only voice this year in trying to affect who gets elected to the Arizona Corporation Commission.

From left are Democratic State Treasurer candidate Mark Manoil, debate moderator Ted Simons, and Republican candidate Kimberly Yee. Yee and Manoil met Oct. 9, 2018, in a debate held at the studios of KAET-TV in Phoenix. (Photo by Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services)
Oct 10, 2018

Treasurer debate turns personal, testy

Republican treasurer candidate Kimberly Yee labeled a plan by Democrat contender Mark Manoil to have the state help rural financial institutions do more lending as "socialized banking.''

Oct 3, 2018

Walkout teachers now in a drive to win US statehouse posts

Kathy Hoffman and the other teacher candidates represent a wild-card political movement following the teacher-driven #RedForEd effort that drew support from parents and school children in Arizona, Colorado, Kentucky, Oklahoma and West Virginia

Gov. Doug Ducey (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Aug 21, 2018

Ducey tops field of gubernatorial candidates in campaign spending

The Democrats don't even have a gubernatorial candidate yet. But that hasn't kept the Republican Governors Association from already spending more than $9.2 million to ensure that Doug Ducey gets another four-year term, virtually all of that for commercials to attack David Garcia.

Steve Farley and David Garcia
Jul 13, 2018

Education divide: Dems Farley, Garcia clash on K-12 education policy

Sen. Steve Farley has finally embraced the campaign to raise taxes on wealthy Arizonans to boost education funding after weeks of taking a wait-and-see approach to the Invest in Education Act.

Gov. Doug Ducey (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Apr 20, 2018

Ducey flush with cash, outraises 3 Democratic opponents

Gov. Doug Ducey outraised all of his Democratic opponents so far this year and ended the first quarter of 2018 with more than $3 million in cash to spend — nearly 10 times what his leading foe has in the bank.