2018 elections

Nov 6, 2018

Allen holds off Dem challenger Carlisle

Sylvia Allen is looking to once again defend her northern Arizona Senate seat, this time against Democrat Wade Carlisle.

Nov 6, 2018

Syms ousted as Butler, Lieberman win LD28 House race

Democrats abandoned their single-shot strategy in the Legislative District 28 House race this year, and it paid off.

Nov 6, 2018

Brophy McGee comes through with GOP win as vote count ends

In perhaps the last legislative race worth watching in Arizona, Sen. Kate Brophy McGee still holds a narrow lead over a former Arizona teacher of the year challenging her re-election bid.

Nov 5, 2018

The Breakdown: Let’s consult the crystal ball

The end of this election cycle is upon us, and while some races are more than predictable, others may be too close to call.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a Get Out The Vote rally at the University of Arizona Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. Sanders is in Arizona to speak at rallies in Tucson and Tempe for Democratic gubernatorial candidate David Garcia. Garcia is an education professor at ASU who is facing Republican Gov. Doug Ducey in the Nov. 6 general election. (Mamta Popat/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
Oct 26, 2018

New generation of young voters face old test of turning out

Sen. Bernie Sanders reminded hundreds of students at Arizona State University this week that voter turnout during the 2014 congressional midterm election was abysmal — the worst at any point in modern history.

Oct 22, 2018

Charlie Levy: Quenching the thirst for political knowledge

When we last spoke with music venue extraordinaire Charlie Levy, he was delighting Phoenix politicos with cleverly-named cocktails featuring some of your favorite local politicians. Now he has gone viral, thanks to a nonpartisan voter guide to Arizona ballot initiatives

Oct 22, 2018

The Breakdown: Divided

Democrats may be banking on a blue wave this year, but statewide candidates don’t seem to have embraced their most rural voters and their seemingly untapped potential.

In this Aug. 4, 2017, photo, Kathy Knecht speaks on the future of public education at an event at the First Baptist Church of Scottsdale. (Photo by Gage Skidmore/Flickr)
Oct 15, 2018

Independent vows not to take sides if elected

If voters elect Kathy Knecht to the state Senate, she’ll make history. No independent candidate has ever been elected to the Arizona House of Representatives or state Senate.

In this Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey addresses the crowd after being sworn in during an inauguration ceremony at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Oct 15, 2018

The Breakdown: Call ’em as you see ’em

Early voting has only just begun, but the race for the governor’s office may already be over.

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 12, 2018

Treasurer candidates clash on proper role of office

The Arizona treasurer’s race pits the state senate majority leader and former treasurer’s office employee against a tax attorney and former Maricopa County Democratic Party chairman who aspires to shake things up in the state office.

Coolidge City Council member Tatiana Murrieta snaps a selfie with Gov. Doug Ducey as he campaigns in Pinal County on Oct. 6. PHOTO BY CARMEN FORMAN/ARIZONA CAPITOL TIMES
Oct 12, 2018

Doug Ducey poised to win with election a month away

Early voting just started, but the race may already be over.

U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema and Gov. Doug Ducey
Sep 28, 2018

Ducey, Sinema are wooing ample number of crossover voters

As politics grow more partisan across the country, a new type of voter — one who isn’t afraid to cross party lines — has emerged this election cycle.