Barrett Marson

Jul 14, 2023

Money expected to be deciding factor in LD7 GOP primary

Hard work versus money. In a political campaign, consultants and pollsters will put their money on money. They predict that in a primary contest between Sen. Wendy Rogers, R-Flagstaff, and Rep. David Cook, R-Globe, her larger campaign stash will ensure she keeps the Legislative District 7 seat in the Senate.  

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May 26, 2023

Hobbs’ top aide resigns, Campbell floated as potential chief of staff 

Gov. Katie Hobbs’ chief of staff Allie Bones resigned on Thursday, the highest-profile departure from a gubernatorial administration that’s already seen some turnover in key positions.

May 4, 2023

Bill keeps home addresses secret, impact unclear

Citing death threats, lawmakers passed a bill May 3 meant to seal their home addresses from the public if a judge agrees, but it’s not clear how the new legislation will work in practice or if anyone will still be able to check that lawmakers live in the districts they represent. 

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Feb 6, 2023

Republican budget proposal fails in House after Harris votes against caucus 

It seemed nearly inevitable that legislative Republicans would send their continuation budget proposal to Gov. Katie Hobbs this week for a quick veto, starting the negotiation process between the Republican majority Legislature and the ninth floor. Plans have now changed after one stray vote from a Republican lawmaker who promised she wouldn’t vote on any bills to protest a “fraudulent” elec[...]

Nov 23, 2022

Hints of lawsuit, but no legal action from Lake

After a campaign in which she all but promised not to accept defeat, Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake has stuck to her word and hasn’t conceded the race she lost. 

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Sep 8, 2022

U.S. Senate, governor candidates hedge on abortion

Arizona will elect a new governor and a U.S. senator later this year, and the two officials could play key roles in determining the abortion care that’s available to Arizonans for years to come.  

Dec 17, 2021

Classroom cameras spur Lake challengers

A proposal to put cameras in public school classrooms has stirred two Republican candidates for governor to go on the offensive against the front-runner, providing a preview of battles to come in the primary race. 

Nov 4, 2021

Ducey gets praise for role in governors’ races

Gov. Doug Ducey's stock appears to be on the rise once again after strong Republican showings in a pair of gubernatorial races on November 2. 

Nov 3, 2021

Youngkin Virginia victory lesson for Arizona GOP?

A win and a near-win on the other side of the country has some Arizona Republicans hoping they can replicate the same success here, if they make next year's election about kitchen-table issues.

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Jun 25, 2021

Campaign launches range from amateurish to slick

Several political consultants accepted the Arizona Capitol Times’ invitation to critique the campaign kick-offs and comment on how their candidacies stack up.

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Jun 4, 2021

4 state lawmakers seek move to Congress

At least four Arizona lawmakers – three of them Democrats vying for the same open Tucson-area congressional seat – are running for Congress next year.

Oct 7, 2020

Dems seek removal of judge who nixed education measure

The Maricopa County Democratic Party is leading an effort to remove the trial-court judge who ruled against putting an education initiative on the ballot.