campaign contribution limits

Jan 6, 2014

Clean Elections faces new legislative assault

The future is as uncertain as ever for Clean Elections, Arizona’s system of public campaign financing.

Nov 5, 2013

Small cadre of attorneys share spotlight where law and politics collide

Bush v. Gore is the ultimate example of politics and law intersecting and it shows how lawyers can affect an election in a dramatic way. But in Arizona, every election cycle brings its own set of controversies to be settled in the courtroom.

Oct 23, 2013

Contribution limits vs. free speech

Supreme Court campaign finance case could change Arizona elections

While Arizona’s higher campaign contribution limits hang in the balance, a case before the U.S. Supreme Court might achieve what the state law’s supporters seek – give people the ability to contribute more to their favorite politicians and allow candidates to raise bigger amounts from backers.

Oct 18, 2013

Confusion reigns as Court of Appeals blocks campaign finance law

An Arizona Court of Appeals ruling that put the state’s new campaign contribution limits on hold triggered widespread confusion among candidates and election attorneys.

Oct 15, 2013

Court of Appeals blocks new contribution limits

The Arizona Court of Appeals blocked Arizona’s new campaign contribution limits, reversing a trial judge’s ruling and putting a halt to a month of fundraising under the higher limits.

Fred DuVal
Oct 15, 2013

Free ride

Clear path to general election provides a boost to DuVal, but …

After five Republican gubernatorial hopefuls held their first candidate forum, some observers said the big winner was a candidate who wasn’t in the room — Democratic nominee-in-waiting Fred DuVal.

Sep 20, 2013

Campaign finance changes’ unintended consequences

Hoping to raise more cash, lawmakers instead face new limits

An oversight during the legislative session has made Arizona’s new campaign finance system much more complicated than anyone intended, leaving incumbent legislators and potential candidates scrambling to grasp its implications and comply with its provisions. Already, the law’s author is calling these unintended consequences [...]

Sep 18, 2013

Clean Elections appeals campaign finance ruling

The Citizens Clean Elections Commission is asking the Arizona Court of Appeals to overturn a Maricopa County judge’s ruling that allowed new campaign contribution limits to go into effect.

Sep 11, 2013

Brewer headlining fundraiser for pro-expansion Republicans

Gov. Jan Brewer is following through on her promise to help out the Republican lawmakers who stood with her in the fight for Medicaid expansion.

Jul 23, 2013

High court won’t weigh in on new campaign limits

The Arizona Supreme Court declined to accept a case challenging the state’s new campaign contribution limits.

In a Tuesday afternoon order, Justice Robert Brutinel wrote that the court would not accept a petition for special action filed by opponents of HB2593, who hoped to bypass the lower courts and go straight to the Supreme Court. Brutinel did not elaborate on the high court’s rea[...]

Apr 19, 2013

Opponents say higher contribution limits violate Clean Elections, Voter Protection Act

A provision in the 1998 ballot measure that created Arizona’s Clean Elections system may hold the key to whether the state’s new campaign contribution limits will go into effect for 2014.

Arizona campaign contribution limits
Apr 19, 2013

New contribution limits could be game-changer for campaigns

Campaign cash may come pouring into some of Arizona’s top races next year thanks to a new law allowing candidates to raise far more money.

Critics say the bill will flood campaigns with more money and influence-buying, and that it may be the final nail in the coffin of Arizona’s voter-approved Clean Elections system.