dark money, Proposition 211, campaign donations, Cathi Herrod, Free Enterprise Club, Center for Arizona Policy
Jul 25, 2023

Two organizations trying to influence state politics attempting to get exemptions for Prop 211 disclosures

Rebuffed in their bid to totally quash a voter-approved ban on "dark money,'' two organizations involved in trying to influence Arizona politics are now trying to at least get themselves and their donors exempted from its provisions.

dark money, Proposition 211, Voters' Right to Know Act, lawsuit,
May 1, 2023

Group asks judge to toss conservative advocacy organization’s attempt to kill ‘dark money’ law

The group that convinced voters last year to expose "dark money'' contributions to political campaigns wants a federal judge to toss a bid by a conservative advocacy group to kill the new law.

Prop 211, Goddard, dark money, Americans for Prosperity, campaigns, free speech
Mar 17, 2023

We’re suing to restore our right to free speech

Add it all up, and Prop. 211 will stifle Arizonans from advocating for causes they care about.

Lake, Trump, election, Republicans, Hobbs, election contest, GOP, pivot, campaigns, Scottsdale
Feb 3, 2023

After running on 2020 fraud claims, Lake shifts to 2022

Kari Lake has made a pivot. Sort of. If the central theme of her campaign for governor last year was the 2020 election – which she argued was fraudulent, rigged and generally stolen from former President Donald Trump – then the principal pillar of her post-election campaigning is the 2022 election. 

dark money, Proposition 211, election, disclosure, campaigns, Campaign Legal Center, Voters’ Right to Know, Goddard, Act, Symington, Tedesco,
Dec 27, 2022

After overwhelming voter OK, political ‘dark money’ law hailed as model

It could be months before the impact of Proposition 211 is seen in Arizona, but experts are already hailing the new law aimed at exposing “dark money” in politics as a model for the rest of the nation.

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Nov 23, 2022

Effectiveness of campaign signs questioned

Printed political signs are a hallmark of election season. But as more focus shifts to digital strategies and new avenues to connect with voters, some campaign analysts say resources in campaigns are better spent elsewhere, while others still believe in the power of the political sign.  

Oct 10, 2022

Lake stumps for South Dakota governor

They had waited in the heat in a line that wrapped around the block and now the excitement was palpable when South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem took the stage in a Scottsdale convention hall at an event that Kari Lake, the Republican nominee for governor in Arizona, hosted.

survey, Arizona Voters’ Agenda , Center for the Future of Arizona, HighGround Public Affairs, campaign, Francis, Center for the Future of Arizona, Bentz, education, elections, Arizona Education Association, Arizona Department of Housing, Mass Liberation Arizona, DACA, immigration,
Oct 7, 2022

Most AZ voters say elections fair, secure 

The newest update to the Arizona Voters’ Agenda survey found Arizonans believe their elections are secure, and identified priorities as increasing housing affordability, addressing water shortages, reforming immigration policies and investing in critical infrastructure, transportation and education.   

Democrats, Gallego, election, ballots, Sinema, No Labels, lawsuit
Nov 28, 2021

Democrats need to focus on real issues

It’s time to refocus on the kitchen table issues – building a future economy that all communities can be a part of, building a working environment that is just and allows people to get a leg up, building an American health care system that everyone has access to while getting the pandemic fully under control, building the infrastructure that promotes a clean environment and safe educational [...]

Oct 22, 2020

Judge denies parties’ real-time access to voter info when ballot is deficient

The Arizona Democratic Party is not entitled to a real-time time access to a list of voters whose signatures on early ballot envelopes do not match what’s on file or when a voter forgets to sign entirely, a judge rule late Wednesday. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Scott McCoy acknowledged that the information sought is […]

Oct 21, 2020

Pascua Yaqui tribe fights for early voting site, citing history of discrimination

How far residents of the Pascua Yaqui reservation have to travel to cast an early ballot this year will depend on what a federal judge concludes is the reason for moving the site in the first place. Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez says it’s just a matter of numbers. She argued there just weren’t […]

Mar 19, 2020

Contact of political campaigning should come to a halt during pandemic

There is plenty of time until signatures are due, and plenty of time for knocking on doors, but just a short amount of days that we must nip this virus before it infects thousands of Arizonans. It would be wise for all such contact to come to a screeching halt until this virus is contained and managed.