Citizens Clean Elections Commission

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Feb 15, 2023

Group urges judge to block attempts to stop ‘dark money’ law

The group that convinced voters last year to outlaw "dark money'' is asking a judge to block a bid by two special interest groups to keep the law from taking effect. In new legal filings, attorney Chanele Reyes told Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Scott McCoy there is nothing unconstitutional about ensuring that voters know who is trying to influence elections.

Feb 10, 2023

Terry Goddard is hiding the ball on Prop 211

Terry Goddard gave his latest initiative the moniker Voters’ Right to Know Act. Unfortunately, after reading the details it should have been named the Speech Czar Creation Act.

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Nov 7, 2022

Judge considers whether to block Clean Elections USA from using name in Arizona

A judge is weighing whether to block Clean Elections USA, the group that has been monitoring drop boxes here, from using that name in Arizona.

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Oct 22, 2022

Lake doubles down on border policy, dodges election, abortion questions in Clean Elections interview 

Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake touted her tax-cut plan and said she’s ready for a legal battle with the federal government over border policy, but also emphasized the limitations of the governor’s role in a one-on-one interview on Saturday. 

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Oct 14, 2022

Clean Elections looks for new partner after fallout over Hobbs, Lake interviews

The Citizens Clean Elections Commission is looking for a new gubernatorial event partner because Arizona PBS scheduled an interview with Democratic candidate Katie Hobbs without commissioners’ knowledge after Hobbs declined to debate Republican opponent Kari Lake.

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Oct 12, 2022

Lake interview cancelled as debate drama continues

On Wednesday morning, Republican gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake was set to sit down for a one-on-one interview co-hosted by Arizona PBS and the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission at 3:30 in the afternoon, after Democratic candidate Katie Hobbs declined to participate in a gubernatorial candidate debate. But by the end of the day, that plan was off.

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Sep 22, 2022

Candidates for top state election job to spar in debate

A Republican Arizona lawmaker who embraces election conspiracies and has former President Donald Trump's endorsement will spar with the Democrat who helped oversee the 2020 election in Maricopa County this evening as they both seek the state's top election post.

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Sep 12, 2022

Hobbs and Lake won’t debate despite election commission offering to let Hobbs propose conditions

Arizona voters won't see a debate between the major gubernatorial hopefuls.

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Sep 8, 2022

Commission rejects Hobbs’ request to scrap traditional gubernatorial debate

Members of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission rejected a demand by Democrat Katie Hobbs to scrap the traditional gubernatorial debate.

Sep 11, 2020

Some reform-minded Dems accept dark money

A handful of Arizona Democrats running to replace incumbent Republicans in swing districts have high-minded aspirations of expanding the state's Clean Elections program and limiting money in politics.

Nov 22, 2019

Campaign finance websites still broken as election 2020 nears

The 2020 election is a year away and the state’s campaign finance websites are broken.

Oct 16, 2019

Group tries to dodge fine for campaign finance law violation

A group that spent $260,000 attacking a 2014 foe of Doug Ducey in his first gubernatorial race is trying again to escape paying a fine for violating state campaign finance laws.