general elections

House Speaker J.D. Mesnard (Photo by Katie Campbell/ Arizona Capitol Times)
Nov 6, 2018

Arizona House Speaker Mesnard poised for move to Senate

Arizona House Speaker J.D. Mesnard is likely going to be a senator, and perhaps the next Senate president.

Nov 6, 2018

Pratt handily winning in Legislative District 8

Early voting poll results show Frank Pratt handily defending his seat in the Arizona Senate against a Democratic challenger.

Nov 6, 2018

Bowie holding on to Senate seat in East Valley

Early voting poll results show Sen. Sean Bowie defending his Senate seat against his old rival, Republican Frank Schmuck.

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

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.

Jan 24, 2014

Fine-tuning last year’s oversights and unintended consequences

When it comes to cleaning up legislation, there’s always an opportunity next year, which is the case with these bills that were heavily vetted and debated in 2013, but still require some fine-tuning in the 2014 legislative session.

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.

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 [...]

Aug 23, 2013

McCain’s presidential campaign committees fined

John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign committees have been fined $80,000 for accepting contributions that exceeded federal limits.

May 3, 2013

Some ‘dead’ bills get a 2nd chance, but tactic doesn’t always work

More than a dozen bills have been reconsidered on the floors of the Arizona Senate and House of Representatives after their earlier demise, and while most have passed when given a second thought, a few have stalled or met another death by vote.

Campaign finance limit
Apr 12, 2013

Brewer increases Arizona campaign finance limits

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law Thursday a Republican-backed measure that wildly increases campaign finance limits and undermines the state's public campaign funding program enacted by voters to limit money in politics.