Sep 3, 2020

Lawsuit seeks to ban Kanye West from Arizona ballot

An Arizona resident has asked a judge to bar Kanye West from appearing on the state's November 3 ballot, accusing the hip hop artist of serving as an election spoiler and arguing that a law prohibits him from running in the state as an independent presidential candidate.

Aug 28, 2020

IRC chair – the state’s most important political figure

An aide to Gov. Doug Ducey, a former top attorney for the state’s largest utility company and a former attorney at the Goldwater Institute are among 39 applicants for the chair of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.

Aug 17, 2020

Voters set turnout record

Arizona set a record turnout for a primary election with just over 36 percent of registered voters casting a vote, the official canvass results from the August 4 primaries show.

Jul 27, 2019

Montgomery becomes finalist for Arizona Supreme Court

The next justice on the Arizona Supreme Court will come from a list of seven candidates that includes four Court of Appeals judges, a public defender, a lawyer in private practice and a controversial county attorney.

Jan 16, 2019

Lawmaker introduces new proposal to revamp Independent Redistricting Commission

A Republican lawmaker is reviving an effort to change the makeup of Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission, the body responsible for redrawing the state’s legislative and congressional district maps once a decade.

Nov 29, 2018

Coalition of voters takes Ducey to court over filling U.S. Senate seat

The former leader of Arizona’s Libertarian Party filed a lawsuit against Gov. Doug Ducey Wednesday, arguing he must immediately hold a special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by John McCain.

In this Aug. 4, 2017, photo, Kathy Knecht speaks on the future of public education at an event at the First Baptist Church of Scottsdale. (Photo by Gage Skidmore/Flickr)
Oct 15, 2018

Independent vows not to take sides if elected

If voters elect Kathy Knecht to the state Senate, she’ll make history. No independent candidate has ever been elected to the Arizona House of Representatives or state Senate.

In this Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey addresses the crowd after being sworn in during an inauguration ceremony at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Oct 15, 2018

The Breakdown: Call ’em as you see ’em

Early voting has only just begun, but the race for the governor’s office may already be over.

Jul 10, 2017

Federal judge upholds law to keep Libertarians off ballot

A federal judge has rebuffed a bid by the Libertarian Party to kill an Arizona law even its sponsors concede was designed to make it harder for minor party candidates to get on the general election ballot.

Nov 5, 2014

Allen returning to the Senate after besting O’Halleran in LD6

Sylvia Allen will return to the Senate seat she left just two years ago after pulling ahead of independent Tom O’Halleran during overnight ballot counting in Legislative District 6.

Aug 6, 2014

Crandell’s death opens door to independent win

The death of Republican state Sen. Chester Crandell has boosted the chances for an independent to be elected to the Legislature for the first time in recent memory. Crandell was unopposed in the GOP primary and was set to take on independent Tom O'Halleran in the November general election.

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Jun 27, 2014

Horne campaign contributors to investigate whether he violated campaign law

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has hired two lawyers who have contributed money or campaign work for Attorney General Tom Horne to investigate claims he and his staff are using taxpayer time and resources to run his re-election campaign.