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.
Supporters of Arizona’s new campaign contribution limits are planning for the long game and warn opponents that success may come with a steep price if they convince a judge to overturn HB2593.
Lobbyists expect pressure to give more to politicians
So-called hell week, the annual spate of fundraisers before the start of the legislative session, may get more hellish for lobbyists because of new campaign finance rules that allow contributors to give far more money.
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.