Marco Lopez

Jun 10, 2022

Will Democrats, independents wake up in time?  

Leaders and organizations should be doing everything possible to break the proverbial glass ceiling and work to get Marco Lopez elected as the next governor of Arizona. Wake up before it is too late.  

Dec 23, 2021

Promises to complete border wall iffy

Seizing on one of the most potent and polarizing symbols in national politics, some GOP candidates for Arizona governor are promising to finish the wall along Arizona's border with Mexico.

Dec 9, 2021

Verdict weakens Hobbs – opens door for challengers?

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Marco Lopez is trying to seize an opportunity opened up by Katie Hobbs’ missteps in responding to a multimillion-dollar discrimination verdict.  

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Dec 8, 2021

Hobbs gets mixed results with latest apology

Hoping to undo damage to her gubernatorial bid, Democrat Katie Hobbs has issued a new apology to the staffer she fired in 2015 while she was minority leader in the state Senate. 

Nov 26, 2021

GOP schools platform: parents, curriculum

Heading into the 2022 governor's race, the political fault lines surrounding education are moving quickly, with a new focus on parent influence in schools and curriculum items like "critical race theory."

Nov 19, 2021

Border top issue for statewide GOP hopefuls

Republicans running for Senate are sticking to the same simple message about border security – the border is a mess, President Biden is to blame and a return to former President Trump’s approach is needed. 

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Nov 11, 2021

Jury awards Senate staffer $2.7M in discrimination suit

A jury awarded Senate policy adviser Talonya Adams $2.75 million on Wednesday after finding she was fired due to racial and sex-based discrimination. 

Aug 6, 2021

Primaries 1-year away, races taking shape

Legislative and congressional districts could change dramatically after redistricting, and some newcomers and incumbents alike are waiting to see what the new districts look like before they decide whether to jump into a race.

Jun 27, 2021

GOP candidate who lost in ’18 to run for governor

Republicans just got a fifth choice for governor. Steve Gaynor, who lost a race for secretary of state four years ago to Katie Hobbs, announced Friday he is now going after the top slot on the ballot.

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Jun 25, 2021

Campaign launches range from amateurish to slick

Several political consultants accepted the Arizona Capitol Times’ invitation to critique the campaign kick-offs and comment on how their candidacies stack up.

Jun 16, 2021

Salmon joins crowded GOP gubernatorial race

Matt Salmon, who came within 1,819 votes of becoming governor nearly two decades ago, is making another bid for the office.

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May 21, 2021

Races for 2022 statewide offices taking shape

Arizona is sitting somewhere between keeping the 2020 election alive and preparing for the 2022 election, where all statewide executive offices will be on the ballot as well as a U.S. Senate seat.