Republican primary

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.

Sep 5, 2018

Riggs wins SPI Republican nomination with slim margin of victory

More than a week after the primary election, the Republican party finally has a nominee for superintendent of public instruction: Frank Riggs.

Michele Reagan and Steve Gaynor
Aug 20, 2018

Reagan vs Gaynor: Secretary of state’s GOP race heats up

Arizona’s secretary of state contest could be the sleeper race of 2018. The Republican primary contest has gained little attention, but has developed into one of the state’s more contentious races.

Aug 6, 2018

Behind the Ballot: Down-ballot drama

The race for superintendent of public instruction has historically struggled to garner voters’ attention and donors’ dollars.

Jul 20, 2018

Reagan defends record in SOS debate

The contest for secretary of state could boil down to whether voters believe that things are being better run now in the office than they were two years ago.

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett certifies the 2014 primary election canvass on Sept. 8, 2014. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jun 21, 2018

Dismissed lawsuit allows Bennett in GOP gubernatorial primary

Gov. Doug Ducey won't debate his Republican foe, with an aide calling Ken Bennett a "fringe'' candidate despite the fact he was elected secretary of state in 2010.

Gov. Doug Ducey (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jun 18, 2018

Ducey re-election campaign gets underway

Gov. Doug Ducey promised Monday to make another attempt to let police and courts take guns away from potentially dangerous people if voters return him to office in November.

Dec 2, 2015

Ward to resign seat for U.S. Senate run

With the 2016 legislative session just a month away, Sen. Kelli Ward will resign her seat to focus full-time on her Republican primary challenge to U.S. Sen. John McCain.

Apr 20, 2015

State GOP votes to keep primary open to independents

An attempt by grassroots conservatives to close next year’s GOP to independent voters fell flat after the Arizona Republican Party’s executive committee decided not to spend money on the lawsuit it would take to accomplish that goal.

Feb 9, 2015

Arizona legislator considers primary challenge to McCain

A conservative Republican two-term state legislator from western Arizona says she is considering a possible primary challenge to U.S. Sen. John McCain in 2016.

Dec 15, 2014

Allen takes aim at Robson with bill and promise of ethics complaint

Prosecutors dropped charges against Republican Rep. Bob Robson of Chandler for allegedly stealing a roadside political sign that was critical of him during the Republican primary, but one of his fellow GOP lawmakers isn’t letting the issue die.

Oct 3, 2014

College students express frustration, apathy toward 2014 campaign

Opinions about the upcoming election from Arizona State University students include criticism over campaign ads and media coverage and a lack of desire to be engaged.