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Former senator Jon Kyl named as McCain's replacement

Former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl has been appointed to fill the seat of the late Sen. John McCain, and will take office this week — but perhaps only for a short time.... Read more»

Trump hits Freedom Caucus; experts say members have little to fear

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to target the House Freedom Caucus, which helped block his Obamacare replacement bill, but analysts say the conservative Republicans in the caucus can likely withstand his threats — including the four from Arizona.... Read more»

After primary, challenger to McSally will face steep fundraising climb

Whatever the final tally in Tuesday’s CD2 primary, there’s one other number that the Democratic challenger — either Matt Heinz or Victoria Steele— will need to worry about: $2,063,033.42. That’s how much campaign cash incumbent U.S. Rep. Martha McSally had in the bank.... Read more»

McCain to skip GOP convention to focus on election

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July but will be “working and campaigning throughout Arizona,” a campaign official confirmed.... Read more»

Salmon’s surprise retirement throws open race for House seat

Rep. Matt Salmon’s unexpected announcement last week that he will not seek re-election to Congress shook up what was expected to be a sleepy campaign in a solidly Republican district. Senate President Andy Biggs was the first to step in, announcing his candidacy less than a half hour after Salmon announced his retirement.... Read more»

McSally raises millions, Dems trail in cash flow in close district

Rep. Martha McSally’s aggressive fundraising gives her an edge over her competitors in the CD2 House race, but the district will likely still be competitive come November. Even so, national Democratic fundraisers have left Southern Arizona off their list of targeted districts.... Read more»