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Martha McSally goes all-in with Trump as she launches Senate run

Martha McSally took the tarp off her Senate campaign Friday morning, winding up months of planning with an announcement that works to position her closely with President Trump.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Avoiding horror of Apocalypse Arpaio will require his Senate foes to play mean

There's a time for heightened discourse and there's a time to eliminate the threat. Arpaio's rivals need to be ready to hit him hard and hit him fast so the worst person in Arizona political history doesn't infect the U.S. Senate.... Read more»4

Tucsonan Fryer makes 3rd Dem running for Az governor

Another Democrat has jumped into the gubernatorial primary: Local YWCA head Kelly Fryer is joining Tucson legislator Steve Farley and ASU professor David Garcia, who lost a 2014 race for state schools superintendent.... Read more»

Martha McSally set for campaign announcement

She may have flown attack jets in the Air Force, but the rollout of Martha McSally's impending Senate campaign has been more like the slow, methodical preparations for a battle on the ground. That looks to be about to change.... Read more»

Joe Arpaio, convicted & pardoned ex-sheriff, declares Senate run

Joe Arpaio, the ex-Maricopa County Sheriff who lost a 2016 re-election bid and was found guilty of criminal contempt in a racial-profiling case before being pardoned by President Trump, said he's seeking a U.S. Senate seat.... Read more»

Justice Dep't pushes for citizenship question on census, alarming experts

“This is a recipe for sabotaging the census,” said one. The administration’s stated reason for the controversial move: protecting civil rights.... Read more»

The most important border stories of 2017

While much of our coverage was based on the raucous actions of the Trump administration, TucsonSentinel.com delved into some hidden corners of the borderlands, including a story about a decorated Marine who faces deportation despite being a U.S. citizen, a story that uses documents that describe how the ex-governor of Sonora may have been linked to a cocaine smuggler, and the trial of a Border Patrol agent accused of second-degree murder for the 2012 cross-border shooting of a Mexican teenager. ... Read more»

Rogue Columnist

Talton: The winter of our discontent

We've made it through the first year of the presidency of Donald Trump (let that name attached to that title sink in) without a nuclear war with North Korea. But there's next year.... Read more»

What happens if McCain resigns?

With U.S. Sen. John McCain facing a diagnosis of malignant brain cancer, what happens to Arizona's Senate seat if he steps down, or dies in office? Complicating the answer is Arizona's other seat — there is the prospect of there being two Senate elections taking place at the same time next year.... Read more»1

Rogue Columnist

If Alabama can go D, what about Arizona?

The Deep South has not elected a Democratic senator since 1992, but Alabama drew the line against a wildly unqualified Roy Moore on Tuesday. The natural question for readers here is, If this can happen in Alabama, why not in Arizona?... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Showstopper: Ala. result means Senate control will rest with Az voters

Hey, Arizona. It just got real. We could have two races on the ballot in the same year with control of the U.S. Senate on the line. That would be a political showstopper.... Read more»5

Staffer: Franks offered $5M to be surrogate; congressman resigns immediately

Rep. Trent Franks abruptly announced his immediate resignation from Congress just hours after he said he would step down Jan. 31 in the face of a House Ethics inquiry. The move came as the AP reported that a former aide said Franks offered her up to $5 million to act as a surrogate mother.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Trent Franks deserved a fair shot at due process

Two things should bother us about this wave of revelations: 1) women face some seriously nasty behavior in the workforce, and 2) one accuser can end a man's career as we move toward “zero tolerance.” ... Read more»

Marquez Peterson to run for CD 2 seat held by McSally

Lea Marquez Peterson will announce her run for Congress next week, with the Republican tossing her hat into a primary ring that's been all but vacated by sitting Rep. Martha McSally.... Read more»

Trent Franks to resign over ethics probe into asking staffers to bear his child

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., will resign from Congress after the Ethics Committee began investigating his request of two female staffers that they be surrogate mothers to a child for him.... Read more»2

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