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Flake likely to face challenges from all sides, vows to be ready

Sen. Jeff Flake begins the 2018 election cycle with $580,000 in the bank, a history of disagreeing with President Trump – and a target on his back. With almost two years until midterm elections, experts say Flake can expect serious opposition in his re-election bid from Republican and Democratic challengers alike.... Read more»

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Arizonans reluctant to open wallets for Trump, Clinton campaigns

Arizonans head to the polls Tuesday to cast actual ballots for president, but if they were voting with their pocketbooks the results wouldn’t be pretty for either of the major parties’ nominees.... Read more»

Back for more: After loss to McCain, Ward eyes 2018 bid vs. Flake

The 2016 election is still 11 days away, but former state Sen. Kelli Ward already has her sights set on 2018 and a challenge to U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake. The Republican just lost a primary bid to unseat Sen. John McCain just two months ago, but announced Wednesday that she'll target Flake, Arizona's other GOP senator.... Read more»

Presidential campaign giving lags in Arizona, elsewhere in U.S.

Arizonans have been relatively stingy with their presidential donations this year, contributing $8.4 million as of August, well off the 2012 pace when residents forked over $21.9 million by the end of the presidential campaign. ... Read more»

Open U.S. House seats draw Az hopefuls – and millions in funds – before primary

Republican congressional hopefuls in Arizona’s 1st District have raised more than $3.3 million ahead of Tuesday’s primary, already surpassing the $2.4 million that GOP candidates in the district raised for all of 2014.... Read more»

McCain, Ward spending on Senate primary rivaled by outside groups

U.S. Sen. John McCain has spent $6.2 million on his re-election bid and his lead challenger, Kelli Ward, has spent about $1.3 million as they prepare to square off in Tuesday’s GOP primary. But the spending by the two campaigns has almost been matched by independent political action committees, which have spent almost $7.4 million.... Read more»

Sanders’ campaign: More money & donors, fewer votes in Az

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ web-driven, grass-roots campaign had close to three times as many contributions from Arizonans and brought in about $123,000 more than Hillary Clinton, out of the $3 million Democratic presidential hopefuls raised in the state.... Read more»

Az Republicans gave Trump their votes but not their dollars – yet

Trump may have received close to half the primary votes in the state, but he got just 3 percent of the money Arizonans gave to 2016 Republican presidential campaigns, according to the latest campaign finance numbers.... Read more»

Texas Democrats file FEC complaint against Ted Cruz

Texas Democrats have filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission claiming the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz violated federal election law.... Read more»

Sunshine Week commentary

Republicans & Democrats ask Obama: Why haven’t you signed this transparency order?

Ten billion dollars. That’s what some experts predict the 2016 election will cost (at least financially). This Sunshine Week, as news organizations and advocates reflect on the progress we’ve made on transparency and right-to-know reforms, it is critical to urge President Obama to sign an executive order that would shine a light on one tranche of money in politics.... Read more»

Sunshine Week commentary

True disclosure demands full accountability

With its Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court clearly articulated the value of disclosure and transparency to the health of our democracy. After all, transparency is the best disinfectant, to paraphrase Justice Louis Brandeis’ famous quote. Sadly, the type of transparency and disclosure envisioned by the justices doesn’t exist.... Read more»

Presidential campaigns have drawn almost $4 million from Arizona donors

With just two weeks until the Arizona primary, recent numbers from the Federal Election Commission show Arizonans gave just under $4 million to 20 Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns through the end of January. ... Read more»

Grijalva puts weight behind Steele candidacy

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva endorsed congressional hopeful Victoria Steele on Tuesday, saying the former state representative would fight for women, revitalize public education, and had a "rational view" on the need for comprehensive immigration reform and climate change legislation.... Read more»1

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»

McCain raised $5.6 million in 2015, easily outdistancing challengers

McCain raised and spent more in 2015 for his re-election bid than all 10 challengers combined, ending the year with $5.1 million in the bank, according to the latest Federal Election Commission figures.... Read more»

2016 campaign spending already tops $5.5 million in Arizona

With more than a year until the election, congressional candidates in Arizona have already spent $5.5 million on their campaigns – for everything from consultants to coffee mugs, according to the latest FEC filings.... Read more»

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