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More talk in Flake's future, but no presidential run

Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake has eschewed a presidential campaign in favor of becoming a talking head on CBS. "I will not be a candidate," said the Arizona Republican, who had mulled challenging President Donald Trump in next year's primaries.... Read more»

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Arizona delegation brings new faces, less seniority to next Congress

Arizona will lose decades of seniority, as the 116th Congress convenes without McCain, Kyl, Flake or Franks. But that may not be a bad thing.... Read more»

Video & full text: Flake's farewell Senate speech

"As we in America – during this moment of political dysfunction and upheaval - contemplate the hard-won conventions and norms of democracy, we must continually remind ourselves that none of this is permanent, and that it must be fought for constantly." — U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake... Read more»

Flake threat to block judicial nominees scuttled by delayed vote

Less than a day after Sen. Jeff Flake vowed to use whatever remaining leverage he has to push a bill protecting the Mueller investigation, he saw that leverage pulled away from him Thursday, at least for now.... Read more»

Arizona political ad spending hit new highs

Spending on campaign ads in Arizona reached a record $129 million this year, part of a national trend that saw cable and broadcast election ad spending top $3 billion for the first time in a midterm election cycle.... Read more»

Election Day roundup: Results roll in

A look at state and federal election results in Arizona.... Read more»

Early returns show McSally-Sinema race for Senate is too close to call

Early returns in the race for Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat showed a sliver of votes separating Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema.... Read more»1

Women account for 39 percent of Az ballot, among highest in nation

There are 90 women on the ballot for state or federal office in Arizona this year, accounting for a record-setting 39 percent of the candidates in the state.... Read more»

Judicial nominee defends tribal law record in low-key Senate hearing

Federal appeals court nominee Eric Miller tried to dispel concerns last week about his record on tribal law, telling a Senate committee that his previous work on behalf of clients did not foretell how he would rule as a judge.... Read more»

McSally focuses on national security in Senate bid

Two-term Republican congresswoman Martha McSally touts her national security experience as proof she deserves a promotion to U.S. Senate.... Read more»

Health care is Sinema's top issue in Senate bid

Protecting Arizonans with pre-existing conditions from losing their health care and controlling costs are Democrat Kyrsten Sinema's top priorities.... Read more»

McSally, Sinema trade barbs, stress voting records during their only Senate debate

In a debate peppered with accusations of lying and treason, Senate candidates Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema took shots at each other in their only public debate of the 2018 election, each calling out the other’s voting record as proof that the other candidate is not a true representative of Arizona.... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Kavanaugh's confirmation was secured back when Dems couldn't be bothered

The time to stop Kavanaugh was never 2018. It was 2016. It was 2014. It was 2012. Those elections created the GOP Senate majority. Persistence trumps resistance, and just showing up is half the battle.... Read more»1

After angry Kavanaugh hearing, Flake, Coons renew bipartisanship call

Four days after brokering a deal to investigate Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Sens. Jeff Flake and Chris Coons said Tuesday that they were spurred to act by the “vitriol” roiling the Senate Judiciary Committee.... Read more»

Flake votes to move ahead with Kavanaugh, demands FBI probe

After a sleepless night wrestling with “lingering doubt” over sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake orchestrated a surprise plan Friday to advance the nomination but delay it for an FBI probe.... Read more»

Flake: Threat to 'take out' family over stance on Kavanaugh

Sen. Jeff Flake and his family should be "taken out" over his "interrupting our president" in the hearings over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a caller told the office of the Arizona Republican.... Read more»

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