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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»

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FactChecking the 12th GOP debate

The candidates’ factual stumbles touched on ISIS, ethanol, climate change and more. ... Read more»

Poll: Trump leads with Az Republican voters

Donald Trump has a 14-point lead among Republican voters in Arizona, a early voting is already underway to determine the state's delegates to the GOP convention. Ted Cruz comes in second in a recent poll, with John Kasich third. Marco Rubio's support has lagged, and 10 percent remain undecided.... 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»

Factchecking the 11th GOP debate

Claims by and about Donald Trump dominate this FactCheck report. ... Read more»

Flake, other border senators call for long-stalled vote on ambassador to Mexico

Arizona's Jeff Flake joined a bipartisan group of senators in calling on their colleagues to stop blocking Roberta Jacobson’s nomination as the next U.S. ambassador to Mexico, saying “we need our top diplomat in Mexico.” Sen. Marco Rubio is among those blocking a vote.... Read more»

Rubio oversimplifies FBI-Apple battle

During the recent GOP debate, Sen. Marco Rubio said the FBI has asked Apple to disable “the auto-erase mode on one phone in the entire world.” But the FBI, which is seeking access to the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, has asked Apple to write software that could do more than that. ... Read more»

Poll: Trump leads among Az GOP voters, but support topping out

Donald Trump is leading the pack of potential Republican nominees among party voters in Arizona, a GOP pollster said. But he's down slightly from a poll last month, and "has a ceiling and cannot attract the wide swath of GOP voters." More than 20 percent remained undecided, with early voting set to begin this week.... Read more»

FactCheck: Rubio's plan on 'sanctuary cities'

An ad from a pro-Ted Cruz super PAC claims that Sen. Marco Rubio’s plan for so-called sanctuary cities is to “ignore” them.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Scalia replacement battle will help McCain, McSally

When Supreme Court Justice Scalia slipped this mortal coil, the political earthquake began before his family could digest the news and this temblor is like a ZZ Top song: It's bad. It's nationwide. It will even shake up the casting of ballots out here in Arizona — and looks like bad news for Democrats.... Read more»2

Factcheck: Cruz, Rubio twist 'precedent' on Supreme Court nominations

Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz distort the history of Supreme Court appointments in arguing that President Obama should not be allowed to fill the vacancy left by the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.... Read more»

FactCheck: Cruz distorts Rubio, Trump stances on gay marriage

Sen. Ted Cruz says Sen. Marco Rubio and Donald Trump believe that the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage “is the settled law of the land and we must … surrender and move on,” accusing them of “repeating Barack Obama’s talking points.” ... Read more»

Factchecking the ninth GOP debate

The ninth GOP debate featured the top six remaining candidates for the party’s presidential nomination. They repeated several false and misleading claims, and made some new ones, too.... Read more»

Ted Cruz: Drafting women into military combat is 'nuts'

Unprompted and in the final days of his New Hampshire primary campaign, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz unleashed ire at the notion of drafting women into military combat.... Read more»1

Factchecking the 8th GOP debate

Days before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential candidates stretched some facts in the eighth GOP debate.... Read more»

FactCheck: Cruz distorts Rubio’s immigration stance

In an attack on Sen. Marco Rubio’s stance on immigration, Sen. Ted Cruz makes two overly broad accusations that distort Rubio’s position.... Read more»

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