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McSally at border in Nogales: 'No opportunity to vote yet' on gov't shutdown

Newly minted Sen. Martha McSally met with border agents in Nogales on Tuesday. "I'm for funding the government, I'm not for shutting down the government," she said. Federal courts handling immigration cases in Arizona are set to run out of money at the end of the week. ... Read more»

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What the Devil won't tell you

McSally caught between Trump's wall and our purple state

Bolt from Trump's wall and shutdown and lose the base. Stick with the president and lose the state. The truth is that Sen. Martha McSally remains the Arizonan most endangered by Trump’s xenophobic obsession with illegal immigration and his wall.... Read more»

First in Congress? Get in line, as more women, minorities head to Hill

When Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema is sworn in next week, she will be the first woman to represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate – a distinction that barely stands out in a Congress filled with firsts.... Read more»

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»

McSally appointed to McCain's Senate seat

Martha McSally will be a U.S. senator after all. The Republicans' losing candidate in November's election will be sent back to D.C. to the upper chamber, taking the seat formerly held by John McCain, and ever-so briefly by Jon Kyl.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Appoint, don't anoint: Let the voters grant incumbency on McCain's next successor

Gov. Doug Ducey should remember the power of incumbency should be earned, not awarded, But is the right to fill out late Sen. John McCain's term really a prize?... Read more»

McSally's last speech in House: Full transcript & video

"It has been a tremendous honor to deploy here to the People's House over the past four years as an advocate and champion of Tucson, Sierra Vista, Douglas, Bisbee and all the other amazing communities of Southeastern Arizona."... Read more»

Kirk Adams resigns as Ducey staff chief, Senate speculation rampant

Kirk Adams, chief of staff for Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, will leave his post next month, and the announcement set off predictions that Ducey will appoint his longtime right hand man to the U.S. Senate seat now filled by Jon Kyl.... Read more»

Sinema lands in Washington, a day after McSally concedes Senate race

Arizona Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema was already in Washington Tuesday, just one day after Republican Martha McSally conceded in the one of the narrowest, most closely watched races in the country.... 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»

Despite slight drop, Arizona still leads nation in women officeholders

Despite a record number of women running for office this year, Arizona will actually lose one female elected official when congressional and legislative delegations take office in January.... Read more»

Sinema wins U.S. Senate seat; McSally concedes, trailing by 38k votes

Arizona's next U.S. senator will be a Democratic woman: Kyrsten Sinema, who steadily built an 38k-vote insurmountable lead over Republican candidate Martha McSally, who had led in the earliest count of ballots.... Read more»

Sinema takes 20,000-vote lead over McSally; Az Senate count continues

The margin between Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema and GOP candidate Martha McSally now stands at just more than 20,000 votes, following another day of legal maneuvering and continuing ballot tallies in Arizona's Senate race.... Read more»

Az election: All counties to continue ballot 'cures' until Nov. 14

All Arizona counties will continue reviewing ballots through next Wednesday, in a settlement after Republicans — prompted by the close Senate race — first sued to halt allowing voters to verify ballots and then asked to expand process.... Read more»

Sinema takes 9,600-vote lead over McSally; Senate count continues

The margin between Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema and GOP candidate Martha McSally now stands at just more than 9,600 votes, following a day of legal maneuvering and continuing ballot tallies in Arizona's Senate race.... Read more»

Update: Republicans reverse stance on counting early ballots in McSally-Sinema race

Arizona Republicans, prompted by a narrow U.S. Senate race, first sued to halt elections officials from contacting voters to verify early ballots handed in on Election Day, but then moved to extend that process through Saturday. Read the full court documents.... Read more»4

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