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Trump's restrictions on Obamacare mean likely higher premiums for Arizona

The White House’s decision to suspend billions in Obamacare “risk adjustment” payments to insurance companies could hit tens of thousands of Arizonans in the pocketbook, as insurance companies grapple with new market uncertainty.... Read more»

Judge: Kirkpatrick to stay on ballot; petition challenge by Heinz fails

A judge ruled Tuesday that congressional candidate Ann Kirkpatrick can remain on the Democratic primary ballot, despite a challenge to her nominating petitions backed by opponent Matt Heinz.... Read more»

Heinz wants to boot Kirkpatrick off primary ballot over residence claims

A trio of Tucson-area Democrats is trying to narrow the CD 2 primary field by getting the apparent front-runner booted off the ballot. The suit challenging the nominating petitions filed by Ann Kirkpatrick is backed by candidate Matt Heinz.... Read more»1

McCain to skip GOP convention to focus on election

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July but will be “working and campaigning throughout Arizona,” a campaign official confirmed.... Read more»

Salmon’s surprise retirement throws open race for House seat

Rep. Matt Salmon’s unexpected announcement last week that he will not seek re-election to Congress shook up what was expected to be a sleepy campaign in a solidly Republican district. Senate President Andy Biggs was the first to step in, announcing his candidacy less than a half hour after Salmon announced his retirement.... Read more»

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»

GOP, Dems trade barbs over credit for benefits for military families

Republicans are accusing U.S. Rep. Ron Barber of "fudging the facts" about a bill to fund death benefits for armed forces members despite the federal shutdown, while Democrats say the complaints are "pathetic ... what's wrong with politics."... Read more»

Tough races just past, Congress freshmen already stocking up cash

The election season is barely behind them, but freshmen Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Flagstaff, and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Phoenix, have both raised more than $300,000 toward possible re-election bids in 2014, according to Federal Election Commission filings. Southern Arizona Rep. Ron Barber has raised nearly $300k himself.... Read more»

McSally spokesman resigns after alleged Kelly-beating tips to Dems

A top aide to GOP CD2 candidate Martha McSally has resigned in the wake of allegations that he approached a staffer for Democrat Ron Barber with advice on how to beat Republican Jesse Kelly in the CD 8 special election.... Read more»2

Barber camp: McSally staffer gave tips on beating Kelly

A campaign aide for Martha McSally gave a staffer for Ron Barber unsolicited tips on beating Jesse Kelly a week before the special general election, Barber aides said. The Republican spokesman, Sam Stone, denied giving campaign advice.... Read more»2

Giffords campaign brings back manager McLeod

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has hired Rodd McLeod, who ran her first congressional bid in 2006, to run her 2010 reelection campaign.... Read more»