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What the Devil won't tell you

GOP Council candidates need to up fundraising ahead of looming deadline

The GOP aspirants have $16,715 cash on hand. Which ones? All of them. Together. Lawton, challenging Cunningham in Ward 2, has $7,962 in the bank. Burkholder, vying for Scott's Ward 4 seat, has $4,559. Hunt, pursuing Romero's seat in Ward 1, is sitting on $4,194. At this rate, they'll be fierce contenders by 2019.... Read more»2

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McSally takes Israel junket

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally traveled to Israel this week, meeting with Israeli and Palestinian officials to "hear first-hand about the region’s most pressing national security issues."... Read more»

Dems keep spotlight on McSally campaign filings

A local Democratic activist has complained to federal regulators about hundreds of pieces of missing information in campaign finance papers filed by U.S. Rep. Martha McSally. The statement sent to the FEC follows TucsonSentinel.com's reporting last month on McSally's incomplete filings.... Read more»1

McSally refiles reports after Sentinel investigates campaign issues

After TucsonSentinel.com reported last week on millions of dollars in errors in the campaign filings of Rep. Martha McSally, the GOP freshman handed in new tallies of her fundraising to federal officials on Monday. While her totals now add up, hundreds of information gaps remain.... Read more»3

What the Devil won't tell you

McSally's money mistakes show a team that's slow to react

U.S. Rep Martha McSally is a superstar in the making. Yet her team's sluggish response to million-dollar errors in campaign disclosure says they may be prone to let problems grow. Here's how a bad day at work could predict more problems for her re-election bid ... Read more»1

Errors in McSally campaign reports add up to millions

Rep. Martha McSally has raised a sizable war chest for 2016 — but nowhere near as big as what she has claimed. Her filings just don't add up — including a pattern of overstated fundraising, with her latest report showing an apparently phantom total $3.3 million more than her actual campaign haul. Federal regulators have repeatedly knocked the Republican's campaign for errors and incomplete reports.... Read more»1

Ex-Rep. Ron Barber, T-O chair Ned Norris named to Homeland Security advisory cmte

Former U.S. Rep. Ron Barber and Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris were named to the Homeland Security Advisory Council on Wednesday. The group provides advice to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson.... Read more»

McSally exaggerates campaign fundraising haul

Despite raking in the most campaign cash among Arizona's congressional delegation thus far this year, Rep. Martha McSally recently overstated her fundraising by about $36,000. She touted having pulled in $640,000, but a chunk of that take was actually a refund paid back to the campaign by a D.C. ad agency.... Read more»2

Kozachik says he won't run in CD 2

Scratch one name of the list of potential Democratic candidates in Arizona's CD 2: Councilman Steve Kozachik said Tuesday he won't seek to challenge U.S. Rep. Martha McSally.... Read more»

Barber: Not running again, cites family

Just months after losing his congressional seat by just 167 votes, Ron Barber has decided that he won't run for Congress again, saying that although he "enjoyed the job immensely," he was forced to miss "precious time" with his grandchildren.... Read more»3

APS holding co. was largest donor to 2014 federal campaigns in Arizona

Pinnacle West Capital and its employees were the largest non-party contributors to federal candidates in Arizona in the last election cycle, giving $187,783 to House and Senate candidates in the 2014 midterm election cycle.... Read more»

Sources: Ron Barber looking at rematch with Martha McSally

Just months after losing his congressional seat by just 167 votes, Ron Barber is looking ahead to the next election, eyeing a rematch with freshman Republican Martha McSally, political insiders said Friday. Barber won't tip his hand until Sunday morning, when he'll "announce his plans for 2016," his campaign said.... Read more»

Utility employee drafted anti-solar letter signed by Az congressmen

Rooftop solar companies are using deceptive marketing to push risky leases on consumers, and federal regulators need to step in. That was the message sent by six Arizona congressmen to the FTC and the recently created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But one of those letters was drafted by an employee of Arizona Public Service, the state’s largest utility and one of the largest campaign donors for the group of lawmakers.... Read more»

McSally hiring former Giffords spokesman to head Tucson office

Confirming rumors swirling among Tucson's political class, a former aide to Gabby Giffords confirmed Friday evening that he will become director of U.S. Rep. Martha McSally's district office. C.J. Karamargin, who was a spokesman for Giffords before taking a post with Pima College, said in an email he'll go to work for the freshman Republican later this month.... Read more»5

Jan. 8: Bells mark 4th anniversary; Obama meets with Giffords

On the anniversary of an assassination attempt that nearly took her life, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, met with President Obama, who was in Phoenix to tout his housing programs. In Tucson, a small group of survivors marked the date at a bell-ringing ceremony at UAMC.... Read more»4

McSally wins by 167 votes after recount

After counting, and counting, and recounting and counting again, Martha McSally has been declared the winner of the CD 2 race. The Republican challenger ousted U.S. Rep. Ron Barber by just 167 votes, a change of only six votes after an automatic recount was performed.... Read more»10

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