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Orange Crush: Trump broke McSally, GOP's stranglehold on Arizona

It’s fine, Martha. You didn’t lose. Donald J. Trump beat you. He beat Lea Marquez Peterson's bid to replace you. He looks like he's electing Democrats Katie Hobbs, Sandra Taylor and Kathy Hoffman to statewide office.... Read more»1

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Gaynor ousts Az Sec State Reagan in GOP primary

Steve Gaynor will face Katie Hobbs for the Arizona secretary of state race in the general election Nov. 6. Hobbs ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.... Read more»

Candidate commentary

Goddard: Dark money tries to deceive seniors

The 60 Plus Association describes itself as a "non-partisan seniors advocacy group," but like anything involving dark money, what they say is far from true. 60 Plus is a major player in the fight for Social Security privatization. That proposal was the brainchild of hedge fund managers who would profit from privatization and who write big checks to political organizations, not seniors who rely on Social Security.... Read more»

Candidate commentary

Goddard: Independent voter suppression — the rest of the story

Independent voters in Arizona are our state’s largest voting block at 35 percent of registered voters; 1.1 million good people. In theory, they hold an enormous amount of power to determine how Arizona elections turn out. But they don’t vote – at least not in the numbers or in the elections that could change who is getting elected.... Read more»5

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Az Supreme Court OKs higher campaign contributions

Interviews with Rep. Ethan Orr, Community Food Bank's Melissa Wieters, former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, and Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small, along with Habistore manager Terry Dee and Culligan Man Al Zaragoza.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Arizona files complaint vs. Federal Election Commission

Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, Tucson Weekly Editor Dan Gibson, TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Arizona Chamber of Commerce CEO Glenn Hamer... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Candidates Buehler-Garcia, Montenegro

Interviews with Hank Stephenson of the Arizona Capitol Times, Jesse Lugo, and TucsonSentinel.com columnist Jimmy Zuma; plus Ben Buehler-Garcia, Republican Ward 3 Tucson City Council candidate, and Rep. Steve Montenegro, who's seeking the Republican nomination for Arizona secretary of state.... Read more»

McCain: Sec State nominee Kerry has 'extraordinary diplomatic skills'

U.S. Sen. John Kerry should be appointed Secretary of State because of his "extraordinary diplomatic skills," U.S. Sen. John McCain said Thursday at the Massachusetts Democrat's nomination hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.... Read more»1

Props 121, 204

Obscure group making big contributions vs. 2 ballot propositions

An obscure political group based in the Valley - Americans for Responsible Leadership - has spent nearly a million dollars against Propositions 121, which would replace Arizona's party primary elections, and 204, that would continue a one-cent sales tax for education.... Read more»1

Bennett holding proposition town halls

A town hall on the ballot measures under consideration in November's election will be held Wednesday evening in Tucson. Meetings in Nogales, Sierra Vista and Safford will follow later this week and next.... Read more»

Bennett: Nine new cases of voter fraud in Arizona

Using an interstate database, Arizona officials found nine cases of people committing fraud by voting in multiple states during the 2008 general election, Secretary of State Ken Bennett said Tuesday. ... Read more»3

Hillary Clinton to quit if Obama is re-elected

Hillary Clinton will not stay on as Secretary of State if Barack Obama is re-elected for a second term as president, she told her department Thursday.... Read more»2

Effort seeks to move USS Arizona guns to state museum

Guns from the USS Arizona and USS Missouri now rusting on the East Coast would become part of the state’s monument to its namesake battleship if proponents can raise $500,000 to move them.... Read more»1

Election canvass sets up first known recount of ballot measure

General election results made official Monday set up the first recount of a statewide ballot proposition that officials can recall. Proposition 112, which seeks to move the initiative filing deadline forward by 60 days, trailed by only 128 votes.... Read more»

Proposition on citizens’ initiative petition deadline headed for recount

Election officials across Arizona will have to process 1.75 million ballots again to determine whether the deadline for submitting citizens' ballot initiatives will move up by two months. Proposition 112 trailed by just 123 votes in unofficial returns, setting up the first statewide general election recount anyone in the Arizona Secretary of State's Office can recall.... Read more»

Voters say no to lieutenant governor for Arizona

Voters on Tuesday rejected a ballot measure to create the post of lieutenant governor, which would have replaced the secretary of state position.... Read more»

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