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Steve Farley announces he is running for the newly created CD2 seat on Wednesday in Tucson.

Democratic state legislator Steve Farley announced his bid for the newly created CD2 seat this fall. He joins state Rep. Matt Heinz and state Sen. Paula Aboud in the August primary to see who will take up the mantle of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Southeastern Arizona's new congressional district. Read more»

Here are some startling facts about how Arizona's emerging communities of color have impacted the political electorate and influenced the local economy. Read more» 1

Democrats pounced on Gov. Jan Brewer’s endorsement of GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney as proof of Romney’s 'extreme' positions on immigration. Brewer made the endorsement Sunday, citing Romney’s success in the private sector.

Democrats led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., wasted no time Monday using Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s endorsement of GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney as proof of Romney’s “extreme” immigration positions. Read more»

Today on Buckmaster: Commentators Bruce Ash and Paul Eckerstrom tackle Tucson's diminishing influence, John Nichols, Washington Correspondent for The Nation, and Tom Collier with his monthly consumer affairs report. Read more»

Wil Cardon

All four candidates jockeying for Jon Kyl's U.S. Senate seat – even the ones who spent years inside the Beltway – are campaigning as Washington outsiders. Read more»

Jeff Flake

Take the Senate seat being left by Jon Kyl, add a long primary season with four attractive candidates, in a red state that could be in play in this presidential election year, and you have the elements for a costly, long and bruising election. Read more»

Demonstrators lined Center Street in Mesa on Wednesday.

Political views weren't only being heard inside the Mesa Arts Center where Republican presidential hopefuls gathered to debate Wednesday night — they could be heard outside, as well. Read more»

Mitt Romney speaks to voters at a rally Feb. 13 in Mesa.

Mitt Romney has a strong lead so far among Arizonans who have opened their wallets in support. And donations from residents of Mesa and Gilbert, cities with large Mormon populations, are a big part of that. Read more»

Today on Buckmaster - John Lervold, Republican candidate for Congress in the special CD 8 primary, Keith Rosenblum talks about the safety of Mexico for spring-breakers, and an interview with U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva. Read more»

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is coming to Tucson next week to speak at a Tea Party event prior to a GOP debate in Mesa. Read more» 1

Arizona voters can now electronically sign nominating petitions online.

The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office unveiled a new system Monday allowing candidates for state Legislature and statewide offices to collect nominating petition signatures online. Read more»

Today on Buckmaster - We get an update on travel at Tucson International Airport from Dick Gruntzel. Then, gardening expert Phil Seader on the one year anniversary of the "big freeze." Next, Republican Dave Sitton talks about why his bid for congress. And to close out the show, we've got a newsmaker interview with Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath. Read more»

Rep. Chester Crandell, R-Heber, is the author of provision HCR 2005 requiring that all measures using state funds face reauthorization votes.

A bill introduced into by state Rep. Chester Crandall, R-Heber, would require that all voter-approved statewide measures involving money be returned to the ballot after five fiscal years. If voters reauthorize a measure, it would face another vote after six years. Read more»