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Five-term Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, continues to be dogged by ethics investigations of his office. He has said he is confident he will be cleared, but political experts say the charges are already complicating his re-election bid.

Potential challengers to Rep. David Schweikert were quick to jump on new ethics revelations Friday that there was “substantial reason to believe” the Fountain Hills Republican may have used congressional staff and resources to benefit his political campaigns. Read more»

Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Arizona, appointed to replace the late Sen. John McCain, announced he will step down on Dec. 31, one of a number of experienced lawmakers from the state who will not be in the next Congress being sworn in Jan. 3.

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 touted her military experience by flying in a vintage two-seat trainer between campaign announcement stops in January 2018.

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»

Jon Kyl, who served in the Senate from 1995 to 2013, was chosen Tuesday by Gov. Doug Ducey to succeed the late Sen. John McCain.

U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, appointed to fill the seat of the late Sen. John McCain in September, will leave office at the end of the year, and Gov. Ducey will again appoint a Republican to the Senate. Read more»

Democrat Hiral Tipirneni, left, and Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Peoria, face off next week in a rematch of the April special election for the 8th District seat,

Poll shows another tight race for what has been a safe Republican district — former Rep. Trent Frank’s CD8 seat — but math presents a big hurdle for Democrats. Read more»

Jon Kyl, who served in the Senate from 1995 to 2013, was chosen Tuesday by Gov. Doug Ducey to succeed the late Sen. John McCain.

Former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl has been appointed to fill the seat of the late Sen. John McCain, and will take office this week — but perhaps only for a short time. Read more»

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to target the House Freedom Caucus, which helped block his Obamacare replacement bill, but analysts say the conservative Republicans in the caucus can likely withstand his threats — including the four from Arizona. Read more»

Whatever the final tally in Tuesday’s CD2 primary, there’s one other number that the Democratic challenger — either Matt Heinz or Victoria Steele— will need to worry about: $2,063,033.42. That’s how much campaign cash incumbent U.S. Rep. Martha McSally had in the bank. Read more»

McCain in 2014.

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»

Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Mesa, said he will not seek re-election this fall, a move likely to shake up what was expected to be a sleepy race in the heavily Republican 5th District.

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»

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»