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A chart shows the total amount of Phoenix market Spanish-language television ad buys for the US Senate race between U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Mesa, and former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona. Sources: Telefutura, Telemundo and Univision public records

Democrat Richard Carmona bought $139,200 worth of ads on Phoenix Spanish-language television stations against $89,200 by Republican Jeff Flake during their tightly contested U.S. Senate race, according to documents kept by the outlets. Read more»

Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell, shown in her office on Monday, said the U.S. Justice Department’s announcement that it will monitor primary results was expected, in part, because of Arizona’s voter-identification law.

U.S. Justice Department monitors will be in Maricopa County to observe Tuesday’s primary election to ensure that the state complies with the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which makes sure changes to election laws don’t have racist or discriminatory effects. Read more» 1

President Obama stumped in Chandler in January during a post-State of the Union swing through battleground states that saw him touting high-tech manufacturing as a way to get the U.S. economy on track.

Since the days of Harry S. Truman, only one Democratic presidential candidate has won in Arizona: Bill Clinton, seeking a second term in 1996. But despite the state’s reputation as a GOP bastion and Mitt Romney’s advantages here, President Obama’s campaign is suggesting that it can win Arizona in November. Read more»

Mitt Romney

With polls forecasting Mitt Romney as the frontrunner in Arizona's winner-take-all Republican primary, early ballot returns have been lower than expected. Read more»

New American citizens taking the citizenship oath.

Arizonans overwhelmingly favor a comprehensive approach to immigration policies – secure borders and enforcement, coupled with a possible pathway to citizenship for undocumented residents, according to a new statewide poll. Read more» 6

Democratic U.S. Reps. Harry Mitchell and Ann Kirkpatrick faced more than a GOP tidal wave Tuesday. In fact, their defeat was a return to normal in their traditionally right-leaning districts, political scientists said. Read more»