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Arizona tribes may get less voice in new congressional district

As the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission spent its second day adjusting lines on preliminary maps, Native American voters could find they have less say in who represents them in Arizona’s sprawling, northernmost congressional district.... Read more»

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CD1 Republican candidate suspends campaign after heroin overdose

Chris Taylor, a Safford city councilman vying to run as a Republican in Arizona's CD1, ended his campaign for Congress after he was found overdosed on heroin last week.... Read more»

Conservative GOPer announces challenge in vast CD 1

State Sen. Steve Smith, who represents Marana and Oro Valley as well as his home of Maricopa, is tossing his hat in the ring to seek the Republican nomination for Arizona's 1st Congressional District, which stretches from just north of Tucson all the way to Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon.... Read more»

Trump touts Babeu's debate praise, after sheriff says 'comments not acceptable - period'

Just after Sunday night's debate, the Trump campaign released praise for the Republican nominee's performance from Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu — despite the CD1 candidate's quickly deleted tweet that he would write in Mike Pence in the wake of audiotape of Trump bragging about sexual assaults.... Read more»

Wendy Rogers adds name to crowded CD1 field

Republican Wendy Rogers will take a third run at a congressional seat, but this time in a different district. While she lives in Tempe in CD9, she's jumped into a crowded GOP primary in sprawling CD1 as both parties jockey to grab an open seat. "Welcome to the clown car!," Democrats said.... Read more»

Tight CD1 race racks up endorsements

As they race for votes in the hotly contested district, candidates are also racing to pick up endorsements. Political experts question their worth but, they say, in a tight race every little bit helps. And this race is one of the tightest. ... Read more»

Brown out: Ends CD1 bid, enters CD2 race

Republican congressional hopeful Jim Brown has wound up his campaign for CD1 before it ever started, and announced his intention to run against Martha McSally and Shelley Kais to be the GOP candidate to challenge U.S. Rep. Ron Barber in CD2. "I'll have to make up for a lot of lost ground," said Brown, who first filed to run in January.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: A conversation with U.S. Rep. Ron Barber

Tucsoncitizen.com's Mark B. Evans, developer Richard Studwell,U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, and Jim Small, editor of the Arizona Capitol Times.... Read more»

Kirkpatrick opening Marana, Casa Grande offices Saturday

Ann Kirkpatrick, the congresswoman who represents the sprawling First Congressional District, will open two new offices near the southern edge of her constituency Saturday.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Economy job No. 1 for Az congresswoman

The Friday Focus interview is with U.S. Rep.-elect Ann Kirkpatrick. Then, it's the Reporters Roundtable with Sarah Garrecht Gassen, Arizona Daily Star editorial writer, and Linda Valdez, Arizona Republic editorial writer. Plus, Matt Russell, Tucson's "Culinary Cruiser" has the Weekend Watch. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

Stone: Libertarian? Green? Nope. Just tools of the machine

I've seen a lot of Libertarian and Green Party candidates over the years. Some are even honest in their beliefs—people who care deeply about small government or green energy, for instance. But most third-party candidates these days have nothing whatsoever to do with the party they supposedly represent; far more often they're just tools of the establishment. ... Read more»2

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Pima County gets good air quality marks

An update on the capital from Terry Bracy, Buckmaster contributor in Washington, D.C., plus financial planner Shelly Fishman, an interview with CD1 GOP candidate Jonathan Paton, and Beth Gorman of the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality. ... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Heinz fighting uphill battle vs. Barber

Interviews with Matt Heinz, a Democratic candidate for CD2, and Stefanie Mach, Democratic candidate for state House in LD10, and Jim Nintzel of the Tucson Weekly.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Candidates Aguirre and Carroll interviewed

Interviews with Amanda Aguirre, a Democratic challenger in CD3, and Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll, the Republican incumbent in District 4.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

JC Scott: McClusky & Knipe guest host

Shaun McClusky, a Republican who tried to run for mayor, and Luke Knipe, a blogger at PocoBravo.com and a Democratic activist, guest host.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Anxiety over growing waistlines

Today on Buckmaster: Victoria Maizes of the UA-based Center for Integrative Medicine talked about the nation's obesity epidemic. Plus, Ted Prezelski, a blogger at Rum, Romanism & Rebellion. Plus, Jonathan Paton, a Republican congressional candidate in CD1.... Read more»

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