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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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Pima supervisors to pick replacement for Engel in Arizona Legislature

The Pima County Board of Supervisors will consider three candidates to replace outgoing state Sen. Kirsten Engel during a meeting Tuesday. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Follow the bouncing stupid: California recall shows Republicans may out-dumb Dems in '22 midterms

The race to replace U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will likely hinge on which party runs a dumber campaign. Watch for Dems and R's to keep handing each other their beer during the 2022 election in Arizona... Read more»

Kirsten Engel resigns from Az Legislature to run full-time for Congress

State Sen. Kirsten Engel is stepping down from her legislative seat to run full-time in the CD 2 Democratic primary, which will help determine who takes the place of U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick as she retires next year.... Read more»1

Republican Ciscomani enters CD2 primary race

Juan Ciscomani, an advisor to Gov. Doug Ducey, announced Tuesday that he is a Republican candidate for the U.S. House seat in Congressional District 2.... Read more»

Kirkpatrick resumes voting in Congress, to hold constituent meeting Saturday

Six weeks after publicly acknowledging her alcoholism and seeking treatment after a fall, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick was back on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, casting her first votes since Jan. 8.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Morgan: Gov't must be an ally for effective economic development

Joseph Morgan: "As a candidate for House of Representatives in Congressional District 2, I rejoiced to see the recent announcement of Tucson-based Diamond Ventures Phase I development of their Rocking K Master-Planned Community in the foothills of the Rincons."... Read more»

Election 2018

Grijalva cruises to win, Kirkpatrick holds strong lead over Marquez Peterson

Rep. Raul Grijalva easily won a ninth term Tuesday, while fellow Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick held an 11-point lead over Republican candidate Lea Marquez Peterson in CD 2. Plus: more local and state election results.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Lea Marquez Peterson a 'phenomenal asset' to SAz business

Guest opinion: "One of the best assets, without question, for local small business in Southern Arizona is the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Lea Marquez Peterson has been the driving force behind the chamber."... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Just who are McSally & Sinema? We won't find out soon

For all their political prowess, we have a teensy problem with Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally: We have no idea who they really are anymore because they keep mutating right in front of us.... Read more»

Marquez Peterson wins GOP nod, Kirkpatrick wins CD2 Dem primary

One of the quietest races in Southern Arizona has turned out to be one of the closest, with Lea Marquez Peterson eking out a narrow lead over Brandon Martin in the CD 2 Republican primary. Among Democrats, Ann Kirkpatrick won the CD 2 race by more than 10 points.... Read more»

El Chisme: CD2 race turns testy; Kovacs outstanding - in parking tickets

Actually factual tidbits, gossip, rumors & alternative truths about politics in Tucson: Kirkpatrick drops a dick joke, Kovacs racks up tickets, Chew's puzzling stances & Arizona Dems have no idea what the southern part of our state looks like.... Read more»

Pima Dems disavow CD 2 candidate Yuksel after dismissive reaction to rape claim

In an unprecedented move, Pima County Democrats voted to cut all ties with congressional candidate Yahya Yuksel in the wake of what many have called his "outrageous" reaction to the surfacing of a rape allegation from a decade ago.... Read more»

Yuksel flees questions about rape claim, but won't quit CD 2 race

CD 2 candidate Yahya Yuksel held a press conference Sunday to call "false" allegations that he sexually assaulted an intoxicated girl when he was a teenager. He announced he was staying in the Democratic primary, and first ran from questions before returning — to again dodge answering.... Read more»2

Judge: Kirkpatrick to stay on ballot; petition challenge by Heinz fails

A judge ruled Tuesday that congressional candidate Ann Kirkpatrick can remain on the Democratic primary ballot, despite a challenge to her nominating petitions backed by opponent Matt Heinz.... Read more»

Heinz wants to boot Kirkpatrick off primary ballot over residence claims

A trio of Tucson-area Democrats is trying to narrow the CD 2 primary field by getting the apparent front-runner booted off the ballot. The suit challenging the nominating petitions filed by Ann Kirkpatrick is backed by candidate Matt Heinz.... Read more»1

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