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Hey, Arizona. It just got real. We could have two races on the ballot in the same year with control of the U.S. Senate on the line. That would be a political showstopper. Read more» 5

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz picked up two key endorsements Wednesday: one from ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and another from powerful conservative group Club for Growth. Read more»

In 1993, the Dow Jones industrial average was still well under 4,000, the best-selling car in the country was the Ford Taurus, and the average cost of a Major League Baseball ticket was under $10. That was also the year that Congress last raised the federal tax on gasoline. Read more»

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Many of the television ads in the high-profile Arizona race have come from outside groups, like this VoteVets ad attacking Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Mesa.

Political ads peppering Arizona airwaves in this contentious election season have cost at least $29.4 million, based on newly mandated electronic filings to the Federal Communications Commission. Read more»

Mitt Romney says, “If you want a fiscal conservative, you can’t vote for Rick Santorum, because he’s not.” Really? Three fiscally conservative groups rate Santorum’s lifetime voting record as better than most other Republican lawmakers, and one of them considers him a “Taxpayer Hero.” Read more» 1

The 96 freshmen in Congress had a hectic year, but Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Flagstaff, said he’s satisfied with his first term. 'The work we told our people was going to get done, we’ve done,' said Gosar, who is expected to face a tough re-election challenge from the woman he unseated in 2010.

A year ago, Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Flagstaff, was a dentist whose only government experience was as vice-chair of the American Dental Association’s lobbying arm. “‘Drill, baby, drill’ meant something completely different to me,” Gosar joked. (with video) Read more»