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Redistricting, vacancies boost fundraising in Arizona House races

Arizona congressional challengers have been emboldened by an open seat, an unpopular president and a newly drawn district map – and they have the money to show for it, setting up what "could potentially be a very anti-incumbent election year."... Read more»

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Arizona lawmakers among most, least likely in House to vote by proxy

Two years after the House allowed proxy voting as a pandemic precaution, two Arizona lawmakers remain among the House’s most active proxy voters, while two others are among the stubborn minority that has never cast vote by proxy. ... Read more»1

Arizona Rep. Schweikert agrees to $125,000 fine from FEC for campaign violations

Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, has agreed to pay $125,000 to the Federal Election Commission for misuse of campaign funds, including charges that funds went to personal use of campaign staffers. ... Read more»

Proposed Arizona congressional map could force incumbents to make tough decisions

Several members of Arizona's congressional delegation may have big decisions to make before next year's election based on the proposed boundaries of the state's new political map.... Read more»

Incumbents have the edge, but redistricting scrambles Arizona House race outlooks

Arizona’s congressional incumbents have the advantage of name recognition and massive fundraising leads – but analysts say they might need both as congressional redistricting has “put us all in a state of limbo” for the 2022 House races. ... Read more»

Politics by proxy: Arizona House members cast hundreds of remote votes

More than half of Arizona’s House delegation cast votes by proxy this year, including two who were among the top remote voters in Congress and another who once called proxy voting “shameful and unconstitutional” but did it anyway. ... Read more»

Biden cites infrastructure needs in Arizona, other states, to push plan

Arizona has 132 bridges and more than 3,100 miles of highway that are in poor condition, the White House said in pitching President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure proposal.... Read more»

Arizona mayors join plea for $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill with city aid

Six Arizona mayors were among hundreds who urged Congress to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic-relief bill that includes $350 billion in aid for state and local governments. ... Read more»

Ducey won’t criticize Trump for inciting attack on Capitol

While Gov. Doug Ducey has repeatedly condemned the violent mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol Jan 6. during the count of Electoral votes to declare Joe Biden the next president, that condemnation doesn’t extend to President Donald Trump’s role in inciting the insurrection that left five people dead. ... Read more»

Arizona congressional delegation mostly splits on party lines over COVID-19 vaccine

Members of Arizona's congressional delegation are deciding largely along partisan lines whether to avail themselves of the early access they're getting to the new COVID-19 vaccine.... Read more»

Congress passes massive 'first step' in pandemic relief with $900B package

Congress on Monday night approved the first major COVID-19 relief measure since the spring, a sprawling spending bill that would provide $900 billion in pandemic-related aid but still didn't go far enough for many Democrats.... Read more»

House calls: Arizona lawmakers land in COVID-19 quarantine more often

Four of Arizona’s nine House members have quarantined since the start of the outbreak. Except for states with just one House member, Arizona has the highest percentage of delegation members who have quarantined.... Read more»

Arizona ballot count complete, but Republicans press ahead with challenges

Arizona elections officials finished counting the last of more than 3.4 million ballots over the weekend and are vowing to certify the results in the next two weeks, despite ongoing challenges from state Republicans.... Read more»

Tipirneni concedes to Schweikert in District 6, as incumbents sweep

Democratic challenger Hiral Tipirneni conceded to Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, in the race for Arizona’s 6th District congressional seat Saturday, after days of counting saw her election night lead evaporate.... Read more»

Arizona Republican admits House ethics violations, agrees to reprimand, $50k fine

Rep. David Schweikert has admitted to 11 counts of campaign finance violations, misuse of congressional office funds and pressuring legislative staff to do campaign work, the House Ethics Committee said Thursday.... Read more»

House passes bipartisan public lands bill; next stop president’s desk

Major environmental legislation sailed through Congress Wednesday while the nation’s political leaders were stuck in intense negotiations over the contours of a fifth coronavirus relief package.... Read more»

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