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Ducey and DuVal

Fred DuVal, a former regent who ran against Doug Ducey in the 2014 gubernatorial election, has been appointed by his ex-rival to the body that oversees Arizona's public university system. Read more»

An active social media presence may help a politician – or it may not. In Arizona’s statewide and congressional races this year, it was a tossup. About half those campaigns with an active social media presence won their races, about half lost.

If Facebook friends were votes, Fred DuVal would be the next governor of Arizona. But DuVal, a Democrat with 30,425 fans of his social media site on Election Day, was defeated easily Tuesday by Republican Doug Ducey and his comparatively small 18,866 Facebook fans on that day. Read more»

Doug Ducey speaking at the Arizona Republican Party 2014 election victory party at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix.

Republican Doug Ducey will be Arizona’s next governor. With Ducey holding a commanding lead, Democrat Fred DuVal has conceded the race. Read more» 1

Doug Ducey and Fred Duval at a gubernatorial debate in Tucson, Sept. 18.

State courts have ruled that Arizona owes public schools a first payment of more than $300 million for failing to make annual inflation adjustments to base funding as called for by a voter-approved law. Over five years, the bill could be $1.6 billion. Read more» 1

Doug Ducey and Fred Duval at a gubernatorial debate in Tucson, Sept. 18.

The two main candidates for governor agree on a few things when it comes to immigration, such as saying the federal government hasn't done enough to deal with border-area crime, but they differ when it comes to issuing driver's licenses to deferred-action recipients. Read more»

The campaign commercials are out in full force. The candidates on the left and right have been picked and the mud-slinging has begun. Read more»

Updated with video: What's likely to be the only live gubernatorial debate in Tucson had the three candidates sticking more to their talking points than trading punches Thursday. Fred DuVal, Doug Ducey and Barry Hess answered questions for about 90 minutes, but none were caught against the ropes as they repeated their campaign pitches. Read more» 2

Amid campaign signs for mainstream candidates, write-in candidate J. Johnson touts himself for Arizona governor.

A write-in candidate has never been elected governor of Arizona, and the odds are long that one ever will be. But don’t tell J. Johnson that. He says he’s serious about challenging Republican Doug Ducey and Democrat Fred DuVal even though he lacks their campaign teams and money. “I’m 100 percent sure I’ll win,” he said. Read more»

Increasing education spending, fostering innovation, and staying "off the Jon Stewart Show" will make Arizona an economic leader, according to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal, who presented his jobs plan Friday in Tucson. Read more»

The new year brings the midterm election cycle; come November, Arizona voters will be deciding on a new governor, nine congressional seats, and a slew of statewide and legislative offices. TucsonSentinel.com Editor Dylan Smith joined Lorraine Rivera, Andrea Kelly and Christopher Conover to analyze the upcoming elections on Arizona Week. Read more»

A throwaway comment by Steven Seagal that he thinks it might be fun to run for governor of Arizona has inspired much gnashing of teeth and rending of garments among your Facebook friends. Even ostensibly serious journalists have been chasing the story, giving the bloated action movie hack more ink than any of the actual candidates have received. Read more» 5


After a long, hard look, Democratic legislator Chad Campbell announced Tuesday that he won't make a run for Arizona governor, leaving a clear path to the nomination for front-runner Fred DuVal. Read more»

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal, Centurion Bill Hussey, Tucson Pops conductor Laszlo Veres, Cindy Parseghian of the Ara Parseghian Foundation, Tucson Conquistadore Boyd Drachman, Tucson Padres GM Mike Feder, and Ward 6 Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik. Read more»

Arizona Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal, TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith, KVOI talk show hosts Emil Franzi and Joe Dreyfuss, Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small. Read more»

An interview with Fred DuVal, Democratic candidate for Arizona governor, plus financial planner Shelly Fishman with the Tuesday Money Maker Report, and Melinda Cervantes, director of the Pima County Public Library system. Also, Linda Ray of the Tucson Weekly had the every-other-Tuesday Buckmaster Arts Report. Read more»

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