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Rogers in a campaign photo.

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»

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, here testifying before a House committee this spring. Babeu is the latest Republican to announce a bid for the open 1st District congressional seat, which has drawn five GOP hopefuls with more than a year before the election.

The Republican primary field in the race for Arizona’s 1st Congressional District got more crowded Monday, setting the stage for a competitive GOP primary reminiscent of the bruising 2012 campaign for the same seat. State House Speaker David Gowan and Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu threw their hats in the ring. Read more»

Tom O'Halleran

A former Republican legislator from Sedona wants to go to Congress, representing Arizona's sprawling CD 1 as a Democrat. Tom O'Halleran, a retired Chicago cop and member of the Chicago Board of Trade, announced his candidacy Tuesday. Read more» 4

The Democratic incumbents in three Arizona districts that have been deemed among the most competitive in the country have raised substantially more than their challengers, more than 3-to-1 in some cases. The closest challenger in the money race is Martha McSally, who's aiming to face off against U.S. Rep. Ron Barber. Read more»

Politicians value endorsements,but political experts question whether they translate into votes.

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»

There's nothing new to the idea that congressional incumbents have a huge advantage in fundraising, but recent campaign totals show just how difficult it can be to out-maneuver a sitting representative on the money front. Just one challenger, CD 2's Martha McSally, raked in big bucks, with CD 3's Gabby Mercer faring so badly that her campaign account is running in the red. Read more»

Three Republicans vying to challenge U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick made their pitches to Southern Arizona voters Wednesday afternoon. Andy Tobin, Gary Kiehne, and Adam Kwasman spoke to about 200 members of the Saddlebrooke Republican Club, jockeying to see who could express more dislike for Obamacare and the incumbent Democratic congresswoman. Read more» 1