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Then-candidate Donald Trump speaking at the Phoenix Convention Center in September 2016.

As the city of Phoenix prepares for President Donald Trump's political rally on Tuesday evening, and protestors lay the ground-work for furious recriminations of the president, there are still questions about why he is coming to the city and what policies he may announce during the event. Read more»

Then-candidate Donald Trump speaking at the Phoenix Convention Center in September 2016.

On the heels of a troublesome week, President Trump will return to the Phoenix Convention Center on Tuesday for a political rally — the same place he effusively declared a year ago that Mexico would pay for an "impenetrable, powerful, solid southern border wall." Trump has hinted at a pardon for Joe Arpaio, and may endorse a challenge to Sen. Flake. Read more»

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, faces several challenges to his re-election bid in 2018 but money, at least for now, is not one of them. Flake reported raising $4.3 million, almost $1.5 million in the last quarter, and having almost $3 million still in the bank for next year’s race.

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, often called one of the most vulnerable senators facing re-election in 2018, has started aggressively fundraising, and reported having almost $3 million in the bank. Read more»

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, who has feuded openly with President Donald Trump in the last year, is expected to face tough re-election challenges next year. But supporters say his ability to campaign and raise funds should not be underestimated.

Sen. Jeff Flake begins the 2018 election cycle with $580,000 in the bank, a history of disagreeing with President Trump – and a target on his back. With almost two years until midterm elections, experts say Flake can expect serious opposition in his re-election bid from Republican and Democratic challengers alike. Read more»

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump at a March rally in Fountain Hills. Despite his popularity in the state, Trump’s fundraising was relatively anemic until recently.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump raised three times as much money from Arizona contributors in June as his total fundraising in the state in the preceding year, according to the latest reports from the Federal Election Commission. Read more»

A special election in which Arizona voters will decide whether to approve $3.5 billion to fund education over the next 10 years has drawn scrutiny. Gov. Ducey is using his political capital to back Prop. 123, but State Treasurer DeWit and other opponents said it would be a shortsighted infusion that could rob the State Land Trust. Read more»

Gov. Doug Ducey speaking at the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry's luncheon with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, May 6.

Gov. Ducey's proposal to generate an additional $2 billion for Arizona’s cash-strapped education system by tapping the Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund is not the quick fix that was hoped for. In fact, it’s not even much of a fix. Read more» 1