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Arizona Republicans spent $205,000 or so on a three-day bus tour in the final days of the campaign, expenses that some Republicans say came at the cost of losing close races.

Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward and her team spent more than $530,000 on what one GOP consultant said were “vanity projects” designed to boost her ego instead of winning races on an election that ultimately ended in disaster for Republicans in Arizona. Read more»

More than $433,000 of that was spent on 'telemarketing/auto dialers,' and nearly one in every three dollars Lake's campaign spent went to a Virginia-based marketing and communications firm.

Former television news anchor turned MAGA star Kari Lake raised $2,515,169 after the Arizona governor's election to continue her legal fight against her election loss - but less than 10% of her post-election haul was spent to contest the election. Read more»

U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego has jumped into the U.S. Senate race. For the moment, his prospects are a lot better than independent incumbent Kyrsten Sinema's.

U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego is a former Marine Corps combat officer and it shows, as he guns the engine on his U.S. Senate campaign. He is reading the terrain well, surrounding himself with good commanders and has just seized the high ground. Read more»

Hamadeh’s challenge to the outcome of the midterm elections is not the only one courts are still hearing from nearly two months after the election ended as Kari Lake continues to seek an appeal for her own failed bid for the governor’s office.

Abe Hamadeh’s third attempt to challenge the election he lost should be thrown out of court for ignoring state law and failing — yet again — to provide any proof of his claims, attorneys for his Democratic opponent, Kris Mayes, said. Read more»

An election worker gathers ballots at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center on Nov. 10, 2022.

A judge on Dec. 24 dismissed Kari Lake’s claim that there was no chain of custody for 300,000 mail-in ballots in Maricopa County, Arizona, during the 2022 election, yet posts on social media continue to spread the baseless claim. Read more»

Kari Lake on Dec. 20, 2022, at a Turning Point USA event.

Kari Lake still wants a "redo" of the governor's race that she lost by more than 17,000 votes, even after Katie Hobbs was sworn in as governor Monday. Read more»

Kari Lake and her lawyers will not face sanctions for bringing a suit that challenged her loss in the race for Arizona governor, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday.  Read more»

Kari Lake at a campaign event in Tucson.

Kari Lake, the losing Republican candidate for Arizona governor, has lost in a courtroom after failing to convince a judge that intentional misconduct was behind her defeat at the polls. "The court cannot accept speculation or conjecture in place of clear and convincing evidence," the judge said. Read more»

Kari Lake at a campaign event in Tucson.

The judge in Kari Lake’s election lawsuit challenging the outcome of the midterm governor’s race had not issued a decision as of early Friday morning, after both sides rested their cases on Thursday.  Read more»

Lake’s attorneys are attempting to prove that a Maricopa County employee intentionally tampered with Election Day ballot-on-demand printers at voting centers and that Maricopa County failed to follow chain-of-custody rules for early ballots dropped off on Election Day.

Kari Lake’s legal team failed to provide a smoking gun on the first day of trial in her election suit to in an effort to prove her claims that a Maricopa County employee tampered with ballot printers or intentionally failed to follow chain-of-custody rules.  Read more»

Secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem and attorney general candidate Abraham Hamadeh at a campaign event.

After hearing a hodgepodge of claims from three losing GOP candidates alleging inaccuracies in the midterm election, Arizona judges rejected many of the most far-reaching and unsubstantiated claims, but are allowing other claims to move forward. Read more»

Abe Hamadeh speaks at a candidate forum hosted by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Sept. 15, 2022, as Kris Mayes watches. Hamadeh's challenge to Mayes' win in the race for attorney general goes to trial on Friday.

Abraham Hamadeh got the green light from a Mohave County Superior Court judge to go to trial with a lawsuit that has been criticized by opponents for lacking any concrete evidence over an Arizona election he says was compromised by misconduct.  Read more»

To come out victorious in the trial, Lake’s attorneys will have to prove that any lack of compliance with chain-of-custody rules was intentional and that it led to Lake losing the race.

A judge dismissed seven of nine counts in Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s lawsuit that challenges the outcome of her race, setting a high bar for what she’ll have to prove at a two-day trial, set to begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday - to win the suit.  Read more»

The napping elephant is the symbol of the Pima County Republican Party.

Any list of important democratic institutions must include the Republican Party. The party's failures in Pima County are adding an extra 20,000 votes to Democrats statewide and that's proving decisive. Read more»

State Sen. Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City, speaks in a 2017 Senate committee hearing. Borrelli did not attend a hearing Friday on his suit challenging the results of the governor's race in Maricopa County.

An election lawsuit brought by Lake Havasu Republican Sonny Borrelli that challenged the election of Katie Hobbs as Arizona governor was dismissed late Friday afternoon. Read more»

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