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Maricopa County officials blast AG Brnovich for 'false' report on his 2020 election probe

In a scathing letter, Maricopa County officials laid into Attorney General Mark Brnovich for issuing a report last month that was "full of false innuendo and misrepresentations" about the 2020 election.... Read more»

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Election lies boost the bottom lines of prominent Arizona Republican candidates

A handful of Arizona Republican candidates who have built national profiles by embracing former President Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election found their campaigns getting a big financial boost from voters outside Arizona.... Read more»

The haves & have nots become clear in Arizona governor, secretary of state races

The race for Arizona governor appears to be solidifying around three candidates who are each raising a lot of money - but also burning through it at a fast rate - and an election denier and state lawmaker leads the fundraising race for secretary of state.... Read more»

Arizona Rep. Andrade un-endorses Hobbs, switches to Lopez

Rep. Richard Andrade has withdrawn his endorsement of Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner Katie Hobbs over her role in the firing of former Senate staffer Talonya Adams and is now backing Marco Lopez, one of her rivals in the primary elections. ... Read more»

Az GOP activists fuming about canceled precinct elections, but issue began in 2019

A perfect storm of pandemic-induced delays in the census, unintended consequences from multiple years’ worth of legislation and an unconventional legal interpretation by the secretary of state created a problem that triggered a change to the law that has enraged the GOP’s activist base. ... Read more»

Arizona candidate signature thresholds fixed by fast-tracked legislation

On the eve of the turn-in period for candidates’ nominating petitions, Arizona lawmakers fast-tracked a bill to clear up confusion over how many signatures legislative candidates need to qualify for the 2022 ballot. ... Read more»

Hobbs: Arizona should have state child tax credit, more help for working families

Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner Katie Hobbs is calling for a handful of new tax credits and sales tax exemptions aimed at helping working families, including child care assistance and a state-level version of a recently expired federal child tax credit. ... Read more»

Hobbs will shut down, update Az online election petitions after judge denies GOP court move

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs will temporarily shut down Arizona's online signature-gathering portal for candidates next month, despite a judge's refusal to preemptively block Attorney General Mark Brnovich from taking legal action against her for it.... Read more»

Arizona secretary of state urges judge to halt AG prosecution threat over election system maintenance

An attorney for Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs urged a judge Wednesday to stop state Attorney General Mark Brnovich from pursuing a criminal action against her for planning to take a candidate signature-gathering system offline for maintenance. ... Read more»

No Republican candidates for Arizona governor are calling for school cuts to be stopped

Arizona's Republican gubernatorial hopefuls aren't voicing any support for legislation to avert nearly $1.2 billion in education cuts this school year. ... Read more»

Katie Hobbs takes Arizona AG Mark Brnovich to court over E-Qual threat

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is going to court against Attorney General Mark Brnovich, asking a judge to bar him from bringing criminal charges against her over a scheduled, temporary shutdown of the state’s online signature-gathering website for candidates. ... Read more»

Az GOP chair Kelli Ward sues to block subpoena from Congress Jan. 6 cmte

Kelli Ward, the chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party, and her husband, Michael Ward, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday challenging a subpoena from the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.... Read more»

Arizona AG’s Office: Hobbs can’t legally shut down online signature portal

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs will be breaking the law if she shuts down the system that allows congressional and legislative candidates to collect signatures online so they can qualify for the ballot, the Attorney General’s Office warned Tuesday.... Read more»

Arizona redistricting commissioners exchange accusations, final map certification delayed

Arizona redistricting commissioners spent several hours airing accusations and grievances over the recently concluded mapmaking process but unexpectedly adjourned without certifying the final congressional and legislative districts. ... Read more»1

As first campaign finance reports are filed, Arizona governor’s race comes into focus

The state of the Arizona governor’s race became a bit clearer on Saturday as candidates submitted campaign finance reports for all of 2021 - for some, it was an opportunity to showcase big bankrolls as the race heats up and for others, a moment of truth.... Read more»

Arizona candidates won’t be able to collect online signatures in their new districts at all in 2022

Legislative and congressional candidates won’t be able to use Arizona’s online system to collect the signatures they need to get their names on the ballot if they file to run using their new district numbers at all this year. ... Read more»

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