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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»

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Kari Lake raises nearly $1.5 million for Arizona GOP gubernatorial primary

Buoyed by Donald Trump’s endorsement, Arizona Republican gubernatorial hopeful Kari Lake, a former Fox 10 anchor, raised nearly $1.5 million since kicking off her campaign in June. ... Read more»

Karrin Taylor Robson raises $3.7M for Arizona governor’s race, half from her own pocket

Republican gubernatorial hopeful and developer Karrin Taylor Robson announced that she raised $3.7 million for her campaign in 2021, with half coming out of her own deep pockets.... Read more»

Guest opinion

The biggest crisis in Arizona is a leadership deficit

Arizonans have little reason for being excited about the 2022 election, even though the results of next year’s vote could mean the difference between saving or undoing our nation’s democracy.... Read more»

Analysis

The 'unstoppable' Republican gov candidate Kari Lake?

Since Kari Lake left Fox 10 as a news anchor in March, she’s become a phenomenon: shooting into the lead in the Arizona gubernatorial primary and surging to the front of the field with a populist conservative message and 27 years’ worth of name ID from her career in television. ... Read more»

Kari Lake wins Trump’s endorsement in Arizona governor's race

Kari Lake has carried the mantle of Donald Trump as she has surged to the forefront of the Republican primary for governor, and she now gets to carry the former president’s endorsement, as well.... Read more»

Arizona Republicans blast vaccine mandate, vow legal action, while Dems support Biden’s policy

Reactions to President Joe Biden’s new COVID-19 vaccine mandate fell sharply along partisan lines in Arizona, with outraged Republicans demanding legal action against what they deemed a tyrannical policy and Democrats, though largely quieter, supportive of the policy.... Read more»

Cyber Ninjas leader ignored records contradicting false claim about Az 'audit'

Supporters of Arizona's 'audit' have repeated Doug Logan's statement that 74,243 mail-in ballots were counted that had “no clear record of them being sent” - yet he had records for months showing that almost every one of those voters legally cast a legitimate ballot at an in-person early voting center.... Read more»

Dem State Rep. Aaron Lieberman running for Arizona governor

State Rep. Aaron Lieberman is running for Arizona governor, joining Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and former mayor of Nogales and director of the old Arizona Department of Commerce Marco Lopez in an increasingly crowded Democratic primary field. ... Read more»

Former secretary of state candidate Steve Gaynor joins GOP primary for Arizona governor

Businessman Steve Gaynor, the Republican nominee who lost to Democrat Katie Hobbs in the 2018 race for secretary of state, is now setting his sights on a higher office, throwing his hat into the ring for Arizona governor and adding to an already crowded GOP field.... Read more»

Former GOP Congressman Matt Salmon launches campaign for Az governor

Former GOP Congressman Matt Salmon is running for governor, looking to win the prize that eluded him 20 years ago in one of Arizona’s closest gubernatorial elections, and joining a field which already includes several contenders for the GOP nomination.... Read more»

Arizona secretary of state, former TV anchor and others join 2022 governor race

Candidates are lining up to become Arizona’s next governor in 2022 - when Republican Doug Ducey terms out under state law - with Democrats Katie Hobbs and Marco Lopez joining Republicans Kari Lake, Kimberly Yee and Karrin Taylor Robson in the race.... Read more»

Katie Hobbs launches bid for Dem nomination for Arizona governor

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has begun her campaign for governor, joining a field that includes fellow Democrat and former Nogales mayor Marco Lopez and several Republican candidates: former Fox 10 anchor Kari Lake, developer and Regent Karrin Taylor Robson, and state Treasurer Kimberly Yee. ... Read more»

Arizona regent, developer Karrin Taylor Robson joins race for governor

Karrin Taylor Robson, a developer and member of the Arizona Board of Regents, became the second GOP candidate to join the race for governor in a day, when state Treasurer Kimberly Yee launched her campaign for governor hours earlier.... Read more»

Arizona Treasurer Yee announces candidacy for governor

State Treasurer Kimberly Yee announced her candidacy for Arizona governor in 2022, making her the first Republican of note to join the wide open race to be Arizona’s chief executive.... Read more»

Arizona poised for hefty 2018 election spending

There were no statewide or legislative elections in 2017, but the year marked the most prolific campaign fundraising year since the state began keeping the records in an electronic database, setting up the 2018 election for massive political spending.... Read more»

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