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Poll: Arizonans think 'reopening' is too soon; Most Republicans not concerned

A poll of Arizona voters shows most think the state is easing coronavirus restrictions too fast, with just 32% saying reopening is too slow. Republicans mostly say they're not concerned about the disease spreading, while 2/3 of independents and more than 80% of Democrats say they're still worried.... Read more»

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Sanders drops out, but Arizona supporters say they are still in the fight

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspended his 2020 Democratic presidential bid Wednesday, but his Arizona supporters said they will still push his message of Medicare for all, eliminating student debt and raising the minimum wage.... Read more»

House passes $8.3 billion coronavirus bill; Az's Biggs one of two ‘no’ votes

The House late Wednesday approved $8.3 billion in emergency funding to combat the coronavirus, passing the measure an overwhelming 415-2 vote – with an Arizona Republican counting for one of the two “nays.” ... Read more»

Swing state 2020: With the election a year off, Arizona could become a key player

For the first time since Bill Clinton won re-election in 1996, pundits aren’t sure whether Arizona will vote red or blue.... Read more»

GOP looks to clear nomination path for Trump by canceling Az primary

President Donald Trump’s road to renomination could get easier through Arizona, with the state Republican Party looking to join three other states and drop its presidential primary next year.... Read more»

House Ethics panel: Rep. Schweikert may have OKed improper expenses, campaign donations

The House Ethics Committee released details of its probe of Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, that began last year, finding “substantial reason to believe” he may have approved improper office expenditures and campaign contributions.... Read more»

Mark Kelly catapults into U.S. Senate race

Ending months of behind-the-scenes prep, Mark Kelly — former Navy pilot, astronaut and husband of ex-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords — publicly announced his Senate campaign Tuesday.... Read more»1

Arizona's Biggs, Gosar among handful to vote against back pay for furloughed feds

President Donald Trump repeated a promise Monday that furloughed federal workers will get back pay when the government shutdown ends, but a bill to do just that was opposed by two Republican lawmakers from Arizona.... Read more»

Ms. Kirkpatrick & Mr. Stanton go to Washington.

Newly elected members of Congress Greg Stanton and Ann Kirkpatrick joined more than 80 other House members for orientation, as Democrats prepare to take control of the lower chamber for the first time in eight years.... Read more»

Lesko-Tiperneni CD8 rematch looks like a rerun of close April race

Poll shows another tight race for what has been a safe Republican district — former Rep. Trent Frank’s CD8 seat — but math presents a big hurdle for Democrats.... Read more»

Schweikert's office probed over possible improper payments

The House Ethics Committee confirmed Thursday that the Office of Congressional Ethics has referred an investigation of Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, and his congressional chief of staff.... Read more»

Crowded field for CD8 special election raises more than $1.1 million

A week before the special primary to fill former Rep. Trent Franks’ seat in Congress, new campaign finance reports show a Democrat has raised and spent more than any candidate in the heavily Republican district. Hiral Tipirneni had raised $306,318.78, well over the $270,491.38 raised by the next-highest fundraiser, Republican Phil Lovas, and more than $270,000 above her nearest Democratic opponent, Brianna Westbrook.... Read more»

Trent Franks to resign over ethics probe into asking staffers to bear his child

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., will resign from Congress after the Ethics Committee began investigating his request of two female staffers that they be surrogate mothers to a child for him.... Read more»2

McSally’s entry into Senate race could set up ‘war’ in GOP primary

Rep. Martha McSally has told House colleagues that she will run next year for the seat being vacated by Sen. Jeff Flake, setting the stage for what could be a fractious primary fight with Kelli Ward.... Read more»

Kelli Ward kicks off Senate campaign with Bannon endorsement

Republican Senate hopeful Kelli Ward flexed newfound political muscle Tuesday with a planned campaign kickoff in Scottsdale that promised appearances by conservative heavy-hitters, radio host Laura Ingraham and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.... Read more»1

Poll: Clinton vs. Trump a toss-up in Arizona

A poll released Monday showed that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are essentially tied in Arizona, with the Democrat up a single point over the Republican in the traditionally GOP-leaning state.... Read more»

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