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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»

The measure was the last Senate vote of the current Congress; lawmakers will reconvene in January.

The U.S. Senate passed a massive $1.7 trillion funding package that carries emergency aid for natural disaster recovery and the Ukrainian war effort, pushing past disputes over immigration policy and barely meeting a Friday deadline when current funding runs out. 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»

An aerial view of the Douglas Port of Entry from 2011.

Arizona Gov Doug Ducey is allocating $8.9 million in federal funding to help build a new port of entry in Douglas, adding funds from the American Rescue Plan to develop wastewater and groundwater infrastructure. Read more»

Slate on Thursday published a story speculating that U.S. Sen Kyrsten Sinema is padding her income and decluttering her D.C. apartment by reselling designer clothing and athletic gear on Facebook Marketplace. Read more»

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is no longer a Democrat. She was just passing through the party, anyway. (Sinema speaks during a 
Finance Committee hearing, Oct. 19, 2021)

News flash: U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema pulls an attention-seeking move to make herself so much more super-important. Or not. And my hot take: Eyeroll. Of course she did. Read more»

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema announced Friday that she was leaving the Democratic Party to become an independent. Here, she arrives at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on Feb. 1, 2022 in Washington D.C.

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema announced Friday morning that she was leaving the Democratic Party, a move that was not surprising to political observers and longtime former allies and foes of the senior senator who are now looking ahead to 2024.  Read more»

Just as Democrats got that one-seat cushion from Raphael Warnock’s victory over Herschel Walker Tuesday night, Arizona's Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has to do this. Read more»

It’s unclear whether Sinema will run for re-election in 2024, but her status as an independent could throw such a contest into chaos.

Kyrsten Sinema, Arizona’s senior U.S. senator, has left the Democratic Party and re-registered as an independent - a move that has immediate political implications for Democrats, who this week won a 51-seat majority in the Senate. Read more»

Senator Raphael Warnock at the Delta Flight Museum mass vaccination site in 2021.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock will return to Washington to represent Georgia for the next six years, handing Senate Democrats a coveted 51st seat. Read more»

More than 30 states have constitutional amendments, state laws, or both that ban same-sex marriages.

The U.S. Senate approved legislation Tuesday that would enshrine protections for same-sex and interracial marriages, codifying many of the rights that would disappear if the Supreme Court were to overturn those decisions the way it overturned the nationwide right to an abortion. Read more»

The largest outside spender in Blake Masters’ corner was Saving Arizona PAC, a committee created to back Masters and funded mostly by billionaire tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel.

Mark Kelly’s re-election to the U.S. Senate was the third-most expensive campaign in 2022, with almost $236 million spent in the contest - the bulk of that money coming from outside groups, who spent a combined $128 million - including some $40 million aimed at defeating Kelly. Read more»

The permitting bill was part of a deal Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer made with Manchin to secure his support for Democrats’ major climate, health care and taxes bill, which provided $370 billion in clean energy spending.

Among the items on Congress’ lengthy to-do list by the end of the year is Sen. Joe Manchin’s proposal to speed up the federal government’s permitting process that certifies energy projects do not harm the environment - but the bill may still not have the support it needs to pass. Read more»

It was this election in 1948 that Democrats last controlled both U.S. Senate seats and the the state's top three executive offices.

Democrat Kris Mayes narrowly won the race for Arizona attorney general. Democrats won all the high-profile races across the state (which they haven't done since 1948). Republicans keep losing here. Is it a fluke or the new state of things? Read more»

Blake Masters is left wondering where his U.S. Senate seat went. It seems his party could use some friendly advice about the 2022 election went so wrong.

How in the name of Bob Dole did the Republicans blow the 2022 elections? I've got some humble and simple suggestions for Republicans about how to avoid some mistakes in the future. Read more»

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