Arizona Politics News

Ward pleaded the Fifth to Jan. 6 panel
Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward refused to answer questions during a deposition of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, an attorney for the panel revealed Tuesday during a court hearing in Phoenix.
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Arizona poll worker guide aims to boost election confidence
In an effort to counteract election disinformation, the Brennan Center for Justice and All Voting is Local teamed up to create a guide describing the rigorous process of how poll workers are selected and trained. One such guide was made specifically for Arizona.
An old case could force MCSO to process internal investigations quicker
A contempt of court charge over a 15-year-old case could force the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to more quickly address its internal investigations.
How Will Immigration Be Addressed In The Upcoming Presidential Campaign?
The politics of immigration are back in the front seat as the presidential race starts to move into high gear.
July 15, 2015
Kelli Ward To Run Against John McCain For U.S. Senate
John McCain now has a Republican primary opponent in his bid for a sixth term next year.
July 14, 2015
Trump Rally Moves To Phoenix Convention Center To Accomodate Bigger Crowds
Event organizers are expecting thousands of people to turn out on Saturday to hear Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speak out against illegal immigration. But some Arizona Republican leaders worry Trump’s message will be damaging for the party and the state’s image.
July 10, 2015
Why Isn’t Phoenix Mayor Stanton Facing More Opposition For Re-Election?
The candidate list for August’s mayoral election in Phoenix is now official. Mayor Greg Stanton is only facing off against two opponents: Matthew Jette and Anna Brennan.
June 12, 2015
Arizona Secretary Of State To Fight Clean Elections Over Fine
Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan will ask a court to allow her to intervene in a case involving fines levied against an independent expenditure group by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, her spokesman said Wednesday.
June 4, 2015
 Navajo Election On Fluency Requirement To Be Held July 21
A Navajo Nation referendum election on whether to effectively scrap a requirement that candidates for tribal president and vice president speak the Navajo language fluently has been rescheduled to July 21.
June 3, 2015
Arizona Secretary of State Reagan: Attack Ad Law Out Of Date
Secretary of State Michele Reagan will no longer enforce a law designed to give targets of last-minute political “attack ads” time to respond.
May 28, 2015
What Ann Kirkpatricks Bid For Senate Seat Means For Democrats, John McCain
U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick has decided to jump into the 2016 Senate race to challenge incumbent Sen. John McCain — presuming McCain defeats any GOP primary opponents.
May 27, 2015
Kirkpatrick Faces Uphill Battle In Senate Race Against McCain
U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will have an uphill battle against longtime incumbent Sen. John McCain when she runs for his Senate seat in 2016.
May 26, 2015
Arizona State Sen. Catherine Miranda May Run For U.S. Congress
State Senator Catherine Miranda said she’s “strongly exploring” the possibility to run for United States Congress in Arizona’s first congressional district.
May 26, 2015
Arizona Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick To Challenge John McCain For Senate
Democratic Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick said Tuesday she will challenge Republican John McCain for his Senate seat next year, launching an uphill bid to unseat the five-term senator in the GOP-leaning state.
May 26, 2015
Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane To Seek Third Term
Lane said Thursday that he's running for a third and final term in office to tackle Scottsdale's challenges with "vigor, substance and success."
May 22, 2015
Arizona AG Withdraws Opinion Sought By Foes Of Marijuana Measure
The state Attorney General's Office is having second thoughts about its advisory opinion that said Arizona officials could use public resources to educate the public about ballot measures.
May 15, 2015
Arizona Clean Elections Panel Advances New Dark-Money Spending Rules
Arizona's Citizen's Clean Elections Commission voted to more narrowly define what a political committee is and what it must do.
May 14, 2015
Navajo Supreme Court Chief Justice Retires
Justice Herb Yazzie, who has come under fire for disqualifying a presidential candidate who refused to prove he spoke Navajo fluently, announced his retirement Wednesday.
May 14, 2015
Glendale Councilman Gary Sherwood Will Face Recall Election
Glendale residents will vote whether to recall a council member on the ballot in November. Gary Sherwood believes he’s being challenged because he changed his position to support the Tohono O’odham casino.
May 13, 2015
Should Some Arizona Elected Positions Be Appointed Instead?
The political system in Arizona has tried to address a lot of challenges — including getting more people to vote, limiting state lawmakers’ terms and creating a more level financial playing field for candidates.
May 13, 2015
New Navajo President Sworn In
The new Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye took the oath of office Tuesday.
May 13, 2015
Navajo Nation President To Be Inaugurated Tuesday
On May 12 the Navajo Nation will finally inaugurate a new president. And many wonder how Russell Begaye will do in his new office.
May 11, 2015
Navajo Nation Certifies Results From Presidential Election
Final results from the Navajo Nation presidential election show Russell Begaye winning nearly 63 percent of the vote to defeat Joe Shirley Jr.
May 6, 2015