Arizona Politics News

Missouri man charged with threatening county recorder
The Department of Justice has charged a Missouri man for allegedly threatening Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer. Walter Lee Hoornstra, 50, faces charges of communicating an interstate threat and making a threatening phone call.
Judges reject challenges to 2 Arizona ballot initiatives
Judges rejected challenges to two Arizona voter initiatives on Wednesday, siding with proponents of a measure limiting so-called predatory debt collection and for one that would require people who fund political campaigns through nonprofit groups to be identified.
Planned Parenthood to spend record $50M in midterm elections
Planned Parenthood, the nation's leading reproductive health care provider and abortion rights advocacy organization, plans to spend a record $50 million ahead of November's midterm elections, pouring money into contests where access to abortion will be on the ballot.
Planned Parenthood Arizona files response asking courts to harmonize abortion laws
Planned Parenthood Arizona filed a response to Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s request that a court lift an injunction blocking the enforcement of a near total 1901 abortion ban.
July 20, 2022
Abortion ruling puts new focus on Arizonas AG race
The race for state attorney general is one of the most crowded fields on Arizona’s primary ballots. And recent Supreme Court decisions have put this down-ballot race in the spotlight.
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July 21, 2022
House Speaker Bowers censured by AZ Republican Party
The Republican Party of Arizona made the move, citing his lack of support for election reform, among other legislative decisions.
July 20, 2022
Conservative scholars explain how 2020 election was lost — not stolen
A group of eight career-long conservative Republicans recently released a report using the law to counter the Trump efforts. The report is called, "Lost, Not Stolen."
July 20, 2022
Bidens new executive order recognizes growing issue of political prisoners
President Joe Biden signed an executive order July 19 that would strengthen the State Department’s ability to "bring hostages and wrongfully detained United States Nationals home.”
July 20, 2022
Several measures affecting public health will be on November ballot
Several measures affecting public health will be on the November ballot. And there are a few that could have a significant impact on people's lives.
July 20, 2022
Grand Canyon uranium bill heads to Senate committee
Legislation that would ban uranium mining near the Grand Canyon will go before a Senate committee Thursday. But the bill’s fate is still up in the air.
July 19, 2022
Advocacy groups seek federal ban to Cyber Ninjas firm, CEO
Advocacy groups in Arizona are seeking a federal ban on the firm hired to audit 2020 election results in Maricopa County.
July 19, 2022
A battle of endorsements in the GOP gubernatorial primary
A flurry of endorsements for GOP-gubernatorial hopeful Karrin Taylor Robson have turned the Arizona primary into a proxy battle for the state of the Republican Party. Former allies of Donald Trump are backing the opponent of his preferred nominee, Kari Lake.
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July 20, 2022
One candidate for governor is spending a record amount of money. It might not be enough
This election cycle is proving to be one of the most costly in history. And Arizona is no different.
July 19, 2022
An ex-husbands lawsuit could make Arizona abortion access even more difficult
An Arizona woman's ex-husband is suing a clinic over an abortion she had four years ago. What this case could mean for providers and patients going forward.
July 19, 2022
How would the next secretary of state handle future elections? Look back to 2020
Arizona’s secretary of state has many election-related and administrative functions. But one task, once mundane, has been politicized by some of the candidates vying for the office: election certification.
July 19, 2022
Heres what kind of pen to use to fill out your ballot
When filling out your mail-in ballot, Maricopa County recorder Stephen Richer asks you to make sure you use the correct writing instrument.
July 18, 2022
Mike Pence endorses Karrin Taylor Robson for AZ governor
Karrin Taylor Robson's campaign has announced the endorsement of former Vice President Mike Pence, who will campaign with her on Friday — the same day Trump is scheduled to hold a rally for Lake, creating a split-screen moment underscoring the divide between the GOP establishment and Trump.
July 18, 2022
Professor says civil lawsuits could further abortion law enforcement
An Arizona civil lawsuit that was filed in 2020 is one of many cases that has shifted after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. In the case, an ex-husband filed for a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the estate of the deceased fetus.
July 18, 2022
AZ election officials urging quick returns of early ballots
With Arizona’s primary election quickly approaching, officials are asking voters who received mail-in ballots to return them as soon as possible. Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer says time is of the essence to make your vote count.
July 15, 2022
Trump rally in Prescott Valley postponed following former wifes death
Former President Donald Trump has postponed Saturday’s rally in Prescott Valley after the death of his first wife, Ivana. Trump says the rally will now take place Friday, July 22.
July 15, 2022
NewsCap: Will Trump rally help or hurt his AZ candidates?
Gov. Doug Ducey has once again run against the influence of former President Donald Trump in his endorsement of Beau Lane, not Mark Finchem, in Arizona's secretary of state race.
July 15, 2022
AZ independent voters can cast ballots in Aug. 2 primary
Primaries can lead to confusion over who can cast a ballot, but Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer says that registered independents are able to vote in the upcoming election.
July 15, 2022
Republicans see a chance to flip a congressional seat in southeastern Arizona
Whoever wins the Democratic nomination in Arizona's 6th Congressional District will have their work cut out for them. The state’s redistricting commission took out Democratic enclaves, like Bisbee, and it added more conservative areas, like Saddlebrooke.
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July 18, 2022