Arizona Politics News

Gallego kicks off Senate campaign with tour of AZ
A few days after announcing his run for the Senate, U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego began campaigning over the weekend with stops throughout the state. The Democratic congressman kicked things off Saturday in Tucson, before stumping in Casa Grande and Phoenix. On Sunday, he then traveled to Flagstaff.
Lawsuit challenges constitutionality of Prop. 211
Two Arizona conservative groups have filed a lawsuit to try to keep dark money shielded from the public. The suit comes in response to Proposition 211, which passed with overwhelming support in November.
Dec. 18, 2022
Judge dismisses Mark Finchems election lawsuit
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge late Friday quashed a bid by Mark Finchem to overturn his loss to Adrian Fontes for secretary of state, saying he presented no evidence to support such a radical move.
More 2022 Arizona midterm election news
Dec. 16, 2022
Hobbs attorney says Lakes election misconduct claims are speculation
An attorney for Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs is arguing that claims from losing candidate Kari Lake alleging intentional misconduct in the election should be dismissed because they are no more than speculation.
Dec. 16, 2022
Ducey issues farewell address to Arizonans before exiting office
With three weeks left in his administration, Gov. Doug Ducey has issued a farewell message to Arizonans. The Republican governor thanked voters for entrusting him to be the state’s top executive and said he did what he set out to do.
Dec. 16, 2022
NewsCap: Losing GOP throws a flimsy tantrum in court
This week, some Republican candidates had their first day in court over challenges to the 2022 midterm results.
Dec. 16, 2022
GOP attorney: Election denialism is hurting Republicans
Noted GOP attorney Ben Ginsberg says the Republican party must move beyond unfounded claims of election fraud.
Dec. 16, 2022
Maricopa County recorder suggests moving up deadline to turn in early ballots
Election results in Maricopa County often take days to count and call, and Arizonans aren’t happy.
Dec. 16, 2022
Judge to hear arguments in Finchem election challenge
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge heard an initial hearing Tuesday on an election challenge from losing secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem.
Dec. 14, 2022
Hobbs appears ready to side with school districts in suit seeking money
A trial is set next month as districts allege they have been shorted more than $6 billion they have needed to maintain classrooms and build new schools.
Dec. 14, 2022
The U.S. isnt ready for Title 42 ending
Thousands of migrants a day have been crowding parts of the southern border as the impending end to a controversial border policy called Title 42 is set to end next week.
Dec. 14, 2022
How Latino voter turnout helped swing big races in 2022
There was a lot of conversation about how Latino voters would cast their ballots in the 2022 midterms. Now that the results are in, The Show spoke with Democratic strategist Chuck Rocha to learn how their votes played out.
Dec. 14, 2022
Phoenix approves $500M bond program proposal
Phoenix leaders are closer to sending a $500 million dollar general obligation bond program to voters after approving recommendations presented by a citizen's committee Tuesday.
Dec. 13, 2022
Judge hears from attorneys in Kari Lake election lawsuit that alleges widespread voter fraud
Republican Kari Lake lost her bid to become Arizona’s governor by about 17,000 votes, but she’s asking a Maricopa County Superior Court judge to declare her the winner of the election. The judge heard from attorneys on both sides Tuesday in the lawsuit that alleges widespread voter fraud in Arizona.
Dec. 13, 2022
Andy Biggs makes another play for Speaker of the House
Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs is once again challenging Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the House, leading a small but vocal minority of Republicans in Congress.
Dec. 13, 2022
This Arizona sheriff says he wants to see Title 42 end
The controversial protocol is set to end on Dec. 21 after almost three years thanks to a federal court ruling in Washington, D.C., that found its use was "arbitrary and capricious." But the battle over its future continues.
Dec. 13, 2022
The playbook that propelled AZ Dems to statewide wins
As the Democratic Party celebrates its major victories in Arizona, there are questions about why it happened and if it's repeatable in the future when they aren’t up against a Trump-endorsed slate of election-denying candidates.
Dec. 13, 2022
Gov.-elect Hobbs says she will stop construction of shipping container wall on border
Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs says she is going to halt any further work placing storage containers on the state’s southern border.
Dec. 12, 2022
Rep. Gallego undecided on Democratic bid for Sinemas seat in 2024
Following Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s announcement that she's registering as an independent, eyes have looked for other candidates to run in the Democratic Party for the seat in 2024.
Dec. 12, 2022
Whats behind the election lawsuits from Lake, Hamadeh
A pair of candidates who lost their races in last month’s election have filed lawsuits challenging those results.
Dec. 12, 2022
BBC Look-Ahead: What Russian sanctions, interest rates mean for inflation worldwide
Western allies recently imposed a $60 a barrel price cap on Russian oil, and prices have continued to drop.
Dec. 12, 2022