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Trump advisers warn McSally is in trouble

Posted by   /  May 23, 2020  /  2020 Elections  /  No Comments

Worries about an Arizona Senate seat surface at the White House as polls show Trump losing to Joe Biden in the state, too. Sen. Martha McSally. /Shawn Thew via Pool/Getty Images By Alex Isenstadt | POLITICO Senior political advisers to President Donald Trump warned Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Thursday that Republican Sen. Martha McSally […]

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Arizona counties plan to send early ballot applications to voters, a move that angered Trump in other states

Posted by   /  May 22, 2020  /  2020 Elections  /  No Comments

Election officials in Arizona are planning to send an application for a mail ballot to every voter who has not signed up to receive one, which proponents argue is one way of ensuring fears of the new coronavirus do not dampen participation in the 2020 election. President Donald Trump has assailed similar plans in other […]

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GOP write-in candidates face steep challenges in Corporation Commission campaign

Posted by   /  May 20, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Photo Facebook By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror Two Republicans have filed to run as write-in candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission, but face a difficult path as they seek to ensure that the GOP doesn’t concede a seat on the powerful regulatory body to the Democrats. The Arizona Supreme Court last week ruled that […]

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How Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s return could haunt Trump in battleground Arizona

Posted by   /  May 18, 2020  /  2020 Elections  /  No Comments

FILE PHOTO – In this Jan. 26, 2016, file photo, then Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump joins then Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio campaign event at the Roundhouse Gymnasium in Marshalltown, Iowa. The taxpayer bill for a racial profiling case stemming from former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s immigration patrols in metropolitan Phoenix is expected to […]

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Arizona in Biden’s eye

Posted by   /  May 15, 2020  /  2020 Elections  /  No Comments

Former US Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the First State Democratic Dinner in Dover, Delaware, on March 16, 2019. /Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images By Eric Bradner, Arlette Saenz and Sarah Mucha | CNN Joe Biden’s campaign says it will have leadership in place in battleground states, as well as 600 organizers, […]

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No pressing the flesh, but candidates learn to campaign under COVID-19

Posted by   /  May 14, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Coronavirus  /  No Comments

By McKenzie Sadegh | Cronkite News In any other election year, Eva Putzova would be driving across Arizona’s sprawling 1st District to get to in-person campaign events in her challenge to Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Sedona. But this is not any other election year. Faced with the stay-home orders and social distancing brought on by the […]

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Arizona Supreme Court rejects bid by groups to gather initiative petition signatures online

Posted by   /  May 14, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Andrew Oxford | Arizona Republic  The education group Save Our Schools, pictured during a 2018 March to the state Capitol, was among groups that sought to gather initiative petitions online as an alternative to in-person gathering because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arizona Supreme Court rejected the idea. The Arizona Supreme Court will not […]

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Corporation Commissioner candidate Sloan remains on ballot, Supreme Court rules

Posted by   /  May 13, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Courts/Law, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Arizona’s Politics Eric Sloan A Republican candidate for a seat on the Arizona Corporation Commission can remain on the election ballot, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.. Eric Sloan will be on the primary election ballot in August. The court affirmed the trial court’s ruling that  Mary Halford challenged a batch of signatures, but did not […]

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Pinal senate candidate contracts COVID-19

Posted by   /  May 12, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Coronavirus  /  No Comments

By Katie Sawyer | PinalCentral Linda Patterson is running for a Senate seat in Legislative District 11. When Linda Patterson attended a couple of campaign events in Maricopa and Arizona City in mid-March, her mind was occupied with how many signatures she’d need to seal the deal on her run for state senator. Patterson is […]

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Court says legislator can stay on ballot despite listing UPS store as address

Posted by   /  May 12, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Andrew Oxford | Arizona Republic  State Rep. Shawnna Bolick, R-Phoenix /Photo: Asa Mathat The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday that state Rep. Shawnna Bolick still qualifies for the Republican primary ballot despite listing a UPS store as her place of residence on nominating petitions. A voter in Bolick’s north Phoenix district sued over the […]

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