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‘I Reject Racism,’ Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar Writes After Voting Against Making Juneteenth a National Holiday

Arizona Republican Reps. Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs on Wednesday voted against making Juneteenth a national holiday.

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Gosar Isn’t Up for Election Until 2022, but Candidates Are Ready To Challenge Him

Rep. Paul Gosar has been in the center of much of the controversy surrounding the Capitol insurrection. One of the major figures involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection is up for election soon, and Democratic candidates are quickly stepping forward in an attempt to oust Rep. Paul Gosar. “While the pandemic was being mismanaged,...

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Ducey’s Out in 2022. Here’s Who Wants to Replace Him as Governor.

A slew of candidates have announced their intent to run in recent weeks, with others expected to follow suit. The race for Arizona’s governor is heating up. Incumbent Republican Governor Doug Ducey is not eligible to run again in 2022 due to term limits.  A slew of candidates have announced their intent to run in...

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Arizonans Cite Obstruction, Racist History as Reasons They Want the Filibuster Gone

Rally attendees said there's specific legislation they would like to see become law but feel don’t have a chance unless the filibuster is removed.

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All 4 of Arizona’s GOP Lawmakers Voted Against Investigating the Capitol Insurrection

“If all of us don’t stand up to traitors and cowards in defense of our Constitution, it will happen again.” The House voted Wednesday to create a bipartisan 9/11-style commission to investigate the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, despite the opposition of 175 Republicans, including all four from Arizona. The 252-175 vote included 35 Republicans...

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Arizona Republican Threatens to Sue Constituents for Saying He ‘Played a Role’ in the Capitol Riot

Arizona Rep. Mark Finchem received $6,000 from Trump’s campaign as he worked to invalidate Joe Biden’s win. Arizona Republican state Rep. Mark Finchem—currently the only declared candidate for the position of Arizona secretary of state—has threatened to sue a group calling for his recall. Lawyers for Finchem sent a letter dated May 5 to Rural Arizonans for Accountability, a...

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Arizona Near Top of States for Bills Aimed at Voting Rights, Limits

Arizona Republican lawmakers introduced the third-highest number of voting restriction bills this year. Arizona lawmakers, who began the year with one of the highest number of voting restriction bills in the nation, are winding down a legislative session in which it appears only a few of those bills will survive. But that doesn’t mean voting rights activists...