Stories tagged: "Arizona Republicans"


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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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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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A Tech Billionaire Met with White Supremacists in 2016. Now He’s Funding an Arizona GOP Candidate.

The billionaire tech investor met with white supremacists in 2016 while supporting Trump’s campaign. Politico reported on Monday that billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel is giving $10 million to Saving Arizona PAC, a super political action committee that will support the upcoming Senate campaign of his business partner Blake Masters. Masters is the chief operating...

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GOP-Backed Bill Limiting LGBTQ Sex Ed—Dubbed Strictest in the Nation—Passes Arizona House

Democrats say the bill will harm LGBTQ children. It will now go to Gov. Doug Ducey. Two years after Arizona lawmakers repealed a ban on any HIV/AIDS instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle” as they faced a lawsuit, they have approved revamping the state’s sex education laws to make them some of the strictest in...

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They Called Arizona’s Elections Invalid—But They’re Still Running For Office

Republicans state representatives Mark Finchem and Walt Blackman want to run for the Arizona Secretary of State and a US Representative, respectively.  This story has been updated with comments from Rep. Walt Blackman. Arizona representatives Mark Finchem and Walt Blackman were two of the most prominent voices behind baseless allegations of election fraud in the...

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None of Arizona’s Four Congressional Republicans Voted For the COVID-19 Relief Bill

The bill includes a $1,400 stimulus relief check for Americans financially struggling during the pandemic. All four of Arizona’s congressional Republicans voted against a COVID-19 relief bill Wednesday that includes $1,400 in immediate financial relief for millions of Arizonans. The $1.9 trillion bill also includes billions of dollars in funding for vaccines and testing, emergency...

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An Arizona Republican Lawmaker Compared Non-Binary People to Animals. Now He’s Facing An Ethics Complaint.

The complaint alleges Rep. John Fillmore continuously made “discriminatory and harassing comments” during public testimony. Megan Mogan waited four hours for her turn to speak to Arizona lawmakers in the House of  Representatives on Wednesday.  A Tucson resident and mother of three, Mogan appeared virtually in front of her representatives to testify against a bill...