Stories tagged: "campaign finance"


A voting sign points voters in the right direction to drop off ballots in Phoenix, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Arizona Voters OK 2 Initiatives, Reject 1 Ballot Measure

The passed propositions require disclosures on dark money contributions to political campaigns and cap medical debt interest rates at 3%.

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Mark Kelly, Katie Hobbs Face Different Challenges in Statewide Races

Fortunes appear to have flipped for the two Democrats as the midterm campaign enters the home stretch in a fast-growing, diverse state that is increasingly central to how the Democratic Party sees its future.

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Conservative Arizonans Double Down on Donations to Non-Existent Trump Election Defense Fund After Jan. 6 Hearing

Tens of thousands of Arizonans—mostly from Scottsdale—have made nearly 35,000 individual donations to Trump’s “Election Defense Fund.”

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Sinema Doesn’t Talk to Her Voters. But Corporate Money Talks to Her.

This year, Sinema has opposed a minimum wage increase, a wealth tax, and drug price reform—all policies supported by a majority of Arizonans. 

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How Arizona Is Keeping Special Interests Out of Local Elections

The Citizens Clean Elections Commission provides public funding to candidates who pledge to not accept donations from PACs or special interest groups.

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With Senate Again up for Grabs, 2022 Already a Multimillion-Dollar Race

Sen. Mark Kelly reported raising $10.4 million in the first six months of this year, with $7.6 million in cash on hand as of June 30.

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Why Former Phoenix Mayor Terry Goddard Is Fighting to Limit the Influence of Money in Politics

Nearly 40 years after he helped break the Phoenix political machine, former Mayor Terry Goddard is hoping to bookend his political career with a “dark money” ballot initiative that he says will make Arizona’s government more representative.