With the primary election in the rearview mirror, candidates and potential boosters are beginning to show the positions they’ll stake out heading into November. On the Republican ticket, some prominent statewide candidates appear to be taking different tacks in the first full week of the general election campaign.
Joe Arpaio, the 90-year-old former Maricopa County sheriff who was ousted in 2016 by voters frustrated with his headline-grabbing tactics and legal troubles, has narrowed his opponent’s lead in the race for mayor of the affluent suburb where he has lived for more than two decades.
Arizona voters relegated House Speaker Rusty Bowers to the history books after the conservative Republican crossed former President Donald Trump and refused to back his unsupported claims that he lost in 2020 because of fraud.
Blake Masters will lead the bid by Republicans to take back control of the U.S. Senate.
The Trump faction of the Republican Party appeared poised for a string of wins in Arizona’s GOP primary races as initial results rolled in on Tuesday, but the top Trump-endorsed candidate for state office was losing.
GOP gubernatorial candidate Karrin Taylor Robson is catching flack and will have to write a few more checks following questions about her use of private and state-owned planes on the campaign trail.
Pima County Attorney Laura Conover is siding with Planned Parenthood and against Attorney General Mark Brnovich in his bid to enforce a ban on virtually all abortions in Arizona.
Gov. Doug Ducey cannot deny Covid relief dollars to schools that impose mask mandates or give vouchers to parents so they can remove their children from those schools, a federal judge has concluded.
Republican lawmakers fell short in their efforts to revamp election laws this session but could have a much better chance of success in 2023.
Democrats in Arizona are passing liberal legislation disguised under the names of cooperative Republican members in a hyper-partisan political climate. Sen. Martín Quezada, D-Glendale, told the chamber on the last day of session that Republicans supported him more than they knew. “I do want to give a shoutout to Senator Shope because you may have …