Arizona Elections

The House released its budget plan on Thursday, nearly a week after both the governor and the Senate unveiled their own proposals. Andrew Oxford with The Arizona Republic joined The Show to talk about how realistic that goal looks.
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For years, Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva has served on the House Natural Resources Committee, with the past six years spent under GOP control. But now Grijalva is taking over as chair, and he has big plans, bolstered by new Democratic control over the House.
Jan. 7, 2019
Monday was Inauguration Day in Arizona. Six statewide officials took the oath of office and officially begin their four-year terms. And, unlike the past several years, two of those statewide elected officials are Democrats.
Jan. 7, 2019
In 2019, Maricopa County's Board of Supervisors plan to take action on resolving the 2018 election issues. With 748 voting precincts in Maricopa County, Board of Supervisors Chair Steve Chucri called it a top priority heading into 2019.
Jan. 7, 2019
As national attention focuses on the investigation into possible "ballot harvesting" in a North Carolina congressional race, a federal appeals court plans to give Democrats another chance to argue against an earlier ruling upholding Arizona's 2016 elections law.
Jan. 7, 2019
The Takeaway: Congress Reconvenes — What Can a Divided Government Hope to Accomplish?
The 116th Congress convened on Thursday, with Democrats taking back the House after eight years out of power. Inter-party divisions have only deepened since Nancy Pelosi last held the Speaker's gavel, and it's unclear how both sides will manage to effectively govern.
Jan. 4, 2019
Arizona’s new congressional delegation is being sworn into office on Thursday. The group of politicians representing Arizona has less overall experience in the U.S. Congress than it has in the past.
Jan. 3, 2019
Unable to get courts to void Tucson's current council election system, some political interests now are taking their case directly to voters.
Dec. 31, 2018
Republicans Consider Switching Parties Despite Political Risks
Grant Woods served as Arizona’s Attorney General from 1991 to 1999 as a Republican. But Woods has recently spoken seriously about switching to the Democratic Party, saying he’s having a difficult time being in the GOP in the age of President Trump, and he isn’t alone in the party switch discussion.
Dec. 31, 2018
To talk about some of the biggest political stories in Arizona this year — and how they could affect 2019 — Jon Gabriel, editor of and Chip Scutari of Scutari and Cieslak, joined The Show.
Dec. 28, 2018
Politico reported recently that Navy vet and former astronaut Mark Kelly is laying the groundwork for a campaign for U.S. Senate, meeting with the new head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Dec. 26, 2018
Senator-Elect Kyrsten Sinema was named "Arizonan of the Year" by The Arizona Republic after her win last month made her the state’s first female U.S. Senator.
Dec. 26, 2018
Arizona has grown by almost 780,000 people in the past eight years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Not only do those new residents bring more money to the state, they could bring one more congressional seat.
Dec. 26, 2018
A new analysis by Election Data Services concludes that the shifts in population from the Northeast to the South and West pretty much guarantee that Arizona is going to pick up a 10th seat in the U.S. House of Representatives after the decennial census.
Dec. 25, 2018
Discussing the week in news with Arizona Democratic Party Chair Andrei Cherny and former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman.
Dec. 21, 2018
The Takeaway: Does The GOP Have A Woman Problem?
Democrats won with women by 19 points in the 2018 midterm elections. Efforts to recruit new women candidates to the Republican Party have faltered and while a record number of women will be serving in the next Congress come January, most of them are Democrats.
Dec. 21, 2018
The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee is expanding its investigation into Rep. David Schweikert. On Thursday, the committee unanimously voted to expand the investigation into allegations that:
Dec. 21, 2018
Congresswoman Martha McSally could face at least one opponent in the GOP primary, and the buzz for the last few months is that a key Democratic opponent could be Arizona’s former Attorney General Grant Woods.
Dec. 20, 2018
Arizona voters handily defeated Prop 305 last month, blocking a state law that would have expanded Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, sometimes referred to as vouchers.
Dec. 19, 2018
Gov. Doug Ducey named Congresswoman Martha McSally on Tuesday to succeed Sen. Jon Kyl in the seat that was long held by the late Sen. John McCain. The appointment wasn’t a surprise, but there was some criticism.
Dec. 19, 2018
Even though the 2018 midterms are barely in our rear-view mirrors, there are already polls out looking at the 2020 presidential primary on the Democratic side, and candidates up and down the ballot are starting to line up for the next elections.
Dec. 18, 2018