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Poll gives McCain comfortable lead over Kirkpatrick in Senate race

WASHINGTON - Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain has a 10 percentage point lead over Democratic challenger Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick as they head into the final weeks of the campaign, a new Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News Poll shows.

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Voter registration drive focuses on students

Actor and activist Edward James Olmos encouraged about 100 high school students to register to vote at Central High School Tuesday morning as part of National Voter Registration Day.

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McCain, Ward spending on Senate primary rivaled by outside groups

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain has spent $6.2 million on his re-election bid and his lead challenger, Kelli Ward, has spent about $1.3 million as they prepare to square off in Tuesday's Republican primary.


‘Pokemon Go,’ virtual interns and the race for the U.S. senate seat

PHOENIX — When one of Sen. John McCain’s campaign rivals stages an event, the Arizona Republican uses Snapchat GeoFilters to digitally advertise “Vote McCain” in the area. His opponent in the GOP primary, Kelli Ward, has galvanized hashtags and six second videos to get her point across. And interns for Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, the Democratic candidate for McCain’s seat, are catching voters while they're trying to catch Pokemon.

A McCain intern answers questions at Phoenix campaign headquarters. (Photo by Socorro Carrillo/Cronkite News)

Convention delegates show lukewarm support for McCain re-election

CLEVELAND – When Arizona delegates to the Republican National Convention were asked Thursday how many would not vote for Sen. John McCain in next month’s primary, more than half of their hands went up.


Immigration-reform protesters block Central Avenue

PHOENIX – Protesters chanting “We deserve our freedom,” and waving the American flag blocked Central Avenue outside federal immigration offices, hours after the Supreme Court deadlocked on an immigration reform case.

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Border residents cope with discovery of drug smuggling tunnel in their neighborhood

TIJUANA -- Tijuana resident Jaime Romero was with his son in Yuma when he received a call from his home security system alerting him that someone was invading his home.


McCain to skip GOP convention to focus on election, campaign says

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July but will be "working and campaigning throughout Arizona," a campaign official confirmed Tuesday.


Washington pans Trump plan to pressure Mexico by blocking remittances

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama appeared to speak for much of official Washington when asked about GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's plan to freeze remittances in an effort to pressure the Mexican government to put billions toward a border fence.


Bike share program Grid expands to Mesa

MESA-Mesa is the Valley’s second city to implement a bike share program.

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Democratic candidates court Native American vote in Arizona

As thousands of people lined up around the Phoenix Convention Center Tuesday afternoon to hear presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speak, they could hear the constant beat of drums outside.


McCain raised $5.6 million in 2015, easily outdistancing challengers

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain raised and spent more in 2015 for his re-election bid than all 10 challengers combined, ending the year with $5.1 million in the bank, according to the latest Federal Election Commission figures.