WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema was in Washington Tuesday, one day after Republican Martha McSally conceded in the one of the narrowest, most closely watched Senate races in the country to eke out a 1.72 point lead, becoming the first Democratic senator from the state since 1994.
WASHINGTON - It's not your imagination: Spending on campaign ads in Arizona reached a record $129 million this year, part of a national trend that saw cable and broadcast election ad spending top $3 billion for the first time in a midterm election cycle.
WASHINGTON - Republican Debbie Lesko's April special election win in the 8th Congressional District was surprisingly close over well-funded Democrat Hiral Tipirneni. Their Nov. 6 rematch looks a lot like April, with Tipirneni heavily raising funds and a poll showing only a few points between the women.
WASHINGTON - Arizona election officials are optimistic they will have the thousands of poll workers trained and ready to go on Election Day, but said that long days and an aging pool of workers is making it harder to staff up at the polls every year.
WASHINGTON – The Trump administration confirmed plans to send 5,200 active military troops to help "harden" the Southwest border to deter a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants headed north through Mexico, with the first 800 troops already on their way.
WASHINGTON - The race to replace Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, could be one of the most expensive Senate races in state history, with the two leading candidates raising a total of $28.6 million through September and outside groups spending another $33 million on the race already.
WASHINGTON - Presidents fly Air Force One for official business as well as campaign events, like Friday's rally in Mesa, but political parties are supposed to pick up the tab - at $140,000 an hour - for political trips. That's something watchdog groups say is hard to track.
WASHINGTON - Democrat David Brill got national attention with ads in which six members of the Gosar family slam the politics of their brother, Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott. But what Brill apparently did not get was new voter support in his bid to unseat Gosar, according to a poll released last week.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court let stand an Obama-era 20-year moratorium on new uranium mines on about 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon, declining to hear a challenge to the ban by mining groups who said the ban was an overreach by government bureaucrats.
WASHINGTON - Legislators in Arizona and across the country are far older than their constituents, and issues important to young people are taking a backseat at state and national levels as a result, according to a report released Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled that Arizona bars and restaurants cannot pay tipped employees less than minimum wage for doing work that does not directly generate tips, a decision that one attorney called "a game changer" for the industry.