Secretary of State Ken Bennett http://knau.org en Clean Elections Commission Sees Conflicts With Bennett Election Commercial http://knau.org/post/clean-elections-commission-sees-conflicts-bennett-election-commercial <p>Because of his impending gubernatorial run, an election commercial featuring Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett gets complicated. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:59:00 +0000 Howard Fischer 49075 at http://knau.org Clean Elections Commission Sees Conflicts With Bennett Election Commercial Bennett: Governor Can't Run Again http://knau.org/post/bennett-governor-cant-run-again <p><span style='font-family: "Times New Roman","serif"; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;'>The state's chief election official said Monday&nbsp;morning that as far as he's concerned, Jan Brewer's reign as governor ends in January 2015, no matter what she and her legal help say. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 19:44:12 +0000 Howard Fischer & howard Fischer 24359 at http://knau.org Bennett: Governor Can't Run Again AZ Secretary of State Won't Check Romney's Birth Certificate http://knau.org/post/az-secretary-state-wont-check-romneys-birth-certificate <p>Secretary of State Ken Bennett said today he will not verify the birth records of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, at least not now -- and possibly not ever -- despite an earlier public commitment to do so.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Howard Fischer 14803 at http://knau.org AZ Secretary of State Won't Check Romney's Birth Certificate AZ Secretary of State Satisfied That President Obama is a US Citizen http://knau.org/post/az-secretary-state-satisfied-president-obama-us-citizen <p>One hurdle to Barack Obama being on the November ballot has been removed.&nbsp;</p><p>That came late Tuesday when Secretary of State Ken Bennett got an e-mail from Hawaii officials confirming for him that they do, in fact, have an original birth certificate for the president on file.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 16:22:11 +0000 Howard Fischer 14351 at http://knau.org AZ Secretary of State Satisfied That President Obama is a US Citizen Secretary Bennett's Endorsement of Romney Raises Questions http://knau.org/post/secretary-bennetts-endorsement-romney-raises-questions <p>A 2010 comment by Ken Bennett when he was running for secretary of state may be coming back to haunt him.&nbsp;</p><p>During a debate in the 2010 race, Bennett was asked about endorsing something on that year&#39;s ballot.</p><p>&quot;It&#39;s not appropriate for election officials to be taking positions on either the propositions or candidates when we&#39;re going to have to conduct the election,&quot; he said.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 17:40:42 +0000 Howard Fischer 14288 at http://knau.org Secretary Bennett's Endorsement of Romney Raises Questions Lawmakers Move to Close Loophole in Campaign Finance Laws http://knau.org/post/lawmakers-move-close-loophole-campaign-finance-laws <p>A 2010 United States Supreme Court ruling says corporations have the right to spend as much as they want supporting or opposing any candidate as long as they do that independent of the candidate&#39;s campaign. Secretary of State Ken Bennett said some corporations suddenly popped up last year during the Phoenix mayoral race and the Russell Pearce recall claiming that they did not have to disclose the SOURCE of their funds.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 23:32:04 +0000 Howard Fischer 7779 at http://knau.org Lawmakers Move to Close Loophole in Campaign Finance Laws