Ann Kirkpatrick

Ryan Heinsius

Fourth Congressional District Republican Representative Paul Gosar and Democratic First District Representative Ann Kirkpatrick last week hosted a public discussion about local rural issues. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, forest health and the economy topped the list of subjects.

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UPDATE: Wednesday morning Andy Tobin conceded defeat to Rep. Kirkpatrick. In a statement from her campaign staff, Kirkpatrick said she is "deeply honored" to have been reelected. 

Ryan Heinsius

Across the state today voters will decide on a variety of offices and propositions. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, some local elections have garnered national attention.

Kirkpatrick and Tobin Square Off in CD-1 Debate

Sep 25, 2014
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Congressional challenger Andy Tobin sought votes during a debate Wednesday night by arguing that if you don’t like Barack Obama you should oust incumbent Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer was there.

The Republican primary race in the First Congressional District remains too close to call. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan Reports, this hasn’t prevented the incumbent from preparing to face the eventual winner.

Despite a recent wave of attack ads criticizing Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, the congresswoman had a stronger fundraising quarter than her Republican opponents looking to unseat her in 2014. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, Rep. Kirkpatrick also recently received a high-profile endorsement.

Former Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick has defeated former Republican state lawmaker Jonathan Paton to win Arizona's 1st Congressional District seat.

In case you haven't heard, there’s an election tomorrow.

And we thought we check in with Northern Arizona University Politics Professor Fred Solop to see what he’ll be watching for as the results start to come in.

He says he thinks deeply red Arizona may have a slightly different color on Wednesday morning.


According to the Federal Election Commission, independent organizations have reported spending nearly $3.5 million to influence the results in Arizona’s CD1.

The district stretches across northern and eastern Arizona and includes Flagstaff.

That $3.5 million is more than a million more than the republican and democrat have spent on their own campaigns.

Because of the 2010 Supreme Court decision, Citizens United, those independent groups don’t have to disclose where that money is coming from.

Kirkpatrick Outraises, Outspends Paton 2 to 1

Oct 18, 2012

The Federal Election Commission has released the latest campaign finance reports.