campaign finance

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At a Monday night debate the hottest issue among the four candidates for corporation commission was who might be funding their campaigns. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

The Arizona Technology Council took its $6,000 donation back from Gov. Jan Brewer’s political action committee after she used its cash to try to defeat a legislative candidate it supports. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

The state’s election director says an organization that has so far put nearly $1.7 million into this year’s primary election likely is violating campaign finance laws. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

Tom Horne Campaign Finance Trial Begins

Feb 10, 2014
Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

Attorney General Tom Horne goes before an administrative law judge Monday to defend himself against charges he violated state campaign finance laws in his 2010 election. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer report.

The state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that political candidates can accept much larger sums of money from donors. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

Las Vegas Casino Owner Gave Governor's PAC $250,000

Dec 12, 2012

A major financier of Republican candidates and causes gave Gov. Jan Brewer a quarter million dollars to spread around on congressional races. 

New campaign finance reports show Realtors put more than $186,000 into the corporation commission race to get a panel it hopes will be more favorable to its issues.

SuperPACS Spent Big in AZ

Dec 11, 2012

Three Congressional campaigns in Arizona were some of the most expensive in the country during November’s election.

Campaign finance reports filed late last week show the three winners in the statewide Corporation Commission race were the only candidates to receive outside money.  They all received the same amount from the same organizations.

Final campaign finance reports show supporters of Proposition 204 spent nearly $2.5 million in their unsuccessful bid to impose a permanent one-cent sales tax to benefit education and other causes.