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State Capitol News
4:05 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Symington Endorses Felecia Rotellini for State Attorney General

Former Arizona governor Fife Symington has endorsed Democrat Felecia Rotellini in the state's attorney general race.
Credit The Arizona Republic

Democrat Felecia Rotellini picked up what could be an important endorsement today in her bid for attorney general. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
5:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Rising Jobless Rate Fuels Debate in Governor’s Race

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal addresses the audience last month at a forum in Flagstaff at Northern Arizona University.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

A new report showing the state’s jobless rate rising for the third straight month is fueling a key debate in the gubernatorial campaign. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
5:00 am
Tue September 16, 2014

State Republicans May Try to Block Independents from Their Primaries

House Speaker Andy Tobin at the state capitol in 2013. He beat his Republican primary opponent, Gary Kiehne, by just over 400 votes last month. A big factor in his victory could have been the large number of independents voting in the Republican race.
Credit AP Photo/Matt York

Republicans may try to block independents from voting in future party primaries after they may have affected the outcome of some close races this year. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
2:54 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Clean Elections Commission to Pursue Full Investigation of Horne

Attorney General Tom Horne
Credit westernfreepress.org

The Clean Elections Commission concluded this afternoon there’s enough evidence to merit a full-blown investigation into whether Attorney General Tom Horne used state personnel and resources in his reelection bid. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
5:00 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Education Focal Point of First General-Election Gubernatorial Debate

Doug Ducey (right) discusses his ideas for shrinking government by going through the state budget "like a businessman" as Democrat Fred DuVal weighs his comments.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

Education took center stage Wednesday night as gubernatorial hopefuls, Democrat Fred DuVal and Republican Doug Ducey, faced off in their first debate ahead of the general election. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer was there.

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State Capitol News
4:00 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Clean Elections Commission Further Pursuing Horne Campaign Finance Investigation

Outgoing Attorney General Tom Horne
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

The executive director of the Clean Elections Commission concluded today there’s reason to believe that Tom Horne used more than $300,000 worth of state employee time and office rent in his bid to get reelected as attorney general. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer has details.

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State Capitol News
3:30 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Final Voting Numbers from State Primary Trickling In

Secretary of State Ken Bennett signs the formal canvass Monday for the Aug. 26 primary election. Only 27 percent of registered voters turned out.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

New figures this afternoon show the outcome of the just-completed primary was decided by only about one out of every four registered voters. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
3:00 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Keihne Concedes CD-1 Republican Primary to House Speaker Tobin

Rancher Gary Kiehne and House Speaker Andy Tobin at a June debate. Kiehne on Tuesday conceded the GOP primary to Tobin.
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

The first congressional district now has a Republican candidate. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:22 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

With No Winner Yet Declared in CD-1, Kirkpatrick Proposes Debates

Eastern Arizona Republican congressional candidate Gary Kiehne.
Credit azcapitoltimes.com

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. 

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State Capitol News
8:18 am
Thu August 28, 2014

College Costs Emerge as First Issue in Governor’s Race

Democratic gubernatorial candidate and former Arizona regent at a forum in Flagstaff earlier this month.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

Republicans are making the cost of attending college in the state an issue in the governor’s race. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, the issue is more complex than the pure dollar figures.

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