elections

State Capitol News
4:30 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

After Sen. Crandell’s Death, Questions Remain in Outcome of Primary Election

State Sen. Chester Crandell
Credit Cheryl Evans/The Republic

The state’s chief election official said this afternoon Chester Crandell will be declared the winner of the Republican state senate primary even though he died Monday. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
8:52 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Dark Money Influencing Key State Elections

State Rep. Justin Pierce
Credit AP/The Republic

New reports show a so-called dark-money group has become the prime source of cash to influence elections for key state offices. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer has details.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Clean Elections Commission Pursues Investigation of Legacy Foundation Commercial

Former Mesa mayor and current gubernatorial candidate Scott Smith.
Credit Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times

The Clean Elections Commission is refusing to kill an investigation into whether a TV commercial aimed at Scott Smith was really designed to kill his gubernatorial bid. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
2:32 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Voter Indecision Looms in Home Stretch of Gubernatorial Primary

Republican gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones.
Credit David Wallace/The Republic

Early voting starts at the end of the week. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, a new statewide poll shows half of Republicans undecided about who they support for governor.

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State Capitol News
8:32 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Final Debate Turns Contentious in State Attorney General Primary

Incumbent Attorney General Tom Horne, left, and Mark Brnovich, his Republican challenger, center, debate Monday night at KAET.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

The two Republican candidates for attorney general faced off Monday night in their last televised debate before early voting starts this week. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer was there.

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State Capitol News
8:37 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Former Phoenix Mayor Pushing Open Primary Elections in Arizona

Paul Johnson details for reporters in 2012 his initiative to create nonpartisan primaries in Arizona. While the measure was soundly defeated, Johnson is trying again for 2016.
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

Voters may get another chance to decide if they want to create nonpartisan elections in the state. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:59 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Defeated Texas State Senator Aiding Gov. Brewer’s PAC

Gov. Jan Brewer
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

A Texas state senator defeated in his bid for reelection earlier this year is now helping Gov. Jan Brewer elect candidates she likes to Congress. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
5:00 am
Thu July 3, 2014

No Voter-Proposed Laws for Arizona’s 2014 Ballot

Credit huffingtonpost.com

It hasn’t happened in more than 30 years, but Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports it looks like there won’t be any voter-proposed laws on the November ballot.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:52 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Gov. Brewer Contemplates Who She’ll Support In Upcoming Elections

Gov. Jan Brewer
Credit AP

Gov. Jan Brewer is building up a political warchest to help influence who controls the Legislature for the next two years — and potentially who succeeds her. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
7:59 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Arizona Secretary of State Candidates Debate Their Qualifications for Governor

Justin Pierce, Michele Reagan and Wil Cardon debate Tuesday night as each seeks to become the Republican nominee for secretary of state. Hosting is Ted Simons, right, of KAET-TV.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

Three Republicans are vying to become the next secretary of state. So at a televised debate on KAET-TV Tuesday night, moderator Ted Simons asked them what qualifies them to be governor. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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