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Political stories from across the state (Friday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

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Political stories from across the state (Thursday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

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Cash continues to flood two of region's three congressional races

One thing is clear from the latest round of campaign finance reports — prepare to be inundated with political ads until November.

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CD2 Watch: McSally narrowly outraises Barber, pulling in $441k in the first three months of 2014

CD2 Watch: McSally narrowly outraises Barber, pulling in $441k in the first three months of 2014

Cash is king in the Old Pueblo, with the top two candidates in Congressional District 2 raising roughly $864,000 in the last three months. 

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Political stories from across the state (Wednesday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

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Air Force general backs A-10 retention

Air Force general backs A-10 retention

A top Air Force official had one word to describe the proposed cuts threatening to ground the A-10 fleet.

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DCCC sends CD1/CD2 Republican congressional candidates a copy of the Ryan budget

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is sending a present to four Republican congressional candidates here in Arizona.

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Democrats launch major early TV effort against GOP congressional challengers

The Democratic House Majority PAC is spending $365,000 on a series of ads this month, critical of two Republican congressional candidates here in Arizona.

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Ad watch: House Majority PAC puts $365,000 in Tucson, Phoenix market

The House Majority PAC, a super PAC associated with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, has bought at least $365,000 in "non-candidate issue ads" slated to start running this morning in Tucson and the Phoenix markets. 

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Political stories from across the state (Monday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today (as well as over the weekend):

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CD2 Watch: Wooten travels to DC to fight for the A-10

Retired Air Force chief master sergeant and Republican candidate in Congressional District 2 Chuck Wooten recently traveled to Washington D.C. to attend a Senate Armed Services Subcommittee to support the A-10 attack fighter's continued mission here in Tucson. 

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CD2 Watch: Wooten criticized for registering as a Republican on Tuesday

CD2 Watch: Wooten criticized for registering as a Republican on Tuesday

It has been more than more than two months since retired veteran Chuck Wooten announced he would run for Congress.

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Political stories from across the state (Friday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

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CD2 Watch: Barber grills officials on A-10 in House Armed Services Committee

CD2 Watch: Barber grills officials on A-10 in House Armed Services Committee

Rep. Ron Barber  challenged US Air Force officials on Thursday, pressing them for answers on plans to retire the A-10 by 2019. 

April 10, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

CD2 Watch: McSally applauds McCain for joining fight to save the A-10

Retired Air Force colonel and Republican congressional candidate Martha McSally is applauding Sen. John McCain for his recent support to save the aging A-10 fighter from being mothballed.

April 10, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

McCain adds voice to effort to save aging A-10 fighter

Arizona’s senior senator has added his name to a growing chorus of politicians opposed to plans to ground the entire A-10 fleet.

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Political stories from across the state (Thursday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

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Political stories from across the state (Wednesday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

April 09, 2014 9:00 amLoading…

Democratic robocalls in Southern Arizona tie congressional challengers to Ryan’s budget

Unfamiliar or even blocked phone numbers started showing up on caller IDs throughout the Old Pueblo yesterday, with a stranger on the other end of the line asking them to call Republican congressional candidates.

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Rio Nuevo board rejects name change

The downtown redevelopment project synonymous with waste and mismanagement will still be known as Rio Nuevo — but the district board still awarded $4,000 in prize money in a contest to find the best new name.

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CD1/CD2 Watch: DCCC starts robocalls on Ryan budget

One of the first sets of robocalls of the political season went out this morning, a series of messages focusing on Republican candidates running in Congressional District 1 and 2.  

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Political stories from across the state (Monday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today (as well as over the weekend):

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CD1/CD2 Watch: NRCC puts out new web based ad against Barber, Kirkpatrick

CD1/CD2 Watch: NRCC puts out new web based ad against Barber, Kirkpatrick

The National Republican Congressional Committee will rely on Twitter this weekend to attack five Democrats seeking re-election. 

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RNCC #FinalFive ad focuses on Kirkpatrick

RNCC #FinalFive ad focuses on Kirkpatrick

Sample image of an web-based RNC ad, part of the #FinalFive campaign this weekend.

April 04, 2014 4:17 pm
RNCC #FinalFive ad focuses on Barber

RNCC #FinalFive ad focuses on Barber

Sample image of an web-based RNC ad, part of the #FinalFive campaign this weekend.

April 04, 2014 4:14 pm

Political stories from across the state (Friday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

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Democrats criticize criticism of Barber and Kirkpatrick over Obama-care

Democrats criticize criticism of Barber and Kirkpatrick over Obama-care

Two new videos attacking U.S. Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick and Ron Barber over their support for the Affordable Healthcare Act are expected to hit the airwaves this weekend.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Political stories from across the state (Thursday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

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LIBRE Initiative ad targets Barber's support for Obamacare

LIBRE Initiative ad targets Barber's support for Obamacare

A new round of ads attacking Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick and Ron Barber over their support for the Affordable Healthcare Act have been posted on Youtube, will television ads in Tucson and Phoenix markets expected to follow.

April 03, 2014 8:05 am
CD1/CD2 Watch: New ad target Barber, Kirkpatrick over their support for Obamacare

CD1/CD2 Watch: New ad target Barber, Kirkpatrick over their support for Obamacare

A new round of ads attacking Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick and Ron Barber over their support for the Affordable Healthcare Act are expected to air later this week.

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CD1/CD2 Watch: DCCC launches ads attacking Republicans over support of Ryan budget bill

CD1/CD2 Watch: DCCC launches ads attacking Republicans over support of Ryan budget bill

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched a new, nationwide ad campaign tying Republican candidates to a budget proposal this week made by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)

April 02, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
DCCC AD: Tell McSally - don't sell out the middle class

DCCC AD: Tell McSally - don't sell out the middle class

A new ad from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee attacks CD2 Republican candidate Martha McSally for her support for a Republican-supported budget proposal out of the US House of Representatives.Last year, McSally said she would support the Ryan budget compromise. Image courtesy…

April 02, 2014 2:12 pm

Bedford to Gallardo: “act more gay”

Tucson State Senator Olivia Cajero Bedford told another state senator and fellow Democrat, Steve Gallardo, that he should “act more gay,” the Arizona Capitol Times is reporting.

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Political stories from across the state (Wednesday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

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Political stories from across the state (Tuesday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

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White House to honor former Giffords staffer Pamela Simon

White House to honor former Giffords staffer Pamela Simon

The White House will honor a local woman who has become a vocal supporter of gun reform after surviving the Jan. 8, 2011, shooting spree.

March 31, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

CD1 Watch: Kiehne pledges to put more in the race

Republican Congressional candidate Gary Kiehne told a crowd of Tucson Republicans he was willing to put more of his personal fortune in the race.

March 31, 2014 4:01 pmLoading…

Survivor of the Jan. 8 shooting to be honored by White House this week

The White House will honor this week a Tucson woman who survived after being shot twice during the Jan. 8th shooting.

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CD2 Watch: Party officials square off on Arizona Illustrated

Arizona Illustrated host Jim Nintzel spent the second half of last Friday's Arizona Illustrated letting National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Daniel Scarpinato and Democratic political strategist Rodd McLeod verbally spar over various issues.The pair fought over the Affordabl…

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Monday morning political stories round-up

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today (as well as over the weekend):

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Dems call Boehner protest a success

Dems call Boehner protest a success

Local Democrats are calling a protest of private Republican fundraiser in Marana yesterday a success.

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Locals protest Boehner visit at Ritz-Carlton

Locals protest Boehner visit at Ritz-Carlton

Democrats protest Boehner visit. Image courtesy of the Pima County Democratic Party.

March 30, 2014 10:24 am
Bill could end live greyhound racing in Tucson without closing track

Bill could end live greyhound racing in Tucson without closing track

Live dog racing could come to an end in Southern Arizona without Tucson Greyhound Park shuttering its doors.

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NRCC's 'Young Guns' label boosts 2 Ariz. congressional candidates

The National Republican Congressional Committee put some weight behind two Arizona candidates this week as part of their “Young Guns” program.

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Dems to protest Boehner visit tomorrow

Democrats will plant themselves just outside the entrance to the $500-a-plate fundraiser lunch for Republican candidates Andy Tobin and Martha McSally tomorrow, protesting their ties to Speaker of the House John Boehner.

March 28, 2014 1:30 pmLoading…

Friday morning political stories round-up

A collection of political news from across the state:

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Giffords endorses Duval in gubernatorial campaign

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and astronaut husband, Mark Kelly, have put out a short view backing the sole Democratic candidate for Governor, Fred Duval.

March 27, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…

Thursday morning political stories round-up

A collection of political news from across the state:

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Wednesday morning political stories round-up

A collection of political news from across the state:

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