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GOP goes back to the immigration well in Arizona

ARIVACA — Jim Chilton stood before the four strands of barbed wire that separate his ranchland from Mexico and pointed at a nearby ridge. "Very often, I see scouts on that mountain, right there," he told Rep. Martha McSally.

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Voters won’t see Libertarian on ballot for governor

PHOENIX — For the first time in more than two decades, Arizonans won't have the option to vote for a Libertarian Party candidate for governor.

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Polls: Race to replace Flake in Senate a toss-up

PHOENIX — Three new polls this past week show the race to replace Jeff Flake in the U.S. Senate is pretty much a toss-up.

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Federal appeals court upholds ban on ‘ballot harvesting’

PHOENIX — Calling the lack of evidence of fraud irrelevant, a divided federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld Arizona's ban on "ballot harvesting.''

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Border Patrol union steps into race for Governor; beware of those who ‘cuss out’ law enforcement

PHOENIX — The head of the local Border Patrol union is telling Hispanics they should not support David Garcia for governor simply because he also is Latino.

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Nominee for superintendent of public instruction announced

PHOENIX — The Republican Party finally has its nominee for superintendent of public instruction. Final unofficial vote tallies show former California Congressman Frank Riggs with 124,666 votes, edging out Bob Branch who has been involved in teaching educators. Branch wound up with 124,307 votes.

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Maricopa County approves funding for audit on Arizona election issues

PHOENIX — Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes said he was angry with himself over the issues surrounding last week's primary election in the first occasion that he's publicly answered questions from top officials about what went wrong.

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Third/fourth place switch for Dewey-Humboldt council

Unofficial election results in

Unofficial elections results are in for Yavapai County and one Dewey-Humboldt race has switched its third- and fourth-place winners.

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Close mayoral races in PV, Dewey-Humboldt

In a close election with a mere 69 votes separating the two candidates for the Prescott Valley mayor’s seat, unofficial results show Kell Palguta has received 50.57 percent of the votes ahead of Michael Whiting, who received 49.29 percent.

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Republicans Campbell, Stringer advance to General Election ballot in LD1

Prescott’s two Republican incumbents in the Arizona House of Representatives appear to be on their way to the General Election to face two Democratic challengers.

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Ducey, Garcia to face off for Arizona governor in November

PHOENIX — The incumbent Republican governor and a Democratic Latino education professor won their parties’ respective nods in Tuesday’s primary election for Arizona’s top office.

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Primary Election results, Aug. 30 update

Following are the unofficial results, with 100% of precincts reporting across the state – as of 6 p.m. Thursday; the local election results have precincts reporting upwards of 98%.

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Republican governor, Latino Democrat favored in Arizona

PHOENIX — The incumbent Republican governor and a Democratic Hispanic education professor appeared likely to win their parties' respective nods in the primary election for Arizona's top office.

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Maricopa will not seek to keep polls open; woes should not delay election results

PHOENIX - Maricopa County won't seek to keep the polls open late tonight despite problems getting some of them open this morning.

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Judge gives GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bennett 4 more hours to qualify for campaign funds

PHOENIX -- Ken Bennett got four more hours to gather more donations to qualify for public funding for his gubernatorial campaign.

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Report: Arizona Democrats appear to be more energized than Republicans

PHOENIX — It may not be the signs of a "blue wave.''

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Gosar, Arpaio applaud president while in Kingman

KINGMAN – U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, hoping for reelection to Arizona’s 4th Congressional District, and Joe Arpaio, candidate for U.S. Senate, were met with applause at a packed Dambar Steakhouse Tuesday during the Kingman Republican Women meeting.

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Arizona voters won't see primary debates

PHOENIX — Republican primary voters casting ballots for an open U.S. Senate seat in Arizona are unlikely to see a televised debate despite calls from two of the three candidates.

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Last day to request an early ballot is Friday, Aug. 17

Yavapai County Recorder Leslie Hoffman has announced that the last day to request an early ballot be mailed to you is Friday, Aug. 17, for the Aug. 28 Primary Election.

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Meet the candidates running for Justice of Peace, Constable in Yavapai County

For many people, a justice of the peace or constable are not part of one’s daily life.

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Dewey-Humboldt candidates want ‘country town’ to remain

Dewey-Humboldt Town Council candidate Karen Brooks complimented the audience of about 80 at Thursday’s candidate forum for being informed about the issues facing the town.

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‘Ballot harvesting’ suit questions 2016 law; activist calls it violation of her rights

PHOENIX — Attorneys for a Democrat activist told a federal judge Friday, Aug. 10, there is a legal and constitutional right for her and others to deliver someone else’s ballot to polling places.

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2 school districts - Prescott and Chino Valley - and Yavapai College to have board elections Nov. 6

All other districts' seats uncontested

In the tri-city region, only Prescott Unified School District and Chino Valley Unified School District will have contested school board races, or three candidates for two, four-year seats this year.

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In Arizona's Senate race, Democrat seeks to flip a GOP seat

Arizona is a political rarity this year, one of the few places where Democrats have any hope of flipping a Republican Senate seat.

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Gov. Ducey doesn’t consider media ‘enemy of the people’

PHOENIX — He said it isn’t always a smooth relationship.

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