Trent Franks

After Pennsylvania upset, will AZ Dems see similar success in congressional races?

However bright Democrats' prospects seem for the fall midterms, they still face a tough time in red outposts like Arizona.


Arizona's Special Election

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Laurie Roberts of <i>The Arizona Republic</i> about voting patterns and issues for the upcoming special election in Arizona's 8th district on April 24.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Democrats got a boost this week as Conor Lamb appears to have squeaked out a win in a Pennsylvania …


Ad executive admits sexist email 'misses the mark'

Juanita Broaddrick

Pennsylvania’s Special Election Is Republicans’ Canary in a Coal Mine

The term “canary in a coal mine,” refers to the practice of miners sending canaries into coal mines; if a canary died, it meant methane gas was …

Mike Pence

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey goes on tweetstorm over gun control, one day after student sit-in

In a flurry of tweets, Ducey outlined what his office said will be the basic components of his plan. Ducey said he is working on a bipartisan bill.

Doug Ducey

To shed old, white, straight, male stereotype, Republicans need more diverse candidates | Opinion

For Republicans<b>,</b> this week’s special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th District — a district President Trump won by 20 points — should have been a …

Debbie Stabenow

Is Democratic Win in PA-18 Race the Shape of Things to Come In Next Specials?

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)No sooner had Democrat Conor Lamb claimed victory in the nationally-watched special election in Pennsylvania’s …

John Kasich

Lamb's Win Points to GOP Losing 60 House Seats, Senate Control

The apparent win of Democrat Conor Lamb for Pennsylvania's 18th district has shaken the Republican establishment to its foundations and points to a …

Karen Handel

Arizona special election features Debbie Lesko, Hiral Tipirneni: What to know about the race

Arizona’s 8th congressional district hasn’t had a U.S. representative since December – but that will change after an April special election.<p>Republican Debbie Lesko, a former state lawmaker, is facing off with Democrat Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, a cancer research advocate, to represent the district. The …

U.S. Politics

Poll: Majority says #MeToo movement has helped address gender inequality

A majority of adults in the U.S. believe that the spotlight on sexual assault and harassment has helped address gender inequality, according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll.<p>The survey found 51 percent of respondents said that they believe reports about sexual assault have helped address …


Maricopa County certifies US House primary election victors

PHOENIX (AP) - The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has certified the results of last week's special primary election for the U.S. House seat …


Mavs owner Mark Cuban denies 2011 sex assault allegation

Harvey Weinstein<p>Matt Lauer<p>Louis C.K.<p>Kevin Spacey<p>Al Franken<p>Charlie Rose<p>Rep. Trent Franks<p>John Lasseter<p>James Toback<p>Former President George H.W. Bush<p>Warren Moon<p>Roy Moore<p>Dr. Larry Nassar<p>Brett Ratner<p>Mark Halperin<p>Russell Simmons<p>Steven Seagal<p>Jeremy Piven<p>Garrison Keillor<p>Michael Oreskes<p>Chef John Besh<p>Dustin …

Garrison Keillor

Why Arizona Democrats are going all-in on this Trump district

<b>(CNN) —</b> In Arizona's deep-red West Valley, Democrats are making a bold prediction.<p>The 8th District seat vacated by former Republican Rep. Trent Franks, who resigned over accusations of sexual harassment, has long looked sure to stay in GOP hands in the upcoming April special election.<p>But local …


Roberts: Democrats can forget about replacing Trent Franks in AZ08

Arizona Democrats are deluded if they think a Trump backlash will hand them the 8th Congressional District.

Maricopa County

Don’t forget how the movement that changed Hollywood started: With great reporting

The world has changed since last year’s Oscars — and for the better.<p>So let’s not forget what got us there: great journalism.<p>Legacy media companies may be under constant criticism, and trust in the press may be at a low point.<p>But less than six months after the New York Times broke its first story …


GOP primary winner faces 2nd federal election law complaint

PHOENIX (AP) — A second complaint alleging federal campaign finance law violations has been filed against the winner of this week's special Republican primary election to replace former U.S. Rep. Trent Franks.<p>The complaint against former state Sen. Debbie Lesko was filed with the Federal Election …


GOP winner of Arizona primary expected to win US House seat

PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican victor of a special primary election is the immediate favorite to win the U.S. House seat vacated by former Rep. Trent Franks.<p>Former state Sen. Debbie Lesko pulled out a decisive victory Tuesday. She will face Democratic nominee Hiral Tipirneni, a political newcomer, …


Trump slammed Clinton over handling of classified info. That looks like hypocrisy now

WASHINGTON — If there was one issue Donald Trump campaigned on more aggressively than the others in 2016, it was the importance of handling classified information — when it came to Hillary Clinton’s private email account and server.<p>“She set up this illegal server knowing full well that her actions …

Donald Trump

Sexting Brings Down GOP Front-runner in Arizona Special Congressional Primary

The reckoning over sexual misconduct by powerful men took down another politician yesterday, as the front-runner for the GOP nomination in a special …


Steve Montenegro concedes in GOP primary for Arizona seat after texting scandal

Republican candidate Debbie Lesko was in the lead after unofficial results were released on Tuesday. She spoke with supporters who had gathered at her home after results were released. Thomas Hawthorne/


GOP dodges bullet in Ariz. race to replace Franks

Former Arizona state Sen. Debbie Lesko (R) on Tuesday won the GOP nomination to replace disgraced ex-Rep. Trent FranksHarold (Trent) Trent …


Lawmaker running for House seat vacated over misconduct faces sex scandal of his own

There​ must be something in the congressional water.<p>The frontrunner in a special election to replace an Arizona congressman who resigned over sexual …


10 things to know Wednesday

No Published Caption<p>Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site.<p>Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the …


Wednesday’s Campaign Round-Up, 2.28.18

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.<p>* In Arizona yesterday, Republican voters nominated Debbie Lesko to fill …

Donald Trump

Oh-Oh again: Dems flip 2 more state legislative seats

Two more bad news straws in the wind for Republicans Tuesday. Two Democrats took back state legislative seats lost in the long years of Obama’s …

Conservative View

Lesko Wins Special Election Primary in Arizona

Debbie Lesko (R) won the Republican primary race for the vacant Arizona congressional seat Tuesday night, “drawing on her deep ties to the area to …

Donald Trump

Top Stories: North Korea Allegedly Supports Syria; The 'Right To Be Forgotten'

Good morning, here are our early stories:<p><b>— North Korea Reportedly Sending Missile, Chemical Weapons Parts To Syria.</b><p><b>— Google Received 650,000 'Right To Be Forgotten' Requests Since 2014.</b><p><b>— Send In The Clones: Barbra Streisand Reveals Fluffy Canine Copies.</b><p><b>— India Pays Final Respects To Bollywood</b> …

New York Times

First Read's Morning Clips: Lesko's the winner in AZ-8

<b>MIDTERM MADNESS: Lesko’s the winner in GOP race in AZ-8</b><p>NBC’s Alex Seitz-Wald writes that the Democratic National Committee will announce today that it's planning to contact 50 million voters before the November elections.<p>Nate Cohn writes that the exit polls were wrong; Trump never won …


GOPer stung by sex scandal loses bid to fill seat vacated over misconduct

A GOP candidate – recently stung by an embarrassing sexting revelation – lost his bid Tuesday to win a congressional seat vacated by Rep. Trent …

Jan Brewer

Hiral Tipirneni defeats Brianna Westbrook in Democratic Congressional District 8 primary

Hiral Tipirneni defeated her Democratic rival Brianna Westbrook in Tuesday's closely watched special 8th Congressional District primary.