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Congressman Paul Gosar Endorses David Livingston for State Treasurer

Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar is endorsing State Senator David Livingston in his campaign for State Treasurer. Gosar has represented Arizona in the U.S. Congress since his first election in 2010, while Livingston has served in the State Legislature since his first election in 2012. Both have strong conservative records on issues ranging from border security

Politics

Incumbents have edge, but redistricting scrambles House race outlooks

Arizona’s congressional incumbents have the advantage of name recognition and massive fundraising leads – but analysts say they might need both as congressional redistricting has “put us all in a state of limbo” for the 2022 House races. There are other variables for next year as well, including an open seat in District 2 where

Politics

As cops testify on Capitol attacks, GOP lawmakers blast ‘sham’ inquiry

Police officers gave hours of emotional testimony Tuesday about being on the front lines at the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, while separate groups of GOP lawmakers attacked the hearings as a sham and defended the rioters as “political prisoners.” The comments came as a special House committee began investigating the assault by supporters

Immigration

Border encounters surge, as migrants make repeated crossing attempts

The number of migrants stopped at the Southwest border continued to surge last month, to the highest level for June in at least 20 years, but officials caution that those numbers could have been inflated by repeat attempts by the same people. Customs and Border Protection reported 188,829 “encounters” at the border for June, a 5% increase

Politics

Analysts say ‘America First’ flap not likely to hurt Gosar in long run

Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar has tried to distance himself from reports he was backing a caucus that would defend “Anglo-Saxon political traditions,” but political analysts say the flap is unlikely to harm the conservative Republican’s re-election prospects. “If Gosar’s district looks like it does now, he should be fine,” said Kyle Kondik, managing editor for

National

Trump pardons former Rep. Rick Renzi for fraud, extortion convictions

In one of his last acts as president, Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned two Arizonans, including former Rep. Rick Renzi who was convicted of extortion, racketeering and other charges while representing the 1st District in Congress. The pardons – including one for Scott Connor Crosby, a one-time bank robber who supporters say has turned his

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