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KJZZ's The Show: Friday Newscap
24 minutes | Sep 30, 2022
Why the fight against school vouchers fell short this time
Groups failed to garner enough signatures to bring school vouchers back to the ballot, and discussion continues on a Pima County judge's ruling to allow a ban on most abortions. To discuss these happenings and more, The Show spoke with former gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones and Julie Erfle of Erfle Uncuffed.
25 minutes | Sep 23, 2022
What we learned from the Arizona secretary of state debate
This week wrapped up with the secretary of state debate Sept. 22 between Democratic candidate Adrian Fontes and Republican Mark Finchem. Plus, a Republican group has cut its Arizona spending in the U.S. Senate race. To discuss this news and more, The Show spoke with Marcus Dell’Artino of First Strategic and attorney Tom Ryan.
25 minutes | Sep 16, 2022
How Hobbs can bounce back after ditching the Arizona governor debate
This week started with governor candidate Katie Hobbs declining to debate Republican nominee Kari Lake. But one debate did happen in the superintendent of public instruction race. To discuss this news and more, The Show spoke with Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting and Stacy Pearson of Lumen Strategies.
25 minutes | Sep 9, 2022
Name-calling and chaos: How the Arizona governor debate became a top issue
KJZZ’s Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. This week saw gubernatorial candidates Katie Hobbs and Kari Lake taking questions separately and not debating at a Chamber of Commerce event.
23 minutes | Sep 2, 2022
Why Katie Hobbs may be hesitant to take on Kari Lake in an AZ governor debate
To discuss the state Supreme Court’s ruling that certain audit records can be kept secret, why Katie Hobbs may not debate Kari Lake and more, The Show spoke with attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera and Matthew Benson of Veridus.
24 minutes | Aug 26, 2022
Arizonans could finally get a chance to vote on dark money
This week, a judge ruled that the Fair and Free Elections initiative will be on the November ballot; the measure seeks greater transparency for political spending, as well as a number of other aims to combat restrictions put in place by Arizona's Republican-controlled Legislature. To discuss these happenings and more, The Show spoke with Dawn Penich-Thacker of Agave Strategy and Doug Cole of HighGround.
23 minutes | Aug 19, 2022
Could water be Arizona candidates make-or-break issue?
This week saw further water cutbacks coming to Arizona after federal authorities stepped in to address the Southwest drought. Now, eyes are on how much of a campaign issue that could be ahead of the general election. To discuss these stories and more, The Show spoke with Julie Erfle of Erfle Uncuffed and Paul Bentz of HighGround.
25 minutes | Aug 12, 2022
Are extreme Republican candidates good for Democrats in Arizona?
This week saw Gov. Doug Ducey throw his support behind Republican governor candidate Kari Lake, and the FBI served a search warrant at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence. To discuss these stories and more, The Show spoke with attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera and Lorna Romero Ferguson of Elevate Strategies.
34 minutes | Aug 5, 2022
Will Karrin Taylor Robson endorse Kari Lake for governor?
To talk about this week’s primary results and what it could mean for November’s election, former gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones and Democratic strategist and former deputy director for the Biden Campaign Tony Cani joined The Show.
22 minutes | Jul 29, 2022
What to expect on Arizona's primary election night
This week, Arizona's Republican party censured two mayors who support another term for democratic Sen. Mark Kelly. And next week is the state’s primary election. To discuss these happenings and more, The Show spoke with Marcus Dell’Artino of First Strategic and David Lujan of Children’s Action Alliance.
24 minutes | Jul 22, 2022
Arizona is a proxy war for the future of the Republican party
This week finished up with former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence stopping in Arizona to rally for dueling gubernatorial picks. Trump has endorsed Kari Lake while Pence has backed Karrin Taylor Robson. And as the primary inches closer, candidates are spending record amounts. To discuss these stories and more, The Show spoke with Stacy Pearson of Lumen Strategies and Doug Cole of HighGround.
26 minutes | Jul 15, 2022
Would a Trump rally help or hurt his Arizona candidates?
Gov. Doug Ducey sidestepped former President Donald Trump when he announced his endorsement for Republican Beau Lane in Arizona's secretary of state race. Ducey had previously announced support for Karrin Taylor Robson in the governor's race. Trump has backed Kari Lake for governor and Mark Finchem for secretary of state. Meanwhile, Trump is planning a rally in Prescott. To discuss those stories and more, The Show spoke with attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera and Emily Ryan of Copper State Consulting.
24 minutes | Jul 8, 2022
'Ducey 2.0' vs. 'the female version of Donald Trump'
This week saw Gov. Doug Ducey endorse Karrin Taylor Robson as his replacement as campaigning ahead of the August gubernatorial primary heats up. Ducey also vetoed a bill to give Maricopa County voters a chance to extend a transportation sales tax. To discuss these stories and more, The Show spoke with Julie Erfle of Erfle Uncuffed and Jaime Molera of Molera Alvarez.
25 minutes | Jul 1, 2022
How the Arizona GOP gubernatorial race is shaping up
This week saw Arizona's Republican gubernatorial candidates debate — the party down one candidate with former Congressman Matt Salmon dropping out of the race. To discuss this and more, The Show spoke with Chad Campbell of Lumen Strategies and Republican strategist Tyler Montague.
28 minutes | Jun 24, 2022
SCOTUS abortion ruling means 'a long path of litigation' for Arizona
This week, The U.S. Supreme Court this overturned Roe v. Wade. And in Arizona, state lawmakers finally passed a budget, less than a week before their deadline. To discuss those stories and more, The Show Spoke with Doug Cole of HighGround consulting and attorney Tom Ryan.
25 minutes | Jun 17, 2022
Republicans revive efforts for school vouchers
This week saw Republican lawmakers reintroduce efforts for universal school vouchers — a move similar to one voters rejected four years ago. And with a June 30 deadline, talks on a budget continue at the state Capitol. Meanwhile, at the nation's capitol, Arizona's senators are working on gun legislation. To discuss these stories and more, The Show spoke with Lorna Romero Ferguson of Elevate Strategies and Stacy Pearson of Lumen Strategies.
23 minutes | Jun 3, 2022
Could the Arizona Legislature take action on gun violence?
This week, moves to change gun policy in Arizona have been met with obstacles in the Arizona Legislature, and former President Donald Trump has endorsed a candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona. To discuss these stories and more, The Show spoke with Julie Erfle of Erfle Uncuffed and former gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones.
52 minutes | May 27, 2022
An effort to ban ballot drop boxes failed in Arizona Senate
This week rekindled the fierce debate around gun control as the nation witnessed its deadliest school shooting in nearly a decade at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. And an effort to ban ballot drop boxes here failed in the state Senate. The Show spoke with David Lujan of Children’s Action Alliance and Jaime Molera of Molera Alvarez.
26 minutes | May 20, 2022
What can the Arizona Senate do about Wendy Rogers?
This week, the state Senate voted to investigate Sen. Wendy Rogers to see whether she violated ethics rules by tweeting conspiracy theories. And a last-minute petition effort is aiming to protect abortion and other reproductive rights. To discuss this news and more, The Show spoke with Chad Campbell of Strategies 360 and Marcus Dell’Artino of First Strategic.
24 minutes | May 13, 2022
What's next for Rep. Andy Biggs after Jan. 6 Committee subpoena
This week saw a continuation of Arizona's 2020 election audit saga, with Senate President Karen Fann attempting to block the release of 700 documents related to the count. Meanwhile, Republican candidates for the state's attorney general race held their first debate. To discuss these happenings and more, The Show spoke with Doug Cole of HighGround and Dawn Penich-Thacker of Agave Strategy.
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