(Part-2) Arizona judge rules No Labels can bar non-presidential candidates.

However, the No Labels campaign may be able to utilize the Arizona verdict to bolster its claim that it is exempt from filing campaign fund declarations under Arizona law due to the fact that it is not endorsing any candidates for state office.

No Labels has already guaranteed its spot on the ballot in thirteen states, including Arizona, which is anticipated to be one of the tightest contests in November.

Democrats were worried that a No Labels candidate could swing the state in favor of Trump, even with a small showing in a state with over 3 million voters, after President Joe Biden's 2020 narrow victory with a coalition of conservative independents and moderate Republicans.

No Labels has the First Amendment right to choose its associates, according to Judge John Tuchi, who was appointed by Barack Obama.

Even if party authorities reject a candidate's file, Fontes claims he must accept it nevertheless. While Tuchi acknowledged the necessity, he emphasized that safeguarding No Labels' fundamental rights took precedence.

Arizona has five No Labels members running for office, and one of them, Richard Grayson, expressed optimism that appellate courts might view the matter differently. Even though he is clearly the party leader among Republicans, Trump claims he has no right to exclude individuals from running for state legislature just because they are people he dislikes.

According to Grayson, "there's a lot of people in the various parties that the parties don't want them to run, and that's always been true." This statement was made on Tuesday.

As a critic of No Labels who believes the party ought to reveal its backers, Grayson draws parallels between his incessantly unsuccessful efforts and performance art. He decided to switch parties in order to highlight what he sees as an ineffective, top-down effort.

More Stories