A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

• Ad Watch: New Ducey ad to start airing today azstarnet.com

• Federal appeals court blocks Arizona abortion-drug law azstarnet.com

• Mystery candidate Cesar Chavez defends campaign azcentral.com

• Ducey, Smith, DuVal announce big fundraising hauls azcapitoltimes.com (subscription required)

• Arizona Chamber endorses lawmakers who opposed its policies azcapitoltimes.com (subscription required)

• Environmental activist dies waiting at Capitol azcapitoltimes.com (subscription required)

Contact reporter Joe Ferguson at jferguson@azstarnet.com or 573-4346. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFerguson