By Craig McDermott, crossposted from Random Musings
Yes, it’s only 2017, but many candidates are already stepping forward for races in 2018.
In some cases, it’s out of necessity – the races are so involved that an effective campaign needs time to sufficiently get up to speed (i.e. – fundraise).
In other cases, it about trying to clear the field (i.e. – minimize viable opposition).
In a few cases, it’s about getting in some practice early on so that when campaign season gets fully up to speed, they’ll be in full throat when they bay at the moon (we *are* talking about AZ, after all 🙂 ).
Things will change before the cycle is over. Some of the current candidates will discontinue their candidacies, and other people will jump in.
Also, races for seats in the legislature are still in almost complete flux; those will be covered at a later date. This post will be all about races for statewide offices and seats in Congress.
On to the meat of this post (where a city is included – “Candidate X of city ABC”, the city is based on the committee address)…
In CD9, seat currently held by Democrat (in name, anyway) Kyrsten Sinema, Irina Baroness von Behr of Tempe has filed for the race for the Republican nomination. She was last seen running for a seat on the Tempe City Council, where she finished a distant last. Continue reading