Recently, Arizona State Congressional District (CD) House Candidates have held debates in CD One and Nine.

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The topics in the debates included:

  • COVID 19 and Coronavirus Relief Legislation.
  • Rural Broadband.
  • Mitch McConnell’s obstruction on legislation including COVID 19 relief while people are dying.
  • Law Enforcement Reform.
  • Bipartisan Cooperation.
  • Climate and Environmental Science.
  • Forest Management.
  • Border Wall on Tribal Land.
  • Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
  • Trump’s Impeachment and Fitness for Office.
  • Maricopa County Government handling of COVID 19.
  • Health Care and the Affordable Care Act.
  • Economic Opportunity and Social Justice.

Readers that reside in either district should watch the debate to see where all the candidates stand.

Matt Grodsky, the spokesperson for the Arizona Democratic Party commented on O’Halleran’s performance that:

“Representative O’Halleran made it clear to the voters of CD One that he will continue to represent all of his constituents. Among the many things Rep. O’Halleran is championing, he’s fighting to ensure that Arizonans have an economy that works for everyone, he’s working to make sure health care is more accessible, and he’s defending Social Security and Medicare. We know CD One will re-elect Congressman O’Halleran this November so he can continue his good work.”

Arizona Democratic Party Chairperson Felecia Rotellini offered her views of the CD Nine Debate, stating:

“Congressman Stanton showed why he’s popular among voters in his district: He’s fiercely committed to delivering for Arizona in Congress and building an America that works for everyone.”

“As the mayor of Phoenix, he led Arizona’s economic recovery and now he’s fighting to rebuild our economy once again. In Congress, Congressman Stanton was one of the leading champions for a modernized trade deal with Canada and Mexico to create good jobs and support small businesses in Arizona, and has already brought home nearly half a billion dollars in resources for water and transportation infrastructure.”

“I’m confident that every Congressional District Nine voter who watched tonight’s debate will enthusiastically vote to send Congressman Stanton back to represent us in Washington.”

Mr. Grodsky also had pointed comments towards the two Republican Nominees in CD Four and Five, (Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs) who lack the bravery to debate the issues with Democratic Nominees Delina DiSanto and Joan Greene.

He wrote:

“Representative Gosar and Representative Biggs have shown for the last several years that they have a lot in common: while backing tax giveaways to big corporations and the wealthiest Americans, they’ve supported plans to let insurance companies jack up premiums on older Americans and those with pre-existing conditions. And when it comes to coronavirus, both Biggs and Gosar have intentionally spread coronavirus misinformation that has put Arizonans’ lives at risk.”

“By refusing to debate their opponents, Gosar and Biggs have proven that they don’t have the fortitude to defend their actions and square off against their Democratic challengers. Arizonans in CD Four and CD Five deserve leaders that will put them first and who are unafraid to face their constituents. They deserve Delina DiSanto and Joan Greene.”

“With their refusal to give Arizonans a chance to see their candidates engage, Gosar and Biggs have forfeited their right to hold their seats.”

Just by showing their political cowardice (as well as their positions on the issues,) Gosar and Biggs have forfeited the right to ask for their constituent’s vote.

While Tiffany Shedd and David Giles did have the strength to appear, they demonstrated that their views are more frine right than even right of center to deserve the support of the majority of the voters in their Congressional Districts.

DiSanto, Greene, O’Halleran, and Stanton have demonstrated that they will be open with the people, inclusive in their governing style, and forward-thinking in their governing approach.

They deserve to be part of the next House of Representatives Session in January 2021.

Please remember:

  • The General Election Day is on November 3. 2020. Please see the below graphic for all-important voting dates. 
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  • Arizona residents, mail your General Election ballot by October 27, 2020, for the November 3, 2020 election. With recent issues with the Post Office, you should consider mailing them out by October 23, 2020, if not earlier. 
  • Check-in with the Secretary of State’s office where you live to verify your mail-in ballot was received, processed, verified, and counted.
  • Know the voter ID requirements in your state.
  • If you can, support Clean Election Candidates with a small contribution.
  • Also, please remember to stay informed on all the candidates and vote for all the offices on the ballot.
  • Also, remember to research all the ballot initiatives, sign to get them on the ballot if you support the measure, and vote on them as well.

 

 

 

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