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Listen: Grassroots Groups Take Over Pima County Democratic Party

The John C. Scott Political Forum - 1030 KVOI AM

The John C. Scott Political Forum – 1030 KVOI AM

Broadcaster John C. Scott of KVOI radio 1030 AM talks with Blog for Arizona blogger Larry Bodine.  Listen to hear about:

  • Grassroots organizations have taken over the Pima County Democratic Party. Alison Jones’ 5-vote victory is not a mandate, but it is a call for a new direction.
  • Finding a new executive director to replace incumbent Heath Butrum.
  • Jones will broaden the base of the party to include civic organization and labor that have been shut out.
  • Who will run for Tucson mayor to replace Jonathan Rothschild? Will the CEO of the YWCA run?
  • Millennials are stepping forward to run for County Party positions, Connor Welton was elected for Recording Secretary over two long-experienced party members.
  • The dis-Appointment of Marth McSally to US Senate. Mitch McConnel lobbies for her even though she knows nothing about public service, but can fly a plane.
  • Who will beat McSally in 2020? Ruben Gallego, orhometown favorite Steve Farley?
  • Alison Jones will call a summit meeting of the leaders of Pima County’s six legislative districts – to compare notes.

 

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Donkey Feed for August 15th, 2018

By Michael Bryan

It’s time for a healthy snack of news and information. Stick your head through the fence and don’t bite the hand that feeds you, this is the Donkey Feed.

First an interesting graphic for the day. As the Trump (mis)Administration moves to lengthen the period of near-worthless “short term” health insurance plans up to three years, the states, including Arizona, remain more protective of consumers than the Federal Government’s standards:

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Donkey Feed, August 12th, 2018

By Michael Bryan

Please feed the donkeys! I have new stories that you will want to know about today: 4 Arizona stories, 6 National stories, and 2 World stories.

I have a graphic you might find interesting of the number of states that have moved, or could move, to automatic voter registration, and they are not only Democratic states:

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BlogForArizona is a Community, and Communities Have Disputes

By Michael Bryan

We seem to have a split of rather strong opinion on the blog. So I feel beholden to say a few things.

First, I don’t know who is right in this controversy over Mr. Garica’s book, or if there is a definitive “right” here. I haven’t read the book in question, so I have to defer to those who did, and they clearly have varying opinions about it.

That said, BlogForArizona is a community of writers who won’t always agree on everything, and that’s OK. We are not some cabal that consults with each other before we publish to ensure we present a consistent face to the readers. We are going to disagree, we may do so in public, and we are going to piss you off occasionally, and that’s OK.

I only ask that you remain respectful of each other; ultimately, we are all (mostly) Democrats here and have to stand together after the votes are all counted.

Peace.