With early ballots arriving in the mail the next couple of days, we have included links to all the articles pertaining to profiles compiled on the federal, state, and local Democratic nominees running for office this year. Please review them so they can help you make the best decision when voting these next two and a half weeks.
Furthermore, please consider the following when deciding whether or not to vote this election:
- If you think we can do better than one in four children in Arizona living in poverty, then vote in November.
- If you think we can do better than being near the bottom in the nation in education funding, then vote in November.
- If you agree with gubernatorial candidate David Garcia that “no one should be left behind,” then vote in November.
- If you agree with Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate Kathy Hoffman that the “future of Arizona is in our schools,” then vote in November.
- If you agree with Attorney General candidate January Contreras that public service should be about the “little guy and democracy” and the people, especially the most vulnerable (like those with pre-existing health conditions), need to be protected, then vote in November.
- If you agree with Treasurer candidate Mark Manoil that local and state Arizona economic development would be better served with local community banks than Wall Street banks, then vote in November.
- If you agree with Mining Inspector candidate Bill Pierce that uranium should not be mined for in the Grand Canyon where any contamination into the Colorado River would make that water undrinkable for millions of citizens across several states, then vote in November.
- If you want Arizona to be the solar capital of the country and greater utility investments steered towards solar, water, and wind like Corporation Commission candidate Kiana Sears, then vote in November.
- If you want the stench of Dark Money removed from the public arena as most of the Democratic local and state candidates want, then vote in November.
- If you want public servants like this year’s Democratic candidates that listen to their constituents and show up to public forums and debates, then vote in November.
- If you want our borders secured, like our Democratic candidates want, with smart technology and smart policies geared towards capturing criminals, drug dealers, and human traffickers, then vote in November.
- If you want all civil rights protected, including the right for women to choose and the newly recognized rights for members of the LGBTQ community, then vote this November.
All elections are important. The 2018 elections may be more so because if the forces of reaction, intolerance, and backwardness are allowed to prevail, it may be a long time before we recover.
Please Remember To Vote In November.
Posted in Activism, Announcement, Arizona Congressional Races, Arizona State Legislature, Ballot Referendas and Initiatives, Campaigns, Commentary, Community, Congress, Counties, David Gordon, Editorial, Education, Elections, Governor, Kyrsten Sinema, Maricopa, Party Politics, Political Calendar, Political Events, Propositions, Uncategorized
Tagged Andres Barraza, Anita Malik, Bill Pierce, bradley hughes, Brian Garcia, Christine Porter Marsh, Daniel Valenzuela, David Garcia, Dr. Bradley Hughes, Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, Elizabeth Brown, Eric Kurland, Hollace Lyon, January Contreras, jennifer jermaine, Jennifer Longdon, Jennifer Pawlik, Jennifer Samuels, Joan Greene, joseph bisaccia, julie gunnigle, kate gallego, Kathy Hoffman, Kiana Sears, Kristin Dybvig-Pawleko, Kyrsten Sinema, Lynsey Robinson, Mark Manoil, Michelle Harris, Ralph Atchue, Roberta Miller, Sharon Stinard, Steve Weichert
In a “woe is the state of political discourse and civility” editorial today, the Arizona Republic endorsed Rep. Kyrsten Sinema for U.S. Senate. Don’t believe the attack ads. Here’s who Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally really are:
Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally have been in campaign mask.
Both U.S. Senate candidates have been wearing false fronts since the primary, and everyone knows it. But Sinema and McSally continue with the fiction, somehow thinking their masks are going to make them look better.
That’s the pity of this race.
All either candidate had to do was be herself –– or, at least, the self both displayed as U.S. House members – and the race would be just as competitive, particularly among independents and moderates. Because the real Sinema and McSally are centrists, accomplished women with moxie and class and the ability to work with people who aren’t like them to get stuff done in Congress.
Is Kyrsten Sinema really a radical?
McSally and other groups have painted Sinema as a tutu-wearing leftist who – repeat it with us, because we know you’ve seen the ad –– was protesting our country while McSally was on a combat mission defending it.
It’s true. Sinema did wear a tutu. She told a Libertarian talk-show host that she had no problem with him joining the Taliban.
Posted in Arizona Congressional Races, AZBlueMeanie, Campaigns, Congress, Elections, Endorsements, GOP War On..., Healthcare, History, Kyrsten Sinema, Legislation, Martha McSally, Media, Party Politics, Senate
Tagged health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Obamacare
President Trump speaking at a rally at Mesa Gateway Airport on October 19, 2018
Once upon a time, mainstream politicians would stay far away from politicians that have been endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan or those who have taken pictures with white supremacists. That was the era before Donald Trump.
Now, as most Republican candidates (including Martha McSally and Doug Ducey) in Arizona fall over themselves to meet him at a rally in Mesa, it does not appear to matter that he was. Even in Arizona, this behavior appears to have no consequences as Doug Ducey took a picture with known white supremacists earlier this year. In another time (over two years ago), that might have dealt a deathblow to his reelection campaign. Not today and it is a shame because it teaches our children some wrong lessons about the value of a person’s character in our public servants.
Trump, The KKK-endorsed candidate and popular vote loser, spent October 19, 2018, in Arizona on a campaign swing to help Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally after her abysmal debate performance on October 15. True to form, he spent his time at a rally in Mesa wowing the crowd that traveled hours to see him, McSally, and the other state Republican candidates with outlandish remarks complementing Republicans for policies that they were not responsible for and accusing Democrats of acts either untrue or ones that Republicans or their supporters are guilty of. It is almost as if they were looking through the Alt-Right Looking Glass and mistaking the Democrats for themselves.
Posted in Arizona Congressional Delegation, Arizona Congressional Races, Arizona State Legislature, Campaigns, Commentary, Community, Congress, Courts, Crime, David Gordon, Debates, Economics, Editorial, Elections, Ethics, Governor, Kyrsten Sinema, Labor, Law Enforcement, Martha McSally, Party Politics, personality cult of Trump, Political Calendar, Political Events, President, Senate
Tagged David Garcia, donald trump, Doug Ducey, Kyrsten Sinema, Martha McSally
If you listen to Rep. Martha McSally tell her story, she would have you believe that she is the only woman who has ever accomplished “firsts” in serving her country in the U.S. Armed Forces running for Congress. She holds a mighty high opinion of herself. Just ask her.
But she is not the only woman who has proudly served her country who is running for Congress in November. In an ad debuting exclusively on Cosmopolitan.com, first-time congressional candidates explain their desire to continue serving their country. 8 Female Veterans and Federal Agents Appear Together in a Powerful New Campaign Video:
The theory that the 2016 election might inspire women to run for all levels of political office proved true within moments of the presidential inauguration, when hundreds of women signed up for seminars on running successful campaigns. Now, less than a month before the 2018 midterm elections on November 6, women hold a record number of spots on ballots across the country.
Among the women inspired to run are eight whose work for the country started years ago, just in another form. In a new campaign video, debuting exclusively on Cosmopolitan.com, eight women who served in the U.S. Navy, Marines Corps, Air Force, and CIA–Abigail Spanberger and Elaine Luria from Virginia, Chrissy Houlahan from Pennsylvania, Gina Ortiz Jones and MJ Hegar from Texas, Amy McGrath from Kentucky, Mikie Sherrill from New Jersey, and Elissa Slotkin from Michigan–speak about how their service inspired them to run for office this year.
Women Rising (video link).
Posted in Activism, AZBlueMeanie, Campaigns, Congress, Elections, Kyrsten Sinema, Martha McSally, Military, Party Politics, Senate, Veterans
The one and only senate debate between Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema did not fail to disappoint on substance. McSally, in particular, was pre-programmed and stuck to canned responses to attack her opponent. If you have seen her false and misleading TV ads, you pretty much know what Martha McSally had to say. She stuck to the script.
But Militaristic Martha could not contain herself and towards the end of the debate sprung an obviously pre-planned new attack on Kyrsten Sinema, accusing her of “treason.” No, really. She went there. Arizona race gets ugly as Martha McSally accuses Kyrsten Sinema of ‘treason’ over 2003 Taliban comments:
In the closely watched Senate race in Arizona, “treason” was the accusation leveled Monday by Republican Rep. Martha McSally against her Democratic opponent, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema.
In the sole debate of the campaign, McSally, a retired Air Force colonel and combat pilot, asked Sinema to apologize for a 15-year-old radio interview about American intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan, suggesting that her comments were tantamount to levying war against the United States. Sinema responded by accusing the Republican of playing dirty.
Posted in Arizona Congressional Delegation, Arizona Congressional Races, AZBlueMeanie, Campaigns, Congress, Constitution, Corruption, Debates, Elections, Ethics, International, IOKIYAR, Kyrsten Sinema, Martha McSally, Military, Party Politics, personality cult of Trump, President, Russian Affair, Scandals, Senate, War
Tagged Appeasement, collusion, First Amendment, Iraq War, Russia, traitor, Treason