Coming and going: 2014 candidates


By Craig McDermott, cross-posted from Random Musings


It's still very early, but there has been some recent movements on the 2014 candidate front…

…In AZCD9, Wendy Rogers (R), a twice-failed candidate (2010 – AZ state senate; 2012 – US Congress), has announced her intention to run for the Republican nomination for the CD9 seat in 2014.

– Also in AZCD9, Martin Sepulveda (R), another also-ran in 2012, has filed a statement of candidacy with the FEC.  More from Roll Call on Sepulveda

– As has 2012 R nominee in CD9, Vernon Parker.

– Former CD3 Congressman Ben Quayle is also a rumored candidate for CD9, though the Roll Call story linked above does say his candidacy has grown less likely.  Personally, I hope he goes for it – a Sinema/Quayle race would be oodles of fun to write about.

…For AZ-Gov, Richard Carmona (D), the 2012 Democratic nominee for US Senate and rumored 2014 candidate for governor, dispelled those rumors this week, publically announcing that he will not seek the office.

…For AZ Mine Inspector, Manny Cruz (D), the 2010 Democratic nominee for that office, has opened an exploratory committee for a 2014 run at the same office.


More to come…




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