Re-election Looking Worse for Ethically Embattled David Schweikert

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It has been a bad week for ethically embattled Congressional District Six Representative David Schweikert (R-Scottsdale).

First, election predictors at Roll Call-Inside Elections. have downgraded his bid for reelection from Solid to Likely Republican.

The Cook Report has the race in a worse state for Schweikert, rating Congressional District Six “Lean Republican.”

Second, in a stroke of bad timing, Mr. Schweikert chose Republican troll Devin Nunes to headline a fundraiser for him just as reports surfaced of Nunes having contacts with indicted Giuliani associate Lev Parnas and for possibly participating in the disinformation campaign against Joe Biden.

Schweikert, who has been trailing the Democrats (especially Dr. Hiral Tipirneni)  in fundraising this election cycle, is still under an ethical cloud for possible campaign violations.

Commenting on Mr. Schweikert’s choice of fundraisers, Democratic Congressional District Six Candidate Dr. Hiral Tipirneni said that:

“Schweikert is so desperate to fill his campaign coffers he’s turned to an ally who’s engaged in blatant unethical behavior. Birds of a feather. Our campaign is powered by everyday people”

2018 Democratic Congressional District Six Nominee Anita Malik commented that:

“Rep. David Schweikert isn’t just under a bipartisan House ethics investigation. He’s also out of money due to legal fees.”

“He’s called in Rep. Devin Nunes to help.”

“Rep. Nunes, a vocal Trump ally and impeachment foe, may soon be facing his own investigation after an alleged meeting with a Ukrainian ex-prosecutor related to the impeachment inquiry.”

“Yet still, Rep. Nunes was in Paradise Valley this week to raise money for Rep. Schweikert.”

“I guess corruption needs company?”

“It is clear Rep. Schweikert is desperate.”

“It is clear he is worried since we dramatically closed the gap against him in 2018. And it is clear he has no regard for where or how he gets money. He is and will always be beholden to special interests.”

“We need representatives who won’t trade our office for cash and power, while actively disregarding their responsibility to our country and our district.” 

The fight to retain and expand control of the House of Representatives, as well as winning the White House and gaining power in the United States Senate, includes galvanizing the electorate in Congressional District Six to turn out and vote.

Fortunately, Representative Schweikert is doing all he can to make a Democratic victory for either of the three compelling and qualified contenders (Anita Malik, Stephanie Rimmer, and Dr. Hiral Tipirneni) and other Democrats running for other offices easier.

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David Gordon
Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.