by David Safier
Near as I can tell, Inside Tucson Business stopped short of an endorsement in the District One Pima County Supe race. The endorsement editorial said Ally Miller should win based on the party makeup of the district,
but Democrat Nancy Young Wright is making a last-minute surge portraying herself as the more moderate candidate.
As is true with many things about this race, Nancy's portrayal of herself as a moderate is far more accurate than Ally's attempts to downplay her role as one of the founders of the Pima County Tea Party Patriots.
The latest issue has an editorial, Election-time quandary for business. When it gets to the District 1 race, it talks about the dilemma faced by business people who usually vote Republican. On the one hand, they're supposed to support Ally because she's the Republican candidate. On the other hand, they worry because Ally "is closely associated with the Tea Party movement which hasn’t exactly been supportive of business concerns." Many of them think Nancy is simply more qualified and will make the better supervisor.
[Business leaders] say they fear that Miller will be an obstructionist on the Board of Supervisors and that Young Wright would make a better supervisor overall.
For years, business people have been coming up to Nancy and telling her off the record that the Republican extremists scare the hell out of them.They've known Nancy for years. She's always listened to them and treated them with respect. Maybe this time they, along with other not-extreme Republicans and Independents, will vote for the good governmment Democrat.