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Arizona Women Win 42 Legislative, State & Congressional Races

Kyrsten Sinema

Arizona Senator-elect Kyrsten Sinema

Arizona has a history of electing women to public office. In 1932, Arizona elected Isabella Greenway to the US House of Representatives. In 1972, State Senator Sandra Day O’Connor was the first female president of the Arizona Senate. In 1998, Arizona voters elected five women to run the state government— Jane Hull (Governor), Betsy Bayless (Secretary of State), Janet Napolitano (Attorney General), Carol Springer (Treasurer), and Lisa Graham-Keegan (Superintendent of Public Instruction). To this date, Arizona’s Fab Five remain the most number of women elected to state government at the same time. In 2017, the Arizona Legislature had the highest percentage of women (40 percent) of any state Legislature in the Country.

In 2018, Arizona elected its first female US senator and 41 other women to political office. Out of 108 races, women won 39 percent of them this year. After inauguration in January 2019, half of Arizona’s statewide offices (4/8), 27 percent of our Congressional delegation (3/11), and 39 percent of the Arizona Legislature (35/90) will be women.

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Happy Thanksgiving 2018

Well, it seems that Arizona Democrats and progressives have a lot to be happy and thankful for this Thanksgiving 2018:

First Democratic woman U.S. Senator Krysten Sinema

three other Democrats won statewide offices:  Sec. of State Katie Hobbs, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman, and back on the Corporation Commission  — Sandra Kennedy.

Here in Pima County, Democrats took back a House seat in LD 10 with attorney Domingo DeGrazia beating incumbent Republican Todd Clodfelter. And in CD 2, former CD 1 Congresswoman Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick defeated Republican challenger Lea Marquez Peterson to take back that seat as well. 5 of 9 Arizona Congressmembers are now Democrats.

But on a personal note, today being Thanksgiving Day, celebrate with your friends and family and think about what else you have to be grateful for.  I usually say I appreciate good health and having a supportive husband– but this year, most of all the birth of our lovely granddaughter Sophie.

Happy Thanksgiving to our BFAZ readers and supporters! And if you feel generous and so inclined, please donate to Blog for Arizona:




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Arizona Daily Star endorses Congressmen Tom O’Halleran for CD 1, Raul Grijalva for CD 3

The Arizona Daily Star endorsed online Democrat Congressman Tom O’Halleran for CD 1:

https://tucson.com/opinion/local/star-opinion-tom-o-halleran-in-congressional-district/article_43e13d93-08e2-59e1-8ffc-5d8c9f6a9e2c.html

CD 1 Congressman Tom O’Halleran

And their Editorial Board also online endorsed Democrat Congressman Raul Grijalva for CD 3:

https://tucson.com/opinion/local/star-opinion-ra-l-grijalva-in-congressional-district/article_71a4a427-fb8e-5237-aa8b-2ba176898324.html

CD 3 Congressman Raul Grijalva

Will update with page references when they add these articles to their print edition.  Update: published  10/16/18, page A10.

Congressman O’Halleran is being challenged by Republican Wendy Rogers (who ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2012 (CD 9), 2014 (CD 9), 2016 (CD 1).  Congressman Grijalva is facing opposition from Republican Nicolas Pierson, a political newcomer.

Voter registration totals in CD 1:

Democrats: 150,969; Republicans 128,404; Other 127,332

Voter registration totals in CD 3:

Democrats 142,379; Republicans 67,685; Other 115,564

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Arizona Daily Star endorses Governor Doug Ducey, and former Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick for CD 2

In today’s Arizona Daily Star, the editorial board endorsed Republican Governor Doug Ducey (page A8) and online here:

https://tucson.com/opinion/local/star-opinion-doug-ducey-for-arizona-governor/article_8556481d-b05b-538f-acb0-7ba9f40a1ec8.html

Governor Doug Ducey

The Star also on page A8 endorsed former 3 term CD 1 Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, a Democrat, for the open seat in CD 2:

https://tucson.com/opinion/local/star-opinion-ann-kirkpatrick-in-congressional-district/article_179c6c59-5ff5-5399-879e-f22f559095a0.html

Former Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick

Governor Ducey is facing a Democrat challenger ASU Professor Dr. David Garcia (who ran unsuccessfully for AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2014), and Green Party candidate Angel Torres.

Ann Kirkpatrick is being challenged by Republican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO Lea Marquez Peterson, a political newcomer.

Vote wisely on or before November 6, 2018.  Early voting began on October 10, when early ballots were mailed out for the General Election.

Voter registration totals in CD 2:

Democrats 136,268; Republicans 132,730; Other 121,090




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The NEW “Attack Microsites”: Negative Websites Hitting McSally, Kirkpatrick Keep Popping Up, But They’re Cleaner Than Past Efforts


Republicans called them “attack microsites” during the last midterms. The shoes (or, boots) are now on the other feet, and the new and improved models this month are generally staying further away from crossing the line. However, it is still a Googler-beware election world out there.

Four years ago, Arizona’s Politics was the first to report on three sites put up by the National NRCC changed the donate pages to make it apparent that the money would go to the NRCC instead of the spoofed Democrats.

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) attacking Arizona Reps. Kyrsten Sinema, Ann Kirkpatrick and Ron Barber. The NRCC came up with official-sounding campaign committee website addresses, made the sites appear like official sites, advertised them on Google (etc), called the Democrats “frauds” and attempted to get unsuspecting persons to donate to the NRCC. After a wave of negative publicity, the

Now, the Democrats are steering clear from any “donate” pages altogether, in their “MarthaForSenate.com” website. The Arizona Democratic Party does mimic McSally’s font and style – sans the faux Air Force eagle logo – but states clearly on the landing page that its central purpose is “Martha on the issues:What McSally doesn’t want you to know”. There is no button or link to click to donate or interact, and there is no apparent advertising for the site on Google.

Arizona Democratic Party spokesman Drew Anderson tells Arizona’s Politics that “from slashing health care access and retirement security to selling Continue reading