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.
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 →
Ann Kirkpatrick, the Democratic candidate for Congress in Tucson’s CD2, opened her new headquarters at 4742 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705, and launched dozens of volunteers to knock on doors for her and US Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema.
She said the key issues in the race are: protecting choice in women’s health care, immigration reform including citizenship for the DACA recipients, and halting the separation of children from their parents at the border.
She has also called for creating a public option for Americans to buy into Medicare, protecting Medicare and Social Security from Republican attempts to cut earned benefits, and giving Medicare the power to negotiate drug prices to reduce costs for our seniors.
I canvassed 49 houses myself for four hours in the 101° heat and found that these issues resonated with voters I talked to. I met:
An independent voter who is Latino and who is upset by the US immigration policy.
A Republican who said he was upset with Trump and will vote for Kirkpatrick and Sinema to put a check on the president.
In this 9/1/18 interview on the John C. Scott Show broadcast on KVOI 1030 AM, Blog for Arizona writer Larry Bodine reveals his insights about the August 28 Arizona primary races.
Who turned out to vote in the primary election? Was it Millennials and Latinos?
Astonishingly, 100,000 people voted for a convicted racist crook.
Did the GOP or the Democrats turn out in bigger numbers in the primaries?
Lea Marquez Peterson had an extremely weak showing against a political nobody. Tucson is a bright spot for Democrats.
Why Ann Kirkpatrick’s attack ads were more effective than Matt Heinz’s. And now her support from Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is kicking in.
How close will the Kyrsten Sinema vs. Martha McSally race be for US Senate? Guess where McSally’s base of support is, compared with Sinema’s. Who is Sinema’s $1.1 million supporter?
The nation is watching the Governor’s race: There was a “no” vote by Republicans against Gov. Ducey, who facing David Garcia’s 6,000 volunteers who knocked on 40,000 doors and contacted 400,000 voters.
The Trump effect: what Steve Bannon said.
Democrats can take comfort in three of the worst public officials who lost their primaries.
With no time to lose, the national DCCC spent $122k the day after the primary on an ad opposing Republican nominee Lea Marquez Peterson in southern Arizona’s competitive CD2.
We do not yet have a copy of the TV ad, just the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s FEC disclosure of the expenditure. Marquez Peterson is facing off against former Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick in the contest to replace Rep. McSally in the swing seat.
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“Hey UofA and Pima Community College! Make sure the candidates you vote for represent your values. Join NextGen Arizona and come get a ballot guide and autumn treats! Win a free pumpkin and carving set by downloading Vote with Me … Continue reading →
When: 4:30-6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2018Where: Mansfeld Middle School Cafeteria, 1300 E. 6th St. “Get to know the candidates for the TUSD Governing Board as they respond to questions from students. On October 18, the Arizona Daily Star will … Continue reading →
Luis Alberto Urrea, critically acclaimed author of The Devil’s Highway and sixteen other books, is a Tucson favorite son. Widely thought of as a “border writer” because of his cross-cultural experience and focus, Urrea says he is “more interested in … Continue reading →
Hosted by Split Seed Productions and Binational Encuentro ENCUENTROS AROUND US OCTOBER 19, 2018 Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Preshow starts at 6:30 p.m. “Courtyard Installations -6:30 pm Preshow Natalie Brewster Nguyen, Bodies of Work, Criminal Acts pre-show – 7:00 … Continue reading →
“Resolve your active warrants between 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Available Services: – Quash your warrant – Create a payment plan – Reinstate your driver’s license – Schedule a new court date Note: Warrant Resolution Court attendees are advised to … Continue reading →
Panel Presentation – Taking a Look at the Arizona Ballot Measures WHERE: Joel D. Valdez Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701 WHEN: 9:30-11:45 AM, Saturday, October 20, 2018. FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC: Event is accessed … Continue reading →
Hosted by People’s Defense Initiative and 2 others “Join People’s Defense Initiative for our first panel, on Saturday October 20th in the Little Theater at Pueblo High School, to discuss the global war on migrants: Forced migration and the polices … Continue reading →
“The Convergence of Spirituality and Politics.” a lecture by Dr. David Wilkinson, retired former pastor at St. Francis UMC. The third in a series of lectures/events at St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church (River/Swan) designed to educate, confront, … Continue reading →
Hosted by Giffords and 2 others “We’re fighting to save lives from gun violence, and we need your help. Join us on Sunday, October 21 at 4:30pm to hear from: • Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords • Retired NASA Astronaut Captain … Continue reading →
Sam Almy will be speaking about voting in Arizona regarding the upcoming General Election. He is the Voter File Manager for the Arizona Democratic Party. AZ Dems staff page: https://www.azdem.org/our-team/Share this:FacebookTwitterMoreEmailTumblrPrintPocketRedditLinkedInGooglePinterestLike this:Like Loading...
University of Arizona GOTV Rally with Bernie Sanders and David Garcia, Hosted by UofA Young Democrats Other speakers include:CD 3 Congressman Raul Grijalva and Nina Turner, President of Our Revolution Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Time: Doors open: 10:00am Rally: 12:00pm … Continue reading →
Arizona State University GOTV Rally with Bernie Sanders and David Garcia, Hosted by ASU Young Democrats Other speakers include: Congressman Ruben Gallego and Nina Turner, President of Our Revolution Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Time: Doors open: 3:00pm Rally: 5:00pm Media … Continue reading →
“Come learn from the City of Tucson’s Environmental Services Department about the do’s and don’ts of recycling and how you can be part of the solution to make sure our recyclables actually make it to market. Bring your questions!” https://www.facebook.com/events/329200600990595/Share … Continue reading →
Hosted by YWCA Arizona – STAT-Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy and YWCA Southern Arizona “It’s General Election time, and once again the Pima County Recorder’s Office is joining us for a voting party to officially collect your ballots. Bring … Continue reading →
Hosted by Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce “You’re cordially invited to the 2018 State of the City Address to be delivered by Mayor John F. Doyle Thursday, October 25th at 6:00 p.m. Pierson High School Gymnasium 451 N. Arroyo … Continue reading →
“Join AFGE, The AZ AFL-CIO and other community groups to discuss privatization and union busting in the VA and other government workplaces.” https://www.facebook.com/events/1133141733506996/Share this:FacebookTwitterMoreEmailTumblrPrintPocketRedditLinkedInGooglePinterestLike this:Like Loading...
Hosted by Phoenix Democratic Socialists of Americaand 3 others “On Thursday, October 25 at 6:30pm, Michael Lighty, founding member of the Sanders Institute and leader in the Healthy California campaign, will be joining other labor leaders for a town hall … Continue reading →
“In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, Southwest Fair Housing Council and our community partners will be examining the impact of the Act on Arizona. 8:00 – Registration and continental breakfast 8:45 – Opening Remarks, welcome … Continue reading →
ELEGY FOR AMERICAN DIPLOMACY OCTOBER 26, 2018 Ambassador David Dunford “Over the past three decades, American diplomatic successes have become increasingly irregular and the perception of the US has become less positive. More and more we look to our military … Continue reading →
Ninth Annual Spirit of Service Scholars Luncheon 10/26/2018 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ASU Downtown Campus – AE England Auditorium 424 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, Arizona, 85004 “Arizona State University Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions is pleased … Continue reading →
“Join us at IBEW Local 570 for a discussion about Medicare For All. We’ll be joined by Michael Lighty, former policy director of National Nurses United, to talk about what universal healthcare for everyone in America will look like and … Continue reading →
Film and Discussion “Life of Chicana activist Dolores Huerta, who with Cesar Chavez, founded and led the United Farm Workers Union for half a century. Sister Dolores dedicated her life to building a coalition of the labor and Chicanx movements, … Continue reading →
SAVE-THE-DATE October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month What: A film highlighting successful efforts to reduce domestic violence and a panel discussion with leaders in our community who address this issue. Where/When: Murphy-Wilmot Library Saturday, October 27 2:00pm – 4:00pm Who: … Continue reading →
October 27, 2018 4:00 pm – 11:30 pm Peace Center Event Celebrate Tucson Peace Center’s new office space in the Global Justice Center. We’re collaborating with other GJC tenants and our new neighbor The Gloo Factory to host a street … Continue reading →
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