Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Martha McShifty.
A new Gravis Marketing poll finds Democrat Kyrsten Sinema in a dead heat with Republican Martha McShifty in the race for US Senate and — good news — Democrat candidate for Governor David Garcia is within 4 points of Republican Doug Ducey where the margin of error is 3.3 points.
Gravis, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 882 registered, likely voters in Arizona from Sept. 5-7. It found that Trump is very unpopular, with 47% saying they “strongly disapprove” of his job performance. This could become important because McSally has snuggled up close to Trump.
The entire nation is watching the Arizona race for US Senate, which has been marked by stupid, false and nasty attack ads by McSally. See McSally ad lies to denigrate the First Amendment rights of Americans.
US Congress member Sinema supports full access to healthcare. “We need to fix the parts of the system that are broken while protecting the things that are working — like ensuring coverage for the 2.8 million Arizonans with pre-existing conditions. We need to protect Medicare, Kids Care, and AHCCCS — critical programs that Arizonans count on for affordable, quality care. We need to fight back against misguided proposals like an “age tax” that would force Arizona seniors to pay up to five times more for their care,” she says on Tucson.com.
Sinema also supports improving health care for veterans, funding military bases in Arizona, citizenship for Dreamers and protecting federal funding for Arizona public schools.
McSally voted against Obamacare, for raising premiums for seniors and for abolishing coverage of pre-existing conditions.
Posted in Arizona Congressional Races, Campaigns, Economics, Education, Elections, Governor, Larry Bodine, Martha McSally, Polling
Tagged David Garcia, donald trump, Doug Ducey, kimberly yee, Kyrsten Sinema, Mark Manoil, Martha McSally, Robert Mueller, Roy Tatem
With the Arizona Supreme Court’s decision to knock the Invest in Ed and Outlaw Dirty Money initiatives off the November ballot, the stakes in the election became much higher. Progressive and Centrist Democrats need to unite with Independents and disaffected Republicans on a forward-looking program that votes out the reactionary zealots in the Party of the KKK-endorsed candidate starting with the Governor, all the Republican state officeholders, and Republican legislators.
They do not even hide their contempt for democracy, clean elections, or people that are not white. It is time to rally and turn out in November and launch an Arizona Blue Wave.
Posted in Abortion, Activism, Arizona State Legislature, Ballot Referendas and Initiatives, Budgets, Campaigns, Civil Rights, Climate Change, Commentary, Community, Corruption, Crime, David Gordon, Economics, Editorial, Education, Elections, Energy, environment, Gender Equality, Governor, Healthcare, Immigration, Infrastructure, Justice, Law Enforcement, Legislation, Mexico Border, Party Politics, Political Events, Poverty, President, Racism, Science, Taxes, Transportation, Veterans, Voting Rights, Water
Tagged Bill Pierce, David Garcia, January Contreras, Kathy Hoffman, katie hobbs, Kiana Sears, Kyrsten Sinema, Mark Manoil, sandra kennedy
from their website, www.alliance4action.org:
“Who We Are
We are an alliance of progressive individuals in southern Arizona working to ensure a caring and inclusive country. We will act together to protect and strengthen our values, human and civil rights.
The alliance4action (a4a) is a citizens activist group that has become a powerful agent for creating and transmitting responses to current and anticipated actions by our State and National governments.
Based in Green Valley, a4a was created by the leadership of changeishappening! (cih!) and the Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area (DCSRA) in November 2016. About 40 people, including leaders of several local organizations including faith based ones, attended the first meeting. By the end of January 2017, over 500 individuals had subscribed to the a4a email distribution list.
Recognizing that we will be more effective if we target our efforts, we formed action groups on the following immediate issues:
· Heathcare (including ACA, Medicare/Medicaid)
· LGBTQ Rights
· Election of Progressive Candidates”
Carolyn’s note: Uncontested Democratic races for the Primary: Sec. of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Mine Inspector and State Senate & House for LD 2. But there is Republican opposition in the General Election 2018.
Vote wisely on or before 8/28/18.
Posted in Activism, Carolyn Classen, Community, Elections, Endorsements, Tucson
Tagged Alliance 4 Action, Andrea Dalessandro, Arizona primary endorsements, Bill Mundell, Billy Kovacs, changeishappening, Daniel Hernandez Jr., david schapira, Deedra Abboud, Democratic Club of Santa Rita Area, January Contreras, katie hobbs, Mark Manoil, progressive candidates, Rosanna Galbaldon, sandra kennedy, Steve Farley, William Pierce