Arizona Legislative District (LD) Six Democratic State Senate and House Nominees Felicia French and Coral Evans appeared at the Clean Elections Debate on October 6, 2020.
So did Independent State House Candidate Art Babbott.
They were there to discuss the issues the residents of LD Six and Arizona are facing going into the November 3, 2020 elections and respond to viewers and the moderator’s questions.
The Republican candidates, in what is an annual trend across several local and state political contests, decided to avoid the queries of the people and not attend the event.
That was political stupidity for candidates in a district that is increasingly purple and shifting toward the blue direction.
As has been mentioned in previous pieces, candidates who do not show up to present themselves to defend their positions and respond to their constituent’s inquiries do not deserve those people’s support at the ballot box.
Charlie Fisher, the Executive Director of the Arizona Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (AZDLCC) agrees.
In a statement issued after the debate, he wrote:
“During this crucial election cycle, Republicans have failed to participate in debates because they’re too embarrassed by their own positions to defend them publicly. With critical issues such as education, healthcare, and COVID-19 on the line, you would think Republicans would want to address the concerns of their communities. If these candidates won’t show up for the people they claim to represent, how can voters trust them to fight on their behalf? This is yet another example of how badly we need new leadership in the legislature.”
When choosing who will represent them at the State Legislature, the voters in districts like LD Six should consider whether candidates have the guts to face them, defend what they support, and respond to voter’s questions.
The Republican nominees have not.
The people should vote on November 3, 2020, for the candidates that are not afraid to speak with them.
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