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Dems' best hope to beat McSally could be a complete nobody

Rep. Martha McSally is in trouble, but to do something about it, the Democrats – the national Democratic establishment – may have to break form and follow the voice of their base. Who can beat McSally? It may be a nobody out there thinking “I'm sick of this … I'm gonna run without apology."... Read more»

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Mar 29, 2017, 2:01 pm
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You and your local, state, and national search engines can wish and dream about returning the Congressional District back to the people over the millions that McSally’s GOP bosses will pour into the campaign.  We need a grassroots candidate who has deep ties and stability in the district.

Someone well-know for getting things done with the integrity and convictions of a progressive.  A proven ballot box winner who would represent the best interests of Southern Arizona and the diverse population of the state.

Someone knowledgeable and known for their leadership qualities.  Democrats should nominate Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias.  Now that would really improve the level of respect for the Congress and once again prove Arizona sends outstanding public servants to Washington, D.C.

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Mar 29, 2017, 3:23 pm
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Read Jane Mayer’s book Dark Money for a horrifying look at what would face any candidate - no matter how qualified - who would try to challenge McSally’s seat.  All over the country seats have been bought and paid for by radical conservatives, and they will be fiercely defended.  I’m sure there are excellent candidates - both GOP and Democrat - who would do a far better job of representing us than McSally, but they need to go into the battle with a clear and realistic view of the political realities they face.

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Mar 29, 2017, 3:37 pm
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HOPE SPRINGS ENTERNAL

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Mar 29, 2017, 8:57 pm
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I know of a “nobody” that I think would be perfect for the job, frankly… He is an ex military person (such an obviously better choice for rural arizona than an anti-gun female or a gay guy: apologies for stereotypes here but the margins seem to indicate that at least SOME thought needs to head in that direction….) with good solid values that are accessible to both sides, and is unabashedly AGAINST TRUMP. He has run a political campaign before and lost, despite being a fantastic communicator.  He has a little more recognition than nobody, but a) he could do the job and b) he could win the district if he had some money and professional campaign consultants who wouldn’t try to get him to sell himself down the river in order to win. He is authentic. I am not interested in outing him if he doesn’t choose to run, I’m just saying’, keep your eyes open for Nobody. He’s out there!

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