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Pima County impasse over sales tax for roads a result of Dem gerrymandering

Five votes can not be found among Pima supervisors to raise taxes to fix roads because two of those seats only answer to Republican voters. Democrats saw to that. Strict party-line votes are the result of drawing boundaries to protect incumbents.... Read more»

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Jun 1, 2018, 11:20 pm
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Actions have consequences.  The “Independent” Redistricting Committee did that to the old LD9 a few years ago.  LD9 was a moderate Republican/Democrat District fairly evenly split so that we always sent moderates to Phoenix, quite often a split ticket (Al Melvin doesn’t count).  They gerrymandered the area to make 2 safe Democratic Districts, and so now we send a woman who looks to Venezuela as inspiration, and an otherwise semi-sane individual who has positions which do not represent the majority of his district.  Which means neither of them get the time of day in the legislature.

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Jun 6, 2018, 9:14 am
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What is “Indepemdent One” even talking about? The LD9 he describes has not existed since 2002. With two notable exceptions in the wake of the Mecham impeachment (1990), it always elected Republicans, including some quite conservative ones.


I cannot for the life of me figure out which district he is describing here. I have never heard any member of the legislature praise Venezuela.

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Jun 7, 2018, 7:02 am
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Pamela Powers Hannley, conservative???  Total whack job.

Randy Friese - semi-sane, but not even close to being a conservative.

He may have gotten some play before gerrymandering, but she wouldn’t have made it out of a primary, in fact, probably wouldn’t even gotten enough signatures to be on the ballot.

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