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Democrats sweep Tucson election

Tucson has elected a new mayor, Democrat Jonathan Rothschild, and the party's City Council incumbents look to be holding their seats. Only the Ward 4 race between Shirley Scott and challenger Tyler Vogt is still a contest.

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Nov 8, 2011, 5:36 pm
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If ANY incumbent gets reelected, it would be a travesty, and an embarrassment to our community. How in the world could anyone think this city is on the right track, let alone enough people to reelect an incumbent???

If the people in this town actually put thought into their votes, house would be cleaned, new blood would be infused, and we can finally start to make a scratch in the plethora of problems that plague this city. Unfortunately, most people in this town don’t think before they vote. :(

Nov 8, 2011, 7:02 pm
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Embarassment? Have you seen the candidates the Republicans decided to put up: an ill-informed retiree spouting off about totalitarianism, a self-agrandizing douchebag and at the top of the ticket, a low rent political hack who had to be enticed to run after the previous two yutzes couldn’t qualify for the ballot.

So much for “new blood”...

Nov 8, 2011, 8:09 pm
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I am not going to say that there’s any good choice in any race…especially in the mayoral race. Concerning the mayor race, I wanted everyone to write in either “none of the above”, or “these choices suck, find someone else”. But, it shouldn’t be that big of a deal. 12 years of Walkup taught us that the city charter states the duties of a mayor are to be an ill-informed bumbling moron who embarrasses himself and his community every opportunity he gets.

However, with the other races…the challengers haven’t proven themselves. They may be good, they may be not-so-good. We can have theories, but the truth is we don’t know until we give them a shot.

Romero and Scott, on the other hand, have CLEARLY demonstrated to anyone with a brain that they are in way over their head, they’re corrupt, and completely incapable of serving in the capacities for which they were elected. Cunningham has proven himself a yes-man who will just follow wherever he’s led.

In other words, I’ll take someone who might be bad over someone who I KNOW is bad. So should all of you.

Nov 8, 2011, 8:15 pm
-2 +3

So, looks like Romero won. Shame on you Ward 1. Were you sleeping for the last four years, or just in a coma? You (well, two-thirds of you) should be thoroughly ashamed of yourselves for rewarding incompetence and corruption, and for guaranteeing that the city will have to wait at least another four years before things will get better around here.

I legitimately can not believe why any voter would be satisfied with the status quo. It really is sad… :(

Nov 8, 2011, 10:15 pm
-1 +3

Well, I see Tucson votes just like they drive…they don’t pay attention, they keep their eyes closed, and many people who are legally prohibited from doing it find a way around the law and do it anyway.

Nov 8, 2011, 10:17 pm
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Bret Linden opined:

Well, I see Tucson votes just like they drive…they don’t pay attention, they keep their eyes closed, and many people who are legally prohibited from doing it find a way around the law and do it anyway.

Oh, and let’s not forget the most important thing…they’re VERY dangerous!

Nov 8, 2011, 10:25 pm
-1 +1

I will say this though…I am disgusted with Romero’s blatant corruption and incompetence. I am disgusted with two-thirds of Ward 1 for letting her get away with it, and giving her the opportunity to do even more damage. But, there’s other blame to be placed here…

What the hell is the deal with the Republicans? I am not a fan of any political party, as I agree with John Adams that they will destroy our country. However, why in the world did they not field a candidate???

Even in this town, where voters either look for the right skin color or the “D” next to the name and don’t ask any other questions, in Ward 1 all the Republicans had to do was show up. Not guaranteeing they would have won if they did, but they very well could have, and at the very least they would have come close without even trying.

Why on Earth did they not even field a candidate for what would have been the easiest race for them?

Nov 9, 2011, 4:47 am
-0 +0

Your driving analogy is right on.Jay Leno said the only thing Obama has going for him is the republicans.

With anti-incumbency at a fever pitch this election cycle two republican candidates for mayor did not get enough signatures to qualify for the race. I read one of the disqualified candidates was busted once for shoplifting, on another occasion he killed a girl parked in her vehicle after he ran a stop sign in a residential neighborhood;People around here do vote like they drive

Nov 9, 2011, 9:55 am
-2 +1

The mayoral race may not be all bad. As I previously posted, Walkup showed us the only jobs the mayor has is to be an ill-informed bumbling moron who embarrasses our community at every opportunity. So, it doesn’t really matter who we put in that spot. The city charter REALLY needs to be changed, badly.

However, Rick Grinell can do more good in his current spot on the State-appointed Rio Nuevo board then he ever could being mayor. $230 million of our money was stolen from us. The FBI needs to continue their investigations, someone needs to be charged, tried, and convicted for stealing our money.

Anyway, Grinell can continue to help right the many terrible wrongs of Rio Nuevo by continuing the lawsuit against the city and generally keep turning up the heat to get the council to explain where the money went, why it went there, who really has control now, etc etc etc.

Nov 9, 2011, 10:07 am
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I’m going to put a shout-out for someone to explain something to all of us…

Could someone, anyone in Ward 1 who voted for Romero please post and explain why?

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