John C. Scott Show
J.C. Scott: Carmona ready for post-primary campaigning
After what some in Southern Arizona consider a quiet campaign, with Richard Carmona content to let Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake fight out his primary with Wil Cardon, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate got his ground game going on Wednesday's John C. Scott Show.
Attacking the controversial comments of Missouri's U.S. Rep. Todd Akin as ignorant, Carmona said the words "rape" and "legitimate" should never be used in the same sentence. Carmona said that the debate should be about women's health care and access to it. The former surgeon general spoke about the general state of health care in America, veteran's issues and comprehensive immigration reform. He said he welcomes the chance to to debate his Republican opponent and believes that voters will have a defining choice in the election.
Financial advisor Shelly Fishman talked about what would actually happen if the country went off a cliff on Jan. 1.
Mark Stegeman, Tucson Unified School District Governing Board member, talked about the $17 million dollar deficit that TUSD is facing. Other subjects included the importance of retaining qualified, successful teachers and possible changes to the school year schedule.