Thursday, April 24, 2008

Some Arizona Campaign Web Sites

Tucson, Arizona. Naturally the reader can find these easily, but I considered it useful to call attention to the web sites of those in the upcoming elections covered by this blog. Please consult other blogs for material on the other districts.

When I say a candidate or official does not have a campaign web site, it obviously means as of the time of this story. Corrections are most welcome if I missed anyone.

Arizona Congressional District Five
The GOP perceives Harry Mitchell as vulnerable given the demographics of CD 5, which is typically GOP turf. Harry definitely has a fight on his hands. At the risk of offending the reader, remember that Harry faces not all those below, but the one GOP contender that emerges from the primary.

Freshman Incumbent Democrat Harry Mitchell
GOP Candidate Mark Anderson
GOP Candidate Laura Knaperek
GOP Candidate Jim Ogsbury
GOP Candidate David Schweikert
GOP Exploring Candidacy Susan Bitter Smith

Arizona Congressional District Eight
This interesting district, just slightly tilted to the right with rural rancher and military conservatism balanced by urban and Hispanic liberalism, is no place for novices. Those too far to the left or right will be handed their hats. Jim Kolbe, the only openly gay GOP Congressman in history, held the seat for over 20 years. When he announced he would not run again, the GOP fell apart. In 2008 the Republicans are aligned. Their presidential candidate is an Arizonan, and the Democrats are conducting a presidential circus. Giffords faces a real race.

Freshman Incumbent Democrat Gabrielle Giffords
GOP Candidate Tim Bee
Independent Candidate Derek Tidball

Pima County Supervisor District 2
Ramon has the South Tucson Eckstrom machine behind him. Robuck is opposed to the Rosemont Mine, correctly observing that it is a water fiasco waiting to happen.

Incumbent Democrat Ramon Valadez
Democrat Primary Challenger Robert G. Robuck (Star 4/23/08 article)
Neither have campaign web sites.

Pima County Supervisor District 3
My heart's in this one. I wholeheartedly endorse Donna Branch-Gilby as terrific people running because she sees that she must. Think election integrity and integrity in general. I know Ray Carroll is seeking to get that 3-2 GOP lead he needs to perform some badly needed house cleaning. Ray is smart, so he will know that if Donna prevails over both Sharon and Barney, he will still have an ally on all matters regarding integrity and responsible government.

When I talk about the tipping point and the new standing up to the corrupt old regime, Ray Carroll and Bruce Ash are part of the solution coming from the right. Donna Branch-Gilby (best of luck, Donna!) is part of the solution on the left. The cloth is bi-partisan.

Incumbent Democrat Sharon Bronson (no campaign web site)
Democrat Primary Challenger Donna Branch-Gilby
GOP Candidate Barney Brenner

Pima County Supervisor District 5
Incumbent Democrat Richard Elias
Possible challenger Bruce Wheeler
Neither have campaign web sites.

District 26
District 26 is like a miniature CD-8 (except for all the LD26 wealth), tilting right of center but not right enough for easy GOP wins. The sharp blue enjoying a challenge can win here. In 2006 the GOP ousted solid candidates for right wing kooks. Can Melvin defeat Hershberger? The House race is quite the treat.

Incumbent Democrat Charlene Pesquira is not running
Democrat Candidate Cheryl Cage
GOP Candidate Fred Hershberger (no campaign web site)
GOP Candidate Al Melvin

Incumbent Democrat Nancy Young Wright
Democrat Candidate Don Jorgensen
GOP Candidate Trent Humphries
GOP Candidate Vic Williams
GOP Candidate Marilyn Zerull

District 30
District 30 is as red as District 28 is blue. I only mention LD30 because I'm interested to see if Frank can do this. I am probably missing a candidate or two for the house seats. In the senate Paton has a cakewalk.

GOP Candidate Jonathan Paton (no campaign web site)

Democratic Candidate Andrea Dalessandro
GOP Candidate Frank Antenori
GOP Candidate David Gowan
GOP Candidate Doug Sposito

I cannot imagine running for any office without a web site. Some of the above have no need for one, but I would say the sun is setting on winning elections without effective online functionality.


Blogger Daniel R. Patterson said...

LD29: Daniel Patterson for Arizona House,

4/24/2008 11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

re: LD 26 You left out Marilyn Zerull - see Arizona Politics, go to their LD 26 page. She has her seed money, signatures, and is finishing $5 forms so I think she should be included.

re: Barney Brenner

4/24/2008 2:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your LD30 data excludes GOP candidates David Gowan and Doug Sposito.

4/24/2008 3:01 PM  
Anonymous Mariana said...

Marian McClure is not runnig in LD30 (I think she is interested in the Corporation Commission); Frank's name is Antenori.

4/25/2008 11:03 AM  
Blogger x4mr said...

Thanks for the corrections, all.

As you can see, I have enough just with the above. I will leave it to others to cover matters CD7 and LD25 and 27-29. Good luck with your campaign.

I am sure Tedski will be all over LD29 and then some.

4/25/2008 11:44 AM  
Anonymous Mariana said...

I've got hold of Robuck's email: He is still working on his website.

4/30/2008 7:53 PM  
Anonymous EinVailAZ said...

Good picks so far:

Andrea D. LD 30
Marion McClure- Corporation Commission
Ray Carroll -District 4
Robert Robuck -District 2

Robert Robuck's website is

Water is key! The actions of the individual currently in office do not show us that he is against the Rosemont mine.

Professional corruption is not the kind of experiece we should be looking for in a candidate. It is time the people take back the reins of District 2.

8/23/2008 9:45 PM  

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