Posts Tagged ‘Flake’
The most important vote you can cast this year is your vote for President.
Here are my other endorsements/recommendations:
U.S. Senate – Jeff Flake
U.S. House of Representatives – David Schweikert
District 15 State Senator – Nancy Barto
District 15 State Rep – John Allen, Heather Carter
Corporation Commission – Bob Burns/Bob Stump/Susan Bitter Smith
County Board of Supervisors – Andy Kunasek
County Assessor – Keith Russell
County Attorney – Bill Montgomery
County Recorder – Helen Purcell
County School Superintendent – Don Covey
Sheriff – Arpaio
County Treasurer – Charles “Hos” Hoskins
Central AZ Water Conservation District (up to 5):
Deer Valley School Board:
Prop 114 – Yes
Prop 115 – Yes
Prop 116 – Yes
Prop 117 – Yes
Prop 118 – Yes
Prop 119 – No
Prop 120 – Yes
Prop 121 – No
Prop 204 – No
The Arizona Republic ran a little story about the earmarks that members of the Arizona Congressional delegation have requested. Surprisingly, Republican Trent Franks topped the list with earmarks totaling $3.1 billion. The entire total for the delegation was $4.3 billion, so Franks makes up nearly 75% of the total (and that’s with Shadegg and Flake out of the picture, since they don’t request earmarks.
As long as Republicans participate in the “pay to play” game that comes with earmarking, they will never have the moral high ground to demand the system change. How many Members of Congress have to be investigated for folks to say enough already?
Last Friday, the Yellow Sheet Report, which is the equivalent of an “inside the beltway publication” for the Arizona capital, reported that Arizona GOP Chairman Randy Pullen claimed that the Arizona Delegation was “neutral” in his race against Lisa James for Chairman. Huh?
I’ve known Randy for a number of years, and we have a cordial relationship, and, just as I have said to newly-elected Maricopa County GOP Chairman, Rob Haney, if Pullen is reelected, I’ll work on finding common ground. In the meantime, I strongly support Lisa James.
But even as a James partisan, I’m taken aback by Pullen’s comment. It’s a whopper so big that it isn’t even remotely believable. Usually, if you are going to push the envelope, you at least have an envelope to push. What mystifies me is why Pullen would say something so demonstrably inaccurate.
McCain, Kyl, Shadegg and Flake have been open about their support for Lisa James, and Trent Franks is officially neutral. So maybe Pullen believes that Franks is the entire delegation.
Yesterday, Lisa James put out a statement from Kyl:
“I support Lisa James for Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party because she will provide the leadership to increase Republican voter registration, raise funds, recruit candidates and execute a successful get out the vote effort.”
I second Senator Kyl’s comments. I have seen Lisa in action, and know her capabilities. I’ve done enough major get-out-the-vote efforts, fundraising, grassroots organizing and messaging to recognize who gets it and who doesn’t.
Lisa James gets it, and would be a great asset as GOP Chairman going into the 2010 election.