Skip to comments.Raising Arizona: Gabrielle Giffords(D) and the race for the 8th district(Jesse Kelly (R))
Posted on 03/15/2010 1:27:57 PM PDT by CanadianYankee
Raising Arizona: Gabrielle Giffords(D) and the race for the 8th district(Jesse Kelly(R)).
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I believe it is a bit premature for the Washington Post to label State Senator Paton as the favorite in the Republican primary. First, Jesse had raised over $300,000 as of the December reporting deadline, not $179,000 as Mr. Cillizza reported, and secondly, in straw poll taken of the over 600 attendees at the most recent Republican primary debate in February, Jesse received 51.8 percent of the vote. Mr. Paton was a distant second with 20 percent.
Paton only entered the race in January, long after the water had been warmed by Jesse, and did so at the behest of John McCain who runs the "Republican" machine in Arizona. In fact, a number of Jesse's supporters have been pressured by the McCain campaign to withdraw their support and his the campaign has received at least three calls asking him to drop out of the race. Jesse has flatly refused because he knows that he is the TRUE conservative in the race and feels strongly that the country needs conservative values, especially in times like these. In other words, he is running for America and not personal advancement. I do not know Mr. Paton personally so I cannot say the same for him. While he may be a fine man and, like Jesse, has served his country in the military, I have researched his voting record in the Arizona Senate and have concluded that we simply cannot afford another McCain RINO in congress.
In the interest of time and bandwidth I will not list the remaining smears and tactics being thrown at Jesse from "our side" to date. Actually, they are not important since he has handled everything so far with grace, dignity, and honor. This is more than I could say if it were I in his shoes. His experience, though, has shown me first hand why it is often difficult to find good people willing to stand for elected office.
I invite anyone wishing to find out more about, or to support Jesse Kelly, to visit: votejessekelly.com
Can’t wait to cast my vote for your son in law...I don’t know why I’m suprised freaking McLame has called him several times asking him to drop out of the race...unbelievable.
Vote for Jesse and JD!!
Giffords is one whom I haven’t been able to contact to vote NO on Obamacare. Lines always busy, mail box full etc.
Thank you MountainWoman! He has some Great supporters and 700 plus volunteers.
Post his campaign site link, please!
Send Jesse some money we did. Every dime helps. What can I say he’s a Marine!
AZ, stand up and vote for Jesse Kelly.
Thanks! You did it for me. I thought I had posted it at the end of my comments. The PREVIEW button is a good thing if you use it huh. Sorry about that.
McCain is a disgusting RINO.
No contest (at least in my mind). Wish I lived in AZ. You know they’re good if McCain hates them. Hayworth & Kelly 2010.
What are Paton’s legislative votes that convinced you to label him a RINO? I ask because I know nothing about Paton.
See the link in post #9.
If the Goldwater Institute is giving you a grade of C, there is something wrong with how you are voting.
I don't think she listens anyway. I don't think that she thinks she needs to listen, due to the large amount of mindless "Vote for the one with the (D) next to their name" voters in the district.
This morning I heard on the radio news that she won't be swayed by the health care "distortions" coming from the right. Of course the utterly useless reporter couldn't ask her for an example of a distortion, could she. Nope. Just an open-ended statement that we're supposed to swallow without question.
I remember her last town hall, she pledged to work on tort reform. To my knowledge, she's neither sponsored nor co-sponsored any bill concerning tort reform, otherwise it would have been big news. More smoke-blowing from Gabby.
“Disgusting RINO” doesn’t do him justice...but I’m sure what you REALLY want to say will get you banned, huh? :)
The best evidence however was his vote for Napolitano’s 2007 AZ budget.
The Fix is an appropriate name for this column. The fix here is the republican and media establishment attempting to select our candidates for us. This is the race in which my son-in-law, Jesse Kelly, is a congressional candidate in Arizona. I believe it is a bit premature for the Washington Post to label State Senator Paton as the favorite in the Republican primary. First, Jesse had raised over $300,000 as of the December reporting deadline, not $179,000 as Mr. Cillizza reported, and secondly, in straw poll taken of the over 600 attendees at the most recent Republican primary debate in February, Jesse received 51.8 percent of the vote. Mr. Paton was a distant second with 20 percent. Paton only entered the race in January...Thanks CanadianYankee.
Thanks to both for the links.
Is the Goldwater Institute named after the 1964 Barry Goldwater or after the senile, socially liberal version? I ask because Paton’s ratings from other groups show him to be strongly conservative on social issues, and if the Goldwater Institute is pro-abortion and pro-special rights for gays it could have hurt Paton’s rating from the group.
Of course, Paton’s ratings from other groups also show him to be far from conservative on economic issues, and maybe that, and that alone, is how he got his C grade from the Goldwater Institute.
I detest that bucktoothed little Bolshevik and will vote for whoever wins the GOP primary. I would vote for a rattlesnake over Giffords.
Not sure on the answer to your question on the Goldwater Inst. but the link is below. I do know that it appears when you do a search for Conservative sites.
Paton was given a B- in the 2009 legislative report card; the average grade for a Republican legislator was a B.
I scanned through the votes that they measured, and while the Goldwater Institute has a bit of a libertarian bent (for example, it took points away from legislators that voted to increase penalties for marijuana possession), I didn’t find any abortion- or gay-rights-related votes in the list.
Another one you can’t ever get through to is Dahlkemper. Apparently she just doesn’t care if her constituents call her about any topic whatsoever.