Skip to comments.GOP likes Kelly for Giffords special
Posted on 02/17/2012 6:24:56 AM PST by CanadianYankee
Republicans favor Jesse Kelly as their candidate for former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' Arizona House seat, according to a poll released first to POLITICO.
A Wenzel Strategies survey, paid for by Citizens United Political Victory Fund, shows Kelly is ahead of his nearest GOP primary challenger by close to 25 percentage points in the special election.
The poll, taken Wednesday and Thursday of this week, puts Kelly at 43 percent to State Sen. Frank Antenori's 18 percent and sports commentator Dave Sitton's 10 percent. Twenty percent aren't sure.
The poll included 700 respondents and has a 3.68 percent margin of error.
Arizona needs Jesse Kelly, a combat veteran and a proven leader, to be the nominee, said Citizens United President David Bossie. The results released today prove his message of lower taxes, a strong economy, and more jobs are resonating with Republican primary voters in Arizonas 8th Congressional District.
The primary is April 17, where anointed Democrat Ron Barber, Giffords' district director, is expected to advance to the special election general for the Democrats.
I’m surprised that no one from the Kennedy family has moved to AZ to run for the vacated seat.
isn’t this an election year?
this will forever be known as the “giffords’ seat”.
then Kelly can say this is not her seat with all due respect this is the peoples seat.
people get shot serving and die, cops get shot , two in the next county to me last night , one has died and shot in the head.
A judge etc was shot and the judge showed courage trying to save a life.
This woman was shot, survived, did not try to save a life, done nothing heroic and yet the left treats her as some messiah now
Just donated to Col Martha McSally for this seat.
Combat vet also.
Am I the only one who read the headline and thought this had something to do with the Regis Philbin show?
Speaking of Kennedy. Did you see where Joseph Kennedy III the Grandson of Robert Kennedy has filed for Barney Franks old House seat? I thought we saw the last of that family when Patrick Kennedy left the house, but they just keep poppoing up like weeds.
It will be a tough election. This is the most liberal district in AZ.
I liked her comment about kicking Rick Santorum in the nuts for his comment about women in combat.
Rick has a good heart but he needs to stop the “I know better” mantra. Israeli women serve in combat and not only serve well but HOT in uniform!
Keep us updated on the special election primary process, so we can send $$ to the Republican winner for the general election......Thanks,
This is because of how she timed her resignation, we have to have a special election to replace her, the person who wins it will then have to turn right around and start running for re-election for the normal congressional election that starts here in September. Really annoying. We’d already gone a year without representation, she should have just announced she wasn’t seeking re-election and let the normal process replace her.
Just donated to Col Martha McSally for this seat.
Combat vet also.
some are not so convinced on McSally
This is one heck of a primary on the Republican side.
A former combat Marine, a US Army bronze star recipient, and a USAF LTC female combat pilot. As somebody remarked, now all they need now is a former Navy SEAL or ship Captain.
Oh, and some Democrat is running for the seat as well.
Geez, I wish more veterans were running for other House seats.
I think Pastor’s would be more difficult. The “Mo Udall” seat.
well thats dumb.
She is already attacking Santorum? Wow, no wonder the MSM will help her out.
Let’s not roll over on this district because of that left-leaning wacko...
Think of how much money can be raised!
I agree with Rick Santorum. Women do not belong in combat. They don’t belong in submarines either.
Yes she is, at least in the sense that she flew over regions where Marines and Soldiers were engaged on the ground. How many folks were killed/wounded in her A-10 unit? That should give you some idea of the combat she has seen.
Women is Israel serve in combat support roles. They are not frontline soliders. There can be a place for women in the service, but combat isnt the place.
But I agree, they are hot.
I say we rename it the USS Violent Rhetoric.
A couple of years ago I had an Army Public Affairs guy escorting me to something on Fort Leonard Wood who made a point of commenting on how “hot” a certain female drill sergeant looked.
Comments like this do not help build respect for the military competence of our soldiers. Yeah, I can think of some very attractive female soldiers, but their job is to put the heat on the enemies of America, not to look hot themselves. It's not generally the soldiers' fault -- after all, the uniform isn't exactly revealing and sexy, and soldiers are supposed to be physically fit -- so maybe, just maybe, the problem is the guy looking rather than the woman trying to "be a looker?"
12 posted on Friday, February 17, 2012 9:42:55 AM by Zathras: “I liked her comment about kicking Rick Santorum in the nuts for his comment about women in combat. Rick has a good heart but he needs to stop the I know better mantra. Israeli women serve in combat and not only serve well but HOT in uniform!”
25 posted on Saturday, February 18, 2012 1:43:13 AM by Yorlik803: “Women is Israel serve in combat support roles. They are not frontline soliders. There can be a place for women in the service, but combat isnt the place.
But I agree, they are hot.”
24 posted on Saturday, February 18, 2012 1:20:55 AM by BigEdLB: “I remember about 10 years ago there was a Miss Israel in the Miss Universe Pageant who was a Sergeant in the IDF... She was cute.”
“It will be a tough election. This is the most liberal district in AZ.”
Ever hear of Ed Pastor or Raul Grijalva?
I see you’ve been to 4 countries outside the USA. I’ve been to 30 including 3 months working in Israel.
Perhaps its you who should analyze why your way is the only way for everyone.
I like Rick Santorum but we’ve already got a President who tells us what to do and what to believe.
I don't have the authority to tell you what to say or do, and nobody but God has the authority to tell you what to believe. However, I can say some things are a really bad idea. Making comments like this about the physical attractiveness of female civilians is a good way to get in trouble with sexual harassment allegations. I fail to see how comments like this about female soldiers is more appropriate than saying them about female civilians, and a good case can be made it's considerably less appropriate since women in uniform still have to fight the perception they're only there as “eye candy.”
You're right that I've been to only a fairly small number of countries outside the United States. Those include Japan and South Korea. I might have seen quite a bit of mistreatment and real discrimination against Japanese and Korean women far beyond what most Americans will ever experience. I happen to think the United States is a much better place for women than virtually anywhere else in the world, and that's a good model we ought to encourage other countries to follow.
Force them? No—the only time we get to force massive social change is when we defeat somebody in war and need to reconstruct their society (i.e., Germany or Japan) to prevent future threats. But encouraging countries to follow American ideals is a good thing, I think.
I have a right to my opinion, too, don't I?
But they are trained for combat and can be ready to fight like banshees in a moments notice.
let this be the year...
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