One of the things I did for the 2022 mid-term is pay decent attention to governors’ races for the first time in this column’s history. I’m basically an East Coast/Midwestern guy but today I want to take you far west of the Mississippi River to Arizona. Arizona is a purple state where the battle for American democracy is very much being waged. Part of preserving the America I know and love entails taking the governorship of Arizona this fall. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Katie Hobbs
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Boundaries And Actions
Like most progressives Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema is not my favorite senator. If I decided to rank the current members of the upper chamber, she might have a difficult time making my top 50 (there are only 50 Democrats). An incident where protestors followed her into an Arizona State University lavatory while filming their actions is the catalyst for this article, but it goes much deeper.
The Endorsement Of Kyrsten Sinema
Tuesday night Arizona released its primary results and they should produce one of the most interesting and pivotal Senate races of 2018. Republican Jeff Flake’s retirement created an open seat in a state that while still red is certainly trending blue. Both parties selected their most electable candidate and both are women in what is looking like a year of the woman. Both are currently serving in the House. This should be a horse race where the Republicans are defending a seat that is one of three best pick-up opportunities for the Democrats who need to flip a net of two in order to take control of the upper chamber of Congress. In researching Democrat Kyrsten Sinema I found, as expected, a somewhat left-leaning moderate. To my surprise I discovered a much more interesting than anticipated candidate from the personal profile standpoint. In fact she may be the prototype Democratic candidate if they want to win in places they haven’t had historical success and appeal to the increasing pool of voters who reject party labels. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Kyrsten Sinema