CD2 Candidate Forum July 19th, 2018

CD2 Candidate Forum July 19th, 2018

Events
Jun 13, 2018 We are pleased to announce that ALL SEVEN Democratic candidates for CD2 will be joining us for our Third Candidate Forum. (edited 6/14/18* Republicans were not included in this event but we are looking at multiparty forums for the future) Thursday, July 19th at Tucson Magnet High School 400 N 2nd Avenue from 6:00-8:00 pm Our own Marion Chubon will be moderating and holding the candidates accountable to answer the questions. In this forum, we will be designing questions to address some of the candidates previous statements and to discern differences between them, as well as to see who is best prepared to face a Republican in the General Election. Please join us!
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McSally’s Anti-Immigration Statement Analysis

McSally’s Anti-Immigration Statement Analysis

Fact Checks, Immigration & Border
May 30, 2018 by: Bryna Koch Here in Southern Arizona’s Congressional District 2 we are used to politicians lying about the border and demonizing immigrants to justify anti-immigrant policies, increased surveillance, and wasted money on projects that never really work out. If you are following Representative McSally’s Senate aspirations, you have observed her hard right turn (like her change of position on DACA)--using lies and exaggeration to prove to primary voters that she can be just as hateful towards immigrants as Kelli Ward and Joe Arpaio. Her statement on May 22 to the Homeland Security Committee is a a clear example of how she has abandoned caution and human decency to demonize immigrants in an attempt to justify a hard-line against immigration from the south. In our continued series of…
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Lea Marquez Peterson on MSNBC is McSally 2.0

Lea Marquez Peterson on MSNBC is McSally 2.0

Accurate Representation, Candidates
by M. Chubon May 21, 2018   Lea Marquez Peterson was on MSNBC Sunday and it feels like deja vu. Martha McSally used to also appear on news programs other than Fox, until she went full radical immigrant hater to appear more Trump-like in her run for Senate. Lea is the the favored GOP front runner to replace Martha in Arizona's CD2 and this segment was about the dwindling number of Republican women in Congress. In MSNBC logic, why not have a fake Moderate show up and make fake Moderate statements unchecked? We sent our Candidate Questionnaire to Lea in January. She has not filled it out. So we have to parse out her positions based on statements. This sounds so familiar. She says she is hearing from constituents because…
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Candidate Forum May 3rd

Candidate Forum May 3rd

Events
Join us on Thursday, May 3rd at Catalina High School as Represent Me AZ presents our next CD2 Candidate Forum! We are pleased to welcome Dylan Smith of TucsonSentinel.com as our evening's moderator. Doors will open early at 6:00 pm to give you an opportunity to meet the candidates informally, and the program will then begin at 6:30 p.m. You can RSVP on Facebook We look forward to seeing you there!
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Arizona GOP Candidate Willing to Go On Record

Arizona GOP Candidate Willing to Go On Record

Accurate Representation, Candidates
Mar 15, 2018 In a political atmosphere that punishes taking stands, we have an Arizona CD2 GOP Candidate that is willing to have his positions on record. And it isn't the front runner, who appears to be laying low in a strategy that is very familiar to Southern Arizona constituents. As an organization, our mission is to educate voters so that they can make choices at the polls based on their values, not the slick PR campaigns that mislead the average voter. We have found that the candidates want to control a narrative that often doesn’t match the reality of their votes and positions. Our purpose is to let people know the truth, in a time when the press is printing/posting press releases verbatim. Or not following up with questions…
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Candidate Forum Oct 26th 2017

Candidate Forum Oct 26th 2017

Events
October 26th 2017 Meet & Greet 6-6:30 Forum 6:30-8:00 8:00 - 8:30 speak with Candidates Rincon High Auditorium 421 N. Arcadia Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85711 Come join us for a lively evening with the candidates seeking to replace Rep. McSally as the CD2 congressional representative.   There will be an informal meet and greet with the candidates starting at 6:00 pm, followed by the candidate forum beginning at 6:30 pm sharp. After the formal part of the evening feel free to engage with the candidates starting at 8:00 until 8:30. Tucson Weekly editor Jim Nintzel will moderate the program for us.   No tickets are required for this event. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis.  RSVP on Facebook on the Event Page to get updates. Or sign…
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Paul Ryan’s SuperPAC opens Field Office in Tucson

Paul Ryan’s SuperPAC opens Field Office in Tucson

Donors
Sep 29, 2017 The Arizona Republic reported a bold move by the Congressional Leadership Fund, Paul Ryan's SuperPAC, to open a field office in Tucson.  The strategy of the SuperPAC's Executive Director, Cory Bliss, is to canvass in Tucson in order to help Martha McSally in the most populous city in her District. Cory Bliss has had a great deal of success in special elections in several states where empty seats were left by Trump's cabinet, as reported by Forbes Magazine.  You can read about Cory Bliss here. (more…)
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Tucson Waiting for McSally Town Hall

Tucson Waiting for McSally Town Hall

Accurate Representation
McSally's Last Public Town Hall in Tucson On June 30th, 2015 Martha McSally held her last advertised, open to the public event in Tucson at her office. Then on February 7th, 2017, we delivered 1300 signatures to her office requesting that she attend a Town Hall, that was scheduled according to her available dates after consulting with her scheduler. She was invited in January the moment we set the date. She chose to "ambush" her Tucson constituents using "political theater" and announced a conflicting Town Hall in Sahuarita, AZ (20 miles away in the middle of the work day) for the same day, making it impossible for people to attend both. Following that Town Hall, she told reporters that it was positive, she could handle the rowdy crowd and that…
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Pay to Play with Martha McSally – Part 3 My $75 Question

Pay to Play with Martha McSally – Part 3 My $75 Question

Accurate Representation
Aug 29, 2017 By Marion Chubon Martha, you almost had me there when you explained why it took you 4 days to condemn a white supremacist terror attack.  Let me back up. As many people know Congress has been on recess for the entire month of August. Martha McSally has used the recess to rebrand herself as a voice of reason in the healthcare debate. The voice I clearly remember is the one that famously said “let’s get this Fucking thing done” shortly before voting for the AHCA. That bill was the very unpopular healthcare (tax cut for wealthy) bill that the majority of her constituents and stakeholders in the healthcare industry begged her to vote “no” on.   (more…)
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Pay to Play with Martha McSally – Part 2 Harassment by McSally & Chamber Thugs

Pay to Play with Martha McSally – Part 2 Harassment by McSally & Chamber Thugs

Accurate Representation
Aug 29, 2017 By Kristen Randall ..and it felt like all eyes were on us. No, this isn’t an excerpt from a fairy tale. This is what it felt like as Marion and I entered the large room where the Tucson Metro Chamber was hosting Rep. Martha McSally as their keynote speaker. Marion and I are both business owners, she is a business coach and wholesale artist and I am own and edit a community newspaper. But we are also the President and Vice President of Represent Me AZ Grassroots Super PAC. I didn’t exactly expect a warm reception, but we were assigned some henchmen to watch us through the speech. Since we were seated in the very back of the cavernous room, henchman 1 had to stand against the…
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