Downtown Phoenix was buzzing Tuesday night as unofficial results were released. Voters sent Kyrsten Sinema back to Congress for District 9 while Republicans swept all other offices representing Ahwatukee Foothills.
Arizona is deciding a full slate of statewide, congressional and local races, many of which were highly competitive heading in to the final hours of the campaign. The closeness of the contests has been reflected in the bombardment of attack ads over the final weeks as Democratic, Republican and special interest groups have spent large amounts of money in Arizona. Here is a look at the ticket, and what's at stake:
In 1967 Ronald Reagan signed a game-changing bill into law legalizing abortion in California. Today, some Christian and Jewish religious leaders and organizations are increasingly speaking out in support of a woman’s right to choose. Notably, a recent poll found that 70 percent of Americans do not support further restrictions on abortion access.
A House Republican candidate is using video footage moments before the beheading of American James Foley in a campaign ad criticizing Arizona Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema and her record on national security.
Voiceover:"Terrorist threats are growing. Are we secure? Are we protected?"Keeping us safe and secure is Congress' job. Kyrsten Sinema hasn't done her job."Sinema voted in Congress to give terrorists full legal rights under the Constitution."Sinema voted in Congress to allow Guantanamo terrorists to return to their countries."It's true. It's wrong."Kyrsten Sinema allowed her liberal agenda to get in the way of our safety."For more, please visit: http://wendyrogers.org
I served our country on an A-Team with the U.S. Army Special Forces (the Green Berets) during the Vietnam War. After honorably completing my years of service, I returned home, only to find that veterans like me were left to rebuild and recover from the war with very little support or understanding from the community.
U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema has released a comprehensive resource guide for veterans in her district just as this week she met with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald to get an update on when care for veterans will be improving in Phoenix.
Lost in all the big statewide races in Arizona's primary election are hard-fought congressional battles in which Democrats are trying to clinch a Phoenix-area seat and Republicans are vying for the chance to unseat Democratic incumbents in three districts.
I have come to know why, for many Americans, “politicians” is a bad word. Most of the people I know are frustrated with a Republican led Congress and a Democratic majority in the Senate unable to work together on issues that are important to the American people like immigration reform, the national debt, Social Security, international conflicts and many more concerns we are all, as Americans, hoping will be addressed soon.
I support Andrew Walter for Congress in Congressional District 9 because he has the best chance to defeat the current Democrat, Kyrsten Sinema. This year’s congressional election is very important to me, and I am committed to the person who can stand up to Kyrsten’s far-left agenda. Andrew’s leadership abilities are evidenced by leading ASU football (2000-2004) and from his NFL career. His strength of character will assure a tough, yet successful fight against the Sinema campaign this fall.
To answer Bill Richardson’s two main questions, “Do we keep Democrat Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema to represent us or do we elect someone else?” And, “Are Rogers and Walter the best Republicans can come up with to challenge Sinema in CD 9?”