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  •  The incoming AZ tragedy is the # of unopposed (15+ / 0-)

    Republicans in the lege.

    AZ is a swing state for President, & the downballot vote is more important than ever.  The incoming Obama campaign offers a real chance to get something done that couldn't otherwise.  However, even they can't make candidates run for office:

    Arizona Democrats Forfeit One Third of Legislature.

    Same guy, via Facebook:

    We can expect more of the same in Arizona even if November is a very Democratic election. The Democrats are NOT running anybody for one or more seats in LD 1, 5, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25 and 28. Nearly half the legislative districts.

    NO Democrat is running in 9 of the 30 Senate Districts and in 21 of 60 House races.

    Do you know anybody in the new LD 1 (Yavapai County, Prescott, Mayer, New River)?

    LD 11 - North of Tucson, Marana, Arizona City, Oro Valley?

    LD 12 - Southeast Maricopa, piece of north Pinal, Gilbert, Queen Creek?

    LD 22 - far northwest Maricopa, parts of Sun City and Peoria, Surprise?

    LD 23 - parts of Scottsdale, far east Maricopa, Fountain Hills?

    I take from this that:

    1) Former ADP Chair Andrei Cherny has NO business winning the nom for AZ's new 9th Congressional District.  I urge you to please support Kyrsten Sinema.

    She's behind in $ of course--because Cherny as former ADP Chair has the pipeline--but she's competitive, unlike fellow progressive candidate David Schapira, a great guy who should nonetheless not be splitting the progressive vote in this primary.

    2) Just as importantly, HTF are we supposed to retake the Lege in these circumstances?  That the Obama campaign is coming to AZ, ready to GOTV like no one's business, and the ADP is SHORT ON CANDIDATES makes me furious.  That J.T. Ready was ABLE to run as a DEMOCRAT because there was no Dem Candidate for Pinal County Sheriff...

    The funders of the ADP are some of the most destructive conservatives in the nation.  They redefine sneaky fucking.

    Before elections have their consequences, Activism has consequences for elections.

    by Leftcandid on Thu May 03, 2012 at 06:51:37 AM PDT

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