She also advocates building more oil refineries and "looking at" nuclear power (see my comment below for details).
What we can do: Support Patty Weiss! Reasons why on the flip.
Bacall, first quarter: contributions, $0.00, cash on hand, $2,999.20
Giffords, first quarter: contributions, $321,754.84, cash on hand, $474,601.77
Latas, first quarter: contributions, $18,156.36, cash on hand, $8,934.01
Rodriguez, first quarter: contributions, 16,838.00, cash on hand, 5628.74
Weiss: first quarter: contributions, 173,719.00, cash on hand, 138,318.21
(sources: FEC Electronic Filing Report Retrieval and FEC Report Image Search)
Weiss is the only one even in Gifford's territory. Worse for Latas, look at name recognition: "Among registered Democrats in the general election, 65 percent have a favorable impression of Weiss, while 42 percent are favorable to Eva Bacal, and 27 percent to Gabrielle Giffords." Latas was and is, I believe, in single digits. Weiss's positions are good, she has funding and name recognition, and she won't make gaffes like Latas, who has made unexplained discrepancies about the 9/11 Pentagon attack part of his campaign and said things about "those dumbasses running things in Washington" (the sentiment warms my heart, but …) in public. (I overhead Latas say that at a Tucson fundraiser for Elliot Spitzer.)
I hope Patty can be persuaded to be a more active presence here at DailyKos in the near future. I'll call her attention to this post.
Walmart Lobbyist Contributions to Giffords
Stephen "Rip" Wilson donated $300 to Giffords so far for 2006 (source FEC Transaction Query by Individual Contributor), and $250 when she ran for Arizona State Senate (source Follow the Money).