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Arizona 2018, CD8

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Post by Brian Reilly » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:48 am

Former Sheriff Richard Mack is running for Arizona CD8. Here is a difficult to find Richard Mack audio interview by Ben Swann in 2014.




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Post by Brian Reilly » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:27 am

Congressional District 8
Special Primary Election
February 27, 2018



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Post by Dolly » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:00 am

Dammmmmm, I missed it. :bag:
Sheriff Richard Mack for Congress
Like This Page · January 24 ·

BREAKING: Sheriff Richard Mack, candidate for AZ CD8, looks forward to being here with you on Facebook at 7pm this evening! (7pm Arizona MST time)

Although the Arizona Republic is planning a so-called "AZ CD8 Republican Candidate Debate" aka "The Debate for CD8," it's excluding Sheriff Mack! (There they go, again!)

See the livestream here (presently featuring a countdown clock), scheduled to go LIVE at approx. 7pm MST this evening: https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/po ... 055638001/

Sheriff Mack will be watching and commenting here in real time.

You're encouraged to invite others to join in.

See you soon!

Thank you!

#StandWithMack #AZ8 #AZ08 #Candidate #Debate #AZ8Debate #AZ08Debate



16 Comments counting "his"' own on this "Sheriff Richard Mack for Congress" page
Sheriff Richard Mack for Congress Follow along on Facebook Live - Go to the page for Sheriff Mack's answers!


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some comments at the azcentral page:

azcentral · 5:28 Karin Wright Maggipinto Thanks for asking. We selected the invited candidates based on the number of signatures they submitted to qualify for the ballot, their performance in the available polls and their previous experience as a candidate.

Janet Wink · You said it was because of the small size of the studio. Now which is it??

azcentral · Our pinned comment: Because of space limitations in our studio, we could not invite every candidate in the GOP field. As a practical matter, a debate with more than a dozen candidates also becomes unwieldy.
We selected the invited candidates based on the number of signatures they submitted to qualify for the ballot, their performance in the available polls and their previous experience as a candidate.
.......................
Sheriff Richard Mack for Congress · For the record, the Sheriff Richard Mack for Congress campaign submitted 2,209 total signatures (of a required 860), ranking among the highest (2nd) of all campaigns in this race. Polling is usually sponsored by special interest groups promoting 1 particular candidates while dismissing others, sometimes going so far as excluding others. Citing "previous experience as a candidate" as a criteria, that's like saying, for 1 example, then-candidate and now-President Donald Trump's previous experience as a candidate being 0 (zero) would therefore be a negative, keeping him out of a debate, when the exact opposite is among what mattered most to voters, electing him President of the United States. If it's any news to this so-called news organization, Sheriff Richard Mack is a twice-elected Arizona Sheriff with a national profile.


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Re: Arizona 2018, CD8; Primaries Feb 27; Special Election Apr 24

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Post by Addie » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:58 am

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Arizona’s 8th District Special Primary Elections 2018: What to Know

On Tuesday, February 27, the Arizona special House primary election will take place on the heels of a sexual harassment scandal that rocked the state’s Republican party, leaving a typically Republican seat open. Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) resigned from the House of Representatives over sexual misconduct allegations in December and, in turn, left his Arizona’s 8th congressional district without a representative in Congress.

Twelve Republicans and two Democrats will be on the ballot Tuesday—each competing for a chance to represent their party in the Arizona general election on April 24. ...

All the veteran Republicans on the ballot have publicly pledged their loyalty to Trump and his agenda, per The Washington Post.

Democrats running include Dr. Hiral Tipirneni and Brianna Westbrook, neither of which have prior experience in public office.

Though the Arizona district hasn’t seen Democratic candidates run in at least the last two elections, 2018’s candidates represent the kind of diverse set of nominees other voters in specific districts have recently cast their ballots for.


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Post by mmmirele » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:08 am

I was under the impression there were 16 (R) candidates. Twelve is more than enough clowns.

Steve Montenegro has the endorsement of Ted Cruz and has been running ads touting the endorsement during sportsball events, according to my brother, who watches TV. (We live in CD-5, where we're represented by the spineless (R) blob known as Andy Biggs, who is still trying to crawl his way up into Trump's inner parts.)

It's believed that many of the potential voters in CD-8 have already cast their ballots, so even though the Montenegro scandal (sexting! with an Apostolic preacher!) broke last week, it may not have a very great impact on the election. However, some (R)s are worried that it might hurt in the general special election. Ya think?

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/ ... eat-364930

It's not like the other (R) candidates are so squeaky clean either. They've been accusing each other of nefarious deeds. We've got one guy running under the name Bob Stump (late and former legislator) when his real name is Christopher. The old Bob Stump's widow has openly criticized Christopher for doing this, and Christopher's mother, Jane Stump, has jumped in, defending her son against the widow.

Then, and a bit more seriously, there's the story of Debbie Lesko, who took $50K from her state senate campaign and donated it to a Super PAC, where it appears to be for supporting Debbie Lesko. Other candidates are calling it "money laundering." Lesko threatened to sue one of her accusers for defamation, which, as we all know, would be a shitshow all around.

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/a-c ... 8-10166453

We'll know tonight how it all turns out.



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Post by Addie » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:39 am

Sure is a mess.
NBC News: Candidate’s text messages roil race to replace congressman ousted in sex scandal ...

"There was a movie once upon a time called 'Dumb and Dumber,'" said Jason Rose, an Arizona Republican consultant. "This is a race that should be called weird and weirder."


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Post by Addie » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:50 am

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Sex, campaign scandals circle US House race in Arizona ...

The Democrats, Dr. Hiral Tipirneni and Brianna Westbrook, are political newcomers. Tipirneni is an emergency-room physician who is backed by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords.

Walter King, a 69-year-old retiree from Seattle who now lives in Sun City, said he voted for Tipirneni by mail-in ballot, but didn't expect her to win.

"I like to think the state is slowly turning purple," King said Monday as he sat in his golf cart, a common form of area transportation, with his French bulldog mix Stuart. "But it's still mostly red."

Experts say either Democrat would have a daunting task in the general election, even if Montenegro wins and is still dogged by the sex-talk scandal.

Bentz said: "It would take a Herculean effort for a Democrat to win."


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Post by Addie » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:41 pm

Primary results come in after 10:20 PM Eastern.

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Democratic Primary
Candidate Vote Pct.
Hiral Tipirneni 21,703 59.6%
Brianna Westbrook 14,701 40.4

100% reporting (143 of 143 precincts)
Republican Primary
Candidate Vote Pct.
Debbie Lesko 25,508 35.8%
Phil Lovas 17,031 23.9
Steve Montenegro 16,987 23.8
Others 11,794 16.5

100% reporting (143 of 143 precincts)


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Post by Suranis » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:03 am

The Republican Debbie Lesko, a former State Senator, and the Democrat Hiral Tipirneni, a doctor, won primary elections in Arizona’s Eighth District on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press.

They will face off in the general election on April 24 to fill the congressional seat, which is considered safely Republican. The seat was vacated by Trent Franks, a Republican, after he was accused of offering an aide $5 million to be a surrogate mother.


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Post by Dolly » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:44 am

From Addie's link above for the Primary Results

Richard Mack (came in 8th in the Republican race)
1,014 votes 1.4%


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Post by RVInit » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:03 pm

Dolly wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:44 am
From Addie's link above for the Primary Results

Richard Mack (came in 8th in the Republican race)
1,014 votes 1.4%
:lol: But still, more than 1,000 think he would be a good Senator? Wow.


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Post by Addie » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:20 am

CNN
Group opposed to GOP tax law drops $500K on ad campaign ahead of Arizona special election

(CNN) A group opposed to the Republican tax law is going on offense in Arizona amid signs of an intensifying special election fight, attacking a key political victory GOP candidates hope to run on this fall.

The Tax March -- a nonprofit that is part of the "Not One Penny" progressive coalition -- is spending $500,000 on ads criticizing the tax law in the Phoenix media market over the next three weeks.

IRS rules prevent the group from intervening directly or indirectly in political campaigns on behalf of (or in opposition to) specific candidates. The timing and location of the ad buy, however, mean that ads hitting the GOP tax law will be airing ahead of the special election in Arizona's 8th Congressional District, set for April 24. ...

The ads will also be airing around tax day, April 17 this year.

Debbie Lesko, a state senator, is the Republican candidate in the special election, running against Democrat Hiral Tiperneni, a physician and cancer research advocate. Lesko is heavily favored to win the seat vacated by Trent Franks, who resigned amid accusations of sexual harassment in December.


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Post by Addie » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:16 am

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Replacing Trent Franks: GOP nervous even in heavily Republican Arizona district

PHOENIX — Voters in Arizona's solidly GOP 8th Congressional District are getting something they haven’t had for a long time: a new representative. They're also getting unusual attention as Republicans across the country see their candidates falter while Democrats stand united against President Trump.

Either Republican Debbie Lesko or Democrat Hiral Tipirneni will replace former Rep. Trent Franks, who represented the area for 15 years before resigning in disgrace over sexual misconduct allegations in December.

Outside groups, mainly aligned with the GOP, have invested in the race in recent weeks, raising questions of how worried the party is about losing the seat. U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican, are reportedly coming to Arizona for Lesko fundraisers.

Meanwhile, national media outlets have focused on the April 24 special election, partly because of a Democratic upset win last month in a similarly conservative Pennsylvania district.


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Post by Addie » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:54 pm

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New Arizona Poll Shows Another Special Election Upset Is a Possibility

Not that long ago Republicans thought that the March 14 special election in the 18th congressional district of Pennsylvania, a Trump stronghold, would offer a firebreak against the streak of adverse special election results. No such luck. But surely this month’s special congressional election in the eighth district of Arizona, an even stronger GOP district, would be a breeze, right?

Maybe not. A new poll of district voters by Emerson College shows Democrat Hiral Tipirneni leading Republican state senator Debbie Lesko by a 46-45 margin.

The only two previous public polls of this race showed Lesko leading by double digits. But the early polling in Pennsylvania’s 18th showed the Republican leading, too; it was Emerson College, as it happens, that first showed the Democratic winner Conor Lamb taking the lead.

Arizona’s eighth, comprised of conservative suburbs to the north and west of Phoenix, went for Trump in 2016 by a 21 percent margin, compared to Pennsylvania’s 18th district’s 20 points. Its Cook Political Report Partisan Voting Index is R+13 (13 points more Republican than the national average); the 18th was R+11. And there’s one respect in which the Arizona district is significantly less open to a Democratic candidate than was the district won by Conor Lamb: Republicans have a 17-point advantage in party registration in Arizona’s eighth, while Democrats held a 6-point advantage in the Pennsylvania district.


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Post by tencats » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:35 pm

Arizona County Fails to Send Hundreds of Thousands of Voters ID Cards Ahead of Crucial Election
April 24, 2018
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Roughly 140,000 registered voters in Arizona’s Maricopa County did not receive their voter identification cards ahead of a special congressional election today.

The voters are in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District, where there is an election to replace Republican Rep. Trent Franks, who resigned in December over sexual misconduct allegations.

County election officials told the Arizona Republic that registration cards had not been mailed out since December, the same month Franks resigned. People can still vote without them, but without receiving them, they might not be aware that they’re eligible to vote, or where they should go to vote.

The race is being watched nationally to see if a Democrat can win in a historically GOP district, similar to Democrat Conor Lamb’s win last month in Pennsylvania.

Maricopa County officials blamed the registration card delivery mess on a “printing delay,” according to the Republic, which first reported the issue.
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FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo, Democratic candidate for the Arizona 8th Congressional District special election, Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, left, talks with a supporter at a local restaurant in Sun City, Ariz. Tipirneni is running against former Arizona Republican state Sen. Debbie Lesko in a special election, Tuesday, April 24, to fill the seat vacated by Republican Rep. Trent Franks. Ross D. Franklin, File AP Photo

The Latest: Polls open in race for US House seat in Arizona
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Post by June bug » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:22 pm

Doesn't sound good.

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Post by Orlylicious » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:06 pm

Got it down to single digits, another huge % change from previous elections...


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Post by Mikedunford » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:38 pm

June bug wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:22 pm
Doesn't sound good.

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Sounds pretty damn good to me - not enough to win, but still a ~19-point swing. And that's with a relatively untarnished Republican candidate who got through the campaign without major blunders of any kind, in a rock-solid safe Republican district.


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Post by June bug » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:12 pm

Mikedunford wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:38 pm
June bug wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:22 pm
Doesn't sound good.

June bug (founding member of the DoomSayers)
Sounds pretty damn good to me - not enough to win, but still a ~19-point swing. And that's with a relatively untarnished Republican candidate who got through the campaign without major blunders of any kind, in a rock-solid safe Republican district.
I posted the above early in the day, well before the results. I was commenting on the lowered estimate of vote total that Orlylicious had just posted. That didn't bode well for a win.

I agree the result was positive, even with the loss.



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Post by Mikedunford » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:28 pm

I gotta look at time stamps more often. :oops:


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Post by June bug » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:31 pm

Mikedunford wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:28 pm
I gotta look at time stamps more often. :oops:
No problem - just wanted to clarify. :bighug:



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Post by RVInit » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:51 pm

I agree this is a good outcome. I would rather have seen an outright Democratic win, but getting it this close is a great indication that Democratic voters are motivated and coming out, even in situations where the chances of a win are slim. It's important for Democratic voters just to know that they are not as much a minority as they may think, and it's always worth voting, no matter what. And, they may not be a minority for very much longer. Younger voters are more and more progressive, and there are some places that may be red or purple today that will be blue in terms of actual number of registered Democratic party voters.

I like to think that Trump is just the last gasp of ugliness that will be enough of a minority in years to come that a president like Trump will never happen again. And Democrats need to keep reminding voters that this is what happens when too many people don't bother to vote or refuse to vote because their candidate isn't perfect.

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Post by Addie » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:22 pm

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U.S. House District 8
Democratic Primary
Candidate
Hiral Tipirneni Uncontested
Republican Primary
Candidate Vote Pct.
Debbie Lesko* 55,598 77.1% - called by AP
Sandra Dowling 16,513 22.9

72,111 votes, 91% reporting (130 of 143 precincts)

* Incumbent


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