...The big event tomorrow, Friday June 27, will be held at the grand opening of John McCain's regional campaign headquarters.
Event: A gathering of Democrats to "celebrate" (aka - "protest") the opening of McCain's campaign's office.
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Place: 5353 N. 16th Street, Phoenix (just south of Missouri on 16th Street)***
Info: Contact Aaron at the Arizona Democratic Party, 602.298.4200
*** = The campaign office (Suite 120) is at the same address as McCain's district office (Suite 105). That should be convenient for his taxpayer-paid staffers who want to
...Gen. Wesley Clark has endorsed Congressman Harry Mitchell for his re-election bid (at least, he's sent out a fund-raising email for the Mitchell campaign and has campaigned for Mitchell in the past.)
From the email -
A lot of politicians in Washington talk about supporting our troops, but there’s a difference between talk and action.
Thankfully for veterans, when it comes to taking care of those returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan, Harry Mitchell is taking action and changing the way we treat our veterans.
The Republicans have not chosen their nominee yet, but we know they will be funded by the special interests and will stop at nothing during this campaign.
Please help Harry build the resources he needs to fight back.
...Judah Nativio, candidate for the LD18 seat in the state senate, today announced that he has received the endorsement of Mesa City Councilman Dennis Kavanaugh.
From Nativio's press release on his website -
Judah's law enforcement background, his energy, passion and concern for the community are key assets that would make him an effective state senator for District 18" said Kavanaugh.
In other LD18 news, Nativio and Ed Hermes, candidate for Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, will be holding a joint neighborhood canvass on Thursday, July 3 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Call 480-266-1466 for more info.
...In pleasant news (what? You're surprised that I don't consider walking from door-to-door in 110-degree heat to be a "pleasant" activity? LOL)...Kara Kelty, candidate for Arizona Corporation Commission, happily reports that she successfully beat back the legal challenge to her nominating petitions.
Turns out that the challengers didn't show up; apparently they had a problem with making their case while under oath.
From an email from the campaign -
"We always knew that our petitions would withstand any challenge," said Kelty this morning. "I am just sorry we won't be able to confront the plaintiff in court and find out who is really behind this."R-Cubed coverage here.
...and in Scottsdale election news, here's a list of upcoming Mayoral and City Council candidate forums (courtesy an email from Sonnie Kirtley at COGS):
Wednesday, 16 July, 2:00 p.m. 1st Arizona Republic Mayoral Forum. Held at the CityCable11 studios. It will be aired at various times up until the election. No guests will be allowed in the studio.
Thursday, 17 July, 7:00 p.m. COPP Forum for all Mayoral and Council candidates. The forum will be at the Legend Trail Community Center, 34575 North Legend Trail Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85262, Pima Rd, N of Lone Mountain.
Tuesday, 22 July, 6:00 p.m. Scottsdale Tribune’s Mayoral Candidates Forum. Broadcast live on City Cable Channel 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, from the Kiva of Scottsdale City Hall. Mark Scarp and a Tribune writer/editor TBA will moderate.
Thursday, 7 August, 7:00 p.m. Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors Forum. Held at the City Hall Kiva. 6:00 p.m. for Council candidates; 7:00 p.m. for Mayoral candidates.
Wednesday, 13 August, 8:00 a.m. Heart of Scottsdale Realtor's Tour Group. McCormick Ranch Golf Club, 8:00 a.m. for networking, 8:30 a.m. speakers begin. (This doesn't specifically say that the public isn't invited, but this seems to be a 'realtors-only' event. And they charge $8.00 for breakfast.)
Monday, 18 August, 2:30 p.m. Second Arizona Republic Mayoral Forum. Again at the CityCable11 studios, again the forum will be recorded and aired repeatedly on CityCable11, and again, no guests will be allowed in the studio.