Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Democratic front-runner for Governor

Of course, right now he's the *only* Democrat who's formed a committee for a run at the gubernortorial nomination next year, but let's not quibble over details.

This is breaking news here. :))

According to the AZ Secretary of State's website, Benjamin Jankowski of Phoenix has formed a committee (traditional financing, filer ID 201000160) to pursue the job on the 9th floor of the Executive Tower.

Don't know much about him (never heard of him, and he wasn't elected as a Democratic PC last year) but he ran write-in campaigns in 1998 for Congress (old CD3) and an abortive run at John McCain in 2004 (Stuart Starky ended up as the Democratic nominee that year).

In spite of that {ahem} daunting resume, I expect that Mr. Jankowski will face a primary challenge next year.

And for my next prediction, I'll predict a sunny day in Arizona.

However, until another candidate declares, Jankowski *is* the Democratic front-runner.

2 comments:

Lori said...

Benjamin Jankowski is a formidable candidate. He is in the Library of Congress and back in 2000 took a substantial 33% of the vote without having much funds to run his campaign. He is a man for the people, and I suspect he will be the next governor of this state. Please contact me if you'd like more information or would like to get involved. canrsiegrl@yahoo.com

Elizabeth Rogers said...

It is pouring rain outside...Just saying.