Saturday, October 23, 2010

Entering the home stretch in Arizona...

and something tells me that Jan, her clan, and the rest of the Rs are happy that the election cycle comes to an end on November 2, not December 2. 

From the East Valley Tribune -
Goddard catching up with Brewer in final weeks of gubernatorial campaign

Gov. Jan Brewer's large lead over Democrat Terry Goddard is eroding in the final weeks of a campaign that once looked like a runaway victory for the Republican incumbent

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While Brewer led Goddard by 20 points in July, she's supported by 38 percent of likely voters compared with Goddard's 35 percent, according to a Behavior Research poll conducted the first 10 days of October. The gap between the candidates narrowed as support for Goddard rose during the survey.


Libertarian Barry Hess and the Green Party's Larry Gist had 6 percent between the two of them.

It's getting closer, but to put Terry, and Chris, Felecia, Andrei, Penny, and Manny. over the top, sign up here to volunteer with the Arizona Democratic Party or your local county or coordinated campaign office.


Being exhausted from a day of canvassing or phone banking will suck, but a single night's sleep will recharge your batteries.

Years of Republicans holding statewide office will suck worse, and it will take years, even generations, to fix the damage.

Nine days of campaigning left. Nine days for the future of Arizona.


Note on 10/24: something goofy happened with the formatting of this post.  It's been corrected.

2 comments:

Thane Eichenauer said...

Years to fix the damage... but generations? Isn't that presuming just a bit? Jan Brewer and the Republicans even made it possible to increase the state sales tax by 17% and as a certain wise man once said.. You would think they would say thank you.

cpmaz said...

Thane,

The phrasing may be a little too dramatic for your taste, but after watching these people in action up close at the Capitol, I stand by it.

As for the sales tax increase, I reluctantly voted for it, but with full knowledge that the over-reliance on the incredibly regressive and variable sales tax (aka "transaction privilege tax") is one of the main reasons that Arizona is in the budgetary mess that it is.

Arizona could minimize or avoid overall tax increases if the ideologues in the legislature would allow a "rebalancing" of the state's revenue sources, taking some of the weight off of people buying food and goods for their homes.