Monday, September 26, 2011

Don Bivens, first official Democratic candidate for US Senate

There are a few Democrats who are "exploring" a run, or are talking about one, or are being talked about, but the first to officially get into the race is attorney Don Bivens, the former chair of the Arizona Democratic Party.

From the announcement that was sent out today -
I wanted you to be the first to know that today I'm officially announcing my campaign to represent the people of Arizona in the United States Senate.
Like middle-class families throughout America, our families here in Arizona are struggling.
But back in Washington there are leaders that have let extreme ideology stand in the way of solving the complex problems we face.
Instead of ideas about how to get our country back to work, or to strengthen vital programs like Social Security and Medicare, we hear dangerous rhetoric about ending Medicare as we know it and privatizing Social Security.
Arizona has been one of the hardest hit states during these difficult economic times. We’ve faced one of the highest foreclosure rates and continue to rank at the bottom for job creation.
Enough is enough.
The needs of hard working families can't continue to be ignored and overlooked.
That's why I'm running for the United States Senate. I grew up in a middle class family and have spent my career in the private sector working with some of America's most successful businesses, helping solve complex problems.
Like you, I know if we're going to get America back on track and restore and strengthen the opportunity that has made our country great, we need leaders who will focus on tackling complex problems, not extremist policies that weaken our future.
With your help this campaign will be about how we keep the needs of Arizona's middle class families front and center.
Please Click Here to view my short announcement video and 'Like' my Facebook page for updates.
We have a lot of work to do, but families across Arizona are counting on us.
Don Bivens

More updates as more candidates enter the race...

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