Thursday, May 31, 2012

CD5 Republican Debate Tuesday in Mesa

Normally, I don't bother with the primary debates on the Republican side of the ballot, but because I believe that the Republican primaries in CD5 (Kirk Adams, Matt Salmon) and CD4 (Ron Gould, Paul Gosar), and the Democratic primary in CD9 (David Schapira, Kyrsten Sinema, Andrei Cherny) are going to be absolute knock-down drag-outs, I'm going to cover those as much as possible.

Having said that, this came through in an email today -

What: Congressional District 5 Republican Candidates are squaring off before the August 28 primary election. Question topics will include immigration, healthcare, tax policy, government regulation, economic and industrial development for our region, and more.

When: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 6 pm.

Where: Jack E. Shell Auditorium of the East Valley Institute of Technology.1601 W. Main St. Mesa, AZ 85201

Who: Veteran Congressman Matt Salmon and former State House Speaker Kirk Adams come together to debate the issues at a public forum presented by the East Valley Chambers of Commerce. The Master of Ceremonies will be Russel Smolden of sponsor Salt River Project and the moderator will be Ginger Lamb of the Arizona Capitol Times. Aside from the Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek and Mesa Chambers and the East Valley Partnership, sponsors include Salt River Project, the East Valley Institute of Technology, CenturyLink and JacksonWhite, Attorneys at Law.

Tickets: A limited number of free tickets may be available on a first-come, first-serve basis to voters living in Congressional District 5 and other interested members of the public. Ticket requests can be made by calling the Mesa Chamber of Commerce at (480) 969-1307, Ext. 16.

I'll try to attend, but given that I don't live in the new CD5 and I don't have oodles of cash to contribute to Republican candidates (and if I had oodles of cash, the contributions wouldn't go to Republicans anyway :) ), odds are the sponsors won't put a priority on letting me have a ticket.


hamiltonian said...


I know you are not a Republican, but this Kirk Adams staffer would be happy to give you a ticket for your entertainment value.

Phoenix Justice said...

Thank you for taking one for the team! *grin*