Its surprising how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit
A few days ago, we posted an article by AP-G regarding their picks for some of the East Valley Legislature races. We commented on those few areas with which we disagreed. Today, we received a post about the rest of the Legislature candidates and races. On these, we must shake our heads in wonder - did someone get to these people? Bribery? Threats? Something happened to them in order for them to make the picks they did today. Let's take a look.
First, for Senate in LD20 on the near west side:
They called the very disliked Paul Boyer "a patriot who has proven conservative chops." Well, no, he may be a patriot depending on the definition of that word, but most of the conservatives in that district would vocifiously disagree. They can't get rid of Boyer fast enough for the flagrant disregard he has shone toward conservative positions. Instead, Charlie Loftus is running for that position. Charlie sure seems like the patriotic conservative pro-Arizona, pro-America #MAGA candidate to us. He is former law enforcement, pro-2nd amendment, pro-border wall, pro-Trump. What's not to like? We doubt Boyer is for any of these things. If he is, he has done a magnificent job of hiding it!
Next up, they pick Rick Gray for re-election to LD21. Rick Gray is an all around disagreeable person, engages in name-calling when he can't think of anything else to say and is rude and crude, in our opinon. We would not recommend him to be voted to do anything but leave the state. And conservative? Hardly. He is Ducey, RINO advocate who favors former AZGOP Chairman, Robert Graham! When Tom Morrissey was the AZGOP Chairman, they (he and wife, Lisa Gray) worked hard to get him unseated. His crime: he was a conservative! Yee, gads! Randy Miller is the ONLY conservative in the race and has done his homework to represent this district with Constitutional and conservative principles. Picking Gray could be is the worst recommendation in the history of recommendations!
They got it right with supporting Vicki Alger for LD24 Senate and her husband, David Alger, for LD24 House. LD24 is a very liberal district - it falls into CD9, Krysten Sinema's Congressional district. Enough said! It's an uphill battle for them but LD24 could get lucky, which it would be if they get elected.
They hit a home run in supporting Ken Bowers for Senate in LD28. That is a very easy call given Kate Brophy-MaGee is the Democrat in Republican clothing in that race. She usually votes with the Democrats as it is. Whoever Ken is, he has to be better than Brophy-MaGee!
In LD28 House, we disagree that Kathy Petsas would be better than the democrat. Owned lock, stock and double-barrell by the McCain machine, Petsas is in the race to eliminate the real Republican, Maria Syms, not the democrats. A democrat owns the seat now so there would be no change in the Legislative make-up if you just bypass Petsas entirely.
We will add two candidates that were ignored in the AP-G article: Itasca Small, LD25 Write-in should be supported and helped to win that seat. Being a write-in is an ardous task. Small came to the rescue when it was revealed the roundly loathed Bob Worsley pulled a fast one over voters when he recruited an unknown (to voters, not to political insiders), Tyler Pace. Who, you might ask? Exactly! He is part of the stinky swamp. Worsley helped him get on the ballot and after the deadline to file had passed, he resigned, leaving Pace the lone candidate. Small then filed and has plenty of grassroots support.
The other is in LD22 Senate where once conservative David Livingston is running against gadfly candidate Clair Van Steenwyk. This is the rare time we would support a gadfly candidate but in this instance, Van Steenwyk is qualified and committed and deserves your vote. But we've said that before!
I CERTAINLY AGREE WITH YOUR ENDORSEMENTS.....THE OTHER WAS JUST DISGUSTING TO ME....THEY FELL OFF THE SHIP I THINK! GO ITASCA SMALL AND GO CHARLES LOFTUS AND SAME FOR ALGERS EXCEPT FOR THEIR SUPPORT IN THE SUPERINTENDENT RACE IS BAD BAD AND WORSE THAN BAD.....AS STATED EARLIER....WE NEED DR. BOB BRANCH FOR THAT POSITION...
Thank you thank you, AFA, for this insightful article. I got a copy of that APG post and my eyebrows flew off the top of my head. You did a great job putting things to RIGHT and back into perspective. Hoping you don't take any flak about it.
Many thanks for the kind words about Charlie Loftus in your 'American Post-Gazette Takes a Left Turn' article. But you listed his LD as 21 (and Boyer). Charlie is running in LD-20. But your comments are true!
Elect Loftus 2018
Corrected, Duane. Thx.
Did the newspaper change hands? Sold to someone who is a Leftist?
Today, the same author under the name of Samuel Adams posted a mea culpa for calling for Kathy Petsas to be elected. Unfortnately, they didn't correct the other egregious recommendations like Rick Gray or Paul Boyer. We don't know why they put out that shocking report.
Spot on call for LD 28 Single Shot Maria Syms---that is our only shot at holding at least 1 R Seat in LD 28
THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE HERE IN LD1 WITH DAVID STRINGER.....THE ELITE ARE OUT TO REMOVE HIM BUT HE IS THE TRUE CONSERVATIVE AND THE ONLY TRUE CONSERVATIVE RUNNING......SINGLE SHOT DAVID STRINGER