Arizona’s First Congressional District has seen major changes in its makeup over and over again, due to redistricting, fueled by partisan Gerrymandering. Despite the fact that the current officeholder, Ann Kirkpatrick, is a Democrat, it is a republican district, and voted for the gop presidential candidate in both 2008 and 2012, despite Kirkpatrick herself winning each time. The history of the district includes such former holders of the Congressional seat as both of the state’s current US Senators, the nondescript Jeff Flake and the senile war-monger, John McCain.
In the November general election, Kirkpatrick will go up against the winner of a three-way
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|Eventually, the news was broken to Mr. Kwasman that the bus was full of kids, alright, full of US born and bread kids on their way to a YMCA camp, and kids, rather than having "fear on their faces", who were busy taking cellphone photos of the Kwasman meltdown. As bad as all that was, the fact that Kwasman has totally failed to admit his error has hurt him even more.
Another candidate for the gop nomination, Gary Kiehne, has taken a different tack, and was more than willing to admit his major campaign error, apologizing to the 100 million or more people he insulted by clearly
And then we have the front-runner, state representative Andy Tobin, who couldn’t help but demonstrate a level of ignorance seldom seen in an elected official (and that is saying something), when, while also trying to exploit immigration as a campaign issue, first said that illegal immigrants were bringing the Ebola virus into the US. He compounded that by then asking “Can you assure us the people crossing the border are not from the Middle East?” There is no record that I’ve found where someone told him afterward that Ebola is found in central Africa and not in the Middle East. Maybe no one in his campaign actually knows that?
The last polls had Tobin holding a one point lead over Kwasman, but outside money has been pouring into Tobin’s campaign the last couple of weeks, giving him a more significant advantage as today’s primary neared.