Tuesday, November 2, 2010

LD26: Proud Wins Early Vote and Melvin Pulls Ahead

Posted By on Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 10:10 PM

Republican newcomer Terri Proud took the lead ahead of Reps. Nancy Young Wright and Vic Williams in the Legislative District 26 House race, but she's not letting her slim margins go to her head.

"I don't anticipate making a victory speech until at least tomorrow," she says.

Williams is pulling last but took the stage to boo his Democratic opponent and remind the crowd that it's not over yet.

"Stick with me folks, it's going to be Terri Proud and Vic Williams."

Sen. Al Melvin made his first appearance of the night saying, "We have a historic thing happening where we're going to have a veto-proof Arizona Senate with over 20 out of 30 Republicans, and we think a veto-proof Arizona House with over 40 of the 60 Arizona Representatives as Republicans - Good things are happening."

He says the people chose him over his Democratic opponent Cheryl Cage because of her big-spending, big government, socialist Obama agenda.

"What's at stake here is capitalism versus socialism, and the people don't want socialism either from Obama or at the state level," he says.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Hank Stephenson

  • Power of Images

    The MOCA Book Club looks at the intersection of art, politics and media
    • Aug 23, 2012
  • The Skinny

    The GOP primary between Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll and Sean Collins is the nastiest race of the season … What the congressional campaign-finance reports mean … a state Senate candidate calls for the lynching of President Obama … and more!
    • Aug 23, 2012
  • The Skinny

    Mitt Romney picks Paul Ryan as his veep candidate—and then runs from the Ryan budget plan … Southern Arizona Republicans also run from the Ryan budget plan … Why are right-wing ideologues backing a Tucson Democrat in the Aug. 28 primary? … and more!
    • Aug 16, 2012
  • More »

Staff Pick

[sic]

In adjacent apartments that resemble broom closets with windows, three young, ambitious neighbors come together to discuss,… More

@ Live Theatre Workshop Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sundays, 3-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 25 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Katy Perry: Back At It Again With The Tucson Reference (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Festival Season Is Coming To Tucson (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Weekly Wins Five Writing Awards at AZ Newspaper Association (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. 'TUSD Kids First' Amasses $35,000 War Chest From Large Donations (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Cinema Clips: Author: The JT LeRoy Story (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2016 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation