Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Barber to McSally: "Thank You for Your Service, But This Election Isn't About You or Me"

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Something started happening on stage around 9 p.m. tonight at El Casino Ballroom, and it wasn't from the Grijavalistas waiting for the congressman — it was the other congressman.

Ron Barber supporters started to gather in the corner and then took to the stage holding signs and cheering. Eventually, Barber entered the room with his wife and spoke to a standing crowd that practically rushed the stage.

"Well, here we are again ... we had so much fun a few short months ago ... thought we'd do it all over again tonight," Barber said, his wife standing by his side at the podium.

Barber extended an invitation to all Matt Heinz supporters to join his campaign and to know they are welcome. He also congratulated Martha McSally on her win tonight.

"I want to congratulate Martha McSally on her victory," he said, adding that he wants her to know that while appreciates her years of service, "this election is not about you or me."

Barber said the race is about middle-class families. Barber told the crowd he wasn't going to privatize Social Security. They should expect him to put Arizonans back to work, help veterans, build the solar industry, secure the border and fix a broken immigration system.

"I look forward to a discussion with my opponent on these issues," he said, and how her support of GOP positions will make life harder for the middle class.

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