Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Grijalva: 'I Enjoyed Every Minute of It'

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 9:59 PM

U.S. Congressman Raul Grijalva arrives just minutes after Ron Barber took the stage at El Casino Ballroom. He began reminding himself that it's not good form to gloat, but he was going to do it anyway.

"I really enjoyed every minute of it," said Grijalva about the primary race. Although, I can't help but mention here that his Democratic candidates didn't put up much of a challenge.

Grijalva said he believes everyone should have a little sense of panic because of what's at stake in the general election—specifically keeping Barack Obama in office. The choices, he said, are pretty clear. The GOP wants to marginalize people, while the Democrats believe in tolerance and diversity.

Grijalva said he was going to make some promises right now as a candidate—that he wasn't going to run away from his support of President Obama or "pretend I didn't vote for health care."

"I will not run away," he said.

He also promised between now and the general election that "we're going to have fun," and elect a Democratic president, senator, congressmen and state legislatures.

"So, I'm looking forward to it," he said, and spending time supporting races like Pima County Board of Supes member Richard Elias, and Tucson Unified School District candidate Cam Juarez.

Tags:

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Mari Herreras

  • Editors Note

    The good, the sad and the ugly
    • Feb 23, 2017
  • Editors Note

    Welcome Li'l Trumpy
    • Feb 16, 2017
  • Editor's Note

    McSally, remember when you were a lion?
    • Feb 9, 2017
  • More »
Today | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
Butterfly Magic

Butterfly Magic @ Tucson Botanical Gardens

Through May 31, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Butterfly Magic

Butterfly Magic is a fully immersive experience that surrounds you with rare butterflies, tropical plants and orchids… More

@ Tucson Botanical Gardens Oct. 1-May 31, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 2150 N. Alvernon Way.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. A Dispatch From Tucson Hip-Hop Fest 2017, Lando Chill, Jaca Zulu, Murs, and More! (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Have Some Fun and Help Planned Parenthood Fight for Your Rights (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Are Vouchers Bad For Students Who Use Them? (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Rep. Martha McSally, Former Rep. Ron Barber, and Courage (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. All Hail the King (Kong)! (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation