Saturday, November 3, 2012

CD2: Gabby Pushes Back Against McSally's Claims To Be Her True Heir

Posted By on Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 10:24 PM

In her latest TV ad, Republican Martha McSally, who is challenging Congressman Ron Barber in Tuesday's election, doubles down on her recent claim to the real heir to Gabby Giffords, as well as former congressmen Mo Udall and Jim Kolbe.

The response from Gabby, her husband Mark Kelly, and Udall's son, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, via the Barber campaign:

In response to an ad released by Martha McSally’s campaign stating that McSally “leads” in the footsteps of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Senator Mo Udall, today Giffords, her husband Captain Mark Kelly U.S. Navy (ret.), and Senator Mark Udall issued the following statements:

"I'm proud to vote for my friend Ron Barber,” said former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. “Born and raised here, I know Southern Arizona values when I see them. Ron Barber is the best choice to represent us in Congress."

"There is a clear difference between Ron and Martha McSally. Ron shares Gabby's values — standing up for middle class families, protecting Medicare and Social Security, and protecting a woman's right to make her own healthcare decisions,” said Captain Mark Kelly, U.S. Navy (ret.). ”Martha McSally does not share Gabby's values.”

“My father represented Southern Arizona proudly for 30 years. He worked to support the whole community — from the ranchers to the veterans to each and every family—whether they voted for him or not. And in his short time in Congress, Ron Barber has done the same, rolling up his sleeves to work on behalf of all of his constituents,” said U.S. Senator Mark Udall. “Martha McSally would take us in the wrong direction. Any claim that she is part of my father's legacy is simply wrong.”

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