See Daniel's list: http://dpatterson.blogspot.com/2012/07/daniels-2012-arizona-primary-election.html
Ron Gould is not on there. TW gets it wrong again.
Let's just remember that supporters of Miller are the same types who would vote for Romney, another person who doesn't understand how government is supposed to work. He should stay in the private sector and "create jobs" by shipping them out of the country.
There is another woman in the race, Nancy Young Wright, who has orders of magnitude of integrity over Ally Miller and a sense for the real facts. She voted to keep the HURF transportation money headed to Pima county, while the Republicans swept it away.
The level of civic ignorance among the "patriots" is truly frightening. They don't know how government works, they just know they don't like it.
Has anyone taken a look along I-10 lately? No food, no hotels, and no shopping. Pima county is the ghetto of Arizona. It is unsafe to even drive our bumpy streets at night for fear of being shot. The BOS is directly responsible for that and I'm ashamed to live here because of it.
Why doesn't Nintzel talk about these real issues?
I can hardly wait until Miller, Collins, and Bell are elected. The corruption and theft by the members of this BOS is actually remarkable! Where does Chuck Huckleberry get the authoriity to spend a single dime of our money? Where does Chuck Huckleberry get the authority to sue Marana and withhold funds owed to them? Now members on our BOS will resolve the corruption and put the thieves in jail. Mike Hellon even admitted that he committed a felony during his first debate when he stated he had inside information about votes that hadn't yet occurred.
Why doesn't Nintzel talk these real issues and stop writing about people when want to end the corruption, fix the roads, and change the way we live? What he wrote about Allyson Miller was chauvinistic and arrogant.
Me thinks that Hellon wrote this piece and so called reporter Nintzel just reprinted. What a disservice to the journalistic world and to the voting public.
What this piece reveals to me is that your buddy Hellon (who apparently is good buds with Chuck Huckleberry) is far too liberal to represent me! Pima County needs Miller's fresh & bold approach to taking on the "business as usual" stance maintained by the current Board of Supervisors. You call her out on the bond package of 1997: Well, where was Hellon when it passed? I heard him mention what I would call a "back-room deal" over roads at the Sun City BOS debate. Is THAT what you think is good for the County? I'll take Miller's ability to sniff out trouble (as she did w/ Rio Nuevo) over Hellon's arrogance (remarkably close to the Pelosi "we know better than you" haughtiness) ANYDAY!!!!
What IS YOUR PROBLEM with women? This is clearly personal for you or you would applaud Ms. Miller for taking on the Good Old Boy's! Oh wait, I get it, YOU ARE A GOOD OLD BOY! Get a life, get the facts and do some honest reporting for a change.
Why are you bashing and focusing on the only woman in the race? Are you anti-women? You don't like it when a woman speaks her mind? Is she too pushy for you? Too aggressive?
You don't even live in District 1. Write about you buddies in the City of Tucson.
Because it sure seems that way.
Get a life, Nintzel.
Poor Jim! What will he do when Ally wins and he doesn't have Sugar Ray anymore?? Collins and Miller will win and unveil what is really going on at the County and a reputable news source will be happy to report the facts of corruption and deceit.
See the thing is, we want someone to make noise in the county. You say that the AZ bright future is mostly wrong but the biggest thing the popped out to me and I clarified on pima.gov was that over 10 years the state has given pima over 500 million in hurf with nothing to show for it. Where is the outrage from the weekly? How come you don't ask since Administrator huckleberry took charge over 20 years ago that the county has seen little to no improvement? Your own articles said it best... we now have the highest poverty in the sunbelt. The county leaders have FAILED and we don't need more good ole boys downtown. Ally miller is the candidate for pima county to make it a better place. I actually didn't believe you guys had written a hit piece until i read this article. If you needed to write this than that means she is winning.
This is an interesting race. Miller is an angry person who doesn't want to work with anyone.
(no leadership skills). Williams repeatedly voted against the interest of Pima County while
in the State House and pretends he didn't. Hellon acts like he is doing us a favor by running and promises more of the same. McDaniel is my choice, he is a reasonable and hardworking businessman with a positive message.
Isn't it interesting that Ally Miller is quick to make charges against others (i.e., Pima County is spending money inappropriately), but then refuses to respond to charges directed to her (i.e., Nintzel asking her for documentation of her charges). The problem with Ally Miller & her Tea Party allies is that they aren't reality-based. They feel certain that they know the truth and then refuse to acknowledge facts that don't conform to their conspiracy theories (e.g. Obama was born in Kenya). We had someone on the Pima County Board of Supervisors before like Ally Miller. His name was Ed Moore, and when he & his allies took over Pima County government, it was a disaster. Beware.
Nintz, why is it that you and other journalist take Huckelberry's "documents and comments" as the truth? I believe if anyone really took the time to do an "unbiased" audit and investigation we would all know the truth - good or not! Just tired of the same old explanations and things getting worse and worse in this town. The "network" of good old boys in this town is running this town into the ground.......just hoping that we are all smart enough to make the right choices at election time since our vote seems to be the only tool we have in getting rid of them. It certainly won't be a good investigative reporter in this town that will have anything to do with it.
Reader: I actually wasn't very interested in the Brighter Future group until Ally brought it up as an example of "unaccounted for" money in the budget. I'd heard about it months ago and didn't follow up on it because it seemed relatively unimportant.
But once Ally asked me to look into it, I did--and it turned out to be intriguing when the people behind it were unwilling to come forward. These non-profits are growing in political influence, as you can read about here:
So when one started operating here in Tucson, I thought it was worth looking into. Perhaps you don't think it's important to know who is funding campaigns. I think many people would disagree with you.
As for a "hit piece": Ally asked me to look into this. I found some their accusation of "unaccounted for" money to be questionable. I tried to follow up and Ally decided she didn't want to talk about it anymore, and then she decided to blackball me for writing about what she had told me earlier.
Again: The budget documents are online and I've looked at enough of them to conclude that the money is not "unaccounted for." (I'd point out that Mike Hellon makes the same point--the money is accounted for. You can say that you're not happy with how it has been spent, but it hasn't been disappearing into somebody's Swiss bank account.)
Nobody--not you, not Miler, not anyone behind Arizonans for a Brighter Future--have been willing to discuss those budget documents that clearly list projects where money has been spent.
But my response is probably a waste of time. As you yourself say: You want to believe what Ally says and you don't want to believe what Huckelberry says. You have your faith-based scandal and I suspect there's nothing I can say that will change your mind about that.
Jim, why are you concerned about the Brighter Future group? Why do you care who they are? Why do you care what they say?
Seems to me that you are simply trying to do a "hit piece" on a strong Republican Candidate. Better for democrat candidate Young-Wright to face weak republicans like Williams, McDaniels or Hellon than to face someone who has the "stones" to call it like she sees it.
Clearly, Jim, your Democrat Rag has a "ax to grind".
Plus, I be you know nothing about accounting. Did you ever look at the way numbers are accounted for in Governments. It is a mess. To simply accept the word of an old-time hack like Hucklebetrry while "digging" so deeply into an unknown organization is really lazy journalism.
Don't you have anything better to do with your time?
Given a choice: Believe Huckleberry or believe Miller, I'll take Miller any time.
It really is time for a fresh voice for Pima County.
Wow, you really seem to have hit a low spot in your journalism carreer! Amazing that you have such a bias against one of the candidates.Your inuendo's and implications with no facts to back them up is just another way the liberal media distorts the truth! Maybe you just can't stand the fact that she doesn't jump when you call for an interview! I guess it just proves she must be doing something right when you spend so much of your time trying to convince us that Ally Miller is not what she appears to be. We all know how Huckleberry moves money in and out of accounts. Wonder what capital improvement the 27 million will be spend on? How many think it will be on roads! Thank goodness we have some one running for Board of Supervisors that has the intelligence to find the corruption and the backbone to tell us about it! P.S. I bet the National Inquirer has a spot that would be just perfect for your skills!
Just Saying: Well, the county backs up its story with actual budget documents and nobody from Arizonans for a Brighter Future has been willing to come forward and discuss the details of its study. So if checking documents is taking someone's word for something, I'm guilty as charged.
just sounds like you are taking the "county's word as fact" to me....... nothing new!
"We sure hope that mentioning all of this doesn't lead to any awkward moments at this week's District 1 forum."
Of course you don't! Good work. Keep rattling the cage.
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