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Re: “Endorsements, Part 2

Prop 205. TV ads are misleading, especially the vet (I'm also a vet) calling the need for Prop 205 to help his medical condition. I empathize, but there is already medical marijuana - which I think is great. 205 will not change his situation with respect to medical needs -- since his medical needs permit marijuana. The VA is a federal organization and, at present, VA employees cannot prescribe marijuana for any reason.

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Posted by tucdan on 10/27/2016 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Endorsements, Part 2

I voted for Heinz but mostly out of party loyalty. McSally has done a good job-as you point out. She has voted for some awful GOP bills, like defunding Planned Parenthood, but this is required by the GOP party leadership if she wants to get any backing for her legislative priorites-like the A-10 and supporting the military bases in her district. That's just the reality of how the system works. At least she never mentions social issues and doesn't participate in the culture wars.

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Posted by retrorv on 10/27/2016 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Endorsements, Part 2

UA Law professor Engel is Kirsten, not Kristen but by any name she is one of the best equipped candidates to come along in years.
I like your rationale for endorsing Chris Ackerley but disagree with your decision. He's a Republican, will mostly vote with Republicans, is unlikely to be a force in their caucus and sending him back to the House makes it that much more difficult for Democrats to whittle away at the Republican majority. Southern Arizona Republicans in the Legislature are doubly negative because they can't or won't stop their caucus from interfering with local home rule of our city, towns and county. Please vote for Daniel Hernandez if you're an LD 2 voter. Loved your two lines on Andrea Dalessandro!!!

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Posted by franklymydears on 10/27/2016 at 9:27 AM

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Two lost presidential races have left John McCain bitter and full of hate. He went from chairing the Committee for Indian Affairs to selling them out in Oak Flats, not only voting with his fellow republican, Jeff Flake, to sell off this land to a foreign company for mining, overriding the sovereign rights of the Indian Nation, but attaching the bill to a bill on defense spending so other legislators wouldn't dare vote against it and appear unamerican. He caps his campaign this year with bragging about killing the Affordable Care Act. He seems to think it's okay to deny health care to millions of poor and uninsurable citizens. He has lost his way. It's time for him to go.…

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Posted by soundcloud on 10/27/2016 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Endorsements, Part 2

I agree wholeheartedly with your endorsement of Andrea Dalessandro. She has been out there in the community working hard for Southern Arizonans for many years.

However, in your endorsement for the CD 1 House seat, you failed to mention that long time Tucsonan, Ray Parrish, is running as a Green Party candidate against Babeu and O'Halleran. Are you even aware that Ray is running for this office? Did you spend any time looking into what he stands for?

I've always looked to the Tucson Weekly for news coverage that is outside the purview of the mainstream media. However, I'm disappointed by this article which neglects to even mention candidates who aren't part of the establishment duopoly. It's your paper, and you have the right to endorse whomever you want, but to not even mention the other candidates does a disservice to Tucsonans and voters throughout Arizona's vast Congressional District 1. In this crazy election year featuring the two least popular major party presidential candidates in U.S. history, people are clamoring for other options up and down the ballot.

The mainstream media's unfair coverage of this election has caused millions of people, especially young people, to turn to social media for our news. While I never considered the Tucson Weekly to be mainstream media, this article certainly aligns with the biased coverage we are getting bombarded with daily. I have known and admired Ray Parrish for several years, but I learned of his candidacy through social media and was elated to see that he is running with the Green Party. Disclaimer: I am not registered with the Green Party but will be changing my registration before the next election cycle thanks to candidates like Jill Stein and Ray Parrish who demonstrate that the Green Party puts People, the Planet, and Peace over Profit.

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Posted by Concerned Voter on 10/27/2016 at 8:03 AM

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Aah! I love the smell of troll in the morning.

At 4:36 am no less.

John Smith does more trolling before 9 am than most people do all day.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 10/27/2016 at 7:23 AM

Re: “Endorsements, Part 2

More aligned with your values? What the neck might those be? No borders, no jobs, less freedoms, and no children? Those aren't values, those are are destructive character flaws. Get some professional help.

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Posted by John Smith on 10/27/2016 at 4:36 AM

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