Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Paton Names Pima County Democratic Boss "Volunteer of the Day"

Posted By on Tue, May 11, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Republican Jonathan Paton, who is one of four GOP candidates pushing for the chance to take on Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, is naming Pima County Democratic Chairman Jeff Rogers his "volunteer of the day."

Rogers sent out a press release criticizing Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick for allowing Paton to have a fundraiser at Chase Field, given that Paton is a big supporter of SB 1070, Arizona's new immigration law. The Major League Baseball Players Union has been critical of the law and there are concerns that Major League Baseball may pull the 2011 All-Star Game from Phoenix.

Paton now credits Rogers with helping to sell tickets to the fundraiser:

In an effort to recognize outstanding volunteers who are helping in every way they can to strengthen our movement to defeat Gabrielle Giffords, Jonathan Paton is spotlighting Jeff Rogers today.

Rogers, chairman of the Pima County Democratic Party, is single-handedly responsible for a surge in attendance for Paton's May 20 fundraiser at Chase Field.

Ever since Rogers started calling the press yesterday to announce that he wouldn't be using his Diamondbacks' season tickets because Paton was renting space for a fundraiser there, requests for

tickets to Paton's event have surged. The campaign will now be renting out an additional space to accommodate the up-tick, putting this event on-track to be Paton's most successful so far.

And who's to thank for all this: Jeff Rogers.

"Jeff Rogers' has managed to do in one day what my so-called expert staff couldn't do," Paton said Tuesday. "He got my event in the news and has generated tremendous interest. He's literally generated thousands of dollars for my campaign. I thank him."

Paton encourages all his volunteers to support the Diamondbacks.

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

More by Jim Nintzel

Today | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

James G. Davis (1931-2016): Down at the Tower Bar, A Retrospective

Celebrating the career of Tucson artist James G. Davis with a selection of paintings and prints made… More

@ Etherton Gallery Sat., Sept. 9, 7-10 p.m. and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Nov. 11 135 S. Sixth Ave.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. New TSO Director Kicks Off A New Season (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Why Teachers Are Leaving (And New Teachers Aren't Replacing Them) (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. The Weekly List: 21 Things To Do In Tucson In The Next 10 Days (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. McCain: "I Cannot in Good Conscience Vote for Graham-Cassidy" (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Grijalva Arrested Protesting Trump's Immigration Policies (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