Thursday, July 1, 2010

Cage Campaign: We're Raising More Dough Than Melvin

Posted By on Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 12:16 PM

Cheryl Cage—who narrowly lost to Al Melvin for the Legislative District 26 seat two years ago—sent a news release today that says she's raking in the dough:

LD 26 SENATE CANDIDATE CHERYL CAGE OUT RAISES INCUMBENT AL MELVIN

Rises to top fundraiser in Southern Arizona legislative races

Tucson, AZ — Arizona State Senate candidate Cheryl Cage (LD-26) has raised more than twice the amount of money than her opponent, Republican incumbent Al Melvin. Voters have contributed $71,500 to Cheryl Cage but have contributed less than $31,000 to incumbent Al Melvin.

“What’s most exciting,” says Cage, “is the depth of support for my campaign. I am energized that I have received 555 individual contributors; almost four times that of Mr. Melvin.”

This vast outpouring of support puts the Cage campaign in the top ten in fundraising efforts of all legislative races in the state — Democrat or Republican - and number one in Southern Arizona.

“People are angry about how the legislature has handled the budget, and are concerned about Al Melvin’s extreme stances on the issues,” said Cage. “He says he is for education, yet he voted to put us in the bottom in spending per student, eliminated all day kindergarten, cut adult education programs and funding for GED.

Cage continued, “Rather than being a champion for his constituents in District 26, Melvin has consistently bowed to the Phoenix establishment, as evidenced by his vote to allow payday lenders to continue doing business in our state and his goal of making Arizona the nuclear waste dump of the world."

Cheryl Cage is dedicated to fighting for all in Southern Arizona, helping to diversify our economy by making smart investments in public education, solar and biotech and supporting our world-class universities, while working to create a fair tax structure for everyone, not just big business and special interests.

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