Tuesday, July 27, 2010

CD8: Kyl Endorses Paton

Posted By on Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 10:29 AM

Former state lawmaker Jonathan Paton, who is competing against Jesse Kelly, Brian Miller and Jay Quick in the Aug. 24 GOP primary that will decide who faces Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in November, has the endorsement of Sen. Jon Kyl.

I wrote a few months ago about how Kelly courted Kyl and John McCain before Paton entered the race. Read about it here.

Here's the release from Paton's campaign:

Jonathan Paton is proud to announce that he has received the support and endorsement of United States Sen. Jon Kyl.

"Jonathan Paton has a proven record of fighting for lower taxes and smaller government," Kyl said. "I know he will also fight to secure the border and stop job-killing cap-and-trade legislation, as well as repeal Obamacare and replace it with commonsense conservative solutions to reduce Arizonans' health-care costs."

"I am humbled by Sen. Kyl's endorsement of my campaign," Paton said. "He's been a role model for me throughout my life and career. His support for my campaign gives me confidence we will prevail. Sen. Kyl is a strong champion of our conservative values in the Senate. I look forward to working with him to secure our borders, stop Obamacare and reduce government spending."

Jonathan Paton, a Republican, was born and raised in Southern Arizona. Now a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves, Jonathan served in Iraq in 2006 and 2007. In the state Legislature, Jonathan helped pass the largest tax cut in state history, the largest cut to government spending in state history, Arizona's new immigration law and he wrote the nation's first law to crackdown on human smuggling.

For the record: Paton also supported massive increases in state spending before he supported the largest cut in state spending.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Jim Nintzel

Today | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
Tucson's Birthday Party at 1912 Brewing Company

Tucson's Birthday Party at 1912 Brewing Company @ 1912 Brewing Company

Mon., Aug. 20, 6-9 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Brew Haha Comedy Showcase Presents: Chris Thayer @ Borderlands Brewery

Brew Haha at Borderlands Brewery is Tucson's longest running independent comedy show. It features nationally tour headliners… More

@ Borderlands Brewing Company Mon., Aug. 20, 8-10 p.m. 119 E. Toole Ave.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. 18 Great Things to Do in Tucson This Weekend: August 17-19 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Banner - UMC Phoenix and Tucson Named Best Hospitals (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Arizona Still Grappling with Question of How to Prevent School Shootings (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Third Contaminated Well Near D-M Shut Down (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. UA Research Finds Workplace Bias Differs for Single vs Married Parents (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2018 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation