Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Glassman's New Ambition

Posted By on Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 5:40 PM

When political pollster Stuart Rothenberg handed out his "End of the Year Awards,” he named Tucson’s own Rodney Glassman as a nominee in the “I’m Betting You Haven’t Seen the Last of Them” category alongside the likes of Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine “I’m Not a Witch” McDonnell.

That’s a safe bet. Glassman, who gave up his seat on the Tucson City Council earlier this year in an unlikely bid to unseat U.S. Sen. John McCain, is already maneuvering to become the next chairman of the Arizona Democratic Party.

Arizona Democratic Party Chairman Don Bivens, a Phoenix attorney who has done a great job raising funds but not such a great job at winning elections, is considering calling it quits, if he can find the right person to take over the gig.

So far, Glassman is making a lot of phones in pursuit of the job, but Bivens doesn’t appear convinced that Rodney is the man to replace him.

Many party regulars are trying to convince Andrei Cherny, who raised more than $720,000 in his unsuccessful campaign for state treasurer, to jump into the race.

Cherny has demonstrated that he can raise big bucks, especially if he taps his connections to political bigshots like Bill Clinton and Al Gore. But so far, he’s been reluctant to commit to the race.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Jim Nintzel

  • Editor's Note

    Smoke Signals
    • Apr 19, 2018
  • Editor's Note

    Get Your Fest On
    • Apr 12, 2018
  • The Skinny

    Downtown Tucson scored a big win last week when Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation extending the life of the Rio Nuevo district for an extra decade.
    • Apr 12, 2018
  • More »
Today | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed
Saturday Tour & Tasting

Saturday Tour & Tasting @ Hamilton Distillery

Saturdays, 3-5 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

8th Annual Comedy for Charity: Laugh ‘til It Hurts

Comedians: Jason Love, David Fitzsimmons, Henry Barajas, Nancy Stanley, Elliot Glicksman, Linda Ray, and Suzie Sexton. Beneficiaries:… More

@ Fox Tucson Theatre Sun., April 22, 6-8:15 p.m. 17 W. Congress St.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. So, What Do People Think About Teachers? (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Interview with a Robot (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. The Wrongheaded Decision To Remove Auggie Romero As Pueblo High Principal (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Is Education the Best Message For Democrats To Boost Voter Turnout? (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Zona Politics with Jim Nintzel: Talking with City Councilman Steve Kozachik (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