Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Asta: Still Unsure of Mayoral Campaign

Posted By on Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Republican Ron Asta ran a TV ad last week asking Tucsonans if he should continue his run for mayor, in light of recent media coverage of a traffic accident that killed an 18-year-old girl in 1994.

Asta says he got a lot of response to the ad, but the negative outweighed the positive.

“I had a touch of heaven but I caught a lot of hell,” Asta says.

He still hasn’t decided whether to drop out of the race.

“I still have people I need to talk to, especially my supporters,” says Asta.

Asta says he’s learned one thing in recent weeks: “I really have to do something about my driving.”

If he stays in the race, Asta is likely to face Shaun McClusky in the GOP primary. McClusky got hooked on city politics after a failed bid for the Ward 5 City Council seat in 2009.

Democrat Jonathan Rothschild is also seeking the mayor’s seat.


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