Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Grijalva: 'I Enjoyed Every Minute of It'

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 9:59 PM

U.S. Congressman Raul Grijalva arrives just minutes after Ron Barber took the stage at El Casino Ballroom. He began reminding himself that it's not good form to gloat, but he was going to do it anyway.

"I really enjoyed every minute of it," said Grijalva about the primary race. Although, I can't help but mention here that his Democratic candidates didn't put up much of a challenge.

Grijalva said he believes everyone should have a little sense of panic because of what's at stake in the general election—specifically keeping Barack Obama in office. The choices, he said, are pretty clear. The GOP wants to marginalize people, while the Democrats believe in tolerance and diversity.

Grijalva said he was going to make some promises right now as a candidate—that he wasn't going to run away from his support of President Obama or "pretend I didn't vote for health care."

"I will not run away," he said.

He also promised between now and the general election that "we're going to have fun," and elect a Democratic president, senator, congressmen and state legislatures.

"So, I'm looking forward to it," he said, and spending time supporting races like Pima County Board of Supes member Richard Elias, and Tucson Unified School District candidate Cam Juarez.

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