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Re: “The Skinny

Hopefully Mark will win and prevent the republican lemming from stealing your vote, SS and Medicare while giving the rich even more tax breaks they don't need while further trying to reduce workers pay. And yes, Mark will also be a big D-MAFB supporter.

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Posted by Kenneth Groves on 01/16/2020 at 6:31 AM

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Hope her "you're a liberal hack" comment to a national journalist in the halls of the Capitol helps her demise.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 01/16/2020 at 12:51 PM

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Send your non-elected senator a short message on her website.
Subject: Trump
Body: Mark Kelly won't abandon his country.

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Posted by PCPriest on 01/16/2020 at 8:06 AM

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"We need close air support to show up," McSally said. "I'm not just sitting here taking incoming and not having any A-10s show up, you know overhead, to help me out."

Sounds like Martha has popped smoke to mark her position, but she's blowing smoke when it comes to representing all the people of Arizona and not just Republicans.

As for the incoming she's experiencing, I suggest she advise the president to stop calling for fire on his own position by continuing to use the office of the presidency to line his pockets, carry out his personal brand of xenophobic race and political warfare, and lastly, to stop being a useful idiot to China and Russia.

When you find yourself in a hole the first step to getting out is to stop digging.

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Posted by sgsmith on 01/16/2020 at 3:13 PM

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This piece suggests many questions that I hope the Tucson Weekly addresses in the weeks to come.
At this moment in American history (and American politics), any seat in the US Senate remains critical.
The fact that these two contenders amass so much cash post-Citizens United, tends to raise some pretty nasty red flags. Who are their generous _donors/sponsors_? Corporations, dark money 501's, or "bring-back-the-New-Deal" dems? Not all funding sources are created equal, ideologically speaking--as future favorable legislation _and_ tax-giveaways to those who need them least will likely ensue. Let's remove our Pollyanna-tinged eyewear (or brain-filters). The fact that one candidate runs behind the aegis of the GOP and the other under the Democrat umbrella remains next to meaningless in this day and age; I suspect many candidates target voters who stubbornly cling to and vote based on shallow, anachronistic labels. I have come to believe that a candidate's platform, proposed legislation, and ideas/views matter, that such matters trump party-line appeals.
Sometimes I wonder how many folks don't bother to register, and if registered don't bother to vote based on viewing the binary "choice," and just stay home--expecting the next election cycle. I don't have data on hand, but isn't it something like 40% of folks eligible to vote? Who just say "no" to both sides of the political aisle and self-disenfranchise? With some of the choices "our betters" provide us, why bother? These past 45 years with rare exceptions, I will note that third party candidates have provided better, healthier solutions for our republic. They just weren't able to raise corporate cash to get their message to voters who can make a difference.
One final question: why does the Tucson Weekly, an alternative paper, play the corporate media game and highlight these two candidates and their fund-raising? Surely, there must be more candidates in the running...
Be well.

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Posted by socrates2 on 01/16/2020 at 11:00 AM

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It was so nice of Ms Martha to boost Mark Kelly’s donations.

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Posted by tiredofpc on 01/23/2020 at 6:29 PM

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Goodbye Martha. Hope you like your new job. The senate and Trump will miss your face kissing his colon.

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Posted by Beneal Good on 01/24/2020 at 7:58 AM

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So far, the only negative (and in many cases totally false) advertising I have seen, is from the Democratic side.

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Posted by lc69hunter on 01/16/2020 at 7:48 AM

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Hopefully we can bring her across the finish line. Mark Kelly is, in my opinion, a 2nd Amendment
radical who would support legislation that would infringe. McSally has done a good job during her tenure and is a strong supporter of Davis-Monthen. She deserves to be elected.

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Posted by Tucsonbass on 01/16/2020 at 5:27 AM

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Can anybody in the media ask the two candidates if they would support the President's proposal to lower tax bracket to 15% on income under 100k? Real estate would boom for millenials.

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Posted by S Mann on 01/23/2020 at 6:05 AM

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