Friday, April 18, 2008
GrEaT NeWs fOr AZ-06 DeMoCraTs: Chris Gramazio & Rebecca Schneider are Running for Congress!
As Hubert H. Humphrey would say, I'm as pleased as punch to report that two new Democrats have entered the race to represent Arizona's Sixth Congressional District in Congress.
Rebecca Schneider of Mesa is a librarian at ASU who has the compassion sorely lacking in Rep. Jeff Flake.
Chris Gramazio of Queen Creek is a working man, married father of one (and one on the way), who has the common sense so foreign to Rep. Jeff Flake.
Either of them would be a vast improvement over the Sixth Congressional District's current pathetic excuse for a people's representative.
I started this campaign and blog last year because I was mad that I had no Democrat to vote for in the 2006 U.S. House race.
If either Chris or Rebecca, or both, successfully file their petitions to get on the September 2 Democratic primary ballot, I will gratefully step aside and enthusiastically vote for our party's candidate. If by some chance, neither gets on the ballot, I'll run as a write-in candidate.
Till there's clearly a Democratic candidate in November, I'm going to continue this furshlugginer blog, not trying to promote my own candidacy but explaining why Rep. Jeff Flake needs to be replaced by a progressive Democrat.
Good luck to both Rebecca and Chris. I am really, really happy you are running.
Posted by Richard at 5:02 AM