By Restore The Constitution Coalition
Breitbart News Reported:
Libertarian icon and former candidate for President of the United States Ron Paul is endorsing Dr. Kelli Ward for U.S. Senate from Arizona in the Republican primary against five-term incumbent Sen. John McCain.
Dr. Paul says in a letter to fellow family practice physician Ward:
As a physician, you have seen firsthand how ObamaCare has reduced our liberties in just a few short years. During your time as state senator, you have fought to reduce the size of government and restore the liberties of Arizonans. We need to elect more people into the U.S. Senate to stand alongside my son, Rand Paul. Because of your dedication to smaller government and restoring more of our personal liberties, I am proud to endorse your campaign for the U.S. Senate.
Paul served several terms as the U.S. Representative from Texas. He served as a doctor in the U.S. Air Force from 1963 to 1965 and with the U.S. Air National Guard from 1965 to 1968 as detailed on biography.com. Ward is a military wife.Read more
One of the more effective Scottsdale citizen activists in recent years has been downtown business owner Bill Crawford.
He’s taken on some tough fights and special interests and come out the other side. Most notably he raised problems the surging success of bars and restaurants in the Entertainment District were having on nearby neighborhoods several years ago. He worked with Mayor Jim Lane and others to enact reforms to alleviate the problems. The Crawford approach stands in marked contrast to former Councilman Bob Littlefield who has inanely suggested shutting down these small, locally owned businesses rather than be a leader and champion the change Crawford did.
Crawford’s successes are why he took a very hard look at running for Scottsdale Mayor. He said his primary motivation was to deny Littlefield, who’s also seeking the post versus the well-regarded current Mayor. But Crawford’s also a realist. Despite running for the City Council previously Crawford has come up short. He knew that leap-frogging Littlefield, a former 3-term member of the City Council and failed Republican candidate for the Arizona House of Representatives, and into a run-off election would be a tall political order.
So he’s opted to align and endorse Mayor Lane in the upcoming November election. Lane and Crawford don’t always agree but they share integrity and a commitment to moving Scottsdale forwards, not backwards as Littlefield wants to do. Crawford and Lane also seem to be aligned on Lane’s call to reform Scottsdale government and create greater City Council representation in the southern part of the city, something Littlefield opposes.
In the end Crawford made the right call for himself, and for Scottsdale. It’s a big boost for Mayor Lane’s candidacy and surely not the last we’ll be seeing from the conscientious Jack LaLanne of civic thought and leadership.Read more
Candidate for AZ Corporation Commission Andy Tobin
Files Thousands of Signatures
Phoenix, AZ - Today, Andy Tobin, the former Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives and Governor Doug Ducey’s appointee to the Arizona Corporation Commission, filed 11,306 signatures to qualify for the ballot. The Tobin campaign filed nearly twice the necessary amount of signatures needed.
Tobin said the following, “During this campaign I have met with Arizonans from all across our beautiful state, and I am incredibly humbled by the support and words of encouragement that I have received. It is not a one-man job to collect 11,306 signatures, which is why I am so thankful for those who joined our team and spent countless hours helping me get my name on the ballot. Above all, I want to thank every single Arizonan who took the time to sign my petition - we could not have come so far without your support. Serving and protecting the taxpayers of Arizona has been my mission and my passion, and I look forward to continuing to serve you on the Arizona Corporation Commission.”
To learn more about Andy Tobin, his campaign for the Arizona Corporation Commission, or to make a donation, please visit www.andytobin.com.
Phoenix, AZ – Today, Republican Phoenix City Councilman Bill Gates filed more than 2,000 nominating signatures for County Board of Supervisors, which is almost three times the 711 signatures needed to qualify for the ballot.
“I am honored and humbled by the amount of support I have received since announcing my intent to run for the County Board of Supervisors,” said Gates. “I am looking forward to a spirited campaign as I work to gain the support of the voters of Maricopa County District 3.”
Additionally, Gates officially resigned his council position under Arizona’s “Resign to Run” law before filing his nomination paperwork.
“It is a bittersweet moment as I close one chapter of my life and open another,” Gates stated. “I am incredibly proud of all I have accomplished at the City of Phoenix with the help of so many including: my colleagues; city staff; the great residents of Phoenix and District 3; and of course my friends and family. Thank you for your advice and support.”
Gates, who has represented Phoenix Council District 3 for the past seven years, issued the following letter of resignation to Mayor Stanton:Read more