Presidential Debate – July

Nineteen of the candidates participating in July will be the same as in June. Rep. Eric Swalwell with from the race, leaving one spot open on stage which has been filled by Montana Governor Steve Bullock based on his success in the polls compared with the remaining candidates who didn’t make the cut. Again, the […]

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LD-6: Statement of Candidate Non-Support

The Coconino County Democratic Party has a long-standing policy of remaining neutral in contested primary races “absent extraordinary circumstances.” The Executive Committee has found it necessary to invoke that exception in the case of the candidacy of Greg DeCross, who has filed to run for one of the two seats in the LD-6 House race […]

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No thanks, David Brooks

by Ann Heitland — the opinions here may not reflect the view of all members of the County Party. We invite an alternative submission. I’m starting to hear that self-defeating refrain, “I will not under any circumstances vote for X.” Embarrassing himself, David Brooks of the New York Times wrote the morning after the second […]

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Timely Reads

Today, Trump launches his re-election campaign (we thought that started a while back — seems it’s all he’s been doing). Rally in Orlando where the Orlando Sentinel greeted him this morning with this Editorial: Our Endorsement for President: Not Donald Trump. Meanwhile, a freshman representative from a purple district became the 67th Congressperson to call […]

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Arizona’s Budget Signals the Parties’ Differing Values

On Thursday, June 13, we were honored to host Arizona Democratic House Leader Charlene Fernandez, House Co-Whip Athena Salman, and Senator Jamescita Peshlakai (LD-7) for a public town hall at Coconino High School. The group explained the 2020 budget as passed by the Arizona Legislature in the session which just closed — and how the […]

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Climate Debate Ruckus

The demand for a Presidential Debate focused exclusively on climate change is turning into another test of grassroots power in the Democratic Party. The Democratic National Committee set up a series of 12 debates for the 2020 cycle, none with a single focus. In the face of pressure to hold a single-issue debate focused of […]

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Presidential Debate Update

Five NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo stars will put questions to 20 Democratic presidential hopefuls later this month at the first 2020 primary debate. This week the network announced that “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt, “Today” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd, MSNBC prime-time host Rachel Maddow, and “Noticias Telemundo” and “NBC […]

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2019 Legislative Wrap up — the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

We believe that your advocacy through Request to Speak and with phone calls, emails, letters, and in person meetings with legislators made a difference in the 2019 session — mostly in stopping some very bad bills. Let’s keep it up next year! POSITIVE RESULTS: Delivered on the promise of a second installment of 20×2020, which […]

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The Danger of Trump’s Mexican Tariff Stunt

There are lessons for China, the European Union and Japan. This column appeared in the Washington Post. Leaders in foreign capitals are likely updating their trade war strategies after watching how President Trump handled his confrontation with Mexico.  The episode provides a couple of important lessons for governments (think: China, the European Union and Japan) still […]

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Coral Evans Jumps into LD-6 House Race

Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans announced today that she will run for Arizona House from Legislative District 6. She’s the first Democratic candidate to announce for the House race. Felicia French is running for the Arizona Senate seat, having made her announcement in February before hitting the Arizona Trail. In making her announcement, Evans said: There […]

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