With 18 months until the November 2012 election it seems peculiar that the political luminaries are already tossing their divine endorsements around like so much sugar candy to the goblins on All Hallows Eve.
Stay with us on this. The candidates, offices sought and endorsers are spinning fast enough to give the most level-headed political observer a case of the woozies.
Letting no grass grow under his soon-to-be retired feet, outgoing U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl endorsed state legislator Kirk Adams literally within moments after Adams resigned to run for the 6th Congressional District seat — still warm from Jeff Flake‘s lengthy tenure in opposition to his pledge to stay just 3 terms.
Former Congressman Matt Salmon, who held that same CD 6 seat for three terms before honoring his pledge to term limit himself, has announced not only his intent to run, but the solid endorsement he has secured from conservative Congressman Trent Franks.
In this zesty game of political pick-up, former state Senate Majority Leader Chuck Gray, who was the first to enter the race, has the most novel approach of all. Gray is actually meeting with and wants to hear from the voters in the district. In the final analysis they are the ones who cast the ballots.