Kirkpatrick challenges McCain: liberal v. RINO

Arizonans deserve better

In an article rife with omissions, misrepresentations and even misspellings, MSNBC reports that far left U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-CD 1) has announced her intention to challenge Republicrat Sen. John McCain. 

After initially winning a House seat in 2008, she was unceremoniously kicked to the curb by voters just two years later, as they replaced the lackluster Kirkpatrick with Republican Paul Gosar. After he and his family relocated to Congressional District 4, she ran again in 2012, besting Republican Jonathan Paton by a slim 3.6 percent. Gosar was elected in CD 4.

Kirkpatrick, an enthusiastic supporter of the disastrous Obamacare, is pro-amnesty and is a same-sex marriage advocate. Although identified as Catholic, she is pro-abortion. And though CD 1 is home to more tribal members than any other district in the United States, Kirkpatrick managed to insult the Apache tribe’s chairman Wendsler Nosie Sr. after he hosted a fundraiser for her on the San Carlos Reservation in 2010.

Uncomfortable when unscripted, she oddly fled from none-too-happy constituents assembled at a Holbrook grocery store for a town hall meeting with her.

McCain is indeed vulnerable. His own party’s elected officials overwhelmingly voted to censure him. He retaliated by colluding with Democrats as he attempted to purge the conservatives activists from elected precinct committeemen ranks.

Both John McCain and his senate doppelganger Jeff Flake are exceedingly unpopular among Arizona grassroots Republicans, and are embarrassingly ranked the lowest among U.S. Senators nationally, with McCain at a bottom-dragging 30 percent approval rating and Flake even lower at 27 percent.  The duo vote as liberals but reconstruct themselves prior to primary elections to assume a momentary aura of conservatism. Aware of the disdain with which he is held by conservatives, McCain is fighting to have open primaries since he needs crossover votes to win. Against the wishes of the majority of GOP activists, the AZ GOP establishment is giving him cover.

There is an actual conservative giving consideration to this race. Kelli Ward, a state senator, family physician, mom and military wife has opened an exploratory campaign. Arizonans don’t have to settle for a committed liberal or a RINO masquerading as a “maverick.”

This will be an expensive and critically important campaign. Sign up to help Sen. Ward. It matters.

17 Responses to Kirkpatrick challenges McCain: liberal v. RINO

  1. John H. says:

    I sure hope Sen. Ward runs against McAmmnesty. I can’t wait to vote against him. I could not hold my nose and vote for Kirkpatrick though.

  2. azgary says:

    ward is suspect after trying to take away power from the voters with her attempt to hijack the power from an elected official and give it to unelected school board drones.

    what we need is Russell pearce, the time is right

  3. Republican Gal says:

    If it comes down to McCain or Kirkpatrick, I will vote Democrat. Anything to rid us of that man. But what we need to do is make sure he is defeated in the primary and we have a choice.

    • Tucson GOP says:

      I agree the liberal geezer needs to be defeated — once and for all.

      Ann Kirkpatrick gives us no choice. She is simply running under the Democrat banner as John McAwful should have done throughout his duplicitous career. She refused to provide voters with her positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Don’t expect more from her in 2016. Project Vote Smart is listed as a non-profit, non-partisan research organization that collects and distributes information on candidates and those holding elective office. .

      Her voting record stands as a testament for her leftist bent.

      • azgary says:

        and lets not let it get lost in our desire to see McCain go, its just as important to get rid of flake.

        would love to see a couple of thorns in the azgop Russell Pearce and A.J. Lafaro primary them.

  4. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    The Senate Conservatives Fund urges Arizonans to “Replace John McCain.”

    That important message doesn’t resonate with bogus conservative AZ Republican chairman Robert Graham, who toadies to the party elites as he locks elected precinct and state committeeman out of meetings from which they have always been welcomed. The conservatives became outcasts when they publicly censured McCain at the mandatory state meeting. Graham disallowed the discussion on the closed primary resolution because he’s in the McEstablishment pocket and knows aisle-crossing, amnesty-supporting RINO McCain can’t win by relying on Republicans to elect him. We’re onto Graham’s slippery ways. He carries the water for McCain, Flake and Kyl, who’s still a player. Jon Kyl and Bill Montgomery have also been colluding against conservatives behind the scenes. There is nothing benign about any of them. We have to start voting smarter or Arizona turns bright blue.

    I’ve sent a donation to Sen. Kelli Ward. Please join me.

  5. Villanova says:

    This congressional district was intentionally gerrymandered and includes no “communities of interest” as it runs from the northern reaches of the state to the southern county of Pima. The effort was led by supposed Independent Redistricting Commission chair Colleen Coyle Mathis who is a closet liberal cloaked as an registered Independent. Let that be a lesson to beware of anything that has the word “independent” in its name.

    We need a Republican candidate who can articulate the empowering conservative massage to the district’s Native American tribes. They will get it if they hear it presented in a compelling manner. Democrats don’t value them. They take them for granted and have done nothing to improve the conditions in their areas.

  6. jon jensen says:

    I have never found it a good idea to underestimate the opposition. Either mccain or kirkpatrick.

  7. Clair Van Steenwyk says:

    Believe they’ll be a court decision in June as to the legality of the redistricting, if the decision opposes the redistricting then will have to be done again. The question is will it return to old districts or is there time to set up new ones for the 2016 Races. I also believe Kirkpatrick was chosen as stated due to her weakness in the District and they don’t believe she could win it again, especially in a Presidential Year, which by definition brings out more voters.
    God Bless You All; Van

  8. CD 8 PC says:

    Just found this post from 2010. It’s interesting what turns up when I search using Seeing Red AZ and the name of a politician I’m interested in finding a post on. Since this site goes back to 2007, I’m rarely disappointed. Thanks, guys!

    This kind of charade speaks volumes about who/what Ann Kirkpatrick actually is.

  9. ZOO says:

    Kirkpatrick is looking at the 2012 Senate election where Flake barely squeaked out victory by 3 points over Richard Carmona. She knows that if the party hack/invasion profiteer coalition breezes McCain through the primary once again, a DIM has a great chance of defeating him in the general.

    If the GOPe mob tries to stuff a shill or two into the primary (like one of the AZ4 boys) to split the vote and ensure a McCain victory, they could be signing their own death warrant. In the interim it’s a sure bet Robert Graham and Glenn Hamer will be infirmed for nervous bowel syndrome.

    • azgary says:

      I certainly will not vote for McCain or flake, I may vote for the demonkkkrat opposing them, that’s a hard pill to swallow but I just may do it. there are only so many times I can be stabbed in the back and poked in the eye by supposed “allies” they deserve retribution.

      I have a litmus test from now on, if a candidate will not say all illegals need to be repatriated immediately by choice or by force and legal immigration be slowed to a trickle or stopped, then I will not vote for them, no matter what the race or who the opponent.

      if they will not put americans first they can kiss my backside

      • Clair Van Steenwyk says:

        It sounds like you’re in favor of the Plan President Eisenhower used in the 50’s and it worked, and we didn’t even have computers, and many of the highways now available for transport. If we cut off all benefits to illegals other than life threatening, most would be pleasantly surprised at the result and of course this includes the unemployed and underpaid middle class especially. God Bless You; Van

      • azgary says:

        an excellent explanation of that operation with commentary from those involved, highly recommended reading:

  10. Borderhawk says:

    Is this good to attract Democrats to vote for the 100% socialist liberal/hispanic candidate against the 90% socialist Kirkpatrick in the Dem primary?

    Thad Cochran couldn’t get enough Democrat votes first time around because Travis Childers was running against more liberal Democrats.

    The more Dem candidates the more Dems who will vote in the Dem primary.