CD 2 House candidates McSally vs. Koskiniemi on AZPMby Carolyn Classen on Jul. 23, 2012, under Life, Politics
Arizona Public Media’s “Az Illustrated” political reporters Christopher Conover and Andrea Kelly moderated a debate between the two CD 2 Republican candidates for Congress, retired Colonel Martha McSally and political newcomer Mark Koskiniemi today. The online Channel 6 debate can be seen by clicking here.
McSally ran in the April special primary for the same office in CD 8 and came in 2nd in the 4-way race, losing to Jesse Kelly, who then went on to lose to Democrat Ron Barber in June. McSally and Koskiniemi face off in the August 28 primary, and the winner will challenge either newly elected Congressman Barber or LD 29 Rep. Dr. Matt Heinz.
Campaign info & websites:
Mark Koskiniemi, a procurement officer for Pima County (on leave), former General Manager/Managing Director for the Australian and New Zealand operations of Buckman Laboratories, http://www.koskiniemi4az2.com/
Martha McSally, retired Colonel in Air Force (first female pilot to fly in combat and first to command a fighter squadron in combat), former Professor of National Security Studies at the George C. Marshall Center in Germany, www.mcsallyforcongress.com.
Watch the video and vote wisely. Early voting starts August 2.