The August 24 primary is quickly approaching and early voting began yesterday. Here’s a chance to view the 4 men running for CD 8 U.S. House on KUAT Channel 6 tonight from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Az Illustrated. The current candidates are Jesse Kelly, Brian Miller, Jonathan Paton, and Jay Quick. Who’s Quick? View the debate tonight to find out, as he’s the late comer in this race.
If you miss this one hour forum, view it online at www.azpm.org, “On Demand”.
Last time I wrote about these men was on July 19 after candidate Andy Goss dropped out and endorsed Jesse Kelly, and 3 of the 4 candidates (sans Quick) appeared at the Eastside Republican Club town hall on July 21. Click here for earlier blog (with photos of each candidate).
This has been a very spirited campaign for the GOP candidates, with hundreds of thousands of dollars raised and spent.
Whoever wins the Republican primary will face off with 2 term Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who has reportedly $2 million to spend on this campaign. Libertarian Dr. Steven Stoltz is also a candidate in the General Election on November 2nd.
The comparable one hour interview of the GOP CD 7 U.S. House candidates was held on Friday July 23, with the 4 candidates running in that race: Ruth McClung, Terry Myers, Joe Sweeney, and Robert Wilson. View it online here.
The winner of that CD 7 Republican primary race will face off with 4 term Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva, and the winner of the Libertarian primary (either Andrew Ibarra or George Keane). The KUAT interview of those two Libertarians on July 28 is also online (click here).
Let the best man (or woman) win.