Rep. Raul Grijalva hits candidate Amanda Aguirre, but Amanda politically punches back!by Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Aug. 15, 2012, under 2012 Arizona Elections, independent voter open primary election, Women Voters
The Grijalva campaign has sent yet another attack mailer filled with myths regarding voting records.
Congressional Candidate Amanda Aguirre responded “I am disheartened and saddened by Representative Grijalva’s false charges and stunned by his bold and dishonest statements. The unfortunate truth is that Congressman Grijalva, having missed 400-plus votes since being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, can only run on attack ads rather than his political record. Perhaps instead of twisting the truth to keep his job, he should fight harder to create jobs for the people of Arizona.”
See the below press release from Candidate Amanda Aguirre for U.S. Congress:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 15, 2012
Grijalva Makes More False Claims; Lies About Voting Record
Tucson, AZ–Rep. Raul Grijalva is at it again. Recently, his campaign office sent out its fourth mailer accusing Sen. Aguirre of being all talk and no action, and referred to her as a “political candidate who [has] no record or real ideas.” Such radical statements and negative campaigns are an example of how this out-of-touch Congressman is willing to say anything and slander his opponent to keep his seat in Washington. Meanwhile, he can’t even be honest about his own record.
Rep. Grijalva holds the record for most votes missed in U.S. Congress. To date, he has skipped out on more than 400 votes since serving as a Representative at the federal level. Last week, Grijalva told the Arizona Daily Star that the votes he’s missed “have been for things like naming libraries and roads.”
Just this year alone, Grijalva has skipped at least two dozen votes, many of them vital to the people of Arizona and to the nation. Such issues have included decreasing the national deficit; repealing the CLASS program of the Fiscal Responsibility & Retirement Security Act; considering the Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act of 2012; replacing President Obama’s energy and offshore drilling plan; allowing eligible Israeli nationals to receive E-2 nonimmigrant visas; establishing the U.S. government budget for Fiscal Year 2013; and amending the Homeland Security Appropriations Act.
“I am disheartened and saddened by Representative Grijalva’s false charges and stunned by his bold and dishonest statements,” former State Senator Amanda Aguirre said. “The unfortunate truth is that Congressman Grijalva, having missed 400-plus votes since being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, can only run on attack ads rather than his political record. Perhaps instead of twisting the truth to keep his job, he should fight harder to create jobs for the people of Arizona.”
Senator Aguirre has a successful and proven track record of creating jobs, backing business, supporting labor unions and fighting for families. She served as a State Legislator from 2003 to 2010, and established the Health Education Career Institute in 2007, which has provided job opportunities and placement for more than 400 individuals. She currently serves as President/CEO of the Regional Center for Border Health and the San Luis Walk-In Clinic.