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Steller column: Constant attack ads could backfire in McSally-Sinema race | Local news

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This may go down in Arizona politics as the year of the pink tutu. Whether that’s a good thing for Martha McSally or for Kyrsten Sinema is unclear for now. McSally set the tone of the current ad war for the open U.S. Senate seat with her first spot, which she put out before she had even won the GOP nomination in August, attacking Sinema as a tutu-wearing war protester. The outside groups supporting McSally have followed her lead on the attack, even using the same picture of Sinema at a 2003 anti-war protest in a pink tutu. They have […]

Three Yale Law School classmates who endorsed Kavanaugh call for investigation into sexual misconduct claims

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Elise Viebeck Enterprise and investigations reporter focused on politics September 25 at 8:52 PM Three former Yale Law School classmates who endorsed Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh called Tuesday for an investigation into allegations by two women that he engaged in sexual misconduct in the 1980s. Kent Sinclair, Douglas Rutzen and Mark Osler were among roughly two dozen of Kavanaugh’s law school classmates who lauded Kavanaugh’s qualifications in an Aug. 27 letter to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Their support for an investigation came as Yale Law professor Akhil Amar — who taught Kavanaugh and testified on his behalf […]

Top takeaways in debate with Ducey, Garcia

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CLOSE Highlights from the debate with Arizona gubernatorial candidates Gov. Doug Ducey, David Garcia and Angel Torres in Phoenix on Sept. 25, 2018. Arizona PBS Candidates David Garcia (left), Angel Torres (second from right) and current governor Doug Ducey (right) prep for their debate with host Ted Simons (center) before the gubernatorial debate on PBS inside the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication on Sept. 24, 2018.(Photo: Patrick Breen/The Republic) Incumbent Republican Gov. Doug Ducey and Democratic challenger David Garcia squared off in their first public debate Monday night, a highly anticipated forum that grew contentious within minutes — […]

Rep. Paul Gosar says siblings’ attack ad ‘does sting,’ blames Obama

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CLOSE Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona is calling for any undocumented immigrant attending President Trump’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday to be arrested and deported. Wochit Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., acknowledged that “it does sting” that six of his nine siblings appeared in an ad for his political opponent.(Photo: Mark Henle/The Republic) U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar acknowledged Monday that “it does sting” that six of his nine siblings appeared in an ad for his political opponent and blamed the attacks on former President Barack Obama. Speaking on “The Mike Broomhead Show” on Phoenix radio station KFYI-AM (550), the four-term Republican fired back […]

6 Siblings of Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar Urge Voters to Back Opponent in Wild Political Ad

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Thanksgiving should be interesting for the Gosar clan. Siblings of Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar have launched a very public, very powerful ad advising voters in the upcoming midterm election to choose their brother’s opponent, Democrat David Brill. Six of the incumbent’s siblings are seen in a new TV ad, appearing one after one to declare “Paul” is bad for Arizona. But they are presented as just ordinary residents. It opens with “Grace, rural physician,” declaring “Paul Gosar the congressman isn’t doing anything to support rural America.” She is followed by “David, lawyer,” who states, “Paul’s absolutely not working for his […]

Arizona politicians tweet support for sexual-assault survivors

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CLOSE President Donald Trump is pledging his support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying the sexual misconduct allegations against his choice are “totally political.” (Sept. 24) AP Arizona Democrat David Garcia announces his bid for governor at the state Capitol on April 12, 2017, in Phoenix.(Photo: David Kadlubowski/The Republic) Messages with the hashtag #BelieveSurvivors flooded social media Monday in response to two women coming forward with sexual-assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Last week, Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of assaulting her when they were teenagers. Another woman, Deborah Ramirez, came forward Sunday. She alleged in a New Yorker article that […]

‘He says bizarre things’: These 6 siblings of an Arizona congressman endorsed their brother’s opponent in a new video ad

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View 3 Items Screenshot, CNN Rep. Paul Gosar’s siblings recently appeared in a video for Gosar’s opponent in the upcoming midterm election, Democrat David Brill. SALT LAKE CITY — Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar’s six siblings don’t want him to get re-elected. Gosar’s siblings recently appeared in a video for Gosar’s opponent in the upcoming midterm election, Democrat David Brill. As The Arizona Republic reported, the siblings spoke out against their brother in online ads. Gosar has represented Arizona’s 4th Congressional District since 2011. “It would be difficult to see my brother as anything but a racist,” sister Grace Gosar said […]

Oh, brother: why siblings make the most savage political opponents | Politics

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I can describe it to you, but you have to watch it: there’s an attack ad out on the Republican governor of Arizona, Paul Gosar. His record on everything, from healthcare to jobs to the environment, is poor. He is “absolutely not working for his district”. Voters should “hold him to account”. The visuals are unremarkable: non-celebrity middle-aged people endorsing his opponent, David Brill. When these talking heads reveal their identities – Joan, Jennifer, Tim, David, Grace and Gaston Gosar, siblings of Paul – the impact is devastating. It sends a thrill up your spine of such raw emotion that […]

Mom Gets in Between Paul Gosar’s Fight With Siblings

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Rep. Paul Gosar’s mother defended him against a political attack ad in which six of her other children repudiated the Arizona GOP congressman for his hardline conservative views and conspiracy theories. Bernadette Gosar, 85, the mother of 10 Gosar children, told The New York Times she was “shocked” and “crushed” that six of her children would agree to appear in, so far, a series of four advertisements condemning their oldest brother for his political beliefs and rhetoric as he seeks a fifth term in Arizona’s 4th District. Gosar floated the conspiracy theory last year that the white nationalist “Unite the Right” […]

Doug Ducey and David Garcia appeal to Latinos

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Gov. Doug Ducey speaks about education in his office at the Arizona State Capitol before his State of the State speech for 2017.(Photo: Cheryl Evans/azcentral) After endorsing Republican Gov. Doug Ducey’s re-election bid at a Sept. 10 press conference, Border Patrol official Art del Cueto turned to cameras with a message for Latino voters. “Don’t be fooled just because a candidate has a Hispanic last name,” he said in Spanish. “Vote for Arizona’s future, vote for the security of our state, and vote for the person who has our best interests in mind — not a person who feels he deserves your votes just because he’s […]