“The states are the laboratories of democracy. And my state, Arizona, is clearly the meth lab of democracy.”
— Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), speaking at Netroots Nation in 2010.
32% to 29%
A new Data Orbital poll of likely Republican Senate primary voters in Arizona found 32% either definitely or probably voting for Kelli Ward (R), compared to 29% who said they were definitely or probably not voting for her. Another 34% said it would depend on who gets in the race and 5% refused to answer.
Clinton retains her composure under pressure. She’s tough. She doesn’t back down. Trump responds to criticism with the petulance of verbal spit wads. That’s beneath our national dignity. When the president of the United States speaks, the world expects substance. Not a blistering tweet.
— The Arizona Republic, endorsing a Democrat for the first time since the newspaper’s founding in 1890.
Of Arizona early voters cast ballots for Marco Rubio, according to an MBQF Consulting poll taken last week. Washington Examiner: “As of last Wednesday afternoon, at least a quarter million registered Republicans had already voted in Arizona, taking advantage of the state’s 26-day early voting period. Based on the timeline, this means those 250,000 Arizona Republicans all voted without knowing Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) would no longer be a candidate by election day.” By our math, that’s about 40,000 votes Ted Cruz won’t get.
Probably we should be debating a bill requiring every American to attend a church of their choice on Sunday to see if we can get back to having a moral rebirth.
— Arizona state State Sen. Sylvia Allen (R), raising the possibility of requiring church attendance for every American, the Arizona Republic reports. Allen added that she wished things were more like they were in the 1950s: “People prayed, people went to church. I remember on Sundays the stores were closed. The biggest thing is religion was kicked out of our public places, out of our schools.”
The Lord works in mysterious ways.
— Rev. Jarrett Maupin, Democratic candidate for Congress from Arizona, accepting the endorsement of a Phoenix strip club called the Great Alaskan Bush Co., the Arizona Republic reports.
The lethal injection needs to be an indeed lethal injection and not the bollocks-upped situation that just prevailed. That’s torture.
— Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), quoted by Politico.
The Arizona GOP did just proclaim
Him on Goldwater’s legacy, a stain.
They said they are sure
He deserves their censure,
That lefty, loopy liberal, John McCain.