Nancy Young Wright was appointed to the Arizona House of Representatives for LD 26 in January 2008. The district has a 9,000 Republican edge in voter registration with a large Independent/NOP vote. Political pundits would advise shoring up your base while also appealing to the middle. Publicizing the Tucson Citizen endorsement might make sense by that metric but touting the Tucson Weekly is akin to shouting “I’m a Liberal.” Works for us.
For our readers outside of Pima County the Tucson Weekly is the local version of the Phoenix New Times, papers with the latest news on the local club scene and where to go to find a man-seeking-man hookup. Go for it Nancy.
The LD 26 House contest is a prime example of how the Democrats have over reached this year. The had an inside track at holding on to one of the seats in an otherwise Republican district. The simple approach would have been to field one candidate and save their resources for other contests. It is almost impossible to avoid some single shotting and with two Democrats in the race it just thins out the Democratic vote. It will be almost impossible for Democrats to win both seats, especially in a presidential year when voters turn out in droves. Not the best scenario for Democrats in a Republican district. Depending on turnout and how Independents/NOP voters break, the Republicans have a change of winning both house seats. See Arizona Politics for a list of all the LD 26 candidates.