Antenori files exploratory for Congress

State Senator Frank Antenori (LD-30) has filed an exploratory committee for AZ-08, according to the Morning Digest from Daily Kos. A search of the IRS site confirmed that Senator Antenori did file form 8871 dated August 15th. Filing an exploratory committee avoids problems with Arizona’s resign to run law and does not require the candidate to specify a district number.


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  1. I sure hope Frank can be the first conservative to win this district. I’ve been around since Michael Beehler tried in 1992 and since then, seen some pretty conservative candidates come and go (Randy Graf, Tim Bee, Jesse Kelly). With the new district lines being drawn, hopefully, more conservative sections will be included and the “independent” voters will come to their senses about how tenuous our financial system is.

  2. PolicyPundit says

    Can we say “bye Frank” now? Does he really think he can beat Gabby Giffords?

  3. Policy, I don’t think Giffords is running in 2012 and I bet Frank realizes that also. There is a reason that Karamargin took the job at Pima Community College (http://bit.ly/qAkXfc).

  4. Before you accept Antenori at face value, make sure you’ve thoroughly investigated his connections to public employee unions and their contributions to him.

    It would be nice to find a conservative in AZ who is not connected to public employee unions. Unfortunately, too many of the state legislators who are considered to be the “conservatives” are in the pockets of the unions.

  5. Mike Weaver says

    Observe,
    Are we talking about the same Frank Antenori?

    The Frank Antenori I know has waged war against public sector unions. He ran and got passed four bills that really weaken unions, including SB 1322(vetoed by Gov), which privatized a lot of government jobs held by unions. The unions are suing him in court on the other three.

    The AEA, NEA, AFL-CIO, AFSCME, and SEIU are all named as co-plaintiffs against Antenori’s bills.

    Seems to me like he’s not to cozy with any public sector union.

    The only other major union bill that passed was the pension reform bill and Antenori was a co-sponsor on that one too.

    The unions hate Antenori so bad, they named him one of the most anti-union members of the legislature. Iserioisly doubt that they would give him any money or support.

    Where are you getting your info?

  6. Mike Weaver says

    I just went to the Sec of State website to check Antenori’s campaign finance reports. The only thing listed that looks like it might have come from a union was a donation for $300 from the AZ Highway Patrolman’s PAC. I couldn’t find anything else.

    Antenori raised almost $73,000, of that only $13,500 came from PACs, the rest ($59,000} were individual contributions. Not only does it look like he doesn’t take any money from public unions, but it looks like very little of his money came from PACs (<20%).

    So again, just curious to see where you got your info he's "connected" to public sector unions and he's "in their pocket."

    • And now the political spinners come out. Check his votes.

      • Mike Weaver says

        Political spinners? You throw out accusations with no facts; I do some homework, state some facts, even reference the SOS website for my information. The facts show your initial accusation is baseless, I call you on it and then you come back with “Check his votes.”

        Who is the one spinning.

        How about listing some of those “votes” to back up your statement? Or is your job just to make wild, unfounded accusations, throw mud, then split?

        If you want a job as propaganda minsiter, where you can make stuff up and lob falsehoods, I’m sure the Dems have an opening.

        So back to you. What votes?

  7. Walt Stephenson says

    When Gifford’s voted a few weeks ago she was telling the world I am returning to politics. If she is coherent enough to vote intelligently for a bill she sure can partake in the political process. The big question is not Gifford’s but redistricting.

  8. Aw man, no Jesse “Low-Tax” Kelly to run again?

  9. aRTIE AND dANA says

    BILL STATUS VOTES FOR SB1308 BIRTH CERTIFICATES; INTERSTATE COMPACTS – Third Reading

    Y = Yes
    N = No
    NV = Not Voting
    EXC = Excused
    V = Vacant Member Name Vote Member Name Vote Member Name Vote
    Paula Aboud N Sylvia Allen Y Frank Antenori N
    Nancy Barto N Andy Biggs Y Scott Bundgaard Y
    Olivia Cajero Bedford N Rich Crandall N Adam Driggs N
    Steve Gallardo N Ron Gould Y Linda Gray Y
    Gail Griffin Y Jack Jackson Jr. N Lori Klein Y
    Leah Landrum Taylor N Linda Lopez N John McComish N
    Al Melvin Y Robert Meza N Rick Murphy Y
    John Nelson N Steve Pierce N Michele Reagan N
    David Schapira N Don Shooter Y Kyrsten Sinema N
    Steve Smith Y Steve Yarbrough N Russell Pearce Y

    AYES: 12 NAYS: 18 NOT VOTING: 0 EXCUSED: 0 VACANT: 0

  10. aRTIE AND dANA says

    BILL STATUS VOTES FOR SB1309 ARIZONA CITIZENSHIP – Third Reading

    Y = Yes
    N = No
    NV = Not Voting
    EXC = Excused
    V = Vacant Member Name Vote Member Name Vote Member Name Vote
    Paula Aboud N Sylvia Allen Y Frank Antenori N
    Nancy Barto N Andy Biggs Y Scott Bundgaard N
    Olivia Cajero Bedford N Rich Crandall N Adam Driggs N
    Steve Gallardo N Ron Gould Y Linda Gray Y
    Gail Griffin Y Jack Jackson Jr. N Lori Klein Y
    Leah Landrum Taylor N Linda Lopez N John McComish N
    Al Melvin Y Robert Meza N Rick Murphy Y
    John Nelson N Steve Pierce N Michele Reagan N
    David Schapira N Don Shooter Y Kyrsten Sinema N
    Steve Smith Y Steve Yarbrough N Russell Pearce Y

    AYES: 11 NAYS: 19 NOT VOTING: 0 EXCUSED: 0 VACANT: 0

  11. Somos Republicanos says

    We had to wait until today to congratulate the Arizona Republican legislators for their courageous votes against 5 anti-immigrant laws that Senator Russell Pearce was pushing for. Monday, March 21, 2011, was the last day for any legislator to file a motion to revive 5 anti-immigrant harsh bills.

    The below Arizona state legislators recognize they have a limit to what they can do, and they have acknowledged that the federal government must address the broken immigration system. The Arizona state legislators have seen the economic distress, housing market distress and the family distress that SB 1070 helped to create. Now it appears (with the help of the Arizona business community) that they want to act to heal this state and our country while putting pressure on Washington D.C. to fix the broken system.

    We want to commend and send praise to the Arizona Republicans who voted to save the State of Arizona, and repair the image we have to nation and to the world. Arizona still has 26 anti-immigrant bills that are floating out there, and we hope they will continue to remember that the federal government has jurisdiction over immigration related issues. The 26 bills have been implemented primarily by GOP lawmakers and one Democratic legislator (Kyrsten Sinema) who broke rank to appear “tough” on immigrants. We have asked Senator Sinema to kill her SB 1225 bill because the law is already on the books, but she continues to ignore the Latino community that got her elected.

    The immigration issue affects national security and our trade relations with our soil neighbors, and it is unreasonable for us to have 50 different rogue states trying to implement their own immigration law. It is reasonable to have one law, as we support the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution of the United States because this is an issue that could impact our trade agreements with other countries, and we believe Arizona Republicans should continue to embrace free market thinking.

    SB 1308: Birthright citizenship:

    • Frank Antenori, (Dist.30)
    • Nancy Barto, (Dist.7)
    • Rich Crandall, (Dist.19)
    • Adam Driggs, (Dist.11)
    • John McComish, (Dist.20).
    • John Nelson, (Dist.12)
    • Steve Pierce, (Dist.1)
    • Michele Reagan, (Dist.8)
    • Steve Yarbrough, (Dist.21)

    SB 1309: Birthright citizenship:

    • Frank Antenori, (Dist.30)
    • Nancy Barto, (Dist.7)
    • Scott Bundgaard, (Dist.4)
    • Rich Crandall, (Dist.19)
    • Adam Driggs, (Dist.11)
    • John McComish, (Dist.20)
    • John Nelson, (Dist.12)
    • Steve Pierce, (Dist.1)
    • Michele Reagan, (Dist.1)
    • Steve Yarbrough, (Dist.21)

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