David Schweikert Ignores 65 Percent of CD5 Voters

Dear CD 5 voter,

In a sweeping example of arrogance that has characterized his latest and third  Congressional campaign, David Schweikert told the Arizona Capitol Times that the Vote Jim Wardprimary election is “essentially over” in Congressional District 5, ignoring roughly 65% of the citizens in the district who have yet to cast their votes.

As you may remember, David Schweikert has lost in CD5 twice before and lost last cycle to Harry Mitchell by a twenty point swing.  He bases his claim on having  an “insurmountable lead” in the race. Obviously, he is using this as an excuse for his sudden reduction in his campaign expenditures.

I find it stunning and insulting that David would effectively tell so many of you who haven’t yet cast your ballot that your vote doesn’t matter.

This is a good indicator of how poorly Daivd Schweikert listens to constituents, and a good indicator that he realizes he’s headed for his third straight loss in this district.

Your votes matter to me and to the district as a whole and I would be honored to have your support. I promise to be attentive to your concerns and to work to restore America to the greatness it once had.  Please remember to cast your ballot whether you vote by mail or at your polling place on August 24.


Jim Ward

To learn more about Jim Ward, visit http://www.votejimward.com

In Case You Missed It…

Last night, CD-5 Republican candidates debated live on Scottsdale Channel 11. For those of you who may have missed it, the debate will be rebroadcast on Cox Channel 11 for Scottsdale residents on Sunday, July 25, at 2PM, 6PM, and 9PM. Additionally, non-Scottsdale residents can view the debate online at the same time via http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov. Click on Watch Channel 11 Live under Quick Links.

Look for a post on Sunday with my thoughts on the debate.

Jim Ward(R-Ariz.) signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge

From Amir Iljazi on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 9:01 AM

Businessman Jim Ward became the first candidate to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in his 2010 bid to represent Arizona’s 5th Congressional district.

Ward is a GOP Primary candidate looking to take on incumbent, Harry Mitchell, who was elected in 2006 after defeating J.D. Hayworth. The seat is rated by Cook Political Report as R+5 on their PVI index, and Hayworth had held the seat for more than a decade prior to Mitchell’s win. Arizona’s 5th Congressional district is just one of a slew of seats where pledge signing challengers are taking on non-pledge signing incumbents from vulnerable districts.

Ward, the first pledge signer in the race, has made a commitment to the taxpayers in the 5th Congressional District in Arizona that he will fight to stop massive tax increases imposed by a reckless Congress. We here at ATR encourage all candidates seeking Federal office to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and let the taxpayers in this country know that they stand with them; against higher taxes, higher spending, and higher deficits.

Here’s ATR’s official statement on Jim Ward signing the Pledge:

Jim Ward(R-Ariz.) signs the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
Congressional candidate promises to protect taxpayers’ wallets

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jim Ward, a Republican running in Arizona’s 5th Congressional district, recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). The Pledge commits signers to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses … and oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.”

ATR has offered the Pledge to all candidates for federal office since 1987. To date, 33 U.S. senators and 172 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed the Pledge. Additionally, seven Governors and over 1,100 state legislators have signed the Pledge.

After the passage of the so-called “Stimulus Package,” better known as the Pelosi-Obama-Reid Spending Give-Away, Americans are desperately searching for candidates and politicians that will protect their livelihoods and put their wallets ahead of the federal government’s coffers,” said Grover Norquist, president of ATR.

By signing the Pledge, Jim Ward demonstrates that he understands the problems of hard-working taxpayers nationwide, but especially the taxpayers in Arizona’s 5th Congressional district.”

I challenge all candidates for federal office to make the same commitment to taxpayers by signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge today,” Norquist continued.

Copies of the Pledge are available at www.atr.org or by calling (202) 785-0266.

To see ATR’s official statement on Jim Ward, click here.