The Arizona Capitol Times just wrapped up an unofficial online poll of the potential gubernatorial candidates. In the lead with 36% of the vote – Vernon Parker – the Mayor of Paradise Valley. Coming in 2nd place, Arizona State Treasurer, Dean Martin at 28% and trailing Martin, Len Munsil and Governor Jan Brewer both with 9%. Here’s what AZ Policy Wonk has to say.
*** OFFICIAL UNSCIENTIFIC POLL ***
Question: “Who would you like to see as the Republican nominee for governor in 2010?”
Poll dates: Sept. 9, 2009 – Sept. 21, 2009
One interesting aspect of the poll is that the Capitol Times used some creative technology to prevent a handful of supporters from hijacking the poll and voting multiple times.
I am curious though why certain names show up on the poll while others do not. Where is JD Hayworth and why is Richard Mack on the lineup? And former Governor Fife Symington (another delicious rematch between Symington and Goddard?) I also find it odd that John Shadegg would show up on a poll for Governor. One would think he is in line for John McCain’s senate seat. And what about all the other 3rd-tier candidates?
Meanwhile, Mayor Vernon Parker is scheduled to make a major announcement on Wednesday September 23rd at the next Politics on the Rocks networking event (announcement at Politico Mafioso/Facebook) preceded by an appearance on KFYI’s JD Hayworth’s show. Could it be the official kickoff of the 2010 gubernatorial campaign?
Arizona Capitol Times continues their poll asking who the Democratic nominee should be.