Saucedo Mercer running for Congress in AZ-07

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2011
CONTACT: John Ellinwood

Tucson, AZ Gabriela Saucedo Mercer will formally announce her campaign to represent the people of District 7. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 2nd, 11:00 am, at the Hotel Tucson City Center, 475 N. Granada Avenue in Tucson. Members of the news media are encouraged to attend and cover this exciting political development. Gabriela will be available after the event to answer questions from reporters.

Saucedo Mercer released the following statement regarding her campaign, “We can no longer afford to sit by as Raul Grijalva recklessly votes to spend this country into a bottomless pit of debt. It is time to focus on growing the economy and bringing new jobs to Arizona and to America. When I am in Congress, I will be a champion for effective free-market policies that rebuild our economy and get America working again.”

Gabriela Saucedo Mercer was born in Mexico and legally immigrated to the United States in 1986. She and her husband Ted live on Tucson’s west side. They have three adult children. Gabriela has worked in the defense electronics industry.

The campaign website is www.SaucedoMercer.com. For more information please contact John Ellinwood.

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Comments

  1. Steve Calabrese says

    My gut reaction – knowing nothing about this candidate and admittedly being somewhat ignorant of the players here – is that I can’t help but wonder if it is counterproductive to have GOP candidates jumping into this race so soon, and without knowing what Ruth McClung is going to do.

    Not only has she demonstrated an ability to come within a hair of beating Grivala with a shoestring budget, there are many Republicans who feel that she actually won that election and only voter fraud allowed Grivala to claim victory. With that in mind, the thought of GOP candidates fighting it out when this is going to be a tough battle to unseat the Dem bothers me.

    Of course, I could be wrong. This person could be wonderful; Ruth may have other plans. But that’s my first thought.

  2. WHAT IF DISTRICT 7 IS NOT THE DISTRICT 7 WE KNOW TODAY?

    A GOOD THING IS THAT REPUBLICANS WILL HAVE A BETTER CHANCE GETTING ELECTED IN SOUTHERN ARIZONA – NOW THAT BENNY WHITE HAS BEEN PASSED OVER BY THE REDISTRICTING COMMISSION.

    Thank God for small favors!

  3. Is this the woman who spoke at the Tucson city council meeting supporting 1070? There was a youtube video floating around and the woman looks a lot like her.

  4. F.A.B. yes this is the same woman.

    Steve Calabrese, why should she wait to see what Ruth McClung is going to do? Primaries are about choice, I believe anyone could and should run and then as a party we should coalesce around the victor. And incidentally, Gabby Mercer supported Ruth in the 2010 race, she’s a good candidate and Grijalva will not be able to use that ethnicity tactic he used against Ruth.

  5. Jennifer Leslie says

    Yes – Gabby spoke in front of the Tucson City Council.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShkpO9Rf1bo

  6. Ruth McClung left us for the establishment wing when she endorsed Carmichael for State Chair. Let’s hope Saucedo is a dependable conservative.

  7. Pima Paul,

    Gabby is as conservative as they come! Ruth lost me with the Carmichael endorsement. But then again, I was always wary of her less than conservative views on illegal immigration. Those who haven’t taken a close look at Gabby should really take the time to do so.

  8. Steve,

    “…there are many Republicans who feel that she actually won that election and only voter fraud allowed Grivala to claim victory.”

    They’re called “sore losers”.

  9. The Seventh is going to be re-drawn, but probably not that drastically. I think it will definitely become more safe for Grijalva.

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