Challenger Landis Earns An Unusual (and NOT helpful) Endorsement

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Goodyear Mayor trashes conservatives as reason for supporting Landis

Mayor Georgia Lord

Mayor Georgia Lord

In an unusual move for Republican Party politics, Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord has endorsed Litchfield Park City Councilwoman Diane Landis in her race against State Representatives Steve Montenegro and Darin Mitchell in large part because Montenegro and Mitchell were both conservatives and, as she put it, “What have conservatives ever accomplished at the federal or state level? Nothing, except saying ‘No!’”

While Mayor Lord is certainly entitled to support Landis as an alternative to having conservatives in office, it is worth reminding Mayor Lord of just a few of the many good things conservatives have done in Arizona:

  • Turned the liberal Napolitano deficit into a budget surplus
  • Made Arizona the most 2nd Amendment friendly state in the nation
  • Took major steps to fight against illegal immigration
  • Resisted liberal calls for permanent tax hikes that would cost Arizona jobs
  • Passed major transparency legislation to allow taxpayers to know how their government spends its money
  • Helped Arizona earn the #6 ranking for Economic Climate
  • Made Arizona the most school choice friendly state in the nation
  • Turned Arizona into the #1 state in the country for entrepreneurial startups
  • Cut taxes and turned Arizona into a top-5 state for job growth
  • Protected Private Property Rights
  • Worked successfully to bring the F-35 fighter to Luke AFB
  • And much much more…

“As conservatives, I don’t think that Steve (Montenegro) or I are surprised to be challenged from our left, but I think the Mayor is wrong in her attacks on conservatives both at the state and federal level.” said Darin Mitchell.

“Darin and I ran as conservatives and were elected as conservatives. We owe it to our district to act in its best interest and to govern as we promised to do.” said Steve Montenegro.

In comparison, Landis has consistently earned failing grades from taxpayer groups, was named “Friend of Big Government” by American for Prosperity Arizona, supported the ObamaCare Medicaid Expansion, and has presided over the draining of much of Litchfield Park’s Rainy Day Fund to cover ordinary operating expenses.

Why Run For Office If You Don’t Know What You Believe?

H/T to one of our readers and Frosty Taylor and her Maricopa County GOP Briefs for clueing us in on Monday night’s LD13 showdown between incumbent State Representative Darin Mitchell and challenger Diane Landis up in Wickenburg.  The topic was Common Core and while Mitchell “spoke strongly” against Common Core, Landis “said she was still listening to both sides of the issue before taking a stand.”  This is similar to Landis’ current “I’m still learning” position on Medicaid Expansion.  Keep in mind the Expansion issue has dominated the headlines since January, the Legislative session dragged on weeks past the 100 day deadline to deal with the issue, yet nearly ten months later Diane Landis still does not know what she would have done about the issue.

What Landis does know is that she wants to be promoted from the City Council to the State Legislature and to do that she is running against conservatives Steve Montenegro and Darin Mitchell.  What Landis doesn’t know is how she would vote on issues that matter.  Congressman Trent Franks is fond of saying that there are two kinds of people who run for office – those that want to do something, and those that want to be something.  If Diane Landis doesn’t know what she wants to do, we can safely assume she is running for different reasons.