Pelosi and National Democrats Running Scared Over Andy Tobin Candidacy

Andy Tobin

April 14, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pelosi and National Democrats Running Scared Over Andy Tobin Candidacy

There’s no question national Democrats are worried they are losing to Republican Andy Tobin. Nancy Pelosi’s Super PAC, named House Majority PAC, is on defense and has launched a broadcast television buy in Arizona to prop up Ann Kirkpatrick’s faltering public image and highlight Tobin’s opposition to ObamaCare.

Andy Tobin released the following statement today in response:

“The fact that Nancy Pelosi is using her Super PAC to attack me in April shows just how competitive this race is and how worried national Democrats are that we will replace Ann Kirkpatrick in November. But Arizonans won’t fall for these deceptive ads. Seniors are feeling the impacts of ObamaCare firsthand and know that Kirkpatrick is the one who has voted to cut Medicare and reduce the quality of their health care. I want to bring their voices to Washington to be a check and a balance on Nancy Pelosi and President Obama to ensure that seniors are protected from the devastating consequences of ObamaCare. Unfortunately, Ann Kirkpatrick continues to support this horrible law.”

ABOUT ANDY TOBIN:

Andy Tobin and his wife of 28 years, Jennifer, are the proud parents of five children- three daughters and two sons. Tobin is a small business owner who has devoted his life to positively affecting his community through job creation, public service and advocating for conservative principles. Tobin’s focus has been on creating sustainable jobs, helping small businesses succeed, building a stronger middle class and putting Arizona back on track. While serving as Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, Tobin drastically cut government by 25 percent, balanced Arizona’s budget and presided over the largest tax cuts in Arizona’s history, saving Arizona taxpayers millions of dollars.

Tobin has fought for your family’s freedoms, your prosperity and your community for the past six years while serving in the Arizona Legislature. He continues to lead the fight to stop the implementation of the disastrous ObamaCare. As your Representative in Congress, Andy Tobin will represent your voice, and lead the charge in fighting for you against the wasteful spending, government intrusion, and out-of-touch insiders that are taking away your freedoms.

Join Andy Tobin today!

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For more information, please contact Tobin for Congress Campaign Manager Craig Handzlik at press@andytobin.com or 928-275-1417

 

Marana Mayor Ed Honea Endorses Tobin

Andy Tobin

April 1, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Marana Mayor Ed Honea Endorses Tobin

“Tobin is a battle-tested conservative hero of individual freedom…”

The wave of Pima County support continues to flood in for Andy Tobin’s congressional campaign. This week, Marana Mayor Ed Honea throws his support behind Tobin’s effort to defeat Kirkpatrick and return Arizona’s 1st Congressional District to its conservative values. Mayor Honea’s support comes the week following Marana Town Councilwoman Patti Comerford’s endorsement for Tobin’s campaign.

“There is no other candidate in the race for Arizona’s 1st Congressional District that I would consider supporting,” said Marana Mayor Ed Honea. “Tobin is a battle-tested conservative hero of individual freedom, job creation, economic development and 2nd Amendment rights. He has been fighting against ObamaCare since the law was first introduced. He battles for smaller government, lower taxes and balanced budgets everyday. Tobin is the reason we have concealed carry, E-Verify, and a ban on partial-birth abortion. It is for these reasons and many others that I am proudly endorsing Andy Tobin for Congress. I encourage anyone who values individual liberty and our Constitution to do the same.”

“I sincerely thank Mayor Honea for his support,” said Tobin. “I look forward to taking Marana’s voice to Washington and continuing the fight for Arizona’s conservative values from the first day I am elected. We have accomplished a lot in Arizona and I firmly believe that Washington will benefit from the hard work we have done here. With folks like Mayor Honea behind us, we will be unstoppable in defeating Kirkpatrick and making sure that Pelosi does not return to the Speaker’s chair.”

ABOUT ANDY TOBIN:

Andy Tobin and his wife of 28 years, Jennifer, are the proud parents of five children- three daughters and two sons. Tobin is a small business owner who has devoted his life to positively affecting his community through job creation, public service and advocating for conservative principles. Tobin’s focus has been on creating sustainable jobs, helping small businesses succeed, building a stronger middle class and putting Arizona back on track. While serving as Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, Tobin drastically cut government by 25 percent, balanced Arizona’s budget and presided over the largest tax cuts in Arizona’s history, saving Arizona taxpayers millions of dollars.

Tobin has fought for your family’s freedoms, your prosperity and your community for the past six years while serving in the Arizona Legislature. He continues to lead the fight to stop the implementation of the disastrous ObamaCare. As your Representative in Congress, Andy Tobin will represent your voice, and lead the charge in fighting for you against the wasteful spending, government intrusion, and out-of-touch insiders that are taking away your freedoms.

Join Andy Tobin today!

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For more information, please contact Tobin for Congress Campaign Manager Craig Handzlik at press@andytobin.com or 928-275-1417.

 

Senator Antenori endorses Andy Tobin for Congress

Andy Tobin

My Dear Fellow Republicans,

When it comes to the GOP primary in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, I have been content sitting on the sidelines. I was hoping the primary candidates would stick to the issues and run on their records. For the most part, they have been doing that. Unfortunately, Tobin’s primary opponents have gone down a path of deception leveling false claims against a proven conservative and his track record. Therefore, I feel compelled to write this open letter to all Republicans in CD-01 to set the record straight.

In 2008, Arizona was in the midst of a great recession and was facing the largest budget deficit in its history. We were more than $3 billion in debt. The housing bubble had burst, costing tens of thousands of Arizonans their jobs. The state unemployment rate was screaming toward double digits and our economy was in a ditch. After six years of Janet Napolitano, government labor unions ruled the roost at taxpayer expense. Government spending was out of control and crime was on the rise.

I was sworn into the legislature on January 12, 2009. I remember it like it was yesterday. I first met Andy Tobin when he was House Majority Whip. He sat all of us newly elected freshmen legislators down to tell us what we were in for. The picture he painted wasn’t pretty. Tobin explained our need to stick together in the fight to get our state back on the right track. He told us that we were going to face the stiffest opposition from supporters of big labor unions, big government, and open borders.

Tobin got us working together as a team. In a few hard-fought years we began to turn things around. As Majority Whip and later Speaker of the House, Andy was on the front line of those battles every step of the way. He was the first person onto the battlefield and will be the last to leave.

Of course there were times when Andy and I disagreed on policies and methods but that was to be expected. The important thing is that I always trusted Andy. I still do. Andy has always been honest. He has always been a warrior for conservative values. Saying Andy Tobin isn’t conservative is absurd coming from primary opponents that lack any conservative record whatsoever. They are essentially campaigning on sound bites.

Here’s a list of some major reforms that our GOP team accomplished with Andy’s leadership:

We cut taxes. That’s right. In the midst of a recession we did something counterintuitive. While others were demanding that we raise income and business taxes, we cut them. We knew that Arizona’s economy needed a shot in the arm, not a blow to the head. Tax reform to encourage economic growth went to the top of our agenda. Andy led that effort and helped get the “Arizona Competitive Package” (HB-2001) passed. The bill completely eliminated the State Commerce Department. When was the last time any government eliminated an entire agency? I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty darn conservative to me.

We dramatically reduced regulation and the negative impact government labor unions were having on our economy. Senator Jonathan Paton, my seatmate, introduced “Save Our Secret Ballot,” which prevented union intimidation of workers. Andy not only supported it, he was instrumental in getting it passed through The House and sent to voters where it was overwhelmingly approved. Conservative.

We balanced the budget! After years of wasteful spending and unbalanced budgets, we cut up the state’s credit cards and hunkered down to get Arizona out of the red. Andy Tobin was Speaker and I was Senate Majority Whip. I experienced Andy’s statesmanship firsthand. His cool-headed leadership and no nonsense approach to getting Arizona back on track has now given the state a budget surplus. Washington needs an Arizona conservative that has balanced a budget.

Under Tobin’s leadership we cut state spending by 22%. A percentage greater than any other state or the federal government. None of the CD-01 primary opponents have a record even close to Andy’s. But somehow they expect to have the courage to make these hard decisions in Washington. If I were considering giving someone any job it would be a no brainer to pick the experienced candidate rather than the guy who thinks he can do it. Andy has cut spending, his opponents have not.

Together, Andy and I fought hard to stop Obamacare in 2010. The “Healthcare Freedom Act” (Proposition 106) prevented Arizonans from being forced to take part in ObamaCare. It was overwhelmingly approved by voters. But we didn’t stop there. We worked together day and night on other measures to blunt the impact of Obamacare in Arizona. I was in constant contact with Andy during the entire fight against ObamaCare. I was very aware of everything going on behind the scenes. He never supported a single stitch of ObamaCare or Medicaid Expansion!

Tobin led the fight against Obamacare in Arizona! He nearly lost his position as Speaker of the Arizona House for fighting back against this take over. There is nobody in the state that fought harder to stop Obamacare from coming to Arizona than Andy Tobin. Nobody.

How about illegal immigration? In 2010, SB-1070 was one of the most conservative bills ever to pass in Arizona, maybe in the entire country. Andy was under considerable pressure to stop the bill in the House, but he didn’t cave. Even when President Obama was attacking Arizonans from Washington, Tobin didn’t cave! He fought to make sure that SB-1070 got a vote on the house floor. It did. And with his vote, it was sent to the governor. His primary opponents talk a big game when it comes to illegal immigration. Where were they when Andy Tobin was fighting for Arizona’s conservative values?

Thanks to Tobin, Arizona is now the “free-est” state when it comes to the right to keep and bear arms. From concealed carry to defensive display, some of the most successful pro-second amendment legislation was passed during Tobin’s Speakership. His primary opponents were still in college or sitting in the gallery watching while he defended our 2nd Amendment rights.

In 2011, I was the only Arizona lawmaker with an “A+” rating from the NRA. Take it from me: Tobin is the only person in the race for Arizona’s 1st Congressional District who has a track record of protecting and expanding our second amendment rights. His “100% ‘A’ Rating” from the NRA speaks for itself. His primary opponents want to challenge his conservative pedigree? Not on my watch.

In 2012, I introduced a bill providing workers with “Paycheck Protection” to stop involuntary paycheck deductions to support union activities. The bill was identical to the legislation passed in Wisconsin by Governor Scott Walker years later. Andy supported and defended it. Despite statements to the contrary, I alone made the decision to exclude law enforcement professionals in the Paycheck Protection Bill. Like our brave military members, law enforcement officers place their lives in danger everyday to protect us. The decision to exclude public safety was also supported by Senator Russell Pearce, a former Deputy Sheriff who was seriously wounded in the line of duty. I dare anyone to claim that Senator Pearce isn’t conservative.

Lastly, Tobin fought against Common Core. He has fought for local control of testing and the right to opt-out of Common Core. Tobin ended AIMS testing and teacher tenure in K-12 schools, effectively growing school choice in Arizona.

Tobin’s obligation to Arizonans has always come before his personal interests. I have never seen his conservative principles waiver. Ever. During his legislative career, Tobin has given Arizona the best conservative agenda in its history. He has made Arizona the most pro-life, pro-second amendment, pro-school choice state in the country. Tobin has cut government, balanced budgets, fought illegal immigration, cut taxes and put a stop to wasteful government spending. Just last session Andy got rid of fat-cat pension plans for future elected officials, the only state in the country to do so. Conservative.

Nobody else running in this congressional district or any congressional district can claim a record like Andy’s. He’s been doing this for years. In the 1980’s, as the President of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Andy was fighting for balanced budgets with President Reagan. He’s still fighting today.

Tobin will beat Kirkpatrick in November. He will help bring our country back, just like he has in Arizona. I am always the first to say that we need to focus on those who don’t follow conservative principles. Tobin’s primary opponents have it all wrong. Attacking Andy Tobin after his historical conservative achievements in Arizona is deplorable.

I hope you’ll join me in ending these attacks. Let’s get down to business and beat Kirkpatrick for future generations of Arizonans. Andy Tobin is the only person in this race who is qualified and experienced enough to represent Arizona in Washington. That’s why I am endorsing Andy Tobin for congress in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District. Please join me in standing for rural Arizona’s conservative values by supporting Andy Tobin.

Sincerely,

Frank-Antenori-Signature2

 

 

 

 

Senator Frank Antenori

Former Mayor of Flagstaff Endorses Andy Tobin

Andy Tobin
February 11, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Former Mayor of Flagstaff Endorses Andy Tobin

Energetic Grassroots Support for Tobin Continues to Grow

Adding his name to a growing list of supporters, former Flagstaff Mayor Joe Donaldson (2000-2008) endorsed Andy Tobin for Congress today, citing his leadership in cutting spending and reducing debt in Arizona.

“I am endorsing Andy Tobin for Congress in Arizona’s First Congressional District because he will represent Arizona’s issues in Washington with the leadership he has shown here,” said Former Flagstaff Mayor Joe Donaldson. “What Congress needs most right now is conservative leadership. We are a nation about to implode. Andy’s conservative record will guide the way towards a balanced budget and a future for our children void of debt.”

“While Mayor of Flagstaff, Joe was a positive conservative force for the city,” said Tobin. “His record of service and philanthropy while serving the people of Flagstaff is commendable. I sincerely thank Mayor Joe for voicing his support for my campaign. Having him on my campaign team is an honor. I look forward to regularly seeking his counsel as we continue campaigning throughout Arizona’s 1st Congressional District.”

ABOUT ANDY TOBIN:

Andy Tobin and his wife of 27 years, Jennifer, are the proud parents of five children- three daughters and two sons. Tobin is a small business owner who has devoted his life to positively affecting his community through job creation, public service and advocating for conservative principles. Tobin’s focus has been on creating sustainable jobs, helping small businesses succeed, building a stronger middle class and putting Arizona back on track. While serving as Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, Tobin drastically cut government by 25 percent, balanced Arizona’s budget and presided over the largest tax cuts in Arizona’s history, saving Arizona taxpayers millions of dollars.

Tobin has fought for your family’s freedoms, your prosperity and your community for the past six years while serving in the Arizona Legislature. He continues to lead the fight to stop the implementation of the disastrous ObamaCare. As your Representative in Congress, Andy Tobin will represent your voice, and lead the charge in fighting for you against the wasteful spending, government intrusion, and out-of-touch insiders that are taking away your freedoms.

Join Andy Tobin today!

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For more information, please contact Tobin for Congress Campaign Manager Craig Handzlik at press@andytobin.com or 928-275-1417.

Grand Canyon/Tusayan Mayor Endorses Andy Tobin

Andy Tobin

January 30, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Grand Canyon/Tusayan Mayor Endorses Andy Tobin

Mayor Greg Bryan praises Tobin for his action during Government Shutdown, canyon closure
Tusayan Mayor Greg Bryan found himself at the center of the Grand Canyon closure during the government shutdown. While the state of Arizona was losing money, the town of Tusayan was driven to the brink of collapse. After Andy Tobin traveled to Tusayan and helped to broker the state-funded reopening of the canyon, Mayors from all of the canyon communities have rallied behind Andy’s campaign for Congress. Mayor Bryan adds his name to the canyon community endorsements for Tobin, along with Williams Mayor John Moore and Page Mayor Bill Diak.

“After much thought and frustration at the lack of support for our community from Congresswoman Kirkpatrick, I have made the decision to back Andy Tobin‘s bid to become our next District 1 US Congressman,” said Tusayan Mayor Greg Bryan. “During the government shutdown and Kirkpatrick’s continuous votes to protect ObamaCare over reopening the Grand Canyon, the community of Tusayan was among the towns hardest hit economically. The state of Arizona lost out on innumerable revenue from the Canyon being closed, which should never have happened. But locally, the tourism-driven community of Tusayan was brought to its knees when the restaurants, hotels and other local businesses were severely impacted.”

“Andy made the trip to Tusayan to see the effects of the Canyon closure first-hand. He listened, empathized and vowed to do anything in his power to help Tusayan recover. He reached out to the Grand Canyon National Park Administration, he talked to the Governor and he helped to broker the deal to fund the Canyon’s reopening using state funds.”

“Tobin is an honest, hard-working legislator who cares more about seeing Arizona prosper than he does about his own career. I know that when we elect him to Congress he will represent us loyally and fight for Arizona’s needs over party politics. That is why I am endorsing Andy Tobin for United States Congress.”

“I know that Mayor Bryan’s endorsement was one he thought about very carefully,” said Tobin. “The government shutdown and the Grand Canyon closure affected his community deeply. When we met in Tusayan, Mayor Bryan expressed to me his town’s heartbreaking frustration over the federal government’s dysfunction and lack of leadership from Kirkpatrick in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District. I’m glad that I was able to positively impact the town of Tusayan during such a tough time. Mayor Bryan will always have my support and my gratitude for his sincere endorsement.”

ABOUT ANDY TOBIN:

Andy Tobin and his wife of 27 years, Jennifer, are the proud parents of five children- three daughters and two sons. Tobin is a small business owner who has devoted his life to positively affecting his community through job creation, public service and advocating for conservative principles. Tobin’s focus has been on creating sustainable jobs, helping small businesses succeed, building a stronger middle class and putting Arizona back on track. While serving as Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, Tobin drastically cut government by 25 percent, balanced Arizona’s budget and presided over the largest tax cuts in Arizona’s history, saving Arizona taxpayers millions of dollars.

Tobin has fought for your family’s freedoms, your prosperity and your community for the past six years while serving in the Arizona Legislature. He continues to lead the fight to stop the implementation of the disastrous ObamaCare. As your Representative in Congress, Andy Tobin will represent your voice, and lead the charge in fighting for you against the wasteful spending, government intrusion, and out-of-touch insiders that are taking away your freedoms.

Join Andy Tobin today!

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For more information, please contact Tobin for Congress Campaign Manager Craig Handzlik at press@andytobin.com or 928-275-1417.

Andy Tobin Raises More Than $232,000

Andy Tobin
January 23, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Andy Tobin Raises More Than $232,000

Coupled with key endorsements, campaign well prepared for 2014

Andy Tobin is proud to announce that he raised more than $232,000 during his first quarter in the race for Congress in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, which ended Dec. 31st. More than 90 percent of Tobin’s individual donations came from his fellow Arizonans.

Tobin credited the fundraising success to strong grassroots support across Arizona. Coupled with a long list of key grassroots endorsements, Tobin’s campaign enters 2014 in a strong position to defeat Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick in November.

“It’s no surprise that Arizonans are enthusiastically contributing their time, energy and resources to Andy’s campaign for Congress,” said Tobin Finance Committee Chairman Jim Click. “I am thrilled with the fundraising effort so far but there’s a lot of work left to do. I urge Arizonans to continue to contribute their time and efforts to defeating Ann Kirkpatrick and electing Andy to represent our state in Congress.”

“I am so grateful to all our supporters for helping us with this early success,” said Tobin. “I know it’s a big deal to open your wallet and donate your hard-earned money. I appreciate the graciousness of those who have opened their homes to host fundraising events or who have met me for an early-morning coffee or lunch. I am thrilled to have a winning team behind me as we continue pounding the pavement throughout the district.”

ABOUT ANDY TOBIN:

Andy Tobin and his wife of 27 years, Jennifer, are the proud parents of five children- three daughters and two sons. Tobin is a small business owner who has devoted his life to positively affecting his community through job creation, public service and advocating for conservative principles. Tobin’s focus has been on creating sustainable jobs, helping small businesses succeed, building a stronger middle class and putting Arizona back on track. While serving as Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, Tobin drastically cut government by 25 percent, balanced Arizona’s budget and presided over the largest tax cuts in Arizona’s history, saving Arizona taxpayers millions of dollars.

Tobin has fought for your family’s freedoms, your prosperity and your community for the past six years while serving in the Arizona Legislature. He continues to lead the fight to stop the implementation of the disastrous ObamaCare. As your Representative in Congress, Andy Tobin will represent your voice, and lead the charge in fighting for you against the wasteful spending, government intrusion, and out-of-touch insiders that are taking away your freedoms.

ABOUT JIM CLICK:

Jim Click Jr. is Chairman of the Board of Jim Click Automotive. Click started his work-life selling cars for his uncle in Los Angeles where he was promoted to Sales Manager within 2 years. In 1971, Jim Click bought his first dealership in Tucson.

Click graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business. He was a scholastic All-American football player in 1966. He also was Tucson’s Man of the Year in 1982. President Bill Clinton honored him with the Presidents Award for the development of LINKAGES in 1999.

Join Andy Tobin today!

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For more information, please contact Tobin for Congress Campaign Manager Craig Handzlik at press@andytobin.com or 928-275-1417.

Andy Tobin’s Endorsements Recapped

Andy Tobin
January 14th, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Andy Tobin’s Endorsements Recapped

Support from Arizona’s 1st Congressional District Heard Loud and Clear

Tobin begins the midterm election year with early endorsements from 19 elected officials and associations in AZ-CD01. From Page to Safford, supporters across Arizona’s first congressional district are getting behind the effort to defeat Democrat Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick. As Speaker Tobin continues traveling the district and building support in the early months of 2014, endorsements, momentum, energy and support will continue to grow.

Mayor Bill Diak (Page)
Mayor Charlie German (Camp Verde)
Mayor Chris Gibb (Safford)
Mayor George Lemen (Pima)
Mayor John Moore (Williams)
Mayor Bob Rivera (Thatcher)
Sheriff P.J. Allred (Graham County)
Sheriff Paul Babeu (Pinal County)
Sheriff Scott Mascher (Yavapai County)
Ret. Sheriff Joe Richards (Coconino County)
Sheriff Tom Sheahan (Mohave County)
Supervisor Rowle Simmons (Yavapai County)
Supervisor Jack Smith (Yavapai County)
Supervisor Thomas Thurman (Yavapai County)
Supervisor Drew John (Graham County)
Supervisor Jim Palmer (Graham County)
Supervisor Danny Smith (Graham County)
Arizona Police Association
Phoenix Law Enforcement Association

 

“I can’t thank the elected officials, associations and voters that I have met throughout Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, enough for their support,” said Andy Tobin. “Rural Arizonans are looking for proven conservative leadership to represent them in Washington. For so many elected officials in the district to endorse my campaign this early on is a real testament to the need to replace Ann Kirkpatrick with someone who will fight for our conservative values. It is clear that the voters and elected officials in CD-01 are energized about the New Year.”

 

ABOUT ANDY TOBIN:

Andy Tobin and his wife of 27 years, Jennifer, are the proud parents of five children- three daughters and two sons. Tobin is a small business owner who has devoted his life to positively affecting his community through job creation, public service and advocating for conservative principles. Tobin’s focus has been on creating sustainable jobs, helping small businesses succeed, building a stronger middle class and putting Arizona back on track. While serving as Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, Tobin drastically cut government by 25 percent, balanced Arizona’s budget and presided over the largest tax cuts in Arizona’s history, saving Arizona taxpayers millions of dollars.

Tobin has fought for your family’s freedoms, your prosperity and your community for the past six years while serving in the Arizona Legislature. He continues to lead the fight to stop the implementation of the disastrous ObamaCare. As your Representative in Congress, Andy Tobin will represent your voice, and lead the charge in fighting for you against the wasteful spending, government intrusion, and out-of-touch insiders that are taking away your freedoms.

Join Andy Tobin today!

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For more information, please contact Tobin for Congress Campaign Manager Craig Handzlik atpress@andytobin.com or 928-275-1417.