Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach Endorses Wil Cardon

Wil Cardon SOS

“It’s clear that Cardon has the courage and commitmentto stand up to the Obama adminstration”

(Mesa, AZ)  Conservative businessman Wil Cardon has picked up the endorsement of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.  As Kansas Secretary of State, Kobach has been a national leader for the implementation of measures to improve the security and integrity of voting.  Secretary Kobach is also the lead attorney in the case of Kobach and Bennett v. Election Assistance Commission, in which the Kansas and Arizona secretaries of state sued the federal government to preserve the states’ right to demand proof of citizenship when voters register.

“It’s clear that Wil Cardon is committed to continuing the battle to protect the integrity and security of our elections,” said Kobach.  “Wil has the courage and commitment to stand up to the Obama administration and ensure that Arizona will continue to be able to require proof of citizenship to register to vote.  Arizona and Kansas have drawn a line in the sand against unconstitutional federal interference in the voter registration process.  I’m confident that Wil will continue the fight.”

Wil Cardon Endorsed by Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney in AZSOS Race

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Mesa, AZ – In a sign of more momentum behind Wil Cardon’s candidacy for Arizona’s Secretary of State, Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney endorsed Wil Cardon today.

“I’m proud to endorse Wil for Arizona’s next Secretary of State,” Denny Barney said. “Wil has spent many years in the business world, creating jobs in Arizona and giving back to his community. His experience in business, his strong grounding in conservative principles, and his commitment to the state of Arizona will make him an excellent Secretary State.”

“I am honored to have Denny’s endorsement,” said Wil Cardon. “Not only is Denny is a successful businessman who has helped create jobs in Arizona, he has generously given his time to serving his community. I’m running for Secretary of State because I believe we need people from all walks of life involved in the governance of our state. I’m proud to have his support.”

Denny Barney was elected in 2012 to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in Maricopa County’s 1st District, representing the cities of Tempe, Chandler, Queen Creek, Sun Lakes, and parts of Mesa, Scottsdale, and Gilbert.

Denny is a sixth generation native of Arizona and prominent business leader. He is currently a principal in ARCUS Private Capital Solutions, a specialized realty investment and finance company. He is also the CEO of Landmark Companies, a private investment company with focus on real estate investment and development.

In addition to his business endeavors, Denny is a current Board Member of Mesa United Way, serving as past chairman for their annual campaign.

Wil Cardon is CEO of the Cardon Companies.  Along with his wife Nicole, he is also actively involved in numerous charitable and community leadership positions.  Together, they are the proud parents of 5 children and live in Mesa. 

Wil Cardon Statement on Steve Montenegro Decision and Endorsement

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Mesa, AZ – Businessman and Republican candidate for Secretary of State Wil Cardon released the following statement today in response to Representative Steve Montenegro’s decision not to run for Secretary of State and his endorsement of Cardon:

“I want to thank Steve for his endorsement today. Steve’s a great conservative and someone who has an incredibly bright future in Arizona. I am excited to have his endorsement and look forward to having him involved in our campaign.

“I also want to extend an invite to all of Steve’s supporters to join our campaign. Your support is important to me and to the success of this campaign.”

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AZPBS Airs US Senate Debate between Jeff Flake, Wil Cardon, Clair Van Steenwyk & Bryan Hackbarth

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Will Congressman Jeff Flake Continue Relying on Special Interest Dollars?

Phoenix, Arizona - 106 days ago, Wil Cardon asked Congressman Jeff Flake to join him in pledging to put Arizona first.  He’s asking that both candidates work to keep this Senate race fair, balanced and without interference from Super PAC’s or third party groups. 

So far… NOTHING.

On June 4th, we learned that the DC special interest group, The Club for Growth, has spent and bundled more than $1 million dollars to help the Jeff Flake for U.S. Senate Campaign.

Enough is enough. 

Wil Cardon is calling again on Congressman Flake to stop relying on special interest dollars and sign the Arizona First Pledge.

Arizonans are asking why   

Congressman Flake hasn’t signed the Arizona First Pledge.

(Click Here to Read the Arizona First Pledge)

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Day 51- Congressman Flake Refuses to Debate Wil Cardon

Congressman Flake Ignores Wil’s Debate Challenge
Flake Also Refuses Independent Debate Invite

Phoenix, Arizona – 51 days ago, Wil Cardon’s campaign sent a letter to Congressman Flake challenging him to a head-to-head debate.

So far… NO RESPONSE.

But wait… there’s more.

Congressman Flake flat out refused a debate invitation from the AZ Republic/KPNX-Channel 12 – a news organization that had plans to report on and televise the debate statewide.

Why is Congressman Flake Running Scared?

It’s become evident that Congressman Flake is afraid to discuss his past of lies, flip-flopping and supporting a liberal agenda in DC.

But his refusal to debate Wil Cardon hurts Arizonans.

In the past several months, there have been numerous candidates forums across the state. Wil has participated in many of them. Congressman Flake, however, has ducked many of them, sending a surrogate to read a letter instead. Now that the race has become so competitive, Wil wants a head-to-head debate with Congressman Flake. Unlike a candidates forum, this kind of debate allows for the two principal candidates to interact with each other – it’s an important difference that allows voters to contrast the candidates.

Arizonans deserve to know all they can about the candidates to make the best decision in August. But, it seems Congressman Flake disagrees.

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Will Congressman Jeff Flake Continue Relying on Special Interest Dollars?

Phoenix, Arizona - 104 days ago, Wil Cardon asked Congressman Jeff Flake to join him in pledging to put Arizona first.  He’s asking that both candidates work to keep this Senate race fair, balanced and without interference from Super PAC’s or third party groups. 

So far… NOTHING.

On June 4th, we learned that the DC special interest group, The Club for Growth, has spent and bundled more than $1 million dollars to help the Jeff Flake for U.S. Senate Campaign.

Enough is enough. 

Wil Cardon is calling again on Congressman Flake to stop relying on special interest dollars and sign the Arizona First Pledge.

Arizonans are asking why   

Congressman Flake hasn’t signed the Arizona First Pledge.

(Click Here to Read the Arizona First Pledge)

 

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AZ State Representative Steve Montenegro Announces Endorsement for Wil Cardon

Phoenix, Arizona – Today, Arizona State Representative Steve Montenegro endorsed Wil Cardon’s bid for the U.S. Senate. Rep. Montenegro currently represents District 12 (soon to be District 13) which includes Goodyear, Avondale, Litchfield Park and Luke Air Force Base. He also works with Congressman Trent Franks and serves as Associate Pastor at Surprise Apostolic Assembly. As an Arizona lawmaker, Steve is focused on job creation, fiscal responsibility and government transparency.

In endorsing Wil, Representative Montenegro said, “A weakened economy is threatening the future of this country. We must get it back on track and get Americans back to work. Wil Cardon can do that. His business acumen is exactly what we need in the US Senate right now. What’s more, we can trust Wil to do what he says he will do and act in an ethical and responsible way.”

Humbled by the endorsement Wil said, “Steve has dedicated his life to caring for his community. I admire his tireless work as an Arizona legislator and Associate Pastor. And I have deep respect that he, and his family, epitomize the American Dream – immigrants from El Salvador who came to this country legally and are living in service to this country. I’m honored to receive his continued support.”

About Wil Cardon:

Wil is a business owner, a fifth-generation Arizonan, a father of five and a true conservative who is willing to step away from his successful business ventures to serve the people of Arizona. He grew up in a family business where as a young man he worked on the construction crew and made change at the family’s gas stations. He went to both Brigham Young and Stanford for his undergraduate degree and earned an MBA from Harvard. He came back to Arizona to be a part of the family business where he has created hundreds of jobs and a debt free business that has thrived by investing in our community.

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Congressman Flake Ignores Wil’s Debate Challenge

Flake Also Refuses Independent Debate Invite

Phoenix, Arizona – 49 days ago, Wil Cardon’s campaign sent a letter to Congressman Flake challenging him to a head-to-head debate.

So far… NO RESPONSE.

But wait… there’s more.

Congressman Flake flat out refused a debate invitation from the AZ Republic/KPNX-Channel 12 – a news organization that had plans to report on and televise the debate statewide.

Why is Congressman Flake Running Scared?

It’s become evident that Congressman Flake is afraid to discuss his past of lies, flip-flopping and supporting a liberal agenda in DC.

But his refusal to debate Wil Cardon hurts Arizonans. 

In the past several months, there have been numerous candidates forums across the state. Wil has participated in many of them. Congressman Flake, however, has ducked many of them, sending a surrogate to read a letter instead. Now that the race has become so competitive, Wil wants a head-to-head debate with Congressman Flake. Unlike a candidates forum, this kind of debate allows for the two principal candidates to interact with each other – it’s an important difference that allows voters to contrast the candidates.

Arizonans deserve to know all they can about the candidates to make the best decision in August. But, it seems Congressman Flake disagrees.

 

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Day 24 – Congressman Flake Not Responding to Debate Challenge

Congressman Flake Refuses to Answer Wil Cardon’s Debate Challenge

Phoenix, Arizona – 24 days ago, Wil Cardon’s campaign sent a letter to Congressman Flake challenging him to a head-to-head debate.

So far… NO RESPONSE.

Wil Cardon believes debates are the best way for voters to understand the distinct differences in the candidates and to make the best decision in August. But, apparently the Flake campaign doesn’t agree. Spokesman Andrew Wilder called Wil’s debate challenge “predictable, clunky P.R. stunts”. (Dan Nowicki, “Cardon Wants to Debate Flake One-on-One,” The Arizona Republic, 6/6/12,www.azcentral.com/)

In the past several months, there have been numerous candidates forums across the state. Wil has participated in many of them. Congressman Flake, however, has ducked many of them, sending a surrogate to read a letter instead. Now that the race has become so competitive, Wil wants a head-to-head debate with Congressman Flake. Unlike a candidates forum, this kind of debate allows for the two principal candidates to interact with each other – it’s an important difference that allows voters to contrast the candidates.

Arizonans deserve to know all they can about the candidates to make the best decision in August. But, it seems Congressman Flake disagrees.

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Wil Cardon Announces Support from the Students for Wil Coalition

Phoenix, Arizona – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Wil Cardon is proud to announce support from the Students for Wil Coalition. The group is made up of dozens of ASU students led by Chairman Nasser Kompani. Kompani is a native Arizonan born to parents who both legally emigrated from Iran in pursuit of the American dream. Nasser is a pre-law student involved in numerous groups on campus including, ASU Students for Mitt, Political Science Honors Society, Campus Recreation Student Advisory Board and ASU Game Day Spirit Committee.

The Students for Wil Coalition is backing Wil, in large part, because of his plan to get the economy back on track and get Arizonans back to work. In the past few years it’s become more and more difficult for recent college grads to find jobs. But the group believes Wil’s business experience and acumen will change that. For his part, Wil is proud to have Nasser, and all the students, on his team. He’s excited that his conservative message of creating jobs, securing our border and protecting families resonates with the younger generation of Arizonans.

About Wil Cardon:

Wil is a business owner, a fifth-generation Arizonan, a father of five and a true conservative who is willing to step away from his successful business ventures to serve the people of Arizona. He grew up in a family business where as a young man he worked on the construction crew and made change at the family’s gas stations. He went to both Brigham Young and Stanford for his undergraduate degree and earned an MBA from Harvard. He came back to Arizona to be a part of the family business where he has created hundreds of jobs over the past 20 years – a debt free business that has thrived by investing in our community.

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Wil Cardon: Congressman Flake & President Obama: Advocates for Amnesty

Congressman Flake says he does not support comprehensive immigration reform.

BUT…

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In 2007, Congressman Flake co-sponsored a bill promoting comprehensive immigration reform which included amnesty for illegal immigrants. (H.R. 1645)

Sounds a lot like President Obama’s decision to grant amnesty to more than 1 million illegal immigrants…

See For Yourself:

To read President Obama’s latest amnesty plan, click here.

To read Congressman Flake’s STRIVE Act, click here.

To read Wil Cardon’s plan to secure our borders and enforce our country’s rule of law, click here.

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Congressman Flake Refuses to Answer Wil Cardon’s Debate Challenge

Phoenix, Arizona – 14 days ago, Wil Cardon’s campaign sent a letter to Congressman Flake challenging him to a head-to-head debate.

So far… NO RESPONSE.

Wil Cardon believes debates are the best way for voters to understand the distinct differences in the candidates and to make the best decision in August. But, apparently the Flake campaign doesn’t agree. Spokesman Andrew Wilder called Wil’s debate challenge “predictable, clunky P.R. stunts”. (Dan Nowicki, “Cardon Wants to Debate Flake One-on-One,” The Arizona Republic, 6/6/12,www.azcentral.com/ )

In the past several months, there have been numerous candidates forums across the state. Wil has participated in many of them. Congressman Flake, however, has ducked many of them, sending a surrogate to read a letter instead. Now that the race has become so competitive, Wil wants a head-to-head debate with Congressman Flake. Unlike a candidates forum, this kind of debate allows for the two principal candidates to interact with each other – it’s an important difference that allows voters to contrast the candidates.

Arizonans deserve to know all they can about the candidates to make the best decision in August. But, it seems Congressman Flake disagrees. 

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Wil Cardon: Flake Fights For Higher Energy Tax

Mr. Flake Pushed an Energy Tax that Republicans Opposed

In 2009, Flake Co-Sponsored A Bill to Raise Carbon Taxes

Career Politician Congressman Flake Claims to be a Conservative but His Colleagues on Capitol Hill Thought His Carbon Tax Was Anything But Conservative

“The bill puts the two lawmakers at odds with Republican congressional leaders, who’ve criticized the Democrats’ cap-and-trade plans as carbon taxes in disguise. ‘Cap and trade is code for increasing taxes, killing American jobs and raising energy costs for consumers,’ House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio said. ‘The so-called ‘cap and trade’ proposal amounts to a carbon tax, plain and simple.’” (James Rosen, “Republican Lawmakers Back Carbon Tax (Yes, That’s Right),” McClatchy Newspapers, 5/13/09; www.mcclatchydc.com/)

Flake’s Carbon Tax Would Cost an Arizona Family of 4 $1,000 a year

Jeff Flake Says He’s Watching Out for Arizona, but He’s Not

For documentation and to try to get an explanation call Congressman Flake at 602-845-0333.

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Voters Still Waiting on Cardon to Explain Source of Campaign Funding

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PHOENIX – The Flake campaign renewed its call, first made last week, for millionaire self-funding Senate candidate Wil Cardon to release his response to a Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint, which could help clear the air over questions that he may be illegally funding his campaign with corporate contributions from his family’s fortune. 

“Cardon should release his response,” said Andrew Wilder, communications director for the Flake campaign. “As long as questions still linger over how his campaign is being funded, voters won’t trust him.”

In January, the Arizona Republic reported that Wil Cardon was the subject of a complaint filed with the FEC by Mesa resident Dave Smith, a plumbing contractor who is owed money by the Cardon family. The complaint questions whether he is illegally funding his campaign with corporate contributions.

Click here to view the entire FEC complaint against Wil Cardon.

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Congressman Flake Is Mr. Washington!

Mr. Flake Goes to Washington and Refuses to Come Back!

Congressman Flake's Washington Buddies Pay Up to Keep Their Washington Insider!

“The Club for Growth endorsed Flake immediately after he entered the race, and they’ve raised an impressive sum on his behalf, bringing in $100,000 in the first 24 hours after giving him their backing.” (Sean Sullivan, “Flake In The Millionaire’s Club,” National Journal’s Hotline On Call, 4/4/11)

Not only does the Club for Growth pay for lavish trips for Congressman Flake, they are also his largest campaign contributors.

Even more of Congressman Flake’s money comes from Political Action Committees (PACs)

Arizona can’t afford a U.S. Senator beholden to anyone other than the citizens of Arizona.

Jeff Flake says he’s watching out for Arizona, but in Washington he is beholden to lobbyists and special interests.

For documentation and an explanation, call Congressman Flake at 602.845.0333.

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Is Wil Cardon Outsourcing His Friends?

PHOENIX – Wil Cardon, Arizona’s millionaire self-funding Senate candidate purports to have created hundreds of jobs. Perhaps he’s being modest in not counting the 5,398 fans that he has on Facebook.

Love it or hate it, Facebook recently changed its look. One the changes in the new Timeline feature allows people to view the “page insights.” Wil Cardon’s Facebook page insights reveal something interesting: the city where most of his page fans reside.

For Jeff Flake it’s Phoenix. Richard Carmona it’s Tucson. And for Wil Cardon it’s Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Dhaka, Bangladesh? That’s weird.

See for yourself: https://www.facebook.com/wilcardonforussenate/likes

With a quick search on Google, it’s easy to find websites like “buylikes.com” and “buyfacebooklikesfans.com” that promise to increase friends, fans and likes, all for a fee. Of course, it may be impossible to know for certain if this is what Wil Cardon has done.

“Money can’t buy love but it can buy you likes,” said Andrew Wilder, Communications Director for the Flake campaign. “Perhaps his campaign simply resonates more in Dhaka than with the voters of Arizona.”

A screenshot of Cardon’s page, taken April 26, 2012, is attached.

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