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.