Press Releases: Shadegg Endorses Sydney Hay

Congressman John Shadegg Endorses Sydney Hay
For Immediate Release: May 28, 2008

(Phoenix, Arizona) – Saying “We need you in the halls of Congress,” Congressman John Shadegg told Sydney Hay of his endorsement today joining both Congressman Jeff Flake and Congressman Trent Franks in uniting the Arizona U.S. House Republicans behind Sydney Hay’s candidacy in the First District of Arizona.

“It is indeed an honor to have the endorsement of someone whose work in Congress I have deeply admired,” said Sydney. “Congressman John Shadegg is a leader in Arizona’s finest tradition and I am truly grateful to have his support.”


Also issued today…


Republican Legislators in CD One Rally Behind Sydney Hay
For Immediate Release: May 28, 2008

(State Capitol, Phoenix, Arizona) – Republican legislators in Congressional District One unite behind Sydney Hay for Congress.

While still divided on several important legislative issues and budget items in this legislative session, one thing is clearly uniting the Republican members of the Arizona legislature in CD One – Sydney Hay’s candidacy.

Those who have signed a support pledge backing Sydney are:
Senator Jake Flake and Representative Bill Konopnicki of District 5, Representatives Lucy Mason and Andy Tobin of District 1, Senator Ron Gould and Representatives Nancy McLain and Trish Groe of District 3, and Senator Jack Harper and Representatives Judy Burges and Tom Boone of District 4.

Representative Bill Konopnicki, who at one time considered running for this seat himself, said, “Sydney Hay, with her natural resources and small business background, will well-represent this district, one of the most important natural resources districts in America. I look forward to working with her on issues vital to our rural economy.”

Added Representative Nancy McLain, “I have worked with Sydney Hay on meaningful change that has lowered taxes, provided educational opportunities for families and cut government red tape on small businesses. As a small business owner myself, I believe it is vitally important that we elect Sydney Hay to fill this seat in Congress.”


  1. George of the Desert says

    This may become interesting. Like many, I had dismissed Sidney Hay as a serious candidate. I’m not sure why. I know Sidney a little bit and I like her. If nothing else, she has the courage of her convictions, which is a very admirable trait.

    So now she is the likely nominee in CD 1 and worthy of our support. She would be far better than any of the Dems running for that seat.

    But what really interests me about this race is that I recall a few years ago a certain conservative ran for congress and “conventional wisdom” stated he had no shot. In fact, I recall telling a friend of mine that he might enjoy volunteering for this candidate, but don’t expect him to win. My money was on the experienced, level-headed conservative who was well-known throughout the district.

    So what happened on primary night? Lisa Atkins lost to Trent Franks, who went on to Congress and has served admirably there. But I didn’t give Franks a chance.

    Let’s remember one thing about CD 1. It’s full of down-to-earth hardworking folks who, no matter if they have an R or D next to their name, would rather the government leave them alone. This is not so true in Flagstaff, but is true just about everywhere else in CD1.

    Current polling does not look good for Sidney in the general, but there’s a lot of time for her to make her case. Let’s hope that she’s up to the task.

  2. Despite Trent’s admirable service Arizona would be served well if Lisa Atkins were in Congress. Perhaps with the redistricting of the new census she will have an open district and we will all be the beneficiaries!

  3. What is Sydney Hay’s position on the repeal of the federal gas tax?

  4. kralmajales says

    This is great news…Kilpatrick will win by 5%.

    If the district is looking for down to earth moderate leadership with some actual public serice, Kilpatrick clearly shines.

    Hay is a mining lobbyist…I just can’t imagine how she can win this in the wake of what has happened in your party with lobbyist ties…particularly with Renzi.

    Sounds like this one goes in the loss column.

  5. It’s a good year for an independent. I met Brent Maupin a couple of weeks ago and he is running in the 1st district as an independent. He’s worth a look in the fall. Check out his website,

  6. Okay Alex. I checked the independent out. Some of what he says makes good sense. An independent guy running against two entrenched old party gals. Well go figure won’t you now. Arizona has a three way race after all.

  7. FraudShadegg says

    A Shadegg endorsement is a laugh riot. His credibility is bankrupt now after the bail out sell-out.

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