Pullen: Praises AZ GOP Congressional Delegation for Voting Against ‘Stimulus’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2009

GOP Chief Critical of AZ Democrat Congressional Democrats

Phoenix, AZ – Randy Pullen, chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, today lauded Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl and Representatives Jeff Flake, Trent Franks, and John Shadegg in opposing the Democrat stimulus bill.

“Our elected representatives in Congress showed true grit and fortitude in opposing a bill that was bad for America,” said Pullen. “This was a one-sided Democrat bill that was the brainchild of an overreaching Democrat President and a Democrat Congress anxious to pay off their campaign supporters. This bill will hurt far more than it can ever help and these same Democrats will have to answer to America in 2010.”

Pullen continued, “I am proud of the efforts our Arizona Republican delegation made throughout this very trying process. While the votes weren’t there to win the day, our Republican representatives took the fight to the Democrats and continued a constructive dialogue with the American public.

“By way of contrast, Arizona Democrat Representatives Giffords, Grijalva, Kirkpatrick, Mitchell, and Pastor voted in favor of this massive and irresponsible spending plan.

“The Democrats will find, once again, that you simply cannot spend your way into prosperity,” concluded Pullen.


  1. Wow – guess I missed Pullen’s press release condemning Governor Brewer and the GOP Majority in the State Legislature for passing a budget that relies on $500 million from this same stimulus plan to balance the Arizona budget?

  2. I also guess that our Senatorial delegation’s rating as the lowest bringing money back to the state is somehow a badge of principal and honor. Except for the fact that I pay a lot of federal taxes and they refuse to bring any or much home.

    I call that a WORTHLESS set of Senators.

  3. Veritas Vincit says

    Remember the names: Giffords, Grijalva, Kirkpatrick, Mitchell, and Pastor. Come 2010 and beyond when the “stimulus” proves to have done nothing, be sure to remember these Numskulls and retire them.

    Socialism and the Nanny State is the Old Folks Home of once great nations; Obama is the pied piper.

  4. Pullen saved half the money he would have had to spend on congratulatory telegrams to the Congressman four years ago when there were six Republicans. Now there are three.

    Remember these names the voters remembered in ’06 and ’08: Hayworth, Renzi, Hays, Graf, et al.

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