Alexis Tameron statement on Kirkpatrick/McCain debate


For Immediate Release: October 10, 2016
Contact: Enrique Gutierrez, (602) 234-6813,



Alexis Tameron statement on Kirkpatrick/McCain debate


PHOENIX -- Arizona Democratic Party Chairwoman Alexis Tameron issued the following statement on the outcome of Ann Kirkpatrick’s debate with John McCain:

“Tonight’s debate displayed the stark contrast between John McCain and Ann Kirkpatrick. McCain proved time and again tonight just how much he’s changed after 33 years in Washington and that it’s time for new principled leadership.  

“It's clear that McCain views this election as an inconvenience and has cashed in on every backroom ploy and special interest dollar to hang on to power.  Arizonans are tired of his desperate willingness to say and do anything, including supporting the most extreme elements in his political party, at any cost. It's sad to see him come to this point, really.  

"Ann Kirkpatrick is different. She is as authentic as a saguaro bloom during an Arizona sunset, with a desert grit to match. She has demonstrated her dogged independence and strength of character by standing up for Arizona against the good old boys on our behalf, including John McCain.  Ann Kirkpatrick will be a Senator we can all be proud of. Ann Kirkpatrick will be an Arizona Senator who will make headlines for the right reasons."