Arizona Democrats: Southern Arizonans deserve real representation, not a McSally placeholder

According to Joe Ferguson, from the Arizona Daily Star, Lea Marquez-Peterson is set to announce her run for Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District, with a caveat, “in the event” Martha McSally decides not to run for the U.S. Senate. [Arizona Daily Star, December 13, 2017]

Statement from the Arizona Democratic Party Communications Director Enrique Gutierrez:

“Southern Arizonans deserve real representation in Washington, not someone like Lea Marquez-Peterson who is half-heartedly in, and serving as the GOP’s McSally placeholder.

“Marquez-Peterson would represent a continuation of the reckless Republican agenda - taking healthcare from millions, increasing taxes on hardworking Arizonans, and fulfilling Donald Trump’s xenophobic wall - all of which Southern Arizonans reject.

‘In the event’ she’s serious about running, we’re confident this will be a Democratic pickup come 2018.”