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Sal316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:52 AM
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Democratic chief quits; could face Kyl in ’06
By Le Templar, Tribune
July 20, 2005


Jim Pederson
Jim Pederson resigned Tuesday as chairman of the state Democratic Party — an indication he is about to launch an anticipated 2006 election challenge against U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl.

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East Valley Tribune

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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:55 AM
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1. woohoo! I'd love to see Kyl go away!
:woohoo:
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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:26 AM
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11. No doubt. He's a pure GOP tool.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:55 AM
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2. Any chance of him winning?
HOw's Kyl's popularity in McCainland? :shrug:
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Sal316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:01 AM
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4. Right now, Kyl is polling weak.
Under 50% against an un-named opponent.

He's vulnerable, and with Janet all but reassured to win in 2006, her coattails may help Pedersen over the top.
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Wabbajack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:02 AM
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6. I can't indentify any recent senate elections
where a Governor's coatails had any effect.
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expatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:29 AM
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12. well, I am sure it's hard to measure
The simple fact of the matter is that if Janet's re-election is assured (The Republicans are still scrambling to find someone of any merit at all to put up against her), she can be a team player and appear with Pederson at campaign stops a LOT... also, with a heavy hitter like Janet up for re-election in a midterm cycle, it will help increase the Dem turnout, etc.

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Wabbajack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:30 AM
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13. The case can be made that
since the race isn't seriously contested it will lower turnout both puke and Dem.
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:02 AM
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5. As of June 6
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 09:02 AM by Vash the Stampede
He's got a 49% approval rating.

In other words, he won't lose re-election.

http://www.surveyusa.com/100USSenatorApprovalRatings061...
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:09 AM
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8. Most pundits think Kyl CAN be taken.
And that is only one survey. Others differ. And Pederson has lots of money.Never discount that.
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expatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:24 AM
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10. One good thing going for Pederson is Janet is up for re-election in 06
Janet Napolitano (one of the best governors in the Union) is up for re-election in 06 and is very, very popular in the state. Pederson could potentially ride her coattails to victory.
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readmylips Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:57 AM
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3. Great, Get Rid of that stupid Kyl.
Arizona deserves better and we have always seen our state flourish under Democratic administrations.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:04 AM
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7. Give 'em hell Jim!
:kick:
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expatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:17 AM
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9. I've known this for awhile....
Pederson is very good at fundraising and has Arizona Democrats behind him.
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:40 AM
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14. .........
Nothing personal against Pederson, but I'd rather see Leonard Clark being able to run and to win :)
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NoodleBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:30 AM
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15. Jim Pederson Resigns as State Party Chair (Arizona)
http://azdem.org/index.php?id=321

PHOENIX, AZ – Today, Jim Pederson submitted his resignation as Chairman of the Arizona Democratic Party (ADP). In a letter addressed to members of the ADP State Committee, Mr. Pederson stated his resignation is “effective immediately.” Mr. Pederson is a lifelong Democrat and native of Arizona who has served as Chair of the ADP since 2001.
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:30 AM
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16. He really is going to take on Jon Kyl then
That's a tough go, but I wish him good luck.
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Miss Chybil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:00 AM
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17. Woo hoo!
:woohoo:
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