There’s a wee bit of news on next year’s Democratic US Senate primary: we have candidates.
Well, candidates to be candidates. Candidates to be explorers. Condsiderers.
Is that a word?
A reader commented on a previous post that House Minority Leader Chad Campbell may run. I phoned up Campbell and he confirmed that, indeed, this is a rumor.
Yes, it’s breaking news and sure footed facts like that that you come here for, isn’t it?
I met a guy last night named David Crowe (who is not the Seattle based comedian). Crowe is President of Tucson Embedded Systems, a local company that develops components and software for the aerospace industry. He’s looking at the senate race and would like to make a go of it. He’s got an interesting profile: a young small businessman involved in the defense industry who is interested in issues of education and workforce development. He was born in Yuma, brought up in Sierra Vista, started a business in Tucson and has family ties to Jerome, so he’s got several geographic bases covered.
Earlier this week, Daniel Patterson talked about throwing his hat in the ring too. The Yellow Sheet got some comments from him and he said “timing is important.” I’ll leave that one at that.
Of course, all of this is dependent on Gabrielle Giffords’s continued recovery and what her plans are. Whether or not she runs, I hope that she is in a position to make that decision free from having to think of health considerations.