I talked to someone up in Phoenix the other day and asked him about which of his fellow Maricopa politicos will be the first to endorse Richard Carmona. You may recall that last week, Don Bivens released a list of endorsers that included former Tucson area legislator Nancy Young Wright.
My source said to look to two Phoenix city council members: Michael Nowakowski and the newly elected Daniel Valenzuela. Both of them have active campaign organizations that would help any candidate in a primary, so they wouldn’t just be names on a list. They are also both people who would not necessarily be wowed by the fact that Bivens used to be party chair.