Tyler Mott is the District 9 Senate candidate for the Republicans. This is from his entry in the Clean Elections pamphlet that hit your mailboxes this weekend:
My opponent has spent his entire elected career voting in lockstep with Democrats voting NO on bill after bill simply because they were Republican bills.
Joe Ortiz is the District 8 Republican Senate candidate. His entry is only a couple of pages before Mott’s:
Before she was voted out in 2010, my opponent spent years in office where she regularly voted “No” with her fellow Democrats against bills just because they were “Republican” bills.
The job of a State Senator is to review each bill on its own merits, without worrying about which political party wrote it or who will get credit for it.
I will do the job differently. I will vote “Yes” on good bills and “No” on bad bills regardless of whether they are Republican or Democrat bills.
When Arizona faced a $3 Billion budget deficit, everyone knew what cuts had to be made, but my opponent just kept voting NO on budgets because he felt they were Republican budgets.
With Arizona facing a $3 Billion deficit she voted “No” on efforts to reduce spending because it was a Republican bill.
He voted NO, as did every Democrat in the State Legislature, on SB 1070 because he didn’t want to address illegal immigration with a “Republican” bill.
With illegal immigration still a problem and costing Arizona taxpayers billions, she voted “No” on SB 1070 because it was a Republican bill.
If your argument is that your opponents march in lockstep with the party, maybe you should at least each hire your own ghost writer.