Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sierra Vista Herald Endorses McSally for CD-8!

Sierra Vista Herald Endorses McSally

April 11, 2012

Tucson, AZ - With support throughout the border communities and Cochise County swelling, Martha McSally today earned the official endorsement of the Sierra Vista Herald in her campaign for the Republican nomination in Arizona's 8th Congressional District.

Saying that Friday's visit by Martha McSally to ranchers with land bordering Mexico was an important factor in their deliberation, the Herald gave Col. (Ret) McSally the nod over her rivals.

McSally's credentials impressed us from the
beginning. A master's degree in public policy from Harvard, she is the first American woman to fly in combat and the first to command a fighter squadron. She has a much-needed informed international outlook on national issues.

Her ties to southern Arizona span more than a decade, where she has distinguished herself in many ways as a community leader. Friday, it was abundantly clear why she has been successful in leadership roles and is well suited to represent Southeast Arizona in the United States Congress.

Beyond that, McSally's credentials and familiarity with the Department of Defense will hugely benefit a congressional district that includes both Davis-Monthan in Tucson, and Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista.

We admit hesitation at our initial review, that the candidate may have lacked the depth on issues outside the military, which is not the full-time job of Congress.

Watching her in action with local ranchers last week put those
concerns to rest and generated confidence that McSally is the best Republican candidate running for the job of representing Congressional District 8. - Sierra Vista Herald

"I want to thank all the people of Cochise County, my supporters throughout the region, Bill Hess and the good folks at the Herald for this honor," said Col. McSally. "Sierra Vista, Fort Huachuca and the border communities throughout Cochise County face unique challenges, and I look forward to working with them to represent and protect their interests in the U.S. Congress."

You can read the full endorsement here. Also, for more from the Herald on Martha McSally's meeting with the border ranchers, click here.


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