May 20, 2012
By ADI News Services
Jeff Flake opened his Tucson senatorial campaign headquarters yesterday to an overflow crowd. The congressman with a reputation for being frugal was introduced to by Ruth McClung, a, a popular former congressional candidate and physicist, who offered Flake her endorsement.
“As a physicist, I like efficiency, and Jeff Flake has been efficient in cutting big government spending,” said McClung.
Flake is currently serving in congress and told the crowd that his work in Washington is not making campaigning easy, but said that he would be conducting Skype parties to communicate with the voters. “I work all day, but I am willing to stay up all night to talk with you,” said Flake.
Flake said he is currently working on behalf in the residents of Tombstone on their water rights fight with the federal government. He said that they had come to him asking for help due to the fact that they have been without representation for the past year. Their representative, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was incapacitated in a shooting by a deranged man last January.
He told his supporters that his opponent Democrat Richard Carmona must be defeated in the fall “because he fully supports Obamacare.”
Flake is being challenged in the primary by multi-millionaire Will Cardon. Cardon, who has self-funded his campaign, was the subject of a complaint filed with the FEC by Mesa resident Dave Smith, a plumbing contractor who is owed money by the Cardon family. The complaint questions whether Cardon is illegally funding his campaign with corporate contributions.