Arizona Eagletarian

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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Arizona UPRISING -- CD9 -- Cherny's Koch problem

I read something a few minutes ago on Daily Kos that I had to share with you.

This writer, who remains anonymous at this time, linked to records of donors to Cherny's campaign for California Assembly. Two employees of Koch Industries contributed significant amounts to that campaign. 

What’s their connection to Cherny?
More than likely, Cherny made his way into the world of Koch Industries via the Democratic Leadership Council, the corporatized version of the Democratic Party that pushed trade with China and other more Republican-oriented policies before shuttering its doors last year.



One of those donors, Wayne Gable, according to ALEC Exposed's SourceWatch, is now Managing Director of Federal Affairs for Koch Industries.

One has to wonder if former Attorney General Terry Goddard and current Democratic elected officials and Cherny supporters (like state Rep. Ruben Gallego and Phoenix Councilman Michael Nowakowski) realize who Andrei really is.  


Arizona cannot afford to elect Andrei Cherny to Congress.


8 comments:

  1. One has to put this in the context of much more significant problems:

    > Mr. Cherny's position on SB1070 (pretty much "it's complicated")
    > His stated opposition to Obamacare
    > His complete silence on the recall of disgraced former State Senate President Russell Pearce - and trying to take some credit for it eight months later, with Terry Goddard's help.
    > And that he abandoned his post as Chairman of the Arizona Democratic Party leaving the party in the lurch at the most crucial time for recruiting candidates

    There are 23 Republicans running for the legislature unopposed, two Republicans running unopposed for the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors(including the chairman, Neanderthal Max Wilson), the Republican Maricopa County Attorney and Arpaio side-kick Bill Montgomery is running unopposed, and there are countless other such situations throughout the state. Just so Mr. Cherney wouldn't be inconvenienced running for Congress.

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  2. Say what you will about Rodney Glassman, but when he ran against Cherny for head of the Arizona Democratic Party, he had a plan to use the Clean Elections System (what's left of it) to run Dems in all legislative races. The Dem party elite bent the rules and elected Cherny over Glassman. What did we get from Mr. No Labels? Nada.

    Yes, the districts with on Republicans running have more Republicans than Democrats, but many of these districts have significant numbers of Independents. The Republicans DON'T have majorities in these districts.

    It totally doesn't surprise me that Cherny got Koch money. I am very disappointed that Goddard is hawking for Cherny's candidacy in the CD9 race.

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    1. Rodney Glassman would have moved to Phoenix, worked full time, instituted a 30 district strategy to elect Dems.

      Meanwhile, Terry Goddard was a weak candidate for Governor, and see what we got. He should not run this party. Do we have any strong Dems with integrity in the wings, or has the party elected so few that no one is honing their chops to take that seat?

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  3. This is a deep seated tumor. Aside from Cherney's negative qualities, one must wonder how he ascended to the throne, as State Chairman of the ADP, when his ascendance was precluded, by Party bylaws, because he was not an elected PC. It is alleged, Ann Wallack facilitated this. If this is, indeed, true, and it is suspected to be quite true, one must ask the overriding question, "Why?"

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  4. Stefan, this post is NOT about Ann Wallack in any way or to any degree. Frankly, I don't appreciate expressions like, "it is alleged, Ann Wallack facilitated this." Or, "it is suspected to be quite true..." Who alleged? Why did that person allege these things? Who suspects it to be true and WHY do they suspect it to be true. And most importantly, what does Ann Wallack have to do with this post? NOTHING. I will leave your comment up for a couple of hours, then I intend to delete it because it is NOT germane to any discussion of Andrei Cherny's candidacy for Congress or the fact that Mitt Romney's Bain Capital or Rupert Murdoch's News Corp are listed as having donated to Cherny's campaign this year.

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  5. LOL, in my comment a few minutes ago, I mentioned additional information that has come to light about Cherny's campaign donors. Information that I did not have when I write to blog post above.

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  6. I like a lot of the Candidates and Incumbents running. In CD9, my hopes are for Kyrsten Sinema. Chernei although a Navy vet, still lacks experience as an elected leader in State office, and I wish he would have run for State office instead of CD9. Schapira although a State Senator, does not have as much exposure as Kyrsten and should have done another term in office. CD9 although representing Arizona, will also have to deal with Americans from across the nation in whatever committees they are assigned to. Although all 3 are all good candidates in their own right, Kyrsten has the experience, leadership, and national recognition to get the job done.

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    1. If Kyrsten wins the primary, I will support her. We're not there yet. I am of the opinion that David Schapira will also represent CD9 well if elected.

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