In 2012, Arizona is a battleground state that the GOP needs to win to take control of the Senate. There are already four GOP candidates for this open US Senate seat, and there may be more. I like real estate investor Wil Cardon over US House Rep. Jeff Flake, general contractor Doug McKee, and former mayor of Youngtown Bryan Hackbarth. I base this on face to face contact that my online Precinct Committeeman Project friend, Cold Warrior, has had with Wil. You’ll find my opinion is different from what you may read at a DC-centric establishment political site.
Below is a brief summary table of Wil Cardon’s background vs Jeff Flake’s background.
Wil Cardon’s background vs Jeff Flake’s background:
|Cardon played college football under the late Bill Walsh at Stanford University and received his MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a co-founder of Interim Capital, a private lending firm based in Mesa that invests in real estate projects.||Flake has served in the House since 2001 and previously was executive director of the Goldwater Institute, a conservative Valley watchdog group.|
|member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints||member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints|
|from long-standing Arizona family||from long-standing Arizona family|
|doesn’t plan to serve long term in the Senate.||promised to only serve six years when he was first elected in 2000, but later changed his mind|
|would favor bringing some legitimate federal spending projects to Arizona||has steadfastly opposed pork-barrel spending, which brings federal money to lawmakers’ home states for specific projects|
|opposes amnesty and supports Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration law||has supported guest workers and legal paths for illegal immigrants already in the U.S and opposes Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration law|
Read Wil Cardon in his own heart-felt words. I report and you decide. If you like what you know about Wil Cardon, and you are able to contribute to his campaign, please do. You can learn more about him at his website.
Wil Cardon’s statement:
I’m a real-world, jobs-creating business guy, while Jeff’s been a think tank and government guy who’s been on the government payroll.
No one will outspend me or outwork me in this campaign:
My wife Nicole and I have five wonderful children, and we are proudly pro-life, pro-traditional marriage and pro-family. Arizonans deserve a Senator who is conservative, a jobs creator and an outsider who will not view public service as a career. I will be that Senator, and that is why I am running.