Tuesday, March 2, 2010

An Equal Seat at the Table

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

A couple of evenings ago I mentioned Rodney Glassman, a member of the Tucson City Council, who is exploring the possibility of entering this year's U.S. Senate race in Arizona as a Democrat. His path to election in this very conservative state depends on the two Republican candidates, John McCain and J.D. Hayworth, beating the crap out of each other in the Republican primary, a scenario that is not overly far-fetched given the venomous nature of the two Republican candidates.

Last week the Arizona State Council of International Machinists and Aerospace Workers and the Teamsters Local No. 104 (whose jurisdiction encompasses all of Arizona) joined Arizona State Attorney General Terry Goddard (hopefully our next governor) and the entire 2010 statewide Democratic slate in endorsing Glassman for the Senate seat currently held by John McCain.

Rodney Glassman is a very bright young man who has come up with a unique way to fund his campaign without selling his soul to big business and special interests. He has put a limit on donations to his campaign of twenty dollars per person. By doing that he aims to give every supporter "an equal seat at the table." I like that idea. I like that idea a lot!

I have already sent him my twenty - and am looking forward to getting an equal seat at the table!

For more information on the Glassman Exploratory Committee and pending campaign, please visit www.rodneyglassman.com - and be sure to tell him that Pa Rock sent you!

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