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Carmona raises impressive $570,000 in six weeks (video)

Former Surgeon General and Tucson resident Richard Carmona, who is running for retiring Senator Jon Kyl’s seat, raised an impressive $570,000 in six weeks.

Carmona is challenging Phoenix lawyer Don Bivens for the Democratic Party nomination. The winner of the primary will face either Congressman Jeff Flake or businessman Wil Cardon.

The video above was shot by The Tucson Progressive at the January 2012 Legislative 28 meeting. With honesty and humility, Carmona spoke for less than 10 minutes and took 30 minutes worth of questions from the audience of about 60 party faithfuls.

For more background on Carmona and his Tucson presentation, check out my story on the Huffington Post.

2 comments on “Carmona raises impressive $570,000 in six weeks (video)

  1. Carolyn Classen
    January 18, 2012

    Bivens is the former Chair of the State Democratic Party, and not well known in Pima County.  Dr. Carmona was a life-long Independent just before registering as a Democrat in November, 2010. Should be an interesting Democratic primary.

  2. Carolyn Classen
    January 18, 2012

    Typo: Carmona just registered as a Democrat in Nov. 2011, not 2010.

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This entry was posted on January 18, 2012 by in 2012 elections, Arizona, Democratic Party, Jon Kyl, Richard Carmona and tagged , , , .

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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela Powers Hannley

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals--not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election. My platform focuses on economic reforms to grow Arizona's economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, growlocal small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs. I also stand for equal rights, choice, and paycheck fairness for women. I am running as a progressive and running clean.

My day job is managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, an academic medicine journal with a worldwide circulation. In addition, my husband and I co-direct Arizonans for a New Economy, Arizona's public banking initiative. I am a member of the national board of the Public Banking Institute, and I am co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party.

I am a published author, photographer, videographer, clay artist, mother, nana, and wife. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University and a masters in public health from the University of Arizona. I grew up in Amherst, Ohio, but I have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1981. I am a proud member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson and the Public Relations Society of America.

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