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American Bridge Releases #Bad4AZ Doug Ducey Ad (video)

Doug Ducey

American Bridge, who recently release a detailed report about Tea Party Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey, has released a new Ducey web ad with the theme “Bad for Arizona.”

Ironically, a @Bad4AZ social media campaign with memes such as the one above was launched about two weeks ago on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook (by yours truly). Either great minds think alike or it’s just that obvious that Ducey is bad for Arizona. Spread the word @Bad4AZ or @Good4AZ or on Tumblr here.

From American Bridge…

Former Cold Stone Creamery CEO Doug Ducey will have his first debate with Fred DuVal tonight, and DuVal better be prepared for anything. As in, anything at all, true or false.

Ducey has run his campaign largely on the back of his business record — but his real business record is sprinkled with problems, so he’s prone to misrepresent it.

Ducey has repeatedly bragged about building his ice cream empire without any help from the government. But that doesn’t have a lick of truth to it. The reality is that Cold Stone Creamery got millions of dollars in Small Business Administration loans and defaulted on around 40% of those loans — a remarkably high rate.

So whatever Doug Ducey says tonight [Sept 10 debate] just remember, the real scoop might come out later.

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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela J. Powers

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 focused on economic reforms to grow Arizona’s economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, grow local small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs.

In the Arizona House, I was a strong voice for fiscal responsibility a moratorium on corporate tax breaks until the schools were fully funded, increased cash assistance to the poor, expansion of maternal healthcare benefits, equal rights, choice, unions, education at all levels and protecting our water supply.

After three terms, I retired from the Arizona Legislature in January 2023 but will continue to blog and produce my podcast “A View from the Left Side.”

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