As McSally Exits Race in Tucson, Kirkpatrick Shows Strong Momentum
(Tucson) — With Martha McSally’s exit from Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District race, Ann Kirkpatrick continues to show momentum. Kirkpatrick announced a record-breaking fundraising off-year, bringing in $750,000 from 12,000 donations–with a median donation of just $10–more than any U.S. House challenger in Arizona history. Kirkpatrick has also won the support of many important leaders and groups in Arizona:
- Former U.S. Rep. Ron Barber
- State Senator Andrea Dalessandro
- Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall
- U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego
- UFCW Local 99
- Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly
- EMILY’s List
- End Citizens United
- Giffords Campaign for Courage
“Our campaign has built real momentum and we’re ready to fight whomever Paul Ryan throws at us,” said Ann Kirkpatrick. “Southern Arizona families deserve a representative who will fight for higher wages, affordable health care and quality education.”
“McSally decided to flee CD2 because she knew she was losing to Ann Kirkpatrick,” said Rodd McLeod, campaign spokesperson. “So far, the best the Republicans have come up with to replace her is the front-person for the far-rightwing anti-minimum wage campaign that went down in flames in 2016. Ann is in a strong position to win this seat.”
Ann Kirkpatrick is a lifelong Arizonan who has served her community as public school teacher, prosecutor and Congresswoman. She had the courage to vote for the Affordable Care Act when others in Congress put their careers ahead of their communities. As a result of that vote, millions more Americans have affordable health coverage, including hundreds of thousands of Arizonans who would otherwise be left behind.
Ann is a graduate of the University of Arizona, and the University of Arizona Law School. She has worked as a teacher in the Pima County School District and an attorney in the Pima County Attorney’s office. She and her husband Roger live in Tucson, near their children and grandchildren.