Thursday, March 22, 2012

Congressional Debate Press Release

Pima County Young Republicans

Contact: Tyler Mott (YR Chair)
(520) 444-6280

For Immediate Release                                                                              
March 22, 2012                                                                                                             

All Four Republican Candidates Seeking to Fill Gabrielle Giffords' Seat Attending

(Tucson, AZ) The Pima County Young Republican Club in partnership with the Legislative District 26 Republican Party is proud to announce a Congressional Candidate Debate this coming Monday, March 26 from 7:00-9:00 pm in the auditorium of Canada del Oro High School (CDO).

All four Republican candidates running to fill the open CD-8 seat previously held by Representative Gabrielle Giffords will be participating.  This includes State Senator Frank Antenori, Jesse Kelly, Colonel Martha McSally, and Dave Sitton.  The CD-8 Special Election will be an important bellwether with national implications going into the 2012 Presidential Election.

The debate will be simulcast live on radio station KVOI 1030 AM The Voice.  Joe Higgins will act as debate moderator.  Mr. Higgins is a local Republican entrepreneur, a former candidate for County Supervisor in District 1, and the host of “Wake Up Tucson,” a radio program on The Voice.

Other special debate sponsors include the Oro Valley Republican Women's Club and the Pima County Tea Party Patriots.

The Young Republicans will conduct a Congressional Candidate Straw Poll at the debate for $2 per entry with a strict limit of one entry per person.  Straw poll results will be announced the following day on the Pima County Young Republican blog at  The Young Republicans will also be collecting early ballots for people who want to turn them in at the debate. 

CDO High School is located at 25 W Calle Concordia, Tucson, AZ 85704.  The auditorium holds up to 650 people, and a full crowd is expected.  Doors will open at 6:00.  Early arrival is suggested to ensure a seat. 

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