Posted on | September 30, 2010 | 16 Comments
The rule of polling is, if the incumbent is under 50%, the incumbent is in trouble. By that measure, Democrat Rep. Raúl Grijalva — polling at an anemic 42% — is in serious trouble in Arizona’s 7th District:
Republican Ruth McClung is trailing Rep. Raúl Grijalva by seven points according to a poll done for her campaign and released Wednesday.
The poll, the only one released on the district so far, shows 42 percent said they support Grijalva in the Congressional race, while 35 percent support McClung. That left 23 percent of voters undecided. The District is composed of 142,283 registered Democrats, 75,437 registered Republicans, and 103,750 independent voters.
McClung’s campaign hailed the results in a news release, saying the race is “up for grabs.”
“It’s now clear that a huge percentage of the voters in CD7 are tired of Mr. Grijalva and his antics,” she said in the release, which noted he’s been re-elected with more than 60 percent of the vote in his past two election cycles.
“Voters are tired of politicians who put their own interests ahead of their constituents,” McClung said in the release. “Mr. Grijalva’s boycott of his home state, his failed economic policies and his indifference to the voters is catching up with him.”
Grijalva’s campaign did not immediately respond to the results.
A friend in Arizona who sent me that story in an e-mail says, “Ruth McClung is the real deal out of grassroots activism here in the desert. She’s an honest-to-God rocket scientist, fiscal conservative, pro SB 1070 candidate with strong Tea Party support.”
Yes, indeed, as she says in her official campaign biography, Ruth McClung is “a physicist who is currently working as a rocket scientist at a local engineering company.”
These Tea Party people, they’re all a bunch of dumb yahoos, y’see.
And, indeed, the incumbent Democrat called for a boycott of his own state because of Arizona’s new immigration-enforcement law.
Man, these Democrats are all about economic growth and jobs, jobs, jobs!
Now check out this awesome radio ad from Ruth McClung:
You know how Ace of Spades is so crazy about robot-building Sean Bielat? Yeah. Wait ’til Ace sees this one:
Seriously, people: This is exactly the kind of candidate we need to be supporting if we want to push back against the liberal media stereotype that Republican women are a bunch of dummies.
If you don’t give Ruth McClung $20 right now, I’m gonna tell my friend Christine O’Donnell to turn you into a newt.