by Jim Nintzel
Tucson City Councilman Rodney Glassman, who won the Ward 2 seat just two years ago, has announced the formation of an exploratory campaign against U.S. Sen. John McCain. Now that's looking for a big promotion!
Glassman has a steep hill to climb, according to a recent poll that showed McCain crushing him 55 percent to 25 percent.
The text of Glassman's letter:
This week we formed the "Rodney Glassman U.S. Senate Exploratory Committee". Through this committee, we intend to raise funds in order to “test the waters” for the 2010 U.S. Senate race. We urge you to visit our website at www.rodneyglassman.com and make a contribution of $20 if you believe that Arizona needs a fresh, new voice advocating for our state in Washington, D.C.!
We are proud to have Flagstaff Mayor Sara Presler, Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski, and Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez as the co-chairs for our committee. As a City Councilman with a law degree and a PhD in Arid Land Resource Sciences, I have a strong record of
getting things done for our community!
Championing the nation's first ordinances for rainwater harvesting on new commercial development and gray-water plumbing on new residential development
Passing win-win policies to open neighborhood school-yards and turning them into neighborhood parks
Leading our region’s business community by developing forums to engage small-business voices in the government process
Working in business and government before joining the United States Air Force JAG Reserve to, once again, expand my ability to serve
Receiving the Eagle Scout rank at age 13, and at age 23 creating a non-profit organization to raise and distribute over $100,000 annually to children's charities
We believe Arizonans deserve a Senator committed to supporting Arizona schools at all levels, creating quality jobs, and protecting our beautiful environment. Towards that end, our Exploratory Committee has been created with a commitment to providing everyone with an equal seat at the table and will accept no more than $20 from contributors. While we understand that Senate races are expensive, we believe that everyone should be able to participate equally in helping support our exploration.
IT’S UP TO YOU. Please forward this e-mail and ask your friends to contribute, to join our cause, fundraise, become a supporter on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter. Urge them to visit our website at www.rodneyglassman.com and contribute $20 to our exploratory committee!
Our state is desperately in need of creativity and new ideas. Please consider making a contribution of $20 today to support our exploration and help us make Arizona history. We won't let you down. We can and we will build a movement - of truth, creativity, and inclusion for all Arizonans.