Comments From Readers at TucsonWeekly.com
Regarding "Who Will Be the Heavyweight in CD 8?" (April 26):
You are right; we do have a choice. We can choose a young conservative businessman whose goal is to reduce the size and scope of government, or we can choose a career bureaucrat who has sucked on the public teat for more than 30 years.
This country's greatest problem is the huge debt that the federal government has piled up (by Republicans and Democrats alike). If we do not do something to start reducing the size of the debt, not just slow the rate of growth, we will wind up like many of the European economies ...
I'm sure that Ron Barber is a nice guy ... To give credit, he was a terrific district director for Gabby. However, I believe that he is a bureaucrat, not a legislator. I also believe that he is inexorably linked to super-liberals like Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Nancy Pelosi and others.
I have a purely visceral antipathy to Jesse Kelly. He lost to Gabby fair and square and has no right on any level to replace her in this term. We citizens of Arizona were denied the services of our elected congressional representative by a madman's gun, after a campaign that emphasized gunfire as a part of the political process. To put that same candidate in her seat is wrong on every level. ... He is nothing but an ignorant opportunist who should be soundly removed from politics by the electorate. He will never get my vote or my friends' votes.
In "The City's Unfair and Illegal Actions Are Violating the Constitutional Rights of Tucsonans" (Guest Commentary, April 19), Dave Devine incorrectly stated: "City officials unbelievably informed the petition organizers to not go back to the people who had signed the initial, and now invalid, petition." Devine received incorrect information from some of the petition-gatherers.
We apologize for the error.