Monday, April 17, 2006

Mitchell announces U.S. House candidacy

Arizona Dem hopes to tap into indie base in Congressional challenge
Jon Kamman The Arizona Republic Apr. 13, 2006
Launching his campaign with the central theme that "it's time for achange," Democrat Harry Mitchell on Wednesday formally announced his candidacyfor the U.S. House seat held for 12 years by Republican J.D. Hayworth. ...Republicans have a 3-2 registration advantage over Democrats in the5th Congressional District, which runs diagonally from Fountain Hills to Ahwatukee Foothills, but there are nearly as many independent voters as Democrats. Mitchell said he hopes to tap that independent strength and win thevotes of disaffected Republicans....

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