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October 01, 2012

Focus On The House: Vernon Parker In Arizona 9

House races have been getting short shrift this year and since I'm tired of "What About Your Gaffes?", I figured I might as well focus on some races that are either potential GOP pickups or seats we need to defend.

First up....Vernon Parker who is running in the newly created Arizona 9th Congressional District based around parts of Phoenix and nearby cities and suburbs.

Parker is a self made guy who was raised by his grandmother and then put himself through college and law school. On the issues he seems to have all the key boxes checked from the economy, abortion, Second Amendment and national security.

The GOP considers Parker such a rising star they tapped him to give last week's GOP response to Obama's weekly address.

Parker's opponent, former AZ state Senator Kyrsten Sinema, is probably one of the most radical leftwingers seeking election this year.

She's a former Ralph Nader spokesperson, Green Party official, pro-tax hike and self described "Prada Socialist" who opposed going into Afghanistan in 2001 but has been, um, evolving to a more center acceptable Democrat recently (remind you of anyone else you know? Say a guy from Chicago who now pretends to be President).

Take for example what Sinema thinks of stay at home moms.

"These women who act like staying at home, leeching off their husbands or boyfriends, and just cashing the checks is some sort of feminism because they're choosing to live that life. That's bullshit. I mean, what the fuck are we really talking about here?"

The funniest part is progressives seem to distrust her because of her apparent move to the more acceptable mainstream. So, either she's a hardcore lefty or a political hack. Either, she's not someone who should be in Congress.

This new district is considered a swing district so Parker is going to need help to get over the finish line here.

You can donate to his campaign here and if your in the Phoenix area contact the campaign about volunteer opportunities.

For more on Vernon Parker, follow him on Twitter or facebook.

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