September 11, 2012
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Flake and Carmona now in a dead heat, with misleading attack ads about Medicare central to the debate
The debate about the future of Medicare has exploded in the middle of the fierce, dead-heat contest between Rep. Jeff Flake and former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona to replace outgoing U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl.
U.S. Republican Senate candidate Jeff Flake last week organized a meeting in Show Low to push for a waiver of environmental laws and regulations to speed up forest thinning and restoration projects in the wake of wildfires.
The battle for the U.S. Senate race pivoted to a high-stakes general election matchup this year in the face of Congressman Jeff Flake’s slaughter of challenger Wil Cardon in the Republican primary. The unopposed Democratic nominee, former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona, wasted no time opening the general election campaign, with a meet-and-greet session slated during a swing through Payson on Sunday, Sept. 2. Flake racked up 69 percent of the Republican vote in Gila County, compared to 23 percent for Cardon, a Mesa businessman and investor who poured more than $7.5 million into his own campaign.
Richard Carmona hopes bitter Republican primary will give him an opening with voters in the general election
Like a race horse hugging the rail and hanging back, former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona hopes to win Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat in spite of the long odds.