Thursday, June 11, 2015

CD2 update: Wheeler out, Steele in.

Bruce Wheeler, citing health reasons, withdraws from the CD2 race leaving LD9 Rep. Victoria Steele the only challenger for the CD2 U.S. House seat held by Martha McSally. Here is the story from TucsonWeekly/The Range. (h/t Jerry Stoops)

Other potential Democrats include former state lawmaker Matt Heinz, Steele's House seatmate Randy Friese and Nan Walden, a former D.C. attorney and current Sahuarita pecan farmer/Rosemont mine opponent. State lawmaker Bruce Wheeler told the Weekly yesterday that he was getting out of the race because an eye injury.

Whoever gets into the race had better be ready to dial for dollars: Spending on the 2014 CD2 race in which McSally unseated Democratic incumbent Ron Barber was in the neighborhood of $14 million, with McSally and Barber both raising more than $4 million each.

But stay tuned. The Daily Star also reports:

Party insiders expect a number of Democrats to announce in the coming weeks.

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