Bradley shows lack of respect for Military & Defense workers
A dangerous narrative is simmering in Pima County. All jobs are created by the government and the government creates all jobs. The narrative began on the national level when President Obama stated, “If you’ve got a business. you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” In Pima County this statement is morphing into “you didn’t work for that paycheck!”
On the Arizona Illustrated Debate, on October 18th David Bradley, who is running for the LD10 Senate, shows blatant hostility to the veteran and business community in Southern Arizona.
The very first question posed to Frank Antenori and David Bradley was “Has the state done enough to stimulate the economy and grow jobs?”
Senator Antenori articulated the successes of the 2010 legislative sessions, “The government doesn’t create jobs, the private sector creates jobs. We create the conditions for success and I think we have done it.”
David Bradley reveals his hostility towards veterans and job creators by responding, “The notion that government doesn’t create jobs is interesting when you have somebody who gets three paychecks, all government related in some fashion, in terms of retirement from his military service, as a state employee and the entity that he works for has government contracts that fund much of their work.”
Frank did not let this insult to his veteran constituents, personal friends and soldiers that he fought beside, and the largest employer in Southern Arizona go unopposed and unanswered,
“The narrative is being created by my opponent and his allies is that somehow being a member of the armed services, I spent 20 years in the military, and if you want to equate a “government check” as you would get from sort of a welfare handout of some kind to a check that you get sitting on the side of a mountain in Afghanistan chasing al-Qaeda and the Taliban I dare you to make that association.”
“To say that I am living off the government is an insult to the members of this community that served in the military and that work in the Aerospace Defense Industry that are huge contributors to our national defense and economy and it is insulting that they continue to make that association.”
Frank was personally targeted by the “Independent” Redistricting Committee and the democrats. They do not want him to return to the Capitol. LD10 has a Democrat registration advantage but Frank Antenori has proven he cares about the people of Southern Arizona and is willing to take the political hits that sometimes come with doing the right thing.
“The People Rally behind Antenori”
The residents of District 10 and Pima County have responded to the deluge of outside money pouring into LD 10 from Maricopa County and Washington D.C. They did so by opening up their wallets to contribute $50,000 from more than 1000 individual contributions just in the past few months. While pundits in the media and the political chattering class spin the narrative of defeat for their illustrious and popular State Senator, hundreds of supporters have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to get Antenori re-elected.
Retirees, folks on fixed incomes and hard working families are backing Antenori in an effort to help keep their property and sales taxes lower. Parents of school age children have stepped up to make calls, walk neighborhoods and raise money for Antenori in an effort to protect school choice and keep the labor unions from causing more damage to Arizona’s education system. Finally, women have really stepped up for Antenori because he’s fighting to protect their relationship with their family’s doctor and to keep government bureaucrats and IRS agents out of their healthcare decision.
Small business have also stepped up, opening their checkbooks and contributing to re-elect Antenori. Weary of the constant drumbeat of labor unions, supporting Antenori’s opponent, that paints hard working small businessmen and women as greedy and selfish for wanting to keep some of their hard earned money.
Outside special interest groups have spend nearly $250,000 to defeat Antenori, they are literally trying to buy a State Senate seat for Antenori’s opponent, David Bradley. Folks realize that if Bradley wins, he’s going to be obligated to those that spent thousands of dollars to get him elected and not the people he claims he would represent. Even after spending all of that money to oppose Antenori, recent polls show the race close, leaving special interest groups dumbfounded; a testament to those working hard for Antenori.
Missing from the deluge of mailers, internet ads, and radio commercials attacking Frank Antenori are references to the achievements or accomplishments of David Bradley. Interestingly, the former legislator who served for eight years in the State House of Representatives cannot find one piece of legislation or a single accomplishment to tout or a single policy he supported; not even one campaign promise that he actually has delivered on. Eight years and nothing to show for it?
On the other hand, Antenori has released TV commercials, flyers, and radio commercials focusing entirely on results; promises made and delivered for his constituents.
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Antenori promotes math and science opportunities.
State Senator Frank Antenori is encouraging the public to attend Arizona Science Center’s new exhibit; MathAlive! The 6,500-square-foot exhibit utilizes nearly 40 immersive and interactive experiences to bring math to life by taking it from its native form into the applied worlds of design, engineering, technology and science.
The Raytheon sponsored exhibit is designed to inspire and spark the imagination of children and bring to life the real math behind what kids love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics, and more.
Antenori has worked with educators, the public, and his fellow legislators in strengthening Arizona’s commitment to school reform which would free up funding for more math and science opportunities for Arizona’s students.
As a program manager in the Aerospace Industry, Antenori knows firsthand Arizona’s need for highly trained engineers, and scientists. “Math is the foundation of innovation. If the United States wants to remain the innovation capitol of the world we must refocus our education efforts on math and science.”
The MathAlive! Exhibit includes a virtual downhill snowboard race, and a 360-degree freeze action photo stage.
The Arizona Science Center is located at 600 East Washington Street, Downtown Phoenix (Between 7th Street and 5th Street). The Center features more than 300 hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, the state-of-the-art Dorrance Planetarium and a five-story IMAX® theater.
Raytheon is one of Southern Arizona’s largest private employers with over 10,500 employees in Tucson.
Frank Antenori is the Senate Majority Whip. During his tenure in the Legislature, the state weathered the devastating national recession and has emerged as the eighth fastest growing economy in the country.