TEMPE, ARIZ. – One day after receiving the endorsement of Former Congressman Harry Mitchell in the Democratic Primary for Congressional District Nine, Senate Democratic Leader David Schapira received the endorsement of The Arizona Republic.
“These are the two endorsements that mean the most to the voters of our district,” said campaign manager DJ Quinlan. “Our campaign has talked to tens of thousands of voters, and they appreciate David’s service and deep connection to our community. With 29 days until Election Day, our campaign has the momentum and we are sprinting toward the finish line.”
Here’s a roundup of things said about Sen. Schapira’s campaign from the last week:
Harry Mitchell: “I believe it is important that we elect someone who understands and values our community – and will work hard to represent it. This is why I’ve decided to cast my primary vote for Tempe's State Senator, David Schapira.” [Source: Statement from Harry Mitchell on his Endorsement of David Schapira, Jul. 27, 2012]
Arizona Republic Editorial Board: “Schapira, a father of two young children, is genuine, transparent and accessible. What you see is what you get, and it's difficult to not like what you see…we recommend the candidate who…shines in honesty, integrity and commitment to the district: David Schapira.” [Source: “Schapira Stands Out in Dem Field”, Arizona Republic, Jul. 27, 2012]
Democratic consultant Robbie Sherwood: "The Harry Mitchell endorsement in that district that includes all of Tempe is a potential game changer for Schapira." [Source: “Schapira Snags Big Name Endorsement in CD9 Race”, AZfamily.com, Jul. 26, 2012]