Marc Victor Already Planning to Run Against Kyrsten Sinema, Expects Help From Ron Paul

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Marc Victor
Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema has been in Congress for a little more than six weeks now, but libertarian-minded attorney Marc Victor is already planning to defeat her in 2014.

We've heard from his campaign that Victor, who ran as the Libertarian option against Richard Carmona and then-Congressman Jeff Flake in the recent Senate election, will be running as a Republican.

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"Marc is very serious about winning this time and has a very good shot at doing so," according to his campaign. "He has been in contact with Ron Paul and running as a Republican can expect help from Ron with the campaign."

That's a bit of a different tone than Victor used in his bid for Senate, in which he pulled in about 4.5 percent of the votes.

"I don't care what people do with their votes," Victor told New Times during the campaign, after a pro-Flake Super PAC claimed a vote for Victor was really a vote for Carmona. "I'm just promoting freedom."

Obviously, running as a Libertarian, Victor knew his odds of winning were just about zero, and starting out this campaign with the Ron Paul information, it doesn't look like Victor's abandoning the libertarian message.

Victor, an honorably discharged Marine, is also an attorney, and we've noted a couple of the successes he's had of late.

Victor actually announced his run for Senate last summer, about a week after defending a client who was found not guilty of transporting 83 pounds of marijuana from Douglas to Phoenix.

Then, just weeks before the election, Victor was a bit busy as he was defending Elizabeth Johnson, the mother of "Baby Gabriel."

Johnson was facing a kidnapping charge in the trial, but a jury ended up finding her guilty of the lesser charge of unlawful imprisonment.

That said, it looks like Victor's actually going to take a shot at winning the election this time, running as a Republican. Of course, to get to Sinema, Victor would have to win that Republican primary -- which was a seven-way race last year.

Vernon Parker won that primary race, but ended up losing to Sinema by about four percentage points.

If you want to check out Victor's campaign website, it can be found here.


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arizonaeagletarian
arizonaeagletarian

Yes, Mr. Victor will have to worry about a primary contest first. Sinema's doing a good job building a bipartisan record. She will be very tough to beat. But Victor can make it interesting for sure.

sgbmedia
sgbmedia

I'd say it would be tough for anyone to be more effective that Rep. Sinema has already shown herself to be.

robert_graham
robert_graham

Why wait until 2014? A petition to recall her now should be started.

libertarianman2001
libertarianman2001

Don't feed the troll guys that's what he wants. Losers like this have nothing better to do just ignore him...

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Seems this guys campaign folks should be honest and ID themselves as such when they post.  Unless they are not credible!


BTW, I think this guy stands the same chance as an ice cube in the middle of I10 in July!

fireserphent
fireserphent

Marc Victor is a very smart man. His views on personal freedom, especially regarding illicit substance use, could benefit this state a ton. After all, the freedom to ingest a drug is a very complicated social issue that heavily taxes the state -- by that, I mean WE the taxpayers are throwing our money at law enforcement, prisons and the politicians that write these rigid laws. If, for that reason alone, our state could benefit, then I think Victor would do well here. 

I haven't heard anything from Sinema about her policies on drugs. In fact, all I know is that she's a liberal. In this case, I think the New Times should endorse Victor, even if he had to undertake the scary label of "Republican."

Full disclosure: Victor's aides represented me in a DUI case. I lost miserably. I don't hold that against his office and he didn't pay me to say this or something stupid like that.

MikeW1012003
MikeW1012003

Marc will have a very good shot at beating Kyrsten Sinema. He received over a hundred thousand votes in the last election and he got in very late. Marc has very broad support in Arizona. In a state with only about 20 thousand registered Libertarians he got over 100,000 votes which means he appealed to much more than Libertarians, I think he can actually win!

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

"Marc is very serious about winning this time and has a very good shot at doing so," according to his campaign."  Does that mean he was just goofing around the last time when he asked people to donate money to support his campaign for Senate.  That would upset me if I had been a donor - only to learn now that he was really just goofing around in campaigning for Senate.

jetdoc1
jetdoc1

@arizonaeagletarian Sinema's been in DC for a little over ONE month now!  How many bi-partisan coalitions or VOTES could she have given?  She MAY have created a bi-SEXUAL record already, but I honestly don't believe she's even VOTED on anything yet.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan Go ahead and try.  No recalls in federal offices.  She can't be recalled, per the law.  Unlike a County Sheriff that is governed by the AZ Constitution.  Have you signed to boot the Joke yet?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@libertarianman2001 will the clown get more than 4% of the vote if he even makes it past the primary?

Can pigs fly?

You fans of this guy are so funny!  Try your hand in a comedy club!

stillgramiam
stillgramiam

@WhoKnows There is a reason Kyrsten Sinema won election to Congress and we who voted for her intend that she stay there, thank you.

blindsmall
blindsmall

@WhoKnows Always a couple in every crowd. Someone who has never accomplished anything of importance in their life, yet they feel the need to try and berate others who have. I see you have also never contributed anything at all as far as conversation as your profile was just created and this is the first thing you decided to comment on. Seems if YOU were really honest you would at least have a real profile....but then again if you had anything really useful to offer you would not be such a pathetic loser in the first place...

Thane.Eichenauer
Thane.Eichenauer

Marc Victor was as serious about his 2010 campaign as he is about his job advocating for his legal clients.  His campaign raised $8,336 which is more money for a Libertarian candidate in Arizona than I have ever been aware of.  He made an effort to appear at every forum event with Parker and Sinema even though some media refused to invite him.  Come primary day 2014, Arizona Republican voters will have the option to select a candidate who believes that his oath of office means something.

blindsmall
blindsmall

@JohnQ.Public No...it means this time as a Republican he could really win. Anyone that donated to Marc's campaign does not feel slighted at all and will do so again. Good news this time you can be a donor...give till it hurts!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@MikeW1012003 @WhoKnows And the campaign monkey ID's himself!  Maybe you're Victoria himself!  Now go away and get educated.

Thane.Eichenauer
Thane.Eichenauer

If recalls against US elected officials from Arizona aren't allowed someone should inform Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett that he is allowing unallowable recall petitions to be filed with his staff.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@Thane.Eichenauer I Know.  Jaffy doesn't.  He was saying Sinema, and is under US rules, not AZ.  No recalls allowed in the US Congress.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

@WhoKnows @MikeW1012003 Again with the gay stuff. Are you gonna stick your exploding missile up his ass too?

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