Mary Rose Wilcox Continues to Slam Opponent Ruben Gallego on His NRA Approval Rating

Categories: Election 2014

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Wilcox for Congress campaign literature.

Campaign literature is filling mailboxes across the state as the August 26 primary election approaches. In Arizona's Seventh Congressional District, political attacks documented in ominous black and white flyers are in full swing.

Former Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox knocks competitor Ruben Gallego in her flyers for earning a B+ approval rating from the National Rifle Association.

Ruben Gallego, a former state lawmaker, defends his records on guns in one flyer by pointing out that he's "supported legislation to expand background checks, renew the assault weapons ban, and keep guns out of schools."

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While Wilcox literature cites four of Gallego's specific NRA-friendly votes, his campaign piece -- in which he aims to set straight his record on guns -- he references general support of "common sense" gun measures.

Wilcox points out that Gallego "supported a new law to eliminate restrictions on the magazine capacity of firearms regulated in Arizona."

That law, which related to hunting wildlife, made clear that the Arizona Game and Fish Commission "shall not limit or restrict the magazine capacity of any authorized firearm."

Gallego voted in favor of the law, which was signed in March 2012.

Wilcox's flyer questions why anyone would "need 30 to 40 rounds in a single ammunition clip?" She also includes a quote from an Associated Press story about the killer at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut having "more ammunition at the ready in the form of multiple, high-capacity clips each capable of holding 30 bullets."

Another Wilcox flyer has a cover image of young man's face in a hoodie above the words: "America Doesn't Need More Trayvon Martin Tragedies."

Inside, in all caps: "Ruben Gallego voted for an NRA-backed 'Stand Your Ground' law that made it easier to shoot someone and claim self-defense."

Sam Castañeda Holdren, a spokesman for Wilcox campaign, says that during their field work, they're hearing people say they "can't trust Ruben Gallego because he got a B+ approval rating from the NRA."

If they are, it's because Wilcox mail pieces keep hammering at that message.

Gallego has mailed brochures to voters reminding them that he's supported "legislation to expand background checks, renew the assault weapons ban, and keep guns out of schools."

Also, his flyer proclaims that "he voted NO when Republicans at the state Legislature tried to allow guns into parks, public buildings, and college campuses."

Gallego's critics point out that he disclosed in 2012 to the Arizona Capitol Times that he himself has brought his 9mm pistol into a public building -- the State Capitol.

Gallego told the newspaper that it was a safety precaution, but that when he brings his gun, he leaves it in his office and doesn't bring it to the floor.

Invoking Gallego's record with the NRA has been a constant for Wilcox throughout the campaign, even bringing it up during candidate forums and debates.

During a recent debate on PBS' Horizon, Wilcox told viewers that Gallego may as well be a Republican because he received the same approval rating from the NRA as Senator John McCain.

View the July 18 debate:


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shrdlu42
shrdlu42

There's nothing like an intelligent discussion of important issues.  Unfortunately, what's going on here (in the Comments) is NOTHING like that!


All I see is mindless abuse being heaped back and forth from all sides.  If this is an indication of how most of you make decisions, the most patriotic thing you can do is NOT VOTE!

sal.krico
sal.krico

Flip Flopping Gallego, he'll say anything to get elected.  Voters of Congressional District 7 need to be aware of his record that makes him a FLIP FLOPPER.  And with Gallego, his flip flopping includes deception by omission and/or denial, which is nothing more than lying...to you and me and all of the voters of District 7.

Gallego will and is flip flopping on issues such as this one, GUN CONTROL,  He cannot deny his horrible legislative voting record that affect our communities.  How many more deaths by GUNS must our neighborhoods, our "barrios" endure?  How many of our residents were killed by Gallego's VOTES? 

Gallego can't flip flop away from his vote and support of the National Rifle Association, the most powerful and conservative WEAPONS LOBBYIST'S GROUP In WASHINGTON, DC.  Not only is the NRA ultra-conservative, but primarily REPUBLICAN. Gallego earned a B+ grade from the NRA; he's already done their bidding. 

Don't allow Gallego to do more damage to our communities.  Don't let him vote for legislation that will kill more of our family and neighbors.  His logic on gun control will bring more gun, deadlier ones, to come into our communities.  And not only more guns, but more crazier people of all types.

Gallego is not from our communities and does not know our needs.  We don't want an on-the-job congressperson in training. 

District 7 needs to send one of its own to Washington, DC.  Mary Rose Wilcox is that person.  She doesn't flip flop.

belvin
belvin

A clip and a magazine are not the same thing. Mary Rose Wilcox doesn't even understand what she is advocating the regulation of.

serpico1000
serpico1000

I will support Mary Rose Wilcox over Ruben Gallego, for Mary Rose Has always been very supportive of the minorities and fair on her decisions about what the State government is doing to prevent the minorities to advance in this State, it is about time that most minorities stood against this type of abuse and Racism, which is in abundannce in the State of Arizona. 

Zapata
Zapata

A tip for Monica Alonzo:  Someone at the Phoenix New Times is collaborating with the Gallego campaign.  Is it coincidence that his campaign manager is related to you?  His name is Ruben Alonzo.

I'm wondering if your editors are ordering you or giving you the go ahead to write biased in favor of Gallego?  Or are you actively working with the Gallardo campaign?

Zapata
Zapata

I got a tip about you, Monica Alonzo. 

sal.krico
sal.krico

I'm a true life-long Democrat and I would never vote for someone that is being backed by the NRA. 

And I won't be voting for Gallego.  And besides, he's a carpet bagger. 

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

Looks like Mary Rose needs to drop about 100 pounds or she won't be running anywhere.

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

Is Wilcox this desperate to get elected ? She will say anything to try to get to Congress...

AkaTed
AkaTed

Too bad Ruben did not go after Yee instead 

liberalsheep
liberalsheep

There is no way I could vote for Wilcox. That nasty face is reason number 1. I

liberalsuckmyass
liberalsuckmyass

Mary Rose is a nasty fat worthless hag. I wouldn't vote for that scum in an election against a flying roach.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Stop it, Mary Rose. Stop it! These sleazy attacks on Ruben Gallego are beneath you. Or are they? I wonder...

Nathan Schneider
Nathan Schneider

The NRA? Really? Who cares. Geez. Get a clue, Wilcox. You're going to lose. Give it up.

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

Wilcox should consider a career change and become a sales rep for NO-NO hair removal

MonicaAlonzo
MonicaAlonzo

@Zapata  What a perfect display of ignorance. Do you also think that everyone with the last name of Smith is related? And clearly you believe that Latinos are interchangeable -- Gallego, Gallardo, what's the difference, right? Just another brown person to you?

CBAbhorrant
CBAbhorrant

Monica is a plagiarist, she turned on her own aunt to get a scoop and earn infamy with PNT editors and she is a shill for Gallardo...her lack of disclosure relating to the Gallardo campaign shows her complete lack of integrity.

Oh, and she hates gays.

sal.krico
sal.krico

@fishingblues 

And Gallego needs 20 more years in our district before he can claim to know it. 

He's a carpet bagger and you're full of it.

sal.krico
sal.krico

@FRONTERA 

What Mary Rose says are truths.

Gallego has already lied to the press...and you.

sal.krico
sal.krico

@liberalsuckmyass 

And what are you?  A nasty, skinny, worthless hag...or hog?  You don't even live in the district, so buzz off you flying roach. 

AkaTed
AkaTed

@eric.nelson745 Mary has nothing left in her gas tank after getting wrecked over the VA scandal and a Combat VET is going unseat her and take care of VETS and knock Joe out of his lazy boy

AkaTed
AkaTed

@john043012 Mary would work out at well down @ the SSDI office where there full of sh*t as well

MonicaAlonzo
MonicaAlonzo

@CBAbhorrant Wow, you're amazing. You're so connected and keyed into the Valley's political arena -- so much so that you don't even know that Gallardo isn't a candidate in the CD7 race. But, please, keep wowing us with your insight. 

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@sal.krico @fishingblues


My comment  was based on empirical observation and was non-political.  


Your stupid response was moronic and prejudicial.  So, who's full of it?  

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@AkaTed


"where there (sic) full of sh*t as well"


... and speaking of full of shit..  


Fuck, you are illiterate.


Hey teddie, look up punctuation and its uses.

thejjohnisfullofit
thejjohnisfullofit

@fishingblues  Come on now Fistee . "So, who's full of it "  You know damned well that the JJohn is full of it, you know the JJohn , your favorite eating establishment.

Zapata
Zapata

@fishingblues 

Every thing on this page is political.  Your opinion of Mary Rose is not empirical at all, but subjective. And all of this has nothing to do with the candidates record or leadership abilities.

And what do you mean "prejudicial"?  Yes, I would be prejudice to not vote for a carpet bagger.

AkaTed
AkaTed

@liberalsuckmyass @ConcernedCitizenAZ Damn someone is SALTY tonight can't bring a good conversation so we'll throw racist comment's Let the mudslinging begin 

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@thejjohnisfullofit 


Do you even read the shit you write?  I guess a stupid fucker like you would be the only one this shit would make sense to.  

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@Zapata @fishingblues


What a fucking moron.  Why do I even bother to engage the terminally stupid?


Subjective?  Just look at her.  If she isn't 100 pounds overweight, I'll retract my statement.


If you do not know what "prejudicial" means, buy a fucking dictionary.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@Zapata @fishingblues @sal.krico @FriendsofMaryWilcox


Jazus you people are fucking stupid. 


You have got to be an illegal.  You have no clue how the legal system works in this country or what people can and cannot say on a public forum.


Don't they have blogs for the terminally stupid somewhere?  A bunch of you illiterate, ignorant fucking morons could all talk with each other and pretend you all have some sort of a clue.   

CBAbhorrant
CBAbhorrant

Her friend, David Smith, gave her that money...no attorney was needed.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@AkaTed @fishingblues


Many illiterate, ignorant and terminally stupid people make up a language because they can't master a real one.     

AkaTed
AkaTed

@fishingblues @AkaTed Hey while you were growing up with a SILVER spoon in your mouth I was fighting for my life everyday here ya go here's my proof 


http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=894&dat=19950217&id=iCcOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=un0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=6890%2C2470573


Yep watched Kyle dies in front my eye's looking like a Blueberry and yep Kid was murdered not accident.Also family won a 1million dollar suit wrongful death suit as well.


Here ya go here's another link 


http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=932&dat=19950228&id=KrxNAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_4QDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3531%2C357200


Instead of growing up and being incarcerated I went on to help people and work in hospitals for the past 15years saving jack@ass like yourself


So is my English  the best NO but I still have a voice like yourself  YES my punctuation is not the best 








fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@thejjohnisfullofit 


Damn, I just can't do it anymore.  It is like picking on little retarded kids.  No wonder some girls think I'm a bully.


Seriously, 'fucking stupid' doesn't begin to describe you.

AkaTed
AkaTed

@herbalonzo @AkaTed There are better trolls on twitch tv learn something and come back to Phoenix New Times and you'll have a place for ya here with love and Kitty Catz 


fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@AkaTed @fishingblues


"SILVER SPOON"???

Fucking twit!  Typical liberal cry baby.  You think you are the only one who had it tough?   


What is your excuse again for being illiterate?  "Life is just so (sniff, sniff, wail) darn hard"


While you were picking your ass and sleeping in the few classes you bothered to attend, I was getting an education.  


Quit blaming others for your failures.   

AkaTed
AkaTed

@fishingblues @AkaTed .Nope again I was fighting for my life everyday.The problem with people such as yourself you get a kick out belittling people. It makes you feel better about yourself..Your the typical jerkoff who run's there mouth like a tough guy and can't back it up for shit..


Hey but one day someone will hand your ass to you.Running your mouth on forums trying to troll people because they did not have the same opportunity's such as yourself..


I never blamed people I took it and ran with it and made something of myself.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@AkaTed


"...I was (sniff, sniff, whine) fighting (sniff, sniff) for my life (wail, whine) every day."


Fuck you are pathetic.


Let me correct you --- I only "get a kick out of belittling" loud-mouthed,  loser, loopy liberals.


"Your (sic) the typical jerkoff (sic) who run's (sic) there (sic) mouth ..."

Seriously, the local community college has remedial English classes for the terminally illiterate and ignorant.


You had EXACTLY the same opportunities as me you fucking crybaby.  You chose to fuck off instead of take advantage.  


Typical liberal, thinks they are somehow special and are forever feeling sorry for themselves. 

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