State Rep. Ruben Gallego’s (D) campaign has been focused on turnout among his district’s historically reliable voters, and he said his style as a campaigner and as a candidate would be different than retiring Rep. Ed Pastor’s (D). “I don’t think the congressman who has been representing this area has ever really invested in turnout,” Gallego said. “I would be joining the voices of many other Latino congressman and elected officials who want obviously want to see immigration reform passed. My goal would also be to bring the bigger issues that are also important to the Latino community.” (Roll Call)
Gallego faces Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox (D) in the Democratic primary on Tuesday.
PHOENIX MAYOR SUPPORTS GALLEGO. Gallego announced Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton (D) “called me to offer his support of our campaign for Congress.” Gallego said Stanton was set to attend a campaign event over the weekend. (release)