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My Closing Statement – You deserve a win in November!


Tomorrow in Arizona, we have an opportunity to make our voices heard. If you already mailed in your ballot, check its status here. If you plan on voting in person, find a Voting Center here, and please be safe.

If you have not returned your ballot yet, it is too late to mail. Please drop it off at a Voting Center before the polls close tomorrow.

I am running in the Democratic congressional primary in District 6, where the winner will challenge Republican incumbent David Schweikert, President Trump’s top enabler in Congress who last week admitted to 11 ethics violations.

If you have yet to make your decision in this primary, I am humbly asking for your vote. Please give me a moment to explain why I am the candidate that can flip this seat.

As you know, David Schweikert, in addition to violating 11 ethics rules, is one of Donald Trump’s biggest allies and voted against both the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act and the HEROES Act. He has spent his entire career working to dismantle Obamacare, voting rights, and putting his party ahead of our families.

In contrast to Schweikert, I have been campaigning since day one to tear down the culture of corruption being driven by ethically challenged politicians and special interests. In Congress, I will continue to address social injustices, work to bring our economy back, and fix our healthcare system to better protect our families.

We can flip this seat this November. But listen, the leading political pundits’ rate this district as a likely Republican victory. That is what I want to talk with you about.

In the 2018 election, Schweikert soundly defeated Anita Malik the previous Democratic nominee and one of my current primary competitors. Schweikert soundly defeated her by more than 32,000 votes. In an adjacent district, Republican Congresswoman Debbie Lesko TWICE defeated another one of my primary election competitors, Hiral Tiperneni, by more than 33,000 votes.

Both Democratic losses were so decisive, our 2020 Congressional Forecast has both Anita Malik and Hiral Tiperneni losing the 2020 general election by more than 25,000 votes.

But now the good news: Our latest 2020 Congressional Forecast predicts our campaign breaking the curve. Our candidacy wins 11% of Schweikert Independent and Republican crossover voters. That 11% gives us a path to victory in November.

Why do we break the curve? Independents and Republican crossover voters like my private sector and economic development experience. They have told us they like my deep military ties. They like that I believe healthcare is a birthright for Americans. And they like the fact I put principles over politics.

We need a Democratic victory in November. And with your trust and vote in the Democratic primary election, I pledge to run the campaign needed to win this November.

Please vote, and please remind your family and friends to participate by forwarding them this email.

Thank you,

Karl Gentles