Area voters headed to the polls for the primary election in about three weeks will have a choice between two very different local Democrats running for Congress. Both Ann Kirkpatrick and Wenona Benally Baldenegro are attorneys who live in Flagstaff. They have similar views on health policy, immigration and abortion.
"Thursday's Navajo Nation Council vote on the proposed water compact marks a new chapter in our dealings with the federal government.
This week, Democratic Perspective welcomed Wenona Benally Baldenegro to the program. Wenona is a Democratic candidate for Congressional District 1 which includes Sedona, Flagstaff, Page and 11 Indian Reservations in eastern Arizona. She has been endorsed by Progressive Democrats of America and the Sierra Club, as well as other organizations and individuals.
Arizona Democratic voters have a choice. They may elect a Democratic candidate who lost her seat to a TEA Party Republican, because she voted with Republicans more often than any other Democrat in Congress. This is Ann Kirkpatrick. She voted YES on extending the Bush tax cuts.
Democrat Wenona Benally Baldenegro is looking to win the seat representing Arizona’s Congressional District 1 in the U.S. House of Representatives.
With a 9-point Democratic voter edge in the newly redrawn District 1, an extraordinary alliance of resurgent Arizona Democratic Party leaders and rural, Latino, Native American and environmental groups has placed Navajo attorney Wenona Benally Baldenegro's historic Congressional campaign into the national spotlight as a bellwether in the state's new politics.
Wenona Benally Baldenegro runs for U.S. House of Representatives, Arizona Congressional District One; seeks to be first American Indian woman to serve in the U.S. Congress, and first American Indian from Arizona
Flagstaff, AZ - Wenona Benally Baldenegro continues to garner tremendous support in her run for the U.S. House of Representatives, Arizona Congressional District One.
In one of the largest Congressional districts in the nation, stretching across the rural heartland of eastern Arizona from the Four Corners region to the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, the historic candidacy of Wenona Benally Baldenegro for the Democratic nomination for Congress is marking a new era in Western politics.
Equipped with a law degree from Harvard Law School, two master's degrees, a whole lot of energy and sheer determination, 34 year-old Wenona Benally Baldenegro is first Navajo woman to ever run for Congress.
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