First, it was Kirsten Sinema on Facebook.
Then, Ann Kirkpatrick on e-mail.
And now, Ron Barber on e-mail.
All three of these Congressional Democrats used the sequestration battle to put out their hands and ask voters for campaign contributions.
I understand that these three are probably not the only misguided Congressional representatives to try this lame fundraising tactic. And I realize that with our flawed election system based upon cash Congressional representatives have to start raising money as soon as they get into office. BUT, using a fiscal crises that will cost Arizona tens of thousands of jobs-- when you personally have dong nothing to stop it-- is ludicrious and insulting to the voters.
The only Southern Arizona Congressman who didn't send me a sequestration fundraising appeal was Raul Grijalva. Ironically, he was the only Arizona Congressman who was in the thick of the sequestration battle along with Congressman Keith Ellison. They are co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which proposed the Budget for All and offered sane alternatives to sequestration. Video after the jump.