Saturday, February 24, 2024

Scorekeepers: Karin Johanson, Dewey Square Group

“While immigration is back in the news, I’m not sure it’s on voters’ top ten list of concerns. People have a keen understanding of what has caused our economic problems. It’s pretty hard to say that the reason people lost jobs, savings and value in their homes has anything to do with immigration. They want to hear what House incumbents and candidates are doing about those problems. As to the specific situation in Arizona, it is never good politics to support discrimination. In the races in Arizona, the Democratic incumbents’ views are well known, and some of them first were elected by defeating anti-immigration candidates [Rep. Harry Mitchell defeated J.D. Hayworth in AZ-05; Rep. Gabrielle Giffords defeated Randy Graf in AZ-08.] Around the country there is a reason that Hispanics so strongly supported Democrats in 2008. Republicans will be haunted by their support for the Arizona law in this election and for years to come.”

As Featured in Politico.