The Mountain View Tea Party meeting tonight discussed the upcoming elections, ballot measures, and how to vote in the upcoming AZ district 5 congressional race. One person there said he wanted to write in Jeff Smith. The consensus, though, was that even though we’re unhappy with some things Jeff Flake has done, with his carbon tax proposal and stance on illegal immigration, he’s way better than the Democrat alternative, and it seemed that the overwhelming majority will vote for him. However, if Flake seems to stray more, there was a determination to get a jump on the 2012 elections and mount another, stronger challenge to him.
Jeff Smith was the candidate who challenged Jeff Flake for the Republican nomination this time around. I had a chance to chat with Jeff Smith there. He’s started a new blog you may want to check out: Jeff Smith’s Blog.