Jesse Kelly Likely To Win Arizona House Seat

Who Runs Gov reports on Jesse Kelly:  Kelly is a political neophyte who made his decision to run for Congress when President Obama signed the health-care reform bill in March 2010. Jesse Kelly for Congress, Bio(1)Jesse Kelly for Congress, Bio

Rated as among the top ten tea-party candidates to watch in 2010, Kelly challenged Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) in Arizona‘s 8th district in a tight and hard-fought race. Kasie Hunt, “Top 10 ‘tea party’ candidates to watch”, Politico.com, September 21, 2010(2)Kasie Hunt, “Top 10 ‘tea party’ candidates to watch”, Politico.com, September 21, 2010

Kelly is a former U.S. Marine Corps sergeant and a young businessman with experience working for the family construction business in Tucson, Ariz.Jesse Kelly for Congress, Bio(1)Jesse Kelly for Congress, Bio He has strong conservative views and campaigned on reducing the size of government and slashing government spending. Jim Nintzel, “Your nearly comprehensive Southern Arizona 2010 election guide and highlights from the campaign trail”, Tucson Weekly, October 26, 2010(3)Jim Nintzel, “Your nearly comprehensive Southern Arizona 2010 election guide and highlights from the campaign trail”, Tucson Weekly, October 26, 2010

Seeking to represent a district with three counties along the U.S.-Mexico border, Kelly vowed to make the fight against illegal immigration a priority in the House.Erin Kelly, “Gabrielle Giffords, Jesse Kelly race all about immigration”, azcentral.com, October 8, 2010(4)Erin Kelly, “Gabrielle Giffords, Jesse Kelly race all about immigration”, azcentral.com, October 8, 2010 He supports Arizona‘s controversial new law on immigration, which includes sanctions against employers who hire illegal immigrants, as well as provisions requiring individuals to carry proof of citizenship or immigration status at all times. Jesse Kelly for Congress, Issues, Border(5)Jesse Kelly for Congress, Issues, Border

In His Own Words: “It’s not only illegal immigrants coming across. It’s not only drugs. There are terrorists that come across that border.” Jim Nintzel, “The Guard Card: GOP congressional candidates talk about troops and the border”, Tucson Weekly, June 10, 2010(6)

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