As recently as last week, national Democrats have been talking up former Surgeon General Richard Carmona as a possible Senate candidate. But Arizona Democrats are weighing in, too. House candidate and former Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) endorsed Democrat Don Bivens for the Senate on Monday, saying Democrats should consider him the guy “we all need to rally around right now.”
Kirkpatrick, who is hoping to return to Congress, wrote in an email to Bivens’ supporters, “I’ve known Don for years and I know he’s the right candidate for the U.S. Senate because he’s spent his career working with successful entrepreneurs and small businesses, helping people come together to solve problems. That’s the type of leadership Washington could use.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.