Sen. Tom Coburn (above) said former Rep. Matt Salmon would stand strong in the battle to reduce the size and cost of government and wasteful spending.
Former Rep. Matt Salmon’s (R-Ariz.) campaign announced Tuesday an endorsement from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.).
“I am proud to endorse Matt Salmon’s campaign to return to the U.S. House of Representatives,” Coburn said in a statement. “When I served with Matt in Congress, I knew that he would always do the right thing and stand strong in the battle to reduce the size and cost of government and wasteful spending.”
Salmon is running for what is currently the 6th district, although new district lines remain highly uncertain. When a new map was first released in early October, Rep. David Schweikert (R) announced he was also running in the Phoenix-area district, and a source close to Rep. Ben Quayle (R) indicated that he, too, would run for that seat.
Since then, state Republicans removed a member of the independent commission overseeing redistricting. It is anyone’s guess at this point how redistricting will pan out.
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.