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Compromise is needed in Congress

I have been told many times that it takes courage to run for office. Courage is the ability to face difficult issues and never back down. As a business owner I know that there will always be issues and problems to take care of.

In many ways politics and business mirror each other and that is why I think I am the best candidate for this position. Last week we had the privilege of being invited by The League of Conservation Voters to a forum they were presenting. All 10 Republican candidates were invited, plus the lone Democrat and Libertarian. But only four candidates showed up — three Republicans and the lone Libertarian. I found that insulting to the hosts and it also showed the type of character the other candidates have.

I would never back down from a challenging and difficult problem. To not show up to the forum when there has always been perfect attendance during the entire campaign is a perfect example of someone not willing to open their mind and reach across the aisle. As a Republican I will always be accessible to anyone who wants to talk. I will learn from them and reach out to help this country become better. After all, we are the United States of America. I believe America comes first and the party follows.

I am still standing in the construction business because I took the problems head on and would compromise and negotiate to the betterment of my customers. Compromise used to be considered a strength, and now it is considered a weakness. We need to move past the same old politics and elect new people with integrity, passion and hope for our country. We don’t need professional politicians, lawyers or candidates with tons of money looking to buy the office.

These are people who are out of touch with their constituents and will only serve those who funded them. I am the only true Phoenician in the race and with my servant’s heart I will make a difference.

— LeAnn Hull is a Republican candidate in Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District


  1. Eureka!! At last ONE of the GOP millions running for the seat vacated by John Shadegg actually said something I can vote for. She is the only one who has given out a clear message that she understands why government isn’t working well right now. Both parties need to adopt a new bumper sticker (in the form of a Tweet):

    “Idealogues don’t govern well. Good governance requires the ability to compromise.”

    And… she understands that an unconditional pledge of her vote in support of an out-of-state special interest group is the same as pledging to suspend thought, and also abandon her obligation to understand and balance the interests of constituents, state, and nation. An unconditional pledge to Americans for Tax Reform is equivalent to a similar pledge to the AFL-CIO, Investment Bankers Association, or the PayDay Loan industry.

    If your Congressman is pledged to represent an out-of-state interest who has no obligation to the interests of its citizens or the state, who will? In my mind, anyone who makes such a pledge is not qualified to hold elected office — because they don’t even know who they are supposed to represent.

    Congratulations Leann. I hope that some others will join you, as I would still like a choice.

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