Statement from Arizona Democratic Party Communications Director Enrique Gutierrez:
“Let’s make something very clear, the Arizona Democratic Party is ready to compete in the CD-08 Special Election.
“As of this afternoon, we have two outstanding candidates in Brianna Westbrook and Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, that represent a welcomed change from a broken GOP status-quo. Two strong women committed to fighting on behalf of Arizonans by protecting their healthcare, fighting for economic fairness and against inequality, and holding Washington accountable.
“In contrast, the Arizona Republican Party has offered CD-08 constituents more of the same - career politicians looking to service their own political interests at the expense of hardworking Arizonans.
“CD-08 deserves better than the representation they got from disgraced Congressman Trent Franks - and Brianna Westbrook and Dr. Hiral Tipirneni offer just that. We look forward to their individual campaigns, and will offer the winner our full support come next month.”