For Immediate Release
August 21, 2018
EMILYs List Statement on Matt Heinz’s Grotesque Comparison
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an interview with National Journal, Matt Heinz, a Democrat running in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District, said of his primary opponent and EMILYs List-endorsed candidate Ann Kirkpatrick: “All she can think about is, 'What do I have to do to put that damnable little pin onto my lapel,' […] That’s all she can see and I understand it because I’ve had to treat people with meth addiction.” Lucinda Guinn, vice president of campaigns at EMILYs List, released the following statement in response:
“Matt Heinz is clearly more focused on lobbing ridiculous attacks at Ann Kirkpatrick than he is on running a respectable campaign. Fortunately for 2nd District families, Ann will continue running an issue-based campaign focusing on how she plans to be a voice for them in Congress. The choice in next week’s primary could not be clearer, and EMILYs List is proud to be standing with Ann.”
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