Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:
In these difficult times, we need elected officials who know what is best for Arizonans. And state Sen. T.J. Shope doesn't fit that bill. He has starved school systems and got a special tax break for his buddy who might be flying Shope's banner over Casa Grande and Johnson Ranch.
Meanwhile former state Sen. Barbara McGuire brings experience to the job. Far better experience than Shope. She was a champion for employment in her district; that includes forging deals with those across the aisle in service of that cause, recognizing the potential of our natural industry and taking her crusade all the way to the White House.
Barbara McGuire will get the job done if she's re-elected to the state Senate. How do I know? Because she's done it before.