PHOENIX — Democrat Bruce Wheeler is the second Arizona Democrat this month to announce his candidacy for the second congressional district’s house seat at a location in the neighboring district of congressional district three.
Wheeler is announcing his run for Arizona’s second congressional district at the The Shanty located at 401 E 9th St, Tucson, AZ 85705. The bar is located in Arizona’s third congressional district.
Democrat Mary Matiella previously announced her run for the second congressional district at the weekly Democrats of Greater Tucson Meeting. That meeting takes place at Dragon’s View restaurant, which is located in Arizona’s third congressional district.
“This is downright embarrassing for the Arizona Democratic Party,” said Arizona Republican Party Communications Director Torunn Sinclair. “These candidates should know their districts inside and out. They obviously don’t. I think it’s safe to say that if you’re announcing in the wrong district, you’re wrong for Arizona. While these democrats continue to pretend they know the area and the voters, we thankfully already have Martha McSally in office, who is doing incredible work for her constituents.”