Arizona Latino Republican Association Endorses Salmon for CD-5 Primary Election


July 9, 2012
Salmon for Congress

EAST VALLEY - Matt Salmon, former Congressman and candidate for Arizona's 5th congressional district, today received the endorsement from the Arizona Latino Republican Association (ALRA), a leading statewide organization promoting conservative ideals and principles to Arizona's Latino community. Breaking with its normal practice of not endorsing in primary elections, the ALRA executive board voted to endorse Salmon after they determined his record most falls in line with ALRA's defining conservative platform and objectives.

ALRA President Rey Torres stated, "We are pleased to endorse Matt Salmon for Congress in the fifth congressional district of Arizona. Congressman Salmon has a proven track record of making courageous decisions in defense of our mutually held conservative ideals. As economic and strategic threats loom over our state and our country, we need leaders like him in Washington now more than ever. Matt is a man of great integrity and principle which is why ALRA is proud to support him."

"I am very humbled to receive the support of the Arizona Latino Republican Association," stated former Congressman Salmon. "ALRA is one the strongest and most influential Republican organizations in Arizona, and their mission to advance conservatives principles in the Latino community is instrumental to Republicans' success in November. I share their belief in limited and smaller government and a free-market economy and I look forward to working with them to spread our conservative message throughout Arizona."

About the Arizona Latino Republican Association
The Arizona Latino Republican Association (ALRA) is a 501C4- non-profit organization dedicated to advancing conservative principles and ideas to the Latino community. ALRA has taken a large role in the electoral process and assisted many Republican candidates across the state through grassroots campaigning such as phone banking, neighborhood walks and organized events. ALRA also produces a weekly radio show on KKNT 960AM and hosts Republican candidates from all over Arizona to discuss current public policy and major issues.

About Matt Salmon
Matt Salmon was first elected to the United States Congress in 1994 and served until 2000, honoring his term limit pledge. A proud conservative, Salmon was rated in the top five among all 535 members of the House and Senate by Citizen's Against Government Waste for all six years he was in office. He is a lifetime member of the NRA with an A+ rating and also earned a 100% rating by the National Right to Life. He was also the proud recipient of the American Cancer Society's "Top National Elected Official" award.

Matt Salmon has received endorsements from Arizona Congressmen Trent Franks and David Schweikert, former Arizona Congressman John Shadegg, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Mayors Scott Smith (Mesa), Jay Tibshraeny (Chandler), Hugh Hallman (Tempe), John Insalaco (Apache Junction) and Gail Barney (Queen Creek), fourteen (14) Arizona state senators and fifteen (15) Arizona state representatives. Salmon has also been endorsed by South Dakota Senator John Thune, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn, Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey, Utah Senator Mike Lee, Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-49), and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

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