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Arizona, Elections, Politics

Governor Jan Brewer Endorses Gabriela Saucedo Mercer for Congress

Posted: August 13, 2012 at 6:11 am   /   by

A major endorsement has been issued for Arizona Congressional Candidate Gabriela Saucedo Mercer. Governor Jan Brewer released the following statement supporting Saucedo Mercer for Congress:

“Southern Arizona has a fantastic opportunity this fall to send someone to Congress who will always support our state and fight for quality jobs, affordable energy and a secure border. That candidate is Gabriela Saucedo Mercer. While her incumbent opponent bows to unions and special interests, I’m proud to support Gabriela because I know she’ll always put Arizona first.”

Gov. Brewer with Gabriela Saucedo Mercer in 2010
Photo by Lisa Ruth

The following response to the Governor’s endorsement was released by Gabriela Saucedo Mercer:

“It is truly an honor and privilege to have Governor Jan Brewer’s support of my congressional campaign. Throughout her public service, Governor Brewer has made the interests of Arizonans a priority. Governor Brewer has also led our state through economic hardship, remained resolute in securing our border, held the federal government accountable in its duty to protect our country, and she has inspired our state through her faith and strength of character in challenging times. I am grateful for her endorsement and for her leadership of the great state of Arizona.”

Gabriela Saucedo Mercer is a Republican who is seeking to replace incumbent Rep. Raul Grijalva in November. Saucedo Mercer immigrated from Mexico and became a naturalized citizen on July 3, 1991. She gained international attention in April of 2010 when she confronted the Tucson City Council during a public hearing on suing the state of Arizona regarding implementation of SB1070. Saucedo Mercer delivered spirited commentary (see video link below) in defense of the state’s new law and became the voice for millions who have chosen to make America their home, and who did so legally.

Gabriela Speaks at City Council Meeting April 27, 2010 (video by Mike Shaw)


  1. Gabe says:

    Now there’s a surprise, Brewer wants someone who will be her minion in giving more and more money to her CEO buddies and lobbyist as oppose to someone who stands up for working Arizona.  No thanks! 

    1. Wow, those are some good canned, boilerplate talking points. “CEO buddies,” “lobbyists,” “working Arizona.” Very original.

  2. Velcro says:

    Gabriela Saucedo Mercer is an amazing lady who will be a great replacement for Raul “boycott Arizona” Grijalva, under whose leadership his constituents suffer over 28% unemployment, at least in Yuma.  Saucedo Mercer supports the Rosemont mine and a refinery in Yuma, two MAJOR employment opportunities which will also enrich the tax base for these areas.
    So Gabe, where’s the money going under Grijalva?

    1.  @Velcro Trevor Loudon has some interesting information about Grijalva:
      Not to mention that he is literally the furthest-left member of Congress there is. Well outside the Arizona mainstream, even for the district
      If only the people of that district had a choice . . . . oh wait, they DO!

Governor Jan Brewer Endorses Gabriela Saucedo Mercer for Congress