ARIZONA – Today, the Marco Lopez for Governor campaign released its first television advertisement. The ad calls out attempts by radical Trump Republicans like Kari Lake to make people of color like Marco “disappear,” while asserting that Marco is the only Democratic candidate tough enough to take on the radical Republicans. The ad also emphasizes Marco’s Latino heritage by blending both English and Spanish, the only ad for an Arizona gubernatorial candidate this cycle to do so.
“I want to be very clear: I will not sit idly by while Trump Republicans like Kari Lake try to make people who look like me ‘disappear’ with their racism, hatred and chaos,” said Marco Lopez, Democratic candidate for governor. “We have had enough, so we’re finally saying, ‘No más,’ and standing up for the issues that matter most to Arizonans: defending voting rights, protecting reproductive rights, fighting for gun safety reform and ensuring that we’re fully funding our schools.”
“I am the only Democratic candidate who has actually been showing up on the campaign trail and playing offense against radical Republicans, talking to voters of all different backgrounds and demonstrating my commitment to Democratic ideals.”
See the new ad here.
The 30 second ad will broadcast statewide. Marco is the only gubernatorial candidate who has been campaigning in both English and Spanish, speaking directly to Latino voters and building the diverse coalition that makes up almost half of the state’s population and helped deliver the state for Democrats in 2020.
Marco Lopez is running for governor because he believes in the Promise of Arizona – the promise that if you work hard, play by the rules, and treat people with respect then you can make it here in our state. It’s this idea that led Marco’s parents to immigrate to Arizona from Mexico nearly 50 years ago. They didn’t start out with much, but they dreamed that Marco and his sisters could do better than they did. That’s just what happened—Marco and his sisters were the first generation in their family to go to college. Once Marco graduated from the University of Arizona, he knew he had to give back. At just 21-years-old he ran for mayor of his hometown of Nogales and won, becoming one of the youngest mayors in the country. After winning two mayoral elections, Governor Napolitano asked Marco to serve at the state level as Director of the Arizona Department of Commerce where he oversaw critical trade relationships in the state. Next, President Obama asked Marco to serve at the national level, where he oversaw a $13 billion budget and 60,000 people. In 2011, Marco left the administration to start his own small business here in Arizona just like his parents had done 40 years before. Over the past ten years Connect2Compete has brought high speed internet to one million low income families nationally, and in Mesa, AZ, SkyBridge Arizona is on track to create 15,000 quality Arizona jobs. Marco is running for governor because he believes the Promise of Arizona is still possible, but for too many people in our state today it’s out of reach. Marco has the leadership experience in the private and public sector to make that promise of opportunity that brought his parents to Arizona a reality for everyone. For more information, please visit www.marcolopez.com.