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Phoenix, AZ, United States, 2010/02/16 - Today, the Dr. Chris Salvino for Congress campaign announced that Dr. Salvino was appointed to serve on the Arizona State Trauma Advisory Board, which is a part of the Department of Health Services - DrChrisforCongress.com.
The Board serves many functions including:
• Recommending the initial and long-term processes for the verification and designation of trauma center levels, including the evaluation of trauma center criteria.
• Recommending standards for the development and implementation of comprehensive regional emergency medical services and trauma system plans.
• Recommending standards for the state emergency medical services and trauma system quality improvement processes, including the state trauma registry.
“I am honored to work with my colleagues from around this great state to improve trauma care for all Arizonan’s. I hope that we can take these same principles and apply them to our national system and drive down costs while providing excellent service,” said Salvino.
Dr. Chris Salvino is seeking the Republican nomination for Congress from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District.
Chris Salvino (drchrisforcongress.com) is a surgeon, a retired Lieutenant Colonel, a father, and currently running for the US House of Representatives in Arizona's Congressional District 5.
Harry Mitchell Re-Elect at 41, Over 10-Point GOP Generic Advantage; GOP Primary Wide Open - 70% Undecided.
American Viewpoint survey shows Congressman Harry Mitchell is extremely vulnerable in his re-election effort.
Alexandria, VA – American Viewpoint, a nationally recognized public opinion research firm, released the findings of a survey conducted in Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District with 300 likely general election voters that was commissioned by newly filed candidate Dr. Chris Salvino. Interviews were conducted August 31-September 1, 2009.
“This is the clearest evidence yet that Congressman Harry Mitchell is extremely vulnerable in his re-election effort and his numbers are likely even worse today than they were in the fall,” said Randall Gutermuth, Vice President with American Viewpoint. “Making matters worse for Mitchell is that voters nationally have become stridently anti-incumbent and considering Mitchell’s 40 year tenure as career politician his chances for re-election look even more bleak. Harry Mitchell has the unenviable task of pleasing his GOP-leaning district while also having to follow the Speaker Pelosi agenda.”
Some of the key findings:
When respondents were asked whom they would support, either the Republican candidate or Democrat candidate, Democrats were in trouble, marking the first time in 4 years the district has flipped:
Generic Ballot Test:
Total Republican: 45%
Total Democrat: 32%
Even worse news for Mitchell is that his re-election number was way under 50%, a key indicator of where an incumbent Member of Congress should be. When asked if Mitchell has done his job in Congress well enough to deserve re-election versus giving a new person a chance:
Re-Elect Mitchell: 41%
New Person: 41%
In the GOP Primary, 70% of the respondents were undecided. While David Schweikert leads among announced candidates, surprisingly the former nominee and long time local politician severely underperforms his own electoral success from just two years ago, seemingly unable to galvanize GOP support:
David Schweikert: 26%
Jim Ward: 3%
Chris Salvino: 1%
Erik Wnuck: 0%