Carmona among candidates to skip DNC

Sep 6, 2012, 8:36 AM | Updated: 8:37 am

PHOENIX — At least five Democratic Senate candidates, including Arizona’s Richard Carmona, decided to skip the Democratic National Convention.

It’s not a statement regarding anything other than priorities, according to Carmona’s communications director, Andy Barr.

“To win with Arizona voters, to attract Democrats, independents and Republicians … frankly, going to the DNC takes away time for us being able to campaign here in Arizona,” he said.

Carmona faces Republican Jeff Flake in November.

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Carmona among candidates to skip DNC