Phoenix – Former Congressman Matt Salmon this morning filed nearly 19,000 petition signatures in the Arizona gubernatorial race, more than any other candidate in the Republican primary.
The 18,860 signatures significantly exceed double the number required to appear on the ballot. The signature count demonstrates the strength of the grassroots campaign Salmon is building and comes on the heels of a recent poll showing building momentum for the proven conservative in the race.
“Today confirms that primary voters are excited to see a proven conservative on the ballot. I am incredibly proud of what our volunteer-led signature effort has been able to accomplish as we make our way to every corner of Arizona these past few months. In order to defeat Katie Hobbs in November, we need to nominate a Republican with a proven record of fighting for the values we hold dear, and I am committed to working every day to earn the support of Arizonans,” said Salmon.
Salmon is the only candidate in the gubernatorial field who has released detailed policy papers on key issues such as the economy, education, and border security outlining his ideas for the future – and the only candidate who has formed coalitions with members of the law enforcement, education, and small business communities.
Salmon’s campaign to serve as Arizona’s next governor has been endorsed by leading conservative voices like Congressmen Andy Biggs and Jim Jordan; Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee; Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt; the Club for Growth, Citizens United, and FreedomWorks; and countless others.