Congressional Candidate Mary Kim Titla claims frontrunner status in the District 1 Democratic primary race. The former TV news reporter shares new internal polling information about the contest.

“There is no presumptive winner in the primary as some have suggested. The results show I was tied with Ann Kirkpatrick, but that was two months ago. Since then I believe our campaign has only gotten stronger. In the last two months I’ve been going door-to-door, making phone calls, and I’ve attended many community events. I’m very confident we will win this,” Titla said.

BlueDynamic, a campaign consulting firm, conducted the poll on May 16 and 17. The results show Titla and Kirkpatrick literally tied; with each receiving 38% of the vote when survey respondents were asked for their preferred candidate choice in the upcoming primary.

“I am impressed by how competitive this race is and how robust the results are,” said pollster and BlueDynamic partner Jerry Duff. “Titla and Kirkpatrick are statistically tied across several standard demographic categories,” Duff explained.

Two other candidates were statistically tied at 13% for Jeffrey Brown and 11% for Howard Shanker. The poll’s margin of error is +/-3% with a random sample of 1,006 registered Democrats likely to vote.

“Our grassroots support, fundraising and our GOTV (Get Out The Vote) efforts are very strong. I’m working very hard and I’m taking nothing for granted,” Titla added.

Titla is a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe. She currently serves on the Gilson Wash District Economic Enterprise Board and is a member of the Point of Pines Cattle Association.

For more information about Mary Kim Titla’s campaign, go to

gomarykim.com or telephone at (800) 697-1664.

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