Gun Violence Survivor and Advocate Daniel Hernandez Leads Primary By 16 Points In Southern Arizona Congressional Race

Tucson, AZ – Today, National Journal’s Wake-Up Call newsletter published a poll memo showing congressional candidate Daniel Hernandez 16 points ahead of his primary opposition in the race to represent Arizona’s sixth congressional district. The poll, conducted by Impact Research of likely Democratic Primary voters, shows Daniel starts with a very strong favorable rating among likely voters and his support grows when voters learn more about both him and his opponent. Read more here: 

An internal poll from state Rep. Daniel Hernandez’s (D) campaign showed Hernandez leading his primary opponents in the open, competitive district. In the poll, first shared with Hotline, was conducted by Impact Research (May 3-8; 500 LVs; +/-4.4%) and had Hernandez at 36%, while former state Sen. Kirsten Engel (D) had 20%, and engineer Avery Anderson (D) had 2%. 42% were undecided.

“I was born and raised in Southern Arizona and I’m proud to receive such strong support from my community,” said Hernandez. “When I talk with my neighbors, I hear over and over that they want a representative who will fight for them. I’m proud to have dedicated my life to standing up for the right to vote and women’s reproductive rights as well as to stopping gun violence. With the stakes so high, I’m ready to make sure we hold this seat in November.”

The memo comes on the heels of a number of media appearances in which Hernandez has strongly advocated for Congress to take immediate action on gun violence prevention. Hernandez joined MSNBC’s JoyAnn Reid to talk about his experience as a survivor of the 2011 Tucson shooting and how he’ll stand up to the Washington Gun Lobby in Congress. He spoke about the need to elect  more gun violence survivors to Congress on Voice of the Valley with Nick Nordgran-Tellez, Chair of the Graham County Democratic Party. Hernandez  also gave an impassioned speech in the Arizona State House calling on his fellow representatives to pass common sense gun laws to make our communities safer.