Paul Atkinson

Fronteras Reporter

Fronteras reporter.

What could be the most important debate among Republican Presidential candidates takes place in Mesa, Arizona tonight. It’s the last debate before Super Tuesday when ten states hold primary elections. 

Terry Ray is enjoying breakfast with his daughter and granddaughter at Liberty Market in downtown Gilbert--about five miles from where the Republican Presidential Debate will take place. The retired probation officer would like to see candidates address what he considers the most pressing issue in Arizona and the nation.

The Tucson Representative introduced legislation two and a half years ago to combat the use of ultralight aircraft.  Resembling gliders with a small engine and propeller, ultralights are used by drug smugglers to carry narcotics across the U-S/ Mexico border. 

Giffords’ first bill passed the House, but was never heard in the Senate.   She cosponsored another measure this year that increases the punishment for using ultralights and gives Border Patrol agents more tools to interdict them.