Randy Pullen, a CPA who's running for State Treasurer, is either a fool or a liar. Not in general, mind you: We're talking strictly about his role in a campaign-finance scandal that helped destroy the careers of three of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's top men.
Randy Pullen, former chairman of the state Republican Party, knew the SCA donation was illegally earmarked, sources told state and federal investigators Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lisa Allen was dismayed when she saw the super-sleazy TV ad against her boss' opponent, Da ... More >>
Someone has reposted the video that was jerked belowThe AZ Repugs new Tea Bagger chairman, Tom MorrisseyNote: See Updates below...It's been a good day for the Democrats, in more ways than one.Ex-Democratic state treasurer candidate Andrei Cherny beat out failed U.S. Senate Candidate Rodney Glassman ... More >>
Five blog posts over 10 days led up to Sarah Fenske's cover analysis this week on the SCA (Sheriff's Command Association) scandal. A 2007 cover story on the smear of Arpaio opponent Dan Saban was an omen of what was to come -- state Republican Party ads further sme ... More >>
The Arizona Republic published a lengthy piece on Sunday about MACE, the Maricopa Anti-Corruption Effort, run by Dave Hendershott, Chief Deputy of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. One question we didn't see raised or answered in the piece, though: How does Hendershott's involvement with the SCA ... More >>
With the SCA scandal breaking wide open last week, we figured it was time to make another call to Bruce Ash, the Republican National Committeeman for Arizona. This time we got him on the phone, and as you'll see, he helped clear up a couple of nagging questions we had about the Republican Party's ... More >>
A judge is set to decide on Monday whether a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Captain Joel Fox deserves to pay $315,000 in penalties for making an improper campaign donation. The upcoming ruling by Judge Thomas Shedden of the state Office of Administrative Hearings is expected to bring some finalit ... More >>
Pullen apparently wants people to think he's a gullible idiot instead of a guy who got caught trying to hide a big donation.