I hate to admit this, but I actually do "Remember 1986," as prejudiced playboy and former KIA dealer Rusty Childress' new anti-immigrant organization is named. That moniker is a reference to the Reagan Amnesty, which ended up legalizing nearly 3 million persons. One of the few good things Ronnie R ... More >>
Despite protests and calls for him to apologize, Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski defended himself on Tuesday for brokering a meeting between scores of Latino pastors and Sheriff Joe Arpaio just days before Arpaio's anti-immigrant raid on a Tempe apparel company, his 71st such operation to ... More >>
See also: Russell Pearce Claims David Schweikert's Endorsement, Schweikert Spokesman Denies Claim See also: Russell Pearce Scores David Schweikert's Endorsement, at Long Last See also: Russell Pearce's Rival Bob Worsley Scores Phoenix Chamber Endorsement There's one thing about recalled, disgraced ... More >>
Lester gets spanked by radio ads on KFYI See also: Russell & Lester Pearce's Hillbilly-Fest: David Schweikert Not Attending, Though Lester Thinks Otherwise (w/Updates) See also: Russell Pearce's Bro Lester Pearce, Busted See also: Russell Pearce's Cortes Scandal: Tom Ryan Challenges the Media, Lest ... More >>
Former Valley reporter turned Gotham journo Nick Martin reports today on the TPMMuckraker blog that Sheriff Joe Arpaio's political action committee Joe PAC has scored only a little over $20,000 since its inception.When Arpaio's campaign guru Chad Willems of Summit Consulting announced Joe PAC's f ... More >>
What sex-crime investigations? Barack Obama's out to get me! Wait...wait...look at this puppy...err...I'm running for Senate!Stop us if you've heard this one before, but Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio -- at 79 years old -- claims to be mulling over a run for the Senate seat getting vacated by ... More >>
Arizona's biggest loser. Buh-bye, Russell Pearce.Soon-to-be-former Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce conceded defeat to his opponent, Jerry Lewis, in yesterday's unprecedented recall election to become the first sitting state Senate president to get booted from office in United States histo ... More >>
Senate President (for now) Russell Pearce and his old pal, notorious hatemonger J.T. Ready.Today's the big day: Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce could potentially get a voter-assisted boot from his powerful position in Arizona state government.Pearce has pulled out some of the slimiest sto ... More >>
Elton Hall (left) proud neo-Nazi and Pearce supporterTo borrow a line from The Blues Brothers, state Senate President Russell Pearce's got the band back together. But it's a band with more extremists than teeth. So to speak.Take the case of Elton Hall, onetime stormtrooper for American Nazi Par ... More >>
Jack KurtzWhat would you say to Olivia Cortes if she was standing right in front of you?Every Friday, we give our readers an opportunity to sound off about current events in the form of a contest we call You Write the Caption.In honor of sham Russell Pearce recall election "candidate" Olivia Cort ... More >>
There's good news and bad news following sham state Senate candidate Olivia Cortes' announcement that she's withdrawing from the LD18 Russell Pearce recall race.For starters she's no longer a candidate (not that she was ever an actual candidate). The bad news: she hung in there long enough to kee ... More >>
UPDATE: Judge Burke has just ruled thrown out the complaint, despite this 11th hour effort by Wright and Ryan. Will post decision shortly.UPDATE 2, 1:30 PM: You can read Burke's ruling, here.CORRECTION: The judge denied a request for a temporary restraining order. The lawsuit is still alive, th ... More >>
Pearce's challenge to the recall has been shot down in superior courtSuperior Court Judge Hugh Hegyi just issued a ruling in state Senate President Russell Pearce's legal challenge to his recall, dismissing the complaint brought by the legal beagle working on his behalf, Lisa Hauser.Hegyi agreed wit ... More >>
Give and give generously, lobbyists, or feel the wrath of KhanI have to give a nod to the Arizona Republic's Mary Jo Pitzl for nabbing a little item I'd been sitting on regarding a fundraising e-mail to fellow lobbyists sent from Mike Williams of the Phoenix firm Williams & Associates. This, on ... More >>
Sherwood's out, but he'll support the most viable candidate against Pearce Andrew Sherwood, the Mesa Democrat who unsuccessfully took on Republican state Senator Russell Pearce in 2010 (before Pearce was Senate president), just called to let me know that he will not be throwing his derby in the ring ... More >>
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