Elections

Doug Ducey's Biological Dad Did Business with Mobbed-Up Side of Family, Records Show

By the time you read this Wednesday morning, Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Ducey will be Arizona's governor-elect.

In October, The Center for Investigative Reporting and Phoenix New Times collaborated on an article revealing Ducey to be the scion of an infamous Ohio organized-crime family named Scott, whose illegal deeds have involved operating after-hours gambling clubs, bookmaking, numbers-running, extortion, loan-sharking, and other lucrative illicit activities.

Though the Ducey campaign has stonewalled New Times on all requests for comment, it has begrudgingly acknowledged to another news outlet the accuracy of the initial report.

This, while adhering to the candidate's prepackaged biography, depicting Ducey as, in the words of his stump speech "the son of a cop," raised in Toledo, Ohio with all-American "Midwestern values."

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
Contact: Stephen Lemons