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Paul Babeu's (Former?) Spokesman/Attorney, Chris DeRose, is "Best Paid Guy...With No Victory," Political Pundit Jon C. Altmann Blogs

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It was just about six months ago that Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu's Mexican ex-boyfriend leveled explosive allegations that the rabid border hawk threatened to deport him if he revealed details of their relationship.

Along with threatening text messages that Babeu sent to his Mexican ex-boyfriend, Jose Orozco, it was a letter from Babeu's attorney Chris DeRose questioning Orozco's immigration status that gave credibility to Orozco's allegations.

We had to wonder why DeRose would even mention the Mexican man's immigration status in a letter to Orozco's attorney if it wasn't being used as leverage?

On Monday, conservative political pundit Jon C. Altmann posted a blog about DeRose raking in more money than most other political consultants on Congressional campaigns. And all without a win. Or a campaign, for that matter.

 

We thought we'd share.

Of course, Babeu has since quit his campaign for Arizona's Fourth Congressional District, and he hopes voters will let him at least hang on to his badge and as sheriff of Pinal County.

Interesting tidbit: The latest campaign finance reports show that Babeu has refunded at least $27,573 worth of political donations between June 25 and June 29.

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