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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 "Arizona Teacher's [sic] Association": Olivia Cortes Part 2? (w/Updates) See also: NRA PAC Endorses Russell Pearce Despite His Blame-the-Victims Remarks on Aurora Massacre

The gang that couldn't shoot straight, aims for their tootsies, yet again.

That would be the intertwined campaigns of the brothers Pearce, Russell and Lester, who, according to former Justice of the Peace Lester Pearce's Facebook site, will be having a fundraiser at Cave Creek's Buffalo Chip Saloon come this Friday, featuring a BBQ dinner, dancing, bull-riding, and the presence of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Arizona Congressman David Schweikert as "Special Guests."

Whoa, Nelly! Schweikert? But hasn't Schweikert endorsed Lester's main rival in Maricopa County Supervisor's District 2, Republican Steve Chucri, the fella everyone expects to best Lester, particularly considering that Lester is currently under investigation by Arizona's Commission on Judicial Conduct because he openly campaigned for his sibling during last year's recall?

Indeed, perusing Chucri's quite impressive endorsement list, you can't help but notice that Schweikert's name is right there at the top of the page with a quote from the congressman.

"Steve has a long history of commitment to our community," Schweikert says of Chucri. "Joyce and I believe his integrity and passion will make him a terrific Supervisor, as well as someone we can all be proud of."

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