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Russell Pearce: Plot to Give $260K of Taxpayer Cash to Recalled Pol Still Alive?

The Capitol Times' Luigi del Puerto is reporting that the plot to cut a $260,000 check to recalled, disgraced former state Senate President Russell Pearce remains alive at the state Legislature.

I've heard the votes are not there in the Senate, but, hell, ya never know. Also, it's not in the budget, so how they would pull this one off is anyone's guess.

The big lie that Pearce's bootlickers in the legislature are spitting is that it's their "duty" under the Arizona Constitution to "reimburse" Pearce for the money his campaign committee raised and spent during the 2011 recall election, which Pearce lost by a whopping 12 points.

As I've written previously, this is a complete prevarication being foisted upon the public by a few sleazy politicians in Pearce's pocket, namely the following GOPers:

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