Feathered Bastard

Russell Pearce's Big Announcement on State Senate Run Comes March 19

I have just intercepted the e-mail blast below from 12-point loser, recalled ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce. According to the communication, Arizona's biggest bigot intends to make it official on March 19 regarding a run for state Senate in the newly-formed Legislative District 25.

There's no little irony in the fact that he will be making his announcement at the Red Mountain Tea Party, as Pearce's Tea Party backers were deeply involved in the sham candidacy of Olivia Cortes during the 2011 recall

Cortes was run as a diversionary candidate to split the vote in Pearce's favor. The effort ended in court appearances and scandal, and likely helped current state Senator Jerry Lews prevail over Pearce. 

Now Pearce is letting us re-live his embarrassing loss and all of the shenanigans that took place on his behalf by his campaign operatives, family members and supporters. 

Talk about shameless. Pearce could give Sheriff Paul Babeu a run for his money in that category.

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