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Russell Pearce's Boss Treasurer Charles Hoskins Responds, Pearce Replaced as First Vice Chair by a Woman

Maricopa County Treasurer Charles "Hos" Hoskins has issued a response over the controversy surrounding his continued employment of recalled former state Senate President President Russell Pearce, who recently resigned his post as First Vice Chair of the Arizona Republican Party, following his controversial remarks on the forced sterilization of female Medicaid recipients.

Today, Hoskins, who is under pressure to fire Pearce from Pearce's $85,000-per-year job, replied to some questions I recently submitted via e-mail. Hoskins cc'd other members of the media as well.

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