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Russell Pearce's Fave Hispanic Group: Arizona Latino Republican Association (w/Update, Borrajero Comes Clean as CapTimes Follows)

See also: An AZ Latino Republican Association Leader Aided Sham Candidate Olivia Cortes

Since my column this week has been published a little early, and since I've been meaning to use the blog to pimp the column, as well as vice versa, here's a little intro to my exploration of the wacky world of ALRA, the Arizona Latino Republican Association.

The column details some interesting facts about ALRA veep Constantinos Eliades (aka, "Dino" Eliades), a name I had often wondered about, after it appeared on the back of three petition sheets for sham recall candidate Olivia Cortes.

See, I have Cortes' entire petition to place her name on the 2011 recall ballot in my extensive files on recalled, disgraced state Senator Russell Pearce. Proving that, for a polemicist at least, it never pays to throw anything away.

The identity of the mysterious voice behind pro-Pearce robocalls that went out days before the recall election's close is also revealed, or so it seems.

Judge for yourself from the audio clips, which you can access on page two of the column.

One is from the recorded phone message from 2011. The other is of ALRA communications secretary Jose Borrajero.

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