A Democratic candidate for Arizona Corporation Commission is getting last-minute public funding, just one day ahead of Tuesday’s primary election.
State officials say Rep. David Bradley qualified Monday for $91,645 of public funding for his primary election campaign after finally qualifying by submitting enough $5 contributions from voters.
Bradley is in a three-way race with state Sen. Jorge Garcia and former Commissioner Renz Jennings for two Democratic nominations for two commission seats, and Bradley says he’s scrambling to use the money in time to reach voters.
“My options are pretty limited because of the timing obviously,” he said.
Bradley said it’s too late for him to purchase radio or TV ads.
Bradley says he’s purchasing e-mail blasts, doing automated phone calls, and having campaign signs printed today to be put up early tomorrow.
He says he’s having to pay premium prices because of the timing.
Reporter Luige del Puerto contributed to this report