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Independent cash pouring in for Pearce

Senate President Russell Pearce (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

A Washington, D.C.-based group has spent more than $21,000 to help Senate President Russell Pearce keep his seat in the Nov. 8 recall election targeting him.

The group, called American Federation for Children, has sent at least two mailers that sought to drive home the message that Pearce is good for children and good for families.

This isn’t the first time that the group engaged in local elections. It also spent tens and thousands of dollars in the 2010 elections.

American Federation for Children is one of two independent expenditure groups that have filed reports showing they are playing heavily in the special election this year.

The other group is the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona, which spent more than $5,000 in mailings for Pearce.

All told, Pearce campaign has benefitted in nearly $27,000 in independent spending — more than a third of what Jerry Lewis, Pearce’s contender, has raised so far.

Pearce has yet to disclosure his financial report. He has until Oct. 27 to do so.

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