Republican Olivia Cortes, who could face a civil fine for failing to report contributions to her campaign, insists that the paid effort to gather signatures on her behalf was uncoordinated with her campaign.Read More »
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The group that spearheaded the recall drive against Senate President Russell Pearce spent $6,500 to help Jerry Lewis, according to the latest campaign finance reports.
As an independent expenditure group, Citizens for a Better Arizona spent the money reaching out to voters about the recall election.
With 15 days left until the special election in LD18, more than three quarters of the early ballots are outstanding, a sign to many observers that turnout in the contest will be low.Read More »
Republican Jerry Lewis’ fundraising figures show his core support is homegrown, a far cry from insinuations that he’s backed by “outsiders” intent to topple Senate President Russell Pearce and quash Arizona’s battle against illegal immigration.Read More »
It seems that sleazy political tricks are oozing through every crack in the sidewalk. From Washington to Chicago to Mesa, political figures will say and do just about anything to get elected — or to prevent someone else from getting elected.Read More »
Republican Jerry Lewis today reported raising roughly $69,000 thus far in his campaign to unseat Senate President Russell Pearce.Read More »
Lewis’ campaign is vigorously fighting back allegations he “stole” donated items from homeless children, saying Pearce’s camp is morally unmoored.Read More »
With early balloting beginning today, the Pearce campaign went on the offensive against Lewis in a mailer targeting early voters that is expected to land in mailboxes alongside the ballots.Read More »
The Arizona Constitution, Article 7 section 12, charges the Legislature with the duty to “maintain the purity of elections.” Arizona case law has held that attempting to place a “diversionary candidate” on the ballot is illegal. A “diversionary candidate” is one who is in the race solely to divert votes from a particular candidate so as to give an advantage to another candidate. The recent lawsuit to have Olivia Cortes removed from the race was filed to honor the rule of law.Read More »
Olivia Cortes’ controversy-ridden candidacy abruptly ended earlier this month.
But it’s too late to strike her name off the Nov. 8 recall election ballot, and some say she could still peel votes away from fellow Republican Jerry Lewis, thereby helping Senate President Russell Pearce secure a victory.