Lewis’ campaign is vigorously fighting back allegations he “stole” donated items from homeless children, saying Pearce’s camp is morally unmoored.Read More »
Back to his old self
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 »
Mesa’s Watergate: Cortes’ campaign conspirators should come clean
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 »
Pearce attacks Lewis on immigration, says challenger ‘embarrassed’ to be an Arizonan
In his first attack mailer, Senate President Russell Pearce said his challenger, fellow Republican Jerry Lewis, is “embarrassed” to be an Arizonan.Read More »
2012 Pearce-Lewis match-up unlikely
Senate President Russell Pearce’s allies have said that recall challenger Jerry Lewis would be soundly defeated if he faced Pearce in a Republican primary election.Read More »
Lewis makes TV ad buy
Jerry Lewis, who is challenging Senate President Russell Pearce in the Nov. 8 recall election, is hoping to capture early voters and will air TV ads targeting Mesa residents starting this week.Read More »
Pearce ads cost $10K to air, target FOX News and other cable outlets
Senate President Russell Pearce’s first TV ads will cost his campaign $10,000 and will target FOX News viewers, as well as other cable stations.
The ads, set to air this week, are timed to reach early voters in the Nov. 8 recall election against him.
Lewis: Do you really want to talk ethics?
Pearce’s allies have seized on the controversy about donated school items that Lewis gave away when he was serving as a principal to show he’s not as saintly as depicted.Read More »
Ex-employee claims she was fired for questioning Lewis over school donations
A former employee of a charter school where Jerry Lewis served as principal sued the school for wrongful termination last year and claimed she was fired after questioning him over spending practices and use of donated items.Read More »
Lawyers: Russell Pearce’s brother played key role in Cortes campaign
The lawyers who fought to get alleged sham candidate Olivia Cortes disqualified in the Mesa recall election planned to put Senate President Russell Pearce’s brother on the stand in a now-cancelled trial.Read More »