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Pearce ducks responsibility for racist email blasts

In response to a Southern Poverty Law Center article this week that some of his legislative emails contained evidence of “deep-seated bigotry,” former Senate President Russell Pearce yesterday denied ever writing anything racist or bigoted and said that he wouldn’t knowingly send out bigoted writing from another author.

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Neo-Nazi political trap (access required)

For conservative Arizona politicos, especially those on the forefront of the debate over illegal immigration, connections to hate groups have become an embarrassing pitfall.

Groups whose racist or white nationalist views include vehement opposition to illegal immigration often seek to align themselves with politicians who lead the anti-illegal-immigration movement. But politicians who put themselves in league with such groups — mistakenly or otherwise — usually spend years dealing with the fallout and repairing their images.

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