During the primary season in CD5, one of the Republican candidates for the nomination sent out a hit piece targeting Schweikert's vulture investment fund that targeted "distressed homeowners" facing fiscal difficulty in Arizona's depressed economy.
Greg Patterson of Espresso Pundit led the chorus of support for Schweikert, criticizing Salvino for criticizing a fellow Republican for doing something that they all consider to be acceptable.
The matter quickly faded in the tumult of a heavily contested primary. There were always dozens of other things clamoring for the attention of voters.
Well, it turns out that Patterson and the other R voters in CD5 should have paid closer attention.
As this website, sponsored by the Arizona Democratic Party, documents, Schweikert's vulture fund entered already devastated neighborhoods (full list of properties here) and driven them further downhill (long list of citations from the City of Phoenix here).
Part of Schweikert's campaign platform is that he is running to stand "up for Arizona values."
OK, I'll accept that from him. All he has to do is show me where the initiating and profiting from the predatory destruction of Arizona's neighborhoods for fun and profit is an "Arizona value."
More on this later.
"Your Loss, His Gain." Worth a visit.