Thursday, February 02, 2012

Pearce throwing in papers to run for state senate seat: He's baaaaack...

From the Arizona Capitol Times, written by Jeremy Duda -

Recalled former Sen. Russell Pearce is eyeing a return to the Capitol.

Pearce, who was ousted in a historic recall election in November, filed paperwork with the Secretary of State’s Office on Jan. 30 to run for the Senate in the new District 25.

In the article, Pearce is indirectly quoted (from this article from Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services) as saying this is not a guarantee that he will run, that the paperwork was only a "technical" matter. 

However, given the arrogance of Pearce and his supporters, I expect that he will have to be defeated two or even three times before he (and they) start to get the message.

If he does actually run (and I think that he will run for *something*, but for now, I'm presuming that he is going to run for the senate), because the maps of the new legislative districts place his house in the new LD25, he will face current Sen. Rich Crandall.  Crandall is often referred to as a moderate Republican in the media, but he is the guy who is pushing a bill in the lege to allow Arizona's schools to opt out of the federal free/subsidized lunch program for poor students.

In other words, calling him a "moderate" Republican says a *lot* about where the Arizona GOP is located ideologically these days, but it doesn't really say much for Crandall.

Anyway, Pearce's candidate committee information is here.

1 comment:

Thane Eichenauer said...

Competition. Yea and yea!