Thursday, July 29, 2010

A $1.2 Million Dollar Question Begs Almost 1.2 Million More Questions

I don't know if anyone else has written about this so I thought I'd contribute it to the conversation. It seems the Republican Governor's Association decided to drop some coin in Arizona. Under the entity RGA Arizona 2010 PAC (filer ID 201000467) Haley Barbour et. al. have decided to be a player in Arizona. The PAC already pumped $25,000.00 to the Arizona Republican  Party, well over a fourth of their income for the reporting period.

While I'm not shocked the RGA had designs on this race there are some observations that must be shared. Jan Brewer chose the politics of the "Clean Elections" label, along with the public moolah, knowing she would get a butt-load of cash from outside Arizona. What is peculiar is the timing. The RGA by moving the money into the state this early "tipped their hand." There are more questions as well, like how badly did AZGoP need the cash infusion? What did the RGA get for their $10,000 spend on the Colorado firm known as the "illuminati?"

The reason the last question comes to mind, besides why a political firm uses the name "illuminati," is that money was spent during a contested primary. Several candidates were active in the race at that time and the expenditure came not long after Buz Mills dropped some $2 million of his own into the race. Maybe some Republicans would like an answer to my questions as well?

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