A few FACTS left out of this article:
Ray Carroll went to the arizonadailyindependent.com to have them write a smear story on Collins. The editor of this on line paper was actually a Ray Carroll friend and supporter. When she refused to write such a smear, Carroll told her he would see what would happen to her online paper. She then wrote a story he didn't like and everyone said it was the COLLINS camp who had put out this information. Collins had never spoken with the ADI editor until all of this happened.
Also left out of this article is that the PIMA COUNTY DEPUTY SHERRIFFS ASSOCIATION endorsed Sean Collins and when they did this RAY CARROLL called the Chairman and told him he would 'TRASH THEIR ASSOCIATION and MAKE THEM LOOK BAD' for not endorsing him. The Chairman of the Deputy Sheriffs Assoc. actually went on the Garret Lewis show to state this. The Combined Law Enforcement Agencies of Arizona and State Senator Al Melvin also endorsed Collins.
Bruce Ash is the Republican National Commiteeman and should not be endorsing in Primaries, he was angered at Jeff Rogers when he did just that. In February, Bruce Ash endorsed Ray and donated the maximum amount to his campaign as well. The attack ad's on Collins are unwarranted and a desperate attempt of Ray Carroll to cling to his seat. Any intelligent person knows that if you are a 15 year incumbent, running slanderous attack ads on a know name newcomer, you must be desperate.
Carroll and camp have gone so far as to twist this around and claim Collins has brought dis honor to his Air Force uniform (again, Collins did not smear Carroll) and Bruce Ash compared his military service (military hero of the year award and John Levitow awards) to that of a grade school achievement. The people of Pima County are smart enough to know that after being in office for 15 years all you can run your campaign on is false attacks, shows you are desperate, behind in the polls and can't run on your record.
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