Friday, April 27, 2012

GOP Lawmakers: Give Russell Pearce a Quarter-Million Dollars

Posted By on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Conservative Republicans at the Arizona Legislature are notoriously tight-fisted with public dollars, but they are considering giving former state lawmaker Russell Pearce a quarter of a million bucks to cover all the inconvenience of being recalled last year. Jim Small of the Arizona Capitol Times reports:


Former Senate President Russell Pearce is facing a wealthy opponent in this year’s elections, but his campaign could receive a six-figure windfall from the state treasury if some Republican lawmakers have their way.

A senior House Republican is circulating a letter calling for the state to reimburse Pearce more than $250,000 for his recall election last year.

Pearce is running again for the Senate this year in the new Legislative District 25. His opponent in the Republican primary is Bob Worsley, the founder of SkyMall.

House Speaker Pro Tem Steve Montenegro said he began circulating the letter after he was approached by several Republicans concerned about a constitutional provision requiring recalled elected officials to be reimbursed.

“There’s a lot of legislators that have raised the issue,” the Litchfield Park Republican said. “Some members have spoken out, and it’s our constitutional duty.”

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