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Trump Actually Did Paid Someone — It was Election Denier Mark Finchem

All around the world are individuals and business vendors who have been stiffed by perennial deadbeat Donald Trump. However, State Representative Mark Finchem (R-LD11) got his payoff. What did Finchem do to get such favorable treatment? This article first appeared on the Blog for Arizona. According to Andrew Oxford at AZ Central, the Trump Campaign: "...reported in its latest financial disclosure that it made a payment on Dec. 18 to “Mrk Finchem PLLC” and the address provided for the company is the lawmaker’s home. The campaign labeled the expense as “recount: legal consulting.” There are two problems with this [...]

By |2021-02-06T17:54:31-07:00February 6th, 2021|Local Candidates and Electeds|

It is Alive: School Voucher Bill Advances in the Arizona State Senate

Here they go again. Like monsters from B Movie franchises that never die (like Jason, Freddy Kruger, and Candy Man) school voucher measures are brought back to life year after year by Republicans in the Arizona State Legislature. Use Request to Speak to tell legislators you OPPOSE SB1452 The latest incarnation of voucher expansion is Senate Education Committee Chairperson Paul Boyer's Senate Bill (SB)  1452 which would allow students on free and reduced lunch or those children that attend Title One Schools to apply for Empowerment Scholarship Accounts to attend private schools, including religious ones. This bill passed [...]

By |2021-02-04T18:07:54-07:00February 4th, 2021|Education|

A great day for Democrats: Teran Leads AZDems, Ward to Guide GOP into a Ditch

Raquel Teran, a State Representative from Legislative District 30, became the new head of the Arizona Democratic Party with 75 percent of the vote on the first ballot. Trumpist Coup Plotter Kelli Ward barely won a second ballot victory to retain her position as head of the Arizona Republican Party. Arizona Democrats passed resolutions condemning Trump and the January 6 Insurrection, apologizing to Native Americans for the cultural and economic damage done to them by the Trump Border Wall, calling for the restoration of the integrity of the judicial system, and citing racism as a public health emergency. This [...]

By |2021-01-24T10:08:04-07:00January 24th, 2021|Arizona, Arizona Democratic Party|

Bonnie Heidler’s Plans for the Pima Democratic Party

Newly-elected Pima County Democratic Party Chair Bonnie Heidler is already planning for elections in 2022 and 2024. This includes helping other districts like LD 4 and counties like Maricopa, and promoting Democratic candidates face-to-face, on social media, and using data to determine whom to reach out to. A successful chair of Legislative District 10, Chairperson, Heidler’s career has centered on both managing high technology projects and owning a small business bead establishment. This article first appeared on the Blog for Arizona. When running to become the next Pima County Democratic Chair, Ms. Heidler said, "“I’m a champion of [...]

By |2021-01-21T09:45:48-07:00January 21st, 2021|Local Candidates and Electeds|

Doug Ducey Goes to War Against Arizona’s Public Schools

In his 2021 State of the State Address, Governor Doug Ducey, in an attempt to make nice with the rabid Trumpist science-denying fringe, attacked public schools for not moving fast enough to reopen for in-person instruction. The most significant part of the address was Ducey taking a belligerent tone towards public schools. He said: “But it’s time to get our students back where they belong. With every public-health professional, from Dr. Fauci and the CDC on down, saying that the safest place for kids to be is in school, we will not be funding empty seats or allowing schools to remain [...]

By |2021-01-12T19:18:26-07:00January 12th, 2021|Education|

Ward and Finchem Disgrace Themselves With Reactions to the Trump Coup Attempt

It is time for members of the Arizona Republican Party to decide what people they want to lead them. This article first appeared on the Blog for Arizona. In their reactions to the attempted insurrection by Trumpist mobs at the nation's capital, current Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward and Legislative District 11 State Representative Mark Finchem disgraced themselves and clearly showed that they should not be entrusted with any leadership positions. Check out Ms. Ward's social media posts on Twitter yesterday (January 6, 2021.) These examples especially stand out. https://twitter.com/kelliwardaz/status/1346917946170306563 This is simply horsesh*t. What could have prevented [...]

By |2021-01-07T14:18:45-07:00January 7th, 2021|Arizona, Felecia Rotellini, President, State Representative|

Mark Finchem Spreads Scary Claims while Bonding with Indicted Steve Bannon

The video below from the Trump Zone is scary. It is a seven-minute exchange between the indicted white nationalist-fascist and Trump confidant Steve Bannon and fringe reactionary state representative Mark Finchem (R-LD11). During this exchange on December 28, 2020, Finchem went after the Republican-dominated Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for using the courts to stop enforcement of a subpoena issued by the Arizona State Senate (specifically Senators Karen Fann and Eddie Farnsworth) seeking county voting records, machines, and software from the November 3, 2020 elections. It should be noted that a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge, Randall Warner, sided with [...]

By |2020-12-30T14:29:53-07:00December 30th, 2020|Arizona, State Representative|

Lincoln Project: Georgia Senate Runoff Elections are a Battle Against McConnell’s Obstructionism

By David Gordon|December 2nd, 2020|National Elections, National Politics The latest Lincoln Project Ad, “On the Ballot” tells the viewers that the Georgia Senate Runoff Elections are not only a race between Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock against Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. It is about saving the Senate from the obstructionism of Mitch McConnell. The narrator starts the ad, relaying that Ossoff and Warnock are running to serve the people of Georgia while Loeffler and Perdue are seeking office to benefit themselves (as evidenced by their stock transactions after receiving secret COVID briefings) and obstruct the Biden/Harris agenda [...]

By |2020-12-03T12:42:58-07:00December 3rd, 2020|US Senate|

Share “Go From There” Biden Video with Your Friends

This Biden/Harris Campaign Ad, released during Game One of the World Series, may be one of the best closing ads in recent Presidential Campaign History. Called “Go from There,” this ad, narrated by actor Sam Elliot, shows a majestic and panoramic view of the American Landscape. Elliot, with the music of the Star-Spangled Banner playing in the background and video clips of Joe Biden mingling with voters, states: “There is only one America. No Democratic Rivers. No Republican Mountains. Just this great land and all that’s possible on it with a fresh start. Cures we can find. Futures we can [...]

By |2020-10-21T12:13:51-07:00October 21st, 2020|Elections, President|

Dr. Felipe Perez to Return Science and Reason to Arizona’s LD 11

In the last couple of election cycles, the politics of Arizona Legislative District 11 has come under ridicule because of the fringe and conspiracy-laden views of its elected state officials, notably State Representative Mark Finchem, a right-wing militia leader, and State Senator Vince Leach. While the second Republican member of the LD 11 State House delegation, Brett Roberts, has not earned the notoriety of his two colleagues, his voting record demonstrates that they are all kindred spirits. Despicably, both Roberts and Finchem voted to: Discriminate against members of the LGBTQ community. Not allow an increase in low-income housing credits. Allow construction of the [...]

By |2020-10-06T08:30:24-07:00October 6th, 2020|State Representative|
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