Russell Pearce's "Sham" Candidate Cries "Racism" in Press Release on Sonoran Alliance

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Cortes, or whoever's writing her material, plays the race card

Adding insult to injury, Olivia Cortes, the "sham" recall candidate whose paid petition gatherers admitted she was a pro-Russell Pearce plant meant to "dilute" the vote, is playing the race card in a press release published on the right wing Sonoran Alliance Web site.

Titled, "Olivia Cortes: Racism is Alive and Well in Mesa's Legislative District 18," Cortes, or whoever's writing these things for her, declares that Latinos should be ticked off at those calling her candidacy a fraud, even though she still won't come to her door to talk with reporters.

"I gathered and submitted more than 1000 signatures of people who believe in me," Cortes is quoted as saying in the release."I earned the right to be on the ballot, and I intend to win...Latinos everywhere should be outraged; we deserve to be represented, and I intend to bring the Latino voice to the Arizona Senate."

Hey, who knew the recluse candidate was such a comedian? By my count, she collected about 20 signatures, far less than state Senate President Russell Pearce's nieces Shilo Sessions and Megan Sirrine. Sirrine scored 24. Sessions, 62.

As mentioned, Cortes also employed paid signature-gatherers to help her score the 1,177 turned in to the Arizona Secretary of State. 

Cortes did not submit her petitions to the SOS. That job went to Pearce supporter and East Valley Tea Party Chairman Greg Western, who just happens to belong to the same ward of the Mormon church as Western.

Who paid Petition Pros, the service soliciting John Hancocks outside the main branch of the Mesa Public Library? According to her Web site, Cortes is paying for her candidacy out of her own pocket.

This lady is a regular Rodney Dangerfield. Let the belly laughs begin.

That would mean she paid for her "Si, se Puede" signs as well. Sure, she may live in a very modest apartment with her sister and her elderly, nearly infirm brother, but maybe she's got some gold doubloons stashed away somewhere.

Cortes also accuses those questioning her campaign of attempting to "intimidate" a minority candidate. Nice try, Constantin.

Folks are outraged alright. Latinos, too. But not at those questioning her campaign. You may remember that Robert H. McDonald, Jr., who recently asked the SOS to investigate Cortes' candidacy, is Hispanic. His middle name is "Hernandez."

Racism alive and well in Mesa? I would wholeheartedly agree. But that label would best be applied to those who convinced Cortes to run and who are keeping her under wraps. 

Don't be surprised if you soon see a YouTube video of Cortes being fed softball questions on some far right Web site, like Sonoran Alliance or disgraced attorney Rachel Alexander's Arizona Intellectual Conservative. Because when it comes to Cortes' puppetmasters, they quite literally have no shame.

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Dumoudan
Dumoudan

All Illegal aliens should be allowed to apply for work permits but only while they are outside the United States in their home countries.   This type of program (guest workers) has worked very well for many years in economically successful places such as Switzerland, Singapore to name a few. Once their work visa expires they must immediately leave the country. If the females become prgnant, they are immediately returned to their home country. commit any violation of ANY law (even "J" walking)  and they are deported. If they attempt to re-enter the US illegaly, they are automatically placed on a list of permanently banned from entry into the US. Are you with us?Just enforce the Immigration Laws and treat all people who want to enter the US fairly. Don't show preference to those that entered illegally. Justice for all? Or just some of the people wishing to come to the US?

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

President Obama has done a better job than any president before him in working hard to enforce our immigration laws.  Thank you President Obama and the men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol and National Guard for enforcing our laws.  I look forward to having our elected leaders here in Arizona assist President Obama in making our country more secure. 

"Current ICE Removals of Noncitizens Exceed Numbers Under Bush Administration." Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (trac.syr.edu). 2 Aug 2010. Accessed 20 Jul 2011.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

Come on people - look at the facts - you wanted immigration enforcement and you got it!  Be happy and congratulate the Dems for doing what the Republicants refused to do.

District18voter
District18voter

Does everyone understand that Olivia Cortes "the candidate" has not made any statements. The "puppeteers" have made the statements. They have created her website, set up her email announcements, put her image out there, but it is not her voice. I am an English teacher and I can assure you that Olivia Cortes did not make those statements. Take a look at her facebook page...limited literacy in Spanish, limited literacy in English and limited knowledge of iconic culture. She needs to stand in front of a microphone and respond to questions. Better yet, be on the stand after swearing to tell the truth and answer the questions...perjury is a serious offense. I don't believe she thought that all of this would come to such a moment. I believe that she was reassured that she could lend her name and that "someone else" would do everything for her. Shame on the men who used "Malinche."

Oblivious Cortex
Oblivious Cortex

I like her sense of humor.  She registered her terrorist website on September 11.

Oblivious Cortex
Oblivious Cortex

Speaking of website registrations -- the administrator for russellpearce.com, according to a whois check, is Mark Lewis of Water Resource Institute LLC (Phoenix). 

Who are they?  Well, an online document from 2010 states, "We are advisors to the AZ Legislature on Atomic Energy matters." 

A Mark Lewis is a director of the Central Arizona Project.  Apparently it's from there that the water connection flows.  He was a big contributor to the Bundgaard campaign in 2010.  But then, he also contributed to former Greenie, now lib-Dem Kyrsten Sinema.  Most of his political contributions went to Republicans, from Jan Brewer on down the list.

I wonder if Mark Lewis is being paid for his work on the Pearce website.  And I hope it doesn't take time away from helping Russ on atomic energy matters.  On the other hand, we are probably safer if Mesa doesn't have The Bomb. 

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

You'll find that high level employees and directors the CAP and SRP are  quite involved in what occurs in Arizona at all levels.  You wouldn't believe the shennigans that go on in lawyers offices who have these companies as clients.  The powerful companies will hire attorneys at numerous lawfirms so that they can prevent grassroot activists from getting representation due to the law firms being conflicted out. 

A prime example of the lengths to which these power brokers will go is that at one point in the early 1980s, SRP had, through their connections at the phone company, tapped the phones (illegally) of the person who was a legal intervenor in the licensing process for the Palo Verde nuclear plant.  I was there at the time volunteering in the office (at Renz Jennings' house where the license intervention person had her office) and actually had an experience of hearing SRP folks "laughing and joking" in the background during a phone call by members of the intervention team and their lawyers. 

SRP also hires people to infiltrate the environmental movement organizations.  A top level administrative secretary at SRP was an organizer for the Phoenix area Green Party and the person who had initially started the Green Party had intimate "financial" connections with lobbyists and lawyers for industry bigwigs involved in the water issues in Arizona.

Unlike the government investigatory agents, the people hired by private industry don't have any restrictions on their activities and can engage in as many illegal and/or unconstitutional activities as they wish - as long as they don't get caught.  Even if they get caught, they will pay enormous sums to lawyers to keep the discovery under wraps.

Once, a person who had infiltrated a Central American Justice organization "CISPES" was inadvertently caught in a "fluff piece" photo in the Arizona Republic on the front page of the Valley & State section sleeping on a bench in Patriot's park during his lunch hour - with his DEA government investigator badge clearly visible.

Motorola, where this Olivia Cortes worked (and is now getting a large retirement check each month from), covered up the pollution of a huge amount of our public ground water by illegal dumping (or paying the mob to dump) millions of gallons of TCE and other harmful chemicals into the ground.  The other part of that was that Motorola would farm out the processing of toxic chemical laden waste concentrates to small companies who would "dry" and separate out the valuable minerals from the waste.  There are still a number of companies which do this all over the State.  These small companies are not subject to the same environmental laws as Motorola is and therefor they get away with a lot of pollution of our neighborhoods and groundwater.  Motorola, and their employees, is literally a murderer, far more dangerous and deadly than any serial killer on death row.  This is who this woman worked for.  I would not put ANYTHING past this person.  She is complicit in the destruction of our water resources and the death of 10s of 1000s of children, teenagers and adults.  Motorola was so brazen as to pay off the attorneys for the person who sued them so they would "freeze" her out of the case (Baker v. Motorola) and they got a judge to assist with that.

I would urge any lover of our republic out there who is working on these issues from their hearts to investigate, as a matter of course, the ties of others in your organization to large business interests.  It should be a given that full disclosure of any conflicts of interest, whether real or ones that could create an impression of a conflict of interest, be given - under oath - and that anyone who hesitates to do this should be suspect.  Should any of our fellow activists suggest violent acts or illegal acts, watch out they are probably "agent provocateurs".  

BleenGloob
BleenGloob

Olivia is really fat bassturd Joe's little lady on the side....... Oh where oh where has Olivia gone. Oh where oh where can she be........She's shacked up at the Motel 6 with Joe. That's where she will always be.................LOL

Guis168
Guis168

She should be ashamed of herself to allow a racist, low life like pearce to use her agaisnt her own race!

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

Russell Pearce is not so much a "racist" as he is a religious bigot.  Bigotry is what causes racism so let's not jump the gun and redefine terms of English like our opponents do.

Rollem45
Rollem45

Assuming she is an actual clie..candidate, what are her qualifications, education, political position, stances...?

Rob
Rob

Haddie,  Not sure if you scrolled down on the page, but it does list, in the table titled "Campaign Finance Reporting Dates for 2011 Special Recall Election" the Pre Recall Election Report time frame as: Date Committee Filed Statement of Organization through Oct 19, 2011.

This report is due between Oct 20-27 and I'd surmise candidates won't turn them in until the 27th.

Now had she filed as a Clean Elections Candidate there would be additional information required with different time frames. 

Bakphx1
Bakphx1

Her only point in running is that she's a naturalized citizen.  She gives no other reason to vote for her.  I think she won't talk to the press because they'll ask questions besides "are you a naturalized citizen?"  They are really counting on the latinos to be dense and single-minded.  A real insult.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

No one, including the author of the article, has advised the readers here of the percentage of likely Latino voters in LD18.  I would think that would be of paramount interest to this story.  If there less than 5% of latinos who are likely to vote in that district, who cares if they've put a sham candidate on the ballot - from what I hear about that legislative district, it's all but a formality for over 50% of those voters to raise a stars and bars (rebel flag) at any time anyway.  If there are a lot, then the conservative latino voters will abandon Pearce and vote for Cortes.  Let's just not let her get away with the use of Se Se Puede as a motto for her campaign. 

Oblivious Cortex
Oblivious Cortex

From a quick Google search I found that in 2000, 17% of the voting age population in LD 18 was Hispanic.  Of course, not all of them qualify as voters.  In the last ten years, that percentage has increased substantially.  What you have to realize is that Mesa is no longer a Mormon stronghold.  Younger Mormon families have left for the antiseptic (if not antihispanic) environment of Gilbert.  They have been replaced by Hispanics.  The remaining Mormon population is the older, Mechamite generation that qualifies certain parts of town as a historic district for 1950s thinking and behavior. 

Hispanic voter turnout is traditionally low, especially in off-year, oddball elections like this one.  There are 70,000 registered voters in LD 18, but only 20,000 should be expected to vote.  There are nearly 19,000 registered Democrats, and Hispanics may account for a majority of them.  (There are also 24,000 Independents, running a close second to the 27,000 Republicans.)

Is it easier to get a Democrat to turn out to vote against Pearce, than to get a Republican to do so?  We will find out in November.   If Lewis wins, it won't be by more than 55% of the vote.  That means a margin of 2,000 votes, in a two-man race.  With 19,000 Democrats eligible to vote, are there 2,000 who would rather choose a Hispanic female?  Probably not, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

Guest
Guest

whatever the percentage, in a tight election, it matters. remember, candy andy thomas lost to tom horne in R primary by around 900 votes.

Fed up in LD18
Fed up in LD18

Let's say Cortes win. How much you wanna bet she resigns because going to the legislature means she needs to leave her house and the LD18 PCs reappoint Pearce, making a mockery of the election process.

Wildcat
Wildcat

Boy isn't that funny especially considering the MAJORITY of the people who are speaking out against her SHAM of a campaign ARE LATINOS!!  You Olivia Cortez are the racist and bigot and a complete FOOL!!

Stacy
Stacy

She's an IDIOT !! She cries racism on Sonoral Alliance.. the most racist newspaper in AZ.  If she wanted to get sympathy from her voters that she's trying to reach out to with her "Si Se Puede" messages.. she would've contacted Univision or Telemundo ... SHAM, FRAUD, IDIOT and a total LIAR !!!

Shocked
Shocked

Univision and Telemundo have already done stories on Cortez, informing voters of her, who has been getting her petitions signed and even her refusal to talk to voters.  The Latin community that votes in this state know what's going on.  I can't wait for Thursday.Come out if you believe in democracy and  be a witness to the process. Mary Lou Boettcher, LD 18 voters and the rest of us who care about democracy will have our day in court to hold Olivia Cortes, Senator Pearce and the TEA Party accountable for the sham candidacy of Cortes. Please arrive at 9:00AM. Hearing starts at 9:30AM.  This Thursday 29thJudge Burke - Central Court Building - 9th Floor Room C201 W. Jefferson

Phil
Phil

Why would she go on the record pleading for the Hispanic vote in a publication that HISPANICS DON"T READ DUE TO THE HATE THEY PROPIGATE?

Speaks volumes if you ask me, she should be ashamed....

maxparraz
maxparraz

 liberals are racists. you HATE and LOATHE a conservative Latino candidate.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Hey, I have a fruit fly here that wants to play chess against you, the fruit fly says she can beat you because she can think four moves ahead of you.  What do you say, we can make it interresting? I got $100 on the fruit fly.

Jason
Jason

I'll put $50 on the fruitfly.

Mistalee
Mistalee

That would be "Latina" in the case of MS. Cortes.  "mbsanchez." So are you such a pocho you don't know this or are you a racist gabacho pretending to be hispanic?

Guest23
Guest23

MB is his oe her shorthand for Might Be Sanchez.

Phil
Phil

Everyone would love a Latino candidate that has a true interest in helping this state. What are her ideas? Where does she statnd on Education, healthcare etcetrea? When is she holding a pubilc forum for the presentation of her stance and ability to do the job she is asking for? I'm sure she can find a camera and media outlet to help her get the message out. Has she gone to any of the Latino press to get her message out on how her voice is the Latino voice?

Jason
Jason

Back again with your incoherent babble, eh? Cortes hasn't even campaigned since announcing her "candidacy." I strongly suspect that the Pearce camp is paying her for this sham candidacy, and as a result, hurting Lewis' chance of winning.

Jerry Lewis for LD18 Senator. At least he shows his face and engages the media in questions, unlike Pearce and Cortes.

David Saint
David Saint

lol you cant be serious right? the Tea party is might as well be called the KKK, after all they seem to stand for most of the same things.  I reference the Tea party in TN trying to erase slavery from the history books because "it puts a burdon on the founding fathers"..lol yea, sure. Just like there was no Tea party until a black man became president. Oh, and love the Tea Parties Presidential darling, Bachmann..who thinks its ok to flat out lie in a debate about statements she MADE ON CAMERA!! lol how dumb does she think we are!?! (PS nice Christian values, lies, makes hateful remarks, etc..yea, shes got Jesus in her heart! lol)

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

There has been a lot of politicians on both sides who have "bold faced lied" on camera.

You chose one on the right to make your point..

Here are a few on the left-

WeinerBlagojevichClintonCharlie RangelDavid Wu

Oh, and don't forget that the KKK was comprised of a bunch of Democrats. Cut off your nose to spite your face, much?

teobuneo
teobuneo

Sucks demonstrates his mental incapacity repeating these tired lies from his Klan leaders. None of these delusional fools has the mental abilities of a rabbit! yourproductsucks describes you perfectly.

Shocked
Shocked

They aren't democrats anymore not here and not in the deep South.  They went Dixie Dog Blue and have been since Kennedy was in office.  Fact 

maxparraz
maxparraz

KKK. As in the Democrat Party terrorist wing you mean? that killed over 3000 innocent people? that KKK you mean?

VIMIIS
VIMIIS

And while I am on a roll, let me mention her slogan on her website.  Truth Justice and the American Way.  Taken from the Superman comics.  So much for her reading literature........

Chad Snow
Chad Snow

Why not, her entire campaign is comical! 

VIMIIS
VIMIIS

Okay Stephen.  You woke my anger is up early on this beautiful day.  She is pretending to run against the biggest racist in this state.  Plus she is every bit as much of a racist as Pearce.  She is worse than Pearce.  She is a traitor to her own people.  She thinks that the Latino voters LD 18 are stupid and ignorant.  She thinks they will vote for her because of her name.  She is a fool. She is a puppet in this election.  She is being used to the hilt.  And there is not one person in the Pearce camp who would have her back when she goes down.   Pearce has already said he doesn't know her.  Liar.  I wouldn't be surprised if somebody didn't pay her to run.  Maybe we should be looking into that as well. 

Ed
Ed

Good point.  What is she so afraid of that she won't even engage a single question.  I think the circumstances of her candidacy are such that people could be (nay...) should (nay...) must ask hard questions of this candidate.  She has a lot of esplaining to do, if you ask me.  Everyone can see this is a sham -- come on -- Russel Pearce's family members are supporting her, she has paid signature gatherers ... tea party people are submitting her signatures -- what a load of s....t.  Give me a freaken break.  Shame on Cortez for being a mere puppet and allowing her handlers to use the race card in such a despicable manner.

teknik1200
teknik1200

the insulting thing about it is how stupid they assume the rest of us to be.

Just because the Tea Party is dumber then a box of rocks doesn't mean the rest of us are.  I guess you get used to people being dumb when you hang out with idiots all day long.

Utahaztec
Utahaztec

She still has a few cards left to play. She can pull out the woman card, followed by the older person card, followed by the intellectually impaired card. The only legit card she can play is the "I don't wipe my ass and I leave a putrid stench whenever I go" card. 

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

What is the REAL motivation for Ms. Cortes to throw her hat into the ring? She has to be receiving something from the pearce camp, indirectly or not. Is it some sort of medical assistance for her sister and brother? Did pearce pull strings that allowed her some sort of public assistance, unemployment benefits, etc, that she otherwise couldn't qualify for? What does she owe to pearce or Greg Western that has compelled her to enter this contest as a shill?

I will offer my opinion that Ms. Cortes is indeed a concubine, regardless of race.

She (aka the pearce camp) is the one who is bringing race into the picture. I don't think many Hispanics believe her anymore than those of us of any other race. She should be looking at her fellow Arizona Republicans if she wants to see the race card. She can start with pearce.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

More bullshit on Ms. Cortes' supposed website than you'd find in a dozen feedlots.

Triple-6 Gun Mane
Triple-6 Gun Mane

The Feathered Bastard is 100% right---Olivia Cortes is indeed a joke.....bottom line.

Pecee69
Pecee69

I think this poor lady needs to be examined by a medical team, she obviously has early dementia and is being taken advantage of by the Pearce cabal, she needs adult protective services.

Mistalee
Mistalee

She pretty obviously has some sort of a wetware failure.

Vlhhwood1626
Vlhhwood1626

"Russell Pearce's "Sham" Candidate Cries "Racism" in Press Release on Sonoran Alliance"

I didn't know that 'coconut' was considered to be a race.

Oblivious Cortex
Oblivious Cortex

Of course, the comedian vote may already be locked up by fans of Jerry Lewis.

Has anyone compared the circulators and signers of her petitions, with those for Pearce's 2010 campaign?  Pearce didn't need any signatures to get on the ballot this time (other than those collected by the recall committee).  It's hard work, finding petition signers.  I bet there would be a lot of familiar names.

Tina
Tina

It just builds and builds, doesn't it?    About every other sentence in Steven's report, I couldn't help but let out with a laugh of amazement at the chutzpah.  And Stephen's "Nice try, Constantin"  is an absolute gem.  Their actions are so preposterous, it sounds like fiction,  but it's really a classic example of "It Takes Fifty Lies to Cover One."   It's become a play within a play, growing larger and more captivating, more ludicrous,  every day, with all the burnishing, embellishing, writing added new lines and embroidering the story.   With all the proof of truth and more to come, no wonder Constantin will not disclose what city or town he lives in.  Also secretive who must thrive on his fabrications.  What's so evident, also, is there's no attempt in the big bluff to connect with the real world of players -- like Hispanic Robert McDonald, no appreciation for the news of the Pearce family petitions, the inconsistency of recluse Olivia with eager-beaver politician Olivia.  Just create and paint an entirely new portrait of Olivia for public consumption. Sonoran Alliance has had no credibility for a long time with their irresponsible crap they put out and doesn't care.  But this Olivia Cortes masquerade beats all.  What a bunch of losers....the whole lot....including Cortes.    

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