Russell Pearce's Rival Bob Worsley Endorsed by Mesa Mayor Scott Smith

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Scott Smith hearts Bob Worsley: Take that, Russ!

The campaign of Legislative District 25 state Senate hopeful Bob Worsley today announced a major endorsement, that of Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, a GOPer many consider a future contender for Governor of Sand Land.

"I have known Bob Worsley for over 30 years," Smith states in the press release, which you can read in full below. "I have worked with him and been his partner in business. Because of this, I know Bob is the right person to represent Mesa in the Arizona Senate. Rarely do you find a candidate like Bob who has extensive real world business experience and leadership skills."

Worsley, of course, is running against 12-point-loser, ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce, who represents the wackjob wing of the Arizona Republican Party, as exemplified by the Red Mountain Tea Party, where human Kool-Aid-dispenser Randy Hatch holds sway.

Hatch presides over regular, cult-like Pearce-worshippin' soirees at a charter school's auditorium in Legislative District 16. You know, outside of Pearce's district. Pearce was there Monday night to ask for help in soliciting signatures to place his name on the ballot.

During Hatch's slavish intro to Pearce that evening, Hatch dished out standard pro-Pearce propaganda, blaming everything on the godless lefties and hailing Pearce as the Iron Man of the far right. (Though, now that I think of it, "The Thing," aka, Ben Grimm, might be more a more appropriate comic-book comparison.)

But that's among Hatch's fellow crazies. Smith, however, is representative of the non-crazy, pro-business wing of the state GOP, and is generally liked by all, moderates and uber-conservatives alike. His endorsement is huge, and signals the beginning of the end for any hopes Pearce had of making a comeback.

Randy Hatch is remaining in the bunker with Herr Pearce

As I noted in my previous blog about Worsley's latest video, Pearce would have been better off gettin' out while the gettin' was good. At least he could have saved some face. Now he's peeking down the barrel of yet another double-digit loss to a fellow tusker.


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Ken Smith
Ken Smith

Bob Worsley is everything that Pearce isn't: i.e., kind, honest, intelligent, full of integrity, a problem solver, a real leader, has common sense, not full of himself, thinks before he speaks, listens before he decides, understands the economy and how to create jobs, not a bully, etc.

Worsley can help heal the black- eye that Pearce has given Mesa, the state of Arizona and the LDS Church. Worsley's business resume is as impressive as it is long.  It is not, however, as long as the list of scandals that Pearce has been involved in during his political career. The most recent of which is also one of the most outrageous, i.e., his attempt  to get his buddies in the legislature to write him a $260K check of tax payer money for losing the recall election to Jerry Lewis. Fortunately, Pearce didn't have as many friends in the legislature as he thought and he didn't get the tax payer money.

Voters and former supporters of Pearce are backing away from him like lobsters from hot water.

Just today, Worsley received great endorsements from prominent Mesa leaders like Scott Smith, David Udall, Wayne Pomeroy, San Turley, Ross Farnworth and Danny White. Russell just doesn't get the fact that the voters are tired of his anti-business, anti-constitution and anti-immigration rhetoric. How much time did he waste in 2011 pushing 5 idiotic and uncontitutional immigration laws when Arizona's economy is still bogged down in a recession? The voters in Mesa get it, but Pearce sadly does not.

Soon, not withstanding his 3 existing state pensions,  Pearce will have to look for a real job in the private sector, ironically, in the same broken economy that he helped destroy. I was one of many who helped circulate Worsley's petitions. Many people didn't know who Worsley was, but that didn't matter. Once they found out he was running against Pearce, they were happy to sign Worsley's petition.

Pearce lost badly in LD 19. Just wait until the voters LD 25  get  a chance to let him know what they think of him. I predict Worsley wins by 25% or more. I for one am glad he didn't take the honorable way out last week and withdrawn from the race (could it be that he didn't withdraw because he didn't get the money?)  as I want my vote to be one of many that help send him packing.   

Amadeus332
Amadeus332

The Angel Moroni appeared to me one evening in a blinding light...a vision... and said to me....You be a good Catholic boy and "Vote Bob Worsley"......have no fear the Angel said...for I will be with you in the "Voting Booth" ....Now that was one "Dream Act"..What an Angel !! 

Amadeus332
Amadeus332

Russell "MormonKahDaffy" Pearce is a loser without equal. Russell is the cult  leader of the "Pearce-idian Sect" of the Mormon Church and J.T. Ready was his "D-si-pal"....his "Ward should run a political "Stake" thru him.....end the Mormon Pain in the az....Just Say'n 

Truth to Power
Truth to Power

Bob Worsley is a good guy. We need more people with reasoned and balanced approaches to our problems in the legislature. We've had blow-hard, buffoons before, Russell Pearce being Exhibit #1 and look at where it's gotten us. The first question anyone from out of state asks is "What's wrong with Arizona?" and it's all thanks to Pearce.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Pearce, the disgraced former state senator, is simply too intellectually slow to realize this would be a very good time for him to bow out and save any face he might still have.

Just about a year ago he made a public statement that he wasn't worried about the recall effort.

Then he was recalled.

Last fall he said he wasn't worried about being beaten in the election for his senate seat.

Then he was beaten by more than 12%, in his home town, by those who might have voted FOR him at one time.

Mister Pearce needs to take his multiple retirements and ride off into the sunset, hoping he isn't indicted on criminal charges in the near future.

I am predicting he will lose by a landslide. Mr. Worsley will win with 70% of the votes cast for him.

Wanumba
Wanumba

Hey everyone, lets watch Russell Pearce grow smaller and smaller every day!  Slaughter in the primary, unless that pussy Pearce drops out.

Time to open a probe on Pearce....lots of gold in that mine.......

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

How can Scott Smith possibly endorse Pearce without offending all of Mesa.  Russell has lived in Mesa his whole life, his parents lived in Mesa. Russell knows the people of Mesa; they are good people.  Russell knows what is best for them and what is best for the nation.

But the people of Mesa continue to learn more about Russell.  And they are starting to act like they actually know Russell Pearce.  I don't think Scott Smith will be the last marquee endorsement for Worsley. 

Scott Smith?  Big Deal!  Pearce also has some big names on his past endorsement lists:  Joe AARPaio (OSB), Paul Babeu (the pink underwear Sheriff, see him on swordfightingtwinks.com), J.T. Ready (oops, scratch that one), Andrew Thomas, Scott Bundgaard, and a few other notable upstanding citizens.     

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

And if memory serves me, Mayor Smith also endorsed now-Senator Jerry Lewis, the man who seared a boot impression on disgraced, narcissistic, corrupt and mentally sick Pearce's fat ass.

Pearce needs to disappear. Quickly. He is totally irrelevant and politically poisonous. Exactly like an 80 year old circus clown who just cost taxpayers $25 million...

sveny
sveny

John McCain should wash his hand after shaking hands with that bald faggot.

Ddesertdawg
Ddesertdawg

Great video and the truth. Baboo has endorsed Pearce,enough said.

Adrian Cruz
Adrian Cruz

What a difference 6 months makes.  As Senate President, no one dared cross Pearce or endorse his rival Jerry Lewis.  Lobbyists dutifully lined up at Alexi's to write max donation checks out of fear of losing favor with Pearce.  Other than Arpaio and the same tired slate of Tea Baggers (Klein, Steve Smith, Montenegro, Kavanagh), who is endorsing Pearce this go round?  And according to the Yellow Sheet, he's finding it much more difficult to raise money now that he doesn't have a ring to kiss. 

Marilynn
Marilynn

Way to go, Scott Smith. Your endorsement and experience with Worsley is great.

Susurro Perforado
Susurro Perforado

KABOOM!!  (sound of Pearce's head exploding)

They are abandoning Pearce in droves, and this is the third huge chunk of concrete blowing off Pearce's dam, and the flood gushes through.  The first two chunks were when the Mormons disavowed him, and when Jerry Lewis kicked his butt in the recall.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

The above should have said:  "How can Scott Smith possibly endorse Worsley....."

Bnbk
Bnbk

 I agree!

the real david saint
the real david saint

 the word fucking is spelled fucking not fkn. the real david saint knows how to spell correctly. thats how I know your an imposter.

Jewel in the desert
Jewel in the desert

 It's "you're" not "your".  But then I bet the "real" David Saint would know that....    :)

Jewel in the desert
Jewel in the desert

"you're....not "your"....so much for knowing how to spell correctly.

david saint
david saint

you can quit using the one ive been using for going on 5 years now anytime...LMAO nice to know im getting under someones skin though to the point that they feel the need to try and copy mine. MCSO employee possibly? I know they have trolls all over here and AZ central. 

the real david saint
the real david saint

  I hate cops so why would I be msco? your an idiot! if I was msco why wouldnt I just sit outside your home and watch you undercover and film with you a camera collecting intel on you? unless your doing something illegal you have nothing to worry about

the real david saint
the real david saint

 I agree! he is in love with his own self and his own words. but he is not worth the mcso time. or he is mentally off and suffers from paranoia.which i think is the case.

the real david saint
the real david saint

 You can quit I been using this name for 64 years now MY AGE so stop it please!

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

You aren't important enough for someone in mcso to recognize you. I'll bet you are making up these mimics all by yourself.

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