Russell Pearce Skunked by Bob Worsley in LD 25 Republican Primary

Addressing friends, family, and backers from a curved staircase decorated in red, white and blue bunting and overlooking his den, the SkyMall founder thanked everyone who had helped with his win, donated to his campaign, and/or endorsed him.

"This may seem odd to you," Worsley stated finally. "But [Russell Pearce] has served faithfully the past 11 years in the Legislature to the best of his personal belief. I believe that Russell did what he thought he needed to do . . . And I salute him for his service."

Then he offered Pearce a more, um, indirect compliment.

"I do see things a little different, but that doesn't mean we can't say thank you for the effort he made," he insisted, his wife Christi by his side.

"And frankly, it will be easier to solve immigration based on a lot of things that he's done. Because we can now see that a state-enforcement-only law like [Senate Bill 1070] does not work."

This earned him a burst of applause. He noted that this was not "an official victory speech," but merely "an interim speech" until Pearce was heard from.

Meanwhile, Pearce was hunkered down at Mesa's RockinRRanch with the usual members of his cult of personality, including his ex-Justice of the Peace brother Lester, also a big loser tonight in the District 2 county supervisor primary, where tusker Steve Chucri bested him 56 to 44 percent.

Reportedly, Russ and his goons denied the media access to his pity party. So you know my videographer pal Dennis Gilman and I would not have stood much of a chance gaining entree.

We did swing by the Triple-R after leaving Worsley's pad. But it was already closed, the parking lot almost completely abandoned.

At Worsley's house, there had been numerous accounts of Pearce sightings during the day, outside Mesa polling places. Apparently, Pearce was eyeballed handing out literature. Not for himself, but for a slate of precinct committeemen loyal to him.

The scuttlebutt was that Pearce, like some Sand Land GOP version of Jason in the Friday the 13th flicks, was plotting his return. This time, to the chairmanship of the Arizona Republican Party.

That may be doable for Pearce, seeing that the state party practically worships him as a nativist god, electing him in January to its First Vice Chairmanship.

Like some malevolent spirit exorcised for the moment, Pearce lurks in the shadows, sullen and discontent. Bent on revenge, no doubt.

Still, Pearce has been soundly defeated by his fellow Mesans, his fellow Mormons, and his fellow East Valley Republicans.

All that's left is for the Arizona GOP's state committee to learn the same hard lesson and to reject Pearce's politics of hate.

This result may require a mini-civil war to oust for good the pro-Pearce faction.

But like the Good Book says, "Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof." And Pearce, a bigoted ogre who was once the most powerful politician in the state, has been beaten back yet again, by a coalition of die-hard lefties, committed right-wingers, and everything in between.

Sufficient, indeed.


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TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

Almost 48 hours after the end of the election day and I'm still laughing and grinning over this result. Good luck to Senator Worsley.

yourracismsucks
yourracismsucks

the funniest part of the great news in this article is that not even one racist troll has come in here with there pro klan politics. haha. stupid weak trolls.

 

BillRichardsonMesa
BillRichardsonMesa

Well done Mr. Lemons.  This loser will probably do his best Lazarus and try to breathe some air back into his deflated ego by seeking a position from his  Meparty  sychophants in the GOP hierarchy.

 

BillRichardsonMesa

pszymeczek
pszymeczek

Na na na na, hey, hey, GOODBYE, RUSSELL!

Dan Frost
Dan Frost

We can only hope. This person made his name and money off of For Profit Prisons. This can only be described as intentionally evil.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

I think Mister Pearce and Randy Pullen will be sharing space in the same closet these days. Conspiring. As usual.

Alfredo Moncayo Sr.
Alfredo Moncayo Sr.

MormonKahDaffy Pearce.....His Pavlov's dog persona is alive and well in his perceived importance...say "election" and MormonKahDaffy Pearce begins to "Salivate" to a point of "Slobbering" and "Urinating" all over his rotund form....just say'n

wtf...
wtf...

He's already filed for unemployment benefits.

 

 

wtf...
wtf...

Let this be a message to all of you Pierce wanna be's in the legislature...

 

dumpsterdiver
dumpsterdiver

Well Scrotum Face,hate can take take you just so far.As for us meskins,we'll always be here puto!

Easkey Stewart
Easkey Stewart

Now, may be he will haul his racist ass out of here - and take some of his GOP friends with him!

Tom Kociemba
Tom Kociemba

His carcus aready smells but I don't expect the stench to just waft away.

John Loredo
John Loredo

No. He will run for JP to pad his public pension.

John Loredo
John Loredo

No. He will run for JP to pad his public pension.

John Loredo
John Loredo

No. He will run for JP to pad his public pension.

Jim Pompe
Jim Pompe

No he will never go away, his ego won't let him.

Jim Pompe
Jim Pompe

No he will never go away, his ego won't let him.

Vera Kwaayesnama Skorupski Skor
Vera Kwaayesnama Skorupski Skor

Hopefully it’s a new day in Arizona and GOP politics; I hope they learn that sane Republicans will not vote for the prophets of hate and divisiveness. Even the GOP did not want Sarah Palin their proponent of hate to taint their convention.

Vera Kwaayesnama Skorupski Skor
Vera Kwaayesnama Skorupski Skor

Hopefully it’s a new day in Arizona and GOP politics; I hope they learn that sane Republicans will not vote for the prophets of hate and divisiveness. Even the GOP did not want Sarah Palin their proponent of hate to taint their convention.

Russell Claggett
Russell Claggett

Yes it's over, and may he burn in hell! He's a snakey lil bustard!!

Jim Bodden
Jim Bodden

What's left for him? Sadly I think he may run for governor. His days of running may not be over but I think his days of being elected are. Remember, he's been beaten by two Republicans in a row now. AZ voters seem to be sick of him personally, if not his policies.

Frank Escobar
Frank Escobar

He's a power-pig - 1. He's addicted and engrained in sucking off the government payroll - 2. He has what could be the best and most powerful list of connections in all the high places - 3. Because of 'the system' - his tenure would get him $150k a yr as a groundskeeper - 4. He can always get a job at one of the prisons - 5. Be assured - WE WILL continue to keep this pig living at the standards to which we got him accustomed.

Dennis Russell
Dennis Russell

Like any vile thing, he will rise again to spew his venom. Lately, hate has flourished in Arizona. Just sayin...

car_del99
car_del99

If the SOB wants to run for office again , he should move to alabama...

car_del99
car_del99

So , Russell attended his own political WAKE last night..GOOD BYE you SOB

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

When asked about the AZ Primary, Sheriff Arpaio did say:

 

"All in all, facing a hurricane was actually better that being at Russ Pearce's election night party.  Plus in Tampa I can drink."

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

Is Pearce still locked away in the back room of his primary watch party?  I heard he kicked out all the media abut 7:30 last night, and when the results were coming in, he refused to talk to anyone outside the room.

 

While Lester lost in his race, it wasn't close to how bad Russ lost.

teknik
teknik

I've been waiting all night to hear this news!

 

It's refreshing to know not everyone is insane!

LD25
LD25

Thank you Mesa

ReggieVV
ReggieVV

@car_del99 Run out and get a stake of holly before they vaporize like Voldemort, only to return like zombies.

SeedyWard
SeedyWard

 @WhoKnows Reminds me of a well-known historical figure in his underground bunker as the end approached.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

 @LD25 What are you thanking them for-selecting the POS who stinks the least? What's really scary is that 10,000 sub humans in LD25 had hearts black enough to vote for the two legged cockroach.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

 @SeedyWard  @WhoKnows  I look forward to his call to arms of the State's retard-wing militia groups, nazi party members and the Klan in Arizona to stage an armed takeover of the Naco City Council!

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