Russell Pearce Stomped in His Own Precinct, and Bob Worsley Footage from Election Night (w/Update)

Worsley, with his wife Christi, on primary night

See also: Russell Pearce Skunked by Bob Worsley in LD 25 Republican Primary
See also: Russell Pearce's Ruin Caused in Part by Citizens for a Better Arizona
See also: Russell Pearce Nabs First Vice Chair, Ron Paul Dominates Straw Poll at State GOP Meeting

If you want to get a snapshot of how devastating recalled, ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce's loss was in his comeback state Senate bid for Legislative District 25, take a look at the precinct-by-precinct vote counts from Tuesday, available on the Maricopa County Recorder's website.

As has been noted already by some supporters of state Senator-elect Bob Worsley, Tuesday's victor in the LD 25 GOP primary, Pearce lost his own precinct, the Candlelight precinct, to Worsley, who scored 663 votes to Pearce's 582.

The same was true for all of the precincts surrounding Pearce's, save for the Lehi precinct, where Pearce eked out a 227 to 218 win.

Further afield, in the Leisure World precinct, Mesa's version of Jurassic Park, Worsley bested Pearce 310 to 305.

Even the fossils said no to the dinosaur.

Worsley talks DREAMers, Stan Turley, and his goals for the Legislature

If you're wondering, Worsley handily took his own Groves precinct, 390 to 172.

Despite the kvetching of right-wing hack Constantin Querard and others associated with the Pearce team that it was all the media's fault for the ton of negative coverage Pearce garnered (most of it due to cretinous moves pulled by Querard and Pearce), these precinct results indicate that the people who know Pearce best, his own neighbors, soundly rejected him.


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fairymagic13
fairymagic13

Now we need to stop Russell Pearce from directing militias at the Mexican Border which are killing people!  Check out the latest issue of Intelligence REport by the Southern Poverty Law Center.  

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

So I amended the title I usually give to Pearce due to this stunning victory.

 

Now it's TWICE disgraced, corrupt, narcissistic and mentally sick Pearce...

 

Worsley delivered the KO punch he needed to knock Pearce down and keep him down for the count. In the end, Pearce just couldn't overcome his past.

 

Pearce now needs to be sent to an uncharted desert island. With quite a few other miscreants...

wanumba
wanumba

So very happy to see Russ get his ass handed to him.  Now he can STFU about how the recall was controlled by the dems...nope...he got destroyed by his own party.  Hopefully him and his loathsome brother can move the hell out of AZ.  Goodbye Russ, you piece of shit.

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

Now, if we can just get the Flaccid Fool defeated this soundly, we may start to gain some credibility

Marcy
Marcy

Nice to see such a contrast between Worsley and Pearce.  Kind, friendly and magnanimous vs a a total asshole.

donnagratehouse
donnagratehouse

So wait, Bob Worsley is totally against my right to choose and opposes gay rights but he winked and nodded that he might be amenable to the Dream Act, without saying anything overt that might offend Her Highness Brewer, and I'm supposed to think he's a mensch? 

narizona
narizona

Let bye gones be bye gones............. Bye pearce .......now be gone ass hole!

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

Oh, how I wish I had known where Pearce was going to be. I would have loved to have been there to discuss the issues with him before having voted.

 

So the guy didn't even have the juevos to call Senator-elect Worsley and congratulate him? Mister Pearce, the disgraced FORMER state senator, is some kinda yojo, in my book.

interloper
interloper

"state Senator-elect Bob Worsley" ???

 

Is this your way of saying that the general is a foregone conclusion?

 

RayPhoenix
RayPhoenix

 @MaskedMagician1967 That island is called Al-Hambra in East Los Angeles. He will be in gracious surroundings. They will take good care of him throughout his retirement.

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

 @donnagratehouse Hey, idiot, it's a REPUBLICAN district. You will not elect a D in LD25 for the same reason Jerry Lewis has no chance in LD 26. Man, you are dumbest fucking donkey-sucker I've ever seen. Aren't you like a party officer or something? Explains a lot.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

 @donnagratehouse  No Donna. You are suppose to think whatever the hell you want.  With your brand of politics we would all be stuck with Senate President Russell Pearce and your rights as a women would never matter.  

So if Pearce and Worsley have the same views on abortion - I still care about children who are already born, undocumented women, men and their friends and families including GBLT.  I also care about the human rights of all people including those here legally but don't look like you or I and are threatened, harrassed and held back because of Pearce's policies. 

 

Do you?

 

I also care about those without papers who struggle to survive-especially the children. I care about their rights as humans more than I do expecting Mesa voters to elect Cornel West as groovy as that might be. 

 

Do you?

 

Get over it or figure out a way to convince the voters of Mesa your issues are important.  You have a responsibility here also and criticizing the hard work of others is lots easier than convincing Mesa's conservatives to be pro choice or give a fuck about GBLT issues. 

 

I support you in your efforts to protect and defend women's rights. Do you support mine in stopping blatant racism-escpecially when it comes to the youth who are being discriminated beyond what you or I could even imagine in our white privaledged little worlds?

 

Both Worsley and Lewis have democratic opponents. If either of them will get off their asses and call or email me, I'll gladly film and interview them.  You're a blogger-you could be telling the voters of Mesa why people should support them instead of just bitching  about how Worsley isn't pro-choice.  Worsley left himself wide open in that interveiw and gave plenty of red meat for any seriuos progresive opponent.   I disagree with about 80% of what he stands for as I do with Jerry Lewis. But I do respect both men for their honesty and love for all the people of Arizona and would expect that much of the dems running against them.   

 

Dennis Gilman

Marcy
Marcy

 @donnagratehouse No, it's sufficient to think that he's a better choice than Russell Pearce.

 

Your ideal candidate wouldn't win in LD25.

LoneWolf
LoneWolf

 @narizona Praise be unto the Creator, that neo-Nazi hugging ru$$ell pearce is now in the History Books.

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

 @interloper

 I just don't see Greg Gadek as being a formidable opponent to Mr. Worsley. History shows that the state Dem party doesn't do much for local candidates to help them in such a Republican stronghold. Perhaps I will be wrong... thanks for catching me on that slip...

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

 @interloper

 Unfortunately, yes.... but you may feel free to prove me wrong..

 

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

 @donnagratehouse  @Marcy Lewis voted twice against the Lesko bill. Would Pearce have done that? Lewis voted against sending the Allen militia bill to the floor. Would Pearce have done that?

 

We're not talking pie in the sky, we're talking about real votes that affect real people. When you're of the losing party, you don't have to care about that.

donnagratehouse
donnagratehouse

 @GreenHornet I hope you're right about LD26, GreenHornet. And I haven't been a party officer for two years. 

donnagratehouse
donnagratehouse

@dennis20@donnagratehouse

Um, Dennis, Jerry Lewis is now running in LD26 in Tempe, against incumbent Democrat Ed Ableser. Ableser is a reliable vote against the reactionaries. Jerry Lewis is not, despite him going against his party every so often. Jerry Lewis is considered a "moderate" for no reason other than people gushing over him because he beat Pearce in a recall. So Jerry Lewis might knock off a sitting Democrat and push the Senate even further to the Right and I'm supposed to be happy about that because, why? 

 

donnagratehouse
donnagratehouse

 @Marcy Don't tell me what to think.  Worsley's a more amiable wingnut than Pearce. That's it. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad to see Pearce go a second time but that doesn't make his replacement a moderate. Jerry Lewis, who is also in agreement with Pearce on 95% of issues is now running in competitive LD26 against incumbent Ed Ableser and people think he's a "moderate" now because of the recall.

 

Affability isn't moderation. 

donnagratehouse
donnagratehouse

 @GreenHornet  @dennis20 I've never suggested Democrats were perfect. You are the one projecting your disappointment with Democrats onto this weird fanboy crush on certain Republicans. Good luck with that. 

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

 @donnagratehouse  @dennis20 Yes and he will lose, dumbass. Big deal. So fucking what? So Democrats are inherently perfect, huh? How do you explain Robert Meza and the Miranda brothers then? Are they inherently better than a GOPer? Sorry, no. 

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

 @donnagratehouse  @dennis20 I don't know, will Ablesar be another Dem like Meza or the Miranda bros? In any case, he's going to win. even Lewis knows that. Straw man alert.

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

 @donnagratehouse  @dennis20 What has more impact on all of us directly? Congress or the state legislature? Obama being elected or arpaio getting 4 more? the answer is obvious.

donnagratehouse
donnagratehouse

 @GreenHornet  @dennis20 What I've done to oppose SB1070 is support Democrats. Do you think the "Democratic establishment" getting involved in the recall would have helped? The decision to stay out of it was deliberate.

 

"Sinema-Parker? Meh. Not as important as making sure Pearce was defeated."  Yeah, it's just Congress. No big deal. Wow. 

donnagratehouse
donnagratehouse

 @dennis20 Do you think it will be good if Lewis defeats Ableser and there is one fewer Democrat in the Senate? 

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

 @donnagratehouse  @dennis20 Not by the church, by his enemies, who suggested he was a "Judas Goat." He was assaulted, if you'll recall. Yeah you worked for some Dems, big whoop. What did you and the Dem establishment do to remove AZ's most powerful racist ahole from power? Nothing. What have you done to oppose 1070? Nothing. Sinema-Parker? Meh. Not as important as making sure Pearce was defeated.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

 @donnagratehouse Um, Donna, I know Lewis is running against Ableser.  Until redistricting Ableser has always got my vote.  No one suggested we've achieved nervana because our states number one racist law maker was defeated.  

 

Now lets talk facts for a change. Lewis clearly ran against SB1070 and lobbyist hand outs.  If you want to redefine Lewis as anti-moderate at least try using facts to do it.  I suggest his voting record might be a good place to start.  To suggest that   "Stockholm Syndrom" has blurred my vision is insulting, unfair and kind of silly.  

 

The bottom line is Lewis and Worsley acheived what the dems couldn't and if you want a stronger democratic party-thats were you should be pointing your finger.  I still see this as an opurtunity for dems not to move further to the right but to use the changes to work together on a number of issues we were not able to durring Pearce's riegn of terror on mexicans, health care and education.

 

Ableser has a wonderful oppurtunity to campaign on his differances with Lewis but he also has to live up to the same standerds Lewis has  like refusing lobbyist freebe's R's and D's have both taken.  It's up to Ableser to make those points.  A clean and honest campaign about the issues would be refreshing for a change. 

donnagratehouse
donnagratehouse

 @GreenHornet  @dennis20 Before you accuse me of sitting on the sidelines, please tell me what campaigns you've worked on. I'll wait. 

 

As for Jerry Lewis, you say he was attacked and threatened with excommunication. By whom? Because I also hear that the Salt Lake City elders backed Lewis over Pearce because Pearce violated church teachings with his anti-immigrant crusade. So which is it? 

 

Oh, and I guess you want Vernon Parker to be the new Congressman in CD9, since you are so mad at Kyrsten Sinema?  

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

 @donnagratehouse  @dennis20 Lewis has zero chance in LD26 because of redistricting.  You will never flip LD26 R, anymore than you will flip LD25 D. To suggest that there is a ":choice" between Ablesar and Lewis in LD 26 is absurd. 

 

So what Donna is saying is that she would rather have Russell Pearce be her "boss." It would have been better for Lewis to never have stood up against the Pearce faction, or for CBA to have forced the recall. It would be better for the author of 1070 to still be the most powerful man in Arizona and for the Ds to be shaking in their boots at the sound of his name. 

 

You know nothing about Mesa or the GOP. You have no knowledge of how brave Lewis was to run against Pearce. The guy was attacked, was threatened with excommunication from LDS. Not a big deal to you I know Donna because there are no consequences for being a member of the losing party. The loser has no responsibility, no power. You get to sit on the sidewalk and whine. Maybe that makes you feel good. It achieves nothing.

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

 @donnagratehouse I didn't say you should die, Jesus. Go back and read what I wrote. You are seriously delusional. And I'm not emailing you. I don't know your email or care to have it.

What a weirdo. 

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

 @donnagratehouse Once again, DG, you miss the point entirely and present a straw man only you think is real. It may make you feel superior to diss the major achievements of others. But those achievements stand. Have fun in your bubble, lady. 

donnagratehouse
donnagratehouse

 @GreenHornet I get it. You hate the Democrats. Well, good luck with your hero worship of Republicans who act like decent human beings once in a while. Buh bye. 

 

 

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

 @donnagratehouse  @GreenHornet "I'm not dissing the achievement of the recall effort or the second defeat of Pearce at all!" Well, you were. You were saying Jerry Lewis and Bob Worsley are no different than Pearce. That's the same as saying it doesn't matter.

 

As much as you may wish it otherwise, not all Republicans are created alike. 

 

Phoenix is a Democrat town. It voted for Obama. Gullet never really had a chance. Did the city's Dem machine work overtime for Stanton? Absolutely. Every off duty firefighter in the city was making calls and knocking doors. His win was no big surprise. Wasn't even close.

 

I wasn't telling you to eat cyanide. I said I don't care if you do. Granted that's harsh, but what do you expect when you spit in people's faces and say the achievement of knocking over Pearce x2 is meaningless. 

 

It's cool Stanton won, but that is not as important to the state as Pearce's loss. Ask any Hispanic.

 

 

 

 

donnagratehouse
donnagratehouse

 @GreenHornet  I'm not dissing the achievement of the recall effort or the second defeat of Pearce at all! And look, I'm not a squeamish pearl clutcher about "name calling" but goddamn! You basically told me to kill myself. Wow. 

 

BTW, Greg Stanton didn't have an easy path to election. His Republican opponents raised a shit ton of money to defeat him. He won because a lot of good people got behind him and convinced nearly 100K voters to pick him in the general election. 

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

 @donnagratehouse  @GreenHornet  @Tommy_Collins So you canvassed in a blue city that was inclined to elect a blue mayor. Wow, Donna. You're tough as nails.

 

It's not that the Dems wanted to help the recall effort, they were AFRAID of the recall effort. The Dems would never have had the balls to go after Pearce. 

 

I don't care if you "feel bad about it." I don't care if you eat cyanide tomorrow. What I care about is some idiot who admits she knows nothing about Mesa and admits she didn't do squat to remove the most powerful racist in AZ dissing a major achievement like the recall and the 2nd loss by Russell P. in a year. 

 

So when you do that and act like it's no big deal like you've been doing in this discussion, I'm going to point out that you are full of shit and why. 

donnagratehouse
donnagratehouse

 @GreenHornet    @Tommy_Collins 

 

1. It's good that the Democratic party didn't get involved in the recall effort. Had it been associated with the party it likely would have failed.

 

2. You're right, I didn't help with the recall. That's because, as you have pointed out, I know nothing about Mesa. I'm in Phoenix so I canvassed and phonebanked for our new DEMOCRATIC mayor, Greg Stanton. So I don't think I have anything to feel bad about, thank you very much. 

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

 @donnagratehouse  @Tommy_Collins  @GreenHornet Once again, Donna dodges the Q. The Democratic Party did not remove Pearce from power. You personally did nothing. They voted against 1070, yes, but when they were running for statewide office, they were afraid to mention 1070 and even criticized the feds for suing AZ. My vitriol is directed at Pearce. What pisses me off is when some do-nothing idiot tries to belittle what is a major accomplishment in this state. Expecially when the Dems have no accomplishments of their own.

donnagratehouse
donnagratehouse

 @dennis20  @GreenHornet Well, the Democrats voted against SB1070 and vote consistently against all anti-immigrant bills but get nothing but a ration of shit from this publication. Yet let one Republican act slightly pro-immigrant and you guys fall all over yourselves praising him. This is more than simply annoying because I'm a Democrat. This kind of thing is why Jeff Flake is perceived as a moderate and may well walk away with that US Senate seat on the strength of so many independent and Dem voters picking him because "I heard he was good on immigration". (BTW, he's not.)

donnagratehouse
donnagratehouse

 @Tommy_Collins  @GreenHornet  I think it's telling that people like GreenHornet have so much more vitriolic anger for Democrats, who at least try to do the right thing most of the time, than for Republicans, who constantly work to screw ordinary people over. 

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

 @donnagratehouse  @GreenHornet If it were up to you Donna? It was. Where were you?  And I'm not googly eyed over either of these guys. I just happen to give them credit for doing what the dems never could've done.  I'll work with anyone if we agree on an important issue like 1070.  It doesn't mean I support other positions they may take.  Why is that beyond your scope of understanding? 

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

 @donnagratehouse Another do-nothing Dem who never did anything to oppose Pearce. Please go hug up on Sinema, who will lose to Parker. Predictable liberal litmus test bullshit. Did you vote for Dukakis, Donna? For Mondale over Hart? You got a thing for party suckups? I'll bet you opposed Clinton in the 1992 primaries. Probably thought he was too conservative. You are a goddamn idiot. If Obama loses to Mitt it will be because of dumbass knowitalls like you.

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

 @donnagratehouse Donna, please tell us how you helpes the recall effort. Did you volunteer fopr CBA? Did you do shit? You did nothing against the Nazi sympathizer. Nothing. Now that we're on it, did you even oppose 1070?

donnagratehouse
donnagratehouse

 @GreenHornet No, if it were up to me Russell Pearce wouldn't be anything but a Nazi sympathizer who couldn't run for anything due to being a convicted felon for serving jail time for beating his wife. I'm glad he's no longer in any office. I just don't squee like a Justin Bieber fan over the two right wing Republicans, Lewis and Worsley, who defeated him. 

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

 @donnagratehouse  @GreenHornet I notice you did not dispute one fact, Donna. You didn't just drink the Kool-Aid. You're taking a bath in it. If it were up to the Ds, Russell Pearce would still be Senate President. No wonder Sinema called him her "boss." You have a loser mentality. Which is one reason why you dolts always lose.

donnagratehouse
donnagratehouse

 @GreenHornet  This is a weird kind of Stockholm Syndrome I've noticed among some people here. The Republicans act like complete savages - gutting education and social services while attacking immigrants and women - yet you blame Democrats for all of it. While clinging desperately to the Republicans who show the slightest kindness to you (i.e. Lewis). It's bizarre. 

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

 @donnagratehouse  @Marcy Donna, are you really this full of shit? Lewis voted TWICE against Lesko's contraception bill. That's just one example. Plus your party has been USELESS in the face of the kind of hate Pearce represents. Remember Goddard's stand on 1070? He wanted to DEFEND it in court after it became law. When the recall came along, Sinema, Cherny and all the rest ran like scarred rabbits. Who got it done? CBA ,NOT the Democratic Party. And who put Brewer, the woman you hate so much in power? Napolitano, who abandoned us to an R Lege with an R governor. What did we get? SB 1070, cuts to education, health care, etc. You DEMS suck. You always sucked. You're a bunch of useless pussies and you have the temerity to come here and tell us Jerry Lewis and Bob Worley aren't GOOD ENOUGH for Miss Priss Pot Liberal. Well, FUCK YOU, Donna, and the useless, POS donkey you rode in on.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @GreenHornet  @TommyCollins  @interloper

 I'm not in that LD so I don't have a clue what exposure Greg has to the voters. I will say that I think it will be an uphill battle, all the way. But, it may get his name out for the next time around. Many times name recognition and community involvement take several elections before a candidate realizes the seat they want.

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