Joe Arpaio, Chad Willems, E.J. Montini and the $8 Million Whopper
One million in one month from Camp Arpaio? Not bad jack, Chad.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's campaign guru Chad Willems is as shameless as you'd expect a guy to be who's funneling suckers' campaign contributions through the bank account of his company, Summit Consulting Group.
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A recent comment by Williams in HuffingtonPost, concerning an anti-Arpaio independent expenditure committee run, in part, by Democratic state Representative Ruben Gallego, is illustrative.
"This is just another group out there of people lining their pockets," Willems said of Gallego's group, Citizens for Professional Law Enforcement. "It seems like a full-time employment group for these guys."
I would be tempted to say, "pot-kettle-black," except in Willems' case it's more like "Camelback Mountain-copper pot-brown," and no, Willems ain't the copper pot.
That's because Summit Consulting is making a mint off contributions to Arpaio's re-election campaign.
According to Arpaio's most recent campaign finance report, from August 9 to September 17 of this year, Summit Consulting has been paid nearly $1 million for services rendered. Or, $960,162, to be more precise.
That's gross, not net. Some of it is for TV advertising, for instance. But it's tough to imagine Willems not turning a hefty profit.
Unlike Gallego, who is doing CPLE in hopes of removing Arpaio from power.
So much money is flowing through Summit that, apparently, Willems can't even count it all properly. The total given for "expenditures for operating expenses" is off by a couple hundred thousand dollars.
Willems isn't the only one to get befuddled by all that moolah. Class-A Joe Arpaio-shoe-licker E.J. Montini over at the Arizona Republic likes to let people think Arpaio has $8 million in the bank. Which just happens to be bull.