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With 22 days remaining, the effort to boot Sheriff Joe Arpaio from office has re-started the paid petition-gathering campaign it discontinued back on March 18.
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Lilia Alvarez, the campaign manager for the recall-Joe group Respect Arizona, confirmed this evening that a "joint paid and volunteer" campaign is now in effect, in part due to additional funds having been received by the group.
"We're very grateful for the donors that have stepped forward," she told me. "People know, with 22 days left, it's now or never."
She said the decision to end the paid campaign in March was a tough one, but some of contributions pledged to the group had not materialized.
"To hold those pledging money and our own volunteers accountable, we had to scale down the paid effort and hammer away at our fundraising," she said.More »