Scott Bundgaard Booted as Arizona Senate Majority Leader 'Cause of Roadside Domestic-Violence Incident

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Senator Scott Bundgaard is out as Senate majority leader.
As New Times noted last week, it was only a matter of time before Senate Majority leader Scott Bundgaard got the boot from his leadership position, and today it happened.

Senate sources confirm to New Times that Republicans voted to remove Bundgaard from his leadership spot over last month's scuffle with the senator's now-ex-gal-pal, Aubry Ballard, on the side of a Phoenix freeway.

Last week, the Senate Republican caucus agreed to give Bundgaard a week to present them with "new evidence" supporting his version of what happened during the scuffle, which he claims included Ballard pulling out a gun before he removed her from his car. Several of Bundgaard's colleagues questioned the tale of the gun because there was no mention of it in the police report.

Senate Republicans, sources say, told Bundgaard that if Ballard pulled a gun, her fingerprints would be on it. That said, the only "new evidence" Bundgaard's produced so far are the results of a lie-detector test, which he passed.

As we noted last week, Bundgaard's efforts to sway his colleagues was a lost cause. Senate sources told New Times the votes to give him the boot already were in place, and the caucus was more or less playing along.

Even though it appears to have been a waste of time, Bundgaard told New Times last week that he was "grateful that they let me have a week to get them more concrete information."

It's unclear at the moment who will take over for Bundgaard as majority leader.

Check back for updates.
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XSoldier
XSoldier

Bye Bundgaard. Don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out.

Before you go, can you do us one last favor? Take Senate President Pearce with you. He is a detriment to our state.....

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thats what he gets for hanging around with jealous yuppie cunts like that.

Coz
Coz

Kick his ass out of Arizona, what a douche-bag he is.

Hock
Hock

12-9 for removal...there are at least 9 retards voting.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

It appears the caucus removed Bundgaard for very many of the very same reasons that pearce should be removed. Now, who in the state Republican party has the intestinal fortitude to take action against pearce for the very same ethics violations? Not one, is my guess. Not ONE elected Republican in the state of Arizona has the guts to do what is right and needed...

Johnny White Man
Johnny White Man

Whooo!! That's one bigot taken down as a "leader". But more to go!!!

Heil Freedom!

Theoldman
Theoldman

I guess Bundgaard gave up on coming up with MORE lies. I would not believe that he just ran out of them.

Now, can we get back to the Pearce recall effort?

RED AND WHITE
RED AND WHITE

send him over to any of the local Hells Angels clubhouses for a local bloody 1%er biker beating before he leaves the state.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Too bad the vote isn't made public. I'm curious who the nine supporters are..

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

You mean Pearce got beat up by a girl too?

Marcy
Marcy

The HA only beat women and old men

Marcy
Marcy

Russ Pearce and that moronic lady who thinks the world is literally 9,000 years old would be two votes. I'm sure there are at least 7 other screwballs in the State Senate.

Rob
Rob

Well, you know 1 for sure is Russell "he's the victim" Pearce...that leaves 8 other clowns who apparently believe it is just fine for a State Senator to duke it out with his girlfriend on the side of the freeway.

Pretty telling and says all you need to know about our legislators....

Coz
Coz

LOL, Pearce could get beat up by a 6 year old.

Saint Misbehavin
Saint Misbehavin

sounds like the HA coulda beaten you and your old man possibly in the past. you sound hostile towards them for some reason. dont hang around with those types and you will be left alone.

HYPOMANIA
HYPOMANIA

and a 4 and 5 year old girl to.

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