Morning Poll: Was Olivia Cortes, Candidate in Russell Pearce Recall Election, Planted by Pearce?

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Olivia Cortes is running in the Russell Pearce recall election. Why? Your guess is as good as ours.
Mesa Community College grad Olivia Cortes is a candidate in the recall election for the state Senate seat currently held by Senate President Russell Pearce -- and nobody seems to know why.

She's sure as shit hesitant to talk about it -- our colleague Stephen Lemons has contacted her several times and she always seems to be "gone to the store" whenever he calls her house. She finally kinda responded to questions in an email, which can be seen here.

It's no secret that Pearce plans to stack the ballot with hopeless candidates -- with the intention of diluting the pool of actual candidates, which would ultimately benefit Pearce. Other Republican state senators have told New Times they suspect this was Pearce's plan all along.

See Lemons' story on Cortes' "candidacy" here.


 

We want to know what you think thought: was Cortes planted by Pearce?

Cast your vote below.



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A Patriot
A Patriot

When I last checked, this is still the USA and anyone meeting the candidacy criteria can run for office.  I have always adhered to the concept of researching and understanding a candidate's platform and their personal integrity as the logical means of determining how I will cast my vote.  Too many people formulate hollow opinions on the recommendations of others or the efficacy of an opponent's slanderous campaigning (further enhanced by the vulgarity of rabid bloggers) - such are the dynamics of the uneducated voter.

There will always be new faces during election seasons, and they must all be given a fair shake.  Cortes is a new face on the block and is a primary example of what the electoral system is in America.  I hope more people will take time to educate themselves not only on the issues affecting us as Americans but on those individuals who are campaigning to make a difference in our great country.

Bobunf
Bobunf

 Olivia Cortes should be ashamed for allowing herself to be used as a tool.  What's she going to tell her grandchildren:  I played the fool for a corrupt, un-American xenophobe.

Johnny Skee Mask
Johnny Skee Mask

How on flippin earth is she gonna resolve this Pearce mess in Mesa if all she ever does is go to the store?

Native Guns
Native Guns

I don't know who the heck this Olivia Cortes is. But I pretty much warned my family who lives in District 18 not to vote for her or even sign a petition by her "camp".  Help spread the word of warning about this Cortes fool.

Rurubean
Rurubean

I imagine the only one who voted "no" was probably Olivia herself .

Hock
Hock

Or Pearce

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