Will Russell Pearce Escape Today's Recall Election With His Job?

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Senate President (for now) Russell Pearce and his old pal, notorious hatemonger J.T. Ready.
Today's the big day: Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce could potentially get a voter-assisted boot from his powerful position in Arizona state government.

Pearce has pulled out some of the slimiest stops imaginable to keep his current gig in the state Senate -- recruiting a sham candidate with a Hispanic-sounding last name, and urging Democrats and Latinos to vote for non-existent write-in candidates to "protest this one-sided election," for example.

Each of Pearce's sleazy campaign tricks are merely attempts to steal votes from Pearce's opponent, Jerry Lewis. More on that here.

Our colleague Stephen Lemons already has predicted Pearce's political demise, but we want to know what you think: can Pearce escape today's recall election with his job?

Cast your vote below.





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DirkwithSoulPatch
DirkwithSoulPatch

So, Mormon's have given up power in Arizona but Republican agenda continues unchecked! Ha ha take all the time you need to understand this!!!!

DirkwithSoulPatch
DirkwithSoulPatch

This is a win win for Republicans. If Pearce wins great! We get to rid ourselves of illegal browns. If Pearce loses, great! A district with a lot of illegal browns and mormons drops out of power in Arizona but still votes Republican!

Alicia52
Alicia52

There only seem to be illegal mexicans posting here. I donated money to Honorable Russel Pearce's legal fund. He be made President of the United States ... then we could deport all the mexicans like Ike did in the 1930's! And get mexico to pay us back the trillions of welfare dollars the filthy lazy Mexicans have stolen over the last 50 years..

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Judgement day rus-SELL, judgement day.

Hit the road Jack.........................................................................

85014
85014

If the recall is successful (and I believe it will be), it's going to be a very large and loud message to the Legislature and Governor that they must become responsible to the people of Arizona, not any one party.

Given the shit storm Gubnor Clicky Teeth created over the Redistricting Commission, I'm ready to start a 2nd recall against her as she has absolutely no respect for will of the voters.

wherewasi
wherewasi

Patriots for Pearce is hosting a retirement party for Russell tonight.  The highlight of the party will be a new game that is kind of a cross between horse shoes and Pin the Tail on the Donkey.  They will pin cardboard cut-outs of Jerry Lewis on hay bales and commence with the competition in "Nail the Winner in the Groin with a Padlock".  On the menu will be Humble Pie, Sheep Stew, Roasted Crow and lots and lots of whine.

Raoul Duke
Raoul Duke

As of 7:45 Pearce has poll watchers @  LONGMORE ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH and koolaid drinkers just outside the 75 foot limit. Fortunately, you can park inside the limit and avoid the lies - er,  talking points. 

wherewasi
wherewasi

I think it will be very close, probably close enough for Pearce to demand a re-count, but I think he will, in the end, be taking a hike, and preferably hiking far enough to be looking for the Lost Dutchman.

Jason
Jason

Only about 11 more hours left of Pearce!!

Thad Boyd
Thad Boyd

It's going to take me a long time to understand it, because it's barely coherent.

Isn't it interesting how the "Speak English!" crowd can barely do so themselves?

Jason
Jason

The criminal illegals can't cast ballots, numbnuts.

Besides, ICE deports the criminal illegals, not mentally sick Pearce and his mentor the MCSO shurf.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Dirk, you posted after the results were in. You're simply a jack wagon...

Bobby
Bobby

Dream on Alicia52. We have too many traitors and morons to understand any of what's going on. 

Jason
Jason

I'm White, Irish/Italian/Portuguese and I absolutely cannot stand Pearce and his gang of mentally sick GOP miscreant buddies.

The ONLY thing Pearce is made to be is an unemployed drunk with a long history of corruption and malfeasance in Arizona.

Do us all a favor. STFU and GTFOOH.

Guest23
Guest23

I bet if there was a contest between you and what you call "filthy lazy Mexicans" to see who was lazier and more of a boil on bthe ass of society, odds are you would win.

David Saint
David Saint

Horne needs to go also, probably before Brewer.  He has completely failed to adhere to his job duties, while playing the party tune and refusing to get involved with anything to do with fellow Republicans..

Follower_of_the_ONE
Follower_of_the_ONE

Nice post!  While the Pearce camp has their "retirement" party the rest of us will be having a "don't let the door hit you in the ass party"!

28if
28if

are they wearing brown shirts?

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I'm more optimistic. As we saw from the recall process there are a lot of very angry voters in LD-18 who are wanting to get rid of pearce. You can bet most of those folks are talking to a lot of others and sharing their thoughts. The stadium debacle that pearce hosted was very telling. In the big picture he had almost no one show up for the event to show support for him, and most who did show can't even vote in the district.

I fully expect Mr. Lewis to win by 10% or more.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

You can bet, if Pearce loses, he will try every slimy maneuver he can think of to avoid stepping down.

                                           BYE BYE BLZBUBBA!

Bobby
Bobby

Sounds clear to me. Anyone that was hoping for a loss of Republican power in Arizona, is deluded. Get it?

Bobby
Bobby

Yeah, Jason, that's what people thought in Orange County California, in an election some time ago. Illegals can't cast ballots. Then is was found and even admitted by the Democrat Party that three thousand plus illegals voted. There excuse? Oh, the democrat was going to win anyway. Illegals have constantly been counted as voters in a lot of states. Afterall, Tommy, Hilda Solis, U.S. Labor Secretary, said a while back that illegal aliens are just like citizens. Everyone's legal. You can't make this stuff up.

DirkwithSoulPatch
DirkwithSoulPatch

You didn't read my post. I don't care who wins. Republicans win. Either we rid ourselves of browns, or, Mormons lose power and we rid ourselves of browns...

Bobby
Bobby

She's no doubt talking about those that it can be proved, are on the dole, and often illegally. Admittedly there are filthy lazy whites around too, unfortunaltely. But they are citizens and have roots here. Would you advocate the same contest between lazy and industrious Mexicans in Mexico?

Bobby
Bobby

Oh, Horne needs to go too now. I see. I guess it's because he caught the reconquistas in the school district teaching crap about the U.S. Shame on him, huh?

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Agreed, you get an AG willing to get indictments on these criminals and you watch how fast the rest shape up and play by the rules.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

I stand by my post. No matter how wide a margin he loses by, Pearce will have to be dragged, kicking and screaming, from the Capitol.

To do otherwise would require Pearce to have a sense of decency and decorum, something he knows nothing about.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Tommy,  I will defer to your judgment here.

wherewasi
wherewasi

I sure hope you're right Tommy.  I want to go to bed tonight and sleep well, knowing that the job is done...

Bobby
Bobby

I'm sorry I meant, afterall, Jason. Tommy probably wouldn't believe any of this about Solis, or illegal voting. 

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Vet, please don't forget that Horne is playing by the party rules and he won't change unless he is facing criminal charges or loss of employment. He 'owes' a lot of folks in the Republican party and you can bet your soul they remind him daily.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Get a long rope Tommy.  Build some speed while there is still slack in it.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I have already rented a Hummer for that very task, with a very short tow rope. I thought at first about a F-150, then realized the sack of manure being removed was much bigger and stinkier.

I will agree, pearce has not the character or charisma to exit as a gentleman, having been beaten. In fact, I heard recently that he had been refused entrance to an exclusive Washington D.C. dining club, even though he was in his best suit and being 'sponsored' by a college football organization. I can only guess that his reputation precedes him.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

It appears I may have been a few % points overzealous... but my grin is still ear to ear..

teknik1200
teknik1200

fingers crossed.  I'm thinking the bigger the turnout the harder he looses.

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