Tom Horne Gets Help From "Studboi1," a.k.a. Paul Babeu, as Well as Steven Seagal, Joe Arpaio, Kris Kobach, Russell Pearce
According to staff at both places, the event actually is to be held at the University Club of Phoenix. . .
Interestingly, Horne's ex-employee and unofficial whistleblower Beattie recently was involved in helping to organize a fundraiser in Phoenix for the "Babeu for Arizona PAC." Small world.
Mrs. Peterson seemed worried by the possibility of undue attention that a blog post from me might bring, so she asked that I not post her address and phone number, which are on the flier for the event.
I reassured her that it was highly unlikely anyone would bother her. (Um, aside from me.) But as she sounds like a nice lady and asked politely, I'm blurring that info.
Chivalry ain't dead, you see.
Another Horne event on the horizon is scheduled for May 13, and it features such right-wing heavyweights as Sheriff Joe Arpaio, disgraced, recalled ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce, Vladimir Putin fan and chicken farm-crasher Steven Seagal, and the Lord Vader of Nativists, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, author of SB 1070.
Though the flyer for this event has been circulating for a couple of weeks, the location given is apparently incorrect.
There is a University Club in Tempe and one in Phoenix. The flier advertises the event for the one in Tempe, but the folks at the Tempe club tell me the event will actually be held at the Phoenix facility, located at 39 East Monte Vista Road.
Carol Osborne, who is in charge of accounting and membership for the University Club of Phoenix, confirmed that the fundraiser will be held at the Phoenix facility, but she would not confirm the date, saying I'd have to call Horne for that.
Is Horne trying the old switcheroo on possible protesters? Could be. With Arpaio and Kobach at the same event, perhaps trouble is anticipated.
Horne may by counting on confusion as an ally. Or maybe the address mix-up is an innocent mistake.
Arpaio's helping Horne is significant. The sheriff backed now-disbarred and disgraced ex-County Attorney Andrew Thomas against Horne in 2012, even paying for independent ads labeling Horne as pro-Amnesty.
But that was then, and it's always nice to have an AG on your side, or in your pocket.
Currently, Arpaio is sitting on millions in campaign contributions, and he doesn't have to run again till 2016.
I wouldn't be surprised if Arpaio used some of that money to help Horne with independent attack ads, either in the primary or, should Horne survive the primary challenge, in the general against Democrat Felecia Rotellini.
Unless, in the interim, Horne becomes so toxic that even Arpaio wants nothing to do with him.
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