Russell Pearce's Pals Ralph Heap and John Kavanagh Targeted in TV Ads

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Two of recalled former state Senator Russell Pearce's favorite people are getting skewered in some tasty TV attack ads: Pearce's revenge candidate for state Senate in Legislative District 25, Ralph Heap, and Pearce's longtime ally, current state House Representative and wannabe-state Senator John Kavanagh in LD 23.

Heap, an orthopedic surgeon, has made incumbent LD 25 state Senator Bob Worsley's support of Governor Jan Brewer's Medicaid expansion the centerpiece of his challenge to the nice-guy moneybags founder of SkyMall.


Ralph Heap's smacked around in this new ad from the Arizona Business Coalition

One big problem for Heap, which I wrote about in my recent column "Dr. Hypocrisy," is that while blasting Worsley for supporting Medicaid expansion, he's been gobbling up the government gravy in the form of payments from the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, or AHCCCS, which is Arizona's Medicaid program.

From 2010 to 2013, Heap scored more than $130,000 in Medicaid money, which he has to literally sign a contract with the government to get, by the way.

After I reported this info, I was happy to see that the Arizona Republic's Laurie Roberts wrote her own piece on Heap's hypocrisy, citing the $130K factoid.

Also, Roberts reported that Dr. Heap accepts 63 Obamacare plans, according to the website HealthPocket.com.

Dr. Hypocrisy, indeed.

Now, I don't know if you'd call this the trickle down or the trickle up theory of politics, but the $130K factoid is cited in an attack ad from the Arizona Business Coalition, which is supported by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, and is backing Worsley.

The ad depicts Heap as out of the office because, as the narrator points out, "he's got a lot of Obamacare checks to deposit."

Freaking hi-larious.



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dkessler4
dkessler4

Kavanaugh needs to return to New York and New Jersey where the people there enjoy watching people like Christie ravage the public coffers.  This guy is a CROOK from the East who makes his campaign money from the CSA by insuring enough Arizonans to keep the private prisons full.  

Hock
Hock

The nice thing about being a left-leaning voter in Arizona, is I'm not responsible for voting for any of these losers.  Of course...I'm rarely responsible for winners either.  Arizona kinda sucks and blows at the same time when it comes to politics.

Nathan Schneider
Nathan Schneider

Even though I don't agree with attack ads, sometimes they do target the bad guys. John Kavanagh is one of those guys. He tried to slip through a $1 million payment to the people who run some of the private prisons in Arizona. When the Legislature learned of it, he made up some stupid excuse and had it removed from the bill.

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

I don't live in (and can't vote) either district, but I have wanted to see Kavanagh gone for a long time. And I hope Worsley prevails if for no other reason than to piss Russell off.

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

Arizona as a State gets the image it has from the idiots they elect, I expect nothing less this coming election either.

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

Lets hope AZ voters finally have the courage to take out the TRASH" this cycle.But the power elite 1 % don't give up easy. You saw what they did to JACK,BOBBY and MARTIN. I saw DETROIT BURN and they called out  the GAURD. These  SOB don't give up their CROWNY FAILED CAPITALISM . They just ask for 3/4 0f a TRILLION DOLLAR BAILOUT or they say the  banks wiil shut down.I say shut um down you CROOKS, fuck wallstreet... THE BLOWBACK IS COMING

rh19541954
rh19541954

Racists are proof of the old saying, corny as it may be, birds of a feather tend to flock together! There was a reason the late JT Ready commander of the Nazi party in Arizona liked to pal around with Russell Pearce they were birds of the same feather, and very likely will end up in the same lake of fire swearing they do not belong there!

arizonaeagletarian
arizonaeagletarian

Nicely made spot on Kavanagh. But Schwartz is no better. He seems to think he can change the GOP. What nonsense. The Heap spot is pretty cheesy, btw, even if true.

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

@mrkjessup (crickets chirping)


Very insightful. Thank you for sharing.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@Cozz oh believe me, DO expect less.......where as the ones we have now have little to offer, the newer ones just might have less to offer (and with the voter history we have......that might be enough to get those people elected)

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