Arizona State Representative Russell Pearce is facing some tough opposition as he runs for AZ State Senator of District 18. As a State Representative, Pearce has been one of Arizona's leaders in the fight against illegal immigration. In fact, Pearce was the force behind Arizona's landmark employer-sanctions law, which requires employers to verify legal status and severely punishes those who hire illegals. Now the pro-illegal loons are trying to punish Pearce for doing his job and representing the interests of his constituents.
And it's not just the open borders crazies that are attacking Pearce. Even some other Republicans are trying to keep Pearce from being re-elected... like AZ Congressman Jeff Flake who sponsored his very own amnesty bill last year. Apparently, Flake is pushing to get his immigration lawyer brother-in-law, Kevin Gibbons elected to this AZ Senate seat instead. Gibbons has apparently taken alot of money from those who support the illegal workforce.
Pearce has endorsements from Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas, both of whom have also fought hard against illegal immigration. But that's not enough. Russell Pearce needs our support. The ugly reality is that money may buy this Senate seat. Pearce is running as a publically-financed Clean Elections candidate, while Gibbons will likely enjoy donations from many of his brother-in-law, Jeff Flake's donors (not to mention the open borders crowd).
Hopefully the will of the people, rather than the almighty dollar will decide this election. The people of Arizona need more elected officials like Russell Pearce fighting for us. And to Congressman Jeff Flake who is running for his 5th term after promising voters he would limit himself to 3 terms... and who has stayed in office by default in somewhat unchallenged elections... please stop being such a 'Flake'.
SUPPORT RUSSELL PEARCE FOR ARIZONA SENATE!
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