Russell Pearce is seeking a legal opinion from Attorney General Tom Horne to determine if campaign contributions from corporations and PAC’s can be used to fight a recall election. This is an interesting question coming from Pearce, who has taken contributions from PAC’s in previous election cycles according to his campaign finance reports, so he must think he can get a lot more money from them than he can from his constituents.
Pearce was elected to the Senate by District 18 in Mesa. The anti-recall people should be looking to LD 18 for contributions. Maybe they are afraid they can’t get enough money that way. Judging from Pearce’s campaign finance reports for the 2009-2010 cycle, less than 3 percent of Pearce’s 285 contributions totaling over $64,000 came from his district. That means he is being paid for by people of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Texas, California, Michigan and Nevada. It’s all there in the campaign finance reports for all the public to see.
Pearce does not have as much support in his own district as would be expected. Apparently, folks are willing to vote for him, but they won’t open their wallets for him. Dollars speak louder than words.
Linda Sullivan, Mesa