Tuesday, September 7, 2010

G.O.P. Recruits Street People to Run on Green Ticket in Arizona - NYTimes.com

G.O.P. Recruits Street People to Run on Green Ticket in Arizona - NYTimes.com

Mr. Pearcy, 20, is running for a seat on the Arizona Corporation Commission, which oversees public utilities, railroad safety and securities regulation. Although Mr. Pearcy says he is taking his first run for public office seriously, the political establishment here views him as nothing more than a political dirty trick.

Mr. Pearcy and other drifters and homeless people were recruited onto the Green Party ballot by a Republican political operative who freely admits that their candidacies may siphon some support from the Democrats. Arizona’s Democratic Party has filed a formal complaint with local, state and federal prosecutors in an effort to have the candidates removed from the ballot, and the Green Party has urged its supporters to steer clear of the rogue candidates.

This is going to be an INTERESTING 8 weeks !

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