Recall in AZ: Will Architect of State's Draconian Anti-Immigration Law Be Unseated?


Republican Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce, the architect of the state's draconian anti-immigration law, may lose his seat in tomorrow's recall election. According to a poll by a local ABC affiliate, Pearce is running neck-and-neck with his Republican challenger Jerry Lewis:

Lewis holds a 46-43 percent lead over Pearce in the historic recall contest, but the edge is within the poll’s margin of error.

"Statistically here, what we’ve got is a dead heat," said Jeremy Moreland, a Valley pollster who conducted the survey. "Both Lewis and Pearce are within the margin of error of one another."

Pearce has a considerable financial advantage. According to the ABC affiliate, Pearce "raised an eye-popping $230,000—including donations from more than 40 states—compared to Lewis’ $69,000." Yet despite that advantage, and the fact that his campaign managed to get a sham candidate, Olivia Cortes, on the ballot, Pearce may still loses.

This guy is a full blown white supremacist so it shouldn't be surprising. But in these times, you just don't know. And he was a white supremacist before he was elected ... 

If he loses it would be very good news. Keep your fingers crossed. 

Hullabaloo / By Digby | Sourced from

Posted at November 7, 2011, 12:50pm

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