BREAKING: From Jerry Lewis Campaign Office Regarding Russell Pearce dirty campaign and election tacticsby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Nov. 05, 2011, under Russell pearce Special Elections Recall
This is just in from Jerry Lewis campaign. We will be uploading the “robo call” shortly to prove to you the continued dirty tactics of Russell Pearce. It’s not enough that his supporters take advantage of Hispanics, but this takes the cake.
For Immediate Release: Contact John Giles 480-510-6848
We have heard a lot of claims about outside influences in this election from the Pearce campaign. The Lewis campaign learned about yet another one of these groups today while talking with voters.
Mesa’s Hispanic Democratic and Independent voters were called this Saturday and encouraged to vote for a write in candidate because Pearce and Lewis were both Republicans. Who was this anti-Republican group trying to suppress votes? None other than Tea Party Leader, Republican activist, and Pearce confidant Ronald Ludders. See attached voicemail.
Who is Ronald Ludders?
Ludders is one of Arizona’s most prominent Republican and Tea Party Leaders. He is a known supporter of J.D. Hayworth and Russell Pearce. His endorsement is listed right here on Pearce’s own campaign website. http://russellpearce.com/friends-of-russell/
Ludders is also one of the largest recruiters of Republican precinct committeemen in Arizona. He writes with the pen name Cold Warrior. On this website he gives a testimonial of the Making of America seminar that is taught by Lester Pearce, the brother of Russell Pearce. http://arizonateaparty.ning.com/profile/DreamWarriorRonLudders
Here is Ron Ludders being introduced by J.D. Hayworth, appearing at a rally with the AZ GOP Executive Director, Thayer Voorshoor. He is the head of a group that recruits candidates. The AZ 2010 project. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2yGYSTMHbs
Here is Ludders with Pearce and Arpaio at an Americans for Prosperity rally. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-T8cmDi0-0
Why would Ron Ludders want to encourage people to vote for candidates who were not Republicans? Isn’t he part of the party faithful? This is yet another reason why voters want a fresh voice in Mesa.
More about the group behind the attached call.
Here is the SOS information on the PAC: http://www.azsos.gov/cfs/FilerDetail.aspx?id=201000391#
Here is an article that ties the Chairman of the Pac in with the Tea Party: http://sonoranalliance.com/2010/10/10/water-board-candidates-to-consider/
Some things to consider:
1) This message was intended to sound like it is from Democrats (“both candidates for state senator are republicans”)
2) The speaker has an accent designed to mislead-take a guess as to who this is target at…hispanic democrats.
3) It tries to play down the sham candidate Ms.. Cortes, by attempting to make her a victim (“the only other candidate, Ms. Cortes, was forced to withdraw”). Of course, this is not true. Olivia took herself out of the race.
4) A write-in candidate must still file with the state as a candidate. Simply writing a person’s name on the ballot does not give them a vote, unless they have filed with the state as a write-in candidate.