For Immediate Release: June 8, 2010
LD19 Senate Candidate James Molina Calls On Representative Rich Crandall To Cancel Joint Fundraiser With Democrats
LD19 Republican candidate James Molina called on his opponent in the upcoming primary to cancel a joint fundraiser planned for later this month. The so-called 12 in ’10 event is to benefit a dozen moderate to liberal lawmakers. But that is not what troubles Molina.
“It is disturbing that some Republican legislators would co-host a high dollar fundraiser event for Democrats whose leadership has contributed to our current sad state of affairs-over spending and budget deficits. Working with Democrats to get them re-elected is completely unacceptable,” said Molina.
Molina’s campaign manager Barbara Parker also questioned the motives behind the deep-pocketed contributors being invited to this $2,500 per person event. “The invitation says that the candidates are opposed to the Clean Elections system of public campaign financing, yet incumbent Rich Crandall has always run on the taxpayer’s dime. Between Crandall’s 2006 and 2008 campaigns, he spent over $118,000 in taxpayer funds.”
Molina is the conservative in this two-man contest, enjoying the support of the Senator Chuck Gray as well as popular figures like Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.