PHOENIX – Richard Carmona apparently takes the “riches” part of his “rags to riches” story very seriously, as the majority of his campaigning appears to be limited to posh upscale Phoenix and Tucson neighborhoods.
“The first thing Carmona did after President Obama called to recruit him was to plan exclusive high-dollar fundraisers in wealthy neighborhoods in Phoenix and Paradise Valley,” said Tim Sifert, a spokesman for the Arizona Republican Party. “He’s claims to be running to represent Arizona, but so far he’s sticking to a handful of wealthy zip codes.”
Some of Carmona’s recent fundraisers include:
- The home of billionaire John Sperling on May 30 in the Arcadia area of East Phoenix.
- The home of lobbyist Ron Ober and Gail Gordon on June 16 in Paradise Valley.
- The home of media lawyer Dan Barr on June 20 in Paradise Valley.
Carmona’s campaign notes that in addition to these events, on June 16th he also “met with some of Arizona’s Hispanic leaders and many others at a burger joint in Phoenix.”
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