ArizonaInformer has learned from published reports and interviews with several precinct committeemen that TeamMcCain is attempting to remake the AZGOP in his image prior to his reelection bid for Senate.
In recent months precinct committeemen around the state have been solicited by a group called ‘Arizona Grassroots PAC’ which is, oddly enough, based in the Beltway according to OpenSecrets. Conservative PCs allege this is being done to support McCain-approved candidates for precinct committeemen in order for these PCs to support Liberal Republicans for Legislative District leadership positions and subsequently, State Committeemen who can vote for AZGOP leadership.
This hijacking of the AZGOP comes as no surprise for many Conservative activists as Jon Kyl tipped his hand in this Hill.com article where Kyl was asked to respond to the AZGOP censuring McCain. Kyl’s response indicates this campaign was well thought out in advance.
“I think you’ll see a different party make-up after the primary election. There will be a new group of precinct committeemen. I don’t think you’ll see many of the same old faces” ~ Jon Kyl
In the next several weeks, Legislative Districts will be holding their mandatory organizational meetings which will decide the direction of the local party organizations and the state party for the next 2 years. If you are a ‘Tea Party Republican’, or a ‘Reagan Conservative’, it may be best to get involved in the local level political structure to ensure the Arizona Republican Party remains, well, Republican.
ArizonaInformer will monitor this story and update as the situation warrants.
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