Saturday, East Valley voters in CD-5 were treated to another attack mailer by the Andy Biggs campaign. This time, the target was former Maricopa County Supervisor Don Stapley.
In the mailer, Biggs lands three hits on Stapley.
First, Biggs shows that Stapley supported liberal Democrat Mary Rose Wilcox with a $1,000 donation. Wilcox was outspoken in her support for Obamacare, The DREAM Act and expanding restrictions on gun owners.
Second, Biggs claimed Stapley opposed conservative. He cites an article by Mike Sunnucks in which Supervisor Stapley voted and missed votes denying money to Sheriff Joe Arpaio to fight illegal immigration.
The final blow comes when Biggs’ campaign revisits the multiple corruption charges against Stapley. They cite an Arizona Republic article in which Stapley used more than $80,000 in campaign funds for personal use including a lavish vacation to Hawaii, furniture and hair plugs. One other reference includes an Arizona Republic article in which Stapley was indicted on 118 counts of fraud and theft.
Here’s a copy of the hit piece:
Surprisingly, the Biggs campaign did not use the mugshot photo of Don Stapley on its mailer.
Just as Biggs’ mailer hits households across the district, the Jones for Congress campaign puts out another political ad drawing attention to both Biggs and Stapley’s troubling records as career politicians.
In her ad, “Out of Touch,” Christine Jones calls out Andy Biggs and Don Stapley as career politicians who have lost touch with the people they are supposed to serve.
The ad show Stapley as too liberal on the issue of immigration and a supporter of amnesty for illegal aliens. Jones also reminds viewers that Stapley was arrested for using campaign money for personal vacations and luxury gifts.
The Jones campaign then turns its attention to Andy Biggs revealing that Biggs is on official government record for taking lobbyist gifts. But most disturbingly, Biggs single-handedly blocked a law to protect children from sexual predators, putting pimps and johns ahead of child protection. A March 30, 2007 Arizona Republic column is cited in the ad.
Here is the Jones for Congress political ad:
Primary Election day is just over a week away as candidates scramble for every vote. Recent polls show the race is very close.
If you’re like us, you will probably be voting for the non-career politicians this year. Washington has enough politicians who have messed up our political system. Rewarding local politicians with a vote to Washington won’t improve our lives. This election, send a conservative business leader to fix the problem. On Election Day, vote for Christine Jones for Congress.