Russell Pearce Responds to Bob Worsley Attack

RUSSELL PEARCE CALLS FOR BOB WORSLEY TO END NEGATIVE CAMPAIGN, JOIN HIM IN STANDING WITH ARIZONA’S FAMILIES

(Mesa) – On Tuesday, Bob Worsley’s campaign attacked me and like-minded Arizonans for our efforts to draw attention to–and business away from–the Phoenix New Times and its corporate owner, The Village Voice. While hypocritically attacking me for some imagined “divisive rhetoric,”  Worsley’s campaign offered a strangely disconnected defense of the Phoenix New Times while asking voters to draw a connection between Congressman Raul Grijalva and me. Worsley’s rhetoric was obviously meant to be divisive, but he could not pick a more ill-fitting pair than Grijalva and me.

“What do Russell Pearce and Raul Grijalva have in common?”  asked his press release. The answer is nothing. I’m a proven conservative, Raul is a committed liberal. I have a 100% pro-life, pro-family, pro-Second Amendment voting record; Raul’s is the opposite. I helped to write and pass Arizona’s Jobs Bill and led the passage of the first truly balanced state budget in years, while Grijalva passed ObamaCare and voted for trillion dollar budget deficits. My actions led to job creation and economic growth, while Grijalva’s led to recession and depression. I wrote and passed SB1070 to enforce our nation’s immigration laws, while Grijalva opposed our efforts and wrote that the bill was bad for Arizona.

Come to think of it, so did Bob Worsley. You wouldn’t know that he wrote about it because he deleted part of his writings just after he announced for office, but the same Bob Worsley who wants to attack me for non-existent commonalities with Raul Grijalva wants voters to ignore (or better still, never find out) that he shares his illegal immigration ideology with Raul.

In his desperate attempt to try to connect me to Grijalva, Worsley jumped the shark and decided that attempts to change the business practices associated with the New Times and its owner were morally equivalent to Raul Grijalva calling for a boycott of the entire State of Arizona because he disagreed with SB1070 and enforcing the law.

It is worth revisiting the Phoenix New Times and The Village Voice to learn more about the people that Bob Worsley is defending.

According to media reports, The Village Voice and its family of newspapers account for 70% of all prostitution advertising in the United States. 48 State Attorney Generals and 19 U.S. Senators–Republicans and Democrats alike–have called on them to stop running sex ads which have been tied to child sex trafficking, and which collectively finance a national operation of hate campaigns against conservative individuals and organizations, elected officials and public servants, law enforcement and others. Investigations into these crimes have led to more than 50 arrests in 22 states. Millions of tainted dollars flow into the coffers of these publications and those paying the price are too often themselves victims of the most horrible crimes imaginable. Human trafficking and child and adult prostitution are horrific, and it is right and justifiable that decent people here in Arizona and across the country draw attention to these crimes and act to hold businesses that profit from them responsible.

While our effort to let advertisers know the truth about these publications is brand new, we have already been rewarded because the great people at Harkins Theaters and Buddy Stubbs Harley Davidson have pulled their advertising. Bob Worsley accused me of threatening Harkins Theaters, but his accusations were wildly off the mark. The good folks at Harkins run a decent, family-oriented business, and they are much better off today knowing the truth about where their advertising dollars were going. And the people of Arizona will reward Harkins with even more business for being a responsible and family-friendly corporate citizen.

SB1070 was about enforcing laws to keep people safe. Liberals like Raul Grijalva and Bob Worsley opposed SB1070 and Grijalva went so far as to call for a boycott of his own state because he was mad that it was going to enforce the law.

Exposing the New Times and its corporate model is about exposing human exploitation, indecency, and alleged illegality. Bob Worsley, Sean Noble, and the rest of his political team oppose our efforts because they are desperate to attack me with a ludicrous comparison to Raul Grijalva. In so doing they take the side of an entity that profits off of some of the worst crimes imaginable.

I am disappointed in Bob and his campaign, both for the position they are taking, the negativity with which they are beginning this campaign, and the very same divisive rhetoric they would accuse me of.

I hope that Bob will change his mind and join those of us who are working to expose these practices. Decent Arizonans from all over this great state are rallying to the effort and we certainly have room for Bob, Sean and the rest of his team. We can and ought to be able to agree on the need to end the exploitation of children, and I hope that political ambition does not prevent Team Worsley from getting on the right side of this very important issue.

The citizens of our district deserve an honest and decent debate on the issues facing our state. I hope Mr. Worsley will drop his attacks and join me in that effort.

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Bob Worsley: What do Russell Pearce and Raul Grijalva have in common?

(Mesa) – Recently, Senate District 25 candidate and Ban Amnesty Now (B.A.N.) president Russell Pearce called for a boycott of more than 230 Arizona restaurants, hotels, retailers, festivals, concerts, car dealers and community events. Pearce and his supporters have called for a boycott of notable Arizona businesses and events including:

  • * Harkins Theaters
  • Oregano’s
  • Valley Chevy Dealers
  • Cox Communications
  • Arizona Renaissance Festival
  • Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
  • Maricopa County Fair
  • Mesa Arts Center (location of February’s GOP presidential debate)
  • Rio Salado College

More than 200 other businesses – including 33 in the City of Mesa alone – were targeted for a boycott by Pearce and BAN for advertising in the Phoenix New Times, a free weekly newspaper. Pearce and his staff have accused the paper of being a “leftist”, “pro-lilegal alien” media source.

“Russell Pearce is orchestrating a boycott against Arizona businesses simply because they advertised in a free weekly paper he disagrees with,” said Republican Bob Worsley, who is challenging Russell Pearce in the Mesa Senate Republican primary. “B.A.N.’s founder is on record stating that this business boycott is being implemented because of the New Times’ views on immigration. I have my disagreements with the New Times, but I will not do anything to hurt Arizona businesses.”

“Liberal Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva called for a boycott of Arizona businesses after Senate Bill 1070 passed. It was wrong of Grijalva to penalize Arizona’s businesses then and it’s wrong for Russell Pearce to target them now.”

Sean Noble, a Worsley consultant, commented, “Russell Pearce can tell the voters he cares about jobs and the economy, but he’s proven once again that he’s unable to move beyond divisive rhetoric. These businesses employ thousands of Arizonans. It’s incomprehensible that anyone would call for a boycott that aims to damage Arizona business when our economy is still hurting.”

More about Bob:

Bob Worsley is a conservative Republican businessman running for State Senate district 25 in the heart of Mesa. Bob Worsley has been an East Valley resident for more than 30 years and has been married to his wife Christi for 33 years. They have 6 children and 16 grandchildren.

Bob is running in the newly created Senate District 25 because he wants to use his business experience to find common sense solutions to the state’s problems and to strengthen our local economy. Bob believes Mesa deserves a better tomorrow and a brighter future.

Bob’s priorities for the Senate District 25 and the City of Mesa were recently highlighted in his first web video.

To learn more about Bob, visit his website: www.BobWorsleyforSenate.com or visit his Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BobWorsleyforSenate

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Petition: Investigate Pro-Amnesty Paper Tied to Prostitution/Sex-Trafficking

Fellow Patriots,

You hopefully read the email I sent Thursday asking you to join our boycott of businesses which support the pro-amnesty, pro-illegal immigration Phoenix New Times. As a “free” publication, they are 100% funded by advertising revenue… which ultimately comes from businesses where WE spend our hard-earned money!

There is another reason why responsible businesses MUST pull their ads from the New Times:

According to reports in the Associated Press and many other news agencies and sites, for at least THREE YEARS and possibly longer, the Phoenix New Times and their parent company, Village Voice Media, have been complicit in something even worse… something even dirtier and darker than supporting illegal immigration and amnesty for criminal illegal aliens:

According to prosecutors, the New Times company REFUSED TO STOP RUNNING ADVERTISEMENTS THAT ARE A FRONT FOR PROSTITUTION AND OTHER SEX CRIMES!

PETITION LAW ENFORCEMENT TO INVESTIGATE THE PRO-AMNESTY NEW-TIMES TODAY! 

And who is paying to advertise alongside those who would exploit women and children in our society? Car dealers, movie theaters, retailers and restaurants that you and I go to!

Can you believe what arrogance and greed it must take for prosecutors to show the Phoenix New Times company evidence that 50 cases of sex trafficking from 22 states have originated on their pages…

…and they still refuse to stop running the ads promoting such terrible criminal behavior?

Is it any wonder they oppose Sheriff Joe Arpaio so much, when he’s not just America’s toughest lawman, but also one of the leading law enforcement agents in the nation in the fight against human trafficking!

PETITION LAW ENFORCEMENT TO INVESTIGATE THE PRO-AMNESTY NEW-TIMES TODAY! 

Now, what happened when confronted by our proposed boycott of their advertisers? Last week, New Times editor-in-chief Rick Barrs went to our Ban Amnesty Now page on Facebook and called our 29,000+ Facebook members “racists”!

Did he express any concern about the hateful actions of his staff, or the remorse for the prostitution or sex-trafficking businesses run on their advertising pages? No. He ranted that we were racists.

Today, what we need most is YOU! Please join me today in signing this petition against the New Times Company:

Calling on law enforcement to investigate whether the New Times has knowingly profited from a criminal enterprise;

Calling on all responsible Arizona businesses to cancel their advertising in this ultra-liberal, pro-amnesty business with alleged ties to prostitution and worse; and

Pledging to boycott businesses who continue to advertise with the Phoenix New Times.

Fellow conservatives, we must stand up to pariahs in society like this… The media and blogosphere is coming around to see our side, and we need your support!

Writes Greg Patterson in The Espresso Pundit, “The [Ban Amnesty Now] boycott is unlikely to actually drive New Times out of business, but he will hurt them and he may even manage to tip the balance and finish them off.”

PETITION LAW ENFORCEMENT TO INVESTIGATE THE PRO-AMNESTY NEW-TIMES TODAY! 

When you think about the New Times, never forget: according to prosecutors, for THREE YEARS, they knew their ad pages were being used by the worst sexual predators in society to sell women for sex…

…and not only did they do nothing, but they repeatedly refused to take down these ad pages because of the millions of dollars they were making!

Remember every crude, vicious attack the New Times has unleashed on conservatives like Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Senator Pearce, Governor Brewer and others. Remember the years they have spent ranting and raving against those who oppose amnesty and illegal immigration, and the campaigns of hate they wage even on citizens and groups who oppose them. Remember every vile word, every vicious hit piece, every slated attack…

PETITION LAW ENFORCEMENT TO INVESTIGATE THE PRO-AMNESTY NEW-TIMES TODAY! 

…and now please join us in righting a wrong by signing this petition so that law enforcement acts quickly, and legitimate businesses stop sharing advertising space with the worst sex offenders plaguing our society!

For America,

Sean McCaffrey
Founder