Wake up Arizona may have violated campaign rules.

Wake up Arizona and the front group for gutting the employer sanctions law, Stop Illegal Hiring, may have violated state and federal campaign laws according to a story in the Arizona Capitol Times by Jim Small. The Arizona Capital Times requires a paid subscription so we cannot link directly to the news but sources tell us that the article details multiple possible infractions related to filing requirements and transfers between the two organizations. We will continue to follow this story and have more details as they become available.


  1. Kralmajales says

    I wouldn’t be surprised if campaign laws were violated by Jim Click and the gang. It appears that they didn’t only fund the RTA, but there may be a conspiracy to have flipped the election results.

  2. July 18, 2008
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    Story of Capital Time found on Google at http://www.azcapitoltimes.com/story.cfm?id=9108

    Wake Up Arizona! contributions in question
    Public records show inconsistencies in financial filings
    By Jim Small, jim.small@azcapitoltimes.com

    Supporters of a ballot measure that would change the employer sanctions law to give businesses more protection may have violated state-election and federal-tax laws by contributing to the measure’s campaign, according to public records examined by the Arizona Capitol Times.

    Wake Up Arizona!, a coalition of business owners …*

    *Thank you for posting the article. Legal council has advised us against allowing the full text of the story on our site due to copyright law.

  3. I wish to remain anonymous says

    In practice, they will get a slap on the wrist. Or nothing. Instead of a fine of triple the amount of the amount spent to create the violation called for by the statute, they will negotiate to a fine of one to five percent. So a thousand bucks or so. That’s less than it would have cost to have an attorney represent them from the beginning, so a smart move on their part.

  4. Kralmajales says

    I agree about the wrist slapping. These guys have a lot of money. By the time they are even sanctioned, it is well after the election…and they have the money to pay the fine.

    A big SO WHAT, to them.

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