Independents are the largest group of voters in Arizona, but their votes are being suppressed by a legislature, governor and secretary of state desperate to maintain the status quo. Please take a moment to read how and why this is happening and what I will do to make sure Independents enjoy the same rights and opportunities as Republicans and Democrats.
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For his “unwavering support for public safety issues”
Terry Goddard received another major endorsement in his campaign for Arizona Secretary of State. AZCOPS, the Arizona Conference of Police and Sheriffs, in announcing their support stated, “Your unwavering support for public safety issues and public employees is deeply appreciated by our members throughout Arizona.”
“Having served as Arizona Attorney General, fighting against the cartel agents who were smuggling money, people and drugs across our southern border, I know it will take law enforcement experience to stop anonymous dark money that is trying to buy Arizona votes,” said Goddard. “That is why I am particularly proud to have the support and endorsement of the Arizona Conference of Police and Sheriffs for my campaign for Secretary of State. I value the contributions made by these men and women of law enforcement every day.”Read more
by Mary Jo Pitzl, The Republic | azcentral.com 11:16 a.m. MST July 21, 2014
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So-called dark money — contributions from groups that are not obliged by law to disclose their donors — is showing up in political campaigns and fueling the debate about transparency in politics.
The Republic asked the candidates: As secretary of state, what, if anything, would you do to address dark money?Read more