Roberts: ‘Clearly, Goddard Has the Better Plan’ to Stop Dark Money

Seventeen Legislators Now Back Goddard’s Plan to Stop Dark Money

PHOENIX – Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts wrote today that Terry Goddard “has the better plan” to stop Dark Money.

Thanks to Goddard’s hard stance against Dark Money, Roberts writes, “those who stand in the shadows – whoever they are – want to make sure that Goddard isn't the guy in charge of overseeing Arizona's elections.”

Roberts’ column comes one day after state Sen. Michele Reagan announced that she is now setting a series of conditions on her willingness to denounce Dark Money. Reagan’s softening of her stance against Dark Money was proceeded by a $300,000 Dark Money ad buy on her behalf courtesy of Sean Noble, the Arizona-based henchman of the Koch Brothers.

Meanwhile, legislators are continuing to announce their support for Goddard’s plan to stop Dark Money. In addition to the thirteen legislators who announced their support for Goddard’s plan on Monday, Rep. Demion Clinco, Rep. Martin Quezada and Rep. Rebecca Rios, as well as Democratic candidate Dr. Randy Friese have now also endorsed Goddard’s plan – bringing the total to seventeen.

“Stopping Dark Money is not a partisan issue, Republicans and Democrats alike are crying for reform. But, most important, voters throughout our state are demanding to know who is behind all those despicable ads,” said Goddard. “Who is really paying for the slams and the attacks that crowd the airwaves and our mailboxes? Voters are demanding transparency about who is behind all political expenditures. They have a right to that transparency.”



CONTACT: Adam Kinsey, Campaign Manager,, (520) 834-6384

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