For the past couple of weeks, rumors have been circulating throughout Arizona Republican circles that an attempted "Coup d'état" will take place this weekend.
On Saturday October 29, 2011 @ 9:00AM, a State Republican meeting of the whole Executive Committee will take place. According to our reliable sources, during this meeting, a vote of "NO CONFIDENCE' against Chairman Tom Morrissey will occur. These same sources tell PM they have secured 60+% of the votes FOR the mutinous proposal. After the vote, the coup commandeers plan to go to the Governor & get her to ask Morrissey to resign.
Just who is behind the "Coup d'état "?
Our sources tell us that the leaders of this 'operation' are AZ GOP National Committeeman BRUCE ASH, Pima County Executive Director LINDA WHITE, LD-9 Chairman LISA BEIGHTOL GRAY, and none other than our old 'pal' BRETT "109 & FEELING FINE" MECUM, the ex-ED of the AZ GOP!
Yes the fundraising under Morrissey has been horrible (we knew he was NO fundraiser when he got the job). He has added $83,000 to the debt he inherited when taking office in January 2011. At least Morrissey is putting the debt on the books, something his predecessor did not do until threatened by the FEC. In April 2010, the AZ GOP gave the FEC this lame excuse for its huge unreported debt:
“The Year End Report did not originally reflect the debts because the debt was not known. The report was amended to reflect debts as soon as the debts were discovered as being owed, this was subsequent to the filing of the report. The Arizona Republican Party engaged a new bookkeeping service in December 2008. They were not tracking invoices as to their due date as they were doing cash accounting. The system has been changed and invoices are reviewed on a monthly basis to determine if they should be reported as debt.”
"In January 2010, Pullen was charged with intentionally hiding a $50,000 transfer from the Republican National Committee to the Arizona State Party so he could pay off unreported debt. He ended up filing the money after several members of the executive committee pressed for (of all things) a "fraud audit" of the party's finances."
On January 10, 2010 Randy Pullen answered these 'questions' in a LETTER (Click Here to Read) where he said there was no debt. Really Randy? Are you sure? Because just three months later, you told the FEC that the AZ GOP kept the debt off the books & you were sorry. You spent about $70,000 on old debts during the 2010 election season. The donors to the AZ GOP thought you were using that money to elect Republicans to office.
Looking at the Profit & Loss Statement for the AZ GOP Jan - Dec 2009 (Click Here To Read) it shows a debt at that time of - $18,475.07!
Here are some 'Past Due Bills" from that time (Click Here To Read) (3)
So they want to replace Tom Morrissey with Randy Pullen? Some of the same hypocites, like LISA BEIGHTOL GRAY and SHANE WIKFORS (now the Communications Director for the AZ GOP) continued to vote for Robert Graham in the Chairman's race, even when Graham dropped out. THEY are the ones (68 total) whose votes elected Morrissey! They have NO ONE to blame but themselves! Sound familiar?
Now is NOT the time for this. In just a few weeks, the GOP Presidential Debate will take place here in Arizona. Why 'fan the flames' with the entire country watching? The conspirators must want Obama for another four years.
SOURCE: (1) PAGE 2 (2) PAGE 3 (3) PAGES 8 -15