Outgoing Maricopa County Republican Party Chair Rob Haney, slavish BFF to recalled, disgraced ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce, has had his wrinkled, leprechaun fanny handed to him by the non-Pearce-worshipping faction of the Legislative District 25 Republicans.
I informed you yesterday about the federal lawsuit against Haney and his cretinous far-right crew of crazies, who, essentially, didn't like the way two November 29 votes went down in that district.
So Haney scrapped both of them and ordered new elections to take place on January 9.
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In response, LD 25's new, duly-elected officers filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Haney and the MCRC on Christmas Eve, alleging that Haney and his underlings ran roughshod over the GOP's own bylaws, illegally invalidated the elections of new officers and state committee members, violated Arizona's open meetings law, and trashed the rights of the new officers under the U.S. Constitution.
Reportedly, Haney was personally served yesterday, and it didn't take him long to cave like a little wuss to all of the demands of the non-crazy "RiNOS" he so despises.
In an e-mail today from attorney Kory Langhofer, who is representing LD 25's new leadership, Langhofer proffered a list of settlement terms to Haney: accept the new slate of officers as legit, forget about that bogus January 9 meeting, and accept the outcome of the January 2 redo election of state committee persons.
Read attorney Kory Langhofer's notice to the U.S. District Court.
Point four of Langhofer's demands is particularly important, considering the fact that Russell Pearce apparently did not submit a "Candidacy Declaration Form" as required by the LD 25 bylaws, and therefore may not be allowed on LD 25's state committee ballot come January 2.
If Pearce does not become a state committeeman, he cannot be nominated from the floor for the chairmanship of the Arizona Republican Party at its state committee meeting on January 26, a move many have considered a distinct possibility.
"You will certify the State Committeemen who are elected from LD25 at the January 2nd
meeting," reads point four of the Langhofer demands.