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Sarah Palin called it “Putting lipstick on a pig”. A.J. LaFaro calls it 42 years of Republican activism. We call it deceitful yet predictable election year spit polish from some of the most ineffective and divisive GOP leaders Arizona has ever had: Tom Morrissey, Rob Haney and AZGOP HQ sofa sloth Phil Mason.
LaFaro claim: LaFaro currently chairs the AZ GOP Statewide Voter and PEVL Registration Committee, serves on both the MCRC and AZGOP Bylaws Committees.Truth: He began these posts in 2012 after being appointed by Tom Morrissey and Rob Haney.LaFaro claim: LaFaro is a South Tempe precinct committeeman.Truth: He was first elected as a write-in late 2010. In 2012, he officially filed to be on the ballot and was again elected as a PC. He was unable to recruit a full quota of PCs in his own precinct. His white, upper-middle class Corbell precinct voted for Obama and Sinema.LaFaro claim: A Pachyderm Coalition member.Truth: Since 2012LaFaro claim: Is a founding member of the AZGOP Military & Veterans Services (MAVS).Truth: Tom Morrissey founded this group in 2012 and appointed Vern Bagley as the chairman. In Morrissey’s inaugural MAVS announcement, he makes no mention of LaFaro. Morrissey supports LaFaro’s election as chaiman of the MCRC.
LaFaro claim: Is a longtime Tempe community activist.Truth: Agreed, although his definition of activist includes some audience affinity, homophobic, and stalkerish tendencies. Republicans should pray that he does not conduct this brand of activism in the name of the GOP. More to come in the next few days here at Politico Mafioso.
LaFaro claim: Chairman of the Arizona Citizens Tired of Public Employee Unions.Truth: This independent expenditure PAC was founded in April 2012 for the Tempe mayoral race. Following the lead of his illustrious GOP handlers, LaFaro
raisedstole (only) $149 from the LD-17 bank account to fund this IE PAC. LaFaro claimed his PAC was unaffiliated with any sponsoring organization but used the address and phone number of the AZGOP HQ in his statement of organization filed with the City of Tempe.LaFaro claim: Member of the Tempe TEA Party.
Fact: Member of the Ron Paul R3volution masquerading as the TTP. Following his election as a write-in PC in 2010, LaFaro ramped up efforts to recruit PCs for Paul through 2012.LaFaro claim: He appeared regularly on the Voice ofVeteran’s radio show.Truth: He talked about registering voters a few times and only during the 2012 election season, right before he announced his candidacy for MCRC chairman. Phil Mason is the co-host of this radio show.
LaFaro Claim: He fought against inappropriate manipulation of so-called Republican Victory Funds by AZ Republican leadership.
Truth: He followed the lead of hot-head & former Pinal County GOP chairman, Stephen Kohut, and called for the ouster of Andy Tobin and Steve Pierce. LaFaro said the incumbent leadership should be punished and suggested a public gallows be erected in the town square in Prescott where Tobin and Pierce could be hanged to death. Andy Biggs replaced Steve Pierce when Kimberly Yee played turncoat and voted for the EV guy. Biggs held a fundraiser meet &greet for AJ LaFaro this week at the home of Dwight Farnsworth.