Back in mid-February, John McCain boasted of his support from 31 Arizona mayors. Among them was Vernon Parker, then mayor of Paradise Valley. Parker is now one of a myriad of candidates running for the Third Congressional District seat being vacated by the retirement of John Shadegg.
But it appears Parker’s ardor for the aging senator might have cooled a bit. Although his endorsement was announced the very same day J.D. Hayworth announced his own entry into the race to mount a challenge to McCain, Parker awkwardly appears to be backing away from his formerly enthusiastic support of the longtime Washington insider.
In fact, Parker has left forum attendees bewildered when he says he wants to hear what the two senate candidates have to say, before giving either senate candidate his nod. We thought he already did.
And there he was Saturday night at the “biggest, best dang birthday bash” for Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Yes, we know Arpaio has endorsed Parker. What spiked interest is that the party was in support of J.D. Hayworth, with checks made out to Hayworth.
Stay tuned. There’s got to be more to this.