The Executive Guidance Committee of the Maricopa Country Republican Committee (EGC) cast a unanimous vote tonight in favor of District 6 House candidates, Rep. Sam Crump and Carl Seel.
Since the unprecedented endorsement of contender Tony Bouie by Congressman John Shadegg in that race, members of the EGC thought it was necessary to send this strong message. Several members expressed dismay over Shadegg’s outlandish endorsement, saying they would appreciate an explanation why he ignored two dedicated conservatives, Rep. Sam Crump and Carl Seel, in favor of a shill for the open borders proponents.
Tony Bouie was a lifelong Democrat until five days prior to filing his intent to run for the district seat after his advisors counseled him that the demographics of the area would not support a Democrat legislator.
A question was raised regarding Bouie being financed by Democrat campaign donors. It was also pointed out that his recent fundraiser was hosted by Marion “Mac” Marauder and Jason LeVecke fast food moguls, who vowed to defeat Rep. Russell Pearce and any candidates or legislators who supported the employer sanctions law. Lisa and Gordon James were also on the host committee.
This is another example of the deep divide between the Republican delegation — Sens. McCain, Kyl and Reps. Flake and Shadegg and the grassroots activists of the AZ GOP.