Grant Woods, an iffy Republican who has in the past not made good on his promise to switch parties, now says he is endorsing radically liberal Democrat Felecia Rotellini for Arizona Attorney General. This action is nothing new for Woods, who has often endorsed leftists.
Showboating Woods, the campaign chairman of Gov. Jan Brewer’s election campaign, should find himself in a sticky wicket since he has announced the creation of a new group called Republicans for Rotellini. Republican Governor Brewer has endorsed Tom Horne.
Woods, no fan of SB 1070, says Rotellini, if elected, will enforce the law but that the time has come to look beyond that law. He and outgoing State Sen. Carolyn Allen, another squishy Republican, say Rotellini’s commitment is to public safety and consumer protection.
The Maricopa County Republican Committee bylaws are specific in stating that no elected precinct committeeman can endorse a Democrat and still retain their voting and proxy privileges. Further complicating the issue is the fact that Woods, Allen and former state senator Sue Gerard, who later worked for Democrat Gov. Janet Napolitano, are all elected precinct committeemen.
A newly released poll shows Republican candidate for Attorney General Tom Horne with a healthy 8-point lead. Democrat Felecia Rotellini is treading water as her PR team has bailed on her, leaving her disheveled campaign in further disarray.
Grant Woods and his team of renegade lifeguards are unlikely to have the necessary equipment to keep her afloat