Neely’s longtime links to liberal causes exposed

Wasteful spending of taxpayer dollars another Neely hallmark

Remember the infamous WISH List? The acronym stands for Women In Senate and House. Its mission — as stated in this fundraising letter to “WISH friends” — is to “provide strategic advice, training, and financial support to hundreds of outstanding pro-choice Republican women candidates.”

Then- city council candidate Peggy Neely won their support.

Once it was exposed to the GOP grassroots that the party leadership was endorsing an organization directly opposed to the pro-life plank in the Republican Platform, the Arizona chapter of WISH  mysteriously disappeared in 2008. Republican activists exerted pressure, causing the hierarchy to withdraw its support.

As we wrote when noting its disappearance, the group preferred the more sanitized designation of “pro-choice” to “pro-abortion.” After all, who can be opposed to “choice?”

Former District 2 Phoenix City Councilwoman Peggy Neely, 52, is now running for mayor, benignly describing herself as a “soccer mom.” Don’t be fooled.  She is a career politician irrevocably tied to extreme liberal elements while cloaking herself as a Republican. Neely has the words, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, emblazoned across the top of her campaign signs. But Phoenix residents recall all too well when the jobs she was seeking to ensure were those of illegal laborers who had entered our country in violation of the law. Her steadfast support of the Macehualli Day Labor Center and its radical activist founder, Salvador Reza, along with her numerous other deceptions, should not be rewarded with your vote.  Neely supported the $97.4 million subsidy for the CityNorth development, resulting in a lawsuit by the Goldwater Institute.

The backlash to her support of gifting $120,000 in taxpayer dollars to Reza’s center was so great that opponents of Neely’s actions initiated a recall election against her. That support also led voters in 2004 to overwhelmingly pass Proposition 200. The law bans illegal aliens from receiving some public benefits and requires voters to show proof of citizenship.

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12 Responses to Neely’s longtime links to liberal causes exposed

  1. AZ Conservative Guy says:

    Please folks, pay attention! This is a crucial election. Monday is the last day to register to vote. Early voting begins Thursday. If you’re tired of the same old council retreads who are now running for mayor, support Jennifer Wright. The other candidate who has not been a council member is Wes Gullett, a lobbyist and longtime McCain strategist. If you like John McCain, you’ll get him in spades with Gullett. This election will be critical to the future of our city. Jennifer Wright will not support the current “sanctuary city” polices now in place.

    • Capt. Marvel says:

      I agree, AZ Conservative! Peggy Neely will give Phoenix residents more of the same. Wes McGullett will make us wish for what we currently despise. The unions already have a stranglehold on Phoenix that needs to be broken. Look how the city elections are based on low turnout with the grateful for their compensation/retention bonus packages city workers out in force, along with union member teachers, police and firefighters. The council recently replaced one of their members with a Phoenix firefighter who lives in Mesa and heads his union. This is incestuous to the Nth degree.

  2. PVVoter says:

    Amazing that she would have the gall to think the voters all have amnesia. But then again, i wouldn’t vote for any council member to be mayor. I’m not a fan of being screwed without a kiss.

  3. McSickened says:

    Thanks for the tip-off on both Neely and McGullett! I’m sending this to all my prolife friends. Having the flyer in the post makes this invaluable. Great job again, SRAZ!

  4. Kent says:

    Capt.,
    The turnout is so weak because the candidates are weaker. But we are fooling ourselves if we think this doesn’t matter or that we are too fed up to act responsibly. Phoenix is the nation’s 6th largest city and who we elect matters greatly. Liberal mayors from San Francisco to New York City are ruining their cities and raising taxes astronomically to boot. We are finally rid of Phool Gordon. We have an opportunity to make a real difference.

  5. Vince says:

    I’m impressed that the guys at Seeing Red AZ had the ability to find this very telling flier from 2005 linking Neely to the pro-aborts. More good work and sleuthing here!

  6. Keen Observer says:

    Ms Neely has the experience needed to spend taxpayer money needlessly as illustrated by this New Times article on her trip to Hawaii courtesy of the tax payer:

    http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2011/04/councilwoman_peggy_neely_spent.php

    And how about this idea for spending tax payer money…buy breakfast for your supporters. I am aware that the members of the Board of Supervisors have the same type of breakfast meetings, but the supporters pay for their own meals. The tax payers do not foot the bills.

    http://www.azcentral.com/community/northvalley/articles/2011/07/05/20110705phoenix-council-peggy-neely-spending.html

    Ms Neely is a Big Spender. If you want things to continue the way they are vote for Big Spender Neely.

  7. NightOwl says:

    Isn’t Neely a little long in the tooth to be a soccer mom?

  8. Doc says:

    This is nothing more than a weak @$$, Lame-0 attempt for McCain to gain a little traction. The “recall” word has been mentioned. His comments about us all being “Hobbits” has pissed off even many of his OWN supporters. (how odd that I’m reading “The Hobbit” to my Son…& how odd that the Hobbit-Bilbo Baggins-is the HERO of th’ story!)

    Jennifer Wright has more character, integrety, class & moxie in her pinky finger than all of these other schmucks combined & the aforementioned guy with ’em!

    …Gandolf to th’ rescue, & Bilbo with ‘im!!

  9. Realist says:

    Check out Laurie Roberts article on Neely in the 7/30/republic – and you will know the rest of the story. Even with all that baggage—she’s still better than Gullett.
    Personally, I’m going to vote Wright in the election.

  10. Matt DeGennaro says:

    Neely continually yelps about the city’s “union bosses” though she supported every single one of their contracts, including the unconscionable retention bonuses and pay raises for city employees. Peggy Neely is a fraud and a liar and needs to be put out to pasture.

    Wes Gullett and John McCain are far too close for my comfort level, with Gullett working for years as McCain’s campaign advisor. And Gullett’s wife worked as chief of staff to leftist Phil Gordon. Haven’t we had enough of this?

    I’ll join the others here and take my chances with a conservative fresh approach and will support Jennifer Wright.