The LD 30 saga never ceases to amaze. Frosty Taylor, editor of Republican Briefs, is the go-to source of the latest information — including the back story — regarding the special meeting called for Monday night in order to recall legislative district chairman Gary Hirsch.
Hirsch is viewed by many of the elected precinct committeemen as a John McCain operative and part of the very senior senator‘s bizarre payback scheme to cleanse the Arizona GOP of conservatives who supported McCain’s censure at the January 2014 state statutory meeting. That vote of censure passed 1,150 to 351.
On Sunday afternoon, in advance of his recall election, Hirsch submitted a letter of resignation to Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) Chairman Tyler Bowyer. In that letter, Hirsch oddly boasted that he had the votes to save his chairmanship. His exact words state he had “secured the votes to win handily on Monday.”
In view of Hirsch’s resignation, the special meeting was officially cancelled.