District 28 Republicans are shaking their heads in dismay over the report that Kate Brophy McGee, running for reelection to the state senate, is emulating leftist former Gov. Janet Napolitano —- albeit in reverse.
Arizonans will remember the contemptible list of GOP turncoats who affixed their names to the notorious Republicans for Janet roster in 2006. (Click to enlarge.) The list was rife with McCain activists, including Grant Woods, John McCain’s former chief of staff, who chose the liberal over conservative Len Munsil, heading the Republican ticket. Woods, an iffy Republican who has yet to follow through on his threat to leave the GOP, is notorious for endorsing Democrats and has even cut a televised ad in support of crude and deceitful Kyrsten Sinema over Republican U.S. Rep. Martha McSally running for an open U.S. Senate seat.
Now Kate Brophy McGee is following Napolitano’s lead flaunting her far-left Democrat supporters led by Janice Miano, Art Othon, and John Whiteman who are co-chairing ‘Democrats for Kate.’ In their announcement, they heap praise on her, saying, “Kate does what is right for Arizonans. She isn’t held hostage by party politics.”
The question Republicans in Legislative District 28 — encompassing North Central Phoenix, Biltmore, Arcadia and Paradise Valley — should pose to Kate Brophy McGee is, if you and your liberal friends find the politics of the party under whose banner you have chosen to run since 2010 has held you hostage, why didn’t you run as a Democrat? Her treasured leftists refer to her as “fearless,” inferring that throwing the GOP Platform to the winds is liberating.
In response to the liberal embrace, Kate Brophy McGee gushed, “I’m so grateful for the support of Janice, Art, and John. The issues I fight for — education, small businesses, and public safety — transcend party lines. I’m honored to have these great Democratic leaders supporting my campaign.”