Robert Graham: The rotten apple returns

Former State GOP chairman Robert Graham, a slickster extraordinaire, is back in the news

National File, a conservative news site, carries a report tiled, Former Arizona GOP Chair Scammed $400K from Elderly Mass. Woman, Left Party Finances a “Mess. To call the report “informative” would be an understatement.

This damning sentence should whet reader’s appetites for the full report which includes Robert Graham, the former Arizona GOP chair attacked Trump supporter Dr. Kelli Ward, a family practice physician and two-term state senator. The state party also faced FEC scrutiny from his time as chair.

Kelli Ward was successfully re-elected as the chair of the Arizona GOP Jan. 23, 2021, defeating Sergio Arellano. Yet despite Arellano joining Ward on stage following his defeat and calling for party unity, the loser then proceeded to demand a recount of the vote, unsubstantially claiming that there were “errors” in the voting process. National File previously revealed Sergio Arellano’s checkered past.

Graham, a longtime McCain sycophant with delusions of grandeur, was even considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat that was vacated by Jeff Flake in 2017, after polling showed Flake carried a paltry 18% approval rating in his home state. Graham decided against the race when he was unable to generate any enthusiasm after repeatedly standing in opposition to the conservative base. His anointed AZ GOP chair successor was roofing contractor Jonathan Lines. The state party leadership post is a job Jonathan Lines was obviously ill-equipped to handle. He lives 200 miles away in Yuma, had 11 young children to parent at the time and was rarely in the Phoenix-based Republican headquarters office. Lines was clearly over his head as evidenced by the extraordinary GOP losses over which he presided.

For additional background on the duplicitous Graham read,Graham fabricates reasons for not closing AZ primary,“ written in 2015.

The following year, well-respected former Maricopa County Chairman A. J. LaFaro advocated on behalf of censuring both Robert Graham and John McCain. Read Ringside at AZ GOP: A.J. LaFaro takes on Robert Graham andJohn McCain: Unfavorite son censured by home state GOP.”

Knowledge is power.

7 Responses to Robert Graham: The rotten apple returns

  1. Trevor says:

    You can’t have a chair like Jonathan who was never in the 24th street HQ. Not to mention he hired Matt Kenney to help Jeff Flake, and they and Ducey screwed over Maria Syms and tried to help Napolitano lover RINO Kathy Petsas and thanks to Ducey he turned his own LD blue! Dr. Ward actually works at and
    visits the HQ on 24th street often! I’m not an SC, but thankfully she was reelected. Not to mention under her leadership we kept all these critical down ballot offices like County Attorney and got rid of Fontes.

    • East Valley Conservative says:

      You’re right on all counts, Trevor.

      McCain rewarded his loyal toady Graham by appointing his oldest son to the U.S. Naval Academy. Free education at a prestigious university and graduation as a commissioned ensign is great payback!!

  2. Seen It All says:

    The McCain cabal and its residue has been disastrous for the Republican Party. Jon Kyl was as much a part of the mix as McCain and Flake. Kyl’s making a heftier salary lobbying in DC, but he did his share to undermine conservatives when he was supposedly representing us in the US Senate, even working to remove the elected Maricopa County Chairman Tom Husband as a precinct committeeman by sending out postcards urging the recipients to vote for newly recruited RINOS. He couldn’t remain as county chair if he was no longer an elected PC. Husband got the last laugh when he was appointed Executive Director of the party by Chairman Rob Haney. I’ve kept a link to this post:
    https://seeingredaz.wordpress.com/2012/08/17/snake-oil-salesman-jon-kyl-undermines-conservatives/

  3. Patriot Mom says:

    Cindy and Mega McCain made no secret of their support for Biden. Ditto the Flake. They are all worthless and should register as the dims they are. They prefer to stay in the GOP column because it brings them the attention they crave.

  4. Longtime GOP PC says:

    SRAZ is being too kind. Robert Graham is not a rotten apple. He’s a self serving, belly slithering viper who should be working openly for the demoncrats.

  5. jake sez says:

    A while back Robert Graham was introduced on OAN as a conservative leader from Arizona who was going to give his opinions as to what was going on in Arizona. This was during the time the elections were being challenged. He acted like he was still the leader of the band. Who had given OAN this information on Robert Graham? Will we never be rid of the McCain cabal?

    • Not A McCainiac says:

      Robert Graham is a self promoter, but he has cultivated a cadre of other RINOs who are his “useful idiots.”
      It’s a shame he wasn’t researched more thoroughly by One News Network.