Christian Lamar exemplifies downside of endorsing unknown candidates

Before announcing his candidacy as a Republican, Lamar was registered as a PND: “Party Not Designated”

Regular readers of Seeing Red AZ are keenly aware the leftist Arizona Republic newspaper doesn’t rank high on our integrity scale. This headlined article, “Candidate for Arizona House of Representatives was convicted of striking ex-fiancé,” is an exception. Since it’s identified as for subscribers, the link might not open. A few sentences excerpted directly from the report provide the thrust of the coverage:

“Christian Lamar, 37, is one of four Republicans seeking the nomination for the House in Legislative District 2. He was convicted of assault against his then-fiancé in Phoenix in 2015. Both were intoxicated.

The next month the Phoenix Municipal Court convicted him, stating that “the defendant intentionally or knowingly caused physical injury to another, a Class 1 misdemeanor” in violation of the law.

He was fined; served one day in jail with four days suspended and was ordered to serve 11 months of probation. He also had to undergo counseling, enroll in a screening program and was barred from having any contact, invited or not, with the victim, nor “harm, threaten or harass” his ex-fiancé.” 

Not chastised enough, Lamar couldn’t control himself.

“He also filed a civil rights lawsuit against the officer on duty that night, the Phoenix Police Department, the city of Phoenix and others, claiming his civil rights were violated by the arrest. He sought $7 million in damages, though the case was dismissed by a federal judge. In yet another lawsuit, he claimed his 5th and 14th Amendment rights were violated. Lamar alleged “the investigation was maliciously turned against him due to his race and gender.”

These current candidates generously gave Lamar their endorsement, which, at this point, are still on his campaign website…where he prioritizes his “donate” page. The question is, how much longer will they remain?

6 Responses to Christian Lamar exemplifies downside of endorsing unknown candidates

  1. State Committeeman says:

    It seems to me that elected officials running for reelection should concentrate on their own campaigns rather than endorsing other candidates. Depending on the issue, they can lose as many votes as they gain.

  2. Anthem Al says:

    When you don’t have reliable employment, high dollar lawsuits provide better odds than a crapshoot.

  3. Clementine says:

    Not only is Christian Lamar dangerous, but then he filed a civil rights lawsuit against the police officer on duty that night, the Phoenix Police Department, the city of Phoenix, et al, claiming his civil rights were violated by the arrest and seeking $7 million in damages? He sounds like he has a victim mentality and only BIG money will satisfy his self-imposed victim status. Just the guy we need in the AZ legislature!!
    https://dockets.justia.com/docket/arizona/azdce/2:2016cv02892/996844

  4. Realist says:

    When a politician appears from nowhere, beware. This is opportunism not a desire to serve.

  5. Sgt. Preston says:

    A friend told me Christian Lamar admitted to having voted for Barack Obama TWICE. Now he slickly claims to be a pro-life conservative. When he loses, he should become a magician.

  6. jerry maguire says:

    Lake, Bolick and Petersen need to withdraw their endorsements.

    “REALIST” has it right – when a politician appears from nowhere, beware!! Great advice.

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