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?