Duplicity a hallmark of the local newspaper, a reliable arm of the democrat party
We are two days away from Election Day, but civility is still riding in the caboose of the far-left local newspaper. In a multi-page “Opinion Page” featuring “guest columnists, democrat county attorney candidate Julie Gunnigle is given kid glove treatment as she inflames, rather than informs, the alert electorate. Current County Attorney Rachel Mitchell, with years of experience as a prosecutor was denied column space, as two “guest columnists” presented an opposing view to Gunnigle, a proponent of defunding the police. Both Gunnigle’s campaign manager Bruce Franks Jr. and her campaign spokeswoman Dawn Penich-Thacker, hold that view, with Penich-Thacker referring to Arizona police officers a “national embarrassment” and “a menace.” Despite national deadly school shootings, Gunnigle is opposed to having a police presence on school grounds.
Not only does the bias against exceptionally well qualified Mitchell run deep, the accompanying photos of the two candidates couldn’t have been more telling. Gunnigle, smiling broadly in an oversize full-color photo is placed adjacent to a grainy black and white obviously candid shot of Mitchell intently listening to a speaker. Both photos were credited to Republic photographer Alex Gould.
Gunnigle’s compliant answers to the leftist ACLU when she previously ran (and lost) the 2020 county attorney’s race are worth reading. Her priorities include removing funding from police, doing away with cash bail and putting more criminals on the street to re-offend. She acquiesced to every demand made by the ACLU by agreeing to “pledge” to uphold every issue put to her.
Joe Schoffstall writing for Fox News provides this important report, Arizona Dem prosecutor candidate Julie Gunnigle and her campaign staffers back defunding police, posts reveal.”
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is the third largest in the United States. As a border state, crime is rampant. We need a prosecutor not a social worker. That person is Rachel Mitchell, who is currently doing the job as interim based on years of experience. After her predecessor resigned, Mitchell was unanimously appointed by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.