MayorSam Exclusive: Pleitez Accuses Garcetti of Courting Anti-Immigrant Donors
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With both Pleitez and Garcetti, who both make note of their Latino heritage on the campaign trail, seeking to grab as much of the Hispanic vote as possible, such revelations against Garcetti could be damaging.
In presenting the allegations, based on data culled from campaign filings, Pleitez is pointing the hypocrite finger at Garcetti, who was taking the donations while at the same he supported a Council led boycott of the State of Arizona over it's controversial immigration reform bill, SB 1070.
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Jack Selby - Selby is a Paradise Valley, Arizona financial consultant who has donated heavily to both the Presidential and Senatorial campaigns of Republican John McCain. In the last Senate election cycle, when a primary challenged McCain took a hard right turn and issued strong support for AB 1070, Selby maxed out on contributions to McCain, so much that McCain had to refund contributions made over legal limits. Selby donated $500 to Garcetti.
James Harrison - Harrison, a construction manager from Fountain Hills, Arizona also gave $500 to Garcetti. Harrison is an active contributor to the campaigns of John Shadegg, a now retired Congressman and Paul Gosar, currently a Congressman out of the Kingman area. Both Shadegg and Gosar have advanced controversial legislation for a border fence.
Michael Meldman - Meldman is the CEO of Discovery Land Company, a recreational development company. He gave Garcetti $500. He too maxed out on contributions to McCain. As well, Meldman gave a $1,000 contribution to Ben Quayle, the son of the former Vice President, who was elected in 2010 to Arizona's 3rd Congressional District, succeeding Shadegg. Quayle advocated a controversial birthright citizenship proposal and ran campaign ads claiming President Obama is "the worst President in history." Quayle was defeated in 2012 by Democrat Raul Grijalva.
Pleitez plans to make these allegations at a press conference this morning.
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