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Outtake from our Hot Topics interview with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Russell Pearce-recall-architect Randy Parraz.
Randy Parraz, Citizens for a Better Arizona
What was the initial reaction when you announced that Citizens for a Better Arizona were pursuing a recall against Russell Pearce?
“For the most part, people said this was not possible, that we were going to embolden him when we lost, that recalls are not successful in Arizona. They thought it was a knee-jerk reaction, and I was trying to explain that this was a very well though-out strategy. Very few people had the imagination or the openness to even embrace it.”
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