The Goodyear Air Force vet, who voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election, will be voting for Joe Biden after his wife died due to COVID-19. Dahlstrom believes many coronavirus deaths resulted from Trump’s downplaying of the virus. His story trended nationally in September.
The New York Times, Politico and Newsweek have cited the Phoenix political strategist in coverage of Arizona’s U.S. Senate race, which has garnered national attention due to its potential to flip the upper chamber. The Republican was previously campaign manager for former governor Jan Brewer and is president of consulting firm HighGround.
A past comment from the rocker, who has a home in Paradise Valley, resurfaced and rankled some fans. In a 2018 interview, Cooper called it “an abuse of power” when musicians tell fans how to vote. Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider expressed his disappointment via Twitter, saying he expected Cooper to question the status quo.