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Liberal blog: AZ Republican consultants donating to Democrat David Bradley

Posted: August 26, 2012 at 4:59 am   /   by

The left-leaning Blog for Arizona had an interesting piece last week . . .

Boy, a campaign’s financial reports can be really interesting. Take for instance David Bradley’s pre-primary report. David is the presumptive Democratic nominee for the State Senate seat in LD 10. David has some new supporters who might be surprising to some.

Many of you will know John Charles “Chuck” Coughlin, President of Highground Consulting and a lobbyist widely known as Governor Brewer’s Brain, or the Shadow-Governor. This is a man so deeply plugged into the GOP establishment in Arizona that if you were to disconnect him, the whole machine would grind to a halt.

One guess who is showing up as a donor to David Bradley’s campaign against Frank Antenori, in one of the few truly competative districts in the state.

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One guess who does NOT show up in Frank Antenori’s report.

The piece goes on to indicate that Douglas Cole and Don Diamond fall into the same category as Coughlin, with Diamond maxing-out to Bradley.


Note: Stay tuned for updates to this story.

Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including (now a part of Western Free Press) and He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to
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