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Russell Pearce Recall

Voters Reject Controversial Lawmaker's Comeback

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Recalled Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce's bid for a comeback was rejected by voters in a Mesa-area district Tuesday night. Businessman Bo...

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Arizona Dem Accused Of 'Love' For Controversial Republican

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

A former Democratic Arizona state senator running for Congress who is a frequent critic of state Senate President Russell Pearce (R) is being criticiz...

Controversial Immigration Opponent Barred From Restaurants

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

The sponsor of Arizona's controversial immigration law has found himself barred from Mexican restaurants as he attempts a political comeback. Forme...

Russell Pearce Allies Defeated Following Outrageous Proposal

AP | PAUL DAVENPORT | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

PHOENIX -- Allies of an ousted Arizona state senator known nationally for his rigid stance on U.S.-Mexico border policy appeared defeated Thursday aft...

Russell Pearce Announces Run For State Senate After Recall

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

Several months after an embarrassing recall and defeat by another Republican, former Arizona state Senate President Russell Pearce is giving elected o...

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GOP Lawmakers Propose Incumbent-Friendly Recall Law

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

Republicans in the Arizona state legislature have proposed changes to the state's recall law that could have kept immigration bill architect Russell P...

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Controversial Ex-Lawmaker Rewarded By GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

Russell Pearce, the Arizona state Senate president recalled by voters after writing the state's controversial immigration law, has made a political co...

Ousted Arizona Immigration Law Architect Gets A New Job

Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

Russell Pearce, the former Republican Arizona state senator credited with laying down the framework for the state's controversial immigration law, ann...

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Russell Pearce OUT In Arizona

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

With the signatures of three officials sitting around a Phoenix conference room Monday morning, Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce (R-Mesa) was officia...

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Supreme Court Explains Pearce Recall Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

The Arizona Supreme Court released an opinion Monday explaining the reasoning behind its unanimous September decision to allow a recall election to pr...

Arizona Recall Vote Renews Hope For Democrats In 2012

Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

By JERI CLAUSING and PAUL DAVENPORT, The Associated Press PHOENIX -- Last week's recall election defeat of the Republican legislator who wrote Ariz...

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Money For Recalled State Official Raises Legal Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

The possibility of state reimbursement for the recalled Arizona Senate president has raised a series of legal questions, as Democrats gear up for the ...

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State May Owe Recalled Official Money

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

At least one Arizona state senator thinks that an obscure provision in the state constitution could entitle recalled state Senate President Russell Pe...

Elise Foley

Arizona Immigration Law Mastermind Goes Down In Recall Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

State Sen. Russell Pearce, the controversial architect of Arizona's immigration law, was voted out of office on Tuesday evening in a special recall el...

State Measures Against Abortion, Unions, Health Care Laws On The Line

AP | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The questions on the ballot range from undocumented immigration and union rights ...

Controversial Arizona Immigration Law Architect Caught In Tight Recall Election

Mother Jones | Adam Serwer | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

Republican Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce, the architect of the state's draconian anti-immigrantion law, may lose his seat in tomorrow's recall ele...

Controversial Arizona Lawmaker Will Face Recall Election

AP | By JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX -- A recall election against a politician who authored Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement law can go ahead as planned, a judge ru...

Controversial Arizona Lawmaker Faces Recall Election

AP | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — The sponsor of Arizona's controversial immigration law faces a recall election after opponents collected more than 10,000 voter signat...

Recall Efforts Surge Across The Country

The Los Angeles Times | Nicholas Riccardi | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

Once a political rarity, recall elections are surging in local and state governments....

Sponsor Of Controversial Arizona Immigration Law Faces Recall

New York Times | Posted 08.18.2011 | Politics

It has been a rough year for Russell Pearce, the president of the Arizona Senate, as he has sought to solidify his state’s reputation as the nation...

Controversial Arizona State Senator Faces Recall Effort

AP | PAUL DAVENPORT | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — Critics of an Arizona legislator who sponsored the state's controversial immigration law filed petitions Tuesday to force a recall ele...

Arizona's Historic Recall Campaign Reaches Final Lap: Will Senate President Pearce Step Down?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
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Defying all expectations, the once powerful Pearce will become the first Senate president to be recalled in American history, according to campaign supporters, if 7,756 valid signatures from Pearce's District 18 are verified.

SB1070 Goes to U.S. Supreme Court, SB1070 Author to Be Recalled

Dawn Teo | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

After drafting Arizona's controversial new immigration law SB1070 last year, Arizona state Senate President Russell Pearce held the spotlight and became the anti-immigration poster boy in Arizona and across the nation.

Controversial Arizona State Senator Faces Recall Effort

AP | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

MESA, Ariz. — Activists seeking to recall the Arizona state senator who was the driving force behind the state's recent anti-illegal immigration...