By Michael Bryan
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.
One guess who does NOT show up in Frank Antenori's report.
Many also know of Douglas Cole, Vice President of Highground Consulting and another GOP powerbroker lobbyist.
One more guess who donated to David Bradley, and not to Frank Antenori.
Finally, many of you will know Don Diamond, local mega-developer and deep pocket for conservative pols.
Yet one more guess as to who gave a maxed-out contribution to David Bradley, and NOT to Frank Antenori.
Now, one thing is for certain, these GOP heavyweights are not contributing to David's campaign because they agree with his policy preferences. David is about as blue and bleeding-hearted as they come.
So, this is… curious. I wonder if some of the top GOP movers and shakers in the state are just not that into Frank Antenori any more? Perhaps they've decided that he's just more trouble than he's worth?