By Craig McDermott
By now, the near-invisibility of the AZGOP’s nominee for State Superintendent of Public Instruction has reached almost mythical proportions – she’s been skipping almost all known public events and not interacting with voters.
Being a single-issue candidate (she hates Common Core, a set of academic standards being implemented across the country…and that’s all she has), she has nothing to offer to voters who are interesting in the whole of the state’s education system, not just her one pet issue.
In other words, she has no use for most voters.
However, there is one group of voters that she will spend time with – voters that she considers “safe”, fellow travelers on the “anti-” trail. And she won’t object if they have deep pockets.
From the Twitter feed of Michele Reagan, the AZGOP’s nominee for Secretary of State –
Note: Douglas and Reagan are in the center of the picture, next to each other.
Note2: Fountain Hills is one of the safest Republican areas in a state that has many such areas (it’s the home of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and State Rep. John Kavanagh) and it’s also one of the more affluent areas (top ten in most of the standard economic metrics).
Interestingly, while Reagan has no problem with being seen with Douglas, a non-candidate candidate that came out of obscurity this year, yet she has spent the last couple of weeks trying to distance herself from her longtime ally, the infamous Russell Pearce.
Damn, the mighty have fallen…