Now Arizona wants its day in the sun, courtesy of TPM Reader JB …
I’m disappointed you’re leaving out Arizona in your catalogue of corrupt states. Like NV, we too have a rich history of mob ties; Joe Bonanno lived for years in Tucson, and in Phoenix several years ago the mob killed Don Bolles, a reporter for the Arizona Republic, when he got too close. We have a congressman (Rick Renzi) currently under indictment; we led the nation by having two members of the Keating Five (McCain and DeConcini); in the past 20 years we lost two governors to corruption (Evan Mecham was impeached; Fife Symington resigned after indictment); and many members of the AZ Legislature resigned during a sting operation in the ’90s.
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