Jeremy Duda, Arizona Mirror
Maricopa County Recorder, Stephen Richer is stepping into the fray. Richer has been vocal in defending the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election. His decision is likely to be controversial. Elected election officials generally eschew taking sides in party primaries.
“Richer, a Republican who was elected in 2020, has created a new political action committee called Pro-Democracy Republicans of Arizona. The PAC will run independent expenditure campaigns in favor of candidates in GOP primaries for legislative and county-level races who ‘acknowledge the validity of the 2020 election and condemn the events of January 6, 2021 as a terrible result of the lies told about the November election,’ according to a press statement on Wednesday announcing the committee’s formation.”