RAGA ended up spending more than $3,000,000 on the Arizona campaign, helping Brnovich defeat Democratic nominee Felecia Rotellini 52.8-47.0%. The Democratic counterpart only spent less than $1.3M.
You might recall that RAGA messed up its previous IRS filing, indicating that APS parent Pinnacle West Capital Corp. had contributed $175,000 on September 15, yet reported an aggregate year-to-date of $425,000. Arizona's Politics inquired about the apparent discrepancy; while RAGA did not respond, it did amend the report. We speculated then that there had been a $250k contribution made between the 9/30 cutoff and the 10/15 filing, but neither RAGA nor PinnWest would confirm.
Confirmation arrived late last night at 11:30pm, when RAGA filed its post-election report just under the deadline. Turns out that PinnWest made the quarter-million dollar contribution on October 3.
APS was not the only Arizona contributor to the persistent advertising barrage knocking the Democratic candidate. Susan McGroder - an attorney at law firm Gallagher & Kennedy - gave $10,000. Randy Kendrick - an attorney whose husband is managing owner of the Arizona Diamondbacks - contributed $25,000, as did Shamrock Foods. Other Arizona corporations contribute to both RAGA and DAGA (a potentially troublesome issue).
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