Tuesday, October 21, 2014

OOPS UPDATE: APS *Only* Put $175K Into Arizona Attorney General's Race, Corrected Filing Shows (FOLLOWING MONEY IN ARIZONA'S POLITICS)

The national Republican Attorneys General Association ("RAGA") filed an amended IRS filing tonight, showing that Arizona Public Service *only* contributed $175,000 to RAGA to spend on TV ads hammering Felecia Rotellini's "dangerous views".

The quarter-million-dollar correction came in response to Arizona's Politics' article yesterday reporting that Saturday's initial filing showed an aggregate year-to-date contribution of $425,000.  Arizona's Politics noted (in the article) that previous filings had shown no more than the September 15 $175,000 check, and contacted RAGA to ask for a reconciliation of the numbers.

The amended filing was made at 5:21pm (Arizona Time) this evening, and RAGA has not (yet) responded to Arizona's Politics about the error.  (Arizona's Politics happened to be checking to see if RAGA or its Democratic counterpart had filed their pre-election reports.)

The overall contribution and expenditure totals for RAGA's 3rd quarter report were unchanged, and reflect a large advantage over DAGA.  Arizona's Politics has also reported on the 6:1 spending advantage, and on DAGA's filing earlier today spending $440,000.  The RAGA:DAGA Arizona spending is now 2.5:1.

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