Kathy Hobbs’ campaign ad features 3 “Republicans” who have donated thousands to Democrats.
Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kathy Hobbs, featured in a new campaign ad, has a long history of directly donating thousands of people to self-proclaimed Republicans. Democratic candidates and through ActBlue, a Democratic fundraising platform.
Arizona Secretary of State Hobbs a TV campaign advertisement On Wednesday, members of her Republicans for Kathy Hobbs coalition, including former George W. Bush-appointed U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton; Peggy Neely, former Republican vice mayor of Phoenix; and David Adame, Governor Doug Ducey’s appointee to the Arizona-Mexico Commission.
“I’m a lifelong conservative,” Charlton says in the ad, despite having donated more than $13,000 to several Democratic candidates over the years, directly and through ActBlue, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) records. This year, he gave $4,700 directly Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly, running for re-election against Republican Blake Masters. He also gave $55 this year to WinRed, the Republican Party’s fundraising platform, in three separate donations that weren’t earmarked for specific candidates.
Neely says in the ad that he has “always voted Republican” despite making 17 separate donations through ActBlue since 2020. This year, he gave $400 directly to Kelly’s campaign and another $500 through ActBlue.
Neely also gave $500 to Democrat Chris Mayes, who is running against Republican Abraham Hamadeh in the Arizona attorney general race. He gave $52 to WinRed this year in two separate donations that weren’t earmarked for specific candidates.
In 2014, Neely gave $100 to Felecia Rotellini, now chairwoman of the Arizona Democratic Party.
Adam Hobbs’ ad claims to be a “Republican” despite donating more than $10,000. dozens of Democrats all over the map, including former Rep. Liana Torres Small of Xochitl, New Mexico, and Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia.
Last year, Adame donated thousands to the less fortunate Democratic primary Gubernatorial candidate Marco Lopez, Democratic primary House candidate Daniel Hernandez and Democratic U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton, who is running for re-election against Republican Kelly Cooper.
Charlton, Neely and Adame say in the ad that Hobbs’ Republican challenger, Kari Lake, is “too extreme” on issues like abortion and education.
“Katie Hobbs and Kari Lake, they’re totally different,” the bands say in the ad. “Lake Curry has been in the news. Lake Curry wants to put government cameras in classrooms. Kathy Hobbs wants to put teachers in classrooms. Lake Curry has gone too far. Lake Curry is too far on abortion. If Lake Curry is governor, we can expect jobs to go. Businesses here does not come.”
“Kathy Hobbs gets the job done,” they conclude. “That’s why I’m voting for Katie Hobbs.”
Hobbs’ campaign did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
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