A couple of days ago, one of my ultra-secret sources calls me up to tell me that a PAC was being formed by Tim Bee’s campaign, the Pima County Republican Party, the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee. The committee is called the Tim Bee Arizona Trust, and is a “Joint Fund Raiser” committee. The caller told me, “This usually happens just before a big player comes to town. It’ll be George Bush.”
I didn’t post anything. As much as I’d like to pretend this was news judgement, it was mostly laziness. Sorry to disappoint y’all.
The fundraiser has been announced. It will be at a private home in the foothills on July 18th. Have you ever noticed that when these high ranking Republicans grace our presence here in Baja Arizona, they never actually come into the city? They have their shindigs up in the foothills, usually in a gated community or a country club, then hop back into their limos and get onto the freeway back to the airport as soon as possible. Heaven forbid these guys meet actual Tucsonans.
Still, this will mean Bush has been here more than our own senior senator.
I have to give an ounce of credit to Pat Buchanan. When he came down during his 1996 race, not only did he make it into Tucson, he actually visited the South Side.