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Hahn's Campaign Calls Pierce 'the Forrest Gump of Arizona Politics' [Updated]

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Gary Pierce | Photo via Arizona Corporation Commission
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Well, it seems Arizona power commissioner Gary Pierce is the new punching bag for politicians in the L.A vs. Arizona flame war. The latest is from the campaign of Lt. Governor candidate and L.A. City Councilmember Janice Hahn, who co-authored the city's boycott of Arizona. "Commissioner Gary Pierce is the Forrest Gump of Arizona politics. Nevermind that he is an extreme right-wing republican who supports a racist law in AZ that even the United Nations has condemned, he must now believe he can tell the Navajo Nation (a soveriegn state) what they can and can't do -- maybe he does since they have brown skin too," said Michael Trujillo, Hahn's Campaign Manager. "He also doesn't understand that the Colorado River water originates from the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and that the 'Law of the River' was signed nearly 100 years ago and is administered by the federal government."

Will Gavin chime in next?

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Update: Trujillo said the statement was his, not Hahn's. The post has been changed to reflect that.