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Phone logs connect Corp. Commissioner to campaigns, ‘dark money’ and APS

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Stump repeatedly communicated with the executive director of a “dark money” group that spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to help elect the candidates he backed, while also keeping regular contact with those candidates, their campaign manager, and a senior executive of the state’s largest utility, Arizona Public Service.

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May 20, 2015, 12:07 pm
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The headline would also be accurate stating “Corp. Commissioner Using Various Media to Connect with Constituents and Stakeholders”. It’s probably not a bad idea to get a look at the content in the logs but in genteral communication with those affected by your decisions is a good thing.

May 20, 2015, 1:10 pm
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@Kyle V.

Stump’s free to release the actual contents of the text messages ó which are public records under Arizona law.

May 21, 2015, 5:58 am
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what planet do you live on Kyle…this man has a definite conflict of interest and I don’t see him getting into contact with myself who as a low income citizen of this state is affected by Mr Stump’s decisions also

May 21, 2015, 9:03 am
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I’m not saying he’s innocent but we complain about people in political office not being in tune with constituents and now that one of his constituents is contacting him and he’s responding you assume that the content of those messages are malevolent. Is is suspicious yes, but there is a chance he is being a good representative.

Cactus Dave said:

I donít see him getting into contact with myself who as a low income citizen of this state is affected by Mr Stumpís decisions also

Have you tried contacting Mr. Stump concerning a policy issue he’s responsible for? If not it’d be interesting to see if/how he responds.

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