After former AZ GOP chair, Robert Graham, left the Republican Party in financial shambles Jonathan Lines was handed control. In office less than three months, Republican grassroots are calling for a recall of Lines as AZGOP chair.
According to sources, Lines was unsuccessful in drawing barely a quorum to his AZGOP leadership meeting in Yuma this weekend due to the fact that many voting members would not, could not or did not take the grueling trip to the remote Yuma location.
Graham left the Party all but broke. Using the Party’s funds to promote his RNC chairmanship candidacy, rather than promoting candidates such as president Donald Trump, Graham left the State organization with a mere current balance in the Treasury of about $15,000.
Lines had served as Treasurer during Graham’s tenure.
Lines’ replacement, Bob Lettieri has not been allowed to look at the books. He did not attend Lines’ Saturday meeting. Despite this, Lines presented a budget that assumed future income in the amount of $1,000,000 and expenses at $750,000. The budget included $250,000, plus $25,000 for ‘costs’ for salaries for 4 paid employees, which averages to $62,500 per employee.
The day after, Republicans in Arizona received a message from a group identifying itself as the Trump Coalition. The group claims that the “grassroots will have enough votes to recall,” Lines.
Although he used considerable hard-to-come-by resources, Graham failed to be a serious contender for the RNC chairmanship. Graham’s failure to support the Party’s presidential candidate, and his aggressive campaign for himself, left Party leaders unimpressed. His continual jabs at RNC chair Reince Prebius, left Arizona in a precarious fundraising position.
The letter reads in part:
Continue reading at the link above.