A Democratic candidate for governor in Arizona is under fire for taking thousands of dollars from the owner of a website that is linked to child prostitution.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
Michael G. Lacey, who in 2012 sold his newspaper holdings and spun off the classified ad website Backpage.com into its own entity, has given $162,000 in contributions to a number of Democratic politicians at the state and federal levels since legal problems against the site began to mount, the Arizona Republic reported.
The publication missed one Democratic politician in the state who received funds from Lacey as he began to ramp up his political contributions: David Garcia, who is currently challenging Republican Gov. Doug Ducey.
When Garcia ran for state superintendent of public infrastructure in 2014, Lacey gave his campaign $2,000 in donations. Lacey did not contribute to any other state-level candidate that year other than Garcia. Rather, he donated to a Democratic group in Sedona, Arizona and Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego.
The controversy surrounding Backpage.com boiled over after Arizona State University partnered with the Phoenix Police Department and found that nearly 80 percent of the advertisements posted on the adult services section of the site involved prostitution. The study discovered more than 900 ads for prostitution in Phoenix alone that included ads for girls who were underage.
There is so much corruption within the Democratic party!
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