by David Safier
Terri Proud and/or her handlers want Terri to be a player -- something like LD-26's Frank Antenori, I guess. But in the process, she keeps on turning out howlers. The Republic's AZ Fact Check looked at one of her latest assertions and said -- rather politely, I think -- her statement is "incorrect."
"The IRC is costing our citizens almost $10 million when we can really least afford it."
According to the Republic,
To date, the current redistricting commission has been authorized to spend $3.5 million.
To bend over backwards to be fair, the Republic acknowledged that, over its ten year existence, the previous redistricting commission spent almost $10 million. I expect Proud to come back with that figure, but the fact is, her statement says "is costing," not "will possibly cost over the next decade." Those Proud pants of hers are definitely on fire.