The first hint should have been seeing Mark Stegeman with a smiling Michael Hicks on the front page of stegeman4tusd.com.
Of course, the 4tusd variant of anti-MAS group tu4sd was a hint also…
But the following reveals the right-wing anti-MAS group that is pushing Mark Stegeman for re-election.
Note the Tagline Media Group.
You may remember Tagline Media in the news lately after the Rio Nuevo ouster of Bain and Grinnell.
Maybe it’s also coincidence that two people protesting the loudest over the ouster of Bain and Grinnell have direct connections to an outfit named TagLine Media, which the board hired to do its public relations. Loretta Hunnicutt, who runs a website named the Arizona Daily Independent, works at TagLine and state Sen. Frank Antenori, R-Tucson, has paid TagLine nearly $100,000 for work on his campaigns.
via Inside Tucson Business.
Frank Antenori, the Senate sponsor of the bill to kill Mexican American Studies, hired Loretta Hunnicutt who founded the anti-MAS group TU4SD, and who you can always see in pictures with Tom Horne whenever he would bash MAS…
Author of the AZ Daily Independent, both Hunnicutts, husband and wife, with Republicans Tom Horne… Gabby Mercer… Margaret Dugan and their assault on TUSD-MAS.
… and this is the group promoting Mark Stegeman that is the same as the one that promoted Michael Hicks for TUSD school board.
And yes, in case you are wondering, this is the same Tagline that built hicksis4kids.com, so no wonder Hicks and Stegeman appear smiling together on the front page.
Mark Stegeman has also been seen at fundraisers for TU4SD board member Gabby Mercer, the pro-SB1070 and pro-HB2281 Republican candidate running against Raul Grijalva, father of fellow board member Adelita Grijalva.
One wonders how some Tucson Progressives writing for the BlogForArizona can still blindly support such a right-winged backed Democrat such as Mark Stegeman?
Maybe they will join Hicks and Stegeman and soon change their name to Blog4AZ…