Supporters work to get him on ballot for Senate
Expelled senator Don Shooter says he’s willing to serve again, but only if a some Yuma Republicans can gather enough petitions for the disgraced politician to qualify for the ballot, reports Ben Giles at Arizona Capitol Times.
Shooter was voted out of the Legislature in February after a House investigation found he serially sexually harassed colleagues and lobbyists.
The petitions would be due May 30.
Shooter previously cclaimed not to care whether they accomplish their goal. But when they offered to gather signatures for him, Shooter said he told them, “If you get the petitions, I guess I’ll run… If people want me to work and serve, I’ll go.”
Asked earlier this month if he’d run for office again following his historic expulsion from the Arizona House of Representatives, former legislator Don Shooter said, “Hell no.”
If he qualifies, Shooter would be a candidate for the district’s state Senate seat, which he held from 2013 to 2017 before serving in the House.
“I’m a Kentucky hillbilly. I have never suffered from ambition. I haven’t,” Shooter told Capitol Times. “But I’m willing to serve, if people want me to, because I think I was a decent legislator.”
Besides, he quipped, “I got nothing to lose. What are you going to do, fire me? You’re going to kill me twice?”