This is a great news item:
The guy who led the anti-immigration forces in the Arizona legislature - - he's the Senate president - - is getting recalled.
And he's got other problems, too.
Pearce has been a lightning rod of controversy over the past couple of years. He was the primary force behind Senate Bill 1070, Arizona's tough anti-immigration law. He also unsuccessfully pushed several additional immigration measures this year, including a bill to change how children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants are granted citizenship.
In addition to his controversial political stances, he also has come under fire for his involvement in the Fiesta Bowl scandal.
Pearce is one of 31 state politicians ensnared in the controversy.
According to documents released last month by the bowl, Pearce stayed at luxury hotels and took family members with him on bowl-sponsored trips from 2002 to 2009. In total, the bowl said it spent more on Pearce than any other individual lawmaker: $39,347. Pearce has repaid the bowl $1,417.