Former Congressman Jim Kolbe has announced that he is endorsing Democratic Treasurer Candidate Andrei Cherny, and even going so far as to Chair Cherny's campaign.
Kolbe claims that he has never endorsed a Democrat before. Well not formally anyway. In a distinction that only a Congressman could make, Kolbe refused to endorse Graf and then showed up at Gifford's announcement to give her huge hug. Then he expressed his deep unhappiness with Tim Bee's stand for traditional marriage by disassociating himself with bee's campaign and then giving Gabby a huge hug...
Kolbe could at least plausibly argue that Bee and Graf were religious Conservatives and Gabby was a moderate, and the Party was moving away from its roots... Whatever.
But in the Treasurer race, Ducey is a traditional Republican and the race has no social implications. Cherny? Well, I've spoken with Cherny and he's part of the hard left...as in the progressive, Bush lied kids died, Daily Kos, Move On, Air America, Al Gore is a prophet left.
So, after a lifetime of living a lie, Kolbe is now in the open about his true party preference. He has stepped out of the closet and told the world that he is openly a Democrat. I'm sure he feels a great sense of relief.