On Thursday, Arizona Democratic governor candidate Katie Hobbs is holding a meet and meet alongside ex- Obama Administration Attorney General Eric Holder in Phoenix.
The “African Americans for Katie Hobbs” meet and greet event will be held in the downtown area of Phoenix at 1:00 p.m.
Holder has not been held accountable regarding his role in the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Fast and Furious scandal that resulted in thousands of weapons traveling across the border to Mexico during his time of service. A few firearms were used in December 2010 by a Mexican rip crew to kill border patrol agent Brian Terry.
The visit of Holder is just a day after former President Obama stumped for Hobbs and Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) who is in a battle with republican opponent Blake Masters.
A Phillips Academy poll released Tuesday revealed that Hobbs, the secretary of state, is trailing the state's Republican candidate, Kari Lake, by over ten points. Lake had 53 percent of likely support from voters and Hobbs received 42 percent. In reality, 11 of the most recent 13 polls on FiveThirtyEight's site have indicated Lake was ahead. The two other polls have both candidates tied.
They were polling with less of a margin at the beginning of October. Hobbs's decline has been marked by her refusal to engage in a debate, which is not helping her. Her decision has been criticized by both Democrats and Republicans, and Lake has accused her of being a “coward.”
Additionally, Hobbs has drawn scrutiny due to an ex-colleague at the Arizona State Senate, a black woman identified as Talonya Adams, successfully sued the legislature for discrimination based on race and gender. She blamed Hobbs. Adams received $2.75 million, but the law of the state limited it to $300,000. Between attorney fees and the payment, which was delivered on September 1, the lawsuit has been a burden on Arizona taxpayers of 758,806 dollars.
Then, in April, as many as 6000 Arizona voters were given ballots that were incorrect and only listed federal races, under Hobbs's supervision because of a “voter registration error,” according to the Associated Press. Hobbs said that the mistake was fixed and voters will soon receive complete ballots.