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AID FOR ME, BUT NOT FOR THEE: AZ Republicans Criticize Pandemic Aid While Personally Collecting It

Candidates Eli Crane and Juan Ciscomani took thousands in pandemic relief funds

Today, an investigation from the American Independent revealed Republican candidates in Arizona personally benefited from thousands in forgivable loans under the Paycheck Protection Program, despite their vocal criticism of federal aid.

Eli Crane, running in AZ-02, raged against the December 2020 COVID relief packagewriting, “27 Trillion in debt. This is the type of wreckless [sic] behavior that got us here in the first place […] Best part is, who do you think pays for this in the end?” But just months prior, Bottle Breacher — a business Crane and his wife started and own — took a nearly $70,000 PPP loan.

In AZ-06, Juan Ciscomani lamented that “Washington keeps printing more money and making things worse,” but Two Worlds Branding — a business started by Ciscomani and his wife — took a $2,117 PPP loan in May 2020.

DCCC Spokesperson Monica Robinson
“Arizona Republicans like Eli Crane and Juan Ciscomani want to deny the American people the same aid they happily took for themselves. The GOP’s hypocritical agenda of ‘Aid for me, but not for thee’ is politics at its worst, and Arizonans deserve better.”


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