Here’s the full list of secret donors to Katie Hobbs’s inauguration — or, is it?

PHOENIX — Democratic Governor Katie Hobbs’s team recently released a report to two local journalists allegedly itemizing all of the contributions to one of the Democrat’s inaugural funds, but questions remain about whether it is, indeed, the full list.

Hobbs has been under scrutiny for weeks after refusing to disclose the funding behind the dark-money apparatus that secretly paid for her inaugural events, despite acknowledging that she personally “signed off” on the apparatus.

After mounting criticism — several local journalists expressed concern earlier this month that special-interest groups were “buying influence with the governor,” and Republican Senator T.J. Shope confirmed that state lawmakers may “look into” what occurred — Hobbs’s team released a report that alleges to disclose the details.

A table containing the itemized expenses and contributions can be found by clicking the “Continue reading →” line.

But where did the report come from? And are the records comprehensive?

Capitol Media Services reporter Howie Fischer first reported the topline fundraising numbers (and several examples of contributors and affiliated dollar amounts) last week, with Arizona Republic reporter Stacey Barchenger first publishing the full list soon after.

Fischer’s article states that the records were “obtained by Capitol Media Services” but does not specify the origin of the list; it does, however, quote a prepared statement from Hobbs campaign manager Nicole DeMont. On the other hand, Barchenger’s article specifies that the list was “released by the campaign,” as opposed to the Governor’s Office, and quoted two Hobbs campaign representatives.

It’s also worth noting that the two-column table itemizing the contributions and expenses in the Arizona Republic article cites the “Katie Hobbs Inaugural Fund.”

As revealed in early January, the “Katie Hobbs Inaugural Fund” is only one of two 501(c)(4)s incorporated by the Democrat’s team around the inauguration. It appears that contributions to (and expenses by) the second entity, “An Arizona for Everyone,” were not included in the Hobbs report.

Here are the individual expenses and contributions reported by the Arizona Republic, according to the summary that it received from Hobbs:

Vendor NameExpense Amount
Black Lanyard 100 Pack Bulk$30
Indigenous Enterprise$10,000
Jack Dalten Creative$1,925
Mariachi Pasion$3,000
PRO EMOperations LLC$34,991
Reveille Men’s Chorus$3,000
RoseMark Production LLC$149,096
Source: Stacey Barchenger, “Hobbs Reveals Donations To Inauguration; APS ‘Pleased’ To Give $250K For Celebration At Capitol,” Arizona Republic, 1/17/23

Contributor NameContribution Amount
Arizona Public Service Co.$250,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield$100,000
Realtors Issues Mobalization Committee$100,000
Sunshine Residential Homes Inc.$100,000
Greater Phoenix Leadership$50,000
William Perry$50,000
Union Pacific Corporation Fund for Effective Government$26,450
Arizona Dispensary Association$25,000
Cheryl Najafi$25,000
CVS Health$25,000
Donalyn Mikles$25,000
Health System Alliance of Arizona$25,000
Honeywell International PAC$25,000
Mohit Asnani$25,000
NAPHCARE Arizona LLC$25,000
Salt River Project$25,000
Southwest Mountain States/Regional Council of Carpenters$25,000
Taylor Morrison Inc.$25,000
Tohono O’Odham Nation$25,000
Environmental Defense Fund$17,500
Arizona Rock Products Association$15,000
Acadia Healthcare Company Inc FedPAC$10,000
Altria Client Services LLC$10,000
Arizona Association Community Managers$10,000
Arizona Chapter of NAIOP Inc.$10,000
AZAHP Inc.$10,000
Client Network Services$10,000
Community Health Systems Inc.$10,000
CRNAS of Arizona PAC$10,000
Dairymen for Arizona$10,000
Education Choices For Arizona$10,000
Enterprise Holdings Inc. PAC$10,000
Global External$10,000
Hensley Beverage Company$10,000
Home Builders Association of Central Arizona$10,000
John W. Graham$10,000
Nestor Guzman$10,000
Painters Allied Trades District Council 36$10,000
Pam Grissom$10,000
Reginald M. Ballantyne III$10,000
Rock Holdings Inc.$10,000
Suns Legacy Partners LLC$10,000
The Coyotes$10,000
The Gowan Company LLC$10,000
Tucson Electric$10,000
Valley Partnership$10,000
Wells Fargo & Company$10,000
Western Alliance Bank$10,000
Arizona AT&T Employees PAC$5,000
Arizona Food Marketing Alliance$5,000
Arizona Governmental Affairs$5,000
Arizona Indian Gaming Association$5,000
Arizona Trucking Association$5,000
Associated Highway Patrolmen of Arizona PAC$5,000
Bijan Ansari$5,000
Bobette Gorden$5,000
Bowlin Travel Centres Inc.$5,000
Christine E. Augustine$5,000
Click Automotive$5,000
Coalition for the Enhancement of Pre-Hospital Care$5,000
Comcast Corporation$5,000
Community Medical Services$5,000
Daryl Kling$5,000
Elevation Health Services LLC$5,000
Gary Willman$5,000
Go West CU Association$5,000
Gonzalo De La Melena$5,000
Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Association$5,000
Horizon Strategies LLC$5,000
Husch Blackwell Strategies$5,000
Ivory Price$5,000
Jane Dowling$5,000
Jonathan Keyser$5,000
JV Farms Inc.$5,000
Karen Gresham$5,000
Keith Beauchamp$5,000
Kutak Rock LLP PAC$5,000
Local First Arizona Foundation$5,000
Lockheed Martin Employee PAC$5,000
M. Quinn Delaney$5,000
McKone Strategies$5,000
Michael Racy$5,000
National Credit Alliance$5,000
Republic Services$5,000
Richard K. Parrott$5,000
Russell Smoldon$5,000
Sharon Harper$5,000
Shawn Pearson$5,000
Sheila Kloefkorn$5,000
Summit Consulting Group Inc.$5,000
Tenet Healthcare Corporation$5,000
Todd Pearson$5,000
Victor Smith$5,000
Vimo Inc.$5,000
Cecil Patterson$3,000
Irrigation Electrical$2,500
National Audubon Society Action Fund$2,500
Suma Hodge$2,500
Tanae Morrison$2,500
Tania Torres$2,500
Arthur Pelberg$1,000
Aveda Institute Tucson$1,000
Jason Barraza$1,000
Michael Trauscht$1,000
OneMain General Services Corp$1,000
Oportun Inc.$1,000
The Studio Academy of Beauty$1,000
Jack Henness$500
Lisa Urias$500
Matthew Benson$500
Robyn Debell$250
Kathleen Hager$50
Jeff Einbinder$25
Mischelle McMillan$25
Robert Frampton$25
Walter Johnson$25
Michael Johnson$10
Source: Stacey Barchenger, “Hobbs Reveals Donations To Inauguration; APS ‘Pleased’ To Give $250K For Celebration At Capitol,” Arizona Republic, 1/17/23

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