Former state representative and now Republican candidate for the Arizona Corporation Commission Barry Wong is making illegal immigration the focus of his campaign. Problem is that what he wants to do is probably illegal and the not the purview of the ACC.
Wong wants to force the state’s power companies and utilities to check the immigration status of customers and turn off service to illegals. Wong might have had a chance at winning a seat on the commission—until he announced this asinine plan. His campaign could be over before Arizona’s primary elections in August.
Campaign grandstanding on an issue popular with the state’s voters with an idiotic suggestion distracts from the seriousness of the problem, gives ammunition to SB 1070 opponents, and makes voters doubtful about Wrong Wong’s suitability for elected office.