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An example of how CCA promotes its agenda and parlays its political connections can be seen in states such as Arizona, which recently passed the nation’s toughest immigration-enforcement law.

In January, the same month Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce introduced SB1070, CCA hired HighGround, a powerful lobbying firm in Phoenix, according to lobby disclosure forms filed with the Arizona secretary of state.

HighGround’s owner, J. Charles “Chuck” Coughlin, is Arizona’s Gov. Jan Brewer’s campaign manager and one of her closest advisers.


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Brewer’s current spokesperson, Paul Senseman, previously worked at Policy Development Group, another influential lobbying firm in Phoenix, as a lobbyist for CCA. His wife, Kathryn Senseman, is still employed by Policy Development Group and counts CCA as one of her lobbying clients.

Former Arizona Democratic Sen. Dennis DeConcini—who, during his 18-year tenure in Congress, served on the judiciary and appropriations committees—is also a CCA board member.

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