As reported by California Watch, he's Robert Graham, who heads the little-known Americans for Responsible Leadership, a nonprofit that contributed $11 million to opponents of Proposition 30, Gov. Brown's effort to raise taxes, and Proposition 32, which would ban the use of payroll-deducted dues for political purposes. He calls labor unions "the parasite that is killing our jobs." (The creepy video warns folks in Arizona not to be like California.) Two other Arizonans are linked to the group, though political analyst Michael O'Neil says "the real question is where do they get their money from."
Americans for Responsible Leadership has also injected money into two of Arizona's ballot measures this year. It gave $500,000 to oppose a 1-cent sales tax for education funding. And it spent $75,000 to oppose a measure that would create an open primary system where voters could vote for candidates of any party and the top two vote-getters would advance to the general election. California has a similar top-two system that voters approved in 2010. "Outside special interest groups are trying to take away our freedoms," Graham said in a video opposing the top-two initiative. "Do you want California politics in Arizona? ... I don't want Arizona to have to deal with the same mess California is in."