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The Business Of Politics, And The Politics Of Business

Last week, Discount Tire got some attention for its visual support of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s re-election campaign.

Several Valley stores posted his signs and that led to calls for a boycott against the company.

So, what are the considerations for a business that wants to express its political views?

Graham Wilson, a political science professor at Boston University helps answer that question.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.