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In reaction to these events, a boycott of Arizona was organized.A rift between the Governor and fellow Republicans in the Arizona Legislature developed after the Arizona Republic newspaper made accusations of questionable political appointments and cronyism, accusations that Mecham contended were false.In 1950, he left school 16 credit hours short of a degree to start Mecham Pontiac and Rambler in Ajo.Mecham relocated to Glendale in 1954 where he acquired and operated a Pontiac dealership until he sold it in March 1988.In his fifth try for governor, Mecham ran as a political outsider using his standard platform advocating political reform and tax relief.Mecham's opponent in the Republican primary, Burton Barr, had served as the Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives.
While supporters of the bill claimed it would prevent newspaper failures, Mecham opposed the bill claiming "The major reason that this bill has been presented is because of the power of the press over the decisions of voters at the polls, and the desire of politicians to court the favor of those who control these monopolistic presses." He also added that "the tools of monopoly are in the common advertising and the common circulation department." Mecham first sought elected office in 1952, while still living in Ajo, with an unsuccessful run for the Arizona House of Representatives.
One of his papers, the Evening American, was printed as a Phoenix daily with maximum circulation of 27,000 before becoming a weekly journal.
As a newspaper publisher trying to break into the Phoenix and Tucson markets, Mecham testified before the U. Senate Antitrust and Monopoly subcommittee on July 13, 1967.
Another staff member, Donna Carlson, reported that Mecham believed he had obtained office by divine right and was thus not overly concerned about the feelings of others.
Mecham enrolled at Arizona State College (now Arizona State University) in 1947 and majored in management and economics.