Jim Pederson and Eddie Basha Jr. — who died Tuesday — had a lot in common and a lot of common dealings.
Pederson, a shopping center developer and chairman of Phoenix-based Pederson Group Inc., has built numerous shopping centers across the Valley. Many of those centers were home to Bashas’ Supermarkets and other stores owned by the Basha family.
Pederson and Basha were also two of the state’s top Democrats.
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