Tuesday, January 1, 2013

1-1-13 MCRC Briefs


Jan. 1, 2013

·        Deficit-Fiscal-Cliff-Bill-Actually-Spends-$330-Billion More    Kyl & McCain voted ‘yea’ on this Senate bill, according to AZ NRC Bruce Ash. See vote count:   roll_call_vote

·        House passes Senate bill halting massive tax hikes and delaying spending cuts, sending bill to Obama for signature  

·        Tonight (Jan 1, 2013) Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ), Voted Against H.R. 8, the “Fiscal Cliff” bill. He released the following statement after the vote: “Sadly, a new year brings more of the same.  Only in Washington would a bill that spends more, taxes more, and creates more debt, without addressing our out-of-control spending be called a ‘balanced approach.’ Further, this is not a compromise and it certainly does nothing to address our entitlement crisis or the $16 trillion in debt that continues to grow every day. Any fix to our economic woes will be nothing more than window dressing until we address our spending problem. However bleak this fiscal cliff ‘solution’ may look, I am only more determined to continue to do what Arizonans sent me to Washington to do—fight to reduce the size and cost of government. Our fight is just beginning.”

·        Pima-County-Smoking-Ban

·        Top Gov't 'Busts' Of 2012

·        Editor’s Note: To maintain neutrality, Briefs does not post endorsements for competitive GOP candidates. Hard news/events announcements/calendar items are posted. Campaign literature/rhetoric is not considered ‘hard news.’

·        LD25 Will Meet At 6:30 Pm, Jan 2 instead of Jan 9 as posted in the Briefs/Calendar over a week ago. Contact: Chairman Paul Whetten

·        Volunteers Are Needed To Packet Stuff At 7 Pm, Jan. 3 during the MCRC EGC meeting.  Respond to Dan Grimm    Cell: 480-570-8570

·        LD4 will not be meeting on Jan 10, according to Chairman Rhonda King. Meeting date and location tbs.  Contact:  Chr Rhonda King

·        More Volunteer PCS Are Needed For Credentialing  And Proxy verification for the Jan. 5 Maricopa County Statutory meeting. Contact: Dan Grimm    Cell: 480-570-8570

·        Training For Credentialing And Proxy Verification For The Upcoming MCRC Statutory meeting is scheduled at 10 am, Jan. 5 at AZ GOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., Phx. Please bring your laptops so the appropriate software can be loaded for you. Contact: Dan Grimm    Cell: 480-570-8570

·       Volunteers are needed for poll attendants, security, parking, set up and tear down for the Jan. 12 MCRC Mandatory meeting. Contact: Dan Grimm    Cell: 480-570-8570.

·        The Arizona Republican Party Is Seeking Applications To All Qualified Republican Party State Committeemen for the offices of:
State Party Chairman
State Party Treasure
State Party Secretary
Congressional District  Members At Large (3 per Congressional District)
All offices are a two year term. 
Nomination forms must be submitted to John Duane Rhodes (Chairman of the Nominations committee ) and copied to Teresa Martinez at AZGOP no later than 5 pm, Jan 4 to be considered. Once your applications has been received you will be issued an email of receipt.   Contacts:  Chairman Rhodes , Teresa Martinez 

·       Parralee Schneider And April Riggins Are The Co-Chairs Of The AZGOP Awards Selection Committee for the January banquet. Executive Committee members can nominate an outstanding State Committeeman/Woman or District/Club for any of the following awards. Nominations should be sent to Schneider at or contact her at 520-749-0312. Riggins: Aprilariggins@Gmail.ComThe Deadline for submissions of your award nomination is 7 pm, Jan 11, 2013. Please remember that only State Committeemen are eligible to receive these awards; outstanding Precinct Committeeman are recognized by their respective County and Legislative Districts.
ü  Award Categories:
ü  Most Outstanding Party Worker in State
ü  Most Outstanding Party Worker in County
ü  Most Outstanding party Worker in District
ü  Most Outstanding County
ü  Most Outstanding District
ü  Most Outstanding County Chair
ü  Most Outstanding District Chair
ü  Rookie of the year
ü  Best Republican Club or Organization

·     The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8 am, Jan 5 in the Quail Room of the SCW Fundation Building, 14465 RHJohnson Blvd., SCW. $2 donation to cover room expense. Speaker: A.J. LaFaro, candidate for Maricopa Republican Committee Chairman and his “Conservative Grassroots Team.”  Contact First Vice Chair Jan Martinson

·     Julie And Dwayne Farnsworth Are Hosting A “Meet & Greet” For Team Lafaro, candidates for Maricopa County Republican Committee officers, at 4 pm, Jan. 5 at 525 E. Palo Verde St., Gilbert.  Guests are asked to use the sidewalk to the left to enter the backyard and the Rec Room. Hosted By:Andy & Cindy Biggs,  Dwayne & Julie Farnsworth, John Fillmore,  Lina Hatch, Randy Hatch, Pat O’Malley, Mickie Niland,  Barb Yates, Jerry Clingman,  Annette Freeman, Courtney & DeEtte Snell,  P. J. O’Malley, Thomas & Anita Christy,  Merrianne Geisdorf, Sandi Bartlett,  Angi Stamm, Jason Mick,  Daryl Colvin and Tauni Orton. Contact: Mickie Niland, Chairman LD12 Republicans, 480-726-0543,

·     Former Sen. Russell Pearce has confirmed That He Is Not Running For AZGOP Chairman. Political rumors that AZGOP Vice Chairman Pearce plans to oppose candidate Robert Graham, via a nomination from floor, are inaccurate.

·     Reports that LD23 Chairman Doug Little Is Gearing Up To Run For AZGOP Chairmanship will be addressed after New Year’s, according to Little.

·        A Group Of Conservative Activists Interested In Arizona’s Public School Education will conduct a Education Forum with Supt of Public Instruction John Huppenthal from 6-9 pm, Jan 8 at the Arizona Dept of Education, 1535 W. Jefferson, Rm 409, Phx. Contact phone:  Joan Campbell 602-542-5423.  Topics include
ü  A proposed resolution regarding teaching the true history of the US in public schools.
ü  The origin of “Common Core,” – implementation of uniformity throughout the State.
ü  The origin of school curriculum in relationship to local school board input.
ü  School funding.

·        The Official Call Letter For The Jan 12 Maricopa County Republican Statutory Meeting for elected Precinct Committeemen (PC) has been sent out. Registrations open at 7:30 am with (1) proxy verification and (2) credentials at the Church for the Nations, 6225 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012.  See map link:  for driving instructions.  Identification is required. Voter registrations cards are also required for non-precinct committeemen proxy holders.  If a PC cannot attend, their proxy can be carried by a registered Republican within that PCs precinct.  Any PC who does not receive a call letter, including an agenda, the proposed bylaws changed, proposed resolutions, campus drawing and copy of the acceptable proxy for the Jan. 12, should contact Dan Grimm at   Cell: 480-570-8570.

·        MCRC Officer Candidates are:
o   Chairman – Lisa Gray and A.J. LaFaro
o   First Vice Chairman – Paul Brierley and April Riggins
o   Second Vice Chairman – Jose Borrajero and Rene Lopez
o   Treasurer – Walter Dudley and David Ludwig
o   Colleen Lombard and Jeni White

·        Editor’s Note: To maintain neutrality, Briefs is NOT posting endorsements for GOP candidates running for county office in the January 2013 race. 

·        Meet A.J. LaFaro’s team at

·        Meet Lisa Gray’s team at

·        Jan 12 – MARICOPA COUNTY REPUBLICAN STATUTORY MEETING. 7:30 am registrations open. Hope to finish by noon. Church for the Nations, 6225 N. Central Ave., Phx. (N. of Bethany Home Road). Congressman David Schweikert will provide coffee. AZ TARS will be selling donuts and fruit out. No food allowed inside the building – only water. Full details will be in the Call Letters sent to the Precinct Committeemen 10 days prior to the meeting.

·        Jan 25 - AZGOP CHAIRMAN’S AWARD DINNER. 6 pm. Check in. 6:30 pm dinner. – Mountain Preserve Reception Center, 1431 E Dunlap Avenue, Phx. $50 per person. $90 per couple. Online tickets:  or mail a check to AZ GOP, 3501 N. 24th Street, Phoenix AZ  85016  Attn:  Lori Contact: 602-957-7770

·        Jan 26 - The AZGOP STATUTORY MEETING. Registration opens at 8 am. Mtg at 9 am. Church of the Nations, 6225 N. Central Ave., Phx.  Call letters will be sent out to State Committeemen 10 days prior to the meeting.

·        The AZGOP Chairman’s Banquet Awards Committee co-chairmen are Paralee Schneider (Pima County) ( and April Riggins (Maricopa County) ( Others members include: J.P. Melchionne (Yuma County), Pat Oldroyd (Maricopa County), Gail Griffin (Cochise County) and Barbara Medal (Maricopa County)

·        Keith Alexander (Graham County)- chair (
Is Chairman Of The Resolutions Committee For The AZGOP State Convention
in January. The other committee members are: Deborrah Miller (Maricopa County),
Timothy Lee (Pinal County) and Dan Shultz (Maricopa County).

·        The AZ GOP Nomination Committee For The January Meeting consists of: (former Graham County Chr  John Rhodes ( and committee members Phil Mason (Maricopa County), Harold Hough (Pima County), Joe Abate (Maricopa County), A.J. LaFaro (Maricopa County) and
Shiree Verdone (Maricopa County). Nominating forms can also be obtained from Teresa Martinez at
·        Must See:  Warnings Not To Use 'E15' Gas In Your Car
·        The Next Phx District 1 Community Breakfast is scheduled at 7:30 am, Jan 25 at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant, 702 W. Deer Valley Road. Breakfast:  $4.39, not including tax or gratuity.  District 1 office will pay for your drink. 
·        Christmas Trees Can Be Dropped Off For Recycling at any of the participating Phoenix parks through Jan. 5.  Participating parks: Visit 
·        Reservations Are Due By 5 Pm, Jan 4 For The Jan 9 Arrowhead Federation of Women’s Republican Club luncheon featuring Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at the Briarwood Country Club, 135th Ave/Meeker, Sun City West. $20 per person. Reservations required. No jeans allowed. RSVP:
·        The Dedication Of Arizona State Day In Recognition Of Henry Wickenburg – Founder Of The Vulture Mine And Acknowledgement Of LD22 Sen. Judy Burges, Former LD4 Sen. Jack Harper And Wittman PC And Current LD 13 Second Vice Chairman Ernie Mccollum Is Scheduled At 2 Pm, Jan. 27 In The Wickenburg Quality Inn In Wickenburg.  The Trio Is Being Honored For Legislation Recognizing The “First Saturday Of January Of Every Year” As Arizona State Day For Henry Wickenburg – The Founder Of The Famed Vulture Mine – A Gold Mine To The South Of Wickenburg, Dinner And Historical Entertainment At The Wickenburg Quality Inn, 2 Pm, $16 Per Person.RSVP/Reservations: Paula Hartwell 928-684-9018.
·        The Secretary Of State's Office Need To Hear From Everyone Who Witnessed Voter Fraud And Other Egregious Acts On November 6, 2012. If you have information of any type of fraud taking place during the Nov 6 elections, please contact:  Matthew Roberts, Director of Communications, Office of Arizona Secretary of State office, 1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, Arizona 85007 (602) 542-4285 - (o)  (602) 540-3521 - (c).
·        The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office Is Making Presentations On Voter Fraud, including mob behavior, protests, or violence. To view the Power Point presentation go to:
·        Youcut   Tell Majority Leaders What You Want Cut From The National Budget
·     Saturday’s’Voice Of Veterans” Radio shows are now available in the Archive Section of Vern Bagley, Executive Director
·        Senate-GOP-Rolls-Over-On-No-Tax  Pledge
·        Conservatives Must Not Seek Low Info Voters
·        This Is Quite A Story About ‘’Another Generation’’ Which Will Be Missed For All Time, and the term ‘’till death do us part’’ is not always applicable. What a gentle soul.    WWII Widow
·        Special Forces:   Obama Betrayed Our Hero's In Benghazi
·        Vets Die Waiting For Obama VA Action   Rees Lloyd
·        Sign The Petition To Demand An Independent Investigation  End The Benghazi Smoke Screen, Hold Senior Officials Accountable
·        First Plane Out Of Benghazi
·         M3 Report     Updated Daily    Caution: Graphic Photos  
·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily
·   Border News Watch: links to sites on matters of law enforcement for illegal human and drug traffic.
·        Open-Letter-To-Joe-Biden-On-Guns   Ted Nugent
·        Must See  Gun Control Kills -- Innocents Betrayed
·        The Irony Of 48 Million Americans On Food Stamps: Frosty Wooldridge
·        Obama: I-Cut-Spending-Last-Year-By-1-Trillion   Wink, Wink!
·        The_Gloater_In_Chief
Frosty Taylor, Editor

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