Thursday, August 1, 2013

8-1-13 MCRC Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Briefs

Aug 1, 2013


·       The Luis Rodriguez (R) For Phoenix City Council District 8 Volunteers will man the phone banks between 4-6 pm, Aug 2 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3502 N. 24th St., Phx.  Please note the time change: the e previous announcement said 5:30-8:30 pm. RSVP Auggie:  Rodriguez is running against four liberals. Contact: 


·       Diciccio-Keogh-Parks-Square-Off-District 6  Numerous ugly hit pieces have been distributed against DiCiccio, the Republican incumbent the past few days.


·       Sal Diciccio Re-Election Neighborhood Walk - 8:30 am -11:30 am, Aug 3. Meet at the Peter Piper Pizza Parking Lot, 3945 E. Thomas Rd. Phx. Contact: Michael Ritchie at:  623.670.3938


·       Debbie Diciccio: Personal Attacks Against My Family Hit A New Low. When I saw the new mailer a few minutes ago, I was not only disgusted, but was saddened about the inaccurate, despicable attack against my husband Sal. What Karlene Keogh Parks sent to voters is a new low for politics. Sal has never done what Karlene is alleging. In fact, the person's boss, the Deputy City Manager, and the City Manager of Phoenix have all responded to the accusation and have found it to be false. See memo: click here. These personal attacks against my family are out of control and malicious. My husband is a good man and all he has tried to do is make our community a better place. No family deserves to be attacked this way. -- Debbie DiCiccio


·       Walking For Luis Rodriguez - 8:45 am, Aug 3. Meet at the Fry's Food parking lot at the NE corner of  Baseline/49th St.,  Phoenix (park at the SW corner of  the parking lot).  Walked: Elwood (LD 26) and Vineyard (LD 27) precincts.  RSVP to  Andrew Costanzo,  480 677-0697 or


·       Early Voting Ballots can be cast for Phoenix, Prescott, Surprise, Tucson and Yuma as of today.  If you have signed up for Permanent Early Voting Lists (PEVL), you should have your ballot or will be receiving in the mail within a few days.  Don’t forget to sign the envelope before you mail it in. The last day to request an early ballot from your County Elections Office is Friday, August 16.

·        Azvoterguide.Com, Center for Arizona Policy has voting information specific to your local city elections and where candidates running for office stand on the issues.


·       Nick Dranias Of The Goldwater Institute requests the groups hosting opposition to restructuring Arizona’s electricity market presentations give him equal time to give the other side of the issue.  moving-forward-road-map-choice-and-competition


·       Christine Bauserman, United Republican Alliance Of Principled Conservatives: Today Yavapai County had a strong showing of signatures making them the county with the biggest pile! We have added quite a few names to the "100 club" those PC's who have gathered 100 signatures to STOP the federal takeover of our state economy. Obamacare is a train wreck!  Get your petitions filled!   We have to stop Medicaid Expansion now - the Progressives never stop and this is just the first step. A great article of where this is going: We are stopping Obamacare by putting the Medicaid Expansion and its associated bed tax on the 2014 ballot. Christine Bauserman, Chairman URACP  520-235-2234



·       Volunteers Needed One Or Two Hours Shifts: To Gather URAPC Petitions signatures at two August gun shows. Volunteer contact: Linda Brickman at 602- 330-9422

o   Aug. 17/18: Mesa Gun Show  (table indoors). Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM; Sunday 9 AM – 3 PM  Auction Empire, 140N. Country Club Dr. Mesa, AZ  85201 COUPON:

o   Sept 7/8:  Phoenix Gun Show – Crossroads of the West Gun Show  (table outdoors). Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM; Sunday 9 AM – 4 PM, Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ  85007 COUPON:


·       Several  walks, meet and greets and special appearances are lined up for Tucson City Council Ward 3 Candidate Republican Ben Buehler-Garcia (R). Information: or 


·       Mike Polak (R) is a candidate for Tucson City Council Ward 5.  Mike Polak’s website here. Volunteers for Polak’s campaign can contact Jim Kelly at (520) 904-9120. ALL Tucson registered voters can vote for Polak, not just those in Ward 5. Tucson has city-wide elections.


·       With A Bus Operator Strike called for Valley Metro bus service in the East Valley, there are 18 of their 40 bus routes that have a Phoenix connection and would impact riders in the city.


·       Phx Councilman Michael Nowakowski is hosting a free movie “Disney’s OZ the Great and Powerful” at 6:30 pm, Aug. 3, in Reposo Park, 502 E. Alta Vista Road. movieinthepark


·       Check Out Bumble Bee Ranch Event coming up February 1, 2014 See "Road To Victory 2014."


·       Dorenda Coleman, Sustainability Manager for the Arizona National Guard, will receive the Department of Defense Sustainability Award in the Individual/Team category at an awards ceremony at 10 am, Aug. 2 at Papago Park Military Reservation in Phx.


·       The Pima County Republican Club luncheon meets at 11:30 am, Aug 6 at the Sabbar Shriner Temple, 450 S. Tucson Blvd. Tucson. Speakers are ALRA Member Pat Sexton and Kathy Straub PhD, Center for Plain Language. $11 lunch.


·       Senator Jeff Flake Is The Speaker Scheduled For The 5:30 Pm, Aug 15 at the Pima County Republican Women’s Club Dinner at the Tucson Country Club, 2950 N. Camino Principal. Dinner $27. RSVP to Lauren Blevins by 8/12 (520) 886-8232 or


·       URAPC Petition Gatherers Needed at Gilbert Library Monday-Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm, and from 10 am-5 pm on Friday/Saturday.  One or two hour shifts. Contact: Cindy Biggs at for scheduling. General information: URAPC.ORG.


·       Phoenix Voters May Cast An Early Ballot for the Phoenix City Council Elections during business hours at Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St., 15th floor, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Thursday, Aug. 1, through Friday, Aug. 23. Information:


·       The LD21 Movers and Shakers will meet from 9-11 am, Aug 3 at the Plaza DelRio Community Center, 13215 N. 94th Dr, Peoria. The August panel consists of Arizona Chamber of Commerce CEO Glenn Hamer, AZ Americans for Prosperty Director Tom Jenney, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and AZ Latino Republican Association president Rey Torres.  Tickets: $10 each at


·       Congressman Matt Salmon Urges President To Approve Keystone Pipeline.  Today Salmon said:  “It has been over 1700 days since the application for the Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada was submitted to the State Department. This persistent delay is costing us an opportunity for American jobs and Western Hemisphere energy independence. Even today, TransCanada announced a new pipeline to the eastern coast that will allow Canadian oil to be shipped overseas – bypassing American refineries and workers. It is way past due for the President and his State Department to do what is right for the American people and approve the Keystone Pipeline.”

Earlier this year, Rep. Salmon penned this op-ed in Investor’s Business Daily calling

on the President to approve a variety of energy measures, including the Keystone Pipeline and Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement with Mexico. A link to the article can be found here.

Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. He is also a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

·       In An Effort To Bring AccountabilityTo Capitol Hill, Reps. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) and Reps. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) today introduced a constitutional amendment prohibiting Congress from making any law that exempts Members of Congress from its operation. The 28th Amendment will ensure that our nation's lawmakers and politicians live within the same parameters that they set on the American people.

“A government of the people, by the people, for the people should live under the same rules it passes for the people. It’s that simple,” said Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05). “That is why this amendment is necessary. How can the American people trust Congress to fix a broken Washington when they don’t even live under the same rules? Washington should live by the same rules as every family and business, and I encourage all Americans to join us in moving this legislation forward.”

The Washington Times published an Op-Ed authored by Reps. DeSantis and Salmon on Thursday, August 1st which can be viewed by clicking here.


·       On The 65th Anniversary Of The Founding Of Israel And The 90th Birthday Of Israeli President Shimon Peres, Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ), Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Congressman Joe Kennedy (D-MA), today introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to honor President Peres with a Congressional Gold Medal.  The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian award in the United States. It is awarded to individuals, organizations, or events that have made a tremendous contribution to the history and culture of our country.

"President Shimon Peres has embodied a commitment to the mutual values shared by the United States and Israel -- values that include the preservation of life, faith, family, and freedom,” said Congressman Franks.  “As a figure instrumental in deepening US-Israeli relations, Peres' lifelong dedication to these foundational principles, as well as his steadfast dedication to making the world a safer place from the sort of hateful ideologies that lead to terrorism, more than warrants his receiving a Congressional Gold Medal."

This Congressional Gold Medal would be the first awarded to a sitting President of Israel. To read a copy of the resolution, please click here.   Ben Carnes, 202-225-4576 (Franks)


·       About the Congressional Gold Medal  Since the American Revolution, Congress has commissioned gold medals as its highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions. Each medal honors a particular individual, institution, or event. Although the first recipients included citizens who participated in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Mexican War, Congress broadened the scope of the medal to include actors, authors, entertainers, musicians, pioneers in aeronautics and space, explorers, lifesavers, notables in science and medicine, athletes, humanitarians, public servants, and foreign recipients.



·        Brewer Is Interested In Greeting President During His Tuesday Visit

·        Strike To Halt SE Valley Buses

·        City Council Race Gets Ugly As Signs Get Vandalized

·        City Council Candidate's Controversial Campaign Signs Turn Heads

·        AG Horne Warns Against Medical Alert Scams

·        Flake Tops The Hill's "50 Most Beautiful People" List

·        McCain-Vs-Cruz-Which-Message-Will-Resonate

·        Video: Rino McCain Is Obama’s New Best Friend Forever!

·        McCain: Hillary Clinton V. Rand Paul Would Be 'Tough Choice' In 2016

·        Drool-Bucket-Alert: Chuck-Schumer-Really-Hearts-John-McCain

·        McCain-Without-Immigration-Reform-GOP-Cannot-Win-A-National-Election

·        McCain-Graham-Heading-To-Egypt-At-Presidents-Request

·        Reminder: How Mexico Treats Illegal Aliens

·        McCain At AFL-CIO Immigration Forum 

·        Obama-Is-At-Two-Dozen-Scandals-And-Counting

·        Obama-To-Discuss-Homeownership-Tuesday-In-Phoenix

·        US-House-Oks-Bill-Lowering-Student-Loans-Some-Worry-About-Long-Term-Impact

·        Maricopa-County-Reduced-Budget-By-89-Million

·        Replacement-Picked-State-Senate-Seat

·        Bus Operator, Union Workers Return To Negotiating Table Tonight

·        Early Voting Has Started Luis Rodriguez (R) - Phx City Council District 8!

·        Judge-Dismisses-Students-Lawsuit-Against-Regents

·        Arizona-Court-Law-Allows-Suits-Against-Hospitals

·        Commentary: Integrated-Care-Is-Happening-For-Maricopa-County-Mentally-Ill

·        Fact-Check-Nukes-Obama-Keystone-Jobs-Claim

·        Florida-Lawmakers-Stand-By-Stand-Your-Ground-Law

·        DHS-Loses-Track-Of-1-Million-Foreigners  Thanks To Janet Napolitano

·        Progressive Activists To Disrupt GOP Townhalls In August

·        Tucson Multi-Cultural Curriculum  Link To The Tucson School Website Detailing Both Mexican-American And African-American Studies And History Programs To Be Added To The 11th Grade Curriculum.  

·        Obama Adviser: Reform Would Be Economic Boon For Arizona

·        Congressional Recess Could Be Make-Or-Break For Immigration Legislation

·        Phoenix City Manager Leaving For Calif. Job

·        County Investigating Mysterious W. Valley Bacteria

·        Robb: No Better Option To Navajo Power Deal

·        Phoenix Firefighters File Lawsuit Over Denied Worker's Comp Claims

·        $30 Million Paradise Valley Home Listing Most Expensive In Arizona History

·        Gasoline-Prices-In-Arizona-At-$3.54-Per-Gallon

·        At-Least-13-Apply-For-Polygamous-Board-Of-Trustees

·        Making The Grade: AIMS Test Results Show Arizona Schools Improving  



·        Senator-McCain-Goes-Into.Meeting With Obama -- To Applause

·        A Phony President

·        No Wal-Mart In D.C.

·        113th Congress The Leader's Daily Schedule - 8/1/13

·        ICYMI American Freedom By Barbara July 16 T0 July 31 2013

·        TX-Senator-Ted-Cruz-GOP-Terrified-Of.Fighting To Defund Obamacare


·        McCain May Support “Rock Star” Hillary In 2016

·        Unprincipled McCain Admits Amnesty Deception To Unionists


·        CD-09: Andrew Walter’s Foreclosure Shows His True Colors

GILBERT WATCH  See daily updates

·       "You do not have to be scared (of Obama) as president of the United States." John McCain

·       John McCain Applauded by Democrat Caucus.  At what point do we Republicans in Arizona eject John McCain from the Republican Party? Not only does he NOT represent the people who voted for him, neither does he represent our principles and platform. He is a LIABILITY to us. How can we recruit new voters to our party with this guy as a role model?

·       John McCain calls Democrat Hillary Clinton a "Rock Star."  Remember when John McCain called Rand Paul and Ted Cruz “wacko birds”?  For the record, Hillary Clinton isn’t just a Democrat, she’s a Leftist.  See Who is the Leftist?  Who is the Liberal?  Rand Paul is a Republican who stands up for Republican Principles and the Republican Platform.

·       Reminder: How Mexico Treats Illegal Aliens

·       John McCain: The CollaboratorSeeing Red Arizona recently posted Unprincipled McCain Admits Deception to Unionists, proving once again what we all know. 

·        Unprincipled McCain Admits Deception to Unionists


·        Now That's An Honest Sign.


·        John-McCain-Deciding-Who-To-Vote-For-Between-Hillary-And-Rand-Paul-A-Tough-Choice

·        Drool-Bucket-Alert-Chuck-Schumer-Really-Hearts-John-McCain

·        Michelle Malkin's Must-See Takedown Of ‘Race Charlatan' Al Sharpton: He ‘Has Blood On His Hands'

·        How-Mexico-Treats-Illegal-Aliens



·        Issa-Subpoenas-State-Department-For-Benghazi-Documents

·        Is Benghazi Still A Phony Scandal?

·        Formation-Of-Citizens-Commission-On-Benghazi-Announced-At-Washington-Press-Conference

·        Dozens-Of-Cia-Operatives-On-The-Ground-During-Benghazi-Attack

·       Lawmakers Demand Action On Benghazi From New Fbi Director

·        If CNN Can Interview Suspect In Benghazi Attack, Why Can't FBI?

·        Stand-Down-Orders   Former Ambassador: Benghazi “Stand Down” Order Came From Obama



·        GOP Report: Holder Misled Congress

·        Holder Will “Transcend Partisanship” By Undermining Supreme Court



·        Gun Seizures Trigger Fear Of Massive Police Power

·        Armed-Agents-Kill-Harmless-Baby-Deer-In-Raid

·        Piers Morgan Clashes With Pro-Gun Advocate Who Helped Raise $12K+ To Get Zimmerman Gun, Security

·        School District Takes Advantage Of Little-Known Law And Arms 20 Teachers With Guns

·        Colorado's Strict Gun Laws Results In Record Number Conceal Carry Permits

·        Government Inability Helps The Second Amendment In Cook County Illinois



·        Diplomat: Obama-Approved-Intelligence-Leaks-On-Israeli-Air-Strikes-In-Syria

·        Report: Lewinsky Sex Tape To Clinton Surfaces

·        Why-Cover-Scandals-When-There-Are-Cattle-Mutilations-Going-On

·        Hacker Forces Colin Powell To Deny Affair   Ex-Secretary Of State Told Foreign Diplomat To Delete Her E-Mails



·        NSA Reportedly Tracks All Web Data

·        Army Bans Soldiers From Reading About Nsa

·        The Why Question - Why The National-Security Right Is Gradually Losing The NSA Debate

·        Senators Angry Over Timing Of NSA Releases



·         Is The Obama Administration Stonewalling On IRS Scandal?

·        IRS Employees Just Say ‘No!' To Obamacare

·        House-Committee-Leaders-Accuse-IRS-Of-Colluding-With-FEC-Against-Conservative-Groups

·        IRS Stonewalling Targeting Probe?



·        Impeachment-All-You-Need-To-Know-And-You-Do-Need-To-Know-It-Publius-Huldah


·        Video: Flashback: Dr.Keyes Discusses Obama’s Conn. #Ssn



·        Ugh-John-McCain-Not-Sure-Who-Id-Support-In-Hillary-Clinton-Versus-Rand-Paul-Race

·        Report-Lewinsky-Sex-Tape-To-Clinton-Surfaces

·        Hillary-Clinton-Really-Angry-That-Huma-Is-So-Much-Like-Her

·        Billary-Mad   Bill And Hillary 'Mad As Hell'

·        Leave-Americans-To-Die-Get-American-Patriot-Award-Alrighty-Then

·        The-Explosive-Secret-Huma-Is-Hiding-Media-Ignore-Radical-Ties-Of-Wife-Standing-By-Her-Man



·        McCain: Hillary Clinton V. Rand Paul Would Be 'Tough Choice' In 2016

·        Tea-Party-Pacs-Have-Raised-More-Money-Than-Karl-Rove-In-2013

·        Democrat Switches Parties To Challenge Incumbent

·        no Beer Summit: Christie Turns Down Paul’s Peace Offering

·        Rand Paul Invites Gov. Christie For Beer



·        Congressional Recess Could Be Make-Or-Break For Immigration Legislation

·        Horrible Crimes Committed By Illegal Immigrants

·        Homeland Security Loses Track Of 1 Million Aliens

·        Reid-Refuses-To-Send-Immigration-Bill-To-House

·        Mexican-Cartels-Recruiting-Hit-Men-From-Ranks-Us-Military

·        Immigration Protests Snarl Traffic, Lead To Arrests

·        McCain-Without-Immigration-Reform-GOP-Cannot-Win-A-National-Election

·        M3 Report   Updated Daily    Caution: Graphic Photos  

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Azborderdefenders  - Hidden Cameras  

·   law enforcement: illegal human and drug traffic.



·        Muslims Get Preferential Treatment

·        Why Won't The Media Cover Huma Abedin's Ties To Global Jihad Movement?

·        Fort-Collins-Mormon-Catholic-Churches-On-Guard-After-Threats

·        How Long Will Muslim Brotherhood Force Huma Abedin To Stay Married To Anthony Weiner?



·        Must-See: Michelle Malkin's Takedown Of Al Sharpton

·        Video: Sharpton Prematurely Celebrates Rumored Limbaugh/Hannity Shake-Up

·        Jesse-Jackson-Refuses-To-Apologize: FLA-Governor-Shuts-Him-Out



·        Vet-Fights-To-Fly-American-Marine-Corps-Flags



·        Hispanic Win: ‘California Can Be Republican Again’

·        Tea-Party-Pacs-Have-Raised-More-Money-Than-Karl-Rove-In-2013

·        Cruz ‘Perplexed’ By Gop Attacks On Him

·         Must Watch: Limbaugh: 'The Republican Leadership Isn't Conservative' And 'Capitulates' To Obama (Interview With Greta)

·        The-7-Most-Dysfunctional-State-Parties

·        Testy-Meeting-Among-Senate-GOP-On-Nuclear-Option-Deal



·        Armed-Agents-Kill-Harmless-Baby-Deer-In-Raid

·        Cops-Sued-For-Invading-Home-Assaulting-Resident



·        Bloomberg’s Sugary Drinks Ban Ruled Unconstitutional



·        Reid-Refuses-To-Send-Immigration-Bill-To-House

·        Sequester Will Stay Until Obama Offers Smarter Cuts, Boehner Says

·        Desantis And Salmon: Striking-A-Blow-Against-Washingtons-Ruling-Class-Mentality An Amendment Forcing Congress To Abide By The Laws It Imposes On Others

·        Nancy Pelosi: Obama Among The Most ‘Non-Partisan’ Presidents   House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi May Have Finally Fallen Completely Off Her Rocker Tuesday As She Commended The President And Her Fellow Democrats In Congress For Propelling The Left Into A “Bipartisan, Cooperative Alternative” Party.

·        Why Is Washington Talking About A Government Shutdown?

·        If The Majority Of The American People Are Against Obamacare, Why Are The Republicans So Afraid To Oppose It?

·        US Lawmakers Fume Over Russia Granting Asylum To Snowden

·        Reps Who Voted Against Amash Got Millions In Defense Industry Donations

·        Ayotte: Shutting-Down-Government-Wont-De-Fund-Obamacare

·        The-7-Most-Dysfunctional-State-Parties



·        West-Virginia-Airs-Coal-Concerns-With-Epa-Chief



·        Sequester Will Stay Until Obama Offers Smarter Cuts, Boehner Says




·        Fact-Check-Nukes-Obama-Keystone-Jobs-Claim



·        Reporter Issued 3 Free ‘Obamaphones’

·        Hawaii Lawmakers Want To Buy Homeless One-Way Tickets Off Island



·        Big-California-Corporations-Parking-262-Billion-Offshore

·        Graph-Calls-The-Entire-Economic-Recovery-Into-Question



·        Army Bans Soldiers From Reading About NSA

·        Hagel: Cuts Could Force Navy To Sideline 3 Aircraft Carriers



·        If The Majority Of The American People Are Against Obamacare, Why Are The Republicans So Afraid To Oppose It?

·        Tea-Party-Asks-Its-Grass-Roots-To-Help-Kill-Obamacare

·        Video: Obamacare Supporters Sign Petition For “Mandatory Euthanasia” Of Seniors

·        The_Employer_Mandate_Delay:_A_Path_To_Single-Payer By Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD

·        Mike Rogers:  Obamacare Exposed

·        IRS Employees Just Say ‘No!' To Obamacare

·        Governor Sarah Palin On Defunding Obamacare: If You're Gonna Go Down, Go Down Swinging

·        How Obamacare Neglects The Poor  Obama's Speeches Focused On The Middle Class. But The Neediest Could Also Use Some Help—Namely, Opportunity.

·        Obamacare Sickens Even Union Workers And Big Labor Bosses.

·        Howard Dean Admits Palin Was Right All Along About Obamacare



·        NEA-Union-Membership-Plummets



·        School Defends Textbook Calling Muhammad “God’s Messenger”

·        Florida Education Chief Tony Bennett Resigns Over How A C Became An A

·        High School Text Book Literally Re-Writes History



·        Common Core, State Standards: You're Letting Globalists Brainwash Your Kids

·        A Moore Teacher Retires Becaue Of Common Core

·        Common Core State Standars: What Do They Mean To You?



·        Homeland Security Loses Track Of 1 Million Aliens

·        DHS-Says-It-Is-Illegal-To-Freely-Play-Music-In-The-United-States



·        Obama-Is-At-Two-Dozen-Scandals-And-Counting

·        Defunding: Framers' Remedy For Presidential Lawlessness

·        White-House-Paints-Picture-Of-Biden-Out-To-Pasture

·        Some Us-Embassies To Close Sunday Over Security

·        The Obama-Soros Coup

·        I Have A Few Questions, Mr. Obama . . .

·        Obama's Creeping Authoritarianism   Imposed Law Replaces Checks And Balances.

·        The-Greatest-Phony-Americas-Ever-Known   Ted Nugent Notes Stark Irony Of Obama Using P-Word To Describe Scandals