Thursday, January 23, 2014

1-22-14 MCRC Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Chairman: AJ LaFaro

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser

Jan 22, 2014

·       Frank Riggs Files for Arizona Governor’s Race   Former California Republican Congressman says his experience in Washington trumps anything offered by any of the others in the race.


·       The Gila County Republican Committee Censures Sen John McCain: Chairman Gary Morris reports a majority vote in favor of  a censure resolution on Sen. John McCain. Gila joins  Maricopa, Mohave, Cochise And Apache County Republican Committees with resolutions to censure Sen. McCain.  See more Gila County Resolution below:


Gila County Republican Party Censures Senator John McCain


When candidates for office campaign as Republicans, the electorate expects them to commit themselves to Republican principles when in office, and further;

ü  Senator McCain was, at one time early in his career, a staunch Republican and committed to serving the interest of his Arizona constituency, and further;

ü  Senator McCain’s recent legislative performance demonstrates a drift to left of center in favor of Democrat philosophies, and further;

ü  Senator McCain has demonstrated greater interest in, and has repeatedly demonstrated support of Democrat interests, and less support of Republican interests, and

ü  Whereas Senator McCain has amassed a long record of drafting, co-sponsoring and voting for legislation best associated with liberal Democrat interests, such as amnesty, funding for Obama Care, raising the debt ceiling, and continues to support liberal judicial nominees, while avoiding any defense of the liberal assaults on the Constitution and the second amendment, and

ü  Whereas Senator McCain’s record of failing to support Republican principles and much of his sponsored legislation has been harmful to the citizens of Arizona and the United States; and,

ü  Whereas Senator McCain has campaigned as a conservative and made promises during his re-election campaigns, such as the needed and welcomed promise to secure our borders and finish the border fence, he has repeatedly failed to aggressively pursue or support those promises; and

ü  Whereas Senator McCain has abandoned the core values of Arizona Republicans and has been eerily weak or silent in opposing Democrat legislation, and the miss-management of the U.S. Senate Democrats; and

ü  Whereas Senator McCain has repeatedly and publicly severely criticized, or reprimanded, fellow conservative Republicans in Congress and his own party, therefore;

ü  Be it hereby resolved that the Gila County Republican Party leadership censures Sen. McCain for his continued disservice to the Republican party, the citizens of our state and nation, and;

ü  Be it further resolved that until the Senator consistently champions Republican principles and our party's platform and values, we, the Gila County Republican Party in Arizona will no longer support, campaign for or endorse John McCain as our U.S. senator. – Gila County Republican Chairman Gary Morris


·       ATTN State Committeemen: If you have NOT received your official Call Letter Click Here for the link to the Official Call Letter (& Proxies)


·       ATTN PCs - Volunteers Needed: Republican Precinct Committeemen Or State Committee Are Needed To Collect Signatures Of Co-sponsors For The “Resolution To Censure Sen. John McCain” petition prior to the opening of the Arizona GOP State Mandatory meeting scheduled at 9 am, Jan 25 at the at Grace Community Church, 1200 E Southern Ave, Tempe, 85282.  To comply with the AZ GOP Bylaws at least 20% of the delegates (in person) representing at least four counties must sign the (resolution) petition for it to be presented from the floor for a vote of the assembled delegates. The resolution will be presented by LD30 Chairman Timothy Schwartz who authored the original resolution that passed overwhelmingly by the Maricopa County Republican precinct committeemen at their Jan 11 mandatory meeting. Apache, Mohave, Cochise and Gila GOP PCs have passed similar resolutions.

Volunteers are asked to meet at 6:30 am, (prior to the start of credentialing) in the guest parking area near the Connection Center/Lamb Chapel along the north wall of the church parking lot for material distribution and instructions.  Please bring a clipboard and pens. Early morning lighting may be limited, so a clip-on lamp or a flashlight for your clipboard may also be a good idea. Volunteers should contact MCRC EGC Member-at-Large Andrew Costanzo at  as soon as possible.


·       Goggle “McCain Censured” To View 10 Pages Of Posts On Maricopa County Republican Committee PCs Censure Resolution That Passed Jan 11 In Phoenix.


·       Immediate Past AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey has filed candidacy papers for the LD18 senate seat occupied by Senate Majority leader John McComish. Morrissey chaired the AZGOP in 2011 and 2012.


·       Former-California-Congressman-Frank-Riggs-To-Run-For-Arizona-Governor  Frank Riggs, a former Republican congressman from northern California, is going to try his hand at running for elected office in Arizona with a campaign for governor. Riggs, 63, said he planned to file paperwork for an exploratory committee on Wednesday afternoon.


·       Congressman Trent Franks Spoke In London this past weekend at the Electric Infrastructure Security Summit, alongside a number of other leaders, including Members of Parliament, and leaders in a variety of different industries. He was able to discuss two of pieces of legislation that seek to protect our electric grid -- the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act (CIPA) and the Secure High-voltage Infrastructure for Electricity from Lethal Damage Act (SHIELD) from both naturally occurring and manmade electromagnetic pulses (like those coming from either a solar flare or an EMP weapon employed by the likes of Iran or North Korea).


·       Pima County Republican Women will hold their January dinner meeting at 5:30 pm, Jan 23 in the Piano Lounge at McMahon's Steakhouse, 2959 N. Swan at Ft Lowell Road. Speakers: Sen Michele Reagan and CD2 candidate Martha McSally. RSVP: Lauren at 520-886-8232 or by Jan 20.


·       Congressman Paul Gosar’s 6 pm, Jan 23 Yuma Town Halls is scheduled at the Arizona Western College, South Wing 3C Building, Schoening Conference Center, 2020 S. Ave. 8 E., Yuma.  Contact: Penny Pew (

·       Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is holding a networking meeting and phone bank training session for veterans, patriots, and concerned Americans at 5:30 pm, Jan 23 at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale. Food and drinks will be provided. RSVP to or Dan Caldwell at 602 909 6248.

·       Congressman David Schweikert’s “Arizona District 6 Coffee Cup Club” breakfast buffet featuring Phx City Councilman Jim Waring, will meet at 8:30 am, Jan 24 at Chaparral Suites, 5001 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. $50 admission. $250 to co-host. RSVP to Allison Mary or 480-628-2763.

·       ATTN State Committeemen: If you have NOT received your official Call Letter Click Here for the link to the Official Call Letter (& Proxies)


·       The AZGOP Chairman’s Awards Dinner, six announced gubernatorial candidates is scheduled at 6 pm, Jan 24 at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 N.44th St., Phx.  $40 per person, $300 table. RSVP: Jennifer Bontrager or call 602-957-7770 or purchase tickets online at

·       Help Is Needed For the Early Morning Set Up for the  Jan 25 AZGOP Mandatory meeting. Set up starts at 4 am at the at Grace Community Church, 1200 E Southern Ave, Tempe, 85282. Volunteers should contact: Laddie Shane

·       Volunteers Are Also Needed at 6:30 am for:

ü  Credentials - Help County and LD check-in.

ü  Information desk - Help people as they arrive.

ü  Managing voting machines -  Checking the credential badge.

ü  Ushers -  Organized lines to voting machines

ü  various jobs

All volunteers need to be in the church lobby by 6:30am. Contact  Laddie Shane or Diane Ortiz-Parsons


·       The AZGOP Nominating Committee, chaired by Laddie Shane, has declared these 10 interested nominees qualified as candidates for the Jan 25 AZGOP officers election :

ü  First Vice-Chairman –Russell Pearce, Maricopa County

ü  Second Vice-Chairman – Parralee Schneider, Pima County

ü  Third Vice – Chairman – Christopher Campbell, Maricopa County and Diane Ortiz-Parsons, Maricopa County

ü  Assistant Secretary – Deborah Miller, Maricopa County

ü  Assistant Treasurer -  Robert Lettieri,  Maricopa County and John Stevens, Yavapai County

ü  Sergeant-at-Arms – Alberto Gutier, Maricopa County and Andrew Costanzo, Maricopa County

ü  Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms – Sue Goodchild, Yavapai County (not Maricopa as listed on the call letter).


·       Vera Anderson Has Announced That The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots will hold their Feb 18 meeting at the North Gate Church, 34835 N. 7th St., Phx, in conjunction the a presentation by international know writer/blogger Travor Loudon of New Zealnad.  The meeting begins at 6:30 pm.


·       The Feb 1 “Road To Victory”  Candidate Roundup day is scheduled from 9:30 am to 4 pm ($30 ticket includes lunch) and a 6-9 pm “Steaks & Stetsons” VIP reception/dinner – at Ft. McDowell Adventures, 14803 No Hiawatha Hood Road,  Ft McDowell. For candidate tables, reservations & pricing call Lori Urbin 480-221-9633 or Nina Marlowe 480-707-9043. Tickets: Day cblroundup  Evening  steaksandstetsons 


·       The Feb 8 Paradise Republican Women will hear gubernational candidate Frank Riggs (former Calif  Congressman) , Secretary of State candidate Justin Pierce, ASU professor/author Don Critchlow,  Treasurer candidate Martin Sepulveda and AZ Corporation Commission candidate Bonnie Katz at their 11 a luncheon at the Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 Gainey Club Dr., Scottsdale. $28 for lunch. Paid reservations required in advance or send check to Linda Brickman,19425 N. 36th Way, Phoenix, AZ   85050


·       International Speaker/Author Trevor Loudon will address “The Enemies Within” during his Feb 17-23 tour of Arizona:

ü  Feb 17 – Red Mountain Patriots, Faith Mountain High School, Mesa

ü  Feb 18 – Tea Parties of America, North Gate Church, 34985 N. 75th St., Phx.

ü  Feb 19 – Immaculate Heart High School, 625 E McGee, Oro Valley

ü  Feb 20 – Tea Party Scottsdale, Chaparral Suites, 5001 N. Scottsdale Rd.

ü  Feb 21/22 – Western Conservative Conference, Phx Convention Cntr

Contact: Brad Zinn    602-841-6507


·       The Republican National Committee (RNC) Annual Winter Meeting Is being conducted in Washington, DC This Week.



·        Arpaio Considering Run For Governora

·        Arizona Capitol Times Governor's Race Poll

·        Pinal-Republican-History-Lesson-Given-Lean-Times-Were-Long

·        Didn’t We Know It? Unemployment Rate 37.2% – Makes Total Sense

·        As-Election-Cycle-Begins-For-2014

·        Backyard-Chicken, -Legal-Rooster-Banned-In-Mesa: Az-Lawmakers-Bill

·        Nancy Pelosi: ''Waiting Hours Longer In The Emergency Room Will Allow You To Make New Friends!''  (Never Mind That You Are Suffering!)

·        Since When Is It A Crime To Hang Out With A Republican?

·        Debate Raging Over Frat Behavior

·        Flu-In-Arizona-Elevated-To-Widespread

·        Latest-AZ-Abuse-Report-Update-Shows-6551-Assigned

·        AG-Horne-Seeks-Settlement-In-Campaign-Finance-Case

·        ICE-To-Limit-Use-Of-Shackles-At-Immigration-Court

·        Homeland Security Secretary Mum On Border Use-Of Force Policies  Secretary Jeh Johnson Previously Stated Release Of Policies Vital To Department Accountability.

·        Legislature Questions Brewer's Budget Director

·        FBI Investigating Arizona Pension Trust

·        Debt Collections By U.S. Attorney Down 40%

·        Arizona Not Adding More Medical Marijuana Uses

·        Bill To Expand Religious Protections Advances

·        Arizona's New Booster Seat Law Explained

·        Arizona Not Adding More Medical-Pot Uses

·        Scottsdale Airport Looks At Plans For Stronger Runway

·        Fed Ban On Drones Doesn’t Stop Photography

·        Long Walk To Voting Rights For Navajos

·        105 Arrested For Fraud When Tempe Police Break Major Bad-Check Ring

·        Homeland Security Secretary To Visit Border

·        McCain Mum On County GOP ‘Censure’

·        Sheriff Arpaio Raises $3.5 Million In Contributions

·        DHS Secretary Mum On Use-Of Force Policies

·        Taxpayers Held Hostage To Private Prison Industry   Montini

·        First Amendment Debate Raging Over ASU Fraternity's Behavior

·        2 Analysts Question Yarnell Fire Reports

·        McCain-Calls-Obama-Worse-Than-Carter



·        Arizona-Another-Candidate-To-Throw-Hat In Gov Race

·        Wil-Cardon-Candidate-For-Az-Secretary

·        Report-Details-Released-That-Entire.Healthcare  Industry At Risk

·        Blue-Diamond-29.6-Carats-Found-In-South


·        The “Choice” Is Death: The Disgrace Of Roe V. Wade

·        Dem Swagger Embodies Intolerance, Unipartisanship

·        Achieving Conservative Goals Requires Fundamental Change


·        Join Mark Brnovich & Andrew Walter On January 29th


·        Obama-Strategy-Welfare   Obama May Want His Policies To Fail

·        Col. Allen West: Obama And Holder Are Racist


·        Black Students Hold College Hostage, Issue Absurd Demands

·        1 In 5 U.S. Families Now Receive Food Stamps

·        Obama Outdoes Himself In Fawning Abortion Statement

·        Which Prominent Leftist Wants Obama Impeached?

·        Obama Birth Certificate: Loretta Fuddy’s Brother Questions Autopsy Results

·        Rogue Agency Seizes Control Of The Internet

·        Muslims Gang Rape Elderly American Woman In Colorado

·        Obama Just Made Free Speech A Felony…

·        Obama On Cusp Of Economic Breakthrough? Ugh!

·        The “Skewing” Of Obamacare Numbers

·        “Chickens Attacking Children”

·        Is Civil War Brewing In Mexico?

·        Shocking! Dan Rather Stands Up For Fox News!

·        Abortion Supporters Declare War On Freedom Of Speech

·        ASU Fraternity Suspended For Distastefully Mocking Mlk

·        Trayvon’s Mom: “Don’t Think For One Second Racial Profiling Doesn’t Happen”

·        Next Bailout: The Insurance Companies
Robots Set To Compensate For Shrinking Army

·        Snowden Handpicked Nsa Documents To Release

·        Senator: State Dept “Screwed Up” In Benghazi


·        How Medicare Will Squeeze You Out



·        Each of the announced GOP gubernatorial candidates will speak for five minutes during the annual Chairman’s Dinner scheduled at 6 pm, Sat., Jan 24 at the Phoenix Airport Mariott, 1101 N. 44th St., Phx.  They are Ken Bennett, Doug Ducey, Christine Jones, Al Melvin, John Molina, Scott Smith and Andrew Thomas.  An eighth candidate, former Calif Congressman Frank Riggs, announced his candidate for the Governor’s face this afternoon.  Contact: Tim Sifert  602-315-5590 or by noon on Fri, Jan 24.


·        Cuccinelli-To-Christie-Resign-As-RGA-Head

·        Florida Republican Gets Secret Service Visit After Calling For Obama To Be Hanged

·        At-Chilly-DC-March: Republicans-Pledge-Support-For-Antiabortion-Bills


·        Is Civil-War-Brewing-Mexico?

·        Intense Photos Of Mexican Vigilantes Battling A Drug Cartel For City Control

·        Edgar-Tamayo-Mexico's-Govt-Goes-To-Bat-For-Yet-Another-Illegal-Alien-Murderer

·        M3 Report     Updated Daily    Caution: Graphic Photos  

·        Az Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Azborderdefenders  - Hidden Cameras

·        Need2no.Us   Border News Watch: Links To Sites On Matters Of Law Enforcement For Illegal Human And Drug Traffic.


·        Missouri-Lawmakers-Weigh-Bill-Seeks-Nullify-Federal-Gun-Laws


·        Susan B. Anthony List President On First Amendment Case Before U.S. Supreme Court

·        Obama-Just-Made-Free-Speech-Felony


·        Snowden Denies Conspiring With Russians


·        Prominent-Lefitst-Wants-Obama-Impeached

·        Republican: Forget-Impeachment-Hang-Obama   'Execution Is The Appropriate Punishment For Traitors'

·        Liberal-Icon-Urges-Obama-Impeachment   'The Most Destructive, Dangerous President We've Ever Had'


·        Obama-Birth-Certificate: Loretta-Fuddys-Brother-Questions-Autopsy-Results


·        The Benghazi Transcripts: Top Defense Officials Briefed Obama On 'Attack,' Not Video Or Protest

·        Greta-Van-Susteren-Recounts-Administrations-Shocking-Attempt-To-Persuade-Her-To-Kill-Benghazi-Coverage

·        Benghazi: Senator Demands Answers About What Hillary Clinton Knew

·        Benghazi-Guards-Refused-To-Protect-Fleeing-Americans    Senate Report Provides New, Startling Details

·        Greta Van Susteren Discusses Findings In Benghazi Report


·        I Fought For You  Must See Video

·        Middle East Wall Memorial Private Memorial

·        New York Officials Move To Seize WWII Vet's Property - And With Taxpayer Dollars

·        Robots-Set-To Compensate-For Shrinking-Army

·        Obama Terminates Another 34 Nuclear Missile Air Force Officers

·        Col. Riley On Operation American Spring: 1.8 Million Patriots Already Onboard

·        Engineer Charged With Trying To Send Iran U.S. Fighter Jet Secrets

·        Pentagon-Havent-Completely-Ruled-Redeploying-US-Troops-Iraq

·        SEAL: Nobody Who Wears A Navy SEAL Trident Is A Fan Of Obama Or Hillary


·        Can-Anyone-Stop-Hillary?  Absolutely   The Former Secretary Of State May Still Be The Frontrunner For The Democratic Nomination, But She Hasn't Done Much To Help Her Cause Lately.

·        How Much Blame Hillary Clinton Gets For Benghazi

·        Benghazi: Senator Demands Answers About What Hillary Clinton Knew


·        Eric Holder Shakes Down ‘Racist’ Lenders To Tune Of $1 Billion


·        Muslims-Gang-Rape-Elderly-American-Woman-Colorado


·        Dr-Ben-Carson-Disavows-Efforts-Presidential-Draft

·        Tea-Party-Candidate-Joshua-Black-Calls-Obamas-Execution


·        Expanding The Racial Profiling Ban Is Surrendering To Islam

·        What Catholics Think Of Cuomo's Anti-Conservative Comments


·        Didn’t We Know It? Unemployment Rate 37.2% – Makes Total Sense

·        U.S. Ranks Behind Rwanda, Belarus, Azerbaijan In Ease Of Creating New Business, World Bank Says


·        The Lie Of Global Warming, Proof Of Communists Indoctrination


·        After-Enrolling-Obamacare-California-Woman-Cant-Find-Doctor

·        Target Dumps Part-Time Employees Into Obamacare

·        Nancy Pelosi: ''Waiting Hours Longer In The Emergency Room Will Allow You To Make New Friends!''

·        Federal Funding For Abortion 'Breaks Another Solemn Promise'

·        Aetna CEO: Only 11% Of Obamacare Signups Have Been Uninsured

·        Inside One Woman's Battle To Get Out Of Obamacare

·        Cancer Patient Loses Her Doctor And Has Treatment Delayed Due To Obamacare


·        Michelle-Obama-Praises-Politically-Savvy-Hanoi-Jane

·        As Pro-Lifers March On Washington, Obama Says Abortion Helps Women ‘Fulfill Their Dreams’

·        Florida Republican Gets Secret Service Visit After Calling For Obama To Be Hanged

·        John-Kerry-Interferes-In-Execution-Of-Illegal-Alien-Cop-Killer 

·        Ex-Secret Service Agent: Obama Uses Govt As 'Personal Weapon'

·        Obama-Executive-Order-Added-$10.2-Billion-Costs-Economy

·        Levin On Obama: 'I Wouldn't Let My Son Be An Ambassador Under You'

·        Greg Gutfeld: Obama's Failures Know No Pigment


·        Israel Claims It Foiled Al Qaeda Plot To Attack US Embassy

·        Krauthammer: Iran Deal A 'Catastrophe,' Netanyahu 'Has To Act'




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