Saturday, January 25, 2014

1-24-14 MCRC Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Chairman: AJ LaFaro

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser

Jan 24, 2014


·       The Maricopa County Republican Committee has been joined by Apache, Cochise, Gila, Mohave and Santa Cruz County Committees in passing Resolutions Censuring Sen. John McCain. 


·       Resolutions Supporters Will Be Gathering Petition Signatures in the parking lot at the state GOP meeting site Saturday, Jan 25,  morning so they can bring the resolution to the floor during the  during the business meeting at Grace Community Church, 1200 E Southern Ave, Tempe, 85282.


·       GOP-Activists-Take McCain Censure Resolution To State Mtg   Sanchez/Nowicki


·       GOP-Group-Wants-State-Censuring-Of-Sen-McCain    AP


·       GOP-Activists-Introduce-Resolution-McCain-Censure  Chan 12


·       USATODAY: Arizona-GOP-Censure-McCain     Some Seek Resolution To Oppose His Pro-Liberal Stance On Key Issues.

  • ·       The AZGOP will elect several new officers during the Jan 25 state meeting.  Candidates for the open positions are:

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).

·       Barbara Espinosa’s Hair On Fire Posted A Report this evening that Shaun McClusky of Tucson will be running against Russell Pearce for the First Vice Chairmanship. Nominations can be made from the floor. shaun-mcclusky-vs-russell-pearce


·       Tonight’s Chairman’s Awards went to:

ü  Senator Barry Goldwater Award - Jim DeVere, Maricopa County

ü  Dodie Londen Award - Linda White, Pima County

ü  Lifetime Achievement Award - George Teegarden, Maricopa County

ü  Exceptional Dedication & Service to the GOP - Sue Goodchild, Yavapai County

ü  The Cutting Edge Award - Politics on the Rocks

ü  Outstanding Party Worker in County - Michelle Arnett, Mohave County

ü  Outstanding Party Worker in a Legislative District - Barbara Yates, LD 12

ü  Outstanding Party Worker in State - Karen Wall, Pinal County

ü  Outstanding County - Cochise County

ü  Outstanding Legislative District - LD 1

ü  Rookie of the Year 2014 - Ashley Pritchard, Pinal County

ü  Best Republican Club - Palo Verde Republican Club, Maricopa County.


·       This Weekend’s Guests On The Russell Pearce Show at 7 pm, Saturday, Jan 25  (KKNT960 The Patriot) are Tom Husband, chairman of the Arizona Taxpayer’s Action Committee, and Timothy Schwartz, author of the Censure Sen. John McCain Resolution that was overwhelmingly passed by the Maricopa County Republican Committee precinct committeeman during their Jan 11 meeting.  Apache, Cochise, Gila, Mohave and Santa Cruz Republican Committees have also passed similar resolution.  Call in 602-508-0960.


·       Congrats To Sen Kimberly Yee who is one of the five new “Rising Stars”  recognized at the Republican National Committee meeting in DC this week.  See


·       Activist Art Olivas Reports He Was Asked To Leave when he was photographing the NAIFA feasting legislators on the lawn of the Capitol building this week. Now, why would they not want their pictures taken?? 


·       Mary Hamway, Former Vice Mayor and Councilwoman for the Town of Paradise Valley, has announced her candidacy for the LD28 House seat. See her website:


·       The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will be hosting a Secretary of State Forum on Feb 6  and a Treasurer Candidate Forum on March 6 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4000 N. Central Ave., Phx. 5:30 pm social, 6:15 program. Dinner is $22. Contact Tina Shaw at


·       The Teenage Republicans Of  Arizona (TARS) Banquet is scheduled at 6:15 pm, April 5 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. Early bird registration: $55 per person, $100 per couple or $550 per table. Regular pricing:  $65 per person, $115 per couple and $650 per table.  Speakers will include AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham, Constitutional expert Shane Krauser, Katie Pavlich and others. RSVP to Chairman Lilia Dashevsky: 602-918-3411


·       LD11 House Candidate Bob Westerman has withdrawn from the House race.


·       CD1 Candidate Andy Tobin reports raising more than $232,000 during his first quarter of the campaign.  Contact: Craig Handzlik at 928-275-1417.


·       The Arrowhead Republican Women’s Dinner will feature speaker Shane Krauser, Constitutional expert, at 5 pm May 20 in the Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West. Krauser will address  “Our Constitution, Freedom and Liberty.” $40 per person, $70 per couple. Students (18 & under) $15.  RSVP by May 12 to Nancy Margaritas 623-322-0108 for tickets or information.


·       Down In Pima County, Pima County Chairman Carolyn Cox reports that Mike Polak And Malcolm Pavey have announced their candidacy for Sunnyside School Board in the May 20, 2014 recall election.

ü  Michael Hicks Is Running For Re-Election to the Tucson Unified School District Governing Board.

ü  Jim Brown Has Announced His Candidacy For the CD1 House race.

ü  Damien Kennedy Is Running For CD3 House.

ü  Shelly Kais is running for CD2 House: ShelleyKaisForCongress   520-250-8481.


·       Constitutional Expert Shane Krauser had a ‘standing room only’ crowd when he made his presentation to the Arizona Project 12 group in north Phoenix.  He’ll be back for another session at 6:30 pm, Feb 11.


·       Francine Romesburg Will Talk About the Grassroots Tea Party of Glendale at the Jan 27 meeting of Project 2012, 32nd St/Shea Blvd. Dave Romesburg will discuss the “Oathkeepers.”


·       Border Patrolman Glenn Spencer will  demonstrate his drone - the latest border technology -  during the Feb 1 ‘Road to Victory Candidate Round-Up’


·       Volunteers are needed to help Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) “Cut Debt, Not Vets” petition campaign that encourages Congress and the President to pass real fiscal reform and not spending deals that actually increase the size of government and cut veteran benefits (like the one recently passed by Congress and signed by the President). You can sign here:


·       A Fundraiser For Attorney General Candidate and former AZ Gaming Director Mark Brnovich and Congressional candidate and former NFL & ASU Quarterback Andrew Walter is scheduled at 5:30 pm, Jan 29 at the Arizona Country Club, 5668 E Orange Blossom Lane, Phoenix. RSVP to Amilyn Gordon at or 602-708-8980 or Jenna Brouk at or 480-226-7596


·       LD10 Is Hosting A Feb 1 Ronald Reagan Birthday Celebration Fundraiser at the Savory Opera House in Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road., Tucson.  The event includes  dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Doors open at 6 pm. Dinner at 7 pm. Cash Bar. Reservations required. RSVP deadline – Jan 28. $50 per person. $500 table for 10.

Contact Claudia White at 520-721-1141 or or


·       The JLBC Staff Reports Monthly To The Legislature on the status of General Fund revenue collections and other fiscal issues. This report can be found on the following link: Among the key points of the document:

1.     December General Fund revenues declined by (3.1)% from December 2012, due to lower than expected collections in the Individual and Corporate Income Tax categories.

2.     Corporate Income Tax revenues continued the poor performance seen so far this year – with December collections declining by (10.8)% and coming in at $(27.3) million below forecast. This marks the third month of significant double-digit declines in the Corporate Income Tax so far in FY 2014.

3.     Year-to-date, FY 2014 revenues are 3.2% above FY 2013 and are $10.4 million above the enacted forecast.

4.     The legislature has begun work on next year’s budget (2015) which begins 7/1/14. Our Joint Legislative Budget Committee has released its one-year and three-year baseline projections. The Baseline reflects a consensus economic forecast and statutory funding formula requirements. In summary:

Given forecasted FY 2015 General Fund revenues of $9.36 billion and spending of $9.04  billion, the budget has a projected FY 2015 balance of $327 million.

Under the 3-year budget projections, there would be an ending shortfall of $(17) million in FY 2016 and $(383) million in FY 2017.  - Senator John McComish,  Rep Bob Robson & Rep Jeff Dial


·       A New FOX News Poll Reveals That American aren’t exactly up in arms over the president’s preferred topic in this midterm election cycle. Only 13 percent said the government should act to promote economic fairness. Sixty-two percent said income disparities exist “because that’s just how the economy works.” While the president and some Democrats like to charge the rich are getting richer on the backs of the poor, 84 percent of those polled say that’s not so. Only 12 percent said inequality is the top economic issue facing the country. In the lead: Creating new jobs, the top concern of 40 percent of respondents. Seventy-four percent said they thought the country was still in a recession. [Obama’s overall job approval hovered at 42 percent. Approval of his performance on the economy was just 38 percent. His lowest marks came on addressing the federal deficit. Only 28 percent said he was doing a good job on overspending.]  Split decision - Fifty-five percent of respondents in the new poll said extending long-term jobless benefits could discourage the unemployed from looking for work. Sixty-six percent said benefits should last one year or less. Respondents do agree with the president’s calls to raise the $7.25 per hour federal minimum wage. Fifty-six percent share Obama’s view while 25 percent do not.  



·        Analysts Expect Brewer's Budget To Put Arizona $600 Million In The Red Over Next Three Years

·        Central Yavapai, Chino Fire Discuss Merger

·        Grijalva Unapologetic Over Missed Votes

·        GOP Wants To Redraw Congress Districts

·        Sheriff-Joe-Arpaio-Mulls-Run-Arizona-Governor

·        Brewer, Panel Release Conflicting Budgets

·        Bill Would Reopen Arizona Mining Museum

·        Rep. Paul Gosar Set To Kick Off Re-Election Bid

·        AZ Veteran, Lawmaker Push To Advance Benefit Process

·        No More Pre-Orders Of Girl Scout Cookies

·        Only-16-125-Members-Attended-Mlk-Party-That-Got-Chapter  Revoked At ASU

·        Inmates-Calls-MCSO-Bread-Water-Cruel-And-Unusual

·        Navajo-Panel-Votes-Against-Bill-To-Remove-Speaker

·        March-For-Life-Brings-Grassroots-Establishment-Together

·        State-Lawmaker-Looks-To-Make-Revenge-Porn-Illegal

·        West-Valley-Lawmaker-Proposes-Changes-To-Golf-Cart-Laws

·        Wounded-Vet-To-Get-New-Custom-Built-Home

·        24% Say Their Home Is Worth Less Than When They Bought It

·        Child-Services Head Criticizes Report Delay

·        Homeland Security Secretary Visits Arizona

·        2 Wildfire Experts Dispute Yarnell Hill Findings

·        FBI Investigating Arizona Pension Trust

·        Activists Pressure National Office Of ASU Frat

·        Arpaio's Bread And Water Is Media's Bread And Butter  Montini

·        ASU Should Make TKE Fiasco A Teachable Moment   Roberts

·        Latest Jail Punishment: Live On Bread, Water

·         Stanton Appeals To Political Parties To Hold 2016 Convention In Phoenix




·        Shaun-Mcclusky-Vs-Russell-Pearce-For.1st Vice Chair

·        113th-Congress-Schedule-For-Week

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

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


·        GOP Constructs Its Own Irrelevancy

·        Target Credit Card Fraud Leads To Mexico

·        Republican Frank Riggs Enters AZ Governor’s Race


·        Daniel Garza: Obamacare Insults Hispanics


·        Breaking News: Metro Phoenix Is A Great Place

·        They Are Laughing At You.


·        Gila County Republican Party Censures Senator John Mccain


·        Lincoln’s Warning About Presidential Despotism Is Applicable To Our Current President!



·        RNC-Tightens-2016-Primary-Calendar-Rules

·        Scott: GOP-Must-Embrace-People-To-Win-Elections

·        PJ O'rourke: Republicans Lost Their Chance To Repeal Obamacare   'Creating A Whole New Category Of Entitlements Was Really A Disastrous Thing To Do'

·        10 Famous Black Republicans   From Zora Neale Hurston To The Rock

·        RNC Tries To Simplify 2016 Primary, May Unleash Untold Chaos   New Rule Change Could Either Crown Richest Nominee In A Day Or Lead To Another Long Hot Summer

·        Mike-Huckabee-Wants-Get-Rid-RINO-Think  The Word

·        Third-Ranking-House-Republican-Backs-Legal-Status-For-People-In-Country

·        March-For-Life-Brings-Grassroots-Establishment-Together

·        Priebus-GOP-Needs-To-Be-Party-Of-Fairness-Not-Equalizing-Outcomes

·        GOP-Establishment:Quit-Attacking The Tea Party And Get Some Results


·        Illegal Aliens Apprehended By Border Patrol Up 15% In FY 2013

·        Breakthrough-As-Key-Republican-Concedes-On-Need-For-Immigration-Reform

·        Immigration-Backlash-Builds-In-House   House Conservatives Plot Takedown Of GOP Leaders' Amnesty Plans

·        New DHS Secretary: Illegal Aliens Have ‘Earned The Right To Be Citizens’ (Video)

·        Pilot Stripped Of Constitutional Rights: Forced To Fly Thousands Of Illegal Muslims To US

·        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.


·        Colorado Town Repeals Ban On Openly Carrying Guns In Public Buildings And Parks  'Citizens Should Be Allowed To Carry The Tools Of Self-Defense'

·        Microstamping Law Forces Smith & Wesson To Stop Selling New Guns In California

·        Ted Nugent Talks Guns, Drugs And Freedom - While Making Fun Of Liberals

·        Beware The Man With One Gun: The Guns Of Legendary Texas Ranger Jack Bryant

·        Californians Protest Gun Laws, Islamists Show Up, Arguments Ensue

·        Supreme Court Ruling On Abramski Could Limit Obama's Gun-Control Aims - Washington Times

·        Newspaper-Conglomerate-Considers-Building-Massive-Database-Of-Gun-Owners


·        100-Million-Citizens-Join-NSA-Slayers-Fight   Class-Action Filing Follows Ruling Against Spy-On-Americans Program

·        Snowden-Expresses-Desire-Come-Home-Us, Hints-Talks

·        Privacy Board Report Last Straw On NSA Surveillance Program, Lawmakers Say


·        Congressman Says House Has Enough Votes To Impeach Obama


·        Whistleblower: No, Amb. Stevens Is Not Responsible For Benghazi

·        Trey Gowdy Grills Administration About Benghazi Scandal


·        Why Benghazi “Makes A Difference”


·        US-Commander-Afghan-Forces-Overmatch-Insurgency-Taliban-On-Edge-Of-Defeat


·        Security Check Contractor Defrauded U.S. Of Millions Of Dollars


·        History: Muslims-Branded-White-Slaves-With-Hot-Irons-Then-As-Well-As-Now

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


·        Federal Prosecutors Subpoena Christie’s Campaign, NJ GOP Committee

·        Dinesh D’Souza To Be Arrested For Campaign Finance Violations: Corruption Of Electoral Process


·        Ted-Cruz: Obamas-Consistent-Pattern-Of-Lawlessness-Is-Extraordinarily-Dangerous

·        Betsy Rothstein: Newsweek Indicts Senate Minority Leader Mitch Mcconnell

·        Breakthrough-As-Key-Republican-Concedes-On-Need-For-Immigration-Reform

·        Third-Ranking-House-Republican-Backs-Legal-Status-For-People-In-Country

·        Boehner-Ally: GOP-Can-Win-Senate

·        Gowdy: Investigate-Sebelius-For-Obstruction

·        Boehner-Calls-Putin-A-Thug


·        An Ex-Muslim Dares To Question Allah


·        Report: Canada Now More Business-Friendly Than U.S.


·        US Set For Energy Independence, While Other Countries Set For Dependence


·        EPA To Use Twitter To Track Illness-Related Tweets

·        EPA’s Car Buying Guide Touts Electrical Vehicles, Slams Luxury Cars


·        Teacher-Locks-Kindergartner-Closet-Goes-Home

·        College-Fix-Bin-Laden-And-Al-Qaeda-Are-Freedom-Fighters-Prof-Says


·        Bailout? Obamacare Already Limits Insurance Company Losses

·        NHS May Only Accept New Drugs If ‘Judged To Be A Benefit To Wider Society’

·        Drug Alternatives To Antibiotics Come With Their Own Problems

·        Fox News Poll: Obamacare Support Hits Record Low

·        Sebelius To Mayors: Urge Your States To Accept Medicaid Expansion

·        HHS Fires Back At Issa’s Perjury Threat

·        Study: Staying Uninsured Cheaper Than Obamacare For Young

·        115-Days-And-Still-Waiting-For-Insurance

·        Study: Some Soft Drinks Contain Cancer-Causing Chemical « CBS New York

·        Obamacare-Voter-Registration-Criticized-By-Left-And-Right


·        Obama-Blames-Fox-News-His-Failures




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