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1-25-14 MCRC Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Chairman: AJ LaFaro

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser

Jan 25, 2014


·       The AZGOP State Committeemen strongly censured AZ Sen John McCain during their Saturday meeting in Tempe when they loudly (voice vote) approved a Resolution of Censure similar to the ones passed by the Maricopa, Apache, Cochise, Gila, Mohave and Santa Cruz County Republican Committees the past two weeks.

Six out of 15 counties in McCain’s home state have censured him for playing footsies with the Democrats instead of sticking to the party platform.  Maricopa is the largest county in the state with 3.942 million residents of Arizona's 6.553 million population.  Maricopa has 63% of Arizona's registered Republican voters. The Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) passed their resolution by a 1,150 to 351 precinct committeeman vote just two weeks ago (Jan 11).

Saturday morning (Jan 25) volunteers quickly gathered more than double the required 200 signatures to bring the resolution to the floor - as  state committee arrived prior to the state GOP meeting,  according to Timothy Schwartz, who authored the Maricopa County Resolution and headed up the movement for state passage as well. Some 55% of the 704 early morning arrivals signed the petitions as they streamed into the parking lot.

During a press conference following the meeting, Schwartz said… “Senator McCain always drafts legislation with liberal Democrats, but never drafts legislation with members of his own Party. He never criticizes liberal Democrats, yet he publicly reprimands Conservatives in his own Party. He makes welcomed promises to get re-elected.  Once elected, his promises get quickly broken.

“For many years our citizens have attempted in vain to get the Senator’s attention.  We’ve made countless phone calls, written letters, and attended town halls.  But Senator McCain has ignored the people he represents.  Washington’s power lure has thoroughly corrupted.  But Arizona cannot be ignored any longer.”

Schwartz further stated, “Those in our Party who refuse to listen are becoming fewer every day, but those who care about the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and the Second Amendment –well, our numbers are swelling, and, we’re become tired of “business as usual” in Washington D.C.”

He continued, “This message is vitally important.  We are losing our country.  Everyday a little more of what made this country the greatest nation on earth is being taken from us --  and Washington is to blame. Ironically, it seems necessary that we must remind ourselves that those who go to Washington go for us, not themselves.  They go to make the voice of their constituents back home heard.  Yet Senator McCain does not listen to his constituents back home, and will not even listen to his own Party.  He goes to Washington with an agenda of his own.  That must change.

“As each election cycle rolls around, we are constantly reminded of Senator McCain’s war record.  And yes, we are mindful of that….but that was some 60 years ago!!  It’s time to ask the same question the popular song does:  “What have you done for me lately?”


·       Arizona GOP Censures McCain For 'Liberal' Record      Association Press (AP)


·       Arizona-GOP-Members-Push-Second-Censure-Of-Sen-John-McCain-This-Month  Breitbart


·       Arizona-GOP Censures McCain For 'Disastrous' Record    AZ Republic


·       John McCain: Unfavorite Son Censured By Home State GOP    Seeingredaz


·       Arizona-GOP-Censures-McCain-For-Liberal-Record  Chan 3 Video


·       State-Censuring-Of-Sen-McCain   Chan 5 Video


·       McCain-Censured At-State-GOP-Meeting   Chan 10 Video


·       Video Of The AZGOP Mtg: Resolution Debate & Vote Segment  Pro And Con Sides Were Given 2.5 Minutes For Comment Prior To The Voice Vote.


·       The AZGOP elected several new officers during the Jan 25 state meeting.  They 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

ü  Assistant Secretary – Deborah Miller, Maricopa County

ü  Assistant Treasurer -  John Stevens, Yavapai County

ü  Sergeant-at-Arms – Alberto Gutier, Maricopa County

ü  Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms – Sue Goodchild, Yavapai County


·       The Friday Night AZGOP Banquet 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 evening, AZGOP newly re-elect First Vice Chairman (and former AZ Senator) Russell Pearce interviewed Timothy Schwartz, author of the Resolution to Censure Sen John McCain, on his weekly 7 pm KKNT960 The Patriot radio talk show.  He also interviewed Tom Husband, chairman of the Arizona Taxpayer’s Action Committee. Call in 602-508-0960.


·       PCs: Mark Your Calendar:

ü  March 8 – Maricopa County Republican Committee Lincoln Luncheon, El-Zaribah Shrine Tempe, 552 N. 40th St., Phx.


·       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.


·        Phoenix-Area Housing Market Tilts In Favor Of Buyers

·        House Republicans To Offer Own Immigration Reform Plan

·        Three Children Saved; 'CPS' Still In Peril    Montini

·        ASU Should Make TKE Fiasco A Teachable Moment   Roberts

·        Resnik: Phoenix Forecasts $39M Budget Deficit

·        Robb: Exempt Manufacturers From All Taxes?   Robb

·        Stanton Wants A Presidential Convention

·        GOP Wants To Redraw Congress Districts

·        Brewer, Panel Release Conflicting Budgets

·        Paradise-Valley-District-Open-Classrooms-Training

·        Kyl Leads City's Convention Push

·        Orr Looks Out For Space Companies

·        Bill Would Extend Online Petition System

·        GOP Wants To Redraw Congress Districts

·        Grijalva Unapologetic Over Missed Votes

·        Panel Oks Plan To Regulate Gifts To Lawmakers

·        Ex-Calif. Congressman Enters Governor Race

·        Rep. Paul Gosar Announces Re-Election Bid

·        House Panel Oks Change To Sun City Golf Cart Rule

·        Nogales CBP Officers Find $540K Worth Of Meth In Vehicle's Tires

·        8 Desert Bighorn Sheep Have Died Near Tucson



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