Wednesday, February 12, 2014

2-11-14 MCRC Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Chairman: AJ LaFaro

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser

Feb 11, 2014


·       The Maricopa County West Valley Republican Office will be closed Feb 17 in Observance of Presidents Day.


·       LD26 Elected Krista Roy To Serve As 1st Vice Chair to fill a vacancy due to Jake Brown's resignation since his new job forbids him from holding any elected office, according to LD26 Chairman Raymond Jones.  Krista's email address is


·       Please Pray For Lisa Goldwater who undergoes brain surgery Wednesday at Barrows.


·       We Now Have An Active Link At Our New MCRC GOP Website where you, your friends, your family and fellow Republicans can make their March 8 Lincoln Day Luncheon reservations:

·       General Information about the Lincoln Day Luncheon

·       Online Reservations for Lincoln Day Luncheon

·       Mail-In Reservations Form for Lincoln Day Luncheon

Last year's Lincoln Day Luncheon was a tremendous success, and with your support, this year's will be even better.  We had 317 attendees last year and our goal this year is 500 plus.  This year's keynote speaker is nationally known Mark Herr Sr., Co-Founder and President of The Center for Self Governance (CSG).  CSG trains citizen activists how to effectively apply leverage and influence at the local, state and federal levels of government and education.

On behalf of the MCRC, we look forward to seeing everyone on 03/08. – A. J. LaFaro,

Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC)


·       The MCRC Has A New Website! While it took a little longer than we originally thought, we think you'll like it.  There's still a few things we want to move over from the old site so it's far   from complete.  Then again, what website is ever complete? The web address is:   In the meantime, if there's something that you need and can't find, please contact MCRC Webmaster John Strasser at 480-273-8798 or by email  and he'll help you out. Once again, the new website is


·       Editor’s Note:  Thank you John Strasser for all the hard work and long hours you have put in in development and updating the new web site.  Few realize the dedication it takes to  develop, maintain, and update the web sites for the party – whether it be the state, county or the individual legislative districts.


·       The Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) Lincoln Day Luncheon is scheduled for Sat, Mar 8, at the El-Zaribah Shrine Temple, 552 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008.  Registration begins at 11 am with the luncheon at 11:30 am.  The keynote speaker is nationally known Mark Herr Sr., co-founder and president of The Center for Self Governance (CSG).  CSG trains citizen activists how to effectively apply leverage and influence at the local, state and federal levels of government and education. $30 per seat 8 seats per table.  For table sponsorships - contact Lori Urban or 480-221-9633. Reservations postmarked no later than Feb 21.  Mail to Lynne Weaver, luncheon co-chairman, 2610 East Spring Road, Phoenix AZ, 85032.  Payment only by credit card or checks payable to MCRC.  Contact Lynne Weaver at or go to and make your reservations online.   First Vice Chairman April Riggins, luncheon co-chairman.


·       Coconino County Republican Committee's Feb 17 Lincoln Day Dinner is just about sold out. Any candidates wishing to attend who have not already contacted Chairman Staveley, should call her immediately at 928-606-1131. The dinner is scheduled at the DoubleTree Hotel on Rt. 66 in Flagstaff. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Candidates are welcome to bring their campaign literature and petitions. Tickets are $50 each. Tables of 8 are $350. Guest speakers are Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Congressman Matt Salmon and AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham.


·       LD22 First Annual Az Cactus Classic Golf Tournament registrations are open at 7:30 am  for the Feb 15 fundraiser at the Palmbrook Country Club, 9350 W. Greenway Road, Sun City, AZ 85351. Shotgun start at 8:30 am.  Four person scramble format. Entrée fee $99, includes all fees, a golf cart and lunch.  Registration form Az Cactus Classic Registration Form Contact: Heather Morgan at 602-410-9817 or Ron Baker 623-234-2212 or


·       “The Transnational Criminals That Reside Inside The United States, legally and illegally must be identified and removed.  With over 1,000 American Cities having significant cartel presence it is a National Security and Public Safety threat of monumental proportions and the silence in Congress and the Press is deafening concerning this threat,” according to Zack Taylor, Chairman and Border Security Expert - National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers  


·       The Fountain Hills Republican Club Annual Breakfast Meeting will be held from 8:30-10:30 am, March 15 at the American Legion Post, 16837 E. Parkview Ave, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.  The ‘Fountain Hills Republican of the Year’ will be awarded.  Speakers include Attorney General candidates incumbent Tom Horne and Mark Brnovich, and State Treasurer candidates Randy Pullen, Martin Sepulveda and Jeff DeWit. RSVP :  Edith Stock 480-298-7818 Checks to: FH Republican Club, PO Box 17814, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269-7814. Members Prepay $15.Non Members or Pay at the Door $17.


·       Coffee Chat With Phoenix Vice Mayor Bill Gates is scheduled at 7:30 am, Wed., Feb 12 at the Oink Café, 4326 E. Cactus Road, Phx. Speaker: Bill Mundell, director of registrar of contractors. Coffee provided. Breakfast available for purchase.


·       The Arizona Taxpayers Action Committee (ATAC)is planning a VIP reception and social between 5-7 pm, Thur, Feb 13 at the home of Colette Rosati, 8636 Via La Serena, Paradise Valley 85253.  ATAC is dedicated to sponsoring the Russell Pearce Radio Talk Show and replacing as many of the ‘turncoats who voted for Medicaid expansion’ as possible, according to Chairman Tom Husband.  Special guests include former Senate President Russell Pearce, Maricopa County Republican Party Chairman A.J. La Faro, former MCRC Chairman Rob Haney, Husband and ATAC Treasurer Shane Wikfors.  Refreshments and hors d-oeuvres will be served. Casual attire. Suggested donations $40 per person or $75 per couple. Sponsors - $200 per person.  RSVP by Wed, Feb 10 to Colette Rosati by email at  or phone at (602)-750-3233 or contributions payable to: Arizona Taxpayer’s Action Committee, 5520 E. San Miguel Avenue, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. Information:


·       AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham will address LD23 on Thurs., Feb.13.  Contact:  Chairman Joe Meli


·       The  Palo Verde Republican Women will meet 11:30 am, Feb 19, at the Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 E. Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale to hear Retired Border Patrol Office Zack Taylor talk about first-hand experience on the southern border. Lunch is $25. Reservations required. 11 am social. The Palo Verde ladies were named the "Best Club in State" at the recent State Chairman's GOP Banquet. RSVP: Edith Stock, or 480-294-7092 (cell).


·       Congressman Matt Salmon Is Conducting A Town Hall with Florida Congressman Ron DeSantis will conduct a town hall on their efforts to hold Congress and the Administration accountable between 2-3 pm, Thurs, Feb 13 at the Chandler Christian Church, Room B200,  1825 South Alma School Road, Chandler, AZ 85286 RSVP: Call (480) 699-8239 or go to facebook and RSVP 


·       Tempe City Council Candidate Matt Papke says he has more than $55,000 on for his campaign. He is planning a "Presidents Day Money Bomb’ :

7:30 -9am - Crackers and Co. Café, 1285 West Elliot Rd Tempe, 85284 (map)
9:30 - 11am - Seattle Espresso Inc, 1840 East Warner Rd #136 Tempe, 85284
11:30am - 1pm -Lucky Break, 1807 East Baseline Road, Tempe, 85283
2:30 – 4 pm - Gold Bar Espresso, 3141 South McClintock Dr, Tempe, 85282
4:30 – 6 pm - Mijana Persian Restaurant, 1290 N Scottsdale Road, Tempe, 85281


·       A Fundraiser For Tempe City Council Candidate Matt Papke is scheduled at 6 pm, Feb 22 at the home of Ralph and Ann Heins, 5603 S Outrigger Rd., Tempe. RSVP for the event here.

·       If You Are Interested In Sponsoring A Table at the Lincoln Day Luncheon, contact Lori Urban at or 480-221-9633.


·       The Yavapai GOP Lincoln Day Dinner is scheduled at 6 pm, Feb 15 at the Prescott Resort in Prescott. Speakers include Rep Louis Gohmert of Texas, Tom Niewulis presents “Samuel Adams Returns” and American Academy for Constitution Studies Direction Shane Krauser. For reservations call 928-776-4500


·       LD12 will meet at 7 pm, Feb 12 at Quartz Hill Elementary School Library, 3680 South Quartz St.,in Gilbert. Teenage children of members are welcome at this meeting. The agenda includes the presentation of the John Galt Youth Award, Teenage Republicans of Arizona (TARS) president Lilia Dashervsky, LD22 Chairman Eric Morgan, Cindy Biggs presentation of “Constitution in the Classroom” and a legislate update. Attendees are asked to bring canned food to donate to Open Arms Care Center. Gun raffle fundraiser tickets are $10 each.  Contact: Chairman Mickie Niland (Chairman) or Jason Mick (First Vice Chair)


·       The Arizona Republican Lawers Association is hosting a Feb 12 candidate training seminar featuring:

·       Congressman David Schweikert.

·       David Cantelme, Cantelme & Brown

·       Lisa Hauser, Gammage & Burnham

·       Joe Kanefield, Ballard Spahr

·       Kory Langhofer, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

·       Tim LaSota, Tiffany & Bosco

·       Mike Liburdi, Snell & Wilmer

·       Lee Miller, Law Office of Lee Miller

·       Karen Osborne, Maricopa County Elections Director

·       Eric Spencer, Snell & Wilmer

      RSVP to Mike Liburdi at  602-382-6170 or


·       Gubernatorial Candidate Christine Jones will appear between 3-4 pm, Feb 12 at the Bank Street Gun Shop in Kingman and from 6-7 pm, Feb 13 at C2 Tactical in Tempe. Jones commented, “Like many Arizonans, I am an ardent supporter of the Second Amendment. The right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental aspect of American liberty and when exercised responsibly, it makes our families and communities safer.”


·       Marianne Ferrari From The Arizona Freedom Alliance, will address “Common Law Grand Juries” at the Colorado River Tea Party meeting at 6 pm, Feb 13 at Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95, Yuma. Info:coloradoriverteaparty 


·       Center For Self-Governance (CSG) is offering six Level 1 training classes in the Phoenix and Prescott areas during February and March, including:

·       Sat., Feb. 15, 9am-5:30pm (Tempe)

·       Sat., Feb. 22, 9am-5:30pm (North Phoenix)

·       Thu.-Fri, Feb. 27-28, 10am-2:30pm (Scottsdale)

·       Thu.-Fri, Feb. 27-28, 5:30-9:30pm (Peoria)

·       Sat., Mar. 1, 10am-7pm (Prescott)

·       Fri., Mar. 7, 9am-5:30pm (Phoenix area, location TBD)

CSG trains citizen activists how to effectively apply leverage and influence at the local, state, and federal levels of government and education, helping "We the People" take back America.  Register email or contact Tracy at 480.529.1123.



·       Feb 12 – Maricopa County Republican PC Day at the Legislature. CANCELLED

·       Feb 12 – ARROWHEAD REPUBLICAN WOMEN’S CLUB. (2nd  Wed) 11 am, Briarwood Country Club - 135th Ave & Meeker Blvd., Sun City West.  $20 per person. RSVP required. No jeans. Adults only. Speaker: State Treasurer candidate Randy Pullen, former AZGOP Chairman. Guests may attend twice before they are required to become members. Reservations required: (Luncheons tab)   

·       Feb 12  – AZ LATINO REPUBLICAN ASSOC. (ALRA) (2nd Wed) 6:30 pm.  AZ Project Offices, 3375 E. Shea Blvd., Phx Contact: Jose Borrajero   602-402-5932 Http://Www.Latinogop.Org  RSVP 520-333-4204 Or Www.Saucedomercer.Com

·       Feb 12 - Politics On The Rocks (2nd Wed) 6 pm, Montelucia Resort Centro Lounge,  4949 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley.  RSVP:

·       Feb 12 - FOUNTAIN HILLS REPUBLICANS MEET-UP.  (2nd Wed) 7 p.m.  Euro Pizza Cafe, Plaza Fountainside, 12645 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.  Socialize with fellow Republicans.

·       Feb 13-  LD12 (2nd Thurs) 7:15 pm, Quartz Hill Elementary School, 3680 S Quartz St, Gilbert. Contact: LD12 Chr Mickie Niland  Chairman@Azld12.Com  Http://Azld12.Com/

·       Feb 13 – LD23 (2nd Thurs) 6:30 pm, Mustang Library, 10101 N 90th St, Scottsdale. Speaker:  AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham. Contact: Chr Joe Meli 

·       Feb 13 – CENTRAL REPUBLICAN WOMEN OF PHX. (2nd Thur) 5:30 pm social. 6:15 pm program. $22 dinner. Hilton Garden Inn, 4000 N. Central Ave., Phx. RSVP  Contact:

·       Feb 14 – “ Speak Out” Radio Talk Show (2nd Fri)  with co-host Ron Gould, former AZ legislator of Mohave County. 11 am, Voice of the Free 106.3 FM Listen live

·       Feb 15 - FOUNTAIN HILLS REPUBLICAN CLUB.  (3rd Sat) 8:30 am breakfast snacks.  9 am Program.  Speaker: Diane Douglas, candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction.   Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills. Contact: Pres Tait Elkie,  480 345-2993; Edith Stock, or 480 298-7818; or visit club's website at


·        Video: Watch Judge Jeanine’s Latest Obama-Slashing Opening Statement

·        Warmer Temperatures Bring Out The Snakes

·        Tribe-Former-Ariz-State-Senator-Dead-At-Age-102

·        Republicans-See-Cruz-As-Party-Leader

·        Report: Many Latinos May Qualify For Coverage

·        Exits, Turmoil In Gilbert Schools

·        Panel Oks Tighter Pension-Board Rules

·        Ariz. Lawmaker Targets Tough Pot Law

·        Panel Backs Ban On Female Genital Mutilation

·        Arizona Below National Average In AP Test Scores

·        Border Patrol Seizes More Than $605,000 In Marijuana

·        Phoenix Weather: Record Temps By The End Of The Week

·        Longest Drug Tunnel Ever Found In Nogales Shut Down

·        Southern-Arizona-Rabies-Advisory

·        Ariz. Schools Chief Plugs Private Schools In Robocall

·        College-Of-Security-And-Intelligence-Is-First-Of-Its-Kind

·        FBI-Works-With-Local-Agencies-To-Crack-Down-On-Cockpit-Laser-Pointing

·        College Of Security And Intelligence Is First Of Its Kind College Of Security And Intelligence Is First Of Its Kind

·        Insider: Sen. Farley May Cover $1,100 Tab

·        City Of Phoenix Combats Red-Light Running

·        New Sign On Camelback Mountain Warns Hikers Of Dangers

·        Judge To Decide Proof-Of-Citizenship Voting Rule

·        Agent Continues Testimony In Horne Case

·        AG Horne's Lawyers Grill FBI Agent

·        Humor, Not Campaign-Finance Violations, Will Do In Tom Horne  Roberts

·        Bagging The Employer Mandate Again: An Admission, At Last, That Obamacare Hurts Hiring    Doug MacEachern

·        Livestock Cruelty Bill Stirs Big Fight

·        Poll: Americans Favor Normal Cuba Relations

·        Migrant Activists Threaten Political Payback

·        Widest Earnings Gap For U.S. Grads In 48 Years

·        Must See:   Obama; False Hope, False Messiah

·        Medicaid Expansion Enters Legal Chaos Zone Robb

·        I've Got A Brand New Leather Jacket... It's For Free

·        Maricopa County Credits Pr Blitz For Improved Air Quality



·        What? Obama places partisan calculations above duty

·        Not a Smidgen of Corruption at the IRS?

·        God triumphs in Gilbert

·        GOP Amnesty Suicide:Dr. Sowell’s Refreshing Honesty

·        Democrat AZ Rep Wants Felons To Get Automatic Vote


·        Clint Bolick Responds To Criticism Of Mark Brnovich’s Wife, A Judge


·        SB1270-Call-Your-Arizona-Legislators-Now

·        MCRC Lincoln Day Luncheon


·        The-Lefts-Valentine-To-Defiant-Jihad-Enabler-Lynne-Stewart


·        Obamacare-Destroying-Republic


·        Arizona Taxpayers Action Committee

·        Mary Matalin: Hillary Won't Even Run

·        Action-Alerts-Changed-Frequently: Azleg-Request-To-Speak-Alert



·        Establishment Rinos Losing Donation War To Conservatives

·       Congressman Dana Rohrabacher: Mccain & Graham Do Not Represent The Republican Party



·        M3 Report     Updated Daily    Caution: Graphic Photos   Prosecutors Give Account of 2010 Fatal Shooting of Border Patrol Agent; Mexican Government Says 314 Flu Deaths Have Occurred; Violence Tests Brazil Ahead of World Cup

·        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.


·        Video: How Ironic: Gun Control Activist Arrested For Carrying Gun At School

·        National Guard Training To Take Down Gun Owners


·        The Edward Snowden Interview The US Media Blacked Out But You Need To See


·        Not A Smidgen Of Corruption At The Irs, Mr. Obama?

·        Tea Party Leader Harassed While Testifying About Being Harassed By The Irs


·        Video: Hypocrisy: Bringing Photo Id To Protest Voter ID


·        A-Letter-From-Colonel Regarding Benghazi


·        Bin Laden Death Photos Ordered Destroyed by Top US Commander Following FOIA Request


·        Mary Matalin: Hillary Won't Even Run


·        Vladislav Miftakhov Muslim Surname: Bombs Could Detonate By Static Electricity: Miftakhov Signed Note Found

·        Brotherhood-Expert-Malik-Obama-Helped-Lay-Groundwork-911-Attacks

·        Graphic: Not For Children Muslims-Take-Young-Innocent-Girl-Slowly-Strangle-Death


·        Is Beating A Woman Any Worse Than Jaywalking?

·        Graphic: Not For Children  Muslims-Take-Young-Innocent-Girl-Slowly-Strangle-Death


·        White-Girl: Im-Tired-Of-Being-Looked-At-Like-Prey

·        Black-Attackers-Leave-Trail-Of-Beatings-Vandalism   This Was A Few Hundred Kids In A Mob Mentality'
   Letter Says Identifying Those Wanted For Crimes By Race Leaves Hurt Feelings


·        Holder Wants To Let Black Felons Vote


·        Replace The Speaker Petition   Send A "Dear John" Message To Speaker Boehner And Let Him Know That Things Just Aren't Working Out. Sign The National Petition Urging House Republicans To "Replace The Speaker" With A True Conservative

·        Rubio Calls For Reforms To Education Loans


·        How-To-Fix-Obamacare  The Rules Changed Monday For American Businesses Trying To Decipher What They're Supposed To Do Under Obamacare. That Is, The Rules Changed Again.


·        Union-Thugs-Rewrite-Kids-History-Curriculum


·        Obama Wants To Kill American Citizen Without A Trial

·        Video: Obama Admits He Rules The World

·        Results Of Obama’s Lie Detector Test…

·        Video: Watch: Professor Exposes Obama’s Communist Roots And Mentor
Obama Grabs Reporters’ Phone Records

·        Obama Admin Deciding Again To Assassinate An Us Citizen Overseas?

·        Muslim Brotherhood Expert: Obama's Brother Malik Obama A 'War Criminal And Terrorist'


·        Colonialism’s Demise Has Brought Barbarism And Persecution Worldwide

·        When Will Russian Made Iranian Submarines Threaten America?

·        Brotherhood-Expert-Malik-Obama-Helped-Lay-Groundwork-911-Attacks




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