Friday, March 14, 2014

3-13-14 MCRC Briefs

MCRC Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser


March 13, 2014


·       Sheriff-Joe-Thinking Of Running-For-Governor


·       McCain-Asks-GOP-Base-For-Donations … What is interesting is that McCain, or a GOP letter-writing campaign, is sending out this piece. A recent poll found that McCain is the least-liked senator in the country. County party organizations have censured McCain because of his voting record which has been more in line with Democrats than Republicans.


·       CD2 candidate Martha McSally was on Greta Van Susteren’s  “On the Record” this evening disussing the ongoing search and rescue mission for Malaysia Airlkines Flight 370, as well as possible national security implications.   (520) 488-4610


·       Bet You Didn’t Know: As A Member Of Congress, Gubernatorial candidate Frank Riggs voted to ban partial birth abortion and defend traditional marriage (The Defense of Marriage Act)  In his three terms, Riggs organized the Gang of 7 to expose the House Bank and Post Office scandals and sponsored the first bill of the Contract With America requiring Congress follow the same laws they impose on the American people. Along with his Republican colleagues, he balanced the budget four straight years, cut taxes for the first time in a generation, and passed welfare to work.  Riggs promises to bring the same socially and fiscally conservative values to the governor's office.  For more on the Riggs Record go to


·       What Is A Republican?  What Is A Platform Republican? Do you know the difference?   Former long-time Executive Director of the Maricopa County Republican Committee Tom Husband will discuss at the GOP platform at 6:30 pm,  Mon, March 17 as Tom at the Arizona Project meeting, 3375 E. Shea #2-B, Phx. Suggested homework by Convention Delegate Jose Borrajero: Download and read the platform by going to:  GOPPlatform.pdf   Contact: Chr Ron Ludders at 602.677.1496.


·       The Sun City West Republican Club will host incumbent Attorney General Tom Horne at its 8:30 am, Sat., April 5 meeting at the SCW Foundations Building (Quail Room) 14465 R H Johnson Blvd. Sun City West, AZ. Doors open at 8 am with coffee/donuts. $2 donation to offset cost of the room.


·       Who is Tom Horne?  He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School and was a litigation attorney in private practice for more than 30 years.  During this time he served as a Special Assistant Attorney General, Superior Court Judge Pro Tem and Court of Appeals Judge Pro Tem.  He is the author of a legal text published by the State Bar of Arizona.  Horne served on the Paradise Valley School Board - Arizona's third largest school district for 24 years, 10 years as its president.  He served four years in the Arizona Legislature, was a member of the Judiciary Committee and was Chairman of the Academic Accountability Committee.  He also served as the elected Arizona State Superintendent of Public Instruction from 2003 to 2011. He and his wife Marty have four children Susan, Mary, David and Mark.  His oldest daughter graduated from Harvard and is a surgeon and the other three children cover the other professions; lawyer, education and computer engineer. 


·       CD9 Candidate Andrew Walter recently spoke to the students at ASU about their concerns with the education system and the job market following graduation.


·       CD8 Republican Congressional Candidate Clair Van Steenwyk will address his LD-22 Republican's meeting at 6:30 pm, March 17 at the Westbrook Village Recreation Center Building on Country Club Drive in Peoria. He will be discussing his candidacy, issues concerning the State of Arizona and his opponent's voting record and will take QA.


·       Will Cardon, Justin Pierce, And Michele Reagan will appear at the Pinal County Republican Committee’s Secretary of State Forum at 10 am, Sat., March 15 at the Union Center, Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch, 3925 N. Sun City Blvd. Florence AZ 85321. The ‘meet ‘n greet’ begins at 9:30 am.


·       LD18 Is Sponsoring A ‘Voluntary Child Identification Program’ from 9 am until noon, March 15 at Crismon School, 825  W Medina Ave., Mesa. Fingerprints will be taken and a DNA hair sample bag will be provided, at no charge, to all parents and guardians of children participating.  These records will be the property of the parents or guardians and will not be retained by any other agency or group.  Candidates are welcome to mingle with the crowd.


·       The Annual Fountain Hills Republican Club Breakfast is scheduled at 8:30 am, Sat., March 15 in the FH American Legion Post 58, 16837 E Parkview Ave., in Fountain Hills. Please enter the American Legion from the back parking lot main door. Speaker will be incumbent Attorney General Tom Horne and challenger Mark Brnovich, and Treasurer candidate Jeff  DeWit. Other candidates will be in attendance. The FHRC Republican of the Year Award will be presented.Reservations required. $15 per members  in advance. $17 for non-members or those paying at the door. RSVP to Edith Stock 480-298-7818. Contact: Contact Edith Stock for reservations. 


·       A Republican Candidate “Gubernatorial Debate” is scheduled between 2-5 pm, Sat., March 22 at the Quail Creek Madera Clubhouse, 2055 E. Quail Crossing, Sahuarita. The event is sponsored by the San Tan Tea Party, SACPAC, Quail Creek Republican Club, the Republican Club of Green Valley and Sahuarita,  Sahuarita Tea Party Patriots, Quail Creek Republican Club, Green Valley Tea Party and LD12.  Doors open at 1:15 pm.  Candidates Ken Bennett, Frank Riggs John Molina, Al Melvin and Christine Jones have accepted.  Doug Ducey, Andrew Thomas and Scott Smith have also been invited.  Contact:  Sonoita/Elgin Tea Party Website


·       The Arizona Project And Packages From Home Are Sponsoring A Rummage Sale  on Sat., March 29 at 3375 E Shea Blvd, #2-B, Phx.  Items needed: Furniture, yard items, kids and baby items, working kitchen appliances, arts and crafts, home decorating, clothes, drapes. shower curtains, books, bedding, rugs, artificial plants, flowers, shoes, toys, CD's, DVD's, videos, tapes, records, computers, office supplies, jewelry, handicap items and patio furniture. For information 602-882-6601 or contact Chr Ron Ludders at 602-677-1496.


·       Update on legislation – Courtesy Tom Jenney, Americans for Prosperity, Arizona  

·       HB 2328 (Rep David Livingston) removes the requirements that qualified students attend specified schools or be the dependent of a member of the armed forces in order for a school tuition organization (STO) to provide educational scholarships or tuition grants. With this reform, more students will be able to afford a better education. Passed House 35-23.  Click HERE to support

·       HB 2367 (Speaker Andy Tobin) passed House 35-22.  This Medicaid reform would require able-bodied adults to work in order to qualify, as well as place limits on the amount of time they can stay in the program. Click HERE to encourage your senator to support it.

·       HB 2377 and HB 2378 (Rep Justin Olson) are important tax reforms - passed House 55-0 votes (5 not voting). HB 2377 would index income tax brackets for inflation, so cost of living increases do not push Arizonans into paying higher taxes. HB 2378 would, with a few exceptions, prohibit cities from levying property taxes based on the size or value of the owner's real property or improvements for any city-provided public service. Both bills have been assigned to the Senate Finance Committee and should be heard soon. Click HERE to request Senate Finance Committee to support. Click HERE and HERE to ask your senator to support.

·       HB 2465 (Rep J.D. Mesnard)  failed House 27-31, but may be reconsidered next week. This legislation would ensure that any additional revenue provided to Arizona due to the national Marketplace Fairness Act would be used to alleviate other tax burdens on Arizonans, rather than be used to fund additional government spending. Click HERE to ask your legislators for continued support of this bill.

·       HB 2508 (Rep Phil Lovas) passed House 35-23. Ensures that those who wish to work as Obamacare "navigators" have criminal background checks.  HB 2508 would attempt to protect Arizonans whose private information will be accessed by the navigators and try to prevent criminals from using the navigator program to take advantage of vulnerable citizens. Click HERE to encourage your senator to support. 

·       HB 2614, aka Truth-in-Spending, failed House 29-29 vote (with the sponsor, Rep Steve Smith, voting "No" in order to request reconsideration of the bill). Click HERE to encourage your legislators to consider how important this bill is for transparency and support when it returns for a vote.

·       HCR 2005 (Rep Phil Lovas) would place a "Terminal Patients' Right to Try Act" on the 2014 Arizona ballot, which-if approved by voters-would allow drug manufacturers to provide investigational drugs (that have already been deemed safe to use) to terminally ill patients. Passed House 31-23.All Arizonans should have the right to save their own lives, without being told by a government bureaucrat they cannot. Click HERE to encourage your senator to vote in support of this important health care freedom issue.

·       SB 1413 (Sen Steve Yarbrough) Supported by Gov Jan Brewer - would bring Arizona in line with many of other States that do not impose a sales tax on energy used by manufacturers.  Implementing broad-based sales tax relief to manufacturers would spur economic growth and help Arizona businesses compete in the national and international markets. Passed Senate 25-0. Click HERE to support the bill.

·       Let your legislators know how you feel about crucial issues:

·       HB 2260-Small Business Bill of Rights - (NFIB project) would ensure regulatory agencies create lists of rights held by businesses and inform these businesses of those rights. This reform would ensure businesses remain vigilant about their rights, as well as discourage government bureaucrats from abusing regulatory powers. Heard by the Senate Government/Environment Committee on Monday. Click HERE for senate support.

·       HB 2561-Protection for Privately Certified Businesses (Rep Warren Petersen) would promote entrepreneurship and job creation by allowing individuals to practice professions with private certification - a professional credential that would allow practice of a profession without having to be licensed by the government.  In the case of unlicensed professions, HB 2561 would not prevent others from practicing the profession.Click HERE to support.

·       HB 2291 & SB 1236 -Help Arizona Children Get a Better Education ( Rep Debbie Lesko and Sen Kimberly Yee) would allow Arizona families to ensure their children's educational experience is as individualized as possible, and enable our children to be educated in schools that meet their needs. Goes to the floor early this week. Click HERE and HERE to support

·       SB 1048 (Sen Chester Crandell) would establish an income tax credit for companies that contribute to student tuition organizations (STOs).  This would enable businesses to support educational reform and help families pay for the schools that best serve their needs. Click HERE to support this legislation on the floor.



·       See MCRC Calendar For Complete Listing: Http://Archives.Mcrcbriefs.Org/  Left Hand Column (In Red) -  Maricopa County And State Wide GOP Activity Listings.


·     March 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


·    March 15 - SUN CITY WEST REPUBLICAN CLUB Candidates Forum, 2-5 pm.  Foundations Building Webb Rm,  14465 R H Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Open to Maricopa County and State GOP candidates.  Each candidate will be given a set amount of time to make their presentation. The  audience will be allowed to submit questions for the candidates. Contact: Jan Martinson   Home:  623-546-3753   or Cell: 623-203-4803


·        March 15 -  PARADISE REPUBLICAN WOMEN'S CLUB  10:30 Am   Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 Gainey Club Dr., Scottsdale. Speakers: Secretary of State Ken Bennett - Gubernatorial candidate , Attorney general candidate Mark Brnovich , incumbent LD23 Sen Michele Reagan, , and Treasurer candidate Jeff DeWitt. Lunch Reservations: Linda Brickman 602 / 330-9422 Luvbug1611@Cox.Net  Www.Prwc.Org


·        March 15 – AZ East Valley Action Alliance Open House- Preserving Life & Liberty. 7 pm, home of James & Barbara Rowley Parker resident, 5345 E. McLellan #103 (gated), Mesa.  Congressman Matt Salmon, The Red Mtn Blue Grass Band, Pro-Life candidates. RSVP: : 480-216-7217 or 480-832-2870.



·       Right-Wing-Mobs; Say-It-Isnt-So-Conservatives   As minority leader, McConnell managed to get every single Republican in the Senate to vote against Obamacare — even “Strange New Respect” Republicans like John McCain, Susan Collins and Lindsey Graham. No other Republican leader has ever accomplished anything like that.


·        Sheriff-Joe-Thinking Of Running-For-Governor

·        Arizona House Passes Bill Targeting Photo Radar

·        AZ Bill Would Allow Guns In Public Buildings

·        Arizona House Passes 2 Pro-Gun Bills

·        Battle Over Arizona Education Standards Continues

·        Political-Expert-Brewer-Still-Packs-Plenty-Of-Political-Muscle

·        McCain-Supports-Extension-Of-Yuma-Crossing

·        John-McCain-Urges-Congressional-Action-To-Punish-Russia

·        McCain-Blasts-White-House-Over-Report-Us-Denied-Ukraine-Military-Aid-Request

·        John-McCain-Perfect-Example-Of Why The Establishment-Refuses-To Challenge-Barack-Obama     "Dad, why is Senator McCain still raising money?

·        McCain Seeks Information On Release Of 2, 226 Detainees By Ice

·        Researchers-See-Fewer-Condors-With-Lead-Poisoning

·        Statement By Senator John McCain On Obama Administration Reportedly Denying Ukrainian Government Request For Military Aid

·        Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Slowing, But Deadline Surge Expected

·        Expert: U.S. Near ‘Crisis’ Of Secrecy

·        Navajo-Nation-Committee-Opposes-Marijuana-Legalization-Bill-HB2558

·        MCSO-39-Suspected-Drug-Dealers-Arrested-In-Operation-Lucky-Charm

·        Bill-Targets-Power-Of-HOAs-In-Arizona

·        Conservatives-To Watch-Who Are Rattling-RINO-Cages

·        Phoenix Pension System Issue May Be Decided By Voters

·        Tempe Code Clears The Sidewalks, Stirs Outcry

·        Arizona AG Tom Horne Case Takes New Twist

·        Man Arrested In Bomb Threat To Arpaio

·        Game And Fish Says Wildlife Manager Accidentally Shot Endangered Squirrel

·        Phoenix/Mesa-Among-Nations-Hardest-Working Cities

·        Pima-College-Students-Set-To-Pay-More-In-The-Fall

·        Arizona-Loses-42000-Jobs-In-January



·        Fla. Loss Signals Future Dem Defeats, Worries McCain

·        AZ Gov. Jan Brewer Won’t Seek Reelection… Because She Can’t

·        Thinking Like A Liberal: An Impossible Task For The Rational


·        Record Attendance At The MCRC Lincoln Day Luncheon!

·        New Poll: John McCain Is The Least Popular Senator In America


·        Try-Not To Punch-Screen: Watch-Poor-Seniors-Explain-How Obamacare-Ruined Them


·        Some-Might-Say-These-Are-All-Isolated-Incidents-But-Connect-These-Dots

·        Dems-Aligning-And-Being-Supported-By-Muslim-Brotherhood-Associated-Individuals


·        Arizona AG Tom Horne Case Takes New Twist




·        Florida Bellwether Race Results In GOP Victory


·        Illegal Using First Responders Who Rescued Him From Drowning

·        M3 Report     Updated Daily    Caution: Graphic Photos  

·        Remember 1986

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Azborderdefenders  - Hidden Cameras

·        Need2no.Us   Border News Watch:


·        300000-Gun-Owners-Face-Jail-Time

·        Detroit-Police-Chief-Homeowners-Shoot-First-Ask-Questions-Later

·        Obama-Nominee-Surgeon-General-Says-Banning-Guns-Part-Medicine

·        Citizens-Revolt-Refuse-To-Register-Guns

·        Gun-Grabbing-Cop-Goes-Ballistic-'I'm-The-Master

·        Missouri Moves Closer To Nullifying Federal Gun Grab

·        Gun Confiscation: 110,000 Citizens In Maryland Targeted


·        Newly Formed Muslim Coalition Seeks Greater Clout In U.S. Elections

·        Blogger Reminds Jay Carney Of How Obamacare Was Passed

·        Obama-& Obamacare-Could-Doom-Democrats-November

·        Kentucky-Senate-Committee-Approves-Rand-Paul-Appearing-On-Ballot-Twice-In-2016

·        You Know Dems In Trouble When Their Biggest Fan Predicts Defeat This Fall Chris Matthews Admit Democrats Will Lose The Senate This Fall.


·        Obama, Feinstein NSA Officials Lied: Metadata Can Reveal Everything About You


·        Judicial-Watch-True-Vote-Reach-Settlement-Ohio-Force-Clean-Voter-Rolls


·        Chelsea-Handler-Slams-Piers-Morgan-'You're-Terrible-Interviewer'


·        IMPEACH: Obama Ordered the CIA to Spy on Congress, Says Top Democrat

·        Lt. Col. Oliver North: Anyone Else Would Have Been IMPEACHED


·        Very-Upset-CIA-Sat-On-Benghazi-Investigation-US-Personnel-Fuming

·        Bombshell: Al-Qaida-Vowed-To-Kill-Ambassador   Months Before Attack, U.S. Had Photos Of 300 Armed Militants Near Outpost


·        The Army Could Need To Cut Brigade Combat Teams — The Army's Self-Sustainable Deploying Units — Nearly In Half To Accommodate The Pentagon’s Plans To Slice The Army’s Size To Below 450,000 Soldiers After 2017.

·        Hunter-Wants-Pentagon-Leading-Effort-To-Free-Captured

·        What's Going On At Air Force Academy? God's Word Vs. Pentagon's Word

·        Some-Air-Force-Cadets-So-Angry-Over-What-Happened-With-Bible-Verses-On-Campus-They-Have-Staged-A-Revolt

·        66% Favor Taking Sexual Assault Cases Away From Military Commanders


·        Saudi Iman Fayhan Al-Ghamdi Cleared Of Torture, Murder Of 5-Year-Old Daughter Because He "Doubted Her Virginity"

·        Gruesome Afghan Rape Marathan In Swedish Refugee Camp


·        Justice-Department-Considers-Investigation-Of-Cia-Spying-On-Senate

·        Hmm-DOJ-Blocking-Utah-FBI-Probe-Senators-Reid-& Lee

·        Holder Wants Shorter Prison Sentences For Nonviolent Drug Traffickers


·        House-Backs-Bill-To-Sue-President-Over-Ignoring-Laws

·        Obama-Threatens-To-Veto-Bill-Requiring-He-Follow-Law

·        Trey Gowdy Explodes On Obama In Epic Speech Defending The ‘Enforce The Law Act’

·        Dem-Rep-Sheila-Jackson-Lee-Thinks-Constitution-400-Years-Old

·        Hmm-DOJ-Blocking-Utah-FBI-Probe-Senators-Reid & Lee

·        Sen-Landrieu-Steps-Up-Pressure-On-Kerry-To-Clear-Keystone-Xl-Pipeline

·        Harry Reid Has All The Democrats Bashing The Koch Brothers – Even The Ones Accepting Their Money

·        Congress Moves On Legislation To Do Away With Useless Reports That Cost Taxpayers Big Money

·        Bipartisan Unemployment Extension Deal Reached In Senate

·        Lindsey Graham's Hypocrisy On Surveillance Called Out By Challengers

·        Congress Passes Bill To Make Obama Enforce The Law - Ignores Constitutional Remedy Of Impeachment

·        John Mccain - A Perfect Example Of Why The Establishment Refuses To Challenge Barack Obama

·        Extortion 17 Congressional Hearing Provided More Questions Than Answers

·        How Harry Reid Is Abusing His Power


·        US-Could-Suffer-Nationwide-Blackout-Due-To-Sabotage

·        Sen-Landrieu-Steps-Up-Pressure-On-Kerry-To-Clear-Keystone-Xl-Pipeline


·        Obamacare Is Definitely NOT As Cheap As Your Cellphone Bill

·        Blogger Reminds Jay Carney Of How Obamacare Was Passed

·        White House Effectively Delays Individual Mandate Through 2016

·        South Carolina's Fight Over Obamacare Heats Up In State Senate

·        Connector_Failures_Detailed_In: Not_For_Public_Release_Report

·        Hhs-Unable-To-Determine-Who-Has-Paid-For-Obamacare-Health-Insurance-Plans


·        Tn-Teacher-Told-Not To Talk-About Common-Core

·        Wisconsin Republicans Accused Of Sabotaging Common Core Bill

·        Common Core Is Not The Answer


·        Obama-Threatens-To-Veto-Bill-Requiring-He-Follow-Law

·        Latin American Dictatorships Got Nothin’ On Obama/Biden

·        Obama-Shut Off-Cable-Cell-Phone; Can-Afford-Healthcare-Plan

·        Obama-& Obamacare-Could-Doom-Democrats-November

·        Obama-Compared-To-Most-Evil-Men-Ever   'Acts More Like A Dictator Than A Leader Of A Free People'
White House Effectively Delays Individual Mandate Through 2016


·        'Shut-Up Your Mouth-Obama'-Video-Goes-Viral-Egypt

·        John Kerry: Russia Has Until Monday

·        Ukraine-Debacle; The Truth-Obama-Will-Not Tell

·        Forget-Ukraine-Gay-Rights-Obamas-Foreign-Policy-Priority

·        American-In Ukraine; Perspective-From The Inside