Friday, March 7, 2014

3-6-14 MCRC Briefs

MCRC Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser


March 6, 2014


·       The Only-Senator-More-Popular-Than John-McCain-Is Every-Other-Senator     "John McCain is unpopular with Republicans, Democrats, and independents alike and has now become the least popular Senator in the country. Only 30% of Arizonans approve of the job McCain is doing to 54% who disapprove."


·       Response From McCain Staffer:  “I saw that some of you ran a story on this new PPP poll. Here's a statement from me that we'd ask you to include in any coverage of this poll, which is the product of a polling firm with well-known ties to the Democratic Party and liberal causes: ‘This poll was conducted by a firm with well-known ties to the Democratic Party. Its results are strongly contradicted by recent public and private polling, and Senator McCain is confident that he’s earned the respect and confidence of the people of Arizona.’" - McCain spokesman Brian Rogers - Communications Director   Contact McCain’s Office: 202-224-2235 Web Email Form:


·       URGENT: Volunteers Who Have Kept The Maricopa County West Valley Republican office operational for the past six years need financial assistance to ensure the continued operation of a MCRC office at a new location – Bell Road and Boswell Avenue. The monthly rent and utilities will be $1,400.  Lease is for one year with an option for two additional years.  Terms are $5,000 on occupancy and $5,800 within 60 days.  This represents the first year’s rental obligation.   There are only seven working days until the first installment is due.  As of this morning, they had a little over $3000. Generous donations are needed this week. To make donations to meet this committment contact Volunteer Randy Hanson at  623-977-4532 or  The MCRC West Valley office must be vacated by March 11 because the 99thAve/Bell Road shopping center owners can no longer provide free office space.


·       A Fundraiser Memorial Dinner Will Be Held In Memory Of Detective John T. Hobbs from noon until 8 pm, Sun, March 9 at the Mu Shu Asian Grill, 1502 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85015. Hobbs was shot and killed in the line of duty this week.  Restaurant owner Garry Ong said all proceeds will be donated to the Hobbs family.

·       Good News from former Sen Thayer Verschoor: Thank you all for your prayers, kind thoughts and wishes. An update: After a day with my brother not being responsive, according to my sister at the hospital, about 6:15 this morning Bleu opened his eyes and nodded his head and moved his fingers to some voice commands for the nurse and when my sister asked him some questions. Please keep your prayers coming. 


·       Arizona Gubernatorial Candidates Doug Ducey, Christine Jones, Al Melvin, Frank Riggs, Scott Smith and Andrew Thomas will join keynote speaker Mark Herr at the Maricopa County Republican Committee’s  March 8 Lincoln Day Luncheon in Phoenix, according to A. J. LaFaro, MCRC Chairman


·       Dinesh D'Souza Will Be Speaking at the CPAC  at 11:30 am ET today, along with his co-producer Gerald Molen and director John Sullivan. The panel will discuss conservatives in Hollywood, followed by a trailer on his upcoming move America. Live online click over to watch.  D’Souza’s D'Souza's CPAC 2012 speech (over 3 million views on YouTube.


·       Sean Noble, Congressman John Shadegg’s Former Assistant, was a guest on yesterdays’ Hugh Hewitt’s 4:30 show - 960 KKNT in Phoenix. listen at ‪#‎tcot


·       LDl2’s regular monthly meeting (March 13)  has been postponed by one week due to Spring break, according to Chairman Mickie Niland.  LD12 will meet at 7 pm, March 20 at the the Quartz Hill Elementary School, 3680 S Quartz St, Gilbert. Contact: LD12 Chr Mickie Niland  Chairman@Azld12.Com  Http://Azld12.Com/


·       Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman, District 4 incumbent candidate, has enjoyed two successful fundraising/meet and greets in four days.  Bas and Gigi Aja kicked off Hickman’s first official fundraiser on Feb. 28.  Arnott and Kathleen Duncan hosted an event at their home on March 3.  Leading agriculturalists and business leaders, along with Mayors Tom Schoaf and Jackie Meck of Litchefield Park and Buckeye were in attendance. So was LD13 Chairman Robert Branch.


·       And Speaking Of Clint Hickman, a ‘meet & greet’ is scheduled at the Bashas Store in Sun City West from 10 am to 5 pm, March 28. There is a long standing relationship between the Hickmans, (Hickman’s Eggs)  and the Bashas (grocery store chain) families. Contact: Sharman Hickman   623.734.7048   623.734.2998


·       Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs is slated to appear on the 7 pm, Sat., March 8 Russell Pearce Talk Show on 960 The Patriot KKNT.  Call in 602-508-0960


·       Supt Of Public Instruction Candidate Diane Douglas: ‘Common Core Is To Education What Obamacare Is To Healthcare’-- Yesterday five Republican senators broke ranks and voted with Democrats defeating SB1310 “Schools; Common Core; Prohibition” - a bill which would have stopped the implementation of Common Core - President Obama’s education plan for Arizona’s children supported by incumbent Superintendent for Public Education John Huppenthal, according to Huppenthal’s opponent Diane Douglas. “Make no mistake, Common Core is to education what ObamaCare is to healthcare. It is a very sad day for Arizonans when those whom we’ve entrusted to safeguard our rights will not stand up to the federal government and protect our right to educate our children as we see fit,” Douglas said. Douglas, a Republican candidate for the office of AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction., is a two term member of the Peoria Unified School District Governing Board and an outspoken critic of Obama’s federal Common Core Standards since late 2009.


·       Tempe City Council Candidate Matt Papke reports that the Tempe City Council heard the cry of the people and broadcasting of public comments during the ‘call to audience’ segments of council meetings will again be aired.


·       Who Is Attorney General Candidate Mark Brnovich? Here is a thumbnail view of incumbent AG Tom Horne’s challenger  - Raised in Arizona, Mark Brnovich is a graduate of Arizona State University. After law school,  he prosecuted felonies in the Gang/Repeat Offender Bureau of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and worked as an Assistant Attorney General for Arizona and as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona. Brovich also served as the Command Staff Judge Advocate for the 153rd Field Artillery Brigade of the Arizona Army National Guard for eight years. Mark met his wife Susan while both were working as prosecutors. They live in Phoenix with their two daughters.


·       Incumbent Attorney General Tom Horne was a litigation attorney in private practice for more than 30 years, while serving on the Paradise Valley School  Board . He has also served as a Special Assistant Attorney General, Superior Court Judge Pro Tem, Court of Appeals Judge Pro Tem and authored legal text published by the State Bar of Arizona. He was elected to the Arizona Legislature (House), was later elected to serve as the Superintendent of Public Instruction prior to his election to the Attorney General post. As AG, he has fought and won several cases in Washington, DC… and won.  He and his wife Marty are accomplished musicians.


·       Mohave County Supervisor Buster Johnson:  Senator Jeff Flake Demanding Answers on Willow Beach Hatchery  -- Senator Jeff Flake along with other members of the Senate Western Caucus are expressing concern about the operational costs of the National Fish Hatchery System in a letter they sent Tuesday to Fish and Wildlife Services Chief Dan Ashe. In the letter, they used the Willow Beach Hatchery in Mohave County as their example to show how the impact of onerous federal energy and environmental regulations affect the National Fish Hatchery System.  Other Republicans who signed the letter include: Senators John Barrasso of Wyoming, Mike Crapo of Idaho, James Risch of Idaho, Mike Lee of Utah, Orrin Hatch of Utah and Dean Heller of Nevada. See letter: western-caucus-letter-to-usfws-on-fish-hatcheries


·       Lincoln Day Luncheon Raffle:  “You will have the opportunity to buy lots of tickets for the MCRC raffle at the Sat., March 8 Lincoln Day Luncheon… so brings some extra cash or your check book. Thanks to Margot Wittenberg and our hard working and generous PCs, there are some great items being raffled,”  according to MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro. Items you could win:

·       US Mint tube of 2014 dated 1 once Silver Eagles worth approximately $500 donated by CMI Gold & Silver. Look up Solicited by Capt. Russ & Margot Wittenberg  - Carefree PC's LD 1

·       Foursome of golf with green fees, golf cart, range balls valued at $800 at Legend Trail, Scottsdale  - donated by Susan Wearly, Carefree PC LD 1

·       Quantum Golf Putter valued at $295 -  donated by Duane Engdahl  PC LD 20

·       Gift Certificate for 50 magnetic name tags 2" x 3" valued at $250 -  donated by Ray Malnar LD 20 Chairman.

·       Red, white and blue handmade patriotic Afghan by Son Lee Williamson, value "Priceless" - donated by Hugh Hallman LD 24.

·       Gift certificates for fine jewelry at The Ganem Jewelry Store donated by George Ganem.  Two certificates valued at $100.

·       6 Republican red, white and blue handmade necklaces valued at $600 - donated by artist  Anne Baumgartner, member Arizona Project . 

Tickets are $2 each or 6 for $5, 12 for $10, 18 for $15.  Spend $20 and you’ll get 24 tickets plus 2 bonus tickets.  26 ticket for $20 and 26 opportunities to win a valuable prize.

All proceeds benefit the Maricopa County Republican Committee.  Buy lots of tickets, win great prizes, and support the MCRC all at the same time. – MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro.


·       Secretary Of State Candidate Wil Cardon invites attendees to stop by his campaign table at the Sat., March 8 Lincoln Day Luncheon to chat.


·       Congressman Trent Franks Is Sponsoring A Table at the MCRC Lincoln Day Lunch for CD 8 PC's out of appreciation for all of the work that they do throughout the year.


·       Republican Candidate Announcements and Events can be sent to for posting in the Briefs.  In fairness to all GOP primary candidates, Briefs does not post endorsements, nor does it endorse any GOP candidates prior to the primary.


·       Congressman Paul Gosar Arizona Schedule:

·       March 7 – 9 am, Small Business gathering at American Family Insurance, 4252 N. Verrado Way #B102, Buckeye. See flyer HERE.

·       March 18 – 1 to 4 pm,  Kingman staff office hours, CD4 office, 220 N. 4th St., Kingman. See flyer HERE



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

·        Statement By Senator John McCain On Russia’s Military Intervention In Ukraine

·        Poll: John-McCains-Low-Job-Approval   McCain Trails Most Potential Challengers If He Chooses To Run Again In 2016.

·        John-McCain-Americas-Hated-Senator   PPP Poll:  McCain Passed Mitch McConnell To Be Become America’s Least Popular U.S. Senator

·        Is-Arizona-Finally-Turning-On-John-McCain   

·        McCain-Flake-Race-For-Least-Popular-Senator-Prize  Flake Should Have Been Censured Too. 

·        Poll-McRino-Most-Unpopular-Senator-In-The-Country-Approval-Rating-In-Arizona-Just-30

·        Sen. Flake: Don’t Move Forward With Adegbile Nomination

·        Sen. Flake, Western Caucus Concerned With Fed Energy Policy’s Impact On Fish Hatcheries

·        Salmon Statement On President’s Budget Proposal

·        Obama Budget: More Government, Higher Taxes   Congressman Paul Gosar

·        No-Welfare-Weed  'People Shouldn’t Be Able To Get High Using Hard-Earned Taxpayer Money'    CD4 Paul Gosar

·        Rep. Gosar Secures Funding For Major Infrastructure Projects In Pinal And Coconino Counties   

·        Rep-Schweikert-Supports-Israeli-Collaboration-Relationship

·        Awareness-Is-Key-Defense-Against-Tax-Id-Theft   Congressman David Schweikert

·        Franks-Praises-Passage-US-Israel-Strategic-Partnership-Act

·        Cruz-Blasts-Boomtown-GOP-Can-Win-By-Fighting-Crony-Capitalists-Suckling-Off-Of-Washington

·        Update:  Jose Borrajero's AZRRT Call To Action/Recent Votes

·        Jindal-Apologizes-To-Jimmy-Carter: You-Are-No-Longer-The-Worst-President-Ever

·        Donald-Trump-Ditches-Teleprompter-At-CPAC-Goes-Off-On-Obama-The-Chinese-And-Immigration

·        Obamas-Putin-Problem   By Sean Noble

·        ICE Silent On Release Of 2,228 Immigrations Detainees Last Year  State Officials Express Concern; Documents Show Some Detainees With Serious Criminal Histories.

·        Andrew Thomas Continues To Poll Well In Arizona Gubernatorial Race

·        Air-Force-Moves-To-Silence-Members-On-A-10-Divestment

·        Tucson Principal-Forces-Cult-Like-Political-Rally-For-Paid-Cesar-Chavez-Holiday-On-Grade-School-Kids-Video

·        Senate-Approves-Ban-Common-Core-Standards

·        Administration-Offers-2-Year-Obamacare-Extension-For-Canceled-Health-Plans

·        State Senator Who Fought Recent Bill Says He's Gay

·        Albertsons Parent To Buy Safeway For $7.6 Billion

·        Rep. Sinema To Stay Put In Arizona's 9th District

·        Arizonans Can Thank Kyrstensinema For Obamacare   NRS Launches New Ad

·        Report: FBI-Had-Urged-Charges-Maricopa-County-Inquiry

·        Arizona Senate Kills Ban On Common Core Standards

·        Standard & Poor’s Dings Glendale’s Bond Rating

·        Phoenix To Fund Study Of Recycling Habits

·        Valley Veteran Calls Changes To Plaques At National Cemetery A Disgrace

·        Community Comes Together To Support Families Of Fallen, Wounded Detectives

·        New Report: Valley Home Prices Dropping

·        Possible Ocelot Pelt Is Seized At Arizona Border

·        Goddard Filing To Run For Ariz. Secretary Of State

·        Gasoline Prices In Arizona At $3.33 Per Gallon  

·        Deadline Looms For Many In Ariz. Without Health Insurance



·        An_Alabamian_Leads_The_Way_As Gop Increases Outreach To Black Voters


·        Obama-Promises-Illegals-Obamacare-Sign-Up-Info-Won't-Be-Used-For-Deportation

·        Ice Silent On Release Of 2,228 Immigrations Detainees Last Year

·        Former-House-Judiciary-Chairman-CPAC-Is-Liberal-On-Immigration

·        Uninvited-Ii-Immigration-Expert: Liberals-Using-Immigration-To-Create-Conditions-That-Call-For-Big-Gov't-Programs

·        Phyllis-Schlafly: Amnesty-Suicide-For-Conservative-Movement-And-GOP

·        Obama-To-Latinos: Last-Call-For-Health-Care-Signup - Won't Lead To Deportations

·        Amnesty-Advocates-Declaring-War-On-American-Workers

·        Rep-Steve-King-Amnesty-Ends-American-Exceptional-The-Rule-Of-Law

·        M3 Report     Updated Daily    Caution: Graphic Photos  

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·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Azborderdefenders  - Hidden Cameras

·        Need2no.Us   Border News Watch:


·        Connecticut-Halts-Plans-To Round-Upfirearms After Finding-Most Cops-In The State-List

·        Pro-Gun-Republican Wins Ct District; First Time In 40 Yrs

·        Fifty-Year-Old Detroit Woman Shoots, Kills Home Invader | The Minority Report Blog

·        NRA-Beats-Bloomberg-Moms-Demand-Action-In-Facebook-Battle

·        Criminologist: Many-Times-More-Youngsters-Killed-In-Bicycle-Accidents-Than-With-Guns

·        Obama's-2015-Budget-Take-Aim-At-American-Gun-Owners


·        Obama-Charged-Blocking-Irs-Probe-Breaking-Promises-Help

·        Lois Lerner Refuses To Testify In Irs Hearing … Again

·        Former-IRS-Official-Lerner-Gave-Interview-To-DOJ


·        Another-Russia-Today-Anchor-With-A-Death-Wish-Rips-Putin-Quits-On-Air


·        Case-To Impeach-President-Obama


·        Obama-Hires-Muslim-Terrorists-Preach-Us-Military

·        Us-General: Muslim-Brotherhood-Infiltrated-Pentagon-High-Security-Clearance-Positions


·         Hillary-Clinton Compares Putin's Ukraine Strategy To Adolf Hitler's In Nazi Germany


·        Lois Lerner Refuses To Testify In IRS Hearing … AGAIN

·        Capitol-Update" Joe-Biden-Staff-Harry-Reid-Can-Go-F…-Himself

·        Issa, Cummings Clash At Hearing After Ex-IRS Official Lerner Takes 5th

·        Rep-Huelskamp-Suggests-Speaker-Boehner-Retire-Gets-Standing-Ovation

·        Imperial-Presidency-Obama-S-Executive-Overreach-Must-Be-Stopped-Say-Lawmakers

·        House-Judiciary-Committee-Passes-3-Separate-Obama-Overreach-Bills

·        House-Republicans Seek To Defund Position Meant To Protect Immigrants

·        Congressional-Black-Caucus Wants-Issa Out As Committee Chairman


·        Staples-To-Shutter-225-Stores-As-Economic-Worries-Mount

·        Federal-Unemployment-Benefits-Can-Discourage-Job-Hunting


·        Snow-Ice-Cover-Will-Boost-Great-Lakes-Levels   It's The Most Extensive Freeze-Over Of The Lakes Since The Record-Setting Year Of 1979


·        Texas Takes Stand: 9 Out Of 10 Voters Want Obamacare Repealed

·        Harvard Research Finds Link Between Fluoridated Water, ADHD & Mental Disorders | Collective-Evolution

·        Feds-To-Cap-What-Citizens-Can-Spend-On-Own-Healthcare   Obamacare Blocks Patients Paying For Treatment: Needed Help Can Be Denied 'Even If Patient Is Willing,' Able To Cover Costs

·        Obama-Promises-Illegals-Obamacare-Sign-Up-Info-Won't-Be-Used-For-Deportation

·        Sebelius Has Stopped Fundraising To Promote Obamacare

·        Utterly-Predictable: Obamas-Budget-Includes-$45.5-Billion-Obamacare-Insurance-Company-Bailouts

·        Oregon-Accidentally-Enrolls-Thousands-Of-Illegal-Aliens-In-Obamacare


·        MN School-Forces-Half-Naked-Sopping-Wet-Student-To-Stand-Outside-Frostbite-Results

·        Texas-Hospitals-Lay-Off-Nurses-Due-To-Obamacare


·        Nation’s-Biggest-Teachers-Union-Slams-Botched-Common-Core-Implementation


·        Nation’s-Biggest-Teachers-Union-Slams-Botched-Common-Core-Implementation


·        Imperial-Presidency-Obama-S-Executive-Overreach-Must-Be-Stopped-Say-Lawmakers

·        Utterly-Predictable: Obamas-Budget-Includes-$45.5-Billion-Obamacare-Insurance-Company-Bailouts


·        White House Imposes Visa Restrictions On Some Russians And Crimeans As Obama Authorizes Sanctions