Tuesday, May 20, 2014

5-19-14 MCRC Briefs

MCRC Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser


May 19, 2014


·       Republican Candidate Announcements, fundraiser, neighborhood walks and other 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. See Briefs at Http://Archives.Mcrcbriefs.Org/


·       ATTN Candidates:  Candidate announcement/events are coming in without any reference to the position they are running for.  Announcements without position, party affiliation and contact information, will not be posted. The volume of e-mails coming thru here every day doesn’t allow time for me to look up missing information. Don’t assume everyone knows who you are and what you are running for. Thank you for your cooperation.  - Editor


·       ATTENTION PCs: Message From MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro: Several people contacted me this week about strangers coming to their homes or phoning them with a series of questions about Sen. John McCain and asking whether they are running for precinct committeeman (PC) again. Some of them are offering to notarize your PC affidavit and take your signature petitions and affidavit to the County Elections Office for you.  Please do not give your signature petitions or affidavit to any stranger.  Either submit them in person -  hand delivered to County Elections Office no later than May 28th 5 pm.  Or mailed no later than May 21 to Maricopa County Elections Department, Attn: Kristi/Berta, 111 S. 3rd Ave., Phoenix AZ  85003. Postmarked May 28 doesn't count.


·       Reports circulating: Reports have come to my attention that the moderate and left of center Republicans (aka RINOs) are trying to take over the Arizona Republican Party at all levels - state, county and legislative district.  Reports are circulating that thousands of dollars are being spent to recruit RINOs to run as candidates for Republican PCs in the August Primary.  – Chairman A J LaFaro


·       MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro to Precinct Committeemen (PCs):

·       If you haven't already gotten qualified, I strongly encourage you to do so this week.

·       If you are one of our grassroots conservative PCs in a precinct that has fewer folks running for PC than the quota, try to recruit one or more conservative Republicans who want to get more actively involved in helping save our Republic by becoming a PC.

As conservative Republican PCs, we believe in what our Founding Fathers gave us -- a Declaration of Independence and a Constitution that say in effect  that all people are naturally born free, that no person is entitled to rule another and that people may use their freedom to create political and legal order that respects and protects their rights.

You have no doubt noticed, especially lately, that some folks in both major political parties believe that it is okay to take one person's property and give it to another and that your rights are government given.  These are not the ideas of conservative Republicans.

·       Call to Action - Precinct Committeemen:  You have 8 days to get your petition signatures to qualify for the August Primary.  Here are the web addresses for the necessary paperwork:

·       Affidavit - single sided, 8 1/2 by 11 page to fill out and sign with a notary public.

·       Petition - 2-sided, 8 1/2 by 11 sheet for the signatures.

·       10 signatures are the maximum anyone will need.  Some precincts require fewer.

·       List of precincts with the numbers for PC Quota and needed signatures:
Contact:  Chairman A J LaFaro


·       Arizona Corporation Commissions Bob Stump and Susan Bitter Smith will address the Arizona Republican Lawyers at 11:45 am, Tues, May 20 at Polsinelli - 1 E. Washington Ste. 1200, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Admission$20 for members, $35 for non-members. RSVP:


·       LD16 House Candidate John Fillmore requests that anyone who still has his petition nominations to contact him immediately at602-885-6691 today or tomorrow , or text an address to 602-885-6691 so they can be picked up for filing. Contact:


·       Phoenix City Councilman Bill Gates will hold a ‘coffee chat’ at 7:30 am, Tues, May 20 at the Cave Creek Golf Course, 15202 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ  85023. Coffee provided. Speakers: LD20 Rep Paul Boyer, Phx Parks & Rec Deputy Dir Rob Harman and Public Works Asst Dir John Truijillo.


·       A Tonto National Forest Public Meeting is scheduled from 6-8:30 pm, Wed., May 21 at the Julia Randall Elementary School, 902 W Main St., Payson. Topics: Fire/fuels/forestry/range.


·       Secretary Of State Ken Bennett opened his new gubernatorial campaign office at 7000 E McDowell Rd., #102, Phx. Office hours are 9 am-7 pm, Mon-Fri., and 10 am-2 pm Sat.


·       Long Time Party Activist Jan Martinson has announced that memorial services for her husband Ted will be held at 10:30 am, Wed., May 21 at the National Memorial Cemetery, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road. The American Legion and Masons will be part of the ceremony. The family welcomes all who knew Ted.


·       Rep-Duncan-Hunter-Calls-On-US-To-Suspend-Military-Aid-In-Light-Marine  Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a 25-year-old combat veteran, was jailed in late March after he missed a freeway exit near San Ysidro, Calif., and drove into Tijuana, where Mexican authorities discovered he had three guns in his car. Although the guns were legally owned in the United States, and Tahmooressi had no intention of traveling to Mexico, he’s been jailed for more than a month.


·       Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs will be featured at a

·       1:30 pm, Thur., May 22 ‘meet and greet’ (dutch treat) at the Picnic Basket Restaurant, 436 E White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop, AZ 85935, hosted by Dee & Johnny Johnson.

·       3:30 pm, Thur., May 22 ‘meet and greet’ at The Hub Target Sports, Pawn and More, 5208 W. White Mtn Blvd, Lakeside, AZ

·       6 pm, Thur, May 22 - White Mountains Conservatives at the VFW Post 9907, 381 N Central Ave, Show Low, AZ, US, 85901 (928) 537-751.

·       5-8 pm, Fri, May 23 ‘meet and greet’ home of Sue Goodchild, 1905 W Road 2 S, Chino Valley, AZ 86323. RSVP by Thur to (928) 636-7355

Contact: Darcie at 480-437-1033 or


·       If You Have Any Signed Nominations Petitions For Diane Douglas, Supt of Public Instruction candidates, please mail to 13402 W Castle Rock Dr., Sun City West, AZ 85375 immediately.  Remember to sign and fill out the back page. Please mail before May 22.


·       CD2 Candidate Chuck Wooten: I stand for the Constitution of the United States and recognize it as the Supreme Law of the Land. It is the greatest governing document in human history. I stand for the Bill of Rights.

·       I stand for a Federal Government limited within Constitutional bounds, with the States and the People exercising the rights and responsibilities reserved to them by the Constitution.

·       I stand for every American’s God-given right to liberty

·       I stand for every individual’s right to pursue his or her own path in life. Every individual is born with the freedom to pursue prosperity

·       I stand for every American’s right to religious freedom, to worship or not as he/she sees fit, and to be free of governmental, institutional and personal persecution based on matters of personal faith

·       I stand for every American’s right to economic freedom

·       I stand for Secure, American Borders

·       I stand for a strong national defense and for keeping the US military as the greatest fighting force in the world.

·       I stand for American exceptionalism. We are the greatest country on Earth.


·       CD1 candidate Andy Tobin says challenger Gary Kiehne should exit race;  response to Kiehne comments about Vietnamese-Americans and mass shootings: "With his pattern of bizarre and deeply offensive remarks, Gary Kiehne has illustrated that he lacks the temperament, character and basic common sense to not only represent Arizona in Congress, but to even get elected. He should exit this race immediately and apologize in full for all of his remarks, not just some of them. To win this district and win against the Democrats in Washington, we need a candidate with a level head – which Mr. Kiehne clearly doesn’t have based on his numerous comments. This is a pattern, and Mr. Kiehne’s own partial apology is acknowledgment of the toxicity of these comments. Suggesting that mass killings are party affiliated is beyond the pale and insulting to the families and victims of these senseless killings. All of this raises the question: What other incendiary remarks has Mr. Kiehne made on tape that Democrats are waiting to release if he’s the nominee? I have every confidence that Republican voters will reject such an offensive candidate. But, if he somehow wins the nomination, Mr. Kiehne will not only ensure Ann Kirkpatrick’s re-election, but he will be an anchor around the neck of every other Republican candidate in the state, from Governor on down."  Kiehne’s comments here.


·       The Paradise Republican Women Will Meet At 11 Am, Sat., June 14 at the Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale AZ  85258. Noon luncheon.  Candidate forum: Gubernatorial candidates Doug Ducey, Christine Jones, and Al Melvin, Treasurer candidate Hugh Hallman, Supt of Public Instruction candidate incumbent John Huppenthal, CD9 candidate Andrew Walter, and LD23 candidates Rep Michele Ugenti, Chuck Schmit, Bob Littlefield, Effie Carlson, John Strasser and Jay Lawrence. Reservations required by June 10. Checks payable PRWC with menu choice.  Mail to: Linda Brickman,19425 N. 36th Way, Phoenix, AZ   85050   .


·       The Paradise Republican Women’s Candidates Forum & Fiesta is scheduled at 5 pm, Sat., July 26 at the  Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.  4 pm Social $20 Early Bird Tickets (by 7/11/14)   Click HERE for your tickets!


·       CD9 Candidate Andrew Walter is expanding office hours starting Sat., May 24 with a pancake breakfast between 9-10 am at 1243 E. Broadway Rd. #105, Tempe, AZ 85282. New hours are 9 am-8 am, Mon-Thur., and from 9 am-5 pm, Fri & Sat.


·       Supt Of Public Instruction Candidate Diane Douglas is the speaker scheduled at the 11:30 am, May 20 Pima County Republican Club luncheon at Sabbar Shriner Temple, 450 S. Tucson Blvd – Lunch $11.


·       A Fundraiser For Reps Heather Carter And Kate Brophy McGee, with State Historian Marshall Trimble, is scheduled at 4:30 pm, May 20 at the home of Courtney and Chuck LeVinus, 726 Encanto Dr., Phoenix.  

·       Arrowhead Republican Women will host Constitutional speaker Shane Krauser at 5 pm, May 20 fundraiser dinner at the Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West. Students welcome. Adult meals $40 per person or $70 per couple. Student (18 yrs and younger) $15 per person. Proceeds will support education and scholarship efforts of the club. Dress code is business attire per country club policy – no jeans allowed. Reservations required.Tickets: Nancy Margaritas  623-322-0108. 

·       The Tucson Eastside Republican Club will host CD2 candidate Shelley Kais and Secretary of State candidate Justin Pierce at 6 pm, May 21, at the49ers Country Club Rincon Grill, 12000 E Tanque Verde, Tucson.


·       State Treasurer Candidate Randy Pullen and guest Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Apairo will appear at 5:30 pm, May 21 at the Mountain Oyster Club, 6400 E El Dorado Circle, Tucson, hosted by Supervisor Ray Carroll, David Mehl, and Alan Norville. Co-hosts $1,000. Suggested contribution $50. RSVP


·       A Sen. Michele Reagan For Secretary Of State Fundraiser is scheduled at 6:30 pm, May 21 at the home of Fred and Heather Wagonhals, 5842 E Redwing, Paradise Valley. Hosts: Jane Hull, Betsey Bayler, Chanrda Bonfiglio, Jim & Terry Marrion, George Weisz, Kelsey Lundy Wendy Briggs, Kathey Senseman, Becky Hill, Allison Bell, Nicole Bidwill, Barbara Meaney, Kevin DeMenna, Doug  Yonko, Gretch Kitchel, Ryan O’Daniel and Eric Luoma. Live entertainment and ice cream desserts.


·       An “ACT For America” meeting is scheduled at 6 pm, May 21 at the Nanini BranchLibrary, 7300 N. Shannon Road, Tucson. 

·       Palo Verde Republican Women's Club Will Host A Gubernatorial Candidates Luncheon Forum May 21 at McDowell Mountain Golf Club, 10690 E. Sheena Drive, Scottsdale.  Candidates include Ken Bennett, Doug Ducey, Dr. John Molina, Frank Riggs and Scott Smith. Forum moderator is Tyler DiGrazia, a Young Republican from Arizona State University.  Lunch at 11:30.  Program at noon.  Guests  welcome.  $25 per person.  Reservations required.  RSVP: Edith Stock before May 18.

·       A Reminder To Politically Involved State Employees: See state restrictions (Arizona’s “mini-Hatch Act”) at A.R.S. § 41-752.[1] The public policy behind these limitations is at A.R.S. § 41-752(K).


·       CD1 Candidate Adam Kwasman Schedule:

·       May 22- 7 pm, Pick up a Sign Party, 13052 N Woosnam Way, Oro Valley, AZ 85755. Contact:

·       May 28 - Hot Dogs and Apple Pie in the Park, 6 pm, May 28, Riverfront Park, Oro Valley, 551 W. Lambert Lane, Oro Valley, AZ.


·       CD2 Candidate and Right To Life supporter Chuck Wooten is attending the Arizona Right to Life 2014 Spring Fundraising Event & VIP reception on May 22nd at 6pm.  The gala is being held at the Xavier High School Auditorium, 4710 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ. 


·       The Arizona Right to Life's 2014 Gala with Hugh Hewitt at 6 pm, May 22 at Xavier High School Auditorium with panelist  Penny Young Nance, Nik Nikas, Vermon Pierre, and Shane Krauser. $20 admission. $100 VIP – catered reception. Register at www.AZRTL.ORg


·       An Ice Cream Social With LD28 House Candidate Shawnna Bolick, hosted by Jim Chamberlain and Norman McClelland, scheduled at 4 pm, Thur., May 22 at the Arizona Country Club, 5668 E Orange Blossom Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Kid-friendly event. RSVP :, or 602-842-1912. for additional information.



·        House Passes Franks-Kennedy Bill To Honor Shimon Peres

·        Statement By Senator John McCain On Cattle-Crossing Reopening In Douglas

·        Arizona Park Employee Viciously Beaten By Illegal Alien Speaks Out

·        Scott Smith Needs To Explain Reports Of Unpaid Taxes

·        Arizona-Candidate-Apologizes-For-Shootings-Remarks

·        AG-Horne-Given-More-Time-To-Repay-$400,000-In-Campaign-Donations

·        Robert Robb   Horne Not Getting Fair Shake In Inquiry

·        Fact-Check: Gender-Wage-Gap-Women-Earning-Less-Men

·        Maricopa Community Colleges Board Debating (Yet Another) Increase In Property Tax

·        Gilbert-Shuns-US-Housing-Money

·        Data-Breach-Costs-Approach-Million

·        Maricopa-County-Approves-Budget-Cuts-$8.6 Million

·        Phoenix-Council-Members-Also-Taking-Pay-Cut

·        Scottsdale-Eyes-Acres-McDowell-Sonoran-Preserve

·        Now Utilities Can Tell Customers How Much Energy Each Appliance Uses (Just From The Smart Meter Data)

·        Arizona-Candidate-Apologizes-For-Shootings-Remarks

·        Tonto-National-Forest-Public-Meeting

·        Elite Group Of Native American Officers Combat Drug Smuggling On The Tohono O'Odham Nation

·        Drones Used By CBP Agents To Patrol The Deserts North Of Mexico

·        Phoenix Area Hit With Third Fatal Wrong-Way Crash

·        Family-Of-Wrong-Way-Crash-Victim-Speaks-Out

·        Alleged-Wrong-Way-Crash-Closes-I-17-SB-Near-Sunset-Point

·        Wrong-Way-Crashes: What-Do-You-Do-If-You-See-A-Car-Coming-At-You-On-The-Freeway

·        Family Of Wrong-Way Crash Victim Speaks Out
Family Of Marine Detained In Mexico Speaks Out

·        Students Who Failed The AIMS Test Unable To Walk With Their Graduating Class

·        Click-It-Or-Ticket: Police-Increase-Seatbelt-Enforcement

·        Govt-Reporting-Systems-On-Bullying-Dont-Apply-To-Private-Schools

·        New-Law-Regulates-The-Sale-And-Use-Of-Fireworks-In-Arizona

·        Red-Flag-Warning-In-Northern-Arizona-Forests

·        Weary-Crews-Prepare-For-Long-Wildfire-Season

·        Summer Free Food Programs For Kids
U Of A Grads Complain About Heat, Overcrowding At Ceremony
Phoenix Weather: More Windy Weather Ahead

·        Arizona-Probes-Whether-Deputy-Targeted-Hispanics

·        Fire Danger High In Much Of Southwest

·        Wilderness Restored 9 Years After Marijuana Bust

·        Humans Cause Vast Majority Of Wildfires Nationally

·        Arizona Hires La Russa To Run Baseball Operations



·        AZ Education Superintendent Race Goes National

·        MCRC Chair A.J. LaFaro’s Important Message To PCs

·        More Funny (Re-Branding) Business From Jan Brewer   Back To Her Old Tricks

·        AZ Republic Attempts To Conceal Key Information In Freeway Death

·        Politician Rejects Judge’s Finding In AZ AG Horne’s Case  Horne Responds To Polk’s Refusal To Respect Findings Of Neutral Administrative Law Judge:  “

·        Tea Party Leader Backs Amnesty…Er… “Reform?”

·        Huppenthal Calls Common Core Opponents “Barbarians”


·        Obamacare Versus Physician’s Hippocratic Oath

·       Maybe, Just Maybe . . . Obamacare Is Unconstitutional


·        Muslim Persecution Of Christians, January 2014


·        Let's Rally For Victor Petersen For Gilbert Town Council

·        Gilbert School Board: Thanks For Standing Up For Transparency And Accountability

·        What's The Difference Between Trey Gowdy And Harry Reid?

·        Harry Reid Describes "Vile" Threats He Received From Bundy Backers

·        Trey Gowdy: "This Is Not My First Death Threat."


·        The REAL War On Science II

·        The REAL War On Science

·        I Knew I Was In Trouble When....

·        He Will Never Learn

·        Dirty Tricks

·       Bill Montgomery Is Right


·        What John Boehner Is Doing Could Cost Him Big Time

·        House-Bill-Sever-Michelles-Control-School-Lunches

·        Michelle-Kids-Keep-Tabs-Racist-Family

·        Utah-Rancher-Gives-Blm-Powerful-Ultimatum

·        Trey-Gowdys-Greatest-Speeches-Will-Standing-Cheering-End

·        Heres-Absurd-Reason-Bloomberg-Group-Calling-Chipotle


·         Bilderbergs Exposed And What’s On Their 2014 Agenda- A Stunning Revelation You Need To Know….


·        Scott Smith Needs To Explain Reports Of Unpaid Taxes

·        Tonto-National-Forest-Public-Meeting

New Zeal Blog

·        Forum: What’s The Biggest Change You’ve Noticed In America Over The Past 20 Years?

·        Director Of National Intelligence James Clapper Has Uncomfortably Close Ties To The Chinese Government




·        Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws


·        Rnc Chairman Priebus: We Don't Fear Hillary Clinton

·        Social Conservatives Wary Of Rnc Convention In Las Vegas

·        GOP Establishment Strikes Back With Big Dollars To Protect Boehner Ally In Idaho

·        Obamacare Failures May Put Oregon Senate Seat In Play For Gop


·        Florida Five: Redistricting Maps Go On Trial, Grayson To Be Benghazi Hearings’ ‘Worst Nightmare’


·        Arizona Park Employee Viciously Beaten By Illegal Alien Speaks Out

·        Air-Force-Base-Provides-Comfort-And-Benefits-For-1000-Illegal-Immigrants

·        Boehner 'Certainly Has Concerns' About Criminal Immigrant Releases

·        GOP Rep: Criminal Immigrant Releases 'Another Example Of President Obama's Policies Betraying The American People'

·        DHS Has Not Asked For Visa Restrictions To Prevent Criminal Immigrant Releases In Over A Decade

·        Donald Trump On Release Of Criminal Immigrants: 'So Stupid'

·        Report: Hillary, Kerry Broke Law That Could Have Prevented Criminal Immigrant Releases

·        Karl Rove: I'd Prefer To Get Amnesty Done In Lame-Duck Session

·        Remember 1986

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Azborderdefenders  - Hidden Cameras

·        Need2no.Us   Border News Watch


·        Schumer Reaps What He’s Sown; Nation’s Oldest Gunmaker Hightails It To Alabama

·        Missouri Lawmakers Pass Bill To Arm Teachers, Lowers Carry Age From 21 To 19

·        Targeted? Gun Sellers Say ‘High Risk’ Label From Feds Cuts Off Banking Options, Restricts Business

·        OK Lawmakers Pass Bill Expanding Concealed Carry To School Parking Lots

·        Man Comes Home To Find Burglars Loading His Possessions In Their Car, Kills One

·        Poll: 58 Percent Of Moderates Say US Has Enough Gun Laws

·        Remington To Move Production Of Two Gun Lines From New York To Alabama


·        Harry Reid Causing Senate Gridlock By Blocking GOP Amendments


·        Judge Rules Against Woman Banned From Writing About Her Family On Facebook


·        Karl Rove Blows Up At Juan Williams Over Clinton Comments: ‘I Didn’t Say It!’

·        Report: Jeb Bush Organizing Ahead Of Potential POTUS Run

·        Peter King Warns Hillary Clinton He Might Run For President


·        CBS-Major-Garrett-Grills-WH-Chief-Of-Staff-Over-Obama-Silence-On-Va-Scandal


·        Democrats-Can't-Play-War-On-Women-Income-Inequality-& Income Inequality Cards-On-Me

·        Secretive Soros-Backed Group Looking To Spend Nearly $40M In 2014


·        Judicial Watch's IRS Investigation Leads Directly To Washington


·        Ex-Marine-Family-Seeks-His-Freedom-From-Iran

·        Triple-Amputee-Iraqi-War-Veteran-VA-Said-I-Was-Being-Overpaid

·        Air-Force-Base-Provides-Comfort-And-Benefits-For-1000-Illegal-Immigrants

·        White House Expresses 'Confidence' In Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary

·        Obama, Us Embassies Fail To Recognize Armed Services Day, See What They Tweeted Instead
Judge Jeanine Heartbroken Over VA ‘Homicides’: ‘War Heroes Don’t Leave Men To Die!’

·        Obama's VA Replacement Supervised Scandal-Laden Hospital


·        Wapo: Hillary Clinton Shows No Signs She's Settled On A 2016 Run

·        Monica Lewinsky, Hillary Clinton, Feminists--And Me

·        RNC Chairman: Hillary Clinton Age 'Fair Game' For 2016

·        Report: Hillary, Kerry Broke Law That Could Have Prevented Criminal Immigrant Releases

·        The Nuclear Option: Hillary Must Come Clean On Physical, Mental Health

·        Hillary Clinton Shows Ignorance Of How Economy Works, Ben Bernanke Cashes In


·        Eric Holder Launches Race Attack Versus Against Justice Roberts During Commencement Address

·        Eric Holder Attacks John Roberts: Colorblindness Not Best Way To End Discrimination


·        Mark Levin: Why Aren't Other Republicans Fighting Amnesty Like Jeff Sessions?


·        Man Allegedly Hit Store Clerks With A Bat, Threatened To Kill Over Food Stamp Refund


·        CDC: 10,000 Toddlers Aged 2-3 Medicated For ADD, ADHD

·        Citizenship Status Verification Questions Arose For 1 Million Obamacare Enrollees

·        Washington Post: One Million Obamacare Customers Receiving Incorrect Subsidies


·        Gallup: Only 3% Call Environment 'Most Important Problem'

·        President Obama's Big Carbon Crackdown Readies For Launch


·         University Caught Excluding Whites, Males From Scholarships


·        NY Ed Commissioner: Common Core Opponents Want Segregation, Inequality

·        U.S. Bishops Admit Growing Concerns About Common Core Effects On Mission Of Catholic Schools

·        Daily Mail: Common Core Math 'Satan's Handiwork'


·        DHS Has Not Asked For Visa Restrictions To Prevent Criminal Immigrant Releases In Over A Decade


·        Kerrey-On-Shinseki: Its-Time-For-The-President-To-Replace-Him


·        Criminal Immigrant Releases 'Another Example Of President Obama's Policies Betraying The American People'

·        White House Expresses 'Confidence' In Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary

·        Five Times Obama Officials Expressed Outrage At Their Own Incompetence

·        Obama's VA Replacement Supervised Scandal-Laden Hospital