Wednesday, May 28, 2014

5-27-14 MCRC Briefs

MCRC Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser


May 27, 2014  


·       Call to Action - Precinct Committeemen:   You have until 5 pm, May 28 to get your affidavit and petition signatures delivered to Maricopa County Elections Department, Attn: Kristi/Berta, 111 S. 3rd Ave., Phoenix AZ  85003. Postmarked May 28 doesn't count.


·       A Notary Is Available At AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., to help  precinct committeemen needing to have their candidate affidavit notarized before taking it to the Recorder’s office before 5 pm, May 28. If you need to schedule a notary, call HQ AT (602) 957-7770 to see if they can send one to you. No charge.


·       Eddie Cook For Gilbert City Council needs to have all of his petitions nominations returned immediately to: Eddie Cook, 1760 W. Aspen Ave., Gilbert, AZ  85233.   Contact: Paul Brierly, Campaign manager,   480-988-9311.


·       Tempe City Council Candidate Matt Papke is calling for volunteers to turn in their nominating petitions so he can file them. Contact: (480) 242 – 2208


·       Anyone With Signature Sheets Still Out For LD8 senate candidate Irene Littleton, Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas, and Arizona Corporation Commission candidates Doug Little and Tom Forese are asked to turn them immediately so they can be filed by May 28.  Go you can go to to sign petitions online and donate $5.


·       ATTENTION PCs: Several people contacted Chairman A J LaFaro 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.  Hand deliver them to County Elections Office no later than 5 pm, May 28.


·       LD4 And The Estrella Conservative Republican Club will meet at 7 pm, Wed., May 28 at the Starpointe Residents Club, 17665 W Ellliot Road., Goodyear  (W. Elliot, just west of S. Estrella Parkway).  Speaker: Gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones.  Contact: LD4 Chr Fred Amator, or 623-980-6007. Estrella CR contact Richard Newcomer, or 602-512-1340. They ask you support CD 3 and LD 4 Republican Candidates: Gabby Saucedo Mercer, (CD 3 House), Constance Uribe (LD 4 Senate), Richard Hopkins (LD 4 House) and David Osterfeld(Justice of the Peace, White Tank Precinct). Candidate volunteer contact: Andrew Costanzo at, or 480 677-0697.


·       Services For Former Senator Tom Smith are scheduled at 10 am, Fri., May 30 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Miller Road – receptions follows. Burial will be private. . Visitiation is from 6-8pm, Thur., May 29 at Messingers at Indian School and Miller. Smith, who passed away this weekend, was a LD28 precinct committeeman. He was formerly from the old LD26 Kaibab precinct (east Phoenix and Paradise Valley). He was a Colonel in the Marines, former Scottsdale School District principal, and a longtime party activist promoting “honesty and integrity”. His passing is a great loss to the Republican cause.


·        Brenda Burns Spoke To The Yuma County Republicans at Booth Machinery. Rio Colorado Republican Women sold bags of cookies to benefit headquarters. The Yuma County GOP office is open from 10 am-2 pm, Tues and Thurs. Contact:  Lorna at 928-317-9120.


·       Attorney General Tom Horne Is Running For Reelection. He filed 7,819 petition signatures to get on the ballot for the 2014 Arizona Attorney General's Race. That is 40 percent more than required.


·       Scottsdale City Council Candidate Michael Auerbach officially filed nomination papers and his petitions to be on the Aug. 26th 2014 Primary ballot. Auerbach has scheduled monthly “Meet & Greet” meetings for June 18, July 9, and Aug 13 at Tavern Americana in Scottsdale. Details:


·       Gubernatorial candidate Frank Riggs filed more than 10,400 signatures on May 27 to qualify for the primary ballot. In less than four months, the Riggs campaign collected almost double the 5660 signatures needed to qualify for the ballot.  Riggs said. “There may be a big field in the Republican primary for governor, but I’m the proven, tested and trusted candidate for Governor.  I offer a clear choice and new direction for Arizona.  I will stop the 'Obamanization of Arizona' by repealing Common Core and rolling back the unsustainable expansion of Medicaid." Riggs promised to be a highly visible and accessible governor and to make Arizona a model of effective, conservative government through the principles of fiscal restraint and responsibility, constitutionally limited government, free markets, equal opportunity, secure borders and personal responsibility."I have a lifetime of leadership service and experience, the deepest, most proven record of any candidate for governor, and the demonstrated courage to make the tough but right decisions.  I look forward to taking our message to voters about why I’m the clear choice for conservatives in the Republican primary for Governor,” concluded Riggs.


·       CD2 Candidate Martha McSally Filed Over 3800 Signatures with the Arizona Secretary of State's office in Tucson, officially securing a position on the ballot for the primary  election. "I want to thank all the volunteers and supporters who helped us gather over 3800 signatures to get my name on the ballot for this crucial election," said McSally. "The support I have received has been overwhelming and truly inspires me to continue my fight to get our economy back on track, bring leadership to Washington DC, advocate for strong national defense and put an end to stifling government overreach. It's time to put Southern Arizona first." the McSally campaign surpassed the minimum signatures required by over 2500.


·       County Supervisor Candidate Sandra Dowling Filed 1863 Signatures on nominating petitions for Maricopa County Supervisor District 4. This was almost double the required amount of 966.  According to Dowling, her education and lifetime record of public service are unmatched in this election for District 4 Supervisor.  A Marine Corps veteran, Dowling earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees; from Arizona universities.“I am appreciative and grateful to the residents of District 4 who have encouraged me to officially enter the race for supervisor and ultimately serve as their representative. Collecting the most nominating signatures of any candidate for this critical position is due to the hard work of dedicated volunteers and my own personal commitment to talk about the issues with members of the community. Their confidence in my experienced leadership is very humbling and gratifying,”.


·       NAFBPO’s Zack Taylor - A Retired Border Agent Speaks Freely About The Real Dangers on FOX news.    See NAFBPO Border Presentation - the truth about criminal violence along the AZ/MX Border - Caution: very graphic photos


·       Attn Pcs Applicants: Early voting for the Aug 26 primary begins July 31. If there are no extra people running for the open positions in your precinct, your name will not be shown on the primary ballot and you will be automatically elected “by acclamation.”  If, however, there are more PC candidates running in your district than open positions, all qualified nominees go on the Aug 26 ballot. You will be notified by the Recorder offices if your name will be on the ballot.


·       LD25 Senate Candidate Dr. Ralph Heap needs to borrow rebar to put up signs.  If you have some you can loan him, call 480-577-9094.


·       Chandler School Board Candidate Jeff Amberson could also use some help. Contact:


·       Gov Mitt Romney will be in Arizona on May 28 for a CD1 event for candidate Andy Tobin. Contact Michelle Hyde at


·       There Will Be A Rally To Free U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from the Mexican jail at 5:30 pm, Wed., May 28 at (approximately) 5775 Camiones Way, San Ysidro, CA 92173. Contact: Dr. Gina Loudon, 217-653-2238.  See Greta's show  Greta talks about Tahmooressi, Who is in a Mexican jail today for taking a wrong turn and ending up in mexico. Petition the White House to release him


·       CD1 Candidate Adam Kwasman is serving ‘Hot Dogs and Apple Pie’ at 6:30 pm, May 28 in Riverfront Park, Oro Valley, 551 W. Lambert Lane, Oro Valley, AZ. or


·       Young Professionals for Ducey will meet at 5:30, Wed., May 28 at The Mint.


·       Yavapai County Republican Headquarters is looking information on who made the round Goldwater campaign pin that was distributed at the Sept 3, 1964 Sen Barry Goldwater for President campaign on the steps of the Prescott Courthouse.  The button has a white background with red lettering reads: Prescott – Arizona Welcomes BARRY   Sept 3, 1964.  Contact: L.G. Mace YavGop Headquarters  (928) 776-4500.


·       Townhall columnist Joanne Moudy of LD15 is available to speak to local groups about defending freedom, the connection between common core/planned parenthood.  Contact Moudy at (623) 582-2666


·       A Fundraiser For State Treasurer Candidate Hugh Hallman, featuring Barry Goldwater., Jr, is scheduled at 5:30 pm, Wed., May 28 at the Bronzesmith Fine Art Foundry & Gallery, 7331 E. 2nd St., Prescott Valley. RSVP to Jim Kleczewski at or 928-830-5709. Suggested contribution $50.


·       Volunteers are asked to meet Mickie Niland and Sandi Bartlett for a ‘on your own’ lunch at 11:30 am, May 28 and then make phone calls from 1-3 pm for LD25 senate candidate Ralph Heap. Meet at the Cafe Zupas, 3420 E Baseline Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204 (NW corner of Baseline and Val Vista). Phoning will be done from Heap Headquarters:  3535 E. Brown Road, Suite 101 Mesa, AZ 85213 – phones and scripts provided. Contact:  Sandi Bartlett   480 600 2874


·       Incumbent Attorney General Tom Horne will attend the Green Valley Republican Brown Bag Lunch Series at noon, Thurs., May 29 at Green Valley GOP headquarters, Green Valley Village, Suite 70, (I-19 Exit 65-Continental).


·       A Fundraiser For LD23 Sen Candidate John Kavanagh is scheduled at 7 pm, May 30 at the Lexington Hotel –Fireside Grill, 12800 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and live music by “The OK Chorale” singers. Free Italian buffet dinner and cash bar. Minimum donation $25 per person. No RVPS required. Checks can be sent to: Kavanagh for State Senate, 16038 E Seminole Lane, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.


·       May 30 is the deadline for making reservations for the Arrowhead Republican Women Republican Candidates’ Forum is scheduled from 2:30-5 pm, Sat., June 7 at the Briarwood Country Club. Forum Begins Promptly at 3pm. Candidate line-up includes: 

·       Governor: Ken Bennett, Doug Ducey, Christine Jones, Al Melvin, John Molina, Frank Riggs, Scott Smith

·       Attorney General: Mark Brnovich, Tom Horne

·       Secretary Of State: Justin Pierce

·       Corporation Commission: Tom Forese, Bonnie Katz, Doug Little, Lucy Mason, Vernon Parker

·       Treasurer: Jeff Dewitt, Hugh Hallman

·       Superintendent Of Public Instruction: Diane Douglas

·       House Ld22: David Livingston, Phil Lovas

·       House Ld21: Rick Gray, Bryan Hackerbarth, Tony Rivero

·       Senate Ld21: Debbie Lesko (Running For State Senator),

·       Maricopa County Supervisor: Sandra Dowling, Clint Hickman

·       Clerk Of The Courts: Michael Jeans

·       Congress: Trent Franks, Clair Van Steenwyk

RSVP to Peg Moore at 623-694-5852 or email Peg at  by May 30.


·       The Arizona Tea Party State Convention will be conducted from 8 am to 4 pm, Sat., May 31 in at the Sun City West Foundation—Webb Room; 14465 W. R.H. Johnson Blvd, Sun City West, AZ 85375. Free admission.  Lunch provided. Click Here To Register (Free)


·       LD25 Sen Candidate Ralph Heap needs volunteers to man telephones from noon until 8 pm Mon-Fri at his campaign headquarters, 3535 E Brown Road., Mesa. Greetings Volunteer. Call Don  602-284-6240   or  Barbara  480-577-9094 to schedule a time. 


·       Contact Your Congressman. Let them know your anger over yet another scandal that has taken the lives of unknown numbers of Americans.  Our veterans deserve better.

·       Sen John McCain R                            202-224-2235   

·       Sen Jeff Flake R                                 202-224-3421   

·       Rep Ann Kirkpatrick (D1)                 202-225-3361   

·       Rep Ron Barber (D2)                         202-225-2542   

·       Rep Raul Grijalva (D3)                      202-225-2435   

·       Rep Paul Gosar (R4)                          202-2225-2315 

·       Rep Matt Salmon (R5)                       202-225-2635   

·       Rep David Schweikert (R6)               202-225-2190   

·       Rep Ed Pastor (D7)                            202-225-4065   

·       Rep Trent Franks (8)                          202-225-4576   

·       Rep Kyrsten Sinema (D)                                            


·       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/


·       Congressman Paul Gosar: My bill that would name the post office at 442 Miller Valley Road in Prescott after Barry Goldwater cleared a key hurdle on Wednesday. It passed the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, on which I serve, and now awaits action by the full House of Representatives. Barry Goldwater served Arizona and our nation with honor and integrity for decades. His lengthy tenure as a public servant included five terms in the United States Senate and a nomination to be the Republican candidate for president in 1964. Known as 'Mr. Conservative,' he was influential in the revival of political conservatism during the 1960s. I have deep respect for Barry Goldwater and his efforts to restore conservatism in our nation and I'm pleased the Committee recognized that this patriotic American deserves a fitting tribute. I now urge the full House to take up this bill in a timely manner. Click HERE to read more.

·       Congressman David Schweikert: When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created in December of 1970, it was intended to embody an attitude of synergy and harmony with Congress and the States, while tackling the quality of our air, land and water.Today, there is little harmony and synergy and in its place, friction and isolation. Instead of working alongside States, and those who are most affected by regulations, we see an elusive, unaccountable agency bulldoze past any attempt to engage.Earlier this year, the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a proposed rule that would amend the definition of the ‘waters of the U.S.’ under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Not only would this rule expand the EPA’s regulatory reach to every body of water in the country, it would give the agency control over vast areas of land simply because it might hold or convey water. Under this rule, the breadth of the EPA’s power is expanded to unprecedented levels, and once finalized; there are very few options for appeal.


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·        Tom-Horne-Turned-In-40%-More-Signatures-Than-He-Needed

·        AZ Sec. Of State Taking Heat For Proposed Election Education Ads

·        Former Sen Tom Patterson:  Large Numbers Of Dependent Americans Keep Wheels Of Big Government Moving

·        Moving Photos From ‘Rolling Thunder’ Motorcycle Rally; Veterans Bring Pride To Nation’s Capital

·        Tom_Hornes_Internal_Investigation_    Chief Deputy Rick Bistrow

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·        Buyers-Shorted-By Propane-Sellers

·        Police Surprise Boy With New Bike

·        Arizona-Developer-Family-Accused-Mil-Fraud-Years

·        Arizona-Lawmakers-Child-Welfare-Overhaul   Hits Early Stumbling Block

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·        American-Killed-In Nogales-After Travel-Warning

·        US-Keep-9800-Troops-Afghanistan-Year-End

·        Hot-& Staying That -Way; 4 Key-Signs-Of Summer

·        Phoenix-Fitness-Among-Bottom-Third-Big-Cities

·        Team Investigates Cause Of Slide Fire

·        Slide Fire Continues To Grow Within Containment Line

·        How VA Clinics Falsified Appointment Records

·        Humane Society Desperate For Pet Foster Parents, Fast-Tracking Volunteers

·        Wish Granted: Valley Teen, High School Band Headed To Disneyland

·        Summer Food Service Ensures Arizona Kids Get Nutritious Free Meals

·        Dui Checkpoints In Full Force During Memorial Day

·        Peoria Man Fears Beloved Tortoise Was Stolen

·        Thousands Honor Fallen Men, Women During Arizona Memorial Day Ceremony

·        Memorial Day: W. Phoenix Neighborhood Reminds Others About True Meaning

·        Arizona Braces For More Possible EPA Regulation

·        Legislative Leaders Ok With Brewer's Cps Spending

·        2+2what? Parents Rail Against Common Core Math

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·        US Consul Warns Americans Of Mexico Travel Risks   “Credible Threat” To Safety And Security In And Around Nogales

·        Mary Rose Wilcox Resigns: Vows To “Deliver The Bacon Home”

·        How America Treats Illegal Aliens Vs. Veterans

·        Is Slide Fire Nearing McCain’s Vacation Compound?


·         The War for Arizona – Brewer forms “The Coalition of Corruption “


·        Obama Ignores Torture Of Pregnant Mother & U.S. Toddler

·        Maybe, Just Maybe . . . Obamacare Is Unconstitutional


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·        How-America-Treats-Illegal-Aliens-Vs-Veterans


·        U.S. Armed Forces - We Must Fight - President Reagan (Hd) Memorial Day 2014

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·        State-Dept-Finally-Gives-Explosive-Answer    Bureau Boss Overseeing Shipments Has Benghazi Connections


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·        Need2no.Us   Border News Watch


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·        Happy Memorial Day: Obama Slashes D-Day Veteran's Benefits From $300 To $6 A Month

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·        VA Hands Out $9 Million In Bonuses As Veterans Die In Wait Lines


·        Feds Ignite Suspicion With Explosive Buying Spree


·        House Votes To Ban Pentagon From Claiming 'Climate Change' As National Security Threat

·        Republicans Care About Vets So Much That They Blocked A Bill Expanding Veterans Benefits  More From Jason Easley


·         ‘Disrespectful’ Schools Stir Controversy By Holding Class On Memorial Day


·        State-Dept-Finally-Gives-Explosive-Answer    Bureau Boss Overseeing Shipments Has Benghazi Connections


·        Obama’s Level Of Incompetence Is Frightening

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·        Obama Is Guilty Of Dereliction Of Duty, Malpractice, Criminal Neglect And Treason


·        Putin Shows Contempt For U.S. 'Leader'

·        Radical Islam Is A Bigger Problem Than Vladimir Putin

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