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· The Americans for Prosperity has released its annual Legislative Report Card – rating Arizona legislators. This year’s top ranked conservative voting legislators are: LD 25 Rep Justin Olson and LD13 Rep Darin Mithchell – Champion of the Taxpayer. Tied Score 84 See report: legislativescorecard for full report from 2005 thru 2014.
· Activitist Jim Ehl writes: “The RAT pack had better get hot. Since January of this year there are 1,093 fewer registered Republicans and 10,291 more registered ‘others’.
· Congratulations to Sean Christopher O’Bannon of Gilbert who has received the LD12 Republicans ‘John Galt Youth Award.’ O’Bannon is a self-motivated 17 year old who worked at Burger King, Sunbusters Window Tinting, and The Van’s Store. He sought employment advice from great adult role models learning the following skills to gain employment; resume writing, job search techniques, networking, and interviewing techniques. Sean is a strong member of his Church and is active in leadership roles in the youth group. He volunteers regularly to help others in need and is always pleasant, hardworking, and productive. Robin O’Bannon, Sean’s mother, accepted the John Galt Youth Award for her son May 8, 2014 at the Republican Legislative District 12 meeting, according to LD12 Chairman Mickie Niland.
· BLM Stirred Up A Hornet’s Nest Out Wickenburg Way when it came up with a surprise mandate that closes Box Canyon to cattle grazing and motorized access during spring and summer months. “I am really, really angry, and you are going to get a big fight on this one,” former Mayor and current City Councilman Kelly Blunt said to BLM representatives during the June 16 Wickenburg City Council meeting. “It is our one spot of water we have to play in, and you want to close it down. I want to know what the fines are going to be so I know how much to save, and I look forward to seeing your SWAT team.”
· Scottsdale City Councilman Bob Littlefield is pleased that the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association has designated him a "Tourism Champion" in recognition of his support of the tourism industry, which contributes so much to Arizona's economy. More information is available on Littlefield’s web site at www.boblittlefield.com.
· Donations Are Being Sought By The Arizona Historical Advisory Commission to transport the Sen Barry Goldwater statue to the National Statuary Hall in Washington, DC. Contributions can be sent to Barry Goldwater Statuary Hall Project, c/o Arizona State Librarian, 1700 W. Washington St., 1938 Addition, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Goldwater was born in the Territory of Arizona on New Year's Day in 1909. Goldwater's political career began with a successful run for Phoenix City Council in 1949. Three years later he won a seat in the United States Senate. Although his 1964 presidential bid proved unsuccessful, he is seen as a leader and visionary of the conservative movement. The 11-foot tall, 1700-pound statue is currently on display at the Arizona Capitol Museum. Contact: Kim Crawford: email@example.com
· Congressman David Schweikert: In last 18 months, the Valley Fever Congressional Task Force has spread the word about a disease specific to the southwest—valley fever. Thanks to the efforts of scientists, doctors, and advocates with whom we have worked hand in hand, the spore that causes valley fever, coccidioides, has been added to the list of pathogens under the Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now (GAIN) Act. The decision by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to add coccidioides to the list of qualifying pathogens is a big win for our constituents suffering from this disease. The FDA’s decision will encourage the development of an effective treatment and vaccine for this disease. I look forward to seeing what the medical community will accomplish as a result of this good news and hope that our work in the task force can continue to be a resource for those in our communities who suffer from this illness.
Republican Candidate Announcements, fundraiser, neighborhood walks and other events can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org 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/
· Senate Candidate Dr Ralph Heap’s headquarters is calling for volunteers at 3535 E Brown Road #101, Mesa. Contact: 480-825 -7718.
· The Tempe Candidate Forum is scheduled at 7 pm, July 7 at the Tempe City Hall, 31 E 5th St., Tempe 85381.
· The Northwest Conservatives CD2 Candidate Debate will be hosted at 6:30 pm, July 8 at Desert Sky Middle School, 9860 E Rankin Loop, Tucson. Candidates Chuck Wooten and Shelly Kais are confirmed participants. James T Harris of 104.1 KQTH is the MC. Jeff Utsch will be the moderator. Doors open at 6 pm. Submit questions prior to the debate at http://nwconservatives.com Contact: Frank Olivieri: email@example.com Sponsored by the Arizona Daily Independent.
· A Reception For LD13 House Incumbent Darin Mitchell is scheduled at 6 pm, Fri, June 27 at 10585 Las Colinas Lane, Yuma. 5 pm VIP reception - $100. 6 pm General reception - $50. Hosted by Yuma County Supervisor Russ Clark and Ginny Clark with special guest Congressman Paul Gosar. RSVP: Sondra 602-413-0301 / Sondra.firstname.lastname@example.org
· The Arizona Federation Of Republican Women are gathering for their June 27-28 Summer State Meeting at the Radisson Hotel and Suites in Tucson.
· A Meet & Greet For Ron Bellus, Candidate for Gilbert School Board, is scheduled at 7 pm, Fri., June 27 at the home of Bob and Maryann Bellus, 3613 East Page Ave, Gilbert 85234. Special guests Gilbert Vice Mayor, Eddie Cook and Gilbert Councilman Victor Petersen.
· A ‘Foodie Fundraiser’ For Arizona Corporation Commission Candidate Doug Little is scheduled from 5:30-8 pm, June 27 at Allstate Appliances, 15250 N Hayden Road, Scottsdale. Jan D'Atri will be cooking up some amazing appetizers to enjoy with wine and soft drinks. RSVP doug little register
· A CD3 Candidate Gabby Saucedo Mercer LD4 Estrella Foothills Precinct Walk, followed by pizza, is scheduled from 9 am-noon, Sat., June 28. Meet at 8:30 am the Starpointe Residents Club, 17665 W. Elliot Rd Goodyear, AZ 85338 (W. Elliot, just west of S. Estrella Parkway). Bring water, a clip board, sun screen and an extra friend. Wear patriotic, comfortable clothing and a hat. If you have never done this before, they will team you with someone who has. contact Andrew Costanzo at, email@example.com or 480 677-0697
· A Candidate Development Workshop is scheduled from 8:30am-4:30 pm, June 28, at Monti's La Casa Vieja’s Rio Salado Room, 100 S Mill Ave., Tempe, (park south side of bldg.) Hosted by AZ House Majority Leader David Gowan and AZ House Majority Whip Rick Gray. $79, including breakfast, lunch & workshop materials. 40 seats available. Register: Cmontiaz@gmail.com (602) 432-3161
A Meet And Greet For Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs is scheduled at 5 pm, Sat., June 28 at the home of Martha and Ted Ryan, 6335 E Kathleen, Scottsdale. Cohosts – Sarah and TJ Forester, Erin and Matt Riggs, Thayer Verschoor and Wes Harris. RSVP Darcie at 480-437=1033 or info@RiggsforAGOV.com
· Gubernatorial Candidate Scott Smith will be featured at a gathering at the home of John and LaCinda Lewis at 8 am, Sat. June 28 at 513 E Campbell Ave., Gilbert. Donuts and beverages will be served. The event is cohosted by Denny & Nicole Barney, Ben & Milena Cooper, Traci & Jason Barney, Kelly & Leroy Breinholt, Margo & Fred Treece and Richard Morrison.
· Concerned Veterans For American ( AZ Chapter) Accountability Breakfast/Workshops are scheduled for
· June 28: 8:30 am, Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257. RSVP
· July 12: 8:30 am, Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257. RSVP
· July 26: Location TBD - Chandler, AZ. RSVP
· CD9 CandidateAndrew Walter’s campaign volunteers will meet at 9 am, Sat., June 28 at his headquarters, 1243 E Broadway Rd #105, Tempe, to walk neighorhoods in his campaign against Dem incumbent Kyrsten Sinema. Please RSVP to help.
· Gilbert’s Annual Patriotic Musical Celebration is slated at 7 pm, Sun. June 29 at the Mission Community Church, 4450 E Elliot Road.
· Retired New York Fireman John Ossipinsky will make a presentation on detoxification of the lymphatic system at the 6:30 pm, Mon, June 30 Arizona Project meeting at 3375 E Shea Blvd, Phx. Contact: Chr Ronald Ludders 602-677-1496.
· The Russell Pearce Show, Scheduled At 6 Pm, Every Saturday on KKNT 960 The Patriot, will feature Ted Hayes, a member of the National Black Leadership Alliance, to discuss tough issues critical to grassroots conservative Republicans and Tea Party Patriots. Call ins 602-508-0960 Contact: www.ThePatriot.com Shows on 960 The Patriot/KKNT typically reach approximately 75,000 - 100,000 listeners each between Monday - Sunday, 6am – midnight.
· June 30 is the deadline for applying to be a Maricopa County GOP Election Board Worker for the Aug 26 Primary Election and the Nov 4 General Election. Maricopa County Elections will be hiring via e-mail and telephone on a first come first serve basis - not by "seniority". Apply online. http://recorder.maricopa.gov/elections/electboard.aspx Several things are accomplished by working the polls the day of the election:
1. You are able to help make the day of the election run efficiently
2. You are able to monitor the polls where we have Election Board Workers
(we really need Republican Election Board Workers at every polling location)
3. You are able to make a $100 or more for your efforts, and most of all
4. You are able to help prevent any possible voter fraud. A. J. LaFaro, MCRC Chairman, encourages Republican Precinct Committeemen and registered Republican
voters to apply as soon as possible.
· Mesa Mayoral Candidate Danny Ray will be at the Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, 7550 E. Adobe St., Mesa at 7:30 pm, July 1. Contact: 480-7-25-1404
· Mesa Mayoral Candidate Danny Ray will be among those in “Candidate Row” at the 6 pm, July 4 Arizona Celebration of Freedom at the Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St., Mesa. Contact 480-825-1404.
· Congressman David Schweikert: On Tuesday, we hosted a full Committee hearing in the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology to markup my bill, the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014. The bill passed committee and is now one step closer to becoming law. Since the law was introduced, we have received letters of support from over 80 scientists and experts, 30 trade associations, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the former head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, the former head of the EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, and the California Construction Trucking Association. This movement of the legislation is a big step toward transparency for the American people. Public policy should be made by public data. You have the right to know what science is behind the EPA's rules and regulations.
· Americans For Legal Immigration ALIPAC.Us Is Calling For Americans To Mail Their Gently Used Underwear To Barack Obama And John Boehner to answer Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) need for free underwear for the new surge of illegal immigrants crossing America's borders, enticed by promises of immigration reform amnesty. While many Americans will be tempted to send the underwear donations unwashed, ALIPAC is reminding citizens that DC is already full of dirty laundry. Mail used underwear to Barack Obama at The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500, and John Boehner at Office of the Speaker, H-232 The Capitol, Washington, DC 20515. www.alipac.us.
· Republican Candidate Announcements, fundraiser, neighborhood walks and other events can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org 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/
· Candidate Yard Signs In Your Neighborhood Are Legal. The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees your right to free speech, and state law supports homeowners' rights to display political yard signs during election season -- despite HOA rules which may try to restrict your rights. Details on the law are here (toward the end of the document) and it's clear that an HOA cannot enforce sign regulations that are more restrictive than those of the city, town or county. If you are living in an HOA and run into this situation, please visit our Facebook page and tell your side of the story. AZGOP newsletter.
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· Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Ducey: Monday’s live broadcast with Hugh Hewitt and ice cream social with local elected officials was a huge success. I’m grateful to everyone who attended or tuned-in during the three-hour show to learn more about what I want to accomplish as Arizona’s next governor. I’d especially like to thank Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Congressman Trent Franks, former Senator Jon Kyl, former Congressman John Shadegg, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Arizona State Representative Paul Boyer, City of Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCicco and The Goldwater Institute's Clint Bolick for joining me and Hugh on-air to discuss Arizona’s future.
· Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs To Talk Show Host Hugh Hewitt: Your tweet today that my candidacy "only drains votes from the electable, genuine conservative" isn't based on my record. As a Congressman, I co-sponsored the Congressional Accountability Act, helped balanced the federal budget and reformed welfare over the opposition of Bill Clinton. My voting record in the 104th and 105th Congresses earned the highest ratings of National Right to Life and the NRA. I twice defeated incumbent Democrats to win election to California's 1st Congressional District. Mr. Ducey has never held legislative office or had to cast a single tough vote. He didn't utter a peep of protest as the governor forced through Common Core and Medicaid expansion. He says he opposed to Common Core but won't commit to getting rid of it. I'll repeal Common Core - which the Arizona Association of School Business Officials says will cost state taxpayers $350 million-plus to implement. I'll restore local control and decision-making in K-12 education. Ducey claims that he built Cold Stone Creamery "without government, without subsidies, and without tax incentives." According to last year’s U.S. Government Accountability Office audit and the Inspector General of the Small Business Administration investigation, one-third to a half of Cold Stone franchises failed, costing taxpayers tens of millions when they defaulted on their federally guaranteed loans, during Ducey's stint as CEO from 1997 to 2006, as reported by the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Dayton Daily News, Businessweek and Franchise Times publications. The Cato Institute calls the relationship between the SBA, lenders and franchisors like Cold Stone a "racket." It’s public record. Why don't you have Ducey and me on so that we can go head-to-head, and your listeners can decide, who's the "electable, genuine conservative"? Contact: 480-437-1033 (campaign) 602-920-8248 (cell) www.riggsforazgov.com
· Gubernatorial Candidate Christine Jones: As Primary Election Day draws near, a few people have asked us, “Why doesn’t Christine have street signs up like so many of the other candidates?” Our simple answer is that the Jones campaign chooses to follow the law. Nearly every Arizona city and town states that political street signs cannot go up prior to 60 days before election day, August 26th. In case you missed it, the Arizona Daily Star recently published an article about the candidates who have put signs up in violation of the law and have subsequently been asked to take them down, most notably Doug Ducey and Scott Smith. The 60-day mark is very close and you can be sure, as soon as it is legal, Christine’s street signs will be popping up all over Arizona. In the meantime, you can show your support in your neighborhood today with your very own yard sign. Please visit one of our many yard sign pick up locations throughout the state and help spread the Jones for Governor spirit!
· Tempe City Council Candidate Matt Papke: Our campaign, your campaign, is a campaign by, for and of the people. Your generous contributions thus far have given us the tools to do some amazing things. Already there is talk on the council about ending the food tax, and they are slowing down some of the personal agendas they have been pushing in the past. They know you are watching and that they are on notice. They know you and I are coming to give them the boot. You can rest assured your dollars are being used very frugally in my campaign. - (my finance report) - I appreciate every one of our 130 individual donors so far. Here are some examples of how we are spending your money wisely. We negotiated postage for 70 cents on the dollar. We shopped the country for the best value for road signs and found one 40% less expensive than the nearest competitor. We are using used rebar posts less than $1 whereas other candidates are using $6 fence posts to install their signs. At every opportunity we have been working to maximize your dollars and win the election. I need your help to close out our June fund raising efforts. My campaign is funded by the people, not special interests. We have one more big push to make this month will you stand up for Tempe today. mattpapke.nationbuilder http://www.freetempe.com/
· Gubernatorial Candidate Christine Jones: There’s been a lot of talk about border security and immigration recently. With the influx of illegal immigrants being shipped from Texas, many gubernatorial candidates have jumped on the opportunity to act as if securing our border and tackling the illegal immigration crisis is their top priority. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is just political expediency from practiced politicians. But there is one candidate who has been consistent all along. From the outset of this campaign, Christine Jones has said that enforcing our immigration laws and securing the border is critically important to the future of our state. She has stated regularly that economic development, education, and immigration law enforcement and border security will be the top priorities of a Jones Administration. In fact, Christine is the only candidate in the race with a detailed plan to secure the border. Last week, Christine participated in a debate hosted by Newsmax and the Sheriff Paul Babeu for Arizona PAC on the topic of border security. As Arizona’s next Governor, Christine will do everything in her power to secure the border and protect our citizens. You can count on her to stand up to the federal government and hold Washington accountable for their dereliction. Visit ChristineJones.com to learn more about her detailed plan to secure the border.
· LD25 State Candidate Ralph Heap: I'm sure you know that just about every Republican candidate calls themselves a conservative. But what does conservative really mean? My opponent Bob Worsley apparently has taken to calling himself a "Reagan Conservative" who believes in smaller government. He's free to call himself whatever he wants. What it is about Bob's voting record that makes him think he's a conservative? Bob received the lowest score of any Republican in the legislature from the Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity. The Arizona Free Enterprise Club gave Bob a "D" grade in their scorecard. The Sunlight Foundation named Bob the most liberal Republican in the Arizona State Senate. From Medicaid expansion, Common Core, and even Paycheck Protection, Bob has voted liberal. Bob's voting record doesn't make him a bad person. It just makes him liberal. I'm running for State Senate because I think I can do better. I'm a free-market conservative who believes in smaller government, lower taxes, and economic growth and prosperity. If you share my beliefs, then I would like to ask you for your support. Help ensure that my campaign has the resources it needs to get our positive pro-growth conservative message out to the voters of LD25. Unlike my opponent, I'm not taking donations from big-spending special interests who want to increase the size and cost of state government. I'm not supported by liberal labor unions looking for government handouts. My support is coming from people like you. Good conservatives who want nothing more than to see our state grown and prosper. Help me win this race. www.RalphHeap.com
· Flake: #PRIMECUTS: A Fiscal GOOOOAAALLL
· Laurie Roberts: John Huppenthal Is Sorry But For What Really, I Wonder?
· E J Montini Call Him John 'Jump Through The Flaming' Huppenthal
· Year-After Senate-Acted-Immigration-Hope-Dead Dan Nowicki