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July 2, 2014
· MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro: I realize there are many events over the next few days in celebration of July 4th. Just a reminder we have a MCRC Board Meeting at 6 pm and a MCRC EGC meeting at 7 pm, Thur., July 3 at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., Phx. EGC meetings are open to Republicans only. ID required. Happy July 4th - A. J. LaFaro, Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC).
· Andrew Costanzo, CD 3 - Maricopa County Coordinator, is asking for volunteers to join the CD3 candidate Gabby Saucedo-Mercer’s campaign team to retire CD3 Democrat incumbent Raul M. Grijalva. Volunteers are needed to walk neighborhoods and make phone calls. Costanzo says with more volunteers contacting Republican voters the GOP can turn CD3 from blue to red. Contact Costanzo at 480 677-0697 or email@example.com
· GOP Activist Joe Hobbs Has Announced His LD19 Senate Write-In Candidacy. To qualify for the November ballot, he will need to garner write in votes from 136 voters in the Republican primary. See full announcement scroll down to “What the Candidates Are Saying.” Contact: Hobbs Joseph.firstname.lastname@example.org
· LD14 House Majority Leader David Gowan and State Rep David Stevens have announced that they will run as a team in the upcoming 2014 election cycle. Scroll down to “What the Candidates Are Saying” to read full announcement. Contact: Constantin Querard, (480) 703-8145
· LD23 House Candidate Jay Lawrence wants to thank Steve Kates of KFNX, Shane Krauser of KFNN and Heidi Foglesong of Newsladies on the Doublewide Network for inviting Lawrence to be a guest on their radio programs. We could use some help from PC's. Phone calling, placing door hangers, and putting up signs. Call Jay at 602 320 9429.
· A Celebration Of Life For Bill McMullen – 1937-2014 – Is Scheduled Between 4-7 Pm, July 11 At The University Club, 36 E Monte Vista, Phoenix, 85004. Mcmull Passed Away May 22. Open House. Cash Bar. Attire: Hawaiian Shirts Requested. RSPV By July 4 To Barb At 480-948-4252 Barbmcmullen@Cox.Net Parking Available At Heard Museum Or At A Nearby Lot On Central Ave. If You Will Be Using Your GPS For Directions, Be Sure To Add Phoenix.
· Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Steve Chucri: Independence Day - The Fourth of July is a special day for us to remember our great nation’s independence. Today we remember the vision and steadfast determination of our Founding Fathers, the monumental undertaking of our newly formed armed forces, and those who died for our democracy and freedom. We celebrate those efforts today and rededicate ourselves to the efforts of tomorrow. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July holiday.
· Petition To Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus. Petition to censure Henry Barbour for masterminding Thad Cochran’s campaign to smear Chris McDaniel and Tea Party supporters in the recent Mississippi senate race. AZ Sen John McCain went to MI to campaign for Cochran. McCain: Cochran's-Tactics-Against-Tea-Party-In-Mississippi-Worth-Emulating True The Vote Sues MI Secretary Of State, GOP Over Cochran's Alleged Voter Fraud
· Phx City Councilman Bill Gates is celebrating his fifth-year anniversary as the District 3 representative. His first formal council meeting was July 1, 2009.
· Congressman Trent Franks will welcome Jase, Missy, and Mia Robertson – best known from A&E’s hit show Duck Dynasty – to Capitol Hill to talk about 11-year-old Mia’s life story at 6 pm, Tues,. July 9. Like Franks, Mia was born with cleft lip/palate, and required intensive surgeries as a child. In light of this experience, she has joined with her parents to start the Mia Moo Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds towards research into the causes of and treatments for cleft lip and palate. Online: http://www.miamoo.org Franks was born with a severe cleft lip and palate, and doctors warned his parents their son might not live long. But, said Franks in a July 2005 interview with The Arizona Republic, they sent him to a children's hospital in Denver where he eventually underwent nine operations, the first at just 2 weeks old.
· LD 18 House Candidate Jill Norgaard can be found between 5-10 pm, July 3 in her booth at t he the 5th annual Red, White & Boom Festival at the Ahwatukee Country Club, 12432 S. 48th St.
· CD3 Candidate Gabby Saucedo-Mercer will be featured at the Colorado River Tea Party Patriots meeting at 6 pm, Thurs., July 3 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95, Yuma. (last bldg. behind the church) .
· An ’Open To The Public’ Candidate’s Night Tea Party meeting, featuring primary candidates, is scheduled at 7 pm, July 3 at The Maricopa Community Church 44977 W. Hathaway Ave., Maricopa, AZ 85139. Speakers include Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeau, CD1 candidate Adam Kwasman, Gubernatorial candidates Frank Riggs and Christine Jones, Supt of Public Instruction candidate Diane Douglas, and LD11 Sen Al Melvin, as well as a host of other candidates. District #
The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots Annual Independence Day Celebration Pot-Luck Picnic is scheduled at 6 pm, Thur., July 3 at 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway (Anthem Way & Gavilan Peak Pkwy - near the Anthem Veterans Memorial by the Train. Suggest parking in the Safeway parking lot. Pot luck. Hot dogs provided. Fireworks at 9:30 pm. RSVP: Shirley Coddington email@example.com or phone: 623-398-7071. The DMTPP will not meet on July 1 due to the picnic. The group meetings are the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ 85086 http://www.daisymountainteapartypatriots.com/
· Rep. Paul Gosar will address the Payson Tea Party at 6 pm, Thur., July 3 at Tiny's Family Restaurant, 600 E. Hwy 260.
· Phoenix City Hall Will Be Closed Fri, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day. City business hours will resume at 8 am, Mon, July7.
· Public Works Staff Will Be Working to collect trash and recycling as regularly scheduled on July 4. See Phoenix Holiday Garbage Collection schedule here.
· Caitlin Marble Is The Recipient Of LD12s Third John Galt Youth Award. She is employed by Snow Property Services and is responsible for her spending money and clothes. Also she is saving for college and will attend BYU after graduation from Highland High School. She is the second eldest of eight children and chief babysitter while her mother teaches violin lessons. Among her many accomplishment she is First Chair and President of the “Strolling Strings.” She volunteers with Special Olympics, the Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome and is very active in church activities leading with a positive attitude. The award was presented at the Republican LD12 district meeting on June 12, 2014 by District Chairman Mickie Niland. Caitlin’s parents and siblings were in attendance to support her achievement.
· CD9 Andrew Walter Campaign Workers will be walking in the ‘Arcadia 4th of July Parade’. Volunteers should be meet at 7:15 am at 60th St & Calle Tuberia, Phx. RSVP: count me in 480-447-5492.
· 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.
· Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs will participate in the July 4 Flagstaff parade at 8:30 am. Volunteers are invited to walk with Riggs and the CoconinoCounty Republicans and Flagstaff Republican Women’s float. Staging is at 10 W Hunt Ave., Flagstaff. Following the parade the Flagstaff Tea Party will have an ice cream celebration in Thorpe Park, 245 N. Thorpe Road.
· LD11 Conservative Team Candidates Steve Smith (Sen), and Rep Mark Finchem and Vince Leach (House) schedule: .
· July 4 – 3 pm, Arts Express Celebrate the 4th with Patriotic Songs let-freedom-sing
· July 4 – 6-10 pm, Maricopa Independence Day celebration, Copper Sky Park.
· July 4 – 6- 10 pm, Marana 4th of July, 7548 N. Silverbell Road, Marana
Gubernatorial Candidate Scott Smith will participate in the July 4 Arizona Celebration of Freedom between 6-10 pm, at 263 N. Center St., Mesa, AZ 85201. Visit Candidate’s Row. Contact: Derrik 480-202-7347 or Ryan Carkhuff 602-370-3585 firstname.lastname@example.org
CD2 Candidate Chuck Wooten will host a Fourth of July get together at 5 pm, July 4 at his home, Faith Community East., 8455 E Golf Links Road, Tucson. email@example.com
· Volunteers Are Needed For The Yuma County GOP Booth at the Independence Day block party in Somerton. CD3 and Yuma County candidates are welcome to join the booth or display their literature and signs. Take your literature, etc to the Yuma office on Thurs. Contact: 928-317-9120 firstname.lastname@example.org
· Congressman Paul Gosar will attend the 10am-10pm, Fri., July 4 Payson Home Town Celebration in Green Valley Park, 1000 W Country Club, Payson.
· CD2 Candidate Martha McSally will participate in the 8:30 am, July 4 Benson Parade, starting at Lions Park, 435 N. Adams St., Benson and in the 10:30 am Bisbee Parade at starting at Rosa’s Little Italy, 7 Bisbee Road., Bisbee.
· The City Of Phoenix Will Open 11 Pools Fri, July 4. Phoenix pools typically are closed Fridays. https://phoenix.gov/news/parks/139
· Tickets Are Going Fast For The Yavapai County Republican Committee 2014 Annual Rodeo Dinner scheduled at 6 pm, Sat., July 5 at the Centennial Center, Antelope Hills Golf Course, 1989 Clubhouse Dr., Prescott, AZ. 86301 5 pm -Social. 6 pm- Chuck Wagon Buffet and Program. Speaker: Congressman Paul Gosar, and Secretary of State and State treasurer candidates. Music by ‘Me, Myself & I’. Raffle & Live Auction Most Authentic Western Outfit Contest. $65 per person. Limited seating with Gosar: $130 per person. RSVP @ www.yavgop.org/events or call (928) 776-4500. Contact: Office manager Brenda Dickinson 928.776.4500 email@example.com
· The Wickenburg American Legion ‘Forty & Eight’ is planning a BBQ fundraiser from noon until 4 pm, Sat., July 5 at the Legion Hall, 176 F. Frontier St., Wickenburg. Serving BBQ pork sandwich with your choice of two items beans, slaw or potato salad. $4 donation.The Forty & Eight, named after the WWI the box cars in France that held 40 troops or 8 mules, provides scholarships to nurses with the funds collected.
· LD1 Rep Candidate Noel Campbell And Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs will participate in the July 5 Prescott Frontier Days Parade. Staging at 7:30 am at 115 W Willils St., Prescott. Volunteers are invited to walk the parade with the candidates. Riggs will attend the Prescott Rodeo between 1:30-4 pm, 840 Rodeo Dr., Prescott. He will attend the Yavapai County Republican Committee’s Annual Rodeo Dinner between 5-9 pm at the Centennial Center at the Antelop GolfCourse, 1989 Clubhouse Dr., Prescott. Dinner tickets - (928) 776-4500.
· The New West Valley GOP Office Grand Opening is scheduled from 10 am to 1 pm, Sat., July 12 at 10050 W Bell Road, Sun City. Meet your fellow Republicans, precinct committeemen and primary candidates. You can also pick up candidate literature, yard signs, bumper sticks, etc.
· Yavapai County GOP Activist Sue Goodchild is hosting a 10 am to 2 pm, Sat., July 12 ‘Freedom phone Bank BBQ’ at 1906 W Road 2 South, Chino Valley. Free lunch (BBQ Beef, Pulled pork, slaw, cornbread, dessert, beverages). RSVP: Judy Hoelscher firstname.lastname@example.org (480) 290-1751.
· Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney and Pam Barney are hosting fundraiser for gubernatorial candidate Scott Smith at 7 pm, Mon, July 14 at their home, 22448 E. Queen Creek Road, Queen Creek. Event hosted by Councilwoman Julie Wheatly, Jason Barney and Kimberly Mlazgar. Dessert will be served.
· Sheriff Richard Mack Will Appear between 9:45 am-noon, Sat., July 19 to discuss ‘the role of the county sheriff in America’ at the North Scottsdale Christian Church, 28700 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ. 85266 (NW Corner of Dynamite & Pima Rd.) www.CSPOA.org---www.SheriffRichardMack.com
· CD9 Candidate Wendy Rogers campaign headquarters phone bank is open from 10 am-2 pm and from 4-8 pm, Monday through Friday, at 3030 S. Rural Road #120, Tempe. Volunteers should contact Field Director Josh Wolosonovich at 480-522-9004 or call the campaign phone 480-525-2929 www.Wendyrogers.org
· Heavy Traffic Expected On I-15 During Independence Day Holiday. ADOT advises drivers traveling through Virgin River Gorge to allow extra travel time.
· Latest Highway Conditions Around The State, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at az511.gov or call 511; outside of Arizona dial 1.888.411.ROAD (7623).
· ATTN: Candidates/LD leaders/Group Chairman: If you have sent announcements or messages to Briefs that have not been posted (except endorsements) or that I have not responded to, please resend them. I became aware over the weekend that some of your messages haven’t come through. Messages can be sent to email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com If I do not respond with “thx” within 24 hours, please resend – using one or all of the above e-dressses. I’d rather get duplications than not receive your e-mails.
· A Reminder To Politically Involved State Employees: See state restrictions (Arizona’s “mini-Hatch Act”) at A.R.S. § 41-752. http://www.azleg.gov/ars/41/00752.htm The public policy behind these limitations is at A.R.S. § 41-752(K).
· 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/
· LD15 House Candidate Heather Carter: Yesterday, at Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, we celebrated Governor Brewer signing my cost-parity bill for oral anticancer drugs. HB 2078 is one of the bills I was proudest to sponsor last session. Beginning January 1, 2016, health insurance companies will not be allowed to charge cancer patients different amounts for oral treatment versus injections or those administered intravenously. Now instead of being financially pressured into one type of treatment, patients can consult with their doctors and families and make healthcare decisions based on the patient’s individual circumstances. With the passage and signing of HB2078, I’m very pleased that our elected officials did the right thing to stand up and represent all cancer patients. By requiring insurance plans that already cover cancer treatments to treat all cancer drugs equally, it is now up to patients working with their doctors to decide what is the best available course of treatment for their condition. This also opens up a world of affordable options for rural cancer patients who don’t live near a treatment center. HB 2078 will grant patients more access, more affordability, and most importantly, more choice in selecting their treatments.
· Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Ducey: Today, I'm excited to announce the release of my latest TV ad, which focuses on my approach to immigration enforcement and border security. Watch it here. The Obama administration has failed to protect Arizona's border, and the transportation of thousands of illegal immigrants from Texas to Arizona is inhumane and unacceptable. He has dithered for far too long while this crisis has spun out of control, all to Arizona's detriment. In a Ducey administration, border security will be a priority and I'll fight back with every resource at my command to secure our border. We'll get this done. If Barack Obama won't do the job, Arizonans will.
· Gubernatorial Candidate Christine Jones: With less than 8 weeks until Primary Election Day, Christine Jones has the momentum! She is earning strong support everywhere she goes and it’s clear that her conservative vision is resonating with Arizonans. I wanted to pass along some news highlights so you can read for yourself what others are saying about Christine and the campaign. click here to get all the latest news from the campaign trail.
· CD1 Candidate Andy Kwasman: He did it again! Despite what the facts say - Andy Tobin is still being dishonest about his record. Click here to watch Tobin (3:55 into the video) try to hide his vote for Common Core (HB 2047, 2013). Someone who has this much trouble telling the truth does not belong in Washington - Andy Tobin simply cannot be trusted. Watch the full Politics Unplugged debate at this link (check below the screen for all three segments.) You will see that I am the proven conservative candidate in District 1. We have a packed schedule of events in July. Click here to view our July calendar and invite your friends to join our team.I hope you and your family have a great Independence Day! Look for us in Show Low, Flagstaff, and Marana on the 4th and stop by and say hello. If you would like a yard sign or a bumper sticker, please send an email to email@example.com Thank you for your support and for working to keep our country great!
· CD2 candidate Martha McSally: Yesterday, I had an op-ed in the Arizona Daily Star about the failure of the federal government to secure our border. We have dedicated men and women serving in Border Patrol in our community, but they are asked to implement a flawed strategy from their bosses in Washington, D.C. To read my op-ed, click HERE. We need a better strategy, leadership, and above all, the political will to get this done. When elected, I will work hard to make sure that these changes get made so our communities are kept safe.
· LD19 Write-In Candidate Joe Hobbs: Republican Party activist Joe Hobbs has filed the required paperwork to run as a Write-In candidate in the LD19 State Senate race. To qualify for the November ballot, he will need to garner write in votes from 136 voters in the Republican primary. “I’m looking forward to the challenge of qualifying for the ballot. We are putting together a great group of volunteers to assist and look forward to taking our message to the voters of LD19,” said Hobbs Joseph.firstname.lastname@example.org Hobbs' Campaign Platform includes the following statements:
· I believe in the greatness of America and the MIRACLE of our Constitution
· I support our Bill of Rights – All Of Them – I will fight for Equality and for the Rule of Law
· I want the best education for our kids, and the choice of how and where that happens
· I want food on our tables – NOW, get big government off our backs, let us work hard
· Jobs, jobs, jobs – right here in LD19, High Tech Jobs with high wages and benefits
As a Write-In Hobbs will be forced to run as a non-participating candidate, which means he is allowed to collect traditional contributions only. Checks must be made payable to Hobbs4AZ, for up to $160 per individual (a single check of $320 per household if both spouses sign the check). A campaign website www.hobbs4az.com will be unveiled shortly. “I’m in it to win it!” declared Hobbs. “The voters of our district deserve better than another do-nothing Democrat who goes to the State Capitol just to vote NO on everything.”
· LD14 House Candidates David Gowan And David Stevens: House Majority Leader David Gowan and State Representative David Stevens announced that they will run as a team in the upcoming 2014 election cycle. Gowan and Stevens, both from Sierra Vista, have been conservative champions in the legislature since their election in 2008. They have received awards from conservative organizations. Most recently, they received the Americans for Prosperity “Friend of the Taxpayer” award; the NFIB “Guardian of Small Business” award; the Arizona Family Project “Friend of the Family” awards, the NRA graded them “A+” on their report card and named “Friends of Mining” by the Arizona Mining Association. They are also staunch advocates for rural Arizona issues including border security, stopping illegal immigration, protecting the agriculture sector, environmental stewardship, protecting private property rights, and protecting Arizona’s military bases. When asked about their team effort, Gowan remarked, “David and I have worked very well together since day one. We’ve shown that we can make a bigger impact for southern Arizona as a team, especially in a Legislature dominated by Maricopa County interests.” Stevens added, “We both bring unique and independent voices to the legislature on a variety of issues but together, we can articulate those issues with a strength that gets heard.” Gowan and Stevens both enjoy prominent positions in the Republican majority, as Gowan is currently the House Majority Leader and may be elected to Speaker of the House by the majority caucus in the next Legislature, and Stevens serves as Chairman of the House Technology and Infrastructure Committee. Contact: Constantin Querard, (480) 703-8145
· Gubernatorial candidate Frank Riggs: Join Frank Riggs this 4th of July weekend to celebrate our nation’s birthday! Meet Frank on Friday in Flagstaff for the July 4th Historic downtown parade at 8:30AM- walk with Frank as he joins the Coconino County Republicans and Flagstaff Republican Women's float. The staging location is in downtown Flagstaff at Hunt St. facing Beaver St. (10 W Hunt Ave.) Festivities after the parade include an ice cream celebration of American and her traditions hosted by the Flagstaff Tea Party at Thorpe Park- 245 North Thorpe Road. On July 5th, Frank will walk in the Prescott Frontier Days parade, joining District 1 state representative candidate Noel Campbell on float #22. Meet at 115 W. Willis St., Prescott, staging area 1W at 7:30AM. Frank will also enjoy Prescott’s “Worlds Oldest Rodeo” at 1:30-4PM. Rodeo Grounds: 840 Rodeo Drive, Prescott. Join Frank for dinner at the Yavapai County Republican Annual Rodeo dinner from 5-9PM- Centennial Center at the Antelope Golf Course, 1989 Clubhouse Dr., Prescott. Social hour is 5-6PM, followed by a Chuck Wagon Buffett. Wear your Western duds and dance the night away to live music by “Me, Myself, and I.” Purchase tickets by calling (928) 776-4500.
· CD2 candidate Shelley Kais: An analysis of federal budget data clearly shows that the influx of children at our country’s southern border has been in the works for several years. Section 462 of the Homeland Security Act and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2008 authorized the Department of Health and Human Services’ Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program, the purpose of which is to ‘provide care and placement of unaccompanied alien children who are in custody of federal agencies or have been apprehended at the border. Kais’ analysis shows that from 2011 to 2012, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), the parent organization for the UAC program, had a 100-percent spike in the number of children entering the program, resulting in an increase of 78 percent in 2012-2013 and 135 percent for 2013-2014. The ORR’s budget for the UAC provides funding to accommodate 60,000 children in FY 2014. “This program is costing the American taxpayer $868 million in FY 2014, an increase of more than 400 percent since 2012, Since the process often takes a minimum of 18 months to complete, this is further evidence that the invasion of young, illegal immigrants taking place at our border was no accident.” Even though the UAC is requesting the same amount of funding for FY 2015, there is a new twist: the president is requesting a no-year contingency fund. “A no-year contingency appropriation essentially gives the president a blank check since there is no set period during which the bona fide funding need must arise, nor a set period in which the funds must be obligated and disbursed. If I were in Congress, I would not trust the president to use that authority in the best interest of Southern Arizona and America,” she said.
· Gilbert City Council Candidate Victor Petersen: Happy Birthday America. In a famous letter to his wife, John Adams wrote his feelings about the anniversary of American Independence. "I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding generations, as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other from this time forward forever more." Adams continued, "You will think me transported with enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure, that it will cost us to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these states. Yet through all the gloom I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is more than worth all the means. And that posterity will triumph in that days transaction, even although we should rue it, which I trust in God we shall not." I love America and the founding principles of liberty in the Declaration of Independence. I wish each of you a very safe 4th of July and hope you will join me in reflecting on our responsibility to preserve this precious nation.
· LD 18 House Candidate Jill Norgaard: Wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July celebration as Americans across the nation gather to celebrate the importance of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. That announcement, to the world, of our intention to be separate from Great Britain represented our desire to have a form of government that would truly represent the will of the people. 238 years later, voters still desire leadership who will represent their best interests. During the past six months, I have been walking precincts and knocking on doors discussing issues with voters. My intention is to represent the voices of those who have offered concerns about the quality of education, the availability of jobs and the size and scope of the Federal government.
I look forward to meeting voters at my booth during the 5th annual Red, White & Boom Festival, July 3rd from 5-10 p.m., Ahwatukee Country Club, 12432 S. 48th St. I enjoyed participating in an LD18 Republican Round Table where voters were seated at the same table as the candidates. It was very encouraging to see so many voters seeking to become informed of their ballot choices. I have a great team who enjoys working together and we would love for you to join us. Campaigns need help in a variety of ways. Contact email@example.com. Early voting begins in just 4 weeks!
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