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· Congressman Paul Gosar: Here We Go Again: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided to list two garter snakes in Arizona under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). If you live or work in Greenlee, Graham, Apache, La Paz, Mohave, Yavapai, Navajo, Gila, Coconino, Cochise, Santa Cruz, Pima or Pinal Counties (that’s all of Arizona except Maricopa and Yuma Counties) then you just got hit with a new burdensome regulation. Historically, critical habitat designations prevent the development of our natural resources and put a huge economic strain on businesses, farmers and other land owners across the nation. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has gone wild with these designations and threatens the rights of millions of Arizona property owners.
· Long-Time Activist And GOP State Treasurer Timothy Lee says it so well: “My people, my people. Who will lead them out of the wilderness? And to choose Ohio for a National Convention? A state where the only Republicans alive are hiding under rocks! And the rest of the state is filled with zombies.”
· A ‘Nation Day Of Protest Against Immigration Reform, Amnesty And Border Surge’ is scheduled from 6 am July 18 to 6 pm July 19 at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W Washington St., Phx. Organized by Remember 1986. remember1986.com
· Maricopa County Elections Has Requested the Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) provide sixty (60) Republican workers to help with the official Hand Count/Audit Board for the August 26 2014, Primary Election. We still need twenty-five (25) more volunteers. If interested, please e-mail A. J. LaFaro at email@example.com your full name, mailing address, city, zip, voter id, phone number and e-mail by Monday July 14 2014. The MCRC Chairman has to coordinate and approve everyone that wants to work. Below is some specific information about this project -
· The pay rate is $10.00 per hour, but in order to compensate you for your participation, County Elections must have your social security number on file within their office.
· The Hand Count/Audit Board will initially meet at 2 PM, Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at the Sheriff’s Training Facility, 2627 S. 35th Ave, Phoenix, AZ. Check-in will begin a half hour prior to each designated time noted below and parking is reserved for this process, County Elections encourages you to carpool, if possible.
· The schedule for this undertaking is as follows:
· Wed, Aug 27 from 2- 4 pm – Check-in and Training for Hand Count/Audit Board
· Thurs, Aug 28 from 9am -5 pm – Counting (may complete the audit on this date)
· Fr, Aug 29 from 9 am-5 pm– Counting (if necessary)
- J. LaFaro - Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC)
· Supt of Public Instruction candidate Diane Douglas has received her Clean Election funding.
· Liberty On Tap Will Feature Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs between 7-9 pm, Wed., July 9 at Papago Brewing Company, 7107 E. McDowell Rd, Scottsdale. The east wing of the restaurant is reserved for the group. RSVP: Anita Christy firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Liberty on Tap Facebooksite: https://www.facebook.com/events/231191047091902/.
LD6 And LD1 House Candidates Forums are scheduled by Yavapai College, the Yavapai County Education Service Agency and the League of Women Voters at 6 pm, July 9 at the Verde Valley Campus in Clarkdale and at 6 pm, July 10 at the Prescott Campus. Forums are open to the public. No admission. Details: bit.ly/1mQBEoO
· The Northwest Conservatives will conduct an Oro Valley Town Council Candidate Forum from 6-8 pm, July 9 at the Oro Valley Library.
· The Freedomfest.Com Is Scheduled July 9-12 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, featuring well known political commentators Floyd Brown, John Stossel, Steve Forbes and John Mackey. The premier of ‘Atlas Shrugged, Part 3’ will be shown July 9. Dinesh D’Souza will premier his new film ‘America’ and give an update on the Justice Department’s political retaliation against him. To register: FreedomFest.com
· Scottsdale City Council Candidate Michael Auerbach has scheduled monthly “Meet & Greet” meetings for July 9, and Aug 13 at Tavern Americana in Scottsdale. Details: www.auerbachforcitycouncil.com
· Northwest Conservatives Will Host A Oro Valley Forum For Mayor And Town Council at 5 pm, Wed., July 9 at Oro Valley Library, 1305 W Naranja Drive, Oro Valley 85737. Northwestconservatives@yahoo.com
· Pro And Con Arguments Regarding Ballot Measures for the upcoming General Election are due to the Secretary of State's Office by 5 p.m. on July 9. Qualifying arguments received by that time will be printed inside a publicity pamphlet to be mailed to voters in advance of the statewide General Election on Nov. 4. Proposals to appear on the ballot can be viewed here: http://www.azsos.gov/election/2014/general/ballotmeasures.htm
Send via mail or bring arguments to:
Arizona Secretary of State's Office
1700 W. Washington St., 7th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
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Arizona Secretary of State's Office
Arizona State Complex Building
400 W. Congress, Room 141
Arguments in favor of or in opposition to ballot questions may not exceed 300 words. Submittal fees are $100, though that cost is reduced to $75 if the argument is submitted electronically (via CD or e-mail – no PDFs) along with the paper copy. Remember, the Secretary’s Office only accepts cash or check. To ensure accuracy, the Secretary of State's Office recommends that arguments be submitted electronically (Word format only). After submitting the fee, arguments may be submitted by e-mail to: email@example.com
Arguments must be signed and notarized, and will be published exactly as written, including any errors. No faxed signatures will be accepted. For arguments filed by an organization or corporation, the notarized signature of at least two executive officers is required and the organization must be identified. For arguments filed by political committees, the notarized signature of the chairman or treasurer is required and the committee must be identified.
Arguments must include the name, address or post office box, city and telephone number of the individual(s) signing. Only the name and city of those signing the argument will appear in the publicity pamphlet. Contact the Arizona Secretary of State's Office at 602-542-8683 or 1-877-843-8683.
· LD12 Chairman Micki Niland has announced the July 10 meeting will be held at Gilbert Community Education Center, 6839 E Guadalupe Road (Power and Guadalupe), Mesa, AZ 85212. Contact Niland at web: www.azld12.com
· LD23 Forum Between Senate candidate Jeff Schwartz and incumbent John Kavanagh at 6:30 pm, Thurs., July 10 at Scottsdale Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 E Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ
· Gary Power, Jr., Author And Son Of U-2 Pilot Gary Power, will give an overview of the Cold War and misinformation surrounding the U-2 incident involving his father at noon, Thur., July 10 on the third floor on the Arizona Capitol Museum,Historic Senate Chamber, 1700 W Washington St, Phoenix. Free admission Sponsored by the Arizona Military Museum and the Arizona Capitol Museum. http://www.azdema.gov/museum/ : http://www.azlibrary.gov/museum/
· The Alliance Of Principled Conservatives presents ‘The Warriors Townhall’ at 6 pm, Thurs, July 10 at Hot Rods, 10500 E Old Vail Road, Tucson. Dr. Lee Vliet M.D. a 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipient will present an update to her recent nationally published writing, "Deadly Diseases Crossing Border with Illegals." Sen Frank Antenori will report on the A10 and DMAFB. Reps Representative David Gowan and David Stevens will give Legislative Updates. http://www.fightforarizona.com/
· LD23 Republicans Will Meet At 6:45 Pm, July 10 at the Scottsdale Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 E Via Linda, Scottsdale. 6:30 pm social. Speakers include Secretary of State candidate Wil Cardon, CD9 candidates Wendy Rogers and Andrew Walter., along with LD23 Senate candidate Forum with Rep John Kavanagh and Jeff Schwartz. www.d23azgop.org
· LD12 will meet at 7 pm, Thur., July 10 in the Gilbert Community Education Center, 6839 East Guadalupe Road, Mesa, AZ 85212 to hear State Treasurer candidate Randy Pullen. Tyler Farnsworth will make a presentation on using social media (Twitter/Facebook).
· A Fundraiser Reception For LD20 Rep Paul Boyer is scheduled from 6-8 pm, Thur., July 10 at 13505 N 64th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85304. (Thunderbird Rd/67th Ave.). RSVP to Paul@BoyerAZ.com or 480-577-0078.
· CD2 Candidate Chuck Wooten will host a 5:30 pm, Thurs., July 10 Tucson Town Hall meeting at Martha Cooper Branch Library, 1377 North Carolina Ave, Tucson. Speakers: Jeff Utsch, Navy SEALs instructor, and Jeff Prather, former Army Special Forces and DEA Special Agent.
· CD2 Candidate Shelley Kais will be the speaker at the Thur., July 10 Republican Club of Green Valley-Sahuarita ‘Brown Bag Lunch’ between noon and 1 pm,.at 101 S. La Canada #58, Green Valley, AZ. Call (520) 250-8481 www.shelleykaisforcongress.com firstname.lastname@example.org
· A Meet And Greet For LD18 House Candidate Jill Norgaard is planned at the home of Melissa DeLaney, 9224 S Terry Lane in Tempe from 6-8 pm, Thurs, July 10. jillnorgaard2014.com
· Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs will be on Douglas Wolf’s ‘Pinal Power’ talk show (Tucson) at 12:30 pm, Fri., July 11 to discuss why he should be the next Governor of AZ. Riggs is a former member of Congress from California. Pinal Power layers on KQCKLIVE.COM is a streamed audio and video program that is hosted by Douglas Wolf. Pinal County assessor. Interviews are webcasted and then stored for access anytime.
· AZ Treasurer Candidate Randy Pullen will address the Oro Valley Republican Women’s Luncheon at 11:30 am, Fri., July 11 at the Oro Valley Country Club, 300 Greenock Drive, Oro Valley. RSVP to email@example.com
· The Tempe Republican Women Cocktail Party is scheduled at 7 pm, July 11 at the Sheraton, 1600 S 52nd St., Tempe. RSVP required - $30 for non-members. Candidate booth spaces still available for $60. Tickets: www.TempeRW.org/Party
· 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. McMullen passed away May 22. Open house. Cash bar. Attire: Hawaiian shirts requested. RSPV required at 480-948-4252 Barbmcmullen@Cox.Net
· A ‘Meet And Greet’ Is Planned For CD Candidate Andrew Walter at 7 pm, Fri., July 11 at the home Caroline Coler, 1368 N Santa Ana Ct., Chandler. Refreshments & Hors d’oeuvres. RSVP: 480-252-3503.
· The Oro Valley Republican Women’s Luncheon is scheduled from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, July 11 at the Oro Valley Country Club, 300 Greenock Dr., Oro Valley. State Treasurer candidate Randy Pullen and CD1 candidate Gary Kiehne are the speakers. Tuna sandwich with fruit - $14 or Greek steak salad with roll - $15. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 9.
· The West Valley Republican Office Open House is scheduled between 10 am-1 pm, Sat., July 12 at the new location, 10050 W. Bell Road - Suite 26, Sun City, AZ 85351 (between Ace Hardware and the discount bakery at 99th and Bell Avenue. )Event includes lunch. PC training will be offered from 8-10 am, just prior to the open house. Here is an opportunity to AZGOP Chairman, GOP candidates and and West Valley Republican leaders and activists. Regular office hours are 9 am-5 pm, Mon-Fri and 9am-1 pm on Sat. Phone: Contact: Phyllis and Peter Lee 623-977-4532 email@example.com
· A Doug Ducey ‘Ice Cream Social’ is planned between 2-3 pm, Sat., July 12 at the home of Rep Debbie Lesko, 6740 W Corrine Dr., Peoria, AZ 85381. RSVP by Fri, July 11, 2014 to Cylee Gutting, Cylee@dougducey.com or 602-842-2014.
· CD9 Candidate Andrew Walters will host his volunteers to a BBQ lunch after the Sat. July 12 neighborhood morning walk in Ahwatukee from 9-11 am. Meet at the Western Star Park, 4425 E Western Star Blvd, Phx to start the walk. please RSVP Volunteers can make phone calls from the campaign office from 9am-5 pm workdays at 1243 E. Broadway Rd. #105 (west side of the building), Tempe, AZ 85282. Contact: Deputy Campaign Manager Adam Levy 480-447-5492
· A ‘Meet And Greet’ Is Scheduled For LD23 Senate Candidate John Kavanagh and House Candidates Michelle Ugenti and Jay Jay Lawrence from 4-6 pm, Wed., July 16 at Los Olivos Restaurant, 73238 2nd St., Scottsdale. Casual attire. Complimentary appetizers and soft drinks.
· A Reception In Support Of Incumbent LD13 House Candidates Darin Mitchell And Steve Montenegro, hosted by Steve Trussell, Linda and Steve Migliore, with Congressman Trent Franks, will be held Fri., July 18 at 1150 E Acacia Circle, Litchfield Park, AZ 95340. 5:30 pm – VIP Reception - $200. 6 pm – General reception -$100. RSVP: Sondra at 602-413-0301 or electDarin@yahoo.com
· A ‘Meet And Greet’ For LD23 Senate Candidate John Kavanagh and House candidates Michelle Ugenti and Jay Lawrence will be held at 4 pm, July 18 at the Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 E. Thompson Peak Pkway, Scottsdale. Casual attoire. Complimentary appetizers and soft drinks.
· The Surprise Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm, Tues., Aug 5 at the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 West R H Johnson Blvd. Victor Head will discuss the successful recall he lead in Colorado because Colo Sen Angela Giron would not discuss anti-gun legislation at her town hall meetings that he took a leave of absence from the family plumbing business to pursue Giron's recall. With $4000 borrowed from his grandmother and an attorney's advice he began his quest. Giron lost the recall election in a heavily Democratic Pueblo district. www.surpriseteapartypatriots.com
· The Fountain Hills Republican Club Social is scheduled at 6 pm, Tues, July 29. Location tba.
· Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and Trevor Laky of the Heritage Foundation will address the Fountain Hills Republican Club on Sat., Aug 16. Details tba.
· The Fountains Hills Primary Election Night Party will be held Tues, Aug 26 at the Lexington Hotel. Buffet - $10 per person. Cash bar. Doors open at 6 pm. Details tba.
· A Fountain Hills Republican Election Rally is scheduled form 4-6:30 pm, Sat., Sept 20 at the Fountain Hills American Legion. All elected primary candidates are invited. Ticket sales at the July 19 meeting. Details tba.
· 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
· West Valley Republicans need volunteers to cover the 1-5 pm shifts. They are also in need of a small microwave and a file cabinet for the newly opened office at 10050 W BellRoad #26, Sun City. Contact: Phyllis and Peter Lee 623-977-4532 email@example.com
· 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.
· 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 that some of your messages haven’t come through. Messages can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
· Republican Candidate Announcements, fundraiser, neighborhood walks and other events can be sent to email@example.com 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/
· LD11 Conservative Team Candidates Steve Smith (Sen), and Rep Mark Finchem and Vince Leach (House) schedule: .
· July 9 – noon, AMIGOS Face-to-Face Lunch hosted by Joe Wilhelm, General Manager of ASARCO Hayden Operations register/event
· July 12- 1 pm, LD 11 & LD 8 Conservative Candidates and Sheriff Joe Paramount Theater, Casa Grande.
· CD2 Candidate Chuck Wooten schedule: firstname.lastname@example.org
· July 10 -5:30 pm, Meet and Greet Wooten: Martha Cooper Library, 1377 N Catalina Ave. Light snacks. Featuring Jeff Utsch, NCAA All-American swimmer and Navy SEALS instructor; Jeff Prather, DEA Special Agent.
· Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Bennett’s schedule:
· July 9 - Arizona Technology Council Gubernatorial Candidate Forum - Scottsdale
· July 10 - Alliance for Construction Excellence Candidate Forum - Phoenix
· July 10 - Payson Tea Party Meeting - Payson
· Supt Of Public Instruction Candidate Diane Douglas Schedule:
· July 10 – 5:30 pm, Central Phoenix Republican Women's Club Supt of Public Instruction candidate forum dinner meeting, Hilton Garden Inn, 4000 N Central Ave. Phx. $22 per person.
· July 12 – 10-11 am, West Valley GOP office grand opening, 10050 W Bell Road, #26, Sun City.
· July 12 – 1-4 pm, candidate event with Sheriff Joe Arpaio at 420 N. Florence St., Casa Grande.
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· LD23 Senate Candidate Jeff Schwartz: Join me Thursday, July 10th - Candidate AZ State Senate LD23. Arizona State Representative John Kavanagh was recently named one of America's Worst Politicians: "Republican state Representative John Kavanagh, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, is a smart, funny, shameless guy. How shameless is he? He's so shameless he can introduce legislation that would help cops crack down on panhandling and still rationalize taking free trips to China and Azerbaijan, gifted to him because he's a legislator." Thursday, July 10th is my first debate with my opponent John Kavanagh. Please plan on attending this debate as a show of support - let's send the message that Legislative District 23 is ready for new representation Click Here For Map Bring your friends. Win prizes. We are giving away 2 sets of 2 tickets to the iPic in Scottsdale. For every person you bring to the debate we will put your name in a drawing - 2 winners will be drawn! Look for the Jeff Schwartz table at the event to register.
· Gubernatorial Candidate Christine Jones: Thank you for becoming a Jones for Governor Ambassador and representing the most important part of my campaign: The people of Arizona. About being an Ambassador: 1) Please read this webpage so you know how and why Ambassadors are so important to the Jones for Governor campaign. 2) Join our strategy calls on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m. Your input is critical to our success. I will send a reminder prior to each call letting your know call-in number and expected length. If we have your phone number, we can conference you in prior to the call. 3) The Ambassadors who distinguish themselves as VIP Ambassadors will be invited to a private meet and greet (Date is TBD after the election.) To distinguish yourself as a VIP Ambassador: Ask all of your friends and family members to “like” the Jones for Governor Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/jonesforgovernor) Encourage your friends and family to donate $5 to the Jones for Governor campaign: https://www.ChristineJones.com. The number of donations matters much, much more than the size. So that we know which Ambassadors are interested in becoming VIP Ambassadors, please report your activity on our Facebook page. If your friend just “liked” our page or donated to the campaign, let us know by leaving a comment on our Facebook wall. If you posted a “Jones for Governor” sign, upload a picture. Link post comments and photos: https://www.facebook.com/jonesforgovernor Each “like,” donation, sign, and Facebook post moves you one step closer to distinguishing yourself as a VIP Ambassador.
· Attorney General Candidate Mark Brnovich: Yesterday I commended Governor Brewer for her continued efforts to protect our state sovereignty and enforce Arizona law as it pertains to banning driver licenses for non-citizens. Governor Brewer continues to fight for Arizona in the face of executive overreach by the Obama administration. Tom Horne? Not so much. When the Governor sought legal guidance in order to defend Arizona’s drivers license requirements, she chose to hire outside counsel rather than entrust Tom Horne with the case. And when the liberal, San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the Obama administration instead of Arizona citizens, what did we hear from Tom Horne? Crickets. Where is Arizona’s Attorney General? Why should Arizona taxpayers continue footing the bill to hire outside counsel because Tom Horne is too distracted or disinterested to do his job? Does the Attorney General deserve re-election if he can't be entrusted to perform the job he was elected to do? Arizona needs a strong Attorney General who will stand up to the Obama administration and defend state law. My democratic opponent is already on record stating that she would not defend Governor Brewer's ban on drivers licenses for non-citizens. Contrary to what U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder or my opponents may advocate, I believe that as Attorney General I would have a solemn obligation to the people of Arizona to respect and uphold their laws. I am the only candidate in this race, Republican or Democrat, who will side with the citizens of Arizona and protect our sovereignty. I promise you that.
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