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8-19-14 MCRC Briefs

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Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor    repcomm@cox.net

Web Master   John Strasser

 

August 19, 2014

 

·       If You Have Questions About The “Mail-In Ballots Only Cities” see the 8-18-14 issue of the MCRC Briefs at http://archives.mcrcbriefs.org/  where the Maricopa County Elections Dept answers  questions posed by MCRC Chairman A.J. LaFaro.

 

·       Listed Below Are The Cities That Are Holding All Mail Ballot Elections and the precincts within those cities which will not be open on election day, according to Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell:

o   El Mirage: Dysart, El Mirage, Rancho Mirage, Soledad

o   Fountain Hills: Fountain Hills, Four Peaks, Golden Eagle, Palisades, Saguaro

o   Goodyear:  Desert Blossom, Desert Thunder, Desert Vista, Goodyear, Mobile, Palm Valley, Rio Paseo, Pebble Creek, Westar, Wildflower, Wigwam

o   Litchfield: Wigwam (in both Goodyear & Litchfield Park)

o   Paradise Valley:  Cheney, Doubletree, Kiva, Palo Cristi

o   Queen Creek: Sanokai

o   Buckeye: Durango, Festival, Sundance West, Wyman

o   Wickenburg: Wickenburg Community Center will be open for those living outside the Town

All of the voters in these cities were advised, by way of an insert with their ballot, that replacement ballots were available from the City/Town Clerk.  This of course is through election day.   602-506-3628; hpurcell@risc.maricopa.gov

 

·       Select LD23 Precincts Were Flooded Again Yesterday with mailers from Arizona Grassroots Action PAC (based in Alexandria, VA) listing a group of candidates it supports in the precinct committeeman race.  Again, Maricopa County Republican Committeewoman First Chairman April Riggins is conspicuously absent from the list of favored PC candidates – an apparent attempt to prevent her from running for the MCRC Chairmanship in January.  Reports continue to surface that conservative PCs are being targeted by those who plan to take over the state and county elections in January 2015.  LD leaders report this is retaliation for Maricopa County’s resolution reprimanding Sen John McCain last January.

 

·       As The Primary Election Approaches Voters With No Designated Party affiliation continue to outnumber voters in recognized political parties, according to the Secretary of State’s office. independent voters continue to rise  Since March 2014, the number of Independent voters has risen by 18,201. In comparison the number of registered Democrats and Republicans fell by 16,036 and 7,447; respectively. Meanwhile, the Libertarian and Americans Elect parties grew slightly. Arizona has four recognized political parties: Republican, Democratic, Libertarian and Americans Elect.  Registrants who decline to indicate a party preference or register with parties without recognized status are classified as “Other” by election officials but are widely referred to as “independents.” Statewide, overall voter registration decreased by 0.15%. This is attributed to the maintenance of the voter rolls by the counties. The latest voter registration figures compiled by county, congressional and legislative district are available on the Secretary of State’s website, www.azsos.gov or by calling 1-877-THE-VOTE.

 

·       Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs Says Supporters Of Andrew Thomas are using the "American Post-Gazette" to make baseless attacks by calling him a “self-touting veteran.”  Riggs, the only military veteran running for governor, took sharp exception to the attack.  "I'm proud of my military service.  I volunteered to serve my country.  Mr. Thomas may have declined to serve in the military himself but he hasn't earned the right to mock my military service or that of any veteran.  He and his supporters should be ashamed to demean the service of any veteran.  Their ridicule is an insult to all men and women who've served in the United States armed forces, including my 570,000 fellow veterans in Arizona." Riggs points out the Thomas surrogates attacks came shortly after the Phoenix VA Hospital scandal exposed the crisis and mistreatment in veterans' health care of veterans. "The Thomas surrogates' attack, mocking proud veterans as 'self-touting,' is especially callous and inappropriate in light of the VA scandal," Riggs said. Riggs enlisted in the U.S. Army out of high school and served in the military police.  After he was honorably discharged from the Army, he became a police officer.  As a U.S. Congressman, Riggs helped protect Travis Air Force Base from the first round of the base closure process when that installation's mission was reclassified from strategic airlift command to military airlift command. He later helped secure congressional funding to build a VA outpatient clinic on Travis.  Riggs promises to protect Arizona's vitally important military installations, including Luke AFB, Fort Huachuca and Davis-Monthan AFB. Riggs concluded, "I learned the Soldier's Creed that you 'never leave a fallen comrade' when I enlisted in the Army...and I'll never leave a fellow veteran behind."

 

·        Attorney General Tom Horne Refutes Allegations that he refuses to enter gay marriage debate as circulated by American Post-Gazette this week: “This is total fabrication,” Horne said. “There are two challenges in Federal District Court as to Arizona's constitutional provision that marriage is between a man and a woman and I am defending both of them. In one, I have filed a pleading in which you can read our arguments in favor of the constitutionality of Arizona’s prohibition of same sex marriages. See http://www.electtomhorne.com/traditionalmarriage/  There is a case to which the state was not a party dealing with a divorce.  We recently received notice of that because the constitutionality of the provision is an issue, and we decided to intervene to defend the constitutionality of Arizona's prohibition of gay marriage.  We never refused to intervene, and in fact decided that we would intervene.

In the Hawaii case they refer to the Court said, at paragraph 15: "The question before this Court is not whether the State of Arizona allows same-sex marriage or divorce, but whether the laws of the State of Arizona allow a marriage, lawfully entered into in another state, between two persons the foreign state formally recognized at the time of the marriage as male and female, to be dissolved."   “Where ever the constitutionality of the ban on same sex marriage has been at issue, I have actively defended Arizona’s ban. The Post-Gazette story is a malicious lie” See the pleading at http://www.electtomhorne.com/traditionalmarriage/. Then click on http://www.electtomhorne.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Connolly-59-DF-Response-to-MSJ-1.pdf 

 

·       LD19 Senate Write-In Candidate Joe Hobbs will attend the Wed., Aug 20  Rancho Santa Fe Home Owners Association Board meeting, 2150 N Rancho Santa Fe Blvd., Avondale 85392. Hobbs will speak during an open comment period at one of the largest polling places in LD19.

 

·       Clair Van Steenwyk, host of Crossroads with Van talk show, will discuss “Is Early Voting Scheme to Fix Election Outcomes by Party’s” during his 2 pm, Thur, Aug 21 show. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/van-the-radio-man

 

·       A Meet & Greet For LD29 House Candidate Aaron Borders is scheduled at the home of Mr & Mrs Shawn Kane, 12836 W Colter, Litchfield Park, at 6:30 pm, Fri., Aug 22. Serving Chick-fill. $20 per person, $35 per couple. $45 per family. RSVP  480-359-5079 or AaronBorders@AaronBorders4AZ.com

 

·       Sen John McCain will hold an employee Town Hall at the Boeing Company in Mesa on Fri., Aug 22.   

 

·       Question for Graham: Chairman Robert Graham, in light of your call for some sort of civility in the Governor’s race regarding campaigning and the banning of a conservative candidate from a Republican party facility, why do you not call on Bob Robson to withdraw from the LD18 race for his criminal activity in destroying opponents campaign signs or are your admonitions and scolding's only reserved for conservatives? Your continuous silence in regards to conservatives being attacked only adds to the impression that you are only in support of, for lack of a better term, the "rino's" and Big Govt. lobbyist favorites in the party.  -A concerned conservative Republican voter

 

·       Author/Former LD Chairman Ray Spitzer: In the past two or three weeks the number of calls I'm getting on my home phone has been skyrocketing.  I've been keeping count, and the volume was 28 on Monday, and 27 today, all of them political except one. I just wanted politicians and their endorsers to know that I'm keeping a record of the calls, by candidate.  The higher the number of calls, the less chance that I'll vote for them. These candidates, and more importantly, their campaign managers don't seem to understand how irritating and intrusive these calls are, and they DON'T WORK.  If you don't follow political races, chances are that that last name you SEE is the name that sticks in your head when you vote.  It's not the last CALL you get that causes you to vote for them.  In local races candidates seem to have abandoned actually walking their district, engaging with their neighbors and potential constituents, favoring instead robo calls and the endless number of mailers, all of which I toss in the recycle bin, unread.These candidates that are bombarding us with calls and e-mails are guilty of being a public nuisance.  They are NOT persuading us to vote for them.  It says a lot about how little most people seeking public office care about their constituents.

 

·       A Reception Supporting Tempe City Council Candidate Dick Foreman is scheduled at 5:30 pm, Wed., Aug 20 at Monti's La Casa Vieja, 100 South Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281. Hosted by Councilman Sal DiCiccio, Congressman Matt Salmon, Congressman David Schweikert, Hugh Hallman, Nick Bastian, Rudy Campbell, Laura Knaperek, Christen and Michael Monti, Greg Patterson, Onnie Shekerjian and Angie Taylor Thornton RSVP to:Tysen Schlink at 480-789-9869 or tysen.schlink@gmail.com

 

·       Tempe City Council candidate Matt Papke plans a Primary Election Night Party at 7 pm, Tues, Aug 26 at the  Yucca Tap Room 29 W. Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282

 

·       Former Sen Frank Antenori will address the Eastside Republicans at 6:30 pm, Aug 20 at the Golf Links Library Community Room,  9640 E. Golf Links Rd, Tucson.

 

·       The Sahuarita Tea Party Patriots will celelbrate third anniversary at 6:30 pm, Sept 9 at the Triple Play Restaurant, 1570 W. Duval Mine Road with constitutional scholar and speaker Jeff Utsch.  Utsch is a UofA grad, NCAA All-American swimmer, and  Navy SEAL instructor.  Sahuarita-Tea-Party

 

·       Pima County Supervisors Ray Carroll will address the Eastside Republicans at 6:30 pm, Wed., Sept 17 at  Parralee Schneider, 250-5073 & pmstucson@aol.com

 

·       Destroying Political Signs is a Class 2 Misdemeanor  (ARS 16-1019 –political  signs http://www.azleg.gov/ars/16/01019.htm )  if caught  and prosecuted. If you see someone destroying or messing with Republican political signs in Maricopa County , please photograph them and take the photos to the victims or send them to MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro aj_ml@hotmail.com  

 

·       Early Voters Be Sure To Mail Your Ballots in so they are in the Recorder’s office by 5 pm, Tues., Aug 26.  The sooner your ballot is in the Recorder’s office, the sooner you name is removed from those pesky robo calls.

 

·       Jonathan Paton and "Yes on 122" needs help from those already volunteering  outside at the Aug 26 polls who are willing to hand out  campaign palm card advocating the passage of Proposition 122 they are asking us to hand out to voters as they exit their polling locations.  Volunteers should contact Paton at patonj@msn.com so "Yes on 122" campaign staff can get their palm cards to you.

 

·       Pinal County Chairman Seraphim Larsen is calling for poll watchers. Volunteers should contact him at Seraphim Larsen immediately.

 

·       At the request of MCRC Chr A J LaFaro, the Maricopa County Elections Team has developed an Online Poll Watcher (aka Political Observer) Workshop that Poll Watcher volunteers can watch prior to the Aug 26 Primary and Nov 4 General Elections. Please read the instructions below before accessing the workshop:

o   1.  The workshop takes a couple of minutes to load so be patient

o   2.  Once loaded, the workshop automatically starts and advances by itself

o   3.  Do not try stopping the workshop.  You might get a "script error" and the workshop will freeze up

If you have any technical difficulties or questions contact Daniel Ruiz II, Director of Public Affairs, Maricopa County Recorder’s Office & Elections Department at 602-506-1270 or druiz@risc.maricopa.gov  Poll Watcher volunteers need to contact their LD Chairmen and request LaFaro's original signed letter of appointment.  LaFaro requires all Poll Watcher volunteers be current elected or appointed Republican Precinct Committeemen. politicalobserverworkshop.htm  LaFaro thanks Maricopa County Elections Team Members - Daniel Ruiz II, Berta Ramirez, Linda Weedon and Kristi Passarelli for taking the time to develop this workshop. And he thanks the MCRC volunteers who are working tirelessly during this election.

 

·       Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Bennett Schedule:

o   Aug 21 – 6 pm, White Mountain Conservatives Meeting - Show Low

 

·       Supt Of Public Instruction Candidate Diane Douglas Schedule:

o   Aug 20 - 6:30 to 8:00 pm - Candidate Meet and Greet, 4601 E. Dolphin Avenue, Mesa, AZ

o   Aug 21 – 11:30 am-1 pm, speaking to Green Valley Republican Club, Green Valley Village - Suite 70, 101 S. La Canada Drive, Green Valley, AZ.

Contact Beth Hallgren 602-369-2495   beth40dfl@gmail.com   602-369-2495  www.dianedouglas.com

 

·       CD2 Candidate Chuck Wooten schedule: info@wooten2014.com 

·       Aug 20 -  8 am,  Walking the district with supporters in Green Valley

·       Aug 20 -  4:30 pm,  KQTH Radio Spot with James T. Harris 104.1 FM

·       Aug 21: 3-6 pm, Cocktails and Conversation-Live broadcast with James T. Harris at Sullivan's Steakhouse, 1785 East River Rd. Tucson.

·       Aug 22: 8 am ,  Coffee with CD2 Candidate Chuck Wooten at Panera Bread,  6129 East Broadway Blvd. Tucson

·       Aug 23: 8 am, Green Valley Sign Waving/Street Rally with Gubernotorial Candidate Frank Riggs. Pick up a sign at the GV GOP Headquarters @ Green Valley Village Ste. #70 between 8:00-8:30. Rally begins at 8:30-10:30 approx.

See calendar for more event information 

 

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AUG 20 EVENTS

·       The Western Pinal Republican Club (WPRC) will be holding their CD 1 candidate meet and greet for local, county and state candidates this Wed, Aug 20. All candidates will have time to give their stump speech and talk with the people of Pinal County. Confirmed candidates to speak:  Michelle Reagan- Secretary of State, Mark Brnovich – Attorney General, Hugh Hallman – Treasurer,  Gary Kiehne and Adam Kwasman – CD1, Chad Roche – Clerk of the Court, Darla Dawal, Frank Pratt and Irene Littleton – LD8, Scott Bartle – LD11, and Roger Valdez – Justice of the Peace. Speakers: Chairman Robert Graham and CD1 Victory Director Dallin Forrest.  The event starts at 5:30 at Eva's Fine Mexican Food in Casa Grande. $10 - Hors d'oeuvre's and Refreshments . Limited seating.  RSVP Teresa Ottesen Binder PR Coordinator    602-397-2007   pinal.wprc@gmail.com

 

·       Councilman Sal DiCiccio, Congressman Matt Salmon, Congressman David Schweikert, Nick Bastian, Rudy Campbell, Laura Knaperek, Christen and Michael Monti, Greg Patterson, Onnie Shekerjian and Angie Taylor Thornton are hosting a Countdown to Victory Reception Supporting Dick Foreman for Tempe City Council between 5:30-7 pm, Tues, Aug 20 at Monti's La Casa Vieja, 100 South Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281. Tickets: $50 each, $100 – host committee, $250 –event co-chair. RSVP to: Tysen Schlink at 480-789-9869 or tysen.schlink@gmail.com   donate online by clicking here

 

·       Former Legislator Frank Antenori will address the Eastside Republican Club at 6:30 pm, Wed., Aug 20 at the Golf Links Library, Community Room, 9640 E Golf Links, Tucson .

 

·       Sen John McCain will hold a Town Hall in the Green Valley Town Hall at 1:30 pm, Wed., Aug 20 at the Community Performance and Art Center, 1250 West Continental Road, Green Valley, Arizona 85622.

 

AUG 21 EVENTS

·       Yavapai Pachyderm, 6-8 pm, BonnFire Restaurant, 1667 S. Hwy 89, Chino Valley, AZ. Order from Menu. Limited seating. RSVP:  Sue Goodchild at (928) 636-7355 or pachyderm_sue@yahoo.com,

 

·       Sen John McCain Will Address the 2014 League of Arizona Cities and Towns luncheon at 1:30 pm, Thur., Aug 21 at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix, 340 North 2rd St.,

 

Aug 23 EVENTS

·       The Pima County Republican Club Luncheon will feature AZ Corporation Commission Candidates Doug Little & Tom Forese at the 11:30 am, Tues., Aug 23 meeting at the Sabbar Shrine Temple, 450 S. Tucson Blvd – Lunch $11

 

AUG 25 EVENTS

·       Attention Common Core Fighters:  If you can post signs for Gubernatorial candidate Frank Riggs and Supt of Public  School candidate Diane Douglas near your polling place, contact Jennifer  Reynolds at 480-961-4214  They plan on posting them the night of Aug 25.

 

AUG 26 EVENTS

·       The AZGOP Primary Night Party is scheduled Tues, Aug 26 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N Second St., Phx.  Doors open at 6:30 pm. Program includes Gov Jan Brewer, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham and congressional delegates. 10 pm Victory Speech.

 

·       The Yavapai County Primary Election Night Celebration is scheduled Tues., Aug 26 at the Palace Restaurant & Saloon, 120 S Montezuma St., Prescott. Doors open at 5 pm with appetizers at 6:30 pm.  No hosts bar and soft drinks.  Sponsored by Congressman Paul Gosar, Sen Steve Pierce, Rep Karen Fann, LD1 candidates Noel Campbell and Linda Gray, Constable Candidate Ron Williams, Clerk of the Superior Court Candidate Wayne Meddaugh, PUSD Board Candidate John Lamerson and Republican Women of Prescott.

 

·       The Yuma County Republicans will meet at 7 pm, Tues, Aug 26 at Booth Machinery. Speakers are LD13 incumbent Senator Don Shooter of Yuma, and LD13 incumbent House candidates Steve Montenegro and Darin Mitchell. Contact: YRC Secretary Lorna Brooks   928-317-9120 lorna@yumarepublicans.org

 

·       Sen Jeff Flake Will Address The Arizona Republican Lawyers Association luncheon at 11:45 am, Tues., Aug 26 at Snell & Wilmer, 400 E Van Buren St, Suite 1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004. $20 for members, $35 for non-members (payment at the door). Limited seating. RSVP to azrepublicanlawyers@gmail.com

 

·       The Paradise Republican Women, Lincoln Republican Women & Palo Verde Republican Women are holding a ‘Watch for our Primary Election Results’ party between 7-10 pm, Tues., Aug 26 at the 18 Degrees Neighborhood Grill, 9375 E Bell Road, Scottsdale AZ  85260 (at the Ice Den). Big Screen TVs - Online Election Results - Free Parking - Easy Private Entrance - Free Snacks - Cash Bar and Burgers, Nachos, etc. No admission. Reservations required  Click Here.  Contact: Lori Urban, 480-221-9633  gopgal14@gmail.com 

 

·       The Fountain Hills Republican Club Primary Election Night Party is scheduled at 6 pm, Tues, Aug 26 at the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills. $10 cover charge. Entertainment by singer Jim Doeden, TV sets to watch election results, buffet food service. RSVP to Club Treasurer Edith Stock at Eulachris1893@gmail.com for food preparation purposes.  Questions to  (480) 766-1231    Tait@Elkielaw.com

 

·       The Maricopa County Air Quality Department announces its next Brown Bag series and Open House will be held at 7:30 am, Tues, Aug 26 at the department’s offices, 1001 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Speaker: LiSa Kon, Permit Engineer, will address Permitting Essentials . The Brow Bag is open to the public at no charge. Limited seating requires RSVP to Ken Hooker at khooker@mail.maricopa.gov  The event is held at  1001 N. Central Ave., 9th floor classroom. (NE corner of Central Avenue and Roosevelt in downtown Phoenix). Visitor parking is available in the white, three-story parking garage next to our building.  All visitors to the MCAQD office located at 1001 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ will need to check-in at the reception area in suite 125. Then you may proceed to the 9th floor classroom for the Brown Bag.maricopa.gov/pr_detail.aspx

 

·       CD2 Candidate Shelley Kais will hold a Victory Party from 6 to 9 p.m. on primary election night, Aug. 26, at McMahon’s Steakhouse, 2959 N. Swan Road, Tucson.

 

·       CD2 candidate Martha McSally’s Primary Election Night Party is scheduled at 7:05 pm, Tues., Aug 26 at her Tucson headquarters, 4400 E Broadway Blvd., #510. Light food and drinks. RSVP to matt@mcsallyforcongress.com

 


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·       LD23 Senate Candidate Jeff Schwartz And LD23 House Candidate Effie Carlson: The election is in a few days and we are in the Final Push! Your participation is crucial to our success. Please join us for donuts & door knocking in McDowell Mountain Ranch, Saturday, August 23rdwith Jeff Schwartz & Effie Carlson. We will start our 1-hour walk at the Twisted Lizard Tavern & Grill (see map here) 8:30 am (right after we load up on donuts!)  Knock doors & hang door hangers!  Let's show the voters of LD23 who we truly want as our next district representatives! RSVP on our Facebook Event Page

 

·       Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs:  We're now just one short week away from the August 26th primary election. We're closing strong and I wanted to share my television and radio ads with you, in case you had missed them: Riggs: The Clear Choice     Frank Riggs on Medicaid Expansion & Obamacare   I'm the clear, conservative choice to be the next Governor of Arizona, and with your help, I'll have that opportunity. Help provide us with the resources to share these important messages on the airwaves over the final seven days by chipping in  now! I appreciate your continued support and look forward to celebrating an important victory with you next Tuesday! Thank You,

·       CD9 Candidate Wendy Rogers: Can you believe we’re only a week away from our August 26 primary election? The summer has flown by, but I’m happy to report that our campaign seized the momentum at the right time. Your support positioned us very well as we enter our final seven days -- but we’re not quite finished yet. I need your help to share our television ad with voters across the 9th Congressional District during the final week. As my 3-y/o granddaughter says, "Will you please help me?"  donation  Together, we can win on August 26 to take the all-important step to defeat Kyrsten Sinema in November.  I’m ready to serve. Join me today!

·       Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Ducey:   Today, we are unveiling a new TV ad on stations across Arizona to finish out the primary election with a positive message.

ad  link here  The primary is just one week away -- and I'd like you to join my broad coalition of support. If you haven't yet cast your ballot, I'm asking for your vote. And if you have, please forward this email to any friends who might not have cast their vote yet.  I can't win without your help, so if you like our message, please sign up to come in for a volunteer shift during this last week. Just two hours of your time can help us reach hundreds of voters!

 

·       CD2 Candidate Martha McSally: We're only seven days away from the critical Primary Election, which is Tuesday, August 26th. We want to make sure that people get out to vote and turn in early ballots for Martha so we're making a big push all this weekend for our Get-Out-the-Vote Weekend! Join us at our Tucson and Sierra Vista offices as we knock doors and make phone calls to voters. Get-Out-the-Vote Weekend - McSally Headquarters – Tucson,  4400 E. Broadway Blvd Suite #510, Tucson, AZ 85711. Sat: 9:am-5 pm, Sun noon to 6 pm,  RSVP: Matt Brown-Matt@mcsallyforcongress.com or 520-488-4610.   McSally Headquarters - Sierra Vista, 942 E. Fry Blvd, Sierra Vista, AZ, 85653. Sat: 9 am-5 pm. Sun – noon to 5 pm,  RSVP: Sarah .  Pacheco Sarah@mcsallyforcongress.com or 520-488-3535. McSally Primary Night Victory Party: Join us the night of the Primary Election to watch the results come in and celebrate a victory for Martha! Light food and drinks will be served and Martha will be delivering a victory speech after results come in that you won't want to miss. RSVP to matt@mcsallyforcongress.com and we hope to see you there!

 

·       LD25 Senate Candidate Ralph Heap:   Politicians like my opponent Bob Worsley are notorious for saying one thing and doing another.  In 2012, Worsley ran as a conservative in the Republican primary and then turned around and accumulated the most liberal voting record of any Republican State Senator during his first term in office. During this year's primary, Bob Worsley pledged to voters to run a clean campaign, but as many of you know, I have been attacked relentlessly with tens of thousands of dollars in attack ads and mailers that Bob Worsley knows are false.   But that's OK.  If there is one thing that has become very clear during this election, it's that voters want a common sense conservative who shares their values. They don't want a liberal State Senator who has voted for higher taxes, the expansion of Obamacare, and who proudly supports giving citizenship to those who have come to our country illegally. That's Bob Worsley's record and he can't spend enough money to hide from it.  That liberal record is why so many of Bob Worsley's supporters have joined our campaign.  It's why our campaign has so many volunteers who have worked tirelessly to help get our common sense conservative message out to voters.   Contrast that with Bob Worsley who has had no choice but to pay thousands of dollars to get people to help his campaign. With just 7 days left until the primary election, the momentum behind our campaign is growing every day, powered by good people who want a common sense conservative standing up for them at the Legislature.  I think Bob Worsley knows that no amount of false attacks is going to stop that.  Thank You.

 

·       LD25 Senate  Incumbent Bob Worsley : To Our Neighbors in LD25 - Good men with solid reputations are running for Arizona State Senate in Legislative District 25. Current Senator Bob Worsley is the incumbent seeking reelection. Regrettably, Bob's opponents, including an independent expenditure group whose largest donor is former Senator Russell Pearce, have been aggressively misrepresenting Bob's voting record. One reporter described their efforts as "lining the roadways of Mesa with lies." A campaign letter signed and distributed by Bob's opponent included a completely false charge that Bob "voted to spend our tax dollars on college scholarships for illegal aliens." An AZ Fact Check investigation of that allegation concluded: "There is no evidence in the record to support [this] claim". This type of political spin and deception is foul play and detracts from legitimate discussion of critical policy and community issues that should dominate the campaign. We invite you to join us in returning Bob to the Arizona State Senate.

 

·       CD1 Candidate Andy Tobin: As you well know, we have one more week until Primary day here in Arizona—ballots are being cast as we speak for the next Republican to take on Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi’s most loyal Democrat, Ann Kirkpatrick. Over the past few weeks, one thing has become abundantly clear: Andy Tobin is the only Republican who can defeat Ann Kirkpatrick and bring real, conservative change to Washington. Voters shouldn't be distracted by gaffes, mistakes and sideshows. Evidence of our growing support is shown by the amount of endorsements and volunteers we've seen in the past few weeks—they know Andy Tobin is the best choice to defeat Ann Kirkpatrick in November. Our campaign is different: We don’t have fancy TV ads and can’t write a big personal check in an attempt to buy this election. From Oro Valley to Show Low and Maricopa to the Navajo Nation, we have been on the trail, talking to voters and working hard for every single vote. That’s how we will win next Tuesday and how we will win in November.We need your help to turn the tide in Washington!Please make a contribution, share one of Andy’s videos, checkout our Facebook and Twitter accounts & visit our website! Thank you for your support.

 

·       Tempe City Council Candidate Matt Papke: In 7 days time we will know the election results. I owe you a big thank you for helping us at every turn and every step along the way. This campaign has always been about taking back your city. If you have not voted for me yet, please do, early ballots should be post marked no later than August 21 to ensure they are counted. The Establishment is freaking out. Never before have their campaign finance reports been published with such clarity and transparency.  Never before have the back room dealings been so factually exposed. Never before has anyone said we need to end corporate welfare! They are running scared and scrambling to counter the truth. But as you know the truth cannot be countered. Our final round of mailers will be hitting mailboxes any day. It cost us $9,089. help us fund the mailers  Join us our Victory Party starting around 7 pm, Aug 26 at the Yucca Tap Room 29 W. Southern Ave, Tempe. Minors are welcome with a guardian. I am in this race to win; by every measure we have already won. The people of Tempe are waking up to the true practices of the city and the corporate welfarism happening in their backyard. They are seeing their services cut while special deals are made for the Council's campaign donors. The light has been shown upon the dealings in the city. The Establishment is on the run and the people are on the march. Thank you for your unwavering support, and your courage to stand up against the Establishment and for the people. help fund our operation with a donation

 

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·        Dark-Money-Attacks-In-Governors-Race   Laurie Roberts

·        Hallman Tax Accusation A Bum Rap     Robert Robb

·        Proposal-Limits-Drone-Usage-In Phoenix

·        University Of Arizona Sanctions Fraternity For Conduct Violations

·        Tucson-Hospitals-Pays $35 Million-In Fraud-Settlement

·        Critics-Move-Overturn-Glendale-Casino-Deal

·        Residents: Flooding-Not-Act-Of-God-But-Phx-Planning-Mistake

·        Crews-Rescue-Elderly-Woman-Trapped-Inside-Flooded-Minivan

·        Firefighters Rescue Women, Pets From Flooded House In New River

·        Emerging Solar Plants Scorch Birds In Mid-Air

·       Hospital Network Hacked, 4.5 Million Records Stolen; 4 AZ Hospitals Affected

·     Judge-Jeanine: Gov-Perry-Indictment-Is-Hogwash

·     Trent Franks:  ISIS-Makes-Al-Qaeda-Look-Bunch-Cub-Scouts

·     McCain And Graham On Iraq

·     McCain Does The Robot Dance

·     Dark-Money-Spending-Millions-For Votes    Laurie Roberts

·     'Dark Money' Defender Makes His Case   Square- Off

·     Sunday-Square-Off     Predicting The Unpredictable Primary In CD1

·     DiCiccio: National Small Business Groups Lists Phx In Top 5

·     Ducey-Records-8-Point-Lead-In-New-Arizona-Governors-Race-Poll

·     Ducey-Uses-Committee-Spread-Money To Other-Politicians

·     Arizona Shedding Construction Jobs As Neighboring States Gain

·     De-Facto-Arpaio

·     Watch LD23 Kavanaugh Vs Schwartz Debate   On Chanel 3's "Politics Unplugged."

 

SEEING RED AZ

·        Billionaire Elephant Slayer Picks Pachyderm To Assist

·        Below-The-Belt Politics? Nathan Sproul Lurks Nearby

·        Election Goal? Informed Voters Or Larger Turnout

SONORAN ALLIANCE

·        Remove Rob Robson – Cited!

·        Election Complaint: Scott Smith Failed To Disclose Travel And Event Gifts

GILBERT WATCH

·        Politics Unplugged: John Kavanagh calls out Jeff Schwartz in LD23 for his Liberal Positions

·        National BMX Bicycle Racing on Greenfield/Germaine

·        The B in Brewer Stands for Betrayal

·       Anti-Common Core Moms have an Ally

ESPRESSO PUNDIT

·        Here's The Latest Edition Of The Arizona Political Report

·        A Tale Of Two Signs

·        APS Attacks An Intervenor

·        Daddy, What's A "Video Store?"

·        Can You Spot The Biggest Lie?

·        Self Debunking Stories...

FLOYD REPORTS

·        A Simple Hedge Against Inflation

·        Republicans-Primed-To Kick-Harry-Reid-To The Curb

 

AZGOP

·        Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws

MARINE SGT. ANDREW TAHMOORESSI  (Jailed In MX)

·        VIDEO: Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi's Mom Says He's Staying 'Hopeful And Courageous'

·        Jailed-Marine:  I Trust Myfuture Is-In-God's-Hands'

IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/ILLEGALS

·        Ousted-Chief-Accuses-Border-Agency-Of-Shooting-Cover-Ups-Corruption

·        El Paso School Districts Must Educate Students Regardless Of Legal Status

·        Mexico-Protests-Guard-Border   Perry Won’t Stand Down

·        Ray Stevens Song: Come To The USA

·        Remember 1986

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        AZborderdefenders  - Hidden Cameras

·        Need2No    Border News Watch  

SECOND AMENDMENT/FIREARMS

·        Watch Liberal Gun Control Advocates Shoot Guns For The First Time In Their Lives

·        Perry Indictment Is BS, Says Texas Gun Store

MILITARY/VA/VETERANS

·        New Army Manual Calls For The Use Of Lethal Force Against Peaceful Protesters

DEMS/LIBS

·        Will President Obama Bring Down The Democratic Party? Let’s Hope For Change

 
 

HARRY REID

·        Don't Bother With Reality

TERRORIST

·        Warning-Very-Graphic-Images: ISIS-Beheads-An-American-Journalist

CULTURAL/RELIGIOUS ISSUES

·        Democrats Accused Of “Meddling” Alaska Senate Primary

RIOTS/GANGS/THUGS/LOOTERS/VIOLENCE

·        Ferguson-State-Senator: We-Have-Anarchists

·        Darren-Wilson-Suffered-Orbital-Blowout-Fracture-To-Eye-Socket-During-Encounter-With-Mike-Brown

·        Breaking: Officer Darren Wilson Suffered “Orbital Blowout Fracture To Eye Socket” During Mike Brown Attack

·        Stunner: A Dozen Witnesses Have Corroborated Officer Darren Wilson’s Version Of Ferguson Shooting

·        Fox Reporter Confronted On-Air By Angry Ferguson Protester

·        Preliminary Report: Over A Dozen Witnesses Back Darren Wilson's Story

·        'You Don't Need Tanks!' Fox's 'Outnumbered' Heats Up Over Police Militarization

·        Islamic Terror Sympathizers Reach Out To Ferguson Protestors

·        No Curfew, No Peace: More Rioting In Ferguson

NDAA

·        The Best Reporting On Federal Push To Militarize Local Police   The militarization of St. Louis and other local police departments can be traced to two major sources – the federal 1033 Program, a section of the National Defense Authorization Act passed in the 1990s, as well as federal homeland security grants to states. Here are a few facts that you might have missed about the Pentagon pipeline and the rise of military equipment and tactics in local police departments. Read More…

DEPT OF JUSTICE/HOLDER

·        Holder Takes On Ferguson: AG ‘Flooding The Zone’ With Investigators, Heads To Missouri

FEDERAL

·        It's Time-For The Three-Branches-To Return-To Washington

COURTS

·        Rick-Perry-Indictment-Political-Assassination

CONGRESS

·        Stop Calling It Foreign Aid!

WELFARE

·        Welfare: The Real Threat To Civilization

OBAMACARE/HEALTH

·        IG: Obamacare's Medical Device Tax Not Bringing In As Much As Expected   IRS Can't Keep Figure Out Who Owes What

COMMON CORE/AGENDA 21

·        This Poll Reveals Why Common Core Is In Trouble

·        Poll: Teachers, Public Souring On Common Core   Slim Majority Still Supportive

SECRETARY OF STATE

·        State Dept. Defends Arms Sales To Turkey Despite Hamas Ties

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

·        Obama-Sued-For Blocking-Public-Access-Information

·        Why The White House Is Now Trying To Be Best Friends With Big Business

·        Is President Obama Applying Islamic Principle Of Taqiyya, Or Is He Just Painfully Incompetent?

 

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