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September 20, 2014
· Congratulations To LD20s Jan Cottrill, Aka ‘Dolly Madison’, on receiving special
recognition from the City of Phoenix. Cottrill was presented with a Commendation which reads in part, "During the past several years, you formed the ICU Precinct Watch that has grown to over 200 homes. You have provided pertinent information that has led to arrests, shutting down drug houses and aided in the beautification of your community by reporting blighted properties. It has been a privilege working with you in making the community a safer and better place. Your efforts have left a positive impact on the City of Phoenix. Signed- Daniel V. Garcia - Chief of Police - August 2014. For health reasons she has been confined to her home for some time. Her home has been her “office”. Thank you, Dolly, for making a corner of our world a better place!
· Former AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey Blisters GOP Leaders/Candidates for condemning Pearce before getting facts. See 9-19-14 Briefs http://archives.mcrcbriefs.org/
· The Arizona Game And Fish Departments Arizona Wildlife Views TV show will start rerunning at 4:30 pm Sundays starting Sept 21 on KAET-TV (PBS Channel 8). The weekly show highlights Arizona recreational and wildlife aspects and how the AZGFD is "managing today for wildlife tomorrow." Tomorrow’s show features the extraordinary efforts biologists take to save Arizona's bald eagles and a herd of bighorn sheep being moved to a new home. You’ll also hear some anglers’ best "Fish Stories." The season’s 40 new stories was recently nominated for 11 regional Emmy Awards in seven different categories. Full episodes can be viewed at www.azgfd.gov/video. Arizona Wildlife Views is produced by the Information Branch of the AzGFD and airs on more than 30 city cable and local channels across the state. Check local listings for dates and times.
· Alan Korwin Uninvited Ombudsman: This morning’s Bob Ortega's Arizona Republic article about Senators Flake, McCain and Rep. Barber wanting answers about the Border Patrol housing fiasco in Ajo is excellent. Paying $680,000 each for 21 small houses, that typically run $86,500, is an outrageous affront to the entire nation. Officials who ignored their own rules and violated federal law to do this should be held accountable, of course. The story has two fatal flaws. Who got the money? How does anyone with a straight face sell something for eight times its value? Out here in the public that's called a rip off, worthy of punishment. But that never sees the light of day in the "news." Only the spending, never the getting. Identify the rip-off artist(s) please. The other problem is that you have called this as a violation of law, but failed to identify the statute or penalty. Curious taxpayers want to know. Too often, federal violators face no penalty. Is this one of those where government agents face no retribution for crimes committed? Please fill in that glaring blanks. – Alan Korwin
· McCain-Flake-Barber-Question Ajo-Housing … That audit confirmed that the CBP spent an average of $680,000 on each house, or about eight times the median cost of a house in Ajo, $86,500. The audit also said that the CBP spent about $2.4 million to buy 20 mobile homes — at $120,000 apiece — that have stood mostly empty. Auditors said that "we identified about $4.6 million CBP spent on the project that could have been put to better use." That included, auditors said, paying nearly triple what it should have for 12 acres of land it acquired for the project. Auditors concluded that the CBP ignored its own rules, bypassed proper oversight and violated federal laws in the way it transferred funds.
· Editor’s Note: Reports of the excess cost of the houses surfaced over a year ago. See:
o Aug 13, 2013 - Critics Slam Homeland Security Over Housing Costs For ...
o Sept 9, 2013 - In-Tiny-Ajo-Arizona-Border-Patrol-Agents-Are-Living-The-Dream
o Jan 9, 2014 - Feds-Arizona-Ajo-For-Border-Patrol-Home-Cost-Audit
o Jan 10, 2014 - Lawmakers-Question
· Congressman Paul Gosar Will Host An Invasive Species Roundtable at 5:30 pm, Thur., Sept 25 at the Aquatic Center, 100 Park Ave., Lake Havasu City. Contact www.gosar.house.gov/ Or 928-445-1683.
· Veteran Nathan Fair Sings A Heartbreaking Son For Those Returning And Those Left Behind It wasn’t until he served in Iraq and Afghanistan that Staff Sgt. Nathan Fair saw his guitar as an escape. He’d play whenever he had a chance, whether it be for himself or for his fellow soldiers. Once back in the United States, Fair understood that his guitar and his voice represented something different than an escape: they represented the brothers and sisters he fought with overseas—both those that returned, and those that did not. Read more: http://blog.theveteranssite.com/nathan-fair-song/#G9UL4i7PwQpyCJJZ.99
· Veteran Joe Bachman Sings A Soldiers Memoir He wants you to know what our veterans have gone through and what they, upon returning home, continue to go through. In “A Soldier’s Memoir,” Bachman does just that. Beyond the heartfelt lyrics and vivid imagery, the video includes telling interviews with veterans who have returned from combat. That alone had us in tears. Read more at http://blog.theveteranssite.com/ptsd-soldiers-memoir/#Pj5qFD4bgXyAc4Ii.99
· 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 for candidates in the General Election in Maricopa County, please photograph them and take the photos to the victims or send them to MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro firstname.lastname@example.org
· The Governor's Office Is Currently Accepting Applications For The Arizona Game And Fish Commission. Applications must be received or postmarked no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Those received or postmarked after the deadline will not be considered. Governor Jan Brewer is seeking members who are well-informed and passionate about Arizona's wildlife and its long-term conservation. In accordance with Arizona law, no more than three commissioners can be from any one political party and no more than one commissioner can be from any one county. Current commissioners who will have remaining terms include three Republicans and one Democrat, and they are from Coconino, Maricopa, Navajo and Yuma counties. Therefore, this upcoming commission vacancy is not available to registered members of the Republican Party or to residents of Coconino, Maricopa, Navajo or Yuma counties. Residents of all other Arizona counties -- Apache, Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Mohave, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz and Yavapai -- and who are not registered members of the Republican Party are eligible and encouraged to apply for this upcoming vacancy. Interested individuals may apply online at www.azgovernor.gov/BC.
For further information about the Arizona Game and Fish Commission and its mission, visit www.azgfd.gov/commission. Individuals also may contact the Governor's Office of Boards and Commissions at (602) 542-2449, or toll free at (800) 253-0883.
Did You Know? The Arizona Game and Fish Department has trust responsibility for managing more than 800 native wildlife species -- the most of any inland state -- for current and future generations of Arizona citizens. www.azgfd.gov/h_f/northamericanmodel.shtml
· ACORN Whistleblower Anita MonCrief will join the Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity Oct 1 in Tempe and Oct 2 in Tucson to address ‘Lessons from the Left.’
o Oct 2 – 6:30pm, Marriott Tucson University Park, 880 East 2nd Street, Tucson, AZ 85719. RSVP: eventbrite.com/whistleblower-tucson Contact: Leslie D. White (480) 290-2286 or email@example.com
MonCrief is a grassroots trainer and curriculum consultant for Americans for Prosperity's Grassroots Education Institute. She has previously served as a senior advisor and trainer for True the Vote, and was an advisory board member of the Black Conservatives Fund. In 2008, she bravely came forward as the confidential source of the New York Times to expose the damage that ACORN had done to impoverished and marginalized communities and to expose massive voter fraud perpetrated by the Left. She has over 14 years of experience in advocacy and community organizing, and a very detailed understanding of the progressive movement and Alinsky-style organizing
· Republicans: We Are Out Numbered In Southwest Maricopa County But We Can Win In This 2014 Midterm Election, But Only With Your Help. Every Vote Counts! Get your family, friends, neighbors and fellow patriots involved. Volunteer opportunities are available for you to share campaign literature, engage your neighbors, make phone calls, display a lawn sign, host a candidate “Meet and Greet,” and encourage your friends and neighbors to donate to our candidates. Contact CD 3, Maricopa County Coordinator, Andrew Costanzo at, firstname.lastname@example.org or 480 677-0697.
· George Khalaf, The New AZ GOP Victory 2014 Director, who is heading up the Get-Out-the-Vote Statewide, will be visiting the Yavapai County Republican Headquarters office within the next few days to help get them set up. He has valuable experience managing a grassroots team across 16 states in the 2012 election, delivering more than 50 million voter contacts in battleground states. George was recently Deputy Chief of Staff to Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney, and managed the campaign of Rep. Brenda Barton who said, "I was deeply impressed with George's knowledge, judgment and performance -- and pleased he'll be leading our Republican Victory 2014 team into November."
· Yavapai County Republicans Are Planning A ‘Meet & Greet’ for Congressman Paul Gosar between 3-4 pm, Sept 26 at YCRC Headquarters, 112B E. Union Street. The public is welcome share your questions and concerns with him while enjoying some coffee and cookies.
· LD29 House Candidate Aaron Borders is asking for volunteers to help with his phone banking from 5-8 pm, Tues, Wed and Thur (Sept 23-25) of next week. RSVP: email@example.com for directions. And share truth about ceci velasquez even if a Democrat sees this video they wont vote for her, according to Border.
· The Arizona Republican Party Needs Volunteers To Staff Offices five days a week in Phoenix, Tucson, Casa Grande, Oro Valley, Chandler, Sun City West, Yuma, Prescott, Payson and Flagstaff. Vvolunteers needed for:
o Data entry
o Neighborhood walks on Oct. 11th
o Phone call banks
o Social media voices
· The Deadline For To Register For The General Election Is Oct. 6. Early voting begins Oct. 9. Register online here.
· Governor Jan Brewer Has Appointed Joseph Sciarrotta, Jr. to the Maricopa County Superior Court. Sciarrotta was recommended to the governor through a unanimous decision by the nonpartisan Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments. Sciarrotta has served as General Counsel to Brewer since 2011. Sciarrotta served as General Counsel for the Arizona Department of Administration and concurrently as Chairman of the Governor’s Regulatory Review Council (2010-11). Sciarrotta graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Law (Order of the Coif) (1996) and received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan (High Distinction and Phi Beta Kappa) (1993). He also is a graduate of the Arizona College of Trial Advocacy (2000). He replaces outgoing Judge Douglas Rayes, who was confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.
· Sen Jeff Flake: With the upcoming elections, there's been a lot of focus on domestic issues: jobs and the economy, the federal budget, VA reform, and other problems that need to be addressed. But the situation in Iraq and Syria and the rise of ISIL demonstrates why elections are so important. The threat ISIL poses to U.S. interests and American citizens is clear. It is in our national interest to eliminate that threat. I sincerely hope that President Obama is successful in leading the mission that he has outlined, although the track record of this administration on foreign policy does little to instill confidence. When the Assad regime in Syria crossed President Obama's so-called "red line" without an appropriate response from the Administration, not only did it give ISIL more time to grow stronger and gain a foothold in the region, it made our friends and enemies alike question our country's resolve and commitment. This week, Congress passed authorization and funding for Syrian moderates with the hope that strengthening them will weaken ISIL. It's not a great option, but might just be the best option available to us at this time. I would hope that Congress will go further and provide the President with more specific authorization to use military force for the mission, but the Democratic leadership in the Senate will not bring such a resolution forward. There is a great deal of frustration with the way the Obama Administration is handling this crisis as all as a host of other issues, foreign and domestic. But President Obama isn't on the ballot this year. What we can, and must do, in November is change the leadership in the Senate by changing the Senate majority. Thanks for all you are doing to bring this about.
· “Every Day We Are Talking To Women About The Issues we all care about – empowering women at work and at home, creating good paying jobs, building the economy, increasing workplace flexibility, addressing workplace discrimination and modernizing job training,” said Kirsten Kukowski, spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee. “On the other hand, President Obama and the Democrats have spent all of their time pointing fingers at others instead of working toward solutions and pushing policies that have made life more difficult for women.”
· ATTN: Candidates/LD leaders/Group Chairman: If you have sent events or announcements to Briefs that have not been posted (except endorsements) or that I have not responded to, please resend them. 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/
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
· A Matinee Fundraiser For The Pima County Republican Party & Pima County Republican Women’s Club is scheduled at the Great American Playhouse, 13005 N Oracle Road, in Oro Valley on Sept 21. The two-hour play “Beetlejuiced’ will be performed. Ticket: $25. Contact Linda Grissom at firstname.lastname@example.org or 531-5545 or Linda White at email@example.com or 321-1492 to purchase tickets. Food can be ordered at your table. The menu includes pizza, cheese crisps, sausage and meatball sandwiches, ice cream treats, beer, wine and soft drinks.
· Phoenix City Councilmen Sal Diciccio, Bill Gates, And Jim Waring are hosting a reception for Attorney General candidate Mark Brnovich between 5-7 pm, Mon, Sept 22 at Tom’s Tavern, 2 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Suggested Contribution $150 per person. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Daniel Stefanski 623-451-1729.
· LD23 ‘I360 Get Out The Vote’ Training For Pcs is scheduled at 10 am. and at 6:30 pm, Mon, Sept 22 at the Victory Office, 7047 E Greenway Parkway ( just west of Scottsdale Rd, set 250). Bring your Just bring your smart phone or tablet/iPad. All information will be added through the i360 app that you will download at this meeting. Please contact Nancy Ordowski to reserve your time: @email@example.com or 480-203-5278.
· LD23 Reminder: Current Precinct Captains should call a meeting of their PCs to elect a Precinct Captain to serve for the next two years. Deadline to have your completed form to Nancy Ordowski is September 23. This is set by statute so please get that done. If you have not already heard from your Precinct Captain, please contact Nancy Ordowski firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-203-5278.
· Volunteers Are Needed At The Yavapai County Republican Office in Prescott to help with the Get-Out-the-Vote Campaign phone bank starting Tues., Sept 23 through the Nov 4 General Election. Volunteers are needed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week from 3 - 8 p.m., and Saturdays from noon – 6 pm. Contacts YavGop at (928) 776-4500, Sandra Laney at (480) 822-7350, or Elsie Tyree at (928) 778-0235.
· The Arizona Republican Lawyers Association lunch, featuring Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, is scheduled at 11:45 am, Tues., Sept 23 at Polsinelli, One East Washington, Suite 1200, Phoenix, AZ 85004. $20 for members, $35 for non-members (payment at the door) RSVP to email@example.com
· Phx City Councilwoman Thelda Williams District 1 Community Breakfast is scheduled for 7:30 am, Sept 26 at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant, 702 W Deer Valley Road, Phx. Breakfast available for $4.99, not including gratuity. Dist 1 will pay for the drink. Contact: 602-262-7444.
· Dr. Zuhdi Jasser And Dr. Carl Goldberg will address the East Valley Tea Party and Freedom Fires on Tues., Sept 23 at the Burke Basic School, 131 E Southern Ave., Mesa. Doors open at 6 pm.
A SOS…Save Our AZ State…From Dark Money Fundraiser is scheduled for Secretary of State candidate Michele Reagan at 5:30 pm, Tues, Sept 23 with wine, beer at the home of Patricia Kaufman Home, 7436 East Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250. Hosted by Patricia Kaufman, Judy Eisenhower, Joanna Hagan, Shirley Bachman and Mary Lee Sturgeon. Please make checks payable to “Vote Reagan 2014. ” Reservation required. RSVP to Judy Eisenhower at 480-941-8162 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
· A Reception For Attorney General Candidate Mark Brnovich is scheduled from 5-7 pm, Mon., Sept 22 at Tom’s Tavern, 2 N Central Ave., Phx. Hosted by Phoenix City Councilmen Sal DiCiccio, Bill Gates and Jim Waring. RSVP to email@example.com or to Daniel Stefanski 623-451-1729.
· Phone Banking At The AZGOP Victory Office, 10050 W Bell Road #26, Sun City, is scheduled from 5-8 pm, Tues., Sept 23. Come and go as your schedule permits. This is super easy. Food will be provided. Contact LD21 2nd VC Chris Herring: 510-861-9600 or ChrisHerringaz@yahoo.com Future call dates: 5-8pm: Wed, Oct. 1 and Tues, Oct 7.
· The West Valley AZGOP Victory Office Volunteer Meeting is tentatively scheduled for 10 am, Wed., Sept 24. They will discuss office questions/comments they have from ‘manning the desk.” Funding raising for office operations will also be discussed.
· The Alta Vista Forum will be held at 3 pm, Sept 24 at 916 Canterbury Lane, Prescott, AZ. Speaker: Prescott's City Council on city issues. Contact: Nettie Lamerson at (928) 277-4010.
· A Fundraising Luncheon for CD1 candidate Andy Toby, CD1 candidate Martha McSally, and CD9 candidate Wendy Rogers is planned Sept 24 at 52 Season, 2502 E Camelback, Phx. Featuring Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Tickets - $500 per person. Lunch plus a photo is $5,200 per person. RSVP: Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jessica at email@example.com.
· The Glendale Civic Pride Ambassadors Will Celebrate Its 20th Anniversary from 5-8 pm, Wed., Sept 24 at Haus Murphy’s Restaurant, 5735 W. Glendale Ave. “Retired Mayor Elaine Scruggs, founder of Glendale Civic Pride, will be our guest of honor.If you have a story to tell, or a memory to share, come to Haus Murphy’s next Wednesday evening. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Space is limited and reservations are encouraged. RSVP to 602-212- 6752. information on the2014 Musical Mystery Tour www.glendalecivicpride.org or Nancy Lenox 602-568- 6202 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
· The Scottsdale Leadership's Memorable All Political Party is scheduled at the home Of Jason & Jordan Rose. RSVP to email@example.com. by Wednesday, September 24.
Congressman David Schweikert will host a breakfast buffet at 8 am, Thurs., Sept 25 at the Chaparral Suites, 5001 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale AZ. Guests: Candidate For Arizona Attorney General candidate Mark Brnovich, Arizona Treasurer candidate Jeff DeWit, Arizona Senate candidate Rep John Kavanagh, Incumbent Rep Michelle Ugenti, LD23 candidate Jay Lawrence, Corporation Commission candidates Doug Little & Rep Tom Forese and Scottsdale Unified School District candidate Laddie Guy Shane. Please arrive promptly at 8 am. Program begins at 8:20 Co-Host $250. $50 to Attend. RSVP to: Allison at 480-628-2763 or firstname.lastname@example.org
· Volunteers Are Needed from 10 am-noon, Thurs., Sept 25 at the AZGOP Victory Office, 10050 W Bell Road #26, SunCity, to help prepare literature for Saturday neighborhood walks. Come and go as your schedule permits. Contact Lisa Gray: 623-340-8173 or email@example.com
· Walk For CD3 Candidate Gabby Saucedo Mercer from 9 am-noon, Sat, Sept 27. Meet at 8:30 am at the Starpointe Residents Club, 17665 W. Elliot Rd Goodyear, AZ 85338 (W. Elliot, just west of S. Estrella Parkway). We will walk Desert Blossom, Westar and Estrella Foothills Precincts in Legislative District 4, Goodyear. The weather will be a lot cooler. Don't worry if you have never done this before, we will team you with someone who has. Contact Andrew Costanzo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 480 677-0697 to volunteer.
· ATTN Guys: See Www.Swprostatecancer.Com for information on the upcoming 6th Annual Golf Classic & Free Prostate Screening scheduled Sept 27 at the Wigwam Golf Course in Litchfield Park.
· LD17 is planning a ‘Big LD17 Walk’ at 8:30 am, Sat., Sept 27 starting at Desert Breeze Park in Chandle4r. Volunteers should contact LD17 Chairman Tyler Bowyer at email@example.com
The Sun City Grant Republican Interest Group will meet at 9 am, Sept 27 at 19781 N. Remington Dr., Chaparral Center - Hopi Room. Open to all Sun City Grand residents and their guests, elected officials and candidates. Contact: President Ginny Nyre firstname.lastname@example.org (623-544-7187) or Vice President Programs Ruth Seiter email@example.com (623-544-9309) or web at www.grandpop.com
· Dinesh D’Souza (R), Jacob Hornberger (L) and Andrei Cherny (D) debate “The Proper Role Of Government For American’s Future” at the 7 pm, Sept 27 Gila Ridge Performing Arts Center in Yuma. dinesh-dsouza-jacob-hornberger-and-andrei-cherny-come-to-yuma-arizona
· LD21 Neighborhood Walk : 8 – 11 am, Sept 27. Meet at the GOP Victory office, 10050 W. Bell Road, #26, Sun City at 8am to organize and head out. After the walk lunch will be provided by the candidates. Contact Lisa Gray: 623.340.8173 or firstname.lastname@example.org
· A ‘Meet And Greet’ For Scottsdale City Council Candidates David Smith And Kathy Littlefield is scheduled from 2-5 pm, Sun., Sept 28 at the Phillip’s residentce, 7451 E Via Dona Rd., Scottsdale. RSVP email@example.com
· A LD6 Debate With Both Republican And Democrat Candidates is scheduled at 3 pm, Sept 28 at the Sedona Church of the Red Rocks, 54 Bowstring Dr., Sedona, AZ 86336 Contact: Andrea and Dwight Kadar at firstname.lastname@example.org or (281) 682-8743.
· September 29 Is The Deadline For Making The AzCDL Annual Meeting reservations for the Sat., Oct 11 meeting at the at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix. Details - website. $20 per person. Speakers: Reverend Kenn Blanchard, author of “Black Man with a Gun”, Rep John Kavanagh and author and firearm expert Alan Korwin. Entertainment - Cartridge Family Band. All luncheon attendees eligible for door prize drawings include three (3) Ruger LCP pistols. All this for a mere $20. Contact Fred (email@example.com)
· The Phoenix Chapter Of Executive Women International Invites You To Participate In Its 2014 Annual Fundraiser Between 1-3 Pm, Sat., Sept 29 At The Desert Hills Bowling Ctr., 2959 E. Bell Rd, Phx. Silent Auction. 50/50 Raffle. Reservations 623-512-4707.
· LD17 will meet Sept 30 (last Tues of month) at 7 pm in the Tri-City Baptist Christian Seminary Bldg., (South Side of Parking Lot), 2211 W. Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286. Speaker: Former Sen Johnathan Paton, chairman of Yes on Prop 122 Committee. The November meeting has been moved to Nov 18 due to Thanksgiving. No December meeting. contact LD17 Chairman Tyler Bowyer at firstname.lastname@example.org
· LD23 Reminder: The Deadline For Getting Your Intent To Run Forms turned in is September 30, 5 pm This form is for those who want to run for a Board position and also for those who want to run for State Committeeman. Or both. contact Nancy Ordowski email@example.com or 480-203-5278.
WHAT CANDIDATES ARE SAYING:
· Community College Candidate Jean Mcgrath: Reduce Your Taxes And Tuition By Supporting Republican Pcs For Maricopa Community College Seats -- Maricopa Community College Board has increased tuition 63% in the last 10 years. Property taxes have increased until they are now over 12.8 %. We can no longer afford to leave the Board in the control of liberal Democrats. Four Republican Precinct Committeemen are running for the board: John Heep and Tracy Livingston are candidates for the two at-large seats. Johanna Haver is running in County District 3, North Central valley and Jean McGrath is running in County District 4, North West valley. The current budget for MCCD is 1.8 billion dollars and climbing with each tax and tuition increase. Visit our website to learn of our goals: www.lowertuitionnow.com. Our site was published before we knew Tracy Livingston was running, but she agrees with our goals of supporting students and taxpayers by cutting unnecessary and wasteful spending. All other candidates for these 4 offices are part of the "I feel good when I can tax and spend "other people's money". Margaret Thatcher voiced it best when she said "The only problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money".
· CD2 Candidate Martha McSally: The Arizona Republic Editorial Board weighed in today on Americans for Responsible Solutions’ despicable attack ad against Martha McSally, saying it “exploits a family's tragedy to score cheap political points.” giffords-mcsally-ad Does Ron Barber support this cheap exploitation of tragedy? Do you know what you're doing? The ad is tomeant to help Democratic incumbent Ron Barber in his bid for re-election. It is emblematic of a wave of tough new advertising the gun-control lobby pushed out, did not result in meaningful gun-control legislation. The anti-McSally ad is more than hardball politics. It is base and vile. It exploits a family's tragedy to score cheap political points. The ad makes news because it goes too far. Americans for Responsible Solutions, do you know what you're doing? Do the people who control your messaging know they are marring the legacy of a Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords, known for her decency and good judgment, who practiced civility in office with such consistency she found cherished friends there? We have never forgotten the stricken face of Republican Jeff Flake after a gunman shot his friend Gabbie Giffords and 18 others. Gabbie Giffords never resorted to the kind of squalid campaigning. She won her fights with energy, ideas and a disarming good nature. She didn't do nasty. After she was shot, Flake said, "A number of us have longed for more civility before this tragedy" and she is "a perfect model of civility. We should use this opportunity to think about it more," he said. Perhaps the Tucson shooting changed Gabbie Giffords. Perhaps she is the one who controls the message. But we doubt it. That's not who she is.
· McCain-Flake-Barber-Question Ajo-Housing That audit confirmed that the CBP spent an average of $680,000 on each house, or about eight times the median cost of a house in Ajo, $86,500. The audit also said that the CBP spent about $2.4 million to buy 20 mobile homes — at $120,000 apiece — that have stood mostly empty. Auditors said that "we identified about $4.6 million CBP spent on the project that could have been put to better use." That included, auditors said, paying nearly triple what it should have for 12 acres of land it acquired for the project. Auditors concluded that the CBP ignored its own rules, bypassed proper oversight and violated federal laws in the way it transferred funds.
· 'Shut Down Ports Of Entry' Protest Cancelled-Facing-Threat-Of-Mass-Violence; Organizer-Nixes-Border-Protest-Hours-Before-It-Was-Supposed-To-Start Including Naco, Nogales, Douglas And San Luis
· Outside Spending Group reportedly targeting Martha McSally. And where they get their funding. Aka AZ Common Sense. Most donors not from AZ.
· Phoenix: Sandbags-Flood-Surplus Left Over From Monsoon
· Video: US-Marines-Chant-Theres-No-God-Like-Jehovah 'Singing Is Going To Drive The Secular Humanists INSANE'
· RNC-Outraises-DNC-In-August The Republican National Committee announced Saturday they raised $10.1 million in August, beating their Democratic counterparts by nearly $3 million with just two months left until the midterm elections.
· Possible-Rules-Change-Could-Punish-Boehner-Dissidents “There’s a real concern that there’s between 30 and 40 people that would vote against the speaker on the House floor, so they’re trying to change the conference rules to make sure that doesn’t happen,” said a GOP member familiar with the proposal.”
MARINE SGT. ANDREW TAHMOORESSI (Jailed In MX)
· Former-Head-Of Marine-Corps-Slams-Obamas-Isis-Strategy-Potent-Dose-Reality ‘Not A Snowball’s Chance In Hell'