Tuesday, September 23, 2014

9-22-14 MCRC Briefs

MCRC Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser


September 22, 2014


·       Maricopa County Republican Chairman A J LaFaro Has Filed A Campaign Finance Complaint Against ‘Arizona Grassroots Action’ with the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission, Arizona Secretary of State's Office and Maricopa County Elections Office.   Here is the complaint:

I wish to file a campaign finance complaint against Arizona Grassroots Action (AGA), which lists its address at 300 West Clarendon, Suite 460, Phoenix, AZ, 85013.  We  encourage anyone who reads this complaint to “google” the address to see who is really located there.

AGA conducted independent expenditures in multiple Legislative Districts (LD) in multiple counties to effect the outcome of Precinct Committeemen (PC) races.  However, AGA never registered as a political committee, nor has it disclosed its donors or its expenditures.  We went to a great deal of effort to verify that AGA was not filed with the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office and with the various counties in which it campaigned, etc. 

AGA is also not registered with the Arizona Corporation Commission.  It appears that AGA is a name selected to mimic an old campaign committee that was called Arizona Grassroots PAC and was closed in March of 2014.  It is also the precise name of a federal PAC formed to benefit GOP Congressional candidates Martha McSally and Andy Tobin.  However, the federal PAC uses a Virginia address and appears to be quite separate.  So the selection of the name seems to be purposefully for the sake of creating confusion.

At this time we do not have a firm idea on exactly how many expenditures were made, however we have proof that AGA used a series of up to three mailers per precinct that was targeted in their Graham County efforts, two to three mailers per targeted precinct along with robo calls here in Maricopa County.  PCs have reported receiving and seeing AGA’s campaign literature in LD23, LD25, LD28, and LD29. 

We have put the word out asking people to report if AGA’s campaign literature was used in their LDs and will update our list as we get more responses.

While races for Precinct Committeemen do not attract the media attention that larger offices do, they are very important to the candidates who participate in them. The outcome of those races determine the makeup of party leadership both at the county and state level, and control of that leadership includes the ability to speak for the party as well as control over the party’s purse strings.  These races can be very high-stakes.  As such, the strategic advantage that accrues to a group that knowingly violates election law in order to gain a stealth advantage is tremendous.  You do not have time to gather an effort to counter something that you have no idea is coming.

The penalties for failing to file a committee and failing to file reports that detail contributions and expenditures are substantial and are laid out in ARS 16-904 for example.  The failure to file and report are both violations of ARS 16-902, 16-902.01, 16-904, 16-912, 16-913 and potentially 16-913.01 and 16-914.02 depending on the source and nature of the funds used to pay for this electioneering and expressed advocacy.

Furthermore, AGA failed to notify the candidates who were listed on their mailers of their independent expenditures in a timely manner as prescribed by ARS 16-917.  The penalties for failing to do this shall be three times the cost of the literature.

Lastly, AGA would be required to list any individuals, corporations, LLCs and labor organizations paying for these expenditures should the source of any of this money come from any of these individuals, corporations, LLCs and labor organizations.  There is no such disclosure save for “Paid for by Arizona Grassroots Action” and the penalties for failing to properly disclose are up to three times the cost of the literature.

It is too late to undo the damage done to the candidates who were disadvantaged by these unannounced and unreported mailings.  However, your office can and should send a strong message to this group and those groups who would mimic this technique in the future that their actions carry severe financial penalties.

People and organizations that feel they are above the law by not registering with the appropriate state and county agencies so they can use their dirty money to fund their egregious acts of misleading and confusing the voters is totally unacceptable.

It is quite obvious AGA has violated election laws by not registering as a political committee or filing campaign finance reports, and I am requesting a full and thorough investigation into this heinous matter.  Please consider this complaint a “class action complaint” on behalf of the thousands of individuals that have been wronged. -- A. J. LaFaro, Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) Office: 480-752-9164, E-mail:


·       All Foreign Partners Participating With The United States in airstrikes on ISIS in Syria are Arab countries, a senior U.S. military official told CNN. Tomahawk missiles launched from the sea initiated the strike, followed by bombers and fighters, an official said. A military official said the strikes are meant to target the ability of the terror group to command and control, resupply and train. CNN TV,


·       LD22 Has Created A New Committee which will be helping to write legislation for the upcoming legislation session.  The goal is to have our LD22 representatives carry the new proposed legislation down to the capital to represent the district.  They have a number of topics they are working on and welcome input on three topics from my fellow Arizona Republican PC's:

o   Ideas on how we can reduce the size of AZ State government

o   Ideas on how the State of AZ can reduce spending

o   Ideas on what laws we can take off the books

If you have any ideas you believe can help our great state, please forward them to:

LD22 First Vice Chair Tom Platt It is my hope our LD22 group can take some of these ideas and turn them into productive legislation.  Thanks in advance for your suggestions.


o   Coconino County Republican Chairman Joy Stavely: Opening day for the Coconino County Republican Committee Victory Office (Sept 20). We had 40 volunteers ready to walk precincts with us. They included PCs, TARs, College Republicans and Tea Party friends. We provided lunch to all volunteers. Councilman Oravits helped hand out walk lists and Rep Brenda Barton, Speaker Andy Tobin (CD-1 candidate), Charlie Odegaard (Flagstaff City Council candidate)and Mayor Jerry Nabours joined us in opening the new office and stocking us with signs and literature. Many thanks to all. An extra special thank you to PC Gail Tobin who got the office ready for opening day and who will be managing the office 6 days a week from noon to 7pm. The new office is located at Flagstaff Office, 2625 S Woodlands Village Blvd., Flagstaff.


·       The Oro Valley Victory Office Grand Opening Pizza Party is scheduled from 4:30-6:30pm, Tues, Sept 23 at 1171 N Rancho Vistoso Blvd, #103 (next to bank). Office hours: 11am-7pm Monday through Friday and 10am-4pm on Saturday. Volunteers are asked to make phone calls, pick up signs, bumper stickers or materials for walking neighborhoods. We have a wonderful phone system that can also be used at your own home. We have ONLY 7 weeks to make a difference!!!  Contact: Lynne St. Angelo


·       The Yavapai County Republican Committee’s 2014 Oktoberfest(Trunk & Tusk) is scheduled Fri., Oct 17 at The Grill at Stoneridge Golf Course, 1601 N. Bluff Top Dr., Prescott Valley  86314. Cocktails – 5 pm. Dinner/program 6 pm. Raffle/live auction. Keynote Speaker: Congressman David Schweikert and Lyle J. Rapacki, Ph.D., Sentinel Intelligence Services. Tickets:  $65.00 per person/ $130.00 to sit with Guest. RSVP:  (928) 776-4500 or online at  


·       Congressman David Schweikert: Do you love taking photos of your backyard or the sunsets across the city? When you live in Congressional District 6, you're familiar with the beautiful vistas of desert scenery. We're looking to revamp our website with photos from the people of the District. Join the contest by emailing us a high resolution version of your favorite photo of #AZ06 to'll announce the winner on Friday, October 3!


·       The Paradise Republican Women’s Club will meet Sat., Oct 11 at Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale AZ  85258. 10:30am Social, 11am Meeting. noon luncheon. Speakers: Trevor Laky- Western Regional Coordinator Heritage Action for America, Carlos Alfaro -  Libre Initiative and Arizona and former State Sen Jonathan Paton - November's Ballot Propositions. Paid Reservations Required. Pay online Click here for online or mail your check by Oct 8 to Paradise Republican Women, PO Box 14425, Scottsdale AZ  85267


·       The JLBC Staff Reports Monthly To The Legislature on the status of General Fund revenue collections and other fiscal issues. This report can be found on the following link:  Due to time pressures during this campaign season, the August report is an abbreviated one. Unfortunately, state revenues continue to stagnate as indicated below.

o   August General Fund revenue collections continued the trend of weak revenue results. Revenues increased by only 1.4% and fell $(25.2) million below the budget forecast.

o   Combining the July and August results, General Fund revenues have remained essentially flat compared to the previous year. So far in FY 2015 revenues are $(60.2) million below forecast.

As always, don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or comments. Sen John McComish and Reps  Bob Robson and  Jeff Dial


·       Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is scheduled to address the Arizona Republican Lawyers Assocation 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


·       LD17 Is  Planning A Chandler Walk For CD9 between at 8:30-11 am am, Sat., Sept 27 at Desert Breeze Park, 660 N Desert Breeze Blvd E., Chandler. When finished volunteers will have food and tour the new GOP Victory Office at Dobson/Chandler Blvd. Contact: Chairman Tyler Bowyer


·       LD17 Will Meet at 7 pm, Tuesday, Sept 30 (last Tues) at the Tri-City Baptist Church to discuss rules and appoint the nominating committee for the Legislative  District Elections in November. Contact: Chairman Tyler Bowyer    

·       LD15 Will Meet At 6:30 Pm, Tues., Sept 23 at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant.  Part of the agenda includes discussion of various propositions on the November ballot. Contact: Jose Borrajero


·       Proposition Information provided by Jose Borrajero

o   Prop 122 link – Prohibits local participation in unlawful federal activity -

o   Prop 303 link – Enables terminally ill patients to try experimental drugs

o   Prop 304 link – Increases legislator pay from 24K to 35K - The Secretary of State does not have a link to Prop 304

Phoenix citywide proposition

o   Prop 487 link – Pension Reform -

Countywide Proposition

o   Prop 480 (actual text) - Bond Issue - New County Medical Facility:

A bond election will be held on November 4, 2014 (the “Election”). The purpose of the Election is to ask the qualified electors of the Maricopa County Special Health Care District (the “District”), operating as Maricopa Integrated Health System (“MIHS”), whether the District should be authorized to issue District general obligation bonds, as described in the following questions:

“Shall Maricopa County Special Health Care District, operating as Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS), be authorized to issue and sell general obligation bonds of the District in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding $935,000,000 to meet community need for healthcare facilities throughout Maricopa County, including, without limitation, development, improvement, expansion, construction and equipping of facilities for outpatient primary and specialty care, behavioral health services, medical education, clinical training, and inpatient services, including replacement of the District’s teaching hospital Maricopa Medical Center, its Level One Trauma Center and Arizona Burn Center, on the existing campus, and including the refinancing of obligations previously incurred for such purposes and the reimbursement of amounts previously advanced by the District for such purposes, and the acquisition of real and personal property or interests or rights in property for such purpose and paying all expenses properly incidental thereto and to the issuance of such bonds?
     The bonds are to be issued in one or more series, maturing not less than one year (or a portion thereof) and not more than 30 years following the date of issuance of each series, bearing interest at a rate or rates not higher than 10 percent per annum and to be sold at prices that may include a premium not greater than that permitted by law. The issuance of these bonds will result in a property tax increase sufficient to pay the annual debt service on the bonds.”

     "Shall the Maricopa County Special Health Care District, operating as Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS), be authorized to issue and sell General Obligation Bonds of $935,000,000 to meet community need for healthcare facilities throughout Maricopa County, including, without limitation, facilities for outpatient care, behavioral health, and replacement of the District’s teaching hospital Maricopa Medical Center, its Level One Trauma Center and Arizona Burn Center?"


·       AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham sent another letter today to lobbyist Fred DuVal, the Democrat nominee for governor who has shown a blatant disregard for the burdens everyday taxpayers are facing as he promises more public spending and borrowing. “Arizona taxpayers deserve to know how much your suggested plans would cost our state, especially given the looming deficit.  This raises the question of whether you are making false promises that can’t possibly be met without bankrupting the state,” said Robert Graham, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party.  “It certainly appears that you are being incredibly reckless in the claims you are making or that you are knowingly attempting to mislead voters." See letter at


·       Today AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham sent yet another letter to lobbyist Fred DuVal, the Democrat nominee for governor who recently dipped into the deep pockets of his Democrat friends to try to help his campaign bypass campaign limits and benefit from spreading false information. “Calling voters and pretending to do a survey but instead pushing out false and misleading information is not just an annoyance but shows a blatant disregard to the truth,” said Graham.  “Is this your push poll and your negative and false messaging to Arizona voters?  If not, we call on you to denounce your dark money supporters that are pushing blatantly false information regarding Mr. Ducey and misleading the very people you aspire to govern."  See letter at


·       Gov Jan Brewer Celebrates Final Dismissal Of Arnold V. Sarn: After more than 30 years of litigation, the Maricopa County Superior Court today dismissed the Arnold v. Sarn lawsuit, retaining jurisdiction to enforce the on-going agreement that lead to this historic resolution. The dismissal is the result of a comprehensive joint stipulation – filed by the parties and approved by the court earlier this year – that ensures a successful and quality community-based behavioral health system. As a result of the Stipulation, Arizonans with serious mental illnesses have access to a variety of agreed-upon services and programs that will promote their recovery and facilitate their integration and meaningful participation in the community.  “Having served in public office for more than three decades, I have been greatly invested and involved in making sure our seriously mentally ill citizens are provided quality care and services they deserve,” said Governor Brewer. “It has been a long and often contentious road, but today, we celebrate the official end of Arnold v. Sarn – and, most importantly, the future that now includes a model community-based behavioral health system for the people of Arizona.Today is the culmination of the hard work, passion and persistence of many dedicated individuals, who over the past three years have worked diligently and amicably to reach an effective resolution that will keep our behavioral health system accessible and accountable to the population it serves. I am grateful to everyone involved for helping to bring about meaningful and lasting reform.”


·       Rep. Matt Salmon Has Announced A  New Bill that would encourage local communities to spend Community Development Block Grant awards responsibly while assisting the federal government with reining in our out-of-control debt.“I’m always surprised when I find new ways our federal bureaucracy makes it impossible to save money.  Recently, at the request of a local government, I was asked whether Community Development Block Grant money could be returned to the federal government for debt reduction.  I found the typical Washington mentality applies here too.  Municipalities that are fiscally responsible are actually encouraged to spend any surpluses on projects that are already complete—or the federal government will reallocate it toward projects elsewhere. “This bill would finally correct that disparity.  Once passed, when a grant recipient has finished a project under-budget, they will now be allowed to return those surplus funds to the federal treasury.  Even better, those dollars won’t be recycled into other government programs, but will instead immediately be used to reduce the federal debt.  This is a fiscally responsible proposal that would encourage local governments to end the use-it-or-lose-it approach to federal grant money and ultimately work to reduce our out-of-control debt.”


·       Congressman Paul Gosar: This past week was dominated by news about the terrorist group ISIS and talks of what the United States is prepared to do to combat this growing threat. Last week we heard the President finally address this issue, as he spoke to the American people, but there still seems to be more questions than answers about our strategy moving forward. As the House of Representatives held a vote to authorize the President to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS, I heard from countless constituents expressing their views and opinions about what action we should take as a country. Your comments are an invaluable asset for me as I make my voting decisions on this and other important issues. Ultimately, I voted against authorizing President Obama to grant military aid to Syrian rebels. One year ago, the American people adamantly opposed any military action during the Syrian civil war because it was unclear who our allies were. I see no change today and cannot support arming rebels that could potentially be our enemy tomorrow. The Syrian rebels are known to be violent death squads that have no loyalty to the United States or our values. We have no allies in Syria. We should not be spending precious taxpayer money and jeopardizing the lives of our soldiers to help one terrorist group fight another terrorist group. Further, Congress has not declared war, as is required under the Constitution. We cannot fund a war that we have not officially declared.  Several generals and foreign policy experts have stated that it will take American boots on the ground to finish the job and dismantle ISIS. The President continues to make clear this is not an option, even contradicting military advisors within his own administration. I have serious concerns about the President’s plan or lack thereof. As such, I could not support this panicked reaction to "do something" that is not thought out and lacks a winnable strategy.

·       Destroying Political Signs is a Class 2 Misdemeanor  (ARS 16-1019 –political  signs )  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  


·       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  or  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 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/






·       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 or 480-203-5278.


·       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: 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 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 


·       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.


·       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


·       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 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  Future call dates:  5-8pm:  Wed, Oct. 1 and  Tues, Oct 7.


·       All MCCCD Veteran Employees, Students And Their Family Members are invited to attend free workshops at the East Valley Veterans Education Center (EVVEC), 3320 S Price Road, Tempe, AZ. 85282.

o   Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1- 3 p.m. VA OEF/OIF/OND Veteran Information Presentation by VA patient advocates who will share information about benefits, vocational rehabilitation, disability claims and medical care.  Attendees will have an opportunity to register and schedule appointments with VA Medical Center and VA counselors for one-
on-one consultations.

o   Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2-4 p.m.  Financial Literacy Workshop presented by the USAA Educational Foundation will explore the foundations of financial management, with a focus on setting financial goals, managing
credit and debt, protecting against identity theft, saving and investing and risk management.

The EVVEC offers free services to veterans and their family members, including educational and career outreach, academic advisement, community referrals, and in-person workshops and classes. Contacts:  480-384-9850 or visit



·       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 LD 4/Estrella Conservative Republican Club will meet at 6:30 pm, Sept 24 (4th Wed) at  the Estrella Foothills High School, 13033 South Estrella Parkway, Goodyear, 85338 (please don't contact the school).  Speaker: AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham.  Look for the banner directing you to the correct building on the campus.  Contact LD 4 Chairman Fred Amator  famator@aol.comor 623-980-6007 or for The Estrella Conservative Republican Club contact Richard Newcomer  or 602-512-1340. 


·       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 or Jessica at


·       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 or Nancy Lenox 602-568- 6202 or,


·       The Scottsdale Leadership's Memorable All Political Party is scheduled at the home  Of Jason & Jordan Rose.  RSVP to  by Wednesday, September 24.



·       The Colorado River Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6 pm, Thurs., Sept 25 at the Community Christian Church, in Yuma, AZ. The  Oct 2 mtg is scheduled at noon.  The Oct 9 mtg is scheduled at 6 pm.


·       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   Or   928-445-1683.


·       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


·       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 



·       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.



·       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 or call 480 677-0697 to volunteer.


·        Yuma Candidates And Volunteers Will Walk The Neighborhoods Of Somerton On Fri., Sept 26 And Sat., Sept 27 to ‘Get Out The Vote’. Contact Paul At 580-1697.  for the meeting time and place. water will be provided. wear a hat and good walking shoes!   Walking Somerton will again commence On Fri, Oct 3  And Sat., Oct 4.


·       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


·       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  (623-544-7187) or Vice President Programs Ruth Seiter  (623-544-9309) or web at


·       Dinesh D'Souza Will Debate Jacob Hornberger And Andrei Cherny on The Proper Role of Government for America's Future  at 7 pm, Sept 27 at the Gila Ridge High School Performing Arts Center , 2750 S. Pacific Avenue, Suite B  in Yuma. Hosted by the Freedom Library Tickets: 726-3123 or    A photo opportunity and book signing will be available.  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 



·       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


·       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 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 ( 


·       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.


·       The Monthly Meeting Of The Yuma County Republicans has been moved to Tues, Sept 30, according to Secretary Lorna Brooks.  928-317-9120



·       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


·       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 or 480-203-5278.



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·       Maricopa Community College Member At Large Candidate Tracey Livingston: The MCCAt-Large position has gone through ups and downs due to court challenges, it is of course as you all have heard going to be on the ballot and we need your help. Your republican team is Tracy Livingston and John Heep for the At-Large seats and Jean McGrath for the District seat for the areas surrounding LD 22.  Please get us on your palm cards, we need word of mouth...and voter awareness, especially John Heep and myself that had our races troubled by others court clarifications. The At-Large seat is county wide and covers a budget of a total of 1.8 Billion, this of course includes capital and over 800 million in what I refer to as soft funds or M and O. I am running on one conservative platform.  I want to create this system to become our jewel in the desert, with utmost transparency within our budget decisions and using our funds wisely.  Our students deserve better, our taxpayers deserve a greater return on their investment.  We have at our fingertips campuses that can truly guide many into our states workforce through certification programs.  Guide others needing small classrooms and lower cost tuition to their dreams of higher education, on their time and readiness, and create a system that is not competitive with the universities but rather a solid and different choice.  Enrollment is slipping, and so are the adjunct positions, which are vital and cost saving, at some of the schools, we need to create a different paradigm so the public and our students see community college as it is a step into the work-force, an alternate choice, and a timely and cost effective way to gain quality education. Please view my  623-876-7500.


·       CD1 Candidate Andy Tobin: Our campaign is fighting back!  Thanks to support from folks like you, we’ve just gone up with our first TV ad this morning. But Nancy Pelosi and President Obama are pouring millions of dollars into Arizona to drown out the truth. I need your help to keep my ad up so we can get the word out across Arizona that Washington’s liberal agenda is crippling our state. We have to stop them now. Will you contribute $50, $25 or even just $10 to help keep our ad up? We’re in crunch time though - we only have 8 more days until our FINAL FEC Quarterly deadline. Chip in what you can to help us stay up on air. We don't have much time!  Thank you,


·       CD2 Candidate Martha Mcsally: In a strongly worded editorial on Saturday, the Arizona Republic Editorial Board condemned the Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC ad attacking Martha McSally, labeling it "demagoguery in heart-rending tones" and "base and vile” saying the ad, "exploits a family's tragedy to score cheap political points." Despite this public condemnation, Ron Barber remains conspicuously silent. McSally, who has been threatened by a stalker, called on  Barber to denounce the ad, saying, "for an outside group to tie me to the tragic occurrence of a stalker killing his victim, is not only personally offensive, it's degrading to all women and victims who have experienced this pain. Barber needs to, show that the integrity of women is more important than political gain,"   Barber has remains silent. McSally demanded the ad be taken down, citing its intentional distortion of facts misleading and deceiving the voters of Southern Arizona. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords never resorted to squalid campaigning. Why is her group? giffords-mcsally-ad Do you know what you're doing? The ad is a nasty piece of work. Demagoguery in heart-rending tones. The ad is more than hardball politics; it is base and vile in exploiting a family's tragedy to score cheap political points. Do the people who control the messaging know they are marring the legacy of a congresswoman known for her decency and good judgment, who practiced civility in office with such consistency she found cherished friends there? 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. Perhaps the Tucson shooting changed Giffords. Perhaps she is the one who controls the message. But we doubt it.


·       Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Ducey:  Our Freedom and Opportunity Tour is about creating opportunities for all Arizonans. I believe that a growing economy and providing excellent education are key to ensuring that those who work hard and do the right thing have a chance to get ahead. Last week, we visited the Aviation Technology Center at Pima Community College, which is helping students in Tucson develop the skills they need to build fulfilling careers.This week, we'll be visiting more innovative Arizona schools as we focus on the education leg of our Freedom and Opportunity tour. I hope you'll follow our progress on Facebook and Twitter as we share pictures and what we're hearing from students, teachers, and parents across Arizona.If you agree that we need to provide an excellent education for Arizona's future, I need your help: Volunteer: just a few hours of your time can help us reach hundreds of voters Chip in: please donate $25, $50, or $100 so we can share our message of opportunity





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