Thursday, October 30, 2014

10-29-14 MCRC Briefs

MCRC Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser


October 29, 2014


·       Mail In Ballots Should Go Into The Mail Box No Later Than Thur, Oct 30 so they are delivered to the Recorder’s office by 5 pm, Nov 4 (General Election day.)


·       Don’t Forget To Sign Your Mail In Ballot Envelope. Did you know that over 7,000 ballots in the primary weren't counted because they weren't signed and they arrived after the Primary.  It is suggested that you mail in your early ballots by Oct 30 so they are sure to be delivered to the Recorder’s office by Nov 4. Postmarks do not count.  If you don’t mail your ballot before Oct 30, take it to any polling place within your county.


·       All Mail-In Ballot Cities/Precincts: Voters in these areas should mail in their ballots in at least a week prior to the Nov 4 election to make sure their ballots are received in the County Recorder’s office prior to general election deadline.

o   Buckeye: Durango, Festival, Sundance West, Wyman

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 Park: Wigwam (in both Goodyear & Litchfield Park) Cheney, Doubletree, Kiva, Palo Cristi

o   Town of Paradise Valley

o   Queen Creek: Sanokai

o   Wickenburg: Wickenburg (those who reside within the city limits). The Wickenburg Community Center will be open for those living outside the Town limits.

The All Mail Cities/Towns are the same as they were for the Primary Election. Additionally, the Town of Carefree and City of Goodyear are holding an All Mail special elections in November. The Recorder’s office  will be mailing to voters in the All Mail Cities/Towns from the Primary even if they are not holding a General Election, according to Kristi Passarelli, Maricopa County Elections Dept

Please note that there are still polling locations for precincts that are split (where a portion of the precinct is within a mail ballot city/town and the other portion is not) For example: Wickenburg precinct – The people who live in the Town will get a ballot in the mail. The people who live outside the city boundaries (in Maricopa County) will vote at the community center. For voters to find their assigned polling location or replacement ballot location for all mail areas they need to use our locator:


·       MCRC Needs Additional Volunteers for Early Ballot Observation at the
Maricopa County Election's MCTEC Facility, 510 S. Third Ave., Phoenix AZ 85003 on the following day:

o   Nov 1, Sat., 9 am-4 pm – need two volunteers

o   Nov 7, Fri, 9 am - 4 pm – need two volunteers

o   Nov 8, Sat., 9 am- 4 pm – need two volunteers

Volunteers should contact MCRC Chr A. J. LaFaro as soon as possible at


·       ATTN: All MCRC LD Chairmen Precinct Committeemen.   In nine more days, Arizona voters will elect new statewide officers and legislators, and all nine of our congressional districts are up for a vote. We need your help to get our

candidates across the finish line and on to victory.  The Arizona Republican

Lawyers Association (AzRLA) needs volunteers to serve as poll watchers on

election  day. This is a very important responsibility and your help is needed to ensure ballot integrity throughout the state. Time is of the essence and we are coordinating with the AzRLA to ensure a fair election.  Please email or call Eric Spencer or 602-301-5158  to volunteer. If you have already committed to volunteer, and have your salmon-colored credential letter from me in hand, please email or call Eric as well to let him know where you will be serving.  This will allow us to better understand where we might have holes in coverage. Finally, please keep this very important phone number handy on election  day: 844-705-5080.  This is the “war room” phone number for AzRLA.  They will be fielding phone your phone calls on election day and dispatch a trained attorney to your location if need be.   -  A. J. LaFaro, MCRC Chairman


·        CD3 Gabby Saucedo-Mercer  Tells It Like It Is Without Saying A Word. See Her New Ad!


·       Congressman David Schweikert and House Majority Leader David Gowan are hosting a fundraiser reception for LD28 House Candidate Shawnna Bolick and LD18 House Candidate Jill Norgaard from 5:30-7 pm, Thurs., Oct  30  at Arizona Rock Productions Assn., 916 W Adams. Phx,. 85007.


·       “It’s A Praise And Worship” Rally for the General Election  is planned between 3-5 pm, Sun, Nov 2 on the lawn at the State Capitol, 1700 W Washington, Phx by azvoter  and the Center for Arizona Policy. Speakers – Cathy Herrod and Justin Unger.  


·       MCRC Chairman A.J. LaFaro, former MCRC Chairman Tom Husband, and former LD23 GOP Chairman Royce Flora will be the guests on the 6 pm, Sat., Nov 1 Russell Pearce Talk Show on KKNT 960AMThe Patriot. Topics will include elections, voter fraud, ballot stuffing, ballot propositions, the deaths of two more deputy sheriff’s reportedly murdered by illegals. Live show: Call ins 602-508-0960. Or listen on the internet:    Contact Russell Pearce at 480-703-6700.


·       AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham is the call-in guest for Douglas Wolf’s Talk Show at 12:30 pm, Fri, Oct 31 to discuss the final push for Republican victories and give his insights into the races. WWW.KQCKRADIO.COM Douglas Wolf , Pinal County Assessor is the host.


·       AAARP Chairman Rev. Clyde Bowman went to the Brown/Black Coalition Candidate Forum in South Phoenix last night and discovered Rev. C T Wright, who said, “I’m here to represent (Sec of State candidate) Michelle Reagan (R) vs Terry Goddard (D).”  That isn’t all, he discovered Dems Sen Landrum Taylor, former Rep Clovis Campbell (owner of Arizona Informant), Bishop Barnwell, the Honorable Mel Hannah, Rev Jared Maupin, and former city councilman Michael Johnson --  there in support of Reagan.


·       AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham: Fred DuVal, Democrat candidate for governor and special interest lobbyist, worked as a “consultant” for Swiss Bank UBS in 25 states.  In several of those states, including Maryland, DuVal failed to register as a lobbyist despite state regulations that show he should have.  Why is DuVal hiding his lobbying activities?  When will he follow through on his promise to release his lobbying client list? “Less that a week to election day and lobbyist Fred DuVal is still hoping voters forget that while he was flying around the country lobbying for special interests, he failed to register his activities in several states, including Maryland,” said Robert Graham, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party.  See complete press release


·       Reader Question:  Is there a deadline for submitting nominations for Legislative District?  MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro responds: Each MCRC LD has its own deadline.


·       ATTN MCRC OFFICER CANDIDATES: The deadline is Dec 6, 2014 for submitting “letters of intent” for candidates running for election at the Jan 10 Maricopa County Republican Mandatory Meeting.  The  “letter of intent” should be submitted  - in writing-  to Chairman A J LaFaro at


·       Reader Question:  When does the Maricopa County Recorder’s office starts counting the early ballots?  MCRC Chairman A. J. LaFaro responds: “No early ballots are counted until after the Logic & Accuracy Test of the optical scanning equipment. All early ballots are stored in MCTEC's secure vault that is guarded 24/7 by MCSO Deputies and 24/7 security video surveillance cameras. The Logic & Accuracy Test for the optical scanning equipment was on 10/28 with early ballot processing  began on 10/29.”


·       Congressman David Schweikert has a drop off bin for donations for “Packages From  Home” for our military serving overseas. Drop of items at 10603 N. Hayden Road, Suite 108, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 by Nov 10. learn more about the items soldiers like to receive Deadline for donations: Nov 10. Hurry in!


·       The AZ Supreme Court Will Hold Oral Arguments on Biggs vs Brewer at 2 pm, Nov 6 at the University of Arizona, Rogers College of Law, 1201 E Speedway, Room 164 (Ares Auditorium), Tucson, AZ 85721. The Goldwater Institute is representing Sen President Andy Biggs and the 36 Legislator against  Brewer and the Legislators who voted for Medicaid Expansion. Registration is limited to 200 seats.  register/event   Contact: Emily Cayton,  University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law  520-626-3056.


·       Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Ducey will host his Nov 4 Election Night Party at the Downtown Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N 2nd St., Phx, AZ 85004. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Frist results expected shortly after 8 pm. Programs begins at 9 pm. RSVP not required.


·       AzCDL Has Scheduled Three Gun Shows in NW Arizona next month.

o   Lake Havasu City, this coming weekend,

o   Kingman November 22-23

o   Bullhead City Dec 6-7.

Volunteer for the Bullhead City show should contact Mark Spencer (520) 234-7204. Volunteer workers for the Kingman show should contact Dave Richardson at


·       Watch Harvestor Stuffing Ballots Into A Ballot Box In The WMV Security Surveillance Video Recorded On Aug25, 2014, at Maricopa County Elections MCTEC Facility surveillance video  See MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro’s  account of what he witnessed.


·       The Arizona Corporation Commission has called for a  Special Open Meeting/Workshop  9 am, Fri,  Nov 7.  Agenda: Special Open Meeting/Workshop. Click here for FAQ's regarding attendance and public comment at the Arizona Corporation Commission.


·       Social Security checks will rise by 1.7% -- which translates into $22 more each month for the average retired worker.In 2015, the average worker will receive $1,328 a month, or $15,936 a year, according to the Social Security Administration. Next year's annual cost of living increase is up from 1.5% this year, but still less than 2012's increase of 3.6%. Seniors received no increases to their benefits for two years prior as prices fell due to the recession.


·       Flashback: McCain Says Nothing To Fear With Obama In White House   McCain tells voters: We have nothing to fear with Barack Obama in the White House (2008 FLASHBACK).  After a particularly fired-up rally in Minnesota, Mr McCain was booed when he tried to soothe the crowd, defending Mr. Obama as "a decent person and a person you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States."


·       Organization Meetings Set:

o   LD47 pm, Wed., Nov 19  at Estrella Foothills High School 13033 South Estrella Parkway in Goodyear. 6:30 pm – social. Contact:  LD4 Chr Fred Amator Chairman

o   LD 13 – 7 pm, Nov 18, 6 pm registration opens. PebbleCreek Country Club, 16222 Clubhouse Dr., Goodyear. (Exit 126 off I-10, go N on PebbleCreek Parkway 2 miles to entrance on left - enter the Tuscany Falls gate off PebbleCreek Pkwy). Chair Robert Branch

o   LD 20  - 6:30 pm, Nov 17 at Washington Elementary School District Office, 4650 West Sweetwater Avenue, Glendale, AZ.   Sign in opens at 6 pm. Contact Chairman:

o   LD23 Thurs., Nov 20. 7 pm, The Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ.  Credentials open at 6 pm.  They will close at 7 pm.  At 7:15 pm, credentials will reopen for 10 minutes for late comers to credential in.  All PCs in LD23 who wish to participate in the meeting must be through the credentials by 7:30 in order to get a ballot to vote. Lynne Breyer Secretary, LD23 Republican Committee

o   LD24 Thursday, November 20. Paul Smith Chr nominating committee. LD24 Chr Brian Kaufman  480 321 6947.

o   LD27 Thurs. Nov 18. 7 pm mtg  at Jumbo Buffet, 3414 W. Southern Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85041. 6:30 pm – social.  Nominations for District Officers and State Committeemen should be submitted to Nominations Committee Chairman, Alice Lara,  Other inquiries should be addressed to Chairman Andrew Costanzo,

o   LD28  Mon, Dec 1 pm, 7 pm. Madison School District Office, 5601 N. 16th St, Phx.  Chr Scott O’Connor  (602) 469-3850. 


·       ATTN LD Chairman:  As soon as you set your Organizational Meeting dates in Nov or Dec please sent the time, date and location to Briefs at or


·       Pima County Republican Slate

o   Clerk Of The Superior Court – Toni Hellon

o   Justices Of The Peace

o   Keith Bee

o   Lisa Royal

o   Adam Watters

o   Constable - Margaret Cummings

o   School Board

o   Tusd – Michael Hicks & Debe Campos-Fleenor

o   Continental – Sergio Arellano

o   Amphi – Scott Leska & Michael Stewart

o   Sunnyside – Malcolm Pavey

o   Jted – Alex Jacome

o   Marana – Tom Carlson

o   Central Arizona Water Conservation District - Wesley Mehl & Karen Cesare


·       Yuma County Conservative  Slate

o   Governor - Doug Ducey

o   Secretary of State - Michelle Reagan

o   Attorney General - Mark Brnovich

o   Treasurer - Jeff Dewitt

o   Supt of Public Instruction - Diane Douglas

o   US Congress Dist. 3 - Gabby Saucedo Mercer

o   US Congress Dist. 4 - Paul Gosar

o   Arizona Corporation Commission - Tom Forese

o   Arizona Corporation Commission - Doug Little

o   State Rep Dist. 4 - Richard Hopkins

o   State Senate Dist. 4 - Connie Uribe

o   State Senate LD13 - Don Shooter

o   AZ House LD13  - Steve Montenegro

o   AZ House LD13  - Darin Mitchell

o   Judge of the Superior Court Div. 4 - David Haws

o   Judge of the Superior Court Div. 3 - John Minore

o   Judge of Superior Court Div. 2 - John Paul Plante

o   Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 - Malba Alvarez

o   Justice of the Peace - Gregory Stewart

o   Supreme Court Dist. 5 - John Nelson

o   Constable JP#1 - John Nozar

o   Constable #2 - David Lara

o   Yuma Union High School Board - Phillip Townsend

o   Gadsden School District - Olivia Jenkins



·       AZGOP Victory Offices Where You Can Pick Up Signs, Literature, Etc.

o   AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., Phoenix.

o   Casa Grande, 111 W Florence Blvd.

o   East Valley, 1600 W Chandler Blvd., Suite 150, Chandler

o   Flagstaff,  2625 S Woodlands Village Blvd., Flagstaff.

o   Globe, 424 Broad Street

o   Oro Valley, 1171 N Rancho Vistoso Blvd, #103.  605-321-6224

o   Payson, 719 S Beeline Rd., Payson

o   Prescott , 112 Union St., Prescott

o   Sun City, 10050 W Bell Rd., Ste. 26, Sun City

o   Tucson, 1740 E Fort Lowell, Ste. 120, Tucson

o   Tucson, 5447 E 5th St., Tucson.



·       Call The White House (202) 456-1111  and your Senators or Representatives. Let them know how you feel about the amnestry, Sharia Law, ObamaCare, gun control or anything else that’s on your mind. Hold their feet to the fire. They wanted these positions so badly, let’s hold them accountable.

o   Senator John McCain (R- AZ)           202-224-2235             202-228-2862

o   Senator Jeff Flake (R- AZ)                202-224-4521             202-228-0515

o   Rep Ann Kirkpatrick (D1)                 202-225-3361             202-225-3462

o   Rep Ron Barber (D2)                         202-225-2542             202-225-0378            

o   Rep Raul M. Grijalva (D3)                202-225-2435             202-225-1541

o   Rep Paul A. Gosar (R4)                      202-225-2315             202-226-9739

o   Rep Matt Salmon (R5)                       202-225-2635             202-226-4386

o   Rep David Schweikert (R6)               202-225-2190             202-225-0096

o   Rep Ed Pastor (D7)                            202-225-4065             202-225-1655

o   Rep Trent Franks (R8)                       202-225-4576             202-225-6328

o   Rep Kyrsten Sinema (D9)                  202-225-9888             202-225-9731


·       REMINDER: 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  


·       Dates To Remember:

o   October 30: Last Day to Safely Mail Early Ballot

o   November 4: Election Day!

o   January 10, 2015: Maricopa Co. Republican Committee Organizational Meeting


·       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/



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·       CD1 Candidate Andy Tobin: I’ve been around politics long enough to know a thing or two about elections, Friend. Believe me when I say: this toss-up race between Andy Tobin and Ann Kirkpatrick could not be closer. But I’m worried that he is being outspent.  Andy is just 3 days away from his final end of the month fundraising deadline. That’s why I’m asking you to chip in to Andy’s campaign Right Now.  Rural Arizona needs Andy Tobin to win. He’ll help bring jobs back to our state and cut back the big government regulations that are crushing our economy.  But that’s not all. If Andy wins, it will send a strong message to liberals like Nancy Pelosi that Arizona supports conservative values. We have a chance to remind the Democrats in Washington what Arizonans truly stand for. Small government. Less spending. More freedom. Help Andy send that message by contributing to his campaign Today.  I know you’re unhappy with the direction our country is heading. So am I. This is our chance to stand up and do something about it. Hopefully you’ll stand with me. -  Barry Goldwater Jr. 


·       Supt Of Public Instruction Diane Douglas: Please drop your early ballot in the mail Thurs, Oct 30 or take it to the polls on Tues, Nov 4. The pro-Common Core syndicate has dumped over $740,000 into a last-minute smear campaign against me. Their desperate attacks are filled with falsehoods and distortions. I need you to talk to your friends;  tell them the truth about me and my campaign. Here is the real record.

o   Campaign Volunteer:  Mr. Harris, who volunteered and helped out as treasurer during the early part of my primary campaign, has not been involved since May, 2014. The attacks against Harris are filled with distortions and fabrications. Outside money used to attack a volunteer and a private citizen is proof that they cannot win on the issues. Arizonans are tired of this underhanded campaigning. I pray voters will see through these desperate, last-minute attacks.

o    City of Glendale Election: I never advocated for the building of the resort in Glendale. I did oppose the wasteful,  futile lawsuits by the Glendale City Council against the Tohono O’odham project. I have always put a priority on the safety of our students and our schools. While serving on the Peoria School Board, I championed the effort to implement a closed campus policy for our high schools.

o   Qualifications: I have over 20 years experience serving the Arizona education system –public and private. While on the school board, I fought against secret arrangements that funneled education money away from the classroom. Peoria Times tells my record. Don't let the special interests buy this election.


·       CD9 Candidate Wendy Rogers: “The Arizona Democrat Party sent out a mail piece this week, which attempted to woo voters by touting a third-party candidate's purported non-interference stand on national security. To date, this is the most telltale sign that national Democrats are making last-ditch efforts to keep Kyrsten Sinema's campaign from sinking farther than it already has. "You watch . . . when confronted with the fact that the Arizona Democrat Party spent money to promote a third-party candidate, as is typical, Sinema will try to be all things to all people and weather-vane to the moment. Kyrsten Sinema will distance herself from Arizona Democrats to "reach across the aisle" and "act independent". For Democrats to throw money at a third-party candidate is almost unheard of," said Rogers campaign spokesperson James Harris. "Sinema's Democrat mailer is a crystal clear bellwether of Sinema losing big. Democrats know the district is leery of Sinema's antics and her dangerous lack of leadership. AZ-9 wants to elect a true, hardworking servant of the people who will stand firm to serve her country . . . that would be Lt Col Wendy Rogers."

·       Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Ducey: With less than a week to go in the election, we’re fueling up the “Opportunity Express” and hitting the road later this week.  We’ll be traveling across Arizona, making one last pitch for our freedom and opportunity agenda to Arizonans of every background. Diesel fuel costs an average of $3.33 per gallon around the state.  Will you sponsor 15 gallons of fuel with a  donation?  Your sponsorship can help us literally go the extra mile to ensure we’re successful on Tuesday.  I promise that I’ll be giving this campaign all that is in me until the last hour.  Please help us make the most of these critical last days. Thank you, Doug


·       CD1 Candidate Andy Tobin: I know you've been watching what's going on around the world. It's unsettling. While ISIS terrorists destabilize the Middle East... The White House continues to lead from behind. We need to reject the President's failed policies that allowed the rise of ISIS by sending tough, principled, national security conservatives to Congress who will fight to keep America strong, safe and free. Andy Tobin is one of those leaders. He recognizes the dangerous threats that America faces, and he knows what needs to be done to keep America safe. So will you fight with me to protect America by making an immediate contribution to Andy Tobin's campaign today? Andy's Democrat opponent, Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, has refused to separate herself from Obama's failed national security agenda. Kirkpatrick refused to condemn President Obama's dangerous transferring of terrorists from Guantanamo Bay in the Bergdahl prisoner swap. She even voted to transfer the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay to U.S. soil! We need leaders in Washington who know what it takes to win the War on Terror. We need Andy Tobin in Congress. Can you contribute to help Andy? We're still stuck with President Obama, but by sending conservatives like Andy to Congress, we can start making America strong once again. -- Ambassador John Bolton 




OCT 30

·       Brown Bag Lunch Series Is Phone Banking at noon Oct 30 at the  Green Valley Republican Headquarters, Green Valley Village, Suite 70, 101 S. La Canada, Green Valley.


·       The Colorado River Tea Party meets at noon, Thur., Oct 30 at the Community Christina Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 (last building).


·       Pima County District 1 Supervisor Ally Miller’s Town Hall is slated for 6 pm, Thurs, Oct 30 at the Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Rd., Oro Valley. For Information.  Contact District1@Pima.Gov


Oct 31

·       AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham will be Douglas Wolf’s call-in guest at 12:30 pm, Fri., Oct. 31  to discuss the final push for Republican victories and give his insights into the races. Douglas Wolf , Pinal County Assessor is the host.


·       LD30 (1st Sat)  1 pm, Las Casitas Clubhouse, 29th Ave/South of Glendale Ave. Chr: Timothy Schwartz  623-937-8077

·       “The 48th,” A New Political Talk Show featured Secretary of State candidates Michelle Reagan ® and Terry Goddard (D) at 6 pm, Sat., Nov 1. Show to replay at 4:30 am on Mondays.


·       AZGOP Poll Watcher Training Session at noon on Sat, Nov 1 at the AZGOP HQ, 3501 N 24th St in Phoenix.  Contact Eric Spencer to RSVP.


·       Congressman Jeff Flake will feature Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Ducey at Flake’s Coffee and Cocoa Club Breakfast at 8 am, Sat., Nov 1 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85253. (North of Indian Bend on Scottsdale Rd.) Registration - 7:30 am. Breakfast/ Program – 8 am.  Limited seating. $25 per person.  Coffee cups available for $10/each. Limited supply. RSVP to by Tues, Oct 28th. Contact: or call 602-845-0333.


·       Packages From Home Will Conduct A Fund-Raising Golf Tournament Sat, Nov 1 to raise money for shipping package to our service men and women serving in some nasty places around the world.  Contact: Ron Ludders  602-677-1496.


·       The Sun City West Republican Club will hold its November meeting at 8:30 am, Sat., Nov 1 at the SCW Foundations Building (Quail Room) 14465 R H Johnson Blvd., Sun City West Arizona. Doors open at 8 am – coffee/donuts. $2 donations to help with room rent. Constitutional law expert Shane Krauser is the speaker. Contact: John Neal - Vice President/ and Program Chairman 602-218-5344 or 602-421-8877.



·       A One Night Only Showing Of The Film “Mr Conservative  and panel discussion will be offered at 6 pm, Nov 2 at Harkin’s Shea 14 theatre in honor of the 50th anniversary of Sen Barry Goldwater’s 1964 presidential campaign. details here.



·       A Special State Board Of Education Meeting has been called for 9:30 am, Mon, Nov 3 to consider the adoption of a new statewide assessment in reading, writing and math in replacement of the AIMS tests.  It will be given to students in grades 3-8 and high school in spring 2015. See benefits of new test Arizona Aims Higher is a partnership between Expect More Arizona and the Arizona Public Engagement Task Force, an independent alliance of more than 50 partner organizations in support of college and career readiness for all Arizona students


NOVEMBER 4 –General Election

·       The Pima County Republicans will join CD2 candidate Martha McSally’s Election Night Party at 7 pm, Nov 4 at  the Sheraton Hotel, Catalina Room, 5151 East Grant Road, Tucson. Cash bar. The Hotel will offer a special dinner. RSVP is required. RSVP: Jessica at  or Patrick Ptak at or (520) 780-2717.


·       The Sun Lakes Republican Club invites you to join an evening of dinner, dancing and election night excitement from 5-9:30 pm, Tues, Nov 4 in the Arizona Room at Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248. Music by Harry Mathews. Tickets $20 (dinner included). Cash bar. Tables of eight can be purchased for “reserved seating.” Tickets at Sun Lakes CC Front Desk or or via any board member. Only 200 advance tickets available. No door tickets. Contact: Mike Tennant at 480-802-0178.


·       The Fountain Hills Election Night Rally is scheduled at 7 pm, Tues, Nov 4 in the Fireside Grill at the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N. Saguaro Blvd. No RSVP required. Order from menu - at your own expense.  It’s time to renew your membership.  Individual $15 or $20 per family. Contact: Nancy Ordowski 


·       CANCELLED DUE TO ELECTION DAY: The Surprise Tea Party Patriots will not hold the regularly scheduled Nov 4 mtg. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will speak at the Nov 18 meeting.


·       Malcolm Barrett Will Be The Master Of Ceremonies for the 5 pm, Nov 4  Yavapai County Republicans GOP Victory Celebration at the Palace Saloon on Whiskey Row, 120 S Montezuma St., Prescott. Hors d'oeuvres served at 6:30 pm. Hosted by Republican Women Of Prescott in Cooperation with Yavapai County Republican Committee, Yavapai Young Republicans, Embry Riddle University College Republicans, and the following Candidates:

o   Congressman Paul Gosar

o   State Senator Steve Pierce

o   State Representative and LD1 Candidate Karen Fann

o   LD1 Candidate Noel Campbell

o   Constable Ron Williams

o   Candidate for Yavapai College Board Deb McCasland

o   PUSD Governing Board Candidate John Lamerson

o   PUSD Governing Board Candidate Maureen Erickson

o   PUSD Governing Board Candidate Greg Mengarelli

o   PUSD Governing Board Candidate David Stringer




·       Islam: What Non-Muslims Need To Know About Islam, And Why” will be presented by Dr. Carl Goldberg between 1-3 pm, Nov 5 in Surprise. $15 per person. Registration: Call PORA Adult Learning at 623-242-6864.





·        CD3 Gabby Saucedo-Mercer  Tells It Like It Is Without Saying A Word

·         LD29 Races Bursts Open For Aaron Borders

·        Steve Chucri Recognizes Adopt A Highway Volunteers

·        Dems-Send-Mailer-Featuring-Libertarian-In Tight-Congressional-Race

·        7,000+ Early Primary Ballots Too Late To Be Counted  Unsigned Envelopes

·        Surprise-Ballot-Might-Cause-Confusion

·        GOP-Officials-May-Be Punished-For Supporting-Dems

·        Races-Key-In Control, Tone-Of State-Senate

·        Salmon: Obama Kills Immigration Reform Download Full Dear Colleague

·        Look-At Hotly-Contested-Ariz-House-Races

·        Arizona-Education-Crisis  Schools Are Burn While Lawmakers Fiddle

·        Robert Robb: How-To-Fund-Ducey’s-Wait-Lists

·        Laurie Roberts: Dark-Money-Spending-In-Arizona-Tops-$15-Million

·        Arizona-Political-Races: Outside-Spending-$26 Million

·        Joanna Allhands: Prop-487-Pension-Reform-Arizona

·        LaFaro-Challenges-CBA-Ballot-Harvester-To-Take-Lie-Detector, Parraz-Visits-GOP

·        Doug MacEachern:  Ballot Harvestors Take Exception To Critical Column

·        GOP-Officials-May-Be Punished-For Supporting-Dems  Lafaro Following Bylaw

·        MCRC GOP Chair: Expect Voter Fraud In Midterms   LaFaro With JD Hayworth

·        Arizona Governor's Race Targets Independent Voters

·        There You Go Again By Pastor Chuck Baldwin

·        Jan-8-Tribute-Opens-At-Arizona-History-Museum

·        Man-Who-Killed-Two-California-Deputies-Friday-Was-Deported-Twice-Gave-False-Name

·        Gilbert-Schools-To Edit-Abortion-Section-Of Textbook

·        ADOT, DPS-Partner-To-Reduce-Crashes,Congestion-On-Arizona-Freeways

·        Doug MacEachern: Attkisson-Vox-Hacking-Computer

·        Glendale-To Consider-Anti-Discrimination-Law-For LGBT

·        Arizona Snowbowl Sold To Colorado Business Owner

·         Disinfectant Used In Battle Against Ebola

·        Hundreds Of Frogs Now Call Pajarito Mountains Home

·        Judge Unleashes Criticism On Arpaio's Office

·        ASU: Arizona Drops Out Of Top 10 In Job Growth


·        RIP: AZ Rep. David Burnell Smith

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