Wednesday, October 8, 2014

10-7-14 MCRC Briefs

MCRC Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser


October 7, 2014


·     CANCELLED: Phoenix City Councilman Bill Gates Oct 8 Mix And Mingle event at Salute has been cancelled due to a death in the family. Mix/Mingle will be rescheduled in November.


·     CANCELLED:  The Oct 8 Meet and Greet for Congressman Paul Gosar has been cancelled due to a medical appointment. The event is being scheduled.


·       AZGOP Treasurer Timothy Lee has provided the links directly to the AZGOP financial reports filed with the Arizona Secretary of State  and the FEC filing   


·       Editor’s Note: Background to AZGOP and FEC financial report links request:  arizonafreedomalliance.watching-the-elections/


·       CD3 Candidate Gabby Saucedo-Mercer needs to send out some targeted campaign postcards to put her over the top in her congressional seat race with incumbent Dem Raul Grijalva.  The problem is that despite running an extremely frugal campaign there has been ZERO financial help the National Republican Party; all the attention is going to CD 1 and to CD 2.  Help Gabby beat incumbent Grijalva aka the most liberal Congressman in the US.  Send Gabby $14 for 2014 ($14 will help her reach 28 more voters by mail).  Help send Grijalva into retirement!  Contribute at:  Contact CD 3 Maricopa County Coordinator Andrew Costanzo or 480 677-0697 for volunteer opportunities.


·       A Precinct Walk And Get Out The Vote for CD 3 Congressional Candidate Gabby Saucedo Mercer, and LD 4 Candidates Dr. Connie Uribe (AZ Senate) and Richard Hopkins (AZ House) is scheduled between 9 am-noon, Sat., Oct 11. Volunteers will meet at 8:30 am at the Walgreens at 25073 W Southern Ave. Buckeye, AZ 85326 (SE Corner of Southern/ Miller Rd). With enough help they will target Buckeye, Hopeville and Valencia Precincts.  If you have never done this before, they will team you with someone who has. Contact Andrew Costanzo, 480 677-0697 or


·       LD23 Has Rented Space For A Republican Get Out The Vote (GOTV) office at 7047 E. Greenway Parkway, Suite #250, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (across from Barnes & Noble at Kierland). Anyone interested in volunteering in the office should contact Lori Urban at 480-221-9633 or for scheduling.  Help is needed to stuff flyers for neighborhood walkers, writing out post cards and making phone calls.


·       The Sun City Grand Republican Interest Group, (4th Sat)  will meet at 9 am, Oct 25 in the Hopi Room at the Chaparral Center, 19781 N. Remington Dr., Surprise. Speakers are Kevin McCarthy – Arizona Taxpayers Association, and ‘Bick’ Bicknell, past chairman of the Maricopa Health Services Board, will address Proposition 480. LD22 Sen Judy Burges and LD22 incumbent House candidates Phil Lovas And David Livingston address various Propositions. Open to all Sun City Grand residents and their guests, elected officials and candidates. Contact: Ginny Nyre, President  (623-544-7187) or Ruth Seiter, Vice President, Programs  (623-544-9309) or


·       CD2 Candidate Debate Martha McSally debated Dem incumbent Ron Barber. Live streamed on  for a rerun.


·       The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission has scheduled a meeting at 4:30 pm, Thur., Oct 9 at the Evans House, 1100 W. Washington St., Phx. Meeting will not be streamed online.  Agenda Info


·       LD23 Will Meet At 7 Pm., Thur., Oct 9 at the Fountain Hills School District Learning Center, 16000 East Palisades Blvd. in Fountain Hills.   6 pm registration. The agenda includes adoption of amended bylaws, a presentation on the ASU Center for Political thought and Leadership by Yvonne Cahill, and a presentation on the Market Freedom Alliance by Chuck Schmidt. Dtails: 


·       Secretary Of State Candidate Michele Reagan is appearing at 8:30 am, Oct 10  at Mimi’s CafĂ© in Casa Grande with the Grande Valley Republican Women. Breakfast tickets $7.50. Reservations: 520-858-2792.


·       The Second and Third columns Of A Three-Part Series written by national columnist Joanne Moudy about three of the Chibok girls who escaped after being kidnapped from their school along with 276 classmates in April are posted.  Moudy spent several days in Washington with three of the 60 girls who got away. Up-Close--Personal-5-Days-With-The-Girls-Of-Chibok -- Part 1, Escape-From-Boko-Haram: The-Chibok-Schoolgirls--Eves-Story   Part II and Escape-From-Boko-Haram-Chibok-Schoolgirls--Sarahs-Story  Part III. Moudy is an author, a top-rated Townhall columnist  and an Arizona PC.    (623) 582-2666.


·       Small Business Owners In Maricopa County are invited to participate in two free workshops and learn more about the city of Phoenix business certification programs and how they can provide opportunities for small business economic growth.  Offered by the Equal Opportunity Department.


·       Candidates Wishing To Participate In The Oct 25 & 26  Freedom Fest Rally at  Westworld’s New 117,000 square foot Tony Nelssen Center North Hall should contact vendor liaison Don Westover 949-690-2042 to register and pay for their table, or event manager Jerry Heikens @ 480-227-4182 or Tony Tanglos at 602-321-4100.  Or  8’ tables - $195. 10x10’ booth - $295 (early bird price, normally $395). One candidate per table or booth.


·       Super Saturday Is Scheduled Oct 11 for the statewide GOTV effort with the goal of reaching 300,000 voters in one day. Republican volunteers will be walking neighborhoods and make voter calls from a nearby Victory Offices or from their homes. AZGOP is providing walk books, call books and candidate slate cards. Contact: Lisa Gray at or visit


·       The Western Pinal Republican Club will meet at 5:30 pm, Oct 15 at Eva’s Fine Mexican Food, 2033 North Pinal Ave., Casa Grande, AZ 85122 to hear a debate between Cases Grande High School Board candidates Michael Voelker, Tony Salcido, Mark Maurer and Wes Mitchell. Dr. Shannon Goodsell will address the issue of an override. $10 admission fee.


·       A Reception For Attorney General Candidate Mark Brnovich is scheduled at 5:30  pm, Thur., Oct 16 at the home of Home of Karen and Bob Hobbs, Sr., 6250 North Hogahn Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. Co-hosted by Michael Bidwill, Leigh & Jack Biltis,  Vicki & Jim Click,  Eric Crown, Lynn & Jack Londen,  Randy & Ken Kendrick, Norman McClelland  and Christine Toretti. Co-Chair $2,000 • Host Committee $1,000 • Individual Tickets $250. Business/Business Casual Attire. Complimentary Valet Parking Required. contact Jess Yescalis at 602-400-5683 or Amilyn Pierce at 602-708-8980. RSVP to or 602-708-8980.

·       The Fountain Hills AZ Tea Party (3rd Tues)  will meet at 6:30 pm, Tues., Oct 21 in the Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd. (Palisades Blvd. & Golden Eagle Blvd.) Speakers include Attorney General candidate Mark Brnovich and Arizona Corporation Commission candidates Doug Little and Tom Forese. Free admission.  Donations welcome.  Contact: Chairman Richard Rutkowski  or


·       Former CD2 Candidate Chuck Wooten:  At the Quail Creek Republican debate in August I was asked, “If you are not the Republican candidate for the Congressional District Two office, will you support the Republican candidate”?   My answer was “yes”.  During the course of the campaign season I became aware of the Green Valley Council Resolution adopted in April of 2013, requesting repeal of Section 9013 (f) of the Health Care Act (HCA).  If not rescinded, on January 1, 2017 the taxpayers age 65 and over using Schedule A would find them facing an increased tax obligation.  On that date the deductibility of medical expenses will be reduced, i.e. posing a greater tax burden on those with long- term chronic medical expenses such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, stroke, diabetes, heart disease, etc. I pursued this “unfair tax” on the backs of elderly taxpayers.  I met at length with one of the GVC Resolution co-sponsors and thereafter initiated a 100,000 signature petition drive for submission to the White House.  This effort unfortunately ended when I was defeated as a candidate.  I have requested and read Congressman Ron Barber’s Section 9016 “position paper” reply to GVC.  With respect to his effort, he takes credit for introducing rescinding legislation on September 17, 2013.   The bottom line, however, is that in over a year he has been “unable to deliver”. His legislation languishes in committee.  The GVC Resolution would require deletion of only six (6) words from Subsection (f) of Section 213 of the IRS Code of 1986.  It is a matter of generally accepted political reality that the House of Representatives in 2015 will retain a Republican Majority.   With the political advantage of a “Republican majority”, Martha McSally, if elected, would not have difficulty obtaining sufficient co-sponsors or obtaining sufficient Republican House votes to adopt rescinding legislation.  This is a “pocketbook” issue that will affect 72% of the GV population age 65 or over. I am supremely confident that Ms. McSally is able rescind “six words” from the tax code if she were to take a Republican stance and refuse to agree to increased taxes and commit to protecting our elderly population. 


·       On Sept 15, Erik “Trek” Utrecht began a 2,000 mile bicycle journey stretching from Michigan to Arizona to honor slain U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.  That journey ends Oct 9 in Bisbee. He rode an average of 100 miles per day. Utrecht, aka ‘Trek’ traveled on his own and without a support crew, seeking support for the Brian Terry Foundation. make a donation click here. The ride is to raise awareness of the Brian Terry Foundation and to gather support and donations to ensure years of the valuable assistance it provides. Utrecht said, “If we can get 100,000 folks to donate a dollar….one dollar, we will give the Brian Terry Foundation what it needs to continue its mission for a long time.” Utrecht decided to make the ride to right a wrong. Earlier this year, a scam artist falsely used Brian Terry’s name to sell merchandise and to solicit donations that were never received by the Brian Terry Foundation. Contact: Michael Anthony Scerbo at or at 602 615 6523.  Brian Terry Foundation click here.


·       Sen John McCain was scheduled to tour the Resolution Copper Underground Mine in Superior this afternoon.  He will conducting a Town Hall at 11:30 am, Wed., Oct 8 with Nammo Talley and Nammo Tactical Ammunition Employees in Mesa. He will attend the Tribute Breakfast for Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s Official State Hsitorian, at 8 am, Thur., Oct 9 at Scottsdale Community College.


·       The AZGOP Chandler Office needs callers for all the Republicans candidates between noon-8 pm, Mon thru Fri and from 10 am-6 pm, Sat., Contact: Steven Lee 714-349-0253


·       The Phoenix Human Relations Commission, in collaboration with the city of Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department, is seeking human rights awards nominations for people, including youth, who have made an impact on the quality of life of Phoenix residents and contributed significantly to creating a compassionate and socially just community.


·       Congressman David Schweikert: In preparation for Veterans Day, we've joined the Veterans Heritage Project and will be sharing stories of local veterans' service on our website and newsletter. Veterans Day isn't the only day we should be honoring those who have served and Veterans.  Heritage Project has taken that to heart with their year-round promise to promote the lives of our heroes. Veterans Heritage Project is an Arizona-based nonprofit dedicated to connecting student writers with Veterans in an effort to preserve and record their stories of service. In its 11 years, nearly 500 students in the Veterans Heritage Project have interviewed more than 875 Arizona Veterans. Veterans’ stories are published in annual books that are submitted to the Library of Congress, in Washington D.C.  Students from schools across the Valley and Arizona learn the art of interviewing and communication, while preserving American history. Contact: go online here  or Director Barbara Hatch at


·       AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham observes that more than a few of the associates of lobbyist and now Democrat nominee for governor Fred DuVal have their own checkered past. “The fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree, and DuVal’s long career as a lobbyist clearly show he's the product of an era of political back-scratching, kickbacks, and corruption,” said Graham. “Fred DuVal is not looking out for Arizona taxpayers, he’s looking out for his friends."  DuVal’s Accepted Support from these Questionable Figures: Background --

o   Former AG, Ex-Fiesta Bowl Lawyer Under Inquiry By State Bar

o   “Fred DuVal Kicks Off Gov Campaign With Ads Featuring Grant Woods, Failed Fiesta Bowl Fiasco Investigator

o   Arizona Dem Endorsed By Man Caught In Undercover Sting Operation

o   Dem Political Consultant For Fred DuVal An Enemy Of Animal Rights Groups,”

o   Special Interest Lobbyist And Democrat Candidate For Governor Personally Gave Nearly $100,000 To Nation’s Most Liberal Democrats

o   Grijalva Defends 2010 Boycott Call – Again 

o   Rod Blagojevich Begins 3rd Year In Prison; Former Illinois Governor Serving 14 Years For Corruption

o   “New Corruption Allegations In NM May Involve Bill Richardson

o   UBS Consultant Joined Richardson PAC Amid Bond Deals,”

See full press release at


·       All Precinct Committeemen (PCs) from the past term elected or appointed that did not run for PC are no longer PC's. The only PCs the Legislative Districts (LDs) and MCRC have are the ones elected in the August 26 Primary. That said, ALL current LD Executive Officers retain their office until the LD organizational meetings in November and December when the new elections are conducted.  In essence LD officers complete their term of office they were elected to. – MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro


·       Yuma County Republicans:

o   A phone bank is being set up to call registered voters on behalf of Republican candidates. Contact Jonathan via email at
or call Headquarters at 317-9120 if you'd like to help out.

o   Oct 8 – 5-6 pm, CD8 incumbent Paul Gosar Meet & Greet at HQ.

o   Oct 10 – 7-9 pm, Meet & Greet Republican candidates at the Main Squeeze. Hosted by Rio Colorado Republican Women.

Contact for all events: Secretary Lorna Brooks 928-317-9120   or


·       The Pima County GOP Phone Banking Team (AZGOP Get-Out-The-Vote Effort) is operational at Pima GOP Headquarters, 5447 E 5th St, Tucson, AZ 85711 (520) 321-1492.

o   Monday (10am-5pm)

o   Tuesday (10am-8pm)

o   Wednesday--Ducey Night! (10am-8pm)

o   Thursday (10am-8pm)  ALRA Noche de Llamadas (5-8pm)

o   Friday (10am-8pm)

o   Saturday (Noon-8pm)

o   Sunday (Noon-8pm)

Call ahead to the GOP Office (321-1492) or (647-1951). Let us know you are coming so we can plan staffing and refreshments. Contact: John Lesko, Pima County Republican Party 4th Vice Chairman,  (520) 647-1951.


·       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.

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


·       Scroll down to the Calendar of Events for daily listing of Republican and Conservative Activities.


·       See the 2014 Ballot Measures at general/ballotmeasures


·       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.


·       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/



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·       MCCCD Candidate Johanna Haver: The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) has served the Valley well - certainly since I moved here in 1972.  My daughter and hundreds of my former students, many classified in high school as "English language learners," attended Phoenix College. Since that time, my daughter and several of those students have continued their education and become successful in careers of their choice.  Moreover, through the years, I have enjoyed studying world languages and developing my artistic ability at four of the MCCCD campuses.  Presently, the Maricopa college district has some serious problems regarding - not only the recent security breach fiasco - but also its faculty/fiscal policies and procedures in general. For that reason, I have decided to offer my experiences and knowledge, gained as an educator, researcher and longtime resident of Phoenix, to the MCCCD Board.  In addition, I have joined with two other MCCCD candidates who like me are intent upon bringing fiscal responsibility to the Board.  They are MCCCD at-large candidate John Heep and District 4 candidate Jean McGrath.  Please visit our joint website at for more details.     It is our belief that, before approving a proposal, the Board must ascertain that the measure will affect instruction in a positive way and, at the same time, be affordable to the community.  Whereas it is sometimes a challenge to match quality with frugality, the MCCCD can and must do exactly that to maintain its reputation as well as its popularity in the Valley and throughout the country.  We would appreciate your vote. 


·       CD Candidate Martha McSally: Ron Barber has done everything he can to avoid talking about his shameful record. He wanted as few debates as possible and has refused all together talking about his record on job creation in a debate focused on the economy. Despite his best efforts to keep voters in the dark, they will get a chance to hear from him at tonight’s debate. Here are the top 8 things Ron Barber doesn’t want to talk about at tonight’s debate. 1 - That time he lauded cuts to Medicare and called them over-payments. 2 - His vote against providing more resources to secure the border. 3 - Why he skipped critical national security hearings on defending Davis-Monthan and addressing ISIS terrorists. 4 - When he voted to raise borrowing rates on students. 5 - That time he stood in the way of new jobs to please his big-labor backers. 6 - When he voted to balance the budget on the backs of veterans. 7 - That time he shouted his praise for Obamacare and a public option through a bullhorn. 8 - Praising President Obama for his leadership on Obamacare


·       LD28 House Candidate Shawnna Bolick: SB 1070---one of the most controversial bills in Arizona history, dealing with an unprecedented illegal immigration crisis.  How did your representative vote, yes or no?  If you live in Legislative District 28, the answer is neither of the above: Rep. Eric Meyer (D) ducked the issue and left you unrepresented. Whether you supported or opposed SB 1070, you deserved to have your representative take a stand.  Instead, he took a hike.  If I am elected to the Arizona House of Representatives, I will never fail to represent you on important issues, no matter how controversial.  We may not always agree, but you will know where I stand and why I take the position that I do.  I will always listen to your views—just as I do as a candidate—and do my best to represent them, not only effectively but courageously. Meyer says that he supports securing our border, yet he consistently votes against efforts to do just that.   Even worse, Meyer accepted a campaign contribution from Dennis Burke, the former US Attorney who resigned following the Fast and Furious scandal, in which guns sold by federal officials were used to kill US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry   LD-28 deserves leadership and effective representative, not evasion.  When the going gets tough, the tough do not walk away.  You can count on me to stand up for you in the state legislature.


·       CD2 Candidate Martha McSally: We’re in a critical time and America needs leadership now. Ron Barber missed crucial hearings about terrorism operations and defending Davis-Monthan AFB. He even said there was no short-term risk of losing the A-10 Warthog.In contrast, Martha has provided oversight of counter-terrorism operations and served six deployments in the Middle East and Afghanistan. We’re airing a brand new ad that brings all of this to light, but we need your help to get the word out immediately. pitch in -- keep this ad up? We don’t have much time.  Voters understand that Martha is the kind of leader that Arizona needs in an unstable world. We need your urgent help to keep the ad up and ensure every voter hears Martha’s incredible story. Chip in right now:’ve got 28 days until Election Day - we need to run our ad as long as possible to help Martha win.


·       CD9 Candidate Wendy Rogers:  "Wendy Rogers edited the opening two seconds of her 30-second commercial to maintain focus on Kyrsten Sinema's votes.  Kyrsten Sinema’s votes on national security – including her vote to allow terrorists to be transferred to U.S. soil and tried in American courts – are dangerous for national security. She must explain why she voted for terrorists to be tried on American soil, where they could pose an even greater danger to our homeland, and how she justified voting to give constitutional rights to those intent on destroying our nation.  Her votes on national security have been reckless and indefensible; the voters of Arizona deserve answers.” said Rogers.  Original version:  Edited version:




LD1  (2nd Mon) 7 pm  North Gate Church, 34835 N. 7th St., Phx. 85086. Oct speaker: Robert Michael – Common Core, and Trevor Lake of Heritage Action.  Nov 17 – Organizationl Electin. Dec 8 – Congressman Paul Gosar. Contact Chr Cathy Schwanke

LD4 (4th Wed) 7 pm, Starpointe Residents Club in Estrella Mountain Ranch (Elliott & Estrella Parkway). Chr Fred Amator 

LD12 (2nd Thurs) 7 pm, Campo Verde High School, 3870 S Quartz St, Gilbert. Chr Mickie Niland  Chairman@Azld12.Com  Http://Azld12.Com/

LD13 (2nd Tues) 6:30 registration. 7 pm. 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). Chr Robert Branch 602-334-6519

LD 15 (4th Tues) 6:30 pm. Deer Valley Airport Restaurant, 702 W. Deer Valley Rd, Phx.   Chr Dave Henderson  

LD16  (3rd Thur) 6:30 social. Liberty Arts Academy, 3015 S. Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212. Contact Kay Reardon at: Chr Jerry Clingman Cell 480-861-4958  Home 480-986-5236   http://www.ld16gop@us

LD17  (4th Tues) 7 pm, Tri-City Baptist Christian Seminary Building, (South Side of Parking Lot), 2211 W. Germann Road, Chandler. Chr Tyler Bowyer   480-239-0025.

LD18 ( 2nd Wed) 7 pm . 6:30 social, Clarion Hotel, 5121 E La Puente Ave, Phx, AZ, 85226 (NW corner of I-10 & Elliot Rd).  Chr David Bushman  480-734-6555

LD19  (2nd Mon) 7 pm, 1416 N Litchfield Rd, Litchfield Park  (conf room of Total Wine store Litchfield Rd/McDowell).  Chr Cherie Scott 

LD20 (1st Mon) (except May & Nov) 7 pm. Washington Elementary School District Office, 4650 W Sweetwater Rd, Glendale.  Oct 6, Nov 17, Dec 8.  Chr Ray Malnar

LD21 (3rd Thurs) 7 pm. Plaza Del Rio Community Center, 13215 N 94th Drive, Peoria. Chr Kevin Payne -  Website:

LD22  (3rd Mon) 6:30 pm. Westbrook Village Community Center. Traveling east or west on Union Hills Rd. enter Westbrook Village at Country Club Pkwy (first light west of 83rd Ave.) north to Vista’s Rec Center. Chr Eric Morgan

LD23 (2nd Thurs)  6:30 sign in, 7 pm mtg,  Chr Joe Meli   480-652-7872. Locations vary/ tba.  See  Contact:    

LD24 (3rd Thru) 7 pm, AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., Phx. Chr  Brian Kaufman  480-442-2424   bkaufx@gmail,com   

LD 25 (3rd Thur) 7 pm.  Community Rooms of the City of Mesa Utilities Building (640 N. Mesa Dr.) Chr Paul Whetten 480-392-9192

LD26 (2nd Tues) 7 pm.  Mesa Utilities Building, 640 N. Mesa Dr., Mesa. Chr  Raymond Jones: (602) 633-4639

LD27 (2nd Tues) 6:30 pm dinner, 7 pm mtg, Jumbo Buffet, NE corner - 35th Ave & Southern. Dinner not required. Chr  Andrew Costanzo,

LD28  (2nd Tues) 7 pm. Madison School District Office, 5601 N. 16th St, Phx.  Chr Scott O’Connor   cell  (602) 469-3850

LD29 (2nd Tues) 7 pm, 6006 N. 83rd Ave. Glendale, AZ 85303. Chr Charlie Ellis;  480-678-0938.

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




·       LD18 ( 2nd Wed) 7 pm . 6:30 social, Clarion Hotel, 5121 E La Puente Ave, Phx, AZ, 85226 (NW corner of I-10 & Elliot Rd).  Chr David Bushman  480-734-6555.


·       CANCELLED:  Wed., Oct 8 event with Councilman Gates Salute Ristorante Italiano, 13216 N 7th St # B2, Phoenix, AZ 85022,


·       CANCELLED: Congressman Paul Gosar will host a meet & greet at Yuma County Republican headquarters at 5 pm, Oct 8 at 276 S. Orange Ave., Yuma,

·        Congressman Matt Salmon’s Staff will be at the Neighbors Who Care Headquarters, 10450 East Riggs Road, Suite 113, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248 from 10-11:30 am, Wed., Oct 8 to get help dealing with the federal government and navigating the bureaucracy.  Call (480) 699-8239.

·       LD23 (2nd Thurs) will meet Oct 9 at the Fountain Hills Learning Center. Sign-ins begin at 6 pm.


·       The Arrowhead Republican Women’s Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am, Wed., Oct 8 at the Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West. Lisa Atkins, who was instrumental in assisting the effort to bring the F-35 to AZ, is the speaker. Check in at 10:45 am. Reservations due at 5 pm, Fri., Oct 1. RSVP Arrowhead Republican Women Political friends and AzFRW dignitaries welcome.  If you wish time to speak, contact President Bonnie Hochberg


·       Author And Firearms Expert Alan Korwin will take his new program about interacting with the news media to the 6:30 pm, Tues., Oct 8 Daisy Mountain Tea Party in the Anthem Civic Bldg, 3701 W Anthem Way. Free admission.  Donations accepted. 


·       Meet And Greet With Your CD 3 And LD 4 Candidates: Gabby Saucedo Mercer for Congress and Richard Hopkins for the Arizona House, on Wed, Oct 8 starting at 6 pm.  Hosted by Duncan and Son Lines, 23860 West US Highway 85, Buckeye, AZ 85326.  Contact Richard Hopkins, or Andrew Costanzo, 480 677-0697,


·       The Black Mountain CommunityAssociation will meet at 6:30 pm., Wed., Oct 8 for a presentation on ‘How To Protect Yourself And Your Family – by Police officer Sgt. David Lake at the Deer Valley Community Center - Senior Center Multi-purpose Room, 2001 West Wahalla Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027. Free crime prevention items. Refreshments. Info:



·       A Fundraising Reception For Secretary Of State Candidate Michele Reagan is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 pm, Thur., Oct 9 at the home of Maria and Dr. Mark Syms, 6032 E Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley 85253. Co-hosts include Bill Montgomery, Kate Brophy McGee, Ben Quayle, Barbara Leff , Jini Simpson, Shawnna Bolick, Katie and Jeffy Cobb, Max Fose, Lee Miller, Dan Tapia and Lori Urban.  RSVP:


·       A fundraiser for Scottsdale City Council candidates Linda Milhaven, Dennis Robbins, and Jennifer Petersen will be held at 5:30, Thurs., Oct 9 at the Valley Ho, 6850 E Main St., Scottsdale.


·       Ben Wick Will Teach Four Free US Constitution Classes on Oct 9, 16, 21,  28 at the Catalina Foothills Church in Tucson. To register, contact the church.


·      LD12 (2nd Thurs) 7 pm, Campo Verde High School, 3870 S Quartz St, Gilbert. Chr Mickie Niland  Chairman@Azld12.Com  Http://Azld12.Com/


·       LD30 Senate Candidate Gary Cox And LD20 House Candidates John Lyon And Michael Gidwani will take on the three Dem incumbents at the Clean Elections debate at 6 pm., Thurs., Oct 9 at Glendale Civic Center / Diamond Ballroom / 5750 West Glenn Drive, Glendale, AZ  85301. Free and open to the public. "The three incumbents declined to answer the Center for Arizona Policy candidate questionnaire voter guide. See to find your candidates who support your issues. I will question with boldness, hold to the truth, and speak without fear as your public servant." - Michael A Gidwani, AZ House Candidate LD30


·       The Pima County Republican Women’s Club presents social hour with the candidates at 5 pm, Thur., Oct 9 at McMahon's Steakhouse, 2959 N. Swan Road, Tucson. Free event.  RSVP to


OCT 10

·       The Oro Valley Republican Women’s Luncheon will be held at 11:30 am, Fri., Oct 10 at the  El Molinito Restaurant, 10180 N. Oracle Road, Oro Valley. Speaker Constitutional scholar Jeff Utsch. RSVP


·       The Rio Colorado Republican Women are hosting a meet and greet for Republican candidates between 7-9 pm, Oct 10 at the Main Squeeze (on Main).


OCT 11

·       The AZGOP Super Saturday Statewide GOTV effort  is scheduled Oct 11 effort with the goal of reaching 300,000 voters in one day.  Walk neighborhoods and/or call voters from a Victory Office or from home.  AZGOP can provide walk books, call books and candidate slate cards.  Contact: Lisa Gray at or visit  


·       The Ninth Annual Arizona Citizens Defense League’s meeting will be held from Noon to 4 pm, Oct 11 at the Sheraton Crescent in Phoenix to hear Rev.Kenn Blanchard, author of  Black Man With A Gun  Seating will begin at 11 am. Open carrying of holstered firearms is appreciated. Tickets at online store for $20 each. Life members - contact for tickets. Ticket deadline – Sept 27. No tickets at the door.


·       Alan Korwin’s “The Cartridge Family’ will perform at the Oct 11 AzCDL Annual Banquet.  The annual mtg doors open at 11 am.


·       Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL) Is Raffling Three sound suppressed pistol packages (Ruger 22/45.22 caliber pistol with threaded barrel) at it’s annual meeting  scheduled Oct 11 in Phoenix.  AzCDL will pay the $200 Federal Transfer Tax required for suppressor ownership, for qualified winners. Only 900 tickets have been printed and each ticket represents 3 chances to win.  Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at gun shows and other events where AzCDL has a table.  Tickets may also be purchased at AzCDL’s online store (scroll near the bottom).


·       The Paradise Republican Women’s Club will meet at 11 am, Sat., Oct 11 at Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale AZ  85258. 10:30 social, noon – lunch. Speakers: Western Regional Coordinator - Heritage Action for America Trevor Laky, Libre Initiative Arizona Carlos Alfaro, and Former State Rep Jonathan Paton on November's Ballot Propositions. Paid reservations required.  Click here for online payment - October Lunch.  Checks payable PRWC with menu choice by October 8th.  Mail to: Paradise Republican Women, PO Box 14425, Scottsdale AZ  85267.


OCT 12

·       Mark Walters of Armed American Radio will be broadcasting from Alan Korwin’s office for three hours on Oct 12. Details here





·        Salmon Speaks Out On ISIS

·        Salmon's Opening State On Tohmooressi Hearing  Committee On Foreign Affairs Subcommittee On The Western Hemisphere “Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi: Our Marine In Mexican Custody”


·        Salmon: Neighborhood-Office-Hours-In-Sun-Lakes

·        Franks Slams Abbas Remarks, Calls For Dissolution Of P.A. And Suspension Of U.S. Aid To P.A.

·        Gosar: Latest Habitat Designation By U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Unacceptable

·        Gosar: Litigation Discovery Shows Tohono O'Odham Dishonesty

·        To Defeat Islamic State, Remove Assad   John McCain And Lindsey Graham

·        Dennis Michael Lynch Announces 2016 Presidential Bid At Scottsdale Event

·        Right-Refuse-Service-Bill-Dominates-Debate   Reagan Vs Goddard

·        Barber-Vs McSalley-Debate-Heats-Up Gun-Control-Question

·        Evenly Split CD2 Can Be Nightmare For Candidates

·        CD9 Candidate Makes Changes To Controversial Ad

·        McCain-Visits-Resolution-Mine-Pledges-Support

·        Social-Issues-Influence-Governors-Race

·        Robert Robb: Prop-480-Price-Is-Steep   A New County Hospital: Yes, No, Maybe, And ...Who Knows?

·        Robert Robb:  Rotellinis-Animus-Against-Conservatives  So, Who's The Ideologue Here?

·        Joanna Allhands: Arizona-Schools-Religion-Sex-Ed   Public School: Where Kids Can't Think For Themselves

·        E J Montini: No Shame In Political Ad

·        Valley Fever Drug Fast-Tracked By FDA

·        Doug Maceachern: Obama Sees Marine In MX & Bergdahl Through Different Lens 

·        Doug MacEachern: Fred-Duval-Conservative-Questions

·        Doug MacEachern: End Of Free Speech? Congress Thinking About It

·        Gusse, Farrell Battle On Ethics Charges  City Of Maricopa Brouhaha

·        Candidates To Pitch Voters On Sat. Before Early Ballots Arrive

·        MSCO Scours Desert West Of Maricopa For Missing Posse Member

·        Gun-Found-Phoenix-Crime-Scene-Linked-Fast-Furious

·        They-Must-Think-We’re-Stupid

·        New GoDaddy Tech Facility Packed With Amenities For Employees

·        Appeals Hearing Set In Arpaio's Profiling Case

·        Flooding Issues Spill Into Tucson Streets

·        Arizona-Financial-Picture-Dims

·        Phoenix-Officials-Accused-Showing-Bias-On Pension-Initiative

·        Drought-A 'Slow-Motion Disaster' For Western States

·        Food-Prices-Fall-In-Arizona

·        Reporter-Accuses-Round-Valley-High-Football-Coaches-Of-Bullying



·        Support Of Common Core Not A Winning Message

·        Two Timing McCain Jilts Hillary


·        Axelrod: Obama-Shouldnt-Have-Told-The-Truth-By-Saying-His-Policies-Are-On-The-Ballot-Next-Month


·        Up-Close--Personal-5-Days-With-The-Girls-Of-Chibok -- Part 1