Monday, December 29, 2014

12-28-14 MCRC Briefs

MCRC Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser


December 28, 2014


·       ATNN: All Volunteers For The Credentials/Registration And Proxy Verification For The Upcoming Maricopa County Republican Statutory Meeting scheduled for January 10, 2015 at the Grace Community Church, at 1200 E. Southern Avenue, Tempe, AZ  85282.


ü  Training for the Statutory Meeting will be held NEXT Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 9:00 AM at the AZ GOP Headquarters located on 3501 N. 24th Street, Phoenix, 85016.

ü  Refreshments will be provided (Donuts, coffee, orange juice, and water).

ü  We will walk everyone through the process of Registration and answer questions, then proceed to a short review for those volunteering as Proxy Checkers.

ü  We will also have the training available ONLINE!

ü  There will be a follow-up email that will appear to have been sent by Robert Graham, Chairman of the AZ Republican Party; HOWEVER, it is NOT from Robert, but from Dan Grimm. Robert was very kind to let us use the AZ GOP account with WEBEX to host this webinar!

ü  This SECOND email will contain all of the login information necessary to join the Training “Live” online this Saturday.  The Training Seminar is scheduled to begin promptly at 9:30 AM, so please login no later than 9:15 AM, so that you will have enough time to resolve any issues while logging into the seminar.

ü  Please review the attached documents prior to the Training class, as they will assist you in understanding our system for conducting Registration.

ü  Those Volunteering as Proxy Checkers are asked to attend in person WITH their Laptops, so that George Teegarden may load the software and database, which will be used to verify PC Status, Name, address, and Republican Registration for Non-PC proxy Appointees (carriers).

ü  AFTER the training (~12:00 PM), Lunch will be served for ALL volunteers wishing to stay and Stuff the PC Packets for the Meeting on the 10th.  (Packet Stuffing to begin at 1:00 PM)

ü  If you have any questions, please reply to me or call me; my contact info is below.

ü  Finally, there are a couple of LD’s, who as of this writing, have not yet sent a list of volunteers. Please feel free to forward this email and the subsequent email with the instructions for joining the training online to anyone within these LD’s who would like to volunteer for their LD on the day of the event.

ü  We ask all volunteers for the Statutory Meeting to arrive at the Church by 6:30 AM, so that we can conduct a short review, answer questions, then allow each LD to Credential all of their volunteers BEFORE the PC’s arrive at 7:30 AM to begin Registration. --  Dan Grimm, Co-Chair MCRC 2015 Statutory Meeting Planning Committee   Cell: 480-570-8570.


·       Rep Bob Thorpe: Officer Jacob Stewart Of The Flagstaff Police Department was shot and killed while investigating a domestic violence incident, Sat, Dec. 27, 2014. Stewart was 24 years old, and had served for less than one year. “My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Stewart’s family and friends and to his fellow officers,” said Thorpe. “Please remember them in your prayers. Let us also go out of our way to thank every police officer and first responder we meet this holiday season for their tireless dedication and daily service to our communities.” Officer Stewart’s family and the Flagstaff Police Department sponsored a candlelight vigil Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, At 5:30 pm near the Officer Down Memorial Statue in front of the Flagstaff Police Department at 911 E. Sawmill.


·       Former AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey Responding to AZGOP Robert Graham’s two-year allegations that Graham took over an office deeply in debt.  Morrissey says, “The AZ GOP was not in debt when I left office.  As with all new chairmen, I inherited debt and retired it during my term and when I left office all debt on the books was paid in full, as substantiated in the official financial reports.”  Morrissey also points out that Graham is taking credit for accomplishments that – for the most part -  occurred during Morrissey’s term i.e. repainting the office, restoring the floor, purchasing new furniture, and restoration of the air conditioning and IT system. “I'm sure that Robert has several accomplishments he can point to with pride, instead of going with what he claims as his achievements,” Morrissey said.  Morrissey is currently a candidate for the Maricopa County Republican Chairmanship in the January election at the Jan 10 MCRC Mandatory meeting.  


·       AFA Response: “AFA has gotten several complaints about this from our members who ARE PCs but who never gave their email addresses to Graham or anyone connected with him.... except the AZGOP.”  – Arizona Freedom Alliance response to yesterday’s Briefs  post that read:  And Speaking Of  The AZGOP Chairman’s Race, Robert Graham has stirred up a hornet’s nest for allegedly using the AZGOP e-mail list for his personal re-election campaign endorsements distribution. PCs and registered Republicans who aren’t PCs report getting Graham’s endorsements messages.

·       More AFA Response: “Don't be holding your breath on this one.  It's the only right thing to do, under the circumstances, but it's not going to happen!  You may remember AFA called on Graham to do this two weeks ago... with no response!” This is in response to yesterday’s Briefs post that read: Yesterday, Lori Urban, Robert Graham’s Challenger, asked Graham for a list of state committeemen. Graham responded that the state committeeman list wouldn’t be complete until Jan 10 (the MCRC Statutory Meeting date). As of this afternoon, MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro requested that Graham share the AZGOP list – that  he is reportedly using -  with Urban.  It’s going to be interesting to see how that plays out.


·       The Fountain Hills Republican is accepting donations towards its goal of $500 to help support two new presidential sculptures to add to the town's "Fount Rushmore" that currently displays Presidents Abe Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan.  The new sculptures to be added are George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Check should earmarked “sculptures,”  made out to the Fountain Hills Republican Club and mailed  to Tait D. Elkie, President, Fountain Hills Republican Club, P.O. Box 17814, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 by Jan 1, 2015.  Contacts: (480) 766-1231 or or see web site

·       Dec 31 Is The Deadline To Register For The Arizona Federation Of Republican Women’s April 17-19, 2015 trip to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Tour in Simi Valley, California.  For information contact Reagan Presidential Library Trip Coordinator  Susan Kay Schultz  at  or 480-945 1490.  All reservations and monies will again flow through AZ Trails Travel | Roxanne and Hank Boryczki, 16650 E. Palisades Blvd. #106, Fountain Hills, AZ   85268.  480- 837-8665.


·       Rev Clyde Bowen, Chairman of the AAARC, is asking for donations to help fund the third Emancipation Proclamation Observance Day of Thanksgiving Event scheduled at noon, Jan 1, 2015 at East Lake Park, 16th St. and Jefferson St. Phoenix. Contact Bowen: or 602 274-5439.


·       Maricopa County Republican Candidates for the Jan 10, 2015 Mandatory Meeting (All elected PCs eligible to vote. Additional candidates can also be nominated from the floor that day). 

ü  Candidates Running Solo:

o   Chairman – Tom Morrissey    (LD18)

o   2nd Vice Chair – Aaron Borders   (LD29)

o   2nd Vice Chair – Art Olivas, Jr.  (LD27)

o   Secretary   - Matt Eberle  (LD17)

o   Treasurer- David Ludwig   (LD24)

ü  Conservative Team Candidate Slate consisting of:

o   Chairman - Tyler Bowyer  (LD17)

o   1st Vice Chairman- April Riggins (LD23)

o   2nd Vice Chairman - Andrew Costanzo  (LD27)

o   Secretary- Pat Oldroyd   (LD25)

ü  Candidate Slate consisting of:

o   Chairman - Lisa Gray   (LD21)

o   1st Vice Chairman - Jeni White   (LD18)


·       Candidates for the January 24, 2015 AZGOP Mandatory Meeting. (State Committeemen only eligible to vote. Nomination can be made from the floor.)

ü  Candidate Slate consisting of :

o   Chairman – Lori Urban

o   1st Vice Chairman - A. J. LaFaro 

o   2nd Vice Chairman- Gabby Saucedo-Mercer

o   Secretary – Lynne Breyer

ü  Candidate running solo:

o   Chairman - Robert Graham

o   1st Vice Chairman - Parralee Schneider PIMA

o   2nd Vice Chairman - Jeni White MARICOPA

o   Secretary - Linda White PIMA


·       The Annual ‘PC Day At The Capitol’ is scheduled for Jan 15, according to the MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro. He urges PCs to RVSP to for lunch reservations.  The schedule:

ü  9 am-11:03 am - Meet with your legislators

ü  11:30 -1 pm – Rally and lunch in the Rose Garden (W of House Bldg) Reservations/tickets  required. Reservations at  Tickets:

ü  1 pm – House Gallery – Introduced by the Speaker

ü  1:30 pm -  Senate Gallery – Introduced by the President

ü  1 pm – group meetings with legislators

ü  All day – Sign up on ALIS request to speak – House/Senate lobbyists.

Co-sponsored by the Maricopa County Republican Committee and the Arizona Republican Assembly.  Activities:  See 



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·      AZGOP Chairman Candidate Lori Urban: I am uniquely qualified to be YOUR AZGOP Chairman!  I didn’t just show up in the party two years ago.  I have been active in our AZGOP for close to 30 years.  I have worked for our candidates, raised money and actively recruited new Republican voters and activists.  

 I am the one who hears YOUR voice!

ü  I heard You speak clearly when you voted three times to CLOSE  OUR  PRIMARIES.

ü  I heard You speak loudly when you overwhelmingly voted to oppose Obamacare.

ü  I heard You shout when you voted unanimously to oppose Common Core.

ü  I’m committed to continue to hear YOUR voice and take action as AZGOP Chairman!

ü  I welcome back all of our great AZGOP volunteers on a daily basis.

Has your voice been heard by the current AZGOP Chairman?

o   On closed primaries, he said, “I will form a study committee AFTER you re-elect me.

o   On Common Core and Obamacare, he said, “I do not speak on policy issues; that is not my job.”

o   Your current chairman FAILED to advocate OUR Republican Message.

Instead, the Chairman heard and chose to follow......

o   Dark money consultants

o   Lobbyists

o   Establishment elites. That’s right… the ESTABLISHMENT elites.

And what happened when the current chairman ignored your voice?   

o   Arizona Republicans suffered a Voter Registration LOSS of 32,000 since the Chairman took office.

o   Common Core and Obamacare became the law in Arizona with not a word from the Chairman, despite your objections.

o   Precinct Committeeman numbers have DECLINED 30% in the past two years.

Arizona was one of only four states not to achieve an increase in Republican Legislators in 2014 despite the Republican wave across the country and two of those states have Republican Super Majorities - the other is the Socialist State of Oregon!  Republican voter turnout in Arizona was a meager 40%, ranking #37 of the lower 48.  Getting out the vote for Republicans is supposed to be JOB ONE for the Chairman.  – Lori Urban, AZGOP Chairman candidate




Thursday - Jan 1

·       The Third Emancipation Proclamation Observance Day of Thanksgiving is scheduled Jan 1 at East Lake Park, 16th St. and Jefferson St. Phoenix. Contact or 602 274-5439   Facebook:


Saturday - Jan 3

·        The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am, Sat., Jan 3 at the SCW Foundations building (Quail Room) 14465 R H Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, AZ. , to hear Dr. Lyle Rapacki. Rapacki has assisted law enforcement both regionally and nationally with intelligence analysis and investigations of deviant movement groups and has taught at law enforcement academies nationwide.  From 2000 to 2005, Dr. Rapacki taught in the Criminal Justice Department at Wayland Baptist University , Phoenix campus  and he briefly held the position of Director for the Public Safety Administration, Homeland Security and Crisis Management Programs at Grand Canyon University.  Rapacki continues to receive, analyze and disseminate critical intelligence and policy information from and to law enforcement, intelligence and governmental communities.  He is the author of dozens of white papers, bulletins and briefings, many of which have received distribution to and by local, state and federal law enforcement, intelligence and public safety agencies.  Doors open at 8 am for coffee and donuts. $2 admission to cover cost of room.  Contact John Neal at   602-218-5344 or cell:  602-421-8877.


·       The Murphy Gun Show is scheduled Jan 3 and 4 at the Yuma Co. Fair Grounds. Volunteers are needed between 9 am and 5 pm for the booth – either day.


·       A “Protest the President’s Amnesty’ is planned Sat., Jan. 3 at the entrance to the Yuma Fair Grounds/Gun Show.


Monday, Jan 5

·        The Arizona Project will meet Jan 5 at 3375 E. Shea Blvd., Phx. Contact: Chr Ron Ludders. 602-677-1496.


Tuesday, Jan 6

·       Legislative Districts 17, 16, 18, 25, 12, and 28 are hosting a forum for the Arizona Republican Party Count and State Board candidates7 pm, at the Tri-City Baptist Christian Seminary Building, (South Side of Parking Lot) 2211 W. Germann Road, Chandler, AZ  85286.  Candidate participants for the

AZGOP Board  include:

ü  Chair: Robert Graham and Lori Urban

ü  1st Vice-Chair:  AJ LaFaro and Parralee Schneider

ü  2nd Vice-Chair:  Gabby Mercer and Jeni White

ü  Secretary:  Lynne Breyer and Linda White

MCRC Candidates include:

ü  Chairman:  Tyler Boyer, Tom Morrissey, Lisa Gray

ü  Candidates for other Board positions:  Aaron Borders, Andrew Costanzo, Matt Eberle, David Ludwig, Pat Oldroyd, Art Olivas, April Riggins and Jeni White

If you are a precinct committeeman from Maricopa County or a State Committeeman from anywhere in the state, this is a great way to learn about these candidates. Contact:  Chr Shadow Asgari


·       The 114th Congress will convene on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.


·       The Pima County Republican Club Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am., Tues., Jan 6, 2015 at the Sabbar Shrine Temple, 450 S. Tucson Blvd, Tucson.





·        Vigil For Flagstaff Officer Draws Over 600

·        Flagstaff-Officer Gunned Down

·        15 Arizona-People-To Watch In 2015

·        Political-Insider: Open Season On Rose Bushes At The Capitol

·        AZ-Talk: Was Jan-Brewer-A Good-Governor

·        Unforgettable AZ Political-Moments-Year   Doug MacEachern

·        Ariz-Legislature-Spends-Nearly-$800,000 On Remodeling   During Budget Shortfall

·        Phoenix-Man-Points-Gun-At-Firefighters

·        Yavapai-Deputy-Officer-Involved-In Shooting

·        McCain, Flake: Resolution, Copper, VA-Reform, Cuba

·        The Movement To Establish Term Limits Got Some Good News

·        George-Will: Term Limits - Put-An-End-To-Congresss-Handouts-To-The-States

·        Fiesta Bowl Gives $10k To Van Dyken-Rouen Charity

·        Arizona Gov. Brewer Leaving Legacy Of Battling Washington

·        Tricky-Travel-Eyed-New-Year's-Eve-As-AZ-Storm-Looms

·        Newly Released Fast And Furious Documents: ATF Justified New Gun Control Regulations While Delivering Arms To Mexican Drug Cartels

·        Gilbert Changes Ordinance To Allow Some Gun Users To Bring Weapons Into Public Buildings

·        Young Ohio-Boys-Gift-To-A Soldier

·        Muslims-Busted-For Gross-Welfare-Fraud-Against US-Taxpayers

·        Arizona's-Sheriff-Mack-Travels-To-Open-Carry-Protest-In-Olympia-Washington

·        Phoenix VA Director Sharon Helman Canned – Not For Falsifying Wait Times, But For Beyonce Tickets

·        Guantanamo Official Resigns As Obama State Dept. Offers $5 Million For Terrorist Released Under George W Bush

·        Missouri Man Arrested After YCSO K-9 Detects 90 Pounds Of Pot

·        Thieves Hit Fireworks Tent In Glendale

·        John-McCain-Laughs-At-Potential-Sarah-Palin-Candidacy-To-Unseat-Him

·        McCain-Got Bad Bad-News-About Palin

·        John McCain Spends Christmas In Afghanistan, Meets Leaders In Kabul

·        Special Report - Goldwater: 50 Years Later

·        When-You-See-Who-John-McCain-Wants-To-Be-The-Next-President, Your-Head-Might-Explode

·        ‘Invalid’ Dark Money Rules Threaten Grassroots Politics



·        Leftist Linda Valdez Undone By Intellectual Armed With Facts

·        GOP Poised To Cave On Obama USAG Nominee, Loretta Lynch

·        Bill Montgomery, Dead Dogs & The Flakes: We Got It Right The First Time

·        Good News For Kyrsten Sinema! Her Green Party Is Back


·        Governor Brewer Calls President Obama A ‘Failed President’

·        Uncivil-War: McCain-Purging-Conservatives-From-AZGOP


·        Fact Check Lunacy

·        Measure Twice...Cut Once

·        Fact Check Nightmare....That Was Fast.

·        Republic "Fact Checks" Are Actually Hit Pieces


·        All-Life-Matters: Jahi-McMaths-Journey


·        Obama Is Creating A National...


·        Muslim Persecution Of Christians, September 2014


·        Meet The Agitators Behind The New York Protests And Cop Killings

·         Qatar: A Change Of Heart? Or Merely Rearranging The Camels?




·        GOP-To-Become-Party-Of-Yes


·        Ebola-Czar-Mishandling-Of-Samples-Unacceptable


·        Attkisson: White-House-Hiding-Photos-Of-Obama-On-Night-Of-Benghazi-Attack


·        Cost To Pay And House 1,000 New Immigration Employees For Exec. Amnesty: $48 Million A Year

·        9000-Muslims, One-Known-Terrorist-On Way To US Soon

·        How Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel Fed US Heroin Market

·        Hipólito Mora And His 26 Men Are Arrested

·        18 Murders In Sinaloa-Bloodiest Christmas In Six Years-

·        Hipólito Mora Confirms He’ll Hand Himself Over On Saturday; H-3 Have Him Surrounded

·        “Priests Demand Protection From Violent Extortionist; Except Padre Pistolas. He Can Defend Himself”

·        Remember 1986

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Need2No    Border News Watch  


·        Armed Homeowners Protect Their Own, Kill Intruders

·        Newly Released Fast And Furious Documents: ATF Justified New Gun Control Regulations While Delivering Arms To Mexican Drug Cartels


·        Obama-Adm-Tracking-Muslim-Candidates-For Military, Pentagon-Positions

·        Rep-Womick-(R-TN)-Calls-For Purging-Military-Of Muslim-Americans

·        Former Defense Firm CEO Pays Out Millions For Defrauding Government

·        Saudi-Born-American-Spy-Caught In The Act Doing The Unthinkable

·        Obama-Told-Admiral-Not To Give-Out Bibles: Response-Glorious

·        Bergdahl Investigation Review Concluded, Decision Pending

·        1,000 Soldiers From The 82nd Airborne Headed To Iraq

·        Updated For 2015: Military Pay Charts

·        Video: 2014 USAF Band Holiday Flash Mob

·        Navy Investigating Whether Bin Laden Shooter Revealed Classified Info

·        Former Korean Sex Workers Who Serviced US Troops Get Day In Court

·        Humvees Sell For Up To $42K In First Public Auction Of Military Truck

·        Mobile App To Diagnose Head Injuries Gets FDA Ok

·        Next Generation Submarine Receives Funding Boost From Congress

·        US Commander Says ISIS Fight Will Last 3 Years

·        A-10s Hitting ISIS Targets In Iraq

·        Congress Again Buys Abrams Tanks The Army Doesn't Want

·        Army Corrects Retirement Inequity

·        Fort Carson Exercise A Step In Opening Combat Roles To Women

·        Green Berets Took Center Stage In War To Rebuild Afghanistan

·        Director Angelina Jolie Tells Louis Zamperini's Story In 'Unbroken'


·        Holder ‘Aided & Abetted’ Obama’s Lawlessness Says House Judiciary Chairman

·        Holder: I've-Shown-Respect-Where I Haven’t-Been Given Any


·        10-Senators-Who-Could-Lose-In-2016

·        Stay Out Of The Bushes!

·        Jeb-Bush: I'd-Strive-To-Be-Like-Lyndon-Johnson-If-Elected-President


·        The Times People Called For Obama’s Impeachment In 2014


·        Dems Race To Back Clinton Even Before 2016 Announcement


·        New York Cop Killer’s Islamic Roots Ignored By MSM

·        MRC’s ‘Worst Quote Of The Year’ A Close Race For Media Bias On Palin, Benghazi And Comparing Obama To Jesus

·        Protesters-Next-Stop-Fox-News  


·        Judge Jeanine Slams De Blasio: 'You're A Coward With Blood On Your Shoes'


·        It's-Time-To-Impeach-Obama


·        Guess Which Billionaire Just Donated $25,000 To Get Hillary Clinton Elected President? (Not George Soros)

·        Hillary-Clinton-Caught-Providing-Special-Favor-For-Big-Democractic-Donor

·        Clinton Economic Approach Under Scrutiny


·        NSA Admits Ongoing Violations Of Americans’ Privacy


·        Congressional Report: Obama Weaponized IRS Against Conservatives…

·        White House Plays Dumb Over Advisor Al Sharpton’s $4.5 M In Unpaid Taxes


·        Confirmed-Terror-Training-Camps-On US-Soil

·        Obama Admin. Spends Christmas Helping Islamists Get Off Terror List

·        ISIS Terrorist Cries For Momma When Captured By Iraqi Troops


·        Wife-Beating-Rules-For-Muslims

·        17, 000 Germans Citizens-Sing Christmas Carols In Streets... Infuriates Muslims


·        Cops-Turn-Backs-On-De-Blasio-As-He-Takes-Stage-At-Funeral

·        Massive Outpouring Of Support From Police Across Nation For Slain NYPD Office/Grieving Family

·        Jerk-De-Blasio-Arrives-Late-To Assassinated-NYPD-Officers-Funeral

·        Jetblue Gets Bomb Threat After Offer Of Free Flights To Attend NYPD Cop Funerals

·        New York Cop Killer’s Islamic Roots Ignored By MSM

·        Giuliani: Obama’s Alliance With Sharpton Insults Police

·        Giuliani-Says-De-Blasio-Should-Apologize-To-NYPD

·        NYC-Police-Chief: Cops-Feel-Under-Attack-From-Federal-Government

·        NYPD Murders: The Guilty Parties Are Sharpton, Deblasio, Obama, And The Media


·        Protester Who Advocated Peaceful Demonstrations In Ferguson Charged With Arson


·        Brigitte Gabriel To Muslim Woman Who Claims Majority Of Muslims Are Portrayed Badly: The Peaceful Majority Are Irrelevant

·        Wife-Beating-Rules-For-Muslims


·        Professor-Called-Racist-Correcting-Black-Students-Paper

·        Rudy-Doesn't-Back-Down: Hammers-BHO-For Lying, Kissing, Sharpton’s -*ss


·        Critical Decisions After 9/11 Led To Slow, Steady Decline In Quality For Secret Service

·        US Intelligence Adviser Exposes Covert Plan To Destroy The US Economy

·        EPA Can’t Regulate Lead Bullets, Says Federal Court

·        Uncle Sam Does The Impossible: Loses $105 Million/Year Coining Money!

·        Feds Sign $7.8 Million Lease To House New Immigration Workers


·        NYC Judge Releases (Without Bail) Men Who Threatened To Kill Cops


·        Protesters-Smash-Oakland-Christmas-Tree


·        To Wimpy GOP: Congress Can Defund Obama’s Latest Executive Action

·        Rep-Womick-(R-TN)-Calls-For Purging-Military-Of Muslim-Americans

·        So-Who-Will-Replace-Boehner???

·        Bachmann: Obama-Embraces-Agenda-Islamic-Jihad-To Convert-United-States-Into Islamic-Caliphate

·        Graham Says Iran Sanctions Vote Will Come In January (Video)

·        US Chamber Of Commerce To Push Immigration Reform, Tax Breaks In Congress

·        GOP Lawmakers Preparing Changes To Immigration System

·        Holder ‘Aided & Abetted’ Obama’s Lawlessness Says House Judiciary Chairman

·        Congressional Report: Obama Weaponized IRS Against Conservatives…


·        US Intelligence Adviser Exposes Covert Plan To Destroy The US Economy


·        Muslims-Busted-For Gross-Welfare-Fraud-Against US-Taxpayers


·        EPA-Prohibited-From-Regulating-Lead-Bullets-Court-Says


·        Professor-Called-Racist-Correcting-Black-Students-Paper