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Maricopa County Republican Briefs
Maricopa County Republican Chairman: AJ LaFaro email@example.com
Briefs Editor Frosty Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
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Feb 13, 2014
· Congressman Paul Gosar Will Undergo Hip Replacement Surgery Friday morning. Good luck Congressman. Our thoughts and prayers for a successful surgery are with you.
· Briefs Has Unconfirmed Reports That Lisa Goldwater came through her brain surgery with flying colors. The family is awaiting lab results on the two tumors that were removed this morning. She reportedly is awake and alert and wanting to go. Way to go Lisa!
· Dirty-Dozen: 12-Senate-Republicans-Voted-To Silence-Ted-Cruz-Debt-Ceiling The Republicans who voted in favor of ending debate were McConnell, Cornyn, Hatch, McCain, Corker and Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Mike Johanns (Neb.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John Barasso (Wyo.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and John Thune (S.D.). Thune and Barasso are also members of leadership.
· The Palo Verde Republican Women will meet 11:30 am, Feb 19, at the Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 E. Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale to hear Retired Border Patrol Office Zack Taylor talk about first-hand experience on the southern border. Lunch is $25. Reservations required. 11 am social. The Palo Verde ladies were named the "Best Club in State" at the recent State Chairman's GOP Banquet. RSVP: Edith Stock firstname.lastname@example.org, or 480-294-7092 (cell).
· Dr. Lyle Rapacki of the Sentinel Intelligence Services, will address the 6:30 pm, Mon, Feb 17 Arizona Project meeting at 3375 E. Shea Blvd, Phx. Rapacki will discuss national security and its effect on sovereignty. Rapacki has briefed select members of the Arizona legislature on border security and threats to the state’s sovereignty. Contact: Ron Ludders 602-677-1496.
· AZGOP Candidate Announcements and Events can be sent to email@example.com for posting in the Briefs. In fairness to all GOP primary candidates, Briefs does not post endorsements, nor does it endorse any GOP candidates prior to the primary.
· If You Are Interested In Sponsoring A Table at the March 8 Maricopa County Republican Lincoln Day Luncheon, contact Lori Urban at GOPGAL14@gmail.com or 480-221-9633.
· LD13 Representatives Steve Montenegro And Darin Mitchell need volunteers to help walk their neighborhoods to gather petitions signatures to get on the primary ballot for re-election. Volunteers are needed at 8:30 am until 12:30 pm, lunch provided:
· Sat. Feb 22: Meet at Montenegro’s house.
· Sat. March 1: Meet at Mitchell’s house
· Sat. April 19: Walk neighborhoods in Yuma.
Or if you need petitions sheets for your neighborhoods RSVP to Melissa at : 623-670-8437 firstname.lastname@example.org
· Secretary of State Ken Bennett and Sen Bob Worsley have launched www.azvoices.gov, the first statewide civic engagement platform where voters can rate pending legislation and discuss issues that impact Arizona with the statewide voter registration database, Arizona Voices allows only one vote per registered voter giving legislators an accurate glimpse of public opinion on any bill in their respective districts. In addition to the ability to comment and rate legislation, the system also allows for citizens and legislators to post visionary ideas for the state and get feedback from the online community.
· Rep. Sonny Borrelli Is Sponsoring Legislation which allows the spouse of a peace officer to request his or her personal information remain confidential. “If a criminal with a grudge against a peace officer wants to find out where that officer lives, he can look up where the officer’s spouse lives,” Borrelli said. “As much as we can, we want to give the families of peace officers the protection they deserve.” HB 2145, sponsored by Borrelli, helps protect the families of peace officers and makes it harder for criminals who would seek to locate a peace officer, he added. In addition to keeping a home address confidential, the legislation allows a spouse to keep his or her job and job duties confidential. It also requires the spouse be notified if the confidentiality order is going to expire within six months, and contains an emergency clause so the bill will become immediately effective upon signature of the governor. HB 2145 was passed unanimously by the Public Safety, Military and Regulatory Affairs committee, passed unanimously on Third Read in the House of Representatives and has been forwarded to the Senate. Supporters of the legistation include the Arizona Police Association, Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, Arizona Fraternal Order of Police, Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board and Arizona Association of Counties.
Contact: Christopher Leone 602-926-3233(o) 480-242-8643-(c) email@example.com
· Secretary Of State Ken Bennett has announced a 102nd Statehood celebration at noon, Feb 14 in the Arizona Capitol Museum, 3rd floor Historic Senate Chamber, 1700 W. Washington St., Phx., where Bennett will announce this year’s recipient of the Polly Award. The award recognizes an individual or organization that contributes to Arizona’s rich cultural resources. The award is named after teacher and longtime state legislator Polly Rosenbaum, who during her tenure tirelessly supported libraries, museums, archives, and the preservation of Arizona’s history. The Arizona Educational Foundation Polly Rosenbaum Writing Contest winners will be recognized and their winning essays will be read in the Historic Senate Chamber. The contest is open to students statewide in grades 7-12 and is made possible by APS. This year’s theme is “How Can Technology Enhance Your Ability to be a Better Citizen?”
· Check Out The New “State Library’s 150th Anniversary Exhibit” at the Arizona Capitol Museum - commemorating the founding of the Territorial Library in 1864. The museum is open Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm and Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm. Free parking for museum guests in Wesley Bolin Plaza at 17th Avenue and Washington. Information: museum or 602-926-3620.
· Secretary Of State Candidate Wil Cardon, Sen Michele Reagan and Rep Justin Pierce will address the 9 am, Feb 15 Fountain Hills Republican Club at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills. Breakfast snacks available at 8:30 am. Contact: Pres Tait Elkie Tait@Elkielaw.com 480-766-1231 or Sec Nancy Ordowski firstname.lastname@example.org.
· The Pinal County Republican Committee will host the primary candidates for Attorney General on Sat. Feb 15th at the Union Center, Sun City Anthem, 3925 N. Sun City Blvd, Florence with a meet and greet at 9:30 am, followed by a 10am program.
· The Maricopa County West Valley Republican Office will be closed Feb 17 in observance of Presidents Day.
We Now Have An Active Link At Our New MCRC GOP Website where you, your friends, your family and fellow Republicans can make their March 8 Lincoln Day Luncheon reservations:
· General Information about the Lincoln Day Luncheon
· Online Reservations for Lincoln Day Luncheon
· Mail-In Reservations Form for Lincoln Day Luncheon
Last year's Lincoln Day Luncheon was a tremendous success, and with your support, this year's will be even better. We had 317 attendees last year and our goal this year is 500 plus. This year's keynote speaker is nationally known Mark Herr Sr., Co-Founder and President of The Center for Self Governance (CSG). CSG trains citizen activists how to effectively apply leverage and influence at the local, state and federal levels of government and education.
On behalf of the MCRC, we look forward to seeing everyone on 03/08. – A. J. LaFaro,
Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC)
The MCRC Has A New Website! While it took a little longer than we originally thought, we think you'll like it. There's still a few things we want to move over from the old site so it's far from complete. Then again, what website is ever complete? The web address is: http://maricopa.arizonagop.us In the meantime, if there's something that you need and can't find, please contact MCRC Webmaster John Strasser at 480-273-8798 or by email email@example.com and he'll help you out. Once again, the new website is http://maricopa.arizonagop.us
· The Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) Lincoln Day Luncheon is scheduled for Sat, Mar 8, at the El-Zaribah Shrine Temple, 552 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008. Registration begins at 11 am with the luncheon at 11:30 am. The keynote speaker is nationally known Mark Herr Sr., co-founder and president of The Center for Self Governance (CSG). CSG trains citizen activists how to effectively apply leverage and influence at the local, state and federal levels of government and education. $30 per seat 8 seats per table. For table sponsorships - contact Lori Urban GOPGAL14@gmail.com or 480-221-9633. Reservations postmarked no later than Feb 21. Mail to Lynne Weaver, luncheon co-chairman, 2610 East Spring Road, Phoenix AZ, 85032. Payment only by credit card or checks payable to MCRC. Contact Lynne Weaver at LynneWeaver@cox.net or go to http://maricopa.arizonagop.us/ and make your reservations online. First Vice Chairman April Riggins firstname.lastname@example.org, luncheon co-chairman.
· CD1 Candidate Adam Kwasman will address the 11:30 am, Feb 14 Oro Valley Republican Women meeting at the Oro Valley Country Club, 300 W Greenock Dr, Oro Valley, AZ 85737 Contact: Sherese Steffens, email@example.com
· The Yavapai County Trunk ‘N Tusk Fundraiser/Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner will be held Feb 15 at the Prescott Resort, 1500 E Hwy 69, Prescott.. Cocktails at 6 pm - no host bar. Dinner at 7. Speakers include Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX), Rep. Paul Gosar, and Shane Krauser, Director of the American Academy for Constitutional Education, author and attorney. Tickets $65 per person. Limited seating is available with the guests for $130 per person or $260 per couple. To place program ads contact YCRC headquarters at (928) 776-4500. Raffle items are being accepted now. The Live Auction will include a AP 1/2 Numbered and framed print by Cowboy Artist, Charles A. Stazenski called "Cheyenne" showing Bareback Bronco Star, Arnold Jones in his heyday. Tickets: www.yavgov.org Contact: YCRC headquarters at (928) 776-4500.
· Coconino County Republican Committee's Feb 17 Lincoln Day Dinner is just about sold out. Any candidates wishing to attend who have not already contacted Chairman Staveley, should call her immediately at 928-606-1131. The dinner is scheduled at the DoubleTree Hotel on Rt. 66 in Flagstaff. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Candidates are welcome to bring their campaign literature and petitions. Tickets are $50 each. Tables of 8 are $350. Guest speakers are Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Congressman Matt Salmon and AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham.
· LD22 First Annual AZ Cactus Classic Golf Tournament registrations are open at 7:30 am for the Feb 15 fundraiser at the Palmbrook Country Club, 9350 W. Greenway Road, Sun City, AZ 85351. Shotgun start at 8:30 am. Four person scramble format. Entrée fee $99, includes all fees, a golf cart and lunch. Registration form Az Cactus Classic Registration Form Contact: Heather Morgan at 602-410-9817 firstname.lastname@example.org or Ron Baker 623-234-2212 or RLBaker00@aol.com
· Rep. Sonny Borrelli Is Sponsoring Legislation To Restore Funding To The State Lake Improvement Fund. “SLIF is a force multiplier,” Borrelli said. “Improvements to boat ramps and docks along our rivers and lakes directly impacts state revenues. These amenities in turn attract more out-of-state visitors.” Lake Havasu, which is located in Rep. Borrelli’s district, accommodates more than 300,000 boats every year, which in turn provides 50 percent of SLIF’s revenues. As Arizona’s economy rebounds and out-of-state visitors return to Lake Havasu for spring break and other holidays, the city would like to make improvements like pagodas and walking trails along the beach areas of the lake. HB 2149 passed the House Agriculture and Water Committee Tuesday, Feb. 11. The legislation is supported by the County Supervisors Association of Arizona, Arizona Association of Counties, and League of Arizona Cities & Towns among others. It will be heard next by the House Committee of the Whole.
· A Reception In Support Of Congressman David Schweikert is scheduled Thur., Feb 20 at the home of Pam Overton Risoleo and Jim Risoleo, 8202 N. Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley. A VIP roundtable is scheduled at 5:30, followed by a general reception at 6:30 pm. Co-hosts include Teddy Eynon, Kurt Budenbender, Tom Gilman, and Dennis Danzik. Cochair – $1,000. Co-host $250. Reception - $100. RSVP: Allison Mary Allison@davidschweikert.com 480-628-2763.
· Michael Auerbach Is Running For The Scottsdale City Council. www.auerbachforcitycouncil.com
· CD2 Candidate Martha McSally Is Urging Congressman Ron Barber (D) to withdraw a PLA on the new tower for the Tucson Airport. In late January, the Tucson Airport Authority announced a 20-year lease with the Federal Aviation Administration for airport property to be used for a new tower. The airport tower will cost approximately $43 million and replace a 1950's structure. Ground breaking is set for March 2014. On February 2nd, the Democrats in the Arizona Delegation, led by Congressman Ron Barber, signed a letter to the FAA asking them to reconsider and institute a PLA on contractors working on the tower project.
McSally, a retired military pilot, said, "Congressman Barber is now playing Washington games with our own local project. He is threatening to slow-down a needed local project so that he can reward his contributors. This may be how things are done in Washington, but it's not how we do things in Southern Arizona. We finally have a chance to build something in this community and it may be held up by political games by our own Congressman. Its senseless and it's the type of thing that most Arizonans are tired of. Ron Barber is a part of the problem. I hope he will withdraw his letter and make sure that this project gets done on time." email@example.com 520-488-4610
· Rep. Sonny Borrelli Is Sponsoring Legislation That Gives County Detention Officers throughout the state the authority to arrest a prisoner who is about to be released, if there are outstanding arrest warrants for the prisoner. “This bill cuts the bureaucratic red tape that is allowing prisoners with outstanding warrants to walk free,” Borrelli said. “It streamlines the process so a detention officer can detain a prisoner for arrest if necessary.” HB 2002, sponsored by Rep. Borrelli, grants detention officers the power to arrest a prisoner on an outstanding arrest warrant if the person is already in the custody of a jail facility. It also expands to detention officers acting in their official capacity a defense to the crime of unlawful imprisonment. Peace officers are already exempt from the punishment of unlawful imprisonment if they are detaining a person. Detention officers would also not be held responsible for unlawful imprisonment if they are arresting a person as outlined in HB 2002. HB 2002 was passed unanimously by the Public Safety, Military and Regulatory Affairs committee, and passed on Third Read in the House of Representatives 57 – 2. The bill now awaits a hearing in the Senate. The legislation is supported by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board, and the Arizona Association Of Counties.
· Feb 14 – “ Speak Out” Radio Talk Show (2nd Fri) with co-host Ron Gould, former AZ legislator of Mohave County. 11 am, Voice of the Free 106.3 FM Listen live www.kntram.com
· Feb 15 - FOUNTAIN HILLS REPUBLICAN CLUB. (3rd Sat) 8:30 am breakfast snacks. 9 am Program. Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills. Speakers: Candidates – Secretary of State Wil Cardon, Sen Michele Reagan and Rep Justin Pierce. Contact: Pres Tait Elkie Tait@Elkielaw.com 480-766-1231 or Sec Nancy Ordowski firstname.lastname@example.org.
· Barber, Kirkpatrick, Sinema Supported Obamacare, Now Want to Delay Effects Until After Reelection. Robert Graham, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, called out three Arizona Democrats in Congress for their efforts to blatantly postpone full Obamacare implementation until after their reelection. The three signed a letter to President Obama last week asking for delays until 2015 — after the November elections later this year in which all three Democrats are at very high risk of losing their seats to Republican challengers.“These three cowards are afraid to admit they supported this faulty legislation, and now they want to run and hide their mistakes from voters," said Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham. “You can’t fix the fundamental flaws of Obamacare — it would be like treating the symptoms instead of the disease — and the self-serving tactics of these liberal Democrats shirking their responsibility for this disaster is something voters deserve to hear about before they vote in November." Graham noted the three are following the national trend of congressional Democrats, who as a party gambled heavily on the Obamacare passage and are suffering the consequences of the now-failed implementation. Many of those House Democrats lost their seats in 2010, and in 2014 the full force of the Obamacare train wreck will motivate voters to replace them with Republicans.“Arizona voters are in a unique position with these three competitive seats to voice their firm opposition to Obamacare by sending Republicans to Congress who will fight for taxpayers, small businesses, and families looking forward to a more prosperous future,” Graham added.
· GOP Valentines A Sample: Obama Says If You Like This Valentine, You Can Keep It
· M3 Report Updated Daily Caution: Graphic Photos
· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily
· Need2no.Us Border News Watch: Links To Sites On Matters Of Law Enforcement For Illegal Human And Drug Traffic.
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· Benghazi Report: White House Negligence Or Incompetence? A New Report From The House Armed Services Committee Demonstrates That The White House Was Aware Or Ignored Signs On Reprehensible Security Conditions Prior To The September 2012 Attack.
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· Update: Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) had a choice -- he could stand with Ted Cruz and conservatives or he could stand with Harry Reid and the Dems. McConnell sided with the Dems and gave President Obama a blank check even though just two weeks ago he said passing a clean debt limit increase would be "irresponsible."
· Communists-To-Obama-We’ve-Got-Your-Back Party Chief Says Americans More Willing Now To Accept Socialism
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