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· Gov Jan Brewer - Flags Lowered In Memory Of Phoenix Police Detective John Hobbs: “It was with shock and sorrow that I learned of the murder of an honorable Phoenix Police Detective, John Hobbs. A fugitive-apprehension officer and 21-year veteran of the department, Detective Hobbs was the victim of a senseless shooting while on duty Monday afternoon in Phoenix. Detective Hobbs dedicated his life to protecting the community and making it a better place for all to live. It is a stark and saddening reminder that, for our men and women in law enforcement, no day on the job is ever without danger. His memory and noble service will forever be remembered and cherished by the eternally grateful state of Arizona. Please say a prayer for Detective Hobbs, his family and his fellow brothers and sisters in law enforcement as we mourn this unthinkable tragedy. Please also continue to pray for the recovery of Detective Hobbs’ fellow officer, who was critically injured in the shooting. In honor and recognition of one of Arizona’s finest, Detective John Hobbs, I have requested that all state flags be lowered to half-staff until sunset today and on the day of his interment, for which services are pending.”
· Attorney General Tom Horne: Yesterday’s Violence Marked The Fifth And Sixth Instances of officer-involved shootings in the Valley this year. I want to take this time to extend my heartfelt gratitude to not just the fallen and wounded, but all of the men and women who keep the rest of us safe by putting themselves at risk every day.
· URGENT: Volunteers Who Have Kept The Maricopa County West Valley Republican office operational for the past six years need financial assistance to ensure the continued operation of a MCRC office at a new location – Bell Road and Boswell Avenue. The monthly rent and utilities will be $1,400. Lease is for one year with an option for two additional years. Terms are $5,000 on occupancy and $5,800 within 60 days. This represents the first year’s rental obligation. There are only seven working days until the first installment is due. As of this morning, they had a little over $3000. Generous donations are needed by Thurs, March 6. To make donations to meet this committment contact Volunteer Randy Hansonat 623-977-4532 or MCRCwest@cox.net The MCRC West Valley office must be vacated by March 11 because the 99thAve/Bell Road shopping center owners can no longer provide free office space.
· POLL HERE Today The RNC Launched A Poll for people to vote for their favorite city to host the 2016 GOP national convention. The top results will be shared with the RNC's Site Selection Committee as they continue the process of narrowing down the field. There are eight cities vying to host the presidential nominating convention for our party. Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver, Dallas, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Phoenix are pitching to the RNC Site Selection Committee this week.
· Prayers Are Needed For Former Sen Thayer Verschoor’s brother who is in Good Sam Hospital suffering from a bad stroke. Surgeons could not do surgery to relieve pressure on the brain today, due to his heart condition.
· Congrats to LD13 PC Karen Brogdon who has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Arizona State Board of Tax Appeals.
· Long-Time GOP Activist Sue Goodchild reports that her doctors told her yesterday that she is ‘all healed’ up from her recent heart attack, so things will be movin’ and shakin’ again in Chino Valley very soon. In fact, she has already scheduled a fundraiser for Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas.
· Lincoln Day Luncheon Raffle: You will have the opportunity to buy lots of tickets for the MCRC raffle at the March 8 Lincoln Day Luncheon… so brings some extra cash or your check book. Thanks to Margot Wittenberg and our hard working and generous PCs, there are some great items being raffled. Items you could win:
· US Mint tube of 2014 dated 1 once Silver Eagles worth approximately $500 donated by CMI Gold & Silver. Look up CMIgoldsilver.com. Solicited by Capt. Russ & Margot Wittenberg - Carefree PC's LD 1
· Foursome of golf with green fees, golf cart, range balls valued at $800 at Legend Trail, Scottsdale - donated by Susan Wearly, Carefree PC LD 1
· Quantum Golf Putter valued at $295 - donated by Duane Engdahl PC LD 20
· Gift Certificate for 50 magnetic name tags 2" x 3" valued at $250 - donated by Ray Malnar LD 20 Chairman.
· Red, white and blue handmade patriotic Afghan by Son Lee Williamson, value "Priceless" - donated by Hugh Hallman LD 24.
· Gift certificates for fine jewelry at The Ganem Jewelry Store donated by George Ganem. Two certificates valued at $100.
· 6 Republican red, white and blue handmade necklaces valued at $600 - donated by artist Anne Baumgartner, member Arizona Project .
Tickets are $2 each or 6 for $5, 12 for $10, 18 for $15. Spend $20 and you’ll get 24 tickets plus 2 bonus tickets. 26 ticket for $20 and 26 opportunities to win a valuable prize.
All proceeds benefit the Maricopa County Republican Committee. Buy lots of tickets, win great prizes, and support the MCRC all at the same time.
· Secretary Of State Candidate Wil Cardon invites attendees to stop by his campaign table at the Sat., March 8 Lincoln Day Luncheon to chat.
· Congressman Trent Franks Is Sponsoring A Table at the MCRC Lincoln Day Lunch for CD 8 PC's out of appreciation for all of the work that they do throughout the year.
· The New Maricopa County Republican Committee Web Address Is: http://maricopa.arizonagop.us
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· Congressman Matt Salmon Is Conducting A Contest for volunteers who bring in the most petitions signatures for him between now and Wed., March 19. The winner will received a special pass to join Salmon on March 21 and 22 for 18 holes of golf at Whirlwind Golf Club, a BBQ dinner at Rustler’s Rooste, target shooing at Scottsdale Gun Club and attendance at spring training at the new Chicago Cubs Mesa Stadium. To sign up and petitions sheets contact: Linda Stapley-Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
· Tom Jenney Of Americans For Prosperity is looking for people who have been hurt by ObamaCare and are willing to tell their stories. AFP has already profiled some of those stories in television. Contact: Tom Jenney –ARP AZ Director www.aztaxpayers.org email@example.com
· Fred Taylor’s Talk Show Has Been Renamed "Family Health Talk Show" – covering a variety of cancers including prostate, breast and colon cancer. Listen in at 10 am, Thursdays at KXXT 1010 AM www.familyvaluesradio.net (click left side of menu) Call-in phone number: 602.296.3632 Contact: Exec Dir Fred Taylor at 547-3806 firstname.lastname@example.org /web www.swprostatecancer.com
· Rep. Sonny Borrelli Is Sponsoring Legislation that seeks to close two major watercraft safety loopholes that exist under current state law. House Bill 2003 states that watercraft operators who refuse tests for alcohol or drugs would face civil penalties totaling $1,250, and a collision or accident that results only in damage to the property of another would be a Class 3 misdemeanor. Under current state law, suspected drunken operators who refuse to submit to tests of their breath, blood, urine or other bodily substances do not face any penalty, and a warrant must be obtained to take samples. By the time a warrant is obtained, the blood alcohol level necessary to prosecute may have disappeared. HB 2003 would also make it easier for authorities to charge boaters with aggravated operating under the influence if a passenger aboard is 15 years of age or younger. But, Rep. Borrelli still assures boaters that they won’t be required to have identification to go boating. You’re not required to have insurance on the water, or a driver’s license, and that’s not going to change. HB 2003 has passed out of the Committee on Public Safety, Military & Regulatory Affairs and the Committee on Judiciary. Borrelli’s legislation passed out of the House Committee of the Whole on March 3, 2014. After a Third Read the legislation will head to the Senate.
· The U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service has announced the final designation of approximately 764, 207 acres of critical habitat for the jaguar (Panthera onca) - found within Pima, Santa Cruz and Cochise counties in Arizona, and Hidalgo County in New Mexico - under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The final rule takes effect on April 4, 2014. The final rule reflects the following changes from the July 1, 2013, critical habitat proposal: Exclusion of Tohono O’odham Nation lands (78,067 acres) as a result of the Tribe’s efforts—working in partnership with the Service—to conserve jaguar and other listed species' habitat on the Nation's sovereign land. Exemption of Fort Huachuca lands (15,867 acres) due to the conservation benefits to the jaguar provided in Fort Huachuca’s approved Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan. To view the final rule, comments and materials received, as well as some supporting documentation, visit http://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/arizona/Jaguar.htm and http://www.regulations.gov. All comments, materials and documentation that were considered in this rulemaking are available, by appointment, at: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona Ecological Services Fish and Wildlife Office, 2321 West Royal Palm Drive, Suite 103, Phoenix, AZ 85021; phone (602) 242‒0210.
· Congressman Matt Salmon On The President’s Newly Released FY 2015 Budget Proposal: “With over $700 billion in new spending and not even a suggestion of cooperation with House Republicans, it is disappointing that the President would choose to use his budget as a platform for his liberal agenda rather than an opportunity to work across the aisle for real change that will help put our federal budget on a sustainable path. I am disappointed that this $3.9 trillion budget proposal raises taxes, creates new government programs, makes indiscriminate cuts to the size and pay of the military at a time when our country faces increasing global uncertainty and instability, and fails to incorporate even modest reforms to our looming entitlement crisis. What is most disheartening is the fact that despite his proposed tax increase, the President’s budget never balances – ever. In 2006, then-Senator Obama said, “America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.” Americans DO deserve better budgets from Washington, not 9 percent increases in federal spending paid on the backs of hardworking citizens and ultimately add to our debt.House Republicans are willing to work for solutions to the big spending problems facing our nation, such as entitlement reforms, reducing our national debt, and responsibly cutting spending to tackle the deficit. If he is serious about truly addressing these looming issues, the President should work with Congress to find a way to balance the budget and implement real solutions to our nation’s challenges.”
· Supt Of Public Instruction Diane Douglas needs volunteers to help gather petitions signatures between 9am and 5 pm, March 8 and 9 at the Crossroads Guns show scheduled in Centennial Hll in Mesa. Contact: Volunteer Coordinator Kristine Johnson at 480-241-7111.
· LD17 Need Volunteers to work their voter registration table at the Ostrich Festival in Chandler. Volunteers are needed:
· March 7: 2 – 4 pm, 4-6 pm, and 6-7:30 pm
· March 8: 10 am to noon, noon to 2 pm, 2-4 pm, and 4-6:30 pm
· March 9: 10 an to noon, noon to 2 pm, 2-4 pm, 4 to 6 pm.
Contact: Sandi at email@example.com .
· Registration For The Arizona Game And Fish Department 6th Annual Youth Day at the Outdoor Expo is open for school-aged students groups and students interested in a hands-on educational activities focusing on outdoor recreation and environmental education. Youth Day runs from 8:30 am until 2:30 pm, March 28 at the Ben Avery Shooting facility. Limited space. Free admission, free parking. Register online: http://www.azgfd.gov/youthday
· Congress Matt Salmon Regarding His Perfect Scores from Club for Growth and FreedomWorks on his 113th Congress voting record: "I came back to Washington fully committed to making tough choices, cutting spending and balancing our budget. I am honored to be recognized for my voting record that reflects those tough fiscal decisions by the Club for Growth and FreedomWorks. During my time in Congress, I have represented Arizona's 5th Congressional District by voting to help eliminate this wasteful government spending and reduce our debt, and I will continue to do so. We must do this. It will take tough choices and honest debate on what our country can afford, but failure to act now will merely push those hard choices down the road and increase the burdens we leave for the next generation."
· Salmon scored a 100% for Club for Growth's 2013 Congressional Scorecard and maintains a 100% lifetime rating.
· He scored a 100% for FreedomWork's 2013 Congressional Scorecard and maintains a 100% lifetime rating.
· Salmon is the sole Arizonan Representative with a 100% lifetime rating from both Club for Growth and FreedomWorks.
· CD5 Congressman Matt Salmon serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. He is also a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
· LD17 Candidates Are Encouraged To Bring Their Clip Boards and petitions to the Ostrich Festival Booth on March 7-9 so signatures can be gathered for you. Or contact on of the LD17 board members to arrange pick up of your petitions. Contact: Sandi Bartlett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480 600 2874 to volunteer.
· In Recognition Of National Women’s History Month, the Phoenix youth/educational channel 99 Television, is featuring a nightly series, “A History of Women’s Achievements in America,” at 8:30 pm.
· The Convention of States Legal Symposium is scheduled at 7 pm, Wed, March 5. The Pros & Cons of the Convention of States, the Balanced Budget Amendment and Mark Levin's The Liberty Amendments will be examined by constitutional attorneys Nick Dranias and Joe Wolverton at Burke Basic School, 131 E. Southern Ave., Mesa, Arizona 85210. This was formerly scheduled at ASU Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law. Free admission. A free handgun course by Armed Personal Defense Director Doug Little will be drawn for those in attendance. Call Arizona Constitutional Advocates at 480-332-7493 for more information.
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· Harlem-Pastors-Church-Sign-Obama-Released-Homo-Demons Pastor James David Manning's sign was unveiled Sunday in front of the ATLAH World Missionary Church in Harlem
Will Kyrsten Sinema Abandon Her Competitive District? Open Seat in Heavily Democratic District Tempts Sinema to Switch: Faced with significant competition from Republicans in Congressional District 9, Democrat Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema is considering abandoning her district in favor of one with an electorate that leans heavily Democrat, Arizona's Congressional District 7. An email leaked from Sinema’s inner circle reveals she planned a special meeting last week to discuss her “options.” The email was sent only eight hours after Congressman Ed Pastor announced his retirement. The meeting likely included discussion about abandoning her current district where her chances for reelection are in doubt, and possibly switching to the safer seat.
"We’re not surprised Sinema would abandon her current constituents for a cushy district that would help feed her ambition to be a career politician,” said Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham. “Voters are tired of people like her that serve themselves rather than those who elected them.”
Faced with the prospects in her current competitive district, Sinema morphed her radical progressive roots into a more moderate rhetoric to suit her ambitions. But as one of the architects of Obamacare, which has proven to be highly unpopular and a real threat to the reelection of Democrats nationally, Sinema has been unable to shirk her responsibility for millions who have lost their health plans. “There’s a national backlash against Obamacare and the Democrats who supported it, and Sinema is no exception — she’s going to be held accountable by voters unless she manages to escape into a lopsided district,” Graham added. (602) 957-7770 | email@example.com | AZGOP.org
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