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· In Light Of Sen John McCain’s 30% Job Approval Rating By Arizonans, according to public policy polling and Barack Obama’s 41% job approval wall street journal - a reader suggests Briefs should run a weekly item entitled “Race to the Bottom.”
· Readers Are Questioning Why Sen John McCain is joining Bill and Hillary for the clinton-family-to-host-student-conference-at-asu
· Over 30 GOP Candidates, Including Eight Of The Gubernatorial Contestants, are scheduled to participate in the Sun City West Republican Club Candidate’s Forum scheduled from 2-5 pm, March 15 in the Webb Room of the Foundations Building, 14465 R H Johnson Blvd, Sun City West. Each candidate will be given a set amount of time to make a presentation. The audience may submit questions for the candidates, according to Forum Chairman Jan Martinson. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
· US House of Representatives: Trent Franks and Clair Van Steenwyk.
· Gubernatorial: Christine Jones, Al Melvin, Alice Lukasik, John Molina, Frank Riggs, Scott Smith, Doug Ducey and Ken Bennett.
· Attorney General: Mark Brnovich and Tom Horne.
· Secretary of State: Michele Reagan, Justin Pierce and Wil Cardon.
· Treasurer: Jeff DeWit and Randy Pullen.
· Superintendent of Public Instruction: Diane Douglas and John Huppenthal.
· Arizona Senate LD22: Judy Burges.
· Arizona House of Representatives LD22: David Livingston and Phil Lovas.
· Arizona Corporation Commission: Bonnie Katz, Doug Little, Lucy Mason and Tom Forese.
· Arizona Clerk of Courts: Michael Jeans.
· Maricopa County Board of Supervisors: Sandra Dowling and Clint Hickman.
· Maricopa County Health Care District #4: Robert Blendu and Elbert ‘Bick’ Bicknell
· Maricopa County Community College District #4 Board: Jean McGrath.
· Maricopa County Community College Dist #4 Members-at-Large: Tracy Livingston and John Heep.
For further information contact Martinson at: Home: 623-546-3753 Cell: 623-203-4803 JLMART15102@aol.com
· Please say a few prayers for LD13 PV Diane DeCarlo who is in serious condition in a West Valley Hospital. Details and diagnosis unknown at the moment.
· MCRC First Vice Chair April Riggins Comment of appreciation for the MCRC volunteers who worked so hard to make the March 8 Lincoln Day Luncheon such a success: “The volunteers took ‘ownership’ of the LDL and contributed with their heart and soul. We are truly blessed to have such dedicated, staunch Republican supporters in the Maricopa County Republican Committee.”
· A Pat On The Back To 10 Of 18 LD13 PebbleCreek precinct committeemen who paid for two tables back in February…and filled both tables at the MCRC Lincoln Day Lincoln lunch. A great showing from the PebbleCreek PCs!
· And Kudos To LD13 Chairman Robert Branch as well. His LD filled about a half dozen tables at the MCRC Lincoln Day luncheon.
· Which, By The Way, Happens To Be The Largest Attended MCRC Lincoln Day luncheon in history. A total of attendance of 428 has MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro’s buttons popping! Way to go MCRC board and its army of volunteers!
· Several People Noticed The Absence of former MCRC Chairman Rob Haney at the Lincoln Day Luncheon. No, he didn’t go fishing, folks. He and gubernatorial candidate Andy Thomas were down at the gun show gathering petition signatures.
· Former Attorney General Bob Corbin, who is also a former National Rifle Association Chairman, was observed chatting with Wickenburg Mayor John Cook about Charles Heston’s reign as the NRA Chairman. Pleasant memories for two pro-second amendment Republicans who are more often seen in western gear than three-piece suits.
· LD 18 Senate Candidate Tom Morrissey, former AZGOP chairman, will be appearing with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at Mountain View Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 11002 South 48th St., (Ahwatukee) at 6 pm, March 21. They will be discussing issues and challenges facing our community, state and nation. Admission: Canned or Dry Goods for Church’s Food Pantry. Donations to candidates welcome. Snacks will be provided.
· Congressman Matt Salmon A Member Of The House Committee On Education and the Workforce, will be joined by Chairman John Kline (MN-02) for a “Reviving our Economy: Supporting a 21st Century Workforce” field hearing at 9 am, March 20 at the ASU Polytechnic Campus student union, 7001 E. Williams Field Road, Mesa, to discuss the ways that education and skills training can strengthen our economy. RSVP to Kristine Michalson ( Salmon) at Kristine.Michalson@mail.house.gov or Alexandra Sollberger (Committee) at Alexandra.Sollberger@mail.house.gov or (202) 650-7880.
· Education Bills To Watch:
· SB1395- School Districts or Charter Schools may "opt out" of any competency requirements or assessments adopted by the State Board of Education. They must adopt their own standards or assessments, as a replacement, and they must meet competency requirements that are as good as Year 1999 standards and assessments or greater. (SB1395&Session)
· SB1396- Requires school districts and charter schools to adopt standards that meet or exceed standards in our state from the Year 1999, provide competency requirements, a minimum course of study and assessments unless they agree to those adopted and prescribed by the State Board of Education. (SB1396&Session)
For further information: Jennifer Reynolds 480-961-4214arizonansagainstcommoncore
· Congressman Matt Salmon Will Hold Open Office Hours from 9:30 am until noon Saturday, March 15 at his district office, 207 N.Gilbert Road #209, Gilbert. RSVP to (480) 699-8239 for a time slot.
· Sen John McCain Introduced Legislation today that would extend Congressional authorization of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area for another 15-year period through the year 2030. Congressmen Raul Grijalva (AZ-3) and Ed Pastor (AZ-7) introduced the companion bill in the House of Representatives. “The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area is one of Arizona’s great treasures and I am proud to introduce legislation to extend its authorization for the next 15 years,” said McCain. “First authorized in 2000, it has grown into a collaborative effort by local, tribal and federal partners to transform the City of Yuma downtown riverfront area and restore the banks of the Colorado River. The Yuma Crossing NHA is proving to be a success story and I urge my colleagues in the Senate to pass this legislation.” Full statement here.
· Sue Goodchild, Long Time Yavapai County Activist, is hosting a ‘meet and greet” soup and salad dinner for Supt of Public Education candidate Diane Douglas between 5-7 pm, March 14 in Goodchild’s home, 1905 West Road 2 South, Chino Valley. Minimum donation $10. RSVP: email@example.com or 928-636-7355.
· Congressman Matt Salmon Has Scheduled A ‘Town Hall’ meeting to discuss ObamaCare and the nation’s health delivery system between 3-4 pm, Tues, March 18 at the Broadway Christian Church, 7335 E. Broadway Rd., Mesa. RSVP: (480) 699-8239 or click here.
CD9 Candidate Andrew Walter is asking for volunteers to help collect petitions signatures at the Sat., March 15 St. Patrick’s Day in Phx. Volunteers are asked to gather at 8:45 am in the parking lot at 340 E Palm Lane, (3rd St is closed for the parade, so take 7th Street to get to the meeting place). Please wear a campaign T-shirt, carry water, and wear a hat and walking shoes. Contact: click here to RSVP. firstname.lastname@example.org
· What Is A Republican? What Is A Platform Republican? Do you know the difference? Find out at 6:30 pm, Mon, March 17 as Tom Husband discusses the Republican Platform at the Arizona Project meeting, 3375 E. Shea #2-B, Phx. Contact: Chr Ron Ludders at 602.677.1496.
· Sheriff Joe Arpaio Will Address The Gila County Republican’s Lincoln Day Luncheon at 11:30 am, March 15 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway, Payson. For tickets, call Chairman Gary Morris at 602-803-7366. email@example.com
· The Pinal County Republican ‘Secretary of State Candidate Forum’ is scheduled at 10 am, March 15 (9:30 am meet ‘n greet) at the Union Center, 3855 N. Sun City Blvd., Florence.
The Annual Fountain Hills Republican Club Breakfast is scheduled at 8:30 am, Sat. March 15 at the FH American Legion. $15 per members paid in advance. $17 for non-member or all paying at the door. Reservations required. Contact: Secretary Nancy Ordowski firstname.lastname@example.org
Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Bennett, incumbent Sen Michele Reagan, Attorney General candidate Mark Brnovich and Treasurer candidate Jeff DeWitt will highlight the 10:30 am, March 15 meeting of the Paradise Republican Women’s Club at the Gainey Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale. Lunch reservations: Linda Brickman 602-330-9422 Luvbug1611@Cox.Net Www.Prwc.Org
· Congressman Trent Franks Is Having A Fundraiser Dinner at the Glendale Renaissance Hotel, Sunday, March 16, at 6 p.m., with special guest Doug Ducey, Candidate for Arizona Governor and Current Arizona Treasurer. Tickets are $250 per person. Please RSVP to Daniel Stefanski at email@example.com.
· CD4 Congressional Art Competition; Deadline April 23 - Competition is open to all high school students from CD4. The first place winner will be flown to Washington, D.C. for an awards banquet and will have his or her artwork displayed in the US Capitol Complex for one year. Other awards include college scholarships. Click HERE to learn more about the competition.
· The Gila County Lincoln Day Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am, , March 15 at Tiny's Family Restaurant, 600 E Hightway 260, Payson.
· LD13 Sen Don Shooter, LD13 Rep Steve Montenegro and Ruth Fennel will attend the Colorado Tea Party luncheon March 14 at Logan’s Restaurant in Yuma. RSVP by March 12 to Contact: M. Sally Kizer firstname.lastname@example.org 928-210-1219.
· Incumbent Attorney General Tom Horne And Challenger Mark Brnovich, along with Treasurer candidate Jim DeWit will speak at the 8:30 am, March 15 Fountain Hills Republican Club breakfast at the American Legion Post. Contact: Edith Stock email@example.com
· The Tucson Republican Women In Leadership Brunch is scheduled at 11 am, March13. 10 am reception. Speaker: David Keene, opinion editor, Washington Times and immediate past president of the NRA will address the Constitution and Second Amendment. , LaPaloma County Club, 3660 E Sunrise Drive Tucson. $20 payable at the door. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
· CD candidate Shelley Kais will address the Oro Valley Republican Women Luncheon, 11:30 am, March 14 at the Oro Valley Country Club, 300 N. Greenock Dr., Oro Valley. RSVP: email@example.com
LDl2’s regular monthly meeting (March 13) has been postponed by one week due to Spring break, according to Chairman Mickie Niland. LD12 will meet at 7 pm, March 20 at the the Quartz Hill Elementary School, 3680 S Quartz St, Gilbert. Contact: LD12 Chr Mickie Niland Chairman@Azld12.Com Http://Azld12.Com/
· Arizona Senators Jeff Flake And John McCain co-sponsored the National Park Access Act, which will reimburse Arizona and other states for donations used to reopen national parks during the government shutdown, which lasted from October 1-16, 2013. Flake is the original sponsor of the legislation, and original co-sponsors are Senators Mark Udall (D-CO), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Bob Corker (R-TN).
McCain said, “I am pleased to co-sponsor legislation introduced by my colleague, Senator Jeff Flake, which would reimburse states for donations used to reopen our National Parks during the government shutdown in October. Last year’s government shutdown was a reckless folly. Its only accomplishment was to inflict economic damage on hardworking Arizonans. Overall, our state lost $27 million in tourism dollars as more than 160,000 visitors were turned away from visiting the Grand Canyon and other Arizona national parks, according to a recent report by the U.S. National Park Service. Food banks actually had to rush supplies to 2,200 employees inside Grand Canyon National Park who were furloughed or laid off due to the shutdown. Arizonans responded by raising $465,000 in donations to reopen Grand Canyon National Park for five days of the 16-day government shutdown. This ensured the Grand Canyon stayed open during the Columbus Day holiday, one of the busiest weekends for small businesses that serve Park tourists.
“Even though Congress back-paid the National Park Service once the shutdown was resolved, the federal government kept a total of $2 million in donations it received during the shutdown to reopen National Park units in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Tennessee, South Dakota and New York. The legislation we have introduced ensures that the federal government returns the $2 million windfall it collected in October, repaying the goodwill of the Americans who stepped up while dysfunction in Washington shut the government down.”
· EPA’s New Source Performance Standards are Crippling: Congressman David Schweikert - Chairman of House Science, Space and Technology Joint Subcommittee on Environment and the Subcommittee on Energy hearing, EPA’s New Source Performance Standards for Power Plants, Part II . “This hearing examined the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for commercial power plants. Witnesses focused on the potential use of Carbon Capture and Storage Systems (CCS) in both coal and natural gas fired power plants, discussed the regional challenges of using CCS as well as the consequences of CCS storage on groundwater, and examined the industry response to CSS adoption costs and availability. My colleagues and I received testimony from a variety of professionals in the energy field on the EPA’s NSPS proposal, which revealed an immature mandate request for utility companies, based on flimsy scientific data, and heavy-handed oversight without legitimate, existing infrastructure for our energy production,” said Chairman Schweikert. “These requirements of CCS storage for power plants are so expensive and unavailable, witness David Hawkins, the Director of Climate Programs for the Natural Resources Defense Council admitted they would not be adopted without regulation.”
“There are discussions of demonstration projects in EPA literature [that model CCS for power plants] but none of them are near the type of scales seen in commercial power plants today. It’s a little tricky writing a rule set on something that’s a long way from scaled demonstration. Until these technologies are proven to be commercially available for our utilities companies without risks of harm to the storage location of CO2, our cities’ power suppliers will be left with few options for compliance and freedom to grow their businesses.” The proposed regulations for new power plant emissions are based on conclusions from the EPA that CCS is a proven technology for controlling CO2 , even though, according to the EPA’s own outline, “CCS is not yet in use at any commercial-scale power plants.” Cost containment suggestions for CO2 storage solutions suggested by the EPA include sale of captured CO2 for enhanced oil recovery (EOR). But geographical distances leave this option closed to many. Full witness testimonies can be read here and more information on previous hearings on this topic can be found here. Schweikert s the author of the Secret Science Reform Act and a strong advocate for transparent data, evidence, and scientific research. Full text of the legislation can be found here. Contact: Maggie Zehring firstname.lastname@example.org (480) 946-2411.
· See MCRC Calendar For Complete Listing: Http://Archives.Mcrcbriefs.Org/ Left Hand Column (In Red) - Maricopa County And State Wide GOP Activity Listings.
· March 13 – LD23 (2nd Thurs) 6 pm social, 6:30 pm mtg, Scottsdale Civic Center Library Auditorium, 3839 N Drinkwater, Scottsdale. Speakers: Shane Wikfors & Bill Fathauer from Americans for Prosperity - Arizona, who will discuss pending legislation and a plan to regain AZ Congressional seats in 2014. Forum for State Treasurer candidates Randy Pullen and Jeff DeWit. a representative from Hugh Hallman's campaign . Contact: Chr Joe Meli www.d23azgop.org
· March 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
· March 15 - FOUNTAIN HILLS REPUBLICAN CLUB ANNUAL BREAKFAST. (3rd Sat) 8:30 am breakfast snacks. 9 am Program. Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills. Speakers: Hotly contested races. AG candidates Tom Horne and Mark Brnovich, State Treasurer candidate Jeff DeWitt, Secretary of State Wil Cardon, Sen Michele Reagan and Rep Justin Pierce. Contact: Contact Edith Stoc email@example.com
· March 15 - SUN CITY WEST REPUBLICAN CLUB Candidates Forum, 2-5 pm. Foundations Building Webb Rm, 14465 R H Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Open to Maricopa County and State GOP candidates. Each candidate will be given a set amount of time to make their presentation. The audience will be allowed to submit questions for the candidates. Contact: Jan Martinson Home: 623-546-3753 or Cell: 623-203-4803 JLMART15102@aol.com
· March 15 - PARADISE REPUBLICAN WOMEN'S CLUB 10:30 Am Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 Gainey Club Dr., Scottsdale. Speakers: Secretary of State Ken Bennett - Gubernatorial candidate , Attorney general candidate Mark Brnovich , incumbent LD23 Sen Michele Reagan, , and Treasurer candidate Jeff DeWitt. Lunch Reservations: Linda Brickman 602 / 330-9422 Luvbug1611@Cox.Net Www.Prwc.Org
· March 15 – AZ East Valley Action Alliance Open House- Preserving Life & Liberty. 7 pm, home of James & Barbara Rowley Parker resident, 5345 E. McLellan #103 (gated), Mesa. Congressman Matt Salmon, The Red Mtn Blue Grass Band, Pro-Life candidates. RSVP: : 480-216-7217 or 480-832-2870.
· Clinton-Family-To-Host-Student-Conference-At-ASU The Clintons will be joined by Sen. John McCain and his wife Cindy; former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly and comedian Jimmy Kimmel.
· County Delays Auction Of 53 Acres Near Sun City West Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman thanked for taking the initiative in communicating with the county departments involved with the 53 acres.
· Why-The-GOP-Needs-To-Take-Social-Media-Seriously Robert Graham On FOX
· Thank You Gov Brewer Christine Jones
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