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· Congressman Trent Franks, co-chairman of the Congressional Missile Defense Caucus: "Today, the Strategic Forces Subcommittee held a hearing on missile defense funding levels for Fiscal Year 2015, after President Obama proposed the lowest missile defense funding levels in nearly two decades. Of no surprise to any veteran observer, in the middle of the hearing, North Korea launched two Nodong missiles, demonstrating with utmost clarity that the vacuum of leadership in the White House is well-known abroad. Our enemies our all too aware that now is the time to take advantage of the utter lack of consequences for any and every 'red line' they feel inclined to cross. To put it simply: the presidency of Barack Obama makes Americans less safe."
· The New Mailing Address For The Maricopa County Republican Committee is MCRC, c/o David Ludwig, 4242 N. 19th Ave., Suite 150, Phoenix, AZ 85015, according to MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro. Correspondence should be mailed to this address instead to the former office at 99th Avenue and Bell Road. The Bell Road office has been closed.
· Official Voter Registration Sunday dates are May 4 and September 14. Info: Center for Arizona Policy email@example.com
· The Mexican Wolf/Livestock Coexistence Council (Coexistence Council), an 11-member volunteer group of livestock producers, tribes, environmental groups, and county coalitions, has developed an innovative Strategic Coexistence Plan (Coexistence Plan), to reduce wolf/livestock conflicts and the need for management removals of depredating or nuisance wolves. The goals of the Coexistence Plan are to sustain viable ranching, protect healthy western landscapes, and advance a wild, self-sustaining Mexican gray wolf population. Info: www.coexistencecouncil.org http://www.fws.gov/southwest
· A Yugoslavian Mother’s Son From Phoenix to Washington, D.C., choosing freedom “Just because you open your business to the public, that doesn’t mean the public has the right to run your business - and certainly, neither does the government. “ Mark Brnovich’s interview with National Review
· The Association Of The United States Navy (AUSN) will present Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton with its first National Award of Distinction for his leadership, commitment and dedication in achieving a solution to the chronic homelessness of military Veterans in the Greater Phoenix area at 10 am, March 26 at Phoenix City Hall.
· Rep. David Schweikert, Co-Founder Of The Congressional Valley Fever Task Force, is hosting a Valley Fever Open House at 9 am, April 12 at his office, 10603 N. Hayden Rd., Suite H-108, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Coffee/donuts will be served. Free admission. Contact: Maggie Zehring (480) 946-2411 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Linda Rizzo at email@example.com, (480) 946-2411.
· Robert & Jennifer Copeland Are Hosting a clint Hickman for County Supervisor at 6 pm, Wed., April 2 at their home in Litchfield Park.
· The CD-9 Candidate Andy Kwasman schedule: events
· April 2 – 6:30 pm, Pima County Meet ‘n Greet, Continental Ranch Community Cntr, 8881 N Cochline Blvd, Marana.Contact Lynne at firstname.lastname@example.org
· April 3 - 7 pm, Gila County Meet ‘Greet, Bernard’s Coffee Station, 725 W Ash St., Globe. Contact Lynne at email@example.com
· April 4 – 5:30 pm, Pima County Meet ‘n Greet, Oro Valley Country Club, 300 W Greenock Dr, Oro Valley. Contact Marilyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
April 7 – 6 pm, Pinal County Casa Grande Tea Party/AZ Conservative Coaliton, Legacy Suites, 540 N. Cacheris Ct, Casa Grande 85122Contact Lynne at email@example.com
· Gubernatorial Candidate Andy Thomas spoke to the Ahwatukee Republican Women this evening.
· Gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones has a new web site. See christinejones.com See her life from when she was the first girl to play in the all-boys basketball league in elementary school, to when she announced her candidacy for governor.
· CD8 Congressional Candidate Clair Van Steenwyk will speak to LD4 Republicans on Wed., March 26 at the Star Point Estrella Mountain Ranch on Elliott Road and Star Point s/w Corner. Social 6:30 pm, Meeting a 7 pm. Chairman Fred Amator 623-980-6007.
· Dinesh D'Souza Got To Ask Obama a few questions this week. See him press Obama on his failed healthcare system, his criticisms of D'Souza's 2016 film, and other hot button issues. to watch. D'Souza appeared on Hannity tonight on the FOX News Channel to discuss the new video with Sean Hannity.
· Stand Up America US is hosting an Evening of Conversation With MG Paul E. Vallely – US Army (Ret.) “America at a Crossroads” at 6 pm, April 2 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. RSVP required. Light appetizers to be served. No host bar. Contribution $20 per person. $35 per couple. Contact Scott Winchell: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Arizona Capitol Times Survey On Common Core azcapitoltimes.com
· Crossroads with Van / AZ Legislators Betray Voters 2 pm, Thur, March 27. “ I’ll be discussing the AZ Legislator's who've now committed voter fraud with new requirement for federal office signature requirements increased, while state & local no change. This change will make it twice as hard for a challenger to McCain or any other federally elected office, this is no accident.” Callins @ 347-857-4804 / 877-5724283. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/van-the-radio-man
· CD1 Adam Kwasman Shares A Campaign Story: Last week, at the Pinal County Fair, I met Raymond, a disabled Vietnam veteran. Raymond registered to vote as a Democrat as soon as he got back from his tour of duty. From that day forward, he remained a Democrat…until he met our campaign team and me. He shared with us about how (Congresswoman) Ann Kirkpatrick cut veteran's benefits and asked me about my stance on important issues. After about ten minutes, he said, "Alright, Kwasman's my man! Do you have a voter registration form? I want to become a Republican."
· CD8 Candidate Clair Van Steenwyk: “AZ State Legislators have raised the bar to get on the ballot, but only if you're running for the US House of Representatives, they've doubled the amount of signatures needed. Now the question I have is why didn't they raise the number needed for all offices, especially the ones they hold, but then that would be common sense or at the very least fair, no only the House is now up to 1% while all others only need 1/2 of 1 %, this may not seem like much but it doubles the minimum and raises the cushion. I do believe this is politically motivated by all who took part and the #'s just come out today with just two months left to get them. those in charge should be fired and those who supported this one sided change should be removed from office, but I won't hold my breath on that one, hope you all realize that this affects all of us and not just those running for office of which I'm one, changing the rules in the middle of the game but only for one group, which means Protect the Incumbents at all cost.
· LD11 House Candidate Vince Leach Schedule:
· March 27 – 7:15 am, Oro Valley Chamber Breakfast at Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd., Oro Valley.
· March 28 – 9 am, SaddleBrooke Precinct Committeeman mtg, Mountain View Club House, SaddleBrooke, AZ
· March 28 – Southern AZ Legislative Luncheon, Hilton Conquistador Hotel, 10000 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson.
· March 29 – 2-8 pm, Salsa Fest, Copper Sky Park, Maricopa
· As Sheriff Joe I Stand With Joe ponders whether to run for office again, he points out this will be his toughest race yet because:
1. The Obama Justice department has been rolling out lawsuit after lawsuit to take me down.
2. The Democrats drained my campaign resources last spring with a costly re-call election smear campaign that came dangerously close to defeating me, but with your support we prevailed.
3. Rampant, UNFOUNDED charges of racism and racial profiling in my office.
4. Al Sharpton, George Lopez, Linda Ronstadt and a gaggle of other celebrity lefties are using their Hollywood megaphone to slander my name and reputation.
5. A hostile national and local press corps that actually gets the weather right more than anything they report about me.
A Free Pancake Breakfast With Gilbert City Council Candidate Eddie Cook, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey is scheduled between 8-10am, March 29 at 630 W. Elliot Rd, Gilbert (Btwn Cooper & Gilbert). Details at www.VoteEddieCook.com. Contact Paul Brierley 480-323-6832 or Paul@VoteEddieCook.com
· Patty And Charlie Horn Are Hosting A March 29 Luncheon for CD1 candidate Andy Tobin and CD2 candidate Martha McSally - featuring US House Speaker John Boehner - at their home, Villa Girasole, 4400 W. Cush Canyon Loop, Canyon Pass, Marana. A rountable is scheduled at 22 am, photo ops at 11:30 am and lunch at noon. $500 per person, sponsors $10,400 per person, co-host $1,500 per person. RSVP: Michelle Hyder email@example.com 602.633-2777 or Teresa Wright firstname.lastname@example.org 623-498-7999.
· A Queen Creek Town Council Candidate Emilena Turley petition signature gathering drive is scheduled at 9 am, Sat., March 29 at 21266 S. 213th Place, Queen Creek. Babysitting will be provided for younger children. RSVP Emilena 602-570-8430 email@example.com Website: www.emilenaturley.com
A Victor Petersen For Gilbert Town Council campaign kick-off is scheduled between at 11am – 1 pm, Sat., March 29 at 88 E. Toledo Ct., Gilbert AZ, 85295(Extra Parking at Chalice Christian Church - 15303 S Gilbert Rd). Food, music and activities for children. Special guest Phx City Councilman Sal DiCiccio. Host committee consists of Cindy & Cindy Biggs, Eddie & Janet Farnsworth, Warren & Michelle Petersen, Denny Barney, Steve Chucri, Jared & Diane Taylor, Mickie & Jeff Niland, Jason Barney and Barb & Brain Yates. Contact: www.votevictorpetersen.com
Items for the March 29 “Great Arizona Rummage Sale,” sponsored by the Arizona Project (AP), should be delivered to the office, 3375 E. Shea Blvd, Phx, between 9 am-5 pm, Mon- Fri or bring to the regular Monday evening meeting. Proceeds will benefit AP and “Packages From Home.” Contact: Chr Ron Ludders 602-677-1496.
Secretary Of State Ken Bennett Has Released The 2014 Signature Requirements for congressional, statewide, and legislative candidates. Signature requirements, established by a formula set in state statute, are based upon state and local voter registration figures as of March 1, 2014. Candidates seeking to qualify for the 2014 ballot must submit their nomination petitions to the Secretary of State's Office. The first day that candidates may file petitions is April 28. The last day for candidates to file is May 28. Visit http://azsos.gov/election/2014/info/SignatureRequirements.htm for more information.
· Did You Know That Your State Taxes Do Not Support The Conservation Of Arizona’s Wildlife, but your donations do? Taxpayers can help the state’s wildlife at tax time by “making a mark” on their state income tax form.The Arizona Wildlife Fund is a voluntary program that allows Arizona taxpayers to make a donation to specifically help imperiled and endangered wildlife, including majestic bald eagles, black-footed ferrets, California condors, Apache trout, Mexican wolves and desert tortoises, among other nongame species. “Since Game and Fish does not receive any general fund dollars, the Arizona Wildlife Fund provides important support for managing and conserving some of the state’s most iconic native species,” says Mike Rabe, nongame branch chief for the Arizona Game and Fish Department. “The fund goes only to nongame species that are not hunted or fished, and the cumulative effect of even a dollar can have a tremendous impact on conserving one of Arizona’s greatest natural treasures -- its wildlife.” The Arizona Wildlife Fund box can be found on line “40” of the state’s long income tax form, or line “33” of the short tax form. visit www.azgfd.gov/makeamark.
· The JLBC Staff Reports Monthly To The Legislature on the status of General Fund revenue collections and other fiscal issues. This report can be found on the following link: www.azleg.gov/jlbc.htm . Among the key points of the document:
1. February General Fund revenues of $289.1 million represent an increase of 5.4% from February of 2013. This represents an increase of $2.5 million above the baseline revenue forecast.
2. Year-to-date, fiscal year 2014 revenues are 2.8% above FY 2013 and are $(16.0) million below the baseline forecast.
3. Each of the state’s 3 main revenue categories (Sales, Individual Income, and Corporate Income Taxes) showed increases over the prior year. However Sales and Individual Income Taxes were both below the Baseline forecast for the month, while Corporate Income Tax was above forecast.
4. The state’s fiscal health can also be measured by the operating fund balance. The state pays its bills out of the operating fund balance, which consists of the General Fund and certain dedicated funds. The operating balance is at $2.1 billion as of mid-March 2014. In addition, the state’s Budget Stabilization Fund has a balance of $454.1 million.
5. Highway User Revenue Fund (HURF) revenues consist of gasoline and use fuel (diesel) tax, motor carrier fees (commercial carriers), vehicle license tax and registration fees, and various other fees. HURF collections of $103.7 million in February were down $(0.3) million, or (0.2)%, compared to February of last year. Year-to-date revenues are 2.7% above collections in the prior year, and are $13.6 million above the Baseline forecast. – Sen John McComish, Rep Bob Robson and Rep Jeff Dial
ATTN LD and Club Chairmen: Please check your announcements on the 3-23-14 calendars posted at Http://Archives.Mcrcbriefs.Org/
· See MCRC Calendar For Complete Listing: Http://Archives.Mcrcbriefs.Org/ Left Hand Column (In Red) - Maricopa County And State Wide GOP Activity Listings.
· March 26 – LD4 7 pm, Starpointe Residents Club in Estrella Mountain Ranch (Elliott & Estrella Parkway). Chairman Fred Amator firstname.lastname@example.org
· March 26– ESTRELLA CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN CLUB. (4th Wed) 7 pm, Starpointe in Estrella. Starpointe (Elliot Rd immediately off Estrella Pkwy), Goodyear. Contact: Richard Newcomer: 623-398-5638 email@example.com
· March 26 – “Legal-Ease With Dennis Wilenchik” - Republican political talk show, (every Wed) 4 pm. KFNX 1100. legaleseonline
· March 27– Politics on the Rocks. (4th Thurs) 6 pm, The Mint, 7373 E. Camelback Rd. Scottsdale. Contact: Charles A. Jensen Politics on the Rocks
· March 29 - The Russell Pearce Show (Sat). 7 pm, 960AM The Patriot taking calls at (602) 508-0960.
· March 29 – Voice Of Veterans Talk Show (Sat) 3-5 pm, Host: Vernon Bagley with co-host Phil Mason. NBC 1260 AM, 96.1 FM. 480-423-1260. Questions/topics contact: Bagley at firstname.lastname@example.org or MAVS@azgop.org
· March 29- Steve Kates’ “A Call To Rights” Radio Show. (Sat) Noon to 2 pm, KFNX 1100 AM Call in 602-277-5369.
· April 3 - MARICOPA COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE EGC (1st Thurs) 7 pm, AZGOP HQ. 3501 N. 24th St., Phx. Open to registered Republicans only. Identification required for sign in. Contact: Chairman AJ LaFaro email@example.com
· April 4 – LD28 Contact: Chr Scott O’Connor Scott@pvhacienda.com cell (602) 469-3850.
· April 4- CENTRAL REPUBLICAN WOMEN OF PHOENIX (CRWOP) (1st Thur)- (Former Cactus Wren/Central Republican Women's Clubs) 5:30 pm social. 6:15 pm program/dinner, Hilton Garden Inn, 4000 N. Central. $22 each. RSVP/reservations to Tina Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: 602-276-3959 or email@example.com RSVP CRWreservations@qwestoffice.net or call Tina Shaw 623 934-9730.
· April 5 - TEENAGE REPUBLICANS OF ARIZONA (TARS) BANQUET. 6:15 pm, Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. Early bird registration: $55 per person, $100 per couple or $550 per table. Regular pricing: $65 per person, $115 per couple and $650 per table. Speakers will include AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham, Constitutional expert Shane Krauser, Katie Pavlich and others. RSVP to Chairman Lilia Dashevsky: 602-918-3411.
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· Obama's-Travel-Expenses Financial Audit Ousts Obama As Spending Addict
· Should GOP Conservatives Adjust Their Message For Blacks?
· Look & Learn: Sarah Palin Was Right – Obama Wrong!
· “It’s Pretty Brazen For Senator Harry Reid to funnel nearly $17,000 in campaign funds to his granddaughter for ‘holiday gifts.’ One of these days Reid will learn that Nevadans don’t appreciate him using campaign money as his personal slush fund,” said Jahan Wilcox, a Republican National Committee spokesman in a statement. harry-reid-will refund campaign for gifts
· “Another Day, Another Obamacare Delay from the same Obama Administration that won’t work with Republicans to help Americans suffering from the unintended consequences of the Democrats’ failed healthcare law. Democrats in leadership may say they are doubling down on ObamaCare but you have to wonder how many more unilateral delays their candidates running in 2014 can withstand.” – RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
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· Joni Ernst: "Let's Make 'Em Squeal" Castrates Hogs, Knows How To Cut Pork In DC
· Abbas-Aide-Killed-Us-Senators-Niece Benyamin Korn Exposes Fatah Movement's Celebration Of Murder