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4-2-14 MCRC Briefs

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Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor    repcomm@cox.net

Web Master   John Strasser

 

April 2, 2014

 

·       The Republican National Committee Will Announce Today It Has Raked In $100 Million in the first quarter of 2014. The news comes as President Obama heads to Chicago to participate in fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee.

 

·       Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on today's McCutcheon v FEC ruling:"Today's Court decision in McCutcheon v FEC is an important first step toward restoring the voice of candidates and party committees and a vindication for all those who support robust, transparent political discourse. I am proud that the RNC led the way in bringing this case and pleased that the Court agreed that limits on how many candidates or committees a person may support unconstitutionally burden core First Amendment political activities. When free speech is allowed to flourish, our democracy is stronger. "

 

·       Gilbert City Council Candidate Victor Petersen will have a crew gathering petition signatures at the 6 pm, Thur, April 3 “Concert in the Park,” Freestone Park, 1045 E Juniper Road, (just E of the Amphitheater across the bridge).  Contact: Barbara Yates backtosquare1@live.com

 

·       The LD28 House Candidates Forum is scheduled at 7 pm, April 8 at Madison School District Office,  5601 N. 16th St, Phoenix. Any questions you have for the candidates should be forwarded to azld28correspondingsecretary@gmail.com by 5pm,  Sun,  April 6. In fairness to all candidates, no questions will be taken from the floor.  In addition, AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham will address Victory 14.

 

·       A Reception In Support Of Friends For Arizona’s Future is scheduled   at 5:30 pm, April 3 at the Phoenix Country Blue, 2901 N. 7th St., Phx. $50 per person. Hosted by Sen Steve Pierce, Rep Jeff Dial, Stan Barnes,David Rousseau, Mario E Diaz, Jessica Pacheco, Steve Brophy, Tom Henze, Fred Boice, Larry Aldrich and Ryan Harpe. All contributions will benefit Friends For Arizona's Future. RSVP to Amilyn Pierce at amilyn@engagingco.com  or 602-708-8980 or Jenna Brouk at jenna@engagingco.com  or 480-226-7596

·       A Reception Honoring Attorney General Candidate Mark Brnovich, hosted by Kevin Neal,  is scheduled at 6 pm, Wed., April 9 at the The Titanium Room, Scottsdale Gun Club, 14860 N Northsight Blvd, Scottsdale. Light appetizers. Test your sharp-shooting in the range. Suggested contribution 4150 per person.  RSVP to Amilyn Pierce at amilyn@engagingco.com or 602-708-8980 or Jenna Brouk at jenna@engagingco.com or 480-226-7596.

 

·       LD 11 House Candidate Vince Leach will speak at the 8:30 am, April 3 Oro Valley OV Chamber, Fire Station #377, 355 E Linda Vista Blvd, Oro Valley

 

·       A Meet And Greet For Queen Creek Town Council Candidate Emilena Turley will held at 7 pm, April 3 at the home of Rusdon and Emily Ray, 19520 E Aster Dr., Queen Creek.  Meet Emilena Turley.

 

·       Crossroads With Van, Airing At 3 Pm, Thur, April 3 will highlight the AZGOP and Democrats Unity in protecting their party incumbents. Call ins 347-857-4804 or 877-572-4283. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/van-the-radio-man

 

·       CD-1 Candidate Andy Kwasman will be featured at the 7 pm, April 3, Gila County Meet ‘Greet, Bernard’s Coffee Station, 725 W Ash St., Globe. Contact Lynne at lynne@adamkwasman.com

 

·       The Race: Politics In Arizona TV Show Mixer is scheduled at 6:30 pm, April 4 – featuring Nat'l Director of Patriot Action Network Darla Dawald and CD1 Candidate Gary Kiehne – at the Thunder Canyon Brewery Downtown, 220 E Broadway, Tucson. Info Anthony Gonzales 404-5436.

·       The Ahwatukee Easter Parade is scheduled at 10 am, Sat., April 19 at 48th Street and Elliot Road.

·       The Andrew Walter For CD9 Campaign Office Open House is scheduled from noon until 5 pm, Sat., April 5 at 1243 E. Broadway Road, 3105, Tempe.

·     A Fundraiser Of Comedy, Music And Food For LD25 Sen Candidate Ralph Heap is scheduled at 6:30 pm, April 3 with comedians Jeff Maxwell and Jeff Cordes at the Superstition Manor, 10744 E. Brown, Mesa. Requested contribution $1,000 per table, $100 per person.  RSVP: heapforsenate@gmail.com or 602-909-6248.

 

·     CD-1 Candidate Andy Kwasman will be highlighted  at the 5:30 pm, April 4, Pima County Meet ‘n Greet, Oro Valley Country Club, 300 W Greenock Dr, Oro Valley. Contact Marilyn at tucsonmurm@comcast.net

 

·       Republican Candidate Announcements, fundraiser, neighborhood walks and other events can be sent to repcomm@cox.net 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.

·       The New Maricopa County Republican Committee Web Address Is: http://maricopa.arizonagop.us   If there's something that you need and can't find, please contact Webmaster John Strasser at 480-273-8798.

·       The U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service (Service) And The Arizona Game And Fish Department (AGFD) will release a pair of Mexican wolves today and another pair next week into the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area of Arizona. The pair being released today consists of male 1290 (M1290) and female 1218 (F1218). The male was captured during the annual wolf population survey in January and paired with the female in a pen on the Apache National Forest. The wolves were held in the enclosure through the breeding season, which occurs in February and March.

The second pair, M1249 and F1126, will be released next week into the primary recovery zone in the Apache National Forest. M1249 was also captured during the annual wolf population survey. The pair has been held through the breeding season at the Sevilleta Wolf Management Facility in New Mexico.  “This release follows through on a commitment made by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission to support the release of wolves to replace those lost from illegal shootings,” says Chairman John W. Harris of the commission... See full press release: www.fws.gov/southwest/

 

·       “This Is A Phony Number. And It’s Wonderfully Precise. These guys go six months without any idea what the numbers are, and all of a sudden, it’s to a decimal point – seven-point-one not point-two.” – Charles Krauthammer on “Special Report with Bret Baier.” Watch here.
 

·       Bruce Ash: AZ National Republican Committeeman: Biggest Political News Of The Year - The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees. The justices said in a 5-4 vote that Americans have a right to give the legal maximum to candidates for Congress and president, as well as to parties and PACs, without worrying that they will violate the law when they bump up against a limit on all contributions, set at $123,200 for 2013 and 2014. That includes a separate $48,600 cap on contributions to candidates. But their decision does not undermine limits on individual contributions to candidates for president or Congress, now $2,600 an election.

Chief Justice John Roberts announced the decision, which split the court’s liberal and conservative justices. Roberts said the aggregate limits do not act to prevent corruption, the rationale the court has upheld as justifying contribution limits. The overall limits “intrude without justification on a citizen’s ability to exercise ‘the most fundamental First Amendment activities,’” Roberts said, quoting from the court’s seminal 1976 campaign finance ruling in Buckley v. Valeo.

Justice Clarence Thomas agreed with the outcome of the case, but wrote separately to say that he would have gone further and wiped away all contribution limits.

Justice Stephen Breyer, writing for the liberal dissenters, took the unusual step of reading a summary of his opinion from the bench.

Congress enacted the limits in the wake of Watergate-era abuses to discourage big contributors from trying to buy votes with their donations and to restore public confidence in the campaign finance system.

But in a series of rulings in recent years, the Roberts court has struck down provisions of federal law aimed at limiting the influence of big donors as unconstitutional curbs on free speech rights.

Most notably, in 2010, the court divided 5 to4 in the Citizens United case to free corporations and labor unions to spend as much as they wish on campaign advocacy, as long as it is independent of candidates and their campaigns. That decision did not affect contribution limits to individual candidates, political parties and political action committees.

Republican activist Shaun McCutcheon of Hoover, Ala., the national Republican party and Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky challenged the overall limits on what contributors may give in a two-year federal election cycle. The total is $123,200, including a separate $48,600 cap on contributions to candidates, for 2013 and 2014.

Limits on individual contributions, currently $2,600 per election to candidates for Congress, are not at issue.

Relaxed campaign finance rules have reduced the influence of political parties, McConnell and the GOP argued.

McCutcheon gave the symbolically significant $1,776 to 15 candidates for Congress and wanted to give the same amount to 12 others. But doing so would have put him in violation of the cap.

Nearly 650 donors contributed the maximum amount to candidates, PACs and parties in the last election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

The court did not heed warnings from Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. and advocates of campaign finance limits that donors would be able to funnel large amounts of money to a favored candidate in the absence of the overall limit.

The Republicans also called on the court to abandon its practice over nearly 40 years of evaluating limits on contributions less skeptically than restrictions on spending.

At the same time, the court has found that independent spending does not pose the same risk of corruption and has applied a higher level of scrutiny to laws that seek to limit spending.

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·       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 aj_ml@hotmail.com

 

·       April 3- 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 travelingtina@cox.net   Contact: 602-276-3959 or alicelara@hotmail.com RSVP CRWreservations@qwestoffice.net or call Tina Shaw 623 934-9730.

 

·       April 4 – LD28   Contact: Chr Scott O’Connor    Scott@pvhacienda.com   cell  (602) 469-3850.

 

·       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.

 

·       April 5 - SUN CITY WEST REPUBLICAN CLUB (1st Sat) 8 am, Quail Room at the Foundation Bldgs. 14465 R.H.Johnson Blvd., Sun City West.(R.H.Johnson & Stardust). 8 am – coffee/donuts. 8:30 am mtg. Speaker: Incumbent Attorney General Tom Horne.  Contact: Jan Martinson   Home:  623-546-3753   or Cell: 623-203-4803   JLMART15102@aol.com

 

 

·        Phoenix--Out-Of-The-Running-For-2016-GOP-Convention

·        Salmon Drops 3rd Bill As Part Of Shrink Our Spending (SOS) Initiative

·        Authorities-Hold-News-Conference-On-Ft-Hood-Shooting

·        Have-You-Met Rep-Matt-Salmon

·        John McCain Is An Amnesty Pimp

·        Sen. Flake: More CBP Officers At Arizona Ports Will Maximize Cross-Border Traden
Sen Flake: Relief Act Would Aid Those Squeezed By Obamacare

·        Rep. Schweikert: Letter To Secretary Sebelius Calls For Appeal Request Rates

·        Gosar Co-Sponsors Bill To Reimburse States From Obama Shutdown

·        Sen. McCain On Opening New Areas Of Petrified Forest National Park

·        Sen. McCain On Supreme Court’s Decision In Mccutcheon V. Fec

·        McCain, Graham And Ayotte On Former Acting CIA Director Mike Morell’s Testimony On Benghazi Attack

·        Lawmaker-Seeks-Make-Trampoline-Parks-Safer

·        Legislature-Dampens-City-Hopes-Election-Law-Fix

·        Andy-McCain-Named-Fiesta-Bowl-Chairman

·        Private-Prisons, Child-Abuse-Arizona-Legislature-Budget  Poor Kids Can't Wait (But In Arizona, They'll Have To)   Laurie Roberts

·        RNC Set To Narrow List Of Potential 2016 Convention Cities Wed

·        Worried-Big-Money-Donors-Stealing-Election-Guess-Top-Ten-Donate   These 2 Charts Definitively Show That The Democrats’ War On Money In Politics Is Complete Bs

·        Real-Health-Care-Reform; Give-States-Tools-And-Let-Them-Do-Job

·        Tea-Party-Protest-Sat,-April-12 at -Amelia-Island-FL

·        Arizona-Private-Prisons-Funding-Removed-Budget      $900k For Private Prisons

·        61%_Favor_Smaller_Government_With_Fewer_Services_And_Lower_Taxes

·        Clarisa-Christiansen-Says-Border-Patrol-Threatened-Her-With A Knife

 

SEEING RED AZ

·        Fast Food Outlets Flee Military Bases, Blame Wage Hike

·        CIS’ Exposé: Catch And Release Of Criminal Aliens

·        McCain Vows Amnesty Fight As Long As ‘I’m Alive, Breathing’

SONORAN ALLIANCE

·        Lisa Aubuchon Speaks Out – The Other Side The Bar And Media Don’t Want You To Know  

GILBERTWATCH:

·        Come and Meet Emilena Turley - Candidate for Queen Creek Town Council.  Thursday, April 3, at 7 pm at the home of Rusdon and Emily Ray.

·        Building the Machine: The Common Core Documentary. This documentary will explain in 39 minutes why Americans are beginning to object to Common Core. 

·        Please Help Victor Petersen Gather Signatures - Thurs, April 3.   

·        Thursday, April 3: Ralph Heap Fundraiser

FLOYD REPORTS

·        How To Kill-Six-Terrorists-With One-Shot

ESPRESSO PUNDIT

·        Hypocrite Of The Year

·        The Left Finally Understands....

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

·        Charles-Krauthammer-Says-These-Are-The-Two-Things-You-Need-To-Think-About-As-The-White-House-Celebrates-Its-Obamacare-Sign-Up-Milestone

·        Obama-Is-Talking-Like-Miss-America

MICHELLE MALKIN

·        Dear Mr. Colbert: Me So Stupid. You So Funny!

·        A Whole Lotta Democrat Corruption Going On

 

 

RNC/GOP   www.gop.com

·        Phoenix--Out-Of-The-Running-For-2016-Gop-Convention

·        RNC Set To Narrow List Of Potential 2016 Convention Cities Wed

·        RNC-Building-List-Of-Voters-Who-Lost-Insurance-Due-To-Obamacare

·        Reince-Priebus: Republican-Party-Must-Unify-To-Win-Elections

·        Famous Republicans Targeted For Dumpster

·        Pat-Caddell-At-CPAC: This-Was-The-Best-Speech-Of-The-Weekend

·        GOP-Establishment-Takes-Hit-From-Key-Conservative   Famous Republicans Targeted For Dumpster – Tea Party ‘As Much A Rebellion Against The Big Government Republicans’ As Liberal Dems.

IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/ILLEGALS

·        Cardinals-Call-Reform-Heard-Sides-Fence

·        John McCain Is An Amnesty Pimp

·        Liberal-Ideology-Hateful-Borderline-Sociopathic

·        ICE-Catch & Release Report    Released 68,000 Convicted  Illegals

·        Remember 1986

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Azborderdefenders  - Hidden Cameras

·        Need2no.Us   Border News Watch:

SECOND AMENDMENT/GUN RIGHTS

·        Detroit-Police-Chief-Lauds-'Empowered' Gun Owners Who Are Defending Their Homes And Families

·        We-Are-Going-To-Take-That-Gun: Watch-Dramatic-Open-Carry-Arrest-With-An-Ending-You-Probably-Wont-See-Coming   Officer Tells Texas Man Openly Carrying Rifle He’s ‘Free To Go’ – It’s Hard To Believe What Happened Just Two Minutes Later

·        ATF Agent Attempts To Illegally Scan Gun Owners Forms Multiple Times – Threatens Owner

·        Lawsuit Over Colorado Gun Laws Finally Sees Court

CAMPAIGNS/ELECTIONS

·        White-House-Recognizes-That-Running-On-Obamacare-Is-Political-Suicide-Video

NSA

·        Obama-Knew-Cia-Spied-On-Congress

VOTER ID/FRAUD

·        Texas-Border-County-Sued-For-105% -Voter-Registration

BENGHAZI

·        Former-CIA-Chief-Accused-Helping-White-House-Give-False-Narrative-On-Benghazi

·        Things-Get-Tense-When-Bachmann-Grills-Former-CIA-Deputy-Director-Over-Benghazi-Talking-Points

·        Ex-CIA-Chief-Confirms-He-Ignored-Benghazi-Guidance-From-Top-Officer-On-Ground

·        Morell: White-House-Made-No-Substantive-Changes-Benghazi-Talking-Points

·        Catherine-Herridge-Says: Morells-Testimony-Benghazi-Body-Blow-Intel-Community

·        CIA Officer Confirmed No Protests Before Misleading Benghazi Account Given: Station-Chief-In-Libya Ignored

·        Smoking Gun Email Shows Obama Lied About Benghazi

MILITARY/VETERANS

·     Marine-Vets-Kicking-2nd-Annual-Wounded-Walk-From NYC

·     Seal Gives Tips:Surviving-Tornado-Your-Car

·     Navy-Seals-Drop-Baseball-Game-Parachute

·     Soldiers-Journal-To-Be-Returned-Thanks-To-Social-Media-Search

·     Will Obama Use His Pen And Phone To Save Veterans' Lives Or Just His Egotistical Legacy?

·     Former-Navy-Seal-Gets-Shot-In-The-Stomach; Then-Does-A-Very-Seal-Like-Thing-Regarding-His-Attackers

·        FBI, Military Hunt Ex-Army Recruit Suspected Of Plotting ‘Ft. Hood-Inspired Jihad’

·        Enough Is Enough  -- WWII Vet Speaks Out

HILLARY

·        Banned-By Media; Hillary-Uncensored

·        Protecting-Hillary-Trumps-Benghazi-Investigation

CULTURAL/RELIGIOUS ISSUES

·        Honor Diaries Trailer

·        Islamophobia-In-Action: Honor-Diaries-Screening-Shut-Down-By-CAIR

·        Isamic-Honor-Muslim-Kills-Sister-Speaking-Phone-With A Man

·        Ohio-Muslim-College-Professor-Threatened-Kill-Female-Professor-Culture-Female-Department-Chair-Killed

·        Muslim-Disinformation-Campaign-Strategic-And-Dangerous

·        Learn-The-Language-Or-Leave  

FEDERAL

·        Federal Judge Orders Thorough Search Of 9/11 Records

COURTS

·        Supreme-Court-Strikes Down Aggregate Campaign-Donations-Limit

·        Du Pont Heir Dodges Jail Time For Raping 3-Year-Old Daughter: He 'Wouldn't Fare Well'

CONGRESS

·        Fire The Speaker  Petition To Fire Boehner

·        GOP Slams Obamacare Figures: 'Ultimate April Fools' Day Joke

·        Dem Senator Pulls Resolution To Honor Cesar Chavez After GOP Adds Border Security Language

·        Boehner Hails Supreme Court Ruling, Pelosi Slams It

·        The 8 Senate Seats Most Likely To Flip To The GOP

WELFARE

·        Andrea-And-Colin-Chisholm-Arrested-After-Living-Yacht-While-Collecting-Welfare

ECONOMY

·        US Government Is World’s 3rd Largest Economy

OBAMACARE/HEALTH

·        Govt-Spent-$700-Million-Promoting-Obamacare

·        White House Claim: Obamacare Seven Million Enrollees - Where's The Proof?

·        Bobby Jindal Unveils Plan To Replace Health-Care Law

·        Maryland-Looks-Scrap-$125.5-Million-Obamacare-Website-Start Over

·        The-Secretive-Obamacare-Study-That-May-Reveal-How-Many-Previously-Uninsured-Americans-Have-Actually-Paid-For-A-Plan

·        Obama Rallies Dems For 2014: Debate Is Over - The Affordable Care Act Is Here To Stay

EPA

·        Report: EPA Tested Deadly Pollutants On Humans To Push Obama Admin's Agenda

EDUCATION

·        Common-Crap: Education-In America

COMMON CORE

·        Fed Up: States Dropping Common Core

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

·        Jimmy-Fallon-Dings-Obamacare-As-Unpopular; Mocks-Obamas-Feckless-Handling-Of-Ukraine

·        Ex-CIA-Agent-Says-Obama-Andrew-Breitbart-And Tom-Clancy-Assassinated

·        Did Obama-Call-The-Pope-A-Liar?

·        Obama-Says-Constitution-Dated; International-Law-Supreme

·        Pothead-Gets-25-Years-For-Trying-To-Kill-Obama

·        Sowell: When-American-Foreign-Policy-Is-Anti-American

·        Obama-Admin-Plays-Catch-And-Release-With-68k-Criminal-Illegal-Aliens

INTERNATIONAL

·        Obama Pressured To Rescind Glowing Eulogy For Terrorist Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi

·        Turkish Leaders Caught On Recording Planning False Flag Attack In Syria – Turkey Responds By Shutting Down Youtube

·        Peace Proposal: Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard In Exchange For Hundreds Of Palestinian Prisoners?

·        The United Nations Human Rights Council Is A Joke

·        Was Obama-Kicked-Out Of Saudi-Arabia

·        Learn-The-Language-Or-Leave  

·        YOUR TAX $ US-Taxpayers-To-Spend-$400,000-For-A-Camel-Sculpture

 

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