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Briefs Editor Frosty Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
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May 28, 2014
· MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro: Now that the 5 pm, May 28 Maricopa County Elections deadline for individuals to submit their PC Affidavit and Signature Petition Form(s) has passed, Elections will remove the PC Affidavit and Signature Petition Form from the link below and will add the PC Affidavit for Write-Ins. Individuals who want to be PC write-ins will need to complete the PC Affidavit for Write-Ins and submit it to Elections between May 29th and June 11th. http://recorder.maricopa.gov/web/precinctcommitteemen.aspx It's also my understanding, Elections hopes to have the first database of individuals who submitted PC Affidavits and Signature Petition Forms(s) by 5 pm, May 28 posted by early next week. My deepest thanks to Kristi, Berta and the entire Maricopa County Elections Team for all of their hard work - especially during elections season. – A J LaFaro
· My Deepest Thanks To All The PCs And Volunteers who worked so hard to get their Republican candidates on the Primary Ballot. Here is the link to all the Arizona candidates that filed with the AZSOS: http://www.azsos.gov/election/2014/primary/FullListing.htm . Early Ballots Go Out In 63 Days. - A.J. Lafaro- Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee.
· Gov Jan Brewer Ordered Flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Thurs, May 29 in honor of Border Patrol Agent Alexander Giannini. The governor has ordered that flags also be lowered on the day of his interment, for which services are pending. Agent Giannini, of the Willcox Station, was killed Wed, May 28, in an on-duty single vehicle accident near Benson. He had served with the U.S. Border Patrol since 2009. Individuals, businesses and other organizations are encouraged to participate in this tribute.
· Visitation for former Senator Tom Smith is scheduled from 6-8 pm, Thur., May 29 at Messingers, Indian School and Miller Road. Services are planned at 10 am, Fri., May 30 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Miller Road – reception follows. Burial will be private. . Smith, who passed away this weekend, was a LD28 precinct committeeman. He was formerly from the old LD26 Kaibab precinct (east Phoenix and Paradise Valley). He was a Colonel in the Marines, former Scottsdale School District principal, and a longtime party activist promoting “honesty and integrity”. Smith was the legislator behind the establishment of the “AZ Governor’s Study Committee on Firearms Safety and Sport Shooting Ranges” Est October 2000, that resulted in the ARS in Title 17 that provided protection to shooting ranges. He was a champion of shooting and of the Ben Avery Shooting Facility , operated by the Arizona Game and Fish Dept on the north side of the Carefree Highway/I-17. If it weren’t for his efforts, things would be a lot different in AZ now with the future of shooting ranges, according to a retired AZGF officer. His passing is a great loss to the Arizona firearms owners and the Republican Party.
· For The Next Few Weeks, Travelers On I-10 just west of the I-17 interchange, one of the most heavily traveled areas in Arizona, will see AzCDL’s logo, website address and “Protecting Your Freedom” in gigantic lettering. In addition to bringing AzCDL to the attention of hundreds of thousands of potential new members, imagine the reaction of those anti-rights zealots who want to disarm you. These alerts are a project of the Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL), an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization.
· The Tempe Republican Women will entertain constitutional speaker Shane Krauser at the 11:30 am, June 7 luncheon scheduled at Hosted at the Double Tree Inn, 2100 S Priest Dr, (Priest and Broadway), 2100 S Priest Dr, Tempe. $25 now, $30 at the door. http://temperw.org/contact/
· Never Say “It Can’t Be Done!” LD26 has no senate Republican candidate running in the primary. In less than two weeks, Independent Dale Eames (former Republican) and his volunteers gathered over 1700 signatures, which he will turn in today. (The minimum is 1096.) He just might be able to replace Dem Ed Ableser who has a record of absenteeism at the legislature.
The Central Republican Women of Phoenix are hosting a CD9 candidates forum at 6:15 pm, June 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, 4000 N Central Ave., Phx. CD9 is currently democrat controlled and is a key swing district, that the GOP must take back. Republican candidates Andrew Walter and Wendy Rogers will participate in this forum. RSVP to email@example.com
· On May 6, 2014, Gov Janice K. Brewer Announced she was accepting applications for the position of Clerk of the Superior Court in Yavapai County. A vacancy exists due to the loss of Sandra Markham, who passed away on April 28, 2014. The Governor today has begun seeking public input regarding the following applicants:
· Lisa Bunnell
· M. Alex Harris
· Donna J. McQuality
· Wayne A. Meddaugh
Written comments about the applicants should be sent via e-mail to the attention of Sanjum Punia at firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments must be received by June 4, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. to be considered. Anonymous comments will not be considered.
· A Screening Of ‘Honor Diaries’ will be held at 6:30 pm, Thur., May 29 at the Burton Barr Library on Central and McDowell. The group will be joined by Peoria Police Detectives Chris Boughey and his partner Jeff Balson who investigated the murder of Noor Almaleki -the young Iraqi woman murdered by her father in 2009 in Phoenix for being ‘too westernized.’ Boughey served as an advisor to the film. Boughey and Blason will participate in the discussion following the screening. The film runs one hour. RSVP: honor-diaries-the-movie
· Incumbent Attorney General Tom Horne will attend the Green Valley Republican Brown Bag Lunch Series at noon, Thurs., May 29 at Green Valley GOP headquarters, Green Valley Village, Suite 70, (I-19 Exit 65-Continental).
· A Fundraiser For LD23 Sen Candidate John Kavanagh is scheduled at 7 pm, May 30 at the Lexington Hotel –Fireside Grill, 12800 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and live music by “The OK Chorale” singers. Free Italian buffet dinner and cash bar. Minimum donation $25 per person. No RVPS required. Checks can be sent to: Kavanagh for State Senate, 16038 E Seminole Lane, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.
· May 30 is the deadline for making reservations for the Arrowhead Republican Women Republican Candidates’ Forum is scheduled from 2:30-5 pm, Sat., June 7 at the Briarwood Country Club. Forum Begins Promptly at 3pm. Candidate line-up includes:
· Governor: Ken Bennett, Doug Ducey, Christine Jones, Al Melvin, John Molina, Frank Riggs, Scott Smith
· Attorney General: Mark Brnovich, Tom Horne
· Secretary Of State: Justin Pierce
· Corporation Commission: Tom Forese, Bonnie Katz, Doug Little, Lucy Mason, Vernon Parker
· Treasurer: Jeff Dewitt, Hugh Hallman
· Superintendent Of Public Instruction: Diane Douglas
· House Ld22: David Livingston, Phil Lovas
· House Ld21: Rick Gray, Bryan Hackerbarth, Tony Rivero
· Senate Ld21: Debbie Lesko (Running For State Senator),
· Maricopa County Supervisor: Sandra Dowling, Clint Hickman
· Clerk Of The Courts: Michael Jeans
· Congress: Trent Franks, Clair Van Steenwyk
RSVP to Peg Moore at 623-694-5852 or email Peg at email@example.com by May 30.
· CD1 Adam Kwasman Schedule: firstname.lastname@example.org
· May 31: 3 pm, Meet & Greet, 1328 E. Prickly Pear Dr., Casa Grande.
· June 5: 4 pm, CD1 Forum, Oro Valley Library
· June 7 :10 am, Meet & Greet, 15876 S Hilo Circle, Arizona City.
· June 9: CD1 Debate (KAET TV)
· June 12: 4:30 pm, Meet & Greet, La Quinta Inn, Flagstaff, AZ.
The Arizona Tea Party State Convention will be conducted from 8 am to 4 pm, Sat., May 31 in at the Sun City West Foundation—Webb Room; 14465 W. R.H. Johnson Blvd, Sun City West, AZ 85375. Free admission. Lunch provided. Click Here To Register (Free)
· LD17 Will Walk The Carla Vista Precinct, starting at 8:45 am, Sat/. May 31. Meet at the parking lot of Western States Bank, 976 W. Chandler Blvd.
SE corner of Chandler and Alma School. Bring: Smart Phone, Ipad/Tablet & Charger (backup maps will be provided for those who do not have smart phones) Clipboard, Petitions, Pen, Water, Hat & Sunscreen. Contact: Tyler Bowyer 480-239-0025 email@example.com
· LD25 Sen Candidate Ralph Heap needs volunteers to man telephones from noon until 8 pm Mon-Fri at his campaign headquarters, 3535 E Brown Road., Mesa. Greetings Volunteer. Call Don 602-284-6240 or Barbara 480-577-9094 to schedule a time.
· Republican Candidate Announcements, fundraiser, neighborhood walks and other events can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org 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. See Briefs at Http://Archives.Mcrcbriefs.Org/
· Secretary Of State Candidate Wil Cardon: “Yesterday we turned in over 12,000 nominating petition signatures from all across the state to gain a place on the ballot for secretary of state. More Arizonans signed our petition for secretary of state than any other candidate in this race. Our campaign is gaining momentum as the race heats up in advance of the primary election. I want to thank each and every one of you that took some time out of your busy schedule to sign our petition online or helped to gather signatures. Patriotism is exemplified by those that walk their neighborhood, call voters, sign a petition, and vote. As campaign season kicks into high gear, I’ll be traveling to every corner of Arizona to propose something radical; that we should elect somebody to this office who hasn’t spent their entire life running for office. I’ll take the skills that I’ve learned from running a business in Arizona; hard work, efficiency, and common-sense budgeting; and apply them to the challenges presented at the Secretary of State’s office. Our Founders knew that expertise in governing comes from people in all walks of life and that public.
· Congressman Matt Salmon: I have filed for re-election at the Secretary of State's office. Thank you to the over 5,500 constituents who signed my petition to get me on the ballot. Serving Arizona's 5th district has been one of the highest honors of my life, and I am excited to officially begin my re-election campaign.
· Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs: “Yesterday, our campaign filed more than 10,700 signatures to qualify for the Arizona gubernatorial ballot. No other candidate collected as many signatures in such a short period of time. I’m writing today to say ‘thank you’ to all of our grassroots volunteers and supporters around the state who made this possible!”
· Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio: “The economic investment group ProMexico and the National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM, could both land new offices and centers in downtown Phoenix. A strong focus on improving our exports to Mexico and foreign direct investment back into the Phoenix market is critical for diversified economy,” DiCiccio said. Phoenix Business Journal, May 21, 2014.Building and Diversifying our Economy-Big Ideas moving forward:
· Open a trade office in Mexico City-combine efforts with the state of Arizona
· Work with the largest university in Mexico to open in Downtown Phoenix
· Work with the economic development arm of Mexico to open an office in Phoenix
· Encourage foreign direct investment into our local economy
· Strengthen our exports to our largest trading partner-Mexico
· Rep. David Schweikert will be joining the House Small Business Committee hearing “Will EPA’s Waters of the U.S. Rule Drown Small Businesses?” The hearing is to be held Thurs, May 29 at 1 pm, in Room 2360, Rayburn. The hearing will be web-streamed live, HERE. More information here. On March 25, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a proposed rule that would assert Clean Water Act jurisdiction over nearly all areas with any hydrologic connection to downstream navigable waters, including man-made conveyances such as ditches. In early May, Schweikert joined House colleagues in a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Department of the Army Secretary John McHugh for the proposed draft rule defining ‘waters of the US’ to be withdrawn and returned for further analysis and revision. The full letter can be read here. CONTACT: Maggie Zehring email@example.com, (480) 946-2411.
· CD Candidate Clair Van Steenwyk: “I've listened to Senators McCain & Flake and others in DC blame everyone they can think of except themselves, I believe those we elect to serve in DC also have Committees on Veterans Issues and as stated by McCain he talked about better care of Vets in his Presidential bid in 08 so he knew there were problems even then. I'd really like to know why these Elected Officials Campaign on Issues and once it's over as history has proven Win or Lose the Issues on the Campaign trail are forgotten and we and the Vets get more of the same which is Nothing, Hold All Incumbents Responsible Now.”
· CD9 Candidate Wendy Rogers: “This morning our campaign turned in over 1,659 signatures to place my name officially on the ballot to be your next congresswoman of Arizona’s 9th district. So far, this has been a BIG day for our campaign, and with your help, we can make it even better! We’re just $11,315 short of our May online fundraising goal. Since day one, our campaign has focused on providing conservative solutions to get our nation back on the right track. Kyrsten Sinema and Barack Obama have shown us the wrong direction to take our nation -- and we’re not impressed.The people of the 9th district deserve better, and I’m ready to provide leadership that individuals and families across our local communities can rally behind. I proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and look forward to serving again in the U.S. House of Representatives.
I need your help to make this happen. Today, we celebrated an important milestone. Now, we must keep building momentum.”
· CD2 Candidate Martha McSally reiterated her call for General Shinseki to resign or be fired in response to the latest report released by the VA Inspector General. Tucson-Following Senator McCain and Flake demand for General Shinseki to resign immediately due to the VA scandal, which started at an Arizona facility, Martha McSally states "With growing bipartisan outcry following the outrageous VA scandal and troubling findings in the inspector general's report, I stand with Senators McCain and Flake in reaffirming the call I made last week for General Shinseki to resign or be fired immediately. Southern Arizona is home to one of the largest veteran communities in the country. I call upon Congressman Barber to join Senator McCain, Senator Flake, myself and many in his own party in calling for General Shinseki to resign immediately or be fired. Unfortunately, Congressman Barber remains unwilling to join in that bipartisan chorus after overwhelming evidence of the VA's incompetence was recently released in the IG report. The charges in the report are downright criminal and should be investigated as such."
· Gubernatorial Candidate Mayor Scott Smith today called on President Barack Obama to appoint new leadership atop the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, saying that "the present VA leadership has lost all trust and credibility when it comes to taking care of America's wounded soldiers." Smith, the recent past president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, called the VA Office of the Inspector General's report on wrongdoing in Phoenix, released this morning, "the last straw - and absolutely unconscionable treatment of America's veterans. The administrative regime put in place by the Obama Administration, including Secretary Eric Shinseki, has lost the trust and confidence of veterans and the American public. It's unacceptable to see this Administration first deny that this scandal existed, and only now - a full eight weeks after a Congressional hearing broke this news to the world - begin to take seriously its investigation into how wounded soldiers in need of care have been neglected by the VA system. We need new leadership from the top down, because clearly we have a broken organization - one that has broken faith with the soldiers in their care.This issue is far too serious for the Administration to delay. The report released today shows 1,700 veterans in need of care who never made it on to the VA's waiting list in Phoenix. We cannot condone such neglect."
· 115-Day-Appointment-Wait-At-Phoenix-Va Hospital Missed Care For 1,700 Vets
· Recall On For All Four Slate Councilmen Cave Creek
· US Consul Warns Americans Of Mexico Travel Risks “Credible Threat” To Safety And Security In And Around Nogales
ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE
· Honor-Diaries-The-Movie Screening - Thurs, May 29 At 6:30 Pm At Burton Barr Library On Central And Mcdowell
· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily
· Need2no.Us Border News Watch
GLOBAL WARMING aka Climate Change
COMMON CORE/AGENDA 21
SECRETARY OF STATE
· State-Dept-Finally-Gives-Explosive-Answer Bureau Boss Overseeing Shipments Has Benghazi Connections
· In-His-West-Point-Speech-Obama Binds-Americas-Hands-On-Foreign-Affairs Washington Post
· Obama-At-West-Point The President Skipped A Few World Events In His Big Foreign Policy Speech. WSJ
· CNN-Behind-Closed-Doors-Dems-Call Obama 'Detached, Flat Footed, Even Incompetent.'