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June 19, 2014
· MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro: Here is the link to the Final Lists of PC Candidates including Write-Ins http://recorder.maricopa.gov/web/precinctcommitteemen.aspx On Wed, June 18, Maricopa County Elections conducted the Candidate Ballot Draw for the 20 precincts that are over quota and
contested as a result of more individuals submitting signature petitions and affidavits.
LD23 has Bronco, Golden Eagle, Granite Mountain and Pecos
LD24 has Encanto, Pierce and Turney
LD25 has Glenview and Hohokam Park
LD26 has Cairo
LD28 has Arcadia, Biltmore, Doubletree, Hall, Kaibab, Lookout Ridge, Madison Heights, Shadow Rock, Simis and Sunny High
There are also 14 precincts that are over quota and contested for the sole reason individuals submitted write-in affidavits.
LD16 has Williams Field
LD17 has Cloud
LD22 has Hillcrest
LD23 has Cocopah, Del Joya and Silver Spur
LD24 has Madison Park and Wilshire
LD25 has Candlelight, Covina, Enid Park and Los Alamos
LD29 has Colter and Marivue
Please note that NO write-in candidates will appear on the ballots. They will be listed and posted on the wall in their respective polling locations. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to e-mail me. A. J. LaFaro - Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) email@example.com
· It Was Musical Chairs for the PCs in LD22 this week. Tom Platt has moved up from Second-Vice Chairman to First Chairman following the recent resignation of former First-Vice Chair Frank Carroll due to a heavier work load at his place of employment. Glenn Hayes was elected to the Second Vice-Chair position. Eric Morgan remains in the LD22 Chairmanship.
· A Meet & Greet For CD3 Candidate Gabriela Saucedo Mercer is scheduled from 10 am until noon, Sat., June 21 at the SaddleBrooke Activity Center, 64518 Galveston Lane, Tucson, Arizona 85739.Contact: Event Sponsor Diana Larroque at (520) 825-0732
· Scot Micci, Executive Director Of The Free Enterprise Club www.azfree.org , will make a presentation at the 6:30 pm, Mon., June 23 Arizona Project meeting at 3375 E. Shea Blvd., Phx. Contact: Chr Ron Ludders 602-677-1496.
· CD9 Candidate Andrew Walter volunteers gather at the Orangewood Presbyterian Church, 7321 N. 10th St., Phx to walk that neighborhood from 9-11 am, Sat., June 21 Please RSVP if you can join us.
· Senator John McCain will hold a press conference at 4:45 pm, Fri, June 20 following a briefing by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and a tour of the CBP Nogales Processing Center, 1500 West La Quinta Road, Nogales, Arizona 85621
· The Estrella Conservative Republican Club And LD 4 will meet at 7 pm, Wed., June 25 at the Starpointe Residents Building, 17665 West Elliott Road, Goodyear, AZ. Social at 6:30. Speakers: Secretary of State candidate Justin Pierce and Treasurer candidate Jeff Dewit. Plans will be made for the July 16 Westside Gubernatorial Forum.
· The Pinal County Republican Committee Debate Forum For State Treasurer and Arizona Corporation Commission candidates is scheduled at 10 am, Sat., June 21 at the Union Center, 3925 N. Sun City Blvd., Sun City Anthem, Florence AZ 85132. Meet & Greet at 9:30 am. Treasurer candidates Hugh Hallman and Randy Pullen are committed to appear, as are Corporation Commission candidates Doug Little, Tom Forese, Lucy Mason and Vernon Parker. Contact: Pinal County Republican Committee Chairman Seraphim Larsen (520) 251-2689 - firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.pinalcountygop.org/
· The Pinal County Republican Committee Debate Forum For Justice Of The Peace and Constables is scheduled July 19. Details tba. Contact: Pinal County Republican Committee Chairman Seraphim Larsen (520) 251-2689 - email@example.com http://www.pinalcountygop.org/
· The Fountain Hills Republican Club Social is scheduled at 6 pm, Tues., June 24 at the Que Bueno Restaurant, 13207 N. La Montana. Contact: Nancy Ordowski firstname.lastname@example.org
· Talk Radio Host Hugh Hewitt And Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Ducey will highlight a live broadcast of the Hugh Hewitt show at 6 pm, Mon., June 23 – preceded by a gathering of local officials between 3-6 pm, at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel, 9495 W Coyotes Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305. You can rub shoulders with Former Congressmen Barry Goldwater and John Shadegg, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Phx Councilman Sal DiCiccio, Reps. Paul Boyer, Debbie Lesko, Warren Petersen, Michelle Ugenti, Rick Gray, Justin Olson, Senator Nancy Barto and Steve Yarbrough, Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri, and Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane between 3-6 pm or tune in KKNT 960 AM The Patriot or at HughHewitt.com
· CD9 Candidate Andrew Walter is planning a “Sign Night” starting at 6 pm, Thur., June 26 at campaign headquarters to put out street signs throughout the evening. Please RSVP
· The Fountain Hills Republican Club Round-Robin Forum will be held at 9 am, Sat., June 21 (coffee at 8:30 am) at the Fountain Hills Community Center. Speakers include gubernatorial candidate Andy Thomas, State Treasurer candidate Hugh Hallman, and Supt of Public Instruction candidate John Huppenthal, plus Fountain Hills Town Council candidates Lina Bellenir and Nick DePorter.
· Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Ducey’s Tucson phone banks will be operational from 1-4 pm, Sat., June 21. Contact: email@example.com
· LD19 Will Be Walking Devonshire Precinct in Avondale from 9 am to noon, Sat, June 21. Volunteers wll be carrying literature for all GOP candidates. If you have literatures to be carried. RSVP to Jorge Ortiz, firstname.lastname@example.org or LD19 Chairman Cherie Scott, Cherie.email@example.com. Volunteers should meet at Westview High School, 10850 W. Garden Lakes Parkway, Avondale.
· A LD10 House Candidate Todd Clodfelter ‘take back 10’ kickoff is scheduled at 5:30 pm, Sat., June 21 at El Molinito, 2323 N Pantano Road., Tucson. RSVP: Roz Bayard 760-0167 or firstname.lastname@example.org by June 18.
· The 6 Pm, Sat., June 21 ‘Russell Pearce Show’ on 960 The Patriot/KKNT will feature gubernatorial candidate Ken Bennett. Call ins 602-508-0960 www.ThePatriot.com Pearce address major issues including unconstitutional executive orders, open borders, a rogue federal government, freedoms, gun rights, etc.
· Update On Lois Fitch, Arizona Teenage Republican (TARS) State Advisor. Miss Fitch, as she is known by decades of students, is now residing at Belmont Village in Scottsdale where she is receiving therapy to improve her language skills after her April stroke. Visitors, flowers, cards and well-wishes are encouraged and welcomed. Julie Lind is the acting State Advisor while Miss Fitch recovers and welcomes inquiries at 602-312-8345 or email@example.com. Belmont Village is located at 13850 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.
· Jose Borrajero Will Be The Guest On The “Proclaiming Liberty With Christian Tisch” radio talk show at 8 pm, Sat., June 21 on KKNT 960 The Patriot. Topics will include the newest illegal immigration strategy and the failure of Obama’s foreign and domestic policy. Tune in at 960 AM and/or call in at 602-708-2430.
· The Tonto National Forest Plan Revision Community Forums are scheduled at
· June 30: 6:30 pm, Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N Schoolhouse Rd, Cave Creek, AZ. Topics: Recreation, Scenic Resources, Designated Areas.
· July 2: 6 pm, Pleasant Valley Community Center, Hwy 288, Young, AZ, Topics: Fire/Fuels, Forestry, Range.
· The LD6 Team Town Hall Tour featuring Sen Brenda Barton, Rep Bob Thorpe and Rep Chester Crandall will travel 175 miles, visiting seven sites over the few days. LD6 is over 150 miles from west to east, and 125 miles from north to south covering some of the most beautiful terrain Arizona has to offer, including the Grand Canyon Village, according to Barton.
LD6 Town Hall Tour:
· June 24: 4:30 pm, 2501 N. 4th St., Flagstaff, AZ 86004
· June 25: 11:30 am, VFW Hall, 701 E Aspen St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326
· June 26: 11:30 am, 719 S Beelinkg Hwy, Payson, AZ 85541
June 26: 4:30 pm, Taylor Town Council Chamber, 425 W Paper Mill Road, Taylor, AZ 85939
Contact: Tour Coordinator 928-965-5008.
· ATTN Veterans: Concerned Veterans For American (AZ Chapter) will be conducting a conference call Please join us for a conference call from 9-10 am, Sat. June 21 discuss legislations and other issues. To obtain the call number RSVP
· Contact Your Congressman. Let them know what you are thinking.
· Sen John McCain R 202-224-2235 mccain.senate.gov
· Sen Jeff Flake R 202-224-3421 flake.senate.gov
· Rep Ann Kirkpatrick (D1) 202-225-3361 kirkpatrick.house
· Rep Ron Barber (D2) 202-225-2542 barber.house.gov
· Rep Raul Grijalva (D3) 202-225-2435 grijalva.house.gov
· Rep Paul Gosar (R4) 202-2225-2315 gosar.house.gov
· Rep Matt Salmon (R5) 202-225-2635 salmon.house.gov
· Rep David Schweikert (R6) 202-225-2190 schweikert.house.gov
· Rep Ed Pastor (D7) 202-225-4065 house.gov/pastor
· Rep Trent Franks (8) 202-225-4576 franks.house.gov
Rep Kyrsten Sinema (D) sinema.house.gov
· 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/
· LD23 Candidate Effie Carlson Schedule: Voter calls and evening walks occur weekly. Contact email@example.com
CD2 Candidate Chuck Wooten schedule: firstname.lastname@example.org
· June 21: 9 am, The Josh Bernstein Show
· June 25: 6 pm, Town Hall at Miller-Golf Links Library, 9640 E. Golf Links
· June 26: Coffee Social Sponsored by Steve and Gail Ault in Green Valley
· June 26: 5-7 pm, Green Valley/Sahuarita Chamber Mixer, 275 W. Continental Rd.
· June 28: 6-7 pm, Speaking to Rincon Valley Cowboy Church, 13401 E. Old Spanish Trail/Rocking K Ranch
· June 27-28: AZFRW State Meeting at Radisson Hotel, 6555 E. Speedway Blvd. Candidate’s table.
· Supt Of Public Instruction Candidate Diane Douglas Schedule:
· June 21: 10:30 am, North Scottsdale Christian Church, 28700 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ.
· June 25: 6 pm, ACT!for America, 7300 N Shannon Road., Tucson, AZ.
· June 21: 2-4 pm, Meet and Greet, 1723 E. Joelle Drive, Casa Grande, AZ. Please RSVP at 520-262-4709.
· June 23: 5:30-7 pm, Meet and Greet, Lil Abner's Steakhouse – 8501 N. Silverbell Road, Tucson, AZ.
· June 30: 6-8 pm, Meet & Greet. 3652 W. Richmond Vista Drive, Marana, AZ.
WHAT CANDIDATES ARE SAYING:
· ATTENTION CANDIDATES: Please confine your statements to no more than 250 words. If they run longer, they will be edited.
· LD13 Senate Incumbent Don Shooter: Saying that “The Farmer campaign’s victims deserve to know the truth about Toby Farmer’s forged signatures,” State Senator Don Shooter called upon Toby Farmer to “come clean” about the forged signatures Farmer filed. “I have all the respect in the world for Mr. Farmer’s Constitutional right against self-incrimination, and he may well have done the smart thing legally by not showing up for Tuesday’s trial, but serious questions remain concerning illegalities perpetrated by his campaign and his personal role in those.” The case revolves around pages of forged signatures that were collected/circulated by Farmer and filed as part of his effort to qualify for the primary election ballot. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Rea ruled that the signatures themselves were forgeries but that it had not been proven that Farmer personally forged them. Farmer signed statements admitting to having circulated the petitions and witnessing the forgeries, but because Farmer did not show up for the trial, Shooter’s lawyers were unable to question him as to the identity of the forger. Farmer was spotted celebrating with his attorneys at a bar near the courts after the trial. When asked about the identity of the forger by the media, Farmer refused to comment. “Toby Farmer’s campaign forged signatures and Toby Farmer swore they were legitimate. The courts have found that they were forged and now Toby Farmer is protecting the forger instead of telling the victims and the people of LD13 the truth.” said Constantin Querard, a consultant for Shooter’s campaign, adding “Toby Farmer knows who broke the law, so why is he protecting them?”
· LD28 Candidate Mary Hamway: "Growing our economy and creating high-quality jobs for Arizonans are my top priorities as State Representative. The first step is making sure that all policies are consistent with growing and diversifying our economy to create high-wage jobs with a focus on building a highly-skilled workforce. One way to grow and diversify our economy is by seeking new opportunities in bioscience and biotechnology, manufacturing and renewable energy, while continuing to support our aerospace industries and military installations. Additionally, we must recognize the importance of tourism and the great things our state has to offer. Next, we must ensure that our tax policies are kept low and predictable for Arizona businesses, so we can retain our strongest companies, but also attract companies from across the country. Bringing Apple to Arizona recently was a huge success, but we must continue pushing to attract high-quality companies to our state. As State Representative, I will focus on reducing burdensome regulations that hinder job growth, so we can foster job creation and continue building a healthy economy."
· CD2 Candidate Martha McSally: Today, Ron Barber admitted he purposely misled voters with a deceptive poll. Last week, he touted the results of a poll showing him with the lead against Martha McSally and saying he had "overwhelming support" among voters. But today, Barber admitted the poll was not accurate, calling the race a "dead-heat." "We knew all along this poll was nonsense, but to see Ron Barber admit it shows he will do anything to get elected and hide his ineffectiveness from voters," said McSally Campaign Manager Weston McKee. "These are more of the same political tricks that voters have had enough of, which is why Southern Arizonans need someone who will be more than just a typical politician."
Barber spokeswoman claims he has "overwhelming" support among voters (June 18, 2014)
Barber tells supporters the election is a "dead-heat." (Email below, June 19, 2014)
· Gubernatorial Candidate Scott Smith released the campaign's first TV ad, "Crisis Demands Leadership." The ad focuses on Mayor Smith's record of experience and leadership in overcoming difficult challenges in the private and public sectors. Watch below or click here.
Mayor Scott Smith: Arizona faces a crisis that demands proven leadership. I'm Scott Smith.
As a CEO, I saved a company from bankruptcy, creating hundreds of jobs.
As a Mayor, we closed a sixty-two million dollar budget shortfall, cutting government and slashing bureaucracy.
These accomplishments attracted new employers and thousands of new jobs.
Hard working Arizona families deserve a healthy economy.
Our Business Plan, proven in the real world, will Build a Better Arizona.
Voiceover: Scott Smith. Proven Leadership. Proven Results.
As the only candidate for Governor who served as a CEO in the private and public sectors, Mayor Scott Smith stands alone in having a background matched to the tough choices that will move Arizona forward. scott smith.com.
· LD28 Candidate Mary Hamway: "Our immigration system is broken due to the failure of the federal government and must be addressed. That is why working with the Governor and our congressional delegation to secure Arizona's border is one of my top priorities as State Representative. The recent events of processing hundreds of undocumented children through Nogales is heartbreaking and frustrating and is just another example of a federal government that is wrong on immigration and out of touch with Arizonans. I believe Governor Brewer was right to stand against President Obama and his administration, and I fully support her efforts to fight illegal immigration and protect Arizonans from the dangers of an unsecure border. Unfortunately, securing our border remains an obstacle to true immigration reform and a reasonable solution. As State Representative, I will work with fellow legislators to continue Governor Brewer's border security efforts, improve security at ports of entry and expand the use of technology and E-Verify. Additionally, we need to improve trade relations with Mexico, which will create jobs and help us grow our economy."
· CD9 Candidate Andrew Walter: In a press release on this day in 2009 by the Arizona State House Democrats, Kyrsten Sinema outlined her support for a single-payer healthcare system. According to her, the current disaster she "helped craft" didn't go far enough.
Sinema outlined her support for the single-payer, VA-type system, in a letter she co-signed and presented to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Following the roll-out of this disastrous legislation that has hurt so many Arizonans, Kathleen Sebelius no longer holds her position as HHS Secretary. One down, one to go. Hard working Arizonans deserve patient-centered health care reform that will lower costs, and increase quality and choice. These reforms include policy portability, interstate insurance purchasing, tax reform, expanding high-risk pools, HSAs, block grant Medicaid funding, tort reform, among many more.We have great ideas that don't include a government takeover of your healthcare decisions, but I need you to join me to ensure Kyrsten Sinema joins Kathleen Sebelius as a former government employee.
· Matt-Salmon, Paul-Gosar Voted For -Rep-Raul-Labrador Franks, Schweikert Votes Remain Secret
· John-Huppenthal Unmasked Laurie Roberts
· After Feds Stripped Redskins Of Their Name, Fans Fired Right Back With These Hilarious New Names Fans Across The Country Are Making Sure The Redskins Aren't Going Down Without A Fight
· OTM-Apprehensions-Rio-Grande-Valley (Other Than Mexicans)
· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily
· Need2no.Us Border News Watch
· Hillary-Clinton: Assault-Weapons-Will-End-Use-Of-Automatic-Weapons-In-School-Schootings Wants 'Automatic Weapons' Ban, Says Gun Owners 'Terrorize The Majority Of People'
· Barack-Obama-Helped-Muslim-Terrorists-Become-Powerful-Ever Remember When Obama Declared Al-Qaeda Defeated?