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· Congressman Matt Salmon regarding the outcome of U.S. Margine Sgt. Tahmooressi’s evidentiary hearing in Mexico and the requirement that he remain in jail until trial: “I am disappointed that yesterday’s hearing did not result in Andrew's immediate release, but remain hopeful that Andrew's case will be resolved fairly and expeditiously. As I said to Andrew when we met at the prison in Mexico, I will not rest until he is back home safely with his family and receiving the treatment he needs for PTSD. Andrew is an American hero and he needs to be home.
· Former AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey: You may recall that a few weeks ago, our illustrious president spoke of past presidents making prisoner swaps at the end of wars that took place on their watch, much like his swap he said convincingly. CNSNews.com carried this quote, “This is what happens at the end of wars,” President Barack Obama said Tuesday when he was asked about swapping American Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban terrorists, he said "That was true for George Washington, that was true for Abraham Lincoln, that was true for FDR. That’s been true of every combat situation, that at some point, you make sure that you try to get your folks back. And that’s the right thing to do.” While that sounds good, let's check our historical facts - the Revolutionary War ended in 1783 and Washington did not become president until 1789. Lincoln was assassinated in mid-April, 1865 and the war didn't end until May, the month following. As for FDR, he died of a stroke before the end of WWII. So there you have it, none of these presidents were in office at the ends of those wars, making it impossible for them to make any prisoner swaps. So much for our historically illiterate president. You would think that someone on his staff would keep him from making these foolish blunders, but speaking half-truths and telling whole lies has become his pattern of speech when it comes to the American public.
· Yesterday Reports Surfaced That Campaign Signs of LD13 incumbent House Candidates Darin Mitchel and Steve Montenegro had been knocked down or removed from Wickenburg to Surprise/Sun City. LD13 House candidate Diane Landis’s sign were reported missing this morning as well. By late morning, one eagle-eyed GOP activist called to report that the only sign standing along Hwy 60 in Wickenburg was State Treasurer Candidate Jeff DeWit’s. By late afternoon, it was reported that ADOT had removed political signs – which hasn’t been confirmed at post time. As expensive as signs are, let’s hope all the candidates get their signs back. ARS 16-1019 Political signs; printed materials; tampering; classification posted in the 7-9-14 Briefs http://archives.mcrcbriefs.org/
· Cancelled. Will start next Fri –July 18 & 19: Wes Harris Has Announced That A Call Center Training Session for gubernatorial candidate Frank Riggs and Supt of Public Instruction candidate Diane Douglas campaign workers is scheduled Fri. and Sat. at the Brand New Chruch, 1827 W Grovers, Phx., 85023. The center will operate from 4-8:30 pm, each day. Dinner and drinks to be provided. Volunteers should contact Wes Harris 602-942-9281, 602-432-2871 (Cell), email@example.com
The West Valley Republican Office Open House is scheduled between 10 am-1 pm, Sat., July 12 at the new location, 10050 W. Bell Road - Suite 26, Sun City, AZ 85351 (between Ace Hardware and the discount bakery at 99th and Bell Avenue. )Event includes lunch. PC training will be offered from 8-10 am, just prior to the open house. Here is an opportunity to AZGOP Chairman, GOP candidates and and West Valley Republican leaders and activists. Regular office hours are 9 am-5 pm, Mon-Fri and 9am-1 pm on Sat. Phone: Contact: Phyllis and Peter Lee 623-977-4532 firstname.lastname@example.org
· LD18 Senate Candidate Tom Morrissey will be featured on the 6 pm, Sat., July 12 Russell Pearce Show on KKNT 960 The Patriot. Morrissey is a former AZGOP Chairman and former Chief Deputy of the U.S. Marshal's Office. Call-ins 602 508-0960 www.ThePatriot.com
· A ‘Meet & Greet’ For Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs is scheduled at 5-6:30 pm, Sun., July 13 at the home of Christine and Aaron Accurso, 1107 E Phelps St., Gilbert, AZ 85295. Adults only. RSVP: Darcie at 480-437-1033 Darcie@RiggsforAZGOV.com
· The Arizona Federation of Republican Women Region VIII has scheduled a voting workshop Aug 9 at Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 E. Gainey Club Dr., Scottsdale. 9 am registration – coffee & muffins. 9:30 workshop with Shane Krauser. 11 am – get out the vote. 11:45am – working lunch. $30 per person. Coffee/tea thru the morning. Contact/tickets: Lori Urban, AZFRW Director for Region VIII 480-221-9633 email@example.com
· Buffalo Wild Wings Is Offering a special to help raise money for CD3 Candidate Gabriela Saucedo-Mercer Mon, July 14 at their 1390 W. Irvington Roadm Tucson. 15% of proceeds with benefit the campaign. To obtain a coupon, go to: www.gabbyforcongress.org Copies of this ticket required.
· The Cobre Valley Republican Club hosted a ‘meet & greet’ pie and coffee for CD1 candidate Andy Kwasman has held in downtown Globe this evening.
· Walkers Will Be Out In Force In LD19 Sat., July 12 for CD3 candidate Gabby Saucedo Mercer, LD19 Senate Candidate Joseph Hobbs, LD19 House candidate Sophia Johnson, and White Tanks Justice of the Peace Candidates Daniel Pearson and David Osterfeld. Walkers will meet at 8:30 am at the northeast corner of N. Dysart Rd. and W. Thomas Rd. in Avondale. They will walk from 9 am until noon. Bring water, sun screen and wear comfortable clothes. RSVP to Andrew Costanzo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480 677-0697 or to LD 19 Chairman Cherie Scott, email@example.com.
· The Paradise Republican Women’s Club Candidates Forum & Fiesta is scheduled Sat., July 26 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N. Scottsdale Road., Scottsdale. 4 pm social. 5 pm forum. $20 per person – before July 11. Fiesta buffet & cash bar. Congressional update from Congressman David Schweikert. Candidates for Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Supt of Public Instruction, Treasurer, Corporation Commission LDs 23 & 28, Scottsdale City Council, Scottsdale School Board and Congressional candidates. Contact: Chairman Lori Urban 480-221-9633 firstname.lastname@example.org or Leona Johnston 480-837-6068 email@example.com
· The Buckeye Chamber Candidate's Forum is scheduled from 5-8:30 pm, Tues, July 22 at the APS Education Center (600 N Airport Road Buckeye, AZ 85326). Doors open at 5:30 pm. Forum at 6 pm. Seating limited to 300 people. Audience, including those accompanying candidates, must RSVP to the Buckeye Chamber of Commerce at either (623) 386-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.org. by 5 pm, Mon., July 21.
· The Paradise Republican Women, Lincoln Republican Women & Palo Verde Republican Women are holding a ‘Watch for our Primary Election Results’ party between 7-10 pm, Tues., Aug 26 at the 18 Degrees Neighborhood Grill, 9375 E Bell Road, Scottsdale AZ 85260 (at the Ice Den). Big Screen TVs - Online Election Results - Free Parking - Easy Private Entrance - Free Snacks - Cash Bar and Burgers, Nachos, etc. No admission. Reservations required Click Here. Contact: Lori Urban, 480-221-9633 email@example.com
· LD 19 meets on the second Monday of the month at 7pm in the conference room of Total Wine & More - in shopping center at McDowell and Litchfield Rd., 1416 N Litchfield Rd (Palm Valley Pavilions West Shopping Center) Litchfield Park, AZ. Contact LD 19 Chairman, Cherie Scott, firstname.lastname@example.org.
· LD 4/Estrella Conservative Republican Club meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month. 6:30 pm meet and greet and 7 pm meeting, Starpointe Residents Club, 17665 W. Elliot Rd Goodyear, AZ 85338 (W. Elliot, just west of S. Estrella Parkway). Contact LD 4 Chairman, Fred Amator, email@example.com or 623-980-6007 or The Estrella Conservative Republican Club - Richard Newcomer, firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-512-1340.
· Congressman David Schweikert and his wife Joyce and his campaign team will be delivering signs the weekend of July 18, 19, 20 AND 21. request a yard sign .
· Ret. Col Jon Gold Will Make A Presentation on current Islamic events in the Middle East to the Pima County Republican Club Luncheon at 11:30 am, Tues., July 15.
· Secretary of State Candidate Wil Cardon and CD1 candidate Martha McSally will address the Eastside Republican Club at 6:30 pm, Wed., July 16 at the Golf Links Library, Community Room, 9640 E Golf Links, Tucson
· Arizona National Committeeman Bruce Ash will speak during the BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES at noon, Thur., July 17 at the Green Valley Village, Suite 70, I-19 Exit 65-Continental Road.
· Applebee’s Will Participate In A Fundraiser for American Gold Star Mothers, Tucson Chapter on July 17 by donating 10% of proceeds to help raise money to place wreaths on the graves of veterans at cemeteries in Tucson & Sierra Vista. Tell the hostess and server that you want 10% of your meal price donated to American Gold Star Mothers, Tucson Chapter.
· A Matinee Fundraiser For The Pima County Republican Party & Pima County Republican Women’s Club is scheduled at the Great American Playhouse, 13005 N Oracle Road, in Oro Valley on Sept 21. The two-hour play “Beetlejuiced’ will be performed. Ticket: $25. Contact Linda Grissom at email@example.com or 531-5545 or Linda White at firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-1492 to purchase tickets. Food can be ordered at your table. The menu includes pizza, cheese crisps, sausage and meatball sandwiches, ice cream treats, beer, wine and soft drinks.
· Maricopa County Elections Has Requested the Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) provide sixty (60) Republican workers to help with the official Hand Count/Audit Board for the August 26 2014, Primary Election. We still need twenty-five (25) more volunteers. If interested, please e-mail A. J. LaFaro at email@example.com your full name, mailing address, city, zip, voter id, phone number and e-mail by Monday July 14 2014. The MCRC Chairman has to coordinate and approve everyone that wants to work. Below is some specific information about this project -
· The pay rate is $10.00 per hour, but in order to compensate you for your participation, County Elections must have your social security number on file within their office.
· The Hand Count/Audit Board will initially meet at 2 PM, Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at the Sheriff’s Training Facility, 2627 S. 35th Ave, Phoenix, AZ. Check-in will begin a half hour prior to each designated time noted below and parking is reserved for this process, County Elections encourages you to carpool, if possible.
· The schedule for this undertaking is as follows:
· Wed, Aug 27 from 2- 4 pm – Check-in and Training for Hand Count/Audit Board
· Thurs, Aug 28 from 9am -5 pm – Counting (may complete the audit on this date)
· Fr, Aug 29 from 9 am-5 pm– Counting (if necessary)
- J. LaFaro - Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC)
· Americas-Forum-Newsmax-TV-taps JD-Hayworth-to host news Americas-Forum talk show Former Arizona Congressman Hayworth can be heard between 9 am and noon, Mon-Fri on ‘American’s Forum’ NewsmaxTV.com
· Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs will be on Douglas Wolf’s ‘Pinal Power’ talk show (Tucson) at 12:30 pm, Fri., July 11 to discuss why he should be the next Governor of AZ. Riggs is a former member of Congress from California. Pinal Power layers on KQCKLIVE.COM is a streamed audio and video program that is hosted by Douglas Wolf. Pinal County assessor. Interviews are webcasted and then stored for access anytime.
AZ Treasurer Candidate Randy Pullen will address the Oro Valley Republican Women’s Luncheon at 11:30 am, Fri., July 11 at the Oro Valley Country Club, 300 Greenock Drive, Oro Valley. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
A ‘Meet And Greet’ For Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs is planned at 6:30 pm, Fri., July 11 at the Rim County GOP Headquarters, 719 S Hwy 87 (Beeline Hwy), Payson. Hostesses Anita Christy and Shirley Dye. RSVP: Doug at 928-251-2424 or Doug@RiggsforAZGOV.com
· The Tempe Republican Women Cocktail Party is scheduled at 7 pm, July 11 at the Sheraton, 1600 S 52nd St., Tempe. RSVP required - $30 for non-members. Candidate booth spaces still available for $60. Tickets: www.TempeRW.org/Party
· A Celebration Of Life For Bill McMullen – 1937-2014 is scheduled between 4-7 Pm, July 11 at the University Club, 36 E Monte Vista, Phoenix, 85004. McMullen passed away May 22. Open house. Cash bar. Attire: Hawaiian shirts requested. RSPV required at 480-948-4252 Barbmcmullen@Cox.Net
· A ‘Meet And Greet’ Is Planned For CD Candidate Andrew Walter at 7 pm, Fri., July 11 at the home Caroline Coler, 1368 N Santa Ana Ct., Chandler. Refreshments & Hors d’oeuvres. RSVP: 480-252-3503.
· The Oro Valley Republican Women’s Luncheon is scheduled from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, July 11 at the Oro Valley Country Club, 300 Greenock Dr., Oro Valley. State Treasurer candidate Randy Pullen and CD1 candidate Gary Kiehne are the speakers. Tuna sandwich with fruit - $14 or Greek steak salad with roll - $15. RSVP to email@example.com by July 9.
· The Maricopa Republican Club has scheduled a fundraiser for the Maricopa School District between 6-8 pm, July 12 at the Duke Golf Course. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Concerned Veterans For American ( AZ Chapter) Accountability Breakfast/Workshops are scheduled for
· July 12: 8:30 am, Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257. RSVP
· July 26: Location TBD - Chandler, AZ. RSVP
· West Valley GOP Office offers Precinct Committeeman (PC) training. Open to any PC. 8-10 am, Sat, July 12 West Valley GOP Victory Office, 10050 W. Bell Road, #26, Sun City. Learn about the structure of the party, the role and responsibility of a PC, and how being a PC impacts elections. RSVP so they can plan accordingly. Contact: Chris Herring at email@example.com or 510-861-9600 or www.LD21.org
· Yavapai County GOP Activist Sue Goodchild is hosting a 10 am to 2 pm, Sat., July 12 ‘Freedom phone Bank BBQ’ at 1906 W Road 2 South, Chino Valley. Free lunch (BBQ Beef, Pulled pork, slaw, cornbread, dessert, beverages). RSVP: Judy Hoelscher firstname.lastname@example.org (480) 290-1751.
· A Conservative Candidate Roundup is scheduled from 1-4 pm, Sat., July 12 at the Paramount Theater, 420 N Florence #4, Casa Grande, featuring Sheriff Joe Arpaio, LD8 and 11 Senate And House Candidates Darla Dawald, Irene Littleton, Wayne Bachman, Mark Finchem, Vince Leach And Steve Smith, School Board Candidate Mark Maurer And Mike Voelker, Maricopa City Council Candidate Vincent Manfredi, State Treasurer Candidate Jim Dewit, Justice Of The Peace Candidate Roger Valdez, CD1 Candidate Adam Kwasman, and Supt of Public Instruction Candidate Diane Douglas.
· A Doug Ducey ‘Ice Cream Social’ is planned between 2-3 pm, Sat., July 12 at the home of Rep Debbie Lesko, 6740 W Corrine Dr., Peoria, AZ 85381. RSVP by Fri, July 11, 2014 to Cylee Gutting, Cylee@dougducey.com or 602-842-2014.
· CD9 candidate Andrew Walters will host his volunteers to a BBQ lunch after the Sat. July 12 neighborhood morning walk in Ahwatukee from 9-11 am. Meet at the Western Star Park, 4425 E Western Star Blvd, Phx to start the walk. please RSVP Volunteers can make phone calls from the campaign office from 9am-5 pm workdays at 1243 E. Broadway Rd. #105 (west side of the building), Tempe, AZ 85282. Contact: Deputy Campaign Manager Adam Levy 480-447-5492.
· Andrew Costanzo, CD 3 - Maricopa County Coordinator, Is Asking For Volunteers To Join The CD3 Candidate Gabby Saucedo-Mercer’s Campaign Team To Retire CD3 Democrat Incumbent Raul M. Grijalva. Volunteers Are Needed To Walk Neighborhoods And Make Phone Calls. Costanzo Says With More Volunteers Contacting Republican Voters The GOP Can Turn CD3 From Blue To Red. Contact Costanzo At 480 677-0697 Or Andrew@Theirishgifthouse.Com
· West Valley Republicans Need Volunteers to cover the 1-5 pm shifts. They Are Also In Need Of A Small Microwave And A File Cabinet For The Newly Opened Office At 10050 W Bellroad #26, Sun City. Contact: Phyllis And Peter Lee 623-977-4532 Mdcyclist@Live.Com
· Congressional Matt Salmon: With problems plaguing the VA nationwide, the House has taken quick action to give VA management the tools they need to fix the problems. In late June, we passed two bills aimed at speeding access to care and holding the VA bureaucracy accountable. The bills are currently with the Senate, and I hope they will be voted on and signed by the President quickly so that our Vets can get the care they need. salmon--on-passage-of-hr-4810-the-veteran-access-to-care-act See bills:
· HR 4810 – The Veteran Access to Care Act of 2014
· Congressman Paul A. Gosar statement after the House passed his amendment to prohibit millions of dollars from being spent on high-efficiency toilet exchanges. The amendment passed by unanimous consent and was attached to the fiscal year 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations Act: “With an out of control debt and no end in sight, it is beyond crazy to have the federal government continuing to subsidize unnecessary and wasteful projects. My commonsense amendment saves taxpayer money and gets the federal government out of the business of subsidizing expensive toilet exchanges that yield highly questionable returns. If toilet exchange programs were as efficient as the EPA and Bureau of Reclamation claim, then such products would save so much money and water over time that they would sell themselves in the private market and wouldn’t need taxpayer subsidies. It’s time for the federal government to stop flushing taxpayer dollars down the toilet.” Background: Gosar’s amendment was supported by several spending watchdog groups including the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, Eagle Forum, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, and Generation Opportunity. According to the House Committee on Natural Resources, the Bureau of Reclamation’s own data shows that the agency has awarded a number of questionable grants for these projects since 2005 totaling almost $2 million. The federal expenditures spent on “toilet exchange programs” include a $200,000 grant to San Francisco in 2007 and more than $300,000 for Texas and California during 2011. For 2014, the agency has already issued funds to subsidize a nearly-million-dollar project for indoor water-efficient fixtures and toilet upgrades in California.
· Congressman Matt Salmon: Reform EPA Regulations -In June, I worked to check the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) environmental agenda that fails to set realistic and achievable nationwide standards. In brief, the EPA issues regulations for air quality that 27 states are still unable to meet. The bill would block a new proposal by the EPA to impose even stricter standards, when over half of our states cannot meet the current criteria. house-bill/4947 and salmon-introduces-the-ozone-regulatory-delay-and-extension
· Congressman Paul A. Gosar statement after the House passed his amendment to prevent the Department of Energy from using funds for a new climate change model development program. This amendment passed by a bipartisan vote of 226 to 194 and was attached to the fiscal year 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations Act: “I am pleased to see my colleagues in the House join me in my efforts to cut waste, fraud and abuse and prohibit funds from going towards a new Climate Model Development and Validation program within the Department of Energy. Congress should not be appropriating precious taxpayer resources on new programs that compete with the private sector. If funded, this program would have been yet another new addition to the President’s ever growing list of global warming programs that have been instituted and funded all over the federal government in recent years. My amendment is not about making a statement on climate change or the validity of climate science. This is an amendment about restoring fiscal responsibility and efficiency to federal spending as well as preventing duplication.” Background: Gosar’s amendment is supported by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, the American Conservative Union, Eagle Forum, and the Taxpayers Protection Alliance. The non-partisan Congressional Research Service estimates the Administration has spent almost $77 billion from FY2008 through FY2013 studying and trying to develop global climate change regulations.
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· Contact Your Congressman. Let them know your anger over yet another scandal that has taken the lives of unknown numbers of Americans. Our veterans deserve better.
· 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
· CD2 Candidate Chuck Wooten schedule: email@example.com
· July 12 – 9:30 am, LD14, Benson City Counsel Chamber, 120 W. 6th Street Benson
· July 14 - House Party for Chuck Wooten in Oro Valley
· July 15 - 4:30 pm, Meet the Candidates Mixer, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, 340 North 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
· July 18 – 5-7 pm, Candidates Reception/Social, Pueblo del Sol Country Club, 2770 St. Andrews Drive, Sierra Vista
· July 19 – 10am-2 pm, Sonoita-Elgin Tea Party Meet the Candidates, Santa Cruz Fairgrounds Sonoita
· Supt Of Public Instruction Candidate Diane Douglas Schedule:
· July 12 – 10-11 am, West Valley GOP office grand opening, 10050 W Bell Road, #26, Sun City.
· July 12 – 1-4 pm, candidate event with Sheriff Joe Arpaio at 420 N. Florence St., Casa Grande.
· July 15 –5:30 pm, Superintendent of Public Instruction Debate on KAET, PBS, Channel 8. will air again, at 10 pm.
· July 16 – 6:30 pm, West Valley Governor Forum, Community Church of Joy, 21000 North 75 Avenue, Glendale.
· July 18 – 5-7 pm, Candidates Reception, Pueblo Del Sol Country Club, 2770 Saint Andrews Drive, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650
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· Gubernatorial Candidate Christine Jones: Thank you for your support on last night's Ambassador Call. We got so much great feedback from you. Joyce from Phoenix – thanks for your ideas. Dennis from Wickenburg – thanks for offering to spread the word at your business… that means so much to me. Anthony from California Pizza Kitchen… thanks for your encouragement. I loved your comments, your messages, and your kind words. We heard feedback from many people that they were not able to vote, so tonight at 7 pm we are going send out a recording of the call. Your feedback is very important to us, so if you can jump on the call for just 10 minutes, that would be great. If you can’t, don’t worry. For those that do want to give their vote, please call in at 7 pm., or if we have your number, we will be calling you: Call In Number: 855-756-7520 Login Number: 25525# Once again, thank you for all you are doing for the campaign. If you can’t attend the call, but would still like to give your feedback, you can go to this link now.
· CD2 Candidate Martha McSally: Did you see this?!!! We just found out Nancy Pelosi and her political hit squad just upped their ad-buy by $300,000 in our community to spread their lies about me. House Majority PAC, a Democrat-aligned super PAC, is upping its own reservation in the district from $140,000 to $440,000, according to a Democratic source watching the Tucson media market." -Roll Call 7/9/2014. Pelosi and her Washington allies have already dropped over one MILLION dollars to help their politician buddy, Ron Barber, cling to his seat, and now they're upping the ante. We have to band together and show that this seat cannot be bought! donate It's imperative that we raise resources ASAP to counter their lies and get our message out.Our campaign has been gaining momentum, but Pelosi is dead serious about defeating us. contribution to help us stand against Ron Barber's and Nancy Pelosi's big-money backers.Thanks for your support.
· LD25 Senate Candidate Dr Ralph Heap: I can't help but be amused by my opponent Bob Worsley's recent attempts to run away from his liberal voting record. Bob apparently now believes that the massive expansion of Medicaid that he voted for isn't going to cost us a dime. This is preposterous. As the Goldwater Institute points out, Medicaid expansion will end up costing Arizona dearly. 10-reasons-to-decline-medicaid-expansion He now believes that by voting to authorize school districts to incur $400 million more in debt that it would not increase property taxes. Who does Bob thinks pays for that debt?. The Arizona Tax Research Association said the bill "would dramatically increase property taxes.” arizonatax.org These are just a couple of votes that Bob made on the way to being named the most liberal Republican in the State Senate by the Sunlight Foundation and a "Friend of Big Government" by Americans for Prosperity. More spending and higher taxes. That's Bob Worsley's record. I'm disappointed, but not surprised, that he is working furiously to confuse voters about his record. It's the same tired game that politicians play when they know voters won't approve of what they've been doing. I will always stand up for our shared conservative values and protect you as taxpayers. Unlike Bob, the principles of smaller government and lower taxes are more than just convenient campaign slogans to roll out every couple of years. As your next State Senator, my promise is simple. You will always know where I stand, and I will always stand up and fight for limited government, less spending, and freedom.
· LD19 Republican Senate Candidate Joe Hobbs has updated a number of collateral materials and electronic features in addition to maintaining a challenging schedule of appearances such as the Glendale Tea Party, MCRC/EGC, Veteran’s Park, Arizona Project, LD29, ATIC, Tech Council Debate, and the constant SOS, and CCEC visits. We have Clean Elections training scheduled for Friday, Big walk on Saturday in Palmbrook (another announcement), my LD19 meeting Monday, the huge Church of Joy debate on Wednesday – and when I’m not doing that I am walking my precinct asking for $5 forms. I am working hard to become your Senator. We have so much work to do together. Just a reminder - There are Clean Elections limitations on Early Contributions – but we need them now. Contributions can come from inside/outside of LD19. Checks must be made payable to Hobbs4AZ, and they can be up to $160 per individual (a single check of $320 per household if both spouses sign the check). Please be generous, please tell your patriot friends to be generous, we need funding now. We are in it to win it. Thank you very, very much. A campaign website www.hobbs4az.com is up and down with serious editing required – be patient. We can now accept $5 Qualifying Contributions electronically on azsos.gov/equal/ and you can’t make a mistake!!!! Joseph.firstname.lastname@example.org
· Queen Creek Town Council Candidate Emilena Turley: Signs Are Up All Over Town! Large Signs Are On The Corners And Small Signs Are In Your Yards. The Help We Have Received Is Inspiring And Humbling: Donations, Sign Installation, Phone Calls, Meet And Greets, Endorsements, Your Support And Friendship. We Would Not Be Here Without You. Please Watch For Early Ballots Which Will Come Out At The End Of The Month. Fill Them Out And Mail Them In:-) August 26 Is The Primary Election. If You Haven't Had A Yard Sign Placed Yet, Please Let Me Know And We'll Place One. Appreciate You All. Cell: 602-570-8430
· Scottsdale School District Candidate Laddie Shane: I’m writing to you because I consider us friends with a shared passion for politics and making this country a better place. One way I'm trying to do this is running for the Scottsdale School Board. It’s not easy running as a conservative for school board, especially a conservative that’s not afraid to stand up and say what’s on their mind. I started campaigning in August with a message of fiscal responsibility, community outreach and the need for better standards in all schools. As a Scottsdale School alumnus and aspiring teacher people know that I really care and understand what's going on. We now are in the heat of it, literally, as we put out street signs, yard signs and bumper stickers in 110 degrees. Every day I meet someone who inspires me and helps me understand even more how important this is. Today I’m asking for your help. We have the ground game and all we need to finish is a few more donations. Your donation will go right to work helping me spread the message. This is an all-volunteer effort so every penny goes where it belongs - in the district. The maximum donation is $2500 per person. I know that most of you can’t do that much but even $50, $100 or $200 can make a huge difference in a race like this. Everything starts at the local level; if we can make a change in Scottsdale Schools it will continue on into other branches of the Scottsdale community. www.LaddieShane.com and click on the contribute tab. Please help if you can!
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