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July 12, 2014
· MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro Op-Ed: Their Dream, Our Nightmare -- Unfortunately, I'm sad to say, the U.S. border with Mexico will never be sealed while President Barack Obama is in office. Tens of millions of illegal immigrants have crossed our southern border while hundreds of thousands have crossed our northern border. There is also a significant number that have arrived with visas and stayed illegally. These "overstayers" are estimated to be between 25 and 35 percent of the illegal immigrant population. An overwhelming majority of these illegals have come to the U.S. for their "utopian dream" of a greater opportunity. That could be a job, a free education, maybe social and welfare services or the profits from a criminal enterprise. Regardless of why, they have come to this country illegally with no regard for our laws and at a tremendous expense to the American people. According to a recent study, the cost to U.S. taxpayers of legalizing current illegal immigrants would be approximately $6.3 trillion. One of the few things the federal government is actually required to do by the U.S. Constitution is to defend our borders, and unfortunately the Obama administration has willingly chosen to leave our borders completely wide open, sending a message that illegal immigration will be tolerated. In part, that's why Mexico and Central America have encouraged the increase in the number of illegal immigrants that are currently invading our country. Some are calling it a "humanitarian crisis," when in reality it's a "U.S. sovereignty" crisis. Their "Utopian dream" has become our "American nightmare"! See op-ed: What if the border-with mexico-was sealed A produce importer and Republican leader ponder the possibilities of impenetrable border security.
· Jose Borrajero Regarding Op-Ed Question: “That Is A Bogus Question, and the people at the AZ Central know it. No one is suggesting that the border be sealed. We are suggesting that it be secured, meaning that trade and legitimate crossings would continue. Only illegal crossings and overstays would be affected. However, it is the job of the AZ Central to mislead and obfuscate.”
· Campaign Signs Missing? According To Doug Nintzel, Arizona Department Of Public Transportation Public Information Officer, “ If campaign signs that are incorrectly placed within state highway right-of-way boundaries are collected by ADOT crews, they are taken to maintenance yards and are kept there for a couple of weeks to give campaigns some time to pick them up.” He added, “Under state law, no campaign signs are allowed within the right of way along state highways. ADOT sends letters to registered candidates each campaign cycle as a reminder of the prohibition against signs within highway right of way areas.” So, if check with the nearby ADOT Maintenance Yard to see if your missing signs are stored there. See ARS 16-1019 –political http://www.azleg.gov/ars/16/01019.htm
· A Briefs Reader Suggest That All Candidates Take A Quick Photo with their cell phone after they place their signs -- "just in case" they are removed due to "misunderstanding" of where they were planted.
· Candidate Yard Signs In Your Neighborhood Are Legal. The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees your right to free speech, and state law supports homeowners' rights to display political yard signs during election season -- despite HOA rules which may try to restrict your rights. See HB 2069 (toward the end of the document) and it's clear that an HOA cannot enforce sign regulations that are more restrictive than those of the city, town or county according to AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham. If you are living in an HOA and run into this situation, visit the AZGOP Facebook page and tell your side of the story.
· A Soldier With The Arizona Army National Guard's 850th Military Police Battalion will receive a Purple Heart medal and reenlist during a ceremony at 1 pm, Sun., July 13 at the Papago Park Military Reservation, 5636 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix. Staff Sgt. Donald J. May – from Litchfield Park - was wounded during convoy operations in April 2007 while serving as a lead vehicle commander with the 222nd Transportation Company in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. May and his driver were serving as scouts for the convoy when they were hit by an IED. The company's mission was to supply soldiers during OIF with equipment that ranged from Meals Ready to Eat to parts for helicopters. The company is based in Chandler, Arizona. The Purple Heart is the oldest military decoration still given to U.S. military members and is awarded to those killed or wounded while serving in combat.
· An estimate 300 people attended The West Valley AZGOP Victory Office Open House this morning in Sun City, according to office coordinator Phyllis Lee. “The office was so crowded that we ended up putting chairs outside even though it was over 100 degrees,” she reports. The Phoenix GOP HQ staff grilled hamburgers and hotdogs outside. Food including pasta and drinks were served, along with donuts left over from a morning LD-21 PC training session. Robert Graham was the only speaker. Many politicians handed out campaign info including Maricopa County Board of Supervisors – District 4 incumbent Clint Hickman and challenger Sandra Dowling. LD21 Rep Rick Gray and Debbie Lesko attended as did activists and politicians from six other LDs. The Rat Pack, about 20 college age people, gathered went out to go door to door with campaign brochures, returning for lunch The students are paid $10 an hour, to walk neighborhoods every Saturday.
· The New AZ GOP West Valley Victory Office could use a paper cutter if anyone has one handy that they aren’t using. Drop if off at 10050 W Bell Road #26, Sun City. Contact: Phyllis And Peter Lee 623-977-4532 Mdcyclist@Live.Com
· Congressman Paul Gosar: Feedback Friday In an effort to better engage with the constituents I serve, this past Friday I held a #Feedback Friday on Twitter between 11:30am – 12:30pm MST. I want to thank everyone who participated in the conversation. I really enjoyed all of your questions. Next week I will do the same thing on Facebook for those of you who do not use Twitter. Keep an eye on my Facebook and Twitter pages for more information about what time I will be online next week.
· Congressman Paul Gosar: Military Monday -- This coming Monday, July 14, I will begin a new feature on my Facebook page highlighting local service members and veterans from the 4th Congressional District. I have heard so many incredible stories of sacrifice and service and now I want to share them with you. These heroes need to be recognized for their bravery and courage and I hope you will enjoy reading about them. If you know of a current or former member of the military that you would like to recognize for Military Monday, send me a message with their information at http://gosar.house.gov/contact-me.
· 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
· The Fr. Patterson Knights Of Columbus Council #3121 has joined with the AZ East Valley Pro-Life Alliance in hosting a 2 pm, Sun, July 13 “You Are a Masterpiece” presentation at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 644 E. Chandler Road, Chandler. Ice cream social to hall. Free admission. Donations accepted. RSVP: 480-216-7217 or E-Mail: Life@EVProLifeAlliance.org DVD’s will be available for $15.
· 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
· Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney and Pam Barney are hosting fundraiser for gubernatorial candidate Scott Smith at 7 pm, Mon, July 14 at their home, 22448 E. Queen Creek Road, Queen Creek. Event hosted by Councilwoman Julie Wheatly, Jason Barney and Kimberly Mlazgar. Dessert will be served.
· 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 Road, Tucson. 15% of proceeds with benefit the campaign. To obtain a coupon, go to: www.gabbyforcongress.org Copies of this ticket required.
· Meet And Greet Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs At Mazy's, 396 W Road 3 North In Chino Valley At 3:30 Pm., Mon, July 14.
Travor Lakey Will Return To The Arizona Project at 6:30 pm, Mon., July 14 to further instruction on blogging techniques and social media. “It’s time to flex our muscle,” comments Chairman Ronald Ludder. The group meets at 3375 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 2Phoenix, AZ 85028 602.677.1496
· The Highway 69 Republicans will meet at 7 pm, Mon, July 14 to hear Attorney General Candidate Mark Brnovich and Mayer Justice of the Peace Judge Paul Rummer. 5 pm social hour. Location: Puerta Vallarta Restaurant, 11901 E. Hwy 69, Dewey AZ, 86327. RSVP required to June at 928-632-4661 or email@example.com
· A Meet & Greet Is Scheduled For Gilbert City Council candidates Jordan Ray, Victor Petersen, and Eddie Cook and guest Attorney General Candidate Mark Brnovich at 7:30 pm, July 15 at 4147 E Lexington Ave., Gilbert. Host Committee: Derek & Heather Madsen and Adam & Kim Baugh.
· The Fountain Hills AZ Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm, July 15 at the Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd. (Palisades Blvd. & Golden Eagle Blvd.) Speakers include Attorney General candidate Mark Brnovich, Fountain Hills Town Council candidate Lina Bellenir and LD23 State Senate Candidate Forum with Rep John Kavanagh and Jeff Schwartz. No admission. Donations welcome. Contact: Richard Rutkowski firstname.lastname@example.org or www.fhteaparty.org
· The Capitol Times ‘Meet The Candidates’ (legislative, state and congressional) is scheduled at 4:30 pm, Tues, July 15 at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix. Cocktails and appretizers, contests. Tickets: meet-the-candidates Candidates/tables contact: Scott Newell at 602.889.7145 or email@example.com Contact Melanie Campbell at 602.889.7125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
· Ret. Col Jon Gold Will Make A Power Point Presentation on current Islamic events in the Middle East to the Pima County Republican Club Luncheon at 11:30 am, Tues., July 15.
· Congressman David Schweikert Is Accepting Applications for full and part-time congressional internships in his Arizona and D.C. offices for the Fall 2014 term until July 25. Applicants should email their materials to Arizona: Ernestina Borquez-Smith Ernestina.email@example.com or Washington, D.C.: Kyle Souz firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Maggie Zehring at email@example.com, (202) 680-9613.
· Lois Fitch, Arizona Teenage Republican (TARS) State Advisor, is recuperating from a recent stroke at the Belmont Village, 13850 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Visitors, flowers, cards and well-wishes are encouraged and welcomed. Contact: Acting State Advisor Julie Lind at 602-312-8345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
· 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 more volunteers. If interested, 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 $10per 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:
· Wed, Aug 27 from 2- 4 pm – Check-in and Training for Hand Count/Audit Board
· Thurs, Aug 28 from 9 am -5 pm – Counting (may complete the audit on this date)
· Fri, Aug 29 from 9 am-5 pm– Counting (if necessary)
- J. LaFaro - Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC)
· CD2 Candidate Chuck Wooten schedule: firstname.lastname@example.org
· 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
· Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Bennett’s schedule:
· July 16 - 6:15pm, West Valley Republican Legislative Districts Gubernatorial Forum
· July 18 - 7 Pm, Arizona Cattle Growers Association & GPEC Gubernatorial Forum.
· Supt Of Public Instruction Candidate Diane Douglas Schedule:
· 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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· 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/
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· Treasurer Candidate Jeff Dewit: Here is the big debate that originally aired a few days ago on Arizona Horizon, Channel 8. Thank you Ted Simons for hosting a great back and forth. Please feel free to let me know what you think, and freely share the video with other voters. azpbs.org/arizonahorizon
· Tempe City Council Candidate Matt Papke: Campaigns are won on the doorsteps of voters. There is no substitute for a face to face interaction. 10,000 – that’s how many Tempe voters my campaign has personally contacted so far. There is more work to do this month. I need volunteers to reach the next 5,000. http://www.freetempe.com/
· Gubernatorial Candidate Scott Smith: We just finished a statewide tour that covered 10 cities and 7 counties. Smith heard from Arizonans across the state and made clear his commitment to a prosperous future built on the success of every region. While other campaigns smear each other and dark money groups use the same, tired rhetoric, Smith stayed focused on meeting Arizonans one-on-one and sharing his positive vision for Arizona. Our campaign is proud to talk about our message and provide real solutions to issues like immigration, instead of pandering and mudslinging. Commercial: Protecting Arizona TV Commercial Tweets: We started Facilitate Don't Regulate in Mesa to create a culture where small businesses could thrive and grow into big businesses Smith up with a new ad, "Governor Brewer is right." Great breakfast at littleamericaAZ for Smith Lots of Smith supporters in Show Low, brought their yard signs Stories: Smith makes Gila Valley appearance Smith seeks top office in Arizona Candidates picture Republican voters in dunce caps Illegal immigration: Where the candidates stand Is Brewer a border wimp? Gubernatorial candidates discuss education, immigration at forum Quote: "The only candidate showing even a modicum of common sense in the discussion is former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith. He wants the border secured, but also said during one of the candidates' debates, "With the way we're throwing around money up here, you'd think we'd have a gold mine. Poor Smith. It's not easy for a candidate in the Republican primary to be rational." – EJ Montini.
· Scottsdale City Council Candidate Michael Auerbach: I live in Scottsdale and run my business here. There isn’t any place on earth as special as our city. That is why I am running. I don’t belong to any of the various factions that seem to always be bickering and fighting for control. I’m an outsider and I’m running to ensure that someone on the City Council is putting Scottsdale first. I hope you will visit my website at auerbachforcitycouncil.com to read more about me and my proposals, but I want to give you some of the highlights here. I want to encourage high-tech, high-wage employers to come to Scottsdale. I want to see McDowell Road redeveloped and turned into a proper showcase for our city. I oppose sweetheart deals and want to work with our Mayor and the City Council to level the playing field and bring the right kind of economic growth to Scottsdale. I want to keep our city safe by providing our public safety officers and first responders with the equipment and training they need and a salary to ensure that we’re being taken care of by the best people. While some of my opponents seem to be more concerned with serving the unions, my concern is for the rank and file members and the taxpayers who pay their salaries. I am also concerned about our quality of life. Our way of life needs to be well-managed and defended. Housing growth needs to be balanced and must respect the nature of the communities in which the growth is occurring. Most of all, we need to put what is best for our city ahead of personal or political agendas. I Ask For Your Vote, I promise to serve honorably, and to always have an open door. Thank you!
· TX Gov Rick Perry: Secure The Border Petition : "Five hundred miles south of here in the Rio Grande Valley there is a humanitarian crisis unfolding that has been created by bad public policy and a failure to secure the border. Securing this border is attainable, and the president needs to commit the resources necessary to get this done."- Rick Perry
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· Title 22, Chapter 23, Section 1732 Of The United States Code Says That Whenever A United States Citizen Is Wrongfully Imprisoned By A Foreign Government, It Is The President’s Duty To Work To Secure That Citizen’s Release!
· Soldiers-Troops-Survive Combat, Then Lose Their Jobs Thanks To Obama
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· Obama-Pink-Slips-Soldiers Troops Fighting In Afghanistan