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August 3, 2014
· During The 2 PM, Mon., Aug 4 Crossroads With Van talk show CD8 Candidate Clair Van Steenwyk will be airing more about being ban from the AZGOP Victory Office in Sun City by the AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/van-the-radio-man
· Gila County Republican Committee Chairman Gary Morris reports that the Gila County Republican Committee had a successful Grand Opening of their Payson headquarters on July 19th. Sheriff Joe Arpaio did the ribbon cutting. Since then nearly 200 persons have signed the visitor log as they seek candidate information, literature and yards signs. One candidate town hall and two candidate meet and greets events have occurred and last Thursday, Doug Ducey, candidate for Governor, based their “Tele-Town Hall” event with U.S. Senator Ted Cruz out of the Payson headquarters. AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham made a surprise visit to the facility.
· Gila County Republicans Also Operate A Second Headquarters in Globe which also has seen a number of candidate meet and greet events. Outside of Maricopa, Gila County may be the only county operating two headquarters.
· LD19 Senate Candidate Joe Hobbs new $5 Qualifying Contribution Campaign “10 Days In August” kickoff is scheduled from 2-7 pm, Mon., Aug 4 at the Avondale Civic Center Library ‘free speech zone,’ 11350 Civic Center Drive, Avondale 85323. His mobile command center will be open to meet-and-greet LD19 registered voters and secure $5 contributions. email@example.com
· Debate Between CD9 Candidates Wendy Rogers And Andrew Walter .Azpbs.Org/Arizonahorizon
· Attorney General Incumbent Tom Horne Vs Challenger Mark Brnovich Azpbs.Org/Arizonahorizon
· A Town Hall Meeting On Border Security & Federal Overreach with Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs and former Senator Russell Pearce will be held from 6-7 pm, Wed., Aug 6 at Burke Basic School, 131 East Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ 85210. Contact: www.RiggsforAZGov.com
· Meet Gilbert City Council Candidate Victor Petersen: Victor Petersen was elected to the Council in Gilbert Town Council in 2011. As a general manager of a locally run construction company, he oversees project budgets, system efficiencies, contracts, and information technology. Last year, he was named “Hero of the Taxpayer” by Americans for Prosperity. He is the Co-Director of For Our City in Gilbert. This group organizes two annual community-wide service projects in Gilbert. Petersen graduated from Gilbert High School and later from ASU with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. Petersen and his wife Joyce have three boys and one daughter.
· Congressman Paul Gosar: I spoke at a protest on Tuesday of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the 333 bills passed in the House, including 43 jobs bills, that he refuses to bring up for a vote on the Senate floor. Amongst these worthwhile pieces of legislation, is the Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act (H.R. 1526) which passed by the House back in September of 2013 with bipartisan support. This legislation will create more than 68,000 direct jobs, nearly 140,000 indirect jobs, improve local management and preventative care of our forests, and significantly reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfires. It’s time for Harry Reid’s do-nothing Senate to take action and pass H.R. 1526. I am sick of being a victim of catastrophic wildfires and sick of Harry Reid holding America hostage due to his failure to act. We need to #FireHarryReid
· LD19 Senate Candidate Joe Hobbs says his massive mail campaign is completed for the primary election.
· “What Non-Moslems Need To Know About Islam and Why” will be the topic of Dr. Carl Goldberg’s address between 9:45-noon, Sat., Aug 16 at the North Scottsdale Christian Church, 28700 N Pima Rd., Scottsdale AZ 85266. Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs is also scheduled to speak. Steve Kates will broadcast live at noon (KFNX 1100 AM)
· Congressman Paul Gosar: My Fish Hatchery Protection act passed the House Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday by a vote of 25-17. My commonsense legislation will protect vital recreational fishing industries that provide jobs and important revenues for rural communities throughout the country. Mohave County Board of Supervisor Chairman Hildy Angius testified last week that if this legislation is not adopted, nearly 1,700 jobs in Mohave County and $75 million in economic output associated with the Willow Beach Hatchery are at risk as a result of the Fish and Wildlife Service arbitrarily terminating the hatchery’s rainbow trout stocking program. Recent testimony heard from the Fish and Wildlife Service on the bill made clear that Service failed to hold a public comment period and did not consider job losses or associated economic impact before terminating important recreational fishing programs. Even Deputy Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service, Steve Guertin, admitted, “This was not our [the Fish and Wildlife Service’s] finest hour." Fish Hatchery Bill Passes Committee
· Former Senator Frank Antenori And Senator Al Melvin will host a meet and greet for Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Ducey at 5:30 pm, Tues., Aug 5 at Hotrods Old Vail Restaurant, 10500 E Old Vail Road., Tucson. Refreshments will be served. www.dougducey.com
· Republican Candidates In Southwest Maricopa County need your help to win. We are out numbered! Volunteer opportunities are available for you to share campaign literature, engage your neighbors, make phone calls, display a lawn sign, host a candidate “Meet and Greet,” and encourage your friends and neighbors to donate to our candidates. Contact CD 3, Maricopa County Coordinator, Andrew Costanzo at, firstname.lastname@example.org or 480 677-0697.
· Congressman Paul Gosar: VA Reform Bill Passes House By a Vote of 420-5. On Thursday this past week, Congress passed the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act. This legislation will lead to significant reforms that will benefit our nation’s heroes. Two-thirds of the spending from this bill is for a new private care option for our veterans. Qualifying veterans that can’t see a doctor within 30 days or live more than 40 miles from a VA facility will now have the right to go outside the broken VA system and receive care from a private provider .This may seem like a minor reform, but trust me… this is HUGE. This legislation puts the patient in charge of his or her healthcare decisions, not government bureaucrats. This is the remedy I see for all government provided health care. Give patients the choice of who they want to see and when, and then get the government out of the way. I would ultimately like to see a VA card that functions like an insurance card, and allows any veteran to receive the care they want and deserve. Allowing for our vets to receive care in the private sector will drive down prices, create competition and improve overall care. If the reforms enacted by H.R. 3230 work, we will see even better reforms down the road.
Volunteers are welcome to stop by the New AZ GOP West Valley Victory Office at 10050 W Bell Road #26, Sun City or contact office coordinators Phyllis And Peter Lee 623-977-4532 Mdcyclist@Live.Com
· Important Election Information :
o Aug 20 - Early voting ends (Ballots not mailed by the 20th might not be counted right away and should be taken to the polling place.)
o Aug - 26 - Primary Election Day
· Congressman Paul Gosar’s Government Waste of the Week: Summer time is a great time for families to take vacations to fun places. But should government officials use taxpayer money to travel to the Virgin Islands? Well, that's what happened last year when a task force investigating coral reef stayed in the St. Croix beachfront resort using your tax dollars. In return they have been awarded my #WasteWednesday - Waste of the Week. See: golden-hammer-in-the-chill-of-november-coral-reef
· 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 2609 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.
· The Yavapai County Republicans will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Sen Barry Goldwater’s president campaign kick-off on the steps of the Yavapai County Courthouse with a Goldwater Remembrance and Republican Unity Rally at the Hotel St. Michael's Ballroom, 205 W. Gurley St., Prescott, AZ 86301. There is free parking at the Prescott Parking Garage behind the Hotel, 135 S. Granite St., one block East of Montezuma. Free event with hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar from 5-9 pm. A number of Goldwater presidential campaign items will be on display, including buttons, banners and other campaign paraphernalia. Bring your memorabilia and memories of Barry Goldwater and plan to share them. There are still a limited amount of beautiful rosette ribbons available to purchase to be a Sponsor ($100.00 - red) or Patron ($20.00 - blue) of this event. They are on display at the Yavapai County Republican Committee office, 112B E. Union Street, Prescott, AZ 86303. To participate call (928) 776-4500 or go online to www.yavgop.org/events . Reserve your ribbon(s) today. Contact: L.G. Mace, Event Coordinator and Yavapai County Republican Committee 2nd Vice Chair at (928) 776-4500 or email him at email@example.com.
· Michel Auerbach’s City Council Campaign Signs will be delivered to you by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your address.
· CD2 Candidate Chuck Wooten is reaching out to volunteers to make calls and walk the precincts. Contact: campaign manager Dave Girton 631-4443 or email@example.com
AUG 4 EVENTS
· LD20 Is Hosting An Open Forum And Straw Poll For Republican Primary Candidates at 7 pm, Mon, Aug 4 at 4650 W Sweetwater Ave., Glendale.6:30 pm – meet and greet. Each candidate will be given 5 minutes to speak. Each candidate will be given a specific speaking time starting at 7:30 PM in order of notification to the district via email or sign in at the meeting. Candidates can come and go as needed. Contact: Chr Ray Malnar firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-931-3408.
· The Pinal County Tea Party and AZ Conservative Coalition will jointly host a AZ Secretary of State primary election debate at 6:30 PM on Mon, Aug 4 at the Legacy Suites, 540 N. Cacheris Ct, Casa Grande, located ½ mile west of I-10 on Florence Blvd. Candidates include Wil Cardon and Justin Pierce. Michele Reagan declined. Contact is Stephen Kohut, PCTP (520-241-5034, email@example.com).
· A ‘Meet & Greet Over Tacos’ is scheduled at 5:30 pm, Mon, Aug 4 at the home of Bill & Debbie Cheatham, 5202 E Turquoise Ave., Paradise Valley, in honor of LD25 House incumbent Justin Olson, LD15 senate candidate Nancy Barto, and LD28 House candidate Shawnna Bolick. $45 per person or $75 per couple. RSVP: Lilia Dashevsky 602-918-3411 or firstname.lastname@example.org
· Sen John McCain Will Hold An ‘Employee Town Hall’ at Able Engineering in Mesa at 11 am, Mon., Aug 4.
AUG 5 EVENTS
· Victor Head Will Discuss The Successful Recall he lead in Colorado at the 6:30 pm, Tues., Aug 5 at the Surprise Tea Party Patriots meeting at the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 West R H Johnson Blvd, Sun City West. www.surpriseteapartypatriots.com
Conservative Warrior Jesse Kelly will be in attendance at CD1 candidate Adam Kwasman’s 5:30 pm, Tues, Aug 5 meeting at the Oro Valley Country Club, 300 W Greenock Dr., Oro Valley 85737. $30 per person. $50 per couple. RSVP: Lynne at (605) 321-6224 or at email@example.com
· Gubernatorial Candidate Andy Thomas will address the West Valley Republicans at 9:30 am, Tues., Aug 5 in the AZGOP Victory Office, 10050 W Bell Road, #25, Sun City, AZ.
AUG 6 EVENTS
· LD11 Senate Candidate Scott Bartle will be featured at a 5:3pm, Aug 6 reception, hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Jim Klein, 545 W Casa Grande Lakes Blvd., North in Casa Grande. Host committee includes Bill Bridwell, Rona Curphy, Dr. Frank Davdison, Mayor Bob Jackson, AnnaMarie Knorr, Scott Lehman, Janeen Rohovit and Garland Shreves.
AUG 7 EVENTS
The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet at 6:15 pm, Thur., Aug 7 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4000 N. Central, Phx. 5:30 pm – social hour. Speaker: Border chaos expert Jeff Prather, heard regularly on the James T. Harris KQTH’s talk show http://www.1041kqth.com/podcast/harris/267740901.html Dinner $22. RSVP TravelingTina@cox.net
· A ‘Wine & Cheese’ Reception For Scottsdale City Council Candidate Michael Auerbach is scheduled at 5:30 pm, Thur., Aug 7 at Caliber, 16074 N 78th St., #B-104, Scottsdale with special guest Mayor Jim Lane. Donations welcome. RSVP: Michael@auerbachforcitycouncil.com or 480-492-7553.
· LD29 House Candidate Aaron Borders will attend the candidate forum scheduled by Gene Derie at 6:30 pm, Aug 7 in the Villade Paz School Library, 4940 N. 103rd Ave., Phx.
The Republican Party Of Chandler, Gilbert And Sun Lakes will host a fundraiser for Chandler City Council candidates Kevin Hartke, Terry Roe and Rene Lopez at 7:30 pm, Thur., Aug 7, at El Zocalo Mexican Grille 28 W San Marcos Place, Chandler. $250 donations. RSVP to Dr. Shadow Asgari at 480-250-2106 or firstname.lastname@example.org
· LD23 House Candidate Jay Lawrence will be featured at a meet and greet by Members of the Ancala Country Club between 5-7 pm, Thurs., Aug 7. Lawrence will explain his opposition to Common Core, Medicaid expansion and discuss his plan for school district consolidation, a $300 million saving for the state.
· A Gubernatorial Candidate Forum is scheduled at 7 pm, Aug 7 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Moderated by Erik Ketelaar and KFYI Host Jim Sharpe, and will air on KFYI. Call 888-510-1996 or www.bumpmybusiness.com for tickets.
· LD23 House Candidate Effie Carlson:
o Aug 4 – 11 am, Peer Piper Pizza, 15745 N. Hayden Rd.
o Aug 4 – 6 pm, LD23 candidate Forum, Mustang Library, 10101 N 90th St., Sctd
o Aug 6 – 9 am, The Good Egg, 6149 N Scottsdale Rd.
o Aug 7 – 9 am, The Good Egg, 20567 N Hayden Rd.
o Aug 8 – 5:30 pm, Peter Piper Pizza, 15745 N. Hayden.
o Aug 13 – 1:30 pm, AZ Airtime.
· CD2 Candidate Chuck Wooten schedule: email@example.com
o Aug 7 – 7 pm, CD2 Debate at Vail Theater of the Arts, 10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way in Vail - Sponsored by The Vail Voice-Steve Roseman.
· Supt Of Public Instruction Candidate Diane Douglas Schedule:.
o Aug 5 –FreedomFires Supt of Public Instruction candidate debate er at Burke Basic School, 131 E Southern Ave, Mesa. Doors open at 6 pm. Open to public.
o Aug 8 – 12:30 pm, Interview with Pinal County Power Players, hosted by Doug Wolf on
o Aug 8 – 6:30 pm, Deer Valley TEA Party, Deer Valley Airport Restaurant, 702 W Deer Valley Rd, Phx.
o Aug 11 – 7 pm, Red Mountain TEA Party Patriots Supt of Public Instruction debate at the East Valley High School, East Main St, Mesa. Open at 6:30pm.
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WHAT CANDIDATES ARE SAYING:
· Gubernatorial candidate Frank Riggs: The National Rifle Association (NRA) has given Frank Riggs an "A" Grade as a "Candidate With a Demonstrated Record of Support on Second Amendment Issues." The NRA graded Riggs as a "solidly pro-gun candidate...who has supported NRA positions on key votes in elective office." As a three-term U.S. Congressman, Riggs earned an "A+" rating as a "proven incumbent legislator with an excellent voting record on critical NRA issues who has made an active effort to promote Second Amendment rights." The vanity candidate, Ms. Jones, and the establishment-picked candidate (and self-described "ice cream guy"), Mr. Ducey, received "AQ" grades from the NRA. According to the NRA, the AQ rating "is based solely on the candidate's responses to the NRA Candidate Questionnaire" and is for a candidate "who does not have a voting record on Second Amendment issues." “Millionaire talk is cheap. Arizona Republican primary voters don't have to settle for someone who's a blank slate with no record to match their rhetoric,” Riggs said. “They're unvetted and untested and have never had to cast a single tough legislative vote, like the vote I cast as a Member of Congress to overturn the federal ban on so-called ‘assault weapons.’" Time and again, Frank Riggs, Army veteran, ex-cop and former Congressman, has defended the Second Amendment and gun owners' rights. Riggs' record and experience prove that he's tested, trusted and ready to lead from Day One. In a crowded field, he's the "real deal" and the clear conservative choice for Governor.
· CD2 Candidate Martha McSally: As Members of Congress readied for their five-week vacation, our campaign was hard at work this week getting out our positive message and reaching out to voters. this week's wrap-up below. Voting has begun - Early ballots for the primary election were sent out on Thursday. This is a great chance to get your vote for Martha in early and to remind your friends and neighbors to get their votes for Martha in early too! To request an early voting ballot: For Pima County, click here. For Cochise County, please call the Cochise County Recorder's office at: (520) 432-8350. Finishing July strong - Thanks to everyone who helped us reach our end-of-the-month fundraising goal. Although Ron Barber had an 8 month fundraising head start on us, your generosity and continued support is helping us close the gap and sending a strong message that we want better representation in Southern Arizona. What they're saying - TownHall.com: In 100 Days, an election about competence Green Valley News: Truth About McSally
· Gilbert City Council Candidate Victor Petersen: Now is the time to vote for Victor Petersen. This week early ballots will arrive in Gilbert mailboxes. Voters have many important decisions to make. Decisions about local government make a larger impact on our daily lives than any other level of government so our vote matters even more. Unfortunately, a small majority of our citizens actually turn out to vote in Primary Elections. I personally invite you to vote for me and let me continue to fight for your rights and to help you keep more of your tax dollars. I promise to continue the hard work to ensure the Town of Gilbert is small and effective in it's goals. 5 Easy Ways You Can Help Today - (1) Vote! - You may return them by mail, Town Hall, or at the Maricopa Elections office on Mesa Drive and the I-60. (2) Remind Your Friends to Vote for Victor Petersen - Click here to download a flier to share with your friends and family in Gilbert. (3) Yard signs - Simply reply to this email and I'll bring a sign by your home. (4) Donate - Campaigns are not cheap. Will you help with a donation of $100, $50, $25? Click the Donate button below to give online today. (5) Forward - this message to your friends. Dates to Remember - 7/31 - Early voting begins at Town Hall or by mail 8/21 - Early voting ends at Town Hall . 8/26 - Primary Election Day.
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