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Briefs Editor Frosty Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
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August 7, 2014
· Condolences To The Family Of Former Pinal County Republican Chairman Tommy Tucker. A Celebration of Life for former Pinal County Republican Committee Chairman Tommy Tucker at 2 pm, Sat., Sept 6 at the Vista de la Montana United Methodist Church 3001 E, Mira Vista Lane Tucson, AZ 85739. Tucker held many titles and worked tirelessly for his fellow Republicans. Funeral services will be held in Iowa the week of Aug 18.
· Funeral Services For Senator Chester Crandell will be held Saturday, August 9, at the LDS Church, 1858 AZ Highway 260, in Heber. The viewing is from 8:30 am to 10:30 am., followed by the funeral service at 11 am. Anyone wishing to send their condolences to Senator Crandell's wife, Alice, and the family may send cards to their home: 1837 Despain Street, Heber, AZ 85928. Please keep the family in your prayers. We will all miss our friend, Senator Crandell. Contact: Sylvia Oliver- Sr. Executive Assistant - Arizona State Senate 602-926-3843 email@example.com
· Whoever Is Destroying Political Signs Throughout Maricopa County should remember that it is Class 2 Misdemeanor (ARS 16-1019 –political signs http://www.azleg.gov/ars/16/01019.htm ) if caught and prosecuted. Photos received this morning show signs in LD18 - not just knocked down, but broken into pieces. If you see someone destroying or messing with political signs, please photograph them and take the photos to the victims or send them to MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro firstname.lastname@example.org The middle of the night vandals are not only costing their victims a lot of money to replace their signs – but that same behavior is reflecting badly on those who are promoting or allowing the destruction to occur.
· Huppenthal And Douglas Battle In Superintendent Of Public Instruction Debate John Huppenthal insisted on getting an extra sixty seconds at the end to explain why it was important for him to visit schools in China. Diane Douglas responded and closed the debate by saying: "Taking a trip to communist China sponsored by one of the publishing companies that stands to make a fortune off of Common Core speaks for itself. With that I'll say goodnight, God bless you all."
· Editor’s Note: In The Midst Of Some 500 E-Mail I receive every day, this heart-warming video popped up among all the press releases of world strife, turmoil, politicial rhetoric and in-fighting. It is too good not to share, Thank you Jaynee Lewis. The Candy Bomber Take a moment view it. – Frosty
· Today, The Arizona Court Of Appeals Ruled In Favor Of The Secretary Of State In Committee For Justice & Fairness (CJF) V. Arizona. “The people of the state of Arizona have a right to know who is funding advertisements attempting to influence elections,” said Secretary of State Ken Bennett. “I am pleased the Court sided with voters in this matter.” Just days before the 2010 General Election, CJF spent approximately $1.5 million running an attack advertisement against then Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne as he ran for the state attorney general. CJF argued that because the attack ad on Horne was limited to his record in the state legislature and superintendent and made no mention of the attorney general race or his opponent, the ads were issue-oriented speech and not express advocacy. However, the court ruled that while Horne was not identified as a candidate by the ad, nor did the ad state “do not elect Tom Horne;” the timing and tone of the ad occurred at a time when people were well aware of Horne’s candidacy in the attorney general race. Therefore, according to the Court, the ad could have no other reasonable interpretation and was found to be express advocacy. Additionally, the Court of Appeals reversed the trial court and found that the bedrock of Arizona’s campaign finance reporting system is constitutional. The Court, in keeping with longstanding Supreme Court jurisprudence, found that disclosure does not have a chilling effect on speech.
· CD2 Candidate Chuck Wooten’s red ‘Wooten for Congress’ T-shirts are now available. Order at http://www.wooten2014.com/
· LD 19 meets on the 2nd Monday of the month (Aug 11) at 7pm in the Total Wine & More conference room, 1416 N Litchfield Rd (Palm Valley Pavilions West Shopping Center) Litchfield Park, AZ. Contact LD 19 Chairman, Cherie Scott, email@example.com.
· LD 13 meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month (Aug 12) at 7pm in the PebbleCreek Tuscany Falls Clubhouse – Ball Room, 16222 Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear, AZ. 85395. Contact: Chairman Robert Branch, 602-334-6519.
· LD 4/Estrella Conservative Republican Club meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month (Aug 27). Contact LD 4 Chairman, Fred Amator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 623-980-6007 or for The Estrella Conservative Republican Club contact Richard Newcomer, email@example.com or 602-512-1340.
· The Arizona Game And Fish Department And the University Sustainability Practices at ASU are conducting a new educator workshop from 9 am –noon, Sat., Aug 16 at Desert Vista High School in Ahwatukee, for educators interested in building a wildlife-friendly habitat on their school grounds. Space is limited and registration is required. Additional details will be sent to all registered applicants. To register http://goo.gl/wwtr8e
· Early Voters Be Sure To Mail Your Ballots in so they are in the Recorder’s office by Thurs., Aug 22. The sooner your ballot is in the Recorder’s office, the sooner you name is removed from those pesky robo calls.
· Precinct Walk And Get Out The Vote with CD 3 Congressional Candidate Gabby Saucedo Mercer, LD 4 Candidates Dr. Connie Uribe (AZ Senate) and Richard Hopkins (AZ House) this Sat, Aug 9. They will meet at 8:30 am and walk from 9 to 12. Meet at the Walgreens , 25073 W Southern Ave. Buckeye, AZ 85326 (SE Corner of Southern and Miller Rd). They will finish walking Hopeville Precinct in Legislative District 4, Buckeye. Bring water, a clip board, sun screen and an extra friend. Wear patriotic, comfortable clothing and a hat. Don't worry if you have never done this before, we will team you with someone who has. RSVP to Andrew Costanzo at, firstname.lastname@example.org or 480 677-0697
· Ray Carroll Is Conducting A Pima County District 4 Townhall at 1 pm., Sat., Aug 9 at Mt Lemmon Community Center, 12949 N Sabino Canyon Parkway, Tucson. Special guests: Pima County Administrator John Bernal, Waste Water Management Director Jackson Jenkins, Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Christopher Nanos, Mt. Lemmon Fire Department’s Randy Ogden and Emergency Management Deputy Director Jeff Guthrie. Contact: email@example.com or (520) 724-8094.
· Phx City Council Bill Gates will be cutting the ribbon of the new Greenway Parkway Bridge at 7:30 am, Sat., Aug 9 between 145h/1th Avenues. The bridge will be open to walking traffic before it opens to the public on Mon, Aug 11. information here.
· The Pima County Republican Party Fundraising “Homemade Ice Cream” Social featuring Senator Jeff Flake is scheduled at 5 pm, Tues., Aug 12 at Pima GOP Headquarters, 5447 E. 5th Street, Suite 100, Tucson. $125 per person or $200 per couple requested. Proceeds will support Pima GOP “Get Out the Vote” activities for the 2014 Midterm Elections. RSVP at (520) 321-1492 or firstname.lastname@example.org
· The Pima County Republican Club Luncheon will feature AZ Corporation Commission Candidates Doug Little & Tom Forese at the 11:30 am, Tues., Aug 23 meeting at the Sabbar Shrine Temple, 450 S. Tucson Blvd – Lunch $11
· A Welcome To The New Neighborhood Reception for Gilbert City Councilman Victor Petersen and his family with special guests Sen President Andy Biggs and representatives Eddie Farnsworth and Warren Petersen is scheduled at 7 pm, Fri., Aug 15 at the home of Becky and Rick McDowell, 2762 E Villa Park Ct., Gilbert 85298. Host Committee consists of the McDowells, Vonda Guttery, Micki Niland, Cheryl & Ernie Harrold and Lalani & Nate Hunsake.
· Gubernatorial Candidate Christine Jones will address the Brown Bag Lunch Series at the Green Valley Republican Headquarters at noon, Thurs., Aug 14, at Green Valley Village, Suite 70, I-19 Exit 65-Continental Road.
· Maricopa County Small Business Owners are invited to a few workshop on Phoenix business certification progrms between 2-4 pm, Wed., Aug 13 at the Calvin C. Goode Municipal Building, 251 W. Washington St., 10th floor. Limited seating. Reservations 602-262-6790/voice or 602-534-1557/TTY, or email@example.com
· The University Of Arizona College Republicans Unity Rally And Fundraiser Featuring Congressman David Schweikert is scheduled at 6 pm, Sept 6 at the Radisson Suites, 6555 E Speedway Blvd., Tucson. Doors open at 6 pm. Meet and greet candidates and local organizations with a three course dinner. Tickets $35 per person or $65 per couple. Table for 8 - $325. Proceeds will benefit the University of Arizona College Republicans. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
· Phx City Councilman Bill Gates was among the dignitaries at the unveiling of the Super Bowl Countdown Clock at Sky Harbor Airport.
· The AZGOP Is Hiring Ballot Collectors In Casa Grande for the Primary Election. Collecting will take place Monday through Friday, 4-8pm and Saturdays, 10am-6pm. Work anywhere from 8-28 hours per week. Space is limited. Inquire soon. Contact: email@example.com
· CD9 Candidate Wendy Rogers is asking for volunteers to make campaign phone calls from 10 am-5 pm, Sat. Aug 9 at 3030 S. Rural #120, Tempe AZ 85282. Food and drink provided. RSVP to Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org
· Attn: Coconino, Gila, Navajo And Yavapai Counties in regards to the vacancy on the ballot caused by the unfortunate passing of Sen. Chester Crandell. While write-in candidates are not authorized for the Primary Election [A.R.S. 16-343(F)], there is still time for write-in candidates to qualify for the General Election. The deadline for filing write-in candidate nomination papers for the General Election is September 25, 2014. More information about filing as a write-in is available at http://www.azsos.gov/election/candidate/writein.htm. (A.R.S. 16-311, 16-312)
· LD23 House Candidate Effie Carlson:
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 9 – 8 am, Neighborhood walk. Meet at Purple Heart Park, 10050 E Rita Road, Tucson.
o Aug 12 –5:30 pm, Meet & Greet hosted by Sierra Vista Chamber, Pueblo de Sol Country Club, 2770 Saint Andrews Dr., Sierra Vista. $10 at door, cash bar, hosted snacks. firstname.lastname@example.org
· Supt Of Public Instruction Candidate Diane Douglas Schedule:
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 pm. $2.50 per person at the door.
· ATTN: Candidates/LD leaders/Group Chairman: If you have sent events or announcements to Briefs that have not been posted (except endorsements) or that I have not responded to, please resend them. Messages can be sent to email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com If I do not respond with “thx” within 24 hours, please resend – using one or all of the above e-dressses. I’d rather get duplications than not receive your e-mails.
· 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/
AUG 8 EVENTS
· Pinal County Assessor and Pinal Power Players Host Doug Wolf Will Interview Diane Douglas, Supt of Public Instruction candidate, at 12:30 pm, Fri., Aug 8 at www.kqcklive.com Here is the link to Wolf’s Aug 1 chat with Jeff DeWit, Candidate For State Treasurer
· The Green Valley CD 2 Candidate’s Debate is scheduled for August 8 in the evening on AZ Public TV Channel 6 https://tv.azpm.org/schedules/episode/95662/
· Sierra Vista Chamber Meet & Greet, 5:30 pm, at Pueblo de Sol Country Club, 2770 Saint Andrews Dr., Sierra Vista. $10 at door, cash bar, hosted snacks. email@example.com
AUG 9 EVENTS
· Services For GOP Activist Margo Wittenberg are planned at 10 am, Sat., Aug 9 at the Messenger Mortuary on Pinnacle Peak/Pima Road.
· 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 and Cheryl Pelletier. 11 am – get out the vote. 11:45am – working lunch. $30 per person. Coffee/tea thru the morning. Limited seating. Reservations required: Contact/tickets: Lori Urban, AZFRW Director for Region VIII 480-221-9633 firstname.lastname@example.org
· CD2 Candidate Chuck Wooten is calling for supporters to “Walk For Wooten” between 8-11 am, Sat., Aug 9 starting at Purple Heart Park, 10050 East Rita Road, Tucson, AZ 85747. Wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a hat. Confirmed participation at at email@example.com or wooten2014.com
· Meet Incumbent Gilbert Town Council Candidates Victor Petersen, Jordan Ray, and Eddie Cook and Rep Warren Petersen at 7 pm, Sat., Aug 9 at a reception at the home of Grant and Amy Peterson, 2531 E Libra St, Gilbert.
· A Constitutional Studies Seminar is planned from 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Aug 9 at the Liberty Arts Charter School, 3015 S Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212. Cost: $10 (covers the seminar guide) Taught by Lester Pearce. RSVP to: Spencer Pearce 480-593 4540 pearce_spencer@Hotmail.com Mara Benson 480-215-6658 firstname.lastname@example.org or Pam Walton 480-323 6446 email@example.com
WHAT CANDIDATES ARE SAYING:
· CD3 Candidate Gabby Saucedo-Mercer: Precinct Walk and Get Out The Vote with CD 3 Congressional Candidate Gabby Saucedo Mercer, LD 4 Senate Candidate Dr. Connie Uribe and House candidate Richard Hopkins on Sat, Aug 9 from 9 am-noon. Meet at 8:30 at the Walgreens , 25073 W Southern Ave. Buckeye. (SE Corner Southern/ Miller Rd). With enough help we will finish walking Hopeville Precinct. Bring water, a clip board, sun screen and an extra friend. Wear patriotic, comfortable clothing and a hat. If you have never done this before, we will team you with someone who has.
· Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Bennett: The last time the state budget was truly balanced, was 2007, the last year Ken Bennett served as President of the Senate. During his eight years of service, the legislature balanced the budget, cut taxes, increased education spending, and saved more than a billion dollars into the state’s cash reserves. As Governor, Ken Bennett will continue that tradition of leadership by implementing necessary changes to the state’s tax structure, paying down debt and forcing the state to live within its means. “Experience matters,” said Bennett. “Our detailed, 9-point plan outlines my priorities for the state based on years of public service from the Prescott City Council, to my tenure as Senate President. If Arizona is to return to the level of prosperity we enjoyed less than 10 years ago, we cannot afford to elect a Governor who would need on-the-job training.” Bennett’s plan for the economy is highlighted by his proposal to gradually eliminate the state’s income tax and stabilize the state’s revenue stream with a low, broad-based consumption tax. “State governments should not be reaching into citizens’ paychecks and funneling taxes away before they even receive payment,” said Bennett. “Our taxes need to be consumption-based where we pay taxes as we spend, rather than as we earn. By taxing based on consumption, the tax burden is proportionate to how much you spend, and therefore you have more control of finances. A consumption-based tax would also take into account incomes made illegally or ‘under the table,’ as the tax is on expenditures, not incomes.” Bennett’s comprehensive 9-point plan www.BennettArizona.com/plan.
· CD9 Candidate Andrew Walter: I just wanted to remind you that Wendy Rogers is attacking Andrew below the belt, and he needs your help in order to respond. Join us this weekend to contact voters and to tell them the truth about Andrew and his policies of growing the economy, fighting Obamacare, and protecting Social Security for seniors. On Saturday the office will be open all day for phone calls, and a door to door team will head out in the morning. Please see the details below, and please let us know right away how you want to help Andrew respond. Saturday office hours: 9am-5 pm. Saturday Morning Walk: 9-11 am, Sat., Aug 9 from Kyrene de la Mariposa School, 50 E. Know Road, Tempe. Bring water, sunscreen. Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday! Contact: 480-447-5492.
· Doug MacEachern Illuminati Behind Peoria Ballot Imbroglio?
· Mesa Mayoral/Council Candidate Forum
· The Center for Disease and Control has classified Ebola as a level one threat, highlighting concerns about the virus’s spread into Nigeria. Medical experts continue to call for greater access to the experimental drugs two infected American missionaries received. The death toll of the deadly virus is fast approaching 1,000, and health workers are frantically looking to track down 70 people who may have had contact with the virus. And here's how Ebola kills its victims. [NBC]
MARINE SGT. ANDREW TAHMOORESSI (Jailed In MX)
· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily
· Need2NoBorder News Watch
GLOBAL WARMING aka Climate Change
· Rep Mike Kelly (R-PA) WSJ 8/4/14. Coal generates 40% of America’s electricity. “The EPA’s war on coal has troubling economic implications for every American and U.S. Business.” “The Obama administration expects the American people to sacrifice for the sake of mere symbolism”.
· Jindal Admin: Common Core Is Illegal Federal 'Scheme' Argument Could Encourage Lawsuits In Other States
· Missouri Voters Put Tenure On The Ballot Teachers Unions Aren't Happy
SECRETARY OF STATE
· ISIS Starving Out Iraq Minorities Members of the Yazidi sect, whom the ISIS consider to be devil-worshippers, are beginning to starve after taking shelter from the Sunni extremists on Mount Sinjar. The children and the elderly are dying in droves from a lack of supplies and water. Meanwhile, ISIS continues to rack up military victories. The group captured three more Iraqi towns that help strengthen their position close to the northern Kurdish region. [WaPo]