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August 21, 2014
· Early Voters Need Too Mail Their Ballots No Later Than Fri, Aug 22 to make sure they are in the Recorder’s office by 5 pm, Tues., Aug 26. The sooner your ballot is in the Recorder’s office, the sooner your name is removed from those pesky robo calls lists. If you are getting as many a day as Briefs is, you probably agree that they are rapidly becoming a nuisance.
· Mail In Ballots May Be Dropped Off At Any Polling Place in Maricopa County on election day, according to County Recorder Helen Purcell.
· If You Have Questions About The “Mail-In Ballots Only Cities” see the 8-18-14 issue of the MCRC Briefs at http://archives.mcrcbriefs.org/ where the Maricopa County Elections Dept answers questions posed by MCRC Chairman A.J. LaFaro.
· Although Briefs does not endorse, nor post candidate endorsements, prior to the primary, it is interesting to observe the reaction to former AZ Congressman J D Hayworth’s support letters this past week. His influence definitely continues to be felt in Arizona.
· As Political Mailers Pile Up The Desk every day, it is fascinating to watch which candidates are using destructive messages against fellow Republicans, while other candidates have the presence of mind to give voters positive reasons to vote for them.
· The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors would like to thank county employees for their outstanding performance this week during the flooding across the Valley. The competence, coordination, professionalism, and sheer heroism were all on display. The efforts of public employees, first responders, emergency personnel, officials from the Flood Control District, MCDOT, Emergency Management, and the Sheriff’s Office resulted in no deaths or serious injuries in spite of the swift currents and hazardous conditions. See this daring rescue by MCSO Sergeant Wes Kuefer, Deputy Joe Scudella, and Pilot Mike White. –http://www.maricopa.gov/pr_detail.aspx?releaseID=2700#sthash.30ma5fyK.dpuf
· Volunteers Are Needed For The Cloud And McQueen Precincts of LD17 walk this Saturday. Volunteers will meet at 9 am at the Walgreens parking lot on Riggs and McQueen Roads, 1055 E Riggs Rd Chandler, AZ85249.
· The Scottsdale Tea Party Candidate’s Forum was held this evening featuring LD23 candidate, Scottsdale City Council candidates and Supt of Public Instruction candidate Diane Douglas.
· CD2 candidate Chuck Wooten’s campaign camp will celebrate the Aug 26 elections starting at 7 pm, Tues., Aug 26 at the Williams Centre Condo Clubhouse, 5400 E Williams Blvd., Tucson.
· Pinal Power Players will be live at 7:30 pm, Tues., Aug 26. Pinal Assessor and Players host Doug Wolf says he has been assured by Pinal Recorder Virginia Ross that they will be the first media outlet to report results for Pinal County races. Those races include Congressional District 1 which features a three way primary of Andy Tobin, Adam Kwasman and Gary Kiehne, LD11, LD8 which involves the incumbents TJ Shope and Frank Pratt versus two Tea Party challengers. Tune your computer to KQCKRADIO.COM
· Gubernatorial Candidate Scott Smith and Gov Jan Brewer will be hosting campaign events throughout Tucson area on Fri., Aug 22. There will be media availability to ask campaign-related questions at all three events.
o Noon to 1:30, Mountain View Country Club, 38735 S. Mountain View Blvd., SaddleBrooke, AZ 85739
o 2:30 - 3:15 pm, Securaplane Technologies, 12350 N. Vistoso Park Rd., Oro Valley, AZ 85755
o 5:30 -7 pm, 19th Hole Bar & Grille, 111 S. La Canada Dr., Green Valley, AZ 85614
· Destroying Political Signs is a Class 2 Misdemeanor (ARS 16-1019 –political signs http://www.azleg.gov/ars/16/01019.htm ) if caught and prosecuted. If you see someone destroying or messing with Republican political signs in Maricopa County , please photograph them and take the photos to the victims or send them to MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro firstname.lastname@example.org
· The AZGOP Victory office, 10050 W. Bell Road, Sun City, AZ 85351 is open and run by volunteers. Phone 623-977-4532. Office hours are from 9am-5 pm, Mon-Fri and from 10 am-2 pm, Sat. Voters are welcome to drop by to pick up GOP information, candidate literature, etc. Treat them nice folks. They are the life’s blood of the party. Volunteers give hours of their personal time keeping the things going.
· Jonathan Paton and "Yes on 122" needs help from those already volunteering outside at the Aug 26 polls who are willing to hand out campaign palm card advocating the passage of Proposition 122 they are asking us to hand out to voters as they exit their polling locations. Volunteers should contact Paton at email@example.com so "Yes on 122" campaign staff can get their palm cards to you.
· MCRC Chairman A.J. LaFaro reminds everyone, “the passage of Proposition 122 on November 4th is extremely important to help preserve Arizona's sovereignty and 10th Amendment rights. Below is Russell Pearce's "Statement in Favor" that will appear in the November 4th Voter Information Pamphlet:
o Yes!!!! Proposition 122 To Appear On The 2014 Ballot Is A Critical State’s Rights Proposition: Delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 feared an all-powerful federal government. They had just fought a bloody war to free themselves from the tyranny of the English King, and they weren’t about to risk their precious freedom on far-away bureaucrats who might try to centralize power and take away their rights. So, the Founders wrote a constitution that established a federal government with layers of checks and balances that would protect liberty and put chains on the power of the central government. The federal government was prohibited from exercising any powers NOT delegated to it, and the powers that WERE delegated to it were few and enumerated. Further, everyone understood that the powers held by the federal government were not powers that it assumed for itself but powers that were delegated to it by the states. The states were to be a check on the abuse of power by the federal government – that is, the states were to be watchful and rein in the federal government whenever it began to usurp authority not delegated to it. Little by little over the last two centuries, the federal government has assumed more and more power that rightfully belongs to the states, and the states have not performed their proper role of checking abuses by the federal government. Onerous environmental regulations, control over education, using the IRS to target political opponents, mandating health care, writing laws via Executive orders, rewriting other laws passed by Congress, and bailing out private companies are just a few examples, and the list goes on and on. It’s time to recognize that a federal law that violates the U.S. Constitution is not a law at all. Prop 122 will strengthen Arizona’s effort to oppose federal violations of the Constitution. Vote “YES” on Prop 122. - Senator Russell Pearce, Former President of the Arizona State Senate, Former Chief Deputy for America’s Toughest lawman, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, and Host of “The Russell Pearce Show” on KKNT-960 “The Patriot” in Phoenix
· Pinal County Chairman Seraphim Larsen is calling for poll watchers. Volunteers should contact him at Seraphim Larsen immediately.
· At the request of MCRC Chr A J LaFaro, the Maricopa County Elections Team has developed an Online Poll Watcher (aka Political Observer) Workshop that Poll Watcher volunteers can watch prior to the Aug 26 Primary and Nov 4 General Elections. Please read the instructions below before accessing the workshop:
o 1. The workshop takes a couple of minutes to load so be patient
o 2. Once loaded, the workshop automatically starts and advances by itself
o 3. Do not try stopping the workshop. You might get a "script error" and the workshop will freeze up
If you have any technical difficulties or questions contact Daniel Ruiz II, Director of Public Affairs, Maricopa County Recorder’s Office & Elections Department at 602-506-1270 or firstname.lastname@example.org Poll Watcher volunteers need to contact their LD Chairmen and request LaFaro's original signed letter of appointment. LaFaro requires all Poll Watcher volunteers be current elected or appointed Republican Precinct Committeemen. politicalobserverworkshop.htm LaFaro thanks Maricopa County Elections Team Members - Daniel Ruiz II, Berta Ramirez, Linda Weedon and Kristi Passarelli for taking the time to develop this workshop. And he thanks the MCRC volunteers who are working tirelessly during this election.
· CD2 Candidate Chuck Wooten schedule: email@example.com
· Aug 22: 8 am , Coffee with CD2 Candidate Chuck Wooten at Panera Bread, 6129 East Broadway Blvd. Tucson
· Aug 23: 8 am, Green Valley Sign Waving/Street Rally with Gubernotorial Candidate Frank Riggs. Pick up a sign at the GV GOP Headquarters @ Green Valley Village Ste. #70 between 8:00-8:30. Rally begins at 8:30-10:30 approx.
· 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 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 22 EVENTS
· A Meet & Greet For LD29 House Candidate Aaron Borders is scheduled at the home of Mr & Mrs Shawn Kane, 12836 W Colter, Litchfield Park, at 6:30 pm, Fri., Aug 22. Serving Chick-fill. $20 per person, $35 per couple. $45 per family. RSVP 480-359-5079 or AaronBorders@AaronBorders4AZ.com
· Sen John McCain will hold an employee Town Hall at the Boeing Company in Mesa on Fri., Aug 22.
Aug 23 EVENTS
· 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 Pancake Breakfast For Gubernatorial Candidate Scott Smith is scheduled from 8:30-9:30 am, Sat., Aug 23 at Killian Farm, 4741 E Souhern Ave., Mesa.
AUG 25 EVENTS
· Attention Common Core Fighters: If you can post signs for Gubernatorial candidate Frank Riggs and Supt of Public School candidate Diane Douglas near your polling place, contact Jennifer Reynolds at 480-961-4214 They plan on posting them the night of Aug 25.
AUG 26 EVENTS
· The AZGOP Primary Night Party is scheduled Tues, Aug 26 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N Second St., Phx. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Program includes Gov Jan Brewer, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham and congressional delegates. 10 pm Victory Speech.
· The Yavapai County Primary Election Night Celebration is scheduled Tues., Aug 26 at the Palace Restaurant & Saloon, 120 S Montezuma St., Prescott. Doors open at 5 pm with appetizers at 6:30 pm. No hosts bar and soft drinks. Sponsored by Congressman Paul Gosar, Sen Steve Pierce, Rep Karen Fann, LD1 candidates Noel Campbell and Linda Gray, Constable Candidate Ron Williams, Clerk of the Superior Court Candidate Wayne Meddaugh, PUSD Board Candidate John Lamerson and Republican Women of Prescott.
The Yuma County Republicans will meet at 7 pm, Tues, Aug 26 at Booth Machinery. Speakers are LD13 incumbent Senator Don Shooter of Yuma, and LD13 incumbent House candidates Steve Montenegro and Darin Mitchell. Contact: YRC Secretary Lorna Brooks 928-317-9120 firstname.lastname@example.org
· Sen Jeff Flake Will Address The Arizona Republican Lawyers Association luncheon at 11:45 am, Tues., Aug 26 at Snell & Wilmer, 400 E Van Buren St, Suite 1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004. $20 for members, $35 for non-members (payment at the door). Limited seating. RSVP to email@example.com
· 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
· The Fountain Hills Republican Club Primary Election Night Party is scheduled at 6 pm, Tues, Aug 26 at the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills. $10 cover charge. Entertainment by singer Jim Doeden, TV sets to watch election results, buffet food service. RSVP to Club Treasurer Edith Stock at Eulachris1893@gmail.com for food preparation purposes. Questions to (480) 766-1231 Tait@Elkielaw.com
· The Maricopa County Air Quality Department announces its next Brown Bag series and Open House will be held at 7:30 am, Tues, Aug 26 at the department’s offices, 1001 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Speaker: LiSa Kon, Permit Engineer, will address Permitting Essentials . The Brow Bag is open to the public at no charge. Limited seating requires RSVP to Ken Hooker at email@example.com The event is held at 1001 N. Central Ave., 9th floor classroom. (NE corner of Central Avenue and Roosevelt in downtown Phoenix). Visitor parking is available in the white, three-story parking garage next to our building. All visitors to the MCAQD office located at 1001 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ will need to check-in at the reception area in suite 125. Then you may proceed to the 9th floor classroom for the Brown Bag.maricopa.gov/pr_detail.aspx
· CD2 Candidate Shelley Kais will hold a Victory Party from 6 to 9 p.m. on primary election night, Aug. 26, at McMahon’s Steakhouse, 2959 N. Swan Road, Tucson.
· CD2 Candidate Martha McSally’s camp will be watching the returns at her campaign headquarters at 4400 E Brodway, Suite 510 in Tucson.
· Tempe City Council candidate Matt Papke plans a Primary Election Night Party at 7 pm, Tues, Aug 26 at the Yucca Tap Room 29 W. Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282
WHAT CANDIDATES ARE SAYING:
· LD30 House Candidate Michael A Gidwani: Our government is off course and your voice has been ignored by toxic bureaucrats. District 30 is on life support; moreover government shouldn't control our lives by restricting our precious liberty. Time is of the essence to regain lost opportunity by electing the leader to restore trust through accountability. I graduated with a Master of Public Administration & BS Global Business & will personally fight for veterans, victim’s rights, the disabled, seniors, children and minority groups. I am an Eagle Scout. I love the 2nd Amendment, am pro – life & pro state sovereignty. I will be a friend of the taxpayer by sponsoring the Reagan-Romney economic plan to restore the middle class and protect the poor. Our K -12 schools & universities will have platinum 21st century technology & teachers will have more money in the classroom prospering our children. Healthcare will be streamlined, and reform will reduce government intrusion on businesses prosperity. I am proudly supported by Democrats, Libertarians, Independents & will solve complex policies of: immigration, criminal justice system, & unions. Let's build an Arizona to those seeking a better life. Arizona will lead on its merits of the 5 C's – Copper, Cattle, Cotton, Citrus and Climate. I pledge my life, fortune, and sacred honor & will question with boldness, hold to the truth & speak without fear as your Representative. Follow me @ www.facebook.com/gidwaniazhouse or call 602-821-9076.
· Candidate for State Treasurer Randy Pullen: Hugh Hallman has taken the ugly path of personal, deceitful attack ads on television, radio, mail pieces and now, aided by political consultant Nathan Sproul, political signs that are complete lies. In truth, these attacks by Mr. Hallman and Mr. Sproul are defamatory and subject them to further legal action. One such TV and radio ad stated that Randy Pullen as Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party in 2011, left the Party in debt $100,000. In truth, as reported in filings with the Federal Election Commission, the Party had $86,000 in cash and approximately $17,000 in accounts payable. After bringing this to the attention of the broadcast companies, Mr. Hallman was forced to take down the ad. Mr. Pullen commented, “My campaign will continue to focus on the experience and knowledge I bring to the job of as a CPA, and the tremendous support of many elected officials who trust me to serve Arizona as its next Treasurer. I have not and will not attack either of my opponents in the primary.
· Gubernatorial Candidate Scott Smith: I just learned that a secretive campaign organization called the Arizona Free Enterprise Club has used pictures of our house in their newest despicable attack ad. I’m sure you have been reading a lot about this mystery “dark money group” in the newspapers lately and their dishonest negative attacks on other good men and women. My home, like yours, is a place where our family should feel safe. It’s a place where we should have our privacy. It’s a place where my grandchildren should be able to play without fear of being watched or photographed. I don’t know why those who run the Arizona Free Enterprise Club would use pictures of our home in a TV ad filled with misleading half-truths and distortions. It's hard enough to watch your husband attacked with lies, but downright scary when the ad also carries a very direct message: we know where you live! I am emailing you today to ask for your help in fighting against the detestable dishonest campaign ads and fear tactics used by organizations like the Arizona Free Enterprise Club and their leaders. We cannot let people like Free Enterprise Club head Scott Mussi and others willing to lie and cheat steal this election from us and from the voters of Arizona! We must respond and set the record straight about my husband’s successful record as a businessman and mayor. Mr. Mussi and the Free Enterprise Club plan to spend over $125,000 airing his lies and distortions on television. We must respond by raising $50,000 within the next 24 hours! donations Thank you for helping us fight back against people who would take pictures of our home in an attempt to gain some small political advantage. – Kim Smith
· Attorney General Candidate Mark Brnovich: Tom Horne is a desperate man. Down in the polls, shunned by leading Arizona conservatives and on the outs with his constituents, he’ll do or say anything in order to cling to power. Case in point: Tom Horne’s latest campaign TV spot. After what must have been an exhaustive review of my credentials and background, the only issue my opponent could find is a $120 donation I made to a Democrat nearly a decade ago. In 2006 Democrat Pete Rios crossed party lines and supported conservatives in the fight for Arizona parents to be notified when their children sought abortions. My opponent’s desperate attempt to claim that I support Pete Rios’ position on border issues is a lie. No one has fought harder to secure our border than Jan Brewer, and I feel the same way. Between now and Tuesday, I will continue working to earn from voters the sacred trust that Tom Horne has broken. As Attorney General, I am committed to restoring integrity in the office that Tom Horne has sullied.
· Gubertnatorial Candidate Doug Ducey: As we head into the final days of the campaign, I’m still so honored by the support we've built around the state. Nowhere was this more evident than last night in SaddleBrooke, near Tucson, where Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and state Sen. Al Melvin joined me for a town hall meeting. We met with about 80 residents -- not all of whom had made up their mind -- and had a great discussion on issues like border security and areas of federal government overreach like Obamacare, Medicaid expansion and Common Core. I talked about my vision for the state and long-term goal of reducing the state's income tax, as well as my broad coalition of support. I'm thankful to have Sheriff Joe's on the campaign trail. If you have questions about where I stand on any position, take a look at my plan, The Roadmap to Opportunity and Freedom. It's less than a week until election day and we still need your help! If you have a few hours to spare, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch! Again, thank you for your support!
· Independents-Showing-Up-In-Primary-Elections Laurie Roberts
· Mike Ditka Rails On 'Political Correct Idiots,' Says Criticism Of Redskins Name Is 'Horse S**T' 'This Is So Stupid, It's Appalling'
· The Rational Voice Of Pension Reform Meet Bryan Jeffries
MARINE SGT. ANDREW TAHMOORESSI (Jailed In MX)
· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily
· Need2NoBorder News Watch
· US Army-Civil-Disturbances U.S. Army Techniques Publication 3-39.33: Civil Disturbances
· Wasserman Schultz: Illegals 'Part Of The Backbone Of Our Economy' Immigration Reform 'Isn't About Politics At All'
· Investigations Underway, Suspected Voter Fraud In Virginia And Maryland 'We Can't Do Anything In The Time We Have'
· Isis-Strategizing-To-Blow-Up-Us-City America Now In 'Most Dangerous Position We've Ever Been In'
· US Army-Civil-Disturbances U.S. Army Techniques Publication 3-39.33: Civil Disturbances
WAR ON WOMEN
· Thousands-Of Yazidi-Women-Kidnapped; Used As Sex-Slaves Some That Escaped After Being Brutally Raped Have Committed Suicide By Plunging To Their Deaths From Mt. Sinjar.
· Unemployed-By-Obamacare Three New Fed Surveys Highlight Damage To The Labor Market.
· IG: Obamacare's Medical Device Tax Not Bringing In As Much As Expected IRS Can't Keep Figure Out Who Owes What
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