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September 8, 2014
· Speaker Of The Arizona House Of Representatives Andy Tobin closed the House this morning due to the flooding across the valley and dangerous road conditions.
· Denny Barney, Chairman Maricopa County Board Of Supervisors: It has been a difficult day in Maricopa County. Today’s storm dumped unprecedented rainfall, making it the single wettest day of rain in recorded history in Phoenix. Sky Harbor Airport received 3.29 inches of rain and the storm dumped between 2.5 inches and 5.5 inches across the Valley. Specifically in District 1, the Guadalupe Dam (48th Street and Baseline) is impounding approximately 14’ of water (a historic high) protecting thousands of downstream homes in Ahwatukee and Tempe. Over 11’ of water is impounded behind Rittenhouse Dam. Many basins like Freestone Park were at near capacity. Gratefully, the recently completed channelization of Sonoqui Wash prevented the flooding of many homes along the wash. Our thoughts go out to all the residents and businesses that suffered damages to their property. And there were many. For that reason, Governor Brewer has declared a statewide emergency. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has made a similar declaration in Maricopa County.
If you are in immediate need of help, here is what you can do:
o If you live in a city, report your damage to your business or home to your city officials.
o If you live in an unincorporated area of Maricopa County, please report your damage to our Emergency Management Office at 602-273-1411.
o If you need shelter for the evening, please contact the Red Cross at 1-800-842-7349. Temporary shelters have been set up.
o Most of the thunderstorm activity has moved east out of the county, but a flash flood warning remains in effect until midnight. The county’s Flood Control District staffers, who have been at work since the early morning hours, will continue to monitor storm conditions. Fortunately, all of the 140 flood retaining structures, dams, channels and retention basins, are performing well.
o I do want to commend our emergency workers at the county, as well as state and other local workers, who have responded to this flooding. Please visit www.fcd.maricopa.gov for up-to date storm information. Denney: www.maricopa.gov/dist1/602-506-1776
· Michael Francis, Will Rousseau And Bob Branch are hosting a fundraiser luncheon for gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey at noon Fri, Sept 19 in the Red's Bar and Grill at Wigwam Resort, 300 E Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park, AZ 85340. Suggested Contribution $500/pp. Business Casual Attire. RSVP by Thur, Sept 18 to Kelly Molique 480-213-5910 Kelly@lovasco.com or Corinne Lovas at 623-218-6616 email@example.com . Please make checks payable to: “Ducey 2014” and mail to:Ducey 2014 Attn: Corinne Lovas; 6740 W. Deer Valley Road, Ste. D107, PMB 205, Glendale, AZ 85310 Phone: (623) 218-6616 Email: Corinne@lovasco.com
· LD6 Rep Brenda Barton Recently Participated In The Dedication and blessing of the Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Camp Navajo.
· The LD13 Sept 9 Meeting Has Been Cancelled due to scheduling difficulties of the scheduled speaker gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey. LD13 will meet Oct 14 with guest speaker Congressman Paul Gosar, according to LD13 Chairman Robert Branch.
· The Sun City West Republican Club Victory Picnic is scheduled from 11 am to 3 pm, Oct 1 in Beardsley Park, Sun City West. The well-known West Valley GOP picnic, started over a decade ago by long-time GOP activist Jan Martinson, honors all Republican candidates primary election winners. Lunch will be catered by Texas Road House at a cost of $10 per person, including drinks and dessert. Raffle tickets and door prizes. All winning candidates will be given five minutes to speak. Open to the public. Republicans welcome. Contacts: Darlene Duke 623-640-43, or Jan Martinson 623-546-3753.
· The Fountain Hills Republican Club Picnic is scheduled from 4 -6:30 pm, Sat., Sept 20 at the Fountain Hills American Legion featuring Republican candidates in the November Election. Fried chicken/hamburgers and side dishes will be served. $12 tickets for members. $15 for non-members.
· Kudos to Arizona Game and Fish Director Larry Voyles for inviting three of the Ben Avery Shooting Range Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) youth shooters to join his hunting party -- that included Commissioner J W Harris and a Navy Seal - home of leave from Afghanistan, along with a couple from the Arizona Rifle & Pistol Association, and several others - the morning that Dove Season opened. What a motivator for those young competitive shooters. One of the SCTP youth shooters reached his quoted within 40 minutes.
· And Speaking Of Arizona Game And Fish. Few people are really aware that it is the state’s only self-sustaining agency which makes endowments extremely beneficial to the agency.
· Which Brings Briefs To Sing The Praises Of Larry And Brenda Potterfield of the Midway USA Foundation (through Wildlife for Tomorrow) for granting AZGF/Ben Avery Shooting Range three very large grants over the past couple of years to support 31 SCTP Clubs throughout Arizona. Those grants or endowments must be matched with local funds and/or participation in kind and stated long term goals for recruitment and retention. “The endowments provide for long term funding of the clubs from annual proceeds. This a wonderful example of a partnership between the state wildlife agency and a non-governmental industry giant. Shotgun sports are a pathway into responsible, ethical hunting for a lifetime. Our youth really are the future of hunting and fishing and ultimately wildlife conservation in Arizona,” said Special Assistant to the Director Jim Paxon. The Ben Avery Clay Crushers Varsity Team has brought home several national awards the past two or three years. One the Clay Crushers from Wickenburg just returned with a gold medal from the invitational SCTP Olympic Training session at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
· The Sun City Republican Club resumes meetings at Sundial Center on Sept 15 - the 3rd Monday - for pizza at 6:30 pm. Meeting at 7 pm. The Sun Dial Center is located at 14801 104rd Ave., Sun City, AZ 85351. Republicans welcome. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Retired Col Allen West: “Last week, Obama dumped 6 piles of bovine excrement during his address to NATO. I wonder how much more he’ll deliver on Wednesday when he finally presents a strategy for defeating (or is it dismantling, or is it degrading) ISIS? Folks, Obama has no clue – or he’s following his grand plan. Either way, it ain’t good.”
· Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham began the week with a letter to the Democrat nominee for governor of Arizona regarding his long career as a lobbyist for special interests. “DuVal's known as one of the most serious players in Washington, and that’s not what voters want to see in the Arizona Governor’s Office,” said Graham. “Voters don’t want to hire a special-interest lobbyist from Washington, they want to elect a Governor whose only priority is fighting for the hardworking taxpayers of Arizona." See letter - http://azgop.org/blog/
· Arizonans Targeted By Scammers Claiming To Be IRS Representatives A large-scale scam involving people claiming to represent the IRS through unsolicited phone calls has cost citizens across the country, including Arizona, millions of dollars over the last six months.
· Illegal Immigrant-Realted Pandemic Diseases Are Appearing in the US ...In June, one of Arizona's most prominent physicians, Dr. Jane Orient, called for proper health screening, as she thought the unbridled and unconditioned entry of illegal immigrants into the country was problematic. Dr. Austin King, head of the Texas Medical Association, is now calling out Texas Governor Rick Perry and President Barrack Obama to allow doctors to screen all of the unaccompanied children who have been coming across the border from Honduras and El Salvador. The President has remained silent with regard to the request....
· MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro: Here is the Maricopa County Precinct Election Report - a PDF file and a great reference tool. The "Voted" and "Voter" files for Maricopa County should be available early next week.
· MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro: In accordance with the MCRC Bylaws, appointed Precinct Committemen (PCs) who didn't run for PC or didn't get elected in the Aug 26 Primary terms have expired and they are no longer PCs. Any appointed PCs that meet the above criteria no longer have voting privileges within their LD or the MCRC effectively immediately. We thank them for their service while being one. If they are interested in reapplying to be an appointed PC, they should complete the "Request for Precinct Committeeman Appointment" Form found in the MCRC Continuing Bylaws at http://maricopa.arizonagop.us/page.php?t=MCRC_ByLaws_2013 We will be reviewing, and possibly approving PC applications after the January 2015 Statutory
o Qualifications of Membership: An elected or appointed PC must be a registered Republican voter living within the precinct.
o Term: The term of office for an elected PC is two years, beginning the day after the primary election is certified in even numbered years. The term of an appointed PC will also end on the day the primary election is certified.
o Vacancies: Vacancies are created by death, resignation, or when a PC moves from the precinct from which that person is elected or appointed. (See Appendix III for resignation form.) Also, a vacancy occurs when there is a failure to elect the allowed number of PCs at the primary election. Vacancies will not be filled by appointment until after the State Organization Meeting.
o Filling Vacancy by Appointment: The District Chairman and the Precinct Captain are charged jointly with the responsibility of appointing PCs to fill vacancies. When the District Chairman receives the notice of a vacancy in a precinct, the Precinct Captain shall be notified within the next 5 days. The Precinct Captain may recommend such appointments to the District Chairman. (See Appendix II for the appointment form.) If the District Chairman approves, he must sign the appointment within fifteen (15) days of receipt. Within the next fifteen (15) days, the MCRC Chairman, if he approves, must certify the appointment and forward to the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for appointment.If the Precinct Captain and the District Chairman disagree regarding the person to be appointed, the MCRC Chairman, within fifteen (15) days of the notice of disagreement, will make the certification based upon an evaluation of the recommendations of the Precinct Captain and the District Chairman. If both the Precinct Captain and the District Chairman fail to appoint PCs to fill vacancies, the MCRC Chairman shall give fifteen (15) days written notice to the District Chairman of his intention to make a recommendation for appointment of a specific person. Should the District Chairman not offer a name for the proposed appointment within the next fifteen (15) days, the MCRC Chairman may make the recommendation of appointment.
· ‘Dennis Michael Lynch Returns’ from 7-9 pm, Oct 4 at the Virginia Piper Theater, Scottsdale Civic Center mall, organized by DML Present & Liz Alcorn Committee. $20 per ticket. VIP reception on Oct 3 - $60 each. RSVP: http://dennismichaellynch.eventbite.comJim O’Connor at 602-538-9387 for tickets.
· The Tucson Republican Women’s Club 30th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon and Fashion Show will be held at noon, Sat., Sept 20 at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85711. Bring a guest. Past Presidents will be exhibiting their scrapbooks. Clothing for Fashion Show from Plaza Palomino 2930 N. Swan Rd. #120. $30 per ticket. Reservations required. RSVP: Chairman Caroline Straub at 722-7447 or email@example.com
· CD3 GOP Candidate Gabby Saucedo Mercer can use all the help she can get to retire long-time Lefty Dem Congressman Raul Grijalva . Help her out with a donation at Http://Www.Saucedomercer.Com or volunteer to hold a meet and greet for her, distribution her literature, make phone calls. Or contact Gabby's Maricopa County coordinator Andrew Costanzo at 480 677-0697 or firstname.lastname@example.org
· 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 for candidates in the General Election in Maricopa County, please photograph them and take the photos to the victims or send them to MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro email@example.com
· Election Results: See election tallies at Sec of State [Click Here] or Maricopa County Recorder: recorder.maricopa.gov/ElectionResults_CS/eresults.aspx or http://maricopa.arizonagop.us/
· Precinct Committeemen Elections SummaryReportPrecinctCommittemen.pdf
· 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/
SEPT 9 EVENTS
· CANCELLED LD 13 Meets The 2nd Tuesday Of The Month At 7 Pm at PebbleCreek Tuscany Falls Clubhouse – Ball Room, 16222 Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear, AZ. 85395. Contact: Chairman Robert Branch, 602-334-6519.
· LD28 Will Meet At 7 Pm, Sept 9 at the Madison School District Office, 5601 N. 16th St, Phx. All current and newly elected precinct committeemen (PCs) must sign in. No outside guests allowed. The following candidates will be in attendance: CD9 – Wendy Rogers, House – Kate Brophy McGee and Shawnna Bolick, Senate – Adam Driggs. Donations are asked to raise $1,000 for an upcoming mailings/election. Checks can be made to ‘”Republica Committee of LD18” and mailed to c/o Catherine Kauffman, 5201 East Mountain View Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253(please include your employer name and occupation). The next meeting is Oct. 4.
· The Yavapai County Republican Committee Executive Committee Monthly Meeting will meet at 5:30 pm, Sept 9 in the Conference Room, YCRC Headquarters, 112B E. Union St., Prescott.
· Shane Krauser will be hosting Freedom Fires Live at 6:30 pm, Tues., Sept 9 at the Burke Basic School, 131 E Southern Ave., Mesa. Cost: $2 (17 and under are free). FreedomFires.com.
· The East Valley Tea Party will meet at 8 pm, directly following Freedom Fires. Everyone is invited to stay and hear Buckley Merrill, the chairman of the East Valley Tea Party.
· Chino Valley and Central Yavapai Fire Districts Fire Chief Freitag will address the Highway 69 Republicans at 6 pm., Mon, Sept 9 at Puerta Vallart Restaurant, 11901 E Hwy 69 in Dewey. 5 pm social hour. Freitag oversees the second largest Fire District in the state. Limited seating. Reservations required. RSVP to June 928-632-4661 http://www.highway69republicans.com
· The Mingus Mountain Republican Club meets at 11:15 am, Sept 9 at the VFW Post #7400, 705 E. AspenSt., Cottonwood, AZ. Contact: Bob O'Connell (928) 301-4868 or firstname.lastname@example.org
· The Sahuarita Tea Party Patriots will celebrate its third anniversary at 6:30 pm, Sept 9 at the Triple Play Restaurant, 1570 W. Duval Mine Road with constitutional scholar and speaker Jeff Utsch. Utsch is a UofA grad, NCAA All-American swimmer, and Navy SEAL instructor. Sahuarita-Tea-Party
SEPT 10 EVENTS
· The Arrowhead Republican Women (ARW) will meet Wed, Sept 10 at Briarwood Country Club, 135th Ave & Meeker Blvd. in Sun City West. Check-in begins at 10:45 am, meeting begins promptly at 11:30 am. Cost for the luncheon which includes meal, meeting, and program is $20 payable by cash or check at time of arrival. Reservations required by Sept 5 at email@example.com The speaker will be Dr. C.T. Wright, founder of The Light of Hope Institute based in Fountain Hills, AZ. ARW is open to all Republican women. Republican men welcome as Associate members.
· The National Federation Of Republican Women will celebrate the 38th Biennial Convention at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix between September 10-13, 2015. Details to follow at a later time. www.nfrw.org
Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Phx Councilwoman Thelda Williams and the K-9 Drug Enforcement Unit will visit with the Black Mountain Community Alliance at 6:30 pm, Wed., Sept 10. firstname.lastname@example.org
SEPT 11 EVENTS
· LD23 Will Meet At 7 PM, Sept 11 at the Scottsdale Public Library- Mustang Branch. 10101 N 90th St, Scottsdale. Registration at 6:30 pm. Former State Rep Jonathan Paton will address ‘YES on 12’ - an amendment to the AZ Constitution which seeks to protect state sovereignty and resist federal overreach. All newly elected LD 23 PCs are encouraged to attend.
· Central Republican Women Of Phoenix will hear columnist Robert Robb during their 6:15 pm, Sept 11 dinner meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4000 N. Central Ave., Phx. Social hour at 5:30 pm. Dinner - $22 per person. Reservations: Tina Show at 623-034-9730 or email@example.com by Sept 7.
· The Colorado River Tea Party is planning to remind the citizens of Yuma that we will 'Not Forget 9-11', also known as Patriots Day! An 8 am demonstration will be held at the Southeast corner of 16th St. & 4th Ave. At 8:46 am they will gather for a moment of silence followed by a prayer. They will stay at the corner demonstrating our patriotism until 11 am or until it gets too hot!! They will have a trailer there with water. Participants are asked to bring their own signs and American flags. Wear light clothing, sun screen, and hat.
· The Colorado River Tea Party meets at 6 pm, Sept 11 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95, in Yuma.
SEPT 12 EVENTS
· The Paradise Republican Women will host an evening with AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham and US Sen Mike Lee of Utah at a dinner scheduled Sept 12 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. 6 pm reception, 7 pm dinner. $125 per person, $50 for precinct committeeman. RSVP Chairman Lori Urban 480-221-9633 or firstname.lastname@example.org to club tables.
· Utah Senator Mike Lee and AZGOP Robert Graham will headline a dinner at 7 pm, Sept 12 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort. 6 pm registration. $125 per person. $50 per precinct committeeman. RSVP here.
· The Friends of the NRA ‘Old West Banquet and Auction’ is scheduled at 5:30 pm, Sept 12 at the Embassy Suites, 2577 W Greenway Road, Phx. Tickets here
· A Night Golf with Councilman Bill Gates and Councilman Valenzuela is planned at 5:30 pm, Fri., Sept 12 (Tee time – 6:30 pm) at Palo Verde Golf Course, 6215 N. 15th Ave. Phoenix 85015. RSVP by Sept 8 to email@example.com or 602-262-7441. $25 per person, which includes green fees and glow ball. All proceeds go to Phoenix Junior Golf.
SEPT 13 EVENTS
· The Paradise Republican Women’s Club will meet at 11 am, Sat., Sept 13 at Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85258. 10:30- social. Noon- lunch with speaker AZGOP Robert Graham. $28 per lunch. Reservations required. RSVP by Sept 10 to Click here for online payment - September Lunch. Checks payable PRWC with menu choice by September 11th. Mail to: Paradise Republican Women, PO Box 14425, Scottsdale AZ 85267.
· GOP Activist Alice Lara will be a guest on the 8 Pm, Sat., Sept 13 Terry Gilberg Show at KFYI 550AM .
WHAT CANDIDATES ARE SAYING:
· CD2 Candidate Martha McSally: For nearly four days, Martha McSally's challenge to Ron Barber to four debates in the district has been met with silence. The challenge comes as Barber is being accused of hiding on one of the biggest issues facing Southern Arizona, and voters are wondering when they will get the chance to hear from him. "We want to reach as many people as possible in Southern Arizona and make sure they have the chance to see the clear contrast between Martha and Ron Barber," said McSally Campaign Spokesman Patrick Ptak. "Ron Barber has a record now, and he's taken a lot of votes that are bad for Southern Arizona. He voted against more funds to secure the border and failed to stand up against cuts to Medicare that are hurting our seniors, instead praising them. We're waiting to hear what the Barber campaign has to say, and hope they're as eager to talk about his record as we are." On Thurs, Sept 4, Martha McSally challenged Ron Barber to 4 debates to be held in the district. Voters are still waiting for his response. Colonel Martha McSally (ret.) is an independent voice who is committed to fighting for equal treatment of women and more opportunity for the middle class. She has been active in defending Southern Arizona's critical job-creators like Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and Fort Huachuca. A 26-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, McSally was the first woman to fly in combat and command a fighter squadron in U.S. history.
· Former CD1 Candidate Adam Kwasman: As you know, Ann Kirkpatrick and her Obama/Pelosi-liberals are on the run in AZ-01. Now is the time to join me in supporting our Republican nominee, Andy Tobin, for Congress. I know this primary was hard-fought. But I will not allow that spirited race to hurt our chances in defeating Ann Kirkpatrick. I know Andy Tobin, and I will be proud to call him my Congressman. We must do all we can to help him win in November. Here's how you can help. 1. You can donate to his campaign today by CLICKING THIS LINK 2. You can volunteer for Andy by SIGNING UP TODAY. 3. You can forward this email to all your friends. Again, I can't thank you enough for all your support in the primary. I'm proud to serve you in the State House, and together, we will continue to fight for liberty and free markets!
· Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Ducey: Are you looking to get involved in our campaign? Here are a few ways to be a part of what we're doing: 1 - Volunteer. Reply to this email or call our office at 602.842.2014 to learn about volunteer and internship opportunities. Early voting is just about a month away, and we need your help. 2 - Take the Freedom and Opportunity Survey. We want to know what you think are the issues most important to creating freedom and opportunity for ALL Arizonans. Click to take the survey today. 3 - Join our tele-townhalls. I hope to see you or hear from you soon!
· EMP-Attack-Threat-Into-Mind Congressman Trent Franks Discusses The Consequences Of An Electromagnetic Pulse Attack.
· 50 Richest Congressmen McCain Jumped From #57 To #27 On The List This Past Year. Congressman Trent Franks Went From $31 Last Year To #39 This Year.
· Defining-Ron-Barber CD2 Dem Incumbent From Tucson
ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE
MARINE SGT. ANDREW TAHMOORESSI (Jailed In MX)
· Fox-News-Host-White-House-Told-To Get-Colleagues-To Back-Off On Benghazi Greta Van Susteren
DEPT OF JUSTICE/HOLDER
· Our Economic Recovery Is Stuck In The Senate Speaker John Boehner
· Global Warming Aka Climate Change
· An Economist’s Bad Climate Advice All Of The Forecasts Made By A Legion Of Climate Charlatans In The 1980s And 1990s Turned Out To Be Wrong.
SECRETARY OF STATE
· Why Are Americans So Fat If They're So Poor? The Unelected Michelle Obama Is Trying To Force Schools To Serve Healthier Lunches. Many Schools Are Rejecting Her Menu Choices Mainly Because Students Won’t Eat What She Wants Them To Eat.
· Russia Practicing Nuke Attacks On America From Canada Media Hound “Selfies’ Like Obama And Cameron Should Be Booed Off The World Stage, Forced Back To The Work They Were Elected To Do: Protection Of The People Of The U.S, Britain