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· MCRC Chairman A. J. LaFaro: Many of you, if not all, should have already received Arizona's General Election Guide: What's on my Ballot? It contains a wealth of information on the statewide ballot propositions and a "scorecard" section on the judges that will be on the ballot. Here are some links you might find useful - Info/PubPamphlet/cover.htm and www.azjudges.info In addition, Karen Thomas from LD22 has invested a great deal of time, like she does every election cycle, researching the judges and sharing her thoughts. (Scroll down to Judge Recommendations) My thanks to Karen for sharing her research and thoughts on the judges. -- A. J.
· The Yellow Sheet Is Reporting That AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham isn’t happy about Maricopa County GOP chairman A. J. LaFaro’s commentary inferring that Sen John McCain and moderate Republicans were seeking to purge the party of conservative PCs. In a letter from Graham to the state GOP’s Executive Committee, Graham reportedly admonished party committeemen to avoid “over-the-top statements,” in light of the upcoming Nov 4 general election. “I want to stress that we only have 40 days until the general election and all internal party matters should wait until after Nov. 4th.” Last week, LaFaro filed a complaint with the Secretary Of State and the Clean Elections Commission, alleging that a political group called the Arizona Grassroots Action PAC broke campaign finance laws by failing to register as a political committee in Arizona and disclose its spending. See full complaint at http://archives.mcrcbriefs.org/ 9-22-14 MCRC Briefs.
· Yellow Sheet Also Reports The LD23 Republican Executive Committee has sent a complaint to Maricopa County Elections alleging that voters in three precincts within LD23 had received “deceptive mailings” prior to the primary. County Elections is expected to respond to LD23 this week. See related stories at http://archives.mcrcbriefs.org/ 8-9-14, 8-10-14, 8-12-14 8-14-14, 8-17-14 and 8-19-14 MCRC Briefs when similar reports were also surfacing in LD13, LD28 and Graham County.
· The Maricopa County Republican Executive Guidance Committee will meet at 7 pm, Thurs., Oct 2 at the AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 North 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016. All possible guests will be required to sign in; only registered Republicans with valid photo ID will be admitted. No news media, audio and/or video recording will be allowed. Agenda items include theCD3 Target Team Update by Andrew Costanzo, the CD9 Target Team Update by Tyler Bowyer, the Jan 10, 2014 MCRC Statutory meeting. The November meeting is scheduled Thurs., Nov 6. Contact: Chairman A. J. LaFaro 480-752-9164 firstname.lastname@example.org
· Rep Steve Smith And Several Pro Football Legends will hold a news conference at 1 pm, Wed., Oct 1 in the Rose Garden at the State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St, Phx, to support disabled veterans and their desire to lead as productive a life as possible following their separation from service. Smith will be accompanied by Pro Football HOF players Bobby Bell (Kansas City Chiefs), Joe DeLamielleure (Buffalo Bills), Paul Krause (Minnesota Vikings), Jim McMahon (Chicago Bears) and wheelchair manufacturer Brad Soden, Founder of TC Mobility. “The laws and rules enacted by the federal government can limit the ability of a disabled veteran to work,” said Smith. “We must get the Feds to review the disability rating process, annual income caps and other regulations that restrict disabled veteran employment. It is equally important that we make it easier for companies to hire disabled veterans.” Smith will sponsor legislation next session encouraging the federal government to take action that will make easier for companies to hire veterans.
· Flashbacks: President Obama’s puzzling claim that the Intelligence Community (IC) missed the threat of ISIS is even more bizarre given that Senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham have been warning about it for more than a year. It’s also increasingly clear that the IC issued clear warnings to the President as well… As an example, this is Senators McCain and Graham warning about the rise the “larger and more lethal” ISIS nearly a year ago, in an
o October 2013 Foreign Policy op-ed:
o Oct 2013 The Anti-Surge How Obama snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in Iraq.
o Sept 2014 - Why Obama Can’t Say His Spies Underestimated ISIS
- Brian Rogers, McCains Communications Director 202-224-7130
· The North 32nd Public Meeting for Citizen Input and Recommendations is scheduled at 6 pm, Tues., Sept 30 in the Shea Middle School Cafeteria, 2728 East Shea Blvd.. Phx. Council Bill Gates and Vice Mayor Warning will take community input on the Draft North 32nd Street Plan to help guide future development on North 32nd. Area boundaries include the Phoenix Mountain Preserve to the South, Loop 101 to the North, 28th Street to the west, and 36th Street/SR-51 to the east. See
· A South Mountain GOP LD27 Candidate Fundraiser Dinner is scheduled at 5:30 pm, Fri., Oct 3 at the home of Sarah and Dan Colman at 5:30 pm, Fri., Oct 3 for LD27 Senate candidate Natalie Taswell and LD27 House candidates Myron Jackson and Jose Tello. Enjoy New Mexican style Carne Adovada, Green Chile Stew (fresh from Hatch), beans, rice and tortillas along with beer, soda, water and sangria. Dinner will be served at 6 pm; LD 27 Candidates will address the guests at 6:30 pm. $50 per person – payable to the LD27 Republican Committee or $20 payable to each candidate. Limited to 50 guests. RSVP required by Wed, Oct t, contact Sarah Coleman at SarahAColeman@ymail.com or 602-369-3482, the Coleman’s address will be provided upon your RSVP.
· Meet LD8 Senate Candidate Irene Littleton & Sheriff Paul Babeu at 6 pm, Tues., Sept 30 during a Meet And Greet at the Legacy Suites – Casa Grande, 540 Cacheris Court, Cases Grande (on Florence Blvd., 1/2 mile west of I-10, across from the Golden Corral.) Refreshments will be served. RSVP to 520-840-4064.
· Rhonda King Will Hostess A Meet And Greet at 6 pm, Tues., Oct 7 for CD3 candidate Gabby Saucedo Mercer , LD4 Senate candidate Dr. Connie Uribe and LD4 House candidate Richard Hopkins at her home, 9901 S. San Marco's Circle, Goodyear 85338. Light refreshments will be served. Contact: Andrew Constanza 480 677-0697.
· A LD27 Candidates Meet And Greet is planned at 5 pm, Oct 5 at the home of Jim and Kelley Tucker, 1306 E Pedro Road, Phx. Meet LD27 Senate candidate Natalie Taswell, and LD27 House candidates Myron Jackson and Jose Tello. Accepting donations. RSVP to Kelley email@example.com
· The Mighty Warriors Benefit Variety Show is scheduled at 2 pm and again at 7 pm, Nov 9 at the Vantana Lakes Yacht Club, 20015 N 108th Ave., Sun City to benefit veterans. $10 per person. For tickets contact Gayle Salter at 602-214-7480. American’s Mighty Warriors was founded several years ago by Arrowhead Republican Club member Debbi Lee in memory of her son Navy Seal Mark Alan Lee and has grown into a nationally recognized organization.
· Former Cd2 Candidate Chuck Wooten: Open Letter To President Barack Obama And Secretary Of Defense, Chuck Hagel President Obama, Hagel You Should Not Have To Be Reminded Of Your Responsibilities
Friday Evening On 3TV, Dem Gubernatorial Candidate Fred Duval admitted that his background as a special interest lobbyist is clearly not popular with Arizona voters. Instead of answering legitimate questions about his career, however, he promised Arizonans that his lobbying days were over. “Let me put this issue to rest,” he told 3TV’s Dennis Welch. “I’m not ever lobbying again.” “Looks like Fred DuVal is starting to feel the heat from voters about his career as a special interest lobbyist, but Arizonans are smarter than Fred DuVal gives them credit for,” Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham said. “Simply swearing off future lobbying gigs will not atone for his dubious lobbying activities in the past. When will he simply answer the questions about his client lists and how he peddled influence to Democrat governors around the country?" For more info azgop.org/blog/
o Comic Relief Brought To You By LD6 Rep Brenda Barton: I thought I would send you some comic relief during this crazy campaign time. Thank you for everything you do! Your support and encouragement is what pick's me up on those days I'd rather run screaming from my office! So, here's a recent list reportedly compiled by a popular TV host for the Top Ten Reasons some people vote Democrat, and I confess we didn't verify the author -- we just found it fun and wanted to share. And please keep in mind, I'm only sending this in the spirit of humor. I hope it gives you a chuckle. Well... here they are:
o 10. I vote Democrat because I love the fact that I can now marry as I please; so I’ve decided to marry my first cousin.
o 9. I vote Democrat because I believe oil companies' profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon at 15% isn’t.
o 8. I vote Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.
o 7. I vote Democrat because Freedom of Speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.
o 6. I vote Democrat because I'm way too irresponsible to own a gun and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves. I am also thankful that we have a 911 service that get police to your home in order to identify your body after a home invasion.
o 5. I vote Democrat because I'm not in the least concerned about the millions of innocent migratory birds and wild raptors being clubbed by windmills or incinerated in flight by vast solar arrays so long as we protect all obscure and little known fish and keep them comfy (in spite of never having actually seen one).
o 4. I vote Democrat because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits, and we should take away Social Security from those who paid into it.
o 3. I vote Democrat because I believe that businesses should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the Democrat Party sees fit.
o 2. I vote Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.
o 1. The reason I vote Democrat is because I think it's better to pay $billions for oil to people who hate us, but not drill our own because it might upset some endangered beetle, gopher or fish here in America. But it’s OK to not care about the bugs, gophers or fish or other wildlife in China, India or Africa as long as it doesn't interfere with Free Trade.
· The Yuma County Republicans are a busy bunch.
o Sept 30, 7 pm YCR Republican meet at Booth Machinery with AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham. Various candidates will also be present.
o Sept 30 and Oct 1 – stuffing door hangers with candidate information at YCR HQ between 10:30 am- 2 p.m. at Headquarters. Help is needed.
o A phone bank is being set up to call registered voters on behalf of Republican candidates. Contact Jonathan via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Headquarters at 317-9120 if you'd like to help out.
o Oct 1 – Fundraiser for CD3 candidate Gabriela Saucedo Mercer at the American Legion on Virginia Drive. Tickets: Call Call Paul at 580-1697.
o Oct 4 – Walk Somerton with candidate information. Meet at 8 am at the Jack in the Box in Somerton.
o Oct 5- 10:30 am. Clean YCR HQ. Bring a rag ora roll of paper towels. Help is needed!
o Oct 8 – 5-6 pm, CD8 incumbent Paul Gosar Meet & Greet at HQ.
o Oct 10 – 7-9 pm, Meet & Greet Republican candidates at the Main Squeeze. Hosted by Rio Colorado Republican Women.
· Former West Valley Office Manager/ LD22 Activist Karen Thomas’ Judge Recommendations: Most info received from arizonajudgesreview.blogspot.com. I will be voting YES for the names in Bold and highlighted in yellow. I’ve noted the judges who received less than 60% of the vote for retention in the 2010 General election. All others, except Karen O’Connor who received 71.66%, received in the 60s%.
· ARIZONA SUPREME COURT
o Bales, Scott – Napolitano 2005 Appointee
o Brutinel, Robert – Brewer 2010 Appointee
· MARICOPA COUNTY COURT OF APPEALS DIVISION I
o Howe, Randall M. – Brewer 2012 Appointee -
o Johnsen, Diane M. – Napolitano 2006 Appointee -
o Thumma, Samuel A. – Brewer 2012 Appointee -
· MARICOPA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
o Aceto, Mark F. – Symington 1995 Appointee - Conservatives have a very favorable opinion about this judge. Received favorable reviews. Serves in Juvenile Court
o Anderson, Aimee L. – Napolitano 2007 Appointee – Serves in Juvenile Court
o Anderson, Arthur T. – Hull 1999 Appointee - considered soft on crime. Serves in Criminal Court.
o Astrowsky, Bradley – Brewer 2012 Appointee – Serves in Juvenile Court
o Bailey, Cynthia J. – Brewer 2011 Appointee -
o Barton, Janet R. – Hull 2000 Appointee – 2010 Election Results she received 56.68% of the vote for retention. Special assignment Criminal court
o Bassett, Edward W. – Napolitano 2008 Appointee – Democrat – Received negative reviews. Serves in Family Court.
o Bergin, Dawn M. – Napolitano 2007 Appointee – Former attorney for Napolitano’s old law firm. Received negative reviews. Serves in Juvenile Court
o Blomo, James T. – Brewer 2011 Appointee – Serves in Civil Court.
o Brain, Mark H. – Brewer 2011 Appointee – Serves in Criminal Court.
o Brodman, Roger R. – Symington 2002 Appointee – moderate Republican. Serves in Juvenile Court
o Brotherton, William L. – Napolitano 2007 Appointee – Democrat – Formerly a far-left legislator – Inductee into the Sierra Club Hall of Fame – Has received negative reviews. 2010 Election Results he received 56.87% of the vote for retention. Serves in Family Court.
o Cooper, Katherine M. – Brewer 2011 Appointee – Serves in Civil Court.
o Crawford, Janice K. – Brewer 2011 Appointee – Serves in Family Court
o Cunanan, David O. – Brewer 2012 Appointee – Serves in Criminal Court.
o Davis, Norman J. – Symington 1995 Appointee – Republican – Presiding Judge in Family Court and Juvenile Court.
o Duncan, Sally S. – Napolitano 2004 Appointee – Reputed to be a very lenient criminal judge except when it comes to domestic violence. Has received negative reviews. Serves in Criminal Court.
o Dunn, Boyd W. – Brewer 2011 Appointee – Serves in Civil Court.
o Fenzel, Alfred M. – Hull 1999 Appointee – Republican – Reputable attorneys have a good opinion of him but say he’s a little soft on crime.
o Fink, Dean M. – Napolitano 2006 Appointee – Democrat – Former attorney at Napolitano’s old law firm. Has received negative reviews.
o Foster, Jr., George H. – Hull or Napolitano 2003 Appointee – Democrat – somewhat liberal but considered one of the most pleasant judges. Serves in Criminal Court.
o Gama, J. Richard – Hull 2000 Appointee – Democrat but considered tough on crime. Somewhat liberal. Has received negative reviews and his rating was recently lowered. Presiding Judge in Civil Court.
o Granville, Warren J. – Hull 2000 Appointee – Republican but very liberal. Has received negative reviews. Criminal court, Capital case. He gave a criminal only 1 year in jail and 4 years probation for breaking into a woman’s home and brutally beating her. Fortunately, she had a gun and shot the SOB in his junk and now he is “permanently damaged”. Good! Maybe now he won’t be bringing any other criminals into this world.
o Hegyl, Hugh E. – Napolitano 2007 Appointee – Former assistant to a liberal Senator. Active in the State Bar’s left wing’s Legal Services Committee. Has received negative reviews. 2010 Election Results he received only 56.3% of the vote for retention. Serves in Civil Court.
o Herrod, Michael J. – Brewer 2011 Appointee – Serves in Civil Court.
o Hicks, Bethany G. – Hull 1999 Appointee – Considered soft on crime and invents laws. Has received negative reviews. 2010 Election Results she received only 53.48% of the vote for retention. Serves in Civil Court.
o Hyatt, Carey S. – Hull 2000 Appointee – Republican – Serves in Family Court
o Ishikawa, Brian K. – Symington Appointee 1995 – Republican – Received high rating. Serves in Juvenile Court
o Kreamer, Joseph C. – Napolitano 2007 Appointee – Democrat – Board of Directors, left-wing AZ Foundation for Legal Services and Education. Former Chair and active in State Bar’s left wing Legal Services. Has received negative reviews. Serves in Criminal Court and Civil Court.
o Martin, Daniel G. – Napolitano 2007 Appointee – Has received negative reviews. Serves in Criminal Court.
o Mroz, Rosa P. – Napolitano 2004 Appointee – Very Liberal – Has received negative reviews. Serves in Criminal Court.
o Myers, Samuel J. – Napolitano 2007 Appointee – Former legislative intern for Democrat Senator Dennis DeConcini, Has received negative reviews. Special Assignment, Civil Court.
o Norris, Benjamin R. – Napolitano 2007 Appointee – Has received negative reviews. 2010 Election results he received only 55.48% of the vote for retention. Serves in Family Court. Is the only judge to not meet the standards from the Judicial Performance Review.
o O’Connor, Karen L. – Hull 2000 Appointee – Considered fair. High rating. Presiding judge of the Phoenix Probate/Mental Health court.
o Pineda, Suzanna C. – Napolitano 2007 Appointee – Considered to be a RINO. Has received negative reviews. Serves in Criminal Court.
o Polk, Jay – Brewer 2011 Appointee – Serves in Family Court.
o Porter, Gerald J. – Brewer 2011 Appointee – Serves in Family Court and Civil Court. Did not do well on the Judicial Performance Review.
o Rea, John C. – Napolitano 2004 Appointee – Democrat - Has received negative reviews. Serves on Civil Court.
o Reinstein, Peter C. – Hull 1999 Appointee – High Rating – Serves in Family Court
o Ronan, Emmet J. – Hull 2000 Appointee – Defended some of the most heinous criminals in the state. Received negative reviews.
o Sinclair, Joan M. – Brewer 2012 Appointee – Serves in Juvenile Court
o Svoboda, Pamela Hearn – Brewer 2012 Appointee – Serves in Juvenile Court
o Talamante, David M. – Hull 1999 Appointee – Independent - formerly worked for AG’s office and left wing community legal services. Considered somewhat fair, middle of the road, not biased towards criminal defense but not considered a tough sentencer. Presiding judge in Family Court.
o Viola, Danielle J. - Brewer 2011 Appointee – Serves in Family Court.
o Warner, Randall H. – Napolitano 2007 Appointee – Democrat - former law clerk for liberal AZ Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Ziaket. State Bar of AZ, Editorial Committee, left wing AZ Attorney Magazine, AZ Association of Denfense Counsel. Circulated anti-marriage petitions for Napolitano and was rewarded with a judgeship for it. Has received negative reviews. Serves in Family Court.
o Welty, Joseph C. – Napolitano 2007 Appointee – Democrat - has received negative reviews. Serves in Criminal Court.
o Willett, Eileen S. – Hull 1999 Appointee – High rating. Serves on Civil Court.
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WHAT CANDIDATES ARE SAYING:
· CD2 Candidate Martha McSally: Pima Medical Institute CEO Dick Luebke refutes a Barber ad that distorts McSally's record on higher education and falsely claims that she wants to "abolish the Department of Education" and "eliminate federal student loans and scholarships." "Ron Barber is desperately trying to twist Martha's statements because he has been completely ineffective at doing anything to help struggling students, and his record shows it. Not only has he failed to do a single thing to bring down higher education costs, including introducing no legislation as our current Congressman, he voted to raise borrowing rates on students, again following the party line instead of doing what's best for us. As a candidate, Martha has done more to find solutions to the growing problem of higher education affordability than Barber has in his 3 years in Congress," said McSally spokesman Patrick Ptak. "Martha brought together members of the local education community for a roundtable on making higher education more affordable," said Luebke, "Too often, politicians simply pay lip-service to addressing rising education costs. Martha’s already shown she's willing to roll up her sleeves and get to work finding solutions that will help students and families get ahead." On Sept 2, 2014, McSally held a roundtable to discuss ways to make higher education more affordable. While McSally has worked with local education leaders, Ron Barber has failed to take any action to address the rising cost of education, but has voted to raise borrowing rates on students. Barber voted to allow student loan interest rates to increase: (H.R. 1911, Roll Call #183 5/23/13).
· CD9 Candidate Wendy Rogers: I don't know how she does it, but this Saturday, Wendy was up early. She rallied the 35 troops assembled to go door-to-door, then rode off on her bicycle with Channel 3 News following her with camera in truck bed. After she was TV-interviewed while knocking 60 doors, she rallied the troops again. Then she worked at our campaign headquarters till 7 pm, according to Campaign Manager Martin Mastro. Sunday, Wendy hosted 10 people at her home and, as the mom she is . . . left me a plate of steak and corn on the cob in our office refrigerator for this Monday morning. This was Wendy's weekend of "rest". Wendy doesn't rest, she serves. America needs Lt Col Wendy Rogers in the United States Congress. With only hours to go, we’re still $2,546 away from our goal. If every person reading this email chipped in $25, $50, $100, or even $250 or more, Wendy will crush her goal by the end of today. May we count on your help now? As Wendy has said in previous emails, Kyrsten Sinema has completely failed to lead. Sinema doesn't know how to lead. She has never led. It’s up to us to provide Wendy the support and resources she needs to retire Sinema in November. Let’s finish strong and send Sinema a very clear message that Wendy Rogers has the broad support necessary to win.
· Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Ducey: Last night, my opponent and I debated the issue of education in Arizona. I brought my message of creating opportunity for all Arizona students to the voters, and it's clear that message resonated. My focus will be on getting more of our education dollars into the classroom where they belong: supporting teachers and providing needed technology to our students. Here's what The Arizona Republic had to say: “Ducey said…the state’s financial allocation to the schools is out of balance, and more money needs to go into the classroom and less into other areas, such as administration. ‘We’re talking about space,’ he said, referring to his emphasis on finding the money to expand classrooms at in-demand schools.” (Mary Jo Pitzl, “Ducey, Duval Spar Over Education Funding, Standards,” The Arizona Republic, 9/29/14) If you missed the debate last night, you can watch a clip here. Or watch the full debate on Fox 10's website. I'm joining the other gubernatorial candidates tonight for the Clean Elections debate, where we'll be discussing a variety of issues. I'd encourage you to tune in to the live broadcast on Horizon, which will be broadcast around the state. Broadcast at 5 pm, PBS.
· CD2 Candidate Martha McSally: I’m not going to hide the facts. Ron Barber, Nancy Pelosi and President Obama are spending $4,OOO,OOO to beat me. That’s $4,OOO,OOO to run dishonest ads, mislead voters, and ultimately beat me on Election Day. It’s simple - I need your help right now. I need resources to fight back against Ron Barber. You know Nancy Pelosi and President Obama’s Super PACs are funding his campaign as well. The odds may be stacked against us, but we’re making strides. Last quarter we outraised Ron Barber by $100,000 because of incredible supporters like you. I know we can do it again. But, we only have 2 days to do it. September 30th is my biggest and final FEC quarterly deadline. Can you chip in $100, $50 or even $25 right now so we can meet our goal? I need to raise $35,000 to beat Ron Barber and only you can help. Please contribute immediately - we’ve only got 2 days. Thank you for everything.
· CD1 Candidate Andy Tobin: The midterm elections are just a month away, but I wouldn't be emailing you if this wasn't important. This November, Arizonans have a chance to tell President Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi that we're tired of their liberal agenda. If our friend Andy Tobin wins his race to defeat Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, we'll be overnight delivering that message straight to Washington and the White House. Andy has just hours left to meet his final, most urgent fundraising deadline of the year. These aren't just arbitrary fundraising deadlines. At the end of this quarter, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid will look at how much Andy Tobin raised. Take it from me: I know that we need strong conservatives like Andy in Congress. I know he'll work to reduce spending, limit government, and fight ObamaCare. But we have to help him win first. That's why your contribution to Andy's campaign before the end of quarter fundraising deadline is so important. I'm looking forward to working with Andy in Congress. Let's all work together to get him there . – Sen Jeff Flake.
· Incumbent Congressman Matt Salmon: Believe it or not, but we are only 35 days away from one of the most important elections in our lifetime. It's the election that will determine whether we will spend President Obama's final two years in office with Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi in control of Congress, or with a Republican majority in the House and Senate. I don't have to tell you how high the stakes are. Under Obama, Reid and Pelosi's leadership, our government has increased its control over our healthcare, our children's education and our personal privacy rights. They've allowed thousands of illegal immigrants to unlawfully flood our communities, and they've shown no interest in securing our porous borders once and for all. In Congress, I've fought tooth and nail against their radically liberal policies. But, I can't continue this important fight without your help.With 35 days to go, I am asking you today to make a small contribution of $35, or whatever you can give, to help ensure my campaign has the resources it needs to continue fighting for you in Congress.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
LD17 will meet Sept 30 (last Tues of month) at 7 pm in the Tri-City Baptist Christian Seminary Bldg., (South Side of Parking Lot), 2211 W. Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286. Speaker: Former Sen Johnathan Paton, chairman of Yes on Prop 122 Committee. The November meeting has been moved to Nov 18 due to Thanksgiving. No December meeting. contact LD17 Chairman Tyler Bowyer at email@example.com
A “Meet & Greet” For Congressman Paul Gosar is scheduled at noon, Tues., Sept 30 at the Chaparral Ice Cream Shop, 45 North Tegner St., Wickenburg, AZ 85390. RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
· The Pima County Republican Club Luncheon will start at 11:30 am, Tues., Sept 30 at the Sabbar Shrine Temple, 450 S. Tucson Blvd – Lunch $11. Election Integrity Comnmissioner Bill Beard will address the group.
A Reception For CD1 Candidate Andy Tobin is planned at 6 pm, Tues., Sept 30 at the Pisik Residence, 4901 N Avenida de Castilla, Tucson 85718. Contact Michelle Hyde for info/RSVP: 602 633-2777 or email@example.com
· The Yuma County Republicans will meet at 7 pm, Tues, Sept 30 at Booth Machinery. Speaker: AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham. . Contact: YCR Secretary Lorna Brooks, 10am-2 pm, Tues-Thur. 928-317-9120 firstname.lastname@example.org
· LD23 Reminder: The Deadline For Getting Your Intent To Run Forms turned in is September 30, 5 pm This form is for those who want to run for a Board position and also for those who want to run for State Committeeman. Or both. contact Nancy Ordowski email@example.com or 480-203-5278.
· 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. Confirmed candidates planning to attend are Joe Hobbs - LD19 Senate , CD8 incumbent Congressman Trent Franks, Clint Hickman - Board of Supervisors , Jeff DeWit-Treasurer, Diane Douglas--Supt of Public Instruction, Joe Hart – Mining Spector; Phil Lovas and David Livingston –LD22 House, Judy Burges - LD22 Senator, Debbie Lesko – LD21 Senate, Rick Gray and Tony Rivero – LD21 House, Arizona Corp Comm - Doug Little. 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 JLMart15102@aol.com 623-546-3753.
· A Pima GOP Unity Rally is scheduled from 5:30-8:30 pm, Oct 1 at the Udall Park Amphitheater. Bring along a chair or blanket for seating and join the fun!
· Phone Banking FOR Doug Ducey is scheduled from 5-8 pm, Wed., Oct 1 at the GOP Victory office at 10050 W. Bell Road, #26, Sun City. Come and go as your schedule permits. Food provided. Contact Chris Herring 510-861-9600 or ChrisHerringaz@yahoo.com
· LD18 House Candidate Jill Norgaard For ‘Pizza & Politics’ between 6:30-8: pm, Wed., Oct 1 at the Native New Yorker, 5030 E Ray Road., Ahwatukee. Co-hosts Phil/Carlene Wehril and Rod/Kim Ticknor. RSPV www.jillnorgaard2014.com/
· A Fundraiser Dinner For CD3 Candidate Gabby Saucedo-Mercer is scheduled at 6 pm, Oct 1 at the American Legion Post #19, 2575 S. Virginia Ave.. Yuma. $30 per person. Co-Hosts: LD13 Sen. Don Shooter and LD13 Reps Steve Montenegro and Darin Mitchell. All beverages must be purchased at the bar. RSVP/Contact : Paul Jackson 928-580-1697.
· ACORN Whistleblower Anita MonCrief will join the Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity Oct 1 in Tempe and Oct 2 in Tucson to address ‘Lessons from the Left.’
· The Mesa Republican Women Meeting location has changed for three months because heavy rained collapsed the roof at their former meeting site. The group will meet at 11:30 am., Oct 2 at the Stonebridge Manor, 4000 E Palm St, Mesa AZ 85215 (east of Val Vista and just north of McDowell Road). RSVP Required. Contact: President Sherry Pierce firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 615-0524.
· Volunteers Are Needed From 10 Am-Noon, Thurs., Oct 2 at the GOP Victory office, 1005 W Bell Road, #26, Sun City, to help prepare literature for the Oct 4 LD21 Neighborhood Walk. Contact Lisa Gray: 623-340-8173 email@example.com
· The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet with representatives from Arizona GOP at 6:15 pm, Oct 2 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4000 N. Central Ave., Phx. Social – 5:30 pm. Dinner/mtg 6:15. $22 per person including dinner. Reservations required by Sun., Sept 29. RSVP Tina Shaw firstname.lastname@example.org , 623-934-9730.
· The Brown Bag Lunch Series continues with Clerk Of The Superior Court Toni Hellon at noon, Thur., Oct 2 at Green Valley Republican Headquarters, Green Valley Village, Suite 70, 101 S. La Canada, Green Valley
· The Quail Creek Republican Club "Meet Your Candidate & Politician Kegger” will open at 5 pm, Thur., Oct 2 at the Madera Clubhouse Bar, 2055 E Quail Crossing, Green Valley. Free beer/non-alcoholic beer & snacks; Cash Bar.
· Preview' The Joe Show' There will be several showings of “The Joe Show” during the week of Oct 3 at the Harkins Arrowhead Fountains 18 Theater, 16046 N. Arrowhead Fountains Ctr. Dr., Peoria, AZ 85382 (just off the 101 at Bell Road in Peoria) . For showing times call The Harkins at 623-412-0122. “The Joe Show” is a film about how Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his rise to fame as the “Toughest Sheriff in America.” Ten years in the making, Randy Murray Productions condensed 200 hours of filming down to a little over an hour and a half for the final product. Included in the film is the investigation of President Obama’s birthday certificate at the request of the Surprise Tea Party.
· Congressman Paul Gosar Will Hold A Meet & Greet from 5-6 pm, Fri., Oct 3 at The Olive Mill, 25062 South Meridian Road., Queen Creek, AZ 86142. RSVP to: email@example.com
· An Evening with Dennis Michael Lynch at 7 pm, Sat., Oct 4 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Piper Theater, 7380 N. Second St., Scottsdale. Contact: RSVP: http://dennismichaellynch.eventbite.com or call Jim O’Connor at 602-538-9387 for tickets.
· The Oct 4 LD21 Neighborhood Walk is scheduled between 8-11 am, starting at the GOP Victory office at 10050 W. Bell Road, #26, Sun City . After the walk we'll have lunch together which will be provided by our candidates. Contact Lisa Gray: 623-340-8173 or firstname.lastname@example.org
· Paradise Republican Women’s Club has free tickets to distribute to the 7 pm, Oct 4 Dennis Michael Lynch who scheduled at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts, 7380 N 2nd St., Scottsdale. Call Joan Parker 480-502-6885 for tickets. Tickets made possible by PRWC Member Liz Alcorn and the sponsor she secured.
· Walk With LD18 House Candidate Jill Norgaard:
o Sat., Oct 4 - Specifics to be announced.
Sat., Oct 11 - Specifics to be announced.
o Fri., Oct 17 – 6-8 pm, Voting and Boating at the home of Captain Ted and Laura. Light refreshments will be served.
· The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am, Sat., Oct 4 at the SCW Foundations Bldg (Quail Rm), 14465 R H Johnson Blvd, Sun City West, AZ. Coffee/donuts at 8 am, $2 donations to cover costs. Speaker: Congressman Trent Franks, who serves on the Armed Services and the Judiciary Committees and is and Chairman of the Missile Defense Caucus and Congressional Electromagnetic Pulse Caucus. Franks will take questions from floor after his presentation.
· The Surprise Tea Party Has A Limited Number Of Free Tickets for
An Evening with Dennis Michael Lynch at 7 pm, Sat., Oct 4 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Piper Theater, 7380 N. Second St., Scottsdale. Contact: Bernard Paluch BPaluch777@aol.com or 623-466-8370.
· Congressman Ted Cruz Will Address The Family Research Council Dinner at 6:30 pm, Sat., Oct 4 at the Westin la Paloma Resort, 3800 E Sunrise Drive in Tucson. Private reception with Cruz and Tony Perkis for sponsors and table hosts at 5 pm. Dinner - $100 per person. $1,000 for host table of 10. Seating limited. RSVP by Oct1 to events staff at 1-800-225-4008 or email@example.com
· The Colorado River Tea Party Candidate Forum is scheduled from 1-4 pm, Sat., Oct 4 at Arizona Western College which will be broadcast live on KCYK , Outlaw Country, 1400 on the radio dial. All candidates will be invited.
· A Stand with Israel Rally is scheduled by ‘Concerned Women for America (CWA) and former Gov Mike Huckabee from 2-4 pm, Oct 5 in Washington DC. www.cwalac.org
· The Lincoln Republican Women will meet at a new location for the Mon., Oct 6 meeting. They will meet at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley-Scottsdale, 5401 N Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale AZ, (between Chaparral and Jackrabbit Rd. East side of the street). $28 per person. Spouses Invited. 5:30 pm Meet and Greet. 6 pm Meeting/ Dinner . 6:30 pm Program - City of Scottsdale Council Candidate Debate with candidates Cindy Hill, Kathy Littlefield, Linda Milhaven, Jennifer Petersen, Dennis Robbins & David N. Smith Reservations: Call Judy Eisenhower 480-941-8162 OR firstname.lastname@example.org or Pat Kaufman at email@example.com Send your checks payable to the Lincoln Republican Women’s Club at: Judy Eisenhower, 7915 E. Sage Dr. , Scottsdale, AZ 85250.
· The League Of Women Voters And AZ Public Media Political Forums are scheduled at the Proscenium Theatre, West Campus of Pima CC, 2202 W Anklam Road, Tucson. Free tickets must be ordered in advance.
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· Operations Enduring Gratitude will receive 10% of the Oct 6 dining receipts from Salsa Blanca, 20221 N 67th Ave., #E-7, Glendale. http://www.salsablancagrill.com (In the Legends Shopping Center NE corner of 67th Ave & 101 Dine in or take out – phone 623-376-6270 . See flyer Fundraiser or Www.OperationEnduringGratitude.Org OEG Founder Charlie Ellis 480-678-0938 www.TeamOeg.Com OEG was founded to express deep appreciation for the dedicated and noble service of our Veterans and their families through a humanitarian and cooperative housing reparation program. The organization is comprised of Veterans, volunteers, and local community. Businesses serving Veterans and their families that are in distress by repairing their homes and help them rebuild their lives.
· Wickenburg Mayor John Cook will address the problems with BLM attempts to close Box Canyon near Wickenburg with the Surprise Tea Party Patriots at 6:30 pm, Tues., Oct 7 in the Grand Canyon Room at the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 W R H Johnson Blvd. Sun City West, AZ 85375. A new BLM mandate will close the Box Canyon of the Hassyampa River to cattle grazing and motorized access during spring and summer months. Implantation of the motorized and cattle closure will not go in effect until May of 2015.This is the only natural water play area for the Wickenburg locals during the summer .
· A Fundraiser For Secretary Of State Candidate Sen Michele Reagan will be held at 5:30 pm, Tues., Oct 7 at the home of Maria & Dr. Mark Syms, 6032 E Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley AZ. Host committee consists of Ben Quayle Barbara Leff, Jini Simpson, Kate Brophy McGee, Bill Montgomery, Vickie & Vernon Vaughn, Jay Heiler, Lee Miller, Katie & Jerry Cobb and Lori Urban. Parking on 60th and 61st off Lincoln Dr. RSVP to Wendy@KyleMoyer.com All contributions are welcome.
· A Meet And Greet Will Be Held at 6 pm, Tues., Oct 7 for CD3 candidate Gabby Saucedo Mercer , LD4 senate candidate Dr. Connie Uribe and LD4 House candidate Richard Hopkins at the home Rhonda King, 9901 S. San Marco's Circle, Goodyear 85338.
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