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10-24-14 MCRC Briefs

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Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor    repcomm@cox.net

Web Master   John Strasser

 

October 24, 2014

 

·       Condolences to Randy Pullen, past chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, his 94 year old mother Geneva Mae Pullen passed away Oct 22.   Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 pm, Wed., Oct 29 at Whitney and Murphy Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Theresa Parish at 11am, Thurs, Oct 30. The burial will take place at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, where she will be interred at 1 pm.

 

·       Services for Scott Simpson, husband of Paradise Republican Women member Jini Simpson are scheduled at 11 am, Sat., Nov 1 at the Paradise United Methodist Church Chapel, 4455 E Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley 85253. A reception follows at the Simpson home, 6022 N. 51st PL., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253.

 

·       Some Readers Have Asked when the Maricopa County Recorder’s office starts counting the early ballots.  Here is the answer from MCRC Chairman A. J. LaFaro: “No early ballots are counted until after the Logic & Accuracy Test of the optical scanning equipment. All early ballots are stored in MCTEC's secure vault that is guarded 24/7 by MCSO Deputies and 24/7 security video surveillance cameras. The Logic & Accuracy Test for the optical scanning equipment is on 10/28 with early ballot processing  beginning on 10/29.”

 

·       AZGOP Robert Graham didn’t make any brownie points in the outlying County Recorder’s offices when he publicly blasted five Recorders in a press release on Oct 20; then backed pedaled on Oct 21. The recorder’s say Graham has yet to contact them personally with an apology for labeling them “incompetent, corrupt, or misinformed public officials (who) do not do their jobs” when he charged they were not following  the law to send voter registrations (early ballots) reports to his office. They also question why he didn’t contact them – if there was a problem -  before he publicly humiliated the elected officials and their staffs.

Recorders in counties with a populations of fewer than 800,000 point out they are exempt from the law requiring daily reports that Graham referred to when he charged they weren’t following the law.  Larger counties are required to report daily; however, smaller counties can report weekly, according to lesser populated county recorders. It was also pointed out that some of the smaller counties have to convert their reports to a different format to meet Graham’s request. They all emphasized, although they have very small staffs; they are doing “exactly” as directed by the AZGOP and Democratic Party headquarters.

o   Navajo County Recorder Laurette Justman said her staff had submitted their report “exactly as directed” by the AZGOP staff.  Stunned by Graham’s “disrespectful”  Oct 20 comments since Navajo County reports were already submitted, she called AZGOP headquarters but was unable to talk to Graham. She said Executive Director Chad Heywood called her back saying they didn’t have the Navajo County reports and telling her “it must be a technical problem on Navajo County’s end.”  When she insisted the reports had been sent, he promised to look for them and call her back.  Heywood never called back, she said. When she again called AZGOP headquarters, a staff member told her that Heywood had been informed that the Navajo reports were indeed in the AZGOP office. She was then informed AZGOP had posted a follow up press release on the AZGOP web site. “By then the damage was done. People were calling wanting to know why we weren’t doing our job. My staff was very upset,” she said today.

o   Yuma County Recorder Robin Pouquette was equally shocked and frustrated at Graham’s allegations.  “We had notified Graham’s office on Oct 15 that we would upload our data at 5 pm, Oct 20. We were stunned when he put out that press release at 3 pm.”  Her computer techs had worked 14 hours overtime over the weekend uploading the data he requested.  “I have a small staff that works very hard. We have always worked with both the Republican and Democrats and never had a bit of problems before. My staff is very discouraged at what he put out.” She added that Graham’s Oct 20 release listed one her employee’s home e-mail instead of the Recorder’s e-dress for precinct committeemen to use to put pressure on recorder’s offices to comply with the law. Consequently the staff member received some “nasty e-mails” from people who had read Graham’s Oct 20 commentary.  She said Yuma county population doesn’t require that they report early ballot information daily. She pointed out recorders will have to deal with the fall out of his actions when they run for re-election. Like the other Recorders, her office has received some very supporter calls/e-mails from the public after Graham back-pedaled on Oct 21.

o   Pinal County Recorder Virgina Ross said her staff was blindsided and very disenchanted with Graham. “We are doing our job. In fact, we went far beyond. It is very demoralizing when overzealous people put out a release like that.” She said the Pinal County Recorder’s office experienced a fire early this year resulting in the loss of equipment and data when the roof caved in. However, they managed to get things up and going again to meet the August Primary election requirements.  She was baffled that he didn’t call her before or after he put out the Oct 20 and Oct 21 press releases.  “We have gone out of our way to provide them with information,” she said. She said local residents are very supportive when they learn the facts.

o   Santa Cruz Recorder Suzanne Sainz told a similar story.  Her staff was ‘taken aback’ at Graham’s allegations.  “We are a small staff and we are not corrupt. No one wants to risk their jobs,” Sainz emphasized.  Her staff  doesn’t understand why Graham made the allegations “when they are trying to meet his requirements.” Sainz said AZGOP didn’t return her calls seeking information on how to send their information electronically. Her report was submitted Oct 20, she said.

o   Gila County Recorder Sadie Jo Tumerlin was home tending to her two month old baby when Briefs caller her office. Briefs did not call her at home, but reports surfacing from Gila County are reflective of what the other county recorders reported.

 

·       Editor’s Note:  Briefs took down the AZGOP’s original 8-20-14 story when reports started surfacing that Graham’s allegations against the five county recorders were flawed. The original story can be viewed at http://azgop.org/five-arizona-counties-refuse-to-follow-law-requiring-informing-parties-about-voter-turnout. See 8-21-14 MCRC Briefs at http://archives.mcrcbriefs.org/ for  Graham’s Oct 21 press release.

 

·       Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney thrilled the crowd at the Get out the Vote Rally in Mesa last night.

 

·       “The 48th,” A New Political Talk Show Premiers at 6 pm, Sat., Oct 25 featuring past AZGOP Executive Director Kurt Davis vs former newsman Frank Camacho.  Replay at 4:30 am Monday. aztv.com/the48th. Davis is co-founder of First Strategic, a political communications firm and he currently serves on the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. Camacho just spent a year and a half as the communications director for the Dems.  This combo should make for some lively conversations as both have been politically well-connect for years. Sen John McCain will be their guest for the premier show.  Secretary of State candidates Michelle Reagan (R) and Terry Goddard (D) are scheduled for the Nov 1 show, according to Davis.

 

·       MCRC Chair A.J. LaFaro Message: If any of the LD Chairmen need more Official Poll Watcher Authorization Forms with my original wet signature let me know as soon as you can. In addition to the online poll watcher training available from Maricopa County Elections (below), the Arizona Republican Lawyers
Association is conducting a classroom poll watcher training class at 6 pm., Fri, Oct 25 at AZGOP Headquarters or you can attend via the web.  I also want to alert everyone to a new online poll watcher training class being offered by "True the Vote".
     Maricopa County Elections Online Poll Watcher Training:  
Per my request, Maricopa County Elections Team Members developed an Online Poll Watcher (aka Political Observer) Workshop our Poll Watcher volunteers can watch at their convenience prior to the November 4th General Elections. Please read the instructions below before accessing the workshop:
     1.  The workshop takes a couple of minutes to load so be patient
     2.  Once loaded, the workshop automatically starts and advances by itself
     3.  Do not try stopping the workshop.  You might get a "script error" and the      workshop will freeze up
     4.  Watch the workshop in its entirety as many times as you want
     5.  If you have any technical difficulties or questions after watching the workshop,  please feel free to contact Daniel Ruiz II, Director of Public Affairs, Maricopa County Recorder’s Office & Elections Department at 602-506-1270 or
druiz@risc.maricopa.gov

     6.  Poll Watcher volunteers need to contact their LD Chairmen and request Chairman LaFaro's original signed letter of appointment.  Chairman LaFaro requires all Poll Watcher volunteers be current elected or appointed Republican PrecinctCommitteemen.http://recorder.maricopa.gov/web/politicalobserverworkshop.htm

      My deepest appreciation to Maricopa County Elections Team Members - Daniel Ruiz II, Berta Ramirez, Linda Weedon and Kristi Passarelli for taking the time from their very busy election schedule to develop this workshop. My heartfelt thanks to all of the MCRC volunteers who are working tirelessly during this election. - A. J. LaFaro - Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC)

 

·       True the Vote Online Poll Watcher Training - Catherine Engelbrecht and "True the Vote" - another source and version of online poll watcher training.   http://truethevote.org/poll-watcher-training  or True-the-Vote-Releases-Poll-Watcher-Training-to-Fight-Voter-Fraud

 

·       Obama Has Awakened The Sleeping Giant - American Women  It is out all over the place now.  Polls are showing that women don’t feel safe with Obama and now prefer Republicans.  This has to be a huge slap upside the head to Obama that he doesn’t own the female block anymore.  Actually, he never did own most of us nor impress us with his tongue.  Moms, workers, Grandmas, business owners and generic ‘girlfriends’ knew the difference between fiction and non-fiction – lies and truth…

 

·       The Arizona Corporation Commission has called for a  Special Open Meeting/Workshop  9 am, Fri,  Nov 7.  Agenda: Special Open Meeting/Workshop. Click here for FAQ's regarding attendance and public comment at the Arizona Corporation Commission.

 

·       LD1 Has Scheduled Its Organizational Election for Mon., Nov 17 at the NorthGate Church, 23835 N. 7th St., Phx. Registration opens at 6 pm. Mtg at 7 pm. Contact Chr Cathy Schwanke SchwankeLD1@gmail.com

 

·      Watch A Man Stuffing Ballots Into A Ballot Box In The WMV Security Surveillance Video Recorded On August 25, 2014, at Maricopa County Elections MCTEC Facility surveillance video  This video had been viewed 370,000 times yesterday afternoon.  See full story as MCRC Chairman gives a detail account of what he witnessed.  http://archives.mcrcbriefs.org/10-16-14

 

·       Congressman  Matt Salmon today issued a Dear Colleague to Republican Members of the House of Representatives urging them to consider this administration’s repeated actions before moving legislation that would reform our immigration system. “The one question being asked by both the American people and the Congress is simple, ‘Can we trust President Obama?’  If the President truly wants to advance initiatives he is passionate about, he must stop attempting to bypass the duly enacted laws of Congress and start to rebuild the trust he has shattered with these self-serving and political policies.”  The full text of the Dear Colleague is available here.

 

·       Congressman Matt Salmon: This week, the USA Today printed a story that detailed deception on the part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials when responding to congressional oversight on the release of 2,200 illegal immigrants. While the administration claimed these illegal immigrants were "low-level offenders", documents obtained by the USA Today showed them to be charged with crimes ranging from kidnapping and sexual assault to drug trafficking and murder. Today I sent a Dear Colleague letter Salmon's letter  to my fellow representatives outlining why this continued and unlawful unilateral action is destructive not only to the President's goal of reforming our immigration system, but also to the trust between the Presidency and the people of this nation.

 

·       Salmon’s Letter:  Dear Republican Colleague: We are all aware of the President’s continuous disregard for duly passed law, as is evident in his politically motivated implementation of our immigration laws. We have witnessed first-hand the disaster caused by announcing his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy with the crisis on the southern border earlier this year. Now, we are hearing reports that he is preparing millions of work permits for illegal immigrants, but waiting to unveil his politically unpopular plan until after the 2014 elections. Most recently, many Members of Congress had their concerns realized in a recent report from USA Today    As you may recall, many of us called into question and followed closely the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announcement last year that they released 2,200 undocumented criminal immigrants.  At the time, Congress and the American people were assured by administration officials that the immigrants released were only “low-level offenders”.Records now confirm that those released to the public included “people charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, drug trafficking and homicide.” Astonishingly, “ICE managers in Washington did not know precisely who had been released until after the episode had been reported by the news media.” If the President truly wants to pass immigration reform, he must immediately stop unilateral implementation of self-serving policies through executive action, and commit to work with both chambers of Congress about this important issue. Republicans have shown a willingness to make important decisions for this nation, including immigration reform, but this will prove impossible if the President cannot be a trusted partner in any efforts to implement reform. – Matt Salmon, Member of Congress

 

·       Don’t Forget To Sign Your Mail In Ballots Envelope. Did you know that over 5,000 ballots in the primary weren't counted because they weren't signed and they arrived after the Primary.  It is suggested that you mail in your early ballots by Oct 30 so they are sure to be delivered to the Recorder’s office by Nov 4. Postmarks do not count.  If you don’t mail your ballot before Oct 30, take it to any polling place within your county.

 

·       All Mail-In Ballot Cities/Precincts: Voters in these areas should mail in their ballots in at least a week prior to the Nov 4 election to make sure their ballots are received in the County Recorder’s office prior to general election deadline.

o   Buckeye: Durango, Festival, Sundance West, Wyman

o   El Mirage: Dysart, El Mirage, Rancho Mirage, Soledad

o   Fountain Hills: Fountain Hills, Four Peaks, Golden Eagle, Palisades, Saguaro

o   Goodyear:  Desert Blossom, Desert Thunder, Desert Vista, Goodyear, Mobile, Palm Valley, Rio Paseo, Pebble Creek, Westar, Wildflower, Wigwam

o   Litchfield Park: Wigwam (in both Goodyear & Litchfield Park) Cheney, Doubletree, Kiva, Palo Cristi

o   Town of Paradise Valley

o   Queen Creek: Sanokai

Wickenburg: Wickenburg (those who reside within the city limits). The Wickenburg Community Center will be open for those living outside the Town limits.

The All Mail Cities/Towns are the same as they were for the Primary Election. Additionally, the Town of Carefree and City of Goodyear are holding an All Mail special elections in November. The Recorder’s office  will be mailing to voters in the All Mail Cities/Towns from the Primary even if they are not holding a General Election, according to Kristi Passarelli, Maricopa County Elections Dept

Please note that there are still polling locations for precincts that are split (where a portion of the precinct is within a mail ballot city/town and the other portion is not) For example: Wickenburg precinct – The people who live in the Town will get a ballot in the mail. The people who live outside the city boundaries (in Maricopa County) will vote at the community center. For voters to find their assigned polling location or replacement ballot location for all mail areas they need to use our locator: maricopa.gov/pollingplace/

 

·       Final Push To Get Out The Vote In CD 3.  This part of the orchestrated strategy is to simply make phone calls to Republicans in CD 3 who have not yet returned their early ballots. The bottom line is that CD3 candidate Gabby Saucedo Mercer wins if we can get enough Republicans in CD 3 to vote!  But that is not all; with a Gabby victory we should expect victories for the respective Republican State Senate and House Candidates in LD 4, LD 13, LD 19 and LD 29 and our efforts will also assist our State-wide candidates too.  Voters said that you want to get rid of the leftist incumbent Raul Grijalva, now is your chance to act! We have thousands of calls to make and Gabby needs your help. I promise you that it is really easy; you can secure the vote of 100 Republicans in just a few hours.  If 100 contacts if too many, then just ask for 50. For a sample script and a phone list contact Andrew Costanzo, keepazred@hotmail.com or 480 677-0697.

 

·       AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham: Lobbyist Fred DuVal’s campaign for governor is losing steam by the day as more and more Arizonans learn about his record of working as a special interest influence peddler in addition to his support for President Obama’s liberal policies.  Under Obama, the national debt has reached nearly $18 trillion dollars and DuVal intends to take Arizona down the same path making nearly $5 billion in campaign promises he has no way to pay for.  As a result, DuVal would be forced to break his word to Arizonans and raise taxes or make devastating cuts to schools.  azgop.org/blog/

 

·       Following Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Fred Duval’s stunning admission that he opposes Arizona’s parental-consent law – even for girls as young as 14 – Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham called for Democratic Attorney General candidate Felecia Rotellini to say whether she feels the same way. “Arizona law is crystal clear that minors must receive consent from at least one parent before seeking an abortion,” Graham said. “Arizona voters deserve to know whether Felecia Rotellini would uphold and defend this law, or whether she stands with Fred DuVal who said he believes parents should have no say in such a critical decision in their child’s life."  “There is reason to doubt Rotellini would uphold the law on this critical issue,” Graham continued. “Planned Parenthood, a leading opponent of parental-consent laws across the country, endorsed her candidacy in 2010 and again in 2014.” See Graham’s complete statement at azgop.org/blog/

 

·       "Lobbyist Fred DuVal’s promises are more than 42 percent of Arizona’s budget,” said Robert Graham, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party.  “It's time for DuVal to tell Arizonans the truth about whose taxes he will raise or which education programs he will slash to fund his reckless spending proposals."

 

 

·       Organization Meetings Set:

o   LD1 – 7 pm, Mon, Nov 17 at the NorthGate Church, 23835 N. 7th St., Phx. Registration opens at 6 pm. Contact Chr Cathy Schwank SchwankeLD1@gmail.com

o   LD4 – 7 pm, Wed., Nov 19  at Estrella Foothills High School 13033 South Estrella Parkway in Goodyear. 6:30 pm – social. Contact:  LD4 Chr Fred Amator Chairman famator@aol.com

o   LD 13 – 7 pm, Nov 18, 6 pm registration opens. PebbleCreek Country Club, 16222 Clubhouse Dr., Goodyear. (Exit 126 off I-10, go N on PebbleCreek Parkway 2 miles to entrance on left - enter the Tuscany Falls gate off PebbleCreek Pkwy). Please submit nominations for District Officers and State Committeemen to Sandra Dowling at sandra@dowlingaz.com.

o   LD23 Thurs., Nov 20. 7 pm, The Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ.  Credentials open at 6 pm.  They will close at 7 pm.  At 7:15 pm, credentials will reopen for 10 minutes for late comers to credential in.  All PCs in LD23 who wish to participate in the meeting must be through the credentials by 7:30 in order to get a ballot to vote. Lynne Breyer Secretary, LD23 Republican Committee

o   LD24 Thursday, November 20. Paul Smith Chr nominating committee. LD24 Chr Brian Kaufman  480 321 6947.

o   LD27 Thurs. Nov 18. 7 pm mtg  at Jumbo Buffet, 3414 W. Southern Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85041. 6:30 pm – social.  Nominations for District Officers and State Committeemen should be submitted to Nominations Committee Chairman, Alice Lara, alicelara@hotmail.com.  Other inquiries should be addressed to Chairman Andrew Costanzo, andrew@theirishgifthouse.com

 

·       ATTN LD Chairman:  As soon as you set your Organizational Meeting dates in Nov or Dec please sent the time, date and location to Briefs at repcomm@cox.net or frostytaylor@cox.net

 

·       REMINDER: 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 aj_ml@hotmail.com  

 

·       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 repcomm@cox.net    frosty@mcrcbriefs.org  or frostytaylor@cox.net  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 repcomm@cox.net 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/

 

WHAT CANDIDATES ARE SAYING:

Send to repcomm@cox.net or frosty@mcrcbriefs.org  Briefs does NOT endorse candidates, nor candidate statements. Statements longer than 250/300 words will be edited/condensed.

 

·       LD28 Shawnna Bolick: As you know, we’re in a very competitive race for the Arizona House in Legislative District 28 (LD 28) and the road to victory begins with you.  Each and every day I meet voters, small business owners and families who continue to suffer from failed government policies that our opponent supports.  Voters are well aware of our current representation and believe he is not the answer when they want a better education for their children, higher paying jobs, lower taxes, business friendly regulations, and the ability to make their own health care decisions. To move Arizona in the right direction, I need your help today.  We remain very optimistic about our chances to unseat an extreme liberal incumbent on November 4th, but I need your help to achieve our goal  I will be dedicating every minute between now and November 4th to get out the vote.  Can I count on your support?  Please consider making a donation or volunteering for our campaign.  It takes a team to win this battle in the home stretch and I hope I can count on your support. We have an unprecedented opportunity to regain control of both House seats in LD28.  Please join me, and let’s be part of a winning team!  Thank you for your support.

 

·       CD1 Candidate Andy Tobin: We just looked at the clock and were shocked to see it’s already Friday afternoon. That means it’s almost the beginning of the weekend. But not for Team Tobin. For us, that means we have just 11 days until Election Day. 11 days to get out the vote, meet with voters, and push out our message.  Can you donate $250, $100, $50, or even $25 to help us out in the final days of this campaign?  We’re looking forward to the Friday after Election Day, when we can celebrate all our hard work.  But for now, we’re keeping our heads down and focused on defeating Ann Kirkpatrick.  Let’s win this thing!

·        Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Ducey:  More ballots were cast this week, and the momentum keeps growing in favor of our campaign.  We released a video from Democratic State Rep Catherine Miranda, hosted a veteran’s forum in Sierra Visa, and topped it off with a Victory Rally with former GOP Presidential Nominee and Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.  Victory Rally --You could feel the momentum last night as nearly 2,000 people packed into the Mesa Convention Center to hear from Gov. Romney and see the entire statewide GOP ticket and other current and former elected officials. Catherine Miranda video -- Wednesday, we released a video focusing on Miranda’s decision to cross the aisle and endorse our campaign.  She states in the video, “After meeting with Doug several times, I learned that my first instinct was true.  He has the desire to do what’s right and that doesn’t fall into a Democrat or Republican line of thinking, it falls into an Arizona, all people, line of thinking.” Sierra Vista Veterans Forum-- Sunday, we met with veterans and citizens at a town hall in Sierra Vista.  Ducey answered questions regarding his stances on immigration, education, the economy as well as the many military installation in Southern Arizona. It's been a great week, but we can't let up now.  Please commit to volunteer in the next 11 days! Thanks for your support.

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

OCT 25

·       Volunteers Are Needed For The Registration Desk at AzFRW Board of Director's Meeting between 9 am-7 pm, Fri, Oct 24 and from 8 am-9:15 am on Sat., Oct 25 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2532 W. Peoria Ave., (NE Corner of I-17 and Peoria ) Contact Lori Urban to volunteer loriurban@cox.net

 

·       The Green Valley Republican Headquarters Ice Cream Social is scheduled between 10 am-4 pm, Sat., Oct 25.  Free and open to the public. CD2 candidate Martha McSally will be in attendance on Saturday after the White Elephant Parade.GVR HQ is located in the Green Valley Village, 101 S. LaCanada, Suite 70 (between Marti's Bistro and The Happy Quail). They will also be  selling raffle tickets to win two tickets to the 2015 Lincoln-Reagan Luncheon. Drawing will be Wed, Nov 5; you need not be present to win.

 

·       Congressman David Schweikert, Candidate for Arizona Attorney General candidate Mark Bronovich, AZ Reps Steve Smith and Steve Montenegro,  and LD 30 House Candidate Gary L. Cox are among candidates expected to attend the 1:45 pm, Sat., Oct 25 Politics on the Rocks “Candidates & Cocktails” at the Bentley Scottsdale Polo championships in Scottsdale. Reserve tickets/tables at  http://thepoloparty.com/site/tickets-tables/  Contact: Charles A. Jensen
Politics on the Rocks National Committee

 

·       The Sun City Grand Republican Interest Group, (4th Sat)  will meet at 9 am, Oct 25 in the Hopi Room at the Chaparral Center, 19781 N. Remington Dr., Surprise. Speakers are Kevin McCarthy – Arizona Taxpayers Association, and ‘Bick’ Bicknell, past chairman of the Maricopa Health Services Board, will address Proposition 480. LD22 Sen Judy Burges and LD22 incumbent House candidates Phil Lovas And David Livingston address various Propositions. Open to all Sun City Grand residents and their guests, elected officials and candidates. Contact: Ginny Nyre, President gnyre@cox.net  (623-544-7187) or Ruth Seiter, Vice President, Programs  suncharu@q.com  (623-544-9309) or www.grandpop.com

 

·       All GOP Candidates Are Invited To Participate in the Run Against Trafficking 5K Run/Walk between 7:30-10:30 am,  Sat, Oct 25 at Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix. Event emcee is Mike Broomhead from KFYI. Proceeds are benefiting over 20 non-profits working to combat sex trafficking in Arizona thanks to Gov Jan Brewer's leadership on the issue. Go to www.RATraceAZ.org or email Andrea@RATraceAZ.org to reserve a campaign table or set-up a team of walkers. Contact: LD24 PC Andrea Evans   602-448-5959

 

·       Candidates Wishing To Participate In The Oct 25 & 26  Freedom Fest Rally at  Westworld’s New 117,000 square foot Tony Nelssen Center North Hall should contact vendor liaison Don Westover 949-690-2042 to register and pay for their table, or event manager Jerry Heikens @ 480-227-4182 or Tony Tanglos at 602-321-4100.  Or www.prepperfestexpo.com  8’ tables - $195. 10x10’ booth - $295 (early bird price, normally $395). One candidate per table or booth.  The Arizona Freedom Fest takes place after Saturday's show. www.PrepperFestExpo.com & www.ArizonaFreedomFest.com Volunteer for a shift & get a free weekend pass to the PrepperFest. www.PrepperFestAZ.com/volunteer 

 

·       The Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association Annual RoundUp Dinner is scheduled Oct 25 at 5060 W. Skeet Street, Phoenix, AZ 85086.
doors open 5 p.m. Dinner, rifle raffle, keynote speaker: Shane Krauser.

 

·       Arizona’s Firearms Expert Alan Korwin will be appearing at the Oct 25-26 Prepperfest in Scottsdale.

 

OCT 26

·       Rep Kate Brophy McGee’s 2nd Annual Howl-O-Ween Doggie Costume Contest is scheduled between 4-6 pm, Oct 26 at The Adobe Patio at the AZ Biltmore Golf Club. Limited to 25 legged friends.  Judges – Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Talk Show Host Mike Broomhead and  TV personality Jan D’Arti. $25 per person. Proceeds will be donated to The MCSO Mash Unit. No host bar. RSVP (no pooch required to attend) to Shiree Verdone shireeverdone@aol.com  602-541-2997 or Jane Lynch 602-741-6898 jane518@cox.net

 

OCT 27

·       Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and former MC Attorney Rick Romley will join Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Ducey for a 8 am Veterans’ Town Hall on Mon, Oct 27 at the American Legion Post #62 at  9847 W Desert Cove Ave., Peoria, AZ 85345. RSVP:  RSVP form

 

OCT 28

·       The LD17  Chandler, Sun Lakes And Gilbert Republicans will meet at 7 pm, Oct 28 at the Tri-City Baptist Christian Seminary Building, (South Side of Parking Lot) 2211 W. Germann Road, Chandler, AZ  85286.   Chr Tyler Bowyer  stormbowyer@gmail.com   480-239-0025 .

 

·       The  Fountain Hills Republican Club Social is scheduled at 6 pm, Tues., Oct 28 at the El Encanto, 11044 N. Saguaro Blvd. Order from menu. No reservations required. Contact: Nancy Ordowski ncordowski@gmail.com

 

·       The Tucson Republican Women’s Club Luncheon will feature Pima County GOP Chairman Carolyn Cox who will address Ballot Propositions on the Nov. 4 ballot.  The group meets Mon, Oct 27 at the Siscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E Broadway, Tucson. 11 am – social 11:30 lunch. RSVP trwreservations@gmail.com

 

·       The Maricopa County Air Quality Department’s next Brown Bag event will be held at 1 pm, Tues., Oct 28 in the 9th flr classroom, 1001 N. Central Ave., Phx. Topic: No Burn Day; fireplace and woodburning restrictions in Maricopa County. RSVP: Kim Butler at KimberlyButler@mail.maricopa.gov  Open to the public. No charge. Visitor parking is available in the white, three-story parking garage next to MCAQD Bldg building. Enter bldg., check-in at the reception area in suite 125, then take the elevator to the 9th floor.

 

·       Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller will address the Pima County Republicans at 11:30 am., Tues., Oct 28 at the Sabbar Shrine Temple, 450 S. Tucson Blvd. Tucson. Lunch $11.

 

OCT 29

·       “Islam: What Non-Muslims Need To Know About Islam, And Why” will be presented by Dr. Carl Goldberg between 1-3 pm, Wed., Oct 29 and Nov 5 in Surprise. $15 per person. Registration: Call PORA Adult Learning at 623-242-6864.

 

OCT 30

·       Brown Bag Lunch Series Is Phone Banking at noon Oct 30 at the  Green Valley Republican Headquarters, Green Valley Village, Suite 70, 101 S. La Canada, Green Valley.

 

·       The Colorado River Tea Party meets at noon, Thur., Oct 30 at the Community Christina Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 (last building). www.coloradoriverteaparty.org

 

·       Pima County District 1 Supervisor Ally Miller’s Town Hall is slated for 6 pm, Thurs, Oct 30 at the Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Rd., Oro Valley. For Information.  Contact District1@Pima.Gov

 

NEWS LINKS

 

·        Rep. Salmon Reminds Colleagues That The President Cannot Be Trusted To Enforce Immigration Laws

·        Americans Are Arguing Less This Election Cycle

·        New-Americans-In The Voting-Booth: The Growing-Electoral-Power-Of Immigrant-Communities

·        Arizona-Groups-Defend-Early-Ballots

·        Arizona-Video-Potential-Voter-Fraud-Nothing-See-Move-Along

·        Does-This-Video-Show-A-Hispanic-Activist-Openly-Committing-Vote-Fraud?

·        Arizona: New-Poll-Shows-GOP-Strong-Position-Statewide-Offices

·        The Real Party Of The Rich   The Democrats’ Three Big Weapons: Money, Money, Money.   By Fred Barnes

·        CBP-Suspect-Dies-In-Shooting-Involving-Border-Patrol-Agent

·        McCain Calls Navy 'Two Star' An Idiot In Interview

·        Death Threats: Kid Bags An Albino Deer And Anti-Hunters Call For His Death

·        View The Most Recent News From Phx  Councilman Gates .

·        A Citizen’s Response: Muslim Participation In American History

 

SEEING RED AZ

·        Celebrate Unity — Diversity Is Nothing To Cheer

·        Mark Brnovich Speaks To Voters

·        Imperial Obama Opens Illegal Floodgates To Alter USA After Nov. 4

SONORAN ALLIANCE

·        Video: Ballot Stuffing Is Legal In Arizona

·        For Marriage Supporters: Grief Yes, Despair No

GILA COUNTY WATCH

·       Homecoming In Miami!

JOANNE MOUDY

·        LGBT-Strikes-Again: Comply-Or-Die 

·        Ebola-Protecting-Yourself-Since-The-Government-Won't

·        Oscar-Pistorius: Such A Waste

·        Tenth-Thriller-Worth-Reading

·        LGBt-Radicals-Take-Hit-ER-Hike 

·        Houston: Stand Down

MARK LEVIN

·        Tom-Donohue's-Chamber-Of-Horrors-Is-Democrats-Secret-Weapon-To-Keep-Senate

FROSTY WOOLDRIDGE

·        Stand Your Ground: Self-Quarantine Soon Or Perish  Today, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Somali Muslim immigrants, nearing 100,000 in numbers, disrupt normal life in that state. Muslim cab drivers won’t transport anyone carrying beer. They won’t pick up anyone who uses a seeing-eye dog. They won’t pick up anyone carrying pork products. They push for Sharia Law to be implemented in schools. Cashiers at Target stores won’t touch packaged bacon. They demand footbaths be provided and Hilal food…

THE DAILY RANT

·        Thank You, Houston

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

·        Give-Me-Land-Or-Give-Me-PILT

·        Memo-To-Clerks: You-Can-Object-To-Gay-Marriage

·        War On Women: Myth or Fact?  A perspective - 

·        I'm Not The Koch Brothers.  

·        No-Evidence-Of-Voter-Fraud,-Mr-Goddard Are you sure?  

 

MCRC maricopa.arizonagop.us/

·       Maricopa County Republican Committee ByLaws   2014

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/

·        AZGOP financial reports filed/ AZ Sec of State   azsos.gov/cfs/FilerDetail 

·        FEC filing     fec.gov/r/CandidateCommitteeDetail/   

·        Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws

RNC/GOP www.gop.com

·        Ted-Cruz: Republicans Priorities For 2015

·        Weapon-of-Mass: Delusion-Rove-Lied-Republican Brand-Died

EBOLA

·        White-House-Deletes-Petition-To-Stop-Ebola

·        Nina Pham, First Nurse To Get Ebola In Dallas, Now Virus-Free: Nih

·        Obama Calls On Frank Luntz To Spin Ebola Crisis

·        Battles Lost; Ebola Spreading: Obama’s War-Fightin’ Ways

·        Doctor In New York Tests Positive For Ebola

·        Who Expects Around 200,000 Ebola Vaccine Doses By Mid-2015

·        This Governor Is Sick Of Obama’s Ebola Policy…He Just Took Matters Into His Own Hands

·        Stand Your Ground: Self Quarantine Or Perish  By Former Kansas State Trooper, Greg Evensen, Ret.

IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/ILLEGALS

·        Obama-Brings-In-1900-People-From-Another-Ebola-Nation Virus Outbreak Independent Of Crisis In West Africa

·        Every State Is Now A Border State

·        Illegal Votes Could Decide Election

·        Angst Grows Over Obama’s Plans For Action On Immigration

·        Study-Considers-If-Illegal-Non-Citizen-Votes-Sway-US-Elections

·        Jeb-Hensarling: GOP-Controlled-Congress-Should-Massively-Increase-Guest-Worker-Permits-For-Low-And-High-Skilled-Foreigners

·        Voters-Want-Immigration-Pause-More-Enforcement-Preference-Given-To-US-Workers

·        Study-All-Job-Growth-Since-2000-Went-To-Immigrants

·        Scholars-Debunk-Claims-Of-High-Tech-Workers-Shortage-Question-Industry’s-Free-Pass

·        Are-There-Really-Jobs-Americans-Won’t-Do

·        Illegal Immigration: The-Greatest-Wage-Suppression-Policy-Ever-Designed

·        Rusty Humphries: Sneakin' Into The USA

·        Ray Stevens Song: Come To The USA

·        Remember 1986

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        AZborderdefenders  - Hidden Cameras

·        Need2No    Border News Watch  

SECOND AMENDMENT/FIREARMS

·        D.C. Making It 'As Difficult As Possible' To Acquire Handguns Despite Court Order

·        Grandfather-Is-Shot-But-Shoots-3-Of-3-Home-Invaders-Who-Tried-To-Rape-His-Granddaughter-Killing-1

DEPT OF JUSTICE/ERIC HOLDER

·        Fast & Furious Cover-Up Enters New And Absurd Stage

·        Obama-Asks-Judge-To-Hide-Emails-To-Attorney-General-Holders-Wife

·        Muslims-In-America-Are-Demanding-That-The-Woman-Who-Declared-Her-Business-A-Muslim-Free-Zone-Be-Investigated-By-DOJ

·        Obama-Covered-Emails-In Fast-Furious-Scandal-For Eric-Holder

·        Obama-Asks-Judge-Hide-Emails To Holder's Wife

FIRST AMENDMENT – FREE SPEECH

·        Houston Changes Story In Battle With Pastors – Claims Petition Never Validated

MILITARY/DOD/VETERANS

·        Up To $400 A Month To Combat Deadly Virus Troops Deploying To Africa For The Ebola Mission Will Earn Extra Pay.

·        McCain Calls Navy 'Two Star' An Idiot In Interview

·        Retiree Calls Out DFAS After Account Cyber-Looted  A Military Retiree Was Shocked At How Easily A Cyber Thief Stole His Retirement Paycheck.

·        Stolen Valor: Dem Congressional Candidate Wore Unearned Navy SEAL Trident

·        Army Found Guilty Of Discrimination For Barring Transgender From Female Restrooms

·        Army Announced November Officer Promotions

·        Virginia Subs To Get Berthing Changes For Female Crew

·        CNO Greenert: 7-Month Deployments 'Achievable And Sustainable'

·        Fallen Marine Awarded Bronze Star For Heroism In 'Operation Nightmare'

CAMPAIGNS/ELECTIONS

·        Illegal Votes Could Decide Election

·        Rush is on to prepare Americans for new voting laws

DEMS/LIBS

·        Leahy: Americans-Never-Want-Another-Black-President

·        Stolen Valor: Dem Congressional Candidate Wore Unearned Navy Seal Trident

MEDIA

·        O’Reilly: muslim-terrorism-now-worlds-no-1-problem

·        Greta: Dr-Brantly-Very-Confident-He-Contracted-Ebola-In ER, Not-Isolation-Unit

·        Greta-Investigates-Lone-Wolves-Terror

·        CBS-Staffer-Mocks-Rand-Paul-For-Not-Being-A-Doctor; Except-That-Rand-Paul-Is-A-Doctor

·        Media-Bias: Oreilly-Ingraham-Slam-Cnn-Host-Costello-Enjoying-Bristol-Palin-911-Call

JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO

·        Judge-Napolitano-Talks-Midterm-Election, Green-Card-Order, Special-Report Predicts Talk Of Impeachment If GOP Takes Senate

SARAH PALIN

·        Bristol Palin: The-Truth-About-The-Palin-Brawl-The-Media-Reveals-Its-Bias-Against-Conservative-Women-Once-Again

HARRY REID

·        Reid: Win or Lose, I’m Staying

BILL/HILLARY

·        America-Has-Hillary-Fatigue-She’s-Very-Vulnerable

·        "Dead Broke" Hillary Dressed In Expensive Oscar De La Renta Designer Gowns And Pantsuits While In The White House

·        Hillary-Clinton-No-Longer-Believes-That-Companies-Create-Jobs

IRS

·        Court Sides With IRS In Tea-Party Targeting Scandal

VOTER ID/FRAUD

·        Chicago-Way-Voting-Machines-Changing-Republican-Votes-To-Democrat, Blamed-On-A-Calibration-Error

·        850 NY Voters Are Officially Over-164-Years-Old

·        North-Carolina-Uncovers-145-Illegal-Immigrants-On Voter-Rolls

·        Illegal Votes Could Decide Election

IMPEACHMENT

·        Obama A ‘Candidate For Impeachment’ If Immigration Laws Not Enforced Correctly?

TERRORISTS

·        O’Reilly: Muslim-Terrorism-Now-Worlds-No-1-Problem

·        NYC-Police-Commissioner: Hatchet-Attack-Was-Terror

·        Clash Daily Poll: Are You Glad Canada’s PM Called Their Terrorist Attack A ‘Terrorist Attack’?

·        Why Is There A Reluctance To Call What Happened In Canada “Terrorism?”

·        Muslim-Man-Viciously-Attacked-Police-Officers-18-Hatchet

·        Behind The Scenes, U.S. Officials Fret About Isis Attacks On Homeland »

·        What NYC-Cops-Said-About Vicious-Hatchet-Attack-Will-Leave-You Stunned

·        Jihad Attack On NYPD? Axe-Wielding Assailant Had Possible Ties To Isis

LAW & ORDER

·        Hero-Of-Ottawa-Shooting-Kevin-Vickers-Is-A-Proud-Irish-Canadian

·       Either Praise The Police Or Shut Up

RIOTS/GANGS/THUGS/LOOTERS/VIOLENCE

·        “The News Coming Out Of Ferguson About The Michael Brown Shooting Is Not Good For The Rent-A-Rioters.”

·        Gang Of Men Is Viciously Beating People At Random At The University Of Illinois

·        Dear Black People: Stop Acting Like Terrorists

COURTS

·        Traditional Marriage Wins A Round In Court

·        Federal Judge Tosses Tea Party Suit Seeking Permanent Protection From IRS Targeting

·        Federal-Judge-Swims-Upstream-No-Constitutional-Right-To-Gay-Marriage

CORRUPTION

·       US Observer Client Acquitted, Another Corrupt Prosecutor Exposed

CONGRESS

·        Coburn Releases His Final Government Wastebook

WELFARE

·        Muslim Woman Puts 'Smack Down' On Fellow Believers Demanding America Pay Them More For Food Stamps

OBAMACARE/HEALTH

·        Army Found Guilty Of Discrimination For Barring Transgender From Female Restrooms

·        Doctor In New York Tests Positive For Ebola

·        Who Expects Around 200,000 Ebola Vaccine Doses By Mid-2015

·        HHS Chief Rallies Docs To Boost Obamacare Enrollment

·        Obamacare: Largest NC Insurer Announces Double-Digit Premium Increases

EDUCATION

·        Atheists Hand Out Pamphlet To Public School Kids, ‘An X-Rated Book: Sex & Obscenity In The Bible’

COMMON CORE/AGENDA

·        Chicago School Boss Wants Out Of Common Core Test

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

·        This Governor Is Sick Of Obama’s Ebola Policy…He Just Took Matters Into His Own Hands

·        White-House-Deletes-Petition-To-Stop-Ebola

·        Obama Calls On Frank Luntz To Spin Ebola Crisis

·        Hitler/Obama, A Comparison; Pt. 2

·        Battles Lost; Ebola Spreading: Obama’s War-Fightin’ Ways

 

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