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AZ Republican Briefs
Briefs Editor Frosty Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Master John Strasser
Thursday, March 19, 2015
· Former Arizona Speaker of the House Andy Tobin was recently appointed Director of the Dept of Weights and Measures by Gov Doug Ducey (which had some heads shaking) – after Tobin lost his race for CD1 to incumbent Ann Kirkpatrick (D). It looks like Tobin’s directorship may be short lived as Ducey has now proposed to abolish DMW and create a new State Inspector General’s office. The rumor mill is busy trying to figure out if Ducey has former Secretary of State Ken Bennett in mind for the Inspector General’s office… or will the nod go to Tobin…or to neither. It seems amended H2420 indicates the proposed Inspector General cannot have held any political party office for two years prior to appointment. Speculation has it that Tobin is toying with a re-run for a congressional seat in spite of his inability to raise major campaign funding support last year. In the meantime, Bennett is busy serving as the LD24 chairman. Needless to say, Attorney General Mark Bronovich views the Inspector General position as an invasion into his territory as the chief fraud investigator for the state. To add to the mixture, former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith questions, “A political appointee who reports to politician boss and has police powers to conduct secret investigations. What could possibly go wrong?” That’s quite an interesting web the Gov is weaving!
· AG Mark Bronovich Reacts To Gov Doug Ducey’s new Inspector General position proposal: “Arizona already has an independent law enforcement agency to investigate fraud and criminal activity. It’s the Attorney General’s Office.”
· In Early March Sen Debbie Lesko and members of the Sun City West Rotary Club visited the Austin Centers for Exceptional Students (ACES) School to hand out 60 dictionaries. The Rotary Club arranges for a donation like this each year to schools in need. Lesko is very involved in the local Rotary Clubs, and helped connect the Sun City West chapter with the ACES. The ACES is a state-certified special education school with students from age five to twenty two. The ACES was developed to meet the academic and behavioral needs of students who require more intensive special education services.
· Peoria Unified School District Governing Board Member Tracy Livingston has announced her resignation. Livingston, a high school English teacher and member of the Maricopa Community Colleges Governing Board, said the countless meetings and traveling to speak and lobby, left her with little time. She was elected to the community colleges board in 2014. She is married to Rep. David Livingston. PUSD-Board-Member-Resigns
· Gov Doug Ducey And Gov Pete Ricketts of Nebraska are hosting a fundraiser at the Cubs spring training game against the San Diego Padres on Sunday to help reduce their (Ducey/Ricketts) gubernatorial campaign debts. Ducey also held a fundraiser last week to help reduce $3.5 million in 2014 campaign debts he loaned to himself. Ricketts loaned himself $930,000 in his 2014 race. Admission to the fundraisers, including the game and the Sunday lunch is $1,000 per couple; $2,500 to be on the host committee, or $5,000 for the VIP reception in a suite at the ball park. The Rickett’s family just happens to own the Chicago Cubs.
· Majority Whip Sen Gail Griffin’s Israel Bill SCR 1019 “Commending Israel” is tentatively slated to be voted on in the House on Tues., March 24. It passed in the Arizona Senate the same day Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu won his re-election. Session starts at 10 am., March 24. Observers are urged to be in the gallery by 9:30 am to get a seat. More details tomorrow.
· The Pinal County Republicans have a booth at the Pinal County Fair – which opened today. The booth full of information for clubs, issues and representatives, plus they are taking a presidential straw poll.
· The Estrella Conservative Republican Club and LD4 will meet at 7 pm., March 25 at Estrella Foothills High School. Speaker: Maricopa County attorney Bill Montgomery. Contact: Richard Newcomer t602-512-1340. email@example.com
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· A. J. LaFaro, National Director of the Arizona Republican Assembly (AZRA) and Immediate Past Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) is making presentations to Arizona County and Legislative District (LD) Committees, Republican Clubs, Tea Parties and Liberty Movements about
ü 1) ballot harvesting, stuffing and tampering and
ü 2) closing the Republican primaries here in Arizona
LaFaro is scheduled to speak to the
ü Colorado River Tea Party on March 19 and
ü Surprise Tea Party on April 7.
Any County or Legislative District (LD) Committee, Republican Club, Tea Party or Liberty Movement interested in hearing LaFaro's presentation can
contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
· Maricopa County Republican Activist Joe Hobbs is leading an effort to Censure the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) for its unconstitutional takeover of the Internet. Hobbs encourages organizations to download a copy of his resolution, discuss it at their meetings and fill in the name of your organization as indicated. Hobbs asks that his name remain on the censure document “as is.” Download at http://hobbs4az.com/blog/ Contact Hobbs at 480-381-2380 or email@example.com
· Congressman Paul A. Gosar After Introducing H.Con.Res.26, the Compact for a Balanced Budget Amendment: “For far too long, Washington politicians have recklessly squandered taxpayer money and spent beyond our nation’s means. The federal government has racked up a staggering $18 trillion plus debt and has surpassed our own annual gross domestic product. This insurmountable burden is already shackling future generations and will continue to do so until we demonstrate real leadership and take bold action to put an end to this irresponsible behavior. See Compact for a Balanced Budget HERE.
· Congressman Matt Salmon will address the LD17 Republican precinct committeemen at 7 pm., March 31 at the Tri-City Baptist Church Seminary Bldg, 2211 W Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286. Guest welcome.
· The US Senate Budget Committee Voted Thursday to boost the Pentagon's war funding account in the GOP budget in fiscal 2016 to $96 billion, essentially matching the House GOP plan to raise the overall level of defense spending.
· The US House Budget Committee Approved its $3.8 trillion fiscal blueprint, as Republican leaders were able to resolve a conflict between defense and fiscal hawks.The committee passed the first budget from new Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.) on a 22-13 party-line vote.
· A Bipartisan Letter On Iran Signed By 360 Members Of Congress was sent to President Obama on today, according to one of the signers. The letter reminds the administration that permanent sanctions relief on Iran as part of a deal to rollback its nuclear program would require new legislation from Congress
· House-Hears-Arguments-For-Saving-A-10-Airplane Earlier this week, AZ Congresswoman Martha McSally questioned Air Force Secretary Deborah James and Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh on what it would take to keep the A-10 flying. Noting that the decision to retire the A-10 was budget driven, Secretary James agreed she would not mothball the A-10 if the Air Force had more funds. See McSally’s questioning Here.
· Rep. Gosar, AZ Senators McCain & Flake Introduce Legislation to Reduce Invasive Bison Species from Grand Canyon National Park The Grand Canyon Bison Management Act, a bipartisan and bicameral bill, will authorize hunters who cull bison inside Grand Canyon National Park to take home the meat.
· Rep. Gosar and 7 Bipartisan Members Seek to Prohibit Congress from Flying First-Class on Taxpayer Dime AZ Congressman Paul A. Gosar submitted today’s appropriations rider language request along with 7 bipartisan members to prohibit a loophole that currently exists allowing for members of Congress to fly first-class at taxpayer expense.
· Sen. John McCain said Afghanistan's president is "desperate" for more security assistance and will welcome the Obama administration's reported plan to slow the withdrawal of U.S. troops in that country. McCain expects the administration to announce formally that the U.S. will alter the drawdown timetable next week when Afghan President Ashraf Ghani visits the White House.
· Dick Cheney's Playboy Interview: 5 Things To Know Former Vice President Dick Cheney tells Playboy that Barack Obama is an even worse president than Jimmy Carter and has endangered national security....More
· AZ Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today released a statement on Russian propaganda outlets reporting that he is included on an updated sanctions list, barring he and other foreign nationals from entering Russia. McCain was first sanctioned by Russian President Vladimir Putin last year: “While I suppose this means I’ll spend this Easter in Sedona rather than Siberia, I couldn’t be more proud of being sanctioned by Vladimir Putin for standing up for freedom and human rights for the Russian people and against Putin’s deadly aggression in Ukraine. I will never stop my efforts to support democracy, free speech, and the rule of law in Russia.”
· Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) today sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Secretary of State John Kerry concerning Chinese maritime strategy and the alarming scope and pace of land reclamation now being conducted by the People’s Republic of China in the South China Sea. Letter is available here.
· Congressman Paul Gosar and the House Western Caucus will hold a press conference at noon, Sat., March 21 - following their 10 am Western Policy “Land, Energy, and Water” Roundtable at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix. firstname.lastname@example.org
· Congressman Paul Gosar is sponsoring an Easter Card contest for children age 13 and younger. Gosar will have lunch with the two top winners of the free-hand art contest highlighting Easter – at the school or agency that enters their art work. Entries can be no longer than a 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and must be submitted by March 18 to TeresaMartinez@mail.house.gov or mailed to Congressman Paul Gosar San Tan Valley office, 270 E Hunt Hwy #12, San Tan Valley, AZ 85143 or call 480-882-2697.
· Jose Borrajero’s AZRRT Call To Action And Weekly Report 150314-1600
Weekly update on what’s happening at the Arizona legislature. Fresh post every Saturday.
· Updates On AZ Firearms Bills: See AzCDL www.azcdl.org/html/bill_tracking
Latest Actions On Bills: www.azleg.gov
· Congressman Trent Franks annual golf and spring training fundraiser is scheduled March 20 and 21 in Phoenix. March 20 – 1 pm Tee time at the Arizona Biltmore, followed by a reception/dinner at 6 pm. Speaker to be announced. Saturday, March21 – 1.05 pm, Spring Training Baseball game and lunch buffet (Camelback Ranch Royals vs White Sox). Limited number of discount rate rooms at the Biltmore Resort available. Golf – $1,000. Dinner – $1,000. Baseball - $500 or weekend pass for all events - $2,000 per person. RSVP: (623) 561-8060 or TrentFranksForCongress@Gmail.com
· The Arizona Citizens Defense League is raffling two custom built AR-15 pistols by Forward Operating Base in Phoenix. AzCDL’s logo is laser etched on the lower of each pistol. The pistols are chambered for the 5.56 NATO round. Only 900 tickets will be sold. Each ticket represents 2 chances to win. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at gun shows and other events where AzCDL has a table. Tickets may also be purchased at AzCDL’s online store. The drawing for both pistols will be held on Sun, June 14, 2015. Contact: Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL), an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
FRIDAY, MARCH 20
· The Tempe Republican Women are in need of donations for their March 20 and 21 garage sale. Call 480-306-2545 or email email@example.com to arrange for pick up or drop off. They also need volunteers to help staff the weekend sale.
· The Republican Women of Pinal County at 10:30 am., March 20 - 3rd Friday of each month- at 64500 E. SaddleBrooke Road, Tucson.
· The Quail Creek Republican Club is scheduled to meet Fri., March 20 in the Madera Clubhouse, 2045 East Quail Crossing Boulevard, Green Valley, AZ 85614 (map) to hear Ray Carroll. Contact Lee Cornelison at 980-333-1759.
· The Gila County Republican Committee Lincoln Dinner is scheduled at 6 pm., March 20 at the Rim Golf Club, Payson. Speakers: Congressman David Schweikert and Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Contact Chr Gary Morris at 602-803-7366
· The Las Fuentes Village Forum meets at 3 pm., March 20 at 1045 Scott Dr., Prescott. Speakers: Prescott Police Chief Jerold Monahan and Prescott Fire Chief Dennis Light. Contact: Jacquie Auwarter 928 776 7453.
SATURDAY, MARCH 21
· LD21 Is Hosting Precinct Committeeman (PC) Training at 9 am, Sat., March 21at the West Valley GOP Office at 10050 W. Bell Rd. Suite 50, Sun City. Open to any Arizona PC. The suite is located on the east side of the building facing 99th Ave. This is a great opportunity for new PCs or long time party workers to learn about the party structure, party meetings and elections, and effective grassroots activist practices. RSVP to 1st Vice Chair Chris Herring at ChrisHerringAZ@yahoo.com
· The Pinal County Republicans will meet at 10 am, Sat., March 21 at the Historic 1891 Courthouse, 135 N. Pinal Street, Florence, AZ 85132 Agenda: 8:20am PCRC Executive Committee Meeting. 9:45 am Coffee, 10 Call to Order. Adjourn no later than 11:30 am. AREAmap1 FlorenceMap
· A Cruisin’ With Bill Gates North 32nd Community Event is scheduled between 8 am and noon, Sat., March 21 on the NE corner of 32nd St/Shea Blvd in
ü 8 am - Noon: Local Business Open Booths
ü 8 -9 am: Registration & Refreshments, Bike Rodeo & Car Seat Safety Check
ü 9 am: Bike Raffle Giveaway
ü 9-10 am:Community Bike Ride
ü 10am - Noon: Open Booths
ü Bike Helmets (ages 5-18 while supplies last)
For a complete list of booths, visit www.phoenix.gov/district3
· The Arrowhead Republican Women’s “Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend’ fundraiser luncheon/fashion show is scheduled at noon, Sat., March 21. Doors open at 11 am for shopping and socializing at the Briarwood Country Club, 20800 135th Ave., Sun City West, AZ. Raffles, entertainment, prizes and vendors offering specialty items. Special guests include Former State Attorney General Tom Horne, Senats Debbie Lesko and Judy Burges, Reps David Livingston and Phil Lovas. $35 each. RSVP: Contact Judi Bourd: 623-433-9449 or Jacky Oh: 602-481-0751.
· LD 2 will meet at 9 am, Sat., March 21 at 2908 S 4th Ave., South Tucson, Arizona 85713 (map)
· LD 3 will meet at 9 am., Sat., March 21 at the Golden Corral, 6385 S Midvale Park Road, Tucson, AZ 85746. (map)
· LD 10 will meet at 9:30 am., Sat., March 21 at Murphy-Wilmot Branch Library, 530 N Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ 85710, United States (map)
· The Yavapai County Republicans Lincoln/Reagan Dinner and the "Wearing of the Green" dinner is scheduled at 6:30 pm, March 21 at the Prescott Resort. 5:30 pm cocktails. Sen Jon Kyl has been invited to be the speaker. Confirmation pending. Congressman Paul Gosar and David Schweikert will be in attendance..Contact: Nettie Lamerson 928-499-0344, or call Republican HQ 928-776-4500.
· The AZ Heroes To Hometowns “Salute A Soldier 5K” is scheduled Sat., March 21 starting at Freestone Park, 1045 E Juniper, Gilbert. Enter now for the $10 discounted registrations fees to the 5K run/1mile walk. Cost: $40 5K Run or $25 1 Mile Walk (family rates available). Race ceremonies start promptly at 7:45 am. The 1 mile walk starts at 8 am, followed by the 5K run at 8:20am. Registration: www.AZHeroestoHometowns.org fill out the registration and use PayPal. Contact: www.AZHeroestoHometowns.org for information or sponsorship or Kathy Pearce firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-330-1632.
The Fountain Hills Republican Club will hold its annual fundraising breakfast Sat., March 21 at the Community Center, 13001 N LaMontana Dr., Speaker: Attorney General Mark Brnovich. $12 advance membership tickets. $15 non-members or pay at the door. Reservations: Treasurer, Fountain Hills Republican Club, P.O. Box 17814, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269. Contact: Nicole Oswald, RepLady2015@outlook. com or 480 837-7878 or Fountain Hills Republican Club email@example.com
Monday, March 23
· Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., March 23 at the Pyle Rec Center, 655 E Southern Ave., Tempe, to hear County Attorney Bill Montgomery and Attorney Marc Victor will debate the effects of Marijuana legalization. Moderator: Shane Krauser. Contact: President: Jessica Merrow 480-306-2545.
Tuesday, March 24
Ahwatukee Republican Women's Club will meet (4th Tues) March 24. (6:30 pm networking. 7 pm mtg) at the Clarion Hotel, 5121 E. La Puente Ave. I-10 & Elliot Rd., Phx. Speaker: House Majoirity Leader Rep. Steve Montenegro. Contact: President Debbie Smith ARWomen@aol.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 480-616-9193 www.ahwatukeerepublicanwomen.com.
· The Pinal County Republican Committee’s District 5 meeting is scheduled at 7 pm., Tues., March 24 (last Tues) at the Pinal County Justice Court Building, 575 N Idaho Rd #200, Apache Junction, AZ 85119. Contact: Beth Hallgren, 602-369-2495, email@example.com http://www.pcrcd5.org/
· The Tucson Republican Women Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am, Mon., March 23 at the Radisson Suites Resort 6555 E. Speedway., Tucson. Speakers: Dr. John McElroy and Dr. Onyria McElroy (map)
· The Pima County Republican Women Dinner with Supervisor Ally Miller is scheduled at 5:30 pm, Thurs., March 26 at 6555 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85710, USA (map). Contact: Tiana Smith at 520-886-3681.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will headline the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Leadership Series Luncheon on Wed, March 25 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. Registration 11 am. Register Now $105 – member, $125 non-member. Precinct Committeeman, log in as a non-member, select AZGOP PC, and pay $50. AZ Chamber Leadership Series-Gov. Scott Walker Contact Cylee Gutting at firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 248-9172 ext. 123 for more information and for sponsorship opportunities. az-chamber-leadership-series-gov-scott-walker
· Freedom Fires Will Meet at 6:30 pm., March 25 at the Burke Basic School, 131 E. Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ 85210. Speaker: Darla Dawald, former National Director of the "Patriot Action Network". Admission: $2.00 (17 and under are free) FreedomFires.com
THURSDAY, MARCH 26
· The Phoenix Boys Choir is offering the East Valley community a free concert on Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Mountain View High School, 2700 E. Brown Road, Mesa.
· The Maricopa Republican Club meets at 10 am., Thurs., March 26 (4th Thurs) at Villages Community Center, 0991 Butterfield, Maricopa, AZ. Contact: Brenda Hermanson, (480) 250-9085, email@example.com http:/www.maricoparepublicanclub.com/
Friday, March 27
· The Republican Club of Green Valley/Sahuarita will meet at 9 a.m., Fri., March 27 at where Friends in Deed, 301 W. Camino Casa Verde, Green Valley (map)
· Hot-Mic: Janet-Napolitano-Says-Student-Protest-Is-Crap Former AZ Gov
· AZGOP financial reports filed/ AZ Sec of State azsos.gov/cfs/FilerDetail
· FEC Filing Updated/Current AZGOP Financials Info CandidateCommitteeDetail.do?canId
· GOP Must Understand Obama's Motives To Defeat His Actions BO: I Love Me, I Love Me Not...
· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily
· Need2No Border News Watch
· Own-Guns: You-Must-Be-A-Rapist Liberals Don’t Get It; Criminals Don’t Obey Laws.
FIRST AMENDMENT – FREEDOM OF SPEECH
· Admiral-Calls-Out-Obama US Pacific Fleet Commander Calls For Drastic Move Against Islam In America… Muslims Are Furious
· Pentagon To Begin Training Ukrainian Forces Next Month
JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO
BILL AND HILLARY
· Hillary-Clinton-And-The-Case-Of-Chen-Guangcheng The Blind Dissident Says Clinton’s State Dept Pressured Him To Take A Bad Deal With The Chinese Government.
SECRETARY OF STATE/STATE DEPT
Michelle Obama Just Complained About This ‘Difficulty’ Of White House Life She Can’t Open The Dang Windows...Poor Thing!
· Obama Administration Won't Commit To Making Iran Deal Public