Wednesday, April 29, 2015

4-28-15 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser


Tuesday - April 28, 2015


·       AZ National Committeewoman Sharon Giese will address the Graham County Republican Committee at noon, May 1 at the Manor House, 415 E. Highway 70, Safford.


·       Rep Bob Thorpe is taking up a collection to help former Rep Carl Seel and his family as they are facing a rough time. Their son Nathaniel, who is 16 years old, is battling cancer. Donations should go to Meg Reilly in House Room 130, w ho will note on a card the names of all who helped. Contact:  Bob Thorpe's office at 602-926-5219 or


·       As Luke Air Force Base Receives Flagship F-35 Lightning Ii, Congressman Trent Franks offered the following congratulations: "It has been nearly two years since the United States Air Force assigned squadrons four, five and six of the F-35 Lightning II to Luke Air Force Base, reaffirming Luke as one of the premier fighter training centers in the world.  I offer my warm congratulations to General Pleus as he flies the Base's flagship F-35 Lightning II from Fort Worth, Texas to Arizona today. It remains one of the highest privileges to help represent all those who serve with such honor and distinction like the men and women at Luke AFB. Today and always, Arizona is honored to call you one of our own."


·       Wally Campbell was elected Chairman of LD13 by acclamation this evening by24 precinct committee who carried 25 proxy to the meeting. Ben Boon, replaces Campbell as first vice chairman. A second vice chair will be elected to replace Boon after meetings resume in September, Campbell announced after she was elected. Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord, a LD13 PC, swore Campbell and Boon into office this evening.


·       Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery will be the speaker at The Central Republican Women of Phoenix meeting at 6:15 pm, May 7 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4000 N. Central, Phoenix.   Montgomery will discuss issues facing the state from DUI enforcement to decriminalization of marijuana.  5:30 pm social. Dinner - $22 per person.  RSVP: Tina Shaw or 623-934-9730.  A reservation made is a reservation paid. Contact info:   (602) 252-6300.


·       The U.S. House Of Representatives today passed legislation to rename the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Port of Entry in Douglas as the, “Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry.” The bill, H.R. 1075, of which Rep. Martha McSally is a cosponsor, passed the House unanimously by voice vote.  “Today, the House came together to pay tribute to a tremendous public servant and someone who had an immense impact on the people of Arizona,” said McSally. “Growing up outside of Douglas, Governor Castro (D)  overcame countless obstacles to become an example and role model to a generation of young Latinos looking to enter public office. I can think of no more fitting tribute than to designate the Douglas Port, a vital asset to our community and symbol of our important trade relationship with Mexico, in honor of Governor Castro as a way to remember his lasting impact on our state.” Castro graduated from Douglas High School, and later earned a bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University and a law degree from the University of Arizona. He had a long career of public service that included serving as Pima County Attorney, a judge for the Pima County Superior Court, Governor of Arizona, and Ambassador to Bolivia, El Salvador, and Argentina. He passed away on April 10, 2015 and is survived by his wife, Pat, and daughters, Mary Pat James and Beth Castro.


·       LD17 Will Meet At 7 Pm., April 28 to hear Constitution law expert  Shane F. Krauser and Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney in the  Tri-City Baptist Church Seminary Building (on south side of parking lot) 2211 W. Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286. Contact Chr Shadow Asgari 


·       A Fundraiser For Billie Orr, Prescott City Council candidate, is scheduled from 5-7 pm. Thurs., April 30 at the Jersey Lily Saloon, 116 S Montezuma St., Prescott.  Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. $50 donation recommended


·       Harry Oberg And Dan Fraijo are Prescott mayoral candidates.


·       Prescott Mayoral Candidate Harry Oberg will appear before the Las Fuentes Village, 1035 Scotts Dr., Prescott  at 10 am, Tues., May 12. Contact 928-848-9289.


·       Governor Doug Ducey will host economic development, education, business and elected leaders from all corners of Arizona for a leadership summit at 1:30 pm., Thur., May 14, 2015 at University of Phoenix Stadium. The event will allow leaders from across the state to convene for a discussion about how to make Arizona the best place in America to work, do business and get an education. Speakers at the Governor's Leadership Summit will include:

ü  Arthur Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute

ü  An Education Panel featuring Joel Klein, former Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education and

ü  Paul Pastorek, former Louisiana Superintendent of Public Instruction

ü  Frank Luntz, Author, pollster, and leading communications consultant.


·       The Republican Women of Prescott present “An Evening with Dinesh D’Souza’, who is a former White House policy analyst for President Ronald Reagan,  at 7:30 pm., Tues, July 28 in the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center.  Tickets on line at between 10am - 4 pm.  $30, $45, $55, and $75. A pre-event reception will be held at 5:30 pm in the Sculpture Garden. No host bar. Additional $25, reservations required. Limited tickets.


·       Congressman Paul Gosar is asking CD4 Republicans to help pick the People’s Choice winner for the spring Congressional High School Art Competition. The winning artwork will be displayed in one of Gosar’s district offices for the year. CD4 Republicans can view all of the artwork and vote by clicking HERE until Thurs., April 30.


·       The Phoenix Prepperfest/Gun Show is scheduled from 9am-5 pm Saturday May 2 and from 9am-3 pm, Sun, May 3 at the Shriners Event Center, 552 N 40th St., Phx.  Tickets - $10 for both days.Click Here For $2 Off Coupon!


·       The New Yavapai County Republican Veteran's Outreach Committee is planning a campaign to get all Republican veterans registered to vote. Brig. General Duane Erickson, retired and former Sec. of State Ken Bennett are Honorary Chairmen. The planning committee consists of: Tom Williams, Harry Oberg, Ron Edwards, and Bob Collins.   Republican Veteran can call 928-776-4500 for more information.


·       A-Foolproof-Way-To-Keep-People-Off-My-Lawn: Obamas-10-Biggest-Jabs-At-Republicans-During-WH-Correspondents-Dinner Riffing on the serious miscues of the Secret Service, Obama pointed at a video screen and showed the audience what he called “a foolproof way to keep people off my lawn”: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) with broom.


·       The Story Of My Gun: Today I swung my front door wide open and placed my Remington 30.06 right in the doorway. I left 6 cartridges beside it, then left it alone and went about my business.  While I was gone, the mailman delivered my mail, the neighbor boy across the street mowed the yard, a girl walked her dog down the street, and quite a few cars stopped at the stop sign near the front of my house.

After about an hour, I checked on the gun.  It was still sitting there, right where I had left it.  It hadn't moved itself outside.  It certainly hadn't killed anyone, even with the numerous opportunities presented to do so.

In fact, it hadn't even loaded itself.  Well you can imagine my surprise, with all the hype by the Left and the Media about how dangerous guns are and how they kill people.  Either the media is wrong or I'm in possession of the laziest gun in the world.

The United States is 3rd in murders throughout the World, but if you take out just 4 cities: Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC, and New Orleans, the United States is 4th from the bottom, in the entire World for murders.

These 4 Cities have the toughest gun control laws in the U.S. All 4 cities are controlled by Democrats.  It would be absurd to draw any conclusions from this data - right?  Well I'm off to check my spoons.  I hear they're making people fat.  Borrowed from the Yavapai County Republican newsletter. Author unknown.


·       Congressman Paul Gosar is accepting nominations request through Oct 30, 2015 from CD4 youths, age 17 or older as of July 1, 2015, who are eligible to apply to the five services – US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, and US Coast Guard. Contact: or call 480-882-2697 regarding applications.


·       Americans For Prosperity- Arizona and Heritage Action Present ‘ Power and Politics 101’. Representatives from these two conservative organizations, Trevor Laky and Krystal Slivinski, review the impact of the most recent congressional and Arizona legislative sessions. 6 pm, Fri, May 1 at  Grand Canyon University, 3300 W Camelback Road., Phx. 85017. Free tickets power-and-politics-101-tickets  Contact:   Michael Aaron Gidwani at

·       The Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL) can use some helping hands to work at their guns shows and other events from Page to Yuma, Bullhead City to Wilcox. AzCDL started in June 2005 with a handful of citizens. Today, the membership is nearly 12,000 and is expected to expand to 13,000 by the opening of the next legislative session.  See Volunteer page for information about volunteering. Volunteers interested in helping at the Arizona Freedom Fest on May 1-3 at Shots Ranch should contact Fred at  To join go to (AzCDL) for information on the all volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization.


·       Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate or Representatives   Let them know how you feel. Hold their feet to the fire. They wanted these positions so badly, hold them accountable.  Arizona delegation phone numbers: 

o   Senator John McCain (R- AZ)           202-224-2235             202-228-2862

o   Senator Jeff Flake (R- AZ)                202-224-4521             202-228-0515

o   Rep Ann Kirkpatrick (D1)                 202-225-3361             202-225-3462

o   Rep Martha McSally  (R2)                 202-225-2542             520-881-3588            

o   Rep Raul M. Grijalva (D3)                202-225-2435             202-225-1541

o   Rep Paul A. Gosar (R4)                      202-225-2315             202-226-9739

o   Rep Matt Salmon (R5)                       202-225-2635             202-226-4386

o   Rep David Schweikert (R6)               202-225-2190             202-225-0096

o   Rep Reuben Gallego (D7)                  202-225-4065             202-225-1655

o   Rep Trent Franks (R8)                       202-225-4576             202-225-6328

o   Rep Kyrsten Sinema (D9)                  202-225-9888             202-225-9731



·       Editor’s Note:  When expressing opinions, please limit commentary to 300 words.


·       Phoenix City Councilman Sal DeCiccio:   Phoenix Sheraton Cost You $130 Million in Depreciation: plus $38 Million in Operational Loss - Detroit? "I think that [Sheraton] will turn out to be a very good investment. The trend lines are heading in the right direction." (Greg Stanton - Arizona Republic, April 10,2015)

“That still means the taxpayers are responsible if the hotel defaults. That means the taxpayers could be responsible for making payroll." (Sal DiCiccio - Arizona Republic, June 26, 1999)

History: This August you will decide on a tax increase to fund a $31 Billion train boondoggle. Before you make that decision read the history of the Sheraton below.

In 1999, I warned that getting Phoenix into the hotel business would be fiscally irresponsible. I helped stop the original taxpayer-funded hotel in 1999.  I left the council in 2000.

New councilman Greg Stanton pushed for a taxpayer funded hotel… the Sheraton. Up until then, Phoenix had never owned a hotel. The same politicians who rushed in to purchase the Sheraton are now screaming “Sell, Sell, Sell the hotel!" - lending to the politician adage of....“buy high, sell low.”

Here’s the timeline on the Sheraton:

ü  June, 1999 - Mayor and Council vote for downtown Marriott deal 8-1, DiCiccio only vote against deal.

ü  June, 2000 - Maricopa County Superior Court stops the hotel - the financing was illegal

ü  2000 - DiCiccio leaves office

ü  December, 2003 - Council votes to negotiate for a downtown hotel

ü  June, 2004 - Stanton votes for the $350+ Million hotel project with new funding scheme meant to circumvent state law

ü  2008 - Phoenix Sheraton opens with major losses

ü  2009 - DiCiccio returns to the Council

Fast forward to today:

ü  Average annual deficit of $8.6 Million

ü  Total operating losses of $38 Million since opening in 2008

ü  Phoenix taxpayers owe $330 Million on a hotel now worth $175 Million

ü  $130 Million lost in depreciation

ü  $23 Million for debt service just in 2014

Editor’s Note:  See the rest of DiCiccio’s statement at deficit hotel operation



·        McSally Efforts Lead To Inclusion Of A-10, EC-130H In Funding Authorization Bill

·        McCain Urges Shifting Drone Program To Pentagon





·        The Republican Women of Prescott raffle tickets are now available. Win $10,000, $3,000 or $1,000 at the May 1 drawing. Tickets can be purchased the Republican HQ., 112 B E. Union St., Prescott, AZ 86303   928-776-4500



·        A Going Away Party For Brieanna Peipelman starts at 3:30 am., Sat., May 2 at  HotRods off of  South Houghton Rd by Mary-Cleveland.  After many years of service for the Pima GOP and LD-14, Peipelman is moving to Austin Texas.  


·        The Prescott Valley Clean-up Day is scheduled from 8am – 4 pm., Sat., May 2.


·        An AZGOP Campaign School is scheduled at 9 am., May 2 at Phoenix headquarters, 3502 N. 24th St. The free session includes communications, fundraising, voter data, committee operations, a luncheon panel discussion with consultants Sean Noble, Brian Murray and Constantin Querard, plus a Q&A session. Limited space. RSVP to AZGOP Political Director George Khalaf at


·        The Sun City West Republican Club will met at 8:30 am., Sat., May 2 at the Sun City West Foundations building (Quail Room) 14465 R H Johnson Blvd., in  Sun City West. Doors open at 8 am with coffee/donuts. $2 admission fee to cover cost of the room. Rae Lynne Chornenky, past president of the National Federation of Republican Women will address the group.  Contact: 602-421-8877.


·        An AZGOP Campaign School is scheduled at 9 am., May 2 at Phoenix headquarters, 3502 N. 24th St. The free session includes communications, fundraising, voter data, committee operations, a luncheon panel discussion with consultants Sean Noble, Brian Murray and Constantin Querard, plus a Q&A session. Limited space. RSVP to AZGOP Political Director George Khalaf at



·       The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will meet at the McCormick  ‘Millennium’ Resort, 7401 N Scottsdale Road., Scottsdale for their May 4 dinner meeting.   5:30 pm – meet/greet. 6 pm mtg, 6:20 dinner, 7 pm program. Matt Kenney/Dan Caldwell of Concerned Veterans for America will address the group. Spouses welcome.  $35 per person. Reservations required. RSVP deadline . Thurs., April 20.  Contact Judy Eisenhower  480-6598962



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