Wednesday, July 29, 2015

7-29-15 Briefs


Republican Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser


Wednesday - July 29, 2015


·       Dispelling rumors? Or Making Excuses?  AFA responds to the letter AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham distributed to PCs, Chairmen and Executive Committeemen this morning regarding the uproar created when the AZGOP stopped payment on the newly opened MCRC Tempe office  - without notifying MCRC Chairman Tyler Bowyer or MCRC Treasurer David Ludwig.  The MCRC was notified by the bank.

·       See AZGOP Chr Robert Graham’s entire letter at Dispelling Rumors  Briefs is not posting his wordy message because it runs far beyond the 300 word limit policy.

·       AZGOP-Chairman-Robert-Graham-Plays Weasel Name Game For Stopping MCRC Rent Check


·       Graham Still Has Not Provided Answers to the eight questions sent to him on July 20 – questions that Briefs readers were asking. They are:

ü  1.     Why did you issue the Tempe rental check and then stop payment on it? Did you notify the county you were stopping payment?  If so, when? And to whom?

ü  2.     Why would the county proceed with the ribbon cutting on the new facility last week  if they knew AZGOP wasn’t going to pay the rent?

ü  3.     Did you also stop payment on the county office in Sun City? 

ü  4.     How many county offices (throughout the state) is the AZGOP paying the rent on?  Have they also been cut off?

ü  5.     Were you directed to stop that Tempe facility check because Maricopa County hosted Trump?  trump-shunned-arizona-gop-establishment-phoenix-visit 

ü  6.     Why didn’t the AZGOP host Trump?

ü  7.     Will the AZGOP be hosting any of the Republican presidential candidates when/if they come to AZ?

ü  8.     Or is this something the county needs to be prepared to handle in the future?

Graham responded that he was on his way back East for a series of meeting and didn’t have time to answer the questions.


·       See Related Stories:

ü  AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham Has Stopped Payment On The Rental Check   7-21-15-Briefs

ü  Ringside-At-AZ-GOP; A-J-Lafaro-Takes-On-Robert-Graham

ü  AZ GOP’s Robert Graham’s Spiteful Retribution

ü  The Establishment Strikes Back: A. J. Lafaro Talks About Graham's Spiteful Retribution    James T Harris Radio Interview    7-22-15-Briefs

ü  AZGOP-Chairman-Robert-Graham-Makes Weasel Move Against County Chairman Tyler Bowyer      

ü   Retaliation-For-Trump-Arizona-Appearance-Hits-Maricopa-GOP  

ü  Republican Can Send Donations 7-22-15-Briefs

ü  LD27 Activist Art Olivas -- bring rental donations  7-22-15-briefs


·       Republicans Can Send Donations to Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) Treasurer, c/o David Ludwig, 4242 N. 19th Ave., Suite 150, Phoenix AZ, 85015, in an effort to keep the newly opened MCRC GOP office open until a plan can be laid to raise funds to cover the rental fees that AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham ‘stopped payment’ on without notification to the MCRC Chairman and Executive Committee. See 7-21-15 Briefs archives

·       Volunteers Are Needed between 6:30 am and noon, Sat., Aug 1 in New River (East of 7th St & Circle Mtn Road) to help clean up the home of Fred Terry – a  US Army, Corps of Engineers. Vietnam Veteran -  whose home was destroyed due to a kitchen fire earlier this year. Contact: Charlie Ellis, Founder, Operation Enduring 480-678-0938 Charlie@OperationEnduringGratitude.Org      www.OperationEnduringGratitude.Org


·       LD26 PC Barbara Medal: For many of us, especially those of us actively engaged in the Party, that have observed the behavior of the Republican Establishment towards the grass roots and indeed the malicious treatment of the Maricopa County Chairman, it is over we will not remain the sheeple you think we are. We are approaching the most critical election our nation has faced and we are angry and will not remain silent. The establishment would rather shut us down and lose an election than allow the voice of the people to be heard. Many of us have been overjoyed to have Donald Trump say what we have been trying to impart on those who supposedly represent us. We are confident that the candidate that addresses the people’s concerns with strong and well-articulated solutions, i.e. to close the borders, stop amnesty, and protect our military and the unborn for starters, will prevail. We will hold accountable these feckless politicians who do nothing but look out for #1 and ignore those who put them in office. The time is at hand. To our Congressional delegation you are not listening excluding Honorable Paul Gosar who does listen. As for the good-for-nothing senators your time is coming for a not so happy retirement. Arizona will not stand for your treachery any longer. Your employers are about to fire you.


·       A.J. LaFaro, Immediate Past Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC): Robert Graham appears to have serious problems.  His continued lame attempts and Saul Alinsky tactics to promote himself while falsely attacking conservatives is irrational and divisive - but not unexpected. The cheap shot he took at me is meaningless, frivolous, baseless and without merit just like the complaint filed by the progressive socialists. The AZGOP Precinct and State Committeemen should remove Robert Graham from office just like John McCain. - A. J. LaFaro,  National Director, Arizona Republican Assembly (AZRA), Immediate Past Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC)


·       Former PC Joseph Lee Pospicil (aka Tempe Joe, Popsicle), 66 of Tempe, AZ passed away July 8, 2015 while visiting his sister in Eagle Lake, CA. Pospicil was born August 25, 1948 in Mesa, AZ. Joe was an active member of his community; always seeking ways to improve his beloved Tempe. He was a 1966 graduate of Tempe High School and attended Mesa Community College. Pospicil spent most of his Air Force service at Kincheloe Air Force Base (now closed) in northern Michigan. He held a variety of jobs in the Tempe area. He last worked at Avnet as a HP computer tech, retiring after they "made him an offer he couldn't refuse." Pospicil was a dragster; happiest when behind the wheel of his "hustler" or on a gold panning adventure. He bought a camper with plans for an Alaska trip. Unfortunately, he never made his "dream" trip. A gravesite service was held July 23, 2015 at Mesa City Cemetery,: Joseph-Lee-Pospicil/Tempe-AZ


·       The Northwest Chapter of AZRA will hold their regular monthly meeting at 9:15 am,  Sat, Aug 8 at 12975 W Bell Rd. Doors open at 9 am, mtg starts at 9:15 am.  (The building just East of the Drivers Licence Station.  The building sits perpendicular to Bell Rd) NW AZRA meets on the 2nd Saturday of every month at this same location.  All Republicans are welcome - bring your neighbor, and see who we are and what we are up to Contact: Chairman Lyle Tuttle 623-451-6928   or Mark Tipping 623-234-3882


·       Tom Morrissey, Chief Deputy US Marshal (Retired):  So here comes Dan Saban again running against Sheriff Joe claiming that he has the attributes to run the MCSO ‘the right way’?  Sounds good until you take a look at who Dan Saban is and see that he has never held elected office and has not run a law enforcement organization anywhere near the size of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. That in one of his two previous runs against Arpaio he ran as a Democrat. And during the 2012 campaign he supported the Democrat running against Sheriff Arpaio.  Saban’s first run was in a primary as a ‘Republican’.  I feel compelled to ask, could  this be a ‘stalking horse’ brought by the establishment?  Stalking horse in the sense that he could be there to attempt to weaken Arpaio in the primary and drain him of resources for his general election challengers.                                                                                                                                               As someone who made his living as a law enforcement officer I look at leadership in the law enforcement community with an eye toward sincerity and dedication.  Not only can I give Sheriff Arpaio high marks in both those areas, I can also say that he has stood on principle for all his time in office.  That, despite the assaults heaped on him constantly by the media, special interests groups and many on the establishment side of our party. He has never wavered in his support of the principles we all value so highly, primary among them, public safety.  His time in office has brought a tremendous drop in the crime rate in Maricopa County.  Sheriff Arpaio continues to bring true grit to the table and that is a rare commodity in leadership these days.  Please consider these stubborn facts when you are approached by the establishment to vote for someone other than Sheriff Arpaio. Morrissey is also the Immediate Past Chairman AZ GOP


·       Congresswoman Martha McSally Asks For Feed Back: As an Air Force combat veteran, I know that our men and women in the Armed Services choose to carry a heavy load in order to protect our freedoms. And sadly, I know that we can do a much better job to deliver the benefits they have earned through their sacrifice. Whether its mismanagement at the VA, outdated regulations on how veterans can use their GI Bill, or helping veterans’ children get the care they need, we can do better. Since coming to Congress, I’ve authored and co-sponsored more than a dozen veterans’ bills. Now I need your input. Will you take a minute to give me your feedback? Please look at this short survey and tell me which of these important veterans issues Congress should prioritize. We will share the results with participants in a few days!


·       LD13 Senator Don Shooter and LD13 Steve Montenegro have a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ to swap positions as Montenegro terms out as a state representative, according to latest reports afloat.  Another LD13 candidate is due to emerge in the very near future.


·        Longtime Yavapai County Supervisor Arlo “Chip” Davis on Friday filed paperwork to run for the LD1 house seat.  Sen Steve Pierce faces term limits and Rep Karen Fann is ready to replace him in the senate.


·       Rumors Are Afloat That Robert Burns will be running as a teammate with Corporation Commissioner Susan Bitter-Smith in 2016.


·       The Anna Brennan For Phoenix Mayor Campaign needs volunteers to Get Out The Vote calls on an easy-to-use call system that works on your phone (the privacy of your phone # is protected). Contact: Tristan at 920-349-7737 or


·       If You Know Of A Current Or Former Member of the military from Arizona that you would like to recognize for Military Monday, Contact Congressman Paul Gosar with their contact information at: or via direct message.



·       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: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





§  You Are Invited To The Fed Soc Summer Happy Hour At 5:30 Pm., Thurs., July 30 At The Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, 1 East Washington St., #2400, Phoenix,  85004.



·        The Arizona Heroes To Hometowns 5-Ton Food/Donation Drive is scheduled Fri., July 31 at four valley Fry’s Food Stores, according to Founder/CEO Kathy Pearce.  Bring your non-perishable food items and donations

ü  18420 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix (19th Ave and Union Hills)

ü  155 W. Combs Rd., Queen Creek (Gantzel and Combs)

ü  4815 E. Carefree Hwy, Cave Creek (48th Street and Carefree Hwy)

ü  5941 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa (McKellips and Recker Rd,

You can make donations to Kathy Pearce, Founder/CEO AZ Heroes to Hometowns  Cell 480.330.1632 or AZ H2H  , P.O. Box 31646, Mesa, AZ 85275


§  Stephen Slivinski, Research Fellow, Center for the Study of Economic Liberty will address "Can we eliminate Arizona's income taxes?" at the Americans for Prosperity birthday celebration of the Late Nobel laureate economist and free-mark advocate Dr. Milton Friendman with free speaker events on Fri., July 31 in Phoenix and Tucson.

ü  11:30 am., July 31 at DoubleTree, 445 South Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711. Speaker:  RSVP Info:  Leslie White, (480) 290-2286  EventBrite Link: Lunch and light beverages will be served.   RSVP mandatory.

ü   6 pm., Fri., July 31 at Goldwater Institute, 500 E. Coronado Road, Phoenix, AZ 85004. RSVP Info:  Leslie White, (480) 290-2286   EventBrite Link: Buffet dinner and light beverages will be served.



·        LD20 will meet at 7 pm., Aug 3 at the Washington School District Offices, 4650 W Sweetwater, in Glendale. Meet & Greet at 6:30 pm. Speakers: Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers, Glendale City Councilman Ian Hugh, and Chalon Hutson from Americans for Prosperity who will “How to combat Prop104.” Contact: Chr Ray Malnar



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·        Gosar Introduces Bipartisan Bill To Ensure Justice For “Downwinders” Exposed To Government Radiation Testing

·        Gosar & 34 Members Make Bipartisan Push To Move Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act

·        Gosar: House Votes To Put The Brakes On Runaway Regulatory Policies Of Obama Administration

·        Gosar: House Votes To Provide Veterans With Cost-Of-Living Adjustment, Streamline Va Claims Process

·        Rep. Gosar And House Oversight Committee Members Call For Removal Of IRS Commissioner Koskinen

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·        Tucson Fire Department Awarded $8.5 Million For 54 New Firefighters   Mcsally

·        House Passes McSally Bill To Improve Accountability Of Border Projects

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·        AZ GOP’s Robert Graham’s Spiteful Retribution



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