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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

10-26-15 Briefs

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Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor    repcomm@cox.net

Web Master   John Strasser

 

Monday – Oct 26, 2015

 

·       LD13 Precinct Committeeman Ray Kouns of Aguila announced his candidacy for the LD13 house seat during the Wickenburg Republican meeting this evening.  Kouns is going for Rep  Steve Montenegro’s termed out position.  It has been reported for several weeks that Montenegro and Sen Don Shooter (of Yuma) will attempt to switch seats in the 2016 race. Montenegro will go to Shooter’s termed out position, and Shooter will run for the House seat that Montenegro is vacating.  Shooter is termed out as a senator.  Hanging in the air, is whether Litchfield Park City Councilwoman Diane Landis will run for the house seat that she lost  last time around.

 

·       Daniel Scarpinato - Deputy Chief of Staff, Communications:  Here is a statement from our office regarding the discussions on education funding. "Following talks our office initiated with leaders in the Legislature and the education community several weeks ago, a solution to the education funding lawsuit was negotiated late last week. As work progresses, Governor Ducey’s goal is that we get this money to our kids and teachers as soon as possible.”

 

·       The Republican Party of Maricopa County applauds today’s decision by the State Board of Education to repeal the highly controversial Common Core standards, also known as the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards. “Parents, teachers, community members and grassroots Republicans throughout Arizona have been calling for the repeal of Common Core and comprehensive improvements to Arizona’s K-12 school system,” said Republican Party of Maricopa County chairman Tyler Bowyer. “The Maricopa County GOP is grateful that Arizona Republicans, from Governor Ducey to State Board of Education members like Jared Taylor, continue to show a steadfast commitment to the will of everyday Arizonans and were able to see the repeal of these terrible standards through to completion.”  With the repeal of the Common Core standards, public input to the Arizona Standards Development Committee on the K-12 Mathematics and English Language Arts standards is more important than ever. The Maricopa County GOP encourages members of the public to provide their immediate feedback to ensure that the educational priorities of Arizonans are deeply engrained in the new academic standards. Deadline for public comment to Arizona Standards Development Committee is Friday, November 13, 2015. The standards can be found and commented on by visiting https://k12standards.az.gov/

 

·       County-GOP-Boss-Defends-No-Vote-On-School-Ballots   Maricopa County Republican Party Chairman Tyler Bowyer defends his party’s formal opposition to all 28 school funding requests on the November ballot. “Sunday Square Off” moderator Brahm Resnik asks Bowyer whether he understands the reality of school fund.   Editor’s Note:  Bowyer informed the Briefs this afternoon that “…we should be releasing some factoids and talking points for Republicans in the coming days.”

·       A CNBC Presidential Debate Watch is planned at 6 pm., Wed., Oct 28 in the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E Broadway Tucson 85711. Happy Hour prices 5- 8pm. Food, Fun & Friendly Republicans    Sponsored by: Pima GOP, Pima County Republican Club, Southern Arizona Hispanic Republicans, Tucson Republican Women, Legislative District 9, Legislative District 10 & Eastside Republicans.

 

·       A Conservative Presidential Candidate Debate party will be held between 5-8 pm., Wed., Oct 28 at Rosati's Restaurant  18221 N Pima Road, Scottsdale. Contact:  Lori Urban  480-221-9633   gopgal14@gmail.com

 

·        Congressmen Trent Franks, Paul Gosar, Martha McSally, Matt Salmon and David Schweikert are hosting a reception honoring House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy at 4 pm., Tues., Nov 10, followed by a 5 pm round table discussion, a 5:30 pm host committee reception,  and general reception at the home or Robert and Penny Sarver, 5710 N Yucca Road,  Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. Requested contribution  Round-table - $10,000 per person, $5,000 per person or PAC general reception, $500 per person or PAC. RSVP to Lindsey Seitchik at 480-494-5784 .

 

·       Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today released the following statement after the Arizona State Board of Education voted 6-2 to sever Arizona’s ties to the Common Core standards. “I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank State Board of Education members Jared Taylor, Amy Hamilton, Roger Jacks, Chuck Schmidt and Tim Carter for their votes on this important issue. Today’s action means that Arizona is once again in control of its standards, which is a key step as we work together to improve education in our state. While the current standards for English language arts and mathematics will remain in place pending modification by the Board, this decision gives us the flexibility to make the standards more rigorous and will give us the ability to tailor them to the unique needs of our students. It is significant to me that despite our differences, we were able to come together in support of Arizona parents and students. At the same time, Gov. Doug Ducey has stated he is open to revising his K-12 funding plan and the Legislature appears close to resolving the education funding lawsuit. I'm convinced that while opinions on details may differ, all Republican leaders in Arizona are pulling together to move Arizona’s education system in the right direction. I again applaud the Board for its action and look forward to robust Arizona developed and approved standards for our children.”

 

·       LD5 Senator Kelli Ward commends the Arizona State Board of Education for voting 6-2 to repeal Common Core in Arizona.  “Senator Ward has been a vocal and staunch opponent of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) since she was elected to the legislature. A fierce fighter against Federal overreach, Ward, the Chairwoman of the Senate Education Committee, continues to support the Republican National Committee's resolution opposing CCSS. She states: "I continue to rally against the inappropriate Federal overreach to standardize and control the education of our children. One-size-fits-all education does not exist - I believe in local control. I also believe that parents, families, and teachers -not government bureaucrats - know best how to help our children achieve success.  We all need to keep our children's interest and ability to achieve and succeed at the forefront of this discussion."  Contact:  Roger Galloway 928-486-7447.

 

·       Congressman Paul A. Gosar after spearheading  a bipartisan letter signed by 29 members of Congress to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secret Service Director Joseph P. Clancy demanding that corrective action be taken against all Secret Service employees who broke the law by improperly accessing and leaking private information on House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz: “This lawless administration has no limitations when it comes to seeking retribution and punishing those who disagree with the president’s misguided agenda. We are now all too familiar with the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS. While those incidents are despicable in their own right, it is absolutely atrocious that nearly 50 Secret Service employees would violate Chairman Chaffetz’s privacy and access restricted databases. Disclosing the Chairman’s sensitive information without an official purpose and breaking federal law in seeking to publically embarrass him is reprehensible. Violations of a U.S. citizen’s privacy in this manner cannot be tolerated, regardless of party affiliation. Why has no one at the Secret Service been fired or reprimanded for their involvement in this matter? …Full text of Congressman Gosar’s letter to DHS Secretary Johnson and Secret Service Director Clancy can be found HERE.

 

·       LD17 meets Tues., Oct 27 at 7 pm., at the Tri-City Baptist Church Seminary Building, 2211 W. Germann Road, in Chandler. Participants are asked to bring items for their holiday food drive for the Chandler Christian Community Center. It is also pie and open mic night.  Newly elected officers 2nd Vice Chair Anne Kirkham and 4th Vice Chair Kevin DeNomie will be sworn into office.

·       The Prescott Valley Police Department has scheduled a crime prevention seminar for 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at the Prescott Valley Library Auditorium.

 

·       Former LD20 Chairman Ray Malnar, who is running for Councilman in the Nov 3 Glendale City Race is asking for volunteers to help out on Sat, Oct 31 to walk his nine precincts from 9 am until noon. Contact Malnar at ray.malnar@cox.net, or call 623-869-1160.

 

·       LD 13 will meet at 7 pm, Tues., Nov 10 at the Wigwam, 300 E Wigwam Blvd, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340 with registration starting at 6:30pm. Note change of location for meeting.  Guest Speaker: Secretary of State Michelle Reagan. Pictures will be taken of each individual LD 13 PC present for your name badge.  Contact: Wally Campbell, LD 13 Chairman at 623-451-1100.

 

·       AzRA Membership Has Grown To 327 – representing 10 counties - over the past of months, according to Chairman Thayer Verschoor. He predicts the membership will exceed 1,000 by January. See www.azra2016.com  Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) - the forefront in the major issues facing our state and the Republican Party including school finance & bond/override elections, ballot harvesting, and closed primary power point presentations in County, Legislative District, Tea Party and Republican Club meetings, Verschoor reports.  If you club would like a presentation of any of issues posted above, go to azra2014@zoho.com to arrange a presentation for your group.

 

·       LD 29 will meet at 7 pm., Mon, Nov 9, at 12836 W Colter St, Litchfield Park, 85340. 6 pm social.  Senate candidates Alex Meluskey and Claire Van Steenwyk will be in attendance. Contact Chairman Alan Gaugert alan.gaugert@gmail.com   623-330-3622.

 

·       A Public Meeting On Arizona’s K-12 Math And ELA Standards will be held between 6-7 pm., Mon, Oct 26 at Glassford Hill Middle School Auditorium , 6901 E. Panther Path, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314   public-input-sought-on-math-english-standards  Contact: Jennifer Reynolds  480-961-4214   http://arizonansagainstcommoncore.com/

 

·       The State Board of Education’s Standards Development Committee will seek public input on Arizona’s Mathematics and English Language Arts Standards at 6 pm., Thurs., Oct 29 at Pima County College, Downtown Campus, 1255 N Stone Ave, Bldg CC – Rm 180, Tucson, AZ. For information on Arizona’s K-12 Mathematics and English Language Arts Standards, please visit: https://k12standards.az.gov/ Sybmit feedback online to https://k12standards comments  Contact: Debbie D’Amore  (520) 724-8451 or  Jennifer Reynolds  480-961-4214   http://arizonansagainstcommoncore.com/

 

·       Common Core Comments Can Be Submitted to https://k12standards.az.gov/ until Nov. 20. feds-admit-u-s-education-department-forced-states-accept-common-core-start    Contact: Jennifer Reynolds  480-961-4214   http://arizonansagainstcommoncore.com/

 

·       A National Day of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil  is scheduled at 5 pm., Sun., Nov 1 at Wesley Bolin Park – by the ‘Fallen Officers’ Memorial’ in Phoenix to remember victims of illegal aliens.  The event is hosted by a coalition consisting of United for a Sovereign America, BAN Amnesty Now, Arizonan’s for Immigration Reform, The Tea Party Immigration Coalition, American Freedom Riders, Arizona Rebel Alliance, ACU, The Remembrance Project, Riders USA, and Remember 1986. Contact:  Publicity Coordinator Barbra Heller,   602-505-8760remember1986coalition@gmail.com

 

·       LD14 will meet at 9:30 am., Sat., Nov 13 in the Benson City Council Chambers, 120 W 6th St., Benson. Sign ins opens at 9 am. Speaker Kale Kiyabu will address the "CON" Argument to the Convention of States. Contact LD14 Sec.  Maureen Tozzi  520 429.1395

·       Compact For America Is Planning BBQ In Willcox, AZ on Dec 5, following the conclusion of the ALEC States and Nation Summit in Scottsdale. Speakers: Grover Norquist and Larry Reed who will address the national debt and protecting the Republic.  RSVP to Click here to RSVP or to learn more: compactforamerica.org/#!a-republic-we-will-keep/c213c  Contact: Nick Dranias, Exec Dir at Nick.Dranias@CompactforAmerica.org  602-228-2582 or seewww.CompactforAmerica.org

 

·       The Fountain Hills Republican Club's  monthly "GOP Social" will be at 6 pm, Tues, Oct 27 at the Fireside Grill inside the Lexington Hotel, 11865 N. Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills. Contact: Boe James, at FHRepublican@gmail.com or  FHRepublicanClub.org.

 

·       Sen John McCain today demanded that Hillary Clinton apologize for her remarks in which she downplayed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) scandal by stating that problems at the VA have “not been as widespread” as Republicans have made them out to be: “Hillary Clinton's remarks downplaying the significance of the scandal in which veterans died awaiting care at VA hospitals in Phoenix and across our nation while corrupt bureaucrats collected bonuses are disgraceful, and show a total lack of appreciation for the crisis facing veterans’ health care today. Secretary Clinton owes an apology to the families of the veterans who lost their loved ones due to mismanagement and corruption in the federal government.”

 

·       National Association For Gun Rights Chairman Dudley Brown, is urging Arizonans to call Sens John McCain at 202-224-2235  and Jeff Flake at 602-840-1891 and urge them to OPPOSE any “deal” on guns.  In a plea today Brown writes: “Have Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate have lost their minds? I’m afraid they're pushing two very dangerous ideas that could have drastic consequences for your right to bear arms. Unfortunately, your U.S. Senator, John McCain, may once again be making things worse.”

 

·       The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA)  has taken the lead in researching  the various school districts overrides/bond issues  on the Nov 3 ballot.  AzRA Chairman Thayer Verschoor and First Vice Chairman Phil Mason can be reached at azra2014@zoho.com  to arrange for a presentation  on “Truth in (School) Finance”  that exposes indiscretions with school district budgets. Check with NWV AzRA Chapter Chairman Lyle Tuttle at l.tuttle@cox.net for an budget presentation specific to the Dysart School District.

 

·       See Complete List Of School District Overrides And Bond Election On Your Nov 3 early ballot at  http://education.maricopa.gov/site/Default.aspx?PageID=257 

 

·       November 18 Is The Deadline for submitting public comments on the nine Arizona Supreme Court judge candidates. Anonymous comments cannot be considered. See applications at http://azcourts.gov/jnc. Send written comments to  to 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ 85007 or by e-mail to jnc@courts.az.gov The Commission will meet at 8 am, Nov 20  a.m. to hear public comment and interview the candidates. Three nominees will be forwarded to Gov Doug Ducey for appointment to fill the opening created by retiring Justice Rebecca White Berch. The candidates are:

ü  Clint D. Bolick, Vice President for Litigation at the Goldwater Institute

ü  Michael J. Brown, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I

ü  Kent E. Cattani, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I

ü  Daisy J. Flores, of Flores & Clark, LLC

ü  Andrew W. Gould, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I

ü  Maurice Portley, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I

ü  Timothy J. Thomason, a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge

ü  Samuel A. Thumma, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I

ü  Lawrence F. Winthrop, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I

 

·       The Arizona Project is planning a Feb 20 "Candidate Corral" at the Pioneer Village on I-17 and Carefree Highway.  Details tba. Contact: Chr Ron Ludders 602.677.1496

 

·       The 11th Annual Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade, honoring Korean War Veterans, will begin at 10 am., Nov 7 in Anthem, sponsored by the Daisy Mountain Veterans  -- an alliance of members of the America Legion Post 128, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12031  www.daisymtnvets.org  Parade route begins at Gavilan Peak Parkway and ends at the Community Center. "On the 65th anniversary of the Korean War, we honor the services and sacrifices of Korean War veterans. Please join us at this year's parade," said Lance Sherwood, parade co-chair.  Contact: daisymtnvets@gmail.com.  For more information email daisymtnvets@gmail.com.

 

·       LD17 is conducting a Painting Raffle Fundraiser featuring artist Jon McNaughton "The Forgotten Man". View painting the-forgotten-man-1  Purchase raffle tickets from LD board members for $5  each. Contact: Chairman Dr Shadow Asgar  LD17shadow@gmail.com

 

·       A Republic We Will Keep is scheduled from 10 am – 5:30 pm, Sat., Dec 5 at the Inde Motorsports Ranch, 9301 W Airport Road, Willcox, Az 85643. Contact Deborah Molique

(480) 986-5678  info@molique.com

 

·       The Heritage Foundation is scheduled to be in Scottsdale on Mon., Nov. 16 as part of its nationwide tour to ‘Reclaim America.’ Register here

 

·       Veteran’s Organizations, legislative districts, Republican axillaries, political grassroots groups, Tea Party, Young Republican or TAR's have a free table awaiting you at the Feb 20. 2016 Candidate Correl scheduled  at Pioneer Village (I-17 just north of Carefree Highway).  Presidental candidates have been invited as well as Congressman Trey Gowdy. Contact: Ron Ludders, Arizona Project Chairman at 602-677-1496.

 

·       Eleven year Air Force Veteran Lance Whitford is a local-vet-work-30 jobs in 30 days to help others veterans get hired as part of a campaign called Operation Serving Our Community.  Whitford founded Vets-2-Work Vets2work.us  which connects veterans to businesses who want to hire veterans. The week of Nov 6-10, he will use the money he makes for all of his daily jobs to hire veterans for ‘Operation Serving Our Community’  to do projects throughout the Valley. They will work:

ü  Nov. 6-7 & 9-10 from 7:30am -12:30 pm. at Habitat for Humanity community in Avondale. At 12:30 pm, Sat., Nov 7 they will have their ‘Thank A Veteran Social’  at the job site.

ü  Sunday Nov. 8 we will assist in the building and installation of a handicap ramp on American Legion Post #1's meeting facility.

ü  During the duration they will conduct a Homeless Veterans Clothing Drive to re-stock the clothing room at the Prescott VA and both the Prescott and Phoenix US VETS.

ü  They will also have crews that can be dispatched to out community members in need of some labor assistance. For more information go to: local-vet-works-30   valley-man-works-30-jobs-30-days-help-veterans  azfamily.com/clip/   kpho.veteran-works-30-jobs-in-30-days or call Whitford at 928-499-8391.

 

·       Every 7 am., Friday Fitness Hikes are scheduled starting at the  McDowell Mountain Regional Park Trailhead Staging Area. Come prepared to hike between 8-12 miles.. Please wear sturdy shoes & bring plenty of water.  Location: 16300 N. McDowell Mountain Park Dr., Fountain Hills, AZ  85268. Ph: 480-471-0173    mcdowellpark@mail.maricopa.gov

·       Operation Enduring Gratitude (Veterans serving Veterans by Rebuilding Homes and Lives) is collecting  canned good between Oct 19-Nov 13 at Wes MEC. Contact: OEG founder Charlie Ellis (480) 678-0938  Charlie@OperationEnduringGratitude.Org
www.OperationEnduringGratitude.Org

 

·       There Is Still Room For Two Or Three Viet Nam Vet’s on the Colorado River Tea Party “Welcome Home Viet Nam Veterans” float scheduled for the Tues., Nov 13 Veterans Day Parade in Yuma.  Contact: Chr Sally Kizer coloradoriverteaparty.org/

 

·       The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is looking for volunteers interested in becoming Adoption Ambassadors to foster care dog for several weeks prior to adoption. Contact: Animal Care Center at (602) 506-PETS (7387) or http://www.maricopa.gov/pets/

 

·       The 2016 Maricopa County Republicans Mandatory meeting will be conducted Jan 16, 2016 in Church of the Nations, 6225 N Central Ave.,   Phoenix, AZ. 85012, confirms MCRC Executive Director April Riggins, who is co-chairing the event with Dan Grimm.

·       The Alex Meluskey For Senate Campaign has a new campaign headquarters, at 10603 N. Hayden Rd. Suite 110. Scottsdale, AZ 85260. There will be a grand opening “Open House” on Nov 7, preceeded by a press conference and open interviews with Meluskey.  Contact: Comm Dir  Joel Andrews Frewa  www.Meluskey.com JoelFrewa  (954) 907-3292

 

·       AZ Heroes to  Hometowns  needs of donations by Nov 11 to purchase 2,500 turkeys hams, along with $20 grocery gift cards to provide meals for military families at Thanksgiving, according to founder Kathy Pearce.  kathy@azheroestohometowns.org

 

·       US Sen Candidates Dr. Kelli Ward, Alex Meluskey and Clair Van Steenwyk are available to speak at events or to groups. To schedule:

ü  Ward, Contact Carolyn Leff at 928- 230-0633 or kelliwardarizona@gmail.com

ü  Meluskey, contact Joel Andres Frewa  at  scheduler@meluskey.com   480-659-2410

ü  Van Steenwyk contact Ron Gosselin  602-740-4165 or scheduler@vanussenate.com

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 

 

OCT 27

·        The Northwest Valley Tea Party meeting will meet at 6 pm., Oct 27 in West Valley GOP Office, 10050 W. Bell Road #50, Sun City to hear senate candidate   Alexander Meluskey address his run for the Arizona senate seat. Contact Dennis Zinke 623-977-8114.

 

·        The Fountain Hills Republican Club's “Social” will be held at 6 pm, Tues., Oct 27 at Fireside Grill inside the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N. Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills. This is a social event.  No speeches, no reservations, no host social.   No host drink (and optional food).  Dinner or hors d'ouevres available. All Fountain Hills Republican Club "GOP Socials" are open to all interested persons, membership in the FH Republican Club is not required.  Contact: Club's secretary Boe James at  FHRepublican@gmail.com  or  http://www.FHRepublicanClub.org.

 

·        LD17 Is Holding A Holiday Food Drive,  open mic night and serving pie at its 7 pm, Tues., Oct 27 meeting at the Tri-City Baptist Church Seminary Building (smaller building on south side of parking lot), 2211 W. Germann Road Chandler, AZ 85286. They regularly meet on the last Tuesday of the month. See Map Here  Holiday food drive needs include frozen turkeys, and all the trimmings. Contact: Chr Dr Shadow Asgar  LD17shadow@gmail.com

 

OCT 28

·        A Republican Debate Watching Party BBQ will be held at 5 pm.,  Wed., Oct 28 at the Arizona State Republican West Valley office,  10050 W Bell Rd, Sun City, AZ 85351

The undercard debate starts at 3 pm. Primetime debate at 6 pm.  RSVP for attendance and food selection. Contact: Ted Farmer   trf85373@gmail.com  or 360-271-6974.
Moderators: Carl Quintanilla, Becky Quick, and John Harwood Candidates: Candidates with at least 3% polling average appear in primetime, the rest at 6pm debate .More info
2016-republican-primary-debate-schedule

 

·        Young Americans for Liberty are hosting State Senator Kelli Ward at 5 pm., Wed., Oct 28 in the student union at  Glendale Community College Student Union,  6000 W. Olive. Ave. Glendale, AZ. Free. Open to the publc. Free food and drinks provided.

 

·        Ted Cruz For President Fans are invited to a Presidential Debate party, with four large screen TVs, from 5-8 pm., Wed., Oct 28 at The Native Gill and Wings, 5030 E Ray Road., Phoenix AZ 85044. View Map . Tickets:  presidential-debate-party-for-ted-cruz  Contact: Arizona Cruz Grassroots Director  Darrell Covert  darrell.j.covert@gmail.com

 

·        A Two-Mile ‘Full-Moon’ Hike will begin at Usery Park, 3939 N Usery Pass Road, Mesa at 7 pm, Oct 28. The park ranger requests that participants bring a flashlight, water and wear closed-toe shows. No pets, please. Contact: 480- 984-0032  userypark@mail.maricopa.gov

·        Tom Jenney of Americans for Prosperity will address Freedom Fires at 6:30pm., Wed., Oct 28 at Burke Basic School, 131 E Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ 85210.

 

·        The Arizona Project will host the third in a series of GOP debates – on three big screens and light refreshments  - starting with the Undercard Debates  (Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal) at 4 pm., Wed., Oct 28 at 3375 E Shea Blvd #2, Phoenix, AZ.  (Lindsey Graham, George Pataki and Jim Gilmore did not get the 1% polling required to participate ) The main event starts 6 pm and with candidates  Donald Trump, Dr. Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Chris Christie.  A discussion, limited to two hours, will follow the debates. Contact: Chr Ron Ludders 602.677.1496

 

OCT 29

·        The Payson Tea Party meeting will meet at 6 pm., Oct 29 at Tiny's Family Restaurant, 600 E. Hwy 260, Payson AZ to hear senate candidate   Alexander Meluskey address his run for the Arizona senate seat.

OCT 30

·        Do You Know Why Saguaros Grow Arms?  Take a walk with the Usery Mountain Regional Park Ranger at 9 am., Oct 30 and find out. Bring water and wear closed-toe shoes. The park is at 3939 N Usery Pass Road, Mesa. Ph: (480) 984-0032   userypark@mail.maricopa.gov

 

OCT 31

·        A One-Hour Session On Desert Survival will be presented at noon, Oct 31 at Usery Park, 3030 N. Usrey Pass Road, Mesa. Ph: (480) 984-0032   userypark@mail.maricopa.gov

 

·        A One-Hour Presentation Of Gila Monsters will be presented by the park ranger at noon, Oct 31 in Usery Mountain Regional Park, 3939 N Usery Pass Road, Mesa 85207. Ph: (480) 984-0032   userypark@mail.maricopa.gov

 

·        Pioneer Living History Museum Harvest Fest is scheduled from 9 am-5 pm., Oct 17-18, 24-25 and Oct 31-Nov 1 at 3901 W Pioneer,  (Phoenix Exit 225 from I-17 North of Carefree Highway). Free pumpkins while supply lasts. Gun shows, pumpkin patch painting, hayrides, vendors, music, family entertainment, gold panning etc. Tickets  pioneerharvestfest.tickets/  $24 At Gate, kids 2 and under free. Police Officers/Firefighters:  $1 per paid head (attendance) will be donated to the 100 Club and Firefighters Charities (it will be a split .50 each per paid person). 25% off to firefighters and police officers along with their families (up to 3 guests). This can be combined with coupons.

 

 

Candidate Corner

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·       Incumbent U.S. Sen. John McCain led his 2016 Democratic and Republican rivals in fundraising in July, August and September, finishing the third quarter of 2015 with $4.9 million in the bank. McCain, an Arizona Republican running for his sixth Senate term, collected total receipts of more than $1 million, including total contributions of $884,883, according to his quarterly report filed with the Federal Election Commission. His campaign spent $624,920 and still had $4.9 million left to spend as of the end of September.The campaign-finance numbers, which are viewed as a gauge of a campaign's momentum and viability, come as the candidate field for Arizona's Senate race becomes settled, with possible contenders U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., and U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., opting against running.

"Senator McCain is grateful for the overwhelming support received during the third quarter and will continue to work hard to earn the support of all Arizonans," Lorna Romero, his campaign spokeswoman, said.U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick of Flagstaff, the only major Democratic candidate in the race so far, reported raising $569,773 in the quarter. Her campaign spent $432,145, much of it on fundraising expenses and consultants. She had $766,604 on hand on Sept. 30. Kirkpatrick announced her candidacy in May, but did not receive the official endorsement of the national Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee until earlier this month, which was taken by some observers as confirmation that Sinema wasn't going to run."McCain's in great shape. Kirkpatrick's got a lot of catching up to do," said Jennifer Duffy, who analyzes Senate races for the non-partisan Cook Political Report in Washington, D.C. "Her lot may improve now that she's the endorsed candidate."

 

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·        Stop Obama’s War On Watchdogs  

MARK LEVIN

·        The Reason Bush Crawled Out To Criticize Ted Cruz

ALLEN B WEST

·        There's-One-Very-Disturbing-Question-About-The-US-Warrior-Just-Killed-In-Iraq

·        Barack-Obama-And-John-Kerry-Should-Be-Forced-To-Answer-For-Wha'ts-On-This-Video

 

 

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY  MaricopaCountyGOP.com

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/

·        Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws

RNC/GOP

·        Panic-City-For-GOP-Establishment

·        GOP Establishment Pundit Guarantees That Donald Trump Will Not Be The Republican Nominee

·        Republican-Establishment-Prepares-For-Trumps-Demise; Enter-Marco-Rubio-Stage-Left

·        Is-The-GOP-Establishment-Plotting-A-Trump-Takedown

ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY

·        Remember 1986

·        Borderland Beat

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Need2no    Border News Watch

BENGHAZI

·        Sister Of Benghazi Victim: Reveals Pathetic Excuse Hillary Gave Her For Brother’s Death

·        The Benghazi Hearings Confirm Yet Again What A Brazen Liar Hillary Is

·        Todd-Asks-Cummings-Why-Did-Dems-Shield-Hillary-At-Benghazi-Hearing

REFUGEES

·        The-Death-Of-Property-Rights-In-Europe; Germans-Losing-Property-That-Is-Then-Given-To-Muslim-Refugees

·        Sweden To House Migrants In Luxury Ski Resort While Citizens Suffer Under Housing Shortage

·        German Security Experts: Give Merkel A Chilling Warning About The Muslims Being Imported

·        Thermal-Imaging-Shows-Flood-Of-Tens-Of-Thousands-Of-Refugees-Crossing-Croatian-Slovenia-Border

·        Watch-This-Angry-Foreigner-Heres-What-Happened-In-Sweden-When-Muslim-Immigrants-Swarmed-Their-Country

SECOND AMENDMENT, FIREARMS

·        Abusing The Dead: Amy Schumer’s Gun Control Push Is Incredibly Dishonest

·        Former ROTC Sharpshooter Runs Off Armed Robbers In California

·        After Robbery, Indy Restaurant Owner Offers Discount To Concealed Carriers

EBOLA

·        Report: Cuba-Refuses-To-Pay-Doctors-Sent-Abroad-To-Fight-Ebola

WAR ON WOMEN

·        Women-Cry-Foul-As Glamour-Magazine-Names-Bruce-Jenner-Woman-Of The Year

·        Deaf-Christian-Woman-Gang-Raped-Muslims-In Pakistan

WAR ON LAW ENFORCEMENT

·        Gun-Waving-Kill-Cops-And-White-People-Activist-Thought-A-Black-Woman-Judge-Would-Let-Her-Off-Easy--Wrong

·        NYPD-Union-Boss-Calls-For-Boycott-Of-Tarantino-Films-After-He-Calls-Cops-Murderers

·        Legendary Film Director Says One Shocking Word About Police- Now They’re Fighting Back

·        Black-Lives-Matter-Despicable-Response-To-Death-Of-Black-Police-Officer-Speaks-Volumes

MILITARY/VETERANS

·        Representatives Vern Buchanan (R-FL) And Duncan Hunter (R-CA) Have Introduced House Resolution 451, An Effort To Force The Army To Reinstate Sgt. Martland.

·        Daughter Of Deployed Single Dad Gets The Birthday Surprise Of A Lifetime

·        Troops-Sought-Strike-Thought-Taliban-Hospital

·        Pentagon Officials: Russia Could Be Plotting Attack That Would Cripple U.S. In Unimaginable Way

FBI/CIA/SECRET SERVICE

·        FBI-Director-Estimates-900-Active-Investigations-ISIS-Operatives-Us

IRS

·        Tea Party Targeting Accusations, Legal Issues Persist For IRS After Justice Ends Probe

·        America, There’s One Lesson You Better Learn Damn Quick From Lois Lerner’s Free Pass

CONGRESS

·        Ryan Speakership Could Herald New Style For K Street Lobbyists

·        Fuming Over Ryan, Some Conservative Voices Turn On The Freedom Caucus

MEDIA

·        Watch: Trump Finally Had Enough- Launches One-Word Nuclear Assault On Media

TREY GOWDY

·        Trey Gowdy Tells The Media: Hillary’s Sidney Blumenthal Connection Is Important

DONALD TRUMP

·        Watch: Trump Finally Had Enough- Launches One-Word Nuclear Assault On Media

·        Jeb Bush On Newsmax TV Tonight: Trump 'Not Serious,' Gets Policy From TV

·        Despite What Donald Trump Tweeted, Ford Is Still Building A Massive Plant In Mexico

·        Donald Trump: No Apology For Questioning Ben Carson’s Seventh-Day Adventist Faith

·        Hasta-La-Vista-Baby; Radical-Leftists-Disrupt-Trump-Speech-Get-Dragged-From-Room-By-Their-Shirts-Video

BEN CARSON

·        Carson: I'd  'Relish' General Election Match Up With Hillary - The 'Poster Child' Of Dishonesty

·        Ben-Carson-Responds-To Donald-Trumps-Super-Low-Energy-Charge

·        Weeks Later, Chuck Todd Still Badgering Ben Carson On The Holocaust

·        Watch: Carson Says What ‘You’re Not Supposed To’ Then Issues Massive Challenge To Liberals

·        Carson: Media Twists My Holocaust, Gun Comments

MARCO RUBIO

·        GOP Establishment Primary Between Bush, Rubio Heats Up

·        Rubio Gives Up On Senate: ‘He Hates It’

JEB BUSH

·        Jeb Bush On Newsmax TV Tonight: Trump 'Not Serious,' Gets Policy From TV

BILL AND HILLARY

·        Hillary Just Terrified Every Conservative By Saying She’ll Go ‘Beyond Obama’ In One Huge Way

·        Rubio Gives Up On Senate: ‘He Hates It’

·        Hillary-Says-The-Libyans-Were-Just-Too-Dumb-To-Govern-Themselves

DEMS AND LIBS

·        Fox News Pundit Gets To The Heart Of The Democrat Strategy – “What You Say And Its Relation With The Facts Is Completely Irrelevant!”

EDUCATION

·        Obama Now Pushing For Massive School Enrollment For Illegals – And You’re Going To Pay For It!

·        Praying Football Coach Will Sue Washington School District For Refusing To Let Him Pray

VICE PRESIDENT

·        Biden-Would-Have-Run-For-President-If-He-Thought-He Could Have Won

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

·        Michelle Obama's Lunch Plan Secrets Exposed By Emails

INTERNATIONAL

·        Lebanese Army Captures ISIS Official In Palestinian Refugee Camp

·        Iman-Waves-Suicide-Vest-And-Calls-For-The-Murder-Of ...

·        German Security Experts: Give Merkel A Chilling Warning About The Muslims Being Imported

·        What Russia Is Doing Right Now Could Potentially CUT All Communications To The US

 

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