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4-12-15 Briefs

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Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor    repcomm@cox.net

Web Master   John Strasser

 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

 

·       John-McCain-Courts-Non-Republican-Voters-In-GOP-Primary: Seeks-To-Keep-AZ-Primaries-Semi-Open  Persisting in a war with those who don’t pledge allegiance to the five-term U.S. Senator, John McCain and his loyalists,  are stomping on efforts to return the Arizona primary election to a pure party primary

election.

 

·       McCain: Keep GOP Primary Open To Independents  “At the state GOP's meeting in January, Arizona Republicans adopted a resolution directing the state party's executive committee to "file the necessary paperwork" to close their primary. The executive committee meets Saturday and is set to review the issue, said Tim Sifert, an Arizona Republican Party spokesman.”

 

·       Editor’s Note: In light of  Sen John McCain’s opposition to a closed primary,  the lack of action by the AZGOP to the “ Close Primary”  resolutions passed by Arizona Precinct Committeemen (PC) at both State and Maricopa County Statutory meetings in January and the recent dust up over AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham closing the April 18 AZGOP Executive Committee to State Committeemen and PC observers,  Briefs is running a slightly condensed version of a message A.J. LaFaro, author of the   ‘Closed Primary Resolutions’,  sent to the AZGOP Executive Committee last week:

 

·        LaFaro to AZGOP Executive Committee Members: Resolution To Close The Primaries  -- There has been a lot of discussion and debate as to why we should or shouldn't close our primaries.  Unfortunately, a great deal of misinformation and falsehoods has been spread.  I feel it is important to set the record straight on why it's important the primaries be closed before the 2016 elections.

The ‘Closed Primary Resolution” was overwhelmingly passed by the AZGOP State and Maricopa County Republican Precinct Committeemen in January 2015. The resolution isn't a request, but a directive to the AZGOP Executive Committee to close our Republican primaries either by litigation or referendum.  Opponents say the resolution is unconstitutional.  I met with several of our State elected officials and legal counsel - it's a legal binding resolution.

The overwhelming majority of our State and Precinct Committeemen are demanding you immediately begin litigation to close our Republican primaries.  (AZGOP Chairman) Robert Graham is reportedly telling people it will cost from $500,000 to $2,000,000.  On the contrary, total litigation cost estimated by several prominent election attorneys is from pro bono (free) to $50,000 max and can be accomplished in a matter of months with an expedited summary judgement filing.  I have spoken to three prominent attorneys including David Hardy who was the attorney who successfully sued the State of Arizona to close the primaries for the Libertarians.  I have also spoke to the two prominent Republican attorneys mentioned in the Feb 13, 2015  Arizona Capitol
Times
and entitled "State GOP may move to close the primaries to Independents". 
Why Did I Author The Resolution?

           
During Arizona's 2014 primary election cycle, Independent voters made up more than 16% of the ballots cast in our Republican primaries.  That doesn't sound like much; however, when the Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) did a detailed analysis of the canvas by Legislative District (LD) - the independent ballots cast absolutely affected the outcome in some of our LD
races and in a negative way.

Prior to the 2014 primary election, I received numerous reports and complaints that Democrat voters were re-registering Independent so they could vote in our LD Republican primary races.  I requested the Maricopa County Elections provide a detailed monthly analysis report by LD of the voter registration and re-registration for the 2014 and 2012 election cycles.  The
report findings clearly indicated nefarious registration and re-registration activities were going on. 

This is similar to what's going on around the U.S. and definitely what happened in the 2014 Mississippi primary contest between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel.  If you remember, John McCain, Lindsay Graham and several other RINOs went to Mississippiand helped get Democrats and Independents to vote for Thad Cochran.

After the resolution was overwhelmingly passed at the 2015 MCRC and AZGOP annual meetings, I discovered the August 6, 2014 Washington Times angry-republican-leaders-ready-to-shut-door-on-open primaries  Here are quotes from the article:

ü  "Any party that allows its opponents to help pick its candidates in “open” primaries is a PPINO — a “political party in name only”
— say many Republican officials at their annual summer meeting"

ü  “I have been a longtime supporter of closed primaries to choose our candidates for office,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus told The Washington Times at the three-day gathering in the Windy City. “This is a position I have held for a long time and is consistent with the party’s platform.”

ü  "Mr. Priebus made opposition to open primaries part of his successful first campaign for RNC chairman."

ü  “How could anyone in America today be truly politically independent if they have a brain or a heart?” Bruce Ash (AZ National Republican Committeeman) said. “If someone cannot make up their mind which side they are pulling for today, they probably lack a brain, a heart and can’t be trusted to cast a ballot intelligently.”

ü  Nationwide "About 25 percent of voters identify themselves as Republicans, 31 percent as Democrats and 42 percent as independents, according to the most recent Gallup poll on the subject."  In Arizona, the Independents are 36%, Republicans 34%, Democrats 29% and Other 1%.

ü  "Many of the other 167 elected members of the GOP’s national governing body share his view that the party’s core reason for existence is to have its members pick the best representatives for them in general elections."  I guess Robert Graham, Chad Heywood and Tim Sifert didn't get the memo.

Why Does Arizona Have Semi-Open Primaries

In 1998, several groups of progressive socialists, the unions and liberal Democrats introduced Proposition 106 - an initiative that would have created a "chaos primary" .  A primary similar to California's then existing "blanket primary" where any voter could vote for any candidate no matter their political registration.   Proposition 106 http://apps.azsos.gov/election/1998/Info/PubPamphlet/Prop106.html

During that same year, the Arizona Legislature passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 1014 that created Proposition 103 - a referendum to counter Proposition 106 that would allow only Independent voters to vote in a recognized political party's primary.  Proposition 103 passed 489,000 Yes and 428,000 No. http://apps.azsos.gov/election/1998/Info/PubPamphlet/Prop103.html  

In 1998, there were only 320,000 Independent voters or 14% of Arizona's total registered voters. 2015 registrations shows 1,113,991 Republicans, 933833 Democrats and 1,167,083 Independents.
Resolution's Road To Victory

The 2015 MCRC Resolutions passed 1,225 Yes to 596 No. at the Maricopa County Statutory meeting in January 2015.

We gathered approximately 400 signatures to introduce my original resolution from the floor at the AZGOP Statutory Meeting on 01/24/15.  Here is an excerpt from MCRC briefs reporting what happened at the State Meeting. "The original Maricopa County PCs approved “Closed Primary Resolution” 1-6-15-mcrc-briefs  authored by former MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro.  Supporters of LaFaro’s resolution gathered nearly 400 signatures from State Committeemen from 12 counties prior to the State Meeting to get the original resolution taken to the floor.  The voice vote in favor of LaFaro's resolution rattled the meeting hall.  The original Closed Primary Resolution originally passed by a 1,255 to 561 vote of the Maricopa County Republican precinct committeemen on Jan. 10."             In closing, I'm requesting your support to immediately begin litigation to close our Republican primaries beginning in 2016.   - A. J. LaFaro, National Director - Arizona Republican Assembly (AZRA),  and Immediate Past Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC)  See entire statement at 4/18 AZGOP Meeting - Close The Primary

 

Resolution In Support Of

Closed Republican Primaries In Arizona

(passed by Precinct Committeemen at both the

AZGOP and Maricopa County Republican Statutory meetings in January 2015)

ü  WHEREAS, Republicans believe the First Amendment guarantees freedom of

association; and

ü  WHEREAS, Republicans believe in and support the U.S. Constitution, Arizona

Constitution and Republican Party Platform and should nominate Republican

candidates that do the same; and

ü  WHEREAS, Republicans favor the battle of ideas over the dominance of money and special interests in nominating our candidates; and

ü  WHEREAS, Republicans do not support the concept of a “top two primary system”; and

ü  WHEREAS, Republicans should nominate Republican candidates without the threat of outside interference; therefore be it

ü  RESOLVED, that Arizona’s Republican precinct and state committeemen support a closed primary system to nominate Republican candidates for general elections; be it further

ü  RESOLVED, that Arizona’s Republican precinct and state committeemen call upon Arizona legislators to sponsor and pass legislation replacing Arizona’s semi closed primaries with closed primaries; be it further

ü  RESOLVED, that Arizona’s Republican precinct and state committeemen hereby direct the Arizona Republican party executive committee and legal counsel to file all necessary paperwork with the Arizona courts to seek summary judgment restoring closed primaries in partisan elections; be it further

ü  RESOLVED, that Arizona’s Republican precinct and state committeemen urge the Arizona Republican party, each County party and District organization to adopt identical resolutions supporting closed primaries to nominate Republican candidates for general elections while preserving the ability of persons wishing to run without the endorsement of a recognized political party to get on another ballot.

 

·       Maricopa County Republican Chairman Tyler Bowyer has directed an election be held to replace recently resigned LD13 Chairman Richard ‘Dick’ Landis, in accordance with the county party bylaws. Bowyer’s directive points out that ARS Title 16 stipulates that Legislative District bylaws should conform with county, state or national state bylaws... and that the LD13 bylaws include the same stipulation,  See  background stories at  4-9-15-briefs and  4-10-15-briefs

 

·       LD13’s Regularly Scheduled Monthly meeting is normally held the second Tuesday of the month (April 14).  However, former Chairman Richard Landis cancelled the meeting in an April 8 e-mail to precinct committee.  That directive has been challenged by immediate past Chairman Robert Graham, since it was distributed six days after Landis officially resigned his chairmanship. At post time, LD13 PCs report they have received no official meeting notice or agenda from First Vice  Chairman Wallie Campbell indicating whether there is an April 14 meeting.  There are also reports that some PCs received, others didn’t receive,  Campbell’s message to PCs stating that she is now the new chairman and “Hopefully we will have this all worked out in time to have an orderly and productive meeting as soon as we know what sort of meeting we should have.”  See Campbell’s message 4-10-15-briefs

 

·       AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham stirred up a Horne’s Nest when he told a LD18 PC Peggy McClain to “get a life”  on “Tweeter” Easter night when she questioned his closing the April 18 AZGOP State Executive meeting to State Committeemen and PCs as observers.  Consequently, some of McClain’s fellow PCs are riled enough that they are planning to rally at 9 am, April 18 at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., Phx., to “give Chairman Graham the chance to open the doors to us.”  PCs interested in joining the  “Get A Life” rally should contact McClain at wildcatswin@cox.net

 

·       Immediate past AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey claims he had never closed the state committee meetings during this term. Former Chairman Randy Pullen didn’t either. Lee Miller, the current assistant secretary of state - who served as legal counsel to both Pullen and Morrissey, recently told the Yellow Sheet that he didn’t recall closed executive meeting. However, Graham’s Communication Director Tim Sifert, says they were never open to non-voting members since he went on staff in 2012. Ironically, Sifert was hired by Morrissey – the former chair who says he never closed executive committee meetings.

 

·       The Colorado River Tea Party – Yuma will meet Thurs., April 16 at 6 pm., at the Community Christian Church 6480 E Hwy 95, Yuma. Contact: Chr Sally Kizer  928-210-1219  coloradoriverteaparty@reagan.com   www.coloradoriverteaparty.org

 

·       Jennifer Reynolds, publisher of Arizonans Against Common Core, wants to remind parents that ARS 1-601 and 1-602 explicitly protect parental rights. If your school officials give you a ration of trouble if you opt out of the AZMerit exam – send them a copy.

 

·       Landscaping for Fort Huachuca: The Departments of Agriculture, Defense, and Interior today designated as Sentinel Landscapes Fort Huachuca (Arizona) and Naval Air Station Patuxent River-Atlantic Test Ranges (Maryland). The 2nd and 3rd landscapes designated under the growing effort, the collaborative Sentinel Landscape Partnership supports efforts to promote working lands, protect wildlife habitat, and ensure military readiness at military bases across the country. fort-huachuca-fact-sheet   www.sentinellandscapes.org.

 

·       The Estrella Conservative Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., April 22 at Estrella Foothills High School. Maricopa County Republicans Chairman Tyler Bowyer will address the groups. Contact: Chr Richard Newcomer rln2011@msn.com  602-512-1340.

 

·       The April 13 Concerned Veterans for America Rally in Phoenix commemorates the first year anniversary of the VA scandal. Speakers include Gov Doug Ducey and CVA CEO Pete Hegseth. Representatives from Arizona’s congressional offices will be on hand to provide assistance to veterans who having issues with the VA. RSVP to Matt Kenney at mkenney@cv4a.org or DVA Legislative/political Director Dan Caldwell at 602-999-0888.

 

·       A Free Political Speech Debate is scheduled at 7 pm., Tues., April 28 at the Cronkite Journalism School at the ASU downtown Campus in Phoenix, featuring four legal experts who will address whether anonymous giving benefits or harms free speech and democratic participation. Free admission. Limited seating. Contact: Jason Lloyd 602-633-8984 to make a reservation. Details here.

 

·       The Arizona Federation of College Republicans will host Congressman David Schwiekert at 6:30 pm., Sat., April 18 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N Scottsdale Road., Paradise Valley AZ 85253. Tickets $75 per person or $140 per couple. Table of 10 - $650. RSVP: Zoey Kotzambasis at azcollegeGOP@gmail.com or 520-591-6191.

 

·       The Mexican Wolf/Livestock Coexistence Council announces the deadline for Arizona and New Mexico livestock producers to submit applications to receive “payments for wolf presence” in 2014 under the Mexican Wolf/Livestock Coexistence Plan.  Applications for wolf presence payments are due by June 1, 2015.  Applications are available on the Coexistence Council website: http://www.coexistencecouncil.org/.

 

·       The American Veterans Center  is accepting donations to help complete their  documentary on the WWII  Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. 99 year old Lt. Col. Richard E. Cole - Jimmy Doolittle's Co-Pilot and one of three surviving ‘Doolittle Raiders’–  writes, “I'm one of the 80 men you might know as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. We are the men that did the unthinkable — we launched Army bombers from an aircraft carrier over enemy territory to show the Imperial Japanese military they were not invincible. Just four months after Pearl Harbor, no one ever thought this was possible. I heard someone say it was similar in today's world to flying a B-2 bomber off an aircraft carrier. Most of us crash landed or bailed out of our planes in China or along the coast. One plane landed in Russia, where its crew was interned for two years before escaping. Three Raiders were killed while bailing from their planes. Eight were captured by the Japanese — three were later executed, while another died in captivity. I'm 99 years old as I write this email and I'm one of only three surviving Raiders. I'm worried about how history will remember our mission, but I'm more worried about how few Americans will remember my fellow Raiders and the impact that their lives had on the rest of the world. The documentary will briefly retell the story of the planning, carrying-out, and the aftermath of the Raid. It is important to remind viewers why striking the Japanese Home Islands was so important to our national morale and to the battle in the Pacific.

This documentary is mostly about the men as individual -  their personal experiences on the day of the Raid and in the years after. This is about life after the war –shared relationships that tied them together forever.

The American Veterans Center is partnering with Emmy-winning producer Tim Gray to create this documentary and has filmed interviews with me and the few surviving Raiders. The AVC is footing the bill for the film, but it's going to cost nearly $10,000 to finish editing the program. Cole says, “I hope you consider sending a gift for $25 or $42 (the year of the Raid). If you send $150 or more, I'll send you a collectors print that I personally signed.

 

·       The Arizona Department of Transportation continues to gather comments on the 2016-2020 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program while reaching out to the public and communities statewide for their input on the direction of the program over the next five years. Hearings are scheduled at 9 am:

ü  April 17 - ADOT Admin Bldg Audit, 206 S 17th Ave., Phx.

ü  May 15 - Town of Chino Valley Council Chambers, 202 N. State Route 89, Chino Valley, AZ 86323

ü  June 19 - Pinetop-Lakeside Town Hall, 1360 N. Niels Hansen Lane, Lakeside, AZ 85929

The 2016-2020 Tentative Five-Year Program is available for public review and comment at azdot.gov/fiveyearplan. ADOT has developed a “how to read it” guide and welcomes feedback at fiveyearconstructionprogram@azdot.gov. A phone number is also available for public comments at 1-855-712-8530.

 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

 

MONDAY, APRIL 13

·        Concerned Veterans for America is hosting a Veterans Remembrance/Memorial event in honor of those affected by the Phoenix Veteran Affairs hospital,  at 6 pm, Mon., April 13 in the Memorial Hall Steele Indian Park, Phoenix. Contact Local Director Matt Dobson at (480) 341-1924.

 

·        A Summit to Fix Veterans Healthcare is planned at 6 pm., April 13 at Steele Indian School Park Memorial Hall.  Details:    here.

 

·        The Yavapai Republican Men's Forum  is scheduled at 11:30 am, April 13 at the St. Michael's Hotel Ballroom, 205 W. Gurley St., Prescott. Speaker:  Yavapai County Community College Pres. Dr. Penny Wills and Vice-Pres. Dr. Clint Ewell.  $18 per plate.  RVSP deadline: noon, Thurs, April 9. RSVP:  Bob Luzius at (928) 717-2551 or hilltop237@hotmail.com

 

·        The Highway 69 Republicans will meet at 6 pm., Mon., April 13 at the Puerta Vallart Restaurant, 11901 E Hwy 69, Dewey AZ 86327. 5 pm social. Speakers: Rep Karen Fann and Noel Campbell – update on bills. Order from menu. RSVP febs113@cableone.net or 928-632-4661.  Elected officials always have an open invitation.   http://www.highway69republicans.com

 

·        The Arizona Project meets at 6:30 pm.,Mon., April 13 at 3375 E Shea., Phx., to hear a presentation from Russell Voorhees' on “Hydrogen - Is it the question or the answer to America's energy future? Contact: Chr Ron Ludders at 602-677-1496.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 14

·        The Sun Lakes Republican Club will feature "Marijuana-Legalization?" with Deborrah Miller, Substance Abuse Coalition Consultant, at its 6:30 pm., Tues., April 14 meeting in the Arizona Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 S. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248. Open to the public. LD5 Sena Kelli Ward will discuss the status of health care from her perspective as a physician and the status of "Common Core" legislation from her perspective as the Chairman of the Senate Education Committee. LD17 Rep. Jeff Weninger will offer a brief update on the current AZ Legislative Session.  See www.slgop.org, or contact Chr Mike Tennant, 480-802-0178.

 

·        The Mingus Mountain Republican Club will meet at 11:14 am., April 14 at the VFW Post #7400, 705 E. Aspen St., Cottonwood, AZ. $11 per person. Speaker: Tim Carter, Yavapai County School Superintendent on Common Core Issues. RSVP with Niles Haton (928) 649-1643 or Mingus_Mountain@hotmail.com

 

·        LD-29 Will Meet At 7 Pm., Tues., April 14 at Kings & Associates Realty, LLC

6006 N 83rd Ave, Suite 201, Glendale, Az 85303.Felix Garcia, candidate for City of Phoenix District 5 Councilman, will discuss his plans for Phoenix and the fall election. Contact: LD29 Chr Alan Gaugert  623-330-3622  alan.gaugert@gmail.com 

 

·        The Sahuarita Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., April 14 at the Triple Play Restaurant, 1570 W. Duval Mine Road to hear LD2 Rep Chris Ackerley,  and Pima/Santa Cruz Counties Oath Keeper Chapter President Paul Fitch. Attorney & Constitutional Authority Kris Anne Hall’s video will be shown . No meetings in May, June, July & August. Next meeting is Sept 8, 2015. Sahuaritateapartypatriots

 

·        A  Common Core Presentation  will highlight the Mingus Mountain Republican Club luncheon at noon Tues., April 14 at the VFW Post 37400, 705 E Aspen St., in Cottonwood. The public is invited.  Tim Carter, Yavapai County School Superintendent, is a strong supporter of Common Core.  Gina Ray is a vocal opponent.   MMRC Historian Jack Tinnell will discuss Alexander Hamilton.  Click HERE for directions.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15

·        The Tucson Eastside Republican Club will meet with Gov Doug Ducey’s Southern Arizona office director Juan Ciscomani at 6:30 pm., Wed., April 15 in the Golf Links Library Community Room, 9640 E Golf Links Rd, Tucson, AZ 85730. Contact: Parralee Schneider 250-5073  pmstucson@aol.com 

 

·        The Verde Valley Republican Women's Luncheon is scheduled at 11 am., April 15 at the Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa, 2250 Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ. Speaker:  Dr. Carl Goldberg will address Islamic ideology. RSVP:  Erna Sesek (928) 284-4248 or sesek@q.com.

 

·        Gov Doug Ducey Will Visit Pinal County Republicans at 5 pm, Wed., April 15 in the Sun City Anthem Union Center Ballroom,3925 N. Sun City Boulevard, Florence. Ducey will talk about his first 100 days in office, but the majority of his visit will be devoted to answering attendee questions in an informal setting. The Gov's visit is open to the public. Contact: Florence/Coolidge District Chr Barbara Manning dogpatch@q.com

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 16

·        LD24 Will Meet With State Treasurer Jeff  DeWit at 7 pm., Thurs., April 16 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., Phx.  Sen Adam Driggs and Rep Kate Brophy-McGee, and Chairman Ken Bennett will be updating the group, along with Corporation Commissioner Susan Bitter-Smith.  A little birdie tells us that Cindy Thomas is baking her fabulous Southern Brownies with pecans for refreshments.  The LD24 Executive Board will meet one-half hour prior to the regular meeting.  Contact: Corresponding  Secretary Carole Joyce paddywagon@cox.net

 

·        Chino Valley Pachyderm Chairman Sue Goodchild has announced that Tom Jenney of Americans for Prosperity will address the group on April 16 at the Bonn Fire Restaurant in Chino Valley. Alex Meluskey, who has announced he is running again Sen John McCain for the Senate seat in 2016, will speak at the May 21 meeting.

·        LD25 will meet at 7 pm, April 16 (3rd Thru) at 640 N Mesa Drive Mesa, AZ. Doors open at 6:45 pm.  Speaker: Majority Leader Rep. Steve Montenegro. Contact: 1VC Haydee Dawson haydeed2@gmail.com

·        The Colorado River Tea Party – Yuma will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., April 16. Contact:  Chr Sally Kizer - coloradoriverteaparty@reagan.com   

 

Friday, April 17

·        The Las Fuentes Village Forum will be held at 3 pm., April 17 at 1035 Scott Dr. Prescott, AZ. Speaker: Dr. Phil Jones, ERAU Dean of Security and Intelligence, will address ISIS. Contact: Jacquie Auwarter (928 )776-7453

 

·        An Immigration Forum is scheduled  at 5:30 pm., Fri., April 17 at the Pima Community College Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre West Campus, 2202 W Anklam Rd., Tucson. A flyer carrying the photos of  Congressmen Raul M. Grijalva and Luis V Gutierrez reads: “Time to attend a protest at PCC to show our displeasure towards DACA and PACA.”  The flyer doesn’t say who is sponsoring the foum/protest.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

·        Arizona Federation of College Republicans will host a fundraiser featuring Congressman David Schweikert at 6:30 pm, Sat., April 18 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N Scottsdale Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. Tickets: $75 or $140/couple.  Table of ten: $650.  RSVP: Zoey Kotzambasis at azcollegeGOP@gmail.com   or (520) 591-6191. All proceeds will benefit the Arizona Federation of College Republicans.

 

·        The Central Republican Women of Phoenix ‘Day Trip’ To The Mazatzal Casino (in Payson)  fundraiser is scheduled Sat., April 18, departing at 7:30 am from 1045 S 8th Ave., Phx; departing casino at 3 pm.  Invite your spouses, friends and prospective members.  Flyer details: Mazatzal Casino Fundraiser    Reservations deadline is April 14.  RSVP to Linda Spillman at 480-275-2364  msrdhdaz@yahoo.com 

·        Congressman David Schweikert will address the 9 am, Sat., April 18 Fountain Hills Republican Club mtg  scheduled in the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.  Program is free with social period commencing at 8:30. fhrepublican@gmail.com

 

·        The Cobre Valley Republican Club will meet at 9:30 am., Sat., April 18 at the Rep. Headquarters 424 N. Broad St. , Globe AZ.  LD6 Rep TJ Shope will be the speaker. Contact:  J. Mooread CVBC Pres. cobrevalleyrc@gmail.com

 

·        The Fountain Hills Republican Club will meet at 9 am., Sat., April 18, at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268. Speaker: CD 6 Congressman, David Schweikert. 8:30 am – social. Contact: fhrepublican@gmail.com

 

·        The Central Republican Women of Phoenix ‘Fun and Fundraiser’ day trip to the Mazatzal Casino is scheduled Sat., April 18. The bus will depart from Phoenix at 7:30 am from 1045 S 8th Ave., and depart from the casino at 3 pm for the return trip. Reservation deadline – April 14.  See details Mazatzal Casino Fundraiser  Contact Linda Spillman at 480-275-2364. 

 

·        Reps. David Schweikert Matt Salmon And Sen. Jeff Flake will host an informational session from 10 am until noon, Sat April 18 at Red Mountain High School, 7301 E Brown Road., Mesa, for high school students interested in attending one of the U.S. Service Academies - Military Academy at West Point, the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy. RSVP schweikert.academy@mail.house.gov  with name, phone number, high school, congressional district, and number of people attending the event. Questions to Ed Kelety at edmund.kelety@mail.house.gov , 480-946-2411.

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GILBERT WATCH: 

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ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY

·        California Sheriff Defies Obama & Governor On Immigration Policies

·        1,000,000 Illegals Getting College Educations?

·        Remember 1986

·        Borderland Beat

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Need2No    Border News Watch  

MILITARY/DOD/VETERANS

·        Purple Heart, But No Benefits For Fort Hood Victims?

·        Marine Corps-Commandant-Exposes-Treasonous Order Obama Ordered To Us Marines 

VOTER ID/FRAUD

·        Former DOJ Official: Non-Citizens Registered To Vote Via Motor Voter Registration

MEDIA

·        Media Pushing The Idea That Fukushima Radiation Is Just Fine So Why Not Go Swim In It For Six Hours A Day

IRS/TAXES

·        McCain-And-Levin-Urged-IRS-To-Target-Tea-Party-Conservative-Groups

JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO

·        Hillary Is Only Out For Herself  If You Think She Cares About You, Your Kids Or Anyone Else For That Matter, You're Wrong

·        Judge-Jeanine-Jabs-Hillary; -Warning-Trey-Gowdy-Has-Her-Between-A-Rock-And-A-Hard-Place "You're a smart lady, Hillary.... But you may just have outsmarted yourself."

·        Judge-Jeanine-Pirro-Relationship-Iran-Will-End-Sour-Note

RAND PAUL

·        Rand Paul Puts DNC Chair On Her Heels: Is It Okay To Kill A 7-Pound Baby In The Uterus? When Are You Willing To Protect Life?

BILL  AND HILLARY

·        Hillary-Clinton-Faces-Scandal-Amid-Expectant-Presidential-Run

·        Look-For-Scandal-A-Day-With-Hillary-Run   'She Has Only Succeeded At Riding Coattails Of Other Men'
Swing State Voters Don’t Trust Hillary

WELFARE

·        This Is What Happened When Maine Forced Welfare Recipients To Work For Benefits …

OBAMACARE/HEALTH

·        1 In 20 Of Working-Age Americans Receives Disability Benefits

·        Rand Paul: Drug Laws Foster 'Culture Of Violence'

·        Are People Getting More Health Care Because Of Obamacare?

·        Alternative Medicine Gains Huge Following

·        Gwyneth Paltrow Takes Food Stamp Challenge

·        Abortion Law Expected To Save 600 Babies Yearly

EDUCATION

·        Student Who Helped Expose Islamic State College Support Groups May Face Criminal Charges

·        Progressive Educators’ Dreams For Other People’s Children

TERRORIST

·        Kansas Man, In The Name Of Isis, Tries To Detonate Truck Bomb At Army’s Fort Riley

DHS

·        DHS-Secretary-Lauds-US-Muslim-Brotherhood-And-Islam

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

·        Chicago-Law-Professor-Drops-Bombshell-About-The-Real-Barack-Obama   “The Other Professors Hated Him Because He Was Lazy, Unqualified, Never Attended Any Of The Faculty Meetings, And It Was Clear That The Position Was Nothing More Than A Political Stepping Stool,” The Tenured Professor Said Of Obama.

INTERNATIONAL

·        Demonic Islam: Islamic University Now Teaching That Eating Jews & Christians Is Permissible

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