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7-15-15 Briefs

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Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser


Wednesday, July 15,  2015



·         Hang in there folks.  Briefs postings have been sparse the past few day due to family commitments.  Things will get back to normal in a few more days.


·       Kelli Ward announces for Senate: Tomorrow, we begin the fight to shake up Washington!  This campaign is just beginning, but it’s the support and encouragement of tens of thousands of Arizonans like you over the last few months that have made it possible. We can defeat McCain and the Beltway establishment. We can secure the border, balance the budget, and fully repeal ObamaCare. If we retire the out-of-touch Washington politicians like John McCain, we can stop Congress from doing government business in secret, like the "ObamaTrade" deal.  If you send me to Washington, I won't bow to the big-government lobbyists. I won't surrender on our Constitution when the liberal politicians and judges try to re-write it. I will fight for our values, our country, and our Constitution. didacy for the US Senate from Lake Havaus. I’m ready to retire John McCain and give voters a fresh, courageous choice for new conservative leadership, and I hope you’ll join my effort. Together, we can disrupt the status quo and begin a new era of lower taxes, less spending, secure borders, and respect for the Constitution. But I can't do it without you. I hope you join me and help fight to Retire McCain!   Dr. Kelli Ward: It’s official, I’m running! 


·       Sheriff Paul Babeu: Did you hear the good news last week? Recent polling shows that, should I decide to run for Congress, I have broad support across Arizona's 1st Congressional District. I love being Sheriff, but I'm certainly looking at this possibility to serve Arizona and our nation at this critical time. What do you think? Would sending a Sheriff to Washington be a good idea, and could I count on your  support if I were to run for Congress?Our nation faces many tough issues, and the failures of the Obama Administration have taken us even further off the right path. Conservatives need to unite, and challenge these liberal missteps to restore American exceptionalism and our standing on the world stage. If I decide to run, can I count on your support? Take my survey now and let me know!  I appreciate your feedback.

§  Congressman Matt Salmon: Last week I was proud to introduce a bill that would get the government out of the news business and save you almost 212 million dollars.Take a look at the press release I sent on Friday, and visit my website at for the latest on my SOS initiative, and I'll keep you informed as things move forward.


§  The Fountain Hills Republican Club will meet at 9 am., Sat., July 18 to hear Sheriff Paul Babeu at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Dr, F.H. 85268.  "Meet and Greet" Social period with breakfast snacks commences at 8:30.  Next month's (Aug 15) speaker will be Glen Hamer, CEO, Arizona Chamber of Commerce.The September 19 speaker is currently unconfirmed. Ooctober 17 is the FHRC's Republican Fall Forum to which all candidates and elected officials are invited.  (This event replaces the traditional FHRC's September picnic in Golden Eagle Park.)


§  A Rally for Phoenix- Hosted by the Maricopa County Young Republican Professionals. 7pm Tuesday July 21st at the AZGOP Headquarters. Our quarterly meeting is a Rally for Phoenix. We invite all members and non-members to come out and support our Phoenix Republicans. Hear from Vice Mayor Jim Waring and Councilman DiCiccio's office on Prop 104 and the issues of the upcoming Phoenix election. You'll also hear from Mayoral Candidate Anna Brennan and city council candidate Felix Garcia about their campaigns and how to get involved as early ballots come out later this month. Event is free. Light refreshment provided. RSVP to


§  Congressman Paul Gosar will host “Women on Deck featuring Linda Chavez, Sherry Counts, Debbie Johnson, Sharla Mortimer, Paige Lund, Michelle Reagan, Lisa Atkins and Jordan Rose at 9 am, at networking reception and a  10 an conference, Mon, July 20 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253. Contact: or 480-882-2697.


§  The Paradise Republican Women are hosting a bus trip to see Dinesh D’ Souza on Tues., July 28 at Yavapai Community College $25 roundtrip motorcoach. Convenient departures

ü  3 pm  Fry's  10450 N 90th Street (101 & Shea) by Portillo's

ü  3:30pm  Walmart  2501 W Happy Valley Road (at I-17)

ü  3:45pm  Anthem Outlet Stores (behind Chevron by Rack Shoes)

They will arrive Yavapai College in time for the reception.  If you are not attending the reception, the bus will be making a dinner stop, before the D'Souza program.  Returning back to the valley right after the program ends. Event Tickets (and reception tickets) available at    Motorcoach tickets at   Contact: Call Lori   480-221-9633


§  The Foundation for Responsible Accountable Government (FRAG) summer series will meet at

ü  6 pm., Thur., Aug 13 at the Miller-Golf Links Public Library, 9640 E Golf Links Rd, Tucson, AZ 85730 to address the Pima County Bond Election.

ü   2-4pm., Sat., Sept 26 to address the “Election Integrity in Pima County”in the Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N Wilmot Rd, Tucson, AZ 85710

·       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: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



July 18

§  The 2016 Republican National Convention Will Be Held July 18-21 In Cleveland, Ohio, according to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. "A convention in July is a historic success for our party and future nominee.  The convention will be held significantly earlier than previous election cycles, allowing access to crucial general election funds earlier than ever before to give our nominee a strong advantage heading into Election Day.”


§  The “Never Again” Summer Series starts at 9:45 am., Sat., July 18 at the Moral Action Ministry, North Scottsdale Christian Church--28700 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ. 85266 (NW Corner of Dynamite & Pima Rd.)featuring

ü  Dr. Carl Goldberg on Islam and Muslims.

ü  ü  Abby Ameri on Iran, Islam and nuclear

ü  ü  Mona Oshana-Ancient Christians on Persecution of Iraqi’s, Syrians, Kurds, Armenians, and Yazidi’s in the Middle East. Contact: or 602-818-8838

Aug 15 – Dr. Malak Malak will address “Martyrdom caused by ISIS,  Jeff Gardner talks about “Arming the Minority Christians in Syria and Iraq and Jack Zimmer addresses “ISIS, Israel and the World.” Location: North Scottsdale Christian Church, 28700 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ. 85266. Contact: or 602-818-8838


§  Alan Korwin, Arizona’s firearms expert, will conduct  Town Hall Forum at 6 pm., July 10 at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant, 702 W Deer Valley Rd., Phx. Korwin will address “where the rold is headed”, plus new gun law revisions. Contact:


§  Congressman Matt Salmon will receive an award from Heritage Action in his district office, 207 N Gilbert Road #209, Gilbert at 2:30 pm., July 20 for his dedications to the continuous grassroots fight for conservative principles. See  Heritage Action Sentinel Award


·       Congressman Paul Gosar is hosting a "Women on Deck: Success in Politics & Business" with special guests Library of Congress Living Legend Linda Chavez, Hualapai Tribal Chairwoman Sherry Counts, Secretary of State Michelle Reagan, AZ State Land Director Lisa Atkins, Rose Law Group owner Jordan Rose,   Renaissance Hotel GM Paige Lund, Yavapai County Business Owner Sharla Mortimer, from 10am-noon, July 20 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ. Reception at 9am. Contact Penny Pew at or call (928) 445-1683.


§  The Yavapai Republican Men's Forum Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am., Mon., July 13 at the  St. Michael's Hotel Ballroom, 205 W. Gurley St., Prescott. Speakers include Prescott Mayoral Candidates:  Dan Fraijo and Harry Oberg, Prescott Council Candidates:  Jim Lamerson, Billie Orr, and Steve Sischka. $18 per person. Reservation deadline noon, Thurs., July 9. RSVP:  Bob Luzius  (928) 717-2551 or

·  Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots will hear Nick Dranias of The Heartland Institute & Ariz Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas, at 6:30 pm. July 21 in the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ 85086.  Contact: Vera Anderson, phone 602.821.4675  email:



§  A Special Meeting Of The Yavapai County Republican Committee has been called for July 25 in response to Richard Hennessey’s petitions to recall Chairman Mark Sanders. The meeting will be held at Emery Riddle University.  Hennessey recently said that officers had collected enough recall  petition signatures to move forward with the Sanders recall movement.


§  The Yavapai Young Republicans will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., July 28 at Augie's Restaurant. Frontier Village Center,1721 AZ-69, Prescott 86301. Contact:  Matthew Perry at


·       The Republican Women of Prescott are hosting " An Evening With Denish D'Souza"  at 7:30 pm., July 28. at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. Prior to the presentation  there will be a 5:30 pm reception in the Sculpture Garden.  The cost is $25, and reservations are required. RSVP:  Elsie Tyree, 928-778-0235 or Pam Calhoon   928 778-7157


§  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.


§  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.  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.   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.