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“President Obama, news flash Mrs. Clinton, climate change is not our most pressing national security threat. Actually, it is ISIS, followed closely by Iran.” ~Carly Fiorina, during the Presidential Primary Debate (1/28/16)
After a thorough investigation into a complaint against Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns, the Arizona Attorney General has concluded that there were no criminal or civil violations that would require Burns to be removed from office. The AG’s investigation found no evidence of any relationship between Burns and the Arizona Telecommunications and Information Council (ATIC) that would disqualify him in his position as Corporation Commissioner. It was determined that the listing was an administrative oversight. There is no evidence to indicate that he was ever paid by ATIC or lobbied as a representative. Both the criminal and civil investigations are closed. “I want to thank the Attorney General for the thoroughness of his investigation,” said Commissioner Bob Burns. “This affirms what I have said all along. I am pleased with his findings and glad that this can now be put in the past, and it will no longer be a distraction to the important Commission work that is in front of us.”
FBI Release Rancher Shooting Video: More Questions Than Answers The release of the grainy FBI video showing the shooting death of rancher and protestor Lavoy Finicum has now quellled debate about what really happened. Read on...
Arrowhead Republican Women are currently collecting black or white crew socks for veterans in the Phoenix hotel for vets and for Stand Down Arizona, scheduled Jan 28-30, 2016, according to Jan ‘Peaches’ Buchkowski, chairman of the Caring for America Committee.
Andrew Costanzo, who has served two terms as a Maricopa County Republican Committee Member-at Large, has announced his candidacy for the MCRC First Vice Chairman position. The position is open due to removal of former First Vice Chair Jeni White during the Jan 16 “special” meeting that followed the MCRC Mandatory meeting.
The MCRC Executive Guidance Committee will elect new First and Second Vice Chairs at 7 pm., Wed., Feb 3 at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., in Phoenix, according to MCRC Chairman Tyler Bowyer. Candidates can be nominated from the floor. Candidates must be a precinct committeeman and reside in Maricopa County, according to Bowyer.
MCRC Second Vice Chairman Candidate Ray Sweeney: “I hereby announce my candidacy for 2nd Vice Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee. I have served four continuous years as elected Member-At-Large and have represented my fellow PC's in an honorable and active way. I hereby call upon my fellow members of the Executive Guidance Committee to support me in this effort by casting your vote for me at the election to be held on Wed, Feb 3, 2016, at the Arizona Republican Committee Headquarters at 7 pm.” - Ray Sweeney, U.S. Marine Corps (retired), Founder/Chairman of Veterans Against Losing Our Republic (V.A.L.O.R.), Moon Valley Precinct Committeeman, LD20 State Committeeman.
Art Olivas is also a candidate for the MCRC Second Vice Chairmanship. Olivas announced several days ago.
LD24 officers are Chairman Timothy Lee, 1VC Joe Abate, 2VC George Cuprak, Treasurer David Ludwig, Recording Secretary Yvonne Raymond and Corresponding Secretary Carole Joyce. Barry Wing chairs theAZGOP Asian Coalition. Lee is also the AZGOP Compliance Director. Joyce is the Program Chair.
Congresswoman Martha McSally recently rode along with Pima Sherriff’s Department Sergeant Heather Lappin on her patrol to witness the mental health issues encountered by local law enforcement on a daily basis. The ride-along followed a roundtable held last Thursday with over 30 members of the mental health community to develop solutions for better addressing mental health in Southern Arizona. McSally has worked in Congress to improve local communities’ abilities to better identify and treat mental illness. Legislation she introduced in September includes provisions to free up resources for law enforcement to improve treatment for mentally ill offenders. mcsally-rides-along-with-pima-deputies
Laura Bush Gave The Clintons A Brutal Reality Check Laura Bush finally broke her silence about the possibility of Bill Clinton becoming America’s first “First Gentleman.” The jaws of many Americans hit the floor when they heard the famously shy former First Lady tell Bill Clinton...
Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urging it to clarify changes to FEMA’s flood plain map for residents of Winslow, Arizona and Navajo County, many of whom will be impacted by these changes and may need to purchase flood insurance. “As you are aware, the new FEMA flood plain map will be effective in March and there has been considerable confusion among residents regarding who is in the flood plain and who needs to purchase flood insurance,” write Senators McCain and Flake. See full story flood plain map
Congresswoman Martha McSally in response to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter’s decision to expand the parental leave of servicemen and women and enhance other family benefits. “Our force isn’t just made up of servicemen and women. It’s made up of fathers and mothers who have commitments to their country as well as their families. In our changing workforce, we need policies that allow both parents to serve their country and be with their families when they need to be. A mother or father shouldn’t have to choose between the two. I applaud this decision as a necessary step to make our military more accommodating to parents.”
Steps being taken by the Department of Defense to expand family benefits include:
Increasing paid maternity leave for all branches to 12 weeks and expanding paternity leave to 14 noncontinuous days; Increasing child care access to 14 hours of the day across the force;
Requiring that a mothers’ room be made available in every DoD facility with more than 50 women, which can be used for breastfeeding or pumping purposes.
And expanding greater family planning services.
Maricopa County Community College Board Member Jean McGrath responds to Johanna Havers Remarks: John Heep and I argued against higher taxes and tuition at the Budget Committee meeting referred to as a finance meeting. I was the first of the 4 Board Republicans to voice opposition and suggested reduced spending to remediate the staff projected shortfall of income.
I explained my position on the Veteran Center remodel and addition at Glendale Community College every time I discussed it. I am in favor of the centers on each of our 10 campuses as reflected in the final 7-0 vote. I looked for an alternate location as $1 million is being spent on a less than 1,500 square foot addition and remodel of a less than 1,500 square foot existing building. The addition is in the path of rainwater runoff and I am sure it will flood in a heavy, prolonged rain. My math skills are not the best but I think $1 million for the addition and remodel is approximately $333 a square foot.
I am not in a huff over a regional veteran center. I was stunned when the Chancellor announced MCCCD was to build a $14 million center. I was funding is to be raised by the Maricopa County Community College Foundation. I am puzzled as to why a veteran center is the responsibility of MCCCD. When built, operation expenses will fall to the District.
I asked for candidates for MCCCD Board at every GOP meeting I attended. At the Goldwater Institute Johanna Haver responded and decided to run with my team. We ran on a platform that promised to: Cut Taxes, Eliminate Waste, Reduce Tuition Rates and More Accountability. I am doing my best to fulfill my campaign promises and reduce spending so the students and taxpayers can have some relief.
I do my best to follow the GOP 11th commandment as iterated by President Reagan. I do not try to denigrate fellow Board members but work constantly to stop or at the least slow down my perception of the wasteful spending the District engages in.
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus after the State Department acknowledged the existence of 22 emails on Clinton’s server containing “Top Secret” information: “With even more emails on her secret server found to contain 'Top Secret' information, Hillary Clinton has removed all doubt that she cannot be trusted with the presidency,” said Priebus. Hillary Clinton’s attempt to skirt government transparency laws by relying exclusively on an unsecure email server in her basement put our national security and diplomatic efforts at risk. And rather tell the American people the truth, Hillary Clinton, her campaign, and her friends in the Obama Administration have obfuscated and misled at every available opportunity. If this isn’t disqualifying I don’t know what is. These revelations once again raise serious legal questions given the fact Hillary Clinton signed a legally binding agreement obligating her to protect classified material regardless of whether it was marked. Democrats will have to decide whether they really want to nominate a candidate who could face severe legal repercussions in the middle of the campaign and who has so brazenly violated the public trust with her reckless disregard for our national security.”
Canpaigns heat up. Allegations flying:
US Senate candidate Alexander Meluskey responds:
I usually make it a strong habit to ignore internet trolls and their lies, but since more than a few of you on this email sent this to me to be sure I saw it, I wanted to take a brief moment to reply clearly to these inane and libelous rantings.
I offer my apologies for bothering you with such nonsense, but since we all understand that even unfounded lies can do damage, it is best to nip them in the bud and then be done and satisfied with the matter.
It is regrettable that Kelli Ward, her husband, and their supporters take to social media and email with personal attacks, lies, innuendo, obfuscation, slander, libel, and gossip, rather than sticking to substantive issues, but nevertheless, such do require serious rebuttal from time to time.
Allow me to briefly reply to these accusations, if you would like to know mere, please read the entire release attached below.
McCain does not fund me. My staffers are long-standing proven conservatives and national leaders. I raised all my donations legally. I am a 100% true Reagan conservative and the only candidate with deep, detailed, and articulate positions covering every issue in the Republican party platform. I was the first filed candidate for this office. Kelli Ward filed months later. She is the spoiler. And, I am not dropping out.
These are serious times for serious people and mine is a serious campaign. The Ward campaign just proved that it is nothing more than an unprofessional gathering of disreputable liars.
Please, feel free to stop by my campaign headquarters on the corner of Shea and North Hayden in Scottsdale, or email me back and a reply to this with any questions or concerns. - Alex Meluskey www.meluskey.com Scheduling 480.765.2656 10603 N. Hayden Rd, Suite 110, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Mailing Address - 23233 N. Pima Rd, Suite 113-175, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
LD20 has announced their meeting dates through July 2016. The are Feb 1, March 1, April 18, May 16, June 16 and July 11. Contact: 11 LD20News@gmail.com
Volunteers needed: Candidate Corral 2016 coordinator Nina Marlowe is asking for about 30 volunteers to help with the Feb 20 Candidate Corral scheduled at the Pioneer Living History Village. Marlow needs people to help with parking and busing handicap people from their car to the front of the three stages set up for candidates presentations. She also needs set-up and tear down volunteers. Contact Marlow at 602) 541-1436 cell nmarlowCBL@gmail.com
The Moral Action Ministry will present 13 Hours In Benghazi with Personal Appearances by Kris "Tanto" Paronto & Kenneth Timmerman between 2-6pm., Sun., Feb 21 at Lund Performing Arts Center, 3102 North 56th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018. Paronto and Timmerman will have a book signing during their presentations. Contact: Mark Singer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-818-8838
Republican debates are scheduled :
· Thursday January 28
· Saturday February 6
· Saturday February 13
· Thursday February 25
· Thursday March 10
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus issued the following statement on the State Department’s failure to meet its court-ordered deadline to release the final batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails: “Today’s filing is further proof that the Obama Administration would rather flaunt an order from a federal judge than reveal just how badly Hillary Clinton’s reckless conduct jeopardized our national security. The notion that a months-long process could be hit with 11th hour delays reeks of political favoritism designed to hide the ball from voters on the eve of early state voting. The State Department’s failure to send thousands of pages of emails for review by other agencies indicates there are potentially more damaging revelations involving Clinton’s exposure of classified material on her secret email server. Voters deserve to know the facts before they cast their ballots, not after. Hillary Clinton’s actions violated the public trust and now it appears the Obama Administration is content to do the same.”
The Arizona Project will meet at 6:15 Pm., Mon., Feb 1 At 3375 E Shea Blvd, Phx., to discuss the latest FOX News Presidential Debate, the Trump Veteran Fundraiser And The Iowa Caucus Results.
Volunteers Are Needed To Help With The "Candidate Corral 2016" Scheduled From 10 Am-3 Pm., Sat., Feb 20 At Pioneer Village. Contact: Chr Ron Ludders At 602.677.1496
Cathy Herrod –Center for Arizona Policy: They charged the whistleblower and not the criminal. I’m sure you were as shocked as I was when it was announced this week that a grand jury in Texas had indicted David Daleiden. Daleiden is the undercover investigator who pulled back the curtain this past summer on the horrific practices of Planned Parenthood and their trafficking of aborted baby body parts.
It’s impossible to grasp how a grand jury charged with watching the gruesome undercover videos of Planned Parenthood discussing their inhumane practices and determining whether to indict the nation’s largest abortion provider, instead chooses to indict the whistleblower who uncovered the activity.
Daleiden was indicted by a grand jury in Harris County, Texas for a felony and an accompanying misdemeanor – using a fake ID and for intent to purchase fetal tissue for profit. Another undercover videographer was also indicted with a felony for using a fake ID.
Although this is obviously a tragic turn of events, this is just the beginning of the process and several factors work in Daleiden’s favor. The first is pretty obvious in that anyone who has watched the undercover videos knows that Daleiden never intended to buy aborted baby parts. The intent of the undercover investigation was to show the lengths that Planned Parenthood will go to make a buck.
Secondly, these laws were not intended to prevent undercover investigators from doing their jobs. Undercover investigations and whistleblowing occurs all the time, and Daleiden’s investigation was nothing new.
We remain hopeful and in prayer that true justice will win out for Daleiden, but there’s one fact that remains clear: nothing can take away or diminish what the whole nation saw about America’s largest abortion provider. Shocking practices were uncovered and admissions by Planned Parenthood executives were caught on tape for the world to see. We remain committed to ensuring no abortionist from Planned Parenthood or any other abortion provider can barter or profit from the trafficking of aborted baby body parts within Arizona.
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· "4 Questions Planned Parenthood Still Can't Answer" from video taken by David Daleiden with the Houston Planned Parenthood.
LD24 will host Senate President Andy Biggs at 6:30 pm., Thurs., March 17 at AZ GOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th Street Phoenix, AZ 85016. Doors open at 6 pm. Contact Chr Timothy Lee email@example.com (602) 518-5860
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Motor City Madman Ted Nugent, actors Jack Scalia and Steven Seagal, along with Congressman Matt Salmon will be attending the 3-6 pm., Sat., Jan 30 “Salute to Sheriff Joe Arpaio” hosted by Dave and Liz Alcorn and Tom and Kris Morrissey. A personally autographed customized Ted Nugent guitar will be auctioned off and Nugent will be performing some special medley’s. Tickets at www.sheriffjoe2016.eventbrite.com Contact: Liz Alcorn at Lisalcorn@ymail.com 602-315-0349.
A Campaign Kick-Off for Queen Creek Town Council candidates Jake Hoffman and Natasha Schaeler is scheduled between 11 am-1 pm, Sat., Jan 30 at The Pecans at Queen Creek, 20509 E Via De Arboles, Queen Creek, AZ 85142. Enjoy lunch, music, bounce house and good friends. RSVP/Contact: Contact@jakehoffman.us or Natasha@NatashaSchaeler.com
The Republican Jewish Coalition is presenting “Defending Israel from Media Bias” featuring National USA Executive Director of Honest Reporting Gary Kenzer at 7 pm., Sun., Jan 31 at the Congregation Beth Tefillah, 10636 N 71st Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Free to RJC members. $18 for non-members. Kosher refreshments. RSVP is required. RSVP to Abby Schultz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-349-9586.
The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will be putting the US senate candidates – incumbent John McCain, and challengers Dr. Kelli Ward, Alex Meluskey and Clair Van Steenwyk “in the hot seat” during a 6 pm., Feb 1 dinner forum at The New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort - Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253-3548 (Between E. Cheney and E. McCormick Rds, on the East side of Scottsdale Road). Spouses invited. 5:30 meet/greet. 6 pm mtg, 6:20 pm dinner, 7 pm, forum. $35 per person. Reservations Required . Deadline Thur, Jan 28. Check made out to “LRWC” to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 . Call 480-368-2777 or email email@example.com
LD20s Presidential Forum is scheduled at 7 pm, Mon., Feb 1 at the Washington School District Office, 4650 W Sweetwater, Glendale. Social at 6:30. Contact: Naomi Kruse, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., Feb 2 meeting at the Anthem Civic Building 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ 85086. Contact: Vera Anderson at: veraanderson41@gmail or 602.821.4675.
The Surprise Tea Party Patriots meeting is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Tues, Feb 2 at the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 W R H Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, AZ 85375 Grand Canyon Room Speaker: Senate Candidate Alex Meluskey. Contact John Madeira email@example.com
The Pima County Republican Club Meeting will feature US senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward at 11:30 am, Tues., Feb 2 at the Shriner’s Hall, 450 S Tucson Blvd, Tucson. Contact: Carolyn Leff firstname.lastname@example.org 1-928-230-0633
The Annual Arrowhead Republican Women Membership Tea is scheduled between 11am-1 pm, Wed., Feb 3 at the home of Gherrie Routzahn, 15506 W. Ballad Dr., Sun City West, 85375. Lunch buffet will be served. Special guests AzFRW President Loraine Pellegrino and past NFRW President Rae Chornenky. Open to all ARW memberships. RSVP To Arlene Goldblatt email@example.com or 623-583-7738.
The Grassroots Tea Party Activists meet at 6:30 pm every Wednesday evening at Denny’s Restaurant, 2717 W Bell Road, Phx. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
US Senate Candidate Dr. Kelli Ward will chat with supporters at Dickie’s BBQ Pit, 7850 N Oracle, Tucson on at noon, Feb 3. Contact: Carolyn Leff at 1-928-230-0633. email@example.com See dickie_s_bbq_pit
The Arizona Republican Lawyers Association (AzRLA) will meet Feb 4 with Phoenix City Councilman Bill Gates to kick off the groups seventh anniversary at a yet to be disclosed location. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sun City West Republican Club will meet on Sat., Feb 6 at the SCW Foundations building (Quail Room) 14465 R.H.Johnson Blvd, Sun City West. Former LD5 Senator Dr Kelli Ward will address the group on her campaign against US Senate John McCain. Doors open at 8 am with coffee and donuts; the general meeting at 8:30am. $2 donation which helps with the room rental. Contact: Publicist Jean Goncalves 623-214-8010.
Legislative District 14 will meet at 9:30 am., Sat., Feb 6 in the Benson City Council Chambers 120 W. 6th Street, Benson, AZ. Contact: Maureen Tozzi, Secretary - LD14
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