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4-30-16 Briefs

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Editor - Frosty Taylor repcomm@cox.net or frostytaylor@cox.net   Web Master John Strasser

 

Trump, Cruz To Vie For Delegates At Arizona Republican Convention Supporters of GOP presidential rivals Donald Trump and Ted Cruz will joust for convention delegates at the Arizona Republican Convention in Mesa.

Trump, Cruz-Camps-Battle-For Delegates-At State-GOP-Convention … On Saturday the Arizona Republican Party will hold its state convention in Mesa to elect national delegates to attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this summer. The Donald Trump and Ted Cruz campaigns will be competing to get their slates of delegate candidates chosen. Because of the possibility of a contested convention, the selection of Arizona’s delegates on Saturday is actually high stakes this year.

Why-Saturdays-Arizona-GOP-Convention-Could-Have-A-Big-Impact Arizona's Presidential Preference Election is over and done, but an election Saturday could still shape the Grand Canyon State's choice for the Republican presidential nominee. The Arizona Republican Party will elect the 58 delegates that get sent to the national convention in Cleveland, and if Donald Trump can't secure the magic number of votes by July 18, those delegates could wield significant power.

Yesterday’s Briefs urged AZGOP State Convention participants to stay calm at today’s election of national delegates since emotions run high as differing camps attempt to sway delegates in hopes of getting enough votes to pick a national nominee– if front runner Donald Trump doesn’t get the nod in the first go around in July in Cleveland.

This morning numerous delegates from all over the state rolled out of bed in the wee hours to get to the convention center when registration opened at 7:30 am. The volunteers who give of their time and talents to make the convention move as smoothly as possible were up even earlier as they prepared for the usually hectic registration period. Registration is not an easy job when lines back up as complications surface over various details. Please be patient as volunteers struggle to keep everyone happy. Those folks deserve a big thank you for their dedication and efforts.

The same goes for the folks in charge of various other duties. Some of them have been working for weeks tending to a multitude of behind the scenes details that preclude a major political meeting. Editor Frosty Taylor

Info For April 30 AZGOP State Convention :

    1. The provisional list of state delegates is here. (Party staff is verifying eligibility)
    2. The provisional list of national delegate candidates is here. (Party staff is verifying eligibility)
    3. More information about the delegate process is here.

Registration for the Arizona GOP State Convention opens at 7:30 am., Sat., April 30 in the Mesa Convention Center, 263 N Center St, Mesa, AZ 85201. The meeting is scheduled to start at 9am.

An “AZ Votes Matter” Rally for President candidate Donald Trump is scheduled at 8 am, Sat., April 30 outside the AZGOP Convention meeting, scheduled in the Mesa Convention Center, 263 N Center St., Mesa. az-votes-matter-rally-saturday-april-30

Brenda Dickinson, Chairman of the Yavapai County Republicans to Elect Donald Trump for President Committee, cautioned her delegates to be “dignified and civil” if approached by opposite protestors that might be present this morning. She reminded them that a Trump supporter got assaulted when a protester tried to take his red Trump hat during the Trump Rally in California yesterday. She recommends not engaging in conversation with protestors and not wearing your Trump promo items until you are inside the convention hall. “We are a class act,” she said.

The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., May 3 in the Anthem Civic Blvd,3701 W Anthem Way in Anthem with firearms expert Alan Korwin http://www.gunlaws.com/index.htm

The Central Republican Women of Phoenix invites you to hear speakers on Proposition 123 at 6:15 pm., May 5 at Phoenix Hilton Suites, 10 E Thomas.  Speakers: Pro- Arizona Rep. Kate Brophy McGee and Con - Arizona State Deputy Treasurer Mark Swenson.  Get the facts before you vote. $30 per person. RSVP at reservations@crwop.org or call Jan Webb at 602-318-1010.

Scottsdale Veteran Josh Wolosonovich is asking for help in a “Operation Nine Line: New Trails” fundraiser for a five day, 75 mile hike in the Colorado Mountains in June for veterans between June 27- July in which 75 people from around the country will participate in  the backpacking journeys that will test all participants mentally, spiritually, and physically. Their purpose is to raise awareness of all the various physical, mental and emotional needs of the nation’s veterans and help make an impact on the toll these injuries (including the hidden ones) have on them and their families. “Nine Line” is a combat emergency medevac request, and is often the difference between life and death for the most severely wounded soldiers. See WWW.NINELINEFOUNDATION.ORG or NineLineOperationNewTrails2016-josh-wolosonovich Wolodonovich has lived in Chandler, Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, and now Scottsdale since 2007. He worked on staff for Travis Grantham in 2012 and Wendy Rogers in 2014. Contact Wolosonovich at joshua.wolosonovich@gmail.com

Congressman Paul A. Gosar will attend the 6 pm., Mon., May 2 Public Meeting on the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge’s recently released draft Recreational Boating Compatibility Determination - which threatens to close significant portions of Lake Havasu to recreational boaters. The public meeting is scheduled in the Lake Havasu City Community/Aquatics Center, 100 Park Ave.,Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86403. Originally, the service only scheduled two public meetings on examining the CD to take place in Laughlin, Nevada on Tues, May 3, 2016. Gosar And Lake Havasu City Mayor Mark Nexsen Pressured The Service To Add A Public Meeting For Lake Havasu City. The Service is also accepting written comments on the CD which can be emailed To Havasu_Boating_Comments@Fws.Gov. Gosar spearheaded a bipartisan letter today signed By 21 members of the House to the U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Director, Regional Director and Havasu Refuge Manager raising serious concerns and requesting a 60-day extension of the public comment period for the Draft Recreational Boating Compatibility Determination (CD) For Havasu National Wildlife Refuge. Letter HERE. The CD aims to close significant portions of Lake Havasu within the refuge to boating and prevent water-skiing, tubing, wake boarding, and other recreational towed devices within the 4,000-acre manmade Topock Marsh and on an additional 520 acres on Lake Havasu Reservoir.  Motorized boating is already restricted by the service within on 17 ½ miles within the refuge. Further, the proposed restrictions for Topock Marsh will likely prohibit bass boats and other large fishing boats from entering these waters. According to the Service’s own estimates, nearly three million visitors vacation at Lake Havasu each year and a typical holiday weekend draws nearly 50,000 boaters to the area. According to a 2008 Lake Havasu City Tourism Survey, nearly 75% of tourists are interested in water skiing, wakeboarding or boating while visiting Lake Havasu. The survey also revealed tourists spend more than $200 million and support nearly 4,000 full-time equivalent jobs. Read More HERE .

Congressman Paul A. Gosar after introducing H.R. 5141, the Central American Amnesty Termination Act, which blocks the Obama Administration’s unconstitutional Central American Minors (CAM) Refugee/Parole Program that promotes lawlessness and incentivizes further illegal immigration: “President Obama’s failure to uphold our immigration laws on the books has resulted in a self-imposed crisis, not only on our southern border, but throughout the United States. The CAM program has been a failure and has not helped reduce the surge of unaccompanied alien minors as they are once again flooding our country.   Article 1, section 8, of the Constitution gives Congress clear jurisdiction on immigration matters, and the creation of the CAM program by executive action clearly infringes on that authority. Surely, our Founding Fathers are rolling over in their graves at the thought of the Obama Administration flying illegal aliens from Central American countries to the United States, allowing them to work and putting them on the path to citizenship. Ultimately, if Congress doesn’t take bold action now to hold the president accountable for his lawlessness, we risk permanently damaging the integrity of our Republic.” Full text of H.R. 5141 HERE.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

April 30

The Arizona GOP State Convention registration open at 7:30 am., meeting at 9 am., in the Mesa Convention Center, 263 N Center St, Mesa, AZ 85201.

May 1

The Yuma Arizona Corporation Commission Town Hall is scheduled March 1 at 9 am at Yuma City Hall conducted by Commissioner Andy Tobin. On March 2 Tobin will participate on a Yuma telephone town hall that residents can attend or watch via live-stream. Tobin will be Mohave County in April, in Navajo County and Apache Counties in May. See www.azcc.gov for times and locations.

May 2

Congressman David Schweikert and a host committee are holding a reception in support of Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell between 5-7 pm, Mon, May 2 at The Gladly, 2201 E Camelback in Phoenix. See invitation at helen_purcell_fundraising_invite RSVP to joyce@colemandahm.com.

The Yuma Arizona Corporation Commission Telephone Town Hall is scheduled March 2 at Yuma City Hall conducted by Commissioner Andy Tobin, who will be Mohave County in April, in Navajo County and Apache Counties in May. See www.azcc.gov for times and locations.

The Lincoln Republican Women will meet for dinner at 6 pm., Mon., May 2 at the New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort, Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 N Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale to hear the pros and cons on Prop 123 with former State Treasurer Dean Martin (Con) and Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman (Pro). $35 per person. Reservations required by Thurs., April 28 to Pat Kaufmann 480-368-2777 or 602-214-2114 Or patiamiam@gmail.com

The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., May 2 with US Senate candidate Kelli Ward. Contact Chr Ron Ludders at 602.677.1496

May 3

The Surprise Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm., May 3 with Supt of Public Education Diane Douglas in the Grand Canyon Rm at the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 W RH Johnson Blvd, Sun City West, AZ 85375. Contact: John Madeira jmadeira@surpriseteapartypatriots.com

May 4

A Meet & Greet For CD9 Candidate Dave Giles will held between 5-7 pm., Wed., May 4 at the Thirsty Lion, 2000 E Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281. Suggested contribution $10. Hosted by Doug and Julie Wolfe, Ted Rhodes, and Dale and Toni Giles. RSVP to Bea@davegilesforcongress.com at 602-499-8600.

Congressman Matt Salmon is hosting his Fourth Annual Salmon Salute to Veterans at 6 pm., Wed., May 4 in the Sierra Ballroom at the Trilogy at Power Ranch, 4369 E Village Parkway, in Gilbert. Veterans will have access to VA representatives on site between 5:30-8 pm. RSVP to (480) 699-8239 so they know how many to prepare for

May 5

The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet at 6:15 pm.,May 5 to hear Pro Prop 123 speaker Rep Kate Brophy McGee vs Anti-Prop 123 speaker Arizona Deputy Treasurer Mark Swenson at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E Thomas Road in Phoenix. 5:30pm  -  Social.$30 per person. RSVP to Jan Webb at aznani@cox.net, or 602-318-1010, no later than Sun, May 1 whether attending or not attending. All reservations will be dinner reservations; a reservation is considered paid unless canceled by Sun, May 1st.

Brit Hume, senior political analyst for FOX News will speak at 7 p.m., May 5 at the Center for Arizona Policy Dinner at the AZ Biltmore Resort in Phx. tickets here

The NE Maricopa County Chapter of AzRA will host Maricopa County Superintendent of Education candidate Dr. Jana Jackson at 6 pm., Thurs., May 5 at the Via Linda Sr. Center, Rm#4, 10440 E via Linda, (just south of Shea Blvd), Scottsdale. Guests welcome to hear Jackson and other candidates in attendance. Contact: Pres Ardith Hildebrant at azra.nem.chapter@gmail.com

Concerned Citizens For America (CC4A) is hosting The Candidate “Dating Game” featuring CD 1 Candidates Ken Bennett, Gary Kiehne, Shawn Redd, David Gowan, Carlye Begay and Wendy Rogers; County Supervisor District 3 Candidates Diane Joens and Randy Garrison; County Tax Assessor Candidates Judd Simmons and Pam Pearsall and US Senate Candidates Alex Melusky and Clair Van Steenwyk at 6:30 pm., Thurs., May 5 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road, Sedona, 86336 All voters will be seated at round tables and candidates will move from table to table for one-on-one conversations with everyone. Desserts will be served. Contact: concernedcitizensforamerica.com.

The Arizona Republican Lawyers Association will meet at 11:50 am., Thur., May 5 with AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham at Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, One North Central, Suite 1200, Phx. $20 for members, $35 for non-members. Reservations required. RSVP to azrepublicanlawyers@gmail.com

Jana Jackson, Candidate for Maricopa County Superintendent of schools, will speak at 6 pm., Thurs., May 5, at the AzRA North East Maricopa County Chapter.10440 E. Via Linda in Scottsdale. Contact: www.JacksonForSuperintendent.com 602-516-4781.

The Arizona Women’s Hall Of Fame Living Legacy Induction Ceremony & Reception, honoring Rose Mofford and Mae Sue Talley is scheduled between 3-5 pm, May 5 at the Arizona Historical Society Museum:  1300 N. College Ave, Tempe, AZ.

LD4 House candidate Richard Hopkins will address the Colorado River Tea Party at 6 pm., Thurs., May 5 in the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. Contac: www.coloradoriverteaparty.org Scheduled ahead are:

May 19 – Former Senator Russell Pearce – sponsor of BS1070.

June 2 – Congressman Paul Gosar, BBQ fundraiser.

Jun 16 – US Sen candidate Alex Melusky challenges incumbent Sen John McCain.

July 2 – Board of Supervisors#5 Candidate Don Scarff

July 21 – LD13 incumbent Rep Darin Mitchell and Yuma High School District board candidate David Lara.

Aug 4 - Board Super #5 candidate Dr Connie Uribe, former CRTP Chairman.

Contact: Chr Sally Kizer coloradoriverteaparty@reagan.com 928-210-1219

News Links

· Trump, Cruz To Vie For Delegates At Arizona Republican Convention.

· Why-Saturdays-Arizona-GOP-Convention-Could-Have-A-Big-Impact

· Dear America: Check Out What Mexican Flag Waving Thugs Did At California TRUMP Rally

· Anti-Trump Riots Go Primal: “Demonstrators Smash Up A Squad Car, Punch A Donald Supporter”

· Video: Mexican Flag-Waving Anti-Trumpers Beat Trump Supporters, Attack Vehicles

· A-GOP-Money-Maven's-Descent-Into-Meth

· 1.2-Million-Fish-Added-To Tempe-Town-Lake

· Why-Don’t-Arizona-Houses-Have-Basements

· Budget-Vote-Delayed-Over-School-Funding-Battle

· Feds-Call-For-Judge-To-Disband-Police-In-Polygamous-Towns

· Affordable-Metro-Phoenix-Areas-Beginning-Recover-Buyers-Look-Farther-Out

· Arizona-Legislature-Tax-Cuts-Budget-Proposal

· WI Town To Fine Parents For Kid's Behavior

· Delegates-Turn-To-Webs-To-Pay-Way-To-Conventions-

· ICE-Releases-19,723-Criminal-Aliens-In 2015

· Germany: "We need an Islam law"

· Poll: GOP-Disapproval-Highest-Since-1992

· McCain Fundraiser Meth Scandal Prompts Many Memes

· Taxpayers-Pay-$300,000-A-Day-To-Send-Illegals-Home

 

SEEING RED AZ

· Alex Meluskey Lacking Senate Creds Rips Dr. Kelli Ward

· McCain’s Fundraiser Busted For Meth Lab, Hard Drugs, Explosives, Counterfeit Cash

· Proof-Dr-Kelli-Ward-Frightens-John-McCain

· “Boycott Target” Gaining Steam

· Leftwing AZ Republic Goes To Bat For John McCain

SONORAN ALLIANCE

· Christine Jones – A Fresh Choice For Congress

· Priorities: Governing Vs. Campaigning

· Analysis: Earn And Burn Rates For AZ01 Candidates

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· The Republican Spaghetti Factory Is Rancid

· John McCain Fundraiser Arrested In Phoenix Meth Lab Bust

· Do You Hear That?

· The Truth Behind Your State's High School Graduation Rate

· Bathroom Wars’ Goal: Humiliate The American Normal Majority

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· ICYMI: Donald-Trump-Full-Townhall-Indiana

· Boehner: I've-Never-Worked-With-A More Miserable SOB Than Cruz

· Carly-Fiorina-Stated; Islamic Civiliation Greatest In The World

· Under-Carly-Fiorina-HP; Skirted-Us-Laws And Millions Of Product To Iran

· Az League-Of-Women-Voters-Opposes Prop 123

AZ REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY (AzRA)

· Scoreboard On Legislators

· AzRA Speakers Bureau

· AzRA Chapters

ESPRESSO PUNDIT

· The Future Of Media....

· Montini Just Making Stuff Up....Again.

· About That Correction....

RUSSELL PEARCE

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY MaricopaCountyGOP.com

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/

· Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws

RNC/GOP

· The-Daily-Trail-GOP-Establishment-Resigns-Itself-To-Trump-Aura-Of-Inevitability

· Poll: GOP-Disapproval-Highest-Since-1992

ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY

· Justice-Dept-Manipulated-Major-Us-City-To-Become-Sanctuary

· Taxpayers-Pay-$300,000-A-Day-To-Send-Illegals-Home More Than 40% Convicted Of Crimes While In U.S.

· Ice-Releases-19,723-Criminal-Aliens-In 2015

· Ice Under Fire For Releasing Thousands Of Illegal Immigrants With Rap Sheets

· Remember 1986

· Borderland Beat

· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily

· Need2no Border News Watch

REFUGEES

· Migrant Refugees Pose Huge Threat, Claims Officer

GENDER RESTROOMS

· Franklin Graham Joins Over 850K Americans In Target Boycott

MILITARY/VETERANS

· Pentagon Punishes 16 For Afghan Hospital Airstrike

CONGRESS

· Congress Pushes To Require Women To Register For Draft

FEDERAL

· ICE Under Fire For Releasing Thousands Of Illegal Immigrants With Rap Sheets

TERRORIST

· Inside-ISIS-Headcam-Of-ISIS-Fighter-Shows-Up-Close-View-Of-His-Jihadis-Getting-Annihilated-In-Battle (They Are Fighting Out Of - Toyota)

PROTESTORS

· Demonstators Storm California GOP Convention To Protest Trump

DONALD TRUMP

· Violent-Anti-Trump-Protesters-Bloody-Trump-Supporters-Throw-Rocks, Smash-Car-Windows-At Ca-Rally

· Collusion-Anti-Trump-Pacs-Join-Forces-In California-Take Down Trump

· Huckabee: Wish-Cruz-And Kasich-Wanted-To Stop-Hillary-As Much-As They Do Trump

· Anti-Trump Protesters Block Traffic, Hurl Debris At Orange County Rally - Breitbart

· Donald-Trumps-Personal-Jet-Has-Been-Grounded Working To Re-Register It

· Trump Brushes Past Protest Chaos To Address Calif. Gop, Likens Arrival To ‘Crossing The Border’

· Horowitz: Why These Mexicans Really Love Donald Trump

TED CRUZ

· Posturing-Convention-Cruz-Chooses-New-Crew-Member

· Cruz-Ex-Co-Chair-In Virginia-Heads-To Syria; Praises-Assad

BEN CARSON

· Carson: Obama Admin ‘Crazy’ Not To Acknowledge Christians Targeted In Pakistan

JOHN KASICH

· Kasich-Campaign-Calls-Ted-Cruz-Liar

MIKE HUCKABEE

· Huckabee: Wish-Cruz-And Kasich-Wanted-To Stop-Hillary-As Much-As They Do Trump

BILL AND HILLARY

· Clinton In Hotter, Deeper Water Than Previously Reported

· Hillary Supporters Employ Filthy Tactic Against Sanders

DEMS/LIBERALS

· Bernie Sanders Laying Off Hundreds Of Staffers

EPA

· EPA Slammed After Refusing To Cover Colorado County's Costs From Toxic Spill

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

· Obama's Former Middle East Adviser: We Should Have Bombed Assad Philip Gordon Says The Administration Did Just Enough In Syria To Perpetuate The Conflict Without Resolving It.

INTERNATIONAL

· Brutal-Attack-On-Tourists-In-Thailand-Caught-On-Video

· Dictator Reacts To U.S. Demands With Show Of Force

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