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Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell has given 27 years of her life to overseeing elections and maintaining records for Maricopa County. She openly admits the snafu of cutting too many polling places for the March 22 election was her error in a recommendation that the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved in an effort to reduce elections costs. She explained to LD13 PCs Tuesday evening that reports have surfaced that people were telling Independent voters to stay in the lines and request provisional ballots - which prolonged the lines and slowed down the voting process, even more, while America watched the whole scenario play out – time and time again on national TV.

While it is easy to criticize and condemn the Recorder, voters need to take a little responsibility sending in your early ballots. .. and learn the voting rules. Why anyone would stand in a line for three or four hours for a provisional ballot, after being informed that Independents could not vote, is mindboggling. The media and critics have shredded her reputation over one major error in a lifetime of service. It’s been said that “eyes betray the soul”. A close look into Purcell’s eyes reveal the pain lurking in the shadows - from the hammering she has taken the past few weeks. She has probably beaten herself up more internally than anyone knows. It’s stressful to be in the eye of the storm.

It wouldn’t hurt to let her know that there are those out there who appreciation the years of work that she and her staff had done in transforming the Recorders office from a paper/pencil records system of yesteryear to its current updated digital system where folks in the Midwest can go to their computers and check the deeds to their Arizona homes.

She has done a bang-up job of handling the county’s elections for 27 years, yet there are those who opt to throw her under the bus for a single mistake.

How many of her critics have flawless careers? I doubt there are many. In a recent moment of stress and frustration, I accidently made a mistake (I think the younger generations call it a ‘brain fart’) that upset some dear friends and it has chewed on me for several days. I can only imagine the anguish Purcell has gone through with having thousands unhappy for the several weeks. For an elected official, Purcell’s 27 years as our county recorder has been pretty darn remarkable. Cut her some slack. Remember some of the good she has done. Think about! – ft

US Senate candidate Clair Van Steenwyk has stirred up LD24 folks enough that they are telling Briefs that Van and his campaign camp were informed last summer that AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham was booked in August for their November and that Van insisted on appearing that evening although he was told he could only have three minutes following Graham’s presentation. They also say Van spend at least a half hour glad-handing members prior to the start of the meeting. Another tidbit reveals that LD24 only met for one hour segments during former Chairman Ken Bennet’s tenure so precinct committeemen could do other things in the same evening. That makes sense; the brain can only absorb what the posterior can endure! While Van says LD24 officials didn’t treat him right, LD24 folks counter that Van was ruled out of order by acting Chairman Joe Abate that evening because of Van’s rant demanding equal time to Graham’s presentation. It sounds like hell may freeze over before Van gets a warm welcome back. Is his feisty behavior causing others to disregard presentation requests??? - ft

David Giles for Congress volunteers will hit the street in a signature gathering walk-a-thon starting at 8:30 a.m., Sat., May 14 from campaign headquarters at 3030 S Rural Road in Tempe. Coffe and donuts will be served. Volunteers will pick up clipboards and materials before picking their neighborhoods of choice, returning at noon.

Click http://recorder.maricopa.gov/pollingplace/ to find the polling locations for the May 17th Special Election. Voters will be able to vote at any polling place listed. Polling places will be open from 6am - 7 pm.

The Arizona - Civil Rights Conference will host homeless activist Ted Hayes at 9 am., Sat., May 21 on the second floor at the Arizona House of Representatives in Phoenix. Seating is limited. Seating is available FREE on Eventbrite.com at the following address: Tickets: arizona-civil-rights-conference-tickets or contact Arizona Project Chairman Ron Ludders at 602-677-1496.

The Yavapai County Republicans to Elect Donald J. Trump for President Committee is scheduled at 6 pm., Thurs., May 19 at the John and Dawn Sellers, 968 Broken Branch Trail , Prescott, AZ  86303.  (Directions:  Take Gurley St. East through town continue as it becomes Thumb Butte Road then turn left onto Hassayampa Village Lane, then turn right onto Golf Club Lane to Hassayampa Golf Club.  Turn left onto Forest Mountain Rd. going up the hill, and turn right onto Broken Branch Trail. Their home is the last house on the right hand side.  Main door is at back of the house.  (Front steps are steep and should be avoided!)  To use the elevator go to back of the house and go through the garage.) RSVP:  Brenda Dickinson, (928) 772-2835 or (928) 925-1549. Seating is limited and Gate code will be given when RSVP . Directions to the Sellers. Bring a clipboard, paper and pen.

LD24 will meet Secretary of State Michelle Reagan and Dr Michael Rubinoff at 6:30 pm., Thurs., May 19 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 E 24th St., in Phoenix. Rubinoff will address PC recruitment, according to Chairman Timothy Lee. Candidates, campaigns, surrogates will be given two minutes to speak at the end of the meeting. Congressman David Schweikert and LD28 State Rep Kate Brophy-McGee will address LD24 on June 16. Contact: Chr Timothy Lee at 85008phx@cox.net

Maricopa County Sheriff Candidate Marsha Hill spoke to LD28 precinct committeemen Tuesday evening in Phoenix.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be the featured guest at a campaign kick-off for County Supervisor candidate Steve Churcri at 8:30 am., Sat., May 14 in Agua Linda Park, 8732 E McDonald Drive, Scottsdale. Breakfast will be served. RSVP to Daniel Stefanski Daniel@axiompublicaffairs.com

The Pima County Executive Committee will meet at 5:30 pm., Thurs., May 12 in the Pima GOP Headquarters, 17 W Wetmore #100, Tucson.

The Oro Valley Republican Women’s Club will meet at 11:30 am., Fri., May 13 in the Oro Valley Country Club, 300 W Greenocker Dr., Oro Valley.

Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will continue her 2016 ‘We Are Listening Tour’ with Stop in Avondale at 6:30 pm., Thurs., May 12 at the Canyon Breeze Elementary School Cafeteria, 11675 W. Encanto Blvd., Avondale, AZ 85323 to discuss the initiatives she proposed in her “AZ Kids Can’t Wait!” plan and give those in attendance an opportunity to provide feedback on Arizona’s education system. She will stop at:

6:30 pm., Tues., June 28 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass and Resort, Tucson

6:30 pm., Wed., June 29 at the Pima County Library, Tucson.

Operation Enduring Gratitude (Veterans serving Veterans by Rebuilding Homes and Lives) is celebrating its second anniversary with an “Evening of Gratitude” fundraiser between 6-9 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at Pace Art Collective at 8340 E Raintree Dr., Scottsdale (east of Scottsdale Airpark.) .RememberAmericasVeterans.com  Event flyer: https://goo.gl/xbBSAh Founder Charlie Ellis said there will be food/drinks, live entertainment and poker tables for entertainment, along with silent auction and raffles. Tickets are $25. Veterans get in free with ID. Ellis, a west valley contractor, would often see homes in his neighborhood that were in definite need of repairs and improvements and decided to do something about it. On veterans’ homes, Ellis orchestrates projects such as wheelchair ramp builds, badly needed repairs and entire extreme home makeovers. To donate time, services or supplies, visit www.OperationEnduringGratitude.org Contact Ellis at (480) 678-0938 Charlie@OperationEnduringGratitude.Org

LD24 will meet Secretary of State Michelle Reagan and Dr Michael Rubinoff at 6:30 pm., Thurs., May 19 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 E 24th St., in Phoenix. Rubinoff will address PC recruitment, according to Chairman Timothy Lee. Candidates, campaigns, surrogates will be given two minutes to speak at the end of the meeting. Congressman David Schweikert and LD28 State Rep Kate Brophy-McGee will address LD24 on June 16. Contact: Chr Timothy Lee at 85008phx@cox.net

The Tempe Republican Women’s Senate Candidate Forum will started at 6:30 pm., Mon., May 23 featuring Kelli Ward, Alex Meluskey and Clair Van Steenwyk. Incumbent John McCain has been invited to join them, but hasn’t confirmed an appearance. They will also vote on proposed bylaw changes. The meeting at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center in Tempe. Contact: President Jessica Merrow 480-306-2545 or merrowjessica@gmail.com

Congressional candidate Paul Babeu says, “We need to clean up the House. Current members of Congress are a little too comfortable. They aren’t reading the bills or listening to voters anymore…. And that’s why our politics these days seem so volatile. Voters like you and me are waking up to the fact that the established politicians aren’t doing their jobs. It is a bit like when children are left unsupervised. They make a mess, and now someone needs to clean it up. I’m going to Washington to clean up the House. To put a stop the madness. I’ve said it many times: Washington needs to be put under an arrest. We need citizens to elect representatives who show up to yell “stop!” on their behalf. I’m ready to do it. And I know you are, too. That’s why we’re winning this race, and that’s why we can’t stop now. We have allowed the mess in Washington to pile up for too long. help me clean it out Let’s send a Sheriff to Washington to say enough is enough.”

The Tempe Republican Women will entertain American Civil Rights Institute Chairman Ward Connerly at its June 11 luncheon at the Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel in Tempe. He is considered to be the man behind California's Proposition 209 prohibiting race- and gender-based preferences in state hiring, contracting and state university admissions, a program formerly known as affirmative action $25 per member (must join TRW and pay the $30 membership fee.  Meetup.com members are not full, voting members of the club).  $30 for non-members . $35 after 6/8/16. Contact: President Jessica Merrow 480-306-2545 or merrowjessica@gmail.com

Marsha Hill, Candidate for Sheriff of Maricopa County, is available to speak at events and groups. Contact Hill at 602-774-2774 or marshahill.sheriff2016@juno.com

US Senate candidate Alex Meluskey has a new ad out - It's A New Day In Arizona  in which the only other candidate he mentions is incumbent Sen John McCain.

Jana Jackson Welcomes Volunteers to her campaign for Supt of Maricopa County School. Contact the campaign office, 602-516-4781 or email at jana@jacksonforcountysuperintendent.com .

Maricopa County Sheriff candidate Dan Saban’s schedule:

  • Thurs., May 12 -7 pm, Goldwater Institute Open House, 500 E Coronado Rd., Phx.
  • Sat, May 14, 2-5 pm., Sun City West Republican Club Candidates Forum, SCW.

US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward says, “The US Department of Justice isn't about "Equal Justice Under Law" anymore. It's about President Obama's extreme vision of fundamentally transforming our nation, about imposing political correctness, and about pulverizing the rights of the states. The latest example of this extreme overreach is Loretta Lynch suing North Carolina for its "Bathroom Bill," which allows individual business owners, rather than government bureaucrats, to decide who can use which bathrooms. DC has no business in your business or your bathroom — still, John McCain has been silent against the menace of political correctness and government gone wild in the Obama Justice Department. It's time we stood up against these constant overreaches and demand that Loretta Lynch be removed from her post as Attorney General . impeach_loretta_lynch

Dan Saban, Maricopa County Sheriff Candidate is available to attend, speak, or participate in events/gatherings. Contact: Campaign manager Chuck Foy at 480-274-5358 or sabanforsheriff@outlook.com.

The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (State Library), a division of the Secretary of State, will award more than $800,000 in grants throughout the state for various library projects. The grant money was made possible with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

“Libraries are listening to their communities and creating programs to meet the needs of the population,” said Secretary of State Michele Reagan. “In addition to their traditional services, libraries are transforming, offering not only traditional book services, but adding programs to educate and engage all ages through traditional, digital and social means. The libraries receiving awards this spring reflect the transformation taking place in libraries statewide.” Some of the projects funded by the grant program include: small business and career hubs, creative aging programs, digital literacy training, improving library access for Spanish speakers, school readiness programs, Makerspaces, and many more.The libraries receiving grant funding are:

Library

Project

County

Award

Myrtle Kraft Library

Let’s Make: Creativity in a Box!

Cochise

$19,075

Elfrida Library

Skill Sessions @Elfrida

Cochise

$16,850

Flagstaff City - Coconino County Public Library

Building Community through Digital Access

Coconino

$6,000

Flagstaff City - Coconino County Public Library

Crafting Creative Communities - The Tuba City Public Library "Makes" It Happen!

Coconino

$38,254

Flagstaff City - Coconino County Public Library

Environmental Stewardship at the Flagstaff Public Library

Coconino

$12,300

Flagstaff City - Coconino County Public Library

Get to Know Your Library

Coconino

$7,030

Cline Library, Northern Arizona University

The MakerLab: realizing imagination, creativity, and invention in Cline Library

Coconino

$69,415

Gila County Library District

Audio eBooks for the Gila County Library District’s Overdrive platform

Gila

$5,500

Mesa Public Library

Ageless Wonders: Creative Aging Program

Maricopa

$12,020

Chandler Public Library

America in Times of Conflict

Maricopa

$11,050

Scottsdale Public Library

Cultivating Knowing and Growing: An Extension of Measuring for Success

Maricopa

$154,650

Maricopa County Library District -Southeast Regional Library

Early Literacy - Play to Learn!

Maricopa

$6,000

Tempe Public Library

Finding Your Way at the Tempe Public Library

Maricopa

$15,000

Glendale Public Library

Glendale Libraries Transform: Express Yourself

Maricopa

$23,950

Mesa Public Library

Let’s Get Ready for School!

Maricopa

$18,250

Willis Junior High School Media Center

Literacy is our Priority

Maricopa

$5,500

Peoria Public Library

Makerspace Peoria

Maricopa

$5,175

Buckeye Public Library

Maximizing the Now and Planning For Rapid Future Growth

Maricopa

$25,000

Scottsdale Public Library

Senior Makers at SPL

Maricopa

$23,560

Peoria Public Library

Spanish Books and ESL CDs and DVDs for Sunrise Mountain Library

Maricopa

$5,500

Phoenix Public Library

STEM Communities of Learning

Maricopa

$60,000

Navajo County Library District

Capturing our Patrons’ Attention on Every Library Visit

Navajo

$24,226

Show Low Public Library

From Children’s Center to Kidtastic!

Navajo

$11,682

Pima County Public Library

101 Ideas for Career Success

Pima

$53,100

Pima County Public Library

Discovering Gateways to Serving the Latina/o and Spanish-speaking Communities

Pima

$26,400

Arizona Historical Society

Tempe and Flagstaff Cataloging Project

Pima

$9,025

Ak-Chin Indian Community Library

Coordination Station!

Pinal

$5,270

Casa Grande Public Library

StoryWalk Casa Grande

Pinal

$9,738

Patagonia Public Library

Expand Your Horizons

Santa Cruz

$6,326

Prescott Valley Public Library

Digital Literacy Training: Oasis Connections at Prescott Valley Public Library

Yavapai

$9,140

Camp Verde Community Library

Expanding Library Services to Spanish Community through Early Literacy

Yavapai

$20,350

Cottonwood Public Library

Non-Fiction AV2 Beginning Books Project

Yavapai

$5,500

Yavapai County Free Library District

Opening day collection for the Paulden Public Library

Yavapai

$33,550

Sedona Public Library in the Village

Self-Service Scanning, Faxing, and Printing NOW @ Your Library!

Yavapai

$13,668

Prescott Valley Public Library

The Peak Experience Business Hub at the Prescott Valley Public Library

Yavapai

$13,100

Yuma County Library District

Touch N’ Learn project, Phase 3

Yuma

$20,346

Total

$801,500

State Treasurer Jeff DeWit: John Hook hosts Prop 123 discussion on Newsmaker Sunday Fox 10:John Hook, Jeff DeWit on Prop 123

Concerned Citizens For America is hosting a “Should Arizona Legalize Retail/Recreational Marijuana?” debate at 6:30 pm., Thurs., June 2 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road, Sedona, 86336 featuring proponent Jesse Dowling and opponent Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk. All voters welcome. Free admission. Desserts to be serviced. Contact:www.concernedcitizensforamerica.com FACEBOOK: “CC4A”

A Group Of Black/White U.S. Citizens Have Organized An “Arizona - Civil Rights Conference” to address strategically important issues regarding the 14th amendment and the founding of the Republican Party. (www.Americanunification.com) The conference will be held between 9a m- 5 pm ., Sat., May 21, 9am - 5pm on the house floor of the Arizona House of Representatives at the State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington Street, Phoenix 85007.  Free parking at the Wesley Bolin Plaza (across the street from the House and Senate Buildings). Free tickets at arizona-civil-rights-conference-tickets.. Contact: Ron Ludders lemonsplash1@gmail.com 602-677-1496.

Jana Jackson, candidate for Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools will be attending;

  • May 12, Thursday, LD12, Warner and Decker
  • May 13, Friday, DMGF Bernard Black Elementary School, 6555S. 27th Ave., Phoenix
  • May 14, Saturday, Sun City West Republican Club Forum, Sun City West Foundation, 14465 West R. H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, 85375

Jana's schedule is subject to additions. For presentations call 602-516-4781.

AZ Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will kick off We Are Listening Tour at 6:30 pm., Mon., May 9 at the Buckeye Public Library, Coyote Branch, 21699 W. Yuma Rd. #116, Buckeye AZ 85326. She will

give those in attendance an opportunity to provide feedback on Arizona’s education system. Others tour stops are:

· Thurs., May 12 -6:30 pm. - Canyon Breeze Elementary School Cafeteria, Avondale

· Tues., June 28 – 6:30 pm. - JW Marriott Starr Pass and Resort, Tucson

  • Wed., June 29 – 6:30 pm- Pima County Library, Tucson

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 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. “Nine Line” is a combat emergency medevac request. See www.ninelinefoundation.org or NineLineOperationNewTrails2016-josh-wolosonovich Wolosonovich 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

Important Dates For Upcoming 2016 Elections

Tues., May 17 - Statewide Election

Mon, Aug 1 - Voter registration deadline for Primary Election

Thurs, Aug 3 – Early voting begins for Primary Election

Tues, Aug 30 – Primary Election

Mon, Oct 10 – Voter registration deadline for General Election

Thurs, Oct 12 – Early Voting begins for General Election

Tues., Nov 8 – General Election.

Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate https://www.senate.gov/ or Representatives http://www.house.gov/   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

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

May 12

The Pima County Executive Committee will meet at 5:30 pm., Thurs., May 12 in the Pima GOP Headquarters, 17 W Wetmore #100, Tucson.

May 13

The Oro Valley Republican Women’s Club will meet at 11:30 am., Fri., May 13 in the Oro Valley Country Club, 300 W Greenocker Dr., Oro Valley.

The Sabino High School Young Republican Club meet Fri., May 13, May 20, May 27 at a5000 N Bowes Road, Tucson, AZ 85749.

May 14

The Northwest Chapter Arizona Republican Assembly will meet at 9:15 am, Sat, May 14 in the NW Maricopa County Service Facility, 12975 W Bell Road (the first building East of the DMV building) in Surprise. They will hold an election to fill a vacancy for second vice chairman and also the State Director. Topics of discussion will include the City of Surprise's proposed $60 million 2016 General Obligation Bond (a "new" tax on your home), Propositions 123 & 124 and the process for becoming an elected Precinct Committeeman in August. Maricopa County Recorder Aaron Flannery is the scheduled speaker. Doors open at 8:45am; guests welcome. Come and learn more about the political issues that affect your lives. Contact: Chairman Lyle Tuttle l.tuttle@cox.net

Sen candidate Kelli Ward will speak at the LD14 meeting at 9 am., Sat., May 14 at the Benson City Hall, 120 W 6th St., Benson, AZ 85602. Contact: events@kelliward.com 1-928-230-0633.

The Sun City West Republican Club Candidates Forum between 2-5 pm., May 14 in the Webb Room of the Foundation Bldgs, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. No admission charge. Refreshments will be served.  Reservations not required. All Republicans are invited to come and hear the candidates running for office, from the District, County, State and National Offices.  Room capacity 200 people. Candidates are asked to reserve a space on the agenda. Contact: Jan Martinson 623-546-3753  or jlmart15102@aol.com, subject line - Candidates Forum, so she doesn’t miss your message.

LD9 will meet at 9 am., Sat., May 14, at the LaPaloma Urgent Care Center, 001 E Sunrise, Tucson. Contact: LD9 Chairman Brad Johns.

The Paradise Republican Women will meet at 11 am., Sat., May 14 at Gainey Golf Club

7600 E Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85258 to hear Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) Chairman Thayer Verschoor and Arizona Energy Advocate Jason Hayes. $30 per person. 10:30 am social, noon luncheon. $30 per Person. Mail payment to: Paradise Republican Women, PO Box 14425, Scottsdale AZ 85267. Contact Barb McMullen at barbmcmullen@cox.net or www.PRWC.org

LD11 meets Sat., May 14 at various locations. Contact: Chairman Al Melvin at 825-2894.

LD14 meets Sat., May 14 in the Benson City Council Chambers, 1410 Kansas Ave., Benson, AZ Contact: Chairman Bill Sobeck at (520) 230-0579

The Pima County GOP Shredding Fund Raiser will be conducted between 9:30 and noon, Sat., May 14 at Pima GOP Headquarters, 17 W Wetmore #101, Tucson.

A Campaign Kickoff For Incumbent Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Steve Chucri is scheduled from 8:30-10 m., Sat., May 14 in the Agua Linda Park, 8732 E McDonald Drive in Scottsdale. Breakfast will be served. RSVP to Daniel Stefanski at Daniel@axiompublicaffairs.com

LD6 Incumbents Sen Sylvia Allen and Reps. Brenda Barton And Bob Thorpe will featured at a fundraiser sponsored by Mike and Christine Schroeder, Dwight and Andrea Kadar & Dr. Serge and Kathy Wright between 4-7 pm., May 14 at the home of Mike And Christine Schroeder in a gated community in Sedona. Wine, beer, soft drinks and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Minimum donation - $60 person, $120 couple. Only checks & cash (no credit cards) will be accepted at the door prior to admission. Donation forms will be provided. RSVP: Dwight at dwightkadar@yahoo.com

May 16

The Leisure World Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Mon., May 16 in the King Card Room, 9098 S Power Rd., Mesa, with Rep Justin Olson and Corporation Commission candidates Al Melvin and Rick Gray. Contact: Diane Andersen 480-395-5515 or azpatriot13@yahoo.com

The Republican Club of Sun City will meet at 7 pm, Mon, May 16 with Chips N Salsa Show on KFNX 1100 Independent Talk s how hosts Alice Lara and George Ortiz (LD19 Chairman) in the Sundial Recreation Center’s East Hall, 14801 N 103rd Ave., Sun City. US senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward will address her priorities - Secure the border, balance the budget, shrink government and repeal Obamacare. 6:30 pm social, 7 pm program. Contact: Peter Lee 623-583-5987 or mdcyclist@live.com

The Leisure World Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Mon., May 16 in the King Card Room, 9098 S Power Rd., Mesa, with Rep Justin Olson and Corporation Commission candidates Al Melvin and Rick Gray. Contact: Diane Andersen 480-395-5515 or azpatriot13@yahoo.com

Sen candidate Kelli Ward will address the Sun City Republican Club at 6:30 pm., May 16 in the Sundial Center, 141801 N 103 Ave, Sun City, AZ 85351. Contact Carolyn Leff at events@kelliward.com at 1-928-230-0633.

May 17

LD10 and the Eastside Republicans will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., May 17 in the Rincom Rm at the 49ers Country Club, 12000 E. Tanque Verde in Tucson. Happy Hour Prices 4-6 pm., Light Snacks & Cash Bar. Available all evening. Speakers: LD10 Sen candidate Randy Phelps and House candidate Todd Clodfelter. Contact: Parralee Schneider, 250-5073/ pmstucson@aol.com

The Surprise Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., May 17 in the Grand Canyon Room of the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 W R H Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, AZ 85375 with Maricopa County School Supt candidate Jana Jackson and Arizona legislators Sen Judy Bruges and Reps Phil Lovas and David Livingston. Contact: John Madeira jmadeira@surpriseteapartypatriots.com

The Sun City Republican Club of Tucson will meet at 3 pm., Tues., May 17, May 24, and May 31 in the AC Rm of the Sun City Mountain Vista Social Hall, 1495 E Vistoso, Tucson.

LD10 will meet at 5:30 pm., Tues., May 17 in the Wilmot Library, 530 N Wilmot, Tucson.

The Pima County Republican Club will meet at 11:30 am., Tues., May 17 at the Sabbar Shrine Temple, 450 South Tucson Blvd., Tucson. Lunch is $11. Contact Club President Mike Evert at 326-5863.

May 18

The Western Pinal Republicans will host a meet & greet for all CD1 candidates at 5:30 pm., Wed., May 18 at The Property in Casa Grande.

The Eastside Republican Club of Tucson will meet 6:30 pm., Wed., May 18 at various location. Contact President Parralee Schneider at 250-5073.

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· Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws

RNC/GOP

· White-House-Rips-House-Gops-Opioid-Package

· Foul Ball

DONALD TRUMP

· At-Arizona-GOP-Convention-Cruz, Kasich-Alliance-Spanks-Trump

· Opposition -Group-Launches-Site-Pushing-Trump-To-Release-Taxes

· Report-Trump-Campaign-Tasks-Economist-With-Revising-Tax-Plan

· Trump Promises To Appoint Anti-Abortion Justices

· Uncensored-Rude-Obnoxious-Foul-Mouthed-Thugs-Invade-Trump-Rally

· Lewandowski-To-Head-Up-Trump-VP-Search

BILL AND HILLARY

· Hillary-Clinton-Insulted-Marine-Response-Brutally-Honest

· Wall Street Whistleblower Drops Clinton Foundation Bombshell

· Why Did Clinton Aide Walk Out Of Fbi Interview About Emails?

ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY

· Report: Immigrants Receive More Welfare Than American Citizens

· Mexico-Wont-Take-Cuban-Migrants-Tells-Panama-To-Dump-Them-On-Us-Border

· Vicente-Fox-Warns-Of-War-If-Trump-Becomes-President

· Remember 1986

· Borderland Beat

· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily

· Need2no Border News Watch

BENGHAZI

· Obama Spares Benghazi Terrorist's Life

RANCHER STANDOFFS

· Were-Not-Afraid-Second-Standoff-Looms-As-Bundy-Women-Rally-To-Protect-Cattle

· Militia-Leader-Bundy-Not-Done-Fighting

FBI/CIA/INTELLIGENCE

· Comey-Rebuffs-Clinton-Claim-FBI-Only-Conducting-Security-Inquiry-On-Emails

· Why Did Clinton Aide Walk Out Of FBI Interview About Emails?

MILITARY/VETERANS

· Transgender-Vets-Seeks-VA-Coverage-Of-Surgeries

· Hillary-Clinton-Insulted-Marine-Response-Brutally-Honest

· Continuation Of Forces In Afghanistan Called Recipe For Disaster

CONGRESS

· House GOP Demands Testimony From White House Aide On Iran Deal

· Puerto-Rico-Bill-Delayed-In-The-House-Again

· Senate-Growing-Impatient-For-Puerto-Rico-Bill

· Senate-Clears-Key-Hurdle-For-Energy-Spending-Bill

· Warren-Speaks-Out-Against-Federal-Student-Loan

· Campaign-Aide-Trumps-Initiatives-Could-Lead-To-$7trillion-Surplus

· House-GOP-To-Brief-Lawmakers-On-Obamacare-Replacement

· GOP-Amendment-Would-Slash-Size-Of-National-Security-Council

FRAUD

· Facebook Fraud: Ex-Workers Admit Censoring Conservative News

FEDERAL

· Warren-Speaks-Out-Against-Federal-Student-Loan

RAND PAUL

· Paul Stands Up To Obama

MITT ROMNEY

· Romney-To-Trump-Not-Releasing-Tax-Returns-Is

VICE PRESIDENT

· Biden: 'I Would Have Been The Best President'

INTERNATIONAL

· EU Building Potentially Tyrannical Military-Police Force

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