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LD20 Senator Kimberly Yee announced yesterday she will speak at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland at approximately 2:30 pm (EST) on Mon, July 18. Yee represents northwest Phoenix and parts of Glendale, is the Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce and Workforce Development, Vice Chair of the Education Committee and serves on the Committees on Health and Human Services and Finance. She is currently running unopposed for Senate Majority Leader in the 53rd Legislative Session. Last week, Yee was named among the nation’s 25 Most Influential Women in State Politics by Congressional Quarterly’s Roll Call. GOPAC, the largest Republican state and local political training organization, named Yee one of its 2016 Class of Emerging Leaders, a group of promising legislators selected nationwide for their potential and ability to impact their state and the Republican Party at the leadership level. The RNC has recognized her among their ‘Rising Stars’. “It is an honor to be a chosen as a convention speaker. Since a young age, I’ve watched the Republican national convention and to be on the stage on Monday is a perspective I never would have imagined. I look forward to sharing my story and the values I share with the Republican Party,” said Yee.
Lydia Abril’s LaCanasta Restaurant’s second dining room was full Thursday evening as her first of four “Believers For Trump” meetinig attendees viewed The Donald Trump Prophecy - End Time Presidential Election 2016 and heard a 14-point presentation on Hillary Clinton’s life-long training/ career follows the teachings of leftist author/community organizer Saul Alinsky who wrote Rules For Radicals. LD13 House candidate of Ray Kouns of Aguila told the group how he had to recently fight challenges to his candidacy twice in court the past couple of weeks. Kouns won both hearings and remains on the primary ballot. Kouns said the Secretary of State even went to bat for him in court over petition qualification challenges by political consultant Constantin Querard, representing LD13 candidate Senator Don Shooter who is currently running for the House. Abril plans another Trump support meeting at 7 pm, Thurs., July 28 in her Wickenburg restaurant at 2023 W Wickenburg Way (SW corner of Hwy60/Vulture Peak Way). GOP national delegates Barbara Willie and Corky Haynes of Grassroot Grandmas - Guardians of the Constitution and Our Children’s Future, will share their observations form “behind the scenes” at the National RNC Convention in Cleveland this coming week. Abril is also hosting Trump support meetings on Aug 11 and Aug 25 in an effort to attract Hispanics from Aguila, Congress, Morristown, Wittman, and Yavapai County to register to vote if they aren’t already registered. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is scheduled to speak to the group on Aug 25. Believers For Trump contacts: Abril or Renee Sparks at 480-589-0511.
LD13 Incumbent House Member Darin Mitchell will address the Colorado River Tea Party at 6 pm., Thurs., July 21 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95, (last building behind church) in Yuma. Mitchell recently ranked in first place (92.24%) as legislator by the Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) Scoreboard. Yuma High School District Board candidate David Lara will also speak. Contact: Sally Kizer, Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org
The Republican Party of Mesa (LD-25) Candidate Forum for all Republican candidates is scheduled at 7 pm., Thurs., July 21 at the Charles K Luster Building (Formerly the Mesa Utility Building), 640 N Mesa Dr., Mesa, AZ. To be chaired by Dan Grimm. Please email questions to email@example.com
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The Republican Women of Prescott present an "Opening Statements" fundraiser with Judge Jeanine Pirro at 7:30 pm., (seating at 7 pm) Wed., Aug 3 in the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott, AZ 86301. Tickets available at www.ycpac.com Tickets range from $30 - $80. RWOP contacts: Donna Tanzi: firstname.lastname@example.org or Linda Nichols email@example.com
The Arizona Federation Of Republican Women Fall Meeting is scheduled Sept 23 and 24 at the Double Tree by Hilton-Reid Park, 445 S Alvernon Way, in Tucson. For registration information contact Kathy Dolge, at 602-510-8986 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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LD13 PC Sandra Dowling: Candidates are still collecting petition signatures for school board and community college district races. The filing deadline is August 10. Please help Republican candidates in these races qualify for the ballot by circulating and signing petitions.
Town Crier Jim Ely: Looks like we may be seeing the end of the Republican Party as we know it. Front page article in 7/15/16 issue of the Arizona Daily Star, “Flake, McCain among senators to plan to skip Trump ‘s convention”. In the case for Arizona, basically, the same MAJORITY of voters who voted Kyl and McCain into office are the same voters who voted for Trump! This appears to be evidence that like so many elected officials in Arizona, rather than supporting WE THE PEOPLE they plan to do their own thing. They were not elected because they know best and are there to ‘protect’ us, they were elected to REPRESENT WE PEOPLE. True, WE THE PEOPLE don’t always know best, POTUS and RINOs in office are good examples. The way given to combat this is the POLITICAL PARTY, to act as a go between the voters and the elected, keeping the elected accountable and the voters informed. But when a political party is self- serving and seemingly in the pocket of the elected elite, what can the voters depend on? As old Ben said, we have a Republic if we can keep it. But, it seems we are still headed down hill like a snowball headed for hell!
Paul Epperly, LCDR, USN (ret): Are there any of you that still think that ISIS is a JV team? It's going to progressively get worse, particularly here in the US. The next acts of Islamic Terrorism could be: Disney World, Mall of America, any Public school, the 4-H Fair in some mid-west town, our Capital in Wash DC, the NYC Holland Tunnel, a nuclear power plant, the Wall Street Exchange, the Golden Gate Bridge, a Professional Baseball or football game or the Democratic Convention.(I said the Dem Convention because the Black Lives Matter punks will likely be acting up at the Republican Convention). If the protestors start breaking laws, I hope the police will act and that all of the TV networks will show it, not just FOX and maybe CNN.
The leader of ISIS was our prisoner in Iraq, who we freed about 8 yrs ago, when we left in Iraq too soon. Some JV team isn't it? Don't you think we need another 50-100,000 un-vetted Muslim refugees in our country? That way our millions of illegal Mexicans, can also go on the Welfare rolls and let the Muslims take their jobs. Obama has really done a job on our country and now Hillary wants to go even further, based on her experience and job performance as our Sec. of State. With the help of Loretta Lynch, Eric Holder, Lois Lerner, and other crooked and lying Liberal-Progressive-Socialists, serving in our government right now, she could very well accomplish her goal of keeping the Democrats in power forever, by simply buying their votes, promising a life of freebies at the cost of the middle-class, which she and Barack have "really championed.” Do I sound a little upset & cynical? Yep, I am and so should you be! Whether you are a Democrat, Republican, Independent, etc. please just open your eyes. Don't think our country isn't getting more screwed up every year. For you in your 60's & 70's, can't you remember what this country used to be, not perfect but at least patriotic, proud, safe and for the most part pulling together to improve our lot in life?
Sen John McCain Is Advocating to repeal the ACA and replace it with the Empowering Patients First Act: Health Care Crisis
Daisy Mountain Tea Party Chairman and PC Vera Anderson is working with the Phoenix Police Dept. to get a Blue Ribbon Campaign going to support local Law Enforcement officers. She needs $300 for buttons. Anyone wishing to contribute to the cause cane reach her at email@example.com and 602-821-4675.
An Very Interesting Three-Part Series By Kelleigh Nelson as she names the players and offers insight into behind the scenes shenanigans leading up to the GOP National Convention in Cleveland net week where the GOP Presidential nominee will be selected:
Sen John McCain Co-Sponsored Legislation that would impose stiffer penalties on those who export sacred Native American artifacts: Stiffen Penalty
We Can't Wait 6 Months To Oust Obama From Office By Larry Klayman: The United States, Europe and the rest of the world is in violent upheaval. At home, fraudulently elected illegitimate President Barack Hussein Obama, along with his black-Muslim friends like so-called Rev. Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, and Black Lives Matter allies, have finally succeeded in igniting a race war. To add insult to very serious injury, President Obama refuses to use his powers as the commander in chief to destroy ISIS and other Muslim terrorists in a decisive way. The reason is obvious, and it's time for people to just start saying it: The "Muslim King" does not want to go hard against his Islamic brothers and frankly, in my view, sympathizes with their quest to have Allah reign supreme to further a worldwide caliphate. To add insult to injury, Obama has, through unconstitutional executive orders, opened the floodgates to millions of illegal immigrants who in many states like California can even obtain driver's licenses, allowing them to register to vote. Continue Reading.....
AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham hosts a pre-recorded radio program at 7 am., every Sunday morning on 960 AM (The Patriot) at 7AM.
US Senate Candidate Dr Kelli Ward is calling for volunteer “Kelli Call Warriors” to work as phone bankers. RSVP to Brady Bowyer at http://www.kelliward.com/
LD25 Write-In Candidate Itasca Small needs volunteers to help distribute her yard signs, campaign flyer and instruction cards are now available at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 928-434-1515, Karen at email@example.com or 480-710-5676 or Gene at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 480-835-9637. http://www.itascasmall.com/
LD27 Chairman Ron Harders will host the ChiTown ExPat radio program at 2pm every Saturday through October on KING FM. Sponsors needed. Interviewees should call 602-243-0111 to schedule an appearance. Contact: Harders email@example.com
If You Are Interesting In Participating in the Arizona East Valley Action Alliance’s Federal & State Candidate’s Pro-Life Questionnaire, you can complete the questionnaire online: www.evactionalliance.org or download the form, complete it and mail to: AZ EVAA, 2648 N. 61st Street, Mesa, AZ 85215-1536. Deadline to reply is Mon., July 18. Contact: Joe or Penny Perron at 480-216-7217 Life@evactionalliance.org
Bounty Offered For McCain Tape “…GotNews.com is announcing a $5,000 bounty to find the tape of John McCain praising his N. Vietnamese captors. Why do we know that tape exists? We know, in part, thanks to Ron Unz’s article about McCain’s war service. Family friends of Charles C. Johnson’s grandfather, who was himself a Rear Admiral, have also told Johnson that they heard those broadcasts when stationed abroad….”
Donald-Trumps-Plan-For-Taxes Under Trump’s tax plan, those making up to…
$30,000 per year will pay 1 percent in federal income taxes
$30,000 to $100,000 will pay 5 percent
$100,000 to $1 million will pay 10 percent
$1 million or above will pay 15 percent
“It’s clear and fair,” wrote Trump on his tax plan. “Best of all, it can be filled out on the back of a postcard and will save Americans big bucks on accountants and massive amounts of time wasted attempting to decipher the tax code.”
Congressman Paul Gosar has yard signs available. Contact his campaign at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scottsdale City Council Incumbent Virginia Korte’s yard signs are available by contacting Dana Close at Dana@kortescottsdale.com
Volunteers Wanted As Receptionists for the GOP West Valley office at 10050 W. Bell Rd. Ste. 50 in Sun City (Bell Rd. and 99th Avenue). Shifts are M-F 9am-1 pm and 1-5 pm. Must feel comfortable using the computer. Contact Office Manager Phyllis Lee at 623-583-5987 or email@example.com.
Volunteers Are Needed For The Maricopa County Republican Committee’s Tempe office. Contact: Contact Harris at a 602-432-2871 (c) firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arizona American African Republican Committee is on Summer Break until September 1, according to Chairman Rev Clyde Bowen email@example.com
Freedom Fires Has Changed Its Schedule to meet at 6:30 pm, the second Wednesday of each month at the Burke Basic School, 131 S Southern Ave in Mesa. Doors open at 6 pm
LD18 Senate Candidate Frank Schmuck’s satellite campaign office is now open from 6 am-9pm daily at 233 W Krista Way, Tempe where team members can pick up yards signs, a Crew Member T-shirt for volunteering, a call/walking list of your neighborhood, stickers, and work on the phone bank. Please bring your own cell phone. Drinks/food available to workers. RSVP to Connie at 831-234-5660.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) will participate in a multi-agency enforcement patrol this weekend on the Colorado River, pursuing those who are operating their boats and other watercraft while under the influence (OUI) of drugs or alcohol. AZGFD, together with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will be on the lookout for boat and watercraft operators violating the law and who are found to be above Arizona’s OUI legal limit of a .08 blood-alcohol content. Throughout the weekend, boaters may be required to pass through a checkpoint and be subject to a systematic safety inspection. Operators will be checked for any sign of impairment from alcohol or drugs, and to ensure the required safety equipment, such as proper life jackets and working fire extinguishers, are aboard. www.azgfd.gov/boating.
The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) has released its final legislative scorecard. It can be viewed at 2016-Scorecard-Press-Release.pdf The top rates Senators include LD22 Judy Burges, LD16 David Farnsworth, LD12 Andy Biggs, and LD17 Steve Yarbrough. The top four Representatives are LD13 Darin Mitchell , LD15 John Allen, LD20 Anthony Kern, and LD25 “Rusty” Bowers. 23 conservative legislators exceeded a 90% final score, according to chairman Thayer Verschoor. For criteria in rating bill go to www.azra2016.com or : firstname.lastname@example.org 19 current legislators are AzRA members, with eight additional members currently running for office. 2016-Scorecard-Press-Release.pdf
Arizona Needs 10,000 Qualified Individuals Who Will Work On Election Day. The 2016 election cycle is going to be busier than ever as America elects a new President. This means Arizona could see record levels of voter participation. With more than 1,500 polling locations and seven positions needed per location, Secretary of State Michele Reagan is urging Arizonans to become an integral part of the process and join the ranks of those who serve as paid poll workers. “As we approach the August and November elections it’s possible that more Arizona voters participate in the process than we have seen in a long time,” said Reagan. “The simple truth is that poll workers are on the front lines of our democracy as they ensure our elections are run efficiently and fairly. Compensation varies, but each county pays their workers for their service. With more than 3.3 million registered voters in Arizona, voter turnout could reach 80 percent in the General Election with more than 2 million voters participating. With thousands of polling places scattered in every corner of the state, I would encourage those who would like to have a front row seat on election day to contact their local election officials and find out how they can get involved.” “To sign up as a poll worker, or to learn more about qualifications, training, responsibilities and compensation visit: www.azsos.gov or sign up: http://bit.ly/24AhNfy.
Important 2016 Election Dates And Deadlines
· July 21 – Last day to file as a write-in candidate for the Primary Election (Aug 30)
· Aug 1 – Voter registration deadline for Primary Election.
· Aug 3 – Early Ballot Voting begins for Primary Election
· Aug 30 – Primary Election
· Sept 29 – Last day to file as a write-in candidate for the General Election.
· Oct 10 – Voter registration deadline for General Election.
· Oct 12 – Early Ballot Voting begins for General Election.
· Nov 8 – General Election Day.
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The Surprise Tea Party Patriots won’t meet again until 6:30 pm., Tues., Sept 6 in the Grand Canyon Room of the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 WRH Johnson Blvd, Sun City West. Speaker to be tba. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will address the group on Sept 20. email@example.com
LD4 Republicans are having a fundraising drawing for an engraved Ruger 10-22 rifle. Rifle is engraved to commemorate the 225th Anniversary of the Second Amendment in 2016. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Drawing to be held July 4 or when the 370 tickets are sold. Tickets available from LD4 members or send payment made out to LD4 Republicans, c/o Hopkins4AZ, PO Box 134, Buckeye, AZ 85326. Winner must meet eligibility requirements at AZ Firearms in Avondale. Contact: Richard Hopkins firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTN candidates: Pima County’s Barney Brenner has rebar sign stakes in stock for all sizes of campaign signs, precut and ready to go, as well as great tools for installation. Call or text him at 520-240-9900.
Secretary of State Michele Reagan has developed a new webpage go.azsos.gov/cghy consolidating more than 200 Primary candidates onto one convenient site –candidate bios, contact information, financial disclosure statements and links to official nomination paperwork.
Early Voting Begins for the primary on August 3, 2016.
The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) is not only the fastest growing Republican group in Arizona, it is also considered the more conservative wing of the Republican Party. Membership includes over half of the Republicans in the current Arizona Legislature. The AZRA Scorecard is a great guide to who is doing what on your behalf in the Legislature, and can be accessed from the top menu: www.azra2016.com The Legislators are given a score based on over 230 bills proffered in the 2015-16 session.
US Sen Candidates Dr. Kelli Ward, Alex Meluskey, and Clair Van Steenwyk are available to speak at events or to groups. To schedule Ward, Contact Carolyn Leff at 928- 230-0633 or email@example.com
Ft. Tuthill Military History Museum Director Marilyn “Waddell” Hammarstrom – the daughter of John A. Waddell, who was cartoonist/author Bill Mauldin’s first “Willie” - is looking for Mauldin items from his famous “Willie and Joe” drawing of WWII vets. Contact Hammarstrom at 602-684-1912 or www.forttuthill.org
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
LD4 House Candidate Richard Hopkins will hold a “Meet & Greet” fundraiser between 4-6 pm, Sat., July 16 at the CO-OP Grill, 18300 Old US 80 in Arlington, AZ. It is the old Desert Rose Café. All ages welcome. Contact: Francine 623-979-8825 (H) or 602-499-9553.
The Arizona Republican Assembly SWC will meet at 8 am., Sat., July 16 at Culvers Restaurant, 1025 N. Avondale Blvd in Avondale. Special $5 menu, includes unlimited rinks and tax, according to newly elected group president Cid DeLaFuente. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fountain Hills Republican Club will hear from County Recorder Helen Purcel about election procedures at Sat., July 16. ALL candidates and/or elected officials are welcome to attend meetings and will be given an opportunity to speak. email@example.com
The Cobre Valley Republican Club will meet at 9:30 am, Sat.,July 16 at Bernard's Coffee Station to hear Gila County Recorder Monica Wohlforth. There will also be a discussion on upcoming event. Contact President Judy Alexander at 928-701-2195.
The Arizona News Service/Arizona Capitol Times 2016 Meet the Candidates Event is scheduled between 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Mon, July 18 at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix.
The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., July 18 at 3375 E Shea Blvd in Phoenix to hear Republican candidate Wayne Baker, who is one of several candidates opposing incumbent Joe Arpaio for the sheriff’s position. Baker was born and raised in Phoenix and worked for the Sheriff’s office for 22 years – ending in April 2014. AP meetings are open to all GOP candidates running for office. If you a candidates wishes to address AP, they should contact Chairman Ron Ludders at 602.677.1496
Sen John McCain and his wife Cindy will host an ice cream social from 1:30-2:15 pm., Mon., July 18 at McCain Northern headquarters, 110 E Gurley St #100B in Prescott.
The Republican Women of Prescott (RWOP) meet for lunch Tues., July 19 at
The Prescott Resort and Conference Center, 1500 E. Hwy 69, Prescott, AZ. Doors open 10:30 am, lunch & meeting 11:30 am - 1pm. Reservation/RSVP: Elsie Tyree: firstname.lastname@example.org RSVP cutoff is 5 pm., July 15 or reserve online at www.rwop.info – events. $20 per person. Program: Candidates Forum featuring US Congressional Candidates incumbent Congressman Dr. Paul Gosar and opponent Ray Strauss; and LD1 candidates incumbent Noel Campbell and opponents Chip Davis and David Stringer.
LD11’s “Super Meet & Greet’ for state and local candidates is scheduled between 3-6 pm. , Wed., July 20 in of the Mountain View(East) Ballroom, SaddleBrooke, 38759 S Mountain View Blvd. in Tucson featuring Arizona Corporation Commission candidates Bob Burns, Boyd Dunn, Al Melvin, Andy Tobin and Rick Gray, LD8 candidates Frank Pratt, TJ Shope and David Cook, LD11 candidates Steve Smith, Vince Leach and Mark Finchem. Pinal County candidates- District 1 County Supervisor candidates Tom Sorenson, District 4 Anthony Smith and Rich Vitiello; County Attorney – Lando Voyles and Kent Volkmer, Pinal County Sheriff – Steve Henry and Mark Lamb, Pinal County Treasurer – Michael McCord and Ted Gremmel, along with unopposed incumbents County Assessor Doug Wolfe, County Recorder Virginia Ross and County School Supt of Education Jill Broussard. Candidates will rotate around large round tables to visit with attendees.
Grassroots Tea Party Activists will hear from Maricopa County Supt of Education candidate Jana Jackson and her musical presentation “Dream Weavers: The Meaning of Our Flag” during the Wed., July 20 Grassroots Tea Party Activists meeting at Denny’s Restaurant, 2717 W Bell Road in Phoenix. Contact: Francine L Romesburg
The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., July 21 in the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma with LD13 incumbent Darin Mitchell and David Lara, Yuma Union High School District Board candidate. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer email@example.com 928-210-1219.
LD 24 will meet at 6:30 pm., Thur, July 21 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St, Phoenix to hear Arizona Corporation Commission candidates Al Melvin and Rick Gray and LD28 House candidate Maria Syms.
The Ahwatukee Tea Party Candidate Round Table Event #3 is scheduled to meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., July 21 at the Quality Inn Hotel (previously the Clarion Hotel), 5121 E. LA Puente Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85044 (I-10 & Elliot Rd) to chat with Maricopa County Supt of School candidates Jana Jackson and Steve Watson and LD18 Sen Frank Schmuck.
The Republican Party of Mesa (LD-25) Candidate Forum for all Republican candidates is scheduled at 7 pm, Thurs., July 21 at the Charles K Luster Building (Formerly the Mesa Utility Building) 640 N Mesa Dr., Mesa, AZ. This meeting will be chaired by Dan Grimm. Please email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Congressman. Matt Salmon (AZ-05), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, and Rep. Eliot Engel (NY-16), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, after introducing a bill to strengthen international cooperation and support freedom of navigation in the South China Sea: “Following this week’s landmark arbitral tribunal decision on the maritime territorial disputes in the South China Sea, China has already signaled its refusal to comply with the ruling, scorning international law and rejecting binding and peaceful dispute resolution. It is paramount, now more than ever, that we work to strengthen the security capabilities of our allies and partners in the South China Sea region. By increasing their capacity to monitor their own maritime territories, by improving their military and law enforcement prowess, and by building the bonds between our militaries, the maritime nations of Southeast Asia, we will be in a better position to negotiate a peaceful resolution to one of the most dangerous security situations of our times. This legislation builds upon our solid relationships with allies and partners in the region to shore up our response to China’s continued belligerence.”
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