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If The New Black Panther Party decides to conduct armed “protests” outside the GOP convention next week, as they have announced, a group of bikers will have Trump’s six. In an interview with Breitbart, a Bikers for Trump organizer said that his group would do anything possible to make sure there wasn’t violence from armed agitators in Cleveland.You may have seen Bikers for Trump at rallies before. According to their Facebook page, their goal is to “promote and coordinate peaceful Bikers for Trump rallies and events nationwide and to inform voters on issues confronting America.”
LD20 Senator Kimberly Yee will speak at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland at approximately 2:30 pm (EST) on Mon, July 18.
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The Grassroots Tea Party Activists will present an evening with Maricopa County School Supt candidate Jana Jackson at 6:30 pm., Wed., July 20 at Denny’s Restaurant Banquet room, 2717 W Bell Road in Phoenix. Doors open at 6 pm. Jackson will present “Dream Weavers: The Meaning of our Flag.” Jackson’s daughter will also sing a patriotic song with accompanying music by Budd Gilbert play the harmonica. Contact: Francine Romesburg at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and 602-821-4675.
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Sen John McCain will visit speak at the noon, Mon., July 18 Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley Chambers of Commerce luncheon scheduled at the Prescott Resort/Conference Center, 1 500 AZ-69, in Prescott. RSVP to Loran Romero at Lorna@johnmccain.com or (480) 231-8930.
The ‘Women of Courage” Candidates Fundraiser is scheduled between 1-3 pm., Sat., July 23 at the Deer Valley Airport. Tickets - $25.
Sen John McCain will meet with campaign volunteers at 1:45 pm., Mon., July 18 at the Northern AZ campaign headquarters, 110 E Gurley #100 B in Prescott for an ice cream social. RSVP to Lorna Romero at Lorna@johnmccain.com or (480) 231-8930.
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The Colorado River Tea Party – Yuma meets the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95 (in last building behind church). Contact Chairman Sally Kizer at email@example.com 928-210-1219.
Bounty Offered For McCain Tape “…GotNews.com has announced 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….”
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
Sen John McCain will give remarks at the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at 11 am., Tues., July 19 at the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, Pine Canyon Club, 3000 S. Clubhouse Circle, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. RSVP to Lorna Romero at Lorna@johnmccain.com or (480) 231-8930
LD20 State Committeeman Wes Harris: One of the major duties of the Maricopa County School Superintendent is the appointment of people to open School Governing Boards. Don Covey has a dismal history in this area - seldom appointing Republicans to these positions and more often than not appointing Teacher's Union members (which means Democrats). He is another example of candidates running under the Republican banner who are anything but Republicans in thought or action. Covey is proud of the fact that he appointed Alfredo Gutierrez one of the most notorious Democrat operatives in both the City of Phoenix and Maricopa County... I strongly urge you to vote against Covey and instead put a true Republican and Conservative Educator on the General Ballot...Jana Jackson.
Sen John McCain will give remarks at the Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at 11:30 am., Thurs., July 21 at Beale Celebrations, 201 N. 4th St., Kingman, AZ 86401. RSVP to Lorna Romero at Lorna@johnmccain.com or (480) 231-8930.
Maricopa County Supt of Schools candidate Jana Jackson will participate LKD25 Candidate’s Forum at 7 pm., Thurs., July 21 at 640 N Mesa Drive in Mesa. Speak to candidates individually. No speeches.
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
Sen John McCain will meet with community leaders in Williams, AZ at 8:15 am., Wed., July 20 at the Wild West Junction, 321 East Route 66, Williams, AZ 86406. RSVP to Lorna Romero at Lorna@johnmccain.com or (480) 231-8930.
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
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
Former LD22 PC Bryan Reilly: LD22 PC Karen Thomas’ recent comments about Maricopa County Recorder, Helen Purcell are interesting, albeit hypocritical. For 28 years, Helen Purcell has done an excellent job, in my opinion. The fact that Purcell recently made two glaring errors, acknowledged her errors, accepted responsibility for her errors and vowed to make improvements in her office, shows that Purcell is accountable to the public. Thomas mentions the $400,000 cost of the ballot error, which is peanuts, compared to the $240 million in fines, legal awards and fees that our octogenarian sheriff has cost Maricopa County over the past 24 years. And, that doesn’t include the estimated $50 million for the current Melendres v. Arpaio legal mess. If the dollar cost inflicted on taxpayers by politicians is the deciding factor for Thomas’ support for a candidate, I would question Thomas' loyal support for Sheriff Joe Arpaio as indicated to me in her emails. Thomas questions how a Republican could hire a Democrat for any reason. Sometimes a person is hired because of their qualifications, not their party affiliation. FBI Director Comey, a Republican, was picked by President Obama because of his qualifications. G.W. Bush selected Democrat, Norman Mineta for his cabinet. For the past 24 years, Maricopa County Republicans have voted for a former Democrat Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Thomas’ article concludes with this harsh comment: “Helen, since you’ve been in office since before the internet, it’s time to GET OUT! It isn’t a retirement home!” It appears to me that Thomas is not consistent in her choice of candidates.
The Colorado River Tea Party – Yuma will not meet on Thurs., Aug 18. They will resume meet on Thurs., Sept 1. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer at 928-210-1219 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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:
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 email@example.com, or 928-434-1515, Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-710-5676 or Gene at email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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. $50 admission. Tickets here: meet-the-candidates.
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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Heirs of the Republican will host a private viewing of “Hillary’s America: The History of the Democratic Party” at 10:30 am., Sat., July 23 at the Century Theatres at the Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N. Oracle Road in Oro Valley. Tickets - $10 each. Reservations - firstname.lastname@example.org website www.HerisOfTheRepublic.com
A Meet & Greet for US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward is scheduled at 11:30 am, July 23 at the Sugarbowl, 4005 N Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Contact: Carolyn Leff at email@example.com or 1-928-230-0633.
A Fundraiser For Payson City Council Candidate Janell Sterner will be held from 11:30 am-1 pm., Sat., July 23 at Republican Headquarters, 307 C South Beeline Hwy (behind the Buffalo Grill). Refreshments available. RSVP required for head count. Tickets - $10 each; can be purchased at the door. Contact: Lolly Hathhorn at 928-474-2334.
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US Senate candidate Alex Meluskey: On Wednesday, Mitt Romney’s attorneys sent Arizona Primary competitor Kelli Ward a cease and desist letter for reusing 2008 Romney ads, critical of John McCain. According to, TPM.com the letter stated that ‘"Romney for President has not authorized your use of its protected material… Your campaign has engaged in blatant infringement of RFP's protected work and must cease and desist immediately." “Most politicians have to get to DC before they steal from other people, apparently Kelli Ward is streamlining the process, said Joel Andres Frewa, spokesperson for Meluskey. “It’s going to take more than a cookie cutter campaign to beat McCain and Kirkpatrick.” The full letter can be found here. “Arizonians are looking for a fresh voice for the future of their state. If Ward needs further edification, she should feel free to take a look at our original ads.” The Arizona primary will be held on August 30, 2016. Small businessman, radio host and FAIRtax champion Alex Meluskey is running a grassroots campaign to take on sitting U.S. Senator John McCain in the Arizona Republican Primary in the same vein as now-Congressman Dave Brat’s historic 2014 takedown of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Meluskey is taking on the establishment in Washington, D.C. and an entrenched 5-term Senator at a time when America needs new ideas to solve our nation’s challenges.
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