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If you did not receive the 7-18-16 Briefs notice, you can find that issue of Briefs at archives.mcrcbriefs.org/2016_07_18
Donald Trump, whose outsider campaign both galvanized millions of voters is officially the 2016 GOP presidential nominee. The billionaire businessman reached the 1,237 delegates he needed to clinch the nomination when his son Donald Trump Jr. cast the votes for the New York delegation.
Donald Trump Claimed The Mantle Tuesday as the Republican presidential nominee, capping a stunning rise to power for his insurgent campaign as a boisterous showing by his family and friends revived his convention after a rocky start. Chris Christie, shaking off the disappointment of being passed over as Trump’s running mate, performed a show trial of Hillary Clinton, whipping the crowd into frenzied chants of “Lock her up! Trump’s son Donald Jr. sketched a portrait of his father as a champion of the working man who could unleash America’s potential. His half-sister Tiffany offered a more tender and less familiar view of her father. More on CNN TV,
If The New Black Panther Party decides to conduct armed “protests” outside the GOP convention next week, Bikers for Trump will do anything possible to make sure there isn’t any violence from armed agitators in Cleveland. Breitbart
More Convention headlines:
· Congratulations To Jose Borrajero - Selected As Arizona's Ambassador To Trump Nation!
· Trump-Supporters-See Themselves In Republican-Nomination-For President Trump Nation Members
Tom Morrissey Immediate Past Chairman AZ GOP: Things got a bit dicey on the floor of the Convention yesterday as passions erupted from both sides of the "Anybody but Trump" issue. It was noisy and energetic as both sides of the issue battled it out. In the end the Pro-Trump forces prevailed. As a Pro-Trumper I argued with a delegate who was on the other side of the issue, when he continued to call for a "roll call" which would have brought a very divisive issue to the floor. I told him that a roll call, to me at least, was equivalent to a call of support for Hillary for President. To other "Anti-Trumpers" I said, if you consider nothing else, please keep in mind the potential liberal control of the Supreme Court by the appointment of possibly five Justices over the coming four years. Sometimes we don't see the forest for the trees. A pleasant surprise for me was when I started getting texts from family and friends that I was seen on CNN saluting the flag during the singing of the National Anthem and then a second time during a prayer. My hope is that all of us who refer to ourselves as Conservative Republicans remember that we have a country to save, and act accordingly.
Jose Borrejaro, MCRC 2 VC: Thank you very much for publishing my Trump thing. I don't know how many people they interviewed, but was quite pleased and surprised to find out they chose my comments to publish. As you can see from my comments, I am not enamored with Trump, but the lack of leadership and disregard for the will of the voters exhibited by the others made me support Trump. See Congratulations To Jose Borrajero - Selected As Arizona's Ambassador To Trump Nation! - ft
Political Consultant Constantine Querard: Day One of the Convention is in the books. Ignore the media spinning the noise as Trumpers v Anti-Trumpers, the fight was for improving the party rules and following our procedures. As most of you know, GOPers get prickly when the rules aren't followed. Otherwise, several great speeches, some genuine American heroes, and some fun, including looking for Jobu with Jeff Smith, showing we can disagree without being disagreeable with Sandi Bartlett and Anthony Kern, a cameo from Triumph (one of the few A-list celebrities in the arena -- sorry Scott Baio), and owning the jumbotron social media courtesy of Anthony and our Yuma Senator Don Shooter.
Susan Bitter Smith: As Republicans arrive in Cleveland for this year's convention, I thought I would share this photo from a past convention, 1984, to be exact, featuring the cutest convention attendee, 3 month old Prescott Smith. To the delight of his grandparents (and his parents) this was a wire service photo that went out across the country including the front page of the now defunct Phoenix Gazette.
Arizona Delegation Tidbits:
Gabby Saucedo-Mercer and Jeff DeWit, AZ Treasurer and Arizona's Trump Campaign Chair, found a few minutes to chat.
Word Coming From The Convention Center: Crowd has thinned for Flynn. Many delegates bolted after Melania and Donald Trump walked offwatch CSPAN. FOX, CNN, and the rest are only showing a small piece of it.
Gotta Hand It To The Entire Trump Family. That’s one good looking clan. Beautifully dressed, well mannered, well spoken, close knit, poised and confident. Potential First Lady Melania is still a fashion plate with a figure most women envy and the fellows admire. Some of the ladies can hardly wait to see Melania’s inaugural ball gown.
Chuckle For The Day: One delegate was wearing Trump socks yesterday. The Donald’s hair was brushed yarn that stuck out from the ankles.
Thayer Verschoor: Melania Trump have a great speech! Great first Lady. Much much better than the crooked corrupt Clinton's. "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!"
Sandi Bartlett (Bartlett’s Bunker): Marcus Luttreal gave a very emotional speech. Not a dry eye in the house.
Sean Smith’s mom gave a very touching speech as well. She’s one tough lady with a broken heart. Shame on you Hillary Clinton!
Weary delegates started to thin out prior to retired Gen Flynn’s speech. His message was well worth listening to.
Some folks will be surprised when they get home and review how they looked in photos taken during the hooting/hollering session. Pics last forever.
A Wine & Chocolate Fundraiser for incumbent Board of Supervisor candidate Jack Smith is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Sast.,Jun 23 at the Residence Inn, 3599 Lee Circle in Prescott, featuring Rep Karen Fann and Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin. $50 per person. Tickets/RSVP – 928-460-2961 or www.jackSmithAZ.com
LD25 Write-in candidate Itasca Small will participate in the LD26 Candidate Forum at 7 pm., July 21 at the Charles K. Luster Building, 640 N Mesa Dr., in Mesa. Contact: Gene Dufoe at 480-835-9637 or Merrianne Geisdorf at 480-225-0720
A Meet & Greet For Sen Candidate Dr Kelli Ward is scheduled at noon, July 20 at Kohl's Ranch Kohl's Ranch Lodge, 202 Kohl's Ranch Lodge Rd., Payson, AZ 85541. Contact: Carolyn Leff at email@example.com or 1-928-230-0633.
Anyone Wishing A Presentation from former Secretary of State Ken Bennett– currently from for Congress – can host an event by signing up at BennettForCongress.com
The Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., Aug 22 (No July mtg) at the Pyle Center (Rural/Southern) to hear Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery address human smuggling and sex trafficking. IF there is a quorum, TPW will also vote on Bylaws Amendments Contact Chr Jessica Merrow firstname.lastname@example.org
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus on Hillary Clinton’s remarks at the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada: “Hillary Clinton’s eagerness to put big government special interests ahead of taxpayers will do nothing to Make America Work Again,” said Priebus. “Promising more tax dollars for the government in exchange for votes is exactly the kind of rigged system Hillary Clinton has long benefited from, and middle class families have every right to be angry about this unethical backscratching taking place at their expense. Pay-to-play politics is par for the course with Hillary Clinton, and this kind of behavior is bound to continue in the White House if she is elected president. We need to run the other way from a Clinton agenda which puts her own self-interest above what is good for the American people, and elect a Republican president who will create jobs, cut wasteful government spending, and bring wholesale change to Washington.”
Sen John McCain spoke at the launching of the Northern Arizona Military Advocacy Council at 10 am. Tuesday at the Arizona Army National Guard Camp Navajo in Bellemont, AZ. The new military support organization includes representatives from the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, Economic Collaborative of Northern Arizona, Northern Arizona University, Northern Arizona Leadership Alliance, Coconino County and the City of Flagstaff working in concert with other statewide military support groups and elected officials. He also spoke at the Grand Canyon State Electrical Cooperative Association Awards dinner held at the Little America Hotel in Flagstaff last night.
The Paradise Valley Schools Transportation department is conducting a job fair between 8am-3 pm., Thurs., July 21. They need to fill a number of bus driver and bus aide vacancies before school starts.
Sen candidate Claire Van Steenwyk presented his CD8 campaign to LD22 for the time yesterday – explaining the laws that allow him to run for two federal offices at the same time.
A Women of Courage Luncheon fundraiser for Maricopa County Supt of Schools candidate Jana Jackson is scheduled at 1 pm, July 23 at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant, 702 W Deer Valley Road in Phoenix. $25 per ticket. RSVP by June 21 to email@example.com or call 602-516-47-81l
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Kathy Pearce, Founder, CEO AZ Heroes to Hometowns, is making plans for the annual ‘Turkeys to Troops’ to feed 2,500 families a Thanksgiving dinner. They will be providing OEF/OIF Injured/Wounded Troops, Deployed Military Families, Guard, Reserves, and Active Duty Military with the fixings for a Thanksgiving dinner for their families. AZ Heroes to Hometowns has entered into partnership with local food banks to provide 2,500 food boxes to support these military families for the 2016 Thanksgiving season. AZ Heroes to Hometowns is in need of 2,500 - $25.00 grocery gift cards or monetary donations for a turkey or ham to complete the food boxes for Thanksgiving. Donations of grocery gift cards and checks may be mailed to AZ Heroes to Hometowns. Also, Pay-Pal may be used for donations; information can be located at www.azheroestohometowns.org. All donations received with subject: Turkey to Troops will be used for this project. Donations are needed by November 11th, 2016 to allow time for the purchase of grocery gift cards and deliver them to the six Arizona locations to be distributed along with the food boxes. Contact Pearce at 480-330-1632 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hillary’s America: The secret history of the Democratic Party has received a tremendous reception in Phoenix, according to Dinesh D'Souza. incredible numbers
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The Chips N Salsa Radio Show is the only local Phoenix area radio show with a conservative Latino perspective. Hosts Martin Gonzalez, George Ortiz and Alice Lara can be heard/watched at 8 pm., Fridays on KFNX www.1100KFNX.com and Saturdays 4PM www.CentralCityRadio.com Or catch them on Facebook. For sponsorships contact Gonzalez at MartinGonzalezonline@hotmail.com or www.ChipsNSalsaShow.com
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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 Sorensen, 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
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 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
The Chino Valley Pachyderm will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., July 21 at Randall's Restaurant in the Prescott Golf & Country Club. 5 pm early birds. Nathan Duell of the Heritage Action Group will make a presentation. RSVP Sue Goodchild at SUE 636-7355 OR email@example.com
Sen John McCain will speak 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
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
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.
The ‘Women of Courage” Candidates Fundraiser is scheduled between 1-3 pm., Sat., July 23 at the Deer Valley Airport. Tickets - $25.
A ‘Retirement Party for Sen John McCain’ is planned on Monday evening, July 25, complete with a retirement cake and featuring US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward and former congressman Tom Tancredo. Suggested donations $30 per person or $50 per couple. For reservations contact Karen Schutte at 520.877.3230 or 520.241.2256 or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 623-451-692 or www.kelliward.com/retiremccainparty
LD18 Senate Candidate Frank Schmuck volunteers will meet at 7 pm., Mon., July 25 at 233 W Krista Way in Tempe on how to use your time to make a real difference in this primary election. Contact: Team Schmuck Chairman Dan Schultz at email@example.com
The Fountain Hills Republican Club's GOP Social will start at 6 pm., Tues., July 26 in the Fireside Grill inside the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd, FH 85268. The GOP Socials are scheduled for the 4th Thursday of each month and will continue throughout the summer and fall at the Fireside Grill. These are social events. No Speeches, no reservations, no host bar/drinks (with optional food) in a friendly social atmosphere at a local bar/restaurant. Everyone is welcome. Socialize with old friends while making new friends. The Fountain Hills Republican Club's "GOP Socials" are open to all interested persons, membership in the FH Republican Club is not required.
US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward is hosting a Meet And Greet at 10 am., July 26 at the Bungalow, 48 N Robson in Mesa.
Congressman Trent Franks is hosting a Coffee with the Congressman at 8:30 am, Wed., July 27 at 7121 W Bell Rd, Glendale (lower level conference room). RSVP to Shari Farrington firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sen John McCain has announced his Arizona Future: Fire and Water action plan, which lays out steps that can prepare Arizona for the wildfire season ahead and to combat drought conditions faced by Arizona’s next generation and beyond: “The defining issue for the next generation of Arizonans will be fire and water," said McCain. "I am proud of the progress we have made in equipping our firefighters, protecting our forests, and conserving our water supply, but there is more to be done. Like my predecessors, Jon Kyl, Barry Goldwater, and John Rhodes I will fight to protect our natural resources and forests so future generations inherit a better quality of life, agricultural economy, and natural beauty in Arizona.”
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CD4 Congressional candidate Ray Strauss: You may have heard the expression “dog days of summer” and know that it refers to the hottest days of mid-summer. Here in Arizona we don’t have to wait until mid-summer for things to heat up, and with the campaign for CD4 heating up too, well, we might as well have some fun with it. I know it’s difficult to get people’s attention with so much going on right now, including maybe even trying to squeeze some vacation time in. But this race is ongoing, and with a few weeks left to go, I still need your help. We’re gaining momentum as each week passes, and my team and I are working hard to spread my message of listening to the people and working for the people. Won’t you join us? consider donating With a common vision we can take back our country!
Sen Jeff Flake: We all know that President Obama's administration has been prone to executive overreach to put it mildly. We can only imagine what a Hillary Clinton administration would do. This makes it absolutely critical that Republicans maintain control of the Senate in order to keep a Clinton administration in check in case she wins. We are in serious danger of losing our majority, and unless we step up our game it could be game over for conservatives. We saw what happened when President Obama had a liberal Senate majority for most of his presidency. And our nation can't afford to keep taking the economic and social beating that it has under the liberal agenda -- especially with their increasing ambition to strip us of our 2nd Amendment and other Constitutional rights. Senate Democrats want nothing more than to see Hillary win and to have a strong majority to sign off on every single one of the promises she's made. Unfortunately they won't stop until they win, so we can't afford to take breaks or let our guard down. I need you now. help me
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