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GOP Vice Presidential Nominee Gov Mike Pence will conduct Town Halls Tuesday, Aug 2 in Tucson and Phoenix. A 2 pm Town Hall is scheduled at the Fox Tucson Theater, 17 W Congress Street. Tucson tickets here. A 7 pm., Town Hall will be held in the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N 3rd St., in downtown Phoenix. Doors open at 4 pm. Phoenix tickets here Please limit personal items and arrive early to expedite entrance into the either venue. No homemade signs, banners, professional cameras with a detachable lens, tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, back packs or large bags will be permitted into either venue.
Businessman Alex Meluskey Withdraws From Senate Race, Citing Campaign Promise: “I made it very clear from the outset that if I was not in a position to win this race, I would do what is best for our state, and for our country, and step aside before voting began. That is why effective today, I am suspending my campaign and therefore I am not presently a candidate for the U.S. Senate. I am keeping my promise to the people of Arizona in order to clear the way for the defeat of John McCain”.
In a video on his website, he said, “But make no mistake – Our fight moves forward. The political outcome of any one race matters much less than our work to restore moral, constitutional government – of the people, by the people, and for the people in this country. I continue the fight to restore equal protection to the thousands of innocent children who continue to be destroyed every day by the abortionists and their political enablers; to protect marriage and the natural family; to protect our sacred Right to Keep and Bear Arms; for the FairTax, to put an end, once and for all, to the IRS and the income tax; to protect our national sovereignty, security, and borders; to stand with our friends and allies in the world, including Israel; And last, but certainly not least, I will continue to stand with, and fight for, our Veterans.”
He concluded, “Roberta and I are deeply grateful to every single one of our fantastic supporters, volunteers, and donors, and to our great staff. Your work has been exemplary, and builds towards a brighter American future. Be encouraged, my friends. This is not an end, but another beginning, if we simply keep our eyes on God, and on the important goals we have set – and if we continue to stand together. Now I’m going to ask all of you to do one more thing. In the words of Calvin Coolidge, I need you to remember that ‘Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence ... Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.’ Thank you. God bless you. God bless the Great State of Arizona. And may God once again bless the United States of America.”
US Sen Candidate Dr Kelli Ward: “Today Alex Meluskey has honored his pledge to Arizona Republicans ‘to clear the way for the defeat of John McCain.’ I thank him for his selfless and courageous decision, and I pledge to be a conservative champion on those issues that matter so much to his supporters whom we welcome to our camp: protecting innocent unborn life, defending the Second Amendment, securing our borders, and finally fixing the VA. “After 33 years in Washington, John McCain has become the ultimate establishment insider and Hillary’s favorite Republican. It’s 2016, and the VA is still broken, and the borders are still open. That’s why he’s losing a reliably red state to a rubber stamp Obama Democrat. I’m the only Republican who can unite our party to win in November. “John McCain’s millions of dollars of false attacks against my military family discredit his past service and call into question his capacity to serve through a fourth decade in DC well into his eighties. John McCain should do the honorable thing and renounce the desperate smear tactics from AZ Grassroots Action PAC and debate me one-on-one, face-to-face before the voters. As Senator McCain himself has said, ‘If all you run is negative attack ads, you don’t have much of a vision for the future.’ Arizona Republicans should help me honor him with retirement on August 30.”
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Volunteers Are Needed to work in the Cobre Valley Republican Headquarters in Globe between 10 am –2 pm., Mon., Wed., Fri., And Sat. Volunteers should contact Chr Judy Alexander at 928-701-2195.
LD25 Senate write-in candidate Itasca Small will address the AzRA East Valley Chapter meetingi at 7 pm., Tues., Aug 2 in the Mesa Fire Station 201, 360 E. 1st Street, Mesa. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Contact: Merrianne Geisdorf, Campaign Manager 480-225-0720.
Frank Antenori will be at the Great American Steakburger, 8995 E Tanque Verde Road in Tucson between 6-8 pm., Thurs., Aug 4 in behalf of Pima County Supervisors candidate Steve Christy.
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LD25 Senate write-in candidate Itasca Small will attend the Mesa Republican Women's luncheon at 11:30 am., Thurs., Aug 4 at 1900 E. University Dr., (NW corner of University Dr. /Gilbert Rd. Riviera Plaza. Contact: Merrianne Geisdorf, Campaign Manager 480-225-0720.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department, in partnership with the Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society, is offering an encore Canyon Lake cruise for the public to see magnificent desert bighorn sheep in their natural environment. The three-hour tour, accompanied by Game and Fish biologists and educators, leaves from Canyon Lake Marina at 7 a.m. on Sat, Aug. 13. Cost is $40 for adults and $25 for children ages 5-12. The Dolly Steamboat offers both open-air decks and air-conditioned viewing areas, is accessible, and has bathrooms. Light snacks and beverages are available for purchase. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable light clothing and bring a camera, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and binoculars. Limited space. Reservations required: call Dolly Steamboat at (480) 827-9144 or book online at www.dollysteamboat.com
The Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) has extended the deadline to Aug 20 for submitting award nominations (via the legislative district (LD) chairmen) for the Sept 10 Lincoln Day Awards Dinner. All nominee recommendations must be submitted by Aug 20 to Frank Thorwald at email@example.com Three new awards will be given related to recruitment and activity of new precinct committeemen (PCs). Nominees for the “Most Valuable PC Of The Year,” along with the annual Lifetime Lincoln Bust and Reagan Bust Service awards are also being sought. Each LD chairman is asked to submit one name. PCs can nominate any club for the “Outstanding Club for 2016” award. For more information contact Thorwald.
Activist Barbara Blewster: This message is not unusual for folks that have had contact with D. Trump. Still it is wonderful to hear. If he wins or does not win, we have much to do to preserve our Constitution. Stopping the Trade Agreements and Immigration, (which we should do at all costs until assimilation has taken place), ridding our country of the Department of Education and Common Core, are very key to restoring our Republic. One man cannot do it all. See lynne Patton: The Trump Family That I Know - A Black Female Trump Executive Speaks Out
August 12 Is The Deadline for nominating contestants for the Arizona Game and Fish Commission awards dinner. Submit a Commission Awards nomination, or download a nomination form. Then submit the completed form and all supplemental materials to: Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn: 2016 Commission Awards - DOHQ, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086 or fax to: 623-236-7299 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. August 12, 2016. The Commission will select the Award recipients at its Aug. 26, 2016 meeting. The awards will be presented at the annual Awards Banquet to be held Sat, Jan. 14, 2017, at the Arizona Grand Resort, 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona 85044.
Maricopa County Elections Needs Polling Place Volunteers for the August 30 Presidential Primary Election. They need over 4,000 registered voters to work the 724 precincts in Maricopa County. Volunteers will be pay $125 for Election Day, $10 for the training class, and $5 for the setup meeting. Interested people should contact: Fred Lucero - RISCX at email@example.com
Secretary of State Michele Reagan has relaunched the WWII Memorial paver program - through Sept 2 – allowing individuals or businesses to purchase a commemorative brick to honor the courage and sacrifice of those who fought for freedom around the globe during WWII. Brick purchasers can engrave a paver to be installed this later this fall. See http://www.azsos.gov/paver
The Annual Fountain Hills Republican Club Picnic/Election Rally will start at 4 pm., Sat., Sept 17 inside the Fountain Hills Community Center. This replaces the normal 9 am meeting. Tickets - $20 for members – paid in advance. $25 for non-members or at the door. Children under 12 free when accompanied by a paying adult. David Hansen picked Gov Mike Pence as Trump's VP pick, winning two free tickets to the picnic.
Cheryl Todd will discuss the Second Amendment at the Sat., Oct 15 meeting of the Fountain Hills Republican Club. Find out more about Cheryl at: www.gunfreedomradio.com, www.azfirearms.com or www.potofgoldestate.com or on Facebook at GunFreedomRadio, AZFirearms or PotofGoldEstate.
Important 2016 Election Dates And Deadlines
Aug 1 – Voter registration deadline for Primary Election.
Aug 3 – Early Ballot Voting begins for Primary Election (at some locations);
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.
Secretary of State Michele Reagan reminds potential voters that they must register by Aug 1 to vote in the Aug 30 primary in Arizona. Early ballots go out Aug 3. She also reminds voters they can check the status of their voter registration, find their polling place and learn about candidates or ballot measures at www.Arizona.Vote and www.Arizona.Voto’
Hillary’s America: The secret history of the Democratic Party has received a tremendous reception in Phoenix, according to Dinesh D'Souza. incredible numbers
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.
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 email@example.com
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering wildlife enthusiasts an opportunity to join biologists in netting bats from 7:30-10 p.m. Aug. 6 along the Verde River, north of Scottsdale. Arizona is home to 28 species of bats, many of which live and forage right in our own backyards. This event is a great way to experience these fascinating, yet often misunderstood, creatures in person. "We’ve had good luck netting bats along the Verde," said Randy Babb, watchable wildlife program manager. "We typically capture three to five species and sometimes get something unusual, which can be really exciting. Captured bats will be identified, examined and released unharmed." Babb said other species that might be encountered include snakes and other reptiles, along with owls and various rodents."It’s a really nice way to spend a warm summer evening," Babb said. The registration fee is $25 per person (10 and older). Participation is limited to 20 people. To register contact Joe Yarchin at (623) 236-7589 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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Nominations Are Being Accepted Until Aug 5 for the Capitol Times 2016 ‘Leaders of the Year in Public Policy Awards’ that will be awarded Sept. 14 at the Sheraton in Phoenix. Nominations are open in 18 categories – recognizing individuals and organizations for advancing public policy in Arizona. Nominations forms are available at: http://azcapitoltimes.com/files/2016/07/LotY16-Nomination-Form.pdf. E-mail the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL) 11th Annual Meeting is scheduled from noon until 4 pm., Oct 8, at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix. Seating begins at 11 am. Details at website. The open carrying of holstered firearms is appreciated. This year’s speaker is Dave Kopel. All luncheon attendees will be eligible for our door prize drawings. Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased at online store or at any AzCDL gun show table.. Any AzCDL member upgrading to Life Member status before Sept 24 will receive free tickets to this year’s annual meeting for themselves and their guests. All membership donations accumulate towards a life membership. To find out how close you are to becoming an AzCDL Life Member, contact Fred at email@example.com. you can join at Join AzCDL. RSVP required by Sept 24, 2016. Reservations required; tickets not be sold at the door.
Secretary of State Michele Reagan has developed a new webpage consolidating more than 200 Primary candidates onto one convenient site -candidate bios, contact information, financial disclosure statements and links to official nomination paperwork. go.azsos.gov/cghy
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
LD20’s “Meet and Greet” starts at 6:30 pm, Aug 1, followed by a 7 pm meeting at Washington School District Offices, 4650 W Sweetwater, in Glendale. There will be precinct captain training and several candidates will speak, according to Chairman Naomi Kruse, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Aug 1 at 3375 E Shea Blvd in Phoenix to discuss the recent National Republican Convention. Chairman Ron Ludders and Cecil Sanders will discuss the contrast between the recent Republican and Democrat conventions. Maricopa County Sheriff candidate Dan Saban, who has run for sheriff in the past as a Democrat and now a Republican, will address the group, according to Ludders. All GOP candidates are welcome to address the group. Contact: Ludders at 602-677-1496.
The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots will meet with Maricopa County School Supt candidate Jana Jackson, Maricopa County Recorder candidate Aaron Flannery; Mariopca County Sheriff candidate Marsha Hill, LD1 House candidate David Strenger at 6:30 pm., Tues., Aug 2 at 3701 W Anthem Way, Phoenix, AZ 85027, according to Chairman Vera Anderson. Contact: 602-821-4675 or 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
Grassroots Tea Party Activists will meet at 6 pm, Wed., Aug 3 at Denny’s Restaurant , 2717 W Bell Road in Phoenix with Maricopa County Sheriff candidate Dan Saban. Contact: Francine Romesburg. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Colorado River Tea Party – Yuma will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., Aug 4 to hear Board of Supervisors Distr. #5 candidate Don Scarff in the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95 (in last building behind church). Contact Chairman Sally Kizer at email@example.com 928-210-1219.
Mesa Republican Women will meet between 11:30 am- 1 pm., Thurs., Aug 5 at 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa 85213. August promises to be another lively meeting with our contested Maricopa County candidates participating in our rotating round table forum. We will be hearing from County Recorder candidates (Helen Purcell, Aaron Flannery), County Sheriff candidates (Wayne Baker, Marsha Hill, Dan Sabin) and County School Board candidates (Don Covey, Jana Jackson, Steve Watson). RSVP deadline is Sunday night, July 31st to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (480) 615-0524. MRW meets the first Thursday of each month (no August). Lunch is $10 for members, $12 for visitors/guests. Membership is $25, Jan-Dec and Men/Associate Memberships are $15. September 1st and October 6th meeting programs will center around Ballot Initiatives up for vote in the November General election. Contact President Sherry Pierce at the above phone or email address for more information.
The 13th Annual Friendraiser Party for GOP candidates is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Sat., Aug 6 at 8219 E Jackrabbit Road in Scottsdale. This is not a candidate forum. It is a gathering to enable you to meet one-on-one with elected officials, according to hostess LP Hagan. Free admission. Feel free to bring refreshment or a snack to share with the candidates and neighbors. This event is also two days after the mail-in ballots are sent. Meet the candidates and then fill out your ballots. RSVP 480-947-0364 LPHAGAN@yahoo.com
The Cobre Valley Republicans Candidate Open House/Meet And Greet is scheduled between 10 am and noon, Sat., Aug 6 at the Copper Bistro (across from Fry’s in Globe, AZ., featuring Gila County Recorder candidate Sadie Jo Bingham, Gila County Supervisor #2 candidate Tim Humphrey, Gila County Supervisors #3 Woody Cline and Gila County Sheriff candidate Adam J. Shepherd. Homemade pie and cobbler will be served. Contact: Judy Alexander CVRC President (928-701-2195)
The Women of Courage luncheon fundraiser for Maricopa County School Supt candidate Jana Jackson scheduled between 1-3 pm., Aug 6 at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant in Phoenix. $25 per ticket. (602) 516-4781,
The Lincoln Republican Women will meet at 7 pm., Sat., Aug 6 at Hagan’s Home for the Hungry, 8219 E. Jackrabbit Road in Scottsdale. Dinner meeting. Spouses welcome. 6:30 pm – meet and greet. No dinner reservations required. Come out and meet the candidates. Our September meeting will held at the McCormick/Millennium on the second Monday (due to the holiday).
The Surprise Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., Sept 6 in the Grand Canyon Room of the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 W R H Johnson Blvd. Sun City West, AZ 85375. Speaker tba. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will address the group of Sept 20.
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Scottsdale City Council incumbent Virginia Korte: Let’s’ put Scottsdale first – As you probably remember, my family sold Chevys at the corner of Scottsdale and McDowell Roads for 28 years. So I had firsthand experience of the ups and downs of the McDowell Road Corridor. Because of my deep roots in this great area of our city, I am proud of our efforts to revitalize Southern Scottsdale, including the new businesses that have located here and the pride existing businesses have taken in improving their properties. SkySong and the more than 1,500 employees who work for the scores of companies at the facility have also played an important role in restoring the prominence of the McDowell Road area. Recently we learned that four restaurants are soon to be built on the property which will not only cater to SkySong employees – but also those who work and live in nearby neighborhoods. Last week we received even more good news: A Starwood hotel is going to be built at SkySong. The 120-room hotel, which will be located in the southwest area of the property, is expected to attract people traveling on business either to SkySong or elsewhere in Scottsdale as well as families wanting lodging near the Phoenix Zoo and Desert Botanical Gardens. Anticipated to be approximately 100,000 square-feet, the city will receive $42,000 a year rent for the hotel in addition to collecting bed tax dollars to support our tourism industry. SkySong and Starwood are only part of the story of success for Southern Scottsdale. I still believe the best is yet to come. youtube.com/c/VirginiaLKorte
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Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio: I've compiled safety tips ranging from monsoon safety to public safety. Please pass this along to your friends and family. While heat is not unusual for this time of year, severe heat is a serious health threat and even seasoned yearlong residents may be affected. When you hear that a heat advisory has been issued, it means that an extended period of excessive heat is expected. This is usually when temperatures are 110 degrees or above. This could create a situation in which heat related illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors. If possible stay indoors in an air-conditioned room or building. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. Here are some tips:
· Try and limit outdoor activities to the early morning or evening hours and drink plenty of water when working or playing outside.
· Check the backseat. NEVER leave children or pets inside a car for any amount of time.
· If you have not run your home air conditioner yet this year. Test it now before the heat sets in.
· Check on neighbors who may be reluctant to use air conditioning early in the summer season.
· For more information, read the Preparing for Hazardous Heat informational brochure.
· Learn about the Phoenix Heat Relief Network.
· Learn about the Heat Relief Regional Network.
· City of Phoenix Summer Respite Program - Homeless need help staying cool in the summer. When the temperatures soar and the hot summer days are upon us, many homeless people who live on the streets do not have their basic needs met.
· For detailed weather forecasts for the Phoenix area, visit the National Weather Service website.
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