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Saturday, August 20, 2016

8-20-16 Briefs

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Editor Frosty Taylor  repcomm@cox.net      Web Master John Strasser

 

Celebration of Life for Tina Shaw, a Central Republican Women of Phoenix member, is scheduled between 3-7 pm., Sat, Aug 20, 2016. She passed away July 25. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Breast Cancer Society in memory of Tina Shaw. If you have any questions, please contact her son Steve Eustace at divevb@verizon.net She was a precinct committeeman and the past president of Cactus Wren Republican Women's Club (Cactus Wren & Central Republican Women's Club merged together to form CRWOP).

Incumbent CD4 Paul Gosar needs volunteers to help make phone calls.  Interested volunteers go to scheduling@gosar4congress.com to schedule.

Wickenburg Area Donald Trump Supporters can pick up Trump yard signs at Lydia’s LaCanasta Restaurant between 7-9 am and 2-4 pm every day of the week. The restaurant is located at 2023 W Wickenburg Way (SW corner of Hwy60/Vulture Peak Way). Voter registration forms are also available at the restaurant… or at the US Post Office or local MVC offices.

US Sen candidate Dr Kelli Ward is hosting a Prescott Meet & Greet at the Sweet Potato CafĂ© at 7:30 am., Wed., Aug 24. She will host a ‘meet and greet’ at 1 pm., the same day at Gababy’s Grill in Prescott Valley.

‘Friends of John McCain’ are hosting ‘Lunch with John McCain’ at 11:45 am., Sat. Aug 27 at Prescott Headquarters, 110 E Gurley St. #100B, in Prescott. RSVP Sam@johnmccain.com or 505-699-5610

The Wickenburg Republican Club will meet with Maricopa County Supt of Schools candidate Jana Jackson at 7 pm., Mon., Aug 22 at 1155 N Tegner in Wickenburg. Congressman Paul Gosar yard signs will be available at the Wickenburg Republican Club meeting. Voter registration forms  will be available. Any Republican candidates in attendance will be given a few minutes to speak. Candidates are asked to contact Chr Frosty Taylor frostytaylor@cox.net to be put on the agenda.

The Sun City West Republican Club will have its first Fall meeting at 8a m., Sat, Sept 3 in the Quail Room of the Foundation Buildings, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Sun City West.  Speaker: Michael Combrink, Director at the Maricopa County Assessor's Office. He works as an assistant to County Assessor Paul Peterson and will present a program on our Real Estate Taxes; how they are levied, and where the money goes. LD22 candidates will also speak. Contact: Jan Martinson JLMart15102@aol.com who will conduct the meeting.

The Chips N Salsa Radio Show is the only local conservative Latino perspective can be heard at 8 pm Fridays on www.1100KFNX.com and 4 pm. Saturdays on www.CentralCityRadio.com with hosts Martin Gonzalez, George Ortiz and Alice Lara. Sponsorship - contact Gonzalez MartinGonzalezonline@hotmail.com or www.ChipsNSalsaShow.com

LD27 Chairman Ron Harders, who also the The ChiTown ExPat host for the 2 pm., Saturday KING FM Central City Radio show promises to have Interesting guests and grassroots political commentary. Call in 602-565-4042. The retired salesman, who moved to Arizona in 2003, says he was “born and lived in the Chicago area most of my life until it got too cold and snowy for me.”

Aug 22 is the deadline to make your reservations for the Gila County Republican Committee’s "Reagan Day Dinner" scheduled at 5:30 pm., Fri., Aug 26 at the Mazatzal Casino, in Payson. Speakers include Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Secretary of State Michele Reagan, and Congressman Paul Gosar. Prime rib dinner - $55 each. Purchase a table of six; get front row seating and recognition by the event moderator. No host bar. Purchase tickets at the Payson Republican Headquarters, 307 S Beeline Hwy, Unit C between 9 am-5 pm or call Shirley Dye at 928-951-6774 or chairman Gary Morris 602-803-7366. No tickets will be sold at the door. Morris says, “Hey, make it a date night and stay over at the casino and enjoy the cool pines.”

The Grassroots Tea Party Activists will meet at 6:30 pm., Wed., Aug 24 at Denny’s Restaurant, 2717 W Bell Road in Phoenix to hear local Oathkeeper Randy Miller, who served for 20 years as a Deputy probation office in Santa Barbara County, CA. Contact Francie L Romesburg at grtp@grassrootsteapartyactivists.com

Lydia’s La Canasta Restaurant In Wickenburg is hosting the last of four “Believers For Trump” events at 7 pm., Thurs., Aug 25 featuring Trump campaign team member Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Attendance is free; no obligation to purchase a meal.  The restaurant is located at 2023 W Wickenburg Way (SW corner of Hwy 60/Vulture Peak Way).The kitchen will be open for the convenience of those who wish to dine before the events start.  Those intending to dine should notify the restaurant in advance by calling Lydia Abril or Renee Sparks at 480-589-0511. Diners should arrive by 6 pm to ensure they have completed their meals before 7pm. Voter registration forms will be available for the convenience of those who would like to register to vote in the upcoming Presidential General election.

The Maricopa County Republican Committee Awards Dinner Guidelines were posted in Briefs recently, which prompted theses reader questions:

1.    What is the date?

2.    Where is the venue location?

3.    What time?

4.    Who is the speaker?

5.    What is the price? 

6.    Where can tickets be purchased?

7.    Who is chairing the event?

8.    Who is on the Lincoln Dinner committee?

9.    Who is on the Awards Committee?

10. When was the criteria changed?

11. Who added the new Lincoln luncheon/dinner awards/criteria?

12. Was there a committee to make the change recommendations?

13. Who is/was on the award changing review/recommendations committee? Who chaired it?

14. Did the EGC vote on changing criteria? If so, when?

15. Why was the event changed from Feb to Sept?  Lincoln’s birthday is in Feb.

 

AAARC Chairman Rev Clyde Bowen: Chairman Robert Graham was recently in Flagstaff for a summit, on my birthday Aug11 (which I share with author of "Roots", Alex Haley). Good day to have" A Dialogue on Race", the theme of the Forum. Graham, who is a member of the AZ Commission of African American Affairs was a contribution to this mostly all Black event. The Chairman is a" hands on" guy to be seen and be involved in the inclusion, part of party outreach & The AAARC Vision statement. He also had his picture in the African American " Informant" newspaper that reaches over 100,000 readers. That's doing it Right. Donald Trump recently lectured, talked down to, and insulted African Americans in a terrible not thought out speech. What have you got to lose?, he asked. You're failures, he implied. I'm better than nothing, he inferred. What a warm hearted pitch from a rich white guy in an all white room telling Black People, what it is. Look out folks, don't get trampled by all the brothers & sisters rushing to the polls to vote for Trump! Glad Jack Kemp, who helped launch the AAARC is not here to see his legacy tarnished. No words from Trump to the Black middle class or hard working honest folks like my family, No plan. Robert Graham, Doing it Right. Donald Trump, doing it Wrong.

Refugees-Sue-Pennsylvania-District ‘Did Not Find The School That I Deserved’ …Why should anyone come close to even entertaining the idea of meeting the demands of these refugees? Who is paying the court costs for this and what kind of lawyer would take this case? Is anyone questioning why a 21yr old would demand to attend high school instead of to adult education like american students would be.

RNC Bruce Ash of Arizona: There’s been much speculation whether Republicans can win in November.  Considering all of his opponents in this election, however, it's amazing that Donald Trump’s is as close as he is today. Think about it—in past elections our nominees faced only two opponents-- the Democrats and a biased main stream media. In 2016 Trump faces opposition not only from Clinton and her media acolytes but also from the free delegates’ movement, 70 former republican members of congress, former RNC staff, the Bush family and 50 former national security officials. Having to fight on five fronts PLUS Hillary Clinton is unprecedented. Every time Trump says something provocative Clinton, the media and some Republican elites pounce on him. But every time he DOES speak out — the Americans who Trump is trying to reach are listening — and they like what they're hearing.
Trump is the most disruptive political force in the last half century. But Presidential elections have become cultural and Trump is a cultural icon. He scares the GOP old guard to death as well as the Democrats. Republican men and women — Donald Trump’s president presidential campaign is not the end of the GOP but instead the beginning of a new political era.

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus is calling on Hillary Clinton to disavow her support for President Obama’s decision to essentially pay a $400 million ransom to Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism: “Now that the State Department has admitted the $400 million the Obama Administration secretly sent to Iran was tied to the release of U.S. prisoners, Hillary Clinton must immediately disavow this dangerous blunder or risk putting more Americans in jeopardy. Iran is already trying to capitalize on this egregious mistake by taking more U.S. citizens captive. Clinton’s support for Obama’s Iran ransom reflects the same bad judgement that characterized her foreign policy decision-making as secretary of state, which left the world a more unstable and dangerous place. Anything less than a full-throated repudiation of this horrendous decision will only further prove she lacks the judgement to be president.”

Candidates And Campaign Sign Vandals might find these interesting Arizona-Election-Season-Stirs-Up-Issues-On-Sign-Law Proposed-Campaign-Law; Obscure-A-Sign-Go-To-Jail Arizona-Law-Unauthorized-Campaign-Signs

The RNC And DNC Party Platforms at their recent national conventions See: 2016-republican-party-platform and dem convention platform

All Five Republican Arizona Corporation Commission candidates participated in a hour long debate that, at times turned heated, on Channel 8. View debate at Arizona Horizon

Sen Kelli Ward has scheduled at “Strike out McCain” event at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Aug 25 at Chase Field, 401 E Jefferson in Phoenix. $50 per ticket. Attendees will receive Ward home run goodie bags filled with snacks & water bottle. Get your tickets here! Or RSVP to kelliward.com@strike_out_mccain or call Bea at 602-499-8600.

The New Donald Trump Campaign office phone number is 602-833-2200.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s candidate Wayne Baker is anxious to share his campaign thoughts with area clubs and political group. To scheduled Baker go wb1075@cox.net or (602)499-1075. Website/facebook: kwbaker4sheriff2016.com

The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Aug 22 at 3375 E Shea Blvld in Phoenix to discuss the whistle blowing with Kellie Pomeroy. They hope to have Trump yard signs, bumper stickers, door hangars and buttons for the meeting. Contact: Nina Marlow at 480.707.9043 to reserve your materials.  Call ahead to make sure we have what you need.

Nina Marlowe Needs 35 Interested People to sign up in order to set up a free professional two-day grant writing seminar. If interested call Marlow at 480.707.9043 to express your interest.

CD5 Candidate Andy Biggs Campaign Team will be conducting Saturday morning neighborhood walks, head back to headquarters for lunch, then operate Biggs phone banks in the afternoon on August 20 and 27. Food, phones, and all equipment necessary to get the job done will be provided. The itinerary for Aug 20 Super Sat:

    8 am - Meet at Dunkin' Donuts at 2021 S Alma School Rd, Chandler, AZ 85248
    8:30 am - Volunteers will deploy to targeted precincts.
    12 noon - Meet at campaign headquarters at 1234 S. Power Rd, Suite 251, Mesa, AZ 85206 for lunch with Team Biggs.
    1pm - Phone Bank will begin. Biggs for Congress, at headquarters.

Andy Biggs Info here:

    Contribute: http://biggsforcongress.com/contribute/
    Volunteer:  http://biggsforcongress.com/volunteer/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/andybiggs4az
    Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/biggsforcongress/

The Arizona Federation of Republican Women are volunteering for phone banks at the AZGOP Victory offices throughout the state prior to the elections. Volunteers can also make calls from their own sites. Phones and scripts will be provided. Refreshments will be provided during phone bank time. The top three AzFRW clubs will be recognized at the AZGOP Chairman’s Awards Dinner. Volunteers are asked to contact their club chairman or Kathy Hedges at kathy.hedges@azgop.org. 602-274-8100.

Attention Republican Candidates: If your event announcement is not posted within 24 hours from the time you submitted it - Briefs did NOT receive it. Please resend it to either frostytaylor@cox.net or repcomm@cox.net. Briefs does NOT post endorsements, nor does it endorse candidates. – Editor Frosty Taylor

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Aug 20

Professor Charles James, former Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division of the US Dept of Justice for former Presidents George W Bush and George HW Bush, will appear before the Sat., Aug 20 Fountain Hills Republicans.

The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) Southwest Chapter SWC will meet on Aug. 20 at 8am - 10am at  Culvers Restaurant  1025 N Avondale Blvd Avondale, AZ. 85323. Special $5 menu - including unlimited drinks and tax. Speakers include Managing Director of The Firearms Coalition Jeff Knox and Maricopa County Supt of Schools candidate Jana Jackson. The group will also address opportunities to maintain conservative control of the legislature, give candidates in attendance time for updates, discuss the marijuana use issue, review business cards and name tags and elect chapter elections. - AZRA SWC azraswc@yahoo.com

The Fountain Hills Republican Club will meet at 9 am., Sat., Aug 20 to hear retired Chevron attorney Charles James address the differences between Liberalism and Progressivism. James was an Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice in the administration of George HW Bush and then again in the administration of George W Bush, and is currently an adjunct professor at the Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law at Arizona  State University. Breakfast snacks will be available at 8:30 am.

Aug 22

The Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., Aug 22 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 merrowjessica@gmail.com
480-306-2545.

Maricopa County Supt Of Education Candidate Jana Jackson will address the Wickenburg Republican Club at 7 pm., Mon., Aug 22 at the Lifeline Ambulance Training Room, 1155 N Tegner, in Wickenburg.  Other Republican candidates in attendance will be given a short time to speak, as well.  Contact Chairman Frosty Taylor at frostytaylor@cox.net to be put on the agenda.

Aug 23

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 arrangements@azfrw.com

Legislative District 17 will meet at 7 pm, Tues, Aug 23 to discuss November ballot issue regarding the legalization of recreational marijuana with proponent J.P. Holyoak, owner of Arizona Natural Selections medical marijuana dispensary and opponent Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. The August Meeting will take place in the upstairs chapel of the Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W. Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286, due to the opening week meeting of the college and seminary. The building has an elevator. Contact: Chr Dr. Shadow Asgari LD17shadow@gmail.com

Aug 24

The Joe Arpaio For Sheriff Campaign Team is hosting a “Phone Bank And Pick Up Yard Signs” at 6 pm., Wed., Aug 24 at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., in Phoenix. RSVP to Political Director Kasey Shores at 480)577-0341 kasey@summitgroupnet.com

US Sen candidate Dr Kelli Ward will host a ‘Meet & Greet’ at 1 pm., Wed., Aug 24 at Gabby’s Grill in Prescott Valley.

LD4 and the Estrella Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Wed., Aug 24 at the Estrella Foothills High School, 13033 S. Estrella Parkway to hear Goodyear Chief of Police Jerry Geier. Contact: Chr Richard Newcomer RLN2011@msn.com

The AZGOP Has Asked The Arizona Republican Lawyers Association (AzRLA) to assist again with the Election Day Operations (EDO) to ensure that the vote is properly administered.  Please join us: Election Day Operations Training Seminars -- Primary Election Training – Wed, Aug 24, 2016 (4:30 – 6pm) and General Election Training – Tues, Nov 1, 2016 (4:30 – 6pm).   Location:  Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., 400 E. Van Buren Street, Suite 1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004 [Parking available at the garage on 5th Street and Fillmore]. Arizona Republican Lawyers Association azrepublicanlawyers@gmail.com

Aug 26

The Gila County Republican Committee’s "Reagan Day Dinner" is scheduled at 5:30 pm., Fri., Aug 26 at the Mazatzal Casino, in Payson. Speakers include Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Secretary of State Michele Reagan, and Congressman Paul Gosar. Tickets are $55. Purchase a table of 8 and get front row seating and recognition by the event moderator. Call Chairman Gary Morris for tickets at 602-803-7366. Morris says, “Hey, make it a date night and stay over at the casino and enjoy the cool pines.”

Aug 27

Concerned Citizens For American (CC4A) will meet at 9:30 am., Sat., Aug 27 at Jerona Coffee in Cottonwood for a planning session on future program. Interested parties welcome. ccontact@concernedcitizensforamerica.com www.ConcernedCitizensforAmerica.com

Senator Sylvia Allen’s Annual “Shoot Out’ is scheduled Sat., Aug 27. See link for details Use this link to learn about the fun time being planned to make plans to come!!

The Fountain Hills Republican Club's Picnic/Election Rally will start at 4 pm., Sat., Sept 17 inside/outside the Fountain Hills Community Center. All food cooked/grilled on site by the caterer, Saddle Bronc Grill.  Menu includes:  Hamburgers/Cheeseburgers, Hot dogs, Brats, Grilled Chicken Breast, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw & Cherry Cobbler (ice cream if desired) - and you can have one of each choice.  This replaces the normal 9 am meeting. Tickets - $20 for members – paid in advance. $25 for non-members or at the door. Children 12 under 12 free when accompanied by a paying adult.  Reservations can be made by mailing checks to Fountain Hills Republican Club, P.O. Box 17814, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269.

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS

US Sen John McCain: “Cindy and I are very saddened by the news that General John Vessey has passed away and offer our condolences to his family. I’ve worked with and admired a great many flag officers over the years. I’ve never known a finer one than General John W. Vessey. I admired Jack Vessey long before I got to know him personally and had the privilege of working with him. I knew he was very highly regarded by his contemporaries in the military and government. He was respected for his patience and wisdom, his equanimity in difficult situations, and most especially for his genuine and unfailing humility. But the highest praise bestowed on him was the respect of the soldiers he commanded. He was a soldier’s general, a compliment that others have received, but few deserved as much as Jack Vessey did.”…

CD4 Paul Gosar: America's brave men and women in uniform are arguably our nation's greatest assets. They sacrifice their comforts and time with their families—and risk their lives—in order to protect the freedoms of their fellow countrymen. Their unrelenting sacrifice and sense of duty to their homeland are virtues that must be held in the highest regard.  Accordingly, our veterans deserve the finest medical care our country can provide. I am committed to working on behalf of all of veterans so that they receive the benefits and care they earned. Arizona is home to one of the largest veteran populations in the nation—many of whom reside in rural areas.  During my time in Congress, I have taken steps to ensure our nation’s veterans and their families are treated fairly.  In particular, I am a member of the Rural Veterans Caucus, a group of legislators committed to addressing the unique problems, such as access to care, faced by our nation's heroes that are located in geographically remote areas.

In recent years, we have seen a number of troubling issues arise from the Department of Veterans Affairs.  From never-ending wait times to data manipulation, it has truly been a low point in this agency’s history.  Phoenix VA was, unfortunately, ground-zero for many of these injustices. I have been leading the charge to improve care for our nation's veterans and to clean up the Phoenix VA.  House Veteran Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller recently stated, "Paul Gosar was a reliable ally in the fight to expose corruption at the Phoenix VA hospital. He is a strong advocate for Arizona's veterans." Click HERE to learn more about how I'm working on keeping the promise to our nations veterans

Congressman Paul Gosar’s Pro-Veteran Votes: H.R. 1313, the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Relief Act. Roll Call #241.

· H.R. 1382, Boosting Rates of American Veteran Employment Act (BRAVE Act). Roll Call #242.

· H.R. 294, the Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act. Roll Call #107.

· H.R. 3230, Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency. Roll Call #467.

· H.R. 4031, the Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act. Roll Call #229.

· H.R. 2029, the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016. Roll Call #193.

· H.R. 4486, the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015. Roll Call #187.

· H.R. 2216, the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014. Roll Call #193.

· H.R. 5854, the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013. Roll Call #305.

· H.R. 4974, the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017. Roll Call #228.

He also passed 13 appropriations amendments to improve care for our nation's veterans including:

· Preventing rogue VA employees from squandering taxpayer money and violating VA relocation regulations.

· Reprioritizing resources in order to reduce the VA claims backlog.

· Reprioritizing resources in order to reduce the Board of Veterans Appeals backlog.

· Prohibiting bonuses for senior VA bureaucrats.

· Ensuring adequate resources for the Inspector General to investigate the Phoenix VA scandal.

· Reprioritizing $4 million in wasteful federal spending to programs that prevent veterans suicide.

· Reprioritizing $11 million in wasteful federal spending to Veterans Treatment Courts.

· Preventing the VA from squandering $72 million on bureaucrats and a new office that wasn't going to improve veterans' care. 

· Prohibiting the altering of claims data and veterans wait times by VA

Congresswoman Martha McSally: Recently, the Air Force announced that two bases in Tucson, Davis Monthan AFB and the 162nd Air National Guard Fighter Wing housed at Tucson International Airport, are being considered as potential new sites to house relocated F-16 fighter jets. The announcement recognizes Southern Arizona’s unparalleled assets for training air-to-ground aircraft, something I’ve worked relentlessly in Congress to highlight. These aircraft would be a huge addition to our bases and community, and I’m interested in hearing your thoughts. Go to my Facebook page to watch KOLD's coverage of the announcement and let me know what you think. For many around the country, the border is a distant concept. For Southern Arizonans, it’s a reality. That's why I’ve fought hard as chairwoman of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee to fix our border strategy and expand cross border trade. Read my op-ed in the Arizona Daily Star about my work to pass four border related bills in the House, including one into law, boost staffing at our ports of entry, and help grow our economy. Standing up for our Women Warriors - History has proven that our military is strongest when it opens opportunity to everyone, men and women. During my 26 years in the Air Force, I fought for equal rights for our female service members and I’ve continued that fight in Congress. As one of only four women lawmakers with combat experience in Congress, I recently sat down with the WASHINGTON POST to discuss my efforts. Click HERE To Read The Full Article.

Ariz Sens John McCain and Jeff Flake sent a letter to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Inspector General (IG) Rickey Hass regarding the agency’s letter confirming aspects of its review of allegations of waste, fraud and abuse within the Desert Southwest Region (DSW) of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) - the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation. In its letter, the IG noted that that DSW had not implemented changes to its procurement practices and that its construction contracts are under review. In their letter, McCain and Flake urge the IG to fully investigate allegations of wrongdoing and ensure transparency is provided to WAPA’s customers. “We are deeply troubled by the fact that DSW has not fully implemented changes to its procurement practices and that its construction contracts have also come into question,” the senators wrote. “We look forward to seeing the results of your office’s comprehensive audit of both of these departments. Providing cost transparency throughout WAPA is of paramount importance to its customer groups.” The response follows the senators’ July letter asking for an update on DOE’s investigation into concerns raised about WAPA’s questionable practices, which have negatively impacted power customers in Arizona.

Congresswoman Martha McSally: The first few weeks of the August district work period has been filled with constituent meetings, tours of local businesses and organizations, town halls, and more. See some of my latest events in Southern Arizona include: Touring the family-owned Green Valley Pecan Company with owners Nan and Dick Walden. Celebrating our amazing and hardworking district interns, Aleene, Michelle, Ben, Brianna, Whitney, and Ben. Speaking with a patient who served in World War II and Korea while I toured the Green Valley Hospital. Hearing about Southern Arizona’s water infrastructure at Tucson Water's Southern Avra Valley Storage and Recovery Project. Visiting the dedicated staff and volunteers of the Sisters Helping Sisters program at the Sister Jose Women's Ce.  Meeting with Sahuarita School District officials including Superintendent Manuel Valenzuela, Assistant Superintendent Brett Bonner, Governing Board President Kristen Ham, and Assistant Superintendent Scott Downs. Touring the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona's Caridad Community Kitchen, which provides training to individuals to help them gain skills for culinary jobs. mcsally.house.gov.

US Sen John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on the State Department’s confirmation that the Obama Administration’s $400 million cash payment to Iran was contingent upon the release of American prisoners: “The State Department’s acknowledgment that the Obama Administration’s $400 million cash payment to Iran in January was contingent upon the release of American prisoners in Iran confirms what was already obvious: that the Obama Administration paid ransom to the world’s number one state sponsor of terrorism and has been trying to deny it ever since. The Obama Administration manufactured and manipulated a narrative to sell the reckless Iran deal to the American people. It thanked Iran for its conduct in illegally detaining 10 American sailors in a flagrant violation of international law. And for the last two weeks, the administration has made a mockery of the United States’ long-held policy against paying ransoms and put Americans in danger in the process. Only time will tell to what new embarrassing lows the Obama Administration will stoop to curry favor with our enemies in Iran.”

CANDIDATE COMMENTARY

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CONGRESSMAN PAUL GOSAR--You may have seen the overwhelming support for me recently, from Sheriff Joe, to Sarah Palin, to Sen. Cruz, Tom Tancredo and AG Brnovich, to local mayors and others.  You may know of my overwhelming ratings and endorsements from the NRA, the ACU, National Right to Life, NFIB, NumbersUDA and so many more.  But my real support is you, the true conservatives.  My opponent talks of being "compassionate" (remember George Bush "compassionate conservativism" and how he sold us out to the Democrats?)  My opponent talks of "working with the other side" and "compromising" which we all know has been done by Republicans for 40 years, leaving us $19 trillion in debt and a failed economy and a disastrous foreign policy.  I need volunteers to help make phone calls.  Please email scheduling@gosar4congress.com to volunteer and help me defeat the special interests proppimg up Ray Strauss.

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MICHAEL SAVAGE

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MYCHAL-MASSIE'S DAILY RANT

· Is-It-All-Blacks?

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY MaricopaCountyGOP.com

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/

· Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws

RNC/GOP

· GOP-Preps-Tough-Perjury-Case-Against-Clinton

DONALD TRUMP

· Trump Slams Clinton With First General Election Ad

· Gingrich-Predicts-Trump-Going-To-Win-After-‘Regret’ Speech

· Trump Voices 'Regret' For Causing 'Personal Pain' During Campaign Speech

· Step-Aside-Trump; Jones-Actually-Is-Self

BILL AND HILLARY

· Report: Clinton-Told-FBI-Colin-Powell-Advised-Her-To-Use-Personal-Email 

STATE DEPARTMENT

· Obamas-State-Department-Admits-Lying-About-Iran-Ransom

WHITE HOUSE

· Obama Admin Says Ransom To Iran Was Actually Just ‘Leverage’

INTERNATIONAL

· Angela Merkel: Muslim Migrants Didn’t Bring “Islamist Terrorism” To Germany

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