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More PC Purging Shenanigans Surfacing: Briefs has reported incidents, for several years, of hard-working precinct committeemen being left off of flyers/mailers sent out to voters with a preferred PC list to vote for. It’s known as “cleansing” or “purging” the grassroots conservatives out of leadership positions. It lays the ground work for carrying the paper PCs proxy to the county and state conventions where they can then control the election of new party officers. Never mind, they are driving worker bees out. This year LD17’s Angi Stamm, Jason Diefenbacher, Darrell Covert and Sandi Bartlett of “Bartlett’s Bunker” are among the targeted PCs. Stamm’s decided to expose what was happening in LD17 by preparing the flyer that Briefs posted 8-27-16-briefs
Yesterday Briefs was advised that three LD23 precincts were also targeted. See targeted precinct reported so far:
LD17: Fiesta, Foxcrossing, Muskett precincts.
LD23: Cocopah, McCormick Ranch and Golden Eagle precincts.
LD24: Wilshire Precinct, See 8-17-16 Briefs
LD25: Westwood Precinct,
LD26: Precinct not named at the moment.
LD18 PC Peggy McClain: “I've been reading your coverage of the PC slates and the attempt to rid the party of conservatives. Recently I was sent a video by Joe Neglia about his research into some PC petition signatures in LD26. As it turned out, it was a McCain operative behind it and some of the signatures weren't valid and the potential PC dropped out when exposed. Have you seen Joe's video? Precinct Committeeman Petition Challenged It may relate to what is going on in the other precincts. Remember when McCain said he would rid the Party of the Crazies.”
Joe Neglia: “This is a recording of the speech I gave at the LD26 District Meeting on August 9, 2016. Precinct Committeeman Petition Challenged I made the video the next day, on August 10. I filed the lawsuit back in June. Incidentally, there is more to the story. The invalid signatures on Blaze Baggs nominating petition were actually collected by a circulator who also notarized Baggs nominating petition.”
Lydia Abril’s Canasta in Wickenburg was hopping Thursday evening as over 100 area residents gathered to hear Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio explain why he is solidly behind Presidential candidate Donald Trump and serves on his Arizona Trump Team. Arpaio said when Trump made his first trip to Phoenix, he was the only elected Arizona Republican official who stood with Trump. “In his speech, he brought up immigration and I have stuck with him ever since,” Arpaio said. “What is wrong with these Republicans who say, “We will support the nominee, instead of saying Trump? Do they want Hillary or Trump?” Arpaio questioned. The last time Trump was in Phoenix, Arpaio publicly reprimanded AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham for not using Trumps name in Graham’s commentary prior to Trumps speech. It was also noted that Arpaio has introduced Trump every time he flies into Phoenix. Arpaio, who has flown between Phoenix and Tucson in Trumps jet, drew laughter when he commented, “There were so many buttons in that bathroom, I’m not sure if the toilet flushed.” Arpaio said four US Presidents have visited his famous “Tent City.” He drew more laughter when he said he was going to suggest that Trump put his name on Arpaio’s famous “inmate pink shorts” and sell them as a fund raisers. Noting a compassionate side of Trump, Arpaio said when Trump learned Arpaio’s wife Ava was ill, Trump grabbed a cell phone, called her and chatted with her. Arpaio stayed through the entire Wickenburg meeting; posing for photos and exchanging comments with the local folks as they filed out the door. A woman attendee commented, “He appears so serious on TV, but he was very relaxed and very funny. He gave a great speech.”
Sheriff Joe didn’t just make a hit with the adult audience at the Believers for Trump meeting, he went out of his way to sign autographs for several young boys who shyly approached him before the meeting . In a grandfatherly manner, he quickly had them laughing as he jested with the kids comparing their new slick cell phones to his well-worn one. The son of Italian immigrates, Arpaio also had Abril and her waitresses laughing, as he jokingly tried to order spaghetti from the Mexican menu, noting he had lived in Mexico City for some time while serving with the DEA, long before he was elected Maricopa County Sheriff 24 years ago. - ft
The FBI Has Uncovered Evidence of foreign hackers penetrating two state election databases in recent weeks, prompting the bureau to warn election officials across the country to take steps to enhance the security of their computer systems, according to federal and state law enforcement officials. Read the full story
Widow Of Slain Refuge Occupier Plans To Sue Oregon police and two FBI agents could face a lawsuit from the widow of an Arizona rancher who took part in the Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation and was killed in a confrontation with authorities. Read full article »
The Surprise Tea Party is to meet at 6:30 pm., Sept 6 in the Grand Canyon Rm at the Sun City W Foundation Plaza, 14465 WRH Johnson Blvd, in Sun City. Public welcome. Contact: John Madeira email@example.com
Today And Every Day Until Hillary Clinton holds a formal press conference, the Republican National Committee (RNC) will issue a reminder of the number of days since Hillary Clinton has faced members of the media in an environment not carefully controlled by her campaign. Clinton owes the American people explanations on a number of issues, including, but not limited to: why she broke ethics agreements regarding foreign donations to her family foundation, why she gave preferential treatment to foundation donors as secretary of state, and why she should be believed that her off-the-books secret server wasn’t designed purely to cover up the shady pay-to-play politics between the State Department and her family foundation. It’s time for Hillary Clinton to hold a press conference. Hillary Clinton has not held a press conference in: 267 DAYS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Briefs does NOT post endorsements, nor does it endorse candidates. – Editor Frosty Taylor
The Republican National Committee (RNC) has released “Hillary’s Very Bad Week,” a new video highlighting another week of Clinton pay-to-play revelations, lies, and cover-ups from a fundamentally dishonest candidate beholden to special interests. “Hillary Clinton put the State Department up for sale to her donors and refuses to explain her own unethical behavior on issue after issue,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “The fact she has gone 266 days without a press conference tells you how anxious she is to sidestep public accountability and hopes voters forget her decades of shady business. Americans want to dismantle the failed status quo to put power back in the hands of the people, and Donald Trump is the only candidate capable of leading our country in a new direction.” Video here.
Federation of Republican Women Region Director Carol Jones has arranged for those who wish to have late lunch following their Fri., Sept 2 visit with NFRW President Carrie Almond and "Rosie" in Phoenix. The late lunch is scheduled between 2-2:30 pm, at Alexi’s Grill, 3550 N Central Ave., #120 in Phoenix. RVSP to Jones by Thurs noon, Sept 1 at Mcjones1@cox.net Seating limited to 30 so make your reservations quickly.
AZ Citizens Defense League has added a new web page with information on 2016 political candidates. It is not Arizona specific and can be used by anyone regardless of where they reside. In most instances all you need to enter is your zip code. Some zip codes may contain more than one legislative district and you may need to enter your street address. You can also enter the candidate or elected officials name. Click Here To Find Federal And State Candidates
US Sen John and Cindy McCain will cast primary ballots at 7:45 am, Tues., Aug 30 at Mountain View Christian Church- 2927 E. Campbell Ave Phoenix, AZ 85016
Editor’s Note: Briefs means brief, short, concise. To those submitting commentary – there is a 300 word limit on postings. If you exceed the word limit, your commentary will either not be posted or it will be edited to conform to the word limit policy– Frosty Taylor
The Scottsdale Mayoral Forum is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Sept 15 at the Granite Reef Senior Center. Mayoral and Scottsdale City Council. The event is co-hosted by the Community Council of Scottsdale and COGS -Coalition of Greater Scottsdale. Contact: Frances Droll firstname.lastname@example.org
The Scottsdale Mayoral and City Council Forum (all 6 candidates) is scheduled at 6 pm., Wed., Oct 5 at The Marshall Art Gallery,7106 E. Main Street, in the Arts District downtown Scottsdale. The event is co-hosted by the Community Council of Scottsdale and COGS -Coalition of Greater Scottsdale. Contact: Frances Droll email@example.com
AzCDL Is Conducting A Silent Auction in conjunction with its Oct 8 Annual Meeting of Members in Phoenix. Proceeds help offset the cost of the meeting. Donations are deeply appreciated but are not tax deductible. Have an item to donate - contact Dave. Anyone wishing to volunteer to help with the meeting should contact Tom. Purchase your tickets by Sat, Sept 24. Tickets will not be sold at the door or available after September 24. Details at website. This year’s guest speaker is author, attorney, and pro-rights advocate David Kopel.
Need Trump yard signs? Contact Thayer Verschoor at firstname.lastname@example.org at the Mesa Trump office, 605 E McKellips, in Mesa. Phone 602-833-2200.
In An Effort To Turn Pima County Red,, the Pima County GOP is hosting a “Meet the GOP Primary Night” between 6-8 pm, Sept 10 at the Plaza Arboleda Conference Center 2502 N Dodge Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85716. $5 donation, Light refreshments will be served
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The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Aug 29 at 3375 E Shea Blvd in Phoenix to discuss vaccinations and how these shots might be influencing the behavior of an entire generation. Kellie Sue Pomeroy, wife of Dr. Pomeroy will be leading the discussion with Dr. Bonnie L. Wick, Dr. Wolfson and author Benjamin Wick. Trump Signs, campaign materials, T-shirts, buttons, bumper stickers will be available. Call 480.707.9043 to make sure AP has what you need. Chr Ronald Ludders 602.677.1496
US Sen incumbent John McCain will meet with Professional Firefighters of Arizona at 10 am., Mon., Aug 29 at Station 30, 2701 W. Belmont Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85051.
Yavapai County Republican Candidates will gather for an Aug 30 Primary Election Victory Party at The Palace, 120 S Montezuma in Prescott between 5:30-9 pm. Hors d-oeuvres. No host bar. The event is hosted by candidates: Congress - incumbent Paul Gosar. County Sheriff -Scott Mascher, LD1 Senate – Karen Fann, LD1 House – Noel Campbel l, David Stringer and Chip Davis, County Assessor – Justin Simmons, Board of Super #1 – incumbent Rowle Simmons, Board of Super #2 – incumbent Tom Thurman, Board of Super #4 – incumbent Craig Brown and challenger Marla Festenese, and Board of Super #5 – incumbent Jack Smith.
The Pima County GOP Victory Party is scheduled from 7-10 pm., Tues., Aug 30 at Plaza Arboleda, 2502 N Dodge, Tucson, AZ 85716. Light refreshments will be served.
Sen Candidate Dr Kelli Ward will hostess a “Watch The Election Returns With Team Ward” between 7-10 pm.., Tues., Aug 30 in the Bouochon Ballroom at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley-Scottsdale, 5401 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale AZ 85250. RSVP: kelliward.com/election_night_watch_party Cash bar and h’dourves. Stay at the hotel at reduced rates for premium rooms – $79 plus tax. Group Code: KEL. Book at paradisevalley.doubletree.com or 1-800-HILTONS. Information: Carolyn Leff email@example.com or call 1-928-230-0633.
Incumbent Congresswoman Martha McSally is having a “Campaign Launch Party” at 6:30 pm., Tues., Aug 30 at her campaign headquarters at 4400 E Broadway Blvd, #116 in Tucson. Food and refreshment. Casual attire. RSVP by Thurs., Aug 25 to firstname.lastname@example.org
US Sen John and Cindy McCain will host campaign supporters at a Primary Election night event starting at 7 pm., Tues., Aug 30 at McCain Campaign HQ, 1702 E. Highland Ave. Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85016. RSVP to Julie Tarallo at Julie.Tarallo@gmail.com or (508) 369-3139.
The Grassroots Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 Wed., Aug 31 at Denny’s Restaurant Banquet Room, 2717 W Bell Road in Phoenix to hear a report from the CAP Water Board candidate team of Mark Lewis, Director CAP Water Board & PC; Michael Francis, CAP Water Board & PC, and Jennifer Brown, CAP Water Board and PC.
Pima County Republican Victory Offices are now open from 7 am -7 pm in the Tucson area. “Calls for Trump” are held between 5-8 pm., Wed., Aug 31 evening at headquarters, 17 W Wetmore #101. Free food for volunteers. To volunteers call 520-321-1492. Trump/Pence buttons are selling for $2 and bumper stickers are going for $1 at the Pima County GOP HQ. Volunteer walkers and bag stuffers should call 520-321-1492. The Pima County GOP Eastside Victory Office is located at 9431 E 22nd St. Ste 141. Email Parralee Schneider at email@example.com for more information
Block Rates Expires Sept 1. For the Arizona Federation of Republican Women’s Fall meeting is scheduled Sept 23-24, 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reid Park, 445 S Alvernon Way in Tucson. Download Registration HERE or contact Arrangements Chair Kathy Dolge at 602-510-8986 or Arrangements@azfrw.com Gaslight Theatre is sold out. Waiting line contact Mary Baumbach at 602-206-1189 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Republican Women of Prescott and the Yavapai County Republican Women will welcome the National Federated Republican Women’s “Rosie” bus tour between 5:30-7:30 pm., Thurs., Sept 1 at the Yavapai Courthouse Square (off Cortez) for a free ice cream social (as long as it lasts). All are welcome to attend. Contacts: Contact: Donna Tanzi: email@example.com or visit RWOP website: www.rwop.info
Concerned Citizens for America (CC4A) will host Dr Carl Goldberg to discuss “What Non-Muslims Need to Know About Islam and Why” at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Sept 1 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road in Sedona. Open to the public. Driving Directions Desserts provided . firstname.lastname@example.org www.ConcernedCitizensforAmerica.com
The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet at 5:30 pm (social).,Thurs., Sept 1 to discuss Arizona Propositions on Marijuana and the Fair Wages/Healthy Families Act. Dinner/mtg at 6:15 pm at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E Thomas Road in Phoenix. $10 each. RSVP to Jan Webb at email@example.com ,or 602-318-1010, no later than Sun, Aug 28, whether attending or not attending. Cancellations must be made by Aug 28.
The Republican Women of Prescott and the Yavapai County Republican Women will welcome the National Federated Republican Women’s “Rosie” bus tour between 5:30-7:30 pm., Thurs., Sept 1 at the Yavapai Courthouse Square (off Cortez) for a free ice cream social (as long as it lasts). All are welcome to attend. Contact: Donna Tanzi: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit RWOP website: www.rwop.info
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..
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