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Sen Jeff Flake didn’t do much for himself, nor party unity, when he went on national TV this past weekend and announced to the world that he wouldn’t support GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump in the November general election. See Jeff Flake: AZ’s Aptly Named Senator Endorses Hillary With so much riding on this general election, it’s little wonder many Republicans across the state are referring to him as a traitor.
Sen Jeff Flake Has Angered So Many Long-Time Republicans that this message was spreading throughout Arizona last night: “Jeff Flake is now endorsing Hillary! Call him toll-free at 1(866)220-0044 anytime - 24 hours a day - and leave a message. If you are from Arizona, press the number they tell you for your senator; if you are from another state, wait until the automated response is done and they will connect you to a live operator who will connect you to Flake's office and to leave a message. Tell him whether you will ever vote "for" Flake again now that he is backing Clinton! Then send this out to other patriots to do the same!”
Lydia’s La Canasta Restaurant In Wickenburg is hosting “Believers For Trump” at 7 pm., Thurs., Sept 8 featuring LD13 Rep Darin Mitchell. Attendance is free; no obligation to purchase a meal. Over 100 people participated at the last meeting when Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio spoke. 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.
Tom Morrissey, Immediate Past Chairman AZ GOP - I am coordinating Arizona Veterans For Donald Trump and have been visiting with many of my brother and sister veterans in several parts of the state. As a result, what is extremely obvious, is the support not only for Mr Trump, the person, but also what he represents to so many of us who are sick and tired of the same old, same old, wrought by the Establishment Elite, in both parties. We veterans have been hopeful, during every election cycle, that those we send to political office will do some of what they promised during their campaigns. And when they don't, it wears the fabric of trust, very thin. I am hearing from many of the Vets who are aware of those who do walk their talk, like Joe Arapio, Matt Salmon and Paul Gosar, but they are the exception, not the rule. Support among veterans for Donald Trump appears to be at about 80% from what I am hearing. The word among veterans is that "Donald Trump has a spine and he speaks for those who truly love this country enough to lay their lives on the line for it". In my humble opinion, Trump is seen by many veterans, as a giant middle finger aimed at the Establishment (in both parties). I can't help but wonder if Senator Flake is aware of all this?
The Hotly Contested Republican Primary battle between candidates Andy Biggs and Christine Jones is still up in the air. See arizona-congressional-race-going-to-court-before-recount and judge-blocks-christine-jones-effort-to add-uncounted-ballots
LD13 Rep Darin Mitchell and LD17 Rep JD Mesnard are in a verbal slugfest over who will become Speaker of the Arizona House. It’s getting a bit testy as the bickering moves forward.
LD13 Sen Steve Montenegro says rumors floating around that he is a member of “NeverTrump” gang are absolutely false… like a lot of other pre-primaary election stories that tried to smear him. Montenegro advanced from the House to the Senate as ballots were counted in the Aug 30 primary election. Montenegro beat challenger Diane Landis by well over 4,000 votes for the senate seat. It seems the RINO tag that surfaced during the previous LD13 House race is still attached to Landis while Montenegro has racked up an award winning conservative voting record. Apparently elephants do have long memories.
Just A Gentle Reminder for those who have grandparents. Sept 11 is Grandparent’s Day.
PC Nina Marlow: Hope you got to rest over Labor Day... You are so busy with the Briefs and I must tell you - I love reading it! Very informative. First thing every morning with coffee. Editor’s Note: Thanks for the kind words. No rest for Briefs this weekend. While many readers were enjoying a holiday in the mountains or on the lakes, Briefs was posted every morning. Weekend posts can be viewed at http://archives.mcrcbriefs.org/ Click on the dates on the left hand column for individual post dates you may have missed.
Gotta Love Millennial’s??? This new tune hits the nail on the head.
AzCDL is raffling off two custom AR-15 rifles. Each rifle comes with mil-spec parts, matching grade barrel, gas impingement system, low profile gas block, free float slim key mod rail, adjustable butt stock, and an Anderson upper, lower and bolt carrier, optics and back-up iron sights. Each raffle ticket represents two chances to win. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at our online store. The drawing for these rifles will be held at AzCDL’s Annual Meeting. Winners do not have to be present for the drawing. Winners must be eligible to possess these firearms under federal, state, and local laws in the state where they legally reside. Transfer of these firearms will be through a federally licensed (FFL) firearms dealer.
Guy Phillips re-election to Scottsdale City Council yard signs are now available. Contact Carolyn Leff at email@example.com or 480-586-0430 and let her know how many you want and where to deliver them.
The Paradise Republican Women’s Club will meet at 11 am, Sat., Sept 10 for lunch at Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85285. 10:30 am social, 11 am meeting, noon lunch. Joey Cilano, chairman of the Arizona Federation of College Republicans will address “The Millennial Generation – The Largest Voting Bloc In America.” Cilano, an Embry Riddle student, is a Yavapai County precinct committeeman. $30 per ticket. eventbrite.com/e/prwc-september-2016
National Federation of Republican Women’s Club members are pitching in to do phone banking at AZGOP Victory offices throughout the state. For scheduling, NFRW volunteers should contact Kathy Hedges at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone at (602) 274-8100.
Congressman Matt Salmon on the passing of conservative icon and Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly. “Phyllis Schlafly was a true icon of the conservative movement. She was a towering intellect and a woman of extraordinary personal integrity who courageously fought to protect the family and the conservative values that made this nation great. She will be irreplaceable as a leader in the conservative movement.”
Trump T-Shirts And Buttons are available at the CBL office, 3375 E Shea Blvd., Suite B2 in Phoenix. $15 will get you one Trump T-shirt and two buttons. They also have free yard signs, bumper stickers and door hangers. Office hours are Tues & Thur from 9 am-3 pm., and Wed from 9 am – noon. Exit 9 on Route 51 in the Shea Plaza Shopping Center. Contact Nina Marlow (480) 707-9043 (602) 541-1436 cell nmarlowCBL@gmail.com
Lt. Colonel Wendy Rogers, USAF (Retired) (One of the Air Force's first women pilots.) "The top priority of the United States government is to preserve our people and our freedom. Mr. Trump believes in President Reagan's "peace through strength" approach to national security. The United States must deal with many threats to our security around the world, and Hillary Clinton has proved through her years as Secretary of State that she was more interested in running a pay-to-play scheme trading access for foreign government donations to the Clinton Foundation rather than watching out for our security. As President, Mr. Trump would bring back Ronald Reagan's "peace through strength" approach to national security by standing up to ISIS and other threats and keeping us safe, and 88 retired generals and admirals agree." Also see 88-retired-u.s.-generals-and-admirals-stand with trump
Senator John McCain: “For the third time, Senate Democrats have chosen partisan politics over funding veterans’ health care and combatting the deadly Zika virus, which has already infected citizens in the United States. This shameful action represents nothing more than an election year stunt, and confirms everything the American people dislike about Washington. Our citizens are demanding their elected representatives do the hard work to solve the problems plaguing our nation now – not whenever it seems politically convenient.”
LD17 Recording Secretary Don Langlois: Our son, Eric, age 46, is in need of a kidney transplant. No one in the family can be a donor. We are seeking a kidney donor for our son, an electrical engineer at Sandia Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico? Eric has been accepted as a candidate for kidney transplant at Mayo Hospital in Phoenix and at University of NM in Albuquerque, but it seems that it is up to us to seek someone who is both willing and able to donate a kidney to Eric Langlois. Our telephone number is 480-899-2531 and my email address is email@example.com Editor’s Note: Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Activist Haydee Dawson is asking fellow Republicans to participate in the” 2016 Walk to End Lupus Now, Arizona” scheduled Sat., Sept 17 at Paradise Valley Mall, 4568 E Cactus Road in north Phoenix. 8 am check in, 9:15 ceremony, 9:30 am 3.1 mile walk begins. Dawson explains lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). She was diagnosed at the age of 17. Join her team. The Wolfpack team page http://bit.ly/1R8rpqk
The Sun Lake Republican Club is selling 110 Trump yard signs for $10 each as a fundraiser for the club. Placement in the hard ground is FREE. Contact Chr Michael Tennant at (480) 802-0178.
Donald Trump yard signs will be available at the Sun Lakes Republican Club meeting scheduled 6:30 pm., Sept 13 the Arizona Room at Sun Lakes Country Club. Cathy Herrod, president of the Center for Arizona Policy will address political issues. Tickets will also be available to the Nov 8 Election Night Party featuring big screens, food, drinks and Harry Matthews entertainment. $22 per person. Chr Michael Tennant at (480) 802-0178.
You Still Have Until Oct 10 to register to vote in the Nov 8 General Election. .. or update your current voter information. You can register and update information online. You can also pick up registrations forms at a US post office or local Motor Vehicle Department.
Kathy Pearce, Founder, CEO AZ Heroes to Hometowns, is in need of 2,500 - $25 grocery gift cards or monetary donations for a turkey or ham to complete the food boxes for Thanksgiving dinner for families of OEF/OIF Injured/Wounded Troops, Deployed Military Families, Guard, Reserves, and Active Duty Military. Donations of grocery gift cards and checks are needed by Nov 11. See www.azheroestohometowns.org Contact Pearce at 480-330-1632 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gila County Republican Committee is raffling off an Arizona ranch grown side of beef (approx. 300 pounds). The ranch is located near Holbrook, AZ. Tickets are $20 each or three for $50. Drawing will be Oct 31. The butcher will cut the beef to the order of the winner. Contact: Chairman Gary Morris at 602-803-7366.
The Western Center for Journalism will be hosting its annual Social Media Boot Camp And Training Summit from 9 am-4 pm, Fri, Sept 30 and Sat, Oct 1, in Anthem, AZ how to take blogging to the next level. $50 registration. Seating limited to the first 100 to register Confirmed speakers include include Joseph Farah (WND), Floyd Brown (WesternJournalism.com), Rusty Humphries (USA Radio), James O'Keefe (Project Veritas), Shaun Hair (Conservative Tribune) and Patrick Brown and Ford Jordan (Liftable Media).
White “Trump/Pence, Make America Great Again” caps are available for $25 each through the official “Trump Make American Great Again Committee”. Proceeds go toward electing Donald Trump as the next US President. Get Your Official Made-In-The-USA Make America Great Again Cap Editor’s Note: This is a confirmed Trump Team Committee.
The Fountain Hills Republican Club Picnic/Election Rally starts at 4 pm., Sat., Sept 17 at the Fountain Hills Community Center featuring speaker Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. All GOP general election candidates are invited to speak. This replaces the regular 9 am meeting. Commissioner Steve Chucri, County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Sen John Kavanagh, Reps Michelle Ugenti and Jay Lawrence, Mayor Kavanagh and several other candidates have already indicated they will attend. Representatives of the Trump for Arizona campaign will also be on hand with campaign memorabilia. Reservations can be made by mailing $20/$25 for members and guests/non-members to FH Republican Club, P.O. Box 17814, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269. Children under 12 free when accompanied by a paying adult. Reservations: Treasurer Nicole Oswald at Replady2015@outlook.com. A reservation made is considered a reservation paid. Attendees can also pay $25 at the door. www.fhrepublicanclub.org FHRepublican@gmail.com
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
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Need Trump yard signs? Contact Thayer Verschoor at email@example.com at the Mesa Trump office, 605 E McKellips, in Mesa. Phone 602-833-2200.
Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate https://www.senate.gov/ or Representatives http://www.house.gov/ Let them know how you feel. Hold their feet to the fire. They wanted these positions so badly, hold them accountable. Arizona delegation phone numbers:
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The Scottsdale City Council Candidates Forum is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Wed., Sept 7 at the Via Linda Senior Center. The event is co-hosted by the Community Council of Scottsdale and COGS -Coalition of Greater Scottsdale. Contact: Frances Droll firstname.lastname@example.org
Congressman Paul Gosar’ staff will hold office hours from 8am until noon., Thurs., Sept 8 at the Lake Havasu City Chamber of Commerce, 314 London Bridge Road, Lake Havasu City.
Arizona’s Firearms Expert Alan Korwin will be at the Sept 10 and 11 Crossroads of the West Gun Show at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. http://www.crossroadsgunshows.com/
A Constitution Study Group will offer classes for the next five Saturdays (Sept 10, 18, 24, Oct 8 and 15 between 2-3:30 pm.at American Family Education, 4933 E Southern in Mesa. Contact: Sarah Rowse, CitC Curriculum Director, (602) 301-3008.
The Yavapai County Republican “Unity Picnic” is scheduled between 11 am and 3 pm., Sat., Sept 10 at Watson Lake Upper Ramada, 3101 Watson Lake Road, Prescott. Free parking # with RSVP. $15 per person. Children under 10 free. Food, beer, games, cookie contest, “special guests”, Trump merchandise for sale. email@example.com 928-776-4500.
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.
Lincoln Republican Women will meet at 6 pm., Mon, Sept 12 at the New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, (Between E. Cheney and E. McCormick Rds on the East side of Scottsdale Road). Spouses invited to the dinner meeting. Meet & Greet at 5:30 pm., Dinner at 6:20 pm. Program at 7 pm., with the AZ State Trump Campaign Manager. $35 per person. RSVP deadline Thurs., Sept 8. Contact: Pat Kaufman 480-368-2777 or 602-214-2114 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LD13 and LD19 will hold a joint meeting at 7 pm., Tues. Sept 13 at the Tuscany Falls Clubhouse Ballroom, 16262 Clubhouse Drive in Goodyear. Registration is at 6:30 pm. Highlights of the RNC Convention will be shared. In preparation for the November elections Precinct Committeeman Training will be given by AZ GOP Member at Large Kim Owens. Contact Chr Wally Campbell at email@example.com 623-451-1100.
Republican Women Of Prescott are planning a Sept 14-16 trip to the Ronald Reagan Library in California. Make reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-619-0610.
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