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Yesterday, The Trump-Pence Campaign Announced the expansion of its team in Arizona with the appointment of 14 Arizona County Chairmen. “These talented men and women will bring a wealth of experience and strong community ties to the campaign, and their appointment signals the importance that the campaign is placing on the state of Arizona,” said the campaign’s Arizona State Chairman Phil Lovas. “They will help get out Mr. Trump’s message of making America great again. Arizona voters we hear from understand that Hillary Clinton represents a third Obama term while the Trump-Pence campaign of tougher law enforcement, stopping illegal immigration and bringing back jobs is resonating strongly across the state,” Lovas said. County Chairs:
· Apache and Navajo Counties, Gene Hall -- Gene is a successful businessman who brought auto dealerships to the White Mountains and has been a successful developer.
· Cochise and Santa Cruz Counties, Frank Antenori -- Frank served in the U.S. Army Special Forces, and is a decorated combat veteran. Frank served in the Arizona State House of Representatives, the State Senate, and was a former Arizona Senate Majority Whip. He is also a missile defense industry executive.
· David Stevens -- David was the Chairman of the Cochise County Republican Committee. He served eight years as an Arizona State Representative, as Chairman of the Rules and Ethics Committee, and Speaker Pro Tem. He has spent over 30 years in information technology and over 20 years as a defense contractor.
· Gila County, Lolly Hathhorn -- Lolly has been First Vice Chairman and Fundraising Chairman for the Gila County Republican Committee.
· Graham and Greenlee Counties, John Duane Rhodes – John is a native of Arizona and is the Graham County Republican Chairman, a U.S. Army veteran, and owner of Rhodes Construction.
· La Paz County, Jennifer Jones -- Jennifer is First Vice Chair of the La Paz County Republican Committee and precinct committeewoman.
· Maricopa County, Lori Urban -- Lori served as Arizona National Committeewoman to the RNC 1996-2000. She has been active with AZFRW serving as President of the Paradise Republican Women’s Club and as a Regional Director.
· Mohave County, Larry Schiff -- Dr. Schiff is a psychiatrist and serves as President of the Conservative Republican Club of Kingman and is a radio host.
· Pima County - Christine Bauserman -- Christine is a long time campaign consultant.
· Pinal County - Debra Shaw Rhodes -- Debra managed campaigns for the Arizona House and Senate. She has been a precinct committeeman and a state committeewoman. She also sits on the Board of Adjustment for Casa Grande.
· Yavapai County – Brenda Dickerson: Brenda was office manager of the Yavapai County Republican Committee, an AZFRW Convention Delegate, and an AZ State Convention Delegate.
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. A new supply of Trump yard signs will be available at the meeting.
LD28 Senate candidate Kate Brophy McGee: Over Labor Day weekend insidious people were on full display, stealing Kate Brophy McGee yard signs from constituent yards in the district. The irony of the timing was not lost on me. I have numerous reports of my yard signs disappearing from private homes late at night. One constituent captured eyewitness video of the act in progress. This is not an isolated, random act of vandalism. It is deliberate, coordinated and widespread. I want you to know this is occurring in our district. It is vandalism, theft, an affront to freedom of speech and expression, a violation of private property rights and worst of all, perpetuates the narrative that political civility and discourse are of the past. I find these dirty campaign tactics deplorable. I publicly denounce them and call upon my opponent to do the same. Please keep a sharp eye out for more incidents like this one. These are felonies. Please let me know of any witnessed thefts or videos so we can add to the complaint and prosecute them. Any supporters with missing Kate Brophy McGee campaign signs, please contact my campaign office for a replacement sign or signs. The constituent who recorded the theft above, requested THREE replacement signs! Let’s all do that! As always, we deliver and install!
Secretary Of State Michelle Reagan: Protecting voter registration information is the number one priority for my Office’s cybersecurity team. That’s why we’ve been concerned with inaccurate reports regarding our voting equipment and the potential exposure of registration data. We have made a number of upgrades in Arizona’s plan for election integrity and those improvements have enhanced the security of your information. Last week the media suggested both Arizona and Illinois had suffered hacks of their elections computer systems. Those reports implied our state failed to take adequate precautions to prevent a SQL inject attack. Those reports are inaccurate. Our computer security experts tell me that no unauthorized user ever got access to State voter registration information. At most someone stole a login ID of a county election worker. And, several months ago, we implemented all of the recommendations cited in those media reports to prevent SQL injection attacks. But still, I worry about election integrity issues every day. Over the next decade our state will have to develop and implement a plan to replace aging voting equipment and streamline the state’s voter data systems. We work closely and cooperatively with county election officials to ensure ballots are counted accurately. We test every counting machine before every election. Historically our counties have had to pay for new election equipment as they felt they needed it. So elections equipment is considered in the same context as the sheriff’s department budget or road paving allocations. I understand why lots of other things get replaced or updated before elections equipment but the time has arrived to focus on this issue.
The ASU College Republicans and the National Rifle Association presents NRA University (NRA U) at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Sept 8 in BAC 324. A NRA representative will address protecting your Second Amendment Rights – a repeat of a very popular program from last year. NRA U is a Free training seminar geared toward college students and others interested in learning more about NRA, the Second Amendment, and the real facts surrounding the gun control debate. Attendees will receive a complimentary one-year membership to NRA, along with NRA U items and important educational materials. Derrik Rochwalik from the GOP Victory Offices will speak at 7:20 pm. RSVP to the Facebook event here.
The Sun Lake Republican Club is selling 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.
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.
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.
Guy Phillips Re-election to Scottsdale City Council yard signs are now available. Contact Carolyn Leff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-586-0430 and let her know how many you want and where to deliver them.
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
The ASU College Republicans meet weekly at 6:30 pm., on Thursdays in BAC 324. Membership dues are $10. Membership
The Surprise Tea Party meeting is scheduled at 6:30 pm, Tues., Sept 20 in the Webb Rm of the Sun City W Foundation Plaza, 14465 W RH Johnson Blvd, Sun City West, AZ. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will address the group. Public welcome. Contact: John Madeira email@example.com
Liz Alcorn has been appointed the Chairman of Maricopa County Republican Committee’s Lincoln Award Dinner, by MCRC Chairman Tyler Bowyer. Please note that the most recent posting for awards qualifications is no longer in effect. The MCRC is reverting back to the long-time standing awards rules. Alcorn will be releasing new information on the awards dinner in the near future. Lizalcorn@ymail.com 602. 315. 0349.
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
The New Donald Trump Campaign office phone number is 602-833-2200.
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.
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.
The ASU College Republicans Presidential Debate Watch Party is scheduled at 5:30 pm., Mon, Sept 26 in Rm SCOB 152. Debate begins at 6 pm.. Food and drinks will be served. RSVP to the Facebook event here
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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
The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) is not only the fastest growing Republican group in Arizona, it is also considered the more conservative wing of the Republican Party. Membership includes over half of the Republicans in the current Arizona Legislature. The AZRA Scorecard is a great guide to who is doing what on your behalf in the Legislature, and can be accessed from the top menu: www.azra2016.com The Legislators are given a score based on over 230 bills proffered in the 2015-16 session.
Ft. Tuthill Military History Museum Director Marilyn “Waddell” Hammarstrom – the daughter of John A. Waddell, who was cartoonist/author Bill Mauldin’s first “Willie” - is looking for Mauldin items from his famous “Willie and Joe” drawing of WWII vets. Contact Hammarstrom at 602-684-1912 or www.forttuthill.org
Dem Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has largely gone easy on the Republican-led Congress even as she has relentlessly attacked GOP candidate Donald Trump. It’s a strategy aimed at wooing anti-Trump Republicans, but one that dismays some Democrats who think a more pointed attack from Clinton would help the party win back the Senate majority and pick up a lot of seats in the House… Read the full story here
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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, in 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/
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
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.
LD24 will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Sept 15 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., in Phoenix with Maricopa County Supervisors #2 Steve Chucri maricopa.gov/dist2/ , and Arizona Republican National Committeewoman Lori Klein firedrummarketing Please submit all agenda items (2) weeks in advance to: Carole Joyce email@example.com or Timothy Lee, Chairman85008phx@gmail.com
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 Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., Sept 15 to hear Sheriff Leon Wilmot address Prop 205 "Legalizing Recreational Marijuana", CRTP meets in the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. www.coloradoriverteaparty.org
The Southern Arizona Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., Sept 15 at the Sonoita/Elgin Fire Station, Sonoita, AZ with candidates for the Sonoita/Elgin Fire District and Elgin Elementary School Boards. School board candidates are Matt Parrilli, Ginny Cosbey and incumbents Joncie Paterson, Mike Sweedo, Ian Tomlinson and Kelly Bostock running for four open seats. The 10 fire district candidates include David Aho, Susan Archibald, Kurt Bahti, Karla Cafarelli, Suzanne Jenkins, Peter Pototsky, Yvette Rehurek, Barry Rorex, Keven Venos and Reba Webber are contending for the five positions on the board.
A Rational Conversation on Guns in America will be offered at 6 pm., Sept 15 at the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. http://attorneyforfreedom.net/a-rational-conversation-on-guns-in-america/
Congressman Matt Salmon following the House passage of his resolution to commend cooperation between the United States, South Korea, and Japan, and promote stability in the Asia-Pacific region: “North Korea has become increasingly unhinged in recent months, openly showcasing their desire to interrupt peaceful commerce between nations. Together with our allies, Japan and South Korea, the United States has fruitfully worked to ensure stability in the region. I’m proud my resolution was adopted today to recognize the contributions of our partners in ensuring freedom and security through our lasting partnerships.” Background: This resolution formally recognizes the importance of the relationship between the United States, the Republic of Korea, and Japan, and commends all nations for their resolve in dealing with the menace of the North Korean regime, and supports the prompt deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to deter North Korea’s threats. Salmon serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. He is also a member the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Yesterday, US Sen John McCain introduced the Protection from Obamacare Monopolies Act, legislation that would exempt those who live in a county with one or no Obamacare health providers from the individual mandate penalty. This bill would apply to 14 of Arizona's 15 counties--13 of which are left with only one option for a health insurance provider under Obamacare. Arizona's Pinal County has the distinction of being the only county in the country with zero options on the exchange. He also joined Senate Republicans this Congress in sending the first repeal of Obamacare to the President’s desk, and has introduced legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare with solutions that work by putting patients back in charge of their health care decisions. Earlier this year, McCain introduced the Empowering Patients First Act. McCain's Op-ed here.
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