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About 10 Days Ago, Briefs praised the three AZGOP Chairman candidates - Jim O’Connor, Frank Thorwald and Jonathan Lines - for their “gentleman’s agreement” not to participate in mudslinging campaigns like those of the past. It was a wise move on the three candidate’s part - in light of ugly, well-remembered Establishments efforts of two years ago to crush grassroots candidate Lori Urban.
Nevertheless, someone apparently didn’t get the message, as shortly before Christmas, two anonymous pieces surfaced against grassroots candidate O’Connor – in what some believe to be an effort to dispose of O’Connor’s candidacy. On Dec 23, an anonymous individual challenged the unknown author of Arizona-LD23s-Very-Own-Obama-Pelosi-Duo-Part-I and LD23’s Very Own Obama-Pelosi Duo – Part II requesting proof of the allegations against O’Connor. The anonymous respondent points out the two-part series are “long on name-calling and innuendoes, but very short on facts.” Among the respondent’s thought provoking quest for answers, he/she questions “By what authority can the AZGOP Chairman ‘order’ a new election?” and what authority empowers the state chairman to “seat a new group of state committeemen,” undoing the rights of the LD 23 PCs to be represented at the statutory organizational meeting of the state committee by state committeemen of their choosing? The respondent goes on to suggest that a letter from Graham to O’Connor and a response from newly elected LD23 Chairman Nancy Ordowski’s to Graham, will inform readers of facts omitted in the Duo-Part-I and Duo – Part II articles. See Graham and Ordowski’s letters at ld23gop.org/ Editor’s note: In light of the complaints by PCs in LD13, 17, 23, 24, 25 etc about the Organizational Meetings, Briefs sent a message to Graham on Dec 18 and resent the same message on Dec 20, asking if any other LDs received similar letters to the one he sent O’Connor. Graham has not responded at post time.- ft
And Speaking Of Allegations, AZGOP candidates Jonathan Lines and Frank Thorwald, and outgoing AZGOP chairman Robert Graham, deny reports that have circulated for weeks that Graham hand-picked Lines and/or Thorwald as his replacement. – ft
Recently AZGOP Chairman Candidate Jonathan Lines and Activist Lisa James said reports circulating that they had met on a Sunday afternoon for a strategy meeting for Lines campaign were inaccurate. Lines said that he spent that specific Sunday afternoon in “informational gatherings” with PC representatives from LD 12, 24, 28, 25, 23, 18, 11, and 22. Participants verified that Lines meet with the PCs at the home of Kathy Petsas in Scottsdale. James says she spent that particular Sunday “in my church nursery, Christmas shopped, cleaned my house and attended my daughter's piano recital before fixing and serving my family dinner. I did not meet with nor speak to Jonathan Lines on Sunday.”
James has since confirmed that Lines recently meet with some of the Dodie London grads in her conference room – but not the day in question. Which goes to prove how political reports get scrambled as they travel across the Valley. - ft
Briefs Thanks All Of You who sent Christmas greetings. There are too many to post all of them, but here is a random sampling. - ft
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chair Sharon Day celebrating Christmas: “Merry Christmas to all! Over two millennia ago, a new hope was born into the world, a Savior who would offer the promise of salvation to all mankind. Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King. We hope Americans celebrating Christmas today will enjoy a day of festivities and a renewed closeness with family and friends. Even as we celebrate, we must also remember those among us who are less fortunate. Many on this day are without hope, and need the kindness and compassion of those around them. It is our prayer we will rise to meet the material, emotional, and spiritual needs of individuals all around us, and what better day is there to love our fellow man than today? As we open presents, enjoy Christmas dinner, and celebrate our own family traditions, we are mindful of our men and women in uniform. Many are stationed around the world today protecting our freedoms, and cannot be with their own spouses, children, parents, and siblings. We express the deepest gratitude for service that takes them away from celebrating with loved ones, and we ought to remember them in our thoughts and prayers not just on Christmas Day, but the whole year round.”
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chair Sharon Day celebrating Hanukkah: “As our Jewish friends and family around the country gather to light the first candle, we hope they will enjoy a special time of closeness and joy this Hanukkah season. These eight nights serve as a reminder of how the Maccabees never gave up hope amidst danger and uncertainty, and each year the Festival of Lights is a time to reflect on the power of faith and perseverance. We wish a Happy Hanukkah to all who are gathering around the menorah, and pray this year’s festivities will be a time of celebration and blessings for our Jewish communities.”
AZGOP candidate Jim O’Connor: Merry Christmas to All, As a candidate running for the position of AZGOP Chairman on Jan 28th, I am presenting you with my campaign website. www.jimoconnorazgop.com.The site is intended to introduce myself to each of you and familiarize you with my credentials for the job, and my demonstrated ability to raise the monies necessary to fund the goals I will be outlining as I continue to update the site between now and the 1/28/17 election. Importantly, I will be sharing my vision for our party and plans to make that vision a reality. Please feel free to sign up on the website and receive timely information in the future as campaign positions are added.
Immediate past National Republican Committee for Arizona Sharon Giese: Merry Christmas, Frosty and thank you so much for all that you do.
Sandi Bartlett (Bartlett’s Bunker): Merry Christmas Frosty. Thanks for all you do.
Activist Bill Buckey: Merry Christmas Frosty. Thanks for all you do. Happy New Year as well. We pray that all days after January 20th are happy days for all of the U.S.
Joe & Jinny Perron and the AZ East Valley Pro-Life Alliance Board of Directors - (PC’s LD-25, 12, 17): Merry Christmas, Frosty! Thank you for all you do to keep us in the “know”. You are so appreciated! God Bless and have a wonderful healthy & exciting 2017 – WE WON!!!
Activist Anna Brennan: Merry Christmas, May our nation come together and heal its division through God's Blessings.
Activists Edwina & Art Olivas: Merry Christmas to you and all your family!
Activist Jane Schutte: Merry Christmas Frosty to you and family. You are a long time and forever friend. May we look forward to bringing America back to its greatness.
Dr Kelli Ward and family: As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, we wanted to take some time and wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Please join us in praying for the safety of all our military forces serving in harms way and separated from their families during this holiday season.
SGT William Geresy (ret): Merry Christmas Patriots!
Congresswoman Martha McSally: For many, the holidays can be a busy and even stressful time. But today, Christmas reminds us to choose joy, peace, compassion, and generosity towards each other. I hope each of us can take the time to cherish the blessings we do have and enjoy precious time with family and friends. I also send my sincere thanks and warmest wishes to those serving our country, away from their families, to keep us safe. May your Christmas be filled with the joy and love of the season!
Why It’s Not About Election Fraud, Its Much Worse. See map/graph – Arizona dead last: Ever since Bush v. Gore in 2000, the way that American elections are run has become increasingly partisan and contentious. The 2016 elections ratcheted up the record number of complaints by all parties. New evidence from the EIP project compares the performance of U.S. states in the 2016 elections based on the first results of an expert survey… www.electoralintegrityproject.com
Sonoita-Elgin Tea Party Wrap-Up SeeTea Party Man 12-7-16
Central Republican Women Of Phoenix will meet with Maricopa County Treasurer elect Royce Flora on Jan 5 to discuss property taxes and county financial issues at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. The Social begins at 5:30, and dinner/meeting at 6:15 p.m. Reservations required. $30 each includes dinner and program. RSVP by Jan. 1 to Jan Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact: Kathy Hedges email@example.com
Mesa Republican Women meet between 11:30 am-1 pm, Jan 5 – (the first Thursday of each month, except August). January speakers are Senate President Steve Yarborough and Speaker of the House J.D. Mesnard. Lunch is $10/members, $12 visitors & guests. Memberships are Jan-Dec: $25 Member and $15 Associate Member. Associate memberships are for men or women who are full members of another AzFRW club. Visitors/guests are allowed two meetings before being asked to pay membership fees. They have a 50/50 pot each month and lots of door prizes. We also sell patriot jewelry and other items to help cover club costs. RSVP deadline is Sun, Jan 1 to President Sherry Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (480) 615-0524) or 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa 85213. (Northwest corner of University Drive and Gilbert Road; Riviera Plaza).
The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am., Sat., Jan 7 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Coffee and donuts at 8am. $2 donation requested to help with room rental. LD23 Chairman Jim O’Connor, a AZGOP chairman candidate will address building legislative district Republican organizations. O'Connor is the 2nd Vice-President of Az Republican Assembly and has been contributing to Republican successes since 2006. Contact: www.scwrepublicans.com" or Jean Goncalves, Publicity Chairlady 623-214-8010
2018 US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward’s campaign team needs volunteers are needed for to gather petitions signatures between 9-12 pm, noon – 3 pm, and 3-5 or 6 pm., January 13, 14, 15 at the Lake Havasu Balloon Fest at The Island Golf Club at the Nautical Beachfront Resort, 1040 McCulloch Blvd. North, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403. RSVP to Carolyn Leff email@example.com 1-928-230-0633.
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Constable Dennis Dowling, Yavapai County: The Arizona Constables Association is raffling off a 400-500 pound grass-fed steer - butchered to your specifications, plus a freezer (chest or stand up--your choice) to be delivered to your home anywhere in Arizona. Tickets are $20 each. The drawing is Jan 24. Proceeds go to the ACA, promoting the office of Constable, and our annual College scholarships. For tickets call Dowling at 928.499.1785, I will come to you. Merry Christmas and continued progress in 2017.
Former US Senate candidate Alex Meluskey: As we celebrate the birth of Christ, and the Festival of lights Roberta and I would like to wish all of you the best. We would also like to thank all of those that have served in defense of this great nation. During my campaign for US Senate, I introduced my Contract with America’s Veterans and Their Families (CAV). This contract was a campaign promise that I will continue to fulfill regardless of my stage or position in life. Contact: www.cav.vet. At this time CAV is working to fulfill the following:
· Inform all candidates running for Federal office of gross negligence in regards to reciprocation to our veterans and their families for their sacrifices taken on behalf of all US citizens via a contract that points out the shortcomings.
· To log candidate positions in regards to the afore mentioned contract.
· To follow up once elected and rate effort and fulfillment toward contract completion.
· To make such information readily available to the public.
George Washington understood as likely no other Commander in Chief the need to support not only our troops in service, but our troops after they have served. “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by our nation.” -- George Washington. We make George Washington’s plea as our pledge to fulfill the Contract With America’s Veterans. Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah,
LD17 Will Host several others districts in a meeting at 7 pm, Wed., Jan 11 in the sanctuary of Tri City Baptist Church, 2211 W. Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286, to hear candidates for the AZGOP governing board, according to newly elected LD17 Chairman Bill Moll. See Letter from Chairman Bert Moll
Arizona Town Crier Jim Ehl regarding Arizona’s-Republicans-Leaders-Continue-Waging-War-On-Grassroots “The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing.” – Edmond Burke. The autocratic by-laws need to be completely rewritten. Every large organization is controlled by a board of directors or an Executive Committee. “A. Executive Committee The executive committee of the state committee's shall consist of the elected officers of the state committee, the national committeeman and committeewoman, the chairman and first and second vice chairman from each county, three members at large from each congressional district, and the president/chairman of each nationally recognized Republican auxiliary organization with at least 2,000 dues-paying members in the state. The state chairman shall chair the executive committee. The executive committee shall approve the annual budget and review and counsel the state chairman on all programs relating to the state party. The executive committee shall meet at least three times each year.” The committee should be made up of just the state and county chairmen. They are the ones who run the party. The committee should meet monthly during an election year and quarterly during an off election year. The county chairs should elect their own chairman with an open agenda. Since the chair controls the agenda, this gives all committeemen the right to present their input at the meetings, and causes the state chair to be responsible to the committee. From the web link above one can see what happens with no control and when RINOs rule. True, some chairs may be RINOs but a conservative Executive Committee could soon identify them to the AZ GOP membership. With a communications program we would probably not find ourselves in the mess we face now. Some thought that a turning point may have been reached when the AzRA was organized. We are to have a party election next month, and who has heard anything from the AzRA??
Rae Chornenky, LD22 Chairwoman: There will not be the regular monthly meeting of Legislative District 22 in January, 2017. Instead, we will all convene at the Maricopa Statutory Meeting on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the El Zaribah Shrine at 552 N. 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008. Credentialing begins at 9:00 a.m. and the Call to order will be 10:30 a.m. All PCs in Maricopa County are to attend this meeting. New county officials will be elected and other business will be conducted. The State Statutory Meeting which only our LD 22 elected State Committeemen attend will be on Saturday, January 28, 2017. State officers will be elected at this meeting. Please plan to attend the January 14, 2017 meeting.
The Coconino County Republican Committee will meet at noon, Jan 4 with Conservative friends for a discussion on “unintended consequences” of Prop 414, Flagstaff’s $15 minimum wage. Contact: Chairman Jeff Oravits
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The Maricopa County Republican Statutory Meeting is scheduled Jan 14, 2017 at the El Zaribah Shriner’s Auditorium, 552 N. 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008, not the Polly Rosenbaum Building, as originally announced. Contrary to reports, the Shriner’s auditorium has NOT been renamed the Polly Rosenbaum Building. They are located on the opposite sides of metropolitan Phoenix, so be sure you are heading for the Shriner’s Auditorium. You don’t want to arrive late for credentials registration.
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The Surprise Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., Jan 3 in the Grand Canyon Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Forster Morgan, the youngest elector in the US to vote for Donald J Trump, will speak about his experience as an elector and how to encourage young people to become involved in the political system. Morgan is the son of immediate past LD22 Chairman Eric Morgan and his wife Heather. Contact: Contact: John Madeira firstname.lastname@example.org
The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., Jan 5 with a “New Beginnings” meeting.
The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet at 6:15pm, Thurs., Jan 5, 2017 at the Hilton hoenix suites, 10 E Thomas Road in Phoenix for dinner and to hear Treasurer-Elect Royce T. Flora speak on property taxes and current financial issues in Maricopa County. $30 per person. 5:30 pm social hour. RSVP to Jan Webb at email@example.com, or 602-318-1010, no later than Sun, Jan 1, whether attending or not attending. All reservations will be dinner reservations; a reservation is considered paid unless canceled by Sun, Jan 1.
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