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Condolences To The Family Of LD-25 PC Paul Ray Millet who passed away on Mon., Feb 22, according to LD25 Chairman Ian Murray. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday February 27 at 12:30 PM at the LDS Church Building 1249 S. 48th St Mesa AZ. Contact Murray atIan@DesignedForLife.com (602)524-7786.
Congressman Matt Salmon announced yesterday that he will not seek reelection to the United States House of Representatives in 2016. “When I returned to the House of Representatives in 2013, the President’s disastrous policies were putting our nation at risk, both at home and abroad. Over the past three years, I’ve worked to curtail the largest expansion of peacetime spending in America’s history by working with members from both sides of the aisle. This is something to be proud of. But the most important job I have is that of husband and father, and over the years I’ve missed far too many opportunities to spend time with my family. I truly believe that they should come first in my life, and after much soul-searching I’ve decided against running for reelection. I give you my word, won’t be stopping my fight for our nation’s future, but I will be continuing it as a constituent in the Valley of the Sun. It has been an honor serving the constituents of Arizona’s Fifth District and I look forward to seeing you back home in Arizona.” Also See: Why I'm Leaving Congress
Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs announced yesterday that he will run for Arizona’s 5th Congressional District. Biggs, a 25-year Gilbert resident, made the announcement following U.S. Representative Matt Salmon’s announcement that he is retiring. “I never envisioned running for Congress, but Matt’s decision to return home leaves a void that must be filled by the kind of strong, conservative voice that the people of Arizona’s 5th District have come to expect and that they deserve,” Biggs said. “As a state legislator, and as Senate President, I have consistently demonstrated my ability to be a conservative leader who can build the necessary coalitions to pass meaningful reforms. I am ready to take my proven 14-year record to Washington and be that strong conservative voice for the East Valley.”
President Biggs campaign for Arizona’s 5th Congressional District will focus on the following principles:
· Fighting day and night to restore limited government, fiscal responsibility and pro-growth economic policies to the nation’s capitol;
· Protecting the nation’s porous borders and working to solve the illegal immigration crisis;
· Pledging to be a passionate advocate for the heroes who made enormous sacrifices while serving our nation proudly, as well as the men and women who wear a uniform today and defend our homeland.
· “I am excited and grateful to kick-off my campaign with Matt as my Chairman....”
CD5 Candidate Andy Biggs is an Arizona native and has lived in Gilbert with his family for the past 25 years. Biggs and his wife Cindy have six children. He is a retired attorney and is licensed to practice in Arizona, Washington, and New Mexico. Biggs has a bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies from BYU and a J.D. degree from the University of Arizona. He earned a M.A. in Political Science from ASU and has done additional graduate work there. Biggs served Legislative District 22 in the State House of Representatives for eight years before being elected to the State Senate in November of 2010. He has earned the designation “Champion of the Taxpayer” from Americans for Prosperity for his cumulative service in the state legislature and has been honored numerous times by the Goldwater Institute as a “Friend of Liberty.
Yesterday afternoon AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham thanked Congressman Matt Salmon of Mesa for his public service as he announced he would not seek re-election to Congress this fall. Salmon also served as chairman of the Arizona Republican Party from 2005 to 2007. “Matt’s been a solid state legislator, a great state party chairman, an incredibly hard worker in Congress, and a good friend for many years -- I am proud of his service and many accomplishments during his time in office,” said Graham. “He has left big shoes to fill, but it's a district that is solidly Republican and I’m going to do my best to keep it that way."
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Donald Trump For President Yard Signs are now available for pick up between 10 am-7pm at 605 E. McKellips Rd, Mesa AZ 85203. Volunteers are needed to put together yard signs, phone banking, and other duties, according to coordinator Thayer Verschoor. firstname.lastname@example.org
George and Darla Grove are hosting a ‘Meet The Candidates’ gathering for CD1 candidate Gary Kiehne and US Senate candidate Kelli Ward at 5:30 pm., Fri., Feb 26 at 63791 East Cat Claw Lanen, SaddleBrooke, AZ. RSVP to email@example.com or 520-818-1144.
American Legion Post 44 will meet at 7 pm., Tues., March 1 at 7145 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251. Attorney Keith Diggs from the Institute of Justice will discuss "Economic Liberty" and "Civil forfeiture" in Arizona. The Institute of Justice’s nationwide activism project helps train and mobilize citizens to be advocates for free speech, economic liberty, school choice, property rights and liberty in their communities and beyond.
US Senate Candidate Clair Van Steenwyk will address the Tempe Republican Women’s Group at 11 am., Sat., Feb 27 at the Embassy Suites, 4400 S. Rural Rd. Tempe, AZ. $25 per plate. tempe-gop-womens-group. Contact: Ron Gosselin 602-740-4165 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fountain Hills Republican Club will have a voter outreach booth at the corner of Verde River Drive/Avenue of the Fountains – near the Chamber information booth during the Great Fountain Hills Fair that runs from10 am-5 pm., Fri, Feb 26 through Sun-Feb 28. The event features all kinds of vendors, food booths, the VFW Beer Garden, political booths, etc.
U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, Congressman Paul Gosar and Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) Commission Chairman Kurt Davis regarding the National Park Service’s announcement that it will alter its current assessment on the environmental impact of bison overrunning Grand Canyon National Park. herd reduction
Weekly jobless claims rose by 10,000 to 272,000 last week. That came in higher than the estimate for 270,000. The prior week was unchanged at 262,000. FoxBusiness.com
160225-1105 - AzRRT Special Legislative Report By Jose Borrajero The following bills have been changed substantially from their original form:
HB2088 Via amendments, this bill has suffered a partial testiculectomy, making it not nearly as good as the original
SB1351 The amended Lesko version that came out of COW does the exact opposite of the original bill.
Other significant bills saw action this week as follows:
HB2219 Right to work. This bill would have allowed lawyers to practice without having to join the SBA union. The following Republican representatives joined the Democrats in defeating it: Fann, Townsend, Brophy-McGee, Coleman, Pratt, Robson.
SB1017 This bill would have prohibited city services cards to be used as identification, as in voter registration. The following Republican senators joined Democrats in defeating it: Pierce, Yarbrough, Driggs, Worsley.
SB1378 This bill would have prohibited certain money transfers to cities that engage in sanctuary city activity. Republicans voting against were: Pierce, Driggs, Begay, Worsley.
SB1416 This bill covers a lot of issues, but it also transfers most of the power of the duly elected Superintendent of Public Instruction to unelected and unaccountable appointed bureaucrats. The following senators voted in favor of the only elected member of the state school board (voted against bill): Donahe, Farnsworth, Shooter, Burges, Smith.
Secretary Of State Michelle Reagan has provided a brief primer in advance of the Presidential Preference Election on March 22, including the stats which were pulled after Monday night’s deadline to register. Early ballots should have start hitting mailboxes yesterday. She encourages voters to return voted ballots as soon as possible to reduce the time it takes counties to process ballots after the election.
Interesting figures since the last registration report on January 12, 2016
· Total statewide enrollment +41,020
· Democratic enrollment +30,623
· Republican enrollment +22,085
· Not designated or “independent” -11,079
The SOS office will be performing a PPE Mock Election and posting raw data to our results site in mid-March shortly before the election. Other helpful links:
· Polling Place Locator: PollingPlaceSearch
· Early ballot tracking: AbsenteeBallotSearch
· Initial Unofficial Results: 8 p.m.
ID: Every voter must show identification before being able to cast a ballot at a polling place.
· One piece of ID that bears his/her name, address and photograph, or
· Two forms of ID that bear his/her name and address (Ex: a utility bill and bank statement), or
· One form of acceptable photo ID with another form of non-photo ID that includes his/her name and address.
“Independents” are ineligible to vote in the PPE.
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US Sen Kelli Ward: Once again, we are seeing two John McCains — one who is a tough conservative during campaign season and one who gives in to liberal Democrats once he's back in DC. His views on Guantanamo Bay are just the latest example. Today, he's talking tough against President Obama's ill-conceived and dangerous plan to close Guantanamo Bay, even saying he'd support a lawsuit against the president to keep it open. But the truth is he's been a long-time critic of keeping it open and, just over a year ago, was ready to partner with Obama to shut it down. Arizonans deserve the same senator in DC that they get back home — John McCain isn’t that senator. While President Obama tries to cement a legacy rooted in political ideology, Washington insiders like John McCain will just stand by, just as he was ready to do in 2014, and ignore the will of the American people. John McCain can’t hide from his long-held views just because it’s campaign season — Arizonans deserve better. Kelli Ward
Congressman Paul Gosar is sponsoring an Easter Card competition open to children age 13 and younger. Submissions should be free-hand art celebrating Easter on paper no larger than 8.5”x11”. Entry deadline Mon, MARCH 7. Winners will be announced in April. Submit entries via email to Teresa.Martinez@mail.house.gov Or mail to Congressman Paul Gosar, 6499 W. Kings Ranch Road #4, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118. Information: call 480-882-2697.
The Heroes to Hometowns ‘Salute a Soldier’ 5K run or 1-mile walk, honoring wounded veterans, is scheduled at 8:30 am., Sat., March 12 At Freestone Park, 1034 E Juniper Road., Gilbert AZ. $40 for 5Krun, $30 military rate for 5K or $25 for walk. Contact Kathy Pearce at 480-330-1632 or email@example.com .
Most Voters Still Say No to Closing Guantanamo President Obama this week renewed his effort to close the prison camp for suspected terrorists at the U.S. Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba. Most voters still oppose that idea, don't want the prisoners being jailed here and think the ones that have been released already are again a threat to the United States. Read More
Trump-In-Texas: We-Are-Building-A-New-Republican-Party One of his best moments during that first hour came when Trump reminded viewers that he is expanding the Republican party. See the record turnout we have seen in the states that have voted thus far, and his appeal to voters outside the Republican Party.
Newly Appointed Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin will conduct a Commissioners Town Hall in the Yuma City Hall at 9 am. March 1. He will conduct Town Halls in April in Mohave County and in May in Navajo and Apache County. See www.azcc.gov
ATTN Club Chairmen/Secretaries: Please include the time and location of your event, as well as a contact name, phone or e-mail when submitting event announcements. Thanks for your cooperation. – Editor Frosty Taylor.
The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Feb 29 at 3375 E Shea Blvd., Phx, to view the 2016 Candidate’s Corral and meet with Arizona Corporation Commission candidate Frank Riggs and Justice of the Peace candidate Cathy Riggs. Contact: Chr Ronald Ludders 602.677.1496
Congressman Paul A. Gosar after the Center for Regulatory Solutions (CRS), a project of the Small Business Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), published a new report detailing the economic impact of the EPA’s new lower federal ozone standard: “In late October, the EPA once again moved the goal posts by unilaterally publishing a fundamentally-flawed new regulation that dramatically lowered the ozone standard for communities throughout the nation. This blatant overreach, not based on the best available science, will kill tens of thousands of jobs annually and cause more harm to our economy than any regulation in the history of this great country. Furthermore, it is laughable that the EPA admits it does not have a clear plan for dealing with background ozone generated by factors outside the state’s control. This means the EPA is literally attempting to punish Arizona for ozone pollution that is created in California, Mexico and even China. This out-of-control agency, under the leadership of President Obama, continues its lawless, ideological attack on energy producers in order to further its own control over the lives of every American. I applaud the Center for Regulatory Solutions for their work on this issue and for exposing the significant economic harm that will occur in Arizona as a result of EPA’s terrible new regulation.”
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Clearing out your closet? Downsizing your house? Kids heading off to college? Want to get organized? Whatever your reason might be, if you have too much stuff, consider donating it to the Tempe Republican Women's Spring Garage Sale. To schedule merchandise pickup from your house, call 480.306.2545 or email President Jessica Merrow. Items can also be dropped off beginning March 18 at 2009 E Caroline Ln, Tempe. The garage sales are scheduled from 7 am-6 pm., Fri., March 25 and from 7 am-2 pm., Sat., March 26.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be gathering public input on the impacts of recreational target shooting in the 486,400-acre Sonoran Desert National Monument (SDNM) between 4-8 pm., Feb. 26 at Estrella Mountain Regional Park, 14805 W. Vineyard Ave., Goodyear, AZ 85338. Recreational shooters and National Rifle Association (NRA) members are urged to attend/or submit comments to the BLM. Mail comments to the BLM's project manager, Wayne Monger, at 21605 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85027, or fax to (623) 580-5623, or e-mail to BLM_AZ_SDNMtargetshooting@BLM.gov.
US Congressmen Sponsor Art Competition each spring, recognizing young artists within their home congressional districts. Entry deadline is April 8, 2016. Winners art work is displayed for one year in the US Capitol complex in Washington, DC. For entry information go HERE.
GOP Presidential Candidate Contacts:
Ben Carson www.bencarson.com
Donald Trump www.donaldjtrump.com
John Kasich www.johnkasich.com
Marc Rubio www.marcorubio.com
Ted Cruz www.tedcruz.org
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Jeb Bush www.jeb2016.com Campaign suspended
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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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George and Darla Grove are hosting a ‘Meet The Candidates’ gathering for CD1 candidate Gary Kiehne and US Senate candidate Kelli Ward at 5:30 pm., Fri., Feb 26 at 63791 East Cat Claw Lanen, SaddleBrooke, AZ. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-818-1144
Lost Dutchman Days are scheduled Feb 26-28 in Apache Junction. Parade on Saturday Feb 26.
VFW Post 7507 will host a VFW Beer Garden and during the Fountain Hills Great Fair between 10 am-5 pm., Feb 26-28. A mini-Beer Garden will also be located in the food court area along Verde River Drive south of the Avenue of the Fountains. At the main Beer Garden, fresh brats, hot dogs and chili will be available. Admittance to the Beer Garden is free. Beverage and food are available for purchase.
The Pinal Republican Committee’s Lincoln Luncheon is scheduled at 10:30 am., Sat., Feb 27 at the Property Conference Center in Casa Grande. Speakers – Congressman David Schweikert and AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham. Doors open at 10:30 am., $40 per ticket, $75 per couple. $280 reserved table for 8. Purchase tickets at www.pinalcountygop.org or call 602-373-9996 or call Chairman Irene Littleton at 520-840-4064 email@example.com
The Yavapai County Republican Committee’s Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Sat., Feb 27 at the Prescott Centennial Center, 1989 Clubhouse Dr., Prescott, AZ Social hours – 5:30 pm. Attorney General Mark Brnovich is the speaker. Tickets: $60 person for PCs. $65 for non-PCs. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or 928-776-4500.
The Emancipation Proclamation Observance4/Black History Month Celebration is scheduled at 2 pm., Sat., Feb 27 in Eastlake Park, 1549 E. Jefferson, PHX 85034. Speaker: Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas. Free admission, food, Buffalo Soldiers, Kawambe Omowale, Ballet Folklorico. Contact: Rev. Clyde Bowen email@example.com 602 274-5439
US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward will be speaking at 10 am, Sat., Feb 27 at the Mesa Police Department HQ at the “Back the Badge Rally in support of law enforcement, 130 N Robson Mesa, AZ 85201. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org · 1-928-230-0633
US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward will speak the Northwest Women’s Expo between 10:30-11:30 am, Sun., Feb 28 at the Mohave County Fairgrounds, 2600 Fairgrounds Ave., Kingman. Contact: Carolyn Leff · email@example.com · 1-928-230-0633
A Kick-Off Party For Yavapai County District 1 Board of Supervisors incumbent Rowle Simmons is scheduled between 5-7 pm., Mon, Feb 29 at the Jersey Lily on Whiskey Row, Prescott. The primary election is Aug. 30, 2016. The general election is Nov. 8, 2016.
The American Heritage DVD series by historian David Barton of Wallbuilders will be presented between 1-3 pm., Feb 29 at the AZ GOP Headquarters West Valley office, 10050 W. Bell Rd. Suite 50. Free to public. Call 623-815-8557 or 623-977-4532 . Facilitated by living history presenter Bonnie Angster. Series will focus on the Constitution, the Judiciary, Education and Black History.
The Pima County Republican Lincoln Dinner is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Mon., Feb 29 featuring Gov Doug Ducey in the Grand Ballroom of the Doubletree Hotel, 445 S Alvernon Way., Tucson. Social – 5:30 pm., $35 per person. RSVP to Republican Headquarters at 520-321-1492 by Feb 24. A Trunk & Tusk Event will be hosted by National Republican Committeeman Bruce Ash with a private reception with the governor at 5:30 pm. Reception $20.
Secretary of State Michelle Reagan will address the Surprise Tea Party on Tues., March 1 in the Grand Canyon Rm of the Sun City W Foundation Plaza, 14465 W RH Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, according to John Madeira. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arizona Republican Lawyers will meet for lunch Thurs., March 3 at Ryley Carlock & Applewhite (One North Central Ave., Suite 1200, Phoenix to hear AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham. CLE may be available. Registrations beings at 11:30 am. $20 for members, $35 for non-members RSVP to email@example.com
Mesa Republican Women will meet from 11 am-1 pm., Thurs., March 3 at 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa 85213. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will talk about what being “America’s Toughest Sheriff”. $10 per member, $12 for visitors. RSVP deadline is Sun, Feb 28 to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (480) 615-0524. MRW meets the first Thursday of each month (no August). Membership is $25, Jan-Dec and Men/Associate Memberships are $15. A candidate forum for the Arizona Corporation Commission is scheduled for the April 7 meeting. Contact President Sherry Pierce email@example.com or call (480) 615-0524.
The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet for dinner at 6:15 pm., March 3 at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E Thomas Road, Phx to hear a presentation by Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell. 5:30 pm social. $30 per person. Dinner reservations required. RSVP to Jan Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-318-1010 no later than Sun, Feb 28th, whether attending or not attending. Purcell was elected to the office of Maricopa County Recorder in November 1988 and is now serving her seventh term. She is the second woman to hold this position since 1871. Born in Topeka, Kansas, she has been a Phoenix resident since 1964.
SaddleBrooke Republican Club - Tuscon will meet with Arizona Corporation Commission candidates Al Melvin and Frank Riggs on March 4 to discuss the ACC history, water, solar and electricity issues, energy programs for schools, blue collar solar, an Arizona-Sonora Water Summit. Doors open at 3:30 pm.
The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am., Sat., March 5 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation Building, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Doors open at 8am with coffee and donuts being served. $2 admission fee helps pay for the room rental. Former Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) Chairman A.J. LaFaro will address voter frauds and “ballot harvesting”. For information call 623-546-3753. Contact: Jean Goncalves, Publicity Chairlady 623-214-8010.
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