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3-3-16 Briefs

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Former MCRC Vice Chair Diane Ortiz Parsons is calling for volunteers to help with door knocking and signature gathering for CD3 GOP candidate Edna San Miguel who is challenging Dem incumbent Raul Gravalja. Contact Parsons at Preference1972@gmail.com

Message From AZRRT By Jose Borrajero: This is probably the 5th request you’ll see asking for support of SB1455, which will be in the Senate COW tomorrow, Thursday 3/3/16 and very likely will see a third reading vote. Why are so many conservative activists contacting you? Because this bill is that important. You may remember that this is a strike-all bill, amended with the contents of the old HB2056 that Rep. Boyer killed in the House Education Committee, except that it had a flaw in that its language was changed in the process from opt-out to opt-in, making it worthless as it stood. However, that is about to change via a floor amendment that fixes that language. So please make sure that you follow the advice of Anita Christy and contact all senators, and make sure you request that the opt-out amendment be adopted. Be advised that the other side is very busy contacting the same senators requesting that this bill either be killed or be passed with opt-in language. Your calls and e-mails may sway some senators in our direction, but the most important goal is to give cover to those senators who are already on our side. We want them to be able to argue that public opinion is on our side. They cannot do that unless everyone of you e-mails or calls. (RTS comments are not allowed on this bill at this time).

Action Alert: See www.GilbertWatch.com for Anita Christy’s update on  SB1455 for - Thurs. March 3. Or see Jose Borrajero’s Important Info Regarding SB1455 - Opt Out Bill

The West Valley GOP Office has scheduled a 7 pm., Thurs., March 3 Debate Watching Party at the office, 10050 W Bell Road #50 (office faces 99th Ave). Bring a sandwich and munch with fellow Republicans during the debate. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Big screen viewing. Moderators Bret Baier, Megan Kelly and Christ Wallace. Candidates Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Donald Trump, and Marco Rubio. The debate party scheduled for March 10 will feature food for purchase by K-Star BBQ, according to manager Peter Lee.

You Are Invited: Gila County Republicans are inviting Republicans outside of Gila County to their Lincoln Day luncheon fundraiser to enjoy lunch with Gov Doug Ducey and Congressman Dr Paul Gosar at 11:30 am., Mon., April 4 at the Mazatzal Casino (SR 87 at mm 251, in Payson). RSVP deadline Tues., March 29. Tickets are $60 per person for a prime rib luncheon, door prizes, silent auction and raffle opportunities. RSVP to Shirley at 928-951-6774 or Gary at 928-478-8186.

Get Well Wishes To Steve Parsons who is recovering from a recent knee replacement.

The Arizona Department of Corrections notified Sheriff Paul Babeu today that they are intending to deactivate the emergency contract for housing 360 of the department’s inmates in the Pinal County Jail. Babeu accepted 379 Department of Corrections prisoners in July 2015 after rioting at a private prison in Kingman, Ariz. made it necessary to relocate inmates. Since then, the PCSO jail has continually housed approximately 360 prisoners under the emergency contract. The Department of Corrections plans to take custody of their inmates at the end of this month. Babeu said, "We answered the emergency call to help the department after the Kingman riots last summer. We were able to accommodate the state prisoners and 100% of the costs were reimbursed by the State to Pinal County." He went on to say, "We enjoy a great professional relationship with the department and we always stand ready to assist our fellow law enforcement when they need help."

Late tonight AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham thanked the Phoenix City Council for standing up to those who tried to bully city leaders into permanently abolishing the practice of a brief prayer before official city council meetings. The Phoenix City Council voted last month to end the longstanding tradition of public prayer after being confronted by what Graham called “satanic bullies” who demanded equal time. But in a 7 to 2 vote tonight, last month’s decision was overturned and the tradition of a spoken prayer was restored. “This was about intimidation and bullying by a tiny group of malcontents trying to force-feed an absurd and disingenuous political agenda into the day-to-day decisions being made by our city’s elected leaders,” said Graham. “After a swift, strong, and very negative reaction from Phoenix residents I’m proud that our collective action against the petty tyrants — who have been misusing our rights to religious freedom in order to perform a publicity stunt — has led to a strong majority on the city council standing up to these bullies.” Graham reacted publicly last month to the city’s decision to ban public prayer by announcing an effort to launch a ballot initiative as well as a recall election against the elected officials who voted to ban public prayer at council meetings. “I thank those who have joined with me — from members of the city council to the leaders and members of our faith communities to our local Republican committees —  to support the First Amendment without destroying the contributions from people of faith. We stand together ready to work actively with any community in our state threatened by these bullies,” Graham added. See Graham’s 2-4-16 we-need-prayer

Breitbart 2nd Amendment Reporter AWR Hawkins will address Second Amendment issues at an upcoming “We Are Breitbart Meetup” scheduled at 5:30 pm., March 21 at 380 Happy Warriors in Phoenix. Casual dress. Free admission. Details see We Are Breitbart - Phoenix Meetup

The Apache County Republican Committee will host US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward at 6 pm., Thurs., March 10 at the Trailriders Restaurant, 140 N Main Eager, AZ. Contact: Carolyn Leff at 1-928-230-0633 or events@kelliward.com

Shirley Dye – Payson: I always read the Briefs, I get a real kick out of some of the postings.

US Senate Candidate Dr Kelli Ward will appear at a “Lunch Meet & Greet” in Show Low at noon, Thurs., March 10 at the Cattlemen’s Steak House, 1231 E Duce of Clubs, Show Low. Contact: Carolyn Leff at 1-928-230-0633 or events@kelliward.com

The Highway 69 Republicans will meet at 6 pm., Mon., March 14 in the rear dining room at the Puerta Vallarta Restaurant, 11901 E. Hwy 69, Dewey AZ, 86327  to hear US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward address her challenge to incumbent Sen. John McCain. 5 pm social hour. http://www.highway69republicans.com RSVP to June 899-3150


South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has vetoed HB 1008 transgender-bathroom-bill , which would have restricted access to public school restrooms or locker rooms to students of the same biological sex. The bill had been decried by transgender-rights advocates.

More Than Half Of GOP Voters in most Southern Super Tuesday states said they feel betrayed by the Republican Party, according to early exit poll results. super-tuesday-results-live-updates

Gov Doug Ducey: I'm voting YES on Prop 123 on May 17 because it's vital to ensuring Arizona's teachers and students have the resources they need to succeed in the classroom. This initiative puts $3.5 billion into Arizona's public K-12 schools over the next 10 years Without raising taxes. When it comes to public education, Arizona has some great stories to tell. Voting YES on Prop 123 means future Arizona students can keep writing those Arizona success stories. WATCH the video above to learn more about why I'm supporting Prop 123 and join me in voting YES on May 17.  www.YesProp123.com

The Arizona Federation of Republican Women’s “2016 AzFRW Day at the Legislature” is scheduled between 10 am-2:30 pm., Wed, March 30 at the capitol. Participants are ask to wear something red. Meet your legislators and watch them in action. $20 registration includes lunch from Duck and Decanter. To register : Miryam Gutier-Elm Miryam.gutierelm@gmail.com 602-717-3871 or AzFRW Treasurer Susan Marell 602-370-3435.

The Fountain Hills Republican Club's March 19th annual fundraising breakfast meeting will feature AZGOP Chair Robert Graham at 9 am in the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church, 13001 N Fountain Hills Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.   Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for the breakfast.  $15 per club members. $18 for non-members. Youth 12 and under free. Reservations required for proper planning.  RSVP by mailing a check payable to the Fountain Hills Republican Club to the club's Treasurer at P.O. Box 17814, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269-7814 or contact Replady2015@outlook.com.  A reservation made is considered a payment commitment.  

Fountain Hills Republican Club Sec. Boe James reports that the Fountain Hills Republican Club booth at the FH Fair this past weekend was a great success in signing up new voters and new club members.  Straw poll results are still be tabulated.  State Senator John Kavanagh, State Representative Jay Lawrence and Sheriff Joe Arpaio were among the VIPs present. Contact James at  FHRepublican@gmail.com, calling 480 588-7612, or visiting the website at http://www.FHRepublicanClub.org

Sen John McCain drew 200 attendees at the Feb. 20 Fountain Hills Republican Club meeting.

Arizona Project Chairman Ron Ludders reports that a special meeting will be held at 6:30 pm., Thurs., March 3 featuring Republican Black Activist Ted Hayes focusing on “How To Attract Black Voters To The Republican Party Through A Racial Healing Process".  Ludders say the group has contacted Presidential candidates Dr. Ben Carson and Donald Trump campaigns regarding a plan that is about to be revealed. The meeting is scheduled at 3375 E Shea Blvd #2, Phoenix. Ludders can be reached at 602-677-1496.

Protective Intelligence and Assessment Specialist Lyle Rapacki: The lies and damnable lies stated about the San Bernardino, CA Islamic shooters being simply “work place violence” or a “grudge with a fellow co-worker” or even stressors leading to severe depression and anger by the shooter Syed Farook are once again exposed as lies with the addition of the below information.  Solid and professional law enforcement investigation by both the FBI and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office has allowed the covers to be pulled further back revealing the sordid and highly planned jihad perpetrated by both Syed Farook and his “partner-in-jihad-wife, Tashfeen Malik.”  As if citizens across the country haven’t already figured out, America is under attack by Islamic followers deeply committed to jihad and bringing about a Caliphate State, as ordered by their Quran.  What is also painfully clear, and well documented, is that the federal government is fully complicit not fulfilling their most sacred duty and obligation; namely, to defend the Constitution and citizens from all enemies foreign and domestic.  Local and even state law enforcement are overwhelmed with their responsibilities.  Tackling investigations, background checks, Visa and Passport checks, is simply too much to ask state and local law enforcement to accomplish.  Besides…it is still the authority of the federal government, and its’ many departments and agencies, to secure our borders and those entering this still sovereign nation.  The open secret is that official policy stemming from the highest levels in our government no longer seek aggressive, thorough, professional screening of the humanity crossing our sovereign borders and shores.  I think you might be slightly amazed at these findings:   Tashfeen Malik in US Before Farook Met Her for First Time? Kudos to Maggie and her publication “Maggie’s Notebook” for distributing this information, and to those directly involved in the criminal investigation for their professionalism, diligence, and attention to detail, as they continue to examine the horrid events of the San Bernardino, California shooting.

Last night, The Washington Post reported that the former IT staffer who ran Hillary Clinton’s secret email server was granted immunity by the Department of Justice, while a separate report from The New York Times revealed investigators are taking new steps to determine whether Clinton’s aides copied classified information onto unclassified systems. In response to these developments, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus said: “Hillary Clinton’s flimsy excuses for her unsecure email server are crumbling.  For months, Clinton has tried to deceive the American people about the nature of the FBI investigation into her unprecedented email setup. But new reports about her IT staffer being granted immunity, officials confirming ‘wrongdoing,’ and plans for her to be interviewed soon cast an ominous sign for Clinton and prove there’s more to this story. The fact is that in more than 2,000 messages, Hillary Clinton’s server jeopardized our national security and sensitive diplomatic efforts. This terrible error in judgment coupled with Clinton’s arrogant and dishonest claims shows she can’t be trusted with the presidency.”

Congressman Paul A. Gosar after participating in a House Natural Resources Subcommittee hearing where he questioned witnesses from the three major federal agencies including Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Kornze on the president’s 2017 budget: “It is outrageous and shameful that the Bureau of Land Management continues to request nearly $100 million annually for new federal land acquisitions in order to lock up more of the American people’s land. Only about 18 percent of land is privately held in Arizona and it’s even worse in Nevada. The federal government already owns more than 650 million acres and western states are sick of big government land grabs that limit economic development. Washington bureaucrats fail to understand that when more land is locked up by the federal government, real people suffer and opportunities for future prosperity are reduced. For every acre of land declared public, there is an acre of private land lost. It’s been nearly 20 years since the BLM provided Congress with a detailed list of federal lands potentially available for disposal. And that 1997 report was authored only because of direction from Congress. I am all about consolidating checkerboards, increasing access and better utilizing federal lands. But simply requesting more money to add more federal land to the government rolls without identifying lands that aren’t being used properly doesn’t cut it. I shouldn’t have to ask BLM Director Kornze to provide a detailed inventory of lands eligible for disposable, but since I did, I will hold him to his promise and ensure he complies with this reasonable request.”

Congressman Matt Salmon upon introduction of a resolution to enhance cooperation between the United States, South Korea, and Japan and promote stability in the Asia Pacific. “A strong, trilateral relationship between the United States, South Korea, and Japan couldn’t be more important today. The North Korean government, like a child who doesn’t understand the consequences of his actions, continues to destabilize the region by detonating nuclear devices and firing missiles.  Fortunately, responsible democratic nations will not let this threat run wild and endanger the Asia Pacific.  Our allies in Korea and Japan have taken the lead, and the United States will be there to support them.” 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 of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

The Arizona Corporation Commissioners approved upgrades to five railroad crossings across the state that will help improve safety and traffic flow. The Commission approved; new gates and flashing lights where Camelback, 43rd Avenue, and Grand Avenue intersect in Phoenix, a surface upgrade at 18th Street in Parker, signal upgrades at Court Street in Nogales, signal upgrades in Pinal County on the Gila River Indian Community at Della Road North of SR 87-SR 287 along Arizona Boulevard, and in Coolidge on Storey Road. The Commission has also approved the construction of a bridge overpass in Navajo County at Kerr McGee Road/N2007, which is a north south arterial roadway that has an interchange at I-40. That project will span both the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad tracks and the Rio Puerco River. It will take 20 months to build and will cost $15.5 million. It will be funded by the Highway Trust Fund through the Federal lands Highway Tribal Transportation Program.

ATTN Republicans: Go to the Arizona Secretary of State Website www.azsos.gov/equal to sign candidate petitions for the 2016 ballots and contribute $5 to clean elections candidates. Candidates can get one-half of their signatures and $5 contributions via the website. This saves candidates a lot of time and shoe leather.

ATTN Candidates: Candidate announcements are limited to 300 words. Submissions beyond the word limit will be edited to conform with the policy. - ft

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. tverschoor@donaldtrump.com

Ted Cruz For Prexy Yard Signs. Linda Brickman, leadership team for Cruz for President 2016, says, “I have some rally signs at my home. I am checking into getting more as well as ordering yard signs. Will keep you posted. Send folks to me if they ask. Give out my phone number as well 602-330-9422.”

Congressman Matt Salmon, chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, after the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution imposing additional sanctions on North Korea. “Today the U.N. Security Council adopted a strong new resolution against North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, recognizing the persistent threat this rogue regime presents to the world.  These additional sanctions and restrictions imposed on the Kim Jong-un regime align international sanctions more closely with those that Congress imposed through the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2016—a bill I was proud to co-sponsor.  I am pleased to see the international community recognize that more significant pressure must be applied for North Korea to give up its proscribed nuclear and missile programs. This resolution follows not only our action in Congress, but also strong measures by our allies in the region.  The Government of Japan imposed tough new unilateral sanctions and South Korean President Park Geun-hye took the bold step of closing the joint Kaesong Industrial Complex, cutting off a major source of revenue for the Kim regime.  I call on all U.N. member states to swiftly implement and enforce all international sanctions and restrictions on North Korea.”

US Senate Candidate Clair Van Steenwyk will address the Colorado River Tea Party at 5:30 pm., Thurs., March 3 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95, Yuma, AZ 85365.  Contact: van-steenwyk

US Senate candidate Kelli Ward will address the Surprise Tea Party Patriots at 6:30 pm., Tues., March 15 in the Grand Canyon Rm of the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 W R H Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, AZ 85375. Public welcome. Contact: John Madeira jmadeira@surpriseteapartypatriots.com 480-359-1784

The AZGOP Bylaws Training Session, hosted by Counsel Joe Abate and presented by Mike Peck, is scheduled between 9 am-12:30 pm., Sat., March 12 at AZGOP HQ, 3501 N 24th St., in Phoenix. A light Continental breakfast will be offered. Contact Compliance Office Timothy Lee at 85008phx@cox.net or (602) 518-5860

Congressman Paul A. Gosar after submitting multiple programmatic requests for the fiscal year 2017 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies bill in order to support our nation’s veterans: “America's brave men and women in uniform are the nation's greatest assets. Accordingly, our veterans deserve the finest medical care our country can provide. I am committed to working on behalf of all of veterans so that they receive the benefits they earned. Reducing the massive backlog shackling the Board of Veterans Appeals should be the top priority this fiscal year. Accordingly, I spearheaded a bipartisan effort signed by 19 members to ensure Congress prioritizes expenditures and provides adequate resources for processing appeals within the VA. There is no reason our veterans should wait years to receive the care they earned. Additionally, it makes me sick to think that our nation’s heroes are being abandoned by the very people they risked their lives to protect. In February, the VA’s Inspector General revealed some troubling findings about the Veterans Crisis Line. Shockingly, veterans and service members utilizing this suicide-hotline were being forwarded to voicemail and not receiving an immediate response. There is no reason these heroes should not receive an immediate assistance from a trained professionals when they are having a mental health crisis or experiencing suicidal thoughts. My programmatic language request, supported by nearly three dozen members of Congress, utilizes the power of the purse to correct this malfeasance.”

US Senator John McCain on former Phoenix VA Health Care System Director Sharon Helman pleading guilty today to filing a false financial disclosure that failed to report more than $50,000 worth of gifts she accepted from a lobbyist: “While this is an important step forward in holding Sharon Helman accountable for her corrupt activities while serving as head of the Phoenix VA, the Department's inability to convict Helman for her most serious crimes of wait-time manipulation and whistleblower retaliation has denied the veterans who died waiting for care on her watch the justice they deserve. This failure further underscores the urgent need to eliminate the endless bureaucratic protections that have thwarted any attempt to hold corrupt executives responsible for their role in the scandal of denied and delayed care at the Phoenix VA and hospitals around the nation.”

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today announced that the Arizona Department of Education is launching a #GoOpen initiative, supporting Arizona educators and schools as they transition to using high-quality, openly licensed educational materials. With this initiative, Arizona joins an initial group of states making a commitment to move away from traditional, expensive textbooks in favor of freely accessible educational materials. “Making available free and open education resources can help reduce financial strain on schools and districts while encouraging digital awareness,” said Douglas. “GoOpen materials will provide locally elected school board members with another option as they carefully consider the selection of appropriate curricula for their students.” The U.S. Department of Education is coordinating the statewide #GoOpen initiatives through its Office of Educational Technology. Arizona’s #GoOpen initiative builds on ADE’s existing work to provide a statewide central repository for openly licensed educational materials. The ADE Content Management System (CMS) was launched in 2015 and is already an important part of Arizona education infrastructure. This system reflects ADE’s work with the Council of Chief State School Officers to establish common vocabulary, definitions and formats to describe learning resources through the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) and Common Education Data Standards (CEDS), making Arizona’s CMS compatible with the national Learning Registry. All materials uploaded via the website also automatically fall under a Creative Commons license, making them free and available for use by any educator in Arizona. See http://tech.ed.gov/open-education/.

MCRC EGC Secretary Matt Eberle will be stepping down to run for the Chandler City Council, therefore, nominations are being accepted until 11:59 pm., Sat., March 5 for secretary candidates to fill Eberle’s position. Eberle’s replacement will be elected at the March 9 MCRC EGC meeting. Nomination will also be accepted from the floor at the March 9 meeting. Candidates must currently be a precinct committeeman.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MARCH 3

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 mesarepublicanwomen@cox.net 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 mesarepublicanwomen@cox.net 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 reservations@crwop.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.

The Arizona Republican Lawyers will meet for lunch at 11:50 am., Thurs., March 3 at Ryley Carlock & Applewhite (One North Central Ave., Suite 1200, Phoenix to hear Scottsdale City Councilwoman Suzanne Klapp. Check in’s at 11:30 am. $20 for members. $35 for non-members. RSVP to azrepublicanlawyers@gmail.com .  If you would like to be recognized for an achievement or make announcement to the group, please make a note in your RSVP. 

MARCH 4

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.

MARCH 5

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.

March 7

The Lincoln Republican Women will meet at 6 pm., Mon., March 7 at the New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ. 5:30 pm – meet & greet. 6 pm mtg. 6:20 dinner. 7 pm program. Spouses welcome. Everyone is asked to wear green. Speaker: AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham will address what women can do to help win the 2016 elections. $35 per person. Reservations required. RSVP deadline Thurs., Feb 25. RSVP to Pat Kaufman at480-368-2777 or patiamiam@gmail.com or send check to LRW, 7436 E Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250.

March 8

Republican Candidate For Pima County D4 Marla Closen will be at the Triple Play Restaurant between 6-7:30 pm., March 8 to share her ideas, concerns, and solutions for Pima County government. The venue is located at 1570 W Duval Mine Rd., Exit 69 on I19. One free glass of Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Dinner can be purchased. Contact sahuaritateaparty@gmail.com, or patti.woolley@gmail.com

The Sun Lakes Republican Club will feature a presentation on “Islamic Terrorism and the 2016 Elections: If the GOP Does Not Protect Us, Nobody Will” by Dr Carl Goldberg, at 6:30 pm., March 8 in the Arizona Rm at Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 S Sun Lakes., Blvd, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248. Contact: Chr Mike Tennant 480-802-0178.

March 9

Maricopa County Republican Chairman Tyler Bowyer has announced that the Maricopa County MCRC Executive Guidance Committee (MCRC EGC) meeting has been moved Wed., March 9 at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., in Phoenix. The April ETC meeting has been moved to Wed., April 13.

Congressman Trent Franks is hosting a “Coffee with the Congressman mini town hall” between 8:30-10 am, Wed., March 9 in the lower level conference room at 7121 W Bell Road #200, Glendale, AZ. Franks will give a brief update on current events in Washington and will open the meeting to questions. RSVP required due to limited space. RSVP to 623.776.7911 or Shari Farrington, field rep at Shari.Farrington@mail.house.gov

Congressman Paul Gosar invites the public to ‘Congress, Cops and Coffee’ between 8-9 am., Wed., March 9 at Cuppers Coffee, 226 S Cortez St., Prescott. Contact: 480-882-2697 Gosar.house.gov

Congressman Paul Gosar will host a Budget Town Hall at 6 pm., Wed., March 9 at the Messinger’s Funeral Home, 901 S Westerly Road, Payson. Open to the public. Contact 480-882-2697.

Arizona Corporation Commission Candidate Frank Riggs will address the 6:30 pm., Wed., March 9 Freedom Fires Live meeting at Burke Basic School, 131 E Southern Ave., Mesa. Riggs is a former US Congressman and former AZGOP gubernatorial candidate. $2 per person (Under 18 free)

March 10

The Arizona Cattle Grower’s Association and the New Mexico Cattle Grower’s Association and the community of Animas, NM will be conducting a “Calling Washington Home” public meeting at 6 pm., Thurs., March 10 at the Animas High School Auditorium, 1 Panther Blvd, Animas, NM to discuss citizen concerns regarding their safety and security on the US/MX border. Contact: Erica Valdez 575-202-9547 erica.r.valdez@gmail.com

The Northwest Conservatives Candidates Forum will start at 6 pm., March 10 in the Oro Valley Library.

News Links

SEEING RED AZ

· How Secure Is Your Mail-In Ballot?

SONORAN ALLIANCE

· Governor Doug Ducey: I’m Voting Yes On Prop 123

· Thank You Maricopa County Supervisor Andy Kunasek

· Gilbert & Queen Creek GOP Thanks Congressman Salmon For Exceptional Public Service

· Hillary’s Favorite Republican For Congress?

· Senate President Andy Biggs Announces Bid For Arizona’s 5th Congressional District

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Important Info Regarding SB1455 - Opt Out Bill

· The Un-Armed Forces Medley

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Trump Preempts Romney Speech With New Ad Video Calling Him Out For Flip-Flopping

· Trumps-Healthcare-Reform-To-Make America Great Again

· Ted-Cruz-Has-Nine-Eligibilty-Lawsuits, Rubio Has One

· Updated: Dear-Reince-Donald-Trump-Doesn’t Need The GOP

· The Un-Armed Forces Medley (Trump For Prez)

· Ted-Cruz-Eligibility-To-Be-POTUS-To-Be Heard March 4

· Donald-Trump-Regardless-Of-Attacks-From...

· Senate-Majority-Leader-Mitch-McConnell A Feckless Leader

· Bathrooms-Matter: 'I-Gotta-Go'

· Arizona-Actions-Speak-Louder-Than-Words

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· Marco-Rubio-Super-PAC-Busted-On-Nazi & KKK Robo Calls...

· ICYMI:Sunday-Talking-Heads-Shows

MICHELLE MALKIN

· The-2016-GOP-Debate-Debacle

PAMELA GELLER

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY MaricopaCountyGOP.com

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/

· Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws

RNC/GOP

· Update: Dear Reince, Donald Trump Doesn't Need The GOP

· GOP Nears Its Breaking Point As Donald Trump Rolls Toward Nomination

· Rivals Have Just Two Weeks To Stop Trump

· Embarrassing: Karl Rove Makes THIS Announcement, Gets Proved Wrong In Just 10 Seconds

· David Frum On The State Of The Republican Party

ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY

· Border-Residents-On-Edge-As-Gunfire-Spills-Over-From-Mexico

· Anaheim Illegal Immigration Protest Turns Bloody

· Remember 1986

· Borderland Beat

· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily

· Need2no Border News Watch

REFUGEES

· Liberal-Celebrity Attacked-By-Refugees-While-He-Was-Urging-The-UK-To-Take-Them-In

· Migrants Use Battering Ram To Tear Down Macedonian Border Fence, Shouted "Allahu Akbar:

MEDIA

· Fox-News-Roger-Ailes 'We’re-Finished-With-Rubio'

WAR ON WOMEN/GIRLS

· School Girls Sexually Attacked At Water Park In Germany

JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO

· Judge Nap: Hillary Will Be Indicted If Lynch Presents Evidence To Grand Jury

CONGRESS

· Insanity: Sen. Mitch McConnell Could Lead The GOP Off The Cliff With This Move

· McConnell-Preparing-To-Sacrifice-Presidency-To-Save-Senate-Seats

· Congress Considers Bill That Would Label The Muslim Brotherhood A Terrorist Organization!

NASA

· NASA-Wants-To-Build-A-Jet-So-Fast-You-Can-Fly-To-Any-City-In-Six-Hours

DONALD TRUMP

· The Un-Armed Forces Medley (Trump For Prez)

· Voter Outrage, High Stakes Fueling Trump’s Popularity

· On Super Tuesday, Trump Holds A Rally In Ohio

TED CRUZ

· Politico: Cruz Asks GOP To Unite Behind Him Against Trump

· Politico: Graham: We May Have To Rally Around Cruz

· Ted Cruz Wins Home State Of Texas — But Will Split Its Delegates
Ted Cruz Ambushed By Angry Iowa Farmer, Then Promptly Wins Him Over

MARCO RUBIO

· Rubio Campaign Manager Plots Brokered Convention To Take Nomination

· Rubio: The Race Will Get Friendlier For Us

· Tampa Bay Times: Florida Trouble For Marco Rubio: Old Supporters Back Ted Cruz

BEN CARSON

· Ben Carson Tells Supporters He Sees No ‘Path Forward’ For Presidential Campaign

CHRIS CHRISTIE

· Six-NJ-Newspapers-Demand-Chris-Christie-Resign

· Gov-Christie-Explains-Change-Heart-About Unfit-President-Donald-Trump

RAND PAUL

· Rand-Paul-Promises-To-Un-Suspend-His-Presidential-Campaign-Under-These-Two-Conditions

MIKE HUCKABEE

· What-Mike-Huckabee-Is-Urging-Republicans-To-Do-If-Trump-Continues-His-Winning-Streak

MITT ROMNEY

· Romney-In-The-Ring-Mitt-Plans-Major-Election-Speech

BILL AND HILLARY

· Immunity-To-State-Dept-Staffer-Who-Set-Up-Hillary’s-Private-Server

· Hillarys-Email-Account-Open-Secret-In-DC-Long-Before-Scandal-Broke

DEMS/LIBERALS

· DNC Vice-Chair-Walks-Away-From-Lil-Debbie-And-The-DNC-To-Endorse-The-Socialist

ECONOMY

· Plunging Manufacturing Numbers Mean That It Is Time To Hit The Panic Button For The Global Economy

WELFARE

· Unemployment Rate Low; Food Stamps Record High

SECRETARY OF STATE

· Immunity-To-State-Dept-Staffer-Who-Set-Up-Hillary’s-Private-Server

INTERNATIONAL

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