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"When the people fear the government there is tyranny.
When the government fears the people there is liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
Condolences to the family of Former Arizona Laura Knaperek, who passed away yesterday morning after a battle with cancer. She had been in hospice since Monday. former-tempe-lawmaker-laura-knaperek-dies-after-battle-cancer
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.
West Valley Republicans (Wickenburg/Tonopah to Gila Bend to Tolleson areas) are invited to a meeting on ”The ABCs of Prop 123” starting at 6:30 pm., Tues, March 8 at Youngker High School, 3000 S Apache in Buckeye. Gates open at 5:45pm. Chris Thomas, lead attorney from the AZ School Boards Association, will discuss the funding issue, lawsuit, court hearings, and settlement. Deputy State Treasurer Mark Swenson will discuss state land trust, constitutionality, fiduciary responsibility, investments, balance, what 123 does to it, etc. Following will be a Q&A. This event is hosted by the Buckeye Elementary School District, Buckeye Union High School District, and Southwest Valley Friends of Public Education. Senior Buckeye School Board member Richard Hopkins will serve as the master of ceremonies. Hopkins is a LD4 House candidate. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The SaddleBrooke Republican Club meets at 4 pm., Friday, March 4 featuring Arizona Corporation candidates Al Melvin and Frank Riggs on energy related issues. Doors open at 3:30 pm.
US Senate candidate Kelli Ward is looking for children between the ages of 7-11 to walk as leprechauns in the one-mile downtown 10 am., March 12 St Patrick’s Day Parade. Participants are asked to wear white shirts and white shorts. Greenery will be supplied. RSVP by Mon., March 7 to Carolyn Leff Events@kelliward.com 928 230 0633
Tom Morrissey - Immediate Past Chairman of the AZ GOP: Governor Mitt Romney's recent remarks about Donald Trump would be laughable if what he is trying to accomplish wasn't so draconian and underhanded. Like the rest of the Republican Establishment he fails to see the tsunami heading his way that will wash out the status quo in party leadership. He blindly lashed out at, not only Mr Trump, but he also lashed out at those who support him because we are sick and tired of this Establishment rhetoric which attempts to put us back to sleep. They have no idea of how many people who have never voted before because they do not trust politicians are now on board with Trump. Although many of them do not understand the process of primary voting, they do understand how to vote in general elections. If Trump gets the nomination, he will win the presidency because of the number of these people and when he does, it is my firm belief that he will sweep the Establishment out the door and make this party viable, once again. Free of the donor-class, lobbyists and 'consultants' death grip on it. Small wonder that they are in panic mode. If Mitt Romney had displayed the same attitude toward Barack Obama that he did toward Donald Trump, we would be calling him President Romney today.
Yesterday, Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (R-AZ), House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Interior Chairman Cynthia Lummis (WY-At large) sent letters to Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, and Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior Sally Jewell, requesting documentation related to the process for listing Oak Flat as a national historic site. An excerpt from the letter is below: “The Committee is concerned that this designation undermines the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange Act of 2014. The Act facilitated a land transfer to allow for the development of a copper mine in the area that would create roughly 4,000 new jobs and generate $60 billion for Arizona’s economy. The Administration’s designation appears to be incompatible with that plan. Moreover, the claim that the land should be protected as a sacred Apache Indian site has been most notably disputed by local Apache historian Dale Miles. Miles recalled that a copper mine shaft was built on the property in 1970 without any claims that the land was sacred.” The full letter to Vilsack Here and the letter to Jewell Here.
LD13 PC Scott Powelson: I believe what we will find as this scandal unfolds, if we are privy to the truth, is that the private server was setup so that it would act as a conduit for "friends" of the Clinton's to access what should have been secure government intel. The Clinton's are famous or perhaps infamous for selling access to foreign interests for a price. John Huang went to prison for his part in bringing Chinese interests into the white house and even the vice president at the time became involved by being the bag man for a deal which took place at a Buddhist temple in California. When we look at the massive donations from many foreign interests to the Clinton Foundation and the sweetheart deals done between our Department of State headed by Clinton. I think it is obvious they are back to their old tricks of selling access, but this time with a potentially plausible deniable, "private server. What went on there was a pay for play espionage scam selling access to classified information to high bidders who paid for the access by donating to the Clinton Foundation. Because it was on her server in her control all that was necessary was to give passwords and address to the "Donor" and all that classified information is at the fingertips of anyone so informed in any office or palace of our enemy’s or ambitious business anywhere in the world. I am in hopes that the immunity given to a former conspirator will bring this truth to light and we will be done with the Clintons once and for all time except for the prosecution and execution of their punishment for crimes against the USA.
Yesterday afternoon AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham called for party leaders throughout the state to remind voters and grassroots party volunteers that the Arizona Republican Party and the local committees in each county and district in Arizona will support the winner of the March 22 Republican Presidential Preference Election. “We trust the Republican voters, and we’re looking forward to their decision on March 22,” said Graham. “Once the decision is made, the nominee will have the full support of the party. Until that time, the party is neutral with respect to the candidates and takes no position on any candidate.” He thanked the party’s precinct committeemen, the volunteers who are elected in nearly 1,500 voting precincts throughout the state and assist fellow party members in voting on election day. While precinct committeemen might have a favorite candidate prior to the selection of the nominee, they are still elected party officials and have an obligation to support the party nominee elected by their party's voters. “This is a competitive process, and the only way it can be a legitimate one is to have the party’s voters, and not anyone else, choosing our nominee,” Graham added.
The Northwest Conservatives Candidates Forum starts at 6 pm., Thurs., March 10 at Oro Valley Library featuring candidates Ally Miller - Pima County Board of Supervisors Dist. 1, Al Melvin - Corporation Commission, Mark Finchem- LD 11, Vince Leach- LD 11and
Vince Roberts- Justice of the Peace Precinct 10.
Congressman Paul Gosar’s www.gosar.house.gov. traveling throughout CD4 next week to discuss issues including border security & illegal immigration, western land issues, the federal budget, fixing the healthcare system, protecting water resources and gun right at:
· March 7, 9 am, Coffee with the Congressman at Makai's Café, 1425 McCulloch Blvd.,Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403.
· March 7, 3:30 pm., Bullhead City Rotary Club & Kiwanis Club, 1251 AZ-95, Bullhead City, AZ 86429.
· March 8, 6 pm., Town Hall Meeting, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Room, 1015 Fair St., Prescott, AZ 86305.
The Oro Valley Republican Women's Club 40th Anniversary Luncheon will be celebrated Fri., March 11 at the Oro Valley Country Club, 300 Greenock Dr., Oro Valley, AZ. 85737 featuring US Senate Candidate Dr Kelli Ward, who is challenging incumbent Sen John McCain in the Aug 23 Arizona Primary election. RSVP requested by 1 pm., Tues., March 8 to Nancy Newman: 520-297-3401 email@example.com “A reservation made is a reservation paid" if not canceled before the RSVP deadline.
QUESTION: When a bill clears its first chamber and moves on to the second chamber, do RTS opinions rendered in the first chamber accompany bill to the second chamber? Efforts to obtain a straight answer from AZLEG IT folks have so far proven unsuccessful. But working with the site, there is every evidence that votes and comments do not carry over. Therefore, that is the position we recommend that everyone adopt for now. This means that we have to render an opinion again when the bill begins consideration in the second chamber. However, this is not as difficult as it may seem at first. Here is how to do it.
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Pima County District 4 Candidate Marla Closen will be at the Triple Play Restaurant, 1570 W. Duval Mine Road, Green Valley, AZ 85614 at 6 pm., Tues., March 8. Contact: email@example.com The event is hosted by the Sahuarita Tea Party Patriots, Patti & Don Woolley, Sue Mayes and Herman Barnett. Wine and hors d’oeuvre will be served. You can also order from the menu. Closen signs and campaign literature will be available.
The Eastside Republican Club meets at 6:30 pm., Wed., March 16 in the Bear Canyon Library Community Room, 8959 E. Tanque Verde to hear Pima County Board of Supervisors candidate Marla Closen. Contact: Chairman Parralee Schneider 250-5073 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Prop 123 Yard Signs Are Available At:
AZGOPHQ, 3501 North 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016 between 9am-5pm.
Yavapai County GOP, E. 1112A Union St., Prescott, AZ 86303 between 10am-4pm.
AEA Headquarters, 345 E Palm Ln, Phoenix, AZ 85004., 8am-5pm
AEA Regional Northern Office, 2708 N. 4th Street, Suite B-5., Flagstaff, AZ 86004 8am-5pm
AEA Regional Southern Office, 6873 N Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ 85704 8am-5pm
The Northwest Conservatives will conduct a candidate forum at 6:15 pm., Thur., March 24 at the Wheeler Taft Library in Marana. Confirmed guests include CD3 candidate Edna San Miguel – who is challenging incumbent Raul Grjalva, Pima County Supervisors District 3 candidate Kim DeMarco – running again Bronson, Pima County Board of Supervisors District 1 candidate Ally Miller, AZ Corporation Commission candidate Al Melvin and Justice of the Peace Precinct 10 candidate Vince Roberts. Contact: JoAnn Livingston 520-825-2174 email@example.com
Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema and Congressman Matt Salmon will co-host a Veterans Resource Clinic between 3-7 pm., Wed., March 9 at Wilkes University, 245 W 2nd St., Mesa, AZ 85201 to help veterans and their families apply for VA benefits, check their VA claim status, and access resources and services provided by community partners. The VA Medical Center and Regional Office will have staff on-site to provide immediate assistance with VA claims and health care issues. In addition, veterans will be able to attend a resume workshop and speak with potential employers. More than 30 non-profit organizations that provide resources and services to veterans and their families will be present. Contact: 602-956-2285.
The American Gold Star Mothers – Tucson Chapter – are selling raffle tickets to raise money for Wreaths Across American and the 10 am., Sat., March 26 opening dedication ceremony of the new Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. The wreath sales, sponsored by Jim Click, gives the local chapter 100% of the ticket sales. Contact local chapter President Sheron Jones 520-390-1704 firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly Jobless Claims Rose by 6,000 to 278,000 last week. That came in higher than the estimate for 271,000. The prior week was unchanged at 272,000 FoxBusiness.com
The SaddleBrooke Republican Club, Patriots of SaddleBrooke, and the Republican Women of Pinal County are hosting a CD1 candidates “Super Meet & Greet “between 3-6 pm., Thurs., April 14 at the Ballroom East, Mountain View Clubhouse in SaddleBrooke. CD1 include Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, former Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Speaker of the House Dave Gowan, Arizona Rancher/businessman Gary Kiehne, businessman Shawn Redd, and retired Air Force pilot Lt. Colonel Wendy Rogers. Contact: JoAnn Livingston jlfaz629
U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on the state of the Republican presidential primary campaign: “I share the concerns about Donald Trump that my friend and former Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, described in his speech today. I would also echo the many concerns about Mr. Trump’s uninformed and indeed dangerous statements on national security issues that have been raised by 65 Republican defense and foreign policy leaders. At a time when our world has never been more complex or more in danger, as we watch the threatening actions of a neo-imperial Russia, an assertive China, an expansionist Iran, an insane North Korean ruler, and terrorist movements that are metastasizing across the Middle East and Africa, I want Republican voters to pay close attention to what our party's most respected and knowledgeable leaders and national security experts are saying about Mr. Trump, and to think long and hard about who they want to be our next Commander-in-Chief and leader of the free world.”
The Sonoita/Elgin Tea Party is hosting a free discussion on property taxes at 9 am., Sat., March 19 in Pioneer Hall at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Sonoita with representatives from the Santa Cruz Flood Control District, County Sheriff, Sonoita School District #25 (Elgin School)(, Patagonai Union High School, Santa Cruz Provisional Community College, County Board of Supervisors, Sonoita-Elgin Fire District and the County Assessor’s office.
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on last night’s Fox News Republican Presidential Debate: “While Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders promise to put the failed Obama agenda on steroids, our Republican candidates are the only ones offering the course correction voters overwhelmingly want and our country desperately needs. The record Republican turnout we have seen across the country is a reflection of the enthusiasm our Party is generating and stands in stark contrast to the Democrats who are staying home in droves. President Obama has failed us at home with a weak economy that has left the middle class behind and he has failed us abroad with a weak foreign policy that has made us less safe. We can’t get our country back on track by electing a left-wing extremist promising a socialist revolution or someone facing an FBI investigation for jeopardizing our national security. Only our Republican candidates are capable of restoring America’s security and prosperity.”
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.
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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. email@example.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.”
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or send check to LRW, 7436 E Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250.
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 email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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)
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 email@example.com
The Northwest Conservatives Candidates Forum will start at 6 pm., March 10 in the Oro Valley Library.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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