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Editor - Frosty Taylor repcomm@cox.net or frostytaylor@cox.net       Web Master John Strasser

About 15 People Attended The West Valley AZGOP office big screen Presidential candidate’s debate watching event Thursday evening, according to office manager Phyllis Lee.

Republican Activist In Marana will be gathering at 8:30 am., Sat., March 12 at Continental Ranch Neighborhood Park Ramada 2, 9150 N Coachline Blvd, to join forces for a GOP candidates campaign work day. Water and lunch furnished. Casual, but respectable dress. RSVP to Kimberly Varley-deMarco and Brenda Bowden Bell

Arizona Tenth Amendment Center --There is reportedly “Heavy behind-the-scenes pressure” to kill HB2300 - which takes on all new federal gun control, whether by executive order, agency rule, or act of congress. If you support the bill, let committee members know you want a YES vote on HB2300 when it's up at the 9 am., Tues., March 15 tracking.tenthamendmentcenter hearing . Contact LD22 Senator Judy Burges, Senate Federalism, Mandates and Fiscal Responsibility Committee Chairman at (602) 926-5861. Also call committee members (be polite):

David C. Farnsworth (602) 926-3020
Nancy Barto (602) 926-5766
David Bradley (602) 926-5262
Olivia Cajero Bedford (602) 926-5835
Andrew C. Sherwood (602) 926-3028
Steve Smith (602) 926-5685 or your senator:

http://www.azleg.gov/alisStaticPages/HowToContactMember.asp

The NW Pima County Conservatives will conduct a Candidate Forum at 6:16 pm., Thur., March 24 at the Wheeler Taft Library in Marana. Confirmed candidates include CD3 – Edna San Miguel, challenging Dem incumbent Raul Grijalva, Pima County Super Dist3 – Kim DeMarco, challenging Bronson; Pima County Board of Super District 1 incumbent Ally Miller, AZ Corporation Commission – Al Melvin, Precinct 10 Justice of the Peace candidates – Vince Roberts and Ron Newman.

“I’ve Noticed The Pigeons Begin To Circle and I’ve been sh*t on enough today, so I think we’re going to call an end to this press conference.” – Arizona High Ground’s Chuck Coughlin, ending a press conference about a coalition targeting dark money and pushing a top-two primary.

The Wickenburg Aspiring Merchants are conducting March 19 and 20 festivities at 10 am., at the American Legion Hall in Wickenburg that include two of the WWII Navajo Codetalkers, aflute and drum performance, the mayor, honor guard, code talker book signing and lecture Darci Bitsui, (Water is Life), Pam Hauer (History of Pueblo Pottery), (History Of Taos), Standing Bear Forest (Native Colonial Trade & Exchange, and Wampum Diplomacy), Joe Luna (Life & Notes on Native American History), Star Wolf, Cindy Thrasher, native items and artifacts, tools, weapons, food, refreshments.  For information, call:  928-684-9018 (No answering machine, call later if no answer). 

The Sonoita-Elgin Tea Party is conducting a “Free discussion of Property Taxes, at 9 am., Sat., March 19 in Pioneer Hall at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Sonoita. Panel consists of the Santa Cruz Flood Control District, County Sheriff, School District #25 (Elgin School), Patagonia Union High School, Santa Cruz Provisional Community College, Board of Supervisors, Sonoita –Elgin Fire District and the county assessor’s office. Sonoita/Elgin Tea Party Website

A CD1 “Super Meet And Greet’ For The Congressional District Candidates is scheduled from 3-6 pm., April 14 in the Ballroom East at MVCC. Candidates include Paul Babeu, Carlyle Begay, Ken Bennett, Dave Gowan, Gary Kiehne, Shawn Redd and Wendy Rogers. Hosted by the SaddleBrooke ReublicanClub, Republican Women of Pinal County and the Patriots of Saddle Brooke.

Congresswoman Martha McSally will speak and sing the National Anthem Sunday at 12:30 pm at Rillito Park Racetrack’s Military Appreciation Day Ceremony at 4502 N First Ave., Tucson.

The Arizona AMERICAN African Republican Committee meets at 6:30 pm., Thurs., March 24 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N24th St, Phx, 85016 to hear US Senate candidate Kelli Ward, Maricopa County Sheriff candidate Dan Saban and CD4 candidate Ray Strauss. Contact- Rev Clyde Bowen 602-274-5439 aaarc6@centurylink.net

Chairman Pima GOP Bill Beard: The Pima County Republican Party applauds the restoration of basic Civic and Civil Rights with the passage of HB 2023. On Wed, Mar 9 the legislature passed and governor Ducey signed the new law to outlaw the detestable practice of harvesting ballots. With the passage Arizona is one step closer to the principle of One Man, One Vote and takes a giant step toward full and verifiable Election Integrity for all elections in this state.

AZGOP Compliance Officer Timothy Lee will address the Arizona Project at 6:30 pm., Mon., March 14 at 3375 E Shea Blvd., Phoenix. Chairman Ron Ludders describes Lee as “a rare individual who has years of political experience as a citizen, a community advocate, advisor and Treasurer of the State Party.  Timothy is a wealth of knowledge about political financing, inside the back room of politics and just a really approachable fellow.  You'll really enjoy hearing Tim and marvel at his informative answers to your questions.” Ludders reports that National Republican Committeeman Bruce Ash, chairman of the powerful RNC Rules Committee, will be visiting within a few weeks. Contact Ludders at 602.677.1496

Volunteers Are Needed To Help with “Walk and Talk for Trump” between 9 am- 9 pm, Sat-Sun., at campaign headquarters 605 E McKellips Road, Mesa, AZ. 85203 You can bring your own laptop or tablet or phone from home. Click Here to sign up for phoning from home. Contact: Charles Munoz – AZ State Director Facebook Twitter

Volunteers Are Needed to gather petitions signatures for newly announced CD5 candidate Andy Biggs at three East Valley events this weekend:

1. Chandler Ostrich Festival (LD 17 has a booth at the festival, Tumbleweed Park, 2250 South McQueen Road, Chandler

- Friday, March, 11: 2 pm - Midnight
- Saturday, March 12: 10 am - Midnight
- Sunday, March 13: 10 am - 11 pm

2. 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.

3. Roots N' Boots Queen Creek, Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre, 20464 E. Riggs RoadQueen Creek, AZ 85142.
- Friday, March 11: 9 am - 9:30 pm
- Saturday, March 12: 8 am - 12 am
- Sunday, March 13: 9 am - 5:30 pm

Contact: Daniel Stefanski 623.451.1729

CD9 Candidate Dave Giles is inviting his supporters to attend the Chandler Ostrich Festival between 10 am and noon on Sat., March 12 to help promote his campaign. Participants will meet at 10 am at the main entrance. For directions /parking information go to ostrichfestival.com. Campaign T-shirts and complimentary entrance tickets are available for volunteers by calling campaign event manager Bea Rocklin at 602-499-8600. Campaign office (480) 664-4971.

Caution: Be wary. SB1316 supporters sent out an Action Alert asking for voters to call their legislators to support this bill … but they forgot to mention that this allows credit companies to charge 15% a month on small loans, according to LD21 Rep Rick Gray.

The Paradise Republican Women’s Club is accepting credit and debit cards at the door for their monthly luncheon tickets. If you are planning to attend the March 12 meeting featuring Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell, please contact Barbara McMullen barbmcmullen@cox.net for your reservation. Attendees are asked to wear “Reagan Red” in honor for former First Lady Nancy Reagan.

Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz supporters who are interested in participating in a phone bank – using their own phone/computer - should contact Cruz Leadership Team Linda Brickman at (602)-330-9422 or luvbug1611@cox.net They will be making call through March 22.

A Limited Number Of Candidate Tables will be available for GOP Presidential candidates and for GOP US Senator candidates at the Sat., March 19 Fountain Hills Republican Club breakfast, at the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church.  The breakfast buffet begins at 8:30 a.m.; the program will begin at 9 a.m.  All candidates will be given an opportunity to speak.  The cost of the table will include 2 complimentary breakfasts.  The breakfast usually draws a large number of Fountain Hills, Scottsdale, and Rio Verde residents. Contact 2nd VP Leona Johnston 480-837-6068; 480-215-6635.

Arrowhead Republican Women is sponsoring a Candidates Forum between 2-5 pm., June 11 at Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West. All candidate's running for office in Maricopa County, Arizona & National offices will have an opportunity to speak, followed by a ‘question/answer’ time. A 3:30 pm break is scheduled. This will be an opportunity for all to see the candidates altogether in one room. Finger food to be served. Cash Bar for drinks. No admission fee. The event will be video taped, so the candidates can use it for their own promotions. All Republicans Welcome. Contact: Jan Martinson 623-546-3753 or jlmart15102@aol.com.

LD11’s Caucus to elect 2016 State Delegates to the national convention is scheduled at 7 pm., Tues, April 10 at the Madison School District offices, 5601 N 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016. Registrations open at 6:30 pm. No proxies will be allowed at the Caucus. You musts be present to vote. PCs are asked to arrive early so the meeting can start promptly at 7 pm. A driver’s license or photo ID is required for registration. Members of the Nominating Committee include Chairman Kathy Petsas and Mary Hamway, Catherine Kauffman, David Ludwig and Charlotte Reed.  Once voting begins the Caucus will adjourn to a set time and the Regular Business Meeting will be called to Order.  The Caucus will resume once the tabulation is complete, results will be announced, after which the Caucus will adjourn.

West Valley GOP office, 99th Ave., Bell Road schedule:

· March 15 – 9:30 am coffee/donuts with US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward.

· March 22 – Arizona’s Presidential Preference Election. Don’t forget to return your early ballots.

The primary objective of the West Valley Office is to assist in electing Republicans. We are all asked to play a part in this endeavor, according to Peter Lee, office manager.

The Gila County Republican Committees April 4th Lincoln Day luncheon will feature speakers Gov Doug Ducey, Congressman Paul Gosar and US Senate candidate Carlyle Begay. Pastor C.T. Wright will do the invocation and close the event. Tickets are going fast, according to Chairman Gary Morris. For tickets contact Shirley Dye at 928-468-1131 or Morris at 928-478-8186.

Rev Franklin Graham will lead a prayer rally on the Arizona House of Rep Lawn at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W Washington, Phx at noon, Fri., March 18 as part of his Decision America Tour. "America is at a crossroads, and I believe we should take every opportunity to stand up for the things of God and His Word."

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Applications Are Being Accepted for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Pinal County created by the retirement of Judge Gilberto Figueroa. The Pinal County Commission on Trial Court Appointments will review applications, interview selected applicants, and recommend at least three nominees for the vacancy to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judge. Applicants must be at least 30 years old, admitted to practice law in, and a resident of, Arizona for the past five years, and a resident of Pinal County for the past year. Applications can be obtained from the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix; call (602) 452-3311; or request to: jnc@courts.az.gov ; or the Judicial Department website: http://azcourts.gov/jnc . The original completed application, 16 double-sided copies, and one single-sided copy must be returned to the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007, by 3 pm., Mon., April 4. The Commission may, at its discretion, use the applications filed for this vacancy to nominate candidates for any additional vacancies known to the Commission before the screening meeting for this vacancy is held. All meetings of the Pinal County Commission on Trial Court Appointments are open to the public. Meeting dates will be announced when they become available. The new judge will be paid $145,000 annually.

The Sun City West Republican Club, will not have a regular meeting in May, as they will be having a May 14th Candidates Forum between 2-5 pm in the Webb Room of the Foundation Bldgs, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. No admission charge. Refreshments will be served.  Reservations not required. All Republicans are invited to come and hear the candidates running for office, from the District, County, State and National Offices.  Room capacity 200 people. Candidates are asked to reserve a space on the agenda. Contact: Jan Martinson 623-546-3753  or jlmart15102@aol.com, subject line - Candidates Forum, so she doesn’t miss your message.

Registration Is Now Open For Our First-Ever AZ Game And Fish Dept Wildlife And Outdoor Recreation Summer Camp for children between the ages of 8-14. Camps will be held from 8 am-3:15 pm., June 13-16 and June 20-23 at the Department's Hirsch Conservation Area at the Avery Shooting Facility in north Phoenix. Each session will include hands-on science experiments, fishing, kayaking, archery, air rifles, wildlife encounters and more. Co-sponsored by Wildlife for Tomorrow. Registration is $150 per session per child. Too register: Summer Camp website.

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.

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.

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.

The Arizona Game and Fish Dept and the AZ Assoc for Environmental Education (AAEE) are joining forces for an Environmental Literacy Summit between 9 am – 1 pm, Sat., March 12 to bring together stakeholder voices from across the state to inform the development of an environmental literacy framework for Arizona. There are locations in Phoenix, Pinetop, Flagstaff, Kingman, Yuma and Tucson. To register Summit Page on AAEE's website or
contact the Environmental Literacy Working Group at
info@arizonaee.org.

The West Valley GOP Office is hosting debate parties at the office where you can watch large screen TV and purchase BBQ items on the following dates:

· Thursday, March 10 - CNN Republican Debate at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. Sponsors: CNN, The Washington Times, Salem Media Group. Candidates: To be determined. Contact: Manager Peter Lee mdcyclist@live.com

The Arrowhead Republican Women “Desert Jewels” Luncheon And Fashion Show is scheduled at 12:30 pm., Sat., March 19 at the Briarwood Country Club, 135th Avenue & Meeker Blvd., Sun City West, AZ. Doors Open At 11am. Lunch Served At 12:30 p.m. $35 per person. Fashions from Dillards. Table reservations available for groups of 8. Doors open at 11 am for your shopping pleasure. Vendors, musical entertainment, raffles, prizes, etc. Cash bar. RSVP/Reservations- Tickets deadline March 5 contact Judi Bourd at zadie3@aol.com or 623-433-9449. Event info Barbara Melkin At artfulpen@gmail.com or 623-249-5085.

ATTN Candidates: Plans are underway for the Sun City West Republican Club Spring “Candidates Forum” that will feature national, state, and LD22 candidates running in 2016. Candidates are asked to contact Forum Chairman Jan Martinson at jlmart15102@aol.com or 623-546-3753 for a spot on the agenda. Put “Candidates Forum” on the subject line. The event will be video-taped so you can use it for promotion. No charge for candidate participation. It’s an opportunity for candidates to speak to at least 200 people at one time. For details call Martinson at 623-546-3753.

Volunteers Needed: The Arizona Donald Trump Team is looking for volunteers to work phone banks and distribute campaign material. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Thayer Verschoor at tverschoor@donaldtrump.com or 602 703 0266.

US Sen Candidate Clair Van Steenwyk is asking for volunteers to help get petitions signatures for him to get on the ballot. Contact: Ron Gosselin 602-740-4165 or scheduler@vanussenate.com, www.vanussenate.com

Arizona Game and Fish has added two workshops to its professional development calendar this year. Both workshops are free and open to all types of educators.

· Sat., April 23 - "Reading and Writing about the Environment" offers practical techniques and ideas to integrate literacy concepts into science instruction, with an emphasis on wildlife. Register http://tiny.cc/azgfdliteracy.

· Sat., May 7 Partnering with Arizona Project Wet for "Aquatic Communities: Macroinvertebrates, Fish and their Environments." Take a close look at the Verde River key aspects of the habitat, such as water quality and macroinvertebrates, while also learning about invasive and native species. Also fly-fishing and apply their understanding of the ecosystem. Location: Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Registration: http://tiny.cc/aquaticworkshop.

Arizona Corporation Commissioners are offering the public, impacted by the ongoing UNS rate case, a chance to meet face-to-face. The Commission will hold three public comment meetings in the communities served by UNS Electric. UNS Electric, a subsidiary of UniSource Energy Services, provides electric service in Santa Cruz and Mohave Counties. A hearing in the case began on March 1st and will continue several more days in Tucson. The first public comment meeting will take place on March 22nd from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Santa Cruz County Building, 2150 N. Congress Drive—Room A, Floor 2, Nogales, AZ. Two meetings will be held on March 31st. The first will be in Kingman, AZ from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the General Administration Building, 700 W. Beale St. The second will be at the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s meeting room at 2360 McCulloch Boulevard North Lake Havasu City, AZ from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Residents can also submit at www.azcc.gov click “Submit a Public Comment for a Utility” link or call (602) 542-4251 or 1-800-222-7000.

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 to 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.”

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

Sign Legislative Candidate Petitions at apps/election/eps/petition/VoterPetnAuth.aspx

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MARCH 12

The NW Chapter of Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) will meet at 9:15 am., Sat., March 12 at the Maricopa County NW Facility, 12975 W Bell Road, Phoenix, to hear State Treasurer Jeff DeWit address Prop 123. If passed by the voters on May 17, 2016, Prop 123 will divert money from the State Trust Land to Education. Doors open by 8:45. Guests are welcome. Contact: Chr Lyle Tuttle l.tuttle@cox.net

The Pinal County Republican Committee Candidates Forum is scheduled at 9:30 am., Sat., March 12 at 1000 S Main St., HS Administration Bldg, Florence, AZ featuring Arizona Corporation Commission candidates Robert Burns, Rick Gray and Al Melvin and Supt of Pinal County Schools candidates Jill Broussard and Patrick Thompson. Contact: PCRC Secretary Mary Rodriguez rodrigs@1791.com

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. Register by Dec 31 for reduced rates. Code SAS20 or MIL10 for $10 off registration fee. Contact Kathy Pearce at kathy@azheroestohometowns.org or 480-330-1632.

The Paradise Republican Women will meet at 11 am., Sat., March 12 with Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell at Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale. 10:30 am. social, noon luncheon. Participants are asked to wear red in tribute to former First Lady Nancy Reagan. $30 per person. Tickets or contact Barb McMullen at  barbmcmullen@cox.net

Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz supporters are invited to an informal gathering between 11 am-3 pm., Sat., March 12 at Chaparral Park in Scottsdale.  Hot dogs & cold beverages will be offered, and campaign materials will be available for you to take.  This will be a chance to meet fellow Arizonans who share your values, and learn about ways you can help out the campaign.  Chaparral is a family-friendly park – feel free to bring the kids.  Northeast corner of Chaparral Rd. & Hayden Rd.; picnic area at the north end of the lake.  Contact Ron Golden whirlwind@rongolden.com

US Sen Candidate Dr Kelli Ward and a group of followers will participate in the 10 am, March 12 St. Patrick’s Day Parade starting at 3rd St, moving south from Sheridan to Moreland, in Phoenix. Contact Carolyn Leff events@kelliward.com 1-928-230-0633.

The Pinal County Republican Committee will meet at 10 am., Sat., March 12 in the Administration Building of the Florence High School, 1000 Main St. in Florence. This meeting starts our Candidate Forums with Republican candidates for Superintendent of Schools for Pinal County and candidates for Arizona Corporation Commission. All are welcome. Contact: PCRC Chr  Irene Littleton, pcrcirene@gmail.com 520-840-4064.

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.

MARCH 14

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.

The Goldwater Institute’s Spring Luncheon will feature best selling author Marc Thiessen at 11 am., Mon., March 14 at the Arizona Biltmore “McArthur Ballroom,” 2400 E Missouri Ave., Phx. 10:30 am – VIP reception. Tickets: goldwaterspringluncheon Reservation deadline is Sat., March 12.

The Western Pinal County Chapter of The Arizona Republican Assembly will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., March 14 at 408 N. Sacaton St. Ste. II, Casa Grande, AZ., to hear Pinal County Sheriff candidate Steve Henry, PCSO Chief Duty. Henry is currently a Board Member of the Pinal County Drug Coalition, a Board Member for the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety DUI Commission, adjunct member of the Arizona Legislature Border Security Committee, past Vice-President and member of the Pinal County Law Enforcement Association and is a member of numerous other organizations. Henry’s awards are too numerous to list but they include the Eagle Scout award, Police Medal of Honor, two Meritorious Service awards, and the Sheriffs Exceptional Leadership Award.  Contact: Chapter Secretary Jason Hayes 202-394-7202 wpcc.azra@gmail.com jason@jasonhayes.org​​

March 15

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 Sun City Oro Valley Republican Club will host CD1 House candidate Gary Kiehne at 3 pm., Tues., March 15. Contact: Darwin Thornton, Chairman scv.repub@gmail.com

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.

March 16

Marla Closen, Pima County Board of Supervisors candidate will address the Eastside Republicans at 6:30 pm., Wed., March 16 in the Bear Canyon Library Community Rm, 8959 E Tanque Verde. Contact: Chr Parralee Schneider, 250-5073 or  pmstucson@aol.com

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 pmstucson@aol.com

Americans for Prosperity is hosting a "Dessert at the Capitol," a day for activists to meet their legislators, on the third floor lobby of the Arizona Capitol’s Senate Building between 11 am-2p m, Wed., March 16. If interested in going to lunch afterwoods RSVP HERE

US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward will address the Surprise Tea Party at 6:30 pm., Tues., March 15 in Sun City. RSVP

March 17

LD24 Will Host Chris DeRose, attorney/best selling author/historian, at 6:30 pm., Thurs., March 17 at AZ GOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th Street Phoenix, AZ 85016. Doors open at 6 pm. Contact Chr Timothy Lee 85008phx@gmail.com (602) 518-5860

The Center For Arizona Policy “Onward, Engaging The Culture Without Losing The Gospel” featuring Dr. Russell Moore is scheduled at 11:30 am., Thurs., March 17 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, 2400 E Missouri Ave., Phoenix, 85016, according to President Cathie Herrod. Tickets $25 per person, including lunch. Tickets here Pastors breakout session at 1:30 pm: Protecting Your Ministry .

The Ahwatukee Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., March 17 to hear Sheriff Joe Arpaio at the Clarion Hotel, 5121 E. LA Puente Ave ., Phoenix, AZ 85044 (I-10 & Elliot Rd).

LD24 Will Meet At 6:30 Pm., Thurs., March 17 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., in Phoenix with Chris DeRose, a New York Times best selling author, and LD28 Sen Adam Driggs, chairman of the Senate Veterans/Military Affairs Committee. Contact: Chr Timothy Lee 85008phx@gmail.com or Corresponding Secretary Carol Joyce paddywagon@cox.net

MARCH 18

Rev Franklin Graham plans a rally at noon, March 18 on the House lawn at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W Washington, Phx. see rally

March 19

The February Pinal County Republican Committee has been cancelled. PCRC will resume meeting on March 19 in the Administration building. Contact: Karen Wall rodrigs@1791.com

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.

The Fountain Hills Republican Club will present its “Republican of the Year” Award during the 9 am, March 19 breakfast fundraising in the Fellowship Center of the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church, 13001 N Fountain hills Blvd., Fountain hills, AZ 85268. Doors open at 8:30 am. AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham is the speaker. Breakfast tickets $15 for club members and $18 for non-members, or $18 at the door for all.   Youth 12 and under free. RSVP  replady2015@outlook.com. Candidate tables (includes 2 breakfast tickets) are $60 each (or $50 for FHRC members).  Table Contact - 2nd VP Leona Johnston (leonajohnston@cox.net)

The Arrowhead Republican Women “Desert Jewels” Luncheon And Fashion Show is scheduled at 12:30 pm., Sat., March 19 at the Briarwood Country Club, 135th Avenue & Meeker Blvd., Sun City West, AZ. Doors Open At 11am. Lunch Served At 12:30 p.m. $35 per person. Fashions from Dillards. Table reservations available for groups of 8. Doors open at 11 am for your shopping pleasure. Vendors, musical entertainment, raffles, prizes, etc. Cash bar. RSVP/Reservations- Tickets deadline March 5 contact Judi Bourd at zadie3@aol.com or 623-433-9449. Event info Barbara Melkin At artfulpen@gmail.com or 623-249-5085.

The February Pinal County Republican Committee Forum for the Arizona Corporation Commission candidates - Al Melvin, Frank Riggs, Bob Burns and Rick Gray and Pinal County Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates Jill Broussard and Patrick Thompsonwill meet at 10 am, March 19 at the Administration Building of the Florence Unified School District in Florence. All candidates have confirmed. Contact: Karen Wall rodrigs@1791.com Chairman Irene Littleton district-4-chairman@pinalcountygop.org

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· Is Condoleezza Rice The New-Secret GOP Candidate-To Enter-Presidential-Race

· Romney-Says-He-Wouldn’t-Turn-Down-Convention-Nomination

· Congress-Absenteeism Chronically Absent Lawmakers…The Biggest No-Shows In Congress

· Nowakowski: Latino-Minister-Hypocrite Or Faithful?

· Arizona-Gov-Ducey-Signs-Bill-Criminalizing-Revenge-Porn

· 2015 Was The Worst Year For Christian Persecution In Modern Times
Poll: Donald-Trump-On-Track-To-Win-Arizona

· Sweetwater-Wetlands-Controlled-Burn-Set

· APS Compliance Chief Encourages New Solar Tech

· Ironman Mike Ditka Pays The Price For Being Conservative

· New-ISIS-Detainee-Policy-Not-Quite-Nailed-Down-And-Its-Ridiculous

· Top Muslim Imam Admits Agenda To Conquer Europe, It Involves “Breeding”

· Benghazi Hero To Hillary Clinton After She Claims Benghazi Victim’s Mom Is “Absolutely Wrong”: “I’m Coming For You HC!”

· Hard Push To Increase Naturalizations And Defeat Trump

· 150-Muslims-Are-Suing-An-American-Beef-Company-For-This-Ridiculous-Reason

· Fear-In-Michigan-As-6-Of-10-In-This-Poll-Say-They-Want-A-Muslim-Ban

· Drought-Stricken L.A. Admits To Using Weather Modification “To Produce More Rain”

SEEING RED AZ

· Establishment Endorsements Rubio’s Kiss Of Death

SONORAN ALLIANCE

· ATRA: AG Audit Harshly Critical Of GPLET

· POLL: Donald Trump On Track To Win Arizona

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Trump Rally In Chicago

· Post Florida Debate Debrief – Civility Returns…

· DOJ Goes To Court To Allow Illegal Alien Voter Registration

· Updates: Sb1010; Sb1455; Sb1416; Hb2088; Hb2685

· More Voter Fraud By Acorn Found In Ohio

· 160310-1330 - AZRRT Results Of Recent Votes

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Proof-Move-On-And-Left-Responsible-For Tonight's Trump Rally Protesters

· Michael-Savage: Ted-Cruz-Is-A Phony

· When-Trump-Finds-Out-Kasich

· Rafael-Cruz-Proclaimed-His-Son-Ted-Cruz...

· Keep-Marco-Rubio-And-His-Friends-Out-Of The White House

ESPRESSO PUNDIT

· Today's Lesson Is "Reckless Disregard For The Truth".

· True Or False?

MARK LEVIN

· Mark Levin: Nancy Reagan ‘Was a Rock to Her Husband' Ronald Reagan

 

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY MaricopaCountyGOP.com

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/

· Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws

RNC/GOP

· Republican Race Becomes A Game Of Keep Away
Winners And Losers Of The GOP Debate

· GOP Candidates Set Aside Insults

· GOP: Obamacare Payments Break The Law

· Dems: GOP Will Cave To Political Pressure On SCOTUS Pick

· The Wall Street Journal: In Ohio, Boehner’s Legacy Crumbles With Rise Of Trump

· GOP Candidates Play Nice At Debate

ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY

· Hard Push To Increase Naturalizations And Defeat Trump

· Taking Trump At His Word, Illegals Swarm Across Southern Border

· 5 Dead At Hand Of Another Obama Illegal Alien

· Remember 1986

· Borderland Beat

· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily

· Need2no Border News Watch

SECOND AMENDMENT, FIREARMS

· Georgia Defends Gun Rights So Anti-Gun Liberals Freak Out!

· South Carolina Legislature Passes Bill Nullifying Federal Gun Laws!

· Intruder Shot – Sues Homeowner, Who Now Struggles With $85,000 In Legal Bills

· Clinton Ramps Up Her Rhetoric Against The NRA

· This State Proves Value Of Self-Defense Guns

BENGHAZI

· Benghazi Hero To Hillary Clinton After She Claims Benghazi Victim’s Mom Is “Absolutely Wrong”: “I’m Coming For You HC!”

· Hillary Calls Benghazi Victim’s Mother A Liar … Again

· Benghazi Mother Says Hillary Will Go To Hell For Lying

RANCHER STANDOFFS

· Oracle Files Suit To Force HHS Investigation Of Cover Oregon Scandal

· Cliven Bundy Refuses To Recognize Federal Authority In Hearing

· “This Evidence Will Shock The Conscience”: Lavoy Finicum’s Widow To File Wrongful Death Suit

MEDIA

· Trump Doubles Down On Islam: CNN Tries To Cower Trump Re: Islam… It Didn’t Work

WAR ON WOMEN/CHILDREN

· 16-Year-Old-Burned-Alive-Following-Horrific-Rape-At-Her-Home

· Swedish Police Tell Women Not To Go Out Alone Due To Migrant Violence

FBI/CIA/INTELLIGENCE

· FBi-Instructs-High-Schools-To-Inform-On-Anti-Government-Students

MILITARY/VETERANS

· Researchers Call For More Study Of Agent Orange Effects On Vets And Their Kids

· Little Kid With A Rare Genetic Disorder Joins The Navy SEALS For A Day Of Training

· The U.S. Army LIED To Congress About Shutting This Program Down

· Former Marine Shot Pastor Six Times Because He Is One Of The “Lizard Aliens Who Control The World”

· Pentagon Has Used Drones For Domestic Spying

· Wounded Warrior Project Fires Top Executives Amid Lavish Spending Scandal

CONGRESS

· Four Words Congress Needs To Learn - "We Cannot Afford It!"

· House Republicans Gave Paul Ryan A Standing Ovation After He Funds Visas For 300,000 MORE MUSLIM MIGRANTS

· The U.S. Army LIED To Congress About Shutting This Program Down

FRAUD

· Breaking: Va Official Admits Record Fraud Publicly

COURTS

· DOJ Goes To Court To Allow Illegal Alien Voter Registration

TERRORIST

· Eagles Of Death Metal Frontman Blasts The French’s Political Correctness In Paris Terrorist Attack

CAMPAIGNS/DEBATES

· Are Conservatives Starting To Act Like LIBERALS In This Election?

· Bipartisan Elitism & Deceit Unmasked: Effects Of Decades Of Socialism On Presidential Campaigns

DONALD TRUMP

· Proof-Move-On-And-Left-Responsible-For Tonight's Trump Rally Protesters

· We-Stopped-Trump-Mob-Shuts-Down-Chicago-Rally

· Trump To Cut Every Single Fed. Dept Except This 1… Liberals Horrified

· Trump Disputes Claims That Campaign Manager Assaulted Reporter

· Trump’s The Front-Runner, But He’s No Shoo-In

· Trump Barrels Along The Fast Track

· Will Trump Keep Getting A Pass?

· Trump Stands By 'Islam Hates Us' Remark

· Trump Campaign Manager Calls Reporter “Delusional” After She Says He Assaulted Her

· Students And Professors Are Freaking Out Because Trump Is Speaking On Their Chicago Campus

· Taking Trump At His Word, Illegals Swarm Across Southern Border

· Donald Trump: “We’ve Had Enough Debates”

· Hispanic-Thug-Pulls-Gun-Trump-Supporter-Gets-Surprise-Life

· This Is Why The ‘Trump Phenomenon’ Is Taking Over America

· Trump Doubles Down On Islam: CNN Tries To Cow Trump Re: Islam… It Didn’t Work

· Do You Agree With What Trump Just Said About Islam? (Liberals & Muslims Are Furious)

· Trump-Surrogate-78-Year-Old-Trump-Supporters-Sucker-Punch-Is-Impressive-Video

· Trump: 'I Cannot Believe How Civil It's Been Up Here' [Video]

TED CRUZ

· Do We Have A Cruz-Rubio Deal?

· DEAR AMERICA: Cruz Says Trump Supporters Are ‘LOW INFORMATION’ Voters … Do You Agree?

· Cruz: There's 'Far Too Many Of The Republicans' Working As 'Cheap Labor' For Wall Street [VIDEO]

MARCO RUBIO

· Ouch. Former Florida GOP Chair Says Rubio Has ZERO Chance To Win!

· Marco Rubio’s High Note

· Do We Have A Cruz-Rubio Deal?

· Rubio-Urging-Voters-To-Vote-For-Kasich

· SAY, WHAT?: Rubio BLAMES Americans For Islamic Hatred Towards The USA

· Rubio Earns Rousing Applause For This Powerful Answer On Cuba At FL Debate

BEN CARSON

· Ben Carson Joins Team Trump: I Wonder If The #NeveRTrump Peeps Will Blast Ben?

JOHN KASICH

· Rubio-Urging-Voters-To-Vote-For Kasich

· ‘When Trump Finds Out Kasich Voted For NAFTA, Kasich Will Lose Ohio’

JEB BUSH

· Don’t Blame Jeb Bush’s Fall On Campaign Strategy

BILL AND HILLARY

· Hillary Clinton Continues To Lie About The Border Fence She Once Supported!

· Benghazi Hero To Hillary Clinton After She Claims Benghazi Victim’s Mom Is “Absolutely Wrong”: “I’m Coming For You HC!”

· REPORT: Clinton IT Specialist Revealing Server Details To FBI, ‘Devastating Witness’ [VIDEO]

· Dinesh D’Souza Drops A BOMB On Hillary’s Campaign — Will THIS Destroy Her White House Chances?

· A New ‘Devastating Witness’ Has Hillary’s Camp SCRAMBLING…This Looks BAD

· Was Hillary’s Meltdown In Michigan Due To Black Voters Leaving ‘The Plantation’?

· VIDEO: Moderator Asks Hillary One BRUTAL Queston… She FLIPS Out

DEMS/LIBERALS

· Michael Moore Just Said Something — And Democrats Are Raging

ENERGY

· Wind-Subsidies-Back-On-The-Chopping-Block

ECONOMY

· How Do The Economies Of European Countries Compare With Individual States In The U.S.?

· Liberal Policies Fail Again: Detroit Runs Out Of Money!

COMMON CORE

· Common Core Sinks GOP Establishment Figures

EDUCATION

· Fbi-Instructs-High-Schools-To-Inform-On-Anti-Government-Students

· Students And Professors Are Freaking Out Because Trump Is Speaking On Their Chicago Campus

· Mainstream Academia/Media Attacks “Conspiracy Theorists”: Ignore Compelling Info, Focus On Irrational Sounding Things

· Substitute Teacher Was So Wasted That She Couldn’t Remember This…

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

· Obama: I Can’t Be Blamed For Polarization In Politics

· Obama: ‘I Certainly Have Not Contributed To’ Dividing The Country [VIDEO]

· Reagan’s Son Has A BRUTAL Message For Obama…

· Obama’s In-Justice Department Continues War Against The Constitution

INTERNATIONAL

· Iran Launches Two Missiles With Threat Written On Them In Hebrew: “Israel Must Be Wiped Out”

· Libya-Sinks-Further-Into-Chaos-As-Terror-Crime-Groups-Put-Down-Deep-Roots

· Egypt-Finds-Gaza-Smuggling-Tunnels-Big-Enough-For-Trucks

· Cash-Strapped ISIS Uses Dora The Explorer Balloons To Spy On Forces Because They Can’t Afford This

· ISIS Chemical Weapons Chief Captured By U.S. Special Forces: TERRORISTS Plan To Use THIS In Future Attacks

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