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Marco Rubio Dropped Out of the Republican presidential race on Tuesday night (March 15, 2016) after losing to Donald Trump in his home state of Florida. full story

Rev Franklin Graham’s “Decision America Tour Prayer Rally” is scheduled at noon, Fri., March 18 at the Capitol House of Reps Lawn, 1700 W. Washington in Phoenix.

Folks Are Wondering What Shenanigans AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham and his minions will contrive in an effort to prevent the “Resolution for Graham’s Resignation” from coming to the floor at the April 30 State GOP Convention. See 3-15-16-briefs.html State Committeemen have not forgotten how they gathered petitions signatures in the parking lot during pre-dawn hours of the Jan 23, 2016 meeting to make sure that a similar Graham Resignation Resolution would go to the floor that day -- only to be foiled when Graham’s hand-picked parliamentarian Al Gage ruled they couldn’t vote on it. They also tried to get the “Anyone BUT McCain” resolution onto the floor that day – you know, the one the Maricopa County Republicans passed at the MCRC Mandatory meeting the week prior. These calls for Graham’s resignation don’t help his climb to replace Reince Priebus as the Republican National Committee Chairman in DC. A complaint has been filed and an investigation is allegedly underway on the events of the Jan. 23, meeting.

Those In Lofty Positions Say if Senate John McCain can survive the November election and Graham steps into Priebus’s shoes, McCain will serve at least three or four of the six year term, then resign because of age which will put Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery or Gov Doug Ducey in a position to be appointed to fill out McCain’s term – making Montgomery or Ducey the incumbent for the following senatorial race. Others say Ducey will be elevated to a diffferent high powered DC job. These guys are planning ahead, eh??

All Of This “Not So Well-Kept Strategy/Secret,” has McCain’s opponents thinking that McCain’s challenging GOP trio of Dr Kelli Ward, Alex Meluskey and Clair Van Steenwyk need to have a heart to heart chat about who has the best chance of retiring the 30 year term senator. Ward told the Wickenburg Republican Club that she is running to “retire McCain.” Meluskey told the Wickenburg GOP several months ago that if the polls indicate someone else can beat McCain, he is willing to swing his votes to that candidate just prior to the primary. On the other hand, Van Steenwyk went into a long-winded song and dance  as to why he is fighting to the bitter end and isn’t about to swing his votes to the candidate leading the polls against McCain prior to the primary.

All Of This Leads Back To The Jan 30 State Convention where delegates will be elected to go to the National Convention and selection of the GOP Presidential nominee. It’s no secret that the GOP “high and mighty” met at on off-shore island over the weekend to figure out how the GOP Establishment is going to prevent frontrunner Donald Trump from getting the Presidential nomination. Mitt Romney, the failed GOP candidate against Obama, and Republican strategist Karl Rove have been flapping their jaws against Trump as his popularity increases with grassroots America. It is so apparent that Trump is baited and targeted during the Presidential debates – that grade school kids can figure that out. So Graham has got his hands full on April 30 in (1) protecting himself from a Resignation Resolution vote and (2) making sure  delegates get selected who will acquiesce to the hierarchy at the national convention. It appears that the April 30 state convention may turn into a donnybrooke – similiar to the January MCRC/AZGOP meetings.- ft

The Arizona Republican Party State Convention is April 30. Tickets here. $50 admission fee. For information on how to get elected as a delegate to represent Republicans from your county or legislative district to go to www.azgop.org . If you wish to run you should read instructions here and be sure to attend the Republican election meeting in your area. The delegates at the Arizona Republican Party State Convention will elect delegates to represent Arizona Republican voters at the Republican National Convention.

Action Alert: Be Aware That HB1416 Is Now SB1313 – but the intent is essentially the same.  SB 1313 Transfers duties from the elected office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to the un-elected State Board of Ed.  Last year a similar Bill was stopped by your calls/emails/RTS comments.  This Bill seeks to shift even more duties than last year’s version. Opponents are asked to contact House Education Committee members and request that they vote NO on SB 1313 before they vote at 2 pm., Wed., March 16. Committee members:

Rep. Boyer: Chairman   PBoyer@azleg.gov 602-926-4173

Rep. Lawrence: Vice-Chairman           JLawrence@azleg.gov 602-926-3095

Rep. Bolding                                      RBolding@azleg.gov 602-926-3132

Rep. Coleman                                     DColeman@azleg.gov 602-926-3160

Rep. Norgaard                                    JNorgaard@azleg.gov 602-926-3140

Rep. Otondo                                       LOtondo@azleg.gov 602-926-3002

Rep. Thorpe                                        BThorpe@azleg.gov 602-926-5219

Action Alert: HB1455 Affirming Parental Authority over Testing was resurrected off the Senate Floor by Sen Caryle Begay last week. Committee members to contact:

John Kavanagh   JKavanagh@azleg.gov 602-926-5170

Jeff Dial              DJDial@azleg.gov 602-926-5550

Adam Driggs       ADriggs@azleg.gov 602-926-3016

Debbie Lesko       DLesko@azleg.gov 602-926-5413

Bob Worsley        BWorsley@azleg.gov 602-926-5760

Steve Pierce       SPierce@azleg.gov 602-926-5584

160315-0700 - AZRRT Call To Action – SB1416/SB1313 By Jose Borrajero --  Rep Paul Boyer has chosen to hide the hideous bill SB1416 behind a new masked custom in the form of SB1313. This is a striker bill that apparently he hopes that we the people will not notice. For details: AZRRT/posts/ SB1313 is scheduled to be heard in the House Education committee Wednesday 3/16. www.twitter.com/azrrt1 www.facebook.com/azrrt http://www.publicrecord.report/category/alerts/

Gilbert Watch Editor Anita Christy: This is the 3rd time they’ve tried it.  Yesterday afternoon, Striker amendment SB1313 was put on the House Education Committee meeting to be held Wed., March 16, at 2 pm.  Rep. Paul Boyer must think we aren’t paying attention.  This bill must be stopped.  See: House Ed. Committee Poised to Stifle Voice of Voters: SB1313
Education Expert Vicki Alger: “Arizona is one of just 13 remaining states with an elected Superintendent of Public Instruction. Rep Paul Boyer’s bill guts this office as well as the will of the people. The last thing our lawmakers should be doing is taking away our vote and our voice.”  Alger, PhD, is author of FAILURE: The Federal "Misedukation" of America's Children (forthcoming) and AzRA Education spokesman.

Pinal County GOP Club Chairman Mary Rodriquez: Thank you Frosty for all you do each day - it IS so important (just want to be sure you get a 'Thank You ' once in a while!:-))

Arizona Heritage Fund Alert! Legislators are again attempting to pirate the Heritage Fund one of numerous attempts to gain control of Heritage Funds since 1990 when voters passed the Heritage Fund initiative by a 2 to 1 margin. Heritage Funds dollars come from the Arizona Lottery. SB1361 is scheduled to be heard at 10 am., Thurs., March 17 in Room HHR 3 by the Agriculture, Water and Lands Committee. Heritage Fund supporters are asked to contact your legislators in opposition of SB1361 G&F; heritage fund; expenditures (Griffin, Cardenas, et al.) which swipes up to 50% of the habitat acquisition dollars in the Arizona Game and Fish Heritage Fund and directs them to operations and maintenance (O&M) on Heritage Fund acquired properties. The Arizona Heritage Alliance members (guardians of the Heritage Fund) and friends expressed strong opposition to SB1361, which is a significant hit to the habitat acquisition/protection funds. The Arizona State Parks Heritage Fund was already defunded and taken out of statute by the Legislature and Governor in 2010.

In 2014, the Game and Fish Commission convened a Working Group of citizens to develop alternative funding and ideas for O&M of Heritage Fund acquired properties. The Working Group represented the Arizona Heritage Alliance, Arizona Wildlife Federation, Heritage Public Advisory Committee (HPAC), The Nature Conservancy, Sportsmen for Wildlife, Tucson Audubon, and a rancher who manages Horseshoe Ranch, one of the Commission’s more recent purchases. Among the recommendations to the Game and Fish Commission was the possibility to move 5% of Acquisition dollars to the part of the Heritage Fund that has O&M dollars in statute. That is already spoken for, so the 5% move from Acquisitions to fund much-needed O&M on the Heritage properties, seemed to be a reasonable alternative to help out. Instead, the Commission has portrayed that Working Group recommendation as permission for full flexibility of access for the Commission to the Acquisitions Fund. They want 50% of that, not 5%. 50% was NOT the Working Group’s recommendation. The Game and Fish Commission move ahead with SB1361.

'We Are Breitbart Meet-Up' is scheduled from 6:30-8 pm., Mon., March 21 at Flip's Burgers and Brews where AWR Hawkins will speak around 7:30pm and answer questions . Details: http://www.meetup.com/We-are-Breitbart-Phoenix/events/228786656/

A New Report Reveals that a staggering amount of illegal immigrants have been charged with murder after being released from jail. The survey of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) data found that 124 illegal immigrant criminals released by the Obama administration since 2010 have been subsequently charged with murder. Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio said on "Mornings With Maria" that another troubling statistic is that more than 3,000 illegal immigrants criminals he sent to ICE for deportation returned to his state's jails. sheriff-joe-arpaio-something-has-be-done-about-very-disgusting-illegal-immigration

The Arizona Corporation Commission will conduct a special meeting at 9 am., Wed., March 16 in conjunction with a conference sponsored by the Arizona Competitive Power Alliance at the Camelback Inn, 5402 E Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85253.

clip_image001FOX News Senior Political Analyst Brit Hume will address the Center for Arizona Policy dinner at 7 pm., May 5 at the Arizona Biltmore. Sponsorships Available CAP office 602-424-2525.

LD-25 Karen Gevaert---Our country is in "social upheaval" our lawless government being led by the 'Community Organizer” in the White house is permitting these "organized" thugs (communist) to disrupt Donald Trump's rallies with extreme violence, and disregard for the law. Their goal is to "shut down free speech." My fear is what the ANARCHIST will do when Trump has his rally here before the Az. primary election. I hope our state and local police will be able to control these BULLIES before something blows-up in our faces. These organized thugs are out-of-control and have no fear partly due to lack of PROSECUTION for their crimes.

The Palo Verde Republican Women will meet at 11:30 am., Wed., March 16 at the Grayhawk Golf Club 85620 Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. Speakers are Mona K.Oshana and Sam Darmo who will recount their struggles and escape from Iraq ; and the continued persecution of Christians in the Middle East. 11 am social. $26/Cash, $27/Credit card. RSVP to pvrlunch@gmail.com or call 480-298-7818. Or Kelly Sallaway 602-300-5767.

The Gila County Republican Committee’s Lincoln Day Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am., Mon., April 4 at the Mazatzal Casino in Payson.  Speakers will be Gov. Doug Ducey and Congressman Paul Gosar.  Tickets are $60 each.  Contact Judy Moorhead (928) 200-2468. Tickets will be available at the Cobre Valley Republican Club meeting on Sat., March 19.

The Cobre Valley Republican Club will meet at 9:30 am., Sat., March 19 at the GOP Headquarters in downtown Globe.  Speaker this month will be US Senate candidate Dr. Kelly Ward. Contact: Judy Moorhead cobrevalleyrc@gmail.com

The Ahwatukee Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., March 17 at the Clarion Hotel, 5121 E LaPuente Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85044 (I-10 & Elliot Rd), Phx., to hear Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Arpaio aka “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” operates the third largest Sheriff’s office in the nation –with 3,400 employees. After serving in US Army from 1950-53, he became a police officer in Washington, DC and Las Vegas for almost five years. He went on to become a federal narcotics agent - infiltrating drug organizations from Turkey to the Middle East to Mexico, Central, and South America to cities around the U.S. His expertise and success led him to top management positions around the world with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He concluded his remarkable federal career as head of the DEA for Arizona. In 1992, Arpaio was elected Maricopa County’s Sheriff and has an unprecedented six 4-year terms.

CD1 Candidate Sheriff Paul Babeu: Together, we're sending President Obama and his liberal allies across the nation a clear message that we will not tolerate their reckless, dangerous immigration policies. Our border is being overrun, and yet their solution is to open it even further. It's ridiculous, and we must stop them. Obama is the problem now...we can't afford to have Hillary or Bernie make it worse, and that means we need to be united. Let’s get it done, and defeat these left-wing liberals. Stand with me now

The Ahwatukee Tea Party Garage Sale has been rescheduled in April (tentative date - April 16). Tba. Contact: : info@tukeeteaparty.com

Coconino County GOP Chairman Joan Harris:  The Coconino County Elections Office reminds early voters that voted early ballots must be received no later than 7pm March 22 - Election Day.  Early voters should put their voted early ballot in the mail no later than Thursday, March 17 to ensure that it is received in time to be counted. Voted early ballots may be dropped off in one of the white ballot drop boxes located in the parking lots of the County General Services Building, 110 E Cherry Ave, Flagstaff or the County Health and Community Services Building, 2625 N King St, Flagstaff. On Election Day, March 22nd, early voters can drop off their voted early ballots at any polling place in the county between 6 am and 7 pm. Early voters should remember to sign the return ballot envelope or their ballots will not be counted.  Arizona state law requires the voter to personally vote his or her own early ballot and to sign the early ballot return envelope.  The Elections Office must have the early voter’s signature on the return envelope to verify the ballot was voted by the early voter and not someone else. The deadline to have an early ballot mailed to a voter has passed but voters may vote early in person through Thursday, March 17th or Friday, March 18th at an early voting site depending on the location.  A list of the early voting sites can be found on the Elections Office webpage www.coconino.az.gov/elections or by calling the Elections Office at 928-679-7860 or toll-free at 800-793-6181.

US Sen John McCain And His Wife Cindy will open Northern Arizona headquarters at 11 am., Tues., March 29 at a yet to be disclosed location in Yavapai County. RSVP to 480-272-5246 by March 28.

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on Tuesday’s election results: “The fact Bernie Sanders won’t go away and continues to outraise Hillary Clinton is more bad news for a campaign that should be winning handily in every aspect this deep into the primary calendar. No matter how many times she races to the left, Hillary Clinton can’t outrun her flip flops on trade and virtually every other issue that have left Democrats uninspired by her poll-tested candidacy. While Democrats stay home in droves as they choose between two fundamentally flawed candidates, Republicans are turning out in record numbers in our primaries and caucuses to support a field of candidates offering the course correction America desperately needs. Our country cannot afford to spend another four years pursuing a failed liberal agenda. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders promise to send us further down a path that has made America less safe, less prosperous, and less free. Only our Republican candidates are putting forth policies that will put our country back on track and bring the opportunity and security President Obama has failed to deliver."

State Committeeman Wes Harris To Rep Paul Boyer: I thought that your loyalties rested with the education of children and that you were a supporter of the people's role in that endeavor.  Senator (Jeff) Dial's misguided SB 1416 was intended to strip the rights of the People.  The voters have a very minor voice through the Senate Education Committee when it votes to confirm or reject the nominated unelected members of the State Board of Education. Very little publicity informing the voters is issued by the Governor or the Senate Education Committee and rarely does this body reject the Governor's recommendations.  I believe the composition of the present Board violates Title 15 statutes; yet no one, including you, raises the flag regarding this irregularity.

I understand that you have picked up the gauntlet of Dial's abominable bill in the form of Striker SB 1313.  You, an exponent of Common Core understand that hundreds of volunteers throughout the State banded together to elect Supt of Public Instruct Diane Douglas because she was the only exponent campaigning to rid our state of this gross Federal intrusion on education - a direct slap in the face of the Parents.  Now you propose to strip Douglas  and the voters of the only modicum of control we have over this unelected State Board of Education.  This is wrong and is not in keeping with your stated position as a supporter of public education in this state. 

Your position with a Charter School does in no way exempt you from representing these parents and children. Charters are publicly funded and are "Public Schools".  Since over 80% of our children attend District Public Schools, the allegiance to these District Public School is your responsibility, including the Parents and Grandparents of the 20% that attend Charters.  In keeping with our Republican Representative form of government, I strongly suggest that you drop your support of SB 1313.

Congressman Paul A. Gosar after submitting multiple bipartisan programmatic requests for fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies appropriations bill aimed at protecting Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) customers: “Power customers shouldn’t be forced into 50 year contracts that allow WAPA to impose significant rate increases at any time. WAPA’s departure from traditional contracting terms utilized in other contracts are arbitrary and could result in increased electricity bills being passed on to the people of Arizona. WAPA’s refusal to treat all power customers the same merits Congressional action in order to prevent discrimination and ensure reliable hydropower . Further, the ‘net zero’ funding mechanism for WAPA remains an important tool for the marketing and transmission of hydropower from federal projects in the West. Yet, customers have identified significant growth at headquarters operations and staff in recent years. Despite repeated demands from power customers and Congress, WAPA has refused to be transparent about those costs. Shamefully, WAPA has ignored our requests and has proposed hiring 52 new full-time employees this year. The costs will eventually be passed on to their customers who have little to no say. Today, we took bipartisan action to stop this abuse and ensure accountability within a rogue agency.”

Congressman  Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) will hold a press conference at 1:30 pm., Wed., March 16 at the U.S. Capitol to call on the Army to reinstate the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) at Arlington National Cemetery. The lawmakers have led the fight in Congress to restore the rights of WASPs, who were pioneering female World War II pilots, to have their ashes laid to rest at Arlington, a right that was revoked by the Army last year. Both lawmakers have introduced companion legislation with strong bipartisan support. They will be joined at the press conference by lawmakers from both parties, WASP family members, and a representative from Change.org.

US Senator John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, expressed appreciation to Major General Todd T. Semonite, the president’s nominee to serve as the next Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, for committing to prioritizing the Rio de Flag Flood Control Project in Flagstaff if confirmed to the post. Maj. Gen. Semonite also vowed to complete the Corps’ review of Flagstaff’s Limited Reevaluation Report, which is necessary for the project to receive critical federal funding next year. Last week, Senator McCain sent a letter to Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy, urging him to address bureaucratic delays associated with the Rio de Flag Flood Control Project. This week Major General Semonite wrote to Senator McCain: “If confirmed, I fully commit to ensure it remains a high priority with a clear goal of ensuring the approval of the Limited Reevaluation Report as soon as possible.”

Senator John McCain’s staff will kick-off a Fix It Tour around the State of Arizona to provide mobile office hours for Arizona veterans who are encountering problems receiving care or obtaining benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and other constituents who are confronting challenges with federal agencies. The first Fix It Tour mobile office hours will be held at

1:45 pm., Thurs., March 17 at the Nogales City Hall, 777 North Grand Ave, Nogales.

1 pm., Tues., March 22 at Cochise College, 901 North Colombo Ave, Sierra Vista.

1 pm., Tues., March 29 at Eastern Arizona College, 615 N Stadium Ave., Thatcher.

Future Fix It Tour mobile office hours will be held in cities across the State of Arizona, and dates and locations will be announced in the coming weeks.

Senator John McCain today on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) proposal to remove three senior Phoenix VA Health Care System officials for wrongdoing: “I appreciate the VA’s proposal to remove three senior Phoenix VA executives who bore responsibility in the terrible scandal of denied and delayed care of veterans. While I support this welcomed but long overdue action, it unfortunately took nearly two years for the VA to make this appropriate decision despite the enactment of major reform legislation that empowers the agency to more easily fire wrongdoers. The VA clearly has a long way to go to fully utilize all of the tools at its disposal to change the culture of corruption that led to this grave scandal and clean up the widespread mismanagement that continues to fail our veterans. I won’t stop fighting until the VA follows through with this necessary action, and finally regains the trust of the brave men and women it is indebted to serve.”

160313-1505 - AZRRT CALL TO ACTION By Jose Borrajero www.twitter.com/azrrt1

www.facebook.com/azrrt http://www.publicrecord.report/category/alerts/ The following table contains legislative bill(s) that are coming up Wed/Thur for action in our state legislature. Please choose the bills that are most important to you, then contact everyone in the “who to contact” column and ask them to vote yes or no, depending on your wishes.

BILL #

SHORT TITLE OR WHAT THE BILL DOES

(1)

WHO TO CONTACT

(2)

WHERE

(3)

DATE

(3)

TIME

(3)

VOTE

(4)

HB2484

estimates; state budget; notice

TRUTH IN SPENDING

SENATE GOVERNMENT

SHR-3

WED 3/16

2:00 PM

Y

SB1437

national defense laws; prohibited actions

HELPS PROTECT ARIZONAN’S CIVIL RIGHTS

HOUSE FEDERALISM AND STATES RIGHTS

HHR-5

WED 3/16

9:00 AM

Y

HB2635

municipalities; taxes and fees; notification

TRUTH IN TAXATION

SENATE GOVERNMENT

SHR-3

WED 3/16

2:00 PM

Y

SB1377

sentence enhancements; unlawful presence; release

WOULD REDUCE THE NUMBER OF ILLEGAL ALIENS COMMITTING CRIMES

HOUSE MILITARY AFFAIRS AND PUBLIC SAFETY

HHR-5

THU 3/17

9:00 AM

Y

Footnotes:

(1) It is impossible to provide an adequate description in such limited space. For more information on any       bill, click the bill number to access the AZLEG page dealing with that bill. If that does not work for you, go to http://azleg.gov/ and enter bill number on the upper right hand corner of the main page.

(2) For a roster of legislators, including committee members and contact info, go to

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ymrgc8338dncjs/AZLEG-ROSTER-2016.xls?dl=0

(3) When a bill is scheduled to be heard in committee, the location, date, and time are provided. Otherwise the fields are blank

(4) Indicates our recommendation. Y = favor, N = oppose. ? = no consensus or not enough information.

Additionally, if a bill is scheduled to be heard in committee, make sure you submit your comments via the “Request to Speak” ( ALIS / RTS ) program at https://apps.azleg.gov/Account/SignOn?ReturnUrl=%2f

How to use the ALIS/RTS program, go to https://www.dropbox.com/s/j93kqzlvdlwlwxb/RTS-Instructions.doc?dl=0

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

March 16

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

The Republican Party of Mesa will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., March 17 at the Charles K Luster Building (formerly the Mesa Utilities Building) 640 N. Mesa Dr. Mesa, AZ to hear US Senate candidate Kelli Ward and Senate President/CD5 Candidate Andy Biggs. Contact: LD25 Chairman Ian Murray Ian@DesignedForLife.com (602)524-7786.

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

The Chino Valley Pachyderm meet at 6 pm., Thurs., March 17 at Randall's Restaurant In The Prescott Golf And Country Club, Dewey, Az. Speakers include former Gubernatorial candidate and former Arizona Corporation Commission candidate Frank Riggs, Jarrod Ogden, an intern for Congressman Trent Franks and activist Aaron Gidwani. RSVP to Chairman Sue Goodchild suepachy@gmail.com OR 928-636-7355

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 .

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 mtg has been cancelled. PCRC will resume meeting on March 19 in the Administration building. Contact Mary Rodriguez at rodrigs@1791.com

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, a flute 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 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, Bob Burns and Rick Gray and Pinal County Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates Jill Broussard and Patrick Thompson will meet at 10 am, March 19 at the Administration Building of the Florence Unified School District in Florence. All candidates have confirmed. Contact: Contact Mary Rodriguez at rodrigs@1791.com

March 21

Maricopa County Sheriff Candidate Marsha Hill will address the Sun City Republican Club at 7 pm., March 21 in the Sundial Recreation Center – East Hall. Contact: www.marshahillforsheriff2016.com

Firearms Expert And Author Alan Korwin will address the Leisure World Republican Club at y pm., Mon., March 21 in the Rec 1 Ballroom, at 908 S Power Road, Mesa, AZ. Please stop at the guard gate, tell them you are attending the Republican Club meeting and ask for directions to the Rec 1 Ballroom. Contact: Diane Andersen at 480 395-5515

The Sun City Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Mon., March 21 in the Sundial Recreation Center's East Hall, 14801 N 103rd Ave. in Sun City. 6:30 pm social/refreshments. Maricopa County Sheriff candidate Marsha Hill and Concerned Veterans for America’s Josh Stanwitz will make presentation. Club membership $5. Escorted guests - $2 admission. An April 18 picnic is scheduled at the pavilion at Quail run Golf Course with Secretary of State Michele Reagan. Contact: Patti 713-557-5800 suncitygopclub@gmail.com www.suncitygopclub.com

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

March 22

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich will make a presentation at the March 22 Yavapai County Lincoln/Reagan fundraising dinner. Shane Krauser of Freedom Fires will also address the attendees.

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· One-Nation-Brings-Immigration-Issue-Life-March-21-In Scottsdale

· Tucson Among 2016’s Best & Worst Cities For Basketball Fans

· 2 Cartel Scouts Arrested On Pinal County Mountain Top

· Savage: Get Reagan-Tough On Trump Protesters Or Risk 'Civil War'

· Phone Scammers Use Kidnapping Ploy, Threats

· Coalition Protests Wendy’s For Higher Wages

· Political Rally Attendees Dive Over Graves To Park

· Pima County Officials Approve Paid Parental Leave Proposal

· He Stopped To Thank A Vet; Got A Reminder Of What The Media Is Missing

· Midtown Paving Project Delayed By Equipment Theft

· Gov-Doug-Ducey-Sits-Down-For-One-On-On-With-Sean-McLaughlin

· Doctor-Behind-Giant-Navajo-Nation-Murals

· Pima Co. Officials Discuss Challenges Of Paid Parental Leave

· Tucson-Scores-Big-With-Spring-Grand-Trap-Shoot

· TPD Chief Magnus To Hold First Meet And Greet Since Announcing Police Cutbacks

· Question: Obama Calls Trump ‘Vulgar & Divisive’ … Do You Think BHO’s A Hypocritical Joke?

· Rescuers Use Helicopter To Help Injured Hiker On Picacho Peak

· Dear America: Should The RNC Listen To The People Or The Elites At The Convention?

· This-Is-Just-In-Florida-And-It-Should Scare You Silly

· Dear Hillary: ‘Trump Is Doing Better With Women Than You Are With Men’ (Video)

· Trump & Hillary Trounce The Competition In Florida… Brutal Victories

· No Such Thing As “Interfaith Dialogue,” Islam & Western Idealism Can’t Co-Exist

· Trump-Expected-Back-In-Arizona-Saturday

· Meet-The-Conservative-Upstart-Who-Is-Upsetting-John-McCain

· Americans-Along-The-Border-Say-Obama-Is-Threatening-Their-Lives

· RNC-Rules-Comm-Member; Every-Delegate-At-GOP-Convention-Not-Bound-On-First-Ballot

 

SEEING RED AZ

· Germany’s Merkel Suffers Consequences Of Disastrous Policies Voters Send Unambiguous Message: “Close The Door”

· Where-Soros-Lurks-McCain-His-Cohorts-Hillary-Are-Close-Behind McCain Crony Rubio Will Not Vote For Trump. Will Mccain? Will Flake?

SONORAN ALLIANCE

· POLL: The Republican Nominee For AZ01

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· GOP Party Faithful Demand AZGOP Chairman Graham Resign!

· RNC Rules Comm. Member: Every Delegate At GOP Convention Not Bound On First Ballot~~Caught On Video

· What Happens To The Delegates Once Their Candidates Drop Out?

· BLM Shuts Down Arizona Trump Rally

· Decision America Tour

· Wall Street’s Plot To Stop Trump

· Mud Wrestling Has Rules

· Sorry Mitt… RNC Rules State GOP Nominee Must Have...

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Rubios-Support-Collapses-And-Trump...

· Standing-In-Polls...

· John-Kasich-Interview-Illegals-Should...

· This-Is-Just-In-Florida-And-It-Should Scare You Silly

· Black-Americans-Standing-Up-For-Donald

· Trump-Defended-By-ACLU-For-Throwing Protestors Out Of His Venues

· Can-John-Kasichs-Support-For-NAFTA...

· Pastor-Mark-Burns-Tellin-It-Like-It-Is

· Letters-From-Former-Cruz-Voters-...

ESPRESSO PUNDIT

· Right Here In River City!

GILBERT/GILA WATCH

· House Ed. Committee Poised to Stifle Voice of Voters: SB1313.  This is the 3rd time they’ve tried it.  Yesterday afternoon, Striker amendment SB1313 was put on the House Education Committee meeting to be held Wed., March 16, at 2 pm.  Rep. Paul Boyer must think we aren’t paying attention.  This bill must be stopped.  Stifle Voice of Voters: SB1313.

· Arizona Is One Of Just 13 Remaining States with an elected Superintendent of Public Instruction. Representative Boyer’s bill guts this office as well as the will of the people. The last thing our lawmakers should be doing is taking away our vote and our voice.” Vicki Alger, PhD, author of FAILURE: The Federal "Misedukation" of America's Children (forthcoming)

PAMELA GELLER

· Canadian Muslim Stabs Two At Military Centre, “Allah Told Him To”: Police Chief Frets About Islamofauxbia

· War In The Streets: Muslim Fighters Shoot It Out With Police In Brussels

· Video: Muslim Relatives Of ISIS Member In Virginia Attack Reporters

· ISIS Muslims Post “Kill List” Of Minnesota Cops “Je Suis Is”

· Watch Video: Muslim Says, “I Killed A Jew Because Allah Ordered It”

· “It Was Carnage. They Shouted ‘Allahu Akbar.’ They Were Getting People To Shout Those Words And They Killed Anyone Who Didn’t.”

· Obama-Backed Syrian Rebels Say Al-Qaida Has Seized Their Bases And Stolen Weapons

ALLEN WEST

 

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY MaricopaCountyGOP.com

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/

· Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws

RNC/GOP

· Rnc-Rules-Comm-Member-Every-Delegate-At-GOP-Convention-Not-Bound-On-First-Ballot/

· Republican-Wimps-Absolve-The-Rioters

· The Assassination Of Donald Trump

ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY

· Fathers-Son-Killed-Illegal-Immigrant-Just-Slammed-Two-GOP-Candidates?

· Remember 1986

· Borderland Beat

· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily

· Need2no Border News Watch

GOVERNMENT OVERREACH

· Protecting The Oregon Trail From The Development It Helped Create Dedicated Volunteers Fight To Preserve One Of The Trails That Brought Settlers West.

MEDIA

· Media On Five Times Obama Incited Violence Against Republicans … Crickets …

· Bill O’Reilly: Those ‘Accusing Trump Supporters Of Being Fascists Are Really Practicing That Terrible Philosophy Themselves’

WAR ON WOMEN/CHILDREN

· He-Emerges-Half-Naked; Witnesses-Shriek-At-What-They-Find-In-Bathroom-Stall-Behind-Him

MILITARY/VETERANS

· Pentagon Turns On Obama – Calls For His Arrest Because Of This

JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO

· Judge Nap On Hillary's Gaffe: 'Libya Is Her Beast In The Night'

CONGRESS

· House Passes Resolution Condemning Is Atrocities As Genocide

· McConnell-Urges-Trump-To-Condemn-Violence-At-Rallies

FEDERAL

· Feds Close To Making Passport A Required “National Identity Card”

CAMPAIGNS/DEBATES

· Campaign 2016: Mob Mentality Expected To Get Worse

DONALD TRUMP

· Gingrich: ‘Trump Terrifies Fascists Because He’ll Take Them Head On’

· How Donald Trump Is Becoming The New Whipping Boy For Society’s Problems

· Kasich Co-Chair On Donald Trump: ‘You’ve Got To Take Him Out With A Head Shot’

· Rally Attendees Drive Over Graves To Park

· The-Geography-Of-Trumpism

TED CRUZ

· Ted-Cruz-Loses-Major-Support-After-Siding-With-Violent-Leftists-Over-Donald-Trump

MARCO RUBIO

· Rubio, Kasich Fighting To Keep White House Hopes Alive

· Rubio: “We’re Going To Win Florida” – Polls Are Embarrassingly Wrong

· Marco Rubio Says There Will Be A “Reckoning” For Conservatives Supporting Trump

BEN CARSON

· Ben Carson Says, Worst Case “We’re Only Looking At Four Years” If Trump Fails

· Ben-Carson-Raised Eyebrows-With-'Even-If'-Comment-About-Trump

JOHN KASICH

· Kasich Co-Chair On Donald Trump: ‘You’ve Got To Take Him Out With A Head Shot’

· Dear John Kasich: Is This Letter From Bill Clinton To You True?

· Busted: Sinister Source Donated $200k To This GOP Candidate (Hint: His Name Rhymes With ‘Basic’)

· Rubio, Kasich Fighting To Keep White House Hopes Alive

· Kasich Says Soon He'll Take On Trump For 'Deeply Disturbing' Statements

· Report: Soros-Money-Funding-John-Kasichs-Presidential-Bid

CHRIS CHRISTIE

· 1,000 Officers Mourn Fallen NJ State Trooper; Christie Goes To Trump Event Instead

SARAH PALIN

· Sarah Palin Calls Trump Protesters, ‘Punk @Ss… Little Thugs’ … Do You Agree?

BILL AND HILLARY

· Hey, Blue Collar Peeps: Hillary Just Took A Major Dump On You

· WTF: Did Clinton Just Say The U.S. ‘Didn’t Lose A Single Person In Libya?’

· Hillary Clinton’s History Problem

· Hillary: US 'Didn't Lose A Single Person' In Libya Forgets Benghazi

· Hillary-Pulls-Out-A-Lynching-Reference-In-Response-To-Donald-Trumps-Leadership-At-Campaign-Rallies

· Hillary’s Jaw-Dropping Claim About U.S. In Libya: ‘We Didn’t Lose A Single Person…’

DEMS/LIBERALS

· Soros, Alarmed By -Trump, Pours Money Into 2016 Race

· Guess-Who-Rush-Limbaugh-Just-Blamed-For-The-Anarchy-At-The-Trump-Rallies?

EDUCATION

· 3 Franciscan Leaders Charged In Abuse At Penn. School

· Teacher Suspended Because He Offended Black Lives Matter Leader

· South-Carolina-Teacher-Resigns-After-Student-Sends-Nude-Photo-Her-Phone

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

· Obama Laments 'Vulgar And Divisive' Rhetoric And Violence On Campaign Trail

· The President Says The 2016 Race Is Setting Bad Example For Children. Read More.

· Obama-Backed Syrian Rebels Say Al-Qaida Has Seized Their Bases And Stolen Weapons

· Ex-CIA Official Says Obama Doesn’t Follow Through On Promises Out Of Fear Of Cia

· How Obama Shows Disdain Towards Conservatives

INTERNATIONAL

· Muslims-Round-Up-16-Christians-Including-Young-Boy-Who-Begs-For-His-Life; They-Show-No-Mercy

· Iran Says It Recovers Information From Us Sailors' Devices

· Obama Administration Loosens Rules On Cuba Travel, Dollar

· Putin-Orders-Russian-Troops-To-Begin-Pulling-Out-Syria

· Watch: Turkish Muslims To Infidels… “I Shall Stab Them One By One Wherever I Find Them”

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