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Rasmussen Reports: 51% in GOP Say Candidate Who Enters The National Convention with Most Delegates Should Be Nominee -- While Republican Party leaders talk increasingly of a brokered convention, just over half of GOP voters think their presidential nominee should be the candidate who arrives at the convention with the most delegates. Read More
LD27 Delegate Election Results:
CD 9 Delegate: Andrew Costanzo. Alternate - Brandon Jones.
CD 7 Delegates: Alice Lara, Maria Brinbaum, Gayla Franks, Lein Henry, Christopher Morrill, Natalie Taswell, David Bakke, Art Olivas, Bruce Lindquist, Ronald Henry, and Phillip Ramsdell. Alternates: Edwina Olivas, Susan Kelly, Bea Rocklin, Sara Dunsford, Ronald Harders, Terence McMahon, Donna Winkler, Julian Szymanski, Jeffrey Heisel, Bart Hill and Cathy Ramsdell.
Although the Arizona Presidential Preference Election (PPE) went to Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, national attention is on Arizona as reports of the efforts to convert Trump delegates to the Ted Cruz camp prior to the AZGOP and National convention are surfacing. See AZ Republic political writer Dan Nowicki After-Primary: Trump-And-Cruz-Fight-For Arizona-Delegates --Donald Trump crushed Ted Cruz in Arizona, but Cruz is courting delegates who might switch to him in a convention brawl. David Kupelian Spotlights Candidate's Move To Switch Delegates From Trump with Is-The-Cruz-Campaign-Moral. National Broadcaster and Former Arizona Congressman JD Hayworth says he is preparing a segment on the issue that will probably be aired next week. It is common knowledge that the Republican National Committee (DC Establishment) does not want Trump on the national GOP ticket. RNC-Weighs-Scrapping-Convention-Rule-Book-To-Head Off Trump
CNN: E-Mail Shows Cruz Moves To Weaken Trump Grip On Delegates …In the email obtained by CNN, Sam Stone from the Cairn Consulting firm contacted Republican precinct committee members in Arizona's 10th legislative district and invited them to join Cruz…"National delegates are required to pay their own way to Cleveland, but for those non-Trump supporters who are interested in doing so, the Cruz campaign is organizing a delegate slate at our state party convention to elect people who would be willing to support Sen. Cruz on a second ballot," he wrote. "Being part of the slate will dramatically increase your chances of attending the national convention." …Stone reportedly told CNN in a phone interview that he was not on the Cruz campaign payroll but had been contacted by its state director, Constantin Querard, and "asked if I'd be willing to do this since I have a lot of ties to Tucson. Stone said Querard asked him "to see how many people we could get who would be Cruz supporters on the elected slate of delegates from the LD10 meeting."
Cruz-Snaring-Trumps-Arizona-Delegates “… In a telephone interview, Cruz's top Arizona organizer, Constantin Querard, was cautiously optimistic about the progress his team was making in fielding delegate candidates that would be loyal to Cruz. That team includes Republican legislator David Livingston, the majority whip in the state House of Representatives. Livingston said team Cruz is engaged in a furious round of phone calls, texts, emails and meetings as it attempts to place loyal delegates. The Phoenix-area Republican indicated that he would be thrilled with Cruz candidates winning 55 percent of the available delegate slots, but said the final results might be closer to splitting the delegation 50-50 with Trump. Flipping 29 of delegates out of 58, Livingston suggested, would be a major victory for Cruz.”
Blogger/Activist Shane Wikfor’s referring to cruz-snaring-trumps-arizona-delegates: “Yep, I'm one of them - just organized and secured almost 80% of them in LD-25! On to the AZGOP State Convention! Remember, if you don't run, you can't play! And if you don't play, you can't win!” - Facebook
Political Consultant Constantin Querard: “I think media reports about Trump's campaign here in Arizona seriously underestimate the number and experience of those involved. Former state party chairs, executive directors, LD chairs, statewide office holders, county chairs, state legislators, etc are all helping Trump to get organized. We're talking about people who have actually run state conventions. I'm not sure where the storyline is coming from suggesting otherwise, but I've seen organized Trump supporters competing hard at virtually every contest we've had so far. I don't underestimate them and I don't think anyone else should either.” - Facebook
Querard Told The Briefs Tuesday morning that the process is “perfectly ordinary and proper,” has been used every four years and that “both campaigns are doing the exact same thing.” He pointed out “everyone is bound on the first ballot and unbound after that.”
LD23 PC Barbara Espinosa: A frightening report has surfaced that delegates to the Republican National Convention may be willing to sell their votes to the highest bidder -- and it's totally legal. Find out how their corruption could throw the entire 2016 race into total chaos. Corruption! GOP delegates may sell their votes
Former Maricopa County Republican Committee Chairman AJ LaFaro: “Regardless of whom you support this election cycle, this trickery should never be tolerated. It leaves us all vulnerable and at risk of having our votes become meaningless.” smoke-filled-room-syndrome: az-gop-decides-for-az-voters
Activist Art Olivas: Is Jeff DeWit the Chairman for Trump Campaign in Arizona or not? Is he in on this with Robert Graham and John McCain? And where are all our so-called conservative Republican leaders on this? They sure as hell are not on our side! We have not heard one peep out of them - other than begging for money. Where’s Flake, Schweikert, Gosar, McSally, Slamon, and Franks? Are they all self-serving? Just A Question! Wake up people, it is time to stop this BS and start fighting back while we still can! See new post on AZ GOP scuttles Trump supporters by seeingredaz
Yavapai County Republican Chairman Mark Sensmeier: 30 seconds of fact checking about my "big" house: (1) Mark Sensmeier - Single-family residential, 1674 sq ft, 0.2 acres, 2016 full cash value: $179,875. (2) Rick Hennessey - Single-family residential, 1592 sq ft, 4.75 acres, 2016 full cash value: $172,061. Source: Yavapai County GIS Interactive Mapping Tool. Editor’s Note: Sensmeier sets the record straight on the size of his house referred to in Hennessey’s recent objections to the $50 delegate fee for the AZGOP state convention.
Activist Anita Christy: Please Contact These Senators Who Voted No to Parental Opt Out Rights. Click Here for a list of Senators, including contact information, who voted No to SB1455, the Parental Opt Out bill. With the end of this legislative session coming up in mid-April, we have little time to change their hearts and minds. Please call or Email them. Because these senators voted No, parents who are adamantly opposed to subjecting their children to AzMERIT, and who are Refusing to allow their children to be tested, are being treated like traitors to their children's teachers, principals, and schools. In some cases, the children themselves are being taunted and ostracized by fellow students. It's important to understand why parents oppose AzMERIT, and why the schools are so rabid in coercing them to comply.
CD9 Candidate Ross Groen: If you are a CD 9 delegate to the Arizona Republican Party State Convention and would like some help with the $50 fee, I'll pay it if you commit to collecting at least 20 signatures to help get me on the ballot. Contact: email@example.com
Colorado River Tea Party Chairman Sally Kizer reports that Greg Wilkinson, Yuma City Administrator, requested to speak about the City Budget at the 6 pm., Thurs., April 7 in the Community Christian Church,6480 E. Hwy 95. US Sen candidate Alex Meluskey was originally scheduled to speak that evening. Contact: Kizer 928-210-1219 firstname.lastname@example.org
House-GOP-Moves-To-Cut-Obamas-Power-To-Create-National-Monuments As President Obama mulls two new national monuments spanning millions of acres in Arizona, a Republican lawmaker wants to head him off at the pass with a bill that would change the law the administration uses to make the declarations. Rep. Paul Gosar and 28 other Republicans have signed on to the Protecting Local Communities from Executive Overreach Act, which would update the Antiquities Act. Passed in 1906, the Antiquities Act is the legislative vehicle that gives presidents the authorities to declare national monuments.
Concerned Veterans for America is hosting a Defend Freedom Tour and free BBQ in Downtown Phoenix between 6-9pm. Sat., April 9 featuring Madison Rising, Navy SEAL Gold Star mother Karen Vaughn, and Ayla Brown. RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/defend-freedom-tour-phoenix-az-tickets-19520066043 - Aaron Gidwani, MCRC Western PC Coordinator
Prescott-College-Creates-Mandatory-$30-Fee-For-Undocumented-Immigrant-Scholarships Students will be required to pay a $30 fee which goes to the Freedom Education Fund at Prescott College for undocumented students.
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Secretary of State Michele Reagan’s Technology, Transparency and Commerce Council will meet at 11 am., Wed., April 6 in the Governor’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Executive Office Tower.
A Planned Parenthood Protest is scheduled at 9 am., April 23 at PP headquarters, 4751 N 15th St., Phoenix. Parking will be a challenge. Prepare for warm weather. Contact: Stephen Sivigliano email@example.com
A Lecture About Islam is planned at 1 pm., Sat., April 23 at the Coffinger Park office in Wickenburg. Call 928-427-0309 or 0088 for reservations.
LD20 will meet at 7 pm., April 18 at the Washington School District offices, 4650 W Sweetwater, Glendale, to hear Vicki Alger, AzRA Education spokesman, address Prop 123. Contact: LD20 Chairman Naomi Kruse, firstname.lastname@example.org
US Sen candidate Clair Van Steenwyk will be among candidates speaking to the April 12 Prescott Republican Women’s Group.
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Congressman Paul A. Gosar after submitting a programmatic appropriations request to the House Appropriations Committee encouraging support for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) and Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) programs: “Now more than ever local law enforcement needs our support. The Byrne Jag and COPS programs ensure departments throughout the country have the necessary tools, resources and personnel to accomplish their missions and protect our neighborhoods. Local law enforcement agencies know our communities best and should never be forced into the difficult decision of picking between operational readiness and having officers on the beat.”
Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot after learning of Congressman Gosar’s submission in support of the Byrne JAG and COPS programs: “I would like to thank Congressman Gosar and his colleagues for their continued support of programs critical to Arizona. The mission of the Byrne Justice Grants meets our community needs. This important program is the only funding source our multi-agency task force receives along the Southwest Border due to the limitations and restrictions on other grants available in our geographic area. As the Sheriff of Yuma County, I have seen all too often in my career instances where bureaucrats, policy makers and other community planners failed to include local officials, tribal partners and residents in the process. Local law enforcement knows the environment, understands the unique challenges and can best maximize these scarce resources.”
PCs interested in participating in taking legal action against AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham and the Arizona Republican Party over the $50 required admission fee to the April 30 AZGOP Convention in Phoenix, are asked to contact LD26 PC And Former Marine Matt Papke 480-242-2208 or email@example.com.
Here Are You State Delegates Election Mtgs By Dates
· Maricopa LD 28 - April 6 - 7 PM - Madison School District Headquaters; 5601 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Tom Haney, Chairman
· Yavapai - April 9 - 8 AM - Centennial Center at Antelope Hills; 1989 Clubhouse Dr. Prescott, AZ 86301. Mark Sensmeier, Chairman
· Mohave - April 9 - 1 PM - Vista Del Sol RV Resort, 3249 Felipe Dr, Bullhead City, AZ 86442. Michael Ward, Chairman
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Grassroots Tea Party Activist/Constitutional Patriots will meet at 6 pm.Wed., April 6 at Denny’s Restaurant Banquet Room, 2717 W Bell Rd, Phx, Az. with state budget expert Archie Dicksion speaking on a variety of very important and probably controversial subjects.
Mesa Republican Women will meet at 11:30 am., Thurs, April 7 at , 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa 85213 with Arizona Corporation Commission candidates. RSVP deadline is Sun, April 3rd to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (480) 615-0524. MRW meets the first Thursday of each month (no August). Lunch is $10 for members, $12 for visitors/guests. Membership is $25, Jan-Dec and Men/Associate Memberships are $15. Upcoming meetings: May 5 - candidates for Mesa City Council offices. June 2 - candidates for Congressional District 5 House of Representatives. July 7 - U.S. Senate / Maricopa County offices. No August meeting. Contact President Sherry Pierce at email@example.com or call (480) 615-0524.
Greg Wilkinson, Yuma City Administrator requested to address the City Budget at the 6 pm., Thurs., April 7 Colorado River Tea Party meeting scheduled 7 in the Community Christian Church,6480 E. Hwy 95. Contact: Sally Kizer, Chairman 928-210-1219 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet at 6:15 pm for dinner Thur., April 7 at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E Thomas Road, Phoenix to Secretary of State Michele Reagan. $30 per person. RSVP: Jan Webb at email@example.com or 602-318-1010 by Sun., April 3. All reservations must be dinner reservations.
The Oro Valley Republican Women’s Club Luncheon is set for noon, Fri., April 8 with CD1 candidate Gary Keihne’s Power Point presentation: "Solutions to the U.S. Debt, Security and Border Safety." 11:30 am social. $16 per person. RSVP by 1 pm., Tues., April 5 to Nancy Newman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen candidate Alex Meluskey is holding an open house his campaign field office at 4 pm., April 8 at 820 E Sheldon St., in Prescott. Food, refreshments and meet Meluskey. RSVP to http://www.meluskey.com/
Sen John McCain will join Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, General Electric (GE) CEO Jeffrey Immelt, and COHOOTS Founder Jenny Poon for a panel discussion about the future of technology and innovation at 9:30 am., Fri., April 8 at the Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington in Phoenix. Moderator: Glenn Hamer, President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
The Yavapai County Republican Committee’s election of delegates to the Arizona State Convention will be held April 9. The state convention is slated for April 30. Details tba. Contact: YAV HQ at 112 B E. Union Street, Prescott, AZ 86303. 928-776-4500 email@example.com or www.yavgop.org Office hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri 10 am - 4pm., closed on Wed.
The Paradise Republican Women’s Club will hear a debate on Prop 123 - the plan to put $3.5 billion into AZ K-12 schools over the next decade - between opponent State Treasurer Jeff DeWit and proponent Rep Anthony Kern at its Sat., April 9 luncheon. Tickets $30 per person. reserve Your Seat Today!
The 9th Annual Maricopa Golf Classic will raise funds for Wounded Warriors and the 100 Club when it tees off the morning of April 9. To sign up go to www.themaricopagolfclassic.com
Amphi School Board Member Scott Leska is planning a 12:30 pm., Sat. April 9 Town Hall/Community Outreach meeting at the Pima County Library, Nanini Branch, 7300 N. Shannon Road, Tucson, to gather public input. He chairs a 17-member Arizona Standards Development Committee that is reviewing Arizona K-12 Education Standards.
Paradise Republican Women’s Club members will hear a debate on Prop 123 during their April 9 luncheon. Details tba.
The Sahuarita Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., April 12 to hear Former State Senator Al Melvin, - now candidate for AZ Corp. Commission - at the Triple Play Restaurant, 1570 West Duval Mine Rd. in Sahuarita. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Sen candidate Kelli Ward will appear at the Prescott Republican Women's Club Candidate’s Forum at 10:30 am, Tues., April 12 at the Prescott Resort/Conference Center, 1500 E Hwy 69, Prescott, AZ 86301. RSVP Julie Pettit- 928-642-516 firstname.lastname@example.org or Carolyn Leff at email@example.com 1-928-230-0633.
Maricopa County Republican Chairman Tyler Bowyer has announced that the Maricopa County MCRC Executive Guidance Committee (MCRC EGC) meeting is scheduled Wed., April 13 at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., in Phoenix.
Arrowhead Republican Women will hear from State Treasurer Jeff DeWit at 11:45 am., Wed., April 13, at Briarwood Country Club - 20800 N. 135th Ave. Check-in begins at 10:45am. Cost is $20 payable by cash or check. Advanced reservations required. RSVP www.arrowheadrw.weebly.com - or contact Lezlee Alexander 602-345-5224.
The West Valley GOP office Tuesday morning coffee get-to-gather will feature AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham at 9:30 am., Wed., April 13 at 10050 W Bell Road #50, Sun City.
The Arizona Corporation Commission will hold a special open meeting on the Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Interconnection Of Distributed at 10 am., Wed., April 13 in hearing room one at 1200 West Washington Street, 1st Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85007.
“13 Hours – The True Story of Benghazi” with Kris “Tanto” Paronto” will be sponsored by the College Republicans at Embry-Riddle and Turning Point USA at 7 pm., Wed., April 13 in the Davis Learning Center at Embry-Riddle University, 3700 Willow Creek Rd., Prescott to announce the Glen Doherty Scholarships – the Embry-=Riddle Alumni and Navy Seal killed in action in Benghazi. Paronto has spoken all over the country telling the insde story of the Americans who were on the ground in Benghazi. His talk is entirely non-political and dedicated to the heroism of his fellow warriors. $10 admission. Students free. Contact Steven Sensmeier firstname.lastname@example.org
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Senator Sylvia Tenney Allen Lightning Bolt Update: One of our duties is to create a government budget . The General Fund is about $10 billion, and the other 2/3rds of the total state budget is earmarked and already allocated. Out of the state’s General Fund, education, healthcare/welfare, and all state agencies must be funded.
Philosophical debates come into focus as legislators push for more spending for special interest programs. One message heard is that government needs to take more from wealthy corporations to give to those who do not have. Social justice is the progressives’ second “Bill of Rights”, not the Bill of Rights in our Constitution, which places prohibition upon government not interfering in our unalienable rights.
In his 1944 State of the Union address, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said the original Bill of Rights must be supplemented by eight rights that “spell security”. The right to:
1. earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;
2. to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;
3. of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;
4. of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;
5. of every family to a decent home;
6. to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;
7. to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;
8. to a good education.
These rights require a redistribution of wealth by the state demanding an ever-expanding bureaucracy and increasing budgets. These “second rights or securities” can best be realized by people taking responsibility for their lives in an environment that allows for the greatest amount of freedom. Government is simply “we the people” -it is the people who create jobs, produce products, and offer services.
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