Sunday, May 1, 2016

5-1-16 Briefs

Republican Briefs


Editor - Frosty Taylor or   Web Master John Strasser


See On-Line Vote From Yesterday Afternoon's AZGOP State Convention

Trump-Backers-Yell-Foul-Over-Loss-At-Arizona-GOP-Convention Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pulled out a strategic victory at Saturday’s Arizona Republican Party convention, nailing down a large majority of delegates to the national convention amid cheating accusations from backers of businessman Donald Trump. The Cruz slate won virtually all of the 28 at-large national delegates and roughly split the 27 delegates selected by congressional district. Former Gov. Jan Brewer, losing her first election in 35 years, angrily yelled “I got cheated — I got Read the full story

AZGOP Graham Commits Trump-Train Robbery At State Convention  Every Trump supporter knew it was coming.  Trump campaign manager, Charles Munoz, was all too cozy with Robert Graham, a known Anyone but Trump fan.  No one understood just how corrupt the pair would be at this convention. It all started at 7am when the Trump campaign arrived at the Convention Center to find that their Trump slate was actually packed with Cruz supporters.  Upon inquiring how this could happen, we were told the Trump campaign signed off on a completely different slate and gave it to R Graham to print.  Lists don't change themselves so it seemed clear that Graham had changed the slate after it was signed off on by the Trump camp.  With the help of Munoz??  Hmmm. One  entire Congressional District was Cruz supporters masquerading on the Trump slate!

Trump-Campaign-Irate-Over-Defeat-Arizona-Delegate-Vote    Donald Trump's Arizona supporters threatened Saturday to challenge the results of delegate voting at the state Republican convention, after Ted Cruz's team locked up most of the delegates to the party's national convention in Cleveland. State Treasurer Jeff DeWit immediately announced the campaign of the Republican presidential front-runner was unhappy with the Arizona Republican Party's "new electronic system" used to select 28 at-large delegates and alternates, a process that was marred by technical glitches.

Cruz-Wins-Delegate-Tug-Of-War-At-Arizona-Convention Delegates backing Donald Trump left the state Republican convention on Saturday evening feeling betrayed.The candidate’s Arizona campaign chair, Jeff DeWit, went a step further, telling reporters the billionaire would sue to force a new election of delegates for the national GOP convention in July.DeWit was visibly upset just minutes before Arizona Republican Party officials released results of an electronic vote to elect 28 at-large delegates to the convention from a pool of 800 candidates. By his count, only two of the candidates his campaign backed were going to Cleveland — with the rest supporting Trump’s rival, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

DeWit-Others-Bounced-Hotel-Over-Trump-Delegate-Election Trump supporters threaten legal action over convention result State Treasurer Jeff DeWit and another individual were asked to leave a downtown Mesa hotel Friday night after they heatedly argued in the lobby over which names should appear on a delegate slate at the Arizona GOP convention. The argument involving DeWit – Donald Trump’s Arizona chairman -- came on the eve of the state GOP convention, where more than 1,200 state delegates were set to cast their ballots for 55 open delegate slots for the national convention in July. Tensions are high between pro-Trump and pro-Ted Cruz factions.

GOP-Fundraiser-For-John-Mccain-Other-Republicans-Nabbed-With-Boyfriend-In-Alleged-Drug-Bust A cornucopia of meth, heroin, ecstasy, and other drugs, along with $7,000 in cash and evidence of drug-making equipment, allegedly were seized by authorities this week at a Phoenix residence shared by a high-powered GOP fundraiser, her boyfriend, and his two young children.

Busted-In-Her-Meth-Lab-Fundraiser-For Ducey, Mccain And Other Politicos A cornucopia of meth, heroin, ecstasy, and other drugs, along with $7,000 in cash and evidence of drug-making equipment, allegedly were seized by authorities this week at a Phoenix residence shared by a high-powered GOP fundraiser, her boyfriend, and his two young children.

The Cobre Valley Republican Club will have a booth between 10 am-10 pm at the May 7 Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Holy Angels Church in. Contact:

The Cobre Valley Republican Club Armed Forces Day Luncheon tickets are available. The luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am., May 21 at the Pinal Mountain Elks Lodge, 1910 E Maple St. in Globe. Tickets are $30 each. Two for $55 or $220 for a table of eight. Arizona border rancher Jim Chilton is the speaker. Doors open at 10:30 am. For information or tickets contact Judy Alexander 928-701-2195, Dan Alexander  928-701-1659, Judy Moorhead 928-200-2468, Diana Wheeler  928-200-1647, Emily Plunkett   928-425-3772 or Cobre Valley RC

Trump Touts Passage of 1,000-Delegate Milestone: Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has surpassed the 1,000 delegate mark in his quest for a first-ballot victory at this summer’s Republican National Convention, Trump and some media outlets reported Friday. Also Friday, in a speech to California Republicans, Trump called for unity but also said there are some Republicans whose endorsement he does not want. We are now at 1001 delegates. We will win on the first ballot and are not wasting time and effort on other ballots because Read the full story

CBS: Stunning-Trump-Announcement The liberal media has been telling us over and over again that there’s no chance that billionaire businessman Donald Trump can beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in November. And when it comes to liberal media, there’s no bluer, more liberal stalwart than CBS News.That’s why Trump fans must have been stunned to find a commentary posted Thursday on the network’s website. What it stated could be summed up easily by its headline: “Yes, Donald Trump can beat Hillary Clinton.”

The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., May 3 in the Anthem Civic Blvd,3701 W Anthem Way in Anthem with firearms expert Alan Korwin

The Central Republican Women of Phoenix invites you to hear speakers on Proposition 123 at 6:15 pm., May 5 at Phoenix Hilton Suites, 10 E Thomas.  Speakers: Pro- Arizona Rep. Kate Brophy McGee and Con - Arizona State Deputy Treasurer Mark Swenson.  Get the facts before you vote. $30 per person. RSVP at or call Jan Webb at 602-318-1010.

Scottsdale Veteran Josh Wolosonovich is asking for help in a “Operation Nine Line: New Trails” fundraiser for a five day, 75 mile hike in the Colorado Mountains in June for veterans between June 27- July in which 75 people from around the country will participate in  the backpacking journeys that will test all participants mentally, spiritually, and physically. Their purpose is to raise awareness of all the various physical, mental and emotional needs of the nation’s veterans and help make an impact on the toll these injuries (including the hidden ones) have on them and their families. “Nine Line” is a combat emergency medevac request, and is often the difference between life and death for the most severely wounded soldiers. See WWW.NINELINEFOUNDATION.ORG or NineLineOperationNewTrails2016-josh-wolosonovich Wolodonovich has lived in Chandler, Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, and now Scottsdale since 2007. He worked on staff for Travis Grantham in 2012 and Wendy Rogers in 2014. Contact Wolosonovich at

Congressman Paul A. Gosar will attend the 6 pm., Mon., May 2 Public Meeting on the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge’s recently released draft Recreational Boating Compatibility Determination - which threatens to close significant portions of Lake Havasu to recreational boaters. The public meeting is scheduled in the Lake Havasu City Community/Aquatics Center, 100 Park Ave.,Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86403. Originally, the service only scheduled two public meetings on examining the CD to take place in Laughlin, Nevada on Tues, May 3, 2016. Gosar And Lake Havasu City Mayor Mark Nexsen Pressured The Service To Add A Public Meeting For Lake Havasu City. The Service is also accepting written comments on the CD which can be emailed To Havasu_Boating_Comments@Fws.Gov. Gosar spearheaded a bipartisan letter today signed By 21 members of the House to the U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Director, Regional Director and Havasu Refuge Manager raising serious concerns and requesting a 60-day extension of the public comment period for the Draft Recreational Boating Compatibility Determination (CD) For Havasu National Wildlife Refuge. Letter HERE.


May 2

Congressman David Schweikert and a host committee are holding a reception in support of Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell between 5-7 pm, Mon, May 2 at The Gladly, 2201 E Camelback in Phoenix. See invitation at helen_purcell_fundraising_invite RSVP to

The Yuma Arizona Corporation Commission Telephone Town Hall is scheduled March 2 at Yuma City Hall conducted by Commissioner Andy Tobin, who will be Mohave County in April, in Navajo County and Apache Counties in May. See for times and locations.

The Lincoln Republican Women will meet for dinner at 6 pm., Mon., May 2 at the New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort, Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 N Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale to hear the pros and cons on Prop 123 with former State Treasurer Dean Martin (Con) and Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman (Pro). $35 per person. Reservations required by Thurs., April 28 to Pat Kaufmann 480-368-2777 or 602-214-2114 Or

The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., May 2 with US Senate candidate Kelli Ward. Contact Chr Ron Ludders at 602.677.1496

May 3

The Surprise Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm., May 3 with Supt of Public Education Diane Douglas in the Grand Canyon Rm at the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 W RH Johnson Blvd, Sun City West, AZ 85375. Contact: John Madeira

May 4

A Meet & Greet For CD9 Candidate Dave Giles will held between 5-7 pm., Wed., May 4 at the Thirsty Lion, 2000 E Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281. Suggested contribution $10. Hosted by Doug and Julie Wolfe, Ted Rhodes, and Dale and Toni Giles. RSVP to at 602-499-8600.

Congressman Matt Salmon is hosting his Fourth Annual Salmon Salute to Veterans at 6 pm., Wed., May 4 in the Sierra Ballroom at the Trilogy at Power Ranch, 4369 E Village Parkway, in Gilbert. Veterans will have access to VA representatives on site between 5:30-8 pm. RSVP to (480) 699-8239 so they know how many to prepare for

May 5

The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet at 6:15 pm.,May 5 to hear Pro Prop 123 speaker Rep Kate Brophy McGee vs Anti-Prop 123 speaker Arizona Deputy Treasurer Mark Swenson at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E Thomas Road in Phoenix. 5:30pm  -  Social.$30 per person. RSVP to Jan Webb at, or 602-318-1010, no later than Sun, May 1 whether attending or not attending. All reservations will be dinner reservations; a reservation is considered paid unless canceled by Sun, May 1st.

Brit Hume, senior political analyst for FOX News will speak at 7 p.m., May 5 at the Center for Arizona Policy Dinner at the AZ Biltmore Resort in Phx. tickets here

The NE Maricopa County Chapter of AzRA will host Maricopa County Superintendent of Education candidate Dr. Jana Jackson at 6 pm., Thurs., May 5 at the Via Linda Sr. Center, Rm#4, 10440 E via Linda, (just south of Shea Blvd), Scottsdale. Guests welcome to hear Jackson and other candidates in attendance. Contact: Pres Ardith Hildebrant at

Concerned Citizens For America (CC4A) is hosting The Candidate “Dating Game” featuring CD 1 Candidates Ken Bennett, Gary Kiehne, Shawn Redd, David Gowan, Carlye Begay and Wendy Rogers; County Supervisor District 3 Candidates Diane Joens and Randy Garrison; County Tax Assessor Candidates Judd Simmons and Pam Pearsall and US Senate Candidates Alex Melusky and Clair Van Steenwyk at 6:30 pm., Thurs., May 5 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road, Sedona, 86336 All voters will be seated at round tables and candidates will move from table to table for one-on-one conversations with everyone. Desserts will be served. Contact:

The Arizona Republican Lawyers Association will meet at 11:50 am., Thur., May 5 with AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham at Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, One North Central, Suite 1200, Phx. $20 for members, $35 for non-members. Reservations required. RSVP to

Jana Jackson, Candidate for Maricopa County Superintendent of schools, will speak at 6 pm., Thurs., May 5, at the AzRA North East Maricopa County Chapter.10440 E. Via Linda in Scottsdale. Contact: 602-516-4781.

The Arizona Women’s Hall Of Fame Living Legacy Induction Ceremony & Reception, honoring Rose Mofford and Mae Sue Talley is scheduled between 3-5 pm, May 5 at the Arizona Historical Society Museum:  1300 N. College Ave, Tempe, AZ.

LD4 House candidate Richard Hopkins will address the Colorado River Tea Party at 6 pm., Thurs., May 5 in the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. Contac: Scheduled ahead are:

May 19 – Former Senator Russell Pearce – sponsor of BS1070.

June 2 – Congressman Paul Gosar, BBQ fundraiser.

Jun 16 – US Sen candidate Alex Melusky challenges incumbent Sen John McCain.

July 2 – Board of Supervisors#5 Candidate Don Scarff

July 21 – LD13 incumbent Rep Darin Mitchell and Yuma High School District board candidate David Lara.

Aug 4 - Board Super #5 candidate Dr Connie Uribe, former CRTP Chairman.

Contact: Chr Sally Kizer 928-210-1219