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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

 

Yavapai County PC Jim Dutton Response To National Convention Take Over: When asked, “Can this be done from the floor at the national instead of sending it thru the Rules Committee?,” RNC Rules Committee Chairman Bruce Ash replied, “I am not sure what the point would be when Donald Trump will control well over 1237 delegates at the convention and it would take a 2/3rds vote of the delegates to pull something like this off.”

   The answer is simple, ignore the delegates.  This was demonstrated at the State Convention in April when the Rules were adopted.  People were standing up trying to get the Rules Committee Chairman's attention.   He completely ignored them and said, "I have a motion and a second to adopt the rules, all in favor, all opposed, in the opinion of the Chair the ayes have it."  He never allowed any debate on the Rules and force fed them to the delegates.
    This method was employed by John Boehner at the 2012 National Convention when a Point of Order was brought from the floor. (Over 1/3 of the delegates were standing and shouting, "Point of Order" in unison.)  Boehner stated he had a motion and a second (that no one heard) to table the Point of Order.  He took a voice vote and then declared a very decidedly negative vote into the "opinion of the chair is the ayes have it, the point of order is tabled."
In Cleveland it will only take a predetermined motion followed by a quick "second" and the Chair will take a voice vote, ignore the results and declare that in the ayes have it.  The media will subdue the delegate outrage as they did in Tampa. Any disgruntled delegates making reports of impropriety will be labeled as confused and always complaining, after all "what difference does it make now?" 
    I am sure Ash is a man of character and expects the rest of the GOP leadership to conduct themselves as such. This "trust" will prove to be sorely misplaced I am afraid for it is this same group that twisted Donald Trump's arm into pledging to support the Republican Nominee and now refuse to do so themselves. Character and integrity are a thing of the past in the upper tiers of the GOP.  Their actions in July will determine whether many of us will continue to put our efforts and money into the Republican Party.  Editor’s Note:  Update - The underlined portion of the above sentence was accidently lost in the original post. Apologies to Ash and Dutton. - ft

LD22 PC Jane Schutte: It is a shame we still have news outlets interviewing dinosaurs like Bill Kristol, George Will, etc.  We don’t care about their opinion.  They should not be considered heads of the Conservative movement.  I do realize they do it because news outlets love controversy in the Republican Party.

AzCDL Update: Sine Die - At 5:45 am, Sat., May 7 , the Arizona Legislature adjourned their 2016 Regular Session. Any bills that did not make it through the Legislature and get sent to the Governor are dead this year.  Once adjournment occurs, the Governor has 10 days (not counting Sundays) to make a decision on bills sent to him by the Legislature.

· Contact the Governor: Shortly before Sine Die, three important pro-rights firearms bills received their final votes in the Legislature and were sent to the Governor.  NOW is the time to contact Governor Ducey and urge him to sign these bills into law. Your emails to send to the Governor on the bills listed below have been prepared and are ready for you to send.

· HB 2338 is the AzCDL-requested bill that would prohibit the governing boards of educational institutions from banning firearms on public rights of way.  Click here to send your email to Gov Ducey.

· HB 2524 is the AzCDL-requested bill that would establish an interstate compact that restricts member states from enacting firearms transfer requirements that are more restrictive than existing federal law. Click here to send your email to Gov Ducey.

· SB 1266 would allow for injunctions, fines and civil suits when state agencies or local governments disregard state firearm preemption statutes. Click here to send your email to Gov Ducey.

This is our last chance to get critical legislation enacted into law.  Don’t delay – Act today. The status and summary of bills that AzCDL monitored this session can be found on our Bill Tracking page.

Important Dates For Upcoming 2016 Elections

Tues., May 17 - Statewide Election

Mon, Aug 1 - Voter registration deadline for Primary Election

Thurs, Aug 3 – Early voting begins for Primary Election

Tues, Aug 30 – Primary Election

Mon, Oct 10 – Voter registration deadline for General Election

Thurs, Oct 12 – Early Voting begins for General Election

Tues., Nov 8 – General Election.

The Tucson Saddlebrooke Republican Club will meet at 4 pm., Wed., May 11 in the Mountain View Ballroom, SaddleBrooke to hear Dr. Sandy McNabb address ISIS, its origins, their objectives and why they use such savagery. American Gold Star Mothers – Tucson Chapter President Sheron Jones will talk about the veterans service organization, established in 1928 and chartered by the US Congress in 1984. www.americangoldstarmothersofsofarizona.org Police officers Charley Foley and Bradley Clark, founders of “Flags for the Flagless” will explain their goal to refurbish and fly flags on un-used flagpoles throughout Tucson. www.flags4flagless.org or email flags4flagless@gmail.com . Contact: President Neil Macdonald clanranald5@gmail.com

Leisure World Republican Club will meet at 7pm, Mon., May 16 at 908 S Power Road, Mesa, AZ 85206. Speakers: CD5 candidate Justin Olson and AZ Corporation Commissioners Al Melvin and Rick Gray. Free refreshments and a 50/50 drawing. Everyone is welcome. We love our veterans. Contact: Diane Andersen 480 395-5515 azpatriot13@yahoo.com

Concerned Citizens For America is hosting a “Should Arizona Legalize Retail/Recreational Marijuana?” debate at 6:30 pm., Thurs., June 2 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road, Sedona, 86336 featuring proponent Jesse Dowling and opponent Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk. All voters welcome. Free admission. Desserts to be serviced. Contact:www.concernedcitizensforamerica.com FACEBOOK: “CC4A”

Tom Jenney - Americans for Prosperity Arizona  to Arizona Taxpayers: Leftists and union bosses from California are currently collecting signatures for three bad propositions they want to put on Arizona's November ballot:

-An anti-free speech measure that would put your name and personal information onto a publicly-available government database if you donate to non-profit organizations.  It would also give state bureaucrats the power to audit and investigate conservative organizations for the "crime" of supporting the causes and issues we believe in.

-A measure to increase the minimum wage to a job-killing $12 per hour and keep young people and low-skilled workers from climbing onto the bottom rungs of the career ladder, with a special exception for the union bosses (if companies agree to unionize, those companies would be exempt from a job-killing mandatory paid leave scheme).

-A measure to cap the pay of hospital CEOs, which is part of an effort to try to unionize hospital employees (so the same union system that ruined Detroit's economy would now run our hospitals).

Use THIS LINK to take action against these leftist ballot measures and share the petition with your friends and family!

Operation Enduring Gratitude (Veterans serving Veterans by Rebuilding Homes and Lives) is celebrating its second anniversary with an “Evening of Gratitude” fundraiser between 6-9 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at Pace Art Collective in the Scottsdale Airpark at 8340 E. Raintree Dr., #C4 in Scottsdale. Event flyer: https://goo.gl/xbBSAh Founder Charlie Ellis said there will be food/drinks, live entertainment and poker tables for entertainment, along with silent auction and raffles. Tickets are $25. To donate time, services or supplies, visit www.OperationEnduringGratitude.org. Contact Ellis at (480) 678-0938 Charlie@OperationEnduringGratitude.Org

Petition To Keep Men Out Of Women's Bathroom Protect women and children by keeping men out of women's bathrooms. Americans are taking a stand to protect women and children across this great nation. The aggressive, leftist effort to "accommodate" transsexuals also makes it easier for pedophiles, rapists, voyeurs and other sexual deviants to have access to potential victims. It’s time to stop this kind of political correctness that puts women and girls at risk.

The Truth About Our Continuing Combat Role The president’s statements are at odds with those of the defense secretary and our top general. Read more »

The Arizona Senate Voted On Party Lines, 18-12, to increase the number of state supreme court justices from five to seven. The measure will go to Gov. Doug Ducey (R) after a final roll-call vote. Arizona’s justices are appointed by the governor from a list of names compiled by the Arizona Commission on Appellate Court Appointments. Appointed justices serve at least two years and then stand in uncontested retention elections for a full term of six years. Out of the five current state supreme court justices, four were appointed by Republican governors Jan Brewer and Doug Ducey; one was appointed by a Democrat, Gov. Janet Napolitano. The two new justices will be Gov. Ducey’s second and third picks for the court. Both Georgia and Arizona are changing the sizes of their state supreme courts this year. comprehensive coverage of state supreme court changes »

A Group Of Black/White U.S. Citizens Have Organized An “Arizona - Civil Rights Conference” to address strategically important issues regarding the 14th amendment and the founding of the Republican Party. (www.Americanunification.com) The conference will be held between 9a m- 5 pm ., Sat., May 21, 9am - 5pm on the house floor of the Arizona House of Representatives at the State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington Street, Phoenix 85007.  Free parking at the Wesley Bolin Plaza (across the street from the House and Senate Buildings). Free tickets at arizona-civil-rights-conference-tickets.. Contact: Ron Ludders lemonsplash1@gmail.com 602-677-1496.

Congresswoman Martha McSally will hold a Congressional field hearing at 10 am., Mon., May 9 in the Council Chambers at the Sahuarita Town Hall Building, 375 W. Sahuarita Center Way, Sahuarita, AZ 85629. The hearing will cover the challenges and threats Southern Arizonans face living near the U.S.-Mexico border, highlighting testimony from local witnesses representing a wide spectrum of perspectives including law enforcement, Border Patrol Agents, ranchers and border residents, local government, and humanitarian organizations.

LD23 House candidate Robert (Bob) Lettieri is asking voters in his legislative district to go to the Secretary of State’s web site to sign his nominating petition. Go to www.azsos.gov/equal Select Elections which is the category under Michelle Reagan’s picture. Select sign a candidate’s petition - which is the sixth item of the left. Select the box on the left - “Sign a Candidate Nominating Petition” and click and it will take you to the authentication page. A driver license is required. Contact Lettieri at rlett5484@aol.com 602-316-5962

Marsha Hill, Candidate for Sheriff of Maricopa County, is available to speak at events and groups. Contact Hill at 602-774-2774 or marshahill.sheriff2016@juno.com

The Arrowhead Republican Women’s Candidates Forum is scheduled between 2-5 pm., Sat., June 11 at the Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N 135th Ave., Sun City West. All Republican candidates running for county, state or national office will be presented. Pictures may be taken with your favorite candidate. Raffle tickets available, Q&A scheduled. Finger food and cash bar. No reservations. No admission fee. All Republicans welcome. Contact: Jan Martinson 623-546-3753.

Incumbent Sen John McCain submitted over 20,000 petition signatures, from all 15 counties, to qualify for the Arizona ballot. All petition signatures were collected by unpaid volunteers. "The grassroots support for my campaign has been tremendous across Arizona," said McCain. “The numbers speak for themselves and are a clear indicator of the unprecedented grassroots momentum of our campaign. We have built the strongest campaign operation with hundreds of volunteers dedicating their time to share our message of fighting for Arizona veterans, strengthening the military, and standing up for families throughout the state.”

Intelligence Specialist Lyle Rapacki: While various arguments arise for the removal of the Confederate Flag and other articles associated with the American Civil War between the States, a consistent and glaring theme that few discuss is the eradication of American history.  Americans have always strived to be free from tyrants.  Our Founders stated for all time and eternity that the average man and woman have rights and government has only the powers that the sovereign people have delegated to it.  This founding principle is being erased by politicians in BOTH political parties.  When wrong is exposed Americans want to institute correction so as not to have a repeat of the wrong.  There are those who clearly despise America working to transform this Nation and to erase all elements of our country’s history in the process. 

America’s principles helped create an exceptional nation that many in elected office today are working diligently to transform into merely a country within the global sphere of countries.  Those with diabolical schemes cannot figure why Americans look fondly to this nation’s origins and hold the special meaning that is America with our role. 

Transform America.  Eradicate all signs of America’s exceptional creation.  Forever remove history so a population has no reference point, no foundation, and no appreciation much less understanding of all the costs simply to bring us to this point in time. Erase every monument and article of this Nation’s history to redirect the citizens of America into a New-World Order that is for tyrannical rule and removal of individual rights and freedoms.  The men of Kentucky and Pennsylvania would not have stood for this.  The brave and dedicated men who faced off against one another in the War Between the States would have linked arms and faced off against the evil change and eradication now attempting to sweep across this land.  What about you!? kentucky-confederate-monument-to-be-removed-after-120-years, yup-keep-deleting-our-history

Republican Establishment is Still at War with Donald Trump “…there is a great deal of money riding on the preservation of the corrupt system that fuels the Republican establishment. Donald Trump has wounded the machine that was so confident it was going to reap profits from the reaction to eight years of Obama. Think about what it will cost some people if all that lobbying for a secret managed-trade deal with Asia leads to nothing. Donald Trump is disrupting some powerful people who are used to getting their way in the Republican Party. So Paul Ryan’s refusal to speak well of Trump is entirely expected.

Search Is On For A Third-Party Candidate To Take Down Trump Conservative activists who want a third-party alternative to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton face one big obstacle: finding the right candidate. Read the full story here

Mitt Romney Met Privately With Never-Trumper Bill Kristol to Discuss Third Party Run Donald Trump may be the presumptive Republican nominee for president, but the Never Trump movement marches on. Though he has insisted he's uninterested in a third party candidacy, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is being courted by Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, a prominent Republican leader and outspoken... READ MORE.

Trump Boasts About Kelly Requesting Meeting at Trump Tower: ‘We Didn’t Meet on Neutral Territory’ Donald Trump boasted on Friday night about how Fox News Channel host Megyn Kelly phoned him last month to request a meeting with him at Trump Tower. Trump, speaking to a large crowd in Oregon, said he had "a lot of respect" for what Kelly did. "She... Read More.

Remove-Grover-Norquist-From-The-NRA-Board …Glenn Beck is urging all NRA members to vote “YES” to recall Grover Norquist from the NRA board of directors. This is a chance for responsible gun owners to make an immediate impact. Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform and co-founder of the Islamic Free Market Institute, came under the spotlight thanks in part to Glenn raising concerns Norquist’s associations with known radical Islamists. Mr. Norquist “voluntarily” suspended himself from the NRA board In April of 2015. Norquist’s longtime history with and connections to Islamic radicals spurred members of the NRA to submit a petition to recall and remove him from the NRA board. Voting is open to all NRA members and ballots will be arriving in the mail.

Trump: Nobody-In-This-Country-Was-Worse-To-Women-Than-Bill-Clinton Former President Bill Clinton isn’t running for office, but that didn’t stop presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump from using the former president’s history to go after Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton on Friday. “Nobody in this country, and maybe in the history of the country, politically, was worse than Bill Clinton with women,” Trump said at a rally in Eugene, Oregon.

Ryan-Challenger-Paul-Nehlen; He-Has-Betrayed-Us-All…House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin primary opponent Paul Nehlen said of Ryan on Saturday, “He has betrayed us all, hasn’t he? He says he’s for a secure border. Then what’s he do? He funds every dangerous immigration policy through this $1.8 trillion omnibus. What he funded was all his special interest buddies.” Nehlen’s comments came during an exclusive interview Saturday with Breitbart News Saturday SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon. Nehlen pointed out again that 83 percent of Ryan’s camapign donations come from D.C., not his home district: “The vast majority comes in the form of large campaign donations from inside the D.C. Beltway. … He sold his vote. He sold his vote. The same people that are donating to his campaign want these open border initiatives. This isn’t a Free Trade deal.”

Former Ambassador John Bolton-Has-Dire-Warning-About-Hillary “It’s very hard, if not impossible, to find any real differences between what Hillary Clinton writes and what the Obama policy was,” Bolton told WND and Radio America. “The idea somehow that Hillary would be preferable because she would be an improvement on the Obama foreign policy is badly misguided.”

List-Of-98-Top-Republicans-Who-Refuse-To-Back-Trump Washington abuzz with talk of 3rd-party run as billionaire looks to seal GOP nomination… Talk-radio star Laura Ingraham flatly ridiculed the notion, telling WND, “It’s a terrible idea, both for the country and for people who agree with Bill Kristol.” …“Or, the third party candidate peels off enough votes to throw the election to Hillary.”

US Sen Candidates Dr. Kelli Ward, Alex Meluskey, and Clair Van Steenwyk are available to speak at events or to groups. To schedule:

· Ward, Contact Carolyn Leff at 928- 230-0633 or events@kelliward.com

· Meluskey, Contact Joel Andres Frewa scheduler@meluskey.com 480-659-2410

· Van Steenwyk Contact Ron Gosselin scheduler@vanussenate.com 602-740-4165

The Arizona National Delegation has been assigned to the Doubletree by Hilton Cleveland South Independence for the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Hotel’s website http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ohio/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-cleveland-independence-CLEHSDT/index.html . Arizona’s delegation representative will receive more detailed information about the hotel assignment in the near future, including the reservation process. For immediate questions, contact Enid Mickelsen, Vice Chairman Committee on Arrangements at 801/520-0166 or Betsy Gehring, Director of Delegate Services, at 216/263-2123

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 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. “Nine Line” is a combat emergency medevac request. See www.ninelinefoundation.org or NineLineOperationNewTrails2016-josh-wolosonovich Wolosonovich 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 joshua.wolosonovich@gmail.com

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

May 9

The Western Pinal County Chapter of The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., May 9 at 408 N Sacaton St., #2 in Casa Grande. (SE corner of W Florence Blvd/N Sacaton St.) with Pinal County Attorney candidate Kent Volkmer and US Senate candidate Clair Van Steenwyk. Contact: Sec Jason Hayes 202-394-7202 wpcc.azra@gmail.com jason@jasonthayes.com

The Hwy 69 Republicans will meet at 6 pm., Mon., May 9 in a new location – the VFW Mingus Mountain Post 10227 Br & Grill at 2375 N 5th St in Prescott Valley - to hear Yavapai County Assessor incumbent Pamela J Pearsall and county assessor candidate Judd Simmons. 4:30 pm social.

The Arizona Project meets at 6:30 pm., Mon., May 9 at 3375 E Shea Blvd., in Phoenix to discuss the April 30 AZGOP State Convention, Tuesday's Indiana Primary election, former president candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropping out of the election,  and several Republican also rans refusing to honor their pledge to support the GOP nominee (looks like Donald Trump).

May 10

Maricopa County Sheriff Candidate Marsha Hill will be speaking to LD28 on Wed., May 10 at the Madison School District HQ, 16th Street and Missouri, Phx.

The Mingus Mountain Republican Club will host US Senate Candidate Dr Kelli Ward at 11:45 am., Tues., May 10 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars - Post #7400 in Cottonwood, AZ RSVP

The Pima County Republican Club will meet at 11:30 am., Tue., May 10 at the Sabbar Shrine Tempe, 450 S Tuscon Blvd., Tucson, AZ . Lunch is $11 per person. Contact: Mike Ebert 326-5863

May 11

The Grassroots Tea Party Activists will meet at 6 pm., Wed, May 11 with Republican National Committeeman Bruce Ash at Denny’s Restaurant, 2717 W Bell Road, in Phoenix to discuss rules for the national GOP convention in July in Cleveland select the party Presidential ticket nominee. Ash is the RNC Rules Committee chairman and was re-elected to another term as Arizona’s RNC committee representative during the April 30 AZGOP convention in Phoenix.

The Sonoita/Elgin Tea Party will host a Prop 123 forum at 6 pm., Wed., May 11 in the Elgin School Community Room. Panelists include LD2 representatives Chris Ackerley and Rosanna Gabaldon.

Scottsdale City Council incumbent Virginia Korte will be featured at a “Dialogue with Virigina, hosted by Patricia Kaufman and Joanna Hagan between 5:30-7 pm., Wed., May 11 at Kaufman’s home, 7436 E Tuckey Lane, (Lincoln Place, guard gate) RSVP: Kaufman patiamiam@gmail.com

The Arrowhead Republican Women will meet with author and Amendment/firearms expert Alan Korwin at 11:30 am., Wed., May 11 at the Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave. Reservations required. $20 per person. Membership is open to Republican women registered to vote in the state of AZ. Associate memberships are available for Republican men registered to vote in AZ or Republican women registered to vote in another state. RSVP to Lezlee Alexander at 602-354-5224 or arwlunchrsvp@gmail.com, or www.arrowheadrw.weebly.com - Luncheons tab.

May 12

The Pima County Executive Committee will meet at 5:30 pm., Thurs., May 12 in the Pima GOP Headquarters, 17 W Wetmore #100, Tucson.

May 13

The Oro Valley Republican Women’s Club will meet at 11:30 am., Fri., May 13 in the Oro Valley Country Club, 300 W Greenocker Dr., Oro Valley.

The Sabino High School Young Republican Club meet Fri., May 13, May 20, May 27 at a5000 N Bowes Road, Tucson, AZ 85749.

May 14

The Sun City West Republican Club Candidates Forum between 2-5 pm., May 14 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.

LD9 will meet at 9 am., Sat., May 14, at the LaPaloma Urgent Care Center, 001 E Sunrise, Tucson. Contact: LD9 Chairman Brad Johns.

The Paradise Republican Women will meet at 11 am., Sat., May 14 at Gainey Golf Club

7600 E Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85258 to hear Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) Chairman Thayer Verschoor and Arizona Energy Advocate Jason Hayes. $30 per person. 10:30 am social, noon luncheon. $30 per Person. Mail payment to: Paradise Republican Women, PO Box 14425, Scottsdale AZ 85267. Contact Barb McMullen at barbmcmullen@cox.net or www.PRWC.org

LD11 meets Sat., May 14 at various locations. Contact: Chairman Al Melvin at 825-2894.

LD14 meets Sat., May 14 in the Benson City Council Chambers, 1410 Kansas Ave., Benson, AZ Contact: Chairman Bill Sobeck at (520) 230-0579

The Pima County GOP Shredding Fund Raiser will be conducted between 9:30 and noon, Sat., May 14 at Pima GOP Headquarters, 17 W Wetmore #101, Tucson.

A Campaign Kickoff For Incumbent Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Steve Chucri is scheduled from 8:30-10 m., Sat., May 14 in the Agua Linda Park, 8732 E McDonald Drive in Scottsdale. Breakfast will be served. RSVP to Daniel Stefanski at Daniel@axiompublicaffairs.com

LD6 incumbents Sen Sylvia Allen and Reps. Brenda Barton And Bob Thorpe will featured at a fundraiser sponsored by Mike and Christine Schroeder, Dwight and Andrea Kadar & Dr. Serge and Kathy Wright between 4-7 pm., May 14 at the home of Mike And Christine Schroeder in a gated community in Sedona. Wine, beer, soft drinks and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Minimum donation - $60 person, $120 couple. Only checks & cash (no credit cards) will be accepted at the door prior to admission. Donation forms will be provided. RSVP: Dwight at dwightkadar@yahoo.com

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS

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Senator John McCain on the death of former Pima County Supervisor Ann Day: “I'm deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Ann Day. With Ann's tragic death, our state has lost a tireless advocate who dedicated her life to public service – as a teacher, State Senator and Pima County Supervisor. A self-proclaimed lifelong "cowgirl from Lazy B" ranch, Ann will always be remembered for her passionate and pragmatic approach that benefited so many citizens across our state. Cindy and my prayers are with Ann's family and loved ones, as well as the entire Arizona community, during this difficult time.”

ARIZONA ELECTED OFFICIAL SPEAK OUT

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Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio:  My work on the city council has been successful in many ways including:

  • Creating the best model in the nation for 24hr permitting and inspections
  • Protecting small business owners from a new taxing district forced on them by big government
  • Requesting the State Attorney General investigate a transit director accused of fraud. That action froze a $200,000 golden parachute politicians were recommending

I have made a commitment to fight and protect you and your tax dollars. That commitment to you has the government insiders and unions once again, trying to stop my reforms. Bottom line, they want your money and I am in the way. My priorities remain fiscal accountability, public safety and preserving our communities.  I will remain focused on protecting your money and in preserving our future. Your continued support will help ensure another four years of fulfilling these promises and more.

It is always difficult to ask for help and I appreciate all of your support, past and future. But, keeping government honest is only possible with your continued support for my re-election.

Senator Sylvia Tenney Allen - Why I voted against “KidsCare.”

  • First Reason - KidsCare is not freeThe overall program cost is $300M, and the state must cover the upfront cost of $27M.  We may eventually get this money back, but we have to put the money up front before that can happen.  All of these children are covered under Obama Care.  But, we were being pressured to put them back on our state AHCCCS rolls with the promise it won’t cost the state anything. Nothing is Free! Where does the $300 million come from? In the last 6 months the national debt has risen over $1.3 trillion dollars.   Does anyone think there are not consequences for over spending?  And does anyone really think that in due time the burden will be placed squarely upon the State to fund this program?  This is not free money and comes at a huge cost to our children down the line.
  • Second Reason – The bill was unconstitutionally passed. Proponents of this socialized healthcare proposal were unable to get their bill through the normal channels of the legislative process.  A group of House Republicans went around their leadership and put the language for KidsCare in an amendment to a bill which was unrelated to healthcare.  The amendment had nothing to do with the subject of the bill which violates the State Constitution! Our Constitution says that a bill that is passed has to be related to the same subject matter within the bill. The courts will most likely strike it down for violating this part of the constitution. The House Rules attorney and the Senate Rules attorney said it was not germane, but the House voted to override the ruling and moved forward with the bill anyway.  Governor Ducey has knowingly signed a bill that is unconstitutional in its formation.

Candidate Commentary

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Congressman David Schwiekert: Every single day, I go to battle for Arizona. Taking on the issues that matter to our state has required some tough action to hold Washington accountable. I have consistently and unequivocally said no to the big spenders. I have also pushed for smart pro-growth policies that preserve our economic freedom and get government off the back of innovators and entrepreneurs. Let's face it, the insiders in both parties have been the biggest part of the problem. I have stood for what is right. That has meant stopping the madness. That has meant undoing Washington's continued damage to our economy. That is exactly why I have done everything I can to grow our economy, protect our border, defend the Constitution, and push back on the federal government's extreme overreach.I count on your help, and your voice, to keep Washington's feet to the fire. Contact: davidschweikert.com/the-issues

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SEEING RED AZ

· Still Have Questions About Prop. 123? Here’s Clarity Vote No On Prop. 123:  There Is No Free Money, But Plenty Of Deception

· McCain Plays CYA: Tries Blaming Trump In Advance Of His Loss Mccain Can Blame His Dubious Reelection Chances On Trump And Angry Hispanics, But It’s The Fed Up GOP Conservatives Who Are Prepared To Toss Him To The Curb

· McCain’s-Office-Rally-Shows-He-Knows-He-Can’t-Generate-A-Crowd

· London Poised To Elect Muslim Mayor Today: Has Defended Terrorists Unrestrained Immigration Alters Demographics, Dooms Native Cultures

· Spoiler Kasich Out Of 2016 Prez Race: Does Anyone Care?

· McCain’s Former Adviser Also A Hillary Supporter

SONORAN ALLIANCE

· Political Insiders Begin Attacks On Conservative Christine Jones In CD-5

· Ineptitude-Not-Fraud; Staffers-For-Trump Trains-Failure

· ‘Cruz Missile’ Derails ‘Trump Train’ At AZGOP Convention

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· London Elects Sadiq Khan, First Muslim Mayor, After Ugly Campaign

· This Time, It Really Is For "The Children!"

· Ted Cruz - Not Really Out Of The Race

· Updates! HB2088; SB1416: Townsend, Fernandez, Kern, Lawrence, Rivero, Ugenti-Rita!!!

· More On Prop 123

· Lynne Patton "The Trump Family That I Know" - A Black Female Trump Executive Speaks

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Republican-House-Speaker-Paul-Ryans Betrayal

· Trump-Wont-Change-Platform-To Appease Ryan

· Two-Reasons-Trump-Wont-Succumb-To-Paul Ryan

· Hannity-5516-Interview-With-Newt

AZ REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY (AzRA)

· Scoreboard On Legislators

· AzRA Speakers Bureau

· AzRA Chapters

RUSSELL PEARCE

TREVOR LOUDON'S NEW ZEAL

· Crooked Hillary Vs. Cover-Up Donald

 

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY MaricopaCountyGOP.com

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/

· Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws

RNC/GOP

· Republican Establishment Is Still At War With Donald Trump

· Are We Watching The Death Of The RNC?

· GOP-Strategist-Leaves-Republican-Party-Video

· The Republican Establishment Dug Its Own Grave

DONALD TRUMP

· The Bushes, Who Never Criticized Obama, Are Doing This To Donald

· Trump-Meme-On Rosie, Sharpton-Hilarious?

· Pelosi And Mexican President Teaming Up To Stop Trump [Video]

· Elections-Fork-In The Road

· Trump To Testify In Trump University Case

· Ryan, Trump Far Apart On Agenda Items

· Trump, Warren Lock Horns In Tweet Storm

· NYC’s Communist Mayor Wants New Yorkers To Avoid This Company

· The Media Was Wrong On Trump But They Assure Us He Can’t Beat Hillary

· Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton Is A “Nasty, Mean Enabler” Of Her Husband’s Adulteries

· How-Trump-Could-Beat-Clinton

· Trump May Speak Every Night Of The Convention

· Alabama Suspends Chief Justice Roy Moore For Defending The Law Against Sodomites

· Trump-Was-A-Spark-Not-The-Fire

· Donald Trump Takes The Reins Of A Divided Republican Party

· Trump On Clinton Admin: Hillary 'Was A Part Of Almost Everything' - Except That...

BILL AND HILLARY

· Hillary Now Trying To Suck Up To Coal Miners For Votes…

· Hillary Busted Again: Lied About Not Being Contacted To Be Interviewed By FBI

· Hillary Has Long Been Complicit In Covering Up Bill’s Affairs

· Hillary Clinton Has Always Been Bill Clinton’s Partner In Abusing Women

· Hillary Is Fit For Bingo — But Is She Fit For President?

· Another-Bill-Clinton-Paramour-Exposes-Destroyer-Hillary

· Clinton’s Puppet Claims FBI Investigation Doesn’t Matter

· Hillary Says She’s ‘For Women’, This Post Blows That All To Hell

· Clinton In Cahoots With Justice Department

· How Hillary Has Long Been Skilled In Cover-ups…

· Romanian Hacker Guccifer: I Breached Clinton Server, ‘It Was Easy’

ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY

· 480,000 Illegal Aliens Get A Free Pass

· Mexico Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Guzman Moved To Juarez Prison

· Illegals Feel Threatened By Park Ranger Uniforms – Demand Change

· Obama Admin. Fails To Deport Approx. 99.5% Of Aliens Who Overstayed Visas

· U.S.-Funded Study: Mass Immigration From Mexico Ended, Border Enforcement Has Backfired

· Remember 1986

· Borderland Beat

· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily

· Need2no Border News Watch

SECOND AMENDMENT, FIREARMS

· Shocking: The Lunacy Of Connecticut’s Gun Confiscation Law

· Hillary Clinton’s Six Step Plan To Disarm The American People

RANCHER STANDOFFS

· Bundy Farm Sniper Speaks Out

GOVERNMENT OVERREACH

· Centennial Initiative: Obama Issue An Executive Order To Force Public Lands To Be More Inclusive

FBI/CIA/INTELLIGENCE

· Muslim-Convert CIA Director On 28-Pages Of 9/11 Report: It’s Full Of “Uncorroborated, Unvetted Information”

WAR ON LAW ENFORCEMENT

· Policeman Refused Service At Donut Shop

WAR ON WOMEN/CHILDREN

· Muslim-Thug-Picks-The-Wrong-Woman-To-Smack-In-The-Face-At-A-Party

GENDER RESTROOMS

· North Carolina Leaders Respond To Doj Threat Over Transgender Bathroom Law

· What About The ‘Feelings’ Of Boys/Girls Opposite The Transgendered?

MILITARY/VETERANS

· WWII-Vets-Family-Threatened-With-Eviction-Over-American-Flag-Then-This-Happened

· US Army Captain Files Lawsuit Against Obama Over Unconstitutional War Against Islamic State

CONGRESS

· Paul Ryan’s Promise of Immigration Restrictions are not as They appear

· paul-ryan’s-betrayal

· Senator says Paul Ryan Killed His Career With This Move

· The Hypocrisy Of Congressional Advocates For The Minimum Wage

FEDERAL

· Why Are The Feds Installing ‘Surveillance’ Boxes On Utility Poles?

COURTS

· A Justice Persecuted For Standing For Truth

TED CRUZ

· Could Cruz Suspending His Campaign Cause Trump Voters To Stay Away From The Remaining Primaries?

JEB BUSH

· Jeb-Bush-Breaks-Gop-Loyalty-Oath-Proves-2-Things?

MIKE HUCKABEE

· Mike-Huckabee-Wants-Me-Out-Of-The-Republican-Party, Which-Sounds-Good

ECONOMY

· Intel Lays Off 12,000 Americans After Requesting 14,523 Foreign Work Visas

· Employment Crisis Is Here: Job Cuts At U.S. Companies Jump 35% In April

EDUCATION

· Jason-Riley-Invitation Rescinded Latest Conservative Disinvited From A College Campus Read

· Arabic Fastest Growing Language On US Campuses

SECRETARY OF STATE

· Kerry: Diverse Graduatinig Class Is 'Trump's Worst Nightmare'

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

· Obama-Embraces-Transgender-Moms-In-Mothers-Day-Decree 'Head-Spinning Madness' Sparks Question: 'How Do You Politicize That?'

· Breaking: Obama Administration Openly Admits To Lying

· Obama Insinuates The Economy Is Broken Because Republicans Won’t Use “Common Sense”

· Obama Admin. Fails To Deport Approx. 99.5% Of Aliens Who Overstayed Visas

· Obama Says ‘Black Twitter’ And Black Lives Matter Are The New Civil Rights Leaders In Commencement Speech

· Obama: Trump's Record 'Needs To Be Examined,' Presidency Is 'Not A Reality Show'

INTERNATIONAL

· ‘There Is NO Place For Islam In Our Politics’ Shock Poll Highlights Germany’s Rejection Of Islamization

· Poll: "Total Rejection" Of Islam In France Across The Political Spectrum

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