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Condolences To The George Schutte Family: George passed away on June 7th at 4:38pm of a rare form of Cancer which was of the blood vessels. It started in the liver. It is very aggressive and is not treated with chemo, radiation, or a liver transplant, according to his wife Jane. He died peacefully surrounded by his family. His funeral will be June 17th, at 11 am at the National Memorial Cemetery (101 fwy and Cave Creek). The website for his obituary is www.regencymortuary.com.
LD28 Will Not Be Meeting In June. The next meeting will be in July.
LD24 Reports That Chairman Timothy Lee is now home, resting comfortably, stable and doing well. “We all wish him a full recovery from his recent foot surgery and look forward to having him return to our meetings. “
LD20 will meet at 7 pm., June 13 with Maricopa County Supt of Ed candidate Jana Jackson at the Washington School District Office, 4650 W Sweetwater, Glendale. Meet & Greet at 6:30 pm. They will also be hearing from candidates for various offices including : Moon Valley JP, Desert Ridge JP, County Recorder, and County Sheriff. LD20 is collecting toiletry items for the Phoenix Rescue Mission. Contact: Chairman Naomi Kruse, email@example.com.
Congrats to LD22 Senator Judy Burges on being named the “Senator of the Year’ by the National Federation of Independent Business. She was presented the award last week by Farrell Quinlan, Director of NFIB, and Jason Isaak from Policy Development Group.
The Leisure World Republican Club’s Candidate Forum – featuring Maricopa County Supt of Education candidate Jana Jackson, Congressional candidate Andy Biggs, and House candidate Ross Groen, is scheduled at 7 pm., Mon., June 20 at 908 S Power Road in Mesa. Contact: Diane Andersen firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-395-5515.
LD23 PC Jeanne McGill: Let’s be proactive in assuring that our Primary Elections are effective. Make up a list of questions, giving candidates 5 minutes to answer in a youtube that will be emailed to statewide PCs. Schedule forums so PCs can hear the answers from the candidates. After watching the youtube at home, the PC will answer a short evaluation of each candidate's answers. After confirmation that the PC has watched all the youtubes, they would vote for the candidate of their choice - eliminating all but 2. In the case of an incumbent, one would have to be the incumbent. This process would be completed 3 months prior to the Primary Election at a minimal cost because most PCs are voting by email and have their email address to verify their vote.
This elevates the responsibility of every PC to educating one’s self on all the candidates. They narrow the field to 2 candidates in the Primary. As of May 17th, the only poll I could find, Real Clear Politics has McCain at 39, Ward at 26, Melusky at 4, McBean at 3, Van Steenwyk at 2. McCain is leading and the anti-McCain voters are spreading their vote among 4 people. It is impossible to beat any incumbent under those circumstances. In the proposed system, we go into the Primary with 2 candidates. This is a scenario when there is a chance to unseat an incumbent.
In the event of an open seat, there might be 10 or so candidates in the Primary. The winner is elected by a very small margin of the voters. Not good. It concentrates on issues and not how much money one can spend. It saves candidates with no chance from financial hardship. It would help unite voters sooner. All Republican candidates would know the rules before they enter the race. We will be facing similar circumstances in 2 years with Senator Flake being the incumbent. We need to study and debate a system like this and act on it.
Circulating the Net: Why is it that every time the media talks to Ivanka, they ask how she feels about the way her father treats women…but when the media talks to Chelsea, they never ask how she feels about the way her father treats women? Media bias???
Arizona Corporation Commission candidate Al Melvin needs voters to go to www.azsos.gov/equal to contribute $5 to his clean election campaign.
LD27 PC Alice Lara: At the May LD27 meeting where Art Olivas was going to take photos - as he always does- Chairman Harders firmly told him not to take pictures as it was a distraction. When our speaker Ted Hayes was going to speak I asked our chairman for permission to take photos. Chairman Harders granted me permission. I think what happened is Art did not hear me ask permission from the Chairman. I just wanted to get the record straight. Perhaps this posting will entice Republicans to attend our meeting on Tuesday. All Republicans are welcome. Thank you Frosty for all you do! You do a magnificent job and all the information you provide is invaluable. As a PC and political junkie you are part of my daily political reads. Respectfully and gratefully.
LD24 Will Meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., June 16 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., in Phoenix. Sign in open at 6 pm. Speakers include CD5 Rep David Schweikert and LD28 incumbent Kate Brophy McGee.
Volunteers Are Wanted As Receptionists for the GOP West Valley office at 10050 W. Bell Rd. Ste. 50 in Sun City (Bell Rd. and 99th Avenue). Shifts are M-F 9am-1 pm and 1-5 pm. Must feel comfortable using the computer. Contact Office Manager Phyllis Lee at 623-583-5987 or email@example.com.
Volunteers are needed for the Maricopa County Republican Committee’s Tempe office. Contact: Contact Wes Harris at a 602-432-2871 (c) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dump-Trump-Won’t-Happen.-But-GOP-Elite-Could-Still-Hurt-Him Talk is spiking again about the Republican establishment maneuvering to deny Donald Trump the presidential nomination. But 'Dump Trump' faces a couple of not-so-small problems.
Why-Are-Trump-Voters-So-Angry-About-Immigration Donald Trump’s supporters have negative views about immigrants, particularly those who entered the United States illegally. That’s not a news flash. Mr. Trump’s vow to build a wall along the southern border – financed by Mexico – remains one of his biggest rally applause lines.
Larry Kudlow: 'Overthrow the Establishment' to Fix the Economy “Overthrow the establishment. Now's the time,” said the CNBC senior contributor who also hosts a syndicated radio-talk show. "Overthrow the establishment," urged Kudlow, who was a former economic adviser to President Ronald Reagan. “We need a different model. In other words, zero interest rates, or negative interest rates, and tons and tons of government spending for all these G-7 countries have not worked,” he said.
School Rejects Teen's Gun-Toting, Flag-Waving Photo: Joshua Bruner is a real-life Captain America. The 15-year-old country boy from Ringoes, New Jersey is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He’s a member of two state shooting teams and he serves as a United States Sea Cadet. Darcy Meys said her son wants to follow in his great-grandfather’s footsteps and enlist in the Marines. “Josh considers himself to be a patriot,” she told me. “He loves his country.”A few weeks ago Josh was given an assignment in a photography class at Hunterdon Central Regional High School. He had to take a self-portrait representing self-expression. Click here to read the full story.
Teachers, Legislator Respond To School Violence Report; Schools Mum News anchor and talk show host Dan O’Donnell's special report finds there have been more than 31,000 referrals this school year for “fighting or violent or aggressive behavior” in Milwaukee schools. "We’ve hit a crisis point," He says.
Aaron & Christine Accurso, Genny Jones and Gary & Maria Livacari are hosting a private “ Meet The Candidates from Town Council to Congress” at 7 pm., Wed., June 15 at the Spectrum Community Center, 2928 S Spectrum Way in Gilbert featuring US senate candidate Kelli Ward, CD5 congressional candidate Andy Biggs, Gilbert Town Council candidate Jared Taylor, Board of Supervisors incumbent Denny Barney and Maricopa County Attorney incumbent Bill Montgomery, along with LD12 incumbents Eddie Farnsworth, Travis Grantham and Warren Petersen.
The Yavapai County Republican Committee is having a Rodeo Dinner at 6:30 pm., Fri, July 1. Social Hour at 5:30 pm in the Centennial Center at Antelope Hills Golf Course, 1989 bert yavgop.org/prescott-events . Trump for President Committee as we are trying to get a table or two going. Contact: Brenda Dickinson, Chairman - Yavapai County Republicans to Elect Donald Trump for President Committee (928) 772-2835 or (928) 925-1549.
LD25 Senate Write-in Candidate Itasca Small will be appearing at:
· 7 pm, June 16 at the LD25 meeting at the Charles K. Luster Building, 640 N Mesa Dr.. in Mesa. contact: Gene Dufoe--480-835-9637 or Karen Gevaert--480-710-5676
· 7 pm., June 20 in Leisure World Ballroom, 908 S Power Road, Mesa. contact Diane Anderson--480-395-5515
· 7:30 pm., June 29 open house at Barbara Blewster’s, 915 W Fairway Road, Mesa. RSVP Barbara 480-833-4937.
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LD4 Republicans are having a fundraising drawing for an engraved Ruger 10-22 rifle. Rifle is engraved to commemorate the 225th Anniversary of the Second Amendment in 2016. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Drawing to be held July 4 or when the 370 tickets are sold. Tickets available from LD4 members or send payment made out to LD4 Republicans, c/o Hopkins4AZ, PO Box 134, Buckeye, AZ 85326. Winner must meet eligibility requirements at AZ Firearms in Avondale. Contact: Richard Hopkins email@example.com
Grassroots Tea Party Activists will meet with Maricopa County Supt of Ed candidate Jana Jackson at Denny’s Restaurant, 2717 W Bell Road in Phoenix July 20 to discuss educational issues. Details to be announced. Contact: Francine L Romesburg firstname.lastname@example.org www.grassrootsteapartyactivists.com
Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell: The deadline for filing as a write-in candidate for Precinct Committeeman is 5 pm., Wed., June 15. All paperwork must be in our office by that day and time. Mail or deliver to Maricopa County Recorder, 111 S. 3rd Ave., Phoenix, Az. 85003. Contact: 602-506-3628; FAX 602-506-4050 email@example.com
Important 2016 Election Dates And Deadlines
· June 15 – 5 pm - Last day to file write-in candidates for Primary.
· July 7 – Last day to file constitution and initiative petitions.
· July 13 – Last day to file arguments for or against ballot measure.
· July 21 – Last day to file as a write-in candidate for the Primary Election (Aug 30)
· Aug 1 – Voter registration deadline for Primary Election.
· Aug 3 – Early Ballot Voting begins for Primary Election
· Aug 30 – Primary Election
· Sept 29 – Last day to file as a write-in candidate for the General Election.
· Oct 10 – Voter registration deadline for General Election.
· Oct 12 – Early Ballot Voting begins for General Election.
· Nov 8 – General Election Day.
Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate https://www.senate.gov/ or Representatives http://www.house.gov/ Let them know how you feel. Hold their feet to the fire. They wanted these positions so badly, hold them accountable. Arizona delegation phone numbers:
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The Western Pinal County Chapter of Arizona Republican Assembly (Casa Grande, Arizona City, and Maricopa) will meet at 6:30 pm, Mon., June 13 at 408 N Sacaton St. #2, Casa Grande with Pinal County Supervisors Dave Cook. Doors open at 6 pm. Contact: Secretary Jason Hayes at 202-394-7202 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Arizona Project will address ‘All Things Hillary’ at 6:30 pm., Mon., June 13 at 3375 E Shea Blvd., in Phoenix. “Donald Trump will be on the tube to discuss the truth about Crooked Hillary and her faithful husband Bill. By the way, crooked Hillary always brags about Bill's great economy but never mentions the fact that because of Newt Gringrich's leadership the Federal Budget was finally balanced. That's what made the economy great,” according to AP Chairman Ron Ludders.
Hwy 69 Republicans will meet at 6 pm., Mon., June 13 with Secretary of State Michelle Reagan at a new location – the VFW Mingus Mountain Post 10227 Bar/Grill, 2375 N 5th St., Prescott Valley (on road to Rain Lake Park – behind the Moose Lodge). $7 dinner/mtg. Limited menu. Menu will change from date to date. RSVP for seating to June 899-3150. Social house 4:30 – 5:45 pm. Candidate introductions 5:45 pm.
LD13 will meet at 7 pm., Tues., June 14 at Tuscany Falls Clubhouse, 16262 Clubhouse Drive, in Goodyear with Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas. Registration opens at 6:30 pm. Contact Chairman Wally Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org 623-451-1100.
The Arizona Tea Party Patriots Support Team, lead by Gregg Cummings and Diana Reimer, will visit Sen Jeff Flake’s offices in an effort to counter Pres. Barack Obama’s determination to appoint his liberal Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland before his term is up. Cummings and Reimer will urge Flake not to hold hearings and to refuse to vote on the Obama nominee. The Tea Party Team will gather at:
· 2:45 pm., Tues., June 14 at Flake’s Tucson office, 6840 N Oracle Road #150 in Tucson for sign waving and to deliver petitions. They will provide lunch afterwards. RSVP Tuesday in Tucson
· 12:30 pm., Wed., June 15 at Flake’s Phoenix office, 2200 E Camelback Rd #120 for a repeat performance.
The Arizona Tea Party Patriots Support Team, lead by Gregg Cummings and Diana Reimer, will visit Sen Jeff Flake’s offices in an effort to counter Pres. Barack Obama’s determination to appoint his liberal Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland before his term is up. Cummings and Reimer will urge Flake not to hold hearings and to refuse to vote on the Obama nominee. The Tea Party Team will gather at 12:30 pm., Wed., June 15 at Flake’s Phoenix office, 2200 E Camelback Rd #120 for a repeat performance.
Palo Verde Republican Women will meet at 11 am., Wed., June 15 for lunch with Maricopa County Sheriff incumbent Joe Arpaio at the Grayhawk Golf Club 8620 Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. Social begins at 11 am, Lunch/Program 11:30. $26/Cash, $27/CC. RSVP to email@example.com or call 480-298-7818.
The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm, Thurs., June 16 in the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma to hear US Senate candidate Alex Meluskey, who is running against incumbent Sen John McCain in the Aug 30 Primary. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer firstname.lastname@example.org 928-210-1219.
LD25 Senate Write-in Candidate Itasca Small will be appearing at the 7 pm, June 16 at the LD25 meeting at the Charles K. Luster Building, 640 N Mesa Dr.. in Mesa. contact: Gene Dufoe--480-835-9637 or Karen Gevaert--480-710-5676 email@example.com
The Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum will be held at 6 pm., Thurs, June 16 at the Palo Verde Education Center, 600 N Verrado Way in Buckeye (on Verrado Way just south of I-10). CD 3, CD4, LD4, LD13, Maricopa County Supervisors LD4 and LD5, and Bucky City Council candidates will be presented. Contact: LD House candidate. Richard Hopkins firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ahwatukee Tea Party Candidate Round Table Event #2 will be held at 6:30 pm.,Thurs., June 16 in the Desert Room at the Quality Inn (previously the Clarion Hotel). 5121 E. LA Puente Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85044 (I-10 & Elliot Rd) featuring Bob Stump (Corporate Commissioner), Frank Schmuck (LD18 State Senator), Scott Ryan (Tempe Union School Board) and Jana Jackson (Maricopa County Supt. Of Schools) email@example.com
LD2 will meet at 9 am., Sat., June 18. Contact Chairman Sergio Arellano for location at 396-9426. www.PimaGOP.org
The AZGOP Is Host An i-360 Training for LD Chairs and Maricopa County precinct Committeeman between 9am and noon, Sat. June 18 at AZGOP Headquarters,3501 N 24th St., in Phx. Contact: Will Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Republican National Committee VIP Meeting/Reception/Photo Op/Fundraiser For Presidential Candidate Donald Trump is scheduled at 2 pm., Sat., June 18 in Phoenix. Location will be revealed upon RSVP. $2,700 per person, Host Committee: $25,000 per couple, photo op - $10,000 per person. RSVP to Brian Plaut at FINANCE.RSVP@GOP.COM OR (202) 863-5313. Or see details at AZ Event for Donald J. Trump
Fountain Hills Republican Club meets at 9 am., Sat., June 18 with Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery in the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N LaMontana Drive in FH. Breakfast snacks/social at 8:30 am. Candidates and elected officials will be recognized. Everyone welcome. County Recorder Helen Purcell is scheduled to address the group at the July 16 regarding early balloting and elections. Candidates and elected officials will be recognized and given a short opportunity to speak.
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Congressman Matt Salmon announced the ninth bill in his 2016 Shrink our Spending Initiative to highlight and cut wasteful taxpayer-funded programs. Upon introduction of his latest bill to eliminate duplicative National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) translations of works written in foreign languages, Salmon says: “Countless publishers and academics work to translate foreign language works of literature into English, using private sector funding that correlates with the demand and interests of the American people. These publishers and academics have been undertaking such translations even before the creation of the NEA. In fact, Amazon has pledged $10 million across five years for works in translation, while the NEA has spent a little over $3 million across 18 years. Why, then, are American taxpayers funding literary translations when the private sector investment is so great? That’s the question that led to this bill’s introduction. On top of that, many of the NEA-funded translations went to works that were previously translated. Should our children and grandchildren be put further into debt so that the NEA can pay thousands of dollars for the translation of a book already available in English? I don’t think so.”
Congressmen Paul Gosar (AZ-04), John Fleming (LA-04) and Bradley Byrne (AL-01) released a joint statement after introducing H.CON.RES.136, legislation that rejects the president’s Coastal Climate Resilience Program and proposed raid of state oil and gas revenues. In his fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget, President Obama proposed yet another climate scheme called the Coastal Climate Resilience Program. This new $2 billion dollar program would divert important funds guaranteed to states by law in the Gulf of Mexico Energy and Security Act (GOMESA) and redistribute those monies to the Obama Administration’s pet projects. Following introduction of the legislation, Congressman Paul Gosar stated, “Congress has repeatedly failed to fund or approve President Obama’s carbon tax proposals and overreaching climate regulations. Despite these clear and repeated rejections, the administration has continued to circumvent Congress and implement excessive, job-killing regulations through executive fiat. Spending $2,000,000,000 on this new program would be irresponsible and detrimental to the interests of American families, businesses, local governments, wildlife and public safety.” The full text of H.CON.RES.136 can be found HERE.
Congressman Paul A. Gosar after successfully passing three legislative provisions on the House floor that were included as part of H.R. 5325, the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017:“The best way to lead is by example. It’s long past time that Congress set the example by cutting wasteful federal spending within its own budget. With our national debt skyrocketing in excess of $19 trillion, how can we possibly ask hard-working Americans to tighten their belts without first requiring ourselves to do the same thing? The power of the purse comes with it the very critical responsibility of ensuring every dollar of taxpayer money is spent appropriately. While we still have a long way to go, I’m pleased to see the House take steps to eliminate waste and abuse within a bloated federal government by passing three of my legislative initiatives.”
Members Of The Arizona Congressional Delegation sent a letter to U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro yesterday expressing concern that several Arizona-based housing organizations did not receive funding under the Department’s Tier 2 Continuum of Care (CoC) allocation, which is used to provide homeless individuals and families with transitional and permanent housing. This decision will result in the imminent displacement of 67 families in Maricopa County if a short-term solution is not found. “While we support increased competition in the CoC allocation process, due to limited funds, several Arizona-based housing organizations did not receive funding. This has resulted in the unfortunate and imminent displacement of 67 families in Maricopa County if a short-term solution is not found,” they write. “Furthermore, wait lists for existing programs in Arizona are already at capacity and there is no ability to absorb these additional families being displaced by the affected programs. In light of this impending housing problem, we request that HUD work with these housing organizations to identify any existing resources to prevent the 67 Arizona families from returning to homelessness.”n – Signed by Sen John McCain, Sen Jeff Flake, Reps Kyrsten Sinema, Matt Salmon and Ruben Gallego
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