Friday, July 8, 2016

7-8-16 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Editor Frosty Taylor      Web Master John Strasser


       Five Dallas Officers were killed after two snipers opened fire on police officers from elevated positions during a protest over police shootings of African Americans. Police remain in a standoff with another suspected sniper in a high rise building near a downtown Dallas college. Complete coverage


LD18 Has Confirmed that these candidates will be in attendance at their July 14 candidate forum:

CD9 – John Agra and Dave Giles

LD18 House – Jill Norgaard and Frank Schmuck

 Maricopa County Recorder – Aaron Flannery

Maricopa County Supt of Education – Jana Jackson, Steve Watson  and incumbent Don Covey.

Maricopa County Sheriff – Wayne Baker, Don Saban, and Marshall Hill.

AZ Corporation Commission – Bob Burns.

If you received an invite to the event, but do not see your name on the list, please contact Jessica Merrow at  ASAP.  The event will be held at 6:30 pm., July 14 at the Arizona Community Church, 9325 S Rural Rd, Tempe..

Lydia Abril, Owner Of Lydia’s La Canasta Restaurant In Wickenburg, is hosting four “Believers For Trump” events at her restaurant at 2023 W Wickenburg Way (SW corner of Hwy 60/Vulture Peak Way). The events are scheduled at 7 pm on July 14, 28, August 11, and 25. Speakers who strongly support Trump will be present at each event.  Speakers’ will be announced as they are confirmed. Attendance is free; no obligation to purchase a meal.  However, the kitchen will be open for the convenience of those who wish to dine before the events start.  Those intending to dine should notify the restaurant in advance by calling Abril or Renee Sparks at 480-589-0511. Diners should arrive by 6pm to ensure they have completed their meals before 7pm. A Republican voter registration table will be available at each event for the convenience of those who would like to register to vote in the upcoming Presidential election. Abril said she is hoping to attract Hispanics from Aguila, Congress, Morristown, Wittmann, and Yavapai County who support Trump, but have not yet registered to vote.

Dale Gohr of Clarkdale: The New Standard or “Secret to Success” has been openly displayed by the FBI Director James Comey’s dance to dodge discipline for Hillary Clinton because it shows the distinct need to lie, distort, cover-up, intimidate, and claim innocence, The Clinton’s have enjoyed an exalted position of living above “the law;” the “State of Arkansas Bar Association” is the only operation that has meted any punishment to the William Jefferson Clinton family and that was to pull Bill Clinton’s attorney license. Bill Clinton was impeached and allowed to stay in the Presidential Office. I have been called a “racist” for disagreeing with Obama policies; a “homophobe” for belief that the creation of male and female without artificial changes; and “Islamiphobic” for believing the Qur’an means exactly what it says about grotesque treatment of people who do not agree with their World Takeover Doctrine. I’m probably a “Clin-tonian’ophobic” for talking about the corruption, manipulation, suicides, drug connections and strange deaths that have enveloped the Clinton associates. Comey’s dance to keep from charging Hillary for breaking the Laws that he outlined as clear violations is unique. What was unexpected was his admission that if someone else had done the same thing there would almost certainly be consequences. If that is not a solid case to charge Comey with preferential treatment or selective enforcement of the law; it should be. Donald Trump’s claim of a “rigged system” is personified with the “impromptu” meeting between Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the rhetoric of Barack Obama on the campaign trail. Hillary and Obama had obviously conspired in the “Benghazi Cover-up. Still roughly half of the United States population is so uninformed and apathetic that they support the ‘Deceptive Democrat Demagogues’. Apathy and Ignorance know no bounds. Wake-up America; join the endeavor to “Make America Great Again”.

Dozens Of AZ Families In Public Housing Earn Too Much At least 60 families living in public housing in Arizona earn too much money to qualify for the benefit, according to an audit conducted by the U.S. Inspector General's Office. More >

Friends of Sheriff Joe Arpaio need volunteers to help with phone banks Mon-Fri at headquarters:

  • Mon – all day, campaign HQ, 3230 E Broadway #C250, Phoenix 85040.
  • Tues – 5-7 pm, MCRC GOP HQ, 3030 S Rural #105, Tempe, AZ 85282.
  • Wed - 5-7 pm., AZGOP, 3501 N 24th St., Phoenix 85016.
  • Thur - 5:30-7:30 pm, Mesa Utilities, 640 N Mesa Dr. in Mesa
  • Friday - -2-4 pm, Sun City GOP, 10050 W Bell Rd #50, Sun City, AZ 85351.

RSVP go 480-577-0341

US Senate Candidate Dr Kelli Ward is calling for volunteer “Kelli Call Warriors” to work as phone bankers. RSVP to Brady Bowyer at

LD25 Write-In Candidate Itasca Small needs volunteers to help distribute her yard signs, campaign flyer and instruction cards are now available at, or 928-434-1515, Karen at or 480-710-5676 or Gene at, or 480-835-9637.

Editor’s Note: Briefs means short. To those submitting commentary – there is a 300 word limit on postings. If you exceed the word limit, your commentary will either not be posted or will be edited (when I find time) to conform to the word limit policy– Frosty Taylor

LD18 Senate Candidate Frank Schmuck’s satellite campaign office is now open from 6 am-9pm daily at 233 W Krista Way, Tempe where team members can pick up yards signs, a Crew Member T-shirt for volunteering, a call/walking list of your neighborhood, stickers, and work on the phone bank. Please bring your own cell phone. Drinks/food available to workers. RSVP to Connie at 831-234-5660.

House Subcommittee Proposes To Keep SHIP Funding Intact Today, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education approved a bill that would provide funding for the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) at the current level of $52.1 million, a measure applauded by the Medicare Rights Center. This comes after the Senate Appropriations Committee recently proposed eliminating SHIP funding altogether... medicarerights

LD27 Chairman Ron Harders will host the ChiTown ExPat radio program at 2pm every Saturday through October on KING FM. Sponsors needed. Interviewees should call 602-243-0111 to schedule an appearance. Contact: Harders

Zack Taylor, Chairman and Border Security Expert - National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers: Please distribute Islamophobia Kills widely.  Every American needs to read this and understand it. And let's not forget, the real threat was and continues to be the overt acts of the U.S. Government in compromising our Immigration Laws that planted the seedlings in this country that perpetrated these acts before any of these enumerated events took place.  It is called cause and effect. The text book case of the Boston Bombers was the only valid example of this we needed to see to fully understand the problem and the misinformation and disinformation spread about that situation is also an example of what Mr. Greenfield is outlining and defining. Immigration Laws Matter because their primary purpose is to protect National Security and Public Safety. No Immigration Law Enforcement yields no National Security and no Public Safety.  How many times must this be demonstrated before the political class and media are forced to acknowledge it by the American people ? See Islamophobia Kills Contact:

The AZGOP Has Asked The Arizona Republican Lawyers Association (AzRLA) to assist again with the Election Day Operations (EDO) to ensure that the vote is properly administered.  Please join us: Election Day Operations Training Seminars

Dates:  Primary Election Training – Wed, Aug 24, 2016 (4:30 – 6PM)

                   General Election Training – Tues, Nov 1, 2016 (4:30 – 6PM)  

Location:  Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., 400 E. Van Buren Street, Suite 1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004 [Parking available at the garage on 5th Street and Fillmore]. Arizona Republican Lawyers Association

Arizona Needs 10,000 Qualified Individuals Who Will Work On Election Day. The 2016 election cycle is going to be busier than ever as America elects a new President. This means Arizona could see record levels of voter participation. With more than 1,500 polling locations and seven positions needed per location, Secretary of State Michele Reagan is urging Arizonans to become an integral part of the process and join the ranks of those who serve as paid poll workers. “As we approach the August and November elections it’s possible that more Arizona voters participate in the process than we have seen in a long time,” said Reagan.  “The simple truth is that poll workers are on the front lines of our democracy as they ensure our elections are run efficiently and fairly.  Compensation varies, but each county pays their workers for their service. With more than 3.3 million registered voters in Arizona, voter turnout could reach 80 percent in the General Election with more than 2 million voters participating.  With thousands of polling places scattered in every corner of the state, I would encourage those who would like to have a front row seat on election day to contact their local election officials and find out how they can get involved.” “To sign up as a poll worker, or to learn more about qualifications, training, responsibilities and compensation visit: or sign up:

Important 2016 Election Dates And Deadlines

· 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.

Research AZ candidates

Scottsdale City Council Incumbent Virginia Korte’s yard signs are available by contacting Dana Close at


July 8

Congressman Paul Gosar’s staff will hold office hours from 1-4 pm., Fri, July 8 at 220 N 4th St., in Kingman, AZ. Call 298-4454-1683 for details.

July 9

US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward’s campaigners will start neighborhood walks at 9:30 am., Sat., July 9 from the Village Inn, 2700 N Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85395 and Starbucks, 7369 N Vía Paseo Del Sur, Ste. 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 . Phone banks will available at her South Scottsdale field office at 1717 N 77th St., #4, Scottsdale, AZ 85257 at the same time. Contact: Field Director Brady Bowyer at

The Andy Biggs For Congress Team will hosting a Super Saturday phone bank from 9 am- 6 pm., July 9 at his campaign headquarters, 1234 S Power Road #251 in Mesa. Volunteers are needed from 9 am-noon, from noon until 3 pm., and from 3-6 pm. Phones provided, along with food and light refreshment. RSVP to

The  Arvada Family & Community Education (AFCE) organization presents “Meet Your Rural Constituents Candidates Forum” between 9 am and noon, Sat., July 9 the Arivaca Historic Old School House, 17180 W Fourth St., Arivaca, AZ 85601. Invited candidates include: LD2 House Chris Ackerly (R), Rosanna Gabaldon (D) and Daniel Hernandez (D); LD2 Senate Shelley Kais (R) and Andrea Dalessandro (D); Pima County Board of Supervisors – Kim Demarco (R) and Sharon Bronson (D); Pima County Attorney candidate Barbara LaWall (D) and Joel Feinman (D); Congressional 3 candidate Edna San Migel (R) Contact: Kathleen Wishnick at 916-214-9297

The Maricopa County Young Republican Professionals are hosting the annual AZYR annual state meeting from 1-4 pm., Sat., July 9 in the private reception area of Blanco at Biltmore Fashion Park, 2502 E Camelback Road #122 in Phoenix. Congressmen David Schweikert and Paul Gosar will address the group. Attendees will received appetizers, a plated lunch and desert. Market Freedom Alliance and Sen Debbie Lesko are hosting the event. Read more

July 10

Al Fadi, A Professor At The Phoenix Seminary, will make presentations on July 10 and July 17 on “Understanding Islam” at 6 pm., at the Highlands Church, 9050 E Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale. Fadi was born in Saudi Arabia, was raised in the center of Islam, and by the age of 15 set out to train for jihad with the goal of joining Osama bin Laden's "fighters for god" and ultimately giving his life to promote Islam. But now he lives and speaks for Jesus Christ. Childcare is available for kids from birth through 4th grade at a cost of $5 per child per session. Please pre-register your child here.

July 11

The Highway 69 Republicans Non-Partisan Prescott Valley City Council Council Candidate Forum will begin at 6 pm., Mon., July 11(social 4:30 pm) at the VFW Post 10227 at 2375 N 5th St., Prescott Valley (a new location - behind the Moose Lodge). RSVP to June at 928-899-3150 or Limited seating.

The Lincoln Republican Women will meet at the New McCormick/Millennium Resort, 7401 N Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale at 6 pm., Mon., July 11 to hear Maricopa County Supt of Schools candidate Jana Jackson. Meet & Greet 5:30 pm., dinner – 6:20 pm., 7 pm program. $35 per person. RSVP deadline – Thur., July 7 to Patricia Kaufman at 480-368-2777 or Bring a Jumbo plastic ziplock bag of personal hygiene items for the homeless Vets.

July 12

A Reception For US Senate Candidate Alex Meluskey is scheduled between 4-7 pm, Tues, July 12 at the Fireside Grill, 12800 N. Saguaro Blvd in Fountain Hills.. RSVP: meluskey.nationbuilder

LD13 will meet at 7 pm., Tues., July 12 at the Tuscany Falls Clubhouse Ballroom, 16262 Clubhouse Drive in Goodyear to discuss the 2016 Primary elections. Registrations open at 6:30 pm. Chairman Wally Campbell said there will be no August meeting. Contact Campbell at 623-451-1100.

US Senate candidate Kelli Ward will make a presentation at the Renaissance Retirement Community, 9508 E Riggs Road in Sun Lakes at 2:30 pm., July 12. Contact: Carolyn Leff at or 1-928-230-0633.

July 13

The Paradise Republican Women are hosting a Meet/Mingle with the Arizona Corporation Commission candidates – Al Melvin, Robert Burns, Andy Tobin, Body Dunn and Andy Tobin – between 5-7pm, Wed., July 13 at the Black & Bleu American Grill, 9343 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale. Refreshments. Cash Bar: RSVP to Anna Morrison 623-234-3-717 by Sun., July 10.

Mix and Mingle with the Arizona Corporation Commission candidates – Bob Burns, Al Melvin, Boyd Dunn, Andy Tobin and Rick Gray – between 5-7 pm., Wed. July 13 at the Black & Bleu American Grill, 9343 E Shea Blvd, Scottdale. Refreshment and cash bar.  Hosted by the Paradise Republican Women’s Club. RSVP: Anna Morrison (623) 234-3717.

CD5 candidate Justin Olson will be featured at the 6:30 pm., Wed., July 13 Freedom Fires/East Valley Tea Party event at the Burke Basic School, 131 E Southern Avenue in Mesa. Contact: Dan Grimm at 480-570-8570

July 14

LD18 is planning a Candidates Forum at 7 pm., Thurs., July 14 at the Arizona Community Church, 9325 S Rural Rd, Tempe with candidates for US Congress (CD9), Maricopa County Recorder, Sheriff, Corporation Commission, and Legislative District 18 (Senate and House). This will not be a normal forum where they sit on a stage and you are stuck asking questions from the audience. This will give you one on one conversations with each candidate as they rotate between small groups of people stationed at round tables. Admission free. Some snacks/water will be available. RSVP to LD18 Third VC Jessica Merrow at or 480-306-2545

US Senate candidate Kelli Ward will address the LD12 precinct committeemen at 7 pm, July 14 at the Cooley Middle School cafeteria, 1100 S Recker Road in Gilbert. Contact: Carolyn Leff at or 1-928-230-0633.

July 15

The Tempe Republican Women’s Potluck that is scheduled at 7 pm., Fri., July 15 at 2009 E Caroline Lane in Tempe. Sign up at TRW sign up sheet


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Senator Jeff Flake: Wolf at the Committee’s Door: Sen. Flake and Sen. McCain are requesting that the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hold a hearing on their bill to require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to revise its three-decade-old recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf in Arizona and New Mexico. That bill – which takes into the account the concerns of land owners and local officials – would also require that the USFWS work with state and local entities to ensure they have input in the drafting of that new recovery plan. Read the request here.

· Key Takeaway: "The recovery of this species affects property owners, ranchers, recreationists, and other stakeholders near its range. More information is needed on the impacts to these individuals, evaluation of the Service's current efforts to recover the wolf in Mexico, and details of an updated recovery plan," wrote Sen. Flake and Sen. McCain. 

Holding DHS Accountable on Border and Immigration Issues: In a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Flake sought answers from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson on several border and immigration-related issues impacting Arizona. Flake pressed DHS on U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s inability to meet congressionally-mandated staffing levels at ports of entry (despite the passage of hiring initiatives such as Sen. Flake’s Border Jobs for Veterans Act), the number of criminal aliens released by DHS only to be rearrested for other crimes, and reports that South American immigrants apprehended illegally crossing the U.S-Mexico border are simply being released at U.S. bus stations. Read the full story here.

· Key Takeaway: “The numbers are staggering. For those criminal aliens released from detention there was a 35 percent re-arrest rate and a 41 percent in absentia rate…This is certainly unacceptable. A 35 percent re-arrest rate and a 41 percent in absentia rate, yet we are continuing to let these people go?” – Sen. Flake to DHS Sec. Johnson

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