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LD11’s “Super Meet & Greet’ for state and local candidates is scheduled between 3-6 pm., Wed., July 20 in of the Mountain View(East) Ballroom, SaddleBrooke, 38759 S Mountain View Blvd. in Tucson featuring Arizona Corporation Commission candidates Bob Burns, Boyd Dunn, Al Melvin, Andy Tobin and Rick Gray, LD8 candidates Frank Pratt, TJ Shope and David Cook, LD11 candidates Steve Smith, Vince Leach and Mark Finchem. Pinal County candidates- District 1 County Supervisor candidates Tom Sorenson, District 4 Anthony Smith and Rich Vitiello; County Attorney – Lando Voyles and Kent Volkmer, Pinal County Sheriff – Steve Henry and Mark Lamb, Pinal County Treasurer – Michael McCord and Ted Gremmel, along with unopposed incumbents County Assessor Doug Wolfe, County Recorder Virginia Ross and County School Supt of Education Jill Broussard. Candidates will rotate around large round tables to visit with attendees.
The Head Of The Cleveland Police Union Expressed Concerns Friday about officer safety at the upcoming Republican National Convention in the wake of the Dallas murders – while also criticizing politicians for "fact-less rhetoric" he suggested put officers' lives at risk. After a sniper killed five Dallas officers and wounded seven during an anti-police brutality protest, Fox 8 reported that Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association President Steve Loomis sent a letter to officers saying, "Several State Union leaders ... have expressed their extreme concern for us during the RNC." The Cleveland police chief reportedly agreed to a new request from Loomis to pair up officers ahead of the convention, being held in the city. Loomis urged officers to "remain alert and extremely cognizant." Continue Reading...
Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell will address election procedures when she appears before the Fountain Hills Republican Club on Sat., July 16.
Maricopa County Sheriff Candidate Dan Saban (R) will speak to “Waking Up America” at 6 pm., Tues., July 12 at Coco’s Restaurant, 9801 W Bell Road., Sun City, 85351. Seating may be limited.
Grassroots Tea Party Activists will hear from Maricopa County Supt of Education candidate Jana Jackson and her musical presentation “Dream Weavers: The Meaning of Our Flag” during the Wed., July 20 Grassroots Tea Party Activists meeting at Denny’s Restaurant, 2717 W Bell Road in Phoenix. Contact: Francine L Romesburg
Gila County PC Anita Christy: Dr. Kelli Ward; "Spoiler" Alex Meluskey; and John McCain's Relentless Attacks on Kelli Ward. Recently, a supporter of Alex Meluskey stepped into an email that was sent from Gila County Republican Committee Chairman Gary Morris to the GCRC Precinct Committeemen announcing an upcoming PC meeting. This Alex Meluskey Supporter isn't one of our PC's. He took issue with an item that Chairman Morris had included in his email, which was a comment from Yavapai GOP Activist Jim Dutton which appeared in the 7/2/2016 MCRC News Briefs. "WHY doesn't WARD DROP OUT and let somebody with a CONSERVATIVE VOTING RECORD run??WE THE PEOPLE HAVENT EVER AND WILL NOT VOTE FOR LIBERALS RUNNING ASD CONSERVATIVES. Check her voting record then Vote for Alex Meluskey for #AZSEN2016 #DUMPWARDINAZ." Several of our PC's nicely, but firmly, responded to the Supporter, with comments favorable to Mr. Dutton's MCRC post. Since I'm a GCRC PC, here is my response to the Meluskey Supporter:
· Alex Meluskey: Clueless about the National Defense Authorization Act. In this May 23, 2016 video produced by Dan Haggerty, you will see Meluskey, who is running against John McCain and Dr. Kelli Ward, claim that, by far, he is the strongest of all candidates in the areas of national defense and foreign policy. Yet, when asked if he supports the National Defense Authorization Act, he didn't even know what it is. The 2016 budget called for $604.2 billion in spending.
· Gila County Republican Party Votes to Censure Senator McCain. PRESS RELEASE. Contact: Gary P. Morris, Chairman, Gila County Republican Party. For the second time since 2013, the Gila County Republican Party has censured Senator John McCain for his lack of adherence to Republican principles and the desires of his Republican constituents in Gila County. The censure from the May 14 Precinct Committeemen meeting states the Gila County Republican Party cannot, and will not, support Senator McCain in the upcoming elections.
LD22 PC Karen Thomas: At a SCW Forum, I asked Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell if anyone had been fired or held accountable for the Glendale fiasco where ballots had to be reprinted twice. She sheepishly said, “No, but the printer gave us a good discount on the reprinting.” I’m sure it wasn’t a $400,000 discount! Ultimately, this was Helen’s responsibility. She should have been on top of every step if not for the first printing then certainly for the second printing to make the same debacle didn’t happen which it did. For the PPE, almost everyone knew the turnout would be huge. This is evidence of how unaware Helen is or how willing she is to turn her responsibilities over to anyone else. Otherwise, she would have fought for a larger budget. I also asked Helen why she would hire a Democrat for such an important position as Elections Director. She said Karen Osborne was the most qualified. Now, do you think a Democrat would EVER hire a Republican for ANY position let alone for such an important one? I don’t think Helen has never done much supervising of the Elections Dept. Aaron Flannery vows to change that. Twice I’ve heard Aaron speak about the changes he will make in the Recorder’s office. I found him to be extremely bright and have no doubt that he is very qualified and definitely will do a better job than Helen has done. To paraphrase: Helen, since you’ve been in office since before the internet, it’s time to GET OUT! It isn’t a retirement home!
Immediate Past Chairman AZGOP Tom Morrissey responding to delegate Lori Hack: At first, this method of credentialing troubled me until I considered the fact that there are those in the ranks of National Delegates who are fighting the will of the majority who have chosen Donald Trump as our candidate and are about trying to undo that fact. As someone who believes in abiding by the rules, I will accommodate this method of credential distribution. By the way, that's the way I am fighting for freedom.
LD22 Delegate Lori Hack to Fellow Delegates on July 8: For those of you who were at or who called in to the AZGOP delegation orientation meeting last night, you may have heard that there will be seating assignments and “daily” issuing of credentials for all Arizona delegates. This has the effect that the AZGOP can now make a daily decision as to whether or not we will be allowed to attend the remainder of the convention. Well, I did a little research today on this rogue behavior from some in our ranks and discovered that this is not normal in any way, shape, or form even though it was pitched that it was directly from the RNC. Please know I have someone looking into this matter. Finally, if you feel at all uneasy with this behavior, please let me know by replying immediately to this email or call me at 602 616-6346
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Police Have Released The Names of those arrested, all in their 20s, as hundreds of people gathered in Downtown Phoenix to protest recent shootings by police throughout the country. Read full article »
Health Officials In Arizona say the largest current measles outbreak in the United States is in part because some workers at a federal immigration detention center refuse to get vaccinated. Read full article »
Professor Charles James, former Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Divisioin of the US Dept of Justice for former Presidents George W Bush and George HW Bush, will appear before the Sat., Aug 20 Fountain Hills Republicans.
The Hope This Week among Republicans was that Donald Trump would make headway on unifying the party in two pivotal meetings on Capitol Hill. Instead, Trump called Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) a loser and bickered with Sen. Jeff Flake, warning he’d turn his ire on the Arizona Republican if he kept up with his criticism. Read the full story here
The Fountain Hills Republican Club’s “Guess Who Donald Trump Will Select As His VP” contest deadline has been extended to the time of the actual announcement. Contest is open to all FHRC members. The winner will receive two free tickets to the Sept 17 picnic.
A Meet & Greet Is Scheduled at 5 pm.., Thurs., July 21 at the Beaver Street Brewery, 11 S Beaver St #1 in Flagstaff for US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward. Contact: Carolyn Leff at email@example.com 2-928-230-0633.
The Fountain Hills Republican Club's GOP Social will start at 6 pm., Tues., July 26 in the Fireside Grill inside the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd, FH 85268. The GOP Socials are scheduled for the 4th Thursday of each month and will continue throughout the summer and fall at the Fireside Grill. These are social events. No Speeches, no reservations, no host bar/drinks (with optional food) in a friendly social atmosphere at a local bar/restaurant. Everyone is welcome. Socialize with old friends while making new friends. The Fountain Hills Republican Club's "GOP Socials" are open to all interested persons, membership in the FH Republican Club is not required.
ALL Candidates And/Or Elected Officials are welcome to attend any and all Fountain Hills Republican Club meeting and events; and will be recognized and given a short opportunity to speak, according to Sec. Boe James.
If Hillary Had Been A Soldier, Here's How She Would Have Been Treated Permanent removal of security clearance and kicked out of the military — and that’s the best-case scenario. The double standards are painful. I served ten years as an Army lawyer, and one of my responsibilities was advising the command on matters of military justice, including incidents where soldiers mishandled classified information. And if Hillary Clinton was a soldier, she would lose her security clearance, face administrative action, and face the specter of criminal prosecution…
Fountain Hills Republicans are gearing up for the annual picnic and election rally scheduled at 4 pm., Sat., Sept 17 in the FH Community Center. All Arizona candidates are invited to attend and speak. The picnic/rally replaces the regularly scheduled 9 am meeting, according to Sec Boe James. Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Commissioner Steve Chucri, County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Senator Kavanagh, Representatives Michelle Ugenti and Jay Lawrence, Mayor Kavanagh and several other candidates have already indicated they plan on attending.
Seven Ways FBI Contradicted Clinton’s Email Claims The Justice Department this week exonerated Clinton of allegations that she mishandled classified information. But in the process, FBI Director James Comey opened the door to new charges that she lied to Congress and the American public. Read the full story here
A Caption Accompanying a photo of Hillary Clinton in her Armani jacket that is floating around the Internet: “This posting is not to criticize Hillary for giving a speech on income inequality while wearing a $12,500.00 Armani jacket. It is being posted to congratulate Armani for being able to sell a clean potato sack, with sleeves, for $12,500 to a chunky, old, white chick.”
Larry Klayman, a former prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice, founder of Judicial Watch and now Freedom Watch, and a former U.S. Senate Candidate in Florida, filed as lead plaintiff a class action lawsuit to redress the incitement, violence and killings of law enforcement and others, as occurred last Thursday in Dallas, Texas. The class action complaint filed today in the the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (Klayman et. al v. Obama et. al, Civil Action Number 3:16-cv-2010), can be viewed at www.freedomwatchusa.org. Klayman said "It's time that law enforcement, such as the plaintiffs in this case, including myself, come forward by peacefully attempting to use the legal system to redress the incitement, threats and killings provoked by the defendants in this class action case. I am hopeful that I will be joined by other law enforcement to join in the suit. For too long, law enforcement and others, including white and non-white Jews and Christians, have remained silent, scared to speak and act, for fear of being branded racists over the fear of being threatened and harmed by the defendants and their accomplices. This must stop and justice must be done to preserve the integrity of our great nation and to avoid an all out race war that will destroy the freedom that our Founding Fathers dedicated their sacred honor, their fortunes and risked their lives for."
The Republican National Committee (RNC) has put together an ad against Hillary Clinton that contrasts Hillary’s own words in 2015 about her email scandal with clips of FBI Director Comey’s statements in this week’s press conference. Comey ultimately made the recommendation that the Justice Department not prosecute Hillary Clinton for her reckless decision to use a private Blackberry, private email account, and a private server as her means of conducting official State Department communications. However, even in making that recommendation, he offered a brutal assessment of Hillary Clinton’s disregard for the rules and commonsense precautions that should be expected of anyone handling classified materials. Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey view, the crux of the matter is this: “It is a felony for anyone entrusted with lawful possession of information relating to national defense to permit it, through ‘gross negligence,’ to be removed from its proper place of custody and disclosed. ‘Gross negligence’ rather than purposeful conduct is enough.” Mr. Comey, however, invented a new standard – one that requires “clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information” as the grounds for prosecution. Mukasey’s full argument is worth a read over at the WSJ.
A Study Of An Experimental Treatment for leukemia was abruptly halted this week following two patient deaths, raising questions about a closely-watched approach to cancer that involves reprogramming cells to seek and...Read full article »
The Arizona News Service/Arizona Capitol Times 2016 Meet the Candidates Event is scheduled between 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Mon, July 18 at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix.
The SCW Republican Club is not meeting again until Sept. 3. They are dark July and August.
new member potluck is scheduled from 7-9 pm., July 15. Details tba.
The Arizona American African Republican Committee is on Summer Break until September 1, according to Chairman Rev Clyde Bowen firstname.lastname@example.org
Freedom Fires Has Changed Its Schedule to meet at 6:30 pm, the second Wednesday of each month at the Burke Basic School, 131 S Southern Ave in Mesa. Doors open at 6 pm.
US Senate Candidate Dr Kelli Ward is calling for volunteer “Kelli Call Warriors” to work as phone bankers. RSVP to Brady Bowyer at http://www.kelliward.com/
LD25 Write-In Candidate Itasca Small needs volunteers to help distribute her yard signs, campaign flyer and instruction cards are now available at email@example.com, or 928-434-1515, Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-710-5676 or Gene at email@example.com, or 480-835-9637. http://www.itascasmall.com/
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com Bring a Jumbo plastic ziplock bag of personal hygiene items for the homeless Vets.
Western Pinal County Chapter of The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., July 11 at 408 N Sacaton St, Ste II in Casa Grande with Casa Grande City Council candidate Karl Montoya and Pinal County Treasurer candidate Ted Gremmel. Contact: Jason Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-928-230-0633.
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.
LD25 Write In Senate Candidate Itasca Small will speak at 6:30 pm., July 13 at East Valley Tea Party at the Burke Basic School, 131 E Southern in Mesa. Contact: Itasca Smallemail@example.com --Gene Dufoe--Gdufoe@cox.net--480-835-9637 or Karen Gevaert--Irisheyes3@cox.net--480-710-5676
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 480-570-8570
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.
LD18’s Candidate Forum is scheduled 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). Candidate will rotate among small group tables to answer questions. Admission free. Some snacks/water will be available. RSVP to LD18 Third VC Jessica Merrow at email@example.com or 480-306-2545
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 firstname.lastname@example.org/480-306-2545 ASAP. The event will be held at 6:30 pm., July 14 at the Arizona Community Church, 9325 S Rural Rd, Tempe.
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
LD4 House Candidate Richard Hopkins will hold a “Meet & Greet” fundraiser between 4-6 pm, Sat., July 16 at the CO-OP Grill, 18300 Old US 80 in Arlington, AZ. It is the old Desert Rose Café. All ages welcome. Contact: Francine 623-979-8825 (H) or 602-499-9553.
The Fountain Hills Republican Club will hear from County Recorder Helen Purcel about election procedures at Sat., July 16. ALL candidates and/or elected officials are welcome to attend meetings and will be given an opportunity to speak. email@example.com
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