Friday, July 15, 2016

7-15-16 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Editor Frosty Taylor      Web Master John Strasser


Authorities In France Say The Death Toll in the Nice terror attack has increased to 84 after a man drove a truck through a crowd that had gathered for a Bastille Day fireworks display. Complete coverage continues

Donald Trump Will Postpone his Friday vice presidential announcement following a deadly attack in France Thursday. Read the full story here

Senate Conservatives Fund President Ken Cuccinelli II cut loose on Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mitchell in a fundraising letter yesterday morning. Cuccinelli blasts McConnell for praising Hillary Clinton “Just one day after the House Select Committee on Benghazi issued a scathing report’ exposing her incompetence and dishonesty, McConnell (R-KY) praised her, saying "She’s an intelligent and capable person, no question about it.” Cuccinelli continued, “It is outrageous that a GOP leader would say something so destructive to his own party. It's almost as if he hopes Clinton wins so he can keep cutting liberal deals with her.” McConnell is also helping Colorado Democrat Senator Michael Bennett (D-CO) after retired Air Force Lt. Col. Darryl Glenn (R-CO) won the nomination in June, McConnell refused to endorse Glenn and even had his operatives at the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) say it's "very unlikely" that they will do anything to help Glenn defeat Bennet. Glenn's a conservative outsider who won't support McConnell's liberal deals with the Democrats. Support Darryl Glenn, We don't need any more Republicans in the Senate who vote to raise the debt limit, increase taxes, and fund Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, and executive amnesty. McConnell would rather let a Democrat win than have another conservative in the Senate who will stand up to him and fight for our principles. It's just as bad as when McConnell refused to campaign against Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) in 2010 because of senatorial courtesy… Cuccinelli is a former Virginia Attorney General

AAARAC Chairman Rev Clyde Bowen: Jarrett "Kid Jackson/Sharpton" Maupin plans to disrupt & shut down the intersection of 24st/Camelback, as reported in the Republic. This proud follower of Jesse Jackson & Al Sharpton recently tried unsuccessfully tried to shut down 7st and the Interstate 10 Freeway, during a peaceful protest gone violent. We urge you, due to the recent assassinations of the 5 "Blue Knights" police officers in Dallas, to exercise Extreme Caution in the area of 24st and Camelback on Friday.

If You Are Interesting In Participating in the Arizona East Valley Action Alliance’s Federal & State Candidate’s Pro-Life Questionnaire, you can complete the questionnaire online: or download the form, complete it and mail to: AZ EVAA, 2648 N. 61st Street, Mesa, AZ 85215-1536. Deadline to reply is Mon., July 18. Contact: Joe or Penny Perron at 480-216-7217

Senate candidate Alex Meluskey has signed the Independent Women’s Voice “ObamaCare Reap Pledge,” according to Heather Higgins, IWV CEO. Contact:

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

Congressman Trent Franks is hosting a Coffee with the Congressman at 8:30 am, Wed., July 27 at 7121 W Bell Rd, Glendale (lower level conference room). RSVP to Shari Farrington

The Ahwatukee Tea Party Candidate Round Table Event #3 is scheduled to meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., July 21 at the Quality Inn Hotel (previously the Clarion Hotel), 5121 E. LA Puente Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85044 (I-10 & Elliot Rd) to chat with Maricopa County Supt of School candidates Jana Jackson and Steve Watson and LD18 Sen Frank Schmuck.

The Chips N Salsa Radio Show is the only local Phoenix area radio show with a conservative Latino perspective. Hosts Martin Gonzalez, George Ortiz and Alice Lara can be heard/watched at 8 pm., Fridays on KFNX and Saturdays 4PM Or catch them on Facebook. For sponsorships contact Gonzalez at or

Sen John McCain And His Wife Cindy will host an ice cream social from 1:30-2:15 pm., Mon., July 18 at McCain Northern headquarters, 110 E Gurley St #100B in Prescott.

The Republican Party of Mesa (LD-25) Candidate Forum for all Republican candidates is scheduled at 7 pm, Thurs., July 21 at the Charles K Luster Building (Formerly the Mesa Utility Building) 640 N Mesa Dr., Mesa, AZ.  This meeting will be chaired by Dan Grimm.   Please email questions to

The Cobre Valley Republican Club will meet at 9:30 am, Sat.,July 16 at Bernard's Coffee Station to hear Gila County Recorder Monica Wohlforth. There will also be a discussion on upcoming event. Contact President Judy Alexander at 928-701-2195.

Dale Gohr of Clarkdale: Tuesday on CNN Paul Ryan sounded supportive of Trump; until he got questions from two ‘Anti-Trump Republican Convention Delegates,” then he made it quite clear that he is ready to jump on board if they can get the convention contested by the “So-Called” Convention Rules Committee establishing Rules so the “Delegates can Vote their Conscience” instead of having to vote their State’s public voters pledged votes for “Presidential Candidate”. On April 17, 2016 I wrote a letter in which I equated the Republican Convention to the Super Bowl or the World Series. In 2012 the Rules were changed to “block” any chance for Ron Paul to upset their ‘Romney’ pick; now the Establishment Republicans/Anti-Trump Delegates have joined forces to “Derail Trump’s Overwhelming Public Popularity” by allowing the “establishment backed delegates” (a lot of whom are Ted Cruz supporters) to avoid the “State Pledge Vote” in the First Round by abstaining. The Cruz Supporters think they will then be able to insert Ted Cruz in as the Nominee. The Delegates choosing to “dishonor the pledge” is not surprising; because that seems to be the trend in today’s society allowing of Elected Officials to use something other than the Holy Bible in taking their “Oath of Office”. How the mainstream news media manages to brand Trump the way they do is amazing to me. ‘Hitler’s NAZI Regime’ claimed: “If you say something loud enough and long enough it will be believed to be fact. All of the things, which they besmirch Donald Trump for is the safety, sanctity, security and sovereignty of the citizenry, individual states and of the USA; along with our Allies. None of this is: racist, homophobic or islamophobic. WAKE UP AMERICA; do not believe the Liberal news media.

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 it will be edited to conform to the word limit policy– Frosty Taylor

Members of Congress are leaving Washington on Thursday for a seven-week recess without reaching deals on gun control, funding to combat the Zika virus or government spending. Lawmakers are turning their attention toward this month’s political conventions — and toward their own reelection races. Neither the House nor Senate will be in session again until after Labor Day in September. Read the full story here

Trump Leading Clinton In Key Swing States: Hillary Clinton has lost her lead in Florida and Donald Trump now has a slim lead in the swing state of Pennsylvania while tying her in Ohio, according to polling released Wednesday. Read the full story here

At The Memorial Service for the police officers in Dallas, President Obama behaved like a jackass. The man who laments the partisan rancor in Washington and who admits he helped contribute to it, could not help but politically grandstand on stage at a memorial service for murdered policemen. What makes it worse is that he lied to grandstand. He uttered a great political talking point that is not even true and I assume he knows it is not even true. He claimed it is easier for teenagers to get Glocks than computers or even books. That is simply not true… See more president-behaved-like-a-jackass  

Daisy Mountain Tea Party Chairman and PC Vera Anderson is working with the Phoenix Police Dept. to get a Blue Ribbon Campaign going to support local Law Enforcement officers. She needs $300 for buttons. Anyone wishing to contribute to the cause cane reach her at and 602-821-4675.

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An Very Interesting Three-Part Series By Kelleigh Nelson as she names the players and offers insight into behind the scenes shenanigans leading up to the GOP National Convention in Cleveland net week where the GOP Presidential nominee will be selected:

     Plan To Sabotage Trump At The RNC Rules Committee #1

     Plan To Sabotage Trump At The RNC Rules Committee #2

     Plan To Sabotage Trump At The RNC Rules Committee #3

The Republican Women of Prescott present an "Opening Statements" fundraiser with Judge Jeanine Pirro at 7:30 pm., (seating at 7 pm) Wed., Aug 3 in the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott, AZ 86301. Tickets available at  Tickets range from $30 - $80. RWOP contacts: Donna Tanzi: or Linda Nichols

The Arizona Federation Of Republican Women Fall Meeting is scheduled Sept 23 and 24 at the Double Tree by Hilton-Reid Park, 445 S Alvernon Way, in Tucson. For registration information contact Kathy Dolge, at 602-510-8986 or


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

July 16

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 CafĂ©.  All ages welcome. Contact: Francine 623-979-8825 (H) or 602-499-9553.

The Arizona Republican Assembly SWC will meet at 8 am., Sat., July 16 at Culvers Restaurant, 1025 N. Avondale Blvd in Avondale. Special $5 menu, includes unlimited rinks and tax, according to newly elected group president Cid DeLaFuente.

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.

July 18

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 Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., July 18 at 3375 E Shea Blvd in Phoenix to hear Republican candidate Wayne Baker, who is one of several candidates opposing incumbent Joe Arpaio for the sheriff’s position. Baker was born and raised in Phoenix and worked for the Sheriff’s office for 22 years – ending in April 2014. AP meetings are open to all GOP candidates running for office. If you a candidates wishes to address AP, they should contact Chairman Ron Ludders at 602.677.1496

July 19

The Republican Women of Prescott (RWOP) meet for lunch Tues., July 19 at

The Prescott Resort and Conference Center, 1500 E. Hwy 69, Prescott, AZ. Doors open 10:30 am, lunch & meeting 11:30 am - 1pm. Reservation/RSVP: Elsie Tyree: RSVP cutoff is 5 pm., July 15 or reserve online at – events. $20 per person. Program: Candidates Forum featuring US Congressional Candidates incumbent Congressman Dr. Paul Gosar and opponent Ray Strauss; and LD1 candidates incumbent Noel Campbell and opponents Chip Davis and David Stringer.

July 20

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.

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

July 21

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., July 21 in the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma with LD13 incumbent Darin Mitchell and David Lara, Yuma Union High School District Board candidate. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer 928-210-1219.

LD 24 will meet at 6:30 pm., Thur, July 21 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St, Phoenix to hear Arizona Corporation Commission candidates Al Melvin and Rick Gray and LD28 House candidate Maria Syms.

LD25 Senate Write-in Candidate Itasca Small will address LD25 at 7 pm., July 21 at the Charles K Lester Bldg, 640 N Mesa Dr., Mesa.


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Congressman Paul A. Gosar after his amendment prohibiting funds for the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) to continue restricting tubing, waterskiing and wake boarding in a ½ mile area on Lake Havasu passed the House and was successfully attached to the Department of Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017: “I’m pleased to see the House pass my bipartisan amendment and instruct the Service to reopen Lake Havasu for all users. The irresponsible and arbitrary boating restrictions made by the Service in May of 2015 should alarm all Americans who value the Rule of Law and a government that is accountable to the people it serves. It is unconscionable that an unlawful press release has closed an area on Lake Havasu for more than a year. There is no danger to wildlife or public safety by reopening an area utilized by recreational enthusiasts for decades. Arizona’s state wildlife management agency has stated that this closure was not warranted, that there is no safety issue and that the impacts to recreation from continuing this closure could be significant. This ½ mile area is a place where families taught their children to ski and wakeboard.  Several special needs children no longer have a safe place for these activities. Instead, these restrictions have created a safety risk as more people have been confined to a smaller space with boats traveling 70 miles per hour. The Lake Havasu community and the House of Representatives have spoken with a clear, bipartisan voice and demanded that the Service reopen our lake. I will not rest until the people’s voice is heard and the agency moves the buoys back.”

Congressman Matt Salmon has announced the 13th bill in his 2016 Shrink our Spending Initiative to highlight and cut wasteful taxpayer-funded programs. Upon introduction of his latest bill to end the EPA’s “Environmental Justice” grants, Salmon said: “This week, as the final bill in my 2016 SOS Initiative, I’m proposing we cut a grant program designed by environmental extremists that primarily serves as a pet slush fund for state and local environmental lobby projects—things that should not only be left to state and local governments, but also to citizens concerned for their neighborhoods.  Litter cleanups and gardens are not an area requiring federal dollars borrowed on the backs of future generations of Americans.  This has to stop. ”Background: The Environmental Justice Small Grants program was created by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1994 to address environmental justice issues in communities around the country. Since then, the mission of this program has grown to fund projects that are solely local in nature, such as neighborhood litter cleanups, urban gardening, composting, and the effects of urban sprawl and automobile dependence, totaling more than $24 million. Eliminating funding for the Environmental Justice Small Grant program in the EPA would save $12 million over 10 years. Background on Salmon’s SOS Initiative: In 2014, Salmon began a program to identify and cut wasteful spending government-wide, because he knew every federal department, office, and agency has wasteful spending within their budgets.  The program was called the “Shrink Our Spending” Initiative and aimed at finding $1.5 billion in wasteful spending.  In 2015, the initiative identified and cut over $3 billion in government waste.

Congressman Martha McSally has launched a Congressional working group to expand opportunity for women. Labeledl the Working Group on Women in the 21st Century Workforce, the group of Republican lawmakers will take an in-depth look at the root causes for the challenges women face and identify solutions to address them. “I grew up being told you could be whatever you want to be, but the reality is, today, women still face barriers to achieving their full potential simply because of their gender,” said McSally, group Chairwoman. “Every woman and girl out there deserves the full opportunity to achieve her dreams. That’s why this working group will listen to women, thought leaders, and experts to examine the root causes holding women back and identify solutions that can actually make a difference. I thank Chairman Messer for partnering on this effort and for his leadership on the Policy Committee to take on this issue. I look forward to working with him and all the members of the working group to help empower women with the opportunity they deserve.” In a post on BlogHer, McSally discussed her motivation for starting the working group and the group’s goals and purpose. Visit or


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CD4 candidate Ray Strauss: Probably the best known example of the little guy going against the big guy and winning is the story of David and Goliath. But there are plenty of other examples too, like the Tortoise and the Hare, the 1969 “Miracle” Mets beating the powerhouse Baltimore Orioles in the World Series, and the US Men’s Hockey team over the unbeatable Soviet Union in the 1980 Olympics. What these underdogs have in common is their trust in self, their determination, and their heart. When you believe in a cause and you have the will to fight on, therein lie the seeds of victory. When the cause is the future of this great nation, and the will to fight for it is strong, can there be any doubt that victory is within reach? Our cause is righteous, our will is strong, and victory awaits. raystrauss4congress

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