Tuesday, July 19, 2016

7-19-16 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Editor Frosty Taylor      Web Master John Strasser


Some Republican National Convention delegates broke out into a floor protest after GOP officials dismissed a last-gasp effort by anti-Donald Trump groups to force an embarrassing protest vote against the presumptive presidential nominee. A group of anti-Trump delegates submitted signatures to try to force a vote on the rules of the convention -- a procedure normally done quietly at the start of each convention. The rules were adopted by voice vote. After frantic protests, a second voice vote was taken as Trump opponents shouted repeatedly for a roll call vote. The convention chairman then said there were not enough signatures to force the roll call.

Today Delegates To The Republican National Convention adopted the official Platform of the party.  The Platform declares the Party's principles and policies. The Republican Party is energized to lead a turnaround from the failed policies of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and this platform provides a thorough look at how we will restore prosperity and security to our country. View the platform here

Today’s convention headlines:

·         2016 GOP Platform

·         Warning: ‘Stand Down’ Orders To Cleveland Police At RNC!

·         Trump-Releases-List-Of-Convention Speakers


Fox News hosts the FNC-Digital-Hangout at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, featuring the hosts of "Outnumbered" and Shepard Smith. Watch live at 4 p.m. ET and watch Fox News Channel.

Anti-Trump Delegates Say They Will Force Roll Call Vote On Rules: The band of Republican delegates mounting a last-ditch effort to snatch the nomination away from Donald Trump is claiming a last-minute victory in a push to force every delegate to vote on the party's rules on the convention floor. full story here

Stapley: 'I'm All In For Donald Trump' With the Republican national Convention kicking off this week in Cleveland, Ohio, one East Valley congressional candidate is willing to go where it seems few GOP politicians in Arizona have dared.  Read full article »

GOP Senate Belies Party Platform Before Ink Is Dry Expect manipulation of facts under new Library of Congress chief.

Dozens Of GOP Lawmakers Staying Away From Trump's Convention

If The New Black Panther Party decides to conduct armed “protests” outside the GOP convention next week, Bikers for Trump will do anything possible to make sure there isn’t any violence from armed agitators in Cleveland. Breitbart

What Song Should Donald Trump come out to when he walks on stage Thursday night at the Republican National Convention? Submit your answers by Thursday afternoon for consideration. Send your answers to or tweet @TheAtlPolitics, favorites will be featured in Friday’s Politics & Policy Daily.

The Trump Transformation: The businessman has come a long way from being a reality TV star to being the star of the Republican National Convention. Check out this timeline to see how he did it.

Arizona Delegation Tidbits:

AZGOP Vice Chairman Gabby Saucedo-Mercer made national TV as she collected an autograph from TV talk show host Sean Hannity. 


While Former Gov Jan Brewer was making the rounds in Cleveland, she was spotted sitting with Bob Dole and Newt Gingrich.


Senator Kim Yee made Arizona proud with her speech on the opening day.


Delegate Joy Staveley of Flagstaff snapped a photo of FOX commentator Sean Hannity with Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliano. Another foto shows her with AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham. She sure does look short beside him – barely reaches his shoulder.  Staveley drew a roommate from Hawaii, who brought her a beautiful lieu from the islands. 


Did You Know That Patsy Denne’s granddaughter owns the largest flower shop in the Islands?


AZ Federation Of Women’s Club Chairman Lorraine Bennett Pellegrino was snapped rubbing shoulders with FOX host Jesse Walters.


Paul Brierley and Duane Rhodes attended a two hour cocktail party prior to attending “Hillary’s America” viewing prior to the convention opening.  A fotog also snapped a memory shot of Rhodes and AZ Gov Doug Ducey.  


Daisy Mtn Tea Party Chair Vera Andersen has been upgraded from alternate to Delegate status.


Sandi Bartlett of Bartlett’s Bunker took a moment to pose for a snapshot with the soft-spoken Dr. Ben Carson.


Arizona Trump Field Director Thayer Verschoor says “CBSN is horrible and biased. Just editorializing.”


Delegates Barbara Wyllie And Corky Haynes will be giving a “Behind The Scenes’ report to “Believers For Trump” in Wickenburg when they get back.


Gov Doug Ducey ran into old friend and former Notre Dame Football Coach Lou Holtz at the opening of the GOP convention.

Jeff Flake: GOP Needs to Purge ‘Those Who Want a Muslim Ban’ flake-agrees-liberals-racist-republicans-need-purging-electorate

Donald Trump Is Planning to use the Republican National Convention to make the unusual move of announcing names of potential cabinet members, Trump’s longtime confident Roger Stone has confirmed. Read the full story

Dr. Kelli Ward spoke yesterday at the Citizens for Trump “America First” Unity Rally in Cleveland. John McCain, Arizona’s senior Senator, skipped the convention and has only offered tepid support for the presumptive nominee, according to a Ward press release. Ward labeled McCain as “the ultimate establishment insider” and “Hillary’s favorite Republican,” while portraying herself as the “Conservative Champion” Donald Trump will need to confirm conservative judicial nominees in the Senate. Highlights of her address included her usual taglines “Constitutional isn’t optional” and “Mix the Mortar to Fix the Border.” Ward also challenged McCain to a one-on-one debate. “The strength of our anti-establishment ‘AZ, Not DC’ campaign has startled the senior Senator from Washington, DC. After spending millions of dollars assassinating my character, questioning my patriotism, and attacking our military family,” Ward said, “John McCain must have something to say. He should say it to my face in front of the voters.”

CD1 candidate David Gowan has achieved inclusion in the first step (On the Radar) in the National Republican Congressional Committee's (NRCC) Young Gun's program. According to the NRCC, On the Radar candidates "show potential to achieve greater status in the program as the cycle progresses." "I am deeply honored to have been included in the NRCC's Young Guns program. The NRCC does an incredible job to elect Republicans around the country, and I hope that I have the opportunity to come along side and assist their efforts come January 2017." See the Young Guns In 2008, Gowan was first elected to the Arizona House of Representatives, where he founded the Liberty Caucus, which has grown from five members into the success it is today. Most of the current elected House and Senate leadership are members of the Liberty Caucus. Gowan has an extensive conservative record and boasts the best record of any other candidate on issues like balancing the budget, taxes, protecting life, 2nd Amendment rights, state sovereignty, border security, school choice, fighting Common Core, and more. In seven years he has helped work to shrink the state budget by $2 billion. Gowan is Southern Arizona’s first House Speaker in approximately 30 years. He and his wife Jessica live in Southern Arizona with their two sons.

A Women of Courage Luncheon fundraiser for Maricopa County Supt of Schools candidate Jana Jackson is scheduled at 1 pm, July 23 at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant, 702 W Deer Valley Road in Phoenix. $25 per ticket. RSVP by June 21 to or call 602-516-47-81l

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Kathy Pearce, Founder, CEO AZ Heroes to Hometowns, is making plans for the annual ‘Turkeys to Troops’ to feed 2,500 families a Thanksgiving dinner. They will be providing OEF/OIF Injured/Wounded Troops, Deployed Military Families, Guard, Reserves, and Active Duty Military with the fixings for a Thanksgiving dinner for their families. AZ Heroes to Hometowns has entered into partnership with local food banks to provide 2,500 food boxes to support these military families for the 2016 Thanksgiving season. AZ Heroes to Hometowns is in need of 2,500 - $25.00 grocery gift cards or monetary donations for a turkey or ham to complete the food boxes for Thanksgiving. Donations of grocery gift cards and checks may be mailed to AZ Heroes to Hometowns. Also, Pay-Pal may be used for donations; information can be located at All donations received with subject: Turkey to Troops will be used for this project. Donations are needed by November 11th, 2016 to allow time for the purchase of grocery gift cards and deliver them to the six Arizona locations to be distributed along with the food boxes. Contact Pearce at 480-330-1632 or

Hillary’s America: The secret history of the Democratic Party has received a tremendous reception in Phoenix, according to Dinesh D'Souza. incredible numbers

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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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.

Sen John McCain will speak at the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at 11 am., Tues., July 19 at the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, Pine Canyon Club, 3000 S. Clubhouse Circle, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. RSVP to Lorna Romero at or (480) 231-8930

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 Sorensen, 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

Sen John McCain will meet with community leaders in Williams, AZ at 8:15 am., Wed., July 20 at the Wild West Junction, 321 East Route 66, Williams, AZ 86406. RSVP to Lorna Romero at or (480) 231-8930.

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.

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 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 Chino Valley Pachyderm will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., July 21 at Randall's Restaurant in the Prescott Golf & Country Club. 5 pm early birds. Nathan Duell of the Heritage Action Group will make a presentation. RSVP Sue Goodchild at SUE  636-7355 OR

Sen John McCain will speak at the Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at 11:30 am., Thurs., July 21 at Beale Celebrations, 201 N. 4th St., Kingman, AZ 86401. RSVP to Lorna Romero at or (480) 231-8930.

Maricopa County Supt of Schools candidate Jana Jackson will participate LKD25 Candidate’s Forum at 7 pm., Thurs., July 21 at 640 N Mesa Drive in Mesa. Speak to candidates individually. No speeches.

LD13 incumbent House member Darin Mitchell will address the Colorado River Tea Party at 6 pm., Thurs., July 21 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95, (last building behind church) in Yuma. Mitchell recently ranked in first place (92.24%) as legislator by the Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) Scoreboard. Yuma High School District Board candidate David Lara will also speak. Contact: Sally Kizer, Chairman

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. To be chaired by Dan Grimm. Please email questions to

July 23

Heirs of the Republican will host a private viewing of “Hillary’s America: The History of the Democratic Party” at 10:30 am., Sat., July 23 at the Century Theatres at the Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N. Oracle Road in Oro Valley. Tickets - $10 each. Reservations - website

A Meet & Greet for US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward is scheduled at 11:30 am, July 23 at the Sugarbowl, 4005 N Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Contact: Carolyn Leff at or 1-928-230-0633.

A Fundraiser For Payson City Council Candidate Janell Sterner will be held from 11:30 am-1 pm., Sat., July 23 at Republican Headquarters, 307 C South Beeline Hwy (behind the Buffalo Grill). Refreshments available. RSVP required for head count. Tickets - $10 each; can be purchased at the door. Contact: Lolly Hathhorn at 928-474-2334.

The ‘Women of Courage” Candidates Fundraiser is scheduled between 1-3 pm., Sat., July 23 at the Deer Valley Airport. Tickets - $25.

July 25

A ‘Retirement Party for Sen John McCain’ is planned on Monday evening, July 25, complete with a retirement cake and featuring US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward and former congressman Tom Tancredo. Suggested donations $30 per person or $50 per couple. For reservations contact Karen Schutte at 520.877.3230 or 520.241.2256 or RSVP to or 623-451-692 or

LD18 Senate Candidate Frank Schmuck volunteers will meet at 7 pm., Mon., July 25 at 233 W Krista Way in Tempe on how to use your time to make a real difference in this primary election. Contact: Team Schmuck Chairman Dan Schultz at

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