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Donald Trump Downplayed Ted Cruz’s decision to withhold an endorsement during his convention speech, even as the move was savaged by Trump’s allies. Trump tweeted, "Wow, Ted Cruz got booed off the stage, didn't honor the pledge! I saw his speech two hours early but let him speak anyway. No big deal!" New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- a former presidential candidate and now a Trump backer -- blasted Cruz's speech in an interview with CNN's Dana Bash. "I think it was awful," Christie said. "And quite frankly, I think it was selfish. "A lawyer for Trump, Michael Cohen, called Cruz’s speech “political suicide.” As delegates began to protest, Cruz's wife, Heidi, was heckled by Trump supporters shouting "Goldman Sachs!" and escorted out by security. She is an employee of Goldman Sachs. Cruz, who has long sought the support of GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson, was turned away when he tried to enter Adelson's suite after the rebuke, three sources told CNN. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who accepted the nomination as Trump's vice presidential nominee at the end of the session, sidestepped when asked about Cruz's speech. "I am just grateful for all the support we are receiving, and I am excited about the future," Pence said. See full coverage at CNN TV,
Ted Cruz refused to endorse Donald Trump while speaking at the Republican convention, a powerful rebuke that earned boos from the audience. Trump then disrupted Cruz's moment by appearing in the arena at the end of the speech, drawing attention away from the senator from Texas. CNN TV
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
A Trump Organization Staffer has offered her resignation for her role in Melania Trump's convention speech and the plagiarism allegations that followed. Meredith McIver was identified as the staffer. She apologized in a statement sent out by the campaign and said Donald Trump did not accept her resignation. CNN TV,
Tom Morrissey, Immediate Past Chairman AZ GOP: Sheriff Joe, my wife Kris and I were blessed with a meeting with Dr Ben Carson at the Republican National Convention. The good Doctor very eloquently expressed to us, his belief that Donald Trump really is the right man to lead this country back to excellence and respect for God. I was impressed by the way he engages through his ability to listen, analyze and respond. This is a very special person who has captured national attention by being a man of great accomplishments, who is strong in his faith and yet extremely humble. Dr Carson was aware of the Sheriff Arpaio's accomplishments and praised him as a strong law enforcement leader. After spending time with Dr Carson, it is easy to understand why so many people, worked so hard to make him president of our country. I have no doubt that he will have an extremely important position in a Trump cabinet because he will bring so much to the table.
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- Scenes From Day Two Of The RNC
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- Cruz Speech At The RNC Has Many Furious… What Do You Think?
- Melania's Speechwriter Takes Blame For Plagiarism
- Donald Trump Jr. Makes His Dad Proud With The Best Speech Of The Night
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- Donald Trump Jr Brings Down The House
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Political Consultant Constantin Querard : Day Two of the Convention is in the books. Speeches and floor action was relatively muted compared to Day One, but that's pretty normal for a Day Two... Donald Jr gave a nice speech as did Tiffany Trump. I was happy to share my floor credentials with some of our alternates and guests so they could experience the floor, get some nice pictures, etc. But we still had plenty of time for fun, including some time on media row with Steve Montenegro and sharing a traditional convention style with my twin, Jeff Fleetham. He was born first by at least 20 minutes and never lets me forget it.
The First Night Of The Republican Convention held some disappointments and some wow moments. There were speeches that fell short, and there was programming that did likewise. However, there were also a few shining moments. Among the latter was a speech given by Rudy Giuliani, who asked: What happened to One America? Continued at What Happened by Roseann Salanitri
Arizona Delegation Tidbits:
Congressman Trent Franks spoke at the Republicans breakfast Wednesday morning in Cleveland.
Sen Debbie Lesko says she hasn’t seen a protestor yet.
Barbara Wyllie and Corky Haney obvious thought out their convention wardrobe well in advance. Photos from the convention floor show them in coordinated out-fits everyday so far.
It seems war hero/author Marcus Luttrell temporarily ignored the teleprompter last night and spoke from the heart in telling the public to hold elected officials accountable. Way to go Marcus.
How about the way Chris Christie whipped the convention attendees into chanting, “Lock her up, lock her up,” as he pounded on the Dems potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. He’s one dynamic speaker!
Observers could only chuckle while watching the background as AZGOP Robert Graham announced that the 58 Arizona delegate votes went to Donald Trump. For starters, Graham had his vice chairman Gabby Saucedo-Mercer standing right beside him as if they were best buddies. It sure looked great on TV, but we all know he barely acknowledges her presence or position in Arizona. Then to top it off, Sens John McCain and Jeff Flake weren’t even present. Seems Flake had to “mow his lawn” and McCain was making a campaign swing through northern Arizona. Nevertheless, attendees say a McCainite managed to wiggle in close behind Gabby holding a large McCain sign – making sure he got national exposure for McCain.
Briefs has received requests to post a list of the anti-Trump delegates who some feel were disruptive during the Monday session. Since there are so many new faces among the delegates, Briefs doesn’t know for sure which camp each delegate has loyalties to. The word is out that some of the anti-Trump delegates got a bit obnoxious in their unbinding delegates campaign efforts.
The word is out that AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham is campaigning hard for the chairmanship of the National Republican Committee while at the convention. Some say he had his votes lined up several months ago. It will be interesting to see how this pans out.
Important 2016 Election Dates And Deadlines
· 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.
The Paradise Valley Schools Transportation department is conducting a job fair between 8am-3 pm., Thurs., July 21. They need to fill a number of bus driver and bus aide vacancies before school starts.
Supervisor Steve Chucri: Often campaigns are focused on the candidate and seldom mention the important people behind the scenes that make a campaign and candidate successful. Today is not one of those days. Today, I’m thanking my campaign manager, Daniel Stefanski, and congratulating him and his wife, Hannah, on the birth of their first child: Jackson Allen Stefanski. Christine and I could not be happier for this special couple and know the enormous and immeasurable joy that comes with the birth of a child... especially your first child! Please join me in celebrating the birth of Jackson Allen Stefanski.
Maricopa County Sheriff candidate Wayne Baker, who owns and operates Superior Consulting & Security Group, can be reached at (602)499-1075 for speaking engagements.
Anyone Wishing A Presentation from former Secretary of State Ken Bennett, who is currently running for Congress, can host an event by signing up at BennettForCongress.com
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The Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., Aug 22 (No July mtg) at the Pyle Center (Rural/Southern) to hear Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery address human smuggling and sex trafficking. IF there is a quorum, TPW will also vote on Bylaws Amendments Contact Chr Jessica Merrow email@example.com
Veteran Bill Heuisler: Forty days left and John McCain can’t seem to do anything Right (pun intended). His people at Reform Institute in Alexandria, VA are spending his millions like water poorly produced TV ads that are so clumsily written they make us laugh. McCain ads claim former Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward has voted on Federal funding Bills in company with US Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Raul Grijalva. McCain ads also claim veterans are angry as hell at Ward because she voted against some Federal Armed Service Funding Bills. How stupid does McCain think we are? We know Bernie and Raul vote in Washington. We know Ward voted in Phoenix. We know Veterans aren’t dumb enough to confuse Phoenix with Washington DC. McCain apparently thinks Vets and Arizona Republicans are stupid. So he has people buying prime time TV spots to insult the intelligence of his Arizona Voters. Funny or pathetic? Forty Days…
Dale Gohr – Clarkdale: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s comments against the ‘Republican presumptive presidential nominee’ sent “red flags” flying because it was totally partisan. When she called him a “faker with no consistency” she should have been looking in the mirror, because you would be hard put to find anything genuine in her commentary. Then her “unapologetic apology” was more fakery by using an old trial lawyer trick of saying something that you know will be walked back. The damage has been done; so her ‘so-called apology’ was just to take the heat off of herself for distorting the ethics that are supposed to be standards of excellence for lawyers and judges. Ginsburg’s so-called apology is nothing more than a CYA statement to make it as though she is remorseful when its’ full context precludes being repentant. The questionable apology leaves little if anything more than a politicians song and dance as portrayed in the “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” as the politician pirouetted gracefully and ‘sidestepped’ behind the Pillars singing how he could do wrongs and not get caught. Ginsburg made a quick sidestep apology and will probably be forgiven by the media. She will be praised as practical, polite and totally non-political; when in fact the attack, demagoguery and fake, insincere apology were most likely planned to be her intended gift to William J. and Hillary R. Clinton. The state of the US Judicial system today is definitely questionable at best; and willfully negligent or intentionally corrupt at worst from local and state courts thru district and Appeals Courts and up to the Department of Justice (FBI Director), the Attorney General’s Office and has infected the US Supreme Court with crony politics. One Justice choosing to play politics; can do irreparable damage to the credibility of the reputation of the Supreme Court; and I believe Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; has attained a “new low”.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering wildlife enthusiasts an opportunity to join biologists in netting bats from 7:30-10 p.m. Aug. 6 along the Verde River, north of Scottsdale. Arizona is home to 28 species of bats, many of which live and forage right in our own backyards. This event is a great way to experience these fascinating, yet often misunderstood, creatures in person. "We’ve had good luck netting bats along the Verde," said Randy Babb, watchable wildlife program manager. "We typically capture three to five species and sometimes get something unusual, which can be really exciting. Captured bats will be identified, examined and released unharmed." Babb said other species that might be encountered include snakes and other reptiles, along with owls and various rodents."It’s a really nice way to spend a warm summer evening," Babb said. The registration fee is $25 per person (10 and older). Participation is limited to 20 people.To register contact Joe Yarchin at (623) 236-7589 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.azheroestohometowns.org. 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 email@example.com
Hillary’s America: The secret history of the Democratic Party has received a tremendous reception in Phoenix, according to Dinesh D'Souza. incredible numbers
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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 www.1100KFNX.com and Saturdays 4PM www.CentralCityRadio.com Or catch them on Facebook. For sponsorships contact Gonzalez at MartinGonzalezonline@hotmail.com or www.ChipsNSalsaShow.com
AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham hosts a pre-recorded radio program at 7 am., every Sunday morning on 960 AM (The Patriot) at 7AM.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com and 602-821-4675.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
LD25 Write-in candidate Itasca Small will participate in the LD26 Candidate Forum at 7 pm., July 21 at the Charles K. Luster Building, 640 N Mesa Dr., in Mesa. Contact: Gene Dufoe at 480-835-9637 or Merrianne Geisdorf at 480-225-0720
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Lorna@johnmccain.com 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 email@example.com
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org website www.HerisOfTheRepublic.com
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 email@example.com or 1-928-230-0633.
A Wine & Chocolate Fundraiser for incumbent Board of Supervisor candidate Jack Smith is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Sat., Jun 23 at the Residence Inn, 3599 Lee Circle in Prescott, featuring Rep Karen Fann and Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin. $50 per person. Tickets/RSVP – 928-460-2961 or www.jackSmithAZ.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 602-516-4781.
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.
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 email@example.com or 623-451-692 or www.kelliward.com/retiremccainparty
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward is hosting a Meet And Greet at 10 am., July 26 at the Bungalow, 48 N Robson in Mesa.
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 email@example.com
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