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PRIMARY ELECTION DAY
Be sure to vote today if you didn’t cast an early ballot. Find Your Maricopa County Polling place here. recorder.maricopa.gov/pollingplace/
Tickets are available for the Presidential candidate Donald J Trump Rally Wed., Aug 31 at the Phoenix Convention Center (West Blvd, lower level), 100 N. 3rd ST., Phoenix. Door open at 3 pm., Event begins at 6 pm. Please limit personal items and arrive early to expedite entrance into the venue - please note, NO homemade signs, banners, professional cameras with a detachable lens, tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, back packs or large bags will be permitted into the venue. Donations: https://secure.donaldjtrump.com/donate/ Purchase official campaign gear, click here.
CD8 Trent Franks is hosting a reception, with LD13 Reps Darin Mitchell and Steve Montenegro, between 6-9 pm., Tues., Aug 30 in Sachem Hall West at the Wigwam Resort, 300 E Wigwam Blvd, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340 to watch the election returns. Hors d'oeuvres, dessert and drinks will be served. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or (623) 979-1776. Congressional District 8 and LD13 are welcome.
AZGOP HQ in Phoenix is hosting a Primary Election Day celebration, starting at 7:30 pm, Tues., Aug 30 at 3501 N. 24th St. Volunteers will be making phones calls from 5-7 in support of the Trump/Pence tickets. Watch results on multiple screens starting at 8 pm. Refreshments have been served. RSVP here.
Yavapai County Republican Candidates will gather for an Aug 30 Primary Election Victory Party at The Palace, 120 S Montezuma in Prescott between 5:30-9 pm. Hors d-oeuvres. No host bar. The event is hosted by candidates: Congress - incumbent Paul Gosar. County Sheriff -Scott Mascher, LD1 Senate – Karen Fann, LD1 House – Noel Campbel l, David Stringer and Chip Davis, County Assessor – Justin Simmons, Board of Super #1 – incumbent Rowle Simmons, Board of Super #2 – incumbent Tom Thurman, Board of Super #4 – incumbent Craig Brown and challenger Marla Festenese, and Board of Super #5 – incumbent Jack Smith.
The Pima County GOP Victory Party is scheduled from 7-10 pm., Tues., Aug 30 at Plaza Arboleda, 2502 N Dodge, Tucson, AZ 85716. Light refreshments will be served.
Sen Candidate Dr Kelli Ward will hostess a “Watch The Election Returns With Team Ward” between 7-10 pm.., Tues., Aug 30 in the Bouochon Ballroom at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley-Scottsdale, 5401 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale AZ 85250. RSVP: kelliward.com/election_night_watch_party Cash bar and h’dourves. Stay at the hotel at reduced rates for premium rooms – $79 plus tax. Group Code: KEL. Book at paradisevalley.doubletree.com or 1-800-HILTONS. Information: Carolyn Leff email@example.com or call 1-928-230-0633.
Incumbent Congresswoman Martha McSally is having a “Campaign Launch Party” at 6:30 pm., Tues., Aug 30 at her campaign headquarters at 4400 E Broadway Blvd, #116 in Tucson. Food and refreshment. Casual attire. RSVP by Thurs., Aug 25 to firstname.lastname@example.org
US Sen John and Cindy McCain will host campaign supporters at a Primary Election night event starting at 7 pm., Tues., Aug 30 at McCain Campaign HQ, 1702 E. Highland Ave. Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85016. RSVP to Julie Tarallo at Julie.Tarallo@gmail.com or (508) 369-3139.
The Sun City West Republicans will resume meeting Sat., Sept 3 to hear Michael Combrink, Director of Government Relations - Maricopa County Assessor's Office. Find out the "hows" and "whys" of how your home's assessment is determined. www.GOP.scwclubs.com
Former-Arizona-Senator-Carolyn-Allen Obit …A private service will be held for family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels has issued a warning to hikers and others to be wary of strangers near Hereford. Groups of alleged illegal immigrants have been spotted crossing a camera along a trail in the Huachuca Mountains. smugglers-or-local-criminal
ATTN MCRC LD Chairs/PCs: As of Friday, Aug 26 Liz Alcorn has been appointed the Chairman of Maricopa County Republican Committee’s Lincoln Award Dinner, by MCRC Chairman Tyler Bowyer. Please note that the most recent posting for awards qualifications is no longer in effect. The MCRC is reverting back to the long-time standing awards rules. Alcorn will be releasing new information on the awards dinner in the near future. Lizalcorn@ymail.com 602. 315. 0349.
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Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will host a “call in” at 10 am., Wed., Aug 31 on her We Are Listening Tour – Virtual Chat. Participants can call in to speak with the Superintendent and other guests at (646) 668-8314. The event will also be streamed live at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD49NzEoFXw. Douglas will discuss the initiatives she brought forth in her AZ Kids Can’t Wait! plan and will give those in attendance an opportunity to provide feedback on Arizona’s K-12 education system. She will also ask the public for their thoughts on how Arizona can best implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the newest federal education legislation.
Briefs has reported incidents, for several years, of hard-working precinct committeemen being left off of flyers/mailers sent out to voters with a preferred PC list to vote for. It’s known as “cleansing” or “purging” the grassroots conservatives out of leadership positions. It lays the ground work for carrying the paper PC proxy to the county and state conventions where they can then control the election of new party officers. Never mind, they are driving worker bees out. This year some of LD17 PC are targeted. Angi Stamm decided to expose what was happening in LD17 by preparing the flyer that Briefs posted 8-27-16-briefs. See 8-29-16 Briefs archives to learn about Joe Neglia’s revealing Precinct Committeeman Petition Challenged video. Targeted precinct reported so far:
LD17: Fiesta, Foxcrossing, Muskett precincts.
LD23: Cocopah, McCormick Ranch and Golden Eagle precincts.
LD24: Wilshire Precinct, See 8-17-16 Briefs
LD25: Westwood Precinct,
LD26: Precinct not named at the moment.
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Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Separating From Former Congressman Anthony Weiner The announcement came after reports that Weiner had again sent suggestive photographs of himself to a woman he met online, the same kind of behavior that forced him out of Congress.
The FBI Has Uncovered Evidence of foreign hackers penetrating two state election databases in recent weeks, prompting the bureau to warn election officials across the country to take steps to enhance the security of their computer systems, according to federal and state law enforcement officials. Read the full story
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The Southern Arizona Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., Sept 15 at the Sonoita/Elgin Fire Station, Sonoita, AZ with candidates for the Sonoita/Elgin Fire District and Elgin Elementary School Boards. School board candidates are Matt Parrilli, Ginny Cosbey and incumbents Joncie Paterson, Mike Sweedo, Ian Tomlinson and Kelly Bostock running for four open seats. The 10 fire district candidates include David Aho, Susan Archibald, Kurt Bahti, Karla Cafarelli, Suzanne Jenkins, Peter Pototsky, Yvette Rehurek, Barry Rorex, Keven Venos and Reba Webber are contending for the five positions on the board.
Federation of Republican Women Region Director Carol Jones has arranged for those who wish to have late lunch following their Fri., Sept 2 visit with NFRW President Carrie Almond and "Rosie" in Phoenix. The late lunch is scheduled between 2-2:30 pm, at Alexi’s Grill, 3550 N Central Ave., #120 in Phoenix. RVSP to Jones by Thurs noon, Sept 1 at Mcjones1@cox.net Seating limited to 30 so make your reservations quickly.
AZ Citizens Defense League has added a new web page with information on 2016 political candidates. It is not Arizona specific and can be used by anyone regardless of where they reside. In most instances all you need to enter is your zip code. Some zip codes may contain more than one legislative district and you may need to enter your street address. You can also enter the candidate or elected officials name. Click Here To Find Federal And State Candidates
AzCDL Is Conducting A Silent Auction in conjunction with its Oct 8 Annual Meeting of Members in Phoenix. Proceeds help offset the cost of the meeting. Donations are deeply appreciated but are not tax deductible. Have an item to donate - contact Dave. Anyone wishing to volunteer to help with the meeting should contact Tom. Purchase your tickets by Sat, Sept 24. Tickets will not be sold at the door or available after September 24. Details at website. This year’s guest speaker is author, attorney, and pro-rights advocate David Kopel.
Congressman Paul Gosar is accepting US Service Academy Nominations for the US Navy, Army, Marines and Coast Guard Academies. Interested applicants must be 18 years of age as of July 1, 2016, reside in Arizona’s 4th Congressional District, and submit the application form by Oct 31, 2016. The Review Board will be held in November. Call 2020-225-2315.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The Grassroots Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 Wed., Aug 31 at Denny’s Restaurant Banquet Room, 2717 W Bell Road in Phoenix to hear a report from the CAP Water Board candidate team of Mark Lewis, Director CAP Water Board & PC; Michael Francis, CAP Water Board & PC, and Jennifer Brown, CAP Water Board and PC.
Pima County Republican Victory Offices are now open from 7 am -7 pm in the Tucson area. “Calls for Trump” are held between 5-8 pm., Wed., Aug 31 evening at headquarters, 17 W Wetmore #101. Free food for volunteers. To volunteers call 520-321-1492. Trump/Pence buttons are selling for $2 and bumper stickers are going for $1 at the Pima County GOP HQ. Volunteer walkers and bag stuffers should call 520-321-1492. The Pima County GOP Eastside Victory Office is located at 9431 E 22nd St. Ste 141. Email Parralee Schneider at email@example.com for more information
Block Rates Expires Sept 1. For the Arizona Federation of Republican Women’s Fall meeting is scheduled Sept 23-24, 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reid Park, 445 S Alvernon Way in Tucson. Download Registration HERE or contact Arrangements Chair Kathy Dolge at 602-510-8986 or Arrangements@azfrw.com Gaslight Theatre is sold out. Waiting line contact Mary Baumbach at 602-206-1189 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Republican Women of Prescott and the Yavapai County Republican Women will welcome the National Federated Republican Women’s “Rosie” bus tour between 5:30-7:30 pm., Thurs., Sept 1 at the Yavapai Courthouse Square (off Cortez) for a free ice cream social (as long as it lasts). All are welcome to attend. Contacts: Contact: Donna Tanzi: email@example.com or visit RWOP website: www.rwop.info
Concerned Citizens for America (CC4A) will host Dr Carl Goldberg to discuss “What Non-Muslims Need to Know About Islam and Why” at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Sept 1 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road in Sedona. Open to the public. Driving Directions Desserts provided . firstname.lastname@example.org www.ConcernedCitizensforAmerica.com
The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet at 5:30 pm (social).,Thurs., Sept 1 to discuss Arizona Propositions on Marijuana and the Fair Wages/Healthy Families Act. Dinner/mtg at 6:15 pm at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E Thomas Road in Phoenix. $30 each. RSVP to Jan Webb at email@example.com ,or 602-318-1010, no later than Sun, Aug 28, whether attending or not attending. Cancellations must be made by Aug 28.
The Republican Women of Prescott and the Yavapai County Republican Women will welcome the National Federated Republican Women’s “Rosie” bus tour between 5:30-7:30 pm., Thurs., Sept 1 at the Yavapai Courthouse Square (off Cortez) for a free ice cream social (as long as it lasts). All are welcome to attend. Contact: Donna Tanzi: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit RWOP website: www.rwop.info
The Sun City West Republican Club will have its first Fall meeting at 8a m., Sat, Sept 3 in the Quail Room of the Foundation Buildings, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Sun City West. Speaker: Michael Combrink, Director at the Maricopa County Assessor's Office. He works as an assistant to County Assessor Paul Peterson and will present a program on our Real Estate Taxes; how they are levied, and where the money goes. LD22 candidates will also speak. Contact: Jan Martinson JLMart15102@aol.com who will conduct the meeting.
The Surprise Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., Sept 6 in the Grand Canyon Room of the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 W R H Johnson Blvd. Sun City West, AZ 85375. Speaker tba. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will address the group of Sept 20. Contact: John Madeira email@example.com
Americans for Prosperity Arizona will be in Senate Hearing Room 1 at the State Captiol at “high noon” on Tues., Sept 6 advocating for the the Prosperity Zone Compact - an idea that could triple economic growth in Arizona, create jobs on a scale not seen in decades, generate opportunities to out-compete anyone in the world, and inspire the rest of the country to restore free markets, according to State Director Tom Jenney. We will be in Senate Hearing Room 1. Car pooling from Tucson. RSVP, click here.
The Scottsdale City Council Candidates Forum is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Wed., Sept 7 at the Via Linda Senior Center. The event is co-hosted by the Community Council of Scottsdale and COGS -Coalition of Greater Scottsdale. Contact: Frances Droll firstname.lastname@example.org
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Maricopa County Sheriff candidate Wayne Baker: Today is the primary election and I am very grateful for the moral support the campaign has received. Janice and I have put about $40,000 into this campaign and I as well as a few friends and family members have invested a great deal of time and resources. Hopefully all of the hard work will pay off in the end but just know I pursued this campaign because of the problems within MCSO, knowing I could be the one to rectify the issues. Please encourage your friends and family to consider voting for me in the election if they want someone honest and will put the needs of the office first. For my MCSO family, please pass the word on to all of your friends and co-workers to vote on Tuesday and to cast their vote for me. I WILL look after their career interests and treat them as they should be treated. If you are ready for a change in the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, I am the one you have been seeking to make those changes. Thank you all.
Scottsdale City Council Incumbent Virginia Korte: For those of you who have not already voted by mail, today is Primary Election day. You can vote the traditional way at the polls or, if you have not filled out your early ballot, you can drop it off at a polling place. You can find your polling place at Maricopa.Vote As I have previously mentioned, the Scottsdale mayoral and City Council races are on the November 8th ballot. Early voting for the election begins October 12th. Because I am not taking my re-election to a second term on the City Council for granted, I have been working hard since January on my campaign. I have been meeting with many groups throughout the city to create a dialogue about the issues that matter most to them. I have also met with individual citizens to listen to their ideas and discuss my priorities. I want to thank all of those people who have shared their thoughts with me during the past eight months. Your input has been especially helpful. In a couple of weeks my campaign will be shifting into high gear and I will be stepping up my pace with my volunteers by walking in more neighborhoods. There will also be several candidate forums that I hope you will be able to attend. Thank you for your support. New video youtube.com/c/VirginiaLKorte
Congresswoman Martha McSally: "...the House probably is in the process of flipping – and a huge Democratic wave is hitting" reads a recent headline from the Washington Post. Washington insiders have concluded "Republican seats are likely to flip in November," and "districts are just too tough for GOP incumbents to hold." Friend, let me be clear — we are not going to let that happen. National Democrats are starting their House take-over by targeting districts like mine. With your help we can fight them off. That's why I'm asking you to make a donation to ensure Nancy Pelosi doesn't become Speaker of the House again. As the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat AND the first to command a fighter squadron in combat in U.S. history, I'm no stranger to tough battles. And this is one fight that I know I can win, but I can't win without the support of friends like you, Friend. This campaign could be the closest election in the country (like it was in 2014!) and the most expensive Congressional race this year, which is why I'm asking for your generous donation today. With our critical deadline just days away, I can't afford to fail. If I don't meet my goal, my campaign may have to cut back on crucial grassroots Get Out the Vote efforts that are absolutely vital to winning in November.
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