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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

3-15-17 Briefs

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Editor Frosty Taylor  repcomm@cox.net      Web Master John Strasser

Condolences to the Ron Gosselin family. Ron’s wife, Louise, passed away yesterday morning after a two year battle with cancer. Ron has been active in politics most of his life, first in New Hampshire and later in Sun City West as a GOP precinct committeeman, Tea Party member, issues at the Capitol, and candidate volunteer. He can be reached at thegoose00@hotmail.com to let the family know of your concerns.

Send Trump Support post cards today: Sent A Post Card To The White House on March 15 expressing support to President Donald J Trump. As this campaign, started by a Los Angeles Republican Women’s Club, their message gathered steam while its circulation throughout the country. Trump supporters are urged to write one postcard. Write a dozen! Take a picture and post it on social media. On March 15th, mail your messages to: President Donald J. Trump, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500. Flood that box!

LD26 State Committeeman Joe Neglia: Considering the talk of a recall amid the current debt and secrecy situation, it is significant to note that LD26 passed a Censure of Jonathan Lines at their District meeting Tuesday night.

An AZGOP Fundraising Legislative Salute is scheduled on March 31, starting with a 5 pm reception followed with a 6 pm dinner, at Chateau Luxe, 1175 E Lone Cactus Drive in Phoenix – featuring Gov Doug Ducey and AZGOP chairman Jonathan Lines. Tickets range from $200 per individual to $5,000 table sponsorships. http://az.gop/tickets-for-2017-legislative-salute/

Something To Think About: Some farsighted readers cautioned that giving your email to those holding tele-town halls just  gives them easy access to you for their future campaign fundraising requests and campaign literature.

Encouraged By Feedback from the recent tele-town hall, AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines plans to conduct a telephone town hall each quarter.

Congressman Trent Franks Tele-Town hall is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Thurs., March 16 with CD8 constituents. RSVP Here

A Gentle Reminder: Each precinct needs to elect a Precinct Captain and provide the Captain’s name and contact information to the Legislative District Chairman. It the precinct doesn’t select a Captain by March 30, the LD Chair will assign captains. A precinct captain should reside within the precinct they represent.

The AFA Team: An AFA member went to the post office on Monday to purchase postcards.  The clerk said, "all of a sudden we are selling a lot of postcards.  What's going on?"  Apparently, post office personnel don't pay attention! Don't forget: mail your postcards tomorrow - or right now since they will be picked up tomorrow now in most mail boxes. Deluge President Trump with you support and good wishes.  Write something creative! In case you forgot: President Donald J Trump, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20500

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich after the Arizona Supreme Court unanimously upheld the constitutionality of Proposition 206. The Attorney General's Office defended Prop 206. “As Attorney General, my job is to uphold the rule of law," said Brnovich. "The constitution is designed to protect our rights. It's not a tool to be used to undermine the will of the people." See Arizona Supreme Court's Order, Click Here.

A Couple Weeks Ago, AZGOP Secretary Gabby Mercer was invited to participate in a roundtable interview with CNN’s Van Jones that aired March 8. Mercer says, “One of the things they left out was what the woman next to me said right after she said immigration is a complex issue. Right away she started attacking Republicans. She said (paraphrasing) ; ‘what drives me crazy is that Republicans are such hypocrites, you see I live in a very affluential part of Phoenix and there are not many Latinos. So all my Republicans friends - when something goes wrong with their houses, when something breaks down, guess who they call? They call me so I can send them ‘one of my Mexicans’ to do the work for them!" Yup! That is what she said, "My Mexicans" then she went on to talk about tomatoes. I responded, "Wow, I cannot believe she just said that! My Mexicans? I am offended by that! When did they become "her" Mexicans?” See The Messy Truth interview.

LD13 PC Scott Powelson: Former Congressman John Shadegg was a very interesting speaker at LD13 last night. His insight into the “health care” issue was very enlightening. Lots of questions and answers were thrown and handled with stories and good solid logic as far as I am concerned. I can see how Paul Ryan and many of the Republican congress want to handle this task and I am sorry I cannot agree with their solution as I understand it. I offered a solution which Mr. Shadegg seemed to agree with, calling it brilliant. I only wish it was my idea. A patriot, lawyer and political strategist of long stand, who lives in Florida came up with this and I think it is the solution to a long sticker problem. His idea is to leave ObamaCcare in place, let it fall on its own; if we touch it we will take the blame for all its ills and ultimate failure. “If you like your ObamaCare you can keep it.” Write a separate bill allowing anyone who wants to leave them out, and authority to use the “free market” approach which works so well for everything else we buy. The second half is to allow anyone who does not have a plan the ability to deduct from their taxes the cost of his or her plan just like the employer can do now. This keeps the free market involved and hopefully medical care within reach of working men and women whether they work for an employer who can afford to provide it or not. Obama care is swirling the drain now but if we Republicans touch it, which we have not so far, it will be to our own detriment.

LD23 PC Boe James: On February 26, LD23's Executive Committtee sent to all LD 23 PCs the draft "Quisling" resolution authored by PC Ardith Hildebrant.

   On February 27, an LD 23 e-mail titled "More on proposed resolution" said in part "Also please understand that, in accordance with our bylaws, we are obligated to communicate properly submitted resolutions from a PC to the District membership. "  (A very similar statement was also used when a PC made a motion to cancel the May 12th endorsing election last year.)

   On March 8, the LD23 Executive Committee announced its unanimous decision for “the withdrawal of the proposed resolution from any discussion or action at the March 9 meeting and any further consideration.”

   On March 12, an “LD23 Policy Update” was distributed that reads: “District 23 Republican Committee Executive Committee Policy, Review and Approval of PC Resolutions - Effective March 8, 2017.  In order to avoid the inclusion of defamatory or unsubstantiated content, all resolutions submitted to the Executive Committee shall be subject to review and approval before any further consideration of the resolution by the District membership.“

    Is the LD 23 Executive Committee trying to circumvent or contravene the District's By-Laws with the new policy statement?   If the By-Laws are as stated in the February 27th e-mail, it would appear that the new policy is not acceptable since nothing there gives the Executive Board authority to not forward a resolution if they feel it is defamatory or contains unsubstantiated contend.  If the By-Laws are as stated in their own e-mail of February 27th the only authority the Executive Committee has to not forward a proposed resolution is if it is not properly submitted. I would argue that the Executive Committee did the right thing by withdrawing the proposed "Quisling" resolution since it was not properly formatted and was one of the worst written resolutions that I have ever seen.  The LD 23 Executive Committee did the right thing by withdrawing it, but perhaps for the wrong reason.

Sen Debbie Lesko’s SB1441 state-senator’s-proposal-could-offer-a-little-help-battling unexpected medical bills Legislation seeks Arizona Department of Insurance’s intervention on charges.

A Press Conference will be held at 9 am., Thurs., March 16 in the Rose Garden at the State Capitol by Americans for Affordable Products (AAP), a coalition of more than 200 businesses and trade associations united to stop the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT). Speakers include LD18 Rep Jill Norgaard, Executive Director of Arizona Retailers Association Michelle Ahlmer, Americans For Prosperity AZ Director Tom Jenney, Accurate Signs & Engraving President Jim Mapstead. Contact: www.KeepAmericaAffordable.com

LD22 PC's will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., March 20 at Westbrook Village Association Recreation Center, 18825 N Country Club Parkway in Peoria. Doors open at 5:30 PM for social interaction, registration and dinner. Dinner participants are asked to bring food items that compliment lasagna. $5 donations will be accepted to help offset room rental. Attendees are reminded to sign in. Speakers include MCRC Chairman Chris Herring and AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines. Contact Secretary Claudia Burr 480-371-7409 or jandcburr@yahoo.com.

Arizona Town Crier Jim Ely: We read in the MCRC Briefs that “State Committeeman Constantin Querard says that Coconino County will host the next AZGOP Ex Comm meeting in the cool pines in the summer”.  Does that mean that CQ has taken over the ExCom chairmanship? (Editor’s note: That was merely a passing comment by CQ, but it should put to rest questions regarding the destination of future AZGOP Ex Comm meetings as it indicates they will rotate throughout the state.) So, will there be a detailed agenda posted rather than a general outline like the last one?  And better yet, will there be a report of the business accomplished instead of, like the last report, ‘managed to get plenty of important business done as well’ which we are still waiting to hear about?  Just wondering! And also notably from the MCRC Briefs, “Grahams-Legacy-Continues-To-Plague-AZGOP; Lines-Under-Fire After former AZGOP chair, Robert Graham, left the Republican Party in financial shambles Jonathan Lines was handed control. In office less than three months, Republican grassroots are reportedly calling for a recall of Lines as AZGOP chair.”  If this doesn’t point our incompetency, it’s hard to see what does.  Is this what we’ve to look forward to for at least the next couple of years??  While the ExCom and county chairs stayed laid back and let Graham do whatever he liked in face of opposition, is that still going to be the case in the future?  Until the ExCom is comprised of the 15 county chairs (who have purview over the thousands of PCs)  electing their own chairman and holding the state chair responsible for his duties, if you do what you’ve always done, you’re going to get hat you’ve always got!

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The Maricopa County Republican’s Lincoln and Precinct Committeeman Recognition Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am, May 13 at Mountain Shadow Resort Center, 5445 E Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley AZ 85253 – featuring Gov Doug Ducey and AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines. PC tickets - $55. Non-PC tickets - $75. Table of 10- $750.Cash bar. Tickets online: www.MaricopaCountyGOP.org or make checks payable to MCRC and mail to 7949 E Chama Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255. Contact: 480-473-1881.

The Fountain Hills Republican’s Election Victory Celebration Breakfast is scheduled for Sat., March 18 in the FH Community Center.  Mike Broomhead, KFYI radio personality, will be the speaker for this catered breakfast. The Fountain Hills "Republican of the Year" Awardee will be named. A number of elected officials are expected to be present.  9 am – program. Doors open at 8:30am. Admission is $22 for members (with reservations paid in advance) and $25 for non-members and members without reservations. Children under 12 are free with paid adult, reservations required for children. Reservations can be made by sending a check made out to Fountain Hills Republican Club to P.O. Box 17814 or by e-mailing the Club's treasurer at Replady2015@outlook.com. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268. Contact: Sec. Boe James FHRepublican@gmail.com or http://www.fhrepublicanclub.org/

Pima County Rally Site Moved: The Pima County Tea Party Patriots “Stand With Trump” Rally has been moved from Sen Jeff Flake’s office to Ina and Oracle. Please park in the shopping center behind the bank. The rally is still scheduled at 4:30 pm., Wed., March 15. Participants are asking for the full repeal of Obamacare and the swift confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Let Senator Flake & Tucson know that we stand with President Trump & want Action. Bring signs, posters, American flags. - Sherese Steffens, Dee Pfeiffer, Frank Olivieri, Grady Rhodes, Maria Elena Leeper, Jan Humble Pimacountyteapartypatriots@gmail.com

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) voted yesterday morning to approve the one-time expansion of the existing Arizona Universal Service Fund (AUSF) to assist in the state matching investment. The new grant will allow Arizona to receive $10 of funding for every dollar the state invests into the initiative. Ultimately, the project could bring hundreds of millions of dollars in services to the state. “Equal access to broadband services is critical to the success of a child’s education in the 21st century,” Supt Diane Douglas said. “This program is an incredible opportunity for underserved children from small schools in rural parts of Arizona to have the same technology opportunities that are afforded to other children in the state.” Last March, Arizona was one of the few states to be awarded the 2016 K-12 Broadband and Digital Learning Policy Academy grant through a partnership between the National Governor’s Association (NGA) Center, EducationSuperHighway (ESH) and the K-12 Broadband and Digital Learning Policy Academy. “I commend my staff for making this opportunity a reality,” Douglas said. “My Public Information Officer, Stefan Swiat, wrote the grant application, while State E-Rate Controller Milan Eaton has signed up many schools.”  It is designed to provide nearly every student with access to high-speed Internet. A review estimates that the state match for this program may range from $8-13 million and that internet connectivity projects may span more than two years, benefiting nearly 100,000 Arizona students. The state investment will draw down significant E-rate funds, which, in a majority of school systems, may pay for the entire cost of infrastructure construction. Schools and districts are encouraged to apply through an easy and straightforward process that is also available for the following fiscal year. Those interested in applying can contact ESH Outreach Coordinator Alyssa Cubello at alyssa@educationsuperhighway.org or State E-Rate Controller for Schools Milan Eaton at milan.eaton@azed.gov.

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Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate https://www.senate.gov/ or Representatives http://www.house.gov/ Let them know how you feel. Hold their feet to the fire. They wanted these positions so badly, hold them accountable. Arizona delegation phone numbers:

Senator John McCain (R- AZ)     202-224-2235       202-228-2862

Senator Jeff Flake (R- AZ)         202-224-4521       202-228-0515

Rep Tom O’Halleran (D1)            202-225-3361       202-225-3462

Rep Martha McSally (R2)            202-225-2542      520-881-3588

Rep Raul M. Grijalva (D3)            202-225-2435      202-225-1541

Rep Paul A. Gosar (R4)                202-225-2315      202-226-9739

Rep Andy Biggs (R5)                   202-225-2635      202-226-4386

Rep David Schweikert (R6)           202-225-2190     202-225-0096

Rep Reuben Gallego (D7)              202-225-4065     202-225-1655

Rep Trent Franks (R8)                 202-225-4576     202-225-6328

Rep Kyrsten Sinema (D9)             202-225-9888      202-225-9731

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MARCH 15

Americans For Prosperity-Arizona Is Hosting "Dessert At The Capitol " between 11:30 am-1:30 pm., Wed., March 15 At The Arizona State Capitol, Senate Building, 3rd Floor Lobby To Give Voters An Opportunity Talk With Their Legislators On Issues Facing Arizona. Register At Dessert At The Capitol Free Parking At The Capitol. Contact: AFP Deputy State Director Leslie White.

Sent A Post Card To The White House on March 15 expressing support to President Donald J Trump. As this campaign, started by a Los Angeles Republican Women’s Club, their message gathered steam while it’s circulation throughout the country. Trump supporters are urged to write one postcard. Write a dozen! Take a picture and post it on social media. On March 15th, mail your messages to: President Donald J. Trump, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500. Flood that box!

Palo Verde Republican Women’s Club will hold its monthly luncheon at 11:30 am., Wed, March 15 at Grayhawk Golf Club, Fairway House, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway in Scottsdale. Registration – 11 am. Former NSA spy and Arabic translater Barry Webb will address the group. National Republican Committeewoman Lori Klein will also speak. Reservations/cancellations accepted until midnight, Thurs., March 9. RSvP pvrwlunch111@yahoo.com Pay by check, cash or credit card at the door.

The Grassroots Tea Party Patriots will learn how to eat healthier when they meet with Theresa Healy, Board Member GMO Free Az at 6 pm., Wed., March 15 at Denny’s Restaurant, 9030 N. Black Canyon Hwy (I-17 & Dunlap) in Phoenix. Healy is a RN and Holistic Health Counselor. Contact: Francine L Romesburg grtp@grassrootsteapartyactivists.com

Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series Annual Reception at 5:30 pm., Wed., March 15 at 39 E Monte Vista Road in Phoenix.

MARCH 16

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., March 16 at the Junior Statesman of America debate of Kofa High School instead of its regular meeting place - the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 (last bldg. behind church). Regular meetings - 1st and 3rd Thursday. www.coloradoriverteaparty.org Secretary, Cora Lee Schingnitz coraleemoen@gmail.com

The Tea Party of Scottsdale will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., March 16 at Venue 8600: 8600 Anderson Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85255 featuring Scottsdale Fire Chief Tom Shannon. Contact Elizabeth Brantley elizabethbrantlee@gmail.com teapartyscottsdale

The Pima County Tea Party Patriots “Stand With Trump” Rally is scheduled at 4:30 pm., Wed., March 15 at Sen Jeff Flake’s Tucson office, 6840 N. Oracle #150. We're asking for the full repeal of Obamacare and the swift confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Let Senator Flake & Tucson know that we stand with President Trump & want Action. Bring signs, posters, American flags. - Sherese Steffens, Dee Pfeiffer, Frank Olivieri, Grady Rhodes, Maria Elena Leeper, Jan Humble Pimacountyteapartypatriots@gmail.com

LD22 Chairman Rae Chornenky has announced the Deer Valley School Board Budget Study will be live streamed at www.dvusd.org. between 6-8 pm., Thurs., March 16 if you can’t make it to the study session at the DVSB District office, 20402 N 15th Ave in Phoenix. Question or input can be e-mailed to board members at ann.obrien@dvusd.org ann.ordway@dvusd.org kim.fisher@dvusd.org jenny.frank@dvusd.org darcy.tweedy@dvusd.org

Southern Arizona Republicans will meet at 7 pm at the Sonoita Elgin Fire Station, 3173 AZ-83, in Sonoita.

LD24 Republicans are scheduled to meet at 7 pm., in the AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., in Phoenix. Contact: Secretary Carole Joyce paddywagon@cox.net

LD16 Republicans will gather at 7 pm in the Liberty Arts Academy at 3015 Power Road in Mesa. Contact Chr Jerry Clingman az4hdgov@gmail.com

LD25 PCs will meet at 7 pm. In the Charles K Luster Blvd, 640 N Mesa Drive in Mesa. Contact Chr Ian Murray ian@designedforlife.com

The Arizona Department of Transportation and partner agencies will hold a Transportation Expo between 7 am-noon at the Glendale Civic Center on Thurs., March 16. To register for this free event, visit adotdbeexpo.com. Although the expo is geared toward Disadvantaged Business Enterprises and small businesses, it’s open to all businesses, public agencies, vendors and community partners with an interest in the transportation industry. For more on the workshop or ADOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program, contact the ADOT Business Engagement and Compliance Office at 602.712.7761 or visit azdot.gov/dbe.

MARCH 17

Pima County Republicans will meet at 11:30 am., Fri, March 17 with Scottsdale businessman Frank Riggs (former CA Congressman) to discuss “Ensuring a Great Education For All Kids: the Outlook in Arizona and Nationally” at the Sabbar Shrine, 450 W Tucson Blvd in Tucson. $20 per person for a corned beef and cabbage luncheon. Contact: Debe Fleenor debefleenor@allstate.com or Debe at 520-250-1755 or www.PimaGOP.org

MARCH 18

The Coconino County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner is Sat., March 18. If paying by check, officers request that payment be mailed no later than March 16. A few tickets are still available online at www.FlagstaffVotes.com to hear Gov Doug Ducey. Staveley’s of Canyoneers has donated a Grand Canyon white water river trip for two for six nights and seven days as a silent auction item.

Arrowhead Republican Women & Central Republican Women of Phoenix invite you and your Republican friends to their joint 11:30 am., Sat., March 18 luncheon with well-known Tucson radio talk show host James T Harris at The Briarwood Country Club. $20 per person payable at the door. Contact: Lezlee Alexander at 602-354-5224.

The Fountain Hills Republican Club Election Victory Celebration Breakfast is scheduled at 9 am., Sat., March 18 in the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive in Fountain Hills with KFYI radio personality Mike Broomhead. Admission is $22 for members (with reservations paid in advance. 425 for non-members and members without reservations. Children under 12 are free with paid adult, but advance reservations are required. A number of elected officials are expected to be present.  The FH “Republican of the Year” award is presented at the breakfast. RSVP to Replady2015@outlook.com. or send check to Fountain Hills Republican Club to P.O. Box 17814. Contact: contact Secretary Boe James at FHRepublican@gmail.com or visit http://www.fhrepublicanclub.org/

LD30 Mtg Date Changed: The LD30 Precinct Committeeman training, original scheduled for March 11, has been reset for March 18 due to the AZ Executive Committee meeting in Yuma. For update training meeting information contact Timothy Schwartz Alive.Kicking.TS@icloud.com

The Arizona Game and Fish Dept is offering boating safety course between 9 am-4 pm, Sat., March 18 at the Apex Arms Facility - Green Building, 2176 McCulloch Blvd. N. Suite 8, in Lake Havasu City and at AZGFD Headquarters, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix’. Register www.azgfd.gov/boating and click “Boating Safety Education.”

The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) West Chapter will meet at 8:30 am, Sat. March 18 at Culver's at 5127 N 99th Ave, Glendale, AZ. 85305 to hear Nathan Duell, who is the Southwest Regional Coordinator with the Heritage Action for America, the grassroots sister organization to the Heritage Foundation. Duell’s topic will be on " How to hold Congress Accountable" especially now with the roll out of the American Health Care or like some are calling it Obama Care Light. Also bring your appetite Culver's has a five dollar menu just for this group. Contact: President Cirilo “Cid” DeLaFuente ola2que@yahoo.com (623)312-7054.

The Alex Meluskey Show airs on Saturdays (March 18 and 25) at 6 am on 1130AM, at 4 pm on 1100AM KRNX and at 9 pm on 960AM KKNT. Contact: info@virtuouscommunications.com

MARCH 20

The Yavapai County Republicans meet at 5:30 pm., in the Yavapai GOP headquarters, in Prescott.

LD22 meets at 6:30 pm in the Westbrook Vistas Recreation Center, 188825 N Country Club Parkway in Peoria.

MARCH 21

The Surprise Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., March 21 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation,14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. to discuss Common Core and American’s education al system with Dr. Robert Michael. Anyone in Surprise, SCW, Sun City or all surrounding communities are invited to attend. Contact: Jean Goncalves, Publicity 623-214-8010 newsletter@surpriseteapartypatriots.com.

MARCH 22

The Coconino County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner will feature Gov Doug Ducey are it’s keynote speaker. Tickets are available at www.FlagstaffVotes.com for the 5:30 pm; March 22 banquet at the Little America Hotel. Single Tickets - $60 each single tickets - $60 each. table for 8- $450 here - $450. Also payable by personal check to CCRC, 2532 N 4th St., #118, Flagstaff, AZ 86004 – include name and phone. Raffles include a silent auction item from the Staveley's of Canyoneers for a Grand Canyon white water river trip for two for 6 nights and 7 days! You must be present to win. Contact Chairman Jeff Oravits at FlagstaffGOP@icloud.com or 928-606-1028.

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS/ACTION

300 word limit. If statements exceed the limit, it will be edited

Sen John McCain/Lindsay Graham: “On Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaeda terrorists murdered 3,000 innocent civilians on American soil while under the sanctuary of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. In response to that attack, U.S. and NATO forces deployed to Afghanistan to hunt down those responsible and ensure that Afghanistan would never again be a haven for terrorists. Since then, more than 2,000 Americans and more than 1,000 troops from our NATO allies have given their lives to that mission. But after more than a decade-and-a-half of war, Gen. John W. Nicholson, commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, told the Senate Armed Services Committee last month that the war in Afghanistan is in a stalemate. President Trump and his administration must treat Afghanistan with the same urgency as the fight against the Islamic State, or this stalemate risks sliding into strategic failure.” –The Washington Post

CANDIDATE STATEMENTS

300 word limit. If statements exceed the limit, it will be edited

US Senate candidate Kelli Ward: For years, fake conservatives have promised to fully repeal Obamacare - they even campaigned on this promise. But now when given the opportunity, they refuse to! Not only are they not planning to fully repeal the disastrous bill (even though they promised!) the proposed plan includes expanding the Medicaid program according to the Congressional Budget Office's report, costing the taxpayers millions. Medicaid should be completely turned over to the states, not expanded by the federal government. As a physician, I have seen first hand the negative ramifications of Obamacare. That's why I created the Patient Power Plan, which puts the power back where it belongs, in the hands of the patient. It's time for Republicans to follow through and keep their promise to fully repeal Obamacare. And if they don't, then it's time to replace them! It's time to send a message to the Establishment once and for all - repeal MEANS repeal, you promised it, now deliver. kelliward.com/obamacare

NEWS LINKS

· Boots On The Border Act Just That… An Act

· Wed, 9pm  ET: Tucker Carlson Interviews President Trump

· Superstar Reporter Goes Public With Obama's Creepy Spying On Her

· NAFTA: Has Arizona Won Or Lost Under The Trade Deal?

· Sen-Worsley-4-Reasons-My-No-Vote-Immigrant-Lock-Up-Bill

· Trump-Tax-Returns-Show-President-Paid-$38-Million-In 2005-White-House-Says

· George-W-Bush-To Attend Sen-Jeff-Flake-Re-Election-Fundraiser

· Gov-Doug-Ducey-Education-Tax-Proposition-301

· Rep. Steve King Speaks The Truth- Snowflakes Melt

· Federal Judge: Border Patrol In Arizona Violated Court Order

· Sheriff Arpaio's New Dark Money Social Welfare Organization

· Arizona Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects Chambers Of Commerce Challenge To Minimum Wage Increase

· Mexican-Official: 250-Skulls-Found In Clandestine Graves

· 22nd Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival Friday, Saturday And Sunday

· Ex-Police Chief Plans $1M Lawsuit Against Tempe

· Border Patrol Horses Sniff Out Drugs In The Desert

· Now-A-Judge-Gets-Gagged-From-Speaking-On-Everything

· Planned-Parenthood-Mouthpiece-Made-Humiliating-Mistake-Going-On Tucker-Carlsons-Show

· McCain: If GOP 'Blows' Obamacare Replacement, It Helps Dems In 2018

· Guess-Whose-Password-Rogue-Congressional-Staffers

· Grahams-Legacy-Continues-To-Plague-AZGOP, Lines-Under-Fire

· Senators-Seek-Longer-Terms-In-Office

· Cities, Churches And Others Try To Solve Homeless Problems From Tempe To Mesa

· POLL: Do You Consider The Democratic Party To Be A Hate Group?

 

SEEING RED AZ

· Boots On The Border Act Just That… An Act

· Sheriff Joe Remains Focus Of Ethically Challenged Newspaper

· Orrin Hatch Afflicted With McCain Contagion U.S. Senate Seats Grasped By Gnarled Fingers

· AZ U.S. Reps. Franks, Gosar, Schweikert Target Of Ryan-Linked Hit Ads

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· She's Going to be President

· Rep. Steve King Speaks the Truth- Snowflakes Melt

· Article V, Convention of States Comes to Arizona

· What I Think About LD23's New Policy

· Graham’s Legacy Continues To Plague AZGOP, Lines Under Fire

· LD23 - Quislings Themselves?

· McCain: People Are Watching YOU

· The Quislings of the Arizona Republicans

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Dr-Rand-Paul-Introduces-Stop-Arming Terrorist Act

· American Health Care Repackaged

· President-Trumps-Weekly-Address

GILBERT WATCH:

      · A Picture is Worth a Thousand Common Core Standards

SONORAN ALLIANCE

      · Bob Stump: Why is Airbnb Funding A Group Attacking Arizona Republicans?

MICHAEL SAVAGE

      · Radio’s Michael Savage Is Trump’s Secret ‘Von Clausewitz’

      · 1964-All-Over-Again/

MARK LEVIN

· In Open Letter, Mark Levin Slams AP Reporter Claiming He's A Fringy Misinformer

 

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY MaricopaCountyGOP.com

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/ newsletter@azgop.org

RNC/GOP

· GOP Establishment Resisting Trump Admin. On Tax Reform Timeline

WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· Trump To Host Chinese President At Mar-A-Lago

· Just-In-Trump-Arranges-Historic-Meeting-That-Will-Change-America-Forever

· Buchanan On Trump Campaign & Russia: 'Indict Them Or Shut Up'

· Laura Ingraham: GOP Health Plan ‘Trap For Trump’

· Radio’s Michael Savage Is Trump’s Secret ‘Von Clausewitz’

· Dems Threaten Gov’t Shutdown Over Trump’s Border Wall

· Coalition Of Countries Pressure Trump To NOT Withdraw From Paris Climate Agreement

· Sean Hannity BEGS Trump To Fire ALL Holdovers From Obama Administration

· Trump-Budget-Could-Cut-Federal-Bureaucrats-By-Highest-Levels-Since-End-Of-World-War-Two

· Trump-Signs-Order-Reduce-Size-Federal-Bureaucracy

· Trump-Offers-Media-A-Role-Picking-Charity-That-Will-Get-His-Salary

· Exclusive Audio: When Paul Ryan Abandoned Trump...

· ...‘I Am Not Going To Defend Donald Trump—Not Now, Not In The Future’

· Lou Dobbs: Speaker Ryan Should Resign

VICE PRESIDENT

· OMG! WikiLeaks Releases Hillary’s Quiet Plot for Pence Takeover!!

DEMS/LIBERALS

· House Dems’ Bill Would Force ICE Officers To Wear Body Cameras

· Dems Threaten Gov’t Shutdown Over Trump’s Border Wall

ILLEGALS/REFUGEES/IMMIGRATION

· ACLU Trying To Form United ‘Cities Of Resistance’ To Shield Illegals From Deportation

JUDGE NAPOLITANO

· 'Three Intel Sources' Say Obama Looked To Brit Agency To Spy On Trump

· Obama 'Went Outside Chain Of Command,' Used British Spy Agency To Surveil Trump

IRS

· IRS "Finds" 7,000 Obama-Era Documents... What They May Contain Is Sickening

Congress

· Leaked Audio: Paul Ryan Says He's 'Not Going To Defend Donald Trump'

· House Dems’ Bill Would Force ICE Officers To Wear Body Cameras

· Dem Rep Handcuffed After Staging Sit-In At ICE Office

· Pelosi Might Be Wishing She’d Never Tweeted A Request For People’s Obamacare Experience

EDUCATION

· Student Loan Defaults Rising, Study Finds

· Student Speaks Out After Violent Protests Erupt At Middlebury College

· For Fear Of Appearing ‘Racist,’ NY Ed. Dept. Scrapping Test That Measures Literacy Of Teachers

HEALTH

· Hawaii’s Dem-Controlled Senate Passes Bill That Would Force Pro-Life Centers To Promote Abortion

INTERNATIONAL

· Al-Qaida Re-Emerges In Syria As ISIS Loses Territory

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