Tuesday, August 8, 2017

8-8-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs

A “Remove AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines” meeting for Pima County Republican State Committeemen ONLY - to gather state committeemen signatures on the “call” petitions - is scheduled at 5 pm., Fri., Aug 18 at Rusty’s Sports Grille, 2075 W Grant Road in Tucson. Signature sheets and proxies will be available. Be prepared to identify yourself as a state committeeman. Contact Leiann Anderson 520 289-9600 [1] or

LD13 will meet at 7 pm., Tues., Aug 8 at Verrado Heritage Elementary School, 20895 W Hamilton, Buckeye. Hamilton is just north of the fire station on Verrado Way. State Supt of Education candidates Dr Robert Branch and Tracy Livingston will make presentations. Contact: Secretary Karri King

The Republican Women of Prescott will host nationally recognized speaker retired Army Lt Col Allen B West at 7 pm., Sat., Aug 12 dinner at the Prescott Valley Event Center. Western attire encouraged. Pre-event VIP reception tickets limited. Tickets $35 - $65 at 800-745-3000 between 10 am-3 pm, Mon-Fri. Lodging: call Hampton Inn & Suites in Prescott Valley for RWOP discount rate- 928-772-1800. West is a retired 22 year army warrior, former Florida Congressman, Fox News contributor and Current Executive Director/vice chairman of the National Center for Policy Analysis.

A Meet & Greet for Prescott mayoral candidate Mary Beth Hrin will be held between 5-7 pm., Tues., Aug 9 in the Community Room, 1235 E Gurley St in Prescott. (next door to Circle K, plenty of parking in back). RSVP: Brenda @ (928) 772-2835 or (928) 925-1549.

LD20 Chairman Colleen Lombard has announced their meetings schedule through the end of the year. Meetings dates are Aug. 14, Sept 11, October 9, November 13, December 11. Meetings are open to Registered Republicans only. Non-LD 20 PCs will need to bring their Voter Registration card for presentation in order to gain admittance. Guests who would like to speak at a LD 20 Meeting must contact the Chairman at least 2 weeks in advance of any meeting. Contact: Lombard

The Grassroots Tea Party Activists will meet Wed., Aug 9 to hear Supt of Public Education Diane Douglas at the Denny’s Restaurant Meeting room, 9030 N Black Canyon Highway, Access Road, Dunlap Ave exit off the I-17. Contacts: Dave Romesburg Francine L Romesburg

Any Republican State Committeemen Being Harassed for signing a Remove AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines “call” petition should notified petition spokesman Marianne Ferarri at Rick Hennessy is the Yavapai County contact at 928-499-9342 or Harassment is a Class 1 Misdemeanor, according ARS 19-116 .

Editor’s Note: Please keep opinion pieces to 400 words. -ft

Congressman Trent Franks: America is $20 trillion in debt and approaching a sovereign debt crisis. We seem helpless to step back from the brink of socialized medicine. The federal bureaucracy is out of control. The very foundations of the nation continue to be stained by the blood of over a million of its own preborn children every year. The leading sponsor of terrorism in the world is on track to legally gain nuclear weapons. Our military and the nation's place in the world in general have been devastated by the Obama years. Is preserving a tyranny that, when voting on a bill, the minority in the Senate is empowered to obstruct the combined will of a majority in the House, a majority in the Senate, the President of the United States and a national election, is more important than our desperate need and ability as a nation to address these critical issues when now may be the only chance we ever have? Really?? Sen. Mitch McConnell...Please...for the sake of this and future American generations..... Tear down this wall!...

LD26 Precinct Committeeman Nancy Jenkins: I am one of those Republicans scratching their heads over this alleged poll data that the Ward campaign is touting. I agree whole heartedly with Jacque Leslie's assessment of the following: Remington Research conducted a poll on 11/16/16 where the 3rd question was, if the Republican Primary candidates were Jeff Flake, Kelli Ward and Jeff DeWit for whom would you vote. The response was DeWit 38% , Flake 30%, Ward 15% undecided 17%. According to Ward’s poll on 7/21/17 in a four way senate race the votes would be as follows: Ward 30%, Flake 19%, DeWit 5% , Graham 2% and undecided 44%. DeWit went from 38% in 11/16 down to 5% in 7/17? This makes absolutely no sense since he has done an exceptional job as state treasurer and was highly regarded as Donald Trump’s COO/CFO. polls/remington-research-group ward-surging-against-flake

   And here is a quote from Dustin Stockman regarding their poll : “The other big thing we got from this survey is that, despite media rumors, Jeff DeWit and Robert Graham are basically unknown with Republican Primary voters,” Stockton continued. “These numbers make it clear that we’re the only campaign with a credible path for Republicans to hold Flake’s seat.”

   And about Jeff DeWit being an unknown. Besides being the COO/CFO for Donald Trump’s campaign and being on national TV regularly he received more votes in his election than any other politician in Arizona history. 1,063,472 votes to be exact. treasurer-dewit Why isn’t the Ward campaign addressing this? They certainly spend plenty of time posting all over social media so why do they choose not to respond. My guess is they think over time we will forget but we won’t. True conservatives in our state certainly want to see Flake get replaced but not with someone who is scamming the voters to raise money for their campaign. Arizona deserves a better candidate!

Activist Andrea Kadar, Sedona: Did you know that our beautiful state of Arizona has a terrible human trafficking problem? Did you know that Arizona law enforcement is dealing with both labor and sex trafficking of minors all over our state? Did you know that there is a demand for sex with minors even in our rural counties? Did you also know that buyers all over Arizona are searching ads, every day, on certain websites looking to “hook up” with young girls and boys whose pimps/traffickers are advertising their services against their will? The Coalition Against Human Trafficking, Northern Arizona, has been speaking at Republican meetings all over Sedona, Cottonwood, Payson, Showlow/Snowflake, and Flagstaff about this issue and we want to speak at your Republican meetings in central and southern Arizona in 2017/2018. When we speak to your club, we bring local law enforcement with us to broaden this important conversation. We are determined to make Arizona a “fly over” zone for traffickers, facilitators and buyers; we have every intent on protecting our Arizona children and our families. Join us to stop trafficking by scheduling a speaker: call or email Andrea Kadar, Sedona, at 281-682-8743(cell) or

Activist Nancy Russell Plencner: Wondered if you could provide a good email and phone # for each of our R delegation.  Every time I have tried to call the phones ring and ring, if I get a recording it is to say the mailbox is full.  The emails I get from McCain and Flake can never be responded to.  I spoke personally to David Swiekert - last year we are his constituents and members of the Ftn. Hills Republican Club - and asked to be placed on his information/communication list. Gave him my card with email and mailing address and have never heard a word from his office.  Editor’s Note: Goggle the delegate member you wish to reach, click on their “contact us” tab to send an e-mail to them.

Gary Kiehne, A Former Arizona Congressional Candidate: Even without a calendar, you’d know its election time by the sudden reappearance of Senator Jeff Flake within the state’s borders and on television. His handlers have clearly decided the way to sell Flake to Arizona as a conservative is to rebrand him as Senator Barry Goldwater, even brazenly stealing the title of Goldwater’s iconic book, “The Conscience of a Conservative.” But Flake is no Goldwater. When Flake refers to Arizonans as “nativists” and “protectionists” because we believe in sane immigration and trade policies, he is using “fightin’ words”!

   What is wrong with calling illegal immigrants, illegal immigrants? What is wrong with basing our immigration policies on what is best for America, rather than what is best for the Third Worlds impoverished masses that all want to come here? (Some seeking paradise and a brighter future, others a government handout.) What is wrong with advocating America-first trade policies, rather than tolerating one-sided trade deals that suck money out of our economy and yank jobs from our shores? Is it really “protectionist” to show spine when advocating for the people whose interests you are elected to represent? The late Senator Barry Goldwater was not a “globalist.” He was an America-first patriot.

   In his new book, Flake says, “if we’re going to be a governing party in the future, and a majority party” we need to change our approach (to his own brand of Republicanism.) I might point out to the Senator that we already are the majority party now! As an unofficial member of the Senate’s “Surrender Caucus,” he has become so accustomed to surrendering before a battle is fought that he should probably be forgiven for not recognizing we hold the majority. And when he does pick a battle it is within his own party, namely with President Trump. As a member of the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” he honestly believed that if we gave the Democrats everything they wanted up-front in the reviled immigration bill, the Democrats would honor their word to give Republicans everything we wanted later. Much later. Really, Jeff? If you really believed that, I have some Ocean Front Property I’m dying to sell you. Senator, show me when that has happened in the last 70 years? See complete statement at fightin’ words Kiehne is a business owner, rancher, and unabashed Trump supporter.

Brian Reilly, Former LD22PC: On, 8-7-17-Briefs Randy Miller wrote: We created the federal government…” And, No one is disagreeing with you about the 4th Amendment and protecting our rights from bad law enforcement...” Randy, yes “We the People” created the Constitution for the United States and the 4th Amendment in the Bill of Rights. The 4th Amendment is my point. But, is former Sheriff Joe Arpaio in agreement with us after some 50 years in law enforcement? Here’s what Joe says “(A.)” in his 7/14/2016 deposition: Q: “But where’s the Fourth Amendment, where are you getting that from?” (A.): “It’s coming in under the federal law, the Constitution of Congress…” Q: "So is the Fourth Amendment something that Congress Passed? " (A.) “The Constitution.”  Q: "Are you sure?” (A.) “To my knowledge, it’s the Constitution, the amendments and so on.” (page 28, lines 7,9,11,13,14,15) Q: “And you used the term ‘reasonable suspicion.’ Is reasonable suspicion another way of saying ‘probable cause’?” (A.) “Not Really.” (page 30, lines 10,13)  According to Black’s Law Dictionary, the terms are synonymous. Here is the Sheriff of one of the largest law enforcement organizations in the country, struggling with the origins of the Constitution and definition of the 4th Amendment. Maricopa County is now facing $92-$100 million in costs because of Arpaio’s apparent lack of understanding of the 4th Amendment. The 4th Amendment is at the very heart of this matter. Tom Morrissey wrote: “What have you done that could even come close to what Sheriffs Mack and Arpaio have done in [the] cause of protecting "WE the people"?” Mr. Morrissey, I developed the plan for “We the People” to get Arpaio to investigate the Obama birth certificate. Arizona Secretary of State Bennett got us answers May 22, 2012. Unfortunately, Arpaio gave us theatrics until December 15, 2016. flake-v-arpaio-2016-07-14-arpaio-deposition 2014/04/15/richard-mack

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich was selected as the new Chairman of the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) during the annual Summer Meeting held in San Francisco. One of Brnovich’s top priorities as CWAG Chair will be data privacy and cybersecurity initiatives. Brnovich will serve as CWAG Chair through July 2018. CWAG is a non-partisan organization comprised of attorneys general from 15 western states, three Pacific territories, and 13 associate member states. CWAG's primary function is to provide a forum for the western state attorneys general to cultivate knowledge, cooperate on subjects of mutual concern, and coordinate actions and programs which improve the quality of legal services available to CWAG members and their constituencies.

Republican National Committee (RNC) named Kayleigh McEnany as the Party’s new spokesperson. Kayleigh is a seasoned television commentator who brings years of communications and media relations experience to her new role. “Kayleigh will be an integral part of our Party’s ongoing commitment to promoting the Republican message to Americans across the country,” said RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. “Her wealth of experience will be invaluable to the RNC as we continue to support President Trump and build on our majorities in Congress as we head into 2018.”
McEnany has years of experience developing communications strategies and key messages serving as a correspondent covering both foreign and domestic news and events. She received her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and graduated from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service with a BSFS in International Politics.  She also studied politics and international relations at Oxford University, St. Edmund Hall. McEnany will serve as the Party’s spokesperson on TV and radio and will be joined by a National Press Secretary and Deputy National Press Secretary.

Radio Talk Show Host Clair Van Steenwyk’s takes on “The GOP & Democrat Socialist Parties Will Move To Repair The Socialist Obamacare Rather Than Repeal To Keep Their Jobs And Control Of The American People & Economy” will be topic his 3 pm., Wed., Aug 9 “Van’s Crossroads” show. Call In w/ Questions or Comments: 657-383-1673 LINK to Listen In: Van's Website w/ Blogs & More:

LD22 PC/SC Lori Hack in response to LD6 Jacqueline Leslie: I love how you avoided the substantive issues I brought to your attention. I still await your adult like responses. Most honorable Republicans follow George Washington's advice:  "A good and faithful servant is never afraid, or unwilling to have his conduct looked into, but the reverse; because the more it is inspected, the brighter it shines." - George Washington, letter to Tobias Lear, Mount Vernon, June 15, 1791. Have a great week!

LD21 PC Randy Miller: This may ruffle some feathers, but it is a constitutional question.  Maybe it has already been heard, I don't know.  But it still seems to me to violate our State Constitution.

    General issue on property taxes and the Arizona Constitution - I had an interesting phone call from a nice former PC from LD 22. I don’t remember her name. We talked about many things, the first being my comments regarding education and funding. She brought up an issue that the Peoria School District had done in the 1970’s that granted “Tax Exemption” status to Sun City residents on their school property tax. This is something that both she and I agreed was not a fair or equitable situation, and one that puts a greater burden on property owners that don’t have this exclusion.

    There is also another exemption or penalty for those that are listed as “non-primary” residence. I did a little research and believe these property tax practices, regardless of how they were implemented, and either by state statute or district; I believe may be in violation of our state constitution, specifically; Article II, Section 13 of the Bill of Rights; and/or Article IV, section 19, subsection 13.

    Section 13. Equal privileges and immunities No law shall be enacted granting to any citizen, class of citizens, or corporation other than municipal, privileges or immunities which, upon the same terms, shall not equally belong to all citizens or corporations.

19. Local or special laws Section 19. No local or special laws shall be enacted in any of the following cases, that is to say: 13. Granting to any corporation, association, or individual, any special or exclusive privileges, immunities, or franchises.

    Now, it appears to me that Sun City, being excluded from school taxes, or having an “immunity” is in violation. Also, Article IV, Section 19, subsection 13 doesn’t allow for a local, or special law of this kind. If you are a senior, “Same Class” and you don’t live in Sun City and are paying school taxes on your property, you are not being equally treated and aren’t receiving what should belong to all citizens of this class."

Francine Romesburg: I generally don’t do this but Jim Waring is a fantastic Phoenix City Councilman.  If you came to our Tea Party meeting when Jim spoke, you would have heard just how much he knows, pays attention, and cares about the people in his districts – 2, 4, 6 & 8 in Phoenix.  Strong Conservative, strong on fiscal responsibility, and accountability and responsibility, and much more.  This is an important election in the city of Phoenix and how this turns out affects surrounding cities, how they are run, what happens, and how money is spent in each city.  What one city’s Council does affects other cities’ council.  Really does. Please Remember to Go Vote! Turn In Your Early Ballot!

The Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL) is raffling off a Ruger LCP II .380 caliber, striker fired, semi-automatic pistol.  Included are a 6 round magazine and a pocket holster.  This pistol was "Made in America" at Ruger's Prescott, Arizona facility.Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at Raffle Website AzCDL has migrated to an automated system to allow them to provide you with more raffle opportunities.  Contact Fred at or text or call (623) 242-9086.

The Annual Fountain Hills Republican Club Picnic is scheduled Sat., Oct 21. Details tba. Elected officials and 2018 GOP candidates will probably be in attendance. Ticket profits will be donated to a veteran and first responder charity. Drawing for a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Sport II and a Glock 43 will be held that day. Contact: Sec Boe James at

The Arizona Summit on Volunteerism & Civic Engagement Workshop is asking for proposals for its Nov 2 & 3 session at the ASU West Campus in Glendale. Details: 2017 Summit Workshop Request for Proposal

The Fountain Hills Republican Club's first annual Gun Raffle is still in progress. Tickets are $10 each, 3 for $25 or 16 tickets for $100.  For tickets contact any officer or Board Member.  First prize is a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 SPORT II.  Second Prize is a Glock 43.  Drawing will be at the Fountain Hills Republican Club picnic on Saturday October 21st.  You need not be present to win.  Tickets can be bought from any Board member.   For additional information about the raffle, contact 2nd VP David Spelich or Secretary Boe James. Tickets will be available at all meetings and GOP Socia

The Desert Roses at the Ben Avery Clay Target Center will host a shotgun shooting sports field day between 9 am and 2 pm., on Aug 20 at the Prescott Valley Trap and Skeet Club, 10800 AZ-69, Dewey, AZ  86327, to teach women safety and firearms fundamentals. $10 registration fee includes eye and ear protection, loaner shotguns, ammunitions and targets. For information about Desert Roses, visit Also, view a video about the program that recently appeared on 3TV/CBS 5 at For more information about the Ben Avery Clay Target Center, visit or call (623) 434-8119.

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Aug 8

LD13 will meet at 7 pm., Aug 8, the second Tuesday the month, at one of the two Verrado schools. Locations/direction tba, according to LD13 Sec Karri King. Meetings are scheduled of each month Sept 12, October 17, Nov 14, and Dec 12.

A Meet & Greet For Prescott Mayoral Candidate Mary Beth Hrin is scheduled between 5-7 pm., Tues., Aug 8 in The Community Room, 1235 E. Gurley St., in Prescott for refreshments & Q&A’s. RSVP: Brenda Dickinson @ (928) 772-2835 or (928) 925-1549

August 12

The Republican Women of Prescott will host nationally recognized speaker retired Army Lt Col Allen B West at 7 pm., Sat., Aug 12 dinner at the Prescott Valley Event Center. Western attire encouraged. Pre-event VIP reception tickets limited. Tickets $35 - $65 at 800-745-3000 between 10 am-3 pm, Mon-Fri. Lodging: call Hampton Inn & Suites in Prescott Valley for RWOP discount rate- 928-772-1800. West is a retired 22 year army warrior, former Florida Congressman, Fox News contributor and Current ExecutiveDirector/vice chairman of the National Center for Policy Analysis.

AUG 14

LD20 will resume meeting on Aug 14, according to Secretary Vera Anderson. They will meet Sept 11, Oct 9, Nov 13 and Dec 11, 2017. 2018 meetings are scheduled for Jan 8, Feb 12, March 12, April 9 and May 14 at 4650 W Sweetwater Ave, Glendale, AZ 85304.

AUG 16

All Republicans Are Invited to celebrate the “Power Of Republican Women” between 4-7 pm, Aug 16 at the Wyndham Garden Midtown lounge at 3600 N. 2nd Avenue in Phoenix.  This is a non- host Happy hour with Happy Hour prices (Limited appetizers courtesy of Wyndham).  Details tba

Central Republican Women of Phoenix will host a Summer Happy Hour between 4-7 pm., Aug 16 at the Wyndham Garden Phoenix Midtown, 3600 N 2nd Ave. in Phoenix. No-host Happy Hour prices for beverages and appetizer. CRWOP tumbles available for purchase. Complimentary garage parking. Contact; Robyn Cushman - President


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