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Sunday, October 29, 2017

10-29-17 Briefs

REPUBLICAN BRIEFS

LD22PC Larry Sorenson: I want to thank you for the dedication and professionalism with which you publish the Briefs. With the exception of continuing articles by office seekers, your Briefs are an astonishing collection for those who want to objectively evaluate items of importance. Use them. I look forward to each update and read it front to back.Thank you so much for your work. It is appreciated.

Activist Nancy Nancy Plencner: Flawed; GOP Establishment's Senate WannabesAs they circle  for Jeff Flakes senate seat, several establishment R's are smacking their lips in anticipation of becoming the new Senator from Arizona.  Each brings a set of baggage...not one of them the perfect candidate. CD2 Congresswoman Martha McSally, who has been a good fit for her competitive Tucson District, is not considered on the side of Trump’s agenda. With her hat firmly tossed in the ring, (R) Dr. Kelli Ward loudly proclaims she is the only TRUE conservative in the race.  The former state senator from Lake Havasu is supported by a wide range of Republicans including heavy hitter Steve Bannon.  But behind the curtains it's well known most think Ward cannot beat (D) Congresswoman Krysten Sinema and most would welcome another choice.  Former Congressman John Shadegg, a blast from the past has conservative credentials, a well-known Republican family name but no one has heard from Shadegg since he left Congress nearly seven years ago.  Former Congressman Matt Salmon, who has a great position at ASU should seriously consider keeping his day job....former Congressmen are a dime a dozen.  Salmon said his reason for leaving Congress a couple of years ago was "to spend more time with his family", so do it.  Jay Heiler, a Symington acolyte and Arizona Capitol rail bird is so far out of the Senatorial league and serious contention that his candidacy is laughable (Sorry Gov Brewer).   Speaking of Govs, Doug Ducey is dragging around some serious baggage.  The teacher's network is livid with him.  While doling out little to no teacher's pay raise our Gov fattened the pay envelopes of his staff, so it’s fair to question whether he can even be reelected.  Now comes Robert Graham, former Arizona State Republican Party Chairman who during his time as the face and voice of Arizona Republicans presided over the huge split in the Republican party.  Graham was bruised and bloodied effectively making it hard for him to run and win a statewide Primary.

     So, what should happen?  Dr. Kelli Ward, should receive a Presidential invitation to the Oval Office at which time President Trump would offer her something intriguing enough in DC to take her away from Arizona. Trump clearing the field would effectively pry Arizona State Treasurer (R) Jeff DeWit off the fence that he has been straddling for several months.  Then with full steam ahead the previously successful statewide candidate could proceed to capture the Republican primary and as an early Trump supporter with Presidential help and national money to match what the DNC will spend has a shot at beating Democrat Sinema.  

Arizona Town Crier Jim Ehl: Taken from the MCRC Briefs “A Bean Counter Points Out: “So, the real story here, from a numbers perspective, is that of the 14,643 new voters registered in Arizona, 4,594 registered as Republican or roughly 30%, while the number of NPP escalated to more than 57% of new registrations. The Republicans are no longer fighting Democrats in AZ registration totals, as it has been trending more and more that voters who are registering are simply not choosing Republican or Democrat, but rather, are going their own way, with consciously selecting ‘no party preference’."   See 10-27-17-briefs.html  Secretary of State Michele Reagan has announced the number of registered voters in AZ has increased 14,643- to more than 3.6 million active voters.”

     WHY??? What is the advantage of being registered as a Republican??  In the past one had to be a registered Republican to vote in the primary election for a Republican candidate but could vote in the general election for the candidate of choice.  Now with the ‘open’ primary election, any registered voter can vote for anyone.  If one wants to be involved in ‘grass roots’ politics and do the groundwork for the party, fine!  Then they can become a Precinct Committeeman, circulate petitions, register voters, and other duties.  But for the masses of the registered Republican voters, what advantage or support is there from the AZ GOP to being a registered Republican???  With a one man show running the state organization and a majority of the County Chairmen (who have purview over the Precinct Committeemen) too laid back to do anything state wise worthwhile; the PCs just to do the groundwork with no voice to do anything. What does the AZ GOP have to offer the registered Republican voters???   Actually, less that one third of the authority for PCs is filled!  Why aren’t more of the registered Republicans interested in becoming a PC???  Shut up, sit down, and do as I say!  And, “Oh look how important I am, I’m a chairman!”  There has been information about PC training, but until the County Chairmen are given control of the executive committee and recognition, communication, and responsibilities are written into the state bylaws for PCs, not much, if anything, will change.

      Well, we have McCain and Flake representing the voters of the state and a group of RINOs representing the AZ GOP so we must be in a position to welcome NPP (or Independents) if they are conservatives.

Arizona Citizens Defense League Update: We thank everyone who attended AzCDL's 12th Annual Meeting of Members.  You made it a huge success!  Over 400 AzCDL members and their guests filled the meeting room.  Because almost everyone was armed (a condition we insist on in our contracts with any hotel that hosts our meetings) it was probably the safest place to be in the entire state of Arizona. Special thanks go to our small army of dedicated volunteers who managed everything from registration to the silent auction and everything in between.  We could not have done this without you. For those not able to attend, Charles Heller, AzCDL's media maven and our annual meeting Master of Ceremonies, recorded the event.  We have posted key portions of his recordings of the meeting at our annual meeting page (scroll near the bottom).  Speakers this year included:

· Dave Kopp, AzCDL President

· David Hardy, Keynote Speaker

· Arizona State Representative Mark Finchem

· Arizona State Senator Steve Smith

· Dr. Kelli Ward, candidate for the U. S. Senate

     Next year, our annual meeting will be held in Phoenix.  These alerts are a project of the Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL), an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization.

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

In A Joint Meeting, LD 13 and LD19 will conduct Advanced Precinct Committeeman Training - Instructing PC’s in the most current grassroots outreach tools including voter identification, creating walkbooksand new tools at 7 pm., Mon., Oct 30 at the at the Pebble Creek Tuscany Falls Ballroom. Individual LD meetings will begin at 6:30 pm. Instructors include AZGOP Political Director Kyle Pierce, RNC 2018 AZ Victory Director Alex Melendez and 2018 AZ Victory West Valley Regional Field Director Brenda Crawford. Attendees are asked to bring a laptop, ipad, or smartphone.

Former LD13 Chairman Dr Robert Branch and his wife Adele are hosting their annual 1-5 pm., Sat., Nov 11 Veteran’s Day BBQ fundraiser to benefit local Veterans in conjunction with Fighter Country Partnership and Fighter Country Foundation (Luke AFB). This event will also honor the Families of Luke AFB. They are counting on 300 -500 people to attend.  No admission fee, nor food charge; however, a donation to the Fighter Country Foundation is encouraged. They have a BBQ smoker that can easily feed over 1000 people, and their home is next to a seven-acre park. This is a Veteran’s Day – no campaigning although elected officials are welcome to join in the honoring of veterans. However, participants are asked to bring their own lawn chairs.

National Boycott of the NFL set for Sun., Nov 12, Veterans Day Weekend.

Don’t forget that Arizona’s Anti-Proxy Petition is available for electronic signatures, according to spokesman Archie Dicksion. The petition requests legislators to amend ARs16—828 to prohibit political party members from carrying unlimited proxies for business meeting. Grassroots wants proxies limited to two per person per meeting, according to Dicksion. To put a stop to practice of bell cows carrying 20-40 proxies, click on Proxie petition. Complete the information on the form, then click on the signature block and you can sign on your computer by using the mouse or on your Iphone, or android by using your finger. Please contact your elected legislative representative Legislative Member Roster to let them know you would like the legislation amended to limit the use of proxies at District, County and State Meetings. Contact Dicksion at chie938@q.com – ft

Registered voters are reminded that the Maricopa County Recorder's Office has mailed out ballots for the Nov 7 elections within Maricopa County. This is an all ballot-by-mail election.  Voters can return their ballot or request a replacement ballot until 7 pm., Tues., Nov 7. Voters who wish to vote in person, need a replacement ballot, or miss the recommended deadline to return their ballots by mail can visit any ballot center across the county.  Some ballot centers are open all 28 days of the election period, including nights and weekends depending on the location. See list of ballot centers at www.locations.maricopa.vote.  For more information visit www.maricopa.vote or call the Maricopa County Elections Department at 602-506-1511

AZ Heroes to Hometowns is again gather donations for Turkeys to Troops so military families can enjoy a traditional thanksgiving dinner. AZ Heroes to Hometowns is in need of 2,000 - $20 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, PO Box 31646, Mesa AZ 85275. Also, Pay-Pal may be used for donations; information can be located at www.azheroestohometowns.org. All donations labeled Turkey to Troops will be used for this project. Please consider helping the families that have done their part to fight for our freedom:Contact founder Kathy Pearce at 480.330.1632 or kathy@azheroestohometowns.org or
AZ H2H, P.O. Box 31646, Mesa, AZ 85275

The “Pinal Republican Committee “Elephant Walk” Golf Tournament is scheduled Sat., Nov 18 at the Saddlebrooke Ranch Golf Club. Proceeds to benefit the Pinal County Republican Committee. Shotgun start at 8 am. Prizes, awards golf with lunch, space limited. $85 per golfer. $340 per team. Registration, luncheon and sponsorship form can be found on @PinalGOP Twitter page, dated Sept 7. Contact Dan Culver -danielculver100@aol.com or Cell 334-202-6458.

A Trump-Pence One Year Anniversary Celebration is scheduled Nov 8 at Briarwood Country Club, 2008 N 135th in Sun City West. 5:30pm Social Time, Dinner at 6:15 pm. $26 per ticket (you can reserve a table of 8). The speakers will be County Atty. Bill Montgomery, State Treasurer Jeff DeWit, and Secretary of State Michelle Reagen. Reservation deadline Nov 1. Send reservation check to Roy Jenks  13001 West Broken Arrow Drive, Sun City West, AZ.  85375. Event co-sponsored by LD22 Precinct Committeeman & Chairman of the Event, Roy Jenks, Sun City West Republican Club, LD 22 members, & Waking-Up America Club. Contacts:  Jenks -Cell 651-283-1133 or Jan Martinson--623-546-37523.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS.

MON - Oct 30

LD13 and LD19 will hold a joint meeting starting at 6:30 pm., Mon., Oct 30 at the Pebble Creek Tuscany Falls Ballroom. Participants are asked to bring a laptop, tablet or smart phone for the advanced precinct committeeman training scheduled at 7 pm., with instructor AZGOP Political Director Kyle Pierce, RNC 2018 AZ Victory Director Alex Melendez, and 2018 AZ Victory West Valley Regional Field Director Brenda Crawford, 2018 .

WED -Nov 1

Maricopa County Board of Supervisor Bill Gates begins his quest to conquer the entire 315-mile Maricopa Trail during his first term in office starting at 6:30 am., at the Andy Hunasek Trailhead at Spear S Ranch Trailhead E. Linda Ln., New River, AZ 85087. Join Gates one-way 2.9-mile hike. Sign up for your own 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge at MaricopaCountyParks.net. Contact Gates at www.maricopa.gov/district3/ 602-506-7562.

East Mesa AZRA Chapter will meet at 6 pm., Fri., Nov 1 at the home of Kay and Jerry Clingman, 1744 N. 93rd St. in Mesa. No speaker. Contact Clingman, President at 480-861-4958 az4hdgov@gmail.com

THURS - NOV 2

Lydia Abril Hosts The Wickenburg “Believers For Trump” prayer meeting every Thursday evening at 6 pm., in the suite adjacent to Lydia’s La Canasta Restaurant, 2027 W Wickenburg Way in Wickenburg.

The Trumped Store is hosting a meet and greet for Dr. Kelli Ward, candidate for US Senate, between 2-6 pm., Thurs., Nov 2 at 1041 E. Deuce Of Clubs in Show Low. Refreshments on the house!

Central Republican Women of Phoenix (CRWOP) meets 6:15 pm., Thurs., Nov 2 at the University Club, 39 E. Monte Vista in Phoenix. Social Hour 5:30 pm. Full dinner with beverage & desert $30 - RSVP to Jan Webb reservations@CRWOP.org

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 Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., Nov 2 at 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. Contact: Cora Lee Schingnitz, Secretary coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com

Concerned Citizens For America hosts “An Evening Of Conversation With Judicial Watch Southwest Project Coordinator Mark Spencer” at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Nov 2 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road in Sedona. Spencer, the top overall police recruit from the Regional Police Academy in 1987, member of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, and the Arizona State Coordinator for Judicial Watch will address the latest court battles and FIOA requests initiated by Judicial Watch to expose the “Deep State”, Hillary, Bill, and Loretta and corruption in Arizona. Desserts provided.

FRI - Nov 3

Tempe Republican Women’s fundraiser garage sale is Nov 3 and 4 at 2009 E Caroline Lane in Tempe. Contact Jacobson.barnes4jp@gmail.com to setup a time to drop off.

THE AZGOP Victory Tour Bus will be at the Gila County Republican headquarters, 307 S Beeline Highway in Payson at 8 am., Fri., Nov 3 it tours throughout the state as part of a one-year countdown toward the November 2018 mid-term elections. Coffee, juice and donuts will be available. Local, county and state elected officials have been invited. For information call the Gila County GOP headquarters phone at 928-478-8186.

SAT - Nov 4

MRC Chairman Chris Herring has announced that the 2018 election cycle kickoff is scheduled between 8am and noon, Sat, Nov 4.Volunteers are asked to help participate in neighborhood canvassing, voter registrations, and collecting non-perishable food items for a local food bank. Volunteers should contact contact your LD Chairman or SuperSaturday@MaricopaCountyGOP.org

The Sun City West Republicans meeting is scheduled at 8:30 am, Sat., Nov 4 in the Quail Rm of the SCW Foundation Building with Corporation Commissioner Robert Burns. Burns - who will address regulation of Arizona’s private water, wastewater, electricity, gas and telecommunications companies, among other things. Burns is a former state representative, state senator, Central Arizona Water Conservation District Director, and Senate President and Appropriations Chairman. Coffee/donuts served at 8 am. A $2 donation helps defray the rental costs. Contact: www.GOP.scwclubs.com http://gop.scwclubs.com Publicity chairman Jean Goncalves at 623-214-8010.

MON - Nov 6

The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will meet with AZ State Representative Jay Lawrence, Chair of the AZ Veterans Committee, and Penny Miller, Coordinator for the Veterans Administration Community Resource & Referral Center for homeless Vets, at 6 pm., Mon., Nov 6 at the New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort, 7401 N Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Meet and Greet at 5:30 pm., meeting at 6 pm., program at 7 pm. $35 per person, spouses invited. Reservations required – Nov 2 deadline. Send check made out to LRS to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale. Or bring cash Contact Kaufman at 480-368-2777 or patiamiam@gmail.com

NEWS LINKS

· ‘Brotherhood’: Amid NFL Controversy, Arizona State Unveils New Uniform Honoring Us Military

· Republicans Should Cut Taxes Before Thanksgiving

· More Than 400 Opioid-Overdose Deaths Reported In Arizona Since June 15

· Arizona Officials Praise Trump’s Declaration Of Public Health Emergency For Opioids

· Fifty-Eight Years After He Last Played, ASU Quarterback Returns To Sun Devil Stadium

· Senator Mitt Romney?

· Ridiculous: George Washington Church To Remove Plaque Of Former President

· Jeff “Snow” Flake Is An Example Of Why The Swamp Needs Drained

· Scottsdale Girl's Lemonade Stand Raises Nearly $10,000 For Ovarian Cancer Research

· Arizona Game And Fish Department: Halloween Decorations May Attract Wildlife

· Jerry-Falwell-Backs-Steve-Bannon-Effort-To-Oust-Fake-Republicans;Calls-For-Evangelical-Army-To-Rise-Up-To-Defeat-Them

· Are State Capitols Sexual Harassment Hunting Grounds?

· Playing The Odds: Valley Surgeon Lives Double Life As Successful Poker Player

· Phoenix Fires 3 Employees After Burton Barr Library Flooding Disaster

· Sen. Jeff Flake Knew His Criticism Of President Trump Would Cost Him. He Couldn’t Stop Himself.

· Clash Poll: Should Welfare Abusers Be Jailed?

· Tucson Police Released Footage Of Ambush At Carwash

· Liberals Caught In A Lie! Try Desperately To Change Evolving Russian Collusion Story

· Former SBE Chair Greg Miller Dies

· Clinton ‘Suicides’: You Can Add Two More Names To That List Of Suspicious Deaths

· Virginia: Muslim Gets 20 Years For Joining ISIS, Says They Studied Islam For 8 Hours Every Day

· Tucson Man Arrested For Attempted Smuggling Of Mexican National

· Democratic-Candidates-For-CD-Attend-Tucson-Forum

· George-Washington’s-Church-Tear-Down-Memorial-Honor

· Yuma CBP Agents Capture Group Of 20 People Smuggling Marijuana

· Details Of Dolphin’s Death At Arizona’s Dolphinaris Sought

· Former Phoenix Investment Advisor Pleads Guilty To $3 Million Fraud Scheme

· Arizona Republicans Call For Indictments Of IRS Officials


SEEING RED AZ

· Flake And Mccain: Liberal Colluders To The End Flake Showboats On Jones Act, Mccain Mocks Secretary Of Homeland Security Even As President Trump Has Temporarily Lifted The Jones Act Provisions At The Request Of Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rossello.

· A-New-Tough-Guy-Dem-For-The-AZ-Republic-To-Endorse

· Tainting-Trump-With-Russian-Collusion-Traced-To-Hillary, DNC, McCain

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Presidents-Trump-Economy-Grows-3%

· Nigerian-Citizen-Sentenced-To-6-Years…

· The-Florida-Gators-May-Have-New-Fight Song

· Hillary-Bill-Clinton-And-Real-Criminal Collusion: Follow The Money

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Grand Jury Approves First Charges In Mueller Investigation…

· Phoenix Fires 3 Employees After $10M Central Library Disaster

· Grace... It Is A Gift From God

· Mexican Cartels Set To Use Drones Carrying Explosives In US

· FBI Director Wanted To Keep JFK Killer Lee Harvey Oswald Alive For Confession

· Phoenix Billionaire INSYS Founder Charged With Racketeering

· Kelli Ward On Challengers: 'Vultures' Circling

WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· Trump Pulls UN Funding, Gives It To Faith-Based Orgs Helping Persecuted Christians

· Sarah Sanders Scorches Hillary's Former Spokesperson For Defending Russia-Trump Dossier

· Media Freak Out: White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Exposes The Clinton-Russia Collusion Bombshell As Deep State Trump-Russia Narrative Collapses

JFK FILES

· CIA File: British Reporter Told ‘Big News’ Coming 25 Minutes Before JfK Assassination

· CIA Assassination Plot Found In JFK Files

· Chillng Evidence-Emerges-From JFK-Files

NFL

· Former Pittsburgh Steeler And Vietnam Vet Just Gave His Blistering Hot Take On Anthem Protests — Wow

· Free Speech Works Both Ways: Fans Abandon NFL Over Protests, Leave Half Empty Stadiums

MASSACRES/SHOOTINGS

· Authorities Are Now Refusing to Release Any New Information About The Las Vegas Massacre – FBI Says “It Doesn’t Matter”

· The Vegas Massacre Gets WEIRDER – Here’s 10+ Things That’ll Ring Your BS Detector

VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE

· Pence-Speaks-To-Air-Force-Base-Suddenly-Something-Amazing-Appeared-Behind-Him-That-Made-The-Crowd-Cheer-Loud

CONGRESS

· Republicans Co-Sponsor Landmark Bill That Would Prevent Warrantless Searches Of Americans’ Calls, Emails & Other Communications.

· Leon Panetta Admits Congress Must Investigate Clinton Dossier Connection

· Rep. Duncan Calls Out Anti-Trump Republicans: ‘They’re Part Of The Swamp’

· Whoa! Republican Ben Sasse Defends Muslims, Homosexuals, And Not Putting America First

MILITARY/VETERANS

· Heartwarming: Students Volunteer To Paint Deployed Soldier’s Home

· Navy SEAL Breaks Down In Court Describing Losses From Finding Bergdahl

· Get Ready: Pentagon Suggests Draft To Include Women

· Military Officials Requested Armed Drone For Green Beret Team Ambushed By Jihadis, But Were Denied

MEDIA

· Fox News Revealed Hard Facts Against The Clinton Crime Machine – Directly From The FBI Informant

· Sean Hannity Exposed Robert Mueller For What He Truly Is

· Fox's Wallace On Hillary-Russia Ties: 'Far More Evidence Than We've Ever Seen Involving President Trump'

JUDGE NAPOLITANO

· judge-Nap-Revealed-1-Thing-DOJ-Must-End-Hillary-Clinton

BILL, HILLARY AND CHELSEA

· Guess Who Is Also Going Down With Hillary Clinton Over The Phony 'Trump Dossier'?

· Tomi Lahren Just Glared At The Camera And Exposed Hillary Clinton For Her Sick Lies

· Jimmy-Carter-Rips-Hillary; Hilarious-Brutal &-True

· Watch Hillary Start Kissing Trump’s Butt After Revelation Of Dossier Funding

WAR AGAINST LAW ENFORCEMENT

· Cop Shot Multiple Times By Muslim – Strange How ‘The Media’ Didn’t Focus On It

PROBES/HEARINGS

· Breaking: Mueller’s Charges Have Been Approved And He’s Taking Them Down

MEDIA

· Fox News Revealed Hard Facts Against The Clinton Crime Machine – Directly From The FBI Informant

EDUCATION

· Little-Bro-Banned-From Wearing-Trump-Hat-At School; His Response-Is Perfection

· School-Dumps-Common-Core-Now-Look-Test-Scores

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