Wednesday, March 8, 2017

3-8-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Editor Frosty Taylor      Web Master John Strasser

AZGOP Chairman Johnathan Lines has arranged a Tele-Town Hall between 5:30-6:30 pm, Thur., March 9 to discuss procedures and financial aspects to the “ballot harvesting” court case as it travels through the courts. Although Lines has been the AZGOP treasurer for the past two years, he recently announced (as the newly elected AZGOP chairman) that he had just learned the AZGOP has incurred a large debt related to the lawsuit. All precinct Committeemen are invited to participate in the phone call. Those PCs interested in participating should  email us with your phone number. Brett Johnson, the AZGOPs lead attorney from Snell and Wilmer, will join Lines to answer questions. Send your questions to prior to the tele-town hall so they have time to prepare answers. No privileged information, strategic planning nor information that could be used by Democrat opponents will be released, according to Lines.

Readers are wondering if PC Ardith Hildebrandt’s “Call Out the Quislings’ Resolution and the $27,000 debt incurred while battling former AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham to get 119 LD23 delegates seated at the Jan 28 AZGOP convention will be addressed during tonight’s meeting scheduled at 7 pm., Thurs., March 9 at the Via Linda Senior Center in North Scottsdale. The agenda was not available at post time. The board should be finalizing the agenda this afternoon. Contact: Chr Nancy Ordowski

What The Heck Is Quisling?” a reader questioned this week. Try Googling the word for a definition.

If You Think LD23’s Debt from the upheaval to get their delegates seats, wait until you hear what the AZGOP owes legal beagles for the “ballot harvesting” court battles. Newly elected AZGOP Chairman Johnathan Lines found out during his second week in office that he has inherited a king sized-headache!

Susan Tulley, National Field Director of Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), will meet with residents at 2:30 pm., Thurs., March 9 in the Glendale Library, , Brown/59th Ave in Glendale to discuss “Immigration and Sanctuary Cities”. The meeting is open to the public. Contact:

The AZGOP Executive Committee will meet at 10 am., Sat., March 11 at 6565 E 30th St, in Yuma,. State Executive Committee members are entitled to vote in person or by proxy, given to a qualified Republican elector of the county (or in counties of 500,000 or more population, the legislative district) where the member resides. Proxies must be witnessed by a Notary Public or two witnesses, brought to the meeting by the proxy carrier, effective only for the length of the meeting. LD Chairmen are non-voting members of the Executive Committee, according to the meeting call letter. The agenda includes reports from newly elected Treasurer Robert Lettieri, National Committeewoman Lori Klein Corbin, National Committeeman Bruce Ash, County Chairman, Chairman Johnathan Lines Report and Executive Director Avinash Iragavarapu’s Report. Lines will host an optional BBQ and range day following the official meeting. Lines will supply the food, ammo, weapons and targets. For those staying overnight, he has arranged special rates at the Candlewood Suites(928) 726-2800, Holiday Inn Express (928) 317-1400 , and Holiday Inn (928) 317-1400. Contacts: Secretary Gabriela Saucedo Mercer (949) 939-0364 or Exec Dir Avinash Iragavarapu at State Party Headquarters (602) 957-7770.

The Western Pinal County Chapter of the Az Republican Assembly (AzRA) will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., March 13 at 408 N Sacaton St. #2, (SE corner W Florence Blvd/N Sacaton St) Casa Grande, AZ to hear a presentation by District 4 County Supervisor Anthony Smith. Prior to his 2012 election as a supervisor, he served two terms as the Mayor of the City of Maricopa. Contact Nancy Hawkins at

Former AZ PC Wayne Blair: I Wonder how Brian Reilly feels after helping get this sheriff elected, I still feel that he worked to get Sheriff Joe out of office cause Sheriff Joe work on the Obama birthing issue which Brian pushed at first, then got cold feet. Way to go BRIAN!!! - Recall Effort Against Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone Being Planned

Trey Gowdy On Attack — He’s Putting an End To Obama’s Corruption! Trey Gowdy is one of the good guys, dedicated to destroying the corruption in Washington. He is doing everything in his power to shut down the Obama regime’s policies. Under Gowdy, the House Judiciary Committee passed a bill to stop an Obama “slush fund” policy, reports Freedom’s Final Stand. The bill, called H.R. 732, was co-sponsored by Gowdy, who worked overtime to get it passed. With that, Gowdy made an important contribution to the draining of the swamp. He made sure that Obama would be quickly forgotten and his legacy would be destroyed. The House Judiciary Committee’s decision is “nothing less than Congress taking back its constitutional powers lost over the last eight years”, said Gowdy. Read more...

LD30 PC Timothy Schwartz: Mr. Trump is smarter than any of us guessed. You 'play games' with him, and he just ups the ante. See limbaugh: wikileaks-revelation-cia-mimics-russian-hackers-changes-narrative

Arrowhead Republican Women are hosting a community picnic featuring national, state, and county politicians eager to thank voters for their support at the ballot box. The event is scheduled Sat., April 29 at Beardsley Park, 128th Ave. & Beardsley Rd., Sun City West. No advance tickets or reservation needed. $10 ticket at the door per person gives a lunch of sloppy joes, coleslaw, cookie, and drink as well as an opportunity to win a door prize of a golf package at Briarwood Country Club. Raffle tickets will also be available for 3 prize baskets. Lots of covered ramadas will be available. ARW meets regularly the 2nd Wednesday of the month, September through May, at Briarwood Country Club, 135th Ave. & 128th Street., Sun City West. Contact Jan Martinson, ARW 3rd Vice President, at 623-546-3753 with questions.

Arrowhead Republican Women’s Third Vice Chairman Jan Martinson is asking for assistance in donating items to three raffle baskets for the club’s Sat., April 29 Victory Celebration Picnic. Basket themes are Italian, Patriotic and Trader Joe’s items, including nono-perishable foods, bottles of wine/drinks, glassware, theme knick knacks and entertainment supplies, gift cards, etc. She ask that the donations be brought to the February or March ARW meetings. Contact Martinson at 623-546-3753.

AZFRW Laura Bush Scholarship Criteria

  1. Female, full time student and an Arizona resident
  2. Registered Republican for two years, or if applicant is 18 years old she may substitute current evidence of her parents Republican registrations for a minimum of two years.
  3. Majoring in Political Science, Business, Education or Economics fields
  4. Minimum of 3.0 GPA and involvement in leadership activities on or off campus.
  5. Deadline for filing is April 28, 2017

The Laura Bush Scholarship was established by the Arizona Federation of Republican Women (AzFRW) to honor former First Lady Laura Bush's work in the area of literacy and educational reform. The Laura Bush Scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding young Republican woman attending an Arizona university or college to provide financial assistance for her educational pursuits as well as to promote involvement in Republican political activity. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded each year. Previous LB Scholarship recipients may not reapply. Laura Bush Scholarship Application

The Maricopa County Republican Committee is looking for five donors for each legislative district to donate $10 per month to the MCRC for it’s “Keep it Red” campaign. To participate go to

Fox Newscaster Tucker Carlson will speak at the 6 pm., April 22 CAP Family Dinner at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix. Tickets go on sale March 20. RSVP to Chris St. John at 480-442-7765 or

The First Public Hearing On Russia's Meddling In US Elections Will Be March 20, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes says. Nunes said he has invited FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers, as well as former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former Attorney General Sally Yates, to testify.

LD18 PC Peggy McClain: Regarding the permit required by Maricopa County to weed, this is just another in a series of large government bureaucratic actions to steal money from taxpayers who are minding their own business. Maricopa County Supervisors run for office every four years and the Republicans lead us to believe they are one of us, desiring freedom and small government.  In reality, they are part of the large government problem. Do they tell you they require contractors to pay the County to take a dust control class? Do they tell you they require the contractor's Personal cell phone to be posted at jobsites so they can receive calls 24/7?  Do they tell you the amount of water used and the cost of water trucks contractors have to purchase to keep Arizona dust down?  Do they tell you they call crews late in the day back to jobsites to clean up dust that may be in the street or on the sidewalk? How much water is used to keep a natural element of the desert at bay?  How much pollution from vehicles occurs to return to jobsites for dust?  How much gasoline is wasted to return to jobsites?  And what is the cost to businesses? IF the Supervisors respond to these concerns, they will tell you it's because of the EPA and potential dollars sent to Arizona from the Feds for roads. Very well, then tell everyone this and that they don't have the balls to fight the government or enlist citizens to help them. Instead, they fine homeowners and contractors through another layer of County government. Cities and HOAs fine homeowners for out-of-control weeds.  But be careful, if you weed Maricopa County may fine you.

Sen John McCain Testified at a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing titled, “Shaping the Future: Consolidating and Improving VA Community Care” last night. McCain was to discuss his legislation to continue the Veterans Choice Program past its sunset date, as well as address the future of the Veterans Choice Program. Livestream of the hearing here.

All 100 US Senators Have Signed A Letter Urging The Trump Administration To Step Up Security At Jewish Community Centers, Day Schools And Synagogues following a new wave of threats. Bomb threats via phone and email were reported in Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. They are among more than 100 threats made across the United States and Canada since early January, according to the Anti-Defamation League. In the letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey, the senators wrote: "We are concerned that the number of incidents is accelerating and failure to address and deter these threats will place innocent people at risk and threaten the financial viability of JCCs, many of which are institutions in their communities."

Gov Doug Ducey: In my State of the State address this year, I highlighted an ongoing challenge Arizonans face as we seek our fair day in court: the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The overburdened Ninth Circuit hears an average of 12,000 cases per year -- 30% more than the next most active circuit. And their average turnaround time to hear a case is over a full year. It's time for a new circuit court for Arizona and other western states. Senator Jeff Flake has introduced a bill in Congress to act on this priority, and together we authored an op-ed in The Arizona Republic detailing our case. A few of our key concerns:

· Average turnaround time for a case: 15 months

· Average caseload: 12,000 cases

· Percentage of rulings overturned: 77%

· Only 1/3 of court meets to set precedent

Read our op-ed for our full proposed solution on creating the 12th "Mountain Circuit" court to ensure that justice is administered fairly for Arizonans, and post the link to your Facebook page: our-turn-why-arizona-need-move-out-9th-circuit Together, let's advocate for a fair day in court for Arizonans. Map Source: United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit,

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is accepting applications for adoption of 100 desert tortoise that will soon be awaking from their winter slumber. There is no charge to adopt a tortoise. The desert tortoises up for adoption are a wide range of ages and sizes. AZGFD is accepting applications for those willing to provide a special home. Adoption application packets and general information can be found at Adopters need to have a securely enclosed yard or separate enclosure in their yard, free from potential hazards such as a dog, fire pit or unfenced pool. The enclosed area must include an appropriate shelter for the tortoise to escape Arizona’s extreme summer and winter temperatures. All of the desert tortoises eligible for adoption will be given health checkups before going to their new homes. Tortoises are only available for adoption to residents living within the species’ native range, which includes the Phoenix, Bullhead City, Kingman, Prescott, Lake Havasu, Tucson and Yuma areas.

LD17 needs volunteers to help with voter registration during the March 10-12 Chandler Ostrich Festival in Tumbleweed Park. Go to LD17SignUpGenius or Contact Bert at 480-707-3495, Farhana at 619-549-0005, Scott at 602-768-8517 or Mike at 262-880-4620. See

East Valley Teen Age Republicans are forming a new club and accepting membership applications from young Republicans between the ages of 13-19. Their first meeting will be held in April to elect officers. For information or membership application e-mail Face Book @EastValleyTeenAgeRepublicans. Contact Connie Sunday at .

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March 8

LD 18 Republicans will meet at 6:45 pm., Wed., March 8 at the Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S 48th St. in Phoenix.

Ron Paul Will Be In Arizona for several events on March 8. He will be at the State Capitol Museum, 1700 W Washington in Phoenix at noon on March 8 to promote Rep Mark Finchem’s HB2014 that seeks to restore precious metals in Arizona – ending the Federal Reserve’s money monopoly. HB2014 support petitions will be available for signing. They will be hand-delivered to the Senate Finance Committee where HB2014 will be heard. Free ticket registration march-8-noon-tickets The noon event is free and open to the public.

Cancelled: Ron Paul will NOT have coffee at 9:30 am, Wed., March 8 with the Saddlebrooke Republican Club in the East Room of the Mountain View Club House, 38759 South Mountain View Road, Saddlebrooke, AZ a previously announced. 

Ron Paul Will Be Featured at a 2pm, Wed, March 8 reception in Paradise Valley where guests can mingle, take photos and enjoy light refreshments while Paul shares details on “Audit the Fed and sound money.” Tickets are $150 per person. Limited space. Be sure to enter your email address and phone number on the payment form so his staff can send you the address after your ticket purchase. reception tickets here

March 9

LD23 will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., March 9 at the Via Linda Senior Center in North Scottsdale. Contact Chairman Nancy Ordowski

The Pima County Republican Committee will meet at 5:30 pm,Thurs., March 9 at GOP headquarters, 17 W Wetmore Road, in Tucson.

A Young Professionals Reception in support of Phoenix City Council candidate Chris DeRose will be held between 5:30 – 7 pm, Thurs., March 9 at the home of Jess Yescalis in Phoenix. Co-hosts include Mark Briggs, Starlee Coleman, Eric Crown, Sal DiCiccio, Tom Galvin, Marcus Huey, Cal Kendrick, Catie Kendrick, Pascal Kropf, Heather Lauer, Robert Meyer, Bea Rocklin, Tysen Schlink, Brandy Wells and Jim Waring. $250 for reception, $500 host committee and $1,000 to co-chair. RSVP to Schlink at 480-789-9869.

Pima County Tea Party Patriots are planning their 5th “Stand With Trump Rally” between 4:30-5:30 pm., Thurs., March 9 in front of Sen John McCain’s office, 407 W Congress St #103 in Tucson. Participants are asked to bring signs, posters and American flags. Can't make it to the Stand With Trump Rally. Express yourself by calling the Senator's office  (520) 670-6334.

March 11

The AZGOP’s first Executive Committee meeting is scheduled March 11 in Yuma. AZGOP Chairman Jonathon Lines will be hosting an optional BBQ and range day following the official meeting. Details were sent out in a call letter from AZGOP Secretary Gabby Saucedo Mercer. Contact: AZGOP HQ (602) 957-7770

The “Salute A Soldier 5K Run or 1 Mile Walkhonoring wounded heroes is scheduled at 9 am. Sat. March 11 in Freestone Park, 1045 E Juniper Road in Gilbert. Register now and pickup your packet at 8am the day of the race, according to coordinator Kathy Pearce. $40 - 5K RUN/$30 - 5K Run for Military or $25 for 1 Mile Walk . Register: salute-a-soldier-5k-run-1-mile-walk-2017?   or you can visit our website Register early and receive a $15 discount on the 5K by using code SAS15– good until January 22nd, 2017. Military use MIL10 for $5 off until March 9. Kathy Pearce or Mail to: AZ Heroes to Hometowns P. O. BOX 31646, Mesa, AZ 85275.

Coconino County Parks and Recreation has scheduled a sweet Decorating Desserts clinic between 9am – noon, Sat., March 11. $15 for 14 years and older. registration here. See programs. Or, or phone, (928) 679 8028.

The Gila County Republican Committee’s March 11 Lincoln Day Dinner starts with a 5:15 pm cash bar, followed by dinner with speakers Jeff DeWit, Arizona State Treasurer and advisor to the Trump transition team, and Congressman Paul Gosar, at the Mazatzal Casino in Payson. Get a behind the scenes report on the Trump election campaign and the latest on President Trumps plans. Find out what is happening in Congress and its implementation of President Trumps plans. Tickets available at or call 928-478-8186.

The Alex Meluskey Show airs on Saturdays (March 11, 18 , and 25) at 6 am on 1130AM, at 4 pm on 1100AM KRNX and at 9 pm on 960AM KKNT. Contact:


LD 29 Republican Committee will meet at 7 pm, Mon, March 13 at Ginny G's restaurant, 7349 W Indian School Rd.  Social time starts at 6:30.  If you want to eat dinner, please arrive early so the meeting can begin at 7. Contact Chairman Alan Gaugert 623.330.3622.


The Sun Lakes Republican Club will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., March 14 at 25601 S. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248.

LD13 will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues. March 14 in the Tuscany Falls Clubhouse: 16262 Clubhouse Dr. Goodyear, AZ 85295.


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!


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Congressman Andy Biggs: Today, the House of Representatives passed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Transition Authorization Act by voice vote. Among other provisions, this bill requires NASA to develop a plan for an eventual manned mission to Mars in the coming decades. Biggs, a member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee: “Few achievements have inspired more pride than our nation’s space program. The NASA Transition Authorization Act will allow our country to continue to dream big as we explore farther and farther into the solar system and beyond. I am thankful for Chairman Lamar Smith’s work on this vital legislation and am proud to see it pass the House tonight.” 

Sen John McCain following testimony at the House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing titled, “Shaping the Future: Consolidating and Improving VA Community Care” on the need to preserve the Veterans Choice Program: “I want to talk to you about veterans’ access to care and how we got here. Just yesterday, the Arizona Republic reported that Steve Cooper, an Army veteran of 18 years, was awarded 2.5 million dollars in a medical lawsuit against the Phoenix VA hospital. Steve waited for almost two years before seeing a doctor at the Phoenix VA. By the time he received care, his routine urology appointment had turned into a diagnosis of terminal cancer. Steve wasn’t alone in his need for care. In 2014, our country was shocked to learn that Steve was one of 15,000 veterans standing in line for care in Phoenix – 3,300 of whom were urology patients. This national disgrace served as the catalyst for the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act that created the Veterans Choice Program, which has enabled veterans to see providers in the community for their health care needs. This legislation required the VA to implement the Veterans Choice Program in under 90 days – an ambitious undertaking that experienced some growing pains. Despite a few road-bumps, the Veterans Choice Program to-date has accomplished its intended goal of increasing access to care for our nation’s veterans. In fact, since its inception, veterans have made more than seven million appointments with community providers for everything from diagnostic tests and urology screenings, to life saving heart and cancer treatment. Mccain Joins Senators To Continue The Veterans Choice Program


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US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward: We will not be fooled. The proposed health care bill by the House Republicans is just Obamacare 2.0 — that's unacceptable.
We refuse to settle for more harmful legislation. Add your name if you support a full repeal of Obamacare! For years, the American people have demanded a full repeal of one of the most disastrous pieces of legislation in our nation's history — but now, the House leadership expects us to accept a bill that keeps the worst parts of Obamacare: healthcare welfare, subsidies, and mandatory coverage.The era of excuses is over. Americans have waited long enough. Now, with the support of President Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Senate, the House must follow through on the promises they have made over the past six years. It's time to fully repeal Obamacare, once and for all. It's time to be bold. Congress must not waver and settle for an Obamacare 2.0 — America deserves better.


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