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AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines has announced newly hired Executive Director Matthew Kenney started at AZGOP Headquarters yesterday. It came as no surprise to informed GOPers. Rumors have been flying for months that if Lines won the AZGOP Chairmanship in January 2017 that Kenney would become his right-hand man. In case you have forgotten, ADI called the Lines’ Kenney pick in December. See Establishment-Lines-Up-Behind-Yuma-County-Chair and Seeing Arizona Red’s Key-Info-Preceding-AZ-GOP-Jan-28th-Meeting and Jonathan Lines New AZ GOP Chair — More Of The Same Longtime political consultant Constantin Querard’s yesterday’s Facebook starts out, “A lot of Arizona Republicans woke up this morning to find out they owe Jim O'Connor an apology. I'm one of them... The next time Jim tells you what's going to happen in the future, you ought to take him seriously!” Lots of interesting response to CD’s post. Needless to say, phone lines were humming in Phoenix yesterday.
Torunn Sinclair has been hired as the AZGOP communications director, according to AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines. Sinclair is a former deputy communications director for Gov Doug Ducey’s campaign team.
When LD22 Senator Judy Burges, who is termed out as a senator, was asked if she was considering running For Her Former Position In The House, She Replied, “No, I’m not going back to the House. It is time to retire.” Editor’s Note – Burges, well-know conservative West Valley legislator, has served in the legislature for 14 years.
Last Week There Was Quite A Bit Of Flap about LD Chairs not forwarding information on to their PC, consequently few knew that the election to replace former Member-at-Large Tom Morrissey was on the Maricopa County Republican EGC agenda. Morrissey recently moved to Payson. In all the exchange about that issue, no one mentioned that former LD17 Chairman Shadow Asgari was elected to replace Morrissey at the MRC Executive Committee meeting. She was immediately sworn in by Chairman Chris Herring.
LD 10 will meet at 6 pm., Tues., April 18 at the Wilmot Public Library, 530 North Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ 85711. Credentials open at 5:30 pm.. Contact Chairman Mariano Rodriguez at email@example.com with questions.
ATTN: LD13 Republicans: Former LD13 Chairman Dr Robert Branch and his wife Adell are holding a “Free” fundraising BBQ for local vets “Operation Enduring Gratitude” between 3-6 pm, this Sat, April 15 at the park next to their house - N Cortessa Parkway and W Purdue Ave, Waddell, AZ. Branch said, “I would like to invite you and anyone that you would like to invite to come. I am a pretty good BBQ pit master, and I am making over 100lbs of smoked pulled pork for this event. The BBQ starts at 3pm and will end at 6pm or when the meat runs out (whichever comes first). 100% of the donations go directly to the charity, for I am donating all of the food and drink.” Contact:
The Leisure World Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Mon., April 17 at 908 S Power Road, Mesa, AZ. Speakers include Joe & Jinny Perron, East Valley Pro-Life Alliance "Is This Who We Truly Are?" and Sheriff Richard Mack "Is Freedom Possible in America Today?" Contact: Diane Andersen 480 395-5515 Azpatriot13@yahoo.com
Congressman Andy Biggs Town Hall - noon, Fri, April 14 at Sun Lakes Country Club Navajo Rm, 25601 N Sunlakes Blvd in Chandler. Due to limited space, the meetings are open to CD5 residents only. RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org . include name, address, and email of each person attending.
Sen Jeff Flake is conducting a Town Hall at 7 pm., Thurs., April 13 in Building C of the Mesa Convention Center, 201 N. Center St in Mesa. Seating is first come, first served. Flake Town Hall Info
The 3rd Annual Native American/Western Gathering will be held between 9 am-5 pm., Sat., April 15 at the Wickenburg Community Center. Program includes two WWII Navajo Code Talkers, some lectures, displays, arts and crafts, entertainment, food vendors, silent acution, etc followed by a banquet (full meal/dessert) with a presentation of “Quilts for Valor,” which will be given to seven veterans. Meal tickets are $23 per person, or $20 each for groups of 2 or more. Open to the public.
JD Hayworth Is Coming Home. After three years in Florida, Newsmax is moving his show back to Arizona. Hayworth tells Briefs, “Beginning Monday, April 17th, my eponymously named NEW program, ‘JD Hayworth on Newsmax TV’ will be seen weekdays from 7-9am, AZ Time/10am-Noon, Eastern. Prism TV carries our channel, but to watch on your computer, go to www.newsmaxtv.com As many of you will recall Hayworth served as a US Representative between 1995-2007. – ft
Volunteers Are Needed for Ahwatukee Republican Women and LD18 Spring Fling Voter Registration and PC Recruitment Event – following the Easter Parade on Sat., April 15 in Ahwatukee Community Park, NW Warner/40th Street. Shifts run between 11 am until 5 pm. At least 5,000 residents are expected to visit the Spring Fling for entertainment, carnival rides, games, Easter Egg Hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, merchant and craft booths including food and drink. Contact Ed Pellegrino at 602-363-2253
The State of Arizona Research Library continues its 2017 Arizona Author Series by hosting Dr. David Berman, author of Radicalism in the Mountain West, 1890-1920: Socialists, Populists, Miners, and Wobblies, at 3 pm.,Thurs., April 27. The event will be held on the second floor mezzanine of the Polly Rosenbaum State Archives and History Building where the author will discuss the process of writing this work: from idea, to research, to print. Contact: Brianna Furcron, Special Collections Librarian (602) 926-3723 email@example.com
Heritage Action is hosting a thank you/support rally for Congressman Andy Biggs at 10:30 am, Tues., April 18 outside Biggs district office at 2509 S Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85209. Attendees are encouraged to make signs thanking Biggs for his stand to fully repeal Obamacare. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided. RSVP: thankyouandybiggs. Contact: Nathan Duell, SW regional coordinator 202-438-4201 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Phoenix City Councilman Sal Diciccio says registration for 2017 summer camps, classes, and sports starts Thursday, April 20th at 6:30 p.m. Registration is available online: http://tinyurl.com/lber36t
Congressman Jeff Flake and Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced an initiative to expand veteran access to treatment courts following a tour of the Veterans Treatment Court at the Mesa Municipal Court Building yesterday.
McFadden's Speech To Congress In 1934 A little primer on the Federal Reserve Bank and How we got into debt to the tune of $20Trillion. It is likely four times what they claim as we have no idea how much actual debt has been created using all forms of debt money.
ATTN CD4 High School Students: Congressman Paul Gosar has announced his annual Congressional Art Competition. This is your chance to have your very own artwork featured in the U.S. Capitol Building. Rules and how to submit your work can be viewed at Art-Competition Info
Congressman Andy Biggs is looking for interns in both my Washington, D.C. and Arizona offices. Internship Application
Congresswoman Martha McSally is accepting applications for the Young Women’s Leadership Program, which provides young women currently enrolled in high school with the opportunity to meet and interact with women who hold leadership roles and have built successful careers in government, business, medicine, media relations, and other professions. Leadership Application
The Arrowhead Republican Women will host a Victory Celebration Picnic between noon and 4 pm., Sat, April 29 at Beardsley Park, 20011 N. 128th Ave., Sun City. Tickets will be available at the event for $10 which includes a meal of sloppy joes, potato salad, coleslaw, cookie, and water or soda. No advance reservation needed. Ticket includes a door prize opportunity for golfing at Briarwood Country Club. Raffle baskets available for an additional ticket price. Confirmed speakers include Secretary of State Michele Reagan, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, senators & representatives from LD21 & LD22 with many more invitations in process. Voter registration available at the event.
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.
Former LD23 Chairman Jim O’Connor’s “Resolution Opposing National Popular Vote Compact” can be viewed or downloaded at https://jimoconnorazgop.com/npv-presentation/
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Thursday, April 13
Pima County Republicans - 5:30 pm., 17 W. Wetmore Rd. Tucson, AZ 85705.
Apache County Republicans – 6 pm, Apache County Building Official, 75 W Cleveland St, St Johns, AZ 85936.
The ASU Center For Political Thought And Leadership will host Arthur C Brooks’s presentation of The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America at 7 pm., Thur., April 13 in Dorrance Hall at the Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, Arizona 85008. RSVP required. Free Open to the public
Reservations Are Due at midnight for the Palo Verde Republican Women’s Club 11:30 am, Wed, April 19 luncheon at Grayhawk Golf Club, Fairway House, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway. Check in at 11 am. Carolyn Lynch, expert in privacy, cyber security and criminal law, will address the group. Brion Crum, of Caliber Management Company, and Kelly Laurich, Manager of Fisher House of Tucson will provide a program. RSVP at email@example.com They take check, cash or credit card at the door.
LD 23 – 6:30 pm., 10440 E. Via Linda Scottsdale, AZ 85258
The AFP Foundation’s next six-week Grassroots Leadership Academy training course starts at 6 pm at the Phoenix Field Office, 3835 North 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018 . Contact: Matt Dobson, Arizona State Director - Concerned Veterans for America  341-1924 grassroots-activist-certification-tickets
Friday, April 14
Congressman Andy Biggs Town Hall - noon at Sun Lakes Country Club Navajo Rm, 25601 N Sunlakes Blvd in Chandler. Due to limited space, the meetings are open to CD5 residents only. Advanced RSVP required. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. include name, address, and email of each person attending.
The Oro Valley Women’s Republican Club Luncheon is slated for 11:30 am., Fri., April 14 at the Oro Valley Country Club. The program will be “Putting Students & Parents First” with opening remarks by Olga Tarro, U of A graduate, parent member of the AZ Standards Development Committee, member of Mommy Lobby AZ, followed by State Supt candidate Frank Riggs. $22 per plate. RSVP by Tues, April 11to Pamela Berg at email@example.com or 480-586-6758 Cancellations must be made by 1 pm., Tues., April 11Contact: Pamela Berg firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-586-6758.
Saturday, APRIL 15
Secretary of State Michele Reagan will be the speaker at the Sat., April 15 Fountain Hills Republican Club meeting in the Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268. The program will start promptly at 9 a.m. with a Meet & Greet/social Period/Check-in with breakfast snacks starting at 8:30 a.m.
Volunteers Are Needed for Ahwatukee Republican Women and LD18 Spring Fling Voter Registration and PC Recruitment Event – following the Easter Parade on Sat., April 15 in Ahwatukee Community Park, NW Warner/40th Street. Shifts run between 11 am until 5 pm. At least 5,000 residents are expected to visit the Spring Fling for entertainment, carnival rides, games, Easter Egg Hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, merchant and craft booths including food and drink. Contact Ed Pellegrino at 602-363-2253.
Yavapai County Republicans – 5:30 pm., Yavapai GOP Headquarters, E. 112A Union St. Prescott, AZ 86303.
President Trump and the First Lady host the 139th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn on April 17.
LD 22 - 6:30 pm, Westbrook Vistas Rec. Center, 18825 N. Country Club Pkwy in Peoria.
An Arbor Day Celebration, sponsored by the AZ Dept of Forestry, is scheduled from 10 am until noon, April 18 at the Arizona Capitol Museum, 1700 W Washington St., in Phoenix where a tree will be planted and awards will be given for the “My Favorite Tree and Me” poster display competition. Posters will be displayed between April 11-28. This event is sponsored by the Department of Forestry and Fire Management, Arizona Public Service, Trees Matter, Arizona Nursery Association, Society of American Foresters – Palo Verde Chapter, and the Arizona Community Tree Council.
Open Conversation with Supervisor Bill Gates Office about NewRiver/Desert Hills/ Anthem areas is scheduled between noon and 2 pm., Tues., April 18 at the Daisy Mountain Fire Department, 43814 N. New River Road, New River, AZ 85087.
The Fountain Hills AZ Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm, Tues. - April 18 at the Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd. (Palisades Blvd. & Golden Eagle Blvd.) The speaker will be Mark Spencer, Southwest Projects Coordinator for Judicial Watch, whose motto is "Because no one is above the law." Spencer will speak about the mission of the organization and how we can help advance transparency in government. There will be ample opportunity for Q&A. All interested parties are invited to all of our meetings. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated to help offset expenses. Contact: Chr Richard Rutkowski email@example.com or www.fhteaparty.us
The Surprise Tea Party Patriots will be meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., April 18 on in the Quail Room of the Sun City West Foundation, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. All interested parties from the Sun Cities and Surprise and surrounding areas are welcome to attend our meetings. There will not be a speaker at this meeting, but an interesting, informative video will be shown with group discussion following. Contact: Jean Goncalves 623-214-8000 or www.SurpriseTeaPartyPatriots.com.
The Phoenix Federalist Society Lawyers Chapter will meet with with Judge Alex Kozinski, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Paul Avelar, Senior Attorney - Institute for Justice April 18 at the Camby Hotel in Phoenix. Reception 5-6 pm with open bar and appetizers served. Discussion 6-8 pm, moderated by Paul Avelar with Q&A. This event will qualify for 1.5 HRS of CLE credit. Registration available online only. Click here to register
Palo Verde Republcan Women’s Club will hold its next luncheon at 11:30 am, Wed, April 19 at Grayhawk Golf Club, Fairway House, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway. Check in at 11 am. Carolyn Lynch, expert in privacy, cyber security and criminal law, will address the group. Brion Crum, of Caliber Management Company, and Kelly Laurich, Manager of Fisher House of Tucson will provide a program. RSVP required before midnight, Thurs, April 13 at firstname.lastname@example.org They take check, cash or credit card at the door.
LD17 will meet at 7 pm, Thurs. April 20 with Congressman Andy Biggs in the sanctuary at Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W Germann Road in Chandler. Contact Chr Bert Moll at email@example.com
The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6pm., Thurs., April 20 at the Community Christian Church 6480 E. Hwy 95 in the last building behind the church. Contact: Chr Sally Kizer firstname.lastname@example.org
East Valley Legislative Districts will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., April 20 in the sanctuary at Tri-City Baptist Church, 211 W Germann Road in Chandler with Congressman Andy Biggs. Open to PCs and guest only. Contact: Chr Bert Moll at email@example.com
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Congressman David Schwiekert: In an effort to find a solution that will stabilize the individual healthcare market so that insurers can return to states like Arizona with competitive policy options for individuals, I have co-authored a four-page amendment that brings risk sharing to the individual market to protect our brothers and sisters with pre-existing conditions. This amendment would create a federal high-risk sharing program that would offset some of the costs for those Americans who receive the most expensive care. Creating a level of certainty in the health insurance marketplace would dramatically lower premiums for all Americans. Similar risk sharing models have reduced prices, and increased market participation. This amendment would similarly decrease the number of uninsured, without Obamacare’s federal mandate from the IRS to buy health insurance. From my time serving as Maricopa County Treasurer, I learned the importance of efficiently mitigating high-risk costs and advancing sound fiscal policy that increases access for Arizonans. The Schweikert-Palmer Amendment is the first step in finding a conservative, pro-growth solution ending the skyrocketing costs of Obamacare and stabilizing a market that is near collapse.
What does the Schweikert-Palmer Amendment do? The 5% of the population that is the sickest and drives 50+% of the cost of healthcare has their costs contained and given a direct funding source. This means that children with diabetes, seniors needing end of life care, or moms and dads with MS will not be denied coverage and their insurance providers will have a pathway to keep prices low. This model has worked in many states. At the federal level, it may be the most elegant solution to our common objectives. Please feel welcome to watch the videos below and share any feedback. Your voice improves this process. My work is about the American people, and I remain committed to fixing American healthcare, bringing solutions for Arizona, and getting this done right! Watch the House Rules Committee Hearing for the Schweikert-Palmer Amendment
Congresswoman Martha McSally answered a wide-range of questions during student town hall with Cienega High School’s senior class of roughly 450 students. The Congresswoman answered student’s thoughtful questions on a wide range of topics including U.S. military involvement in Syria, the high cost of a college education, and the consequences of our $18 million national debt. McSally also discussed the importance of leadership, education, and her journey into military service and public service. “I enjoyed the opportunity address Cienega High School’s senior class students today. Many students asked me questions on a broad range of issues and I appreciated our robust discussion about current events. This next generation is the future, and I encouraged these youth to continue to remain informed and engaged members of our democracy,” McSally said. When she addressed the students, McSally told them about her time as an instructor pilot and how she would tell students before they went on their solo flight “to not do anything dumb, dangerous, or different.” As students approach graduation in five weeks, the Congresswoman gave them the same advice, urging them not to endanger their future and to use good judgment in these final weeks of school. McSally also encouraged the high school seniors to stay informed and involved in civic engagement. See photos click HERE Brief footage click HERE.
Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on the United States’ policy in Syria:x"President Trump's decision to strike back against Assad for using chemical weapons against innocent civilians was a strong statement much appreciated by the civilized world. What is needed now is a strategy that secures U.S. and allied interests in Syria – ending the conflict, dealing a sustainable defeat to ISIL and Al-Qaeda, and beginning to repatriate Syrian refugees to their homes. Our strategy cannot presume to separate the fight against ISIL from the Syrian people's fight against the Assad regime. They are inextricably connected. Assad is a puppet of Iran, and as long as he continues to slaughter his own people, it will be impossible to destroy the radical terrorist groups that occupy Syria and the region, and the war will never end. Nor will the threat posed by these groups to our nation. As part of a broader strategy, we urge the President to take greater military action to achieve our objectives, including grounding the Syrian air force and establishing safe havens inside Syria to protect Syrians. There will never be a diplomatic solution as long as Assad dominates the battlefield."
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Congresswoman Martha McSally has announced that she collected nearly $750,000 in the first quarter of 2017, bringing her cash on hand total to over $630,000. This number is significantly larger than the amount she raised in the first quarter of 2015. See crystalball/2018-house
Sen. Jeff Flake has announced that he raised $1.4 million in the first quarter of 2017. The amount raised represents one of the best quarters ever for Flake's campaign. "It's gratifying to have such strong and early support for my campaign," Flake said. "Campaigns are tough and expensive. We're off to a good start." Flake recently hosted hosts President George W. Bush for the campaign's first major reelection event.
I'm Chris Ekstrom, The New National Finance Chairman For Kelli's Campaign. Back in 2016, I created Courageous Conservatives PAC to place a series of hard-hitting ads on the air in Iowa, New Hampshire and other early states in the GOP primary. I have been a major supporter of Senate Conservatives Fund and in the past have focused on helping full-spectrum conservatives such as Chris McDaniel in Mississippi, Josh Mandel in Ohio, and Ted Cruz in Texas. And get this—I maxed out my campaign donation to Jeff Flake in 2012. That's right—the new National Fundraising Chairman for Kelli Ward was a max donor for her opponent in his last election. Jeff Flake stabbed all of his supporters in the back by claiming that he would vote like a conservative if we put him in the US Senate. We now know his true colors. Within just two months of being elected he joined the Gang of Eight and voted to give illegal aliens Amnesty losing all of his former supporters—people like me—and my friends in the Senate Conservatives Fund. This is why I contacted Kelli and asked to be her National Finance Chairman. America deserves better and Kelli Ward is committed to making that happen. It's time to drain the swamp once and for all. Will you join me in supporting Kelli's bid for the Senate? Since we are a campaign powered by the people, not big donors with special interests, we rely on small contributions from patriots like you. It's imperative that we defeat Jeff Flake and other fake conservatives in 2018. This election will be a test to decide what type of Republican Party we will be. I'm excited and humbled to join Kelli's team and am looking forward to being victorious in 2018!
Congresswoman Martha McSally: Last November we secured a tremendous victory thanks to the support and hard work from people like you, but for the Democrats the battle never ended... They have already made it clear they will do whatever it takes to unseat me. I am fighting back but right now, they are in the midst of a three-pronged, orchestrated attack against me:
· Leftist special Interest group "SAVE MY CARE" has $50,000+ on a TV attack ad against me in my district starting today.
· The DCCC, the primary fundraising arm of the national Democratic party, has named me a TOP TARGET and has already started rising money to defeat me.
· The Democrat special interest group MoveOn.org has put me on the top of their list in their nationwide series of "Congressional Stakeouts;" they are organizing massive protests at my district office.
This three-pronged attack is serious and I have every reason to believe this is just the beginning. That's why I need your help, now before they launch their next wave of attacks. I am outnumbered. It's three against one, and while I am busy doing what I was elected to do in Congress these three organizations are dedicated solely to defeating me. Without your help, I fear we will not have the resources necessary to combat them on my own. That's why I am asking you to stand with me today.
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