Friday, April 28, 2017

4-28-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs
Editor Frosty Taylor          Web Master John Strasser

A Campaign Has Been Launched To Get Former Chief Deputy US Marshal Tom Morrissey appointed as the US Marshall for the Federal District of Arizona. Morrissey served over 20 years in the US Marshals Service before retiring.  Supporters are asked to send letter or e-mails to the Arizona Congressional delegation (list can be found just above the calendar section)) and US Attorney General Jeff Sessions showing support for Morrissey. During Morrissey’s term as the Chief Deputy US Marshall, the Arizona district was twice recognized as the best performing and managed large district in the country. Morrissey has also served as Inspector General and Chief of the Office of Special Investigations during his 11 years with The Arizona Dept of Economic Security. Morrissey served two years as the AZ Republican Party chairman, five years as a GOP district chairman.  He holds a BA in Law Enforcement Administration ( graduated cum laude) from Ottawa University, has full certification as a Public Manager from Arizona State University (graduate studies), was chairman of the Arizona Veterans for the Donald Trump campaign, volunteered for the Trump campaign in Nevada  during the Presidential Caucus, and drove in very Trump/ Pence campaign motorcade in Arizona. Here is a sample you might use as a ‘starter’ idea.
                    The Honorable Jeff Sessions
                             Attorney General of the United States
U.S. Department of Justice
                              950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
                             Washington, DC 20530-0001
Letter salutation:
           Dear Mr. Attorney General:
I write to share information that is important to Arizona and the Nation.
The current appointee holding the position of US marshal for the Federal District of Arizona is a two-time Obama appointee, and a close friend of the past Governor of Arizona Janet Napolitano (no friend of Republicans). 
I am pleased to recommend Mr. Thomas Morrissey, a past Chief Deputy US marshal for this district having served over twenty years in the US Marshals Service, to fill this position. 
Mr. Morrissey’s past service as Chief Deputy and his other activities here in Arizona shows his willingness to serve in many capacities.  I can think of no one with the experience giving one the ability to hit the ground running in understanding and fulfilling this position than Mr. Morrissey, and I urge you to take a good hard look at his qualifications for this position. Thank you
Your name, address, email and phone number.

The Latest Voter Registration Figures have been released and according to Secretary of State Michele Reagan, the number of registered voters is 3,636,504, a decrease of 9,618 since the last report in January. “Our counties do a great job to ensure the integrity of our voter registration lists is current and up-to-date,” said Reagan.  “This decrease in enrollment is a common result after each election cycle.” Of the state's 3.6 million voters, 1,259,406 are Republicans, 1,102,169 are Democrats and 1,235,911 have not designated an officially recognized party preference.  Libertarians and members of the Green party make up a little less than one percent of the state’s total registration. The latest voter registration figures compiled by county, congressional district and legislative district are available on or by calling 1-877-THE-VOTE.
AZGOP Treasurer Robert Littieri: Responding to Briefs question as to whether the AZGOP is currently under a Forensic Audit -  “The AZGOP is not  under a Forensic Audit. The AZGOP is in compliance with all required monthly and quarterly financial reports required by the FEC and State of Arizona. We plan on engaging and Independent CPA firm to conduct an audit for the fiscal year ended 2016.”  Editor’s Note: Briefs asked Littieri about the “Forensic Audit” in an effort to clarify some of misinformation that is floating around. –ft
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman (Tues evening): Tomorrow I will be submitting a name to my colleagues on the Maricopa County
Board of Supervisors that I feel best represents the citizens of Legislative District 22. I would like to commend LD22 Chairwoman Rae Chornenky for pulling together a quick election, and sending three highly capable representatives for their District. I was extremely impressed once again how engaged LD22 Precinct Committeemen remain, even in off election years. Rae was able to fill the room and meet her quorum without having to rely on proxy voting. Congratulations to all of the PC's for attending a great meeting, voting for their favorite candidates, and sending them to my Board, giving us enough time to gather information about the candidates as well as vet their backgrounds. Thank you Frank Carroll, John Heep and Ben Toma for being willing to serve LD22.

Congrats to LD22 PC Ben Toma was appointed to fill the House vacancy by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Wednesday morning. Toma replaces former LD22 Rep Phil Lovas who has taken a position with the Trump Team Administration in  Arizona.
Former LD13 Chairman Robert Branch: Republican House and Senate – You are liars and cowards! For years, you told us, the grassroots that you wanted tax reform, a flat tax or a 15% corporate tax, but now you have president that wants tax reform, and you say no. For years, you told us, the grassroots, that you wanted boarder security, and now you have a president that ran on “Build the wall” but now you say no! You are the swamp, Drain the Swamp! Get on board or get defeated!  You are the swamp. Drain the swamp.  Get on board or get defeated.
LD 22 Chair Rae Chornenky: Congratulations, Ben Toma!!! It is with great pleasure that Legislative District 22 announces that Ben Toma, of Peoria, has been selected by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to fill the vacancy in the House of Representatives occasioned by the recent resignation of Phil Lovas.
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Not-Trump-Whos-Big-Threat...Left-Wing-Activists-Stir-Disruption-From-Town-Halls-To-Campuses  Jeff Flake, one of Arizona’s two Republican U.S. senators who runs for office as a conservative but votes as a “moderate” — like his buddy John McCain — would seem to be ...

AAARC Chairman Rev Clyde Bowen regarding Yom Hashoah -  Holocaust Remembrance Day:  I could say, some of my best friends have been Jews. I could say,
I went to school with Jews. I could say, I grew up with a Jewish family next door, and played and hung out with the kids & could care less about them being Jewish. They went to Temple on Saturday, I went to Mass on Sunday. Monday through Friday we were like Judeo-Christian. We were Black, White, Italian, Irish, Latvian, Protestant, whatever. It would take Adults to try and teach us to hate, fear, suspect each other. Too late for me. I was taught to Respect everyone, Or face the wrath of my parents. Lectures, grounded, or Daddy showing me what the belt could do. All True! But, this isn't about me. It's about grieving about the past & present. The Holocaust must Never be forgotten. Period. For those of you, who think it didn't happen, my Dad was there! So forget you. He came back to White Land, still Black & Third Class. He drank himself to death, we thought, in part because of what he had seen in Germany (WW 2). But, this
is not about him. Anti Semitic hatred and crime and Spin, is rising at an alarming rate. ALARMING!! The AAARC stands for Liberty, Justice, Fairness for all. Period. All Americans united. Period. Anti Semitic is Anti American & being Anti American makes You, not Jews the Traitor and an enemy. PERIOD! Contact:

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 West. 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. 


Firearms expert Alan Korwin: Who's not going to be in Atlanta for the NRA Annual Meeting this weekend? I'm not going this year, I go many years, not all. So instead, would anyone else staying behind like to get together for a meal? The Going-To-Miss-NRA-This-Year Luncheon. If you'd like to join me I need to know by tomorrow night. Gotta make plans. RSVP. Sat., April 29, 2017, Jerry's Restaurant (back room) S. side of Thomas Rd., just east of SR51. Jerry's policy is discreet carry. Separate checks. 2 pm. Contact Korwin at

Arizona Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will share a new K-12 education funding proposal at 9 am., Thur., April 27 at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix. “Chips N Salsa Show” is the only local online radio show hosted by Republican Latinos. The trio “provides informative and provocative guests, we tackle all of the topics under the sun -  from border wall to border tacos, our shows are always chunky, funky and fun,” according to hosts Martin Gonzalez, George Ortiz and Alice Lara. They can be heard at 4 pm, Saturdays  at KINGFM or watch the livestream on their Facebook page.  Contact 

“Threats Inside And Outside The United States” will be addressed during Alex Meluskey’s three Saturday, April 29 talk shows.  Meluskey said, Joel Andres Frewa will join us to discuss the humanitarian crisis in the supposed Democracy of Venezuela.  We will discuss the threat of the strong Cuban and Islamic State terror influences in Venezuela and what that could mean for the United States of America. We will also discuss ISIS in South America, sanctuary city defunding, plus I will share my follow up call with United Airlines and discuss why they are refusing my refund.” Show times: 6 am -1130AM KQNA, 4 pm - 1100AM KFNX and 9 pm - 960AM KKNT . Contact Meluskey at
Former AZ Gov Janet Napolitano hides $175M: The University of California hid a stash of $175 million in secret funds while its leaders requested more money from the state, an audit released on Tuesday said. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the audit found that the secret fund ballooned due to UC Office of the President overestimating how much is needed to run the school system that includes 10 campuses in the state. Janet Napolitano, the former Department of Homeland Security chief, is in charge of the school system.  napolitanos-uc-hid-$175-million-while-demanding-money-audit-says.  
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Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate or Representatives   Let them know how you feel. Hold their feet to the fire. They wanted these positions so badly, hold them accountable.  Arizona delegation phone numbers: 
Senator John McCain (R- AZ)
Senator Jeff Flake (R- AZ)
Rep Tom O’Halleran (D1)
Rep Martha McSally  (R2)
Rep Raul M. Grijalva (D3)
Rep Paul A. Gosar (R4)
Rep Andy Biggs (R5)
Rep David Schweikert (R6)
Rep Reuben Gallego (D7)
Rep Trent Franks (R8)
Rep Kyrsten Sinema (D9)


The Tempe Republican Women luncheon is scheduled at 11 am., April 29 at the Shalimar Country Club, 2032 E Golf Ave., Tempe. $2 per member. $25 per guests. Cost increases to $25 for members and $30 for guests if you purchase within 3 days of the event. Dr Carl Goldberg will address Islam. Buy tickets  Contact Chairman Jessica Merrow   480-306-2545.


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 West. 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. 


Ahwatukee Foothills presents the Spring Festival of Lights Wine & Beer Tasting Festival at Rawhide Western Town on Saturday, April 29, 2017. There will be over 50 Wines & Beers, Food Sampling, Silent Auction and Live Music! Tickets are available at
MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017
Cochise County Republicans – 4 pm.,  Cochise County GOP HQ., 325 W Fry Blvd Sierra Vista, AZ 85635    
A Free Briefing On The Regulation Freedom Amendment, featuring Roman Buhler, director of the Madison Coalition, chief proponent of the Regulation Freedom Amendment, is scheduled at 4:30 pm., Tues., May 2 at on the patio of La Canasta Capitolio, 1733 W Van Bren Road in Phoenix.

Maricopa County Republican Executive Guidance Committee – 7 pm., AZGOP HQ, 3501 N 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016 
The Lincoln Republican Women will celebrate their 10th anniversary at a 6 pm., Mon., May 3 dinner at the  Millennium Resort Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch,  7401 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. (Between E. Cheney and E. McCormick Rds on the East side of Scottsdale Road).  5:30 pm Meet/Greet. Pro: National Popular Vote Constantin Querard will debate Nay:  National Popular Vote Mayor Hugh Hallman. $35 per person.  RSVP required. send check made out to “LRW” or bring Cash to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250. Contact: 480-368-2777or

LD 15 Republicans – 7 pm.,  Paradise Valley Community College, 18401 N 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85032
The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6pm., Thurs., May 4 at the Community Christian Church 6480 E. Hwy 95 in the last building behind the church. Contact: Chr Sally Kizer

The Navajo County Republicans will meet at 7 pm., May 4 in the LDS Social Hall,
78 West Center, in Snowflake.

County Coffee with Supervisor Gates is scheduled at 8 am., May 4 at North Mountain Brewing, 522 E Dunlap Ave. in Phoenix with Special Guest Sheriff Paul Penzone .
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Congressman Andy Biggs: "I promised my constituents that I would fight for a clean repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As amended, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) would not be the clean repeal of Obamacare I promised and would not lower premiums to pre-ACA levels. It would also require states to petition the federal government for a temporary waiver from some Obamacare mandates. Furthermore, the disastrous ACA framework would stay in place. This version does not change the three-phase repeal process that originally gave apprehension about the totality of Obamacare repeal. Additionally, this bill will likely not receive a CBO score before a vote.I am currently working on further reforms to the AHCA that could alleviate some of my concerns. The MacArthur amendment is an effort to make the AHCA better, but it does not meet my constituents’ threshold for repeal. I am committed to working with my colleagues to address my concerns leading up to the final House vote, and I stand ready to keep my promise to repeal Obamacare."

Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake have introduced a bill to increase transparency and accountability inside a federal power agency that’s facing concerns over its financial practices. The bill announced Tuesday would require the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) to create a public website containing detailed information about customer rates and agency expenses…‘For years, Arizona consumers have been paying the price for rampant waste, fraud and abuse at WAPA in the form of high energy bills, ’said Sen. McCain in a prepared statement. ‘Our legislation would provide Arizona customers with full transparency of how their tax dollars are being spent so we can hold this troubled agency accountable and rein in WAPA's unnecessary and excessive spending.’”ABC 15,

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US Senate Candidate Dr Kelli Ward: Did you hear what happened this week? An activist judge in California has blocked President Trump's proposal to deny funding to sanctuary cities. Right now, cities throughout the country are purposely ignoring federal immigration laws, effectively allowing illegal immigrants to freely live in the city and putting potentially dangerous criminals above the law. My opponent, Jeff Flake, was one of only three Republicans who voted for this activist judge. We must not let this continue. These liberals are sacrificing the safety of Americans just to push their agenda. It's time to make America safe again—it's time to build the wall. Building the wall will not only keep our country safer, but it will also send a clear message that we will not stand for dangerous immigration policies anymore. If you agree that building the wall should be one of our country's top priority, please add your name to the petition! Let's send a huge message to the liberal machine that we will not stand for their ridiculous immigration stance any longer!  With your support, we will show my opponent that we mean business and that the time for weak policy is over—because it's time to make America great again!
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