Tuesday, July 18, 2017

7-18-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs

McConnell Concedes Health Care Bill Is Dead; Announces Senate Will Vote On Full Repeal Of Obamacare Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged Monday night that he lacked the votes to pass the Senate health care bill after two more GOP senators came out against it, leaving the party short of a majority.

McConnell Abandons Obamacare Repeal and Replace Effort Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pulling the plug on a GOP bill to repeal and replace large portions of the 2010 health care law in one fell swoop…

Trump-To-Republicans, Let’s-Repeal-Obamacare Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed late Monday that he will push the Senate for a clean repeal of ObamaCare, after conceding defeat to repeal and replace the health law.

White House Squeezes Jeff Flake The Arizona senator's potential GOP primary foes have been in talks with the president and top administration officials.

Activist Gary Ripley: Just wondering what you would think if Sen John McCain had to retire for health issues?... Would Governor Doug Ducey appoint McCains daughter Meghan or maybe do the right thing and appoint US Sen candidate Dr. Kelli Ward to free up State Treasurer Jeff DeWit to challenge Flake in the primary? Unfortunately my bet would be on Meghan.

Steven Slaton, Navajo County Republican Chairman: Make sure you get any information to the attorney general today or tomorrow, in regards to the failure of the AZGOP audit and turning over records to our secretary. Ther’re going to review the matter this coming Wednesday. Send information to Stephen B. Shadegg - Director of Outreach, 1275 W Washington, Phoenix 85007 Phone 602-542-7575

And Speaking Of Stephen Shadegg, Briefs remembers when his dad John was an assistant to then AG Bob Corbin (before Shadegg was elected to Congress) and the cute little toddler would come to visit the office. Little did we know that he would return to work there as an adult. Stephen was named for his grandfather – Stephen Shadegg - who was Sen Barry Goldwater’s right hand man.

Ooops. Yesterday’s Briefs errantly referred to Timothy Schwartz as the LD30 Chairman. He is the First Vice Chairman, not the current chair. However, he is a former LD30 Chairman.

Activist Robert ‘Bob’ Richard of Glendale pleads with McCain, Flake and Franks: Gentlemen:  If you don't let up dumping on President Trump and his administrative efforts to redirect our Nation back to a healthy economy, jobs, & you will destroy the peoples well-being  and our Nation.  Put your self-center motives aside.  Honor the Presidency!  We the people elected him. Your harmful outcomes are being watch daily. Your disguise has been exposed.  Change your corrupt ways before it is too late. 

AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines is hosting a telephone town hall meeting at 6 pm., Tues., July 18 giving him an opportunity to visit with all of our State Committee members, PCs, and Republican activists. The AZGOP will be calling every PC, State Committeeman and GOP activist for whom they have a land-line phone number; if you received a call last time, you’ll get one this time. Lines will give an update on party business, my trip to Washington, DC and his discussion with the President, Vice President and senior administration officials.

Tom Morrissey Past Chairman AZ GOP: The AZ GOP State Treasurer Bob Lettieri has announced that Chairman Jonathan Lines has raised more money than any previous chairman up to this point in his/her term.  I congratulate him on that but let me say that where the money comes from is always more important than the amount. It is a stubborn fact that most of the laws of our land are not written by legislator's (with the exception of certain of our congressmen) but rather, by their donors, through their lobbyists. If you follow the money, you will see who gave the most through the laws that are written. In the words of founding father Thomas Jefferson, "Vigilance is the price of Liberty". Stay awake, my brothers and sisters...stay awake.  

Steven Slaton, Navajo County Republican Committee Chairman to Bylaws Committee Chairman Kathie Petsas: "PCs Seeking Bylaws Committee Amendment Forms should contact their LD chairmen." I never receive any from you. Now since you never sent me the completed amendment forms to make comments on changes, I think you need to push out the next bylaw committee meeting tell all chairman receive your forms to pass out to our PC'S.

Activist Gail Montanye Golden: AZ is NOT Listing All LD's and/or Counties; the Republican Meetings nor their Key Leaders are no longer on the AZGOP website NOR are the Bylaws. Anyone needing a copy of the Bylaws, contact

LD30 First Vice Chairman Timothy Schwartz: You know he could have scheduled this 3 days later and done a great service to our country, but he didn't! Kick him to the curb, Mr. President. We cannot afford McCain, Flake and Lindsay Graham to impede MAGA any longer!

AZRRT Call To Action – Assault On ESA’s: Jose Borrajero NOTE: The claims made herein may be verified by reading the text of bill SB1431 at It has come to our attention that two organizations, Save Our Schools (SOS) and AZ School Board Association (ASBA) are attempting to undermine parental school choice by repealing the recently enacted Empowerment Scholarship Accounts bill (SB1431) via placement on the November ballot. We at the AZRRT are encouraging everyone to refuse to sign the petition and to encourage friends, relatives, and other acquaintances to also refuse. Don’t Just Preach To The Choir, Preach To The Potential Sinners Too. Here are some points to keep in mind:

     1. The ESA program is merely a limited pilot program. The huge losses claimed by the government/education complex are actually quite minimal because of the severe caps contained in SB1431. Between now and 2022 the number of ESA’s allowed will be limited to only ONE HALF OF ONE PERCENT of students enrolled in public schools the previous year. After that the number allowed will be frozen at the 2022 level. This is MUCH LESS THAN A DROP IN A BUCKET.

    2. Let’s allow SB1431 to take its course and evaluate its results before we rush to repeal it.

    3. The means testing within SB1431 is weak. But the solution is to amend, not to throw away the whole program.

    4. The SOS/ASBA expressed concern that ESA’s will reduce teacher pay and/or cause teacher layoffs cannot be taken seriously since these are the folks that have been reducing classroom fund allocation for the last several years. (related article AZRRT/posts/ ) - Jose Borrajero

A Rabid Bobcat That Attacked A Large Dog and bit a man on the hand in the Anthem Country Club area on Sunday evening has tested positive for rabies. At 7:30 p.m. Sunday, the Arizona Game and Fish Department received a call that a man was bitten on the hand by a bobcat. The man reported to officers that the bobcat attacked a German shepherd and he was bitten while trying to separate the two animals. The bobcat quickly fled the immediate area, but was located and dispatched. The animal underwent a necropsy by the department’s wildlife health veterinarian and tissue samples were sent to the Arizona Department of Health Services. Results showed it tested positive for rabies. While bobcats are abundant throughout Arizona – including in urban areas – they can be aggressive if they become sick, trapped or are defending offspring or a territory. They also tend to frequent habitats where food and water are plentiful, such as in neighborhoods. Because bobcats are rarely a threat to people and commonly coexist without incident, AZGFD does not routinely relocate bobcats.

The Arizona Department of Education’s (ADE’s) IT division announced that it has reached yet another milestone. The award-winning Arizona Education Data Standards system (AzEDS), which has become the industry model for collecting, storing and managing education data, has executed the most efficient annual rollover in the state’s history.

Border Patrol Union: President Trump's Immigration Policy 'Miraculous' National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd thanked President Trump for his crackdown on illegal immigration into the United States this week, calling the unprecedented plummet of border crossings "nothing short of miraculous." Speaking with C-SPAN on Monday, Judd confirmed the President's new policies were having a dramatic impact on border patrol agents and other law enforcement officials, saying "we have never seen such a drop" in illegal immigration.

Americans for Prosperity Grassroots Leadership Academy Classes start at 6 pm., July 18 at the Phoenix Field office, 3835 North 32nd Street, Suite #7, Phoenix AZ 85018, according to Leslie White, field director. Register at by June 30. Sessions:

   · 7/18/17 - Session 1: Making the Case for Economic Freedom

   · 7/25/17 - Session 2: A Brief History of Grassroots Activism & How the Left Operates

   · 8/01/17 - Session 3: Building Communities

   · 8/08/17 - Session 4: Sharing Freedom by Telling Your Story

   · 8/15/17 - Session 5: Persuasive Messaging

·    8/22/17 - Session 6: Data, Technology, and Freedom

Contact: White or 480.290.2286.

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)




July 18

LD10 will meet at 6 pm., July 18 and Aug 15 in the Wilmot Library, 530 N Wilmot. The LD10 Foot Golf Tournament is scheduled, Sun., Oct 15 at 49er Country Club, 12000 En Tanque Verde Road in Tucson. See

A “Meet & Greet” For Prescott Mayoral Candidate Mary Beth Krin will be held between 5-7 pm., Tues., July 18 at the Prescott Honda Dealership, 2191 Willow Creek Road in Prescott. Light refreshments. Questions & answers. RSVP: Brenda Dickinson at (928) 772-2835 or (928) 925-1549

The Center for Arizona Policy Summer Series is hosting a 7 pm, Tues., July 18 celebration of the Trinity Lutheran case at Alliance Defending Freedom, 15100 N 90th St. in Scottsdale - in recognition of The U.S. Supreme Court affirmation for religious freedom for all in the Trinity Lutheran case last week. See case overview, The event features Ministries Senior Counsel Erik Stanley and CAP President Cathi Herrod. RSVP/registration at


Phoenix City incumbent Councilman Jim Waring will address the Grassroots Tea Party Activists at 6 pm., Wed., July 19 at Denny’s Restaurant, 9030 N Black Canyon Hwy, (I17/Dunlap) in Phoenix. Contact: Francine at

The Paradise Republican Women are hosting the movie review of Dinesh D'Souza's “America: Imagine the World Without Her” between 4:30-9 pm., Wed., July 19 at the Sunridge Canyon Golf Club @Wicked 6 Bar & Gill, 13100 Sunridge Dr. in Fountain Hills. $18 per person - all you can eat gourmet buffet . Cash Bar. See PRWC-Movie-Flyer RSVP at Contact: Cyndi Love 480-365-8090.

The FAIR Field Team and FAIR Government Relations Director Robert Law invite you to participate in a free conference call line Wed., July 19 to get the latest updates regarding what is or isn’t happening in Washington D.C. on immigration related matters. For instance… Call times: 8 PM Eastern time, 7 PM Central time, 6 PM Mountain time, and 5 PM Pacific time. Call 888 330-9549, then enter passcode 1660622 and the # sign. Contact: Susan Tully, FAIR National Field Director


LD21 will meet at 6 pm, Thur., July 20 for an Ice Cream Fundraiser at the West Valley Republican Office, 10050 W Bell Road in Sun City. The regularly monthly meeting starts at 7 pm with AZGOP Political Director Kyle Pierce. Chairman Eileen Mueller will give an update on PC recruitment, the new PC of the District for the Month recognition, and voter registration.

LD24 will not hold their regularly scheduled July 20 meeting, due to the busy travel scheduled of many of their PCs according to Chairman Barry Wong. LD24’s next meeting is Aug 17.

LD25 meets at 7 pm., July 20 in the Charles K. Luster Building (Former Mesa Utilities Building), 640 N Mesa Drive in Mesa. - Chairman Ian Murray

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., July 20 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95 in Yuma. Speaker tba. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer


The Arrowhead Republican Women will review “SHATTERED – inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign” during its 11:30 am., Fri., July 21 meeting at the home of Barbara Melkin, 13631 W Junipero Dr., in Sun City West (Corte Bella). Light lunch will be served. Limited space. First 15 to respond are in. Discusssion will be led by Rae Chornenky. Participants are asked to read the book prior to the discussion. RSVP to Barbara at 623-249-5085 or


Pima County Republican Headquarters will conduct at PC training session between 10 am-noon on Sat., July 22 at 1740 E Fort Lowell #140 in Tucson. See

Pima GOP Headquarters will hold Tucson City Council candidate Mariano Rodriquez at 5:30 pm., Sat., July 22. Donner cost $12. See

The West AZRA Chapter will meet at 8:30 am., Sat., July 22 at Culver’s Restaurant, 5127 N 99th Ave in Glendale to discuss and prepare for the Aug 30 scholarship program, highlighting students who participated in the “What the Flag means to me” program. West side Republicans are invited to enjoy a $5 burger combo. Contact Chairman Cirilo ( CID ) De La Fuente (623)312-7054.


LD1 will met at 7 pm., July 24 at Desert Hills Community Church, 34835 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85086, Contact: Chairwoman Cathy Schwanke -

A “Meet And Greet” for Prescott City Council candidate Phil Goode is scheduled between 5-7pm., Mon., July 24 at the home of Suzette and Charles Conrardy, 3067 Pedregal Drive in Prescott. Contact Nettie at 277-4010.

July 25

Commissioner Andy Tobin plans water workshops July 25, July 27 and July 28 that address responsible water policy for Arizona. See Commission’s website at and click eDocket. The docket number is WS-00000A-17-0094. All the workshops will take place at the Arizona Corporation Commission at 1200 W. Washington Street in Phoenix at 10 am. The workshops will also be live online at

The Capitol Times Morning Scoop breakfast discussion on Medicaid and health care is set for 7:30 am., Tues., July 25 at Alexi’s Grill, 3550 N Central Ave #120 in Phoenix featuring panelists Sen Nancy Barto, Rep Heather Carter, Bob Meyer, CEO of Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Debbie Johnston, Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Assoc. Free admission. Breakfast provided. Limited seating. Pre-registration required. RSVP at Contact Steven Rosenquest at

The Fountain Hills GOP Social is scheduled at 6 pm., Tues., July 25 inside the Fireside Grill of the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd, FH 85268. NO Speeches, no reservations, no host bar/drinks (with optional food) This is a social event. Everyone is welcome.  The GOP Socials will continue throughout the summer.  Contact: Boe James at or see

The 73rd Annual Mohave County Republican Picnic is scheduled between 10am-3 pm., Aug 19 at Hualapai Mountain Park #1. Lunch will be served between 11 am-2 pm., $20 admission. Free to children under the age of 11. Meet Republican national, state and local elected officials and 2018 candidates. Handicapped parking and drop off, restroom facilities available. For tickets call 928-530-3637 or 928-458-0202.

The Fountain Hills GOP Social will be at 6 pm., Tues., July 25 inside the Fireside Grill of the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd, FH 85268.    No Speeches, no reservations, no host bar/drinks (with optional food) in a friendly social atmosphere at a local bar/restaurant. Everyone is welcome.  The GOP Socials will continue throughout the summer and fall.   Meet old friends or make new ones.  Bring a neighbor or guest for a nice social evening. Secretary Boe James


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Sen John McCain on the best path forward on health care: “One of the major problems with Obamacare was that it was written on a strict party-line basis and driven through Congress without a single Republican vote. As this law continues to crumble in Arizona and states across the country, we must not repeat the original mistakes that led to Obamacare’s failure. The Congress must now return to regular order, hold hearings, receive input from members of both parties, and heed the recommendations of our nation's governors so that we can produce a bill that finally provides Americans with access to quality and affordable health care.”


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GOP 1st Congressional District candidate Steve Smith today announced that his campaign for Congress filed its first FEC report and had raised more than $100,000. “I am really excited by the level of support we have seen and the commitment everyone has towards winning the CD1 seat.” said Smith. “When you realize that we didn’t get started until the first week of June, getting over the $100,000 plateau is even more encouraging.” Smith’s campaign reported raising $102,646.50 and banked nearly all of it, as the campaign reported a Cash On Hand total of $96,636.01. “Everyone on this campaign recognizes that while this is a great start, we have a long way to go,” said Smith, adding “That’s why we will continue to work hard building not only a world-class finance team, but a world-class campaign organization.  Arizona needs and deserves someone better than liberal, out-of-touch Tom O’Halleran, and we intend to be that proven alternative.”


· Did-You-Know-About-AZ-Senator-John McCain And George Soros

· John-McCain's Recovery From Surgery Could Take Longer Than Expect

· Surgery-Followed-John-McCain’s-Bizarre-Comey-Questioning---Fears-Its-More-Serious-Than-Admitted-Video

· McConnell Defers Vote On Senate Health-Care Bill As McCain Recovers From Surgery

· Head Of Border Patrol Union: 'Energy' Among Agents Is Best I've Ever Seen

· Health-Bill-Stalls-As-More-GOP-Senators-Announce-Opposition

· Michigan Passes New Law To Imprison Doctors, Parents & Anyone Involved In Female Genital Mutilation

· Poll: Do You Think That Barack Obama Should Leave Politics?

· Flake-Out: RINO’s-Feud-With-Trump-Could-Spell-Conservative-Win

· Sorry, Hillary! New Poll Shows Melania Is Way More Popular As First Lady!

· Poll: Is Melania Trump A More Respectable First Lady Than Michelle Obama?

· Poll: Howard Dean Thinks Republicans Are ‘Morally Bankrupt’ – Do You Agree?

· Dinesh D'Souza Lights Up Democrats With Slavemaster Comparison

· Comey-Overnight-Millionaire Book Deal Ahead

· NY Times Attempts To Omit Clinton Connection In Don Jr.’S Russian Lawyer Meeting


· Is-Serious-Condition-Downplayed-By-McCain’s-Office, Mayo-Clinic?

· McCain’s Cranial Surgery For Blood Clot Delays Health Care Vote

· AZ GOP Engages In Suspicious Info Harvesting

· Vengeful McCain Headlined As Key Player In Phony Russian Dossier


· Did-You-Know-About-AZ-Senator-John Mccain And George Soros

· Statement-From-Office-Of-Senator-John McCain

· Misinformation-On-National-Defense


· Exposing The Real Agenda Behind The Push For An Article V Convention

· No-Longer-Hypothetical-A-Special-Meeting-To-Remove-Chairman Lines


· The-Backbone-Of-Society


· Border Patrol Union: President Trump's Immigration Policy 'Miraculous'

· Trump’s Lawyer Insists Nothing ‘Nefarious’ In Trump Jr. Russia Meeting

· Bolton: Trump Must Withdraw From ‘Harmful’ Iran Deal

· Eric Trump Destroys CNN's Jim Acosta With Just One Question

· The Coup Against Trump

· Trump Defends Son: 'That's Politics'

· Oops: Women's Group Protest At Trump Golf Course Backfires In Humiliating Way

· Border Patrol Head Honcho Heaps Praise On Trump-Inspired Drop In Illegal Crossings


· REPORT: Obama State Dept. Contractor Attended Trump Jr. Meeting


· Senate GOP Does Not Have The Votes On Health Care


· Napolitano: Lawyer McGahn Would Have Nixed Trump Jr.'S Meeting


· Clinton Chief Of Staff Says Democrats Don't Have 'Winning Message'

· Chelsea Clinton Made A HUGE Mistake Attacking This Fox News Host!

· Sorry, Hillary! New Poll Shows Melania Is WAY More Popular As First Lady!

· Shocking New Evidence That Hillary Clinton Used The State Department To Line Her Own Pockets


· Gutfeld: Democrats Rooted For USSR When It Was Deadly

· James-Carville-Democrats-Are-Leaderless-Face-Trouble-In-2018-Elections


· Liberal Darling Sarsour Caught Speaking With World Trade Center Terrorist!


· Breaking: Rand Paul Sends Shockwaves Through Dc Over Health Care Bill


· College Students Back Bernie, But Do They Actually Know What Socialism Is?

· 3 Examples That Show How Common Core Is Destroying Math Education In America