Tuesday, July 25, 2017

7-25-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Marianne Ferrari, LD20 State Committeeman and Remove Lines spokesman to State Committeemen: Meet with me individually, this week, to sign the call to remove Jonathan Lines from the chairmanship of the AZGOP. Contact Ferraro at with questions. To contribute funds for a Special Meeting go to

Archie Dicksion, The Proxy Petition Spokesman, says the petition requesting that Arizona State Legislature “prohibit the use of proxies at political party votes, or limit their use to no more than two (2) proxies per carrier” is posted at for signature gathering purposes. Just filled it out and submit it to Dicksion electronically. Dicksion can also be reached at 949-233-0009.

LD1 Chairman Cathy Schwanke has announced that last night LD1 passed a “Resolution For Action” as the results of disapproval stemming “ from congress voting many times for Obamacare repeal under Pres. Obama but lack the same will under Pres. Trump. We want them, especially our senators, to keep their promises regarding health care total repeal, the border wall, and tax cuts. Some are, but most are not. We are thankful for Freedom Caucus members striving for free market principles but are dismayed at senate members who answer to the ‘donor class’ over wishes of constituents.”

This resolution was passed unanimously by the LD1 Republican Committee (Maricopa County) at their monthly meeting July 24, 2017:

Resolution For Action

      WHEREAS, the members of LD1 have worked hard for the last 10 years to reclaim the House, the Senate and the White House; and

     WHEREAS, we deserve to have our Representatives do the will of the people and not special interests, while not exempting themselves and their staff from the laws they pass on us; and

     WHEREAS, The Senate and House have failed to fulfill promises made to the American people regarding repealing Obamacare, passing tax relief legislation, funding and building a wall on the Mexican Border; now, therefore be it

     RESOLVED, that, the LD1 Republican Committee in Maricopa County do strongly disapprove of the job performance of the Republican U.S. Senators and Representatives who are not fulfilling these promises and urge them to pass Obamacare (ACA) total repeal, fund and build the border wall, and pass tax relief and tax code simplification.

    Respectfully brought forth by the Republican Precinct Committeemen of LD1.

Senator McCain Looks Forward to returning to the United States Senate tomorrow to continue working on important legislation, including health care reform, the National Defense Authorization Act, and new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea,” according McCain’s spokesman Julie Tarallo

Former Maricopa County GOP Chair Lyle Tuttle to AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines: Last month at our regular LD meeting, our Chairman gave a training session using a power point presentation provided by either the county or the AZGOP. One of the points brought out in that presentation was to encourage PC's to get to know their precinct and for the residents of their precincts to get to know them. One of the suggestions made was for PC's to either make or purchase business cards with their contact information contained thereon. So it is the position of the GOP to share this information with people they most likely do not know BUT they refuse to share this same information with the other PC's in their same LD? Not only does my LD Chair claim she has no such list, but also that she has no list of State Committeemen!! Even our State Secretary tells me that SHE has no list, either!! Why? I hope you can enlighten these folks to the fact that sharing information is the one of the best ways to build a strong, cohesive cadre of Republicans? What are they afraid of??? Are they POWER MAD??

Activist Lolly Hathhorn: “It seems as if more and more SCs and PCs are coming out in the open about the recall.  Sure feels good to know that most of us are paying attention to what is going on with the shenanigans of the AZGOP!  I need for someone to let me (and everyone else) know if regular registered Republicans can get some sort of signature petition going for this recall.  If so, could you post it on the Briefs so that we can get to work?  Let’s make this the most massive signature gathering ever!  Let’s clean house and get the show on the road.  The mid-term elections are coming up and this mess needs to be cleared up ASAP!  Let’s help President TRUMP ‘Make America Great Again’”.  Let’s clean house here in Arizona! Editor’s Note: Recall Lines spokesman Marianne Ferraro is coordinating all Remove Lines effortss. Contact her at Briefs will continue to post Ferraro’s  progress. - ft

PC/State Committeeman Art Olivas: It's OK' to ask as you can get a lot of information. Why do I say this! Because just this week, I have been asked by three PCs and one State PC what do I think about Congressman Paul Gosar! I like others I don't know much about him. He has been reelected four times. I have researched him from time to time and found nothing dramatic that stands out. Where he stands on most issues who knows! The Democrats or RINOs have not come after him, like they came after Sheriff Joe or our President Donald Trump or anybody that is a true Grass root conservative for that matter. My best advice to them is to read Frosty's Briefs and learn the truth, as Frosty will not stand for any B---S--- like LINES' so call “Official” Republican piece trash. These are my words and I believe everyone them. PS: We need to help Gabby S. Mercer get her info.  Editor’s Note: Go to Gosar’ official web site at to see what he’s been doing for Arizona. Click on his press release or newsletter section to get updated on his activities.- ft

AZGOP Communications Director Torunn Sinclair: Our GOP Data Center Trainings are going well! To date, the Arizona Republican Party has held 16 trainings, and trained more than 400 PCs. We're crisscrossing the state training Republicans -- from 80 activists in Yavapai County, to training LD 23 Chairwoman Nancy Ordowski in Scottsdale, to 20 activists in Tucson this weekend, including PC John Backer -- our team is here to help and we're glad everyone is taking advantage of our resources. Need to be trained? Shoot Kyle Pierce an email at

AzRA President Jim O’Connor: Arizona Republican Assembly aka AZRA, is a private organization unbound by state statutes or AZGOP's archaic Bylaws.  We have been very busy since electing a new Executive Committee in May, 2017. The first order of business was to update the Bylaws which were adopted at the May Membership Convention.  Day to day business will be covered under the Procedures Manual.  We've also been taking a look at our chapters, where they are located and focusing on getting all chapters to be as productive as possible prior to the upcoming election season in 2018... laying the groundwork for action in 2018. Along those lines, new chapters are forming in Navajo County, Yuma County, East Mesa, Gold Canyon, San Tan Valley and the Tucson area.  Any conservative Republican who agrees with the pledge that is part of the membership form and understands that Arizona is in need of strong Republican leadership based on the U.S. Constitution, the state Constitution and the party platform is welcome to apply to join AZRA to become part of one of our chapters.  If there is not a chapter in your area, contact us to see if one is forming.  We intend to form as many chapters across Arizona as we can in order to be influential in Arizona Republican politics. There is much to do to right the ship of state in Arizona Republican politics and it will take engaged and committed activists to get the job done.  Please contact us at to join a chapter or to get more information.  Constitutional precinct committeemen and all committed conservative Republicans are welcome!

"Fake Cruz Rhymes With Fake News": LD24PC Tristan Manos observes the ongoing "Ted Cruz for this [1], that, or the other high office" buzz. Reflecting upon the past, here's an important ("Drain The Swamp") reality check going forward. This is The United States of America. "We The People" go by the U.S. Constitution. Ted Cruz freely, openly, and proudly admits to being born in a FOREIGN nation to a FOREIGN national father (furthermore, Ted officially renounced his Canadian citizenship in May, 2014, after becoming "U.S. Senator" in January, 2013). The same Ted Cruz pretended to be a constitutional candidate for President and Commander-in-chief (POTUS/CINC). The RNC permitted this constitutional violation. The AZGOP and MCRC also permitted it, some of the top officials therein (both past and present) even going so far as to promoting and backing this unconstitutional candidate. Also included are endorsements by multiple AZGOP state legislators, multiple AZGOP members of the U.S. House (quirky Senate positions), NFRA (AZRA's national headquarters), Tea Party Patriots, and more. _Briefs'_ 300-word max is way too short for naming names. The bizarre idea of Ted Cruz in higher office, especially U.S. Attorney General, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, or anything related to rightly understanding the original meaning of the U.S. Constitution (the same Constitution he violated), is more than misguided: it's an extremely dangerous threat to The Republic. Coincidentally, the 1 and only Republican candidate for POTUS/CINC who called attention to this throughout the "Race for President" is now The REAL POTUS/CINC (DJT) [2]. "America 1st" for POTUS/CINC really means something. Realizing exactly what it means, The Founding Fathers and Framers wrote it right into the Constitution: USC AIIS1C5's "natural born Citizen [3]" (born in AMERICA to AMERICAN parents, possessing corresponding natural born allegiance). "Keep The Republic" means "Keep The Constitution." Contact:

Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos chatted with Sen Jeff Flake about Sen. John McCain’s battle against brain cancer. See interview here.

The West Valley GOP Office is in need of a refrigerator. Seems the old one ceased working and cannot be economically repaired. If you know of a refrigerator that could be donated please call Phyllis 623-583-5987 or Mike at 520-820-1454.

AFP Is Celebrating Economist Milton Friedman's Birthday from 6 to 8 pm., Thurs., July 27 with dinner and a discussion of the positive results with school choice. Jason Bedrick of EdChoice will speak. RSVP school-choice-tickets Contact Field Director Chalon Hutson at (480) 215-4064 or

There Was An EPCOR Meeting late yesterday afternoon at the West Valley GOP office addressing the waste water consolidation rate increase recently approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission.

Palo Verde Outreach , a non-profit arm of the Palo Verde Republican Women’s Club, will present political columnist/author Kimberley Strassel at a dinner between 6-10 pm., Sat., Oct 28 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Tickets $100 per person. Strassel, a member of the Wall Street Editorial Board, will speak on her most recent book The Intimidation Game: How the Left is Silencing Free Speech. The Intimidation Game provides an insightful, and alarming look at how the Left, once the champion of civil liberties, is today orchestrating a coordinated campaign to bully Americans out of free speech. Make checks payable to: Palo Verde Outreach and mail to 12420 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259. Contact Joan Lang at 480.703.0416

The Family Health Talk Show will discuss Suicide and Opioid Abuse at 10am, Thurs., July 27 on Radio Station – KXXT 1010 AM, Online – Call-in phone number: 602.977-1010. According to Fred Taylor - Executive Director of the S/W Prostate Cancer Foundation, “The rates for Suicide related to ages 35 to 64 years old went up 34%. The second segment will highlight Opioid Abuse this issue has become the leading drug problem in the USA.” Contact Taylor at 602-547-3806.

Alex Pfeiffer Reports, "President Donald Trump continues to attack Attorney General Jeff Sessions and allies of Sessions are not pleased. For the second time in a week Monday, Trump lashed out at the attorney general. 'So why aren’t the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations?' Trump tweeted..." Sessions Allies Are Furious With How Trump Is Treating The AG

Congressman Paul Gosar is looking for a case manager for his Prescott office. The hours are long. The pay is low. Your country needs you. Please submit your resume to

LD21 PC Rick Gray has announced he is running for the LD21 representative seat.

US Senate candidate Kelli Ward’s campaign strategist Dustin Stockton says incumbent Jeff Flake is “on the ropes – he’s losing by double digits.” Regarding information on how Jeff DeWit and Robert Graham might perform in a four-way match up, Stockton said. “Arizona Republicans want a Senator who will support the President’s agenda. Flake has proven that he doesn’t support President Trump with the clearest evidence being his vote for Evan McMullin for President." Polling-Shows-Ward-Surging-Against-Flake

The Fountain Hills Republican GOP Social will start 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. Bring a friend or neighbor.  Contact: Sec. Boe James

The Yuma County Republican Committee will meet with Primary Election candidates at 7 pm, Tues., July 25 at the Goodwill Career Center, 3097 S. 8th Ave in Yuma. The candidates are Douglas Nicholls- Mayor, Gregory Counts, Gary Knight, Leslie McClendon, Kristina Rojas-McNari, Shelley Ostrowski, Ken Rosevear, Kren Watts and Valerie McIntire – for three council seats; and James Coil for Municipal Judge.

The Republican Women of Prescott will host nationally recognized speaker retired Army Lt Col Allen B West at 7 pm., Sat., Aug 12 dinner at the Prescott Valley Event Center. Western attire encouraged. Pre-event VIP reception tickets limited. Tickets $35 - $65 at 800-745-3000 between 10 am-3 pm, Mon-Fri. Lodging: call Hampton Inn & Suites in Prescott Valley for RWOP discount rate- 928-772-1800. West is a retired 22 year army warrior, former Florida Congressman, Fox News contributor and Current Executive Director/vice chairman of the National Center for Policy Analysis.

The Grassroots Tea Party Activists of Arizona will hold a free viewing of The Hating Breitbart documentary at 6:45 pm., Wed., July 26 at Denny's Restaurant Banquet Room, 9030 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Access Road, Dunlap Ave. Exit off the I-17. Hating Breitbart is a 2012 political documentary about conservative media critic and alternative media icon Andrew Breitbart. The documentary was released on October 19, 2012, just seven months after Breitbart mysteriously died of a 'heart attack' at a very young age. Stephen K. Bannon who ran Breitbart News Network after Breitbart’s death is part of the hierarchy of the Trump Administration. Contact Facilitators Francine and David Romesburg.

Pima GOP Headquarters will hold a “Meet Tucson City Council Candidate Mariano Rodriguez” dinner at 5:30 pm., Thurs., July 27, at Pima GOP HQ, 1740 E Fort Lowell #140 in Tucson. Dinner cost $12. For reservations See or call (520)321-1492.


July 25

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

Sheriff Richard Mack, founder of The Constitutional Sheriff's and Peace Officer Association (CSPOA), will address the CSPOA at 7 pm., Tues., July 25 at the

Desert Heritage Real Estate, 8476 W Thunderbird Rd. Suite 101, Peoria 85381. Mack will review Sections 3 and 4 of the 14th Amendment. The meeting is open to all legislators, law enforcement, precinct committeemen, and citizens. Contact: CSPOA spokesman LD21 PC Randy Miller


The Grassroots Tea Party Activists of Arizona will hold a free viewing of The Hating Breitbart documentary at 6:45 pm., Wed., July 26 at Denny's Restaurant Banquet Room, 9030 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Access Road, Dunlap Ave. Exit off the I-17. Hating Breitbart is a 2012 political documentary about conservative media critic and alternative media icon Andrew Breitbart. The documentary was released on October 19, 2012, just seven months after Breitbart mysteriously died of a 'heart attack' at a very young age. Stephen K. Bannon who ran Breitbart News Network after Breitbart’s death was named to a high level post in the Trump Administration. Contact Facilitators Francine and David Romesburg.

The Pima County Republicans will present “The Making of the President” author Roger Stone – a well-known, 40 year politico - at 9:30 am, Wed., July 26 at the Quail Creek Country Club, 2055 E Quail Crossing Blvd in Green Valley and at 2 pm, at the Mountain Oyster Club, 6400 E El Dorado Circle in Tucson. $25 admission ($35 at the door). Admission plus book $35 ($50 at t he door). VIP package $75 (photo op, book & admission) prepaid. Tickets at

“The History Of The U.S. Supreme Court” will be facilitated by the Hon. Adam Watters -Justice of the Peace District 1 at 6 pm., Wed., July 26 at Naninin Library, 300 N Shannon Road in Tucson, according to the Pima County Tea Party Patriots team.

District 1 Justice Of The Peace Adam Watters will facilitate a session on The History of the US Supreme Court at 6 pm., Wed., July 26 in the Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road in Tucson. Contact:


CANCELLED DUE TO STONE’S SCHEDULE: US Senate candidate Kelli Ward, who is challenging incumbent Jeff Flake, will host a dinner and book signing with author and political operative Roger Stone the evening of July 27 in Scottsdale at a yet to be disclosed location (for security purposes). Stone’s The Making of the President 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution was released in January.

CANCELLED: The Ahwatukee Tea Party has cancelled its Thurs., July 27 meeting for summer break. They will resume Aug 24. Anyone interested in a leadership role with the Ahwatukee Tea Party should send contact information to For information

Pima GOP Headquarters will hold a “Meet Tucson City Council Candidate Mariano Rodriguez” dinner at 5:30 pm., Thurs., July 27, at Pima GOP HQ, 1740 E Fort Lowell #140 in Tucson. Dinner cost $12. For reservations See or call (520)321-1492.

July 29

OathKeepers is sponsoring a Rally for America between 9 am-4 pm, Sat., July 29 at the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC. to show pride in the USA and support for President Donald Trump. more information.


(300 word limit. If statements exceed the limit, it will be edited)

Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul A. Gosar after the Trump Administration announced a proposed rule to rescind a duplicative and job-killing Obama Administration Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rule which sought to regulate hydraulic fracturing on public and tribal lands: “Unlike the previous administration, President Trump and Secretary Zinke understand that unconstitutional regulations that seize authority from states, hamper responsible energy development, harm our economy and ignore the voices of local communities are not in our best interest,” said Gosar. “The Obama Administration continuously pandered to extremist groups, enacting senseless regulations which were not based on science that punished job creators in the process. BLM’s duplicative fracking rule was no exception. Scrapping this unnecessary Washington mandate is a major victory for the West and something Western Caucus members have been leading the charge on for years. I applaud the Trump Administration and the Department of Interior for continuing to deliver on our agenda."

Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul A. Gosar after the United States Senate voted 53-43 to confirm David Bernhardt as the next Deputy Secretary of the Interior:

Deputy Secretary Bernhardt knows how to get things done,” said Gosar. “A principled leader who also understands Western issues and the significant challenges facing the Department, his confirmation today is a major victory for Interior, and by extension for the American people. He is eminently qualified for the position and will be an outstanding second-in-command. I look forward to working with him closely on pressing issues facing Arizona and the nation.”


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