Thursday, August 17, 2017

8-17-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs

A New Day, A New Shenenigan: Yesterday morning’s Briefs 8-16-17-Briefs. posted that volunteers wishing to help at the Aug 22 Trump Rally in Phoenix should contact the Trump-Pence Team’s official volunteer coordinator Marina DeWit at  for vetting and security purposes.  A few hours later, AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines sent out a rally message reading: “…we need your help to register voters and work this exciting event.”  Lines message directs  the volunteer to  which opens under the AZGOP header and reads, “President Donald J. Trump is coming to Arizona and we need your help to staff this event and register voters”   and “Register now to help our team welcome President Trump to Phoenix” --  implying the AZGOP and Lines are involved in planning the rally.  As the day progressed, Briefs learned that the Trump-Pence Team’s Arizona Senior Advisor Jeff DeWit (aka AZ State Treasurer) is in complete charge of organizing/coordinating, staffing the upcoming Tuesday rally. is the correct/official volunteer contact.  AZGOP/Lines are NOT in charge of hosting, staffing, welcoming, greeting, security or gathering volunteer information for this Trump-Pence Team event… which prompts some folks to question why Lines sent out his message and whether it was a veiled attempt to garner a list of potential volunteers to work for Establishment favored 2018 candidates in the future. Rally volunteers need to make sure they submitted their information to

President Donald Trump will hold a rally at 7 pm., Tues., Aug 22 at the Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004. Get your tickets here Doors open at 4 pm. Limit personal items and arrive early to expedite entrance into the venue. No homemade signs, banners, professional cameras with a detachable len, tripods, monopods, selfie-sticks, back pack or large bags will be permitted into the venue. Merchandise will be sold. If you are unable to attend, you can pick up MAGA gear online here, according to Team Trump–Pence.

Marianne Ferrari, spokesman for the Remove AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines “Call” petitions, has announced that the Removal “Call” Meeting will be held at 10 am, Sat., Sept 30 at the Living Word Bible Church, 3520 E Brown Road in Mesa.  Ferrari can be reached at

Activist Sandy Bartlett: Is the AZGOP going to call him out on this? Rep-Ruben-Gallego: ‘We-Just-Have-To-Admit-Donald-Trump-Is-An-Absolute-Racist

LD18 PC Larry Hilliard: An email from Jonathan Lines arrived regarding the AZ Democratic Party HQ not flying an American flag. Really? This is such a big issue that you have to make a stink about it? Apparently "Our team" dropped off a flag that wasn't put up because they don't have a flag pole. Well, perhaps their lease agreement prohibits them from putting one up. Bottom line, doesn't the AZGOP have bigger things to worry about?

LD20 State Committeeman Marcus Kelley? How do you know a RINO is lying?  Her mouth is moving.  On July 31 on Sonoran Alliance, the RINO/Establishment/liberal/neo-con faction of our party tried to criticize those collecting signatures for a special meeting to remove our state party leadership because those behind the effort said they don't need a reason to remove party leaders.  It’s true:  state party bylaws don't require a reason to call a special meeting.  Despite the absence of a requirement for a reason in the bylaws, the reasons for calling a special meeting to remove our leadership have been restated repeatedly. Similarly, state law does not require a reason to recall a state legislator.  Funny, the RINOs act like it's a big deal that no reason is required to have a special meeting, yet it didn't stop the same faction from gathering signatures to recall Senate President Russell Pearce and forcing a recall election by putting up one-term RINO candidate Jerry Lewis.  Sorry, RINOs, your criticisms are hypocritical for at least three reasons:

    · you didn't let the lack of a reason stop you when it came to recalling Sen. Pearce;

    · you didn't support efforts in the state legislature to require malfeasance as a prerequisite for a recall;

    · and you've had decades to add such a requirement to the bylaws and you didn't.

The criticism from the RINO/establishment faction is also stunningly hypocritical because they incessantly decry personal attacks and factionalism, yet they do nothing but personally attack special meeting leaders and divide Republicans.  What the RINO wing did to conservatives with the removal of Pearce is now being revisited, to a much lesser degree, on the RINOs.  Recently, on Facebook, one RINO snidely said that a conservative had a beam in his eye.  I'd say the RINOs have a forest in theirs.

Navajo County Republican Committee Chairman Steven Slaton to Gila County Republicans: Thank you for the invitation to The Gila County Republican Party’s 2017 Reagan Day Dinner, with special guests Congressman Paul Gosar, and Senator Jeff Flake. Along with KFYI talk show host Mike Broomhead - who trashed Kelli Ward on his radio show. For God sakes, Shirley, these people are not good guests and surely not conservatives, except Congressman Gosar. Since Kelli Ward has NOT been included as a speaker, and we do not support Senator Flake because of his constant downgrading of President Trump, we will not attend. Good luck with your dinner! I’m sure you are fully aware that Senator Flake does not want to DRAIN THE DC Swamp. And I’m SURE you are as well fully aware that Senator Flake also does not want to secure our Border, defund plan parenthood; and he really is not willing to get rid of OBAMACARE and all of HIS health care subsidies. He copied the great Barry Goldwater’s Book title. He is a poor excuse for a United States Senator!!!!

PC Art Olivas, JR: What I have seen and learned in the GOP 'Good O'ld White Boys Party - This in my personal observations and experience. When JD Hayworth asked my wife and I to join the Republican Party, become PCs and work to make a difference in our government. LD16 (now LD27) Chairman Constantin Querard was a lobbyist; but let me tell you we got a lot of work done! After “CQ” moved, someone by the name of Steve (never heard of him before) became our chairman, then came Chairman Terry Rapp (I had never seen or heard of him before either). Then I ran for LD chairman, after helping every one that ran for office in our LD and the Republican Party in Arizona - financially or working with signs and handing out literature. I ran against Ron Harders. I think I got 8 votes out of 38! As Dan Coleman said later in an email that he and Ron didn't want me leading the LD. We all know all that we got out of Harders was that he was 83 yrs. old and sometimes acted like he needed help going to the bathroom. Now we come to our present Chairman Brandon Jones! Never heard or knew anything about him until he ran for chairman. Again I ran for chairman and got 3 votes. Brandon has not been to many meetings as he is in Taiwan, I believe. What I have come to believe is that the Republican Party will not let you represent them if you are not white or kissing their a$$. Hell, if you don't believe me, look at John McCain, Bruce Ash and their RINOs efforts to keep Gabby S. Mercer out of office!! We need to drain the swamp here in Arizona. The Az. GOP needs to know AZ is not all white. Can any body prove me wrong? I know other people would like to know the answer, too! I say what I believe! If you want to know what I have done Google my name; you may be surprise. I will never be politically correct, nor bow down to your unlawful demands.               

The National Federation of Republican Assemblies 2017 Convention, hosted by the AzRA, will be held Oct 6-8 at the Sheraton Mesa Hotel in Mesa. Here is a tentative scheduled:

Fri, Oct 6:

     · 4 pm., opening session

     · 6 pm, Fiesta Reception with Jeff DeWit, Donald Trump for President COO and Arizona State Treasurer. $40 per ticket.

Sat, Oct 7:

     · 9am General Session - US House Freedom Caucus Members: AZ Reps Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar, David Schweikert, Trent Franks, Steve King and Floyd Brown, founder of Citizens’ United and western journalism

      · Noon – Lunch with Dick Morris, political author/commentator. General seating $55. VIP reception/seating $85.

     · 1:30pm General Session - Sheriff Richard Mack, Founder of Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association.

     · Hon. Russell Pearce, Sponsor of Arizona's SB1040 Law fighting Illegal Immigration.

     · Chris Farrell, Judicial Watch Director of Investigations

     · Mark Spencer, Judicial Watch SW Regional Director

     · Sheriff Joe Arpaio Reception for former Maricopa County Sheriff. $50 per person

     · 6pm Corey Lewandowski, Political Commentator & Former Trump Campaign Manager. General Seating $95. VIP Reception and Seating $150 per ticket.

Sun, Oct 8

·      9 am Devotional Service

Full Convention Tickets $250. Price good through Aug 31, 2017.Upgrades and reservation Tables available. Contact Lori 480-221-9633

Tea Party President Jenny Beth Martin: Left-wing activists are trying to pressure President Trump to oust Steve Bannon from the White House. For too long, people in the media have smeared Bannon as a racist and white nationalist. In the wake of Charlottesville, the media and intolerant left have stepped up their attacks on Bannon.We have known Bannon for years and those smears couldn’t be further from the truth. Steve is a fighter. He’s a wrecking ball with his sights set on changing business as usual in Washington, D.C. He’s passionate about forging a stronger, more prosperous nation for all Americans. And if Bannon is forced out, the intolerant left will just target a new member of President Trump's inner circle. Maybe on the White House staff, maybe in the cabinet. The point is, Bannon's won't be the last head to roll — it will just be the first. As I said in November, "If the political left prevails in forcing President-elect Trump to abandon one of his most effective and trusted confidantes, it will set up a dangerous precedent that the left can dictate not only the staffing decisions at the White House, but also the policy agenda. "And that, make no mistake about it, is the left's real objective here." Don’t let the intolerant left and the fake news media destroy a great American patriot. Call the White House today at 202-456-1414 or 202-456-1111 and urge President Trump to keep Steve Bannon on his team; and while you’re at it, urge the president to end the Congressional exemption from Obamacare. 

Talk Show Host Tom Morrissey: My new Radio Riders Show will be on from 3-5 pm., Thurs., Aug 17 on KRIM 96.3 FM in the Payson area.  Otherwise go to on your computers or smart phones.  This week features music of the life of Glen Campbell. Due to Rodeo Week in Payson we will also be saluting the Outlaw County Music Artists who have brought us some of the greatest music over the years.

The Chips N Salsa Show will welcome fill in co-hosts Auggie Bartning with Judy Avila –at 4 pm., Sat., Aug 19 featuring Republican political activist Andy Zhang, who is gathering signatures to save the Chinese Cultural Center from demolition. George Ortiz and Alice Lara will be back the following week for a special two-hour program with US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward. Listen online King FM or watch Facebook Live.  Contact

Blood Tests For Dementia and free path to wellness health screening will be the topic of the 10 am., Thurs., Aug 17 Family Health Talk Show at Radio Station – KXXT 1010 AM, Online – Call-in phone number: 602.977-1010.

The Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Aug 28 at the Pyle Center, 655 E Southern Ave., in Tempe with How Trump Won author Larry Schweikert. RSVP at Annette Fettig will have a table with her hand-made for $20 each. To order a Trump doll prior to the Aug 28 meeting, contact Stephanie at (480) 329-0245 or portion of the proceeds from these dolls will go fundraising efforts for two TRW members and representatives of the Arizona Federation of Republican Women (AzFRW) to attend the National Federation of Republican Women's (NFRW) 39th Biennial Convention next month in Phildalephia. TRW will also have a vendor’s table at the October AzFRW Biennial Convention at the Phoenix/Mesa Hilton Hotel.

Donations Are Sought By East Valley TARS – a new chapter of Teenage Republicans to help them recruit and support future party leaders. Send donations to: Connie Sunday with a note EVTARS Membership, 8006 S Dateland Dr. Tempe, AZ 85284

The West Valley “Keep It Red” will be held Sat., Oct 14 at the home of Sen Debbie Lesko. All LD22 Republicans are invited. Details tba.

The Pima County GOP Trunk N Tusk Dinner, featuring Congresswoman Martha McSally, is scheduled at 7 pm., Wed., Aug 23. A 6 pm., VIP Reception is scheduled, according to Chairman Eppihimer. Tickets at or call 321-1492 through Aug. 19. Dinner tickets $50 each or two for $90. Dinner/reception single tickets $100, includes reception, dinner and photo op.

The SaddleBrooke Republican Club is looking for a volunteer who can fill their webmaster position because their regular webmaster is in the hospital with some severe health issues and needs to give up the position. Duties include updating the club website.



The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., Aug 17 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma to hear the newly election Yuma County Chairman Russ Jones. Contact Chr Sally Kizer at 928-210-1219.

LD24 will meet at 7 pm., Thurs, Aug 17 with Arizona Corporation Commissioner Robert ‘Bob’ Burns at AZGOP HQ, 3501 N 24th St. in Phoenix. Burns will give an update on what’s happening at the ACC, the pending APS rate increase case and numerous other topics. Contact: Chr Barry Wong

The Maricopa County Republican Fundraiser “Keep It Red” is scheduled between 5:30-7:30 pm., Thurs., Aug 17 at the home of Rep Maria Syms and Dr. Mark Syms in Paradise Valley. Special guests include Congressman David Schweikert, former Congressmen John Shadegg and Barry Goldwater, Jr.; Secretary of State Michelle Reagan; Supervisor Bill Gates, County Attorney Bill Montgomery, and Phoenix Councilman Jim Waring. $50 for PC/YRs, $100 supporters. Event Co-hosts include: Rep Kate Brophy McGee; LD24 Chair Barry Wong. Attire: business casual. RSVP or for more info: Teresa Wright 623-498-7999 or

The Republican Party of Mesa (LD-25) will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., Aug 17 at the Charles K Luster Building (former Mesa Utilities Building) 640 N. Mesa Dr., Mesa, AZ. The scheduled speakers are Congressman Andy Biggs and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas. Contact Chairman Ian Murray (602)524-7786.

The Fountain Hills AZ Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Aug 17 at the Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd. (Palisades Blvd. & Golden Eagle Blvd.) They are moving to Thursday evening starting with this August meeting. Speakers include Congressman David Schweikert, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, and Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri.  Admission is free but donations to help offset expenses are welcome and appreciated.  Contact: Richard Rutkowski  or


A “Remove AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines” meeting for Pima County Republican State Committeemen ONLY - to gather state committeemen signatures on the “call” petitions - is scheduled at 5 pm., Fri., Aug 18 at Rusty’s Sports Grille, 2075 W Grant Road in Tucson. Signature sheets and proxies will be available. Be prepared to identify yourself as a state committeeman. Contact Leiann Anderson 520 289-9600 or

August 19

The Pinal County Republican Committee will meet at 10 am., Sat., Aug 19 at the Old Court House (at the rear of the building), 135 N Pinal Street in Florence with LD11 Sen Steve Smith, who is a CD1 candidate. Contact Gilberto Mendez at

The Fountain Hills Republicans will meet with AZGOP Executive Director Matt Kenney at 9 am., Sat., Aug 19 in the Fountain Hills Community Center, Refreshments at 8:30 am. Kenney will discuss the “grassroots” structure of the AZGOP – from precinct to state committeemen, outreach efforts communication technology and the 2018 state and national election. Contact: Sec Boe James at

AZRA – West Chapter will meet at 8:30 am., Sat., Aug 19 at Culver’s, 5127 N 99th Ave in Glendale to hear Southwest Regional Coordinator for Heritage Action Nathan Duell give insight from Obama Care to tax reform. Burger’s available. Contact: President Cirilo ‘CID’ De La Fuente or 623-312-7054

August 22

The Arizona Chapter Of Americans For Prosperity will hold a policy panel on "Death And Taxes: Health Insurance And Tax Reform In Congress" at 5:30 pm., Tues., Aug 22 at a yet to be disclosed location. The panel will feature freshman Congressman Andy Biggs, an outspoken proponent of health insurance and tax reform, and Dr. Jeffrey Singer, a Phoenix surgeon and Cato Institute senior fellow. Tickets : reform-in-congress-tickets Once you have been cleared to attend by their security process, the staff will send you confirmation and more details about the event. - Leslie D. White , Grassroots Director, Americans for Prosperity – AZ

The Fountain Hills GOP Social is set for 6 pm., Tues., Aug 22 inside the Fireside Gill of the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd in Fountain Hills. This is a social event – no speeches, no reservations, no host bar with option food. Open to everyone. Elected officials and candidates welcome.

The Constitutional Sheriff & Peace Officer Association (CSPOA) will be held at 7 pm., Tues., Aug 22 at the Paseo Verde Christian Church, 7569 W Greenway Rd. Peoria, AZ 85381(behind the Greenway Medical and Professional Center).  Meetings are open to anyone wanting to discuss constitutional issues as they relate to current events.  They also practice and train in communications with Ham radio, emergency medical and personal, group and community security during times of crises or emergency. Drive into the parking lot entrance for Gental Dental and keep going to the rear.  The church is on your right.  Use the door that faces south. The group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, according to coordinator Randy Miller. Contact Miller at 623-866-3544.

August 23

The Pima County GOP Trunk N Tusk Dinner, featuring Congresswoman Martha McSally, is scheduled at 7 pm., Wed., Aug 23. A 6 pm., VIP Reception is scheduled, according to Chairman Eppihimer. Tickets at or call 321-1492 through Aug. 19. Dinner tickets $50 each or two for $90. Dinner/reception single tickets $100, includes reception, dinner and photo op.

The Estrella Republican Club and LD#4 will meet at 7 pm., Wed., Aug 23 at Estrella Foothills H.S. 13033 S. Estrella Pkwy.,Goodyear.  Guest speaker:  Mr. Brian Dalke,City Manager, City of Goodyear.  Other business:  Amendment to bylaws to be discussed and voted upon.  All welcome.  Any questions please call Dick Newcomer, 623-398-5638


Sen Jeff Flake will present an update on Capitol Hill at 6 pm., Aug 24 at a yet to be disclosure location in Phoenix. Details tba.

The Maricopa County Republican Executive Guidance Committee (EGC) board members and LD chairs will meet with the County Recorder on Thurs., Aug 24 to discuss 2017 jurisdiction elections, Ballot-on-Demand system, updates to precinct lines.


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