Thursday, August 31, 2017

8-31-17 Briefs

Republican Brief

Attention PCs: Submit your ideas for AZGOP Bylaws revisions by using this form.

Editor’s Note: Please keep opinion pieces to 400 words.

Pinal County Chairman Michael Burke: In regard to my recent letter opposing the Recall of Chairman Lines. For those who questioned who I am, I thought I made that clear in my letter. 8-30-17-Briefs As for the emails, I will tell you that emails were collected over time from a number of open sources. Some are forwarded to third parties from recipients. I did not request emails of State Committeemen from anyone, nor did anyone supply them to me.

Chips N Salsa Talk Show Host Alice Lara: Thank you Wonder Woman of the Republican Digital world.  I know our exposure and viewers/listeners have increased by our regular promotion in your Maricopa Briefs. MUCHAS GRACIAS!

LD24 PC Tristan Manos: "We've seen the headline over and over again: 'Call for the Removal of AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines.' Although that headline may reflect the language in the AZGOP Bylaws—both proponents and opponents mostly referring to it by this name—there's more to it than meets the eye. We've seen all kinds of buzz and political posturing going around on both 'sides,' those for and against 'removal.' How about we all keep everything in perspective and see it for what it is: a 'Vote of Confidence,' up or down. Be it one time or the other, one matter or the other, we've seen AZGOP Statutory Elected Officers (Secretary and Treasurer), County Chairmen, State Committeemen, and PCs alike—imagine this, if you will—being so bold as to go in good faith and take it for granted the AZGOP will rightly understand, observe, and go by its own Bylaws. Let's all remember how hard we worked at winning the 2016 United States Presidential Election to 'Make America Great Again.' After all that, we're now faced with trying to get the AZGOP 'Make Shall Mean Shall Again' in its own Bylaws? Guess how many times the word 'shall' is mentioned in the AZGOP Bylaws. Just counted. 117. Guess how many times the word 'may' is mentioned. Just counted. 32. As per these same Bylaws, the body of State Committeemen reserves the 'right' or 'privilege' to call an official meeting and vote to see if this Chairman (or any Chairman for that matter) stays or goes. Before anyone goes too far in targeting others before and after, let's all keep in mind how we're all PCs, we all make up the AZGOP, and we're all responsible to the AZGOP Bylaws. If you'd like to promote your particular vision for the AZGOP and recruit like-minded people, then so be it. However that plays out in LD, County, and AZGOP elections, it must be a given that—whoever gets elected, takes an oath, and is therefore charged to run the AZGOP—he or she will (and, where the Bylaws say 'shall,' must) run the AZGOP as per the Bylaws, for the good of empowering its membership to the greatest extent possible." Contact:

Richard Brinkley, chairman of the American Issues Policy Group, an affiliate of the Saddlebrooke Republican Club, has announced that “Periodically the Policy Group publishes papers of public interest.  Recent examples are Polarization in the American Political System and Its Potential Solutions; NATO – Dissolve, Maintain or Remake; Higher Education Issues and Solutions; The Status of American Education Today; and The European Union and Muslim Refugees. We would like to share these papers with other Republican clubs in Arizona.  If you or your club has an interest in receiving copies of these papers, please contact Brinkley at with your club name and an e-mail. Editor’s Note: Brinkley is VC of the Saddlebrooke Republican Club.

LD22 Chairman Rae Chornenkey to LD22 PCs: As you know, the Arizona Republican Party Bylaws are currently being reviewed by a committee appointed by the State Party Chairman.  You are invited to submit proposed bylaw amendments for consideration by the Bylaws Committee by using this google form.  Simply click on the form link, complete the spaces on the form, and click “submit.”  All are welcome to participate in submitting proposed amendments for consideration. A copy of the AZGOP Bylaws can be located by placing your cursor on  Download document and hitting Ctrl while clicking.  Or you can go to the Arizona Republican Party website and scroll down the Home page under “Our Documents” to find the State Bylaws. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Republican LD 22 District Chairman Rae Chornenky at

A Different Conservative Activist, Rob Haney, retired chairman of the Phoenix-based Maricopa County Republican Proycearty, told The Wanderer it was too soon to know whether the mid-August departure of Trump’s chief strategist, conservative Steve Bannon, would see liberals gaining more control within the White House. “But whatever the Trump White House may do to mollify the RINOs in Congress, I do not believe it will result with the passage of any major Trump legislative items,” Haney said. “There are just too many hard-core ‘Never Trump’ RINOs who will take turns aligning with Democrats to defeat the legislation. The RINOs are not so much afraid of losing House and Senate seats to the Democrats in the mid-terms as they are of having Trump succeed. Therefore, they are willing to take the backlash from the Republican base, just so it results in a Trump and conservative defeat,” he said. “If the result is Democrat control of the House and Senate, so be it. The establishment forces still win, and the loss would signal that the conservatives cannot get their agenda through even with a strong conservative president. The RINOs and Demo…” When Trump Doesn’t Win… At Least President Keeps Political Audience In Suspense

House Speaker Pro Tempore T.J. Shope and Sen Frank Pratt have been named 2017 Legislative Champions by the League of Arizona Cities and Towns. The Legislative Champions award is given to legislators to honor their outstanding public service and dedication to local governance.

Tom Morrissey's Radio Riders Show will be on the air tomorrow at 3 pm on KRIM 96.3 FM  and streaming on if the net holds up.  He'll be saluting the BeeGees and also the great guitar hits by Duane Eddy, the Ventures, The Shadows, Hendrix, Clapton, Allman and Joe Walsh.

If Reports Coming In From The Dems Are Accurate, it appears Congresswoman Martha McSally has a battle on her hands to maintain her congressional seat from her Dem challenger. - ft

The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officer Association (CSPOA) meeting is at 7 pm., Tues., Sept 5 at Paseo Verde Christian Church, 7569 W. Greenway Rd, Peoria, 85381. (Behind the Greenway Medical and Professional Center, off 75th Ave.) They will be discussing rogue cities working to undermine the constitution and violate their oaths of office, example, the Phoenix City Council and Mayor working behind the scenes with the ACLU to possibly create a "Sanctuary City" harboring those in our country illegally. 

Mark Spencer, from Judicial Watch, will give an update on current issues and CSPOA’s Rick Dalton will also speak. Contact Chr .Randy Miller, LD 21 PC, (623) 866-3544.

The Lincoln Republican Women will meet with former AZ state Senator /Rep Jonathan Paton for dinner at 6 pm., Mon., Sept 11 at the Millennium Resort Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 N Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Spouses invited. 5:30 – Social. 6 pm meeting; 6:20 pm dinner; 7 pm program. Paton will address the campaign to spoit the 9th Circuit Court and put AZ in a new 12th Circuit Court of Appeals. He will also address changes since 9-11 attacks in remembrance of 9/11/2001. Reservations: Bring cash or send check made out to “LRW” to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250. Call her at 480-368-2777 or email her at

The Paradise Republican Women will meet at 10 am., Sat., Sept 2 with Rev Clyde Bowmen, chairman of the Arizona American African Republican Committee, at the Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. 9 am social, 11 am brunch. Tickets are $28 per person. Click here to RSVP Online & Pay at the Door. Contact: Ardith Hildebrant at (480) 861-7170

Central Republican Women of Phoenix welcomes AZ Treasurer Jeff DeWit as the speaker for their returning Fall meeting to be held on Saturday morning Sept 9. Registration is 9:30 AM; meeting starts 10AM at the University Club - 39 E. Monte Vista Road, Phoenix.  $30 for Breakfast/brunch - RSVP by this Sunday 9/3 with Jan Webb at and please give her your selection of french toast with bacon & eggs or turkey Salad - beverage included. 

The Arizona Corporation Commission will host the first in a series of workshops 10 a.m. Aug 31 at the Corporation Commission, 1200 W. Washington St. in Phoenix, Hearing Room 1, to explore the creation of a Commission Code of Ethics. As Chair of the Commission’s Ethics Committee, Commissioner Boyd W. Dunn will lead the workshop. The Commissioner discusses this workshop and the process for creating a code in a new podcast here “This board makes decisions which impact every Arizona resident including setting utility rates, ensuring reliable utility services, protecting investors, and protecting the stability of pipelines and railroads,” said Dunn. “We need to make every effort to draft a code that is lawful, practical, consistent, measured, and above all, ethical in directives.” The workshop will include presentations by Commission staff regarding current ethical obligations under Arizona law, and an overview of policies adopted by other Arizona government agencies. The public is encouraged to attend. A docket was opened in March to facilitate the ongoing dialog at and go to eDocket. The docket number is AU-00000E-17-0079.The workshop will be live streamed on the Arizona Corporation Commission’s website:

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel in response to President Trump’s speech on tax reform: "Today, President Trump explained why it’s critical we deliver on our promise to simplify the U.S. tax code, cut taxes for the middle class, and grow the American economy. President Trump’s vision ensures all Americans will keep more of their hard-earned money and will mean lower tax rates for our nation’s small businesses, which will encourage growth and create more job creation here at home. The president’s plan to fix our broken tax system will close special interest loopholes in the tax code that only benefit the ultra-wealthy. Congress must now stand with American taxpayers and work with the president on this bipartisan issue.”

White House/RNC List Of Recommended Places To Donate Funds to help the Hurricane Harvey victims:

· The Salvation Army –; or 800-SAL-ARMY

· The United Way -; or text UWFLOOD to 41444

· The SPCA of Texas -

· The SPCA of Louisiana -

· The Houston Humane Society -

· The Louisiana Humane Society -

· American Red Cross –; 800-RED-CROSS; or text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

The 4 pm., Sat., Sept 2 Chips N Salsa Show  welcomes East Texas Comic Steve Trevino who will be performing at the Tempe Improv this weekend.  Catholic writer/reporter Dexter Duggan of The Wanderer will also be in the molcajete offering his conservative point of view. Co-hosting with LD 27 State Committeeman Alice Lara and LD 19 Chairman George Ortiz with special host Catholic Evangelist/Republican Jesse Romero. Get your headlines /commentary/entertainment from a Latino Republican perspective. Listen online King FM or watch Facebook Live. CNSS has brought back their YOU TUBE broadcasts.  Here’s last week’s show with Dr. Kelli Ward: Contact Lara at



LD17 will meet at 7 pm., Aug 31 with Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney at the Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W Germann Road in Chandler. PC training will start at 6 pm., prior to the regular meeting. Contact Chr Bert Moll at

A Veterans Benefits Fair is scheduled between 11 am – 3 pm., Thurs., Aug 31 at the East Valley Institute of Technology, Bldg 2 Banquet Rm, 1601 W Main St., in Mesa. The fair is sponsored by the Veterans Benefits Administration, Veterans Health Administration, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance. Representatives from the VA will be there to help veterans file new claims and follow up on existing claims. RSVP: 480- 699-8239.


Gila County Republican Committee Chairman Gary Morris reports that Senator Jeff Flake has been added to their Reagan Day Dinner speakers list which also includes Congressman Paul Gosar and Mike Broomhead, conservative talk radio show host for KFYI 550 AM Radio in Phoenix. The dinner will be held on Fri, Sept 1t at the Mazatzal Casino in Payson. Cash bar starts at 5 PM. Dinner at 6 PM. Tickets are available at or call 928-478-8186 for tickets or information.


The Paradise Republican Women will meet at 10 am., Sat., Sept 2 with Rev Clyde Bowen, chairman of the Arizona American African Republican Committee, at the Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. 9 am social, 11 am brunch. Tickets are $28 per person. Click here to RSVP Online & Pay at the Door. Contact: Ardith Hildebrant at (480) 861-7170.


The Colorado River Tea Party will have a booth at the Yuma Territorial Gun Show in the AYuma Cnvention Center on Sun, Sept 3.

US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward will have a campaign booth at the Sept 3 Yuma Territorial Gun Show. Petitions will be available to sign.


The Maricopa County Recorder's Office will hold proposed reprecincting meetings at 6 pm., Sept 5 in the Paradise Valley Community College, RmQ120A, 18401 N 32nd St in Phoenix and at 6 pm., Sept 13 in Scottsdale (1 mile off of 101 on Indian School then Turn right on Granite Reef.)


The Paradise Republican Women’s Club will tour the Arizona State Capitol Museum at 10 am., Wed., Sept 6. Reservations deadline if Aug 31. RSVP to: Allison Mary at

Arizona Federation of Republican Women, Region VIII is hosting an Arizona State Capitol Museum Tour, at 10 am., Wed., Sept 6 at 1700 W Washington in phoenix. Free parking available in Wesley Bolin Plaza (east of the museum). Participation limited. Admission is free. $2 donation per person suggested. Reservations: Allison Mary



Every generation has a choice, and unfortunately, the complexity of today's problems are only multiplied by bad decisions of the past--kicking the can down the road and allowing our budget to spiral out of control with bad Washington policies hurting the economy even more. I ran for Congress because I couldn't sit on the sidelines watching bad leaders keep making bad decisions. I fought to be at the table on tax reform because Arizona needs leadership that is willing to take on the special interests and stand up for economic growth. The month of August is usually called "recess" by the media. Let me tell you, nothing could be further from the truth. While the media has been doing everything they can to pull the country apart by selling a narrative of chaos and division--I have been working to bring stakeholders together so that the House of Representatives can have a tax reform package ready for the American people this fall. Ronald Reagan was the last President to inspire the kind of change that transformed a generation. Today, we seek a bold tax reform plan, common sense, and economic growth that will have the same lasting impact on our economy. Please remember, there is more that unites us than divides us as Americans. I know we can do it, but we are only going to get there with your help! With gratitude

· Congressman-Schweikert-Staying-Busy-During-Summer-Hiatus


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Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio successfully fought off an attempt today by radical anti-police protestors to engage in a witch hunt against the brave men and women of the Phoenix Police Department. “Our officers performed brilliantly that day, under incredibly difficult circumstances,” said DiCiccio. “The way our police department handled those protests should be a model for every city in the country. Unfortunately, after the event, a handful of radical anti-police protestors and ultra-liberal organizations – the same people bent on creating chaos from coast to coast – have been trying to impugn our officers and second guess their decision making. These people demanding an outside review, they don’t want police departments across the country to follow the lead of the Phoenix Police Department and control these events,” DiCiccio. “As they have made clear time and again, they want to engage in violence, rioting and destruction. That’s what they want. Our police department denied that to them, so now they wanted to bring in this outside group to ensure that Phoenix has to follow the lead of all these other cities whose officers have been forced to stand idly by while people are hurt, even killed, and businesses smashed. Today, I and the majority of the Council stood up and said ‘not in our town’ and the proposal was withdrawn. Phoenix stood up for the brave men and women in uniform who protect our community, because they stand up and put their lives on the line every day for us, and do it well.”


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· When Trump Doesn’t Win… At Least President Keeps Political Audience In Suspense

· Saddlebrooke-Republican-Club-Questions-Mueller-Probe

· No State Highway Constsruction Closures During Labor Day Weekend Speed Limits Lowered On I-17 During Peak Holiday Travel Times

· FAA Ordered To Toss Out Sky Harbor Flight Paths That Raised Noise Levels

· Arpaio Pardon Could Be Factor In 2018 GOP Primary

· Tucker Carlson Mortifies BLM Activist

· Court Rejects Bid To Declare Sonoran Desert Bald Eagle Endangered

· Agents-Arrest-Illegal-Alien-Convicted-For-Statutory-Rape

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· Man Found In Trunk Of Car At Immigration Checkpoint

· Phoenix Chinese Community Shocked By Sale Of Cultural Center Property

· Focus-On-Former-Sheriff-Arpaio-Misses-The-Point; Eight-Years-Of-Open-Borders/

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· Diciccio Defeats Patterson In Phoenix City Council Race Early Results

· Trump-Painting-Forgotten-Man Difference Between Trump & Obama

· AZGFD-Submits-Comments-On-Federal-Draft-Mexican-Wolf-Recovery-Plan/

· Poll: Jeff-Flake-In-Double-Jeopardy

· Ranchers-Find-Unlikely-Partner-In-Defenders-Of-Wildlife-Group

· Durham Wins Ward 3, Cease Wins Ward 6 Tucson City Council Primary Races

· Monuments-Honoring-Racists-Democrats-Should Enrage Leftist Mobs

· Prescott Elections Results In, Prop 442, Prop 443 Pass

· IRS Issues Urgent Warning Of Irs, Fbi-Themed Ransomware Scam

· Malia-Obama-Insults Grandma Requesting-Photo/

· Arizona Agencies Send Help To Hurricane Harvey Victims

· Former Kingman Employee Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Over $1,000,000


· Fake News leaps front and center in AZ Republic report Newspaper’s liberal, anti-Pres. Trump, Joe Arpaio agenda at work

· AZ 2018 Senate Race: Ward Crushes Flake 47-21 In New Poll


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· The Ten Planks Of The Communist Manifesto


· Trump Says 'Talking Is Not The Answer' With North Korea

· ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Trump For Military Trans Ban

· Frustrated Democrat Says We Can’t Impeach Trump For Doing What He Promised

· President Trump Earns Rave Reviews From Texans, Media Remains Unimpressed

· Trump's Economy! 237K Jobs Added In August

· People Who Approve Of Trump Do So *Because* Of His Behavior In Office, Not Despite It


· Houston Police Chief Comes Down Hard On-Looters

· FEMA: Harvey Relief Still In 'Life-Saving' Mode

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· Harvey Could Trigger Explosion At Giant Chemical Plant In Texas

· Natural Disasters Typically Bring People Together, Whereas 'Antifa' Demonstrations ...

· 13,000 Rescued In Houston And Surrounding Area

· Natural Disasters Bring People Together, Whereas 'Antifa' Demonstrations ...

· Floodwaters Drop Across Much Of Houston; Death Toll At 20

· Social Media Plays Role As The Harvey Missing Are Sought

· Flood Insurance Policies Plunge In Houston In Past 5 Years

· Video: Shelter Overrun By Harvey Floodwaters

· Harvey Floods Shelter For Evacuees In Texas

· Western Louisiana In Crosshairs As Harvey Moves Back To Land

· Opinion | Harvey’s Burdens Will Fall Hardest On The Poor


· While The Msm Squeal About Melania Shoes; Thousands Line Up In Corpus Christie To Greet The Trumps [Video]


· Obama FCC Gave Special Treatment To Liberal Groups!


· Is Ryan’s Run Over? GOP Candidates Not Committing to Him

· An Atheist Organization is Attacking Senator Marco Rubio for Quoting Scripture


· Confederate Names At Naval Academy Could Be In Jeopardy


· You Won’t Believe Why The Fbi Refuses To Release Hillary Clinton Files To The Public [Video]


· The Media is Burying the Truth


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· Leftist News Outlet Smears The Star Spangled Banner As Racist


· Chasing Down 'Nazis' With Batons And Birkenstocks

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· Berkeley Mayor: 'Label Antifa As A Gang'


· Fox News Hires Pro-Abortion “Conservative” Tomi Lahren, Who Was Fired From The Blaze | Lifenews.Com


· Judge Tosses Sarah Palin’s Lawsuit Against NYT


· PP Blocked From Locating In High School - For Now


· Survey: US Companies Added A Strong 237,000 Jobs In August


· Alert! South Korea Defends Themselves! Responds To Kim Jong-Un And Drops Bombs!