Friday, October 13, 2017

10-13-17 Briefs


Mark Spencer, Southwest Project Coordinator of Judicial Watch, will address the Grassroots Tea Party Patriots at 7 pm., Wed., Oct 18 at the Denny’s Restaurant Banquet Room, 9030 W Black Canyon Highway, Access Rd, just south of the Dunlap Ave exit off the I-17. Spencer is a former Phoenix Police officer and former President of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Assoc., and served as a the chaplain at the recent National Federation of Republican Assemblies in Mesa. Facilitators David and Francine Romesburg

Jeff DeWit, State Treasurer 2017State Treasurer Jeff DeWit will address LD24 at 7 pm, Thurs., Oct 19 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., in Phoenix, according to Chairman Barry Wong. DeWit will discuss “Arizona’s Checkbook and Finances; Is there enough Money? Are Bill Paid on Time? What’s Arizona’ Constitution Require? LD24 Bylaws Committee chairman Brian Kaufman will give an update on the Maricopa County Republican and the AZGOP Bylaws Committee’s progress. Contact Wong at

Ahead Of Today’s House Vote on Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements, Congressman Andy Biggs transmitted this letter to Speaker Paul Ryan.

The AZGOP will host a Tax Reform Townhall at 5:30 pm., Mon., Oct 16 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St. in Phoenix, featuring Congressman Andy Biggs and AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines. RVSP required. 602) 957-7770

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Navajo County Republican Committee Chairman Steven Slaton: The Navajo County Republican Committee has terminated, Mr. Dustin Graham, as Treasurer. After our discussion tonight (Oct 12) by the Executive Committee at a deadlock vote Chairman Slaton made the final decision to Terminated Mr. Graham as the Navajo County Treasurer. Chairman Slaton wishes Dustin the best. The terminated for cause, is effective immediately.

Activist George Taylor: During the various inquiries of the FBI into anything this calendar year that I have received or exchanged information about, regardless of the investigation, I receive numerous and repetitive comments that nobody trusts the FBI to be anything of a reliable investigative agency.  NOBODY, means nobody that is a current or retired career law enforcement officer.  That is a sad commentary. Perception is reality in today’s world. why-you-shouldnt-believe-anything-the-fbi-says-about-the-vegas-shooting

Congressman Trent Franks: Over the past couple days, there has been a large concentration of up to 9,000 troops from the Popular Mobilization Front [PMU] and Iraqi Army in the vicinity of Kirkuk and Mosul – less than 100 kilometers to the south and west of Erbil, respectively. Franks reaction to the reports: “The PMU, or Hash’d al Shaabi, is an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-backed militia led by the Badr Corps Commander, Hadi Al-Ameri. In addition to being the top lieutenant to Qassem Soleimani (commander of the IRGC Quds Force), Al-Ameri is the leading candidate for Prime Minister of Iraq. The situation is becoming dangerous and could easily escalate. The Iraqi government must demand these militias deescalate and decamp their forces. I urge Iraqi Prime Minister al-Abadi to fulfill the pledge made less than two weeks ago to prevent any external or internal attacks against the Kurds.  In midst of our success against the Islamic State, Iran has clearly been embedding itself as deeply as possible into the Iraqi government and military. It is past time for Baghdad to prove to us they are not a puppet of Tehran; it is no longer tenable for the U.S. to give the government of Iraq money if the funds will simply flow into the coffers of men and forces allied with Iran. Consequently, it is time for the American government to cease its studied indifference to our loyal allies, the Kurds. We must embrace Kurdish self-determination, encourage increased control of the Nineveh Plain by indigenous Christian defense forces and demand Baghdad cease their duplicitous relationship with Iran -- if the U.S. is to remain Iraq’s benefactor. Our fight against ISIS will be for nothing if it results in ceding control of Iraq to Iran. - | 202-225-4576.

Arizona Town Crier Jim Ehl to AZGOP Secretary Gabby Mercer: We have the elected AZGOP secretary asking a non-elected member of the AZ GOP headquarters for cooperation.  What cooperation??  Let’s look at the AZ GOP headquarters staffing according to the AZ GOP bylaws.  The bylaws list the elected statutory and mandatory officers.  The positions of Executive Director, Communications Director, and Political Coordinator are not there.  The bylaws list of  Appointive Officers,( the state chairman shall appoint) a chaplain, finance chairman, general counsel, registration chairman, education chairman and such other officers, may be helpful from time to time: all to serve at his pleasure.  The positions of Executive Director. Communications Director, and Political Coordinator are not there!  IV.G. in the bylaws list the duties of ‘Appointed Officers, but does not give any duties for the Executive Director. Communications Director, or Political Coordinator.  Also, the bylaws state, the chairman shall appoint all committees officially and shall have 'such usual powers of supervision and management as may be required for the effective functioning of the state party headquarters and staff or as shall be assigned to him/her by the state committee.  Can we assume that the Executive Director, the Communications Director, and Political Coordinator are hired or appointed shall be assigned to him/her by the state committee or that the chair chose to allow someone else to run the party instead of himself?  That’s in keeping with the bylaws committee.  The bylaws state that the chair may appoint committees, but the chair violated that by appointing a chair to set up the bylaws committee for him!

Now to the question.  If you get proposed amendments direct from individuals, plus proposed amendments from the bylaws committee, just how do you plan to handle that?  After all, your confident stated, “Thank you for your email. As always, the State Party will act in accordance with the by-laws for all submitted by-law amendments.”  What does that mean?  Do you ever correspond with the party chairman?  (The next two emails are to Matthew and back to Secretary Mercer.)

      Ex Dir Matt Kenney to Sec. Gabby Mercer: Thank you for your email. As always, the State Party will act in accordance with the by-laws for all submitted by-law amendments.

      Sec Gabriela Mercer to Exec Dir Matt Kenney at 9:08 am Wed., Oct 11: I have been receiving emails from people asking me about mailing their timely submitted Bylaw Amendments directly to all state committeemen with the official call to meeting.  As the AZ GOP Secretary it is my responsibility to include any Bylaw Amendment submitted to me within the call letter.  Reading Mr. Ehl’s email, I believe he is correct and I just want to know if I will have your cooperation on this matter when the time comes.

LD17_Stand-Your-GroundLD17 PC Brady Willis: I just wanted to send over a short note regarding LD17's current fundraising campaign, Stand Your Ground. Basically, a contribution of$17 to LD17 earns a chance to win a brand new Glock 17. We will be running this campaign through Veterans Day. Contributions can be made at: It's our belief that LD17 will be heavily targeted in the coming election cycle and it's our goal to stand as the bastion of conservative principles and the Party's platform through enhanced awareness and registration of Republicans. I've attached our flyer if you're inclined to share it. Thanks for your support!


The 4 pm., Saturday Chips N Salsa Show is still missing Don Jorge Ortiz but you can catch him daily on their Facebook page. Co-Host Alice Lara will interview Edna San Miguel, challenger to Congressman Raul Grijalva.  Get the latest from Fast & Furious whistleblower Jeff Prather on his weekly Prather Point.  Listen online Contact Lara at

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OCT 14

LD21 Sen Debbie Lesko and her husband Joe will host the 6 pm., Sat., Oct 14 “West Valley Keep It Red” fundraiser t their home at 6740 W Corrine Drive in Peoria. RSVPs are due by Thurs, Oct 12, with Teresa Wright at 623.498.7999.

The Paradise Republican Women will meet at 10 am., Sat., Oct 14 at the Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale for a presentation the AZ Dental Care Debate. 9:30 am social. 11 am brunch. Hear directly from Goldwater's national health policy expert Naomi Lopez-Bauman, and political consultant Kristen Boilini, about dental therapy, the reform that can increase dental access and affordability here in Arizona - as well as from Dr. Regina Cobb, to learn more about the views of those who oppose the measures. $28 per person. RSVP Online & Pay at the Door. Contact Ardith Hildebrant at (480) 861-7170.

Oct 15

LD10 Has Postponed its Sun, Oct 15 Foot Golf Event. New date tba. See

The Sun Lakes Republican Club will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues. Oct 15 to hear Az Sen Majority Leader Kimberly Yee’s presentation on “Preserving Liberty” and Christina Sandefur, Executive Vice-President of the Goldwater Institute on “Litigating For Liberty.” See DETAILS

Oct 16

The Leisure World Republican Club will meet at 7 pm, Mon, Oct 16 at the Recreation One Ballroom, 908 S. Power Rd, Mesa, AZ. Speakers will be the Honorable Russell Pearce, Mark Spencer with Judicial Watch and Greg Safsten from US Congressman Andy Biggs office. Contact: Diane Andersen

LD22 will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Oct 16 at Westbrook Village Assoc. Recreation Center, 18825 N Country Club Parkway in Peoria. Contact Heather Morgan at for food donations to go with assorted sandwiches. $5 donations help defray rental costs. Agenda items include an update on redefining voting districts by MCRC Chairman Chris Herring and updates on the proposed amendments to the Maricopa County Republican Committee Bylaws MCRC_Bylaws_Proposed_Amendments_10_03_17_A.pdf


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· Viral Tucson Police Officer Tatum Joins Internet Media Network

· Operation-Crash-Stopping-A-Network-Of-Illegal-Wildlife-Traffickers-In-US

· The-Awful-Legacy-Of-Iraq’s-Burn-Pits

· Arizona Doc Facing Fines, Contempt Of Court For Failure To Comply With Healthcare Settlement

· Paul-Gosar-Lifts-Facebook-Blocks; Family-Feud-Erupts-Over-Vice-News-Comments

· Arizonas-Fab-Five, Where-Are-Women-Now?

· Arizona-Rep-Martha-McSally-To Sing-Anthem; Play-In Congressional-Football-Game

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· Republicans Race To Negotiate The Future Of Popular Tax Breaks While Shoring Up Party Unity

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· McConnell In The Hot Seat After Multiple Trump Agenda Failures

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· Conservative-Leaders-Call-Senate-Majority-Leader-Mitch-Mcconnells-To Resign

· Arizona-Voter-Sues-Congressman-After-He-Blocks-Her-On-Facebook

· Harvey-Weinstein-Leaves-La-For-Rehab-In-Arizona

· Woman Arrested For Sex Toys In Superkids Daycare Center Scandal

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· Fema Chief Says Puerto Rico’s Politics Is Killing Relief Efforts

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· ‘Tour De Hispanica’ A Celebration Of Language And Culture

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