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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

12-20-17 Briefs

REPUBLICAN BRIEFS

As Some Of You Noticed yesterday’s 12-19-17-Briefs was very short and posted later than normal. A health issue prevented me from getting to all of the incoming Monday e-mails which resulted in these e-mail messages from AZGOP public relations spokesman Torunn Sinclair on Monday evening and Tuesday morning; however, I didn’t see them until yesterday afternoon:

     11:19 am Tues, Dec 19: “Frosty, Would love an explanation as to why you didn't include my comments in the briefs   today.  If I don't hear from you, I'll be forwarding this chain on to all relevant parties as proof of your partiality. Torunn”

     5:47 pm, Mon, Dec 18: “If you couldn't tell, the below was sent by me! I was just signed into the newsletter account.  Thanks Frosty. Give me a call if you have any questions. Torunn”

     5:47 pm, Mon, Dec 18: “Hi Frosty, Saw you post Russell Sias' blurb today, and I would appreciate you reaching out and asking for comment before irresponsibly posting gossip. Russell Sias did not reach out to me asking me about the bylaws being removed from the website before sending you yesterday's blurb. My contact information is easily accessible on the AZGOP website. If you haven't noticed, we have a new website, and in the process of switching everything over, the bylaws were accidentally removed. That has now been rectified, and you can view the bylaws here. I want to thank Jim Ehl for reaching out to me personally Friday to inquire about the missing bylaws, and for letting me know they were missing from the website. They were re-posted on Monday morning. If anyone else notices anything missing, or information that needs to be corrected on the website, I would love the feedback! My email is Torunn.Sinclair@azgop.org

Editor’s Note: No newsletter, blog or newspaper is obligated to print/post anyone’s commentary the day it’s received. Editor’s still have the option of deciding whether to post or reject commentary/articles for their publications – not the submitting author.

     Sias’ commentary/questions in the 12-18-17 Briefs are reflective of many grassroots PCs who are frustrated over the AZGOPs leaderships alleged disregard for the current bylaws, the reported secrecy of the current bylaws committee meetings, and still not seeing a draft of the proposed bylaws changes for review prior to the January  2018 mandatory meeting. The disappearance of the current bylaws from the AZGOP web site in the midst of  the nearly year-long upheaval over the bylaws committee created more concern. It is also common knowledge that grassroots PCs are expressing concern about phones not being answered at AZGOP headquarters when they are attempting to get answers to their questions. The systimatic cleansing of the conservative grassroots workerbee PCs - over the past five or six years - is the basis for a lot of the internal distrust we are now witnessing throughout the party. If indeed I’m partial – as charged – then my alleged “partiality” is on the side of the hardworking grassroots PCs/voters “right to question” and  “right to know” if shenanigans are going on behind the scenes. – ft


Karen MacKean,Karen M. MacKean, AZRA Navajo County Chapter, President: Rose Sperry is so right….. her frustration is apparent and runs deep for all conservative PC’s and committeemen here in Arizona. 12-18-17 Briefs True constitutional conservatives, have been standing and fighting for conservative principles since the Tea Party in 2009! We withstood the onslaught of the entire media and the left’s distain for holding true to values of integrity, patriotism and love of country because we stood strong TOGETHER. When the IRS came after the Tea Party the RINO’S fled, but the true conservatives regrouped held strong and keep fighting and we won big victories in the 2010 and 2014 in the house and senate. But we all know what happened, those we elected would not stand up to Obama, caved in at every opportunity and drove our national debt to $20 TRILLION …. Remember when John McCain said, “Build the dang wall”? Remember when Jeff Flake was a conservative and the debt was $12 trillion when he was elected to the Senate?

     It’s ridiculous to think Rose’s concerns aren’t seriously valid. We should all be concerned about potential candidates if we find something questionable about a candidate stand and set the record straight….. ask the hard questions, expose those who are not qualified and elect those you know are decent, moral human beings, then hold their feet to the fire. Look at what our congress has been up to, for years hiding huge amounts of cash ($17 Million) being spent on sexual harassment settlements, McConnell, Ryan, McCain & Flake undermining the President’s agenda, donating to democrats and wiping out conservative candidates with their huge $200 billion slush fund in recent races……… And Rose’s politically correct PC’s say we shouldn’t be concerned about vetting candidates? Don’t despair Rose, don’t give into the negative naysayers, do nothing attitude, see “something” say “nothing” status quo, take the high ground and stand for what you know is right…. There are many, many of us who are doing the same, have always done so ……. we are with you all the way!

CANDIDATE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Trey Terry - LD13Conservative Combat Veteran Trey Terry is a candidate for appointment to fill the LD13 Senate vacancy left by Sen Steve Montenegro who resigned to run for the US Senate position in the 2018 primary election. Terry, of Litchfield Park, says he is a conservative Republican who is dedicated to limited government and free enterprise. He will make Arizona’s economy and education a priority in his campaign. “I am running for the State Senate because I believe it is time that my generation takes responsibility for its future. LD-13 needs a conservative State Senator dedicated to serving and representing its constituents,” said Terry. “As a combat veteran, I will not sit on the sidelines. I will work to improve Arizona’s economy and education while giving my district the honorable representation it deserves.” Terry is a 2005 graduate of Millennium High School in Goodyear, in Legislative District 13. After high school, Terry joined the United States Army as a Cavalry Scout in 2005. After spending a year stationed along the DMZ in Korea, he was assigned to Fort Hood, Texas where he later deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He spent over one year in Iraq where his recon platoon performed over 100 time-sensitive raids to capture high-value targets with a 91% success rate. He helped capture senior leaders of Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda in Iraq, and local Iranian-supported militia insurgents, dismantling their operational capacity in the Baghdad region. Since Terry was honorably discharged from the Army, he has fought to elect conservative candidates to local, state, and federal office. Terry has also fought to advance specific conservative issues. He has supported the pro-life March for Life as well as Second Amendment groups opposing gun control.   He and and his wife Elise live in Litchfield Park where he attends Trinity Lutheran Church. CONTACT 623-208-9719


Brent Backus: As you may know I am running for the LD 13 Senate seat in 2018. The seat is now vacant with the resignation on Steve Montenegro. The LD 13 committee will need to recommend three individuals to the Board of County Supervisors. I would like to be considered for that position and your support is greatly appreciated. Also, should you wish to sign my nominating petition electronically go to VoterPetnAuth at the Secretary of State’s office. To learn more about me, go to  backus-az.com/ Please contact me should you have any questions. I am here to listen your ideas to make AZ a better place to live. Thank you and have a Merry Christmas!

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LD13 PC Diane Landis is also running for Montenegro’s vacate senate seat.  Briefs offered to run her announcement when she phone a couple of days ago, but Briefs hasn’t received it at post time.


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Diane Douglas Supt of EdArizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas yesterday recognized the one-year anniversary of the State Board of Education’s (SBE’s) decision to replace the Common Core Standards by adopting the second draft of the 2016 Arizona English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Standards. “It deeply frustrated many Arizonans that the federally mandated Common Core Standards were initially adopted by the SBE in 2010 without a thorough public review,” Douglas said. “That lack of public input became an even larger concern as problems with the standards were identified, many of which were related to the resulting curricula. I look forward to using a similar continuous improvement process to ensure that all of our standards are updated as needed with extensive public input.” More than 200 teachers who donated thousands of hours in working groups, as well as countless dedicated parents, 10,000 public comments, several nationally recognized technical experts, prominent anti-Common Core authorities and the Arizona Department of Education’s (ADE’s) K-12 Standards team all helped shape the new Arizona standards in practice. There is currently a feature on ADE’s website that outlines the Top 5 ways Arizona’s new standards differ from Common Core.

     Arizona’s standards: (1) allow districts and charters to select their own curriculum and resources; (2) teach students about time and money from first through fourth grade; (3) require students to learn cursive by fifth grade; (4) allow students and teachers to use different methods to achieve the correct answer; (5) can be changed or updated, since they are owned by Arizonans. Douglas invites all Arizonans to review the standards at https://k12standards.az.gov/second-draft-2016-arizona-standards. In addition, parents, educators and members of the public can visit www.azed.gov/standards-practices/k-12-standards-feedback/ to provide additional feedback on any of Arizona’s academic standards.

Darla Gonzalez has been serving as the acting corresponding secretary for LD17 since Michael Beagle resigned in early November.

RNC Chairwoman McDaniel: We’re fighting on behalf of the American people CHAIRWOMAN MCDANIEL: Listen, Stuart, there is a fact out there which is the mainstream media spends 90 percent of their time on negative coverage on President Trump. It is very hard to break through a mainstream media that is in lockstep against this president. So we are pushing as hard as we can and we’re focusing on good policy that's going to help the American people. At the end of the day, when people go vote next year, they’re going to ask themselves, am I better off than I was two years ago? Well let's look at my 401(k), let's look at my pension, let's look at my paycheck. These are the types of things they’re going to be asking. Is my family better, is my house value going up, can I pay my rent, can I pay my mortgage, have Republicans fought for me? And the answer is going to be yes. What are the accomplishments of the Democrat Party right now? Nothing. Resist and obstruct are not messages that are going to resonate at the polls in November 2018, and we’re going to continue to push good policy because we’re fighting on behalf of the American people.

The Colorado River Tea Party – Yuma will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., Jan 4, 2018 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95. facebook.com/Colorado-River-Tea-Party-Yuma-AZ Chairman Sally Kizer 928-210-1219

MCRC Mandatory Meeting scheduled Sat., Jan 13, 2018 at the Church for the Nations, 6225 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. Credentialing opens at 7:30am. Meeting starts at 9am

Volunteers Are Needed to stuff PC packet for the MCRC Mandatory meeting. Stuffing of 2000 packets will occur at 11 am., Sat., Jan 6 at AZGOP HQ, 3501 N 24th St. in Phoenix. Contact: Chairman Cathy Schwanke: schwankeld1@gmail.com

Review The Proposed Maricopa County Republic Bylaws Amendments at /MCRC-Bylaws-Proposed-Amendments-10-03-17.pdf Precinct Committeemen will vote on them at the MCRC Jan 13 Mandatory meeting. Questions should be directed to your LD chairman.

Maricopa County Republican Committee Mandatory Precinct Committeeman Meeting proxy’s forms are available HERE

Procedures For Submitting Nominations to AZGOP Executive Committee Office for the Jan 27 Mandatory meeting  here

Sign Candidate Petitions Here This link leads you to the Secretary of State office petition form.

IMG_0022 Pima County Clerk of the Superior Court Toni Hellon, left, Liz Isaak, center, Pima County Treasurer Beth Ford chat during the recent Pima County Republican Women’s Tea. David Blevins photo

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Dec 20

Palo Verde Republican Women’s Club will hold its next luncheon at 11:30 am., Wed, Dec 20 at Grayhawk Golf Club, Fairway House, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway . Check in at 11 am with luncheon at 11:30 am. US Congressman David Schweikert is scheduled to address the group, followed by installation of officers by club member, Julia GrahamIgnite Barbershop Quartet will provide Christmas music.  Reservations required at pvrwlunch111@yahoo.com  Check, cash or credit card at the door.

The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers meeting will be held at 7 pm., Wed., Dec 20 at the Desert Heritage Real Estate office, 8476 West Thunderbird Road, Peoria.

Doors open at 6:30 pm for the Meet & Greet with CD8 candidate - former Graham County Sheriff Richard Mack.

The GrassRoots Tea Party Activists Christmas Festivities are scheduled between 6-9 pm., Wed., Dec 20 in Denny’s Restaurant Banquet room, 9030 N. Black Canyon Highway in Phoenix. Anyone wishing to bring goodies, ie; Christmas cookies, cake, pie, snacks should contact Francine L Romesburg grtp@grassrootsteapartyactivists.com

DEC 21

LD24’s Christmas and Holiday Social is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Dec 21 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St. in Phoenix, according to Chairman Barry Wong. Enjoy hors d’oeuvrew, beverages, music and converations. Attendees are asked to bring can or dry non-perishable food for the food drive. RSVP to barry@barrywong.com so they know how many to plan for.

Canceled: The Colorado River Tea Party – Yuma will not meet on Dec. 21. They will resume meeting in January, 2018. Chairman Sally Kizer 928-210-1219.

CANDIDATE COMMENTS

brett roberts LD11LD11 House candidate Brett Roberts: This time of year my family celebrates Christmas and I cannot do that without saying how much I appreciate your overwhelming support! After announcing I would be running to be your State Representative on a team with Representatives Leach and Finchem. I have hit the ground running with the focus of doing what is needed to not let you down. I have met most of you personally and look forward to meeting everyone else in due time. As you know, I am a conservative Republican, the former Sergeant at Arms for the Pinal County Republican Committee, the current District 4 Vice Chair, an elected Precinct Committeeman, State Committeeman, Presidential Elector and I continue to serve as your Elected Constable in Maricopa/Stanfield Justice Court. Please take a moment to look over my website, Facebook & twitter pages by clicking the links above or below. Like and follow on twitter and Facebook if you should like what you see. These are the easiest ways you can support a candidate. While you’re at my website you can sign my petition online if you haven’t already and we still need a few five dollar contributions to clean elections to put us over the hump. As always thank you for your support. From our family to yours I wish a Merry Christmas and Joyous New Year! Contact: 480.305.3770 – cell.

Kelli ward 2015US Senate candidate Kelli Ward: "For Kyrsten Sinema to deny middle-class Americans and small business owners the ability to keep more of their own money by claiming she is worried about the federal debt is the height of hypocrisy. Sinema's liberal record is one of raising taxes to enable big government the opportunity to spend. Since her election to Congress in 2013, Sinema has established a track record of voting for numerous budget-busting spending bills and growing the national debt.Today, when given an opportunity in this tax reform bill to get rid of the ACA's unconstitutional individual mandate, Sinema let down Arizonans again by joining the rest of her liberal colleagues to oppose it. Sinema has not served the people of Arizona well by repeatedly standing in the way of repealing the broken law. As a family physician, I've seen how the ACA has failed Arizona since its inception - it's critical that we repeal it. Sinema has proven that she doesn't represent the values of Arizona voters. The hard-working men and women of Arizona deserve better."

AZ CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION  HEADLINES S

SEN JOHN MCCAIN – R: McCain is resting in Arizona from cancer treatment.

SEN JEFF FLAKE – R

flake warns against withdrawing from NAFTA

REP MARTHA MCSALLY – R2

· Mcsally-Votes-Final-Passage-Tax-Cuts-And-Jobs-Act

· On Trump’s National Security Strategy: “Refreshing And Absolutely Necessary”

· McSally Leads Bipartisan Effort To Begin Re-Winging The Rest Of The A-10 Fleet

REP PAUL GOSAR – R

· Today We Made History

· Not Tired Of Winning

· Gosar's La Paz Bill Passes Houses Natural Resouces Committee

REP ANDY BIGGS – R5

· Biggs On The Presidential Transition Team's Right To Privacy

· Biggs Votes To Pass The Tax Reform Package Conference Report

· Biggs Introduces The "Let Lenders Lend Act"

· On Senate Passage Of Tax Reform Package

REP DAVID SCHWEIKERT –R 6

REP TRENT FRANKS – R8 Franks has resigned. His replacement will be elected in February 2018.


SEEING RED AZ

· No-Thumbs-Down-On-Tax-Bill, McCain-To-Miss-Vote

· Suspended-Lawyer-Attacks-AZ-AG-In-Republic-Editorial/

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Train-Wreck-In Tacoma; Death-Toll-Unknown

· Merry Christmas! From President Donald Trump And First Lady Melania Trump

· Ryan States No More Taxpayer Funds To Settle Harassment Claims

· Senator Corkers Statement On Supporting Tax Bill

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Stand Off At Bunkerville: - Stunning Update On The Bundy Ranch Standoff

· Why Did ExComm Strike Chris Campbell's (3rd Vice Chair) Comments From The Yuma Minutes?

· Sheriff Mack Runs For Congress

· Wisdom From Above

· Deep State About To Take Trump Out VS Trump Is About To Take Deep State Out: Which?

· High Stakes Testing - Expensive, Wasteful, Ineffective Child Abuse

· Wisdom From Above

· Fake News Or... A Blow Out Case Against FBI Mccabe?

· How John McCain Delivered Clinton’s Phony Dossier to the FBI

NEWS LINKS

· Tax Foundation: GOP Reform Will Boost GDP, Wages And Add 340,000 Jobs

· Single-Family Home Construction Hits 10 Years High, Boosting Housing Start

· Servers Around The World Share The Most Annoying Thing Americans Do In Restaurants

· Government Shutdown Doesn't Sit Well With Voters

· Heavily Armored Company Of U.N. Vehicles And Equipment Staged Behind Maryland Warehouse And Are Ready For Rapid Domestic Deployment

· NYT Times Admits: We’re Not Giving Trump Credit For ISIS Victory

ARIZONA

· McCain-More-Popular-Among-Dems, CNN-Poll-Shows

· Congressman Biggs Votes To Pass The Tax Reform Package Conference Report

· Cindy-McCain:We’re-Home-For The Holidays

· First Winter Storms Brings Snow To Santa Ritas

· Javelinas Trapped At Golf Course, Are Euthanized

· Commander Keeps SAV Running Smoothly

· Her Son Gone, Mother Reaches Out To Prevent Student Suicides

· Watch: Arizona-Rep-Schweikert-Argues-GOP Tax Bill Will Help Dems' Fight Vs Increasing Income Inequality...

· Appeals Court Rules Private Cell Phones Can Contain Public Records

· Has Corruption Invaded Our Legal System?

· Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Felon Ms-13 Member & 8 Others

· Doug-Ducey-Says-John-Mccain-Headed-Back-Washington-After Holidays

· Scottsdale Identified As One Of 2017’s Most Caring Cities

· Sandal Prints Lead To Teen Power Plant Employees’ Shooter

· Congressman Biggs’ On The Presidential Transition Team's Right To Privacy

· Deputy Removes Owl Trapped In Barbed Wire Fence

· Southwest-Airlines; Seat-Saving

· Three Different Marijuana Smugglers Caught At Lukeville Port

· Border Patrol Agents Seize 227 Pounds Of Marijuana

· FTC Bans A Work-At-Home Operation From Selling Biz-Ops & Coaching Services

WASHINGTON, DC/ CONGRESS

· Republican Senate Starting TO Block Trump Nominees

· Even Democrat Media Can See Through Nancy Pelosi’s Gun Control Lies

· Hillary Celebrates Alabama Election By Bashing Trump, Then Don Jr Steps In

JUDGE JEANINE

· Judge-Jeanine-Demands Trump Arrest Insubordinate FBI Officials

DEMS

· Nancy-Pelosi-Super-PAC Keeps $$ From Child Sex Trafficking Website

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