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Saturday, February 10, 2018

2-10-18 Briefs

Condolences To The Family Of Larry Turoff, a longtime Republican precinct committeeman, state committeeman and Maricopa County prosecutor who passed away on Wednesday. A memorial service will be held 2 pm Sunday, February 11 at Phoenix Memorial Park, 200 West Beardsley Rd., Phx, 85027. See full obituary at:
obituaries/azcentral

State Treasurer Jeff DeWit’s Report can be viewed at Arizona Treasurer’s Quarterly Report. To see more more details on pool performance, check out monthly Board of Investment reports. Contact: Communications Director Dajana Zlaticanin 602.542.7842 dajanaz@aztreasury.gov
The Verde River Golf & Social Club is now open in north Scottsdale.

LD13 – Yuma has only come up with two out of the three names they need to submit to the Yuma County Board of Supervisors for selection of representative to replace Don Shooter, who was recently expelled from the Arizona legislator for alleged sexual harassment. Tim Dunn and Paul Brierley are in the running. The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet at 9 am Mon, Feb 12 to select the new LD13 representative.
US Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) will rally with US senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward and supporters at 5 pm., Fri., Feb. 16 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center, 5001 N Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, AZ. Tickets $25 & $50. Register Here
Maricopa County Republicans Chairman Chris Herring is looking for a part-time political coordinator. The 20 hour a week position required evenings and weekends activities. Prior campaign field experience a plus. Send resume and contact information to Herring at ChrisHerringAZ@yahoo.com
AZGOP Executive Director Matt Kenney has announced the AZGOP is taking applications for conservative leaders in Arizona to work full time through the 2018 election cycle. If interested, are invited to attend the 9 am., Sat., Feb 17 Political Operative Training at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016 apply here
The Yavapai County Republican Education Committee Precinct Committeemen meeting is scheduled at 6 pm., Thur., Feb 15 at the Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E Rosser St., in Prescott with State Treasurer candidate Kimberly Lee. 5 pm – social hour. Contact: info@yavgop.org
Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Human Trafficking Council, co-chaired by Cindy McCain and Gil Orrantia, have released the 2017 Arizona Human Trafficking Report. "Arizona is committed to being a zero-tolerance state for any form of human trafficking," stated Ducey. "I am grateful to the Arizona Human Trafficking Council, and the leadership of Cindy McCain for their efforts to shine a light on human trafficking and to end it. We must do everything we can to hold accountable anyone involved in this horrendous crime, and provide aid and protection to the victims.” See report at EndSexTrafficking.AZ.gov.
Emancipation Proclamation Observance 6 (EPOD 6) is scheduled from noon until 4 pm., Sat., Feb. 24 in East Lake Park 1549 E. Jefferson St. Phx, Contact AAARC aaarc@centurylink.net
LD24 will meet with Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb at 7 pm., Thurs. Feb 15 at AZGOP HQ, 3501 N 24th St., in Phoenix. 6:30 pm registration. Contact: Chairman – Barry Wong barry@barrywong.com
Notes From Readers
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Political Activist Lolly Hathhorn:  “It seems that Congressman Dr. Paul Gosar is rockin & rollin.  Go get ‘em and lock them up!  It is time for somebody (politician) to pay for their peccadillos against the American people!  I have called everyone I could think of and asked them to bring some of these people to justice.  Congressman Gosar sure seems to want to help the people of AZ and the United States, unlike John McNasty and Jeff the Flake.  Let’s give out a big ‘Thank You’ to Congressman Gosar for being so in tune with the constituents of AZ.  Congressman Gosar, you rock! My compliments to the work that you are doing.  GOD bless America, my President, Donald J. Trump (you too Dr. Gosar) and most of all the American people who make this Country great!  In GOD We Trust.
State Committeeman Rose Sperry: "I’ve been a PC and State Committeeman for a number of years and am totally frustrated at the movement in our state to fill the vacant PC slots. Not because they’re trying to fill them but because these people don’t seem to care who the PC is. Do they not realize that these PCs are potential State Committeemen that will lead our party? In the last few years, the State Committeemen have gone through the filtering system of those Republicans in name only who prefer “go along to get along” State Committeemen rather than to have dissenters who will speak up for We the People. Our last AZGOP meeting in January showed much loathing for those who dared to challenge the status quo. It’s a sorry state of affairs we’re in when the majority of the populace shows such disdain for the Patriot who has found the courage to step up and hold accountable those in our party who would destroy it. The shame and blame lie with those who lead the movement of filling the PC vacancies without even suggesting a vetting system for these potential leaders. Perhaps the following article by Robert Weissberg will open the eyes of many." A Movement Let By Sheep
LD30 PC Timothy Schwartz: As you may know, yesterday was the day at the State Capitol that the Bill regarding limiting proxies was heard in Committee. With so many things taking my time, it was not convenient for me to attend. But having the recent memory of our January meetings in sight, I resolved to make the sacrifice. It was apparent from the start that Committee members wanted to question even the need for this bill. It was then confirmed of my need to attend. There were about 8 persons in the gallery who spoke in favor and one who spoke in opposition. Being given 3 minutes to speak and 3 minutes to answer questions, I felt we gave the committee valid reasons for support. Very pleased to announce that this Bill was passed out of Committee! The hard work now begins, please call or email supporting this needed piece of Legislation. Editor’s Note: see House Committee Passes Proxy Bill To Empower Grassroots IDA shows Kathy Petsas opposing HB1012.
Anti-Proxy Spokesman Archie Dicksion: HB2012 came before the Government Committee of the House on Thurs., Feb 8. I wish to express my thanks to members of the committee for their deliberation and their ultimate support of this matter. I also thank the members of the public who appeared and speak in favor or in opposition.
Some member of the committee voiced concerns as to why reduce the carriage of proxies from unlimited to only two? This is should not be of concern to just for the Republican Party. Limitation of the use of proxies would ultimately redound to the strengthening of all parties in the state. The use of proxies is not unique to the Arizona Republican Party. The Arizona Democrat Party limits the use of proxies at their meetings.
When we recruit a precinct committeeman (PC) we should feel strongly that they will work for the concepts of the party and be an active participant at all levels of party functions. To recruit a PC with the understanding that they will never or seldom ever attend any meeting operates to only weaken the party. Such persons utility is not to improve the party, but to be a source of an extra vote. That is not a legitimate purpose for PC or a proxy.
Giving of a proxy creates a legal relationship of a principal and agent. Both of which are legally bound to the terms of the proxy. To allow a proxy holder to pass it on to a third person (as I have witnessed many times), violates the terms of the proxy and renders the vote invalid. How do we trace that invalid vote? The proxy should be closely monitored by the credentials committee, but that is too time consuming to get anything accomplished at any meeting. This could be partially eliminated by the eradication of the use of proxies by the state legislature.
It is contended that the political party is a private club and, therefore, the state has no authority to monitor or set limits on its actions. Nothing could be further from the truth. There are rules in Arizona governing the creation of a political party.There are rules (16-821 – 828) which govern the internal workings of the party. A law governing the use of proxies is merely an extension of those rules. To say the legislature has no authority to limit proxy use would be inconsistent with existing laws and those existing laws should then be repealed.
Why a limit of two (2) proxies? There are legitimate purposes for the use of the proxy. A person may be too ill or constitute and health hazard to themselves or to others attendees. We need more actual participation by the PC – not just their vote. A limitation of the carriage of proxies would result in more warm bodies at meetings and better informed workers at the grassroots level. That would benefit all political parties with amore informed electorate.
CD8 Activist And Local Author Mike Kapic: Good American patriots have been searching for ways to return America to the character and virtues of its roots. According to constitutional scholars and historians, America has a history, a little-known tradition going back three centuries for solving problems that legislators, politicians, or experts could not. Early towns and colonies met in conventions as early as the mid 1600's to address issues such as safety and the economy. The tradition has continued to 2017.  A new book, Conventions That Made America: A Brief History of Consensus Building, is a summary of the records from constitutional scholars and historians such as Natelson, Caplan, Jennings, Dake and others. This brief compilation is available as a Kindle or in print at HuntForLiberty.com. Read excerpts on our Facebook page, American Conventions. This is the unknown story of how America came to be. The story illustrates how conventions worked and operated consistently over the centuries. It also explains the origins of the Constitution's Article V.
Editor’s Note: This ran yesterday without the link to the AZ Rep story Flora refers to:
Maricopa County Treasurer Royce Flora: The Arizona Republic attempted another hit piece on my office the other day. Days Before Stock Market Fall, Maricopa-County-Treasurer-Vows To Triple Returns For Schools As usual very little in the article was correct.  It is clear they don’t even have a rudimentary understanding of the topic.  First the easy stuff.  Here is what they got right, some of my statements.We expect to make over $60 million in interest earnings this year
· "I have no interest it talking to the Republic,"
· "Treasurer Flora does not trust The Arizona Republic and will not talk to them," his assistant Karen Smith said in an email
· "You'll make something up," ( and they did)
· "I consider The Arizona Republic to be a (political-action committee) for Democrats." (This was close but what I actually said was “illegal PAC.” This is probably because the Republic can’t use the word “illegal.”)
The rest was speculation and opinion from someone with no apparent understanding or credible background related to the issue.  A cursory review of our website highlights their inability to do basic research.  This would typically be the starting place for any serious research at even the grade school level.  They don’t even get the amount of property tax collected correct.  For that reason I have instructed staff to put an easy to understand graphic on our website showing our interest earnings growing each month.  I view the article as proof of my quotes to them. 
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Sheriff Richard Mack, Candidate For US Congress in Arizona’s February 27 special election in CD-8, says he has reached his limit on Steve Montenegro’s hypocrisy for his support of the National Popular Vote. Mack said, “Steve Montenegro is a flip flopper of John Kerry proportions. Republicans didn’t want President Al Gore or President Hillary Clinton, but Steve Montenegro followed the dictates of his political superiors and pushed the ‘National Popular Vote’ while in the Arizona Legislature. Now that he is running for Congress he has, at various times, claimed that he never voted for it; that he voted for it but wasn’t a co-sponsor of it, that he was a Primary Sponsor of it but only because he made a political deal to support it, and that he supported it but that it wouldn’t get rid of the Electoral College.” Mack continued, “The bill he was Primary Sponsor of but now disavows was called the ‘National Popular Vote’, so obviously it violated the Constitution and eliminated the Electoral College. Getting rid of the Electoral College would have given us President Al Gore and President Hillary Clinton, so as a Republican I don’t know why he could think that it was ever a good idea. It certainly wasn’t a principled decision that any conservative would have considered. And as a practical matter it gives more voice to the voters of California and New York at the expense of the voice of Arizona voters, so I don’t see why he thought it was a good idea for that reason either.” The National Popular Vote bill which Montenegro was a Primary Sponsor. See sponsors/HB2456/2016 Sheriff Mack also said, “Steve Montenegro needs to be accountable for his record and quit running from it. Why he thinks that he can fool the voters of CD-8 with his blatant #FakeNews is beyond my comprehension, and I am tired of his not telling the truth on this matter. Leaders lead. He followed his political masters and now he realizes he got fooled by them. We don’t need him in Congress to be fooled by new political masters like Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell. We need principled conservatives who will follow the Constitution. While Sheriff, I fought to protect the Constitution by suing the President of the United States and winning a landmark US Supreme Court case. I will continue to fight to preserve and protect the Constitution as a member of Congress and help President Trump ‘drain the swamp’ in the GOP as well.”
US Senate Candidate Dr Kelli Ward: I agree with Senator Rand Paul. Washington's spending is irresponsible and completely out of control. I commend Senator Paul for his recent remarks on the Senate floor where he criticized both parties for their assent to reckless government spending and debt. I especially agree with his rebuke to all the "conservatives" who behave just like tax-and-spend Democrats. Senator Paul noted yesterday that the government is borrowing nearly $2 million a minute to finance its spending commitments. This is unsustainable, a threat to our national security, and is the fruit of "bipartisanship" at its worst. Make no mistake: As your Senator, I will not go along with this type of excessive and dangerous government spending -- I'll Stand with Rand against deficit spending, against waste, and fight for tight budget caps. But I need your help to beat my opposition and take back our Senate seat for fiscal restraint. It's clear the government -- and the vast majority of both parties -- have lost their way. This is because far too many in Washington believe that "caring about an issue" is measured by how much the government spends on it. This type of thinking is largely responsible for why we are in the indebted state we are in. Instead of throwing money at a problem, I believe it is incumbent upon House and Senate members to come up with real, cost-saving solutions... and solutions that actually work. As difficult as it is for some politicians to cut spending, reforming government programs is even more difficult... Cutting spending on a program is just a matter of adopting a line item in a budget, but redesigning a program requires far more time and attention. This is why we need leaders in Congress who are not afraid to take on the challenge of fundamentally transforming how our government operates. I trust you agree that federal spending is completely out of control -- and that it's time to start slashing appropriations to high-spending bureaucrats!  The time to lower the debt and end reckless spending is now. Please chip-in

ELECTED OFFICIALS COMMENTARY

LD28 Rep Maria Syms yesterday I applauded the House Judiciary & Public Safety Committee for unanimously passing HB 2020, legislation she introduced to help close the loophole that allows sexual predators to use nondisclosure agreements to buy the silence of their victims. The bill states that if public dollars are used to settle sexual harassment and misconduct claims, public officials cannot shield themselves from accountability through nondisclosure agreements. "Public tax dollars should not be used to shield public officials engaged in sexual misconduct from scrutiny," said Syms. HB 2020 also invalidates nondisclosure agreements when victims are responding to questions from law enforcement officers and prosecutors or making a statement during criminal proceedings. "We can no longer allow the Weinsteins and Nassars of the world to buy their way out of jail through confidentiality agreements. Victims must be permitted to share their stories so we can stop these sexual predators from inflicting horrible pain and suffering on others."

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The following table contains the results of recent votes on bills we are tracking. This information could be very valuable at election time, to evaluate whether candidates’ campaign rhetoric are supported or contradicted by their actions.
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BILL # AND SHORT TITLEWHEREDATESPONSOR AND/OR WHAT THE BILL DOESRESULTS (*)
P=PASSED
F=FAILED
HB2115 - bonds; ballot language; proceduresAll House members
House Third Reading
02/05/2018Mitchell – Enhances clarity in bond issue electionsP-57-0-2
HB2460 - charter schools; vacant buildings; equipmentHouse Education02/05/2018Leach – Districts can not discriminate against charter and private schools when selling property to highest bidderP-7-4-0
R's voting NO
UDALL (LD15)
HB2343 - schools; child abuse hotlineHouse Education02/05/2018John – Requires public schools to post sign with child abuse and neglect hotline and emergency numberP-11-0-0
HB2477 - high school mathematics; proficiency; notificationHouse Education02/05/2018Udall – Requires early intervention of notice during students first quarter of deficiencyP-9-0-0
SB1175 - home-based businesses; local regulation.Senate Commerce and Public Safety02/05/2018Farnsworth – Prohibits excessive regulation of home businessesNONE
SB1101 - property tax appeals; court findingsAll Senate members
Senate Third Reading
02/05/2018Petersen – In valuation disputes, court can not increase valuation above original amountP-18-12-0
SB1247 - health insurance; mandated provision prohibitedAll Senate members
Senate Third Reading
02/05/2018Barto – Limits ability of counties and cities to regulate health insuranceP-17-13
HB2348 - vehicle emissions; California standardsHouse Energy, Environment and Natural Resources02/06/2018Engel – Imposes CA style oppressive restrictions on AZ citizens HELD
HCR2008 - initiatives; conflicting federal law; preemptionHouse Federalism, Property Rights and Public Policy02/06/2018Leach – Gives the Attorney General exclusive veto power over initiatives AFTER the expense and time expended in gathering signaturesHELD
HB2273 - public employees; compensation; capHouse Federalism, Property Rights and Public Policy02/06/2018Thorpe – Formula for capping government employee payP-5-3-0
HCR2022 - U.S. Senate candidates; legislative nominationHouse Federalism, Property Rights and Public Policy02/06/2018Grantham – Alleviates some of the harm done by the 17th amendmentHELD
SB1051 - state budget; estimates; noticeSenate Appropriations02/06/2018Kavanaugh - Encourages legislature to limit spending increases to the rate of population growth and inflationP-6-3-1
SB1098 - industrial hemp; licensingSenate Appropriations02/06/2018Borrelli – Removes prohibition against industrial hemp. Has nothing to do with pot.P-8-1-0
SB1146 - vehicle fees; alternative fuel VLT.Senate Transportation and Technology02/06/2018Worsley – Increases vehicle license taxP-7-0-0
HB2148 - newspapers; public notices; publicationsHouse Local and International Affairs02/07/2018Finchem – Protects 1st amendment, encourages competition, saves moneyF-1-5-0
R’s voting NO:
CLODFELDER (LD10)
JOHN (LD14)
NUTT (LD14)
HB2461 - zoning regulations; private schoolsHouse Local and International Affairs02/07/2018Leach – Prohibits local governments from imposing discriminatory regulations on private schoolsP-4-2-0
HB2165 - county excise tax for transportationHouse Transportation and Infrastructure02/07/2018Campbell – Opens the door to a significant tax increase at the county levelF-4-4-0
R’s voting YES:
CAMPBELL (LD1)
JOHN (LD14)
SCR1005 - Article V convention; term limitsSenate Government02/07/2018Petersen – One of many “single item” Article V conventions, which in total come close to having a full fledged constitutional convention, a bad idea under current conditionP-4-3-0
HB2012 - political parties; proxiesHouse Government02/08/2018Ugenti-Rita – Limits to two the number of proxies that any individual may carry at political party meetingsP-5-3-0
SB1426 - election precincts; maximum registered votersSenate Judiciary02/08/2018Griffin – Aimed at reducing overcrowdingHELD
SB1251 - PSPRS; CORP; modificationsSenate COW02/08/2018Farnsworth – Lots of changes to improve retirement planDPA
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CALENDER OF EVENTS
FEB 10
Paradise Republican Women will meet with US senate candidate Sheriff Joe Arpaio for brunch Sat., Feb 10 at 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. 9:30 am – social, 10am mtg, and 11 am brunch. Arpaio was first elected as sheriff in 1992. He was re-elected in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. Tickets: $28 per Person. Click here to RSVP Online & Pay at the Door. Contact Ardith Hildebrant at (480) 861-7170.

The Arizona Federation of Republican Women’s Club Winter 2018 Board of Directors meeting is scheduled Feb 9 and 10 at the Radisson Suites, 6555 E Speedway Blvd, in Tucson. Registration Form Here

The Pinal County Republican’s have quite a lineup of speakers for their annual Lincoln Day luncheon - including Gov Doug Ducey, Congressman Paul Gosar, AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines, Pinal County Treasurer Michael McCord, and Mark Spencer of Judicial Water. Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb will serve as the master of ceremonies. The event is scheduled at 11:15 am, Feb 10 at: The Property Conference Center, 1251 W Gila Bend Hwy, Casa Grande, AZ 85193. Doors open at 10 am. $45 per person, $80 per couple. $320 for a table of eight. Tickets available at https://secure.anedot.com/pcrc/ldl2018 or event chairman Debra Rhodes, at (520) 840-3091.

The 5th Annual Freedom Expo Dinner and Symposium, sponsored by Heirs of the Republic, and featuring nationally known speaker Bill Whittle, is scheduled Sat., Feb 10 at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador, 10000 N Oracle Road, Tucson. The evening event features live music, a silent auction, book signings, award ceremonies and dinner Heirs of the Republic was founded by past Director of the Navy SEAL Foundation
Jeff Utsch, who has been conducting patriotic and American history-related monthly dinners in Tucson for the last 13 years. Contact: Ana Henderson ana@freedomexpoaz.com

A Maricopa County Recorder’s office CD8 Election public information session will be held between 10-11 am , Sat., Feb 10 at the Anthem Community Council, Meeting Rooms 3 & 4, 3701 W Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ 85086. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cd8-special-election-info-session-north-valley-tickets-42259130196

AMAC (Association of Mature American Citizens) is holding a CD8 Candidate Forum at 10 a.m. on Sat, Feb 10 The program will be at the Sun City West Foundation at 14465 R H Johnson Blvd in Sun City West. At post time, 10 of the 12 candidates qualified for the ballot have agreed to participate. This campaign will elect a replacement for US Rep Trent Franks, who recently resigned from congress. Main topics will be the candidate’s position on proposed legislation concerning healthcare, immigration and social security. AMAC is a non-partisan member driven organization that does not and cannot actively work for, on behalf of, or endorse any political party or specific candidates for public office.
FEB 12
The Western Pinal County Chapter of the AZ Republican Assembly (AzRA) will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Feb 12 at
408 N. Sacaton Street, Suite II, Casa Grande, AZ with Justice of the Peace Judge Eustino “Tino” Tarango III. Contact: AZRA President Nancy Hawkins nancydist3@gmail.com
FEB 13
LD 13 will meet at 7 pm., Tues, Feb 13 at the Heritage Elementary Library, 20895 W Hamilton Street in Buckeye. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Futures meetings are scheduled March 13, April 10, May 8 and June 12.

A Maricopa County Recorder’s Office CD8 Election Public Information Session will be held between 6-7 pm., Tues., Feb 13 at the Municipal Court Building, 14455 W. Van Buren St. Ste B101, Goodyear, AZ 85338. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cd8-special-election-info-session-west-valley-tickets-42333866735
FEB 14 – Valentine’s Day
Seven of the CD8 candidates will speak at the Arrowhead Republican Women’s Club luncheon at 11:30 am., Wed., Feb 14 at the BriarwoodCountry Club, 20800 N. 135th Avenue in Sun City West. Check-in at 10:45 am. $20 per person, including luncheon. Reservations required and must be received by 5 pm., Sun., Feb 11. Cancellations are also due at 5 pm., Sun., Feb 11 or you will billed. Candidates available for your questions include Chad Allen, Debbie Lesko, Phil Lovas, Richard Mack, Steve Montenegro, Mark Yates and Clair Van Steenwyk. Candidate Bob Stump had to canceled due to a business trip to Washington, DC. Contact Reservation Team at arwlunchrsvp@gmail.com or call Lezlee at 602-354-5224.
FEB 15
The Ahwatukee Republican Women "Chocolate & Politics" Forum with Arizona Superintendent of Public Education Candidate’s Dr Robert Branch, Jonathan Gelbart, Tracy Livingston, Frank Riggs, and incumbent Supt Diane Douglas, is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Thur., Feb 15 in the Club West Golf Clubhouse, 16400 14th Ave., Phx, 85045. 6 pm – social. Complimentary dessert. Cash bar. Contact: ARWomen@aol.com 602-300-4185.

CD1 House candidate Kevin Cavanaugh and author Dinesh D’Souza have teamed up for a “Republican Revolt Against Globalism and Leftist Ideology” evening on Feb 15, 2018 at the Mesa Center for Performing Arts in Mesa. General Seating Tickets - $39. College Student Tickets - $25. VIP Reception - $500. Private Dinner With Dinesh -$2,700.
Feb 16
The Yuma County Republican’s Annual Lincoln Day Dinner is scheduled Fri., Feb 16 at Arizona Western College featuring Gov Doug Ducey. Contact Russ Jones (928) 580-8996 or Bonnie Knight (928) 210-0179.

US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward and Senator Dr. Rand Paul will hold a “Rally With Rand” between 5-7 pm., Fri, Feb 16 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center, 5100 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250. Tickets $25 & $50. Register Now

The Fountain Hills AZ Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Feb 15 in the Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd. (Palisades Blvd. & Golden Eagle Blvd.) with Leslie White, Grassroots Director of Americans for Prosperity - Arizona.  White will discuss issues before the legislature and strategies to promote smaller, more responsive government and increased economic prosperity. Friends and neighbors welcome. Admission is free but donations to help offset expenses are welcome and appreciated.  Contact:  Richard Rutkowski contact@fhteaparty.us  or www.fhteaparty.us
FEB 17
The Pima County Republicans Lincoln Day Dinner is scheduled at 5 pm., Sat., Feb 17, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E Broadway Blvd in Tucson. Ticket $35 includes buffet.
Tickets available at PimaGOP.org Candidate display tables - $25. Speaker – Author/historian Dr Gene Kopelson.
The Green Valley Sahuarita Republican Club will meet at 1 am., Sat., Feb 17 in the Quail Creek Madera Clubhouse, 2055 Quail Crossing Blvd in Green Valley to a discussion on “Illegal Immigration: Its Impact on Ordinary Americans”. Lunch- $45 per person. RVSP deadline Feb 10. VIP tickets are $95, including luncheon and meeting with speakers - plus, three guests will win autographed books by Mark Levin, Newt Gingrich and Laura Ingraham! RSVP to Lauren (520)405-1590. Contact Kay at 520-904-9103.
US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward and Congressman Dr. Rand Paul will hold a “Rally With Rand” between 5-7 pm., Sat., Fri 17 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center, 5100 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250. Tickets $25 & $50. Register Now
Riders USA Is Sponsoring A Rally Supporting The Second Amendment on Sat, Feb 17 at the Arizona State Capitol between Noon and 2 PM.  Open to the public. A motorcycle procession will start at Encanto Park and travel to the State Capitol to open the event.  Participants can register with Riders USA. More information at Riders USA's website and their Facebook page. Or email Mike Sullivan (mikeridersusa@cox.net).  The Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL) president Dave Kopp, has been invited to speak. Join or renew your AzCDL membership at the rally and receive a $10 discount.
The AZGOP Political Operative Training session for those wishing to work full time for the Republican party through the 2018 election cycle will be held at 9 am, Sat. Feb 17 at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N 24th St. in Phoenix. Interested party leaders can apply here
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SEEING RED AZ
· Fearing-The-Flu, McCain-Stays-In-Cornville
· New-Jobs-Low-Unemployment-Counter-Market-Correction
· The-Inconvenient-Truth-About-The-Republican-Party
· Absent-McCain-Partners-With-Another-Dem-On-Amnesty
AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA
· Democrats-What-Do-You-Stand-For? Video
· Refugee Costs: $8.8 Billion, $80,000 Per Immigrant, Free Welfare, Medicaid Etc
· The-FISA-Memo-Is-Here-Read-It-Here
ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE
· Calling Trump's Military Parade *Bull__t*
· Legislative Alert - HB2012 Proxy Bill
· Mark Levine Exposes Them All On Hannity
· Celebrate and Protect the 2nd Amendment Rally
· From House to Senate
NEWS LINKS
· Trump-Signs-Spending-Bill-To-End-8-Hour-Shutdown
· Budget-Deal-Highlights
· Government-Shutdown-Dumbest-Ever
· Mother Whose Son Was Brutally Murdered By An Illegal Throws-Down-Pelosi With A Shut-Up-A-Thon
· Bush Just Proved Himself A Traitor With Comments He Made While Visiting UAE
· WSJ Reporter: Mostly Unredacted Grassley Memo Bigger Bombshell Than Nunes Memo
ARIZONA
· John-Mccain’s-Attempt To Undermine-Trump With Dossier Is Why Conservatives Reject Him
· Behind-Scenes-Look Inside-House-Representatives... Guns, Gallows Humor And Threats: The Chaotic Hours That Led To Don Shooter’s Expulsion
· Update: @Club4growth Wants You To Know: We Like @Stevemontenegro And @Debbielesko And Are Not Choosing Sides #Az08
· Personal-Reflection: The Tempe-Community Says Goodbye To Two Shining Stars In Two Days_
· Cardenas, Clodfelter Want Voters To Legalize Marijuana
· McSally Is Worse Than Flake
· Arizona House Passes Photo Radar Enforcement Ban Bill
· House Committee Passes Proxy Bill To Empower Grassroots
· State Ready – Once More – To Fund Grand Canyon If Government Shuts Down
· Is 2018 The Year Arizona Bans Texting While Driving?
· ADOT Brings Back Exchange Program Aiding Local Transportation Projects
· Mexican DTO Member Sentenced, Operated On Tohono O’odham Nation
· Sierra Vista Woman, Phoenix Man Nabbed With Meth At Checkpoint
· Border Patrol Takes 19-Year-Old Ghanaian In Custody
· Famm Condemns Arizona’s House Effort To Increase Mandatory Opioid Sentences
· Border Patrol Agents Rescue Injured Mother, Son After Illegal Entry
WHITE HOUSE/TRUMP
· It’s Official: Obama’s AG Eric Holder Plans To Run Against Trump In 2020
· Hanoi-Jane-Fonda-Proves-Why-She-Is-The-Worst-Of-The-Worst-With-Comments-About-Trump
· Sarah-Sanders-Just-Gave-Nancy-Pelosi-Advice…-
· Carter-Page- Dropped-Bombshell- That Should-End-Russian-Collusion-Case-
CONGRESS
· GOP-Congressman-Demands Dem Rep Adamn Schiff Resign After Collusion Attempt
· Sen Mark-Warner-Tried To Arrange Meeting With Dossier Author T Hrough Russia-Connected Lobbyist
· $45-Million-For-A-Gas-Station: Rand-Paul-Sums-Up-Government-Spending-Problem-With-This-Story
· Trump-Wins: After Pelosis-Marathon-Filibuster-Democrats-Leaked-Her Worst-Nightmare
TREY GOWDY
· Astronomical-Debt-To-American-Taxpayers-You-Won’t-Believe-How-Much-Of-Your-Money-Liberals-Give-Away-To-Refugees-In-Welfare
REFUGEES
· Astronomical-Debt-To-American-Taxpayers-You-Wont-Believe-How-Much-Of-Your-Money-Liberals-Give-Away-To-Refugees-In-Welfare
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