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Friday, March 16, 2018

3-16-18 Briefs

NOTE FROM READERS

archie dicksionLD15 State Committeeman Archie Dicksion To AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines, Jonathan Lines 2 Exec Dir Matt Kenney And Members Of The Board Of Directors Of The Arizona Republican Party:  I am sure that each of you by now is aware of the effort being made by active, meeting attending, Precinct committeemen and women to bring the proxy abuse in the Arizona Republican Party under control.  It is now time for you as individuals and as a Board to step up and do your jobs to bring this abuse under control.

    First, You, and each of you, need to contact Chairman of the Rules Committee T.J. Shope and advise him you want HB 2012 passed out of committee and placed before the entire house membership for a vote.

    Second, you, and each of you, need to advise every member of the House and Senate that this is an important piece of legislation and you want it to pass.

    Third, you, and each of you, need to call a special meeting to address amending state bylaws to limit the use of proxies to no more than two (2).

     I am sure by now, you are aware that a large number of precinct committeemen and women are fed up with this abuse of proxies and want the State Bylaws changed to limit their use. Proxies should not be allowed to be considered in establishing a quorum, and no one should be allowed to carry and vote more than two proxies. No one carrying a proxy should be allowed to pass that proxy to a third party to vote as that violates the Principal-Agent rules under agency law. It is time for you to now step up and do your job or to step down and let someone else do the job.


larry sorensonLD22 PC Larry Sorenson to Levi Sommerville (AZGOP HQ): Levi: I wrote you a Debbie Leskoweek ago or stating that I felt it important for Debbie Lesko to address the money laundering accusation from the earlier election. I am unaware of her making any statement about this issue. Lacking a response, I will be unable to help further with Debbie's efforts. This is a very sad day for me as well as a sad reflection of the integrity of your candidate.


Former LD13 PC John Powelson: I think it is about time we take vote fraud, at every level nationwide and even at the party (PC) level, into hand and get serious about prosecuting and punishing every aspect of this destroyer of fair elections, and our country, from the most basic local election to that of the President. It is likely that just 1% or less of voters are participating in vote frauds but it can account for as much as 5% in national election participation and much more in party politics where there is little to no enforcement or penalty for its use. The proxy issue in Arizona is one of the ways the McCain machine, and whoever is behind him, has keep control for so long and spreads its wings over the entire state removing those it does not control and installing a bunch it does control. There is virtually no penalty for vote fraud and no one trained or ready to prosecute, or even recognize the symptoms, the blatant acts which constitute the crime against our republic and its fair governance.


carl goldbergCarl Goldberg: How about scheduling me for a talk on Islam and the Republican Party? Here is a video of a short talk I gave to the David Horowitz Freedom Center a few months ago. I start my presentation at the 23:30 minute mark. The Islamic Threat And How To Defeat It My thrust is that if the Republican Party does not save us from the Islamic threat, no one will. Republicans need to hear this message. Goldberg has been a guest of hostesses Alice Lara on the Chips ‘N Salsa radio talk show. He began seriously studying Islam right after 9/11and has made more than 200 appearances and radio shows in Islam, many in Arizona, California and Mexico. He taught courses on Islam as ideology at the Phoenix Bureau of Jewish Education and the Lifelong Learning adult education programs of Sun City West, Sun City Grand and Pebble Creek. Contact Goldberg at cgoldberg4@cox.net Editor’s Note: Briefs doesn’t do scheduling for the AZGOP, but group leadership is welcome to contact him for presentations. - ft

Jacob Martinez - AZTARSAZ Teenage Republicans (TARS) Chairman Jacob Martinez to all members: I am writing this letter to announce my resignation as the chairman of the Arizona Teenage Republicans. Since my days as a volunteer to serving as chairman, I’ve been committed to the issues that bring us together while not driving us further apart. I look forward to the next chapter for Arizona Teenage Republicans and have full faith in their success in the years to come. arizona-teenage-republicans-chair-steps-down-says-republicans-must-reform-gun-laws/

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CANDIDATE’S CORNER

CANDIDATE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Candidates Are Welcome to e-mail their announcements and a photo to Briefs at repcomm@cox.net or frostytaylor@cox.net for posting so readers can learn who the candidates are. Editor’s Note: Please keep announcement at 400 words. Longer announcements subject to editing to conform. Briefs does not endorse candidates, nor do we post endorsement statements. ft.

steve ferraraCD9 candidate Dr Steve Ferrara: Time for Stronger VA Leadership - Veteran, and former VA Employee Dr. Steve Ferrara Calls Out Shulkin -- The leadership shortcomings and distractions at the Department of Veterans Affairs has come to a head and it’s time for a change. Secretary Shulkin has overseen Health Affairs at the VA since July, 2015 initially as Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Health during the Obama Administration before being elevated to Secretary of Veterans Affairs by President Trump in 2017. In the four years since employees and senior leaders in Phoenix were first exposed for gun-decking the schedule while Veterans died waiting for appointments, Shulkin has had THREE YEARS to fix the problems at the Phoenix VA. Yet by the VA’s own rating system, Phoenix still scored a rock bottom 1 out of 5 stars on its most recent assessment. The current Administration has given the Secretary tools to make things better but Shulkin appears hapless -- more interested in taxpayer funded European boondoggles for he and his wife than caring for sick and needy Veterans. It’s time for change. The VA needs an intrusive leader who will take on the career bureaucrats and break their siege mentality. Veterans deserve better. They’ve waited too long and illness doesn’t wait on beltway time. About Steve Ferrara -- Ferrara, a native Arizonan from Phoenix, is a 25-year military veteran who served as a combat surgeon in Afghanistan. After he returned home, Steve brought teamwork and problem solving to Capitol Hill. There he was instrumental in drafting major bipartisan legislation that transformed Medicare Part B, securing access to higher quality, more affordable care for seniors. Following his tenure on Capitol Hill, Steve was tapped to be the Navy’s Chief Medical Officer. There he helped lead 63,000 medical professionals caring for over 9 million active duty military personnel, dependents, and retirees.  Ferrara holds numerous awards and recognitions including the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and the Humanitarian Service Medal. He and his wife Elizabeth, an active duty Navy Captain, have two teenage children, Madeleine and John. See www.ferraraforcongress.com

rene lopezChandler City Council incumbent Rene Lopez: I’m announcing the online launch of my campaign for re-election to the Chandler City Council. I’m running for a second term in order to continue my work in keeping Chandler one of the safest and best-run cities in America, with an emphasis on continued fiscal responsibly and balanced growth. My online launch involves the unveiling of my brand new website: www.renelopezforchandler.com. There, you can learn a little more about me, check out my position on issues facing Chandler, or sign up to get involved with the campaign. I’m also unveiling my new launch video watch video . Chandler has an incredible reputation as being one of the top cities in America, and I look forward to continuing this track record of success with a second term on the City Council. SHARE this with your friends to spread the word and to recruit new supporters to the team!

CANDIDATE COMMENTARY

Editor’s Note: Please keep opinion pieces to 400 words. If extended, they will be subject to editing. Opinions expressed below are not necessarily those of the Briefs. Briefs does not endorse candidates. – ft

kelli ward 2018US Senate candidate Kelli Ward: Senator "Fake" Jeff Flake Jeff Flake portraitjust told the media that President Trump is bad for the Republican Party. “This is Donald Trump’s party right now," Flake told the Concord Monitor. "And I think that’s to the detriment of the party long-term. I’m very concerned about where we’re going." This is what we've come to expect from Flake in Arizona. He's consistently been one of the most prominent #NeverTrumpers. But regardless of how obnoxious Flake is in his opposition to President Trump and the America First agenda, one thing is certain: his exit from the United States Senate is swiftly approaching. Help Me Take His Place. While there's some speculation that Flake will run as the "Anti-Trump" in 2020, let's get real: Flake's influence in American politics is waning. He's overwhelmingly unpopular in Arizona. He's becoming increasingly estranged from his party. And he is without any friends at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Simply put, Flake has no chance of landing the White House. Arizonans certainly aren't going to support him, Flake has a 30% approval rate in AZ! I need your help. With Flake on his way out, we can't allow another swamp Martha McSally 3creature to take his place. My opponent Martha McSally is trying everything she can to win. Now she's attempting to fool voters by pretending to cozy up to President Trump -- despite fiercely opposing him on issues just one year ago! She wants the grassroots to think that she's one of us -- that she's the Make America Great Again candidate. But of course, we know this is far from the truth...Martha McSally is a campaign conservative with a liberal, anti-Trump record. That's why behind the scenes she's betting on the Washington Establishment to hand her a win. She knows, despite what's sold to the public that grassroots, America First conservatives will never carry her to victory. By now you know that I'm the only America First conservative running to take back Flake's seat -- and you know that I've always supported the President and can be counted on to stand with him to Make America Great Again! I'm relying on you to help our team right now by giving a special donation to help us continue running strong in the face of the Establishment opposition and their chosen candidate, Martha McSally. Chip in Regardless of Flake's future aspirations, you and I both know that together we were able to oust him and his fake conservative policies from our great state!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MARCH 16

Bill Maynard and Team Ward is hosting a Coffee with US Sen candidate Kelli Ward from 10 am until noon., Fri., March 16 at Caffe Torino, 10325 N LaCanada Dr in Tucson. View Map Coffee and pastries provided, or order from menu. Limited seating. RSVP oro-valley-tickets-

The Center for Arizona Policy is host author/speaker Sam Allberry at 7 pm, Fri., March 16 at the Trinity Bible Church, 3420 W Peoria Ave in Phx. RSVP required. Free admission. Allberry will address “My Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction.” Contact CAP at 602-424-2525.

MARCH 17 – ST PATRICK’S DAY

The Fountain Hills Republican Club will host its “Meet the Candidates” event at 9 am, Sat. March 17 (St Patrick’s Day) at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N. La Montana, Fountain Hills. Complimentary coffee, tea, juice, light breakfast snacks, with an “Irish surprise” will be served at 8:30 a.m. Reserved tables for candidates will be available. An additional table or two will also be available for campaign materials. Candidate presentations will begin following the prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and the “National Anthem”. Participating are Yvonne Cahill for the “Ward for U.S. Senate” campaign; Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas, Candidates Dr. Robert Branch, Tracy Livingston, Frank Riggs; Arizona Corporation Commission candidates Jim O’Connor, Eric Sloan; State Representative Jay Lawrence; McDowell Mountain Justice of the Peace Michael Reagan; Candidate for Clerk of Superior Court of Maricopa County Steve Parsons; Fountain Hills Mayoral Candidate Cecil Yates.

Fountain Hills will turn its famed fountain to green at noon on March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day. The FH St. Patrick’s Day Irish Fountain Fest begin at 11 am. No admission fee.

The Pinal County Republican Committee will meet at 10 am., Sat., March17 at the Florence School District Auditorium, 1000 S Main St Florence, AZ 85132. The PCRC will be hosting a discussion with state legislative candidates from Pinal County. The following candidates will be attending, TJ Shope (LD8), Vince Leach (LD11), Mark Finchem (LD11), Bret Roberts (LD11), Mike Hernandez (LD16), and John Fillmore (LD16). Contact Secretary Gilberto Mendez at secretarypcrcaz@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

The Pima County Republican Women’s Club Campaign Workshop is scheduled between 7am and noon, Sat., March 17 at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E Broadway Blvd in Tucson. $15 per person, includes a continental breakfast, training notebook and workshop. RSVP to J Demara at jelaw4@gmail.com See full flyer 3-11-18-briefs

March 19

The Pima County Republican Committee’s ‘Arizona Corporation Commission Candidate Forum’ is scheduled at 9:30 am., Sat., March 19 at the Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718.

March 20

The Payson Tea Party meets at 6 pm., March 20 (each Tuesday) at Tiny's Restaurant in Payson. That organization also welcomes candidate speakers. Contact Darlene Younker at 858-395-1850.

Supervisor Bill Gates will chat with District 3 residents (New River / Desert Hills / Anthem Area) at noon., March 20 at the Daisy Mountain Fire Department 1120 W. Desert Hills Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85086.

MARCH 21

The Palo Verde Republican Women will meet at 11:30 am, Wed, March 21 at the Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway, The Fairway House at 11 for social, followed by luncheon and a program. $35 per person. Speakers include State Treasurer candidate Kimberley Yee, Secretary of State candidate Lori Klein Corbin, and AZ Corporation Commission candidate Eric Sloan. In addition, Nancy Kay Arnold, award-winning children’s author will spend some time regaling the group with stories of America’s first First Lady Martha Washington. Kay’s books include Patriotic Pups as well as Pioneer Pups and Pilgrim Pups. Reservations required: RSVP at pvrwlunch111@yahoo.com

March 22

The Tempe Republican Women’s Club Garage Sale starts at 4 pm., Thur., March 22 at the home of Darryl Jacobson Barnes, 2009 E Caroline Lane in Tempe.

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SEEING RED AZ

· School-Walkouts-Issue-Threats; Demand-Gun-Control America’s Under-Educated Students Used As Pawns In Forwarding Liberal Agenda

· McCain’s-Staff-Protest-Trumps-Pick-For-CIA-Director

· A-Necessary-Shakeup-At-The-White-House

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Mexico-Forgive-US-Trade-Deficit: Give California Back to Mexico

· Check Out Trump, Inc. Web Site

· On Saturday, March 17th St Patricks Day Is Celebrated

· Republicans In Congress Are To Blame For Republican Losses

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Hey, AZGOP, Help Us Out On HB2012

· BREAKING: Paul Ryan’s PAC Elected Democrat Conor Lamb In PA

· LD26 First District To Pass Resolution In Support Of Limiting Proxies

ALLEN WEST

· The-Forgotten-Students-Who-Opposed-The-Gun-Control-Walkout

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NEWS LINKS

· Ben Shapiro: The MSM Is Using Kids As ‘Political Human Shields’

· Lincoln-County-Incumbent-Republicans-Face-No-Opposition-Primary9002/

· Warnings-From A Survivor-Of Communism

· Baltimore Can’t Afford To Heat Schools, But Is Paying $100k To Bus Students To Gun Control Rally

· NEA Teachers & School Board Supports Student Walkout To Advocate Gun Control While Missing "Education" Time

· Florida: Muslim Teen Says Islam Led Him To Stab Multiple People

· Teen-Muslim-Convert-Turns-Boys-13th-Birthday-Party-Into-A-Bloody-Slaughter

· Idiot Teacher “Accidentally” Discharges Firearm In CA Classroom

· Authorities Investigating After Shots Fired At DES Office In Tucson

· Four Smuggling Attempts Stopped In Four Days By CBP Officers, Canines

ARIZONA

· St-Patricks-Day-2018-Events-For Arizona

· Controversial-Ballot-Proposal-Faces-Wrath-At-Senate-Hearing; Arizona’s-Constitution-Is-Not-For-Sale

· The Radical Lessons Of The School Walkout

· Man-Arrested-In Southern-Arizona-With 5-AK-47-Assault-Rifles

· Dewit Confirmed As NASA CFO, McCain’s Absence, Petty Rubio Leave Admin Post Empty

· Peoria-Doubles-Ambulance-Service

· Flake-Compares-His-Arizona Ranching Childhood To Wrangling In DC; ‘There Is No Damage Like The Damage A President Can Do’

· Shining Light Into Pima County’s Dark Places:  The Old Courthouse

· Council-Adopts-Sign-Rules: Panel-Votes-To Block-Billboards-Along-Grand-Ave., Loop-303

· Lifetime-Licensing-Foster-Care-Fails-Arizona-Capitol

· Payson-Plane-Crash-Victim, She-Always-Positive-Always-Smile: Carrie-Falbe

· Schools’ Response To Student Walkouts Varied Across Arizona, Nation

· Blue-Angels-Soaring-Back-Luke-Air-Force-Base

· Sun-City-Expands-Ambulance-Agreements

· Theranos CEO Holmes, Balwani Charged With Massive Fraud

· Peshlakai’s Native American Day Passes Out Of Senate

· LD26 Republicans Resolve To Follow “One Man One Vote”

· ‘My Heart’s Broken’: End Of Season Means End Of ASU’s Guard U

· Arrest Made In 2017 Hit And Run Of Teen At Bartlett Lake

· Tucson, Phoenix Salon Owners Fall For Board Of Cosmetology Scam

· Nogales CBP Officers Apprehend 4 Drug Smugglers In 4 Days

· Tucson Chiropractor Sentenced For Conspiring With Fake Dentist

WHITE HOUSE/TRUMP

· Twitter Was Just Caught Censoring ANOTHER Trump Tweet – This Is Getting Crazy And DESTROYING The First Amendment!

· Conway Calls Out Clinton On Fox News: 'Stop Pretending You're A Feminist'

SHOOTINGS

· Broward County Releases Horrific Video Of Deputy Doing Nothing During Parkland Shooting

SECOND AMENDMENT/GUN CONTROL

· Blanket-Media-Coverage-Of-Nationwide-Student-Walkout-Pushed-5-False-Assumptions

· Illinois Gov. Vetoes ‘Unnecessary, Burdensome’ Gun Control Law

· Students-Walkout-Against-Gun-Violence-Mob-Then-Violently-Assaults-A-Pro-Trump-Student

NRA

· Nationwide Student Walkout Organized By Anti-NRA Group

CONGRESS

· Nation Of Islam Turns Against Black Members Of Congress Who Denounced Farrakhan

· Black-Caucus Member Met With Farrakhan

· Rediscovered Video From 1998 Shows Maxine Waters Opposing Clinton's Impeachment

MILITARY/VETERANS

· Cheerleaders-Get-Huge-Dose-Of-Karma-After-Making-Wwii-Veterans-Weep

WAR ON WOMEN/GIRLS

· Unreported: 1500-Pedophile-Arrests-Have-Been-Made-Nationally-Since-Trump-Took-Office

· Pedophile-Ring-Victimized-1000-Girls-In-British-Town-Over-4-Decades

EDUCATION

· Principal Removes Student With Sign Saying 'Guns Don't Kill People, People Kill People'

INTERNATIONAL

· US-Warns It May Begin Bombing Syria In Retaliation For Attacks Against Ghouta

· Incredible! Angela Merkel, "The Destroyer Of Germany," Re-Elected To 4th Term As Chancellor

· Iran-Signs-$4B -Oil-Deal-With-Russian-Firm

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