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Monday, April 16, 2018

4-16-18 Briefs

Scoot over George H Bush, your vivid socks, have nothing on those worn by Founder and CEO of Turning Point USA Charlie Kirk -Charlie Kirk, during his interview on Mark Levin’s talk show last night (FOX News). The 24-year-old Kirk started the national student movement dedicated to identifying, organizing, and empowering young people to promote the principles of free markets, and limited government in June 2012. He took Turning Point from nothing to representation in over 1,200 high school and college campuses ntionwide and a  full time staff. He has appeared on Fox News, CNBC, and FOX Business News over 200 times. He is also a best-selling author, was the youngest speaker at the 2016 Republican National Convention, and is a proud eagle. Charlie Kirk Destroys Leftist On Border Security

Apparently Things Got A Tad Interesting during the Yavapai County candidate’s forum last week. Attendees report that Supt of Public Education Frank Riggs didn’t earn any brownie points by making loud remarks during Supt of Public Ed candidate  Dr. Robert Branch’s presentation.

shawano, WI  4-15-18 snow Steve Dakai pho

Photos coming in from the Midwest snow storm show tremendous piles of snow. This photo from Steve Dakai shows 21 inches of snow on his patio in Wisconsin (and more forecast).


Pima County Republican ExComm Member-At-Large Kuuleme Stephens is heading up the volunteers for their booth at the Pima County Fair scheduled Mon, April 23 –Thur, April 26. The shifts are 2 - 4 hours long between 1pm-10 pm. Parking will be provided. Any time you can commit to being there would be appreciated. For details or to volunteer, please contact Kuuleme at kuuleme_69@yahoo.com

tristan manos  2017Maricopa County Election Integrity (MCEI) Executive Director Tristan Manos has announced the opening of a new website. Articles call attentions to some important election related points and asks question about balloting, printers, etc. Read more HERE.

The Clerk of the Maricopa County Clerk’s regional offices will be open between 9am-3 pm., on Sat., April 21 at the Court Center, 601 W Jackson St in downtown Phoenix. Contacts: http://www.clerkofcourt.maricopa.gov/marlic.asp. For more information on passports, see the Clerk’s website at http://www.clerkofcourt.maricopa.gov/passport.asp

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors District 1 is looking for volunteers to fill vacant seats on the Maricopa County Library District Citizens’ Advisory Committee and the MC Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC). The library committee meets at 11 am, the 2nd Tuesday of the month, except August and December. CDAC meets at 6:30 pm., the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Volunteers should contact Chief of Staff Candice Copple at copplec@mail.maricopa.gov or call (602) 506-1776.

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180414 AZRRT HOW-THEY-VOTED REPORT

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HB2021 - JLAC; auditor general

Senate Third Reading

04/11/2018

Allen, J – R - Modifies the various powers and duties of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) and the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) for statutory audits.
Passed House 60-0

F-6-24-0

HB2065 - public meetings; definition; penalties

House Final Reading

04/11/2018

Leach – Minutes of public meetings must include how each member voted. Expands definition of open meetings. Updates definitions and penalties. General housekeeping
Passed House 55-2

P-56-2-0

SB1065 - (NOW: commercial vehicles; ports of entry)

Senate Final Reading

04/11/2018

Brophy-McGee – Allows unelected ADOT Director to increase fee (tax) on certain vehicles in possible violation of the spirit of Prop 108
Passed Senate 20-10
All D’s voted YES
10 R’s voted NO

P-23-7-0
7 R’s voted against this tax increase:
Allen, S–LD6
Borrelli–LD5
Burges-LD22
Farnsworth-LD16
Kerr-LD13
Petersen-LD12
Smith-LD11

HB2126 - government property; abatement; slum; blight

House Final Reading

04/11/2018

Leach – Helps reduce crony corporate welfare
Modifies existing requirements pertaining to abatement of the government property lease excise tax (GPLET) for property improvements located in the central business district of a city or town.

P-57-0-3

HB2205 - JTED governing boards; membership; prohibition

House Final Reading

04/11/2018

Bowers - Prohibits those who teach CTE satellite programs to be a member or serve on JTED governing board
Passed House 31-27
4 R’s voted NO:
Carter-LD15, Clodfelder-LD10, John-LD14, Udall-LD25

P-32-26-3

SB1152 - education; appropriation; noncustodial federal monies

Senate Final Reading

04/11/2018

Allen, S – Authorizes the Legislature to specify the use of noncustodial federal monies appropriated to the Department of Education
Passed Senate 17-12

P-16-14-0
1 R voted NO:
Brophy-McGee-LD28

SB1382 - TPT; online lodging marketplace; registration

Senate Final Reading

04/09/2018

Kavanaugh – R - Conditional on the enactment of H.B. 2456, modifies permissible uses of transaction privilege tax (TPT) receipts by the Rio Nuevo Multipurpose Facilities District

P-28-0-2

SB1385 - tax appeals; administrative hearings; confidentiality

Senate Final Reading

04/09/2018

Farnsworth, D – Increases the options taxpayers have in disputes with the Dept.of Revenue
Passed Senate 30-0

P-28-0-2

HB2604 - consolidated elections; voter turnout

Final Votes in both the House and the Senate

04/12/2018

Mesnard - High voter turnout is desirable and consolidating voting dates will increase voter turnout
Passed House 34-22

House
P-31-23-6
Senate
16-12-2

The Deadline For Taxpayers To File Their Individual Income Taxes This Year Is Tuesday, April 17. A taxpayer requiring more time to file state taxes can apply for a six-month extension by filling out Form 204 by April 17. For details, please go to www.azdor.gov/Forms/Individual Check out the Arizona Department of Revenue’s website at www.azdor.gov for additional information on tax filing.

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) is advising residents to not eat and dispose of store-bought chopped romaine lettuce, including salads and salad mixes containing chopped romaine lettuce.  Three cases of E. coli in Arizona have been linked to a multistate outbreak. “E. coli can cause serious illness, so it is critical that everyone take precautions by not eating store-bought chopped romaine lettuce, even if you or someone from you family has consumed the product and did not get sick,” said Dr. Cara Christ, director of the ADHS. She advises everyone to thoroughly wash hands with soap and water prior to food preparation or consumption, and after using the toilet. Wash fruits and vegetables before eating or handling. Avoid cross-contamination of food during preparation by washing hands, cutting boards, utensils, and any food preparation surfaces.  ADHS online at www.azhealth.gov.

The Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation is soliciting Nominations for the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame. Nominations will be accepted from through April 30. To submit a nomination, go to the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame page, download and complete the form, and return it along with all supplemental materials to: Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation, c/o Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn: Kent Komadina, 5000 W. Carefree Hwy, Phoenix AZ 85086. Nominations also may be submitted by e-mail to Komadina at Kkomadina@azgfd.gov. For more information, call 623-236-7288.This year’s inductees will be honored in August at the annual Outdoor Hall of Fame Banquet.

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NOTES FROM READERS

Opinions expressed by readers are not necessarily those of the Briefs. Commentary running over 400 words is subject to editing. Briefs posts candidate announcements, but does not endorse candidates, nor do we post endorsement statements. - ft.

Activist Lori Deluca: A few months ago, I was invited to meet with Don Kennedy. don kennedyI was introduced to Don through a good friend of mine who is actively involved in following our school boards' activities. She knew that I had been researching what was going on in our schools and felt Don and I would have a lot to share! Indeed we did! Don not only inspired me, but he had me mesmerized for hours (yes literally hours) teaching me the history and rise of radical, socialist and communist teachings in our school systems. Don knew more about this issue than anyone I have ever met. The amount of knowledge he had, his understanding of our history, and his patriotic passion was beyond compare. I already knew there was a problem, but Don reinforced for me how urgent it really was. Don has been a very active in politics, attended numerous board meetings, has written ongoing articles and commentary for The Ahwatukee Foothills newspaper.  He also published "What is Happening in Our Schools," an accumulation of his personal research on Arizona schools history textbooks.  Because of the inspiration I felt speaking with Don, I decided to contact Heritage Academy, a school which Don speaks very highly of, and start a scholarship in his honor. The scholarship has been officially created and will be given to a student aspiring to become a teacher in the classroom. The goal is to continue the scholarship yearly and flood the schools with teachers who are constitutional scholars! I need to give a VERY special "Thank You" to Jennifer Reynolds for helping coordinate with Heritage Schools and being so instrumental in helping make this happen! Please see the link below for more information. Kindly donate to help us jump start this very needed and long overdue endeavor!! Click here to support Don Kennedy Teachers Scholarship organized by Lori DeLuca

Former LD9 PC Rebecca LoPorto: I hope something gets done with gun safety because I have experienced threatening behavior by people with mental problems in the work place and while taking classes at a community college.  And I have seen violence done by them to others.  Some of my family members have experienced violence by the insane.  One incident included a gun.  I'm aware that there are degrees of mental illness and violence done by them.  We don't live in the 1950s anymore where chewing gum in class was considered bad behavior.  The students and teachers should not have to put up with menacing behavior, much less the actual violence. Ducey-Agrees-To-Modified-School-Safety-Bill

Clair Van Steenwyk 2LD 22 PC Clair Van Steenwyk Comments On Gov. Ducey's Teachers RaiseAZ’s Governor and Legislature decided to give Teachers a raise. I thought PROP 123 passage settled the Salary Issue; according to the Ads and the Speeches the Legislators gave at LDs when selling PROP 123. Consider Secretary of State Michele Reagan not mailing out some-400,000 voter information pamphlets until 8 days after the Early Ballots, and Attorney General Mark Brnovich doing nothing about it--which I believe was to assure PROP 123 a win—and the $5,000,000 spent on ads to sell the big lie by all of them.  Our then-AZ State Treasurer and I warned the LDs PROP 123 was Illegal and wouldn’t deliver. They said we were wrong, and when we asked why there wasn’t a requirement to guarantee teachers a raise, their excuse was, the way monies are allocated is up to local superintendents--it’s a local matter. So, now that the Teachers didn’t get the promised raises, federal courts ruled PROP 123 Illegal--it’s very likely the Hundreds of Millions taken will have to be repaid--they come back to us for more Money. Let the Governor now tell the teachers it's a local matter and have them picket the superintendents and boards in each school district, not the state, which doesn’t have the political courage to do the right thing in an election year. The Teachers Deserve a Raise, however, not by our Governor and Legislators pouring more dollars down a rat hole without spending controls on how all the monies are spent by local districts--they have a poor record on spending decisions.  And, just because we have what they call a “windfall” doesn’t mean we should hand it over to them.  After all, we also have a state debt to pay; along-with just more Irresponsible State Elected Officials.

Arizona Town Crier Jim Ehl: Steven Slaton’s letter was posted by Arizona Freedom Alliance as AZGOP Misdeeds - The Arizona Town Crier is noting HOW WEAK is the Arizona Republican establishment -- shows a number of things!  It shows how little the State Committeemen cares what is going with the party, it show the ineffectiveness of the AZGOP executive committee by letting the state chair run the committee as the chair of that committee, it exposes the ‘talking heads’ (like the Town Crier) who chose to do a bunch of blabbing and do nothing, it shows how the RINOs and outside influence has taken over the party, it shows that most the County and District Chairmen are not capable of the leadership it takes to come together and see that the State AZGOP chair, and other AZGOP officials, represent the membership, and more!! A couple or so of examples, how the Senator John McCain censure, the recall of Lines and the AZGOP bylaws update were handled.  More could be added.  More of us are looking to re-register as Independents, what have we got to loose??  What benefit, bedsides public notice for some do we derive from the AZGOP??    “Oh look!!!  I’m a chairman!!!”  If all the AZGOP is good for is to try and get their choice for office elected, what is there for the party membership?  We can elect whomever  we want without being a party member!  The answer??   Change the AZGOP bylaws to cause the membership to run the party!!!

Activist Jill Skaufel to Steven Slaton: It seems to me in reading your email below, you are stating your ​accusations 'as fact'. Did you know that, according to the legal dictionary, publishing false statements that harm a person's reputation​ as fact is libel? "...it [Libel] must be a statement which claims to be fact and is not clearly identified as an opinion.  While it is sometimes said that the person making the libelous statement must have been intentional and malicious,  actually it need only be obvious that the statement would do harm and is untrue.https://dictionary.law.com/Default.aspx?selected=1153 To all the people that were sent Steve Slaton's email, I am sorry to have to write this response as I am sure most of you are very tired of these kinds of communications.  However, I am sure if it were​ your good name being defamed, you would defend yourself. Most of you do not know me and so you might believe what Mr. Slaton says is true.  Mr. Slaton is stating false accusations as 'fact'​ ​against me,​clearly meant to do me harm ​and I cannot ignore it.  My reputation is very important to me.  There is no political 'cover up' of which​ I am aware and ‘if I personally knew about political corruption going on around me,​ I would certainly​ not participate in it or cover it up. Mr. Slaton, you were removed from the chairmanship, not to cover up political corruption, but because 75% of the elected committeemen could no longer suffer your abusive behavior.  ​Mr. Slaton, I strongly suggest​ that you leave my name out of any of your future blog posts, emails and/or other publications.  

chris brantLD23 PC Chris P P Brant: Who is Andrew Scalise CPA? This deceptive TV spot that is doing the rounds criticizing the recent tax cut legislation has an unsurprising origin. Andrew Scalise, who is featured in the TV advertising, just happens to be running for Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC) as Assistant Treasurer. Fairfax County is just outside Washington D.C. This is what the, “great independent authority”, Scalise is quoted as saying on the FCDC website, when he announced his candidacy for the post of Assistant Treasurer for FCDC, “I filled out my FCC application on November 9th last year” (the day after the 2016 election). Do you think Scalise ever supported the tax cuts and tax reform as he professes in the TV advertisement? He adds for his fellow Democrats constituents on their Fairfax website, “In the past year, I have met so many incredible people and have heard many war stories from campaigns and elections past. FCDC has really helped me come out of my shell a bit and develop skills in organizing, canvassing, and interacting in general.” Andrew Scalise is currently Adjunct Instructor Department of Accounting and Taxation, American University. I am sure that we will have to suffer much more of this Democrats propaganda over the next six and a half years! Brant has been a LD23 PC since the early 80s.

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ELECTED OFFICALS SPEAK OUT

Virginia Korte 2018Scottsdale Mayoral candidate Virginia Korte: I believe the City Council does an exceptional job of representing citizens, no matter where you live. I feel I can speak for everyone on the Council when I say we work hard to treat everyone and every issue the same: thoughtfully and thoroughly. But as I have conversations with people throughout our community, some ask what I think about creating districts from which we would elect the six councilpersons.  That topic comes up particularly in some of the southern areas of our city. While I believe our current system of electing councilpersons “at large” is working pretty darn well, I am open to considering a district representation system if enough people feel we should move in that direction. I am aware of and respect what some citizens say are the benefits of establishing a district system.  A case can be made that such a system would eliminate the need for candidates to campaign from one end of the city to the other, so the costs of campaigns would be significantly reduced.  As a result, more people would be encouraged to run for the City Council.  That, I believe, would be a good thing.  And, if the system were instituted, each councilperson would technically represent fewer constituents.  So the six councilpersons may be even more responsive to citizens than those of us now on the Council already are. I would appreciate hearing your thoughts about a district representation system.

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CANDIDATE ANNOUNCEMENTS

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CANDIDATE COMMENTARY

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Dave Giles CD9CD9 candidate Dave Giles: Senate Bill 1519: Does Not Support The Second Amendment: With national and local media focused on Syria and teacher’s salary, SB1519 is not on their radar. It should be. The Legislature will hear the bill Wednesday. Anyone supportive of the Second Amendment should contact their Legislators NOW to assure the public are informed about SB1519. “In my opinion this Bill should never see the light of day,” Giles emphasized. https://legiscan.com/AZ/bill/SB1519/2018.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

APRIL 16

US Senate candidate Joe Arpaio will be featured at a “Meet ‘N’ Greet” fundraiser between 5:30-7:30 pm., Mon., April 16 at the Prescott Country Club HOA office meeting room, 1103 Old Chisholm Trail, Dewey, AZ 86327. There will be food for sale, Vic will be grillin’, Sue Goodchild will be tossin’ side salads. Beverage will be bottled water (or bring your own). Seating limited to 70. RSVP to suepachy@gmail.com or fbarwood@cableone.net Arpaio, the former, long-time Maricopa County Sheriff, is running to replace the Senate seat that Jeff Flake is vacating.

The Leisure World Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Mon., April 16 at 908 S Power Road in Mesa with US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward, Supt of Public Instruction candidate Frank Riggs, candidate for Clerk of Court Jeff Fine, Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson and Aaron Flannery. Free refreshment and a 50/50 drawing. Contact: Diane Andersen at 480 395-5515 or azpatriot13@yahoo.com.

The Republican Women of Prescott will meet at 11 am., Mon., April 16 at the Prescott Resort, 1500 Hwy 69 in Prescott. $20 per person. RSVP to Elsie Tyree, tyree200@msn.com, (928-778-0235 or Pam Calhoon, pjcalhoon@hotmail.com (928) 778-7157.

APRIL 17

The Payson Tea Party meets at 6 pm., April 17 (each Tuesday) at Tiny's Restaurant in Payson. That organization also welcomes candidate speakers. Contact Darlene Younker at 858-395-1850.

Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman, the Maricopa County Farm Bureau and Maricopa County Cooperative Extension will host a catered breakfast between 7-9 a.m., April 17 at the Kerr Ranch, 8200 S Dean Rd., in Buckeye. Your local farmers and ranchers will be there to answer questions about farming practices and what is grown in the county. Guests will have the opportunity to raise their own issues and are asked to bring canned goods or non-perishable items to donate to the United Food Bank. RSVP required to Liz Foster by April 13 at lizfoster@azfb.org The West Valley is trying to exceed the 78 pounds gathered at the recent East Valley breakfast.

A Phoenix Community Budget Hearing is scheduled at 6 pm., Tues., April 17 at the Goelet A.C. Beuf Community Center - 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Phoenix, AZ (Map)

Phoenix City Councilman Jim Waring will meet with constituents at 5 pm., Tues., April 17 for a “Consolidated Elections Hearing” at the Goelet AC Beuf Community Center, 3435 W Pinnacle Peak Road, followed by a community budget hearing at 6 pm. (Map)

April 18

The Arrowhead Republican Women’s “New/Prospective Member Luncheon & Tea” is scheduled at 11 am., April 18 at the home of President Arlene Goldblatt. Speakers include AzFRW President Loraine Pellegrino, Second Vice President Cyndi Love and former national President Rae Chornenky. RSVP to Goldblatt at 623-583-7738.

The Palo Verde Republican Women wll meet at 11:20 am, Wed., April 18 for lunch in the Fairway House at Gray Hawk Golf Club, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway. 11 am social. Speakers for the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Forum, include incumbent Diane Douglas, and candidates Robert Branch, Jonathan Gelbert, Tracey Livingston, and Frank Riggs, hosted by Cave Creek Supt of Schools Dr. Debbi Burdick, Reservations required at: pvrwlunch111@yahoo.com Cost: $35.

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 2 pm., Wed., April 18 for the Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s Grassroots Leadership Academy “Communicating Across the Spectrum, at the American Legion Post 19, 2575 S Virginia Drive in Yuma. Contact Chr Sally Kizer at coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com

A Fundraiser For LD6 House Candidate Stuart McDaniel is scheduled at 5:30 pm., Wed., April 18 at Click CO+Working, 111 E Aspen Ave., in Flagstaff. Food, beverage and live music. SIGN petition. Contributions will be accepted Donate , please make checks payable to McDaniel for House,  822 W Birch Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86001 www.McDanielforHouse.com He currently serves as Chairman of the Flagstaff Airport Commission. He has also served as a founding member of the Northern Arizona Military Affairs Council (NAMAC), on the Regional Transportation Planning Steering Committee, the Economic Collaborative on Northern Arizona Business Attraction Committee, and the Flagstaff Charter Review Board.

Supervisor Bill Gates will discuss updates to the New River/Daisy Mountain Area Plan at 6:30 pm., Wed., April 18 at the Stepping Stones Academy multipurpose rm, 35812 N. 7th St. Phoenix, AZ 85086 Attendees will see an overview of current regulatory statutes, an overview of the 1999 Area Plan, and discuss guidelines and a timeline moving forward. Free and open to the public. Contact: District3@mail.maricopa.gov or (602) 506-7562.

The Colorado River Tea Party is hosting a “Communicating Across the Spectrum workshop” at 1 pm., April 18 at the American Legion Post 19 in Yuma. Contact: Chr Sally Kizer at coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com

APRIL 19

Tea Party Scottsdale will meet at 6:30 p., Thur., April 19 at 8600 E Anderson Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85255 with Gordon Brown, founder of the nonprofit Team Veteran Foundation to discuss a non-drug approach to suicide prevention and PTS for veterans. Brown is a service-connected disabled veteran who experienced a near fatal Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI ) in civilian life and this affords him a unique perspective on the challenges that face our Veterans and their families associated with this injury. The VA’s focus on psychotropic drugs is one of the leading causes of the 22-30 daily Veteran suicides. Suicidal thoughts is one of the effects of these drugs along with heart, kidney, thyroid and liver damage. Contact: Paul Klein 602-931-0576 President@TeaPartyScottsdale.com

Pima County Republicans Nando Zepeda and Sandy Kenney, will host the Pima “Dinner Under the Stars with author and radio host Jesse Romero at 6 pm., Thurs., April 19. A Trunk N’Tusk member Reception will open at 5 pm., Tickets $100 per person or $175 per couple. TNT members - $75 person or $150 per couple. Tickets available at www.PimaGOP.org

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., the first and third Thursdays at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. The next meeting is Thurs., April 19. Author, filmmaker and speaker Trevor Loudon from New Zealand will address the group on Sat. 6pm March 31 about the Radical left, Marxist, terrorist movements and their influence on mainstream politics. You can also meet local, state, and national candidates. Contact: Chr Sally Kizer at coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com

Dr Robert Branch, candidate for Supt of Public Instruction, will address the Colorado River Tea Party in the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma at 6 pm., Thurs., April 19. Contact Chr Sally Kizer at coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com

Fountain Hills AZ Tea Party. (3rd Thurs - April 19) 6:30 pm, Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd. (Palisades Blvd. & Golden Eagle Blvd.): Speaker: Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  Sheriff Joe is one of the Republican candidates for United States Senate in the August primary and will be giving an update on his campaign and probably offering comments on illegal immigration. Follow-up discussion about the proposed new primary property tax in Fountain Hills, which would increase total property tax by about 20%.  Admission is free. Donations accepted to help offset expenses. Contact:  Richard Rutkowski  contact@fhteaparty.us  or visit www.fhteaparty.us

Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney, the Maricopa County Farm Bureau and Maricopa County Cooperative Extension will host a catered breakfast and dialogue between 7-9 a.m., April 19 at the Boyle Dairy, 11598 S. Hawes Rd., Mesa. Guests are asked to bring canned goods or non-perishable items to donate to the United Food Bank. RSVP required to Liz Foster by April 13 at lizfoster@azfb.org.

APRIL 21

The Yavapai County Republicans have scheduled their annual Lincoln-Reagan dinner at 6:30 pm., Sat., April 21 at the Prescott Resort. Social hour at 5:30 pm., Dinner ate 6:30pm. Invited speakers include Gov Doug Ducey, Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is a US Senate candidate, US Rep incumbent Martha McSally, and US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward. The first honoree of the Annual Bob Stump Lifetime Achievement Award will be revealed! For tickets/reservations got to Yavapai County Republican Party info@yavgop.org

The Pinal County Republican Committee will meet at 10 am., Sat., April 21 at the Florence School District Auditorium, 1000 S Main St Florence, AZ 85132. The PCRC will be hosting a candidate forum for Arizona Treasurer candidates. The following candidates will be attending, AZ Senator Kimberly Yee (LD-20), Corporate Commissioner Tom Forese, and Jo Ann Sabbagh. Also, two guest speakers, Palmer Miller, Candidate for AZ Senate (LD-8) and Scott McKee, candidate for Clerk of the Superior Court, will be speaking. Contact Pinal County GOP Secretary Gilberto Mendez at secretarypcrcaz@gmail.com

The Center for Arizona Policy aka CAP Family Dinner will feature John Stonestreet, president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview and host of Breakpoint Podcast; and Eric Metaxas author of Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther, at 6 pm., Sat., April 21 at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, 8000 Arizona Grand Pkwy in Phoenix. RSVP tables/tickets online or call 602-424-2525

The Navajo County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner is scheduled at 5 pm., Sat., April 21 at Licano’s, 573 W Deuce of Club in Show Low with speakers Congressman Andy Biggs, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, candidate for US Senate, and State Treasurer candidate Kimberly Yee, who is currently the Arizona Senate Majority Leaders. Gov Doug Ducey, Attorney General Mark Brnovich, US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward, Congressman Martha McSally, Supt of Public Instruction candidate Tracy Livingston and others have been invited. Dinner Tickets - $50 per person. For tickets go to www.navajocountyazgop.org or contact Dustin Graham at 992-886, 9440; Debbie Vance 928024301799, Kellee Hunt 480-662-9696 or Jill Skaufel 992-242-4542.

Tea Party Scottsdale will meet at 7am., Sat., April 21 at Randy’s Restaurant, 7904 E Chaparral Road, Scottsdale for a no-host breakfast, before starting their 8 am., clean up of Chaparral Road between Hayden & Pima. Volunteers are needed as drivers and banner & flag holders, as well as “worker bees.” CONTACT: Pat Shaler: Patriots@TeaPartyScottsdale.com | (480) 946-8069.

US Senate candidate Joe Arpaio and incumbent Arizona Secretary of State Michelle Reagan will be the first speakers at the 9 am., Sat., April 21 Fountain Hills Republican Club “Meet the Candidates,” according to President Rosemary Hansen. They will be followed with incumbent LD23 Senator John Kavanagh, Mayoral candidate Cecil Yates, Town Council candidates Amberleigh Dabrowski, Mike Scharnow, and David Spelich, and Superior Court candidate Jeff Fine. The Annual Fountain Hills Republican of the Year Award will be presented and the winner of their $500 Education Scholarship will be announced. The meeting is open to all.  Independents are permitted to vote in the Primary of their choice.  Registration will begin at 8:15 A.M., complimentary light breakfast snacks, coffee, tea, and juice will be available.  www.fountainhillsrepublicanclub.org

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SEEING RED AZ

· Goldwater-Institute-Sets-Teachers-Straight-On-Pay-Complaints

· Speaker-Ryan-Fires-Parting-Amnesty-Shot-At-Americans

· Az-Gov-Doug-Ducey-Caves-To-Teachers-Outrageous-Demands Though His Press Secretary Denies It, Ducey Is Looking Ever More Like A Guy With Senatorial Aspirations

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Comey Says He Thought Clinton would Win Was ‘a Factor’ in the Email Investigation VIDEO US, Britain and France Precision Strike ON Syria A Success

· DOJ IG Releases Report That Firing Of Ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe Was Justified Read Report

· James Comey Has A Long History Of Playing Fast And Loose With The Truth – Just Ask The Democrats

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Letter To Editor: Re: AZGOP Misdeeds

· National Stand For Your Rights 2nd Amendment Rally

· Observing The Latest (Far From Greatest) In Maricopa County, Az Elections

· Arizona Is In Big Trouble - Chew On This

MARK LEVIN

· Levin: Ryan Retiring Because Spending Bill ‘Was Disastrous for the Country’

DENNIS MICHAEL LYNCH

· Dem-Says-People-Will-Rot-In-Hell-For-Attacking-Mueller-And-Comey

· Report: Trump-Admin-Calls-Out-Drug-Companies-For-Shenanigans

· REPORT: Haley: Warns About Potential For Chemical Attack In U.S.

· Report-Indian-Tribe-Wont-Let-National-Guard-On-Land-Known-As-Notorious-Drug-Smuggling-Corridor/

· REPORT: Laura Ingraham’s Ratings Following Vacation, Ad Pulls Announced

MYCHAL MASSIE

· Name One Thing ‘Congressional Hearings’ Have Accomplished

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NEWS LINKS

· 12-Mexican-And-5-US-Cities-On-Worlds-Most-Murderous-Cities-List

· Ranking-The-States

· Barbara-Bush-To-Focus-On-Comfort-Care-Will-Not-Seek-Additional-Medical-Treatment-For-Failing-Health-Family-Spokesman-Says

· Leaked Email Reveals Dems Planning To Cause Mass Chaos If Mueller Gets Fired

· Powerful-Republican-Quits After Revelations That He Paid Hugh Money To Porn Star

· Drops-Half-Million-Single-Month

· Pets-On Plane: Airlines-Turn To Government-For Help

· Food-Stamp-Usage-Drops-By Half-Million-In Single-Month

· Wine Country Burn Scars Explode With Wildflowers: ‘It’s Off The Charts’

ARIZONA

· Ducey In Nogales To Talk Deployment Of Guard

· Hubble Catches Colossal Cluster

· Trump-Attorney-To-Court: No-Prosecutors Can Safeguard President’s Interests In His Communications With Michael Cohen

· March For Life To 9th Circuit: Stop State Interference

· Tipirneni-Outraises-Lesko, Has More Cash On Hand In AZ8 Special Election

· Bitchy On Sale Now: Sunday’s Comic

· What Were They Thinking? Sunday’s Comic

· Make Pretend Like Hiral: Sunday’s Comic

· What It’s All About: Sunday’s Comic

· A Lines Item: Sunday’s Comic

· Tucson Woman Lucky For Second Amendment On Friday 13th

· Comments From The Chemo Couch – The (Other) Nation Next Door

WHITE HOUSE/TRUMP

· James-Comey-Admits-He Didn’t Tell Trump The Dossier Was Funded By Dems

OBAMA

· James-Woods-Asks-Columbia-Students-Who-Recall-Barack-Obama-Being-A-Student-While-They-Were-There-To-Send-Photosthe-Responses-Are-Hilarious

SECOND AMENDMENT/GUN CONTROL

· Patriotic-Woman-Refused-To-Sing-National-Anthem-In Stadium Where Guns Are Ban

NRA

· REPORT: NRA Hopes To Sign 100,000 New Members In 100 Days

TREY GOWDY

· Comey-Memos-Exonerate-Trump

MEDIA

· Cuban-Reporter-Tries-To-Call-Out-Rubio-On-NRA-Campaign-Contributions; Reporter-Gets-Verbal-Spanking-From-Rubio-On-US-Rights

· Priceless! Greg Gutfeld Warns Anti-Trumpers Who Want To Take Down Trump: “Have You Thought This Through?” [Video]

FBI/CIA/DOJ/ICE/IRS

· Denaturalization-Sought-Against-Four-Somalia-Born-Individuals-Who-Falsely-Claimed-Be-Family

MILITARY/VETERANS

· Day-Of-Delusion-At-The-Pentagon: Infantry-Women, National-Security-Equals-Gender-Neutrality- - The-Army-Is-A-Welfare-Program-And-Pregnancies-Are-No-Hindrance-To-Combat-Readiness

JUDGE JEANINE

· How Low Can Comey Go?

CLINTONS

· Bill-Clinton-Checking-Out-Girls With His Fly Open

EDUCATION

· School Teachers Are Indoctrinating Your Children To ANTIFA Violence

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