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Monday, April 23, 2018

4-23-18 Briefs

trent franksAs Most Of You Know, Congressman Trent Franks, resigned his position several months ago; his local CD8 district office will officially close Tues., April 24. All computers will be shut down Monday and cell service will be disconnected and government cell phones will be sent back to DC, according to Shari Farrington, Franks long-time field representative. As of Tues., April 24, the current CD8 staff will automatically be laid off/terminated from the House of Representatives. By midnight April 24, voters should know whether GOP candidate Debbie Lesko will step into Frank’s shoes or the election goes to the Dems.

marc bretzLD1 Maricopa County Field Organizer Marc Bretz Debbie Leskois asking for volunteers to man phone banks between 9am- noon and from 1-4 pm in the West Valley GOP office, 10050 W Bell Road in Sun City on behalf of candidate Debbie Lesko . Lesko is in an April 24 Special Election to replace former Congressman Trent Franks, who recently resigned his position. Contact Marc.Bretz@azgop.org or (623) 396-7415 to volunteer.

Grassroots Tea Party Activists will meet with Dan Gutenkauf, who will address the Deep State, Masons, Secret Societies, etc at 6:30 pm., Wed., April 25 at Denny’s Restaurant Meeting Room, 9030 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Access Rd, off the Dunlap Ave Exit from the I-17. He is a professional musician, member of the Phoenix Legal Research Society and battles voter fraud issues. Contact: Francine L Romesburg grtp@grassrootsteapartyactivists.com

Debbie Lesko 2CD8 candidate Debbie Lesko will be featured on the Alex Meluskey - talk show hostAlex Meluskey Show on April 24 (election day). Dr Carl Goldberg will join ithem to talk about “useful idiots.” Saturday show times:1130AM KQNA - 6am, 1100AM KFNX - 4pm, and 960AM KKNT - 9pm. Saturday show is usually posted on Monday afternoons.  Catch up at your own pace at https://soundcloud.com/alexmeluskey

America First Policies will meet in Phoenix on May 1 with Vice President Mike Pence. Speakers will discuss President Trumps Tax cuts and Jobs Act and what the tax cuts mean to your family. RSVP here

Mark BrnovichThe Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., April 23 in the Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 E. Southern Ave., in Tempe with Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich regarding consumer protection. Contact: Wendy Howe: wendell38@hotmail.com

A Volunteer Receptionist is Needed at the Arizona Republican Party West Valley Office , 10050 W. Bell Rd., Ste. 50 in Sun City.  Shifts are M-F 9am-1 pm and 1-5 pm.  Select a day and shift or volunteer as a substitute.  Must be comfortable using the computer.  Contact Volunteer Coordinator Larry Dick at Larry.Dick@cox.net

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.

Diane Douglas Supt of EdThe ARIZONA PROJECT will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., April 23 at 3375 E Shea Blvd in Phoenix (32nd St/Shea) with Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas to discuss education vs education politics/greed. Chairman Ron Ludders 602.677.1496 suggests attendees read some of these link prior to the meeting:

· Teacher Pay Proposal

· $1.2 Billion Higher By Then

· $270 Million In Questionable Fiscal Maneuvers

· Gov. Ducey Not Fooling Teachers With Social Media Publicity Stunt

· Arizona Teacher Strike Is Gov. Ducey's Nightmare

· With Walk-Ins, Arizona Teachers Gauge Support For Walkouts

· Save Our Schools, Arizona Pta Drop Support For Teacher Pay-Raise Plan

· Our View: Teacher Raises Should Not Come At Expense Of Schools

All CD8, LD21 and 22 candidates running in the August 28th primary are asked to make reservations to participate in the Arrow Republican Women’s Candidates Forum between 2-5 pm., June 2 at the Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave. Sun City West.  85375. Over 200 Republican attendees expected. No charge. Food provided. Cash bar. Candidates will give opening and closing remarks. Written questions will complete the program. Space for candidate materials will be provided. Make reservations with Jan Martinson jlmart15102@aol.com Phone:  623-546-3753

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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.

Editor’s Note: Due to the seriousness of Timothy Lee’s letter below and the effect it can have on thousands of diabetics, Briefs did not edit his commentary to the normal 400 words. – ft

timothy leeAfter Going Through Several Diabetes Related Foot Surgeries, long-time Republican activist Timothy Lee is determined to get a Cuban drug licensed with the US. In a memo to Briefs, Lee wrote: The Cubans have developed a drug called 9-31-3-3-3-P, aka Heberproto-P, that appears to be very effective in curing advanced foot ulcers in people with diabetes. It could have been licensed for US clinical trials since 2007. It is patented in over 30 nations, including here in the US, and in the European Union. Most of us have never heard of Heberprot-P. The drug uses a form of epidermal growth factor (EGF) to help regrow cells lost to diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). According to the American Diabetes Association, DFU causes about 73,000 non-traumatic lower-limb amputations in US adults aged 20 years or older who were diagnosed with diabetes.

     The idea behind Heberprot was developed in St. Louis years by biochemist Stanley Cohen and neurophysiologist Rita Levi-Montalcini – before the embargo. They received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Medicine for their discoveries of epidermal and nerve growth factors. They discovered that protein recumbent epidermal growth factor stimulates cell growth. The Cubans applied that idea to foot ulcers. Because of the embargo, we haven’t brought the drug to the US for clinical trials. But, President Trump could immediately license the import of Heberprot-P without waiting for Congress to debate the end of the embargo.

     In fact, US scientists heard first hand from Cuban scientists about the Heberprot-P at two forums held here in 2014. One of them was a meeting of the Conference on the Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFCON, 2014), the largest meeting of US professionals treating patients with this ailment. So, despite the politics and the hurdles presented by Cuban-American politicians, the President could license the importation of the drug for study and use in clinical trials, followed by an application for approval of Heberprot-P by the Food and Drug Administration. In fact, there is a precedent. In July, 2004, the federal government permitted a California biotechnology company to license three experimental cancer drugs from Cuba. That required permission from the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.

     At the time, a State Department spokesperson said that an exception had been made because of the life-saving potential of the experimental Cuban drugs. A government condition of permitting the license required that payments to Cuba during the developmental phase were to be in goods like food or medical supplies, which are permitted under the embargo, while there are rules against providing the Cuban government with foreign currency. In 2004, the ruling was that after drugs reach the market, payments could be half in cash.

     “Many Americans (like me) are mutilated or die every year (I nearly did 2 times in the past 4 years) because of diabetic foot ulcers. First the toes go, then the feet, (like mine) and later the legs. Death often follows,” Lee said. And this drug could have been available for trials since 2007 and wasn’t, because of politics? I could have been saved from all of the turmoil that I have endured. Let this be our legacy to be a loud shouting voice from the Desert. Contact your U.S. Senators today. And, remember to thank Congressman and friend, Andy Biggs, for his relentless efforts in helping so many American regain their health, prosperity and dignity. drugs-right-to-try-congress-434677 Contact Lee at (602)449-1000. See related information:

· House Passes Right To Try On Second Vote

· Heberprot-P-Might-Soon-Be-Available-To-Us-Patients

· Heberprot-P-Treatment-Benefits-Thousands-In-Cuba

· US-And-Cuban-Companies-Reach-Agreement-On-Heberprot-P

· The-Heberprot-P-And-Its-Proven-Benefits/

· House-Right-Try-Bill/

· Heberprot-P-Revolutionary-Treatment-Brings-Hope

· Heberprot-P_Use_In_Diabetic_Foot

· Heberprot-P-To-Begin-Clinical-Evaluation-Stage-In-USA

· International/Heberprot-P.Html

Russell Sias -LaPaz  co chrRussell Sias, La Paz County Republican Chair: I have a concern about the changing of white to red, porch lights.  I get it, that these people & businesses, government agencies, are willing to commit their property to a gun -free zone.  That's fine.  I have to wonder though, if I chose to go there, are they willing to take upon themselves, protection of me and mine, should some bad guy show up and ignore the gun free indicator? I would like to know what defensive tactics they plan to have in place to protect their visitors?  My concern applies to all.  Schools, city halls, court houses, businesses, social security offices, & all of the gun free zones out there; please advise the rest of us why we should trust that you are willing to accept the obvious responsibility of protecting the rest of us, when we allow your policy to disarm us? Some of us are cynical enough to not believe that the bad guys are not going to just ignore your gun free zone signs, so what do you intend to do to protect us in your gun free zone?  Inquiring minds want to know.  ...Before we voluntarily surrender our personal protection to you.

AZRA Communications Team: In the great tradition of AZRA's stellar history, the new Executive Committee of Arizona Republican Assembly (AZRA) is on the move with plans to hold our Convention, plan for a fundraiser and growing our strength.  The Republican Assemblies has been around since before the time of Ronald Reagan, who was a member of the California State Chapter of Republican Assemblies along with Phyllis Schlafly.  Members have been coming up with a myriad of great ideas for programs, fundraisers and recruiting Reagan Republicans.... those who believe the Republican Platform is a Constitutional-based document.  We are focusing on bringing younger members into the organization.  We older Republicans can learn a lot from them and they can learn a lot from us.  The future of the Republican party rests with these 30-55 year old citizens of all stripes to make Arizona great again and to Make America Great Again under President Trump.  Enthusiasm among our members has never been higher.  We are “The Republican Wing of the Republican Party.” We are poised to stand with all who share our goals and values.  We welcome you if you agree with our focus on true conservative principles laid out in the party platform.  Whether you are new to politics in Arizona or a well seasoned activist, there is a place for you in AZRA.  New chapters forming around Arizona now.  Please contact us at info@azraaz.com if you would like more information. – Irving Scott, chairman.

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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

Paul Gosar 2016CD4 incumbent Paul Gosar: Make a difference now.  Congressman Gosar needs you. Do you live in Congressional District 4? (Kingman, Lake Havasu, Bull Head City, Parker, Yuma, Buckeye, Veraddo, Festival Ranch, Payson, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Dewey, Black Canyon City, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Colorado City, Jerome, Gold Canyon, Florence, San Tan Valley, Wickenburg). If so, if you haven’t signed Congressman Gosar’s petition to get him on the ballot you can do so online here: petition/VoterPetnAuth.aspx Keep Arizona’s Number One True Conservative™️ in office!

randy MillerLD21 Senate candidate Randy Miller: Concerns over Governor Ducey’s plan to raise teacher’s pay are many and are believed to be unrealistic. First, his proposal to use future earnings based on projections is nothing but pandering during an election year and grasping at straws hoping they fall in his lap. There are too many variables in today’s political and economic atmosphere with uncertainties that could cripple the country and state should his straws fall elsewhere. As a businessman, his knee jerk reaction is questionable. Sure, business plans include future projections on growth, but it isn’t with someone else money. If it is, a bank wants a detailed plan with comparisons to show a strong likelihood. Second, Ducey and those that join his one-horse carriage are falling into the trap of accepting blame where it doesn’t belong. K-12 historically has received the lion’s share of the state money and local property tax money, they get federal funding, they get a continued .6% sales tax and they get money from the state lottery. This is not a funding problem, it is a liberal spending problem and a Republican pandering problem. Watch for yourself as Ken Bennett demonstrates in his 3-part series while our Treasurer. ken bennett, 3 part series Our school districts have not posted a transparent budget, mixing their spending of unknowns with limited posting of general expenditures. They must post an itemized budget showing a breakdown of each department separately and the cost associated with each. Show us what they spend on Administration; how many positions in the department, vacant positions, supplies and services, memberships and dues, training and travel, retirement and healthcare costs, benefits to administrators and a total for the department etc. Do the same for teaching staff, support staff, transportation, building and maintenance etc. Gail Pletneck of Dysart School District, gets a clothing and car allowance. With benefits she makes over $220,000 a year! She can’t afford her clothing and car? We must know what they are taking in and what they spend it on. This is the only way the people can make informed decisions on these misdirected blame games. For our leadership to pander for votes and accept blame for what isn’t theirs is a failure to address real problems. I have talked to Dysart School Board members where my son is a student. All they could say is that would be too much work on administration and it is already posted on the state website. This is a fishing expedition that the people don’t need to go through. It should be on each and every one of the 217 school district sites by district and school. It is called open and honest reporting and accounting of our money. Is this so unreasonable?

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

April 23

Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate Dr Robert Branch will be speaking to the Yavapai County Republican Woman at 5:30 pm., Mon., April 23rd at the Residence Inn, 3599 Lee Circle Prescott AZ 86301. Graham says, “If you are a Conservative Republican in the area, I do hope that you take the time to hear me speak! I support President Trump’s agenda, I stand to ‘Dismantle the U.S. Department of Education,’ and our campaign is the campaign to ‘Make Education Great Again!’ Contribute to my Campaign and Sign my nomination petition - Vote4Branch.com

AZRA Western Pinal County Chapter will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., April 23 at 408 N. Sacaton Street, Suite II, Casa Grande, AZ. Doors open at 6 pm. The speaker is Bret Roberts, LD11 house candidate running with team mates Vince Leach and Rep Mark Finchem. Contact President Nancy Hawkins nancydist3@gmail.com

APRIL 24

The Payson Tea Party meets at 6 pm., April 24 (each Tuesday) at Tiny's Restaurant in Payson. That organization also welcomes candidate speakers. Contact Darlene Younker at 858-395-1850.

The Ahwatukee Republican Women will meet at 6:30pm, Tues., April 24 at 11002 S 48th St., in Phoenix.

The Fountain Hills Republican Club's GOP Social is scheduled at 6 pm., Tues., April 24 at the Fireside Grill at the Cornerstone Hotel (formerly the Lexington Hotel), 12800 Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills.  Everyone is invited.   No host bar, no host hors d'oeuvres, snacks and/or dinner.  No speeches - just socializing.  Socials are the 4th Tuesday January thru October. Contact: Rosemary Hansen rbud88@msn.com

APRIL 25

The Estrella Foothills Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Wed., April 25 at Estrella Foothills High School. Guests will be Rodney Glassman, candidate for AZ Corporation Commission candidate Rodney Glassman and Supt for Public Instruction candidate Tracy Livingston.  Contact: Chairman Dick Newcomer 623-398-5638. emrc9876@gmail.com

APRIL 26

The Arizona American* African Republican Committee (AAARC) will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., April 26 at AZGOP HQ, 3501 N 24th St in Phoenix, according to Chairman Rev Clyde Bowen AAARC6@centurylink.net #AAARC FB (*Americans First!)

APRIL 27

Leeanne Hayward is hosting a ‘meet and greet’ for State Treasurer candidate Kimberly Yee at 5:30 pm., Fri., April 27 at Hayward’s home in Peoria. Arrowhead Republican Women Club members are welcome to RSVP to leeannehay@ymail.com Text CB# 623 229-3752. The ARWC does not endorse candidates. Location will be provided upon reservations. See more about Yee at https://www.kimberlyyee.com/

April 28

The Maricopa County Republican Lincoln Day and Precinct Committee Recognition Luncheon is scheduled at 11:45 am, Sat., April 28 at the Camby, 2401 E Camelback Road in Phx. Congressman Jim Jordan, co-founder of the US House Freedom Caucus will be the speaker. PC tickets-$60. Non-Pc tickets - $75. 10:30 am VIP Reception - $250. Purchase Tickets

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SEEING RED AZ

· A-Simple-Solution-To-Halt-Az-Pedestrian-Deaths Common Sense Enforcement Needed, Not Study Committees

· Yuma-Az-Picked-Romaine-Lettuce-Linked-To-E-Colil ife-Threatening Complications Include Kidney Failure

· Unionist-Teachers-Vote-To-Strike, Ditch-Students, Lose-Parents

· Dr-Kelli-Ward-Holds-Decisive-Lead-In-GOP-Senate-Poll

· Students-Learn-The-Art-Of-Mob-Rule-From-Teachers

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Border-Agents-Stop-Illegals, Rifle Cache

· Two Opposing Views Of Black America By Lloyd Marcus

· Rudy-Giuliani-Joins-President-Trump

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Start You Sunday With Some Good News

· Arizona Senate Race FEC Reports As Of 3/31/2018

· Robb: Ducey's Teacher Pay Plan Could Haunt State For Decades

GELLER REPORT

· Christian Girl Set On Fire For Turning Down Muslim Man’s Marriage Proposal

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NEWS LINKS

· How-George-HW-Bush-Secretly-Honored-Barbara-Bush-During-Funeral-Will-Melt-Your-Heart

· Secret Service Agents Refuse To Leave Barbara Bush’s Coffin, Insist On Protecting Her Until Burial

· The-Need-For-Accountability

· Middle-School-Faces-Serious-Lawsuit-After-Telling-Students-Islam-Is-The-True-Faith

· Terrorists-In-Gun-Free-Schools/

· Hayward Bay Fault Line More Dangerous Than San Andreas: It’s A ‘Ticking Time Bomb’

· California’s Silent Majority Finally Stepping Forward On Deportation Issue

· Here’s-The-Salary-Of-Every-Governor-In-The-United-States

ARIZONA

· Ducey’s Tantrum: Sunday’s Comic

· Everything-You-Need-To Know-About Tuesdays-Arizona-CD8 Special Election

· Former-Secretary-State-Ken Bennett-Making-Bid-For Az Gov Prescott Daily Courier

· Statue-Unveiled-Honoring-Granite-Mountain-Hotshots-Who-Died-In-Fire

· Will McCain Help Sink CIA Nominee?

· In Power Play, Ducey Vetoes House Bills And Calls For Passage Of His Teacher Pay Plan

· Arizona-Tow-Truck-Company-Law-Driver-Rights

· Ken-Bennett: Former-Secretary-State-To Challenge-Gov-Doug-Ducey-In GOP-Primary AZ Rep

· 140,000 Maricopa-County-Voters-Haven’t-Received-Registration-ID-Cards

· Southwest-Airlines-Cancels-Flights- For Engines-Inspection

· 'We're Not Going To Give Up': Arizona Students' 'Die-In' Puts Focus On Gun-Safety Reform

· Phoenix-Area-Hamilton-Students-Walk-Out-Over-School-Gun-Violence

· Legislative Roundup: Home-Based Businesses, Jazz Festival, School Safety

· Facing Threat Of Jail Time, Faithful Phoenix Artists Appeal To Court

· Nitrogen In Rocks Identified As Major Plant Fertilizer Not Considered By Climate Models

· Scottsdale Company Offers Trendy Iv Vitamin Drips

· Yup! Time To Upgrade Washington Representation

· Mi Pueblo Viejo, What Happened To You?

· Comey Diggin’ His Own Grave: Sunday’s Comic

· The Zuck: Sunday’s Comic

· Christy Has A Swamp To Sell: Sunday’s Comic

· Matt Heinz 2018! Sunday’s Comic

WHITE HOUSE/TRUMP

· [Exposed] GOP establishment's secret 2020 plot against Trump

CONGRESS

· Hoyer: Democrats Will Look to Raise Taxes Once Back in Power

· California Progressives Target Feinstein With Full-on Assault Ahead of Dem Primary

PROTESTORS

· David-Hogg-Publicly-Embarrasses-Himself-Again-And-It-Only-Takes-One-Humiliating-Emoji-To-Sum-It-Up

SECOND AMENDMENT/GUN CONTROL

· Obama Steps Back Into The Limelight To Push Anti-2a Narrative

· Nut Job Anti-Second Amendment Teen: “Your Right To A Gun Doesn’t Supersede My Right To Graduate High School”

PROBES/INVESTIGATIONS

· Judicial Watch Forced To Take Legal Action On The DOJ For Violating The Freedom Of Information Act

· Comey on Letter About Hillary Clinton Email Investigation: I Thought She Would Win, ‘I’m Sorry’ She’s Angry With Me

· Turns Out That New York Times’ Clinton Email ‘Botched Story’ Actually Wasn’t

TREY GOWDY

· Trey-Gowdy-Goes-Public, Questions Comey’s Ethics And Morality

MEDIA

· Ed Schultz: MSNBC Fired Me For Supporting Bernie Sanders, ‘They Were In The Tank For Hillary Clinton

FBI/CIA/DOJ/ICE/IRS

· Ex-CIA Chief Says Obama Rejected Cyber Action Against Russia For Election Meddling

· Mounting Evidence DOJ And FBI Colluded To Exonerate Hillary [VIDEO]

JUDGE NAPOLITANO

· Judge-Napolitano-Wants-Hillary-Prosecuted-Locked-Up-For-Committing-Serious-Felonies

DEMS

· Revealed: Dream Democrat Agenda Includes Reparations

· California Progressives Target Feinstein With Full-On Assault Ahead Of Dem Primary

EDUCATION

· MAssive Backlash: Parents Pull Kids From School On April 23rd Over Planned Parenthood Teaching "Pornographic" Sex Ed In School.#Sexedsitout

· Fresno-Professor-Calls-Farmers-F-Ing-Stupid-Trump-Supporters-Praises-Terrorists-In-Vulgar-F-Bomb-Rant

· Overheard On Acela: Teachers’ Union President Plots To Shut Puerto Rico Schools From First Class Car

INTERNATIONAL

· Iranian-Backed ‘Sleeper Cell’ Militants Hibernating in U.S., Positioned for Attack

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