Friday, May 11, 2018

5-11-18 Briefs


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.

Irene LittletonActivist Irene Littleton: I would like to respond to chris brantChris Brant from LD23. You complained about kelli ward 2018Kelli Ward putting down her opponent, your post was certainly a teardown of Kelli. Kelli tells it like it is and folks have a hard time with the truth. Like our wonderful President she will do what she says she will do. She is a strong promoter and supporter of our President. It seems her opponent will not even tell us if she voted for Donald Trump. I tried to get these 2 ladies together, Kelli accepted her opponent declined. I wonder why? Please review this newspaper article regarding her event in Casa Grande. Ward-Stumps-In-Cg-States-Her-Policy-Passions

Arizona Town Crier Jim Ehl: We have this article in the Arizona Freedom  Alliance by J. Madison:  “We have seen Doug Ducey 2015 2Doug Ducey as a business man.  He drove Cold Stone Creamery to the edge of bankruptcy, rescued only by a last minute buyer.  We have as our governor a guy who could not even run an ice cream store in Arizona, where almost everyone loved Cold Stone Creamery for its product.  Do we want someone with those credentials to run the state and pressure our legislators on the budget just because he is connected to the ODS machine?

Doug Ducey gave in to the #RedforEd 20% pay hike demand so fast everyone’s head was spinning. While other governors and legislatures around the country responded to teacher raises with a little more aplomb, Gov. Ducey dove headfirst into the deep end, leaving befuddled legislators gasping for air. That was enough to invite a primary challenge from former Secretary of State and Senate President Ken Bennett - 2015Ken Bennett. In announcing his canJonathan Lines 2didacy for governor, Mr. Bennett said, “People deserve a choice.” He also said he agreed that teachers need raises, but disagreed with how Gov. Ducey was doing it. There is no real sustainable funding source—only speculation” and in “The Only newsletter of the Arizona Republican Party” the state chairman said, “Thanks to Governor Ducey and our GOP state legislators, our teachers will receive a 20% pay increase by 2020.  In other emails it appears that Chairman Lines believes that Gov. Ducey ‘walks on water”.  .

     Political season!  Now we are starting to get different views. Which one are we to believe??  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a party Executive committee made up of the County Chairmen to help us separate the wheat from the chaff??

Yavapai County Activist Richard Hennessey: I find it very amazing that the Democrats and the Never Trumpers are still out to destroy him.

1. The McCain, Flake so called CONSERVATIVES in our party who have tried and failed for years to bring peace to Korea have failed! Now Trump is bringing three hostages home and we are at brink of bringing peace to the Korean peninsula.

2. The economy has never been better and yet they still can't admit that the Trump Doctrine is working.

3. The State of Arizona will be far better off without McCain, Flake, and Kyl.

4. The country is far safer and better off since Trump took office.

5. They need to shut up and go away!

Activist Nohl Rosen: The students and teachers who wanted to remain in the classroom weren't the only ones who suffered when #RedForEd led a massive walkout recently. Businesses were also affected; as those that didn't support the #RedForEd movement were met with threats of boycotts and fake reviews posted about them online if they supported the rising #PurpleForParents movement. That prompted Wickenburg business owner to start a Businesses For PFP (Purple For Parents) group on Facebook which is already seeing an increase of businesses joining in the last 24 hours. "It's unfortunate that some of the businesses are being attacked online for not wanting to be a part of the #RedForEd movement or because they support #PurpleForParents. Most businesses prefer to remain neutral and just serve their customers. However, we're starting to see a dividing line with more and more businesses supporting PFP which supports the teachers getting a fair wage but didn't believe in the protests at the State Capitol. Most people don't know that small businesses were affected by the walkouts. Some employees and owners had to take time off work to be with their kids. This can impact productivity for the businesses," said Nohl Rosen of Panther TEK - who created the Businesses For PFP group. His company Panther TEK specializes in solving computer and IT problems. Rosen says he's hearing from small business owners who felt that their livelihood was threatened by #RedForEd but are afraid to speak out because of fear of boycott and other bullying tactics. Rosen’s business was threatened with boycott because he didn't support #RedForEd or because he's conservative.

    "I can sympathize with the business owners who wish to remain neutral politically, but at some time you have to stand up for your business. I support PFP because I do want to see the good teachers - that didn't walk out on their kids or their contracts get the raises - not the ones that did. I think the ones that walked out should be fired and sued for breach of contract. However, that apparently didn't sit well with a few #RedForEd supporters.. I don't think the #RedForEd supporters calling for boycotts of businesses and writing fake reviews online realize that they're pushing some of them to support PFP, so the business support for it is growing, " Rosen added. Contact: 480-980-8541 oro

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Ken Bennett - 2015Gubernatorial candidate Ken Bennett: #RUNKENRUN - Watch Kleenex Box Presentation Of Arizona's Budget With AZ Secretary Of State, Ken Bennett to see why so many are excited to have Ken on the ballot, Then sign petition. Arizona is headed for a crisis with the current budget. In the video, Bennett simplifies the very complicated budget showing you how very bad sweeping departments and the other tricks and gimmicks are for Arizona. The video goes to 2014 and Ken will update it in June when his nominating petitions are turned in  - he is out collecting signatures now. Share the video with your friends and sign Ken's petition to be in the Republican Primary for Governor. Sign the online petition HERE. Contribute $5 to help Ken qualify for Clean Elections HERE. Share the video with your friends and sign up to receive emails.

Paul Gosar 2016 

LD4 Congressman Paul Gosar is running for re-election and his petitions are available online at Contact Penny Pew, Volunteer for Gosar4Congress at (928) 245-4618

Frank RiggsFrank Riggs, Supt Of Public Instruction Candidate: The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) needs to undergo change in order to better serve the parents, students, educators and taxpayers of this state. Under my leadership, ADE will:

Embrace innovation

· Promote high expectations for parents, students, principals and teachers alike

· Be fully transparent, responsive and accountable

· Cooperate and partner with the 15 County Education Agencies, local school districts and charter school organizations statewide

     While there is no substitute for a good teacher and actively involved parents, technology is increasingly becoming an important tool for educating our children.  We know that the traditional factory model of education is to schooling what landlines are to smart phones.We will establish a portal to offer “course choice” in Arizona.Doug Ducey 2015 2 Through this portal, ADE will be able to “stream” classes and course content taught by subject matter experts, as a supplement to traditional classroom instruction. This will complement Governor Doug Ducey’s proposal to expand broadband and high-speed internet access to rural communities.

The opportunities for education in this 21st Century “digital age” are boundless.  Still, I want every Arizona student to get a sound education in the basics that prepare them for responsible adulthood and citizenship.To learn more about my overall plan for improving our education system in Arizona, and my proven record of executive, educational and legislative leadership, visit my campaign website at

rene lopezRene Lopez, Chandler City Council candidate: By now, you know about Rene’s strong track record serving on the Chandler City Council, advocating for a small and efficient city government.But how well do you know Rene, personally? Did you know Rene is a 3rd generation Arizonan, raised in Mesa? Did you know Rene has a bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from The University of Arizona?Did you know Rene served in the United States Navy for four years and eight months? Rene has incredible ties to Arizona and has served his country proud.  Learn more about Rene, , by visiting his campaign website at

Wickenburg City Council Candidate Nohl Rosen is asking for help In getting petition signatures to get on the ballot. “I want to make the United States Constitution matter in Wickenburg as I believe the members on the Town Council aren't following it. I'm against re-development and also feel that we need to give the Wickenburg Chamber the boot and end the contract that the town has with them. It simply was a bad business deal. I also want to bring back Main Street USA and help make Wickenburg a small business destination as well. I myself am a business owner here in Wickenburg and I'd like to see all the businesses prosper in this town.  I'm running on a pretty conservative platform. I need to hand in all my signatures by May 30th.” Contact: 480-980-8541

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MAY 12

The Paradise Valley Republican Women will meet at 10 am., Sat., May 12 at the Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale with incumbent Secretary of State Michelle Reagan, State Treasurer candidate Kimberly Yee, and Judah Waxelbaum, chairman of Arizona Federation of College Republicans.

Attendees are asked to bring a new or gently used child’s bathing suit to be given to homeless families. $28 per person. 9:30 am social. 11 am brunch. Click here to RSVP Online & Pay at the Door. Contact Ardith Hildebrant at (480) 861-7170.

MAY 14

The AZRA Western Pinal County Chapter will at 6:30 pm., Mon,. May 14 at 408 N. Sacaton Street, Suite II, Casa Grande, AZ with LD8 Senate candidate Palmer R. Miller III. Contact: AZRA President Nancy Hawkins

May 16

CD2 candidate Brandon Martin will be featured between 4-7 pm., May 16 the El Saguarito Mexican Food, 1763 E Prince Road in Tucson. Hosted by Albert Vasquez. Tickets $25 per person, includes appetizers, beverage.

The Palo Verde Republican Women will meet at 11:30 am., Wed., May 16 at the Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway, The Fairway House with speakers Secretary of State Michelle Reagan and Christina Sandefur of the Goldwater Institute. Social – 11 am., Cost - $35. Reservations required: RSVP:

May 17

Tea Party Scottsdale will host an evening with US senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and incumbent Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery starting at 6:30 pm., Thurs., May 17 at 8600 E Anderson Drive in Scottsdale. Ward, Arpaio and Montgomery will separately lay out their platforms and then take questions. Contact: Paul Klein 602-931-0576

MAY 19

Cindy Perrin is hosting a rally-fundraiser for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Fountain Hills on May 19. For time/location contact Perrin at 480-352-5458.

The Pinal County Republican Committee’s Forum for Supt of Public Instruction candidates is scheduled at 10 am., May 19 at the Florence School District Auditorium, 1000 S Main St Florence, AZ 85132. Participating candidates include incumbent Diane Douglas, and candidates Frank Riggs, Dr. Bob Branch, Jonathan Gelbart, and Tracy Livingston. Contact PCRC Secretary Gilberto Mendez at .

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· John-McCain-A-Poetry-Buff

· Pres-Trump-Wisely-Withdraws-From-Iran-Nuclear-Deal/ Poll Shoots Holes, As Pres. Trump Undoes Dangerous Nuclear Deal With Iranian Despot

· R-U-Appreciating-Extortionist-Teachers-During-Teachers-Week/

· AZ-US-Senate-Race-Rubio’s-Duplicity-Rears-His-Phony-McHead

· Redsfored-Socialist-Extortionists-File-Initiative-For-Millions-More


· President Donald Trump Withdraws Us From Iran Nuclear Deal Full Speech Video

· President Donald J. Trump Is Protecting American Taxpayer Dollars


· Ducey’s Caving Invites Bennett Challenge

· The Misadventures Of The AZGOP

· Former Gov Brewer Endorses Candidate For Senate

· House Republicans Threaten To Hold Jeff Sessions In Contempt

· No, Teachers Are Not Underpaid

· Education Majors Have The Lowest SAt Scores: What Did They Really Teach Our Kids

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· Ayatollah: Donald-Trump, You-Cannot-Lift-One-Finger-Against-US-

· Less Than 1 Week After Name Change, Boy Scouts Membership Drops Massively….

· Police-Raid-New-Yorks-Mysterious-Islamberg-And-Discover-That-Americas-Worst-Nightmare-Has-Come-True

· Iowa-Latest-State-To-Reject-Convention-Of-The-States

· Mormon-Church-To-Part-Ways-With-Boy-Scouts

· In This Federal Judge, Robert Mueller May Have Met His Match

· Republican Primary Results & Recent Polls Suggest Expected Blue Wave May Not Materialize

· Monica Lewinsky Is Furious After She Was Booted From Guest List For Climate Change Event Because Bill Clinton Decided To Show Up

· FEC Rules Candidates Can Use Campaign Cash For Child Care


· Would-Do-It-Again, McCain-Writes-About-Release-Steele-Dossier-To-Fbi

· Sebastian-Gorka-Cashed-A-$5,240-Check-From-Senate-Candidate-Kelli-Ward-For-Appearance-Fee

· Utility-Regulator-Loses-Bid To -Throw-Out-Criminal-Charges/

· Interior-Secretary-Ryan-Zinke-Sending-Us-Park-Police-Officers-To Arizona- & Texas-Borders

· John-McCain -Wants-Buried-Near-His-Navy-Pal-Chuck-Larson

· Arizona-Congressman-Warns-Attorneys-Helping-Refugees

· Arizona Leaders React To Trump’s Decision On Iran Nuclear Agreement

· McCain-Drops-Bombshell-Regarding-Russiagate, Republicans-Furious

· Goodyear’s Online Bill Payment System Possibly Compromised

· Military-Analyst Tells John McCain Torture Works, It Worked On You

· Taking-A Look-John-McCain’s-Sordid-Legacy

· Mormon-Church-To-Part-Ways-With-Boy-Scouts

· John-McCain-Talks-About-Releasing-The-Unverified-Dossier

· Sarah-Palin-Can’t-Believe-McCain-Regrets-Choosing-Her-As-VP; Like-A-Perpetual-Gut-Punch

· Report-White-House-Official-Mocked-Sen-John-Mccain-Dying-Anyway

· Phoenix Hides Details Of Private Deal To Renovate Suns Arena

· Fake Contractor Sentenced To Prison

· Agents Arrest Body Carriers At I-19 Immigration Checkpoint

· Previously Deported Felon Arrested After Brandishing Knife At Yuma Agents

· Arizona Rated 7th Best For Nursing Career

· Douglas CBP Officers Dash Smuggling Attempt

· San Luis CBP Officers Seize Over Half Million Meth, Heroin

· Lukeville CBP Officers Make $63K Meth Seizure

· Border Towns Struggle With Students Crossing Border From Mexico

· #Redfored Becomes #Headfored With PAC For Porn Star Stormy Daniels

· Bird Strikes Cripple AZDPs Helicopter After Rescue Mission

· Arizona, Mexico Officials Work To Make The Road To Rocky Point Safer

· Ex Head Of Hopi Mission School Sentenced For Embezzlement

· Former Quartzsite Police Department Evidence Technician Indicted

· VA Mission Act Easily Passes House Committee On Veterans’ Affairs View

· Nogales CBP Officers Seize $1.13M In Hard Drugs

· 35th Avenue, Indian School Road Grade Crossing Ordered Closed By Commissioners


· Trump Nuclear Summit With Kim Jong-Un Set for Singapore in June

· Jim Acosta Pesters Sarah Sanders With Torture Questions – Sanders Sends Him Straight To Gitmo

· Sanders: ‘Trump Was Right’ Iran Fired Dozens Of Rockets Into Israel [Video]


· Nancy Pelosi Promises To Raise Taxes If Dems Take Over In Midterm Elections


· Obama’s-Birth-Certificate-Appears-To-Have-Been-Leaked; Was-Trump-Right-The-Entire-Time


· Comey Has SLIPPED UP And Judge Jeanine Leaked His WORST Nightmare….


· An-Illegal-Alien-Walked-Into-A-Welfare-Office-To-Get-A-Check-What-He-Got-Instead-Was-A-Big-Surprise/


· French-Women-Jihadists-More-Radicalized-Men-And-Still-Threat-Justice

· UK: 100 Investigations In Rotherham Into Police Misconduct Over Refusal To Stop Muslim Rape Gangs