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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

7-31-18 Briefs

The 7-28-18 Briefs carried the American Post-Gazette’s “Common Sense” recommendation on AZ candidates as informational for readers. Briefs does not endorse candidates, nor does Briefs agree with some of the APG recommendations. See today’s AFA American Post-Gazette Takes a Left Turn for some varying view points. – ft

Itasca Small Has Announced Her Candidacy As A Write-In For LD25 State Senate. Scroll down to Candidate Announcements to see her full announcement. She is calling for volunteers to help move her campaign along at “breakneck speed” in reaching early voters. Contact Small at – Voice/Text: 1-928-434-1515; itascasmall@wildblue.net ItascaSmall.com

Canceled: The Paradise Republican Women’s Club has canceled it’s Aug 1 Cavalcade of Candidates Aug 1 due to scheduling complication. The group will resume in Sept 8 .

Canceled: Grassroots Tea Party Patriots will not meet on Aug 1. They will resume on Aug 8. See calendar listing.

Lester Pearce will be addressing the Arizona Constitution at 7 pm, Thur., Aug 1 at  915 W, Fairway Drive. Contact Barbara Blewster.

The Ahwatukee Community Garden Demo Garden, NW corner of 4700 E. Warner Road. is open to the public every Sunday from 7-8:30 am.

The Phoenix Police Department and the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association are co-hosting a blood drive on  July 31 to help replenish United Blood Services' supply to help save  lives. Please consider donating blood in honor of Officer Sean George, who was critically injured in an on-duty vehicle collision last week. His injuries were so severe that he required multiple units of blood to save his life. To make an appointment, contact Lucy Fernandez at 602-262-7913 or luz.fernandez@phoenix.gov or Becky Maldonado at 602-246-7869 or becky@azplea.org or visit bloodhero.com and use code PhxPoliceHQ.

CD Senate candidate Sandra Dowling needs volunteers for phone banks from your home or her call center. Those interested should contact Frank Thorwald at frank_thorwald@hotmail.com.

Former Maricopa County Republican Chairman Tyler Bowyer reports that Turning Point USA (TPUSA) is having such an overwhelming response to its Aug 10 grand opening in Phoenix that they are issuing tickets for the event. Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens will be in attendance and speaking. For tickets go to open-house-tickets-

Nominations are due Aug 1 for the Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards. See details at GetInvolved.AZ.gov

Tickets Are Now Available for the Aug 3 opening of Dinesh D’Souza’s movie “Death of a Nation”. Click here to find a theater and reserve your seats Inspired by the turbulent events of post-2016 presidential election America, Dinesh D'Souza's Death of a Nation reveals an eerie similarity between the situation faced by President Trump now and the situation faced by President Lincoln in 1860. This film demonstrates how Trump can use the example of Lincoln to shut down the Democratic plantation.

AzFRW President Loraine Bennett Pellegrino: The Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity urges the citizens of Arizona to vote NO on the state’s income tax hike proposal, the so-called “Invest in Education” proposal. This proposition would turn Arizona into a high-tax state, hurt our state’s small business owners, and put teacher pay in jeopardy. It would be the largest permanent tax increase in Arizona history, making Arizona’s top income tax rate the fifth-highest in the country and the highest in the Southwest region. Click here to sign the petition and sign up for future information on this ballot prop: www.getthefactsaz.com

Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL), has posted the voting records of all state legislators on key pro-rights firearms bills for the 2017 and 2018 Legislative sessions on its website's Voting Records page. You can find who your State Senator and Representatives are here (scroll to the bottom of the page). These alerts are a project of the Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL), an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is accepting entries for their annual wildlife calendar photo contest. One best in show and 11 first-place winners will be showcased in the 2019 calendar, published in the November-December 2019 issue of Arizona Wildlife Views.The contest accepts entries through Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. MST. Cash prizes will be awarded. Prize money is funded through publications sales. No entry fee. People can enter via email or through a file-sharing website. Official rules are posted at www.azgfd.gov/photocontest.

The Report For The Library Services Division of the Secretary of State’s office has been released. Every year Secretary of State Michele Reagan requires each of the divisions under her authority to provide a report outlining significant highlights from the previous fiscal year. The Library Services Division strives to provide Arizonans access to information about their government, their state, and their world by offering content in a variety of formats, preserving Arizona’s history for future generations, and empowering local institutions to engage their communities in learning. “Library Services does an incredible amount of work every year and the last year was one of the busiest,” said Reagan. “From helping disabled Arizonans at the Arizona Talking Book Library to the merging of DAZL and SLA and the moving of library materials to the Poly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building, the division has done an incredible amount of great work – all while making the services more efficient across the board. ” Some highlights for the Library Services Division over the course of the year include:

• The Digital Arizona Library (DAZL) and State Library of Arizona (SLA) branches merged to become the State of Arizona Research Library.

• The Reading Room at the Capitol was closed and the move of library materials and services to the Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building began. This consolidation allows customers to access both Research Library and Archives resources at one location, with assistance from knowledgeable subject specialists.

• Increased volunteers by 15% at the Arizona Talking Book Library for a total of 11,364 total volunteer hours

See full report at https://azsos.gov/files/2018-annual-report1pdf.

The National Association of Counties praised the Maricopa County Recorder's Office during the recent United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for its commitment to conducting safe and efficient elections. The committee recognized the Recorder's Office for its implementation of the Community Relations Team in 2017. This team is responsible for engaging in proactive outreach activities, to empower communities and help organizations register and educate voters.  "The CRT ensures that voters are informed and have access to the resources available from our office," Recorder Adrian Fontes said. "The original model has morphed a little in response to community and county needs, but the main motive, keeping our voters informed and engaged, has remained." See Congressional Statement or MCRO https://recorder.maricopa.gov/voteroutreach/

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NOTES FROM READERS

Opinions expressed by readers are not necessarily those of the Briefs. Briefs does NOT endorse pre-primary candidates. Comments running over 400 words are subject to editing. - ft.

Marianne Ferrari, LD20 PC and State Committeeman My God, but I've missed the Briefs! So glad you are back! Thank you for never giving up. You are such a trooper!!!

Activist Judy Lawrence: Thank you for the great work you do. Blessings,

Former Maricopa County Republican Chairman Lyle Tuttle: Is there a fee charged to them to cover our costs, or does Mexico pay us? Our people have to pay, or their companies do!! See ADOT's truck driver training in Mexico marks successful first year. Program prepares drivers, firms for safety inspection requirements

Activist Barbara Blewster: Arizona is a targeted by the left for going BLUE. Trevor Louden explains the California power house money helping to make that happen!  Friends, make no mistake, Arizona will follow California as a socialistic-communistic state if the citizens do not realize that in order to protect our sovereignty we must stop illegal immigration. This is not a battle of color but a battle between Socialism-Communism and freedom under the Constitution. This Thursday night, 7 pm, 915 W, Fairway Drive, Lester Pearce will be discussing the Arizona Constitution. Come and bring a friends for liberty.

LD5 Margaret Benedict: In response to Tania Burgess’s outrageous Facebook Live video claiming Dr. Kelli Ward acted inappropriately at Saturday’s Republican picnic in Kingman: I was at the picnic yesterday in Kingman and I am one of the people alluded to in the video (i.e. web of lies). This really is fake news and people shouldn’t believe it. I don’t appreciate the lies because I was there and personally saw everything that happened. None of this is true! Please do not confuse RESPECT for Joe Arpaio as SUPPORT for him running for U.S. Senate. There is a very distinct difference. I have great respect for him as former Maricopa County Sheriff but I absolutely support Dr. Kelli Ward for US Senate. This is why I volunteered all day yesterday at her booth. She is absolutely the best candidate and I will continue to volunteer and work hard to do whatever it takes to get her into office. The attempt to demonize her will not work. Temper tantrum? It is sad that Joe is represented by people who are not looking out for his best interests. Truth still matters. Don’t resort to these underhanded tactics, Joe!

Activist Chris Brant:  I need to address several points made by “new Republican” Teresa Mendoza. Shortly after receiving my citizenship in 1983 I registered as a Republican and became a PC. As many long-term Republicans, I am sick of the blanket statements of terming everyone you don’t agree with is as a RINO. I termed the phase HYPPOs a year ago because many of the “holy than thou’ name callers are hypocrites. I would humbling tweak Ronald Reagan’s 11th commandment of “Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican” to “A person to be called a RINO has to earn it.” The only similarity between Commander McCain and Colonel McSally is that they were both military pilots. McCain’s father and grandfather were Admirals so he had a prestegous upbringing. McSally and her 4 siblings were brought up by her single mother because of the death of her father when Martha was 12. We know McCain graduated 894th in a class of 899 at the Naval Academy at Annapolis. McSally was first in her class at the Air War College. A naval investigation blamed McCain for crashing an aircraft and being responsible for damaging another one because of “daredevil clowning”. He wasn’t responsible for the USS Forrestal tragedy but he lost two other aircraft. Did McCain get promotion through merit, I don’t know. I do know that McSally had an impeccable record earning her rank of Colonel after 26 years of service. Ms. Mendoza, have you heard of HR4760 -Securing America’s Future Act? Republicans in Rep Goodlatte district are not calling him Goodamnesty. McSally and Goodlatte were the chief sponsors of the bill which had no amnesty and was just short of passing in the US House. Let’s stop the name calling and certainly stop trying to compare McCain and McSally, it’s insulting.

Brian Reilly, Former LD22 PC: While reviewing candidate websites, I ran across the following on Clair Van Steenwyk’s campaign website for State Senator, District 22. It’s called America’s Creed: “I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people; whose powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in the republic, a sovereign Nation of many States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my Duty to My Country to Love it, to Support its Constitution, to Obey its Laws, to respect its Flag and to Defend it against all enemies.”Written 1917. Accepted by the United States House of Representatives on April 3,1918.

     Two political candidates from the past used “America’s Creed” in a handout that I distributed with my father back in 1964.  The candidates were Barry M. Goldwater and William E. Miller.  They were running for President and Vice President on the Conservative ticket for the Republican Party against the Liberal, Republican Establishment Elites. I was 14 years old when I campaigned with my father for Goldwater.  Not surprisingly, Van’s first campaign was the Re-Election Campaign of President Eisenhower in 1956, at age 9. It turns out that we both have a solid foundation in conservative Republican politics.  We’re both very familiar with “America’s Creed.”  While many local Republicans have been critical of Van’s continual run for political office, I see his campaign efforts exhibit determination, perseverance and a love of country and public service unmatched by many of his fellow candidates. With his understanding of our Constitution, he would be unmatched in his ability to represent the electorate.  For example, Van has a clear understanding that the “Popular Vote,” supported by his opponent, undermines Article II of the U.S. Constitution.  Hillary Clinton would now be president if the “Popular Vote” were the determining factor.  While Van Steenwyck may seem rough around the edges, I would rather see someone in office who loves and understands our Constitution, and will defend it against all enemies.  President Trump, at times, speaks before he thinks and comes across abrasive.   But, we all give him a pass, because we know he wants America to succeed. I believe Van Steenwyck and Donald Trump are on the same page to “Make America Great Again".

Activist Bruce M Piepho: The socialist movement is gaining ground in the Democrat party. Have you heard about the under 30 woman victorious in NY.  She is without any doubt a progressive socialist as she proclaims proudly to be a socialist. 

Arizona early ballots start arriving in voters mail boxes in a little a few days. Voters should be researching incumbents and candidates to make sure they are consistent in what they are singing as they travel from one meeting to the next.  Ask them or ascertain their positions.  Not satisfied with a primary candidate positions - do not vote for them.

Definition of socialism

    1 : any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods,

    2 a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property

        b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state

   3 : a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.

What is the difference between socialism on the left and communism on the right?    One is a step to the next level of tyranny.

Definition of communism

     1 system

          a : system in which goods are owned in common and are available to all as needed

          b : a theory advocating elimination of private property

    2 capitalized

          a : a doctrine based on revolutionary Marxian socialism and Marxism-Leninism that was the official ideology of the U.S.S.R.

          b : a totalitarian system of government in which a single authoritarian party controls state-owned means of production,

           c : a final stage of society in Marxist theory in which the state has withered away and economic goods are distributed equitably,

          d : communist systems collectively.

Did you catch the progress through stages? How about the socialism as a transition to communism?  You may think I am crazy, but the progressives then called liberals started a civil was in 1913, 105 years ago.

Look up the fifth plank of the Marxist manifesto.  It calls for Central Bank to control the economy and money.  That is what a group of wealthy men did in a New York resort at a secret in the deep woods.  It is called the Federal Reserve System.  Then around 1920 the orientation of college students began to transformation to the leftist professors of today.

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CANDIDATE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Editor’s Note: Please keep announcement to 400 words. If extended, they will be subject to editing. Briefs does not endorse candidates. – ft

Write-In LD25 State Senate Candidate Itasca Small:  I am running as an Official Write-In Candidate, seeking the honor and privilege of representing LD25 in our State Senate, to restore Our Liberty under God in our own backyard!  President Trump is draining the Swamp; Are we ready to DREDGE that Swamp? Voters across Arizona must elect candidates who understand and Stand for Freedom and our Founding Principles, to field a legislature ready and able to dredge the Swamp, preparing Smaller Government for the fresh, clean waters of Liberty and Truth. Providential circumstances precluded my running to qualify for the ballot. Then, LD25's notorious RINO, Bob Worsley, dropped out of the Senate Race; by his own admission, after choosing his presumed successor, a newcomer described as "moldable” by a conservative activist who participated in unsuccessful searches for a “supername” to run. They twice-rejected out-of-hand one candidate for lack of supername recognition; the one candidate willing to run, first against Worsley, then, against his heir-apparent–ME, Itasca Small! This Constitutionalist Write-In Candidate is crying in the wilderness: “Here am I; send me!”

     By his own hand, Bob Worsley declared his deceitful duplicitous act, pretending for a year to run for reelection while plotting to drop-out when satisfied that he had found his heir-apparent. Now, it appears that two district factions hope to mold the ballot candidate to their image of the ideal senator. Any elected official who can be molded by the prevailing swamp tides is no Constitutionalist, and only wants to Conserve his own status quo. I don’t want a senator who can be “chosen” and shaped by factions because he does not understand founding principles to sustain and guide him! DO YOU?? I want a senator who knows what this Nation stands for: The American Republic . . . One Nation under God! We, The People, call for a senator to hit-the-ground-running, with firm knowledge of what to do to restore small government and unshackle Our Liberty under God! I am that candidate for the AZ Senate in LD25.

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ELECTED OFFICIALS 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

Phx City Councilman Sal DiCiccio: The Phoenix Police Department just launched a new campaign called the “Find the Blue in You” which includes a video that shows 85 specialty units within the department such as Air Support. The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association believes the Department should hire an additional 1,000 more officers. You can watch the first video HERE. To apply to the Phoenix Police Department, visit their website HERE.

Congressman Paul Gosar This week, I joined my colleagues from the Western Caucus and dozens of stakeholders and advocacy groups to announce a bipartisan package of Endangered Species Act modernization bills. We've got 9 bills, 115 endorsements and support from all across the aisle! https://gosar.house.gov

Congresswoman Debbie Lesko: Introduced H.Res. 1026, a resolution recognizing Medicare and Social Security as an important benefit that must be protected for current enrollees and strengthened for the future. Lesko said: “Social Security and Medicare are essential programs for senior citizens living on fixed incomes. Congress must fulfill its promise to our seniors by protecting these benefits for current beneficiaries and strengthening them for future generations.” See full text here.

Gov Doug Ducey: We are getting closer to Election Day. Early voting for the August 28 Primary Election begins on August 1, and our campaign continues to grow and build momentum.  Earlier this week, our dedicated team of volunteers and interns reached a major milestone, making more than 500,000 voter contacts since our campaign launched in June See Ducey-Makes-Campaign-Stop-In-Florence Ducey on Mike Broomhead Show

US Rep Martha McSally has the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Best Practices Act in response to the opioid epidemic that has plagued communities across Arizona. PDMPs are electronic databases that track opioid prescriptions in a state. This legislation would direct the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to coordinate with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop best practice guidelines to strengthen and enhance PDMPs. This legislation would also facilitate the adoption of PDMPs by all states, and create a pilot program to share PDMP data between states. “The opioid epidemic has torn apart families and ruined lives forever. 116 Americans die every day from a drug overdose. These victims come from every background - they are teachers, ranchers, retirees, and students. No parent should have to bury their own child,” said McSally. “This crisis has plagued Arizona for too long. We’ve taken steps to combat this epidemic but there’s still more work to be done. That’s why I introduced the PDMP Best Practices Act because this bill will save lives and keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands by helping those who need it the most.  PDMPs can be a powerful tool to track the diversion and misuse of controlled substances as well as harmful drug interactions.

Congressman David Schweikert: Last week my colleagues Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Martha McSally, and I introduced legislation to help fight the endemic Valley Fever infection. Arizona has been home to 68.3% of Valley Fever cases over the last 10 years. Although Valley Fever is endemic across the southwest U.S., in 2016, 6,101 cases of Valley Fever were detected in Arizona. This legislation represents a breakthrough for researchers of Valley Fever. It will support the Valley Fever Center for Excellence and hospitals that deal with Valley Fever cases by building a database for research to be shared, and to help increase awareness and knowledge of the infection.Our design for collecting critical clinical data, while protecting patient's privacy through use of blockchain, should become the future for medical research. By creating a multiparty encrypted computing system, researchers will be able to have access to answers for medical queries. I am very excited for this bipartisan legislation to be introduced in the House to inform my brothers and sisters of the fight to end Valley Fever. See Mccarthy-And-Schweikert-Introduce-Historic-Valley-Fever-Legislation And House-Bill-To-Repeal-The-Medical-Device-Tax-Passes-With-Strong-Bi-Partisan-Support

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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

US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward: Since the beginning, one of our boldest declarations as a campaign has been "We're through with lying, fake 'conservatives.'" In fact, this was why I decided to run in the first place -- to make sure Arizonans and Americans had an honest, principled conservative they could trust to lead. Sanctuary Senator Jeff Flake failed our state and nation... and I'm convinced my opponent Martha "McAmnesty" McSally would carry on his liberal legacy. My commitment to conservative values, constitutional principles and the America First agenda has made me the Establishment's number one target in this race... in fact, Mitch McConnell wasted no time in declaring that I would not be the Republican candidate in Arizona right after Sanctuary Senator Flake announced he wouldn't be seeking reelection. But I don't need folks like Mitch McConnell to win this race... You see, since day one, an impassioned grassroots army of conservative patriots have been moving this campaign — and we aren't stopping! That's why I'm asking you to double-down and help us keep this momentum up today...Patriot, let me assure you that the opposition is terrified of our movement to put America First. With just a few days left of July, I'm urging you to join in and help us finish this month strong with an immediate contribution. We're looking to secure $50,000 dollars by months end to show the opposition we're headed to victory in the August primary. Chip in here. We continue to hold the lead but there is still a lot more that needs to be done. Thank you for your continued support -- we're in this one together!

US Senate candidate Kelli Ward: Calling out establishment politicians of both parties, the Ward for Senate campaign has released its new digital ad, “Strong Voice,” highlighting how Congress’s reckless and cavalier spending has led to a national debt that is untenable, and Dr. Ward’s plan for restoring fiscal sanity and responsibility to Washington. (Click here to watch) “Strong voice” will be distributed digitally across Arizona and on all major social media platforms.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

July 31

The Secretary Of State’s Notary Workshop is scheduled between 9 am-noon, Tues., July 31 in the Grand Canyon Room at the State Capitol, 1700 W Washington in Phoenix. See https://azsos.gov/file/942

The Pima County Republican Party Blood Drive is scheduled between 9 am-1 pm., Tues., July 31 at 1740 E Ft Lowell in Tucson. For appt call 432-1492. Free T-shirt while supplies last. Bring ID, drink plenty of water and bring a friend.

Pima County Republicans will host a premier showing of Dinesh D’Souza’s latest film “Death of a Nation – a historical perspective on racism in America, at 6:30 pm., Tues., July 31 at the El Con Theater, 3601 E Broadway Blvd in Tucson. $15 per person. Tickets available on line on July 1 at www.PimaGOP.org. Limited seats available.

LD10 Rep Todd Clodfelter (R-10) will host “Deseg 101,” an open meeting to inform the community of the status and future of the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) desegregation court order. The meeting will take place July 31st at 6 p.m. at Tucson Baptist Church, 1525 S. Columbus Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85711. Guest speakers will include Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, TUSD superintendent, and Sean McCarthy, senior research analyst at the Arizona Tax Research Association. Members of the public and other elected officials are welcome and encouraged to attend. Contact: Matthew Specht Director of Communications House Republican Caucus 602-926-5518 www.mspecht@azle

AUG 1

Canceled: The Paradise Republican Women’s Club will host a Cavalcade of Candidates Aug 1 at Rosati’s Pizza, 18221 N Pima Road in Scottsdale. $10 – all the pizza and salad you can eat.

Canceled: Grassroots Tea Party Patriots will not meet on Aug 1. They will resume on Aug 8. See listing below.

CD1 candidate Tiffany Shedd will featured at the Leading Ladies Lunch at 11 am., Wed., Aug 1 at The Henry, 4455 E Camelback Road in Phoenix. Tickets - $150 per person Hosted by Betsey Bayler, Cindy Compton, Beth Coons, Sandy Froman, Lisa James, Randy Kendrick, Kim Owens, Janice Pratt, Julie Muphrr, Melinda Petznick, Karrin Robson, Stefanie Smallhouse, Lyndy Smith and Kathleen Winn. RSVP to Tysen Schlink at 480-789-9869 or tysen@schlink.me

1030am KVOI is sponsoring 6 pm., Aug 1 networking gathering with the 2018 candidates at the Hacienda Del Sol, 5501 N Hacienda Del Sol in Tucson. $20 entrance fee at the door includes dinner. Cash bar. RSVP at wutevents.@gmail.com

AUG 2

A Meet and Greet for Congressman Paul Gosar is scheduled at 5 pm., Thurs., Aug 2 at Republican Headquarters, 1185 S 4th Ave. in Yuma. Everyone invited. Refreshment will be provided.

Central Republican Women of Phoenix invites all Republicans to a forum between US Senate candidates Dr Kelli Ward and former Sheriff Joe Arpaio at 5:30 pm., Thur., Aug 2 at Aunt Chilada’s Restaurant, 7330 N Dream Draw in Phoenix. Candidate Congresswoman Martha McSally is unable to attend. $20 substantial appetizers. . AZ Legislative candidate Senator Kate Brophy-McGee and Lisa Atkins will also speak.  RSVP to Reservations@CRWOP.org

AZRA Scottsdale will meet with gubernatorial candidate Ken Bennett at 6:15 pm., Thurs., Aug 2 in the Mustang Library Reading Room (90th Street just south of Shea Blvd, just east of Shea/101.) Due to limited seating, RSVP required.AZRA members, current or former, are invited. LD23 PCs welcome.

The Mesa Republican Women will host LD25 candidates at 11:30 am., Thurs., Aug 2 at the Silver Star Theater, 5247 E Brown Road in Mesa. Speakers include incumbent Rep Rusty Bowers, and House incumbent Michelle Udall and candidate Dr. Marlene Hinton. Tyler Pace and Itasca Small (write-in) candidates for Senate. Other candidates wishing to speak may do so for 2 minutes.  Contact Nancy Cottle at nancy@thebrandedimage.com to reserve a spot. Lunch is $15 for members and $17 for non-members/guests. RSVP to mesarepublicanwomen@hotmail.com

1030am KVOI is hosting a “Wake up” nightof networking with 2018 candidates between 6-8 pm., Aug 1 at the Hacienda Del Sol, 5501 N Hacienda Del Sol. $20 admission, includes dinner. Cash bar. RSVP to wutevents@gmail.com

Concerned Citizens for America (CC4A) will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Aug 2 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road in Sedona to watch “Agenda 2, Masters of Deceit” produced by former Idaho Representatative Curtis Bowers who also produced “The Agenda, Grinding America Down”. Supt of Public Instruction candidate Frank Riggs will also speak. All voters are welcome. Desserts provided. Contact: Andrea Kadar andreakadar7@yahoo.com

AUG 4

A Meet and Greet for CD9 Write-in candidate Randy Fleenor is scheduled at 6 pm., Sat., Aug 4 the Sabino Road Baptist Church, 2710 Sabino Road in Tucson. Host committee consists of Debe Campos-Fleenor, Karen Schutte, Colores Johnston, Billy Gottschalk and J Wickey. Music, food, donations accepted. RSVP Karen.fleenor4senate@gmail.com

AUG 8

Gubernatoarial candidate Ken Bennett will among the speaks at the Grassroots Tea Party Activist on Aug 8, according to facilitator Francince Romesburg. Other candidates include CD8 incumbent Debbie Lesko, Jim O’Connor and Eric Sloan - Corp Commission; LD20 House incumbent Anthony Kern and Charlie Loftus - LD20 senate. There will be no Aug 1 meeting.

AUG 10

Tickets are now available at tpusa-hq-open-house-tickets for the grand opening of Turning Point USA (TPUSA) operations for the conservative movement. The event is scheduled between 10 am-3 pm., Fri., Aug 10 at TPUSA headquarters, 4940 E Beverly Road in Phoenix. View Map Speakers include TPUSA founder Charlie Kirk and communications director Candace Owens. Doors will open at 9:30 am, with ribbon cutting at 10 am. Tours on the facility will continue until 3 pm. Tickets required.

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SEEING RED AZ

· Dr-Steve-Ferrara-Best-Choice-For-U-S-Rep-In-CD-9 Moses Sanchez is the sole Republican running for Phoenix Mayor

· Trump-Adopts-Policies-Of-Lincoln-Rather-Than-Reagan It’s Time To Re-Lincolnize The GOP

· Az-Gop-Gov-Race: Bold-Bennett-Outpaces-Cowardly-Ducey

· Sinema-Az-Donkey-Disguised-As-Elephant-Angles-For-Votes

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· News President Trump Doesn't Want You To Miss

· North Korea Turned Over An Initial 55 Cases Holding Remains Of Soldiers Killed In The Korean War VIDEO

· Bureau of Economic Analysis US Economy Accelerated to 4.1% Growth

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· American Post-Gazette Takes A Left Turn

· Robert Mueller: Unmasked By Congressman Louie Gohmert

· Dick Bove: Trump Poised To Take Control Of The Federal Reserve

· You Know It's Officially Election Season When....

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NEWS LINKS

· 85 Yo Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wants To Serve “At Least 5 More Years” — But Is She Mentally Fit To Do So?

· Russia Has Been Hacking Our Power Grid For Over A Year — Is That Not Newsworthy?

· Hawaii’s-GOP-Rebuilding-With-Minority-Leadership

Arizona

· Kelli Ward Broadcasts Photo With Donald Trump Even Though He Asked Her Not To, Source Says

· ’God Will Weigh In On Joe’ Arpaio, Senate Candidate Kelli Ward’s Husband Says

· Father-Of Man Believed Slain By Immigrant Dumps-Kelli-Ward; Throws-Support-Joe-Arpaio-Gop-Senate-Race

· Conservatives-Dreading-A-Martha-McSally-Senate-Win-In-Arizona

· Rep-Paul-Gosar-Lobbied-Guv For Sen-John-McCain-Seat-In December

· Dps-Organization-In-Need-Of-Donations-For-Fallen-Trooper’s-Funeral

· Tea-Party-Patriots-Interview-Border-Patrol-Agents-At-The-Border

· Mayor-Defends-Kingman-After-Sacha-Baron-Cohen-Prank

· Chandler-Police-Arrest-12-During-Year-Long-Narcotic-Investigation

· Arizona Trooper Murder Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

· Candlelight Vigil For Azdps Trooper Tyler Edenhofer Tonight

· The Illiberal Minds Of Liberals

· World View Explosion Report – Cover-Up Questions Remain

· Artificial Intelligence Can Predict Your Personality

· Persons Of Interest Identified In Apache Junction Home Invasion

· A Calmer Horse Is Just A Sniff Away

· Four Shot At Phoenix’s Airport Inn

· Man Arrested After Killing His Chandler Grandmother

· Missing Yuma Man’s Body Found

· Solomon Legion Staging Veterans Benefit Event

· Lightning Sparks Brush Fire

WHITE HOUSE

· Trump-DOJ: No-More-Use-Of-The-PC-Term-‘Undocumented-Immigrant

· Dems-Mythical-Blue-Wave-Will-Be-No-Match-For-Trumps-Ginormous-Green-Wave

· Mexico’s-New-President-Sends-A-Shocking-Letter-To-President-Trump; -Get-Ready-For-The-Biggest-Liberal-Meltdown-Yet

CONGRESS

· Muslim Congressman tells Amazon to Stop Selling Books that Liberals Don’t Like

· Rand Paul says he will support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

FBI/CIA/ICE/DHS /DOJ

· Report: FBI-Has-Ongoing-Relationship-With-Southern-Poverty-Law-Center

· Disgraced FBI Lawyer Lisa Page Is Pissed! Threatens To Burn Down The Fbi Before Everything Is Said And Done

MILITARY/VETERANS

· Diversity-And-Mixed-Messages-

· VA-Gets-A-New-Top-Health-Official-But-Still-Searches-For-A-Permanent-Nominee

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Monday, July 30, 2018

7-30-18 Briefs

The Phoenix Police Department and the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association are co-hosting a blood drive on July 30 and July 31 to help replenish United Blood Services' supply to help save other lives. Please consider donating blood in honor of Officer Sean George. George was critically injured in an on-duty vehicle collision last week. His injuries were so severe that he required multiple units of blood to save his life. To make an appointment, contact Lucy Fernandez at 602-262-7913 or luz.fernandez@phoenix.gov or Becky Maldonado at 602-246-7869 or becky@azplea.org or visit bloodhero.com and use code PhxPoliceHQ.

The Sandra Dowling Campaign in CD8 for U.S. House of Representatives needs volunteers to make phone calls from your home or her call center. Those interested should contact Frank Thorwald at frank_thorwald@hotmail.com.

Former Maricopa County Republican Chairman Tyler Bowyer reports that Turning Point USA (TPUSA) is having such an overwhelming response to its Aug 10 grand opening in Phoenix that they are issuing tickets for the event. Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens will be in attendance and speaking. For tickets go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tpusa-hq-open-house-tickets-48418629424

Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio sends along a reminder that you must register by midnight, Mon., July 30 to vote in the Aug 28 Primary Election. Voters can register to vote online at servicearizona.com with a valid Arizona driver's license or state-issued identification. For questions about voter registration, contact the Maricopa County Recorder's office at 602-506-1511. For information regarding the Phoenix propositions, contact the Phoenix City Clerk Department at 602-261-VOTE (8683), visit Phoenix.gov/Elections, or use the 7-1-1 Relay System. Follow on Twitter @PHXElections.

A Meet and Greet for Congressman Paul Gosar is scheduled at 5 pm., Thurs., Aug 2 at Republican Headquarters, 1185 S 4th Ave. in Yuma. Everyone invited. Refreshment will be provided.

Pima County Republican Chairman Eppihimer was interviewed last night on KVOA Channel News by Denelle Confair regarding the importance of voting in the primary and general elections. Streaming video...

Tickets Are Now Available for the Aug 3 opening of Dinesh D’Souza’s movie “Death of a Nation”. Click here to find a theater and reserve your seats Inspired by the turbulent events of post-2016 presidential election America, Dinesh D'Souza's Death of a Nation reveals an eerie similarity between the situation faced by President Trump now and the situation faced by President Lincoln in 1860. This film demonstrates how Trump can use the example of Lincoln to shut down the Democratic plantation.

A Meet and Greet for CD9 Write-in candidate Randy Fleenor is scheduled at 6 pm., Sat., Aug 4 the Sabino Road Baptist Church, 2710 Sabino Road in Tucson. Host committee consists of Debe Campos-Fleenor, Karen Schutte, Colores Johnston, Billy Gottschalk and J Wickey. Music, food, donations accepted. RSVP Karen.fleenor4senate@gmail.com

A Meet and Greet for CD3 candidate Sergio Arellano will hosted hosted by Barbara Rochest of the Crossroads Mission in Yuma at 11 am., Aug 15 at the American Legion Hall #19. LD13 candidates Tim Dunn, Trey Terry, Sine Kerr, Supt of Public Instruction candidate Dr Bob Branch and US Senate candidate Kelli Ward will also be there to answer questions.

The Pima County Republican Party Blood Drive is scheduled between 9 am-1 pm., Tues., July 31 at 1740 E Ft Lowell in Tucson. For appt call 432-1492. Free T-shirt while supplies last. Bring ID, drink plenty of water and bring a friend.

1030am KVOI is sponsoring 6 pm., Aug 1 networking gathering with the 2018 candidates at the Hacienda Del Sol, 5501 N Hacienda Del Sol in Tucson. $20 entrance fee at the door includes dinner. Cash bar. RSVP at wutevents.@gmail.com

The Arizona Project wll meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., July 30 with Marcus Kelly, an attorney who worked for Congressman Andy Biggs when Biggs was Arizona Sen President. Kelly was a volunteer on Rep. Biggs' Congressional campaign and saw some of the inner workings during Christine Jones' lawsuit to overturn the election results.  Before he worked for Rep. Biggs, Marcus worked for the American Conservative Union and the Republican Study Committee when now-Vice President Pence was RSC Chairman.Kelly will also speak about the corruption-like activities of Congressional leadership in the CD 5 race as well.  This activity was documented in the last chapter of Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption is Worse than You Think by former Congressman Ken Buck.  He will talk about the strategy used to defeat Jones' attempt to win the election via the courts (sounds like a Democrat tactic).Kelly will also touch on series of shorts called "The Swamp" interviewing Congressmen and detailing the corruption in Congress.  Marcus will also talk about legislative process, the Article 5 measures in the Arizona Legislature while Biggs was Senate President, term limits, and perhaps, his idea of political separatism, according to Chairman Ron Ludders. 602.677.1496

The Colorado River Tea Party – Yuma will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., Aug 16 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma for a potluck “Candidate Forum” featuring CD3 candidates Sergio Arellano, Nicolas Pierson and Edna San Miguel. Congressman Grijalva has been invited to participate. All candidates welcome to attend. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer at 928-210-1219 or Facebook.com/coloradoriverteaparty-Yuma

The Secretary Of State’s Notary Workshop is scheduled between 9 am-noon, Tues., July 31 in the Grand Canyon Room at the State Capitol, 1700 W Washington in Phoenix. See https://azsos.gov/file/942

AzFRW President Loraine Bennett Pellegrino: The Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity urges the citizens of Arizona to vote NO on the state’s income tax hike proposal, the so-called “Invest in Education” proposal. This proposition would turn Arizona into a high-tax state, hurt our state’s small business owners, and put teacher pay in jeopardy. It would be the largest permanent tax increase in Arizona history, making Arizona’s top income tax rate the fifth-highest in the country and the highest in the Southwest region. Click here to sign the petition and sign up for future information on this ballot prop: www.getthefactsaz.com

Early Ballots Are Not forwarded by the Post Office, so if you will be out of town and want to participate in the election, you need to send a signed letter to the Maricopa County Recorder, at 111 S. 3rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003 stating your name, your current address, your date of birth, and Voter ID # (if known) and the address to which you want the ballot sent.  It must have a written signature that can be matched with that on the voter registration card on file. If you are not on the Permanent Early Voter List and want a mail-in ballot, you can request an early ballot for the Aug 28 Primary election by phone or mail.  Call 602-506-1511, Mon-Fri between 8 a and 5 pm. to do so by phone or send the written request to the address listed above.  

Important election dates: 

· July 30 – Deadline to register to vote in the Aug 28 Primary election.

· Aug 1 – Early ballots mailed out for the Primary Election

· August 28 - Election Day.  Mailed in ballots must be received at elections office by 7 p.m.

· Oct 9 – Deadline to register to vote in November General Election.

Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL), has posted the voting records of all state legislators on key pro-rights firearms bills for the 2017 and 2018 Legislative sessions on its website's Voting Records page. You can find who your State Senator and Representatives are here (scroll to the bottom of the page). These alerts are a project of the Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL), an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization.

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NOTES FROM READERS

Opinions expressed by readers are not necessarily those of the Briefs. Briefs does NOT endorse pre-primary candidates. Comments running over 400 words are subject to editing. - ft.

Singer Pat Boone writes: “For 60 years I’ve sung to and for American, and I’m still going strong. Now I want to sing my support for Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s current campaign to be a United States Senator representing Arizona. This strong man, this great Sheriff, has served your state and ouro country for 55 years and continues to have as much energy and passion as ever. He’ll continue to help protect and grow both your state and America in support of our President. Please give him youro vote both in the primary and general election.”

Marianne Ferrari, LD20 PC and State Committeeman: A huge “thank you” to Teresa Mendoza, for outing David Schweikert's "RINO Romance with Martha McSally. What on earth possessed him to join a RINO in a campaign ad—an ad that has been turning my stomach in recent days, every time I see it! How droll to learn that Schweikert’s office reassured Teresa that, no, there’s “no connection” between Martha McSally and David Schweikert. Well, David, you can’t have it both ways. Obviously, there is a connection, or you would not have created a campaign advertisement together. One doesn’t do that lightly. Personally, as a true conservative candidate, the last thing I would want to do would be to make a campaign video with a RINO. The word “RINO” means they aren’t really Republicans, for God’s sake! Obviously, these two are more likeminded than David Schweikert would like to admit. Well, David, you have just tainted yourself, again, in my view—as you have in many little ways, in the past. My most memorable experience of that was your speech to the AZRA meeting 2 or 3 years ago. It was unforgettable, to me, to hear you tell that group of true conservative activists NOT to act “on principles. It’s all about the numbers!,” you said. Well, no, again, David. Acting on principles is the only way to put truth on the ballot! It’s those numbers candidates always talk about that have greased the slippery slope on which our country has slid to such a nadir in cultural, political, and societal values. Those d---n numbers have brought us to this farcical display going on in the US Congress, where faux “conservatives” burn the midnight oil conjuring up ways to thwart our president’s—and OUR--truly conservative agenda! Kudos to Teresa for taking action to remind us all that we cannot allow these so-called conservatives to keep acting like RINOs, and still get away with calling themselves conservatives. As far as I’m concerned, David Schweikert lost his conservative creds some years ago! This month’s “RINO Romance” with McSally just proves the point that was already made--and duly noted by most real conservatives, a good while back. When is the true conservative movement going to stop supporting people who CALL themselves conservatives, but don’t ever seem to ACT like conservatives? For God’s sake, when?

Barbara Medal LD26: I usually agree with the Common Sense post but I don’t believe they are on the mark with some of their candidate picks in the Briefs yesterday. They didn’t even get one of the candidates name right i.e. -it is not state senate candidate Jay Speakman in LD26 it is Ray Speakman at least be accurate. Some of those people endorsed are not enjoying the full support of the true patriots who are truly not happy with some of those picks. Rather than start a food fight I will not point out some of the poorer choices. What I will do is encourage each and every one to thoroughly vet each candidate. Many of them started off as true conservative but like most pols, they will align with the moderates if it guarantees them a win and they will not be fully truthful. So ask yourself who supports the Term Limits pledge, I know of some who would rather not upset the apple cart in hopes of staying neutral just to get votes and how many have aligned with the school tax ballot issues or the establishment cronies. Vet like AZ’s future depends on it, because it does!We even have a CD9 candidate who supports DACA. So before you cast your important vote do your homework and let us keep AZ in the MAGA column. Don’t settle for the lesser of the evils which is still an evil. Ask the tough questions; hold them all to honesty and transparency and higher standards. Remember Principles without competency is dangerous but Competency without Principles is DEADLY.

Zack Taylor, Nat’s Assoc of Former Border Patrol Officers www.NAFBPO.org Notice that this article is pretty specific until it comes to stating where the shooter was born and what his immigration status is. Notice also that he admits using every drug there is and doesn’t own a gun. This is a very good example of what type of person should not be in public school.  It looks like his proclivities manifested themselves early in his life and we need to know more about that. Once again, evidentiary proof that it is the shooter that is responsible for the violent act.  Not the gun. See Accused-Cop-Killer’s-Confession-Leaves-Detectives-Confounded-By-Motive

Former AZGOP Chairman/AuthorTom Morrissey: Steven Seagal and my book, "The Way Of The Shadow Wolves" is now being paired with Jerome Corsi's blockbuster bestseller  "Killing The Deep State" on Amazon.  This is very good development because  both books address what is on everyone's mind and everybody's lips these days, "the shadowy Deep State, is out to defy and undo the will of the people by attempting to destroy the agenda of President Trump". One book is fact that reads like a novel and the other is fiction, based on fact.   Steven and I based our book on the struggles of a Native American lawman, John Gode, who goes against those who would destroy our way of life. The Deep State operatives, in turn, set out to shut him up by attempting to kill him.  In a sense, the same way they are trying to end the presidency of one of the most successful presidents in American history, because he won't throw in with them.  Jerome Corsi's book deals with the actions of the Deep State as they proceed with their mission of taking down our president, with complete disregard for the will of the American people.  (There is so much more, to be told.) 

Arizona Project Chairman Ron Ludders: The primary Election Is About To Start!  Early ballots go out August 1 and now the future of our Republican Party, and our beloved Arizona will be in our hands.  We must choose wisely.  Listen to the candidates word carefully determine if those running are interested in their own political agenda or whether they truly wish to be a public servant. Listen carefully to those how have a positive message or those who only have a NEGATIVE message and there are plenty on the Democrat side who that is all they have, the "RESISTENCE".  As Republicans, WE MUST show positive leadership and, my friends,  we have plenty of strong leaders, but it's up to us to locate and elect them.We as Republicans don't need to be like democrats,  always remember, those running for office or holding office will determine the fate of the Arizona and America!

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American Post-Gazette

Distributed by C O M M O N S E N S E in Arizona

Change To Make Arizona Great Again

If you expect things to get better--you need to be willing to make changes. As well as Arizona is doing (and much of that success is attributable to President Trump’s economic policies, including a huge tax cut), we can and should do better. Change is necessary. Governor Doug Ducey is riding the Trump success wave as much as he can. But the facts are that just this year he helped shepherd a $149 Million tax increase--the Vehicle License Tax. He also worked behind the scenes to not pass through the Trump tax cuts to Arizona taxpayers. So while the federal government giveth, the state government taketh away. Not cool. Ducey’s easy caving to the radical #RedforEd movement was squishy. Yes, teacher pay needed to be addressed--and it was--but Ducey went into hiding instead of taking center stage to educate the public--and the teachers--about who teachers should have been protesting to. (local school boards, not the legislature.) But Ducey allowed the Marxist #RedforEd leaders to take control of the narrative and now Arizona is facing the possibility of still another tax increase with a Marxist “share the wealth” initiative on the November ballot. Again, not cool.

     What is cool is there is an alternative, and we’re not talking about the lunatics from the Democratic Party who are falling all over each other to ingratiate themselves with the radical #RedforEd folks and their mindless attempts to turn Arizona blue. Among other things, Democrats are calling for the dismantling of ICE--a sure-fire way to completely erase our international borders and destroy our country. None of those people should be allowed anywhere near the levers of power.

     Ken Bennett is the cool alternative. The former State Senate President, former Secretary of State, and the host of the best video explaining the state budget in terms we can all understand. Ken Bennett’s Tissue Boxes is ideally suited to help Make Arizona Great Again. Bennett is solid on the U.S. Constitution, the Arizona Constitution, protection of life, the Second Amendment, a balanced budget, voter id, and securing our borders, including enforcing our federal and state laws outlawing sanctuary cities policies. Those are conservative ideals that so many Republicans claim to support when they run for office but too often neglect once elected to office. Bennett has demonstrated he serves in elected office based on what he campaigned on. Promises made, promises kept. Changes need to be made. Make Arizona Great Again. Ken Bennett for Governor.- S. Adams

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

July 30

US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward will speak at the Rim Country Republican Club at 11am., Mon., July 30 at Tiny’s Famiy Restaurant, 600 E Hwy 250 in Payson.

July 31

Pima County Republicans will host a premier showing of Dinesh D’Souza’s latest film “Death of a Nation – a historical perspective on racism in America, at 6:30 pm., Tues., July 31 at the El Con Theater, 3601 E Broadway Blvd in Tucson. $15 per person. Tickets available on line on July 1 at www.PimaGOP.org. Limited seats available.

The Pima County Republicans Blood Drive is scheduled between 9 am - 1 pm., Wed., July 31 at 1740 E Ft. Loowell in Tucson. Contact the Pima GOP office at 321-1492 for appointment. Bring your ID, drink plenty of water. Receuve a Red Cross T-shirt while supplies last.

LD10 Rep Todd Clodfelter (R-10) will host “Deseg 101,” an open meeting to inform the community of the status and future of the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) desegregation court order. The meeting will take place July 31st at 6 p.m. at Tucson Baptist Church, 1525 S. Columbus Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85711. Guest speakers will include Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, TUSD superintendent, and Sean McCarthy, senior research analyst at the Arizona Tax Research Association. Members of the public and other elected officials are welcome and encouraged to attend. Contact: Matthew Specht Director of Communications House Republican Caucus 602-926-5518 www.mspecht@azle

AUG 1

The Paradise Republican Women’s Club will host a Cavalcade of Candidates Aug 1 at Rosati’s Pizza, 18221 N Pima Road in Scottsdale. $10 – all the pizza and salad you can eat.

1030am KVOI is hosting a “Wake up” nightof networking with 2018 candidates between 6-8 pm., Aug 1 at the Hacienda Del Sol, 5501 N Hacienda Del Sol. $20 admission, includes dinner. Cash bar. RSVP to wutevents@gmail.com

CD1 candidate Tiffany Shedd will featured at the Leading Ladies Lunch at 11 am., Wed., Aug 1 at The Henry, 4455 E Camelback Road in Phoenix. Tickets - $150 per person Hosted by Betsey Bayler, Cindy Compton, Beth Coons, Sandy Froman, Lisa James, Randy Kendrick, Kim Owens, Janice Pratt, Julie Muphrr, Melinda Petznick, Karrin Robson, Stefanie Smallhouse, Lynndy Smith and Kathleen Winn. RSVP to Tysen Schlink at 480-789-9869 or tysen@schlink.me

AUG 2

Central Republican Women of Phoenix will resume meeting Thurs., Aug 2. RSVP contact 2nd VP Jan Webb at CRWOP@reservations.org

Central Republican Women of Phoenix invites all Republicans to forum between US Senate candidates Dr Kelli Ward and former Sheriff Joe Arpaio at 5:30 pm., Thur., Aug 2 at Aunt Chilada’s Restaurant, 7330 N Dream Draw in Phoenix. Candidate Congresswoman Martha McSally is unable to attend. $20 substantial appetizers. . AZ Legislative candidate Senator Kate Brophy-McGee and Lisa Atkins will also speak.  RSVP to Reservations@CRWOP.org

AZRA Scottsdale will meet with gubernatorial candidate Ken Bennett at 6:15 pm., Thurs., Aug 2 in the Mstang Library Reading Room (90th Street just south of Shea Blvd, just east of Shea/101.) Due to limited seating, RSVP required.AZRA members, current or former, are invited. LD23 PCs welcome.

The Mesa Republican Women will host LD25 candidates at 11:30 am., Thurs., Aug 2 at the Silver Star Theater, 5247 E Brown Road in Mesa. Speakers include incumbent Rep Rusty Bowers, and House incumbent Michelle Udall and candidate Dr. Marlene Hinton. Tyler Pace and Itasca Small (write-in) candidates for Senate. Other candidates wishing to speak may do so for 2 minutes.  Contact Nancy Cottle at nancy@thebrandedimage.com to reserve a spot. Lunch is $15 for members and $17 for non-members/guests. RSVP to mesarepublicanwomen@hotmail.com

Concerned Citizens for America (CC4A) will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Aug 2 at the

Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road in Sedona to watch “Agenda 2, Masters of Deceit” produced by former Idaho Representatative Curtis Bowers who also produced “The Agenda, Grinding America Down”. Supt of Public Instruction candidate Frank Riggs will also speak. All voters are welcome. Desserts provided. Contact: Andrea Kadar andreakadar7@yahoo.com

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SEEING RED AZ

· Trump-Adopts-Policies-Of-Lincoln-Rather-Than-Reagan It’s Time To Re-Lincolnize The GOP

· Az-Gop-Gov-Race: Bold-Bennett-Outpaces-Cowardly-Ducey

· Sinema-Az-Donkey-Disguised-As-Elephant-Angles-For-Votes

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· News President Trump Doesn't Want You To Miss

· North Korea Turned Over An Initial 55 Cases Holding Remains Of Soldiers Killed In The Korean War VIDEO

· Bureau of Economic Analysis US Economy Accelerated to 4.1% Growth

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Robert Mueller: Unmasked By Congressman Louie Gohmert

· Dick Bove: Trump Poised To Take Control Of The Federal Reserve

· You Know It's Officially Election Season When....

MARK LEVIN

· Levin-Highlights-Double-Standard-On-Press-Crackdowns-By-Obama-Trump-Administrations

DENNIS MICHAEL LYNCH

· Report: The-Sex-Trafficking-Case-Testing-Limits-Of-The-First-Amendment

· Report: Boat-Trying-To-Break-Gaza-Blockade-Seized-By-Israeli-Navy

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NEWS LINKS

· Dems Trying To Find Their Way… Can’t Get To Right Destination If The Maps Are All Wrong

· J.C. Penney Lost $1.42 Billion By Courting Homosexuals

· Democrats Now Trying To Control How Many Kids You Have

· Second-Firefighter-Dies-As-Yosemite-Valley-Fire-Blazes-On

· Complete Insanity: Supporters Of Ocasio-Cortez’s Socialist Agenda Completely Clueless On Who Would Pay For ‘All That Free Stuff’

· Gregg-Jarrett-Is-Exactly-Right-Here’s-The-True-Reason-Deep-State-Manufactured-Russian-Collusion-Lies

· Legislators-Fight-Back-Against-San-Francisco’s-Effort-Remove Citizenship As Requirement For Voting

· States-Sue-To Keep-Federal-Taxpayer-Money-Despite-Sanctuary Policies

· ‘Ultimate Form Of Civilization Jihad’ Planned For This Michigan City

· Former Redskins Player Just Annihilated Liberals Attacking His Team's Name!

· Warning: If Democrats Take Congress In November, This Is The First Thing They'll Do!

· The-Causal-History-Of-Forest-Fires

· The Politicization Of The Fbi

· Tens Of Thousands Of Conservatives Leave Facebook & Twitter — Stock Prices Plummet

· In-Just-The-Last-Two-Weeks-Dozens-Of-Children-In-Iowa-Have-Vanished

· Foreign Espionage In Silicon Valley And Presidio

· Minnesota-Family-Of-Woman-Killed-By-Muslim-Cop-Sues There Is Ample Reason To Support The Claims In This Suit, Which Is Seeking More Than $50 Million In Damages.

Arizona

· rep-Paul-Gosar-Lobbied-Guv for Sen-John-Mccain-Seat-In December

· DPS-Organization-In-Need-Of-Donations-For-Fallen-Trooper’s-Funeral

· Crash-Test-Video-Shows-Danger-Of-Riding-In-Bed-Of-Pickup-Trucks

· Biggs, Gosar Support Impeachment Of Rosenstein

· Arizona-Congressional-Candidate-Advertises-Child-Actors-On-Same-Site-As-Playboy-Models-For-Talent-Agency

· DOJ To Host Religious Liberty Summit

· Heat Puts Extra Pressure On Tempe Meals On Wheels Volunteers

· Cardinals Take Chance On German Football Player’s Dream To Play In The Nfl

· Todd’s Spin: Sunday’s Comic

· If The Azgop Held A Senate Debate: Sunday’s Comic

· Team Rino: Sunday’s Comic

· Find Huckelberry: Sunday’s Comic

· Apache Junction Homeowner Shoots, Kills Home Invader

· Bruno Fire Now 70 Percent Contained

· Ducey Issues Executive Order In Wake Of Drug Board Scandal

· Phoenix Hopes To Build Mill To Recycle Certain Plastics, Easing Pressure On Landfills

· Dead Prairie Dog Tests Positive For Plague In Coconino County

WHITE HOUSE

· Trump To Dems: I’ll ‘Shut Down’ Government Over Immigration

· Report: Poll-Shows-How-Republicans-Feel-About-Trumps-Emergency-Aid-For-Farmers

· During VFW Speech, Trump Stopped And Pointed To The Back Of The Auditorium - The Crowd EXPLODED With BOOS! (Video)

· POTUS Exposes That Corrupt FBI Has ‘Ongoing Deep Ties’ To Leftist Southern Poverty Law Center

· Kellyanne Conway: Unlike Obama, President Trump Will ACTUALLY EARN His Nobel Peace Prize

· Naysayers Balked When Trump Predicted 4% GDP Growth — He Just Predicted It Could Double

CONGRESS

· Supreme Court fight becomes battle for Kavanaugh’s papers

· Jim Jordan: If Rod Rosenstein Doesn’t Deliver, Mark Meadows and I Will Force Impeachment Vote

· DITCH MITCH: RINO Surrender Caucus Leader Mitch McConnell Again Kicks the Can on Border Wall Funding

· Maxine Waters In Desperate Need Of A Psych. Analysis. – She Took A Pulpit Then Claimed GOD ORDAINED HER TO TAKE DOWN TRUMP

· Congressman Louie Gohmert unmasks robert Mueller

· REPORT: Churches may have to pay taxes, leaving members of Congress in political turmoil

· ‘If Only They Had The Balls Our President Has’ – Many Upset As Border Wall Battle Delays Until After Midterms

· Maxine Waters Calls for Trump's Head - Gives More VIOLENT Instructions to Supporters!

· ‘I KEEP MY PROMISES’ – Trump Sets Himself Apart From Past Political Puppets, Tosses Obama Under A Speeding Bus!

OBAMA

· Obama-Administration-Approved-$200G-Grant-To-Group-With-Al-Qaeda-Ties

· Lightning strike cuts power to thousands of customers

· Oh Good, Obama's Worst Lackey Just Made a MAJOR 2020 Presidential Announcement

FBI/CIA/ICE/DHS /DOJ

· Report: FBI-Has-Ongoing-Relationship-With-Southern-Poverty-Law-Center

· Disgraced FBI Lawyer Lisa Page Is Pissed! Threatens To Burn Down The Fbi Before Everything Is Said And Done

MEDIA

· Cnn Asks Loaded Question To Trump, Ends Up Slapping Obama In The Face Instead!

· Greg Gutfeld Sticks It To “Experts”Who Predicted Trump’s Economy Would Fail [Video]

· Nbc Oped: Media Bias Against Conservatives Is Why No One Trusts The News

WAR ON LAW ENFORCEMENT

· Heartbreaking: This Police Officer Just Lost His Life After Being Shot By An Illegal Alien Last Week

DEMS

· Dem-Megadonor-Alliance-Transfers-$2.5-Million-To 10-Competitive-House-Races

EDUCATION

· Professor Called Barbara Bush Racist — Now, She's Saying All 'White Editors' Need To Resign

· Federal Judge Rules School Can Force Use Of Bathroom Facilities By Opposite Sex

INTERNATIONAL

· Sunbathers Stunned: Boatload Of Illegals Storm Nudist Beach In Spain…Invasion Continues [Video]

· Update: Death Toll In Deadly Greece Wildfire Rises To Nearly 100

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