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7-14-18 Briefs


A night of Karaoke with CD3 candidate Sergio Arellano is scheduled between 4-8 pm., July 15 at Kon Tiki Restaurant in Tucson.

Singer Dolan Ellis – Arizona Balladeer for over 40 years – will be doing a special show of his original Arizona ballads, accompanied with large screen photography, as part of the Musical Instumente Museum’s 2:15 pm., Sat & Sun., July 14 & 15 event. See schedule at : www.mim.org. As many of you will remember Ellis was a member of the Gold Record winning Christy Minstrels before he left the life of glamour and glitz to come home to Arizona. He frequent tours over the past decade plus with the New Christy Mistrels. In the 90s, he also served as the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Off-Highway Vehicle Coordinator.

CD1 candidate Wendy Rogers will available to the public between 5-7 pm., Mon., July 16 at Sammy’s Mexicn Grill, 16502 N Oracle Road in Catalina, AZ.

The Leisure World Republican Club will meet at 7 pm, Mon., July 16 in the Ballroom at 908 S. Power Road, Mesa, Speakers will be Gubernatorial candidate Ken Bennett, East Valley Constable incumbent Ken Allen along with many other candidates including Dr. Bob Branch, Supt of Public Instruction, KD25 House candidates Marlene Hinton and Itasca Small LD25, and Rory Van Poucke among others. Free refreshments and a 50/50 drawing. See you there! Diane Andersen, 480 395-5515, azpatriot13@yahoo.com

The Conservative American Latino Organization, advocating traditional American values with a little Latino twist, will meet between 8-10am, Sat., July 14 at Culver's 1025 N Avondale Blvd., Avondale, AZ  85323. They invite all Conservatives who believe in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the founding principles that made America Great and want to keep America and Arizona great. Contact: Founder/CEO  Cid De La Fuente at getcalo2018@gmail.com or see a short presentation of "Getting To Know You" at  https://youtu.be/LOLIrxVGDoQ

Dr. Kelli Ward will attend a Central Republican Women Candidate Mixer between 5-7 pm., Fri., July 14 at the Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill, 2121 E Highland Ave, in Phoenix.

Patti and Don Woolley on behalf of the Patriot Alliance will be hosting the 2018 Kegger at 5:30 pm., Thur., July 19 at the American Legion Post 66, Duval Mine Road (next to Titan Missile Museum,) Sahuarita, AZ, I-19 Exit 69 and go West. First beer is free for all! Contact: Patriot Alliance https://www.facebook.com/PATsSCValley/

The Colorado River Tea Party – Yuma will meet at 6 pm, Thurs., July 19 with LD13 incumbent House candidate Tim Dunn. CD3 candidate Sergio Arellano, and gubernatorial candidate Ken Bennett, at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma.

The Fountain Hills Republican Club will meet at 9 am., Sat., July 21 at the FH Community Centenr, 13001 N LaMontana Drive with complimentary Continental breakfast snacks, coffee and juice available. Doors open at 8:15 am. The theme of the meeting is “Art You Still In It To Win it?”. RSVP to President Rosemary Hansen at rrbud88@msn.com

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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.

American Post-Gazette

July 10, 2018

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

DONATE TO BENNETT: MAKE ARIZONA GREAT AGAIN

Conservatives: Are you serious about wanting an alternative in the race for governor? If you’re waiting for the last minute--this is it! Time is critical. Here are the addresses to go to give a $5 contribution to Ken Bennett for governor in his campaign against the Ice Cream Man. Do it now!

To pay online: KEN BENNETT FOR GOVERNOR OR Secretary of State Website

To download the form:

Sure, it’s always an uphill battle whenever you run against an incumbent with a boatload of money and an improving economy. But some things are worth challenging and fighting for.

As well as the state is doing, we can do better. Doug Ducey has shown that he’s either not willing or not capable of doing what’s necessary to truly Make Arizona Great Again. While President Donald Trump gave us a huge tax cut, Ducey gave us a tax increase, raising our Vehicle License Tax by almost $150 Million. He quickly caved to the radical #RedforEd crowd allowing extremists to take control of the education funding narrative. Is he better than anyone or anything the Democrats are proposing? Yes, of course, but that’s a very low bar and Arizona can do better--much better.

Yes, Bennett is using Arizona’s so-called “Clean Elections,” something we here at American Post-Gazette abhor. But those are the rules of the game being played right now and until we can change those rules we need to do our best to use the rules to our advantage.

Do yourself and Arizona a favor--send Bennett a $5 donation this week and let’s Make Arizona Great Again.

Yours in the Cause of Truth,

A. Hamilton

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

CD1 candidate Wendy Rogers: She’s baaaaack! This week, we found out that Hillary Clinton is planning yet another run for president! I guess she didn’t get the message when the American people rejected her in favor of President Trump? Perhaps she was mad that Judge Kavanaugh, who helped write the Starr Report that helped impeach her husband, just got nominated for the Supreme Court… a nomination that could have been hers to make, IF she had beaten President Trump! The Left is now a hair-on-fire trainwreck. They keep recycling the same tired socialist leaders like Hillary, their unhinged base is randomly attacking Trump conservatives in public, and they have lost the capacity for rational thought. They don’t love America. But we do! “America First” means nothing to the liberals like Hillary. But to us, it does mean something.
It means get tough on illegal immigration - fix the system and build the wall!
It means drop the onerous regulations that stifle economic growth.
It means trade deals that make sense for America!
It means constitutional originalists like Neil Gorsuch.
And that agenda, an America First agenda, I’d be happy to promote any day. Will you help me? Can you help me promote the president’s America First agenda against Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and the liberal Democrats in Congress? We have already seen they won’t back down, and won’t go away. That means WE can’t go away either. I need your help to send them a message. Will you donate to my campaign today, to really send Hillary Clinton a message?Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi are counting on you being too happy or fatigued to keep fighting them. I’m ready for the fight though! If you’re ready too, I could really use your help! America First,


LD22 Senate candidate Clair Van Steenwyk on Elections: The Democrats did much better than they ever imagined in the CD 8’s Special Election in April, and will now move forward with a plan to win the AZ US Senate Seat and CD 8 plus some AZ Statewide and LD Seats as well and have an Extra Special Plan to do so. Here are some numbers from the Special CD 8 Election that show us just how close we came to losing CD 8 to the Democrats in April of 18. CD 8 comprised of 9 LDs including 1, 4, 13, 15, 20, 21, 22, 29 and 30, and 142 Precincts with 455,066 Registered Voters with an average age of 43. Please Click for remainder of facts as a little longer than allowed due to the figures, but a quick read. https://www.vote4van.com/2018/07/8463/


Incumbent Gov Doug Ducey: Stories around the state are talking about Governor Doug Ducey's efforts to improve border security and stop dangerous traffickers. That's because on Wednesday, Governor Ducey was joined by law enforcement officials to highlight the success of Arizona's Border Strike Force. The governor launched the Border Strike Force 3 years ago. It brings together U.S. Border Patrol, State Troopers, and County Sheriffs. Their mission? Target and stop drug cartels and human traffickers coming across the southern border. “The people of Arizona have had enough,” Governor Ducey said. “We will find you, we will stop you, and we will bring you to justice.” Arizona's Border Strike Force efforts have paid off. Strike Force operations have apprehended more than 3,000 people. They have also seized over 173,000 rounds of ammunition and more than 30 tons of illegal drugs, including 17.2 million hits of heroin and enough fentanyl to kill over 11 million Americans.Governor Ducey has announced a $2.9 million expansion of the Border Strike Force to build on this success. Governor Ducey's budget this year will add 12 new DPS troopers on the Border Strike Force. “The governor says the new dollars will arrive this month, bringing them closer to achieving the ultimate goal of having 24/7 coverage in areas where it's needed,” News 4 Tucson reported Governor Ducey is expanding the Border Strike Force to secure Arizona's border, but we need your help to spread the word about his efforts. Please forward this email to family and friends or share the video on Facebook. - Team Ducey

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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

CD1 Candidate Wendy Rogers: My Democrat opponent, Tom O’Halleran, knows his time in Washington is limited. The fundraising materials he is sending out are absolutely hilarious- this is a candidate who knows he is toast in November! Get a load of the ways he refers to himself: “The most endangered Democrat in all of the House”. “The only Democratic incumbent that has a less than solid or likely chance of keeping their seat in November”. He even calls himself a “prime example for an easy target in the Fall.” Wow. I couldn’t have said it better myself, Tom! President Trump won Arizona’s First District. This is an "America First" Congressional District.  We want lower taxes, less government, enforcement of immigration laws and to BUILD THE WALL! Apparently Tom O’Halleran knows this too. He knows I’m going to beat him in November- that’s why he has been sending trackers to stalk me, dragging me to court (and I won twice after going to court!), and engaging in every slimy Swamp tactic he can. After all, he learned from the best- Nancy Pelosi. If you agree with me, and apparently Tom O’Halleran does too, I need your help. A poll came out this week that showed me in the lead. I need to finish this deal and then knock out Tom O’Halleran. It costs about $1000 to put a TV ad on the air in our district, and $500 to put on a radio ad. Will you help me- either by sponsoring a whole ad, or by sponsoring part of one? Tom O’Halleran isn’t even trying to pretend he is anything but Nancy Pelosi’s dejected lackey. Let’s send him home this November. America First,


US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward’s husband Michael: The establishment media is trying to take down our campaign.They're pushing hard to slam me and my bold first amendment views in hopes that in bringing me down they'll also bring down Kelli... right before the primary. You see, the folks at Fake News CNN know that Kelli is the only candidate in this race that's an unabashed supporter of President Trump -- they know that victory for Kelli means defeat for the DC Swamp. contribution today Patriot, these folks can't even spell my name correctly...Yet they think they can get away with their baseless attacks against me and Kelli's bold campaign for U.S. Senate. Well, we're not letting this go without a fight! Chip in right away and help us fight Fake News CNN and their dirty, dishonest reporting. Let's strike when the iron is hot! Standing with Kelli. - Dr. Michael Ward - Husband and #1 Supporter


US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward: Fake News CNN is on the attack...After seeing our campaign surge ahead of the election, CNN's pro-establishment "journalism" is after our bid for Washington... but they can't even get their facts straight! In their recent attack piece, CNN railed against me and my husband "Mark Ward." See my recent tweet...President Trump is absolutely correct when he calls out the fake news media... and now is our chance to do the same! Thanks for helping me fight back against these smears, Frosty.This sloppy fake news attack on Mike and I shows that CNN is more interested in being a propaganda mill than they are in reporting on the truth. Help me show Fake News CNN and all the pro-establishment journalists than I'm headed to victory! Donate.

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ELECTED OFFICIALS COMMENTARY

Gov Doug Ducey: To help reduce smuggling of drugs and people and in alignment with Governor Doug Ducey’s commitment to public safety, Arizona Department of Transportation officers at commercial ports of entry in eastern and western Arizona are using the agency’s first K-9 units.

Between December and May, the two K-9 units, based at the Interstate 10 Ehrenberg Port of Entry near California and the Interstate 40 Sanders Port of Entry near New Mexico, have helped officers seize in excess of 350 pounds of marijuana, 600 vials of hash oil and $90,000 in illicit bulk currency. They have inspected hundreds of vehicles and aided other law enforcement agencies on dozens of occasions. “Protecting public safety is the No. 1 responsibility of state government,” Ducey said. “We’re committed to making sure law enforcement agencies, including the highly trained officers keeping watch at our commercial ports of entry, have the resources they need to combat drug trafficking and human smuggling.”The units are part of ADOT's Enforcement and Compliance Division, which enforces laws involving commercial vehicle safety and permits, registration and driver’s license fraud, and unlicensed auto dealers, among other areas. While conducting safety inspections of commercial vehicles, ADOT officers occasionally discover apparent criminal activity that includes smuggling of drugs, cash, weapons and people. At the I-40 Topock Port of Entry alone, ADOT officers have seized 686 pounds of marijuana, 21 pounds of methamphetamine and 53 pounds of cocaine since 2014. “This is a matter of highway safety,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said. “Our officers, along with the Arizona Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement agencies, find illegal drugs and cases of human smuggling on our highways. Adding K-9s where we are already screening commercial vehicles makes us a more capable and effective team.” The K-9s, both of the Belgian Malinois breed, are trained to detect illegal drugs and human cargo. From their bases in Ehrenberg and Sanders, the units work at interstate ports of entry along the California and New Mexico state lines. The pilot program to obtain and train both K-9s cost $29,000. Officers with ADOT’s Enforcement and Compliance Division also investigate fraud involving driver licenses and vehicle titles and assist other law enforcement agencies when requested.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JULY 14

The Conservative American Latino Organization, advocating traditional American values with a little Latino twist, will meet between 8-10am, Sat., July 14 at Culver's 1025 N Avondale Blvd., Avondale, AZ  85323. They invite all Conservatives who believe in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the founding principles that made America Great and want to keep America and Arizona great. Contact: Founder/CEO  Cid De La Fuente at getcalo2018@gmail.com or see a short presentation of "GETTING TO KNOW YOU" at  https://youtu.be/LOLIrxVGDoQ

The Tempe Republican Women’s Red, White & Blue Potluck is scheduled at 6 pm., Sat., July 14 at the home of Caroline Coler, 2307 N Bullmoose Drive in Chandler.see map Contact President Stephanie Stocker at sjournalizer@gmail.com

JULY 15

A night of Karaoke with CD3 candidate Sergio Arellano is scheduled between 4-8 pm., July 15 at Kon Tiki Restaurant in Tucson.

JULY 16

CD1 candidate Wendy Rogers will available to the public between 5-7 pm., Mon., July 16 at Sammy’s Mexicn Grill, 16502 N Oracle Road in Catalina, AZ.

The Leisure World Republican Club will meet at 7 pm, Mon., July 16 in the Ballroom at 908 S. Power Road, Mesa, Speakers will be Gubernatorial candidate Ken Bennett, East Valley Constable incumbent Ken Allen along with many other candidates including Dr. Bob Branch, Supt of Public Instruction, KD25 House candidates Marlene Hinton and Itasca Small LD25, and Rory Van Poucke among others. Free refreshments and a 50/50 drawing. See you there! Diane Andersen, 480 395-5515, azpatriot13@yahoo.com

July 18

The Palo Verde Republican Women will meet Wed., July 18 at 11 am for a social, followed by their 11:30 am program/lunch at the Gray hawk Golf Club, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway, The Fairway House. Speakers will be US senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward and Maricopa County GOP Chairman Chris Herring. $35 per person. Reservations required: pvrwlunch111@yahoo.com

The Arrowhead Republican Women’s Summer Social is scheduled at 11 am., Wed., July 18 at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, 9748 West Northern Ave ., in Peoria. Attendees are asked to wear red, white and blue to celebrate Republican elections. Located in the Parkwest Shopping Center on the corner of the Loop 101 and Northern Avenue, BJ’s offers it’s all new daily Brewhouse specials now with more food and beverage specials! Wednesday special: $10 loaded burgers with unlimited fries and $4 BJ’s craft beers.  After lunch, they’ll enjoy shopping at Chico’s and Charming Charlie’s. RSVP to Rae Chornenky, rlc@chornenkylaw.com. (602) 818-4879

Grassroots Tea Party Activists will meet at 6:30 pm., Wed., July 18 at Denny’s Restaurant Banquet Room, 9030 N. Black Canyon Hwy; Access Rd, Dunlap Ave exit I-17 in Phoenix with Phoenix mayoral candidate Moses Sanchez. See more on Sanchez at www.grassrootsteapartyctivists.com There will be a Q&A time. Doors open at 6 pm. Contact: Francine Romesburg at www.grassrootsteapartyactivists.com or grtp@grassrootsteapartyactivists.com

CD1 candidate Wendy Rogers will be at Canyon Breeze, 300 N State Route 89A in Sedona between 5-7 pm., Wed., July 18. Open to the public.

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