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Friday, July 27, 2018

7-27-18 Briefs

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has announced Toni Anne Dashiell will serve as the Chair of the Party's Committee on Arrangements (COA), which is in charge of organizing the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dashiell currently serves as the Republican National Committeewoman for Texas and has been a leader within the Republican Party organization. She was previously the Kendall County Republican Party Chairman and has been elected a delegate to numerous Texas Republican State Conventions, as well as the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 Republican National Conventions. She is currently on the RNC Budget Committee and has served on the RNC Committee on Arrangements, 2016 Convention Rules Committee and Presidential Nominating Process Committee

Pro-Life Political Activists Joe & Jinny Perron are inviting candidates to fill out their questionnaire found at www.evactionalliance.org if you wish to be acknowledged as a pro-life candidate in both the Primary & General Election (the latter depending on the outcome of the primary) by the AZ East Valley Action Alliance.   (Verbiage for this questionnaire is based on the Republican Pro-Life Platform (page 10). Return no later than Tues, July 31,  2018 to jjkp4life@outdrs.net (personal) or to Life@evactionalliance.org to be listed as a pro-life candidates for the early ballot voters. Contact Perron at 480-216-7217 or Life@evactionalliance.org www.evactionalliance.org

Congresswoman Debbie Lesko reports several visitors from her district in Washington this past week. “It was wonderful to meet the McBane family from Peoria, Loris from Surprise, and the Guerrero's of Goodyear,” she said. See www.Lesko.House.Gov. to arrange a visit.

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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.

Activist Ron Ludders: Over the past week an article appeared in the Briefs indicating the Steve Gaynor Campaign had an unpaid debt to a signature gathering company. We wish all to know that that debt has now been satisfied. Editor’s Note: I have checked Briefs back to late June, and do not find a posting referencing an unpaid bill. -ft

Activist Nancy Russell Plenchner: After hours of watching disgusting FBI agent Peter Strzok's Congressional Hearing, I have to believe that President Trump is probably chomping at the bit to declassify critical FBI and Justice Department documents agency officials will not produce.  But what a sad state of affairs that the Congress of the United States of America has become so impotent that a lowly FBI agent can tell them individually and collectively to go fly a kite and smirk while he is doing so. Congress appears to be spineless and totally unable to stop the mess Obama and gang made specifically at the FBI and Justice Department.  Again the press and political commentators seem to forget or ignore what really happened in 2008.  Upon taking office it was President Obama, his masters and key players within the White House whose first action was to appoint political Czars to the top of EACH AND EVERY Federal Agency.  Their role, to politically weaponize everything from the FBI to the IRS resulting in a culture that took root over eight years and refuses to be weeded out today.  We call it the Swamp and it exists like a cancer within our Federal Government. Without the ability to unmask and prosecute individuals within those tainted bureaucracies nothing will change in DC and whistle blowers critical to unmasking the swamp creatures will remain fearful of coming forward.  President Trump must declassify all documents that FBI and Justice will not release to break the DC log jamb. 

Tom Morrissey, Past Chairman AZ GOP: So our Congress has been asking for ALL documents from the Department of Justice regarding the FISA surveillance warrants which were applied for under the leadership and signature of Deputy Director Rod Rosenstein in concert with certain "rogue" elements of the FBI.  As of this writing, the request of Congress has all but been ignored, by the deputy director and federal agents. What we are witnessing, at this point in time, is the power of the Deep State and the frustration of the American people caused by the violation of their trust in certain parts of our government. I am watching and listening to the statements being made by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan saying that he "does not support the impeachment of Rod Rosenstein". If anyone doubts the power of the Deep State, look no further than Speaker Ryan's comments.  I am not accusing him of being Deep State, but I am commenting on the pressure that could be being brought on him by them.

     When I was doing research for "The Way Of The Shadow Wolves" I spoke several times with a retired high ranking member of the CIA who told me story after story about the corruption which has been, and is still on-going in our government, at many levels, despite the attempts by the Trump Administration to expose, and end it. When I was a federal law enforcement officer there was never a time when I witnessed anyone with whom I worked, ever, in any way disrespect the will of the people by disrespecting a Congressional request.  When we were asked a question by a member of Congress or the Senate, we responded at break-neck speed.  As we should have.  But my oh my how things and times have now changed.Keep your eyes open and your ears to the ground folks and remember that everyone to whom I refer, work for us.  Not vice versa.   Nothing will change until WE ALL realize and recognize this.

Activist Karen Shaff: Most of us have seen the horrific way that Whoopi Goldberg treated Judge Jeanine Pirro on The View. For those of you who are not on social media such as Twitter and Facebook you may not be aware of how the Kelli Ward campaign, including the candidate herself, attack Joe Arpaio for deciding to run for Jeff Flake’s seat. The constant attacks by her and her followers are downright juvenile and embarrassing. They state that Arpaio is in this race to split the conservative vote and ensure that Martha McSally is elected. They also constantly attack the man’s age stating that he is too old to run for office. I’ve met with Arpaio and understand clearly why he is running. He was with President Trump from day one - unlike any other candidate in this Senate race. He wants to serve one term, support the President’s agenda and represent the people of Arizona. If someone supports Arpaio (real people), people using fake names relentlessly attack them on social media. You would think a candidate running for a U.S. Senate seat would disown such behavior but Ward and her husband embrace it! Trump ran against 17 others and Debbie Lesko ran against 12 others and we never heard the candidates insisting someone drop out of the race. If Ward is such a weak candidate after running for a year and a half and is so worried about Joe Arpaio being in the race maybe she shouldn’t be running in the first place!

Activist Sean Carson: Phillip Woolbright for Justice of the Peace.  He is not afraid to clean the swamp.  I have known about Woolbright for years.  He is a quality leader, volunteer, and always in service to the love of his community.  The corrupt attack him and he bites back.  He has done so much for our tax dollars in the courts and has so much to offer!!  Firsthand experience as a Judge and the best ideas that help our community.  That makes him best qualified.  He is a true conservative republican and a government watchdog. 

Activist Edith Shock: The Fountain Hills Republican Club has worked to schedule every Republican candidate that will be on the primary ballot so that voters have the opportunity to hear each person’s stance regarding the office they are vying to hold. The office of Secretary of State is one of great importance because the person that holds that office is the person to step into the Governor’s office as the State does not have a Lt. Governor. I was especially eager to meet and hear candidate Steve Gaynor who is opposing the incumbent Secretary of State Michele Reagan. Unfortunately Mr. Gaynor cancelled his appearance at the last minute claiming a scheduling problem. Reading Mr. Gaynor’s web page I was disappointed to find out that he is no longer a businessman in Arizona, only has a printing business in California. He has no political experience, and his site features six Arizona Republic and one New York Times headlines slamming Michele Reagan for various reasons. A bit more research disclosed he has financially supported our current Senator Jeff Flake, Ted Lieu and Steny Hoyer. He also contributed to a PAC in support of Krysten Sinema and Tom O’Halleran. Michele has brought the office of Secretary of State into the 21st century by simplifying procedures using digital methods that make doing business much more efficient. She has a proven record of dedicated service to the people of Arizona. Her work in Arizona has earned her national recognition and status as well. Seems her opponent will have a very long learning curve to even come close to the work Michele Reagan has accomplished.

Bruce M Piepho, PC/SC Cochise county:  I am responding to Frosty Taylor - that you saw fit to editorialize in the 7/25/2018 Briefs regarding my withdrawal of a speaking opportunity for Dr. Bob Branch. I find the 7/25/2018 reference to me very disrespect full and insulting.  There wasn't any swamp water.  The smell was from Branch hurling unwarranted insults and name calling before I was able to explain to him exactly how the fairness issue would be addressed.  If he had stopped his bully tactics long enough, he would have found out he would have available time to respond to anything Jennifer Reynolds had to say before the debate started. It was Dr. Bob Branch's insults, name calling and bully tactics that caused my withdrawal of his invitation. After the meeting I asked "Did you detect any positive reference to the Riggs campaign in Jennifer Reynolds' presentation?" to a selected few who I could count on providing a truthful honest answer.  NO was the answer. In May and June I sent you responses to Dr. Bob Branch's postings.  You held them and when I inquired - you asked, if I wanted to reconsider.  I dropped it as the pursuit of truth about Dr. Bob Branch was unworthy. Frosty, your editorial comments about my withdrawal of a debate opportunity for Supt of Public Instruction candidate Dr Robert Branch is unworthy of you. Perhaps you should educate yourself on Jen's excellent information! Some highlights of her presentation are:

·         Why is school choice so popular?

·         Why is home schooling so popular?

·         Where is God in Education?

·         How is far-left ideology getting into our schools?

·         Dumbed-down English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics

·         Common Core 2.0

·         History & Social Science Standards

·         Promoting Far-Left Ideology

·         Civic Engagement” in Schools through Curriculum- Violates the Law!

·         Action Civics” not “Old Civics”

·         Red For Ed, or Just Plain Red? “Arizona

·         AzMERIT Assessment Results

·         Arizona Student Test Scores Remain Stagnant in National Assessment

·         How much of the Arizona State budget goes to Education?

·         Has more Federal and State Money spent made our students smarter over the years? No!

It is fortunate for Arizona to have the Mommy Lobby voice. Editor’s Note: There is no doubt Reynolds provides a valuable service as a Mommy lobbyist. The concern of callers was the fact that Reynolds, who is also Riggs campaigner, was scheduled to speak before the debate between Branch/Riggs. As a courtesy, I offered you the option of withdrawing your May or June letter. – ft

Bruce M Piepho PC/SC Cochise county:  I agree 1,000 percent with LD22 Senate candidate Clair Van Steenwyk's Briefs post on 7/24/2018. We need U.S Constitution defenders not political expediters in our Arizona Senate and House.  In LD14 we were unfortunate to have two representatives, Gowan (Speaker of the House) and Stevens voting in favor of the 2016 National Popular Vote compact.  Gowan is running for the AZ Senate and will be defeated, if I can help it. Clair is correct that the founders wanted to keep out democracy anarchy over the minority and the tyranny of monarchy and oligarchy at the other extreme.  America is as close to an oligarchy then at anytime in our history.  RINOS and progressive socialist liberal democrats all work to keep us as their tax donor subjects to wrongful socialistic spending. The NPV compact is just a work around to negate the Electoral College. Just think, if the NPV was in force our votes for Trump would not count as the Electoral College voters under the NPV would have been bound to vote for Hillary.  Yes Clair was correct - Hillary would be POTUS and America ready to be destroyed.

     I appeal to all voters in Arizona to research and expose those politicians swinging in the political winds focusing only on election victories.  My question to all voters in the Legislative Districts with  2016 representative who voted for NPV and now running for reelection - will you defend the constitution? Twenty Republicans voted for NPV in 2016 with a total disregard for the system set up by our Founders a to protect all of us from Majority rule and would take from us the Republican Form of Government we’re guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution. The NPV would effectively neutralize the will of states in the minority.Check out the Constantin Querard, impact on NPV at: https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/constantin-querards-taxpayer-paid-bootlickers-david-gowan-steve-montenegro-carl-seel-steve-smith-and-kelly-townsend-do-their-masters-bidding-6503854. Did CQ spread some money around? Voters do your research and follow the money. Find out the Republicans who voted for the NPV at: https://legiscan.com/AZ/sponsors/HB2456/2016.

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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

Secretary of State candidate Steve Gaynor: Yesterday, the Arizona Republic disclosed "a new report [that] seeks to explain what led to unprecedented lines at the polls in Maricopa County [for the Presidential Preference Election on March 22, 2016], and to quantify the number of voters harmed as a result." Some quotes from the article:

    · “[The] report alleges that (former Maricopa County Recorder) Purcell — who apologized for the episode in 2016 — was made a 'scapegoat' for Reagan and other GOP officials who played a role in the funding decision.

     · "While the county administers its own elections, Mason (the author of the report) contends Reagan's office should bear the 'primary blame' for the botched election."'As the chief elections officer of the state, Michele Reagan has the responsibility to make sure all the counties are able to succeed in delivering fair elections to the voters,' Mason wrote. 'She knew the election was underfunded.' See: report-less-funding-caused-lines-maricopa-county-polls-2016-adrian-fontes, michele-reagan

Chandler City Council candidate Rene Lopez: Early voting begins in SEVEN days! If you’re planning to vote early or by mail in this election, I would be honored to have your vote for Chandler City Council.In my first term on the City Council, I helped make some major accomplishments:

     · Supported massive business expansion projects like those seen at Rogers Corp., Orbital ATK, and Intel

     · Lowered the City portion of the property tax EVERY YEAR

     · Lowered the City operating budget this year by 6.3%

Chandler is leading the way when it comes to efficient government and I want to see this trend continue over the next four years, and that’s why I’d appreciate your vote. So, remember next week to be on the lookout for your mail-in ballot, and if you haven’t registered to vote yet, there’s still time! To register, or to update your registration, do so here https://servicearizona.com/voterRegistration?popularclick before the July 30 deadline

CD1 candidate Wendy Rogers: See

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Support-For-Wendy-Rogers

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ICYMI; Listen-To-Wendy-Rogers-On-Tucson’s-Morning-News-On-104-1-KQTH/

Supt of Public Instruction candidate Frank Riggs: Our $21 TRILLION national debt is as great - if not greater - a threat to our Constitutional Republic and the security and prosperity of future generations than any foreign adversary. It represents the collective failure of presidential administrations and Congresses of both parties.Those of us in education leadership are trying to create a better and brighter future for young students. Meanwhile, the politicians in DC continue to run-up deficits and the national debt that will burden and jeopardize our grandchildren's grandchildren's grandchildren! It's obscene and immoral. As a member of Congress, I helped balance the federal budget for the first - and I pray not the last - time in our lifetimes: https://www.concordcoalition.org/…/looking-back-20-years-19… I ran for Congress on a promise to help balance the federal budget and kept my promise. Experience counts.

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ELECTED OFFICIALS COMMENTARY

Congressman Biggs endorses Jim Jordan for Speaker of the House

Congressman-Biggs-Introduces-Resolution-Recognize-Pro-Womens-Healthcare-Centers

Congresswoman Debbie Lesko: This week, I voted on two resolutions important to our district. We live in a border state, so Arizonans know how important it is to enforce our immigration laws and support the brave men and women of Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE). I cosponsored and voted for H.Res.990 to reaffirm my support for the officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of ICE. This resolution passed, but the majority of Democrats ignored this vote. I also voted in support of H.Con.Res.119 which expressed Congress' disapproval for a carbon tax because it would be detrimental to our economy. Carbon taxes are effectively tax increases on those who can least afford it. If a carbon tax was imposed, it would lead to increased electricity and energy rates which would be felt by all. Our economy has been surging due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and we should not hamper this growth with unnecessary taxes. This resolution also passed the House.

Congresswoman Debbie Lesko: Arizonans who drive on Interstate 17 know how frequently accidents north of the Valley can close down the highway and leave motorists stranded for hours. I'm requesting U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to carefully consider funding for much-needed improvements to I-17. Read my letter here.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JULY 27

CBL & the Tri-County Committee has scheduled a "Meet & Greet/Fund Raiser"  between 6:30-8:30 pm., Fri., July 27 at 120 Norton Lane in Duncan, AZ (Greenlee County) for Republican candidates running for local and state offices in the in up-coming  Primary Election. Participants are asked to part at the Hay Barn, 3181090 W Hwy 70 in Duncan for a shuttle ride to the Norton Lane address. Contact/RSVP Cindy Thomas at 602-363-6519  or  Richard Kaler  at 928-651-5922.

A Second Tri-County Committee gathering in Greenlee County will be held between 9 am-noon., Sat., July 28 at the First Baptist Church Rock Building, (Main Street – across from the park), followed by a noon BBQ in the park. Bring your own folding chairs to the BBQ. Brisket provided by Richard Kaler’s Ranch (with all the trimmings) Meet candidates, elected officials and guests for discussions concerning your water issues. Open meeting – all welcome. Contacts: Cindy Thomas - 602-363-6519  or  Richard Kaler  - 928-651-5922.

July 28.

Canceled: The Yuma Tea Party Senate Candidate Forum, scheduled for Sat., July 28, has been cancelled. Contact Chairman Sally Kizer at 928-210-1219 coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com

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

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SEEING RED AZ

· AZ-CD-2-Conservative-Brandon-Martin-Deserves-Your-Vote Brandon Martin Far Superior To Recycled Leftist Ann Kirkpatrick, Radical RINO Lea Marquez-Peterson

· Ken-Bennett-The-Conservative-In-AZs-Governor-Race

· Az-Dem-Gov-Candidate-David-Garcia-Exposed-As-Radical-Leftist

· Kyrsten-Sinemas-Vicious-Slurs-Aimed-At-Women-Ignored

· Watch-AZ-GOP-Debates-Az-Corp-Comm-Ed-Supe

· Watch-AZ-GOP-Debates-Sec-Of-State-Az-Treasurer

· Egomaniacal-Jeff-Flake-Stages-Anti-Trump-Tantrum

· AZ-SOS-Race-Gaynor-Poised-To-Defeat-Incumbent-Reagan

· Farcical-Magician-Kwok-Tries-To-Make-Kelli-Ward-Vanish

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· North Korea Appears To Dismantle Its Sohae Satellite Launch Site

· Harry Reid: No Sane Country Would Allow Birthright Citizenship

· The Video That Launched The #Walk Away Movement From Democratic Party

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· NIH Funds $772,060 Study On How Well Mexican-Americans On Border Sleep

· Judge Rules Against Stripping Convicted Terrorist Of US Citizenship

· Ballot Measure Arguments Available On Secretary Of State’s Website

· Voters Beware And Recommended Candidates, Part II

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NEWS LINKS

· Rod’s-Rescue: Paul-Ryan-Freezes-GOP-Effort-To-Impeach-Rosenstein

· Rep-Jim-Jordan-Announces-Bid-For-Speaker-Of-The-House

· Hannity: Secret-Cohen-Tape-Reveals-No-New-Information

· Zuckerberg-Loses-$16-Billion-In-Five-Minutes-As-Shares-Plunge

· Manafort-Judge-Orders-Robert-Mueller-To-Publicly-Name-Five-Witnesses-Given-Immunity

· Facebook Suffers Largest Value Drop In Wall Street History

· Obama-Worst President Since WWII

· Jim Jordan Announces Bid For Speakership

ARIZONA

· Biggs, Gosar-Join-Calls-To Impeach-Rosenstein

· Feds-Say-Backpage-Had-Strategic-Plans-Corner-Prostitution-Market-Michael-Lacey-James-Larkin

· Phoenix-High-Temperature-Heat-Set-Continue-Throughout-Week-Arizona

· Phoenix-Arizona-Democratic-Political-Consultant-Paul-Lopez-Obituary

· Kyrsten-Sinema, Martha-McSally-Spending-Lots-Money-TV-Ads

· Report: Less-Funding-Caused-Lines-Maricopa-County-Polls-2016-Adrian-Fontes, Michele-Reagan

· Candidates-For-Acc-Lay-Blame-For-Johnson-Utilities-At-Commission

· On-Eve-Of-Possible-Decision-Johnson-Utilities-Says-ACC-Can Not Select Manager

· Phoenix-Councilwoman-Kate-Gallego-To Resign-To Run-Phx Mayor

· Biggs, Gosar Support Impeachment Of Rosenstein

· Arizona Cities Are Among The Top Best Places To Rent

· Adot ‘Stakeholders’ Meets To Split Avra Valley I-11 Opposition Backfires

· How Arizona’s Largest Aquarium Keeps Its Sharks Happy, Healthy

· Arizona Chamber Sues To Stop #Redfored Tax Increase Initiative

· Cactus League Economic Impact Makes Double-Figure Jump

· Goodyear Facilities Settle With Epa Over Clean Water Act Violations

· Arrest Made In Burglary Case Of Fountain Hills Double Homicide

· 55-Year-Old Suspect Arrested For Sexual Assault Of Yavapai County Teen

· Mexican National Arrested For Failed Smuggling Attempt

WHITE HOUSE

· Trump Says U.S. Will Impose ‘Large Sanctions’ On Turkey For Detaining American Pastor For Nearly Two Years

CONGRESS

· Maxine-Waters: Take-To-The-Streets

· Obama-Intelligence-Officials-Don’t Needsecurity-Clearance

· Immediately After Jim Jordan Announced Speakership Run, Nancy Pelosi Spread A Nasty Sexual Rumor About Him! (Video)

· Republicans File Motion To Impeach Rod Rosenstein - Paul Ryan Immediately Betrays Everyone!

OBAMA

· Obama-Worst President Since WWII

· Obama-Says-Hes-From-Kenya-Again

· Kenyan Senate Minority Leader: Obama Was Born In Kenya

· Here Are All The Times Obama BANNED Or Silenced Reporters In The White House

TREY GOWDY

· Trey-Gowdy, Tucker-Carlson-Mock-Adam-Schiff

MEDIA

· MSNBC's Maddow Caught In Humiliating Scandal - Lied About Trump-Putin Meeting!

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