Friday, July 20, 2018

7-5-18 Briefs

Lydia's La Canasta in Wickenburg is hosting a 101st birthday party for Jeanne Tirpak between 3-7 pm., Sun., July 8. All customers will  receive a 10% discount and a dish of Soft Serv Ice Cream with their meal.  Karoake will commences at 3 pm. Jeanne's Dream has been to go to Washington DC to speak on behalf of our Country, particularly Wickenburg residents. Donations are being accepted to fulfill that dream.  Make any checks or Money order in her Name.  This will be presented to her on her 101st Birthday.  Donations can be dropped off at Lydia's La Canasta prior or at her celebration.

The Tea Party Scottsdale Candidate Forum for the Supt of Public Instruction and AZ Corporation Commission is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Thurs., July 19. Supt of Instruction candidates Dr. Robert Branch and Frank Riggs and ACC candidates Eric Sloan, Justin Olson, Jim O'Connor, Josh Offenhartz will be participating. Rodney Glassman (a Major in the USAF JAG Corps) will be TDY on active duty and will be represented by his campaign's treasurer Josh Offenhartz. Photos below: left to right - Graham, Riggs, Sloan, Olason, O’Connor, Glassman and Offenhartz Contact: Paul Klein 602-931-0576

The Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL) 13th Annual Meeting of Members will be held October 13, 2018 at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix. Open to member only and their guests. See Details at website.  If you are unsure about your membership number, contact Fred at Donations welcome.  Standard ticket pricing is $20 and for $25 including an AzCDL cap. RSVP deadline if Sept 29. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

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

Congressman Paul Gosar with former Secretary of Interior Gale Norton and Congressman Mike Coffman at the Western Energy Foruom’s held in late June in Denver. Gosar made the opening remarks at the recent Congressional Western Caucus in Denver where energy was main topic of discussion.

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 or see a short presentation of "GETTING TO KNOW YOU" at

America's Problem Isn't Too Little Democracy. It's Too Much America’s Problem Isn’t Too Little Democracy. It’s Too Much. How the online mob is shattering the system the Founders designed.

The Wall, a documentary created and produced by the Arizona Republic and the USA Today Network, will provide a screening at 7 pm, July 16-18th at at the Harkins Theaters in Scottsdale. This 80-minute documentary summary states: “With rare footage from some of the most remote reaches of the U.S., “The Wall” explores the impact, reveals unknown issues and details the unintended consequences of President Trump’s $20 billion promise to build a wall from the Gulf to the Pacific.” Watch as journalists travel the length of the U.S.-Mexico border – by land and air – documenting the possible effects of a wall on security, life, commerce, the environment, smuggling and property rights.”Tickets here:

Secretary of State Michele Reagan released the Fiscal Year 2017 report for the Business Services division as part of the overall Fiscal Year 2017 report. Every year Reagan requires each of the divisions under her purview to provide a report outlining significant highlights from the previous fiscal year. “The Business Services Division within my office had a busy 2017 Fiscal Year,” said Reagan. “From helping businesses to file trademarks and tradenames to helping almost 20,000 people set up and register their advance health care directives, the division directly assisted tens of thousands individuals throughout the year -- all the while making it easier than ever by implementing an online filing system.” During Fiscal Year 2017, the Business Services Division registered and/or filed the following tally of documents:

  • Notary Applications                                                    17,004
  • Apostilles & Certificates of Authentication                18,174
  • Trade Name Registrations                                          27,676
  • Trademark Registrations                                            1,390
  • Partnership Registrations                                           2,263
  • Uniform Commercial Code Filings                             81,354
  • Advance Health Care Directive Registrations            19,153

As a former small business owner and an Arizona citizen herself, Reagan knows the need for quick and efficient service has made customer service a priority for the Business Services Division and continues to provide guidance and leadership to increase customer service satisfaction within the division. Reagan introduces the Annual Report here Full report at

The Central Arizona Republican Women is hosting a Candidate mixed featuring Phoenix Mayorial candidate Moses Sanchez betweedn 5- 7 pm, Fri., July 13 at the Half Moon Windy City Sports Girll’s Colongelo Rm, 3232 E Highland Ave in Phoenix. Contact:

The Official Movie Trailer For Dinesh D’Souza’s movie “Death of a Nation” will open nationwide on Aug 3.

The Maricopa County Republican Committee’s Executive Committee will meet at 7 pm, Tues., July 10 at the AZGOP HQ (instead of the usual first Tuesday of the month).  Contact Cindy Casaus or Chairman Chris Herring

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery will be featured at the 6:30 pm., Thurs., Aug 16 Tea Party Scottsdale meeting at 8600 E Anderson Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85255 . Montgomery was first elected Maricopa County Attorney in a Special Election in 2010 and re-elected in 2012 on a pledge to fight crime, honor victims' rights, and protect and strengthen our community. He is a West Point Graduate, decorated Gulf War Veteran, former Deputy County Attorney and a professional prosecutor. Scottsdale City Council members Suzanne Klapp and Guy Phillips will have 30 minutes to speak on the Scottsdale sales tax increase which will be on the November ballot.  Contact: Paul Klein 602-931-0576

Barbara Rochester is holding a meet & greet/fundraiser for CD3 candidate Sergio Arellano on Wed., Aug 15 at the American Legion Post 19 in Yuma. Details tba.

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:

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 Facebook:

Friends of CD3 candidate Sergio Arellano will be walking neighborhoods with him on Wed., July 18 and Thurs, July 20, Details tba.

Anyone state–wide wishing to help put up signs for Bob Branch, Supt of Public Instruction candidate, can reach him at Team Branch will get the signs and rebar to you.

KFYI Talk Show Host Mike Broomhead will be featured at a fundraiser for State Representatives Anthony Kern, Maria Syms, Jay Lawrence, Tony Rivero and candidate Stuart McDaniel, along with Senator John Kavanagh between 4:30-6:30 pm., Thur., July 12 at Plexus Worldwide, 9145 E Pima Center Parkway in Scottsdale. View Map Broomhead will also be signing copies of his new book If You're Gonna Be Dumb, You Better Be Tough: Lessons from My Life with Bulls, Protestors, and Politicians. Contacts to donate to:Anthony Kern at votekern/votekern Maria Syms at Stuart McDaniel at mcdanielforhouse Tony Rivero at Jay Lawrence at ld23jaylawrence / and John Kavanagh at Photo below, left to right, Kern, Syms, Lawrence, Rivero, McDaniel, and Kavanagh.

The Yuma Tea Party Candidate Forum, scheduled for Sat., July 28, has been cancelled.

The Colorado River Tea Party-Yuma will meet Dr Robert Branch, Supt of Public Instruction candidates and CD3 candidates Nick Pierson and Sergio Arellano on Thur., Aug 16 at the Community Church.



Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas – Unfortunately, fighting fake news and false political accusations is part of running for office now. Despite the lies, The State Board of Education repealed Common Core in October, 2015 and replaced it with new standards in December, 2016 after a long fight by me to do so. People saying otherwise are calling me, the Board and the Governor liars when the proof it was repealed and replaced is clear. I also inherited a department long operated by politicians more interested in their next office than running the Arizona Department of Education (ADE). As the only candidate with a financial background, I was able to implement sweeping changes in ADE that not only reduced administrators and staff, but also corrected grants distributions that had been neglected for decades. Under a plan we submitted to the Feds no schools will lose funding and all dollars went for their intended purpose – helping our most vulnerable students.

We were able as a result of revamping our IT systems to implement current year funding, saving the state over $30 million per year. We also improved our grants processes to allow schools to draw down their funding months earlier than in the past; while insuring the amounts are correctly allocated. This can eliminate the need for districts to take short term loans – saving the taxpayers interest expenses. It’s critical to have someone with financial experience when the primary function of the department is to distribute billions in taxpayer dollars.

The bottom line though is the performance of our students. During my time in office, the vast majority of scores have shown improvement. In fact, the recently released AZ Merit results showed that 16 of 18 grade level scores have increased, some significantly. I will continue to focus, not only on draining the swamp and correcting financial practices at the department, but on supporting parents and getting all students the best possible education.

Parents need a variety of educational choices, outstanding teachers in the classroom, and standards that get back to the important basics of education, not social indoctrination. As we now replace our old Science and Social Studies standards we face the same battles against the education establishment and special interest groups that we faced when repealing and replacing Common Core. I look forward to your support as I continue to fight for the children, parents and citizens of Arizona.

Congressman Paul Gosar: Saying No To Amnesty- I voted to prevent the course of history from repeating itself and opposed one of the largest amnesty bills in our country's history. The root of the problem with the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act, better known as the 'compromise' bill, is the same as last week’s bill -- it grants amnesty. We cannot compromise our country's future by creating a special path for those not willing to wait in line. Under this bill, it is estimated that millions of illegal aliens would become eligible for legal status. I will continue to stand strong and fight to secure our borders and uphold the rule of law. The only pathway to achieving the American dream is by abiding by the laws of our sovereign nation. No amnesty. Click here to read more


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House candidate Stuart McDaniel: Early ballots go out on August 1st and I need your help!  Please consider making a donation today. I need all the help and support to fight for conservative values in rural Arizona. Over the last week, I've received new endorsements and have been busy in our community! In case you missed it, I was on KAFF Country radio to discuss the campaign and legislative priorities. You can listen here You can also hear me on The Big Talker with Jeff Oravits at 97.1FM, Live streaming here Our new yard signs are in! If you are interested in displaying a sign, please contact me at Thank you!

LD13 House candidate Joanne Osborne: As the campaign heats up so does the Arizona summer weather. Your Grandpa may have walked five miles up hill, back and forth to school, in the snow... but, I walked barefoot, during the summer on the sidewalks of Phoenix! Shade is a luxury in the Valley and a simple way to capture more of it is to adopt a Joanne Osborne yard sign which can provide up to 6 square feet of new shade for your front yard. But Arizona summers can cause serious problems for hikers, homeless populations and seniors. And remember never leave kids or pets in parked cars. So, here are some tried and true tricks for beating the Arizona summer days. Some are my own, some you have probably seen around, but all-in-all there just might be a refreshing idea below!

· Stay Hydrated – water is best. Diet products and alcohol can be dehydrating.

· Check on your fellow man! Family, neighbors, friends, and strangers.

· Keep water and towels in your car. Cover steering wheels, seats, and definitely baby seats. Use window shades.

· Check the water in your car’s battery and other liquids

· Take care of the pets – you cannot walk barefoot, so your pets can’t walk on sidewalks or streets. Give them plenty of shade and water – better yet, bring them inside!

· Do not leave your loved ones inside a vehicle when not running and air on!

· Fuel up your vehicle in the evening – helps with our ozone

· Move the thermostat to 78 – 80 degrees for the day and 76 – 77 at night.

· Water your plants and grass when the sun has gone down.

· Take care of your pool – the heat eats up the chemicals.

· Fun snack – Freeze grapes, some people even roll them in kool-aid first for a sweet treat.
Donate water to your local hospital, churches, or food bank. Many cities will take water donations too.
Wear cotton clothing.

· Extreme heat can cause tire blowouts. Heat is your tire's worst enemy. The hotter a tire gets, the higher the risk of failure. In summer heat conditions as the pavement temperatures soar, it's important to regularly check air pressure.

CD 9 candidate Dave Giles: This week I had the opportunity to attend, and participate in many events in Congressional District 9. These events include: Speaking at Rio Salado College, the Mid-Summer Mixer, the Ahwatukee Republican Women and numerous of small businesses. Contact: 480-664-4971

Gubernatorial candidate Ken Bennett is running for Governor because he believes the truth matters. This week Governor Ducey shows an approval rate of only 31% (Emerson College) which is extremely low and means he can be beaten.  Probably why he is running all those TV spots telling you how wonderful he is and how much he has done for you. (Taking credit for President Trump's work.) He will not be telling you that he broke every campaign promise he made on issues very important to Arizona.

· He caved to #RedForEd: “Ducey was Gov. Milquetoast during the strike, seeking to co-opt and appease, not to confront and thwart.  The first significant act of public employee militancy in these parts in recent memory produced results.  Expect more of it.”    - Robert Robb

· He does not care what Republicans think about his terrible STOP plan that includes seizing guns and has promised to call a Special Session to get it.  This plan fails to keep our schools safe and is simply a step towards gun control.  “Undeterred by opposition from his own party, Gov. Doug Ducey is determined to … ask judges to take guns away from people who are a danger to themselves    or others others – assuming he’s still governor…”

· He has a plan to appoint Cindy McCain to the Senate seat because he does not support the repeal of Obamacare.

· He has done nothing to secure the border. "Border Patrol union President Brandon Judd has stated: " ... National Guard deployment 'colossal waste'"

· He raised your taxes. “In fact, Ducey ended up raising taxes. … Ducey will claim that it is a fee, so doesn’t count as a violation of his “no tax increase” pledge. … But, through various accounting contortions, more than $100 million of it ends up improving the status of the general fund, by relieving costs and increasing revenues, just as a general tax hike would.”

Please contact the Bennett for Governor campaign to help elect Ken Bennett for Governor.  Christine at 520-235-2234. Donate here.



Senator John McCain:

· McCain On Independence Day

· McCain Urges Acting Va Secretary To Address Poor Care At Arizona VA Nursing Homes

· McCain On Passing Of Charles Krauthammer

· McCain & Coons: Ronald Mortensen Is The Wrong Choice To Lead U.S. Refugee Response

· Senate Passes McCain National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2019

· McCain On North Korea

· McCain On President Trump’s Comments Regarding The G-7

Senator Jeff Flake:

· Senators Introduce Legislation to Keep Families Together and Ensure The Integrity of Immigration Laws

· Flake, Collins Press DHS, HHS on Immigration Policies

· Flake, Coons Urge Amazon to Prioritize Consumer Privacy Practices

· VIDEO: Flake Warns Against Mistreatment of American Allies

· VIDEO: Flake Honors McCain during NDAA Debate

· VIDEO: Flake Denounces Protectionist Trade Policies, Encourages American Leadership

· Senators Introduce Legislation to Require Congressional Approval of National Security-Designated Tariffs

Rep Paul Gosar:

· Gosar Introduces Bill To Prohibit IRS Employees from Engaging in Partisan Unionizing & Collective Bargaining at Taxpayer Expense

· Gosar Votes Against Amnesty Bill

· Biggs, DesJarlais, Duncan, Gaetz, Gosar, Harris, Hice, Norman, and Perry Send Letter to Rosenstein

· Biggs, Brat, DesJarlais, Gaetz, Gosar, Hice, Jordan, and Norman Ask for Names of Unidentified FBI Employees in IG Report

· Gosar and Other Members of Congress Call on Forest Service to Reopen Arizona Snowbowl

· Gosar’s Good Neighbor Authority for Counties Amendment Passes House

· House Passes Farm Bill with Healthy Crop of Western Caucus Priorities

· It Comes Down To The Rule of the Law

· Gosar Introduces Cottonwood Land Exchange Act

· Gosar Votes For FY19 Defense Authorization

Rep Andy Biggs:

· The Threat To National Security That Hardly Anyone Is Watching

· Biggs: US Rep. Andy Biggs: Change Senate Rules That Hinder GOP Pro-Life Agenda

· Biggs, Desantis, And Gaetz Request All Drafts Of Inspector General's DOJ Report

· Congressman Biggs Requests Apology From Representative Waters For Intemperate Comments

· Biggs-Votes-To Fund-United-States-Military

· Biggs Votes Against Attempt To Grant Amnesty To Illegal Aliens

· Biggs Introduces Resolution To Censure And Condemn Rep. Maxine Waters

· Biggs, Desjarlais, Duncan, Gaetz, Gosar, Harris, Hice, Norman, And Perry Send Letter To Rosenstein

· Biggs Cosponsors The "Equal Protection Of Unaccompanied Minors Act"

· Biggs, Brat, Desjarlais, Gaetz, Gosar, Hice, Jordan, And Norman Ask For Names Of Unidentified FBI Employees In IG Report

· Biggs’ Statement On The DOJ Inspector General’s Report

· Biggs, Desantis, And Gaetz Request All Drafts Of Inspector General's DOJ Report

· Biggs' Statement On The Singapore Summit

· Biggs Votes To Pass Spending Rescissions Package

· America's National Debt Is A Threat To America's National Security

· Biggs' Statement On Supreme Court's "Masterpiece Cakeshop" Opinion

Rep David Schwiekert:

Rep Martha McSally:

· VIDEO: McSally’s Independence Day 2018 Message

· McSally Clinches Key Victories for Arizona in Defense Funding Bill

· McSally Votes in Favor of Trump-Backed Legislation to Secure the Southern Border

· McSally Clears Next Hurdle for A-10 Re-Wing Funding

· McSally Legislation to Strengthen the Outer Ring of U.S. Border Security Passes the House

· McSally Legislation to Secure Southern Border Nearly Receives Votes Needed to Pass House

· McSally Takes to House Floor in the Middle of the Night to Increase Funds and Raise Awareness About Veterans Suicide

· McSally Joins President Trump at White House for Signing of Crucial Veterans Affairs Bill

· U.S. Rep. McSally Hosts Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in Southern Arizona

Rep Debbie Lesko:

· Lesko Votes To Fund F-35, Increase Troop Pay

· Lesko Introduces Legislation To Allow States To Set Education Policy

· Lesko Announces New Staff Member For Arizona Veterans And Military

· Lesko-On-Securing-America’s-Future-Act

· Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Votes To Cut Unnecessary Spending

· Congresswoman-Lesko-Joins-Influential-Conservative-Caucus




Concerned Citizens For America (CC4A) will be hosting LD6 Sen Sylvia Allen, Sedona mayoral candidate Pete Conrad, and city council candidates Mike Ward, Bill Chishol, Jr. and Noelle Jullian for a discussion on “Home Rule” and its implications for Sedona residents hosts at 6:30 pm., Thurs., July 5 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road, Sedona. Contact: Andrea Kadar

The Green Valley Tea Party and Republican Club of Green Vally/Sahuarita will meet at 9 am., Thurs., July 5 at Friends In Deed, 301 W Camino Casa Verde, Green Valley, (map). Speakers will be Sahuarita Town councilman are Kara Egbert and Heritage Acton Young Republicans activist Nathan Duell and Supt of Public Instruction candidate Tracy Livingston.


Republican Women of Prescott will host all Republican candidates running for Arizona Secretary of State at their Tues., July 10 luncheon in the ballroom at the Prescott Resort. Door open at 10:30 am., luncheon at 11:30 am. Display tables will be set up outside of the ballroom. For table space call Anita at 928-443-0464 RSVP for the luncheon to Elsie at 928-778-0235. Contact: Sherrie Hanna, 1st VP programs 928-533-2925

The Huachuca Area Republican Women's Club will meet at 10:30 am., Tues., July 10 at the Elks Lodge, 1 S Elks Ln, Sierra Vista, (map). Registration/social at 10:30 am. luncheon begins at 11 am. $16 with reservation; walk in - $18. Contact Nancy at esp4youcards@gm​ or 366-0012 RSVP.

The Maricopa County Republican Committee’s Executive Committee will meet at 7 pm, Tues., July 10 at the AZGOP HQ (instead of the usual first Tuesday of the month).  Contact Cindy Casaus

or Chairman Chris Herring

July 12

KFYI Talk Show Host Mike Broomhead will be featured at a fundraiser for State Representatives Anthony Kern, Maria Syms, Jay Lawrence, Tony Rivero and candidate Stuart McDaniel, along with Senator John Kavanagh between 4:30-6:30 pm., Thur., July 12 at Plexus Worldwide, 9145 E Pima Center Parkway in Scottsdale. View Map Broomhead will also be signing copies of his new book If You're Gonna Be Dumb, You Better Be Tough: Lessons from My Life with Bulls, Protestors, and Politicians. Contacts to donate to:Anthony Kern at votekern/votekern Maria Syms at Stuart McDaniel at mcdanielforhouse Tony Rivero at Jay Lawrence at ld23jaylawrence / and John Kavanagh at



· More-Proof-Ken-Bennett-Has-Gov-Doug-Ducey-Running-Scared

· Report: Gov-Ducey-Poised-To-Appoint-Cindy-Mccain-To-Us-Senate It’s No Surprise Ducey Is Faring Badly In Two New Polls. A Newly Released Nbc/Marist Survey Of Az Voters Shows Only 26% Say He Deserves To Be Reelected. Emerson College Polling Has Ducey’s Approval At 31%. 


· Duet of Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra - May 12, 1960

· File Your Taxes on A Postcard: It's Coming in 2019


· AZSOS Settles Lawsuit - Applicants must prove citizenship to receive a ballot

· “Conscience of a Conservative” – Goldwater’s Trumps Flake’s

· We Dare Call It A Conspiracy



· Editorial: The ‘Families Belong Together’ Movement Is A Farce

· Donald-Trump-Incoming-Mexican-President-Say-Their-Phone-Call-Constructive

· Progressives Scramble To Block Potential Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett Because She Is A Committed Christian


· 5-Years-Later-Prescott-Still-Healing-Honors-19-Fallen-Granite-Mountain-Hotshots-Firefighters

· Families Belong Together: Arizona Rallies For Migrant Families Separated At The Border

· No-Meal-Money Dir Traveling-Staff-At Arizona-Department-Real-Estate

· Lawsuit-Filed-Against-Arizona-Law-Barring-Groups-Collecting-Mail-Ballots

· Arizona Among 2018’s Best & Wors T States To Start A Business

· Grand Canyon University Returns To Nonprofit Status

· Dad, 5 Year-Old Son Nabbed For Smuggling Piles Of Pot

· Mexican National Nabbed After Foot Chase For Smuggling Six Others

· Bp Agents Protect Juveniles From Human Trafficking

· Guarantee Veterans Highest International Health Care Standards

· Meth Smuggler Arrested By Naco Cbp Officers

· San Luis Cbp Officers Seize Meth Worth $269k

· School Closings: Focus On Reynolds Elementary


· Bikers For Trump Protest Red Hen Restaurant


· In Newly Obtained Memo, Congress’s Top Cop Said House Democratic Caucus Server Vanished

· Nunes Calls For Testimony From 10 State Dept., Obama White House Officials On Surveillance Abuse

· Rep. Maxine Waters Charged With Crime!


· Women From All 50 States Travel To DC To Speak To Lawmakers About Gun Rights


· The Beginning Of The End: Overrated And Overpaid Megyn Kelly Gets Bad News From NBC


· Federal-Judge-Orders-Justice-Department-To-Turn-Over-Fusion-GPS-Records-To-Watchdog-Attorneys


· China Unjustly Imprisons Christian Leader for Missionary Work in Burma