Thursday, February 8, 2018

2-8-18 Briefs

At 9:30 am., This Morning a legislative committee will address HB2012, that would limit the use of proxies at political meetings in Arizona. For years precinct and state committeemen have observed the “cowbells” carrying hands full of proxies into meetings so they can manipulate and control the vote on party leaders and issues. LDs have been in turmoil over the Establishment backed “cleansing” process that everyone knows is going on. Through the misuse of proxies, they have systematically driven numerous hard working, grassroots party workers and leaders out of most of the leadership roles.

Granted, there are exceptions when PCs/SC can’t make the county and state meetings due to health problems and distance, but it is doubtful that they reflect the hundreds of proxies carried to meetings the past few years. The problem is cowbells harvesting hands full of proxies in their LDs from “shadow” PCs who rarely, if ever, attend meetings - including their local LDs. Republican voters, who are fed with this crap or cannot attend this morning’s meeting, need to contact the legislators listed in the “Call to Action” below. Let them know that you are tired of the shenanigans and the party control freaks misusing proxies for their own agenda - namely power. This is not the first time that legislation has been proposed to control the misuse and abuse of proxy voting in Arizona, but legislators have buckled because they apparently fear the Establishment will target them at their next election. We cry out for Washington, DC to cleanse its swamp. We need to start at home. We got rid of the “ballot harvesting/stuffing.” It’s time for Arizona legislators to get rid of the “proxy harvesting” as well. The use and abuse of proxies for absentee voting at the district, county and state level of the Republican Party must stop.- ft

CALL TO ACTION: Legislative Alert: HB2012, a bill that is offered to amend ARS 16-828 to limit the use of proxies at Arizona Political meetings is scheduled for hearing AT 9:30 am., Thur., Feb 8, in Hearing Room 1 at the Arizona State Legislature, 1700 W Washington in Phoenix. Supporters of the anti-proxy legislation are urged to attend this hearing and make your voice heard - that it is time to bring an end to the use of unlimited proxies to control party meetings, said anti-proxy leader Richard Dicksion. The legislators that support this legislation need to know you stand behind them. If you cannot attend, let the legislators know you support the bill by giving them a call or send them an email. The legislators can be reached as follows:

Todd Cloddfelter    ` 602-926-4850

Doug Coleman       ` 602-926-3160

Drew John 602-926-5154

Bob Thorpe 602-926-5219

Michelle B. Ugenti-Rita 602-926-4480

Please call and or email them requesting they support the Bill HB2012. This is important so that we can keep the effort to limit proxy use to a minimum. – Contact Dicksion at

'Angel Mom' Calls Out McCain, Flake, Dems: Get Rid Of Criminal Aliens & Protect Americans The mother of a law enforcement officer killed by an illegal immigrant drunk driver in 2014 spoke out on "The Ingraham Angle."

Mary Ann Mendoza said she is extremely disappointed in both Republican senators from Arizona, saying their position on illegal immigration leaves her with questions.Mendoza said Jeff Flake and John McCain had data showing the crime rate among illegal immigrants, referenced by Laura Ingraham, but have yet refused to substantively act on it.

AMAC (Association of Mature American Citizens) is holding a CD8 Candidate Forum at 10 a.m. on Sat, Feb 10 The program will be at the Sun City West Foundation at 14465 R H Johnson Blvd in Sun City West. At post time, 10 of the 12 candidates qualified for the ballot have agreed to participate. This campaign will elect a replacement for US Rep Trent Franks, who recently resigned from congress. Main topics will be the candidate’s position on proposed legislation concerning healthcare, immigration and social security. AMAC is a non-partisan member driven organization that does not and cannot actively work for, on behalf of, or endorse any political party or specific candidates for public office.

LD28 Senate candidate Ken Bowers, a US Navy veteran and prison reform advocate, is asking Republicans and Independents to sign his petitions at (click the link "Sign my Petition" at the bottom of the home page).

Happy Birthday Wishes To Roberta McCain, who just turned 106. She’s Sen. John McCain’s mother.

The Yavapai County Pachyderm is hosting a Meet & Greet luncheon for Secretary of State candidate Lori Klein Corbin at 11:30 am., on Sat., Feb 24 at the Prescott Golf And Country Club Home Owners Assoc. Bldg., 1103 Old Chisholm Trail, Dewey, AZ. 86327. $15 donation per person. Limited seating. RSVP to Sue Goodchild at 636-7355 OR Also call Goodchild to help with petitions for Corbin.

Commissioner Boyd Dunn will lead his third workshop focusing on developing a Corporation Commission Code of Ethics tat 10 am., Thur., Feb 8 in Rm 1 at the the Arizona Corporation Commission office in Phoenix. Dunn released a draft version of the Code of Ethics on December 29, 2017. Members of the public were encouraged to submit their comments for input to the docket on or before January 19, 2018. The creation of the code is intended to ensure transparency and consistency with Corporation Commission operations and decisions. To view the draft code and public comments, go to and search for docket number AU-00000E-17-0079. To view the workshop, go to

The GOP Memo Proves The ‘Deep State’ Is Real

MUST WATCH: The Inconvenient Truth About The Republican Party Good history, good information and a must copy to all your friends so we can all know what is NOT being taught in our schools and Universities ....

ATTN GOP Contested Statewide Candidates: You are invited to participate in the Sun City West Republican Club Candidate Forums on the 1st Sat. of each month at the Foundation Building 14465 W. RH Johnson, SCW, AZ 85375. Doors open at 8 am; meeting starts promptly at 8:30am.. The Statewide Treasurer’s Forum is scheduled March 3. All candidates accepting the invitation to participate are asked to send a short bio and photo to or call 623-322-9979 SCW will be hosting Secretary of State candidates in April. These Forums are open to announced candidates only. About SCW members attended the February forum for the Arizona Corporation Commission candidates.

Attention Republican Group Leaders: If your event announcement is not posted within 24 hours from the time you submitted it - Briefs did NOT receive it. Please resend it to either or – Editor Frosty Taylor

It’s Time To Get Signed Up For The Annual AZ Heroes To Hometowns will Salute A Soldier 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk scheduled at 9am, Sat., March 10. Packet pickup day of race starting at 8am at Freestone Park, 1045 E Juniper Road in Gilbert. $40 5K Run. $30.00 5K Run for Military or $25 for 1 Mile Walk. Registration at events/48183653/select-race? or Register early and receive a $10 discount on the 5K by using code SAS10– good until Feb 1, 2018. Military use MIL05 for $5 off until Feb 1. Contact Kathy Pearce @ or AZ Heroes to Hometowns P. O. BOX 31646, Mesa, AZ 85275.

Notes From Readers

Commentary running over 400 words is subject to editing. – ft

Gina Swoboda, Election Integrity: URGENT: A very bad, very dangerous bill has been introduced in the State House: HB2206, Early Voting, Voting Centers. This bill will allow Democrat County Recorder Fontes (and all 15 County Recorders), to utilize Early Voting procedures for ALL BALLOTS even those cast at the polls on Election Day. Even for voters who have not signed up for PEVL.  This is what Fontes did in the jurisdictional elections and we ABSOLUTELY DO NOT WANT THIS. This is an end run around a direct vote for ALL MAIL ELECTIONS which they know will not pass. Under this legislation, ballots cast on Election Day will NO LONGER be tabulated at the polls. This is also an end run around Voter ID, as ALL VOTERS ballots will be treated as Early Votes, i.e. placed in an envelope and a signature on an affidavit used as Proof of Identity. Please call and email ALL of our GOP legislators and ask them to vote No if this bill makes it out of committee. House: House Roster

Senate: SenateRoster Read bill here: bills/HB2206P Email with questions. Thank you!!!!

LD21 PC Randy Miller to CD8 candidate Phil Lovas: I apologize if I was incorrect on your use of public money for your campaigns, my mistake.  Good for you, and thank you. However, you did quit after running a campaign for the people of your district to accept a federal position with more pay.  You did quit that job shortly after making a commitment to work for them supporting small businesses.  I only question what your true intentions are and where your true commitment is.  I also understand from a other sources, that your family is involved with "Bundling Activities" for John McCain, even though he has been very critical of the president and not popular with republicans.  This is contradictory to your "commitment" to the president and our party.  But it pays well I assume. 

Your "A" rating with the NRA obviously missed the contradiction in bills you supported as previously mentioned.  What part of ".... the right of the people to be armed shall not be infringed" is troubling you?  Including language in a bill (HB2103) that gives control over to the federal government to tax and regulate every aspect of our "Right" is not a worthy recipient of this award in my opinion.  The confusion comes from your sponsorship of a good bill (HB2517) that is just the opposite.  What was your motivation and confusion?  Either you support the Bill of Rights, or you don't.  Then there are the other issues I mentioned.  Did you get support for these or just do them on your own?  No one I talked to like these other bills or were aware they were being brought before the house. I am not attacking you as a person at all.  I am pointing out what myself and some others don't approve of as a legislator, contradiction of presidential support, and giving away of OUR rights under the second amendment.  Show us where the authority is under the constitution to do this.

PC Frank Carroll: The issue here is participation. First, the existing body of precinct committeeman does not represent a majority of the total number of committeeman seats available to this political party. Does this minority of precinct committeeman then actually represent the total body of registered Republican voters to the party? Second, there are several major senior communities that are predominately Republican in their life blood. For many of them the “chronological mileage” has a way of limiting their physical participation which the proxy overcomes. Limiting proxy in this manner may inadvertently discriminate against the very people who have been lifelong participating conservatives. For the sake of the non-puppet seniors who entrust the physically capable to carry their vote, I must stand in opposition to this bill. – Carroll is the Blue Sky Precinct Captain, Area Director Grand West

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Candidates Are Welcome to e-mail their announcements and a photo to Briefs at or for posting so readers can learn who the candidates are. Editor’s Note: Please keep announcement at 400 words. Longer announcements subject to editing to conform. ft.

LD20 Senate candidate Charles A Loftus, Ph.D is curtailing the run for State House LD-20 and announces his candidacy for State Senate LD-20. Loftus is an Arizona native, born in Nogales and raised in Phoenix.  He entered law enforcement after high school and has been an Arizona law enforcement officer for over 30 years, having served with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Arizona State University Police, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the Office of Inspector General at DES.  He earned his Ph.D. in Public Administration with an emphasis on Criminal Justice Public Policy (police and public corruption) from Arizona State University.  He also earned a Master in Public Administration with an emphasis on organizational behavior and public policy analysis from Arizona State University.
He became an instructor with the Arizona State University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice teaching counter-terrorism, domestic terrorism, intelligence, and research methods.  He is the director of an intensive study abroad program through ASU that takes students to Israel to learn about counter-terrorism, Islamic fascism, jihadism, martyrdom and emergency responses to terrorism.

Loftus has witnessed firsthand how Arizona government has worked and at times failed its citizens.  Over the years, he has had to implement what previous legislators enacted.  He has been witness to the many faults and corruption within Arizona government and it is something he passionately wants to change, to improve.  He believes that there is an effort in this country that is dedicated to restoring our Constitution and the Bill of Rights and he strongly feels that he can contribute to it.  He feels that in this way, he can help his neighbors in LD20 where he and his family have lived for the last 25 years.  He would describe himself as a Republican Conservative with very pro law and order leanings.  He would like to help expose and eliminate corruption in government.  Like you, he is fed up with politicians that say anything to get elected then support the lobbyist who provides them the most. Please go to the “Loftus 2018” website at .  There’s lots more information there.  He is an Arizonan who is tough, smart and passionate about Arizona.  He's a true conservative and not a political insider.  He's also the most qualified to work for his district and state. Contact: Contact:  Duane Loftus – Campaign Manager, (602) 774-0823 Cell (602) 228 6379



LD25 will meet at 7 pm., Thur., Feb 8 in the Charles K Luster Building (formerly the Mesa Utilities Building) 640 N. Mesa Dr., Mesa, AZ. Supt of Public Instruction Dr Bob Branch will be speaking to the group.

Supt of Public Instruction candidate Dr. Bob Branch will be speaking at the LD25 meeting at 7 pm., Thur., Feb 8 in the Charles K Luster Building (formerly the Mesa Utilities Building) 640 N. Mesa Dr., Mesa, AZ.

LD13 Precinct Committeemen in Yuma County will select three candidate names to be forwarded to the Yuma County Board of Supervisors for selection to fill the vacancy resulting for the removal of Rep. Don Shooter as a state legislator. The Yuma PCs will meet at the Goodwill Center, 3097 S 8th Ave in Yuma at 6 pm., Thurs., Feb 8.

The Arizona Corporation Commission Workshop on Code of Ethics is scheduled at 10 am., Thur., Feb 8 in Hearing Room One, Arizona Corporation Commission, 1200 W Washington St, First Floor in Phoenix. For a live broadcast feed or archived videos:

Coffee with District 3 Supervisor Bill Gates is scheduled at 8 am., Thur., Feb 8 at 19 North Community Plaza, 1829 W Northern Ave., Phx. with Matt Gress, Director of the Governor's Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting.


The Arizona Federation of Republican Women’s Club Winter 2018 Board of Directors meeting is scheduled Feb 9 and 10 at the Radisson Suites, 6555 E Speedway Blvd, in Tucson. Registration Form Here

FEB 10

Paradise Republican Women will meet with US senate candidate Sheriff Joe Arpaio for brunch Sat., Feb 10 at 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. 9:30 am – social, 10am mtg, and 11 am brunch. Arpaio was first elected as sheriff in 1992. He was re-elected in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. Tickets: $28 per Person. Click here to RSVP Online & Pay at the Door. Contact Ardith Hildebrant at (480) 861-7170.

The Arizona Federation of Republican Women’s Club Winter 2018 Board of Directors meeting is scheduled Feb 9 and 10 at the Radisson Suites, 6555 E Speedway Blvd, in Tucson. Registration Form Here

The 5th Annual Freedom Expo Dinner and Symposium, sponsored by Heirs of the Republic, and featuring nationally known speaker Bill Whittle, is scheduled Sat., Feb 10 at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador, 10000 N Oracle Road, Tucson. The evening event features live music, a silent auction, book signings, award ceremonies and dinner Heirs of the Republic was founded by past Director of the Navy SEAL Foundation

Jeff Utsch, who has been conducting patriotic and American history-related monthly dinners in Tucson for the last 13 years. Contact: Ana Henderson

A Maricopa County Recorder’s office CD8 Election public information session will be held between 10-11 am , Sat., Feb 10 at the Anthem Community Council, Meeting Rooms 3 & 4, 3701 W Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ 85086. RSVP:

FEB 13

LD 13 will meet at 7 pm., Tues, Feb 13 at the Heritage Elementary Library, 20895 W Hamilton Street in Buckeye. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Futures meetings are scheduled March 13, April 10, May 8 and June 12.

A Maricopa County Recorder’s Office CD8 Election Public Information Session will be held between 6-7 pm., Tues., Feb 13 at the Municipal Court Building, 14455 W. Van Buren St. Ste B101, Goodyear, AZ 85338. RSVP:

FEB 14

Valentine’s Day

FEB 15

The Ahwatukee Republican Women "Chocolate & Politics" Forum with Arizona Superintendent of Public Education Candidate’s Dr Robert Branch, Jonathan Gelbart, Tracy Livingston, Frank Riggs, and incumbent Supt Diane Douglas, is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Thur., Feb 15 in the Club West Golf Clubhouse, 16400 14th Ave., Phx, 85045. 6 pm – social. Complimentary dessert. Cash bar. Contact: 602-300-4185.

CD1 House candidate Kevin Cavanaugh and author Dinesh D’Souza have teamed up for a “Republican Revolt Against Globalism and Leftist Ideology” evening on Feb 15, 2018 at the Mesa Center for Performing Arts in Mesa. General Seating Tickets - $39. College Student Tickets - $25. VIP Reception - $500. Private Dinner With Dinesh -$2,700.

Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate or Representatives Let them know how you feel. Hold their feet to the fire. They wanted these positions so badly, hold them accountable:

Senator John McCain (R- AZ)



Senator Jeff Flake (R- AZ)



Rep Tom O’Halleran (D1)



Rep Martha McSally (R2)



Rep Raul M. Grijalva (D3)



Rep Paul A. Gosar (R4)



Rep Andy Biggs (R5)



Rep David Schweikert (R6)



Rep Reuben Gallego (D7)






Rep Kyrsten Sinema (D9)



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