Sunday, February 11, 2018

2-11-18 Briefs

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Tomorrow Morning the Yuma County Board of Supervisors are scheduled to choose one of three nominees – Paul Brierley, Tim Dunn and Cora Lee Schingnitz – to replace expelled LD13 Rep Don Shooter.

The Grassroots Tea Party Activists will meet with Susan Ellsworth, the Arizona State Director of the Phylis Schlafly Eagles, at 6:30 pm., Wed., Feb 14 at Denny’s Restaurant Banquet Room, 9030 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Access Rd, Dunlap Ave Exit off I-17.  Eagle Forum is a conservative interest group founded by Phyllis Schlafly in 1972 and is the parent organization that also includes the Eagle Forum Education and Legal Defense Fund and the Eagle Forum PAC. The Eagle Forum has been primarily focused on social issues; it describes itself as pro-family and reports membership of 80,000. Others have described it as socially conservative and anti-feminist.  Ellsworth will focus on the dangerous aspects of having a Constitutional Convention of States or a Con Con.

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Trump’s Approval Rating Tops Obama’s At Same Point In Presidency According to the latest Rasmussen Reports, President Donald J. Trump’s approval rating is now higher than President Barack Obama’s was on the same date of his first term. “These approval polls reveal a public that has tuned out the mainstream media’s nattering against the president,” Victor Morton writes.

Food Stamp Recipients Drop Under Trump The U.S. Department of Agriculture released new data this month showing that the number of individuals in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has continued to decline under the Trump Administration.

No ‘Amnesty Surge’ On Southwest Border As Numbers Drop In January Illegal immigration along America’s southwest border ticked down in January, The Washington Times reports. “The declines spanned both illegal immigrants caught trying to sneak in between ports of entry, and those showing up at legal checkpoints demanding entry without permission,” Stephen Dinan writes

State Treasurer Jeff DeWit’s Report can be viewed at Arizona Treasurer’s Quarterly Report. To see more details on pool performance, check out monthly Board of Investment reports. Contact: Communications Director Dajana Zlaticanin 602.542.7842

Maricopa County Republicans Chairman Chris Herring is looking for a part-time political coordinator. The 20 hour a week position required evenings and weekends activities. Prior campaign field experience a plus. Send resume and contact information to Herring at

The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office is holding a series of informational sessions about the Congressional District 8 Special Primary and General Elections. The next meeting will be in the North Valley on Sat, Feb. 10. Election Department staff will be available to answer questions. Meetings are scheduled:

· Tues., Feb 13 from 6-7 pm at the Municipal Court Building, 14455 W. Van Buren St. Ste B101, Goodyear, AZ 85338

· All Maricopa County Recorder public events are available at

· Polling locations for voters in this election may be different from previous elections. An online polling site locator tool is available at

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Notes From Readers

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Former LD 17 PC Don Langlois: Congressman Trey Gowdy just said a few things about the military in response to a stupid question from a CNN reporter about the ban of transgenders. He nails it! Nobody has a "right" to serve in the Military. Nobody. What makes people think the Military is an equal opportunity employer? Very far from it. The Military uses prejudice regularly and consistently to deny citizens from joining for being too old or too young, too fat or too skinny, too tall or too short. Citizens are denied for having flat feet, or for missing or additional fingers. Poor eyesight will disqualify you, as well as bad teeth Malnourished? Drug addiction? Bad back? Criminal history? Low IQ? Anxiety? Phobias? Hearing damage? Six arms? Hear voices in your head? Self-identify as a Unicorn? Need a special access ramp for your wheelchair? Can't run the required course in the required time? Can't do the required number of pushups? Not really a "morning person" and refuse to get out of bed before noon? All can be reasons for denial. The Military has one job. War. Anything else is a distraction and a liability. Did someone just scream "That isn't Fair"? War is VERY unfair, there are no exceptions made for being special or challenged or socially wonderful. YOU change yourself to meet Military standards.. Not the other way around. I say again: You don't change the Military... you must change yourself. The Military doesn't need to accommodate anyone with special issues. The Military needs to Win Wars. If any of your personal issues are a liability that detract from readiness or lethality... Thank you for applying and good luck in future endeavors. Who's next in line?

Jim Raschke to Randy Miller. I agree with you. See 2-8-18 Briefs

LD-15 PC George Moriarty:  Trust but verify.  I used that to research Randy Miller’s claims about Phil Lovas. I started with Miller’s comments about HB2103; what I discovered stopped me in my tracks.  His assertion about language “that gives control over to the federal government to tax and regulate” isn’t in that bill.  Before looking into HB2103, it’s important to establish context.  During Lovas’s tenure, there were several HB2103s, but only this HB2103 could be the one Miller identifies.  In his 2-8-18 archives

post, Miller noted Lovas “supported” the bill (true); however, in his  2-6-18 post he wrote “Lovas demonstrated great confusion . . . by proposing two separate bills, one violating the constitutional boundaries of government in HB2103.”  That’s misleading.  There were nine sponsors and four co-sponsors; Lovas was third.  He supported the bill, but 12th of 13 is hardly proposing.  Contextually, Miller’s claim seems iffy, but what about the bill? HB2103, amended the concealed-carry requirement a permit holder has to be twenty-one years of age or older by adding “or is at least nineteen years of age and provides evidence of current military service or proof of honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions from the United States armed forces, United States armed forces reserve or a state national guard.”  That’s it!  Nothing nefarious.  Even if we stretch Miller’s claims to suggest the problem with HB2103 is it didn’t amend the existing statute to remove the federal government’s ability to tax, regulate, and violate constitutional boundaries, we’d fail.  That couldn’t be in the bill, because it isn’t in the existing statute.  That said, it’s important to identify the many supporters of HB2103.Here’s a partial list:

•    All Republican senators.

•    All but two Republican representatives.  Two Republicans didn’t vote.

•    The president of the Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL).

•    A representative of the Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association (ASRPA).

•    A representative of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

Note:  The AzCDL, ASRPA, and NRA are steadfast supporters of the second amendment.  It’s inconceivable they’d support a bill that did what Miller claimed. A simple conclusion is Miller’s wrong about HB2103.  It’s more likely Miller used a bill number and generalities hoping people would believe his false claims (read accusations) without checking their accuracy.  That’s unbecoming for anyone, unacceptable for a Republican, and unforgiveable for a Republican PC.  Randy Miller should retract his false claims and apologize to Phil Lovas.

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FEB 12

The Western Pinal County Chapter of the AZ Republican Assembly (AzRA) will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Feb 12 at

408 N. Sacaton Street, Suite II, Casa Grande, AZ with Justice of the Peace Judge Eustino “Tino” Tarango III. Contact: AZRA President Nancy Hawkins

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

Seven of the CD8 candidates will speak at the Arrowhead Republican Women’s Club luncheon at 11:30 am., Wed., Feb 14 at the BriarwoodCountry Club, 20800 N. 135th Avenue in Sun City West. Check-in at 10:45 am. $20 per person, including luncheon. Reservations required and must be received by 5 pm., Sun., Feb 11. Cancellations are also due at 5 pm., Sun., Feb 11 or you will billed. Candidates available for your questions include Chad Allen, Debbie Lesko, Phil Lovas, Richard Mack, Steve Montenegro, Mark Yates and Clair Van Steenwyk. Candidate Bob Stump had to canceled due to a business trip to Washington, DC. Contact Reservation Team at or call Lezlee at 602-354-5224.

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.

The Yavapai County Republican Education Committee Precinct Committeemen meeting is scheduled at 6 pm., Thur., Feb 15 at the Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E Rosser St., in Prescott with State Treasurer candidate Kimberly Lee. 5 pm – social hour. Contact:

LD24 will meet with Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb at 7 pm., Thurs. Feb 15 at AZGOP HQ, 3501 N 24th St., in Phoenix. 6:30 pm registration. Contact: Chairman – Barry Wong

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.

Feb 16

The Yuma County Republican’s Annual Lincoln Day Dinner is scheduled Fri., Feb 16 at Arizona Western College featuring Gov Doug Ducey. Contact Russ Jones (928) 580-8996 or Bonnie Knight (928) 210-0179.

US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward and Senator Dr. Rand Paul will hold a “Rally With Rand” between 5-7 pm., Fri, Feb 16 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center, 5100 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250. Tickets $25 & $50. Register Now

The Fountain Hills AZ Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Feb 15 in the Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd. (Palisades Blvd. & Golden Eagle Blvd.) with Leslie White, Grassroots Director of Americans for Prosperity - Arizona.  White will discuss issues before the legislature and strategies to promote smaller, more responsive government and increased economic prosperity. Friends and neighbors welcome. Admission is free but donations to help offset expenses are welcome and appreciated.  Contact:  Richard Rutkowski  or

FEB 17

The Pima County Republicans Lincoln Day Dinner is scheduled at 5 pm., Sat., Feb 17, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E Broadway Blvd in Tucson. Ticket $35 includes buffet.

Tickets available at Candidate display tables - $25. Speaker – Author/historian Dr Gene Kopelson.

The Green Valley Sahuarita Republican Club’s  Annual Lincoln-Reagan Luncheon is scheduled at 11 am., Sat., Feb 17 in the Quail Creek Madera Clubhouse, 2055 Quail Crossing Blvd in Green Valley, for a discussion on “Illegal Immigration: Its Impact on Ordinary Americans” with speakers Laura Wilkinson & Paul Gosar. Lunch $45 per person, RSVP , VIP tickets are $95, which includes lunch and meeting with speakers - plus, three guests will win autographed books by Mark Levin, Newt Gingrich and Laura Ingraham! RSVP to Lauren (520)405-1590. Contact Kay at 520-904-9103.

US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward and Congressman Dr. Rand Paul will hold a “Rally With Rand” between 5-7 pm., Sat., Fri 17 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center, 5100 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250. Tickets $25 & $50. Register Now

Riders USA Is Sponsoring A Rally Supporting The Second Amendment on Sat, Feb 17 at the Arizona State Capitol between Noon and 2 PM.  Open to the public. A motorcycle procession will start at Encanto Park and travel to the State Capitol to open the event.  Participants can register with Riders USA. More information at Riders USA's website and their Facebook page. Or email Mike Sullivan (  The Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL) president Dave Kopp, has been invited to speak. Join or renew your AzCDL membership at the rally and receive a $10 discount.

The AZGOP Political Operative Training session for those wishing to work full time for the Republican party through the 2018 election cycle will be held at 9 am, Sat. Feb 17 at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N 24th St. in Phoenix. Interested party leaders can apply here

FEB 24

Emancipation Proclamation Observance 6 (EPOD 6) is scheduled from noon until 4 pm., Sat., Feb. 24 in East Lake Park 1549 E. Jefferson St. Phx, Contact AAARC

FEB 28

LD4 and the Estrella Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Feb 28 at the Estrella Foothills H.S. 13033 S. Estrella Pkwy, with  State Treasurer candidates Kimberly Yee and Ann Sabbagh. Contact Chairman Dick Newcomer at 623-398-5638

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