Friday, May 25, 2018

5-25-18 Briefs

Ken Bennett - GovThe Tempe Republican Women’s Annual Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am., Sat., June 9 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Tempe, 4400 S Rural Road in Tempe. Gubernatorial candidate and former Secretary of State Ken Bennett is the speaker. $25 for members, $30 for guests. Must be paid by June 4. If pay at the door, the cost is $35. Checks may be mailed to Alison Quinn, 1264 E Weslyan, Tempe AZ 85282 . Contact: Membership chairman Diselle Brandrit at 480-203-9025

Oath Keepers Is Offering A Discount on membership fees until midnight Memorial Day, May 28, 2018 Regularly annual fee $40, discount $29.95 and the opportunity to win one of three prizes -- a Glock 19 and a lifetime membership (1st place), a lifetime membership in Oath Keepers (2nd place), or a two-year membership and T-shirt and hat (3rd place). Lifetime Membership - $800 (normally $1,000) or a Lifetime with Spouse membership for $1,100.00 (normally $1,500). See

Ron Harders 2Chi Town Ex Pat Show Host Ron Harders will be on the air at 3 pm., Sat., May 26 on . Guests are Darla Gonzalez of  Americans for Prosperity and Gayla Coletta, a Constitution in the Classroom teacher. Learn how you can be more conversant with the Constitution. Contact Harders at

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President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after what Trump said many feel was a racially motivated injustice. See full story: Trump Pardons Late Boxer Jack Johnson

Francine Romesburg 2018Grassroots Tea Party Activists of Arizona facilitator Francine Romesburg ken bennett 2areports that gubernatorial candidate Ken Bennett has met his petition signatures goal to get on the Aug 28 primary ballot. She is asking readers to sign the online petition as they want a 600 signature buffer in case any signatures are challenged. Sign online petition HERE(You must have your driver's license number to verify voter registration) You can also do the $5 clean election donation on line. HERE

The Fountain Hills Veterans groups will commemorate Memorial Day with a ceremony at 9 a.m., Mon, May 28 at the Fountain Hills Veterans Memorial.  Everyone is welcome and all are encourage to attend.  Wearing of patriotic clothing or full or partial uniform is totally appropriate. VFW Post 7507 members will be giving away buddy poppies at a number of locations.  please accept one and wear to honor are service members who have died fighting for our country.  Meaning Of Memorial Day

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Centrist Republicans on Wednesday moved one signature closer to forcing immigration votes on the House floor, but encountered headwinds as some Republicans fretted about the possibility of retribution from leadership. Rep. Erik Paulsen (Minn.) on Wednesday became the latest Republican to add his name to the petition, leaving the centrists just a few signatures short of being able to trigger the votes. But it remains to be seen whether several Republicans who are sympathetic toward the discharge petition will defy leadership and sign on. Some of those lawmakers have told the petition leaders they are concerned about being punished if they back the insurgent effort, according to a Republican aide familiar with the conversations. See Republicans Fear Retribution For Joining Immigration Revolt

Maricopa County Precinct Committeemen: Don’t forget that your applications and petitions are due May 30 to be on the August primary ballot. They must be turned in to the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office, located on the north side of the Maricopa County Superior Court Building in Phoenix.

richard hopkinsA Reception For LD4 House Candidate Richard Hopkins is scheduled at 3:30 pm., Sat., May 26 at the Las Herraduras Mexican Restaurant, 2256 W 4th Ave. in Yuma. Bring any petitions you have for him, whether the page is full or not. Seating may be limited. RSVP to or by Friday morning. Contact: Sally Kizer, Colorado River Tea Party chairman at 928-210-1219

ronna mcdaniel - RNCRNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel: President Trump Brings Energy To Our Party We have broken every record for any political party in a non-presidential year and a lot of that is because of President Trump. He brings an energy to our party at the small dollar level and obviously tonight we’re going to have a big fundraiser in New York. The other thing is President Trump is completely invested in these midterms. Not only is he going to help fundraise, he’s going to be on the campaign trail and you see him at a rally, there is nobody who energizes our base more than President Trump and that’s why we are seeing high turnout in theses primaries. And beyond that we’re delivering. He has made promises and he is keeping them and the American people are taking notice.

dave kopp  2AzCDL Update - Online Candidate Petitions: 2018 is an election year.  The primary is on August 28 and the general election will be on November 6, 2018.  Candidates for political office in Arizona need to gather over 500 signatures to get on the ballot.  You can help your favorite candidates get there without having to leave home. In Arizona, candidates running for federal, statewide, or legislative office may now collect 100% of their required nomination petition signatures (all candidates) or $5 Qualifying Contributions (publicly-funded candidates only) through the Secretary of State's E-Qual system. E-Qual enables eligible voters to electronically sign petitions or make contributions. The easiest way you can help candidates of your choice is to sign their campaign petition online using the E-Qual system.   Start at the Secretary of State's Voter Authentication page. After providing information to verify your existing voter registration and current address you will be directed to a page of available candidate petitions that you can sign.  A few mouse clicks and you're done.  Please remember to ask your spouse and family members to sign also. Time is running out.  The deadline for filing petitions is May 30. Not a registered voter?  Arizona residents can register to vote online here: .


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Activist Mark Lewis: Before we sign 50% solar tax petition we need to mandate solar recycling. See Forbes; If-Solar-Panels-Are-So-Clean-Why-Do-They-Produce-So-Much-Toxic-Waste/

vera andersen 2014Activist Vera Anderson: As you know the Progressive Left is going after top positions in the state of Arizona - Governor, SOS and AG's offices. That was what the Red4Ed was all about with Governor Ducey to get the Democrat elected. This is why it is important to have someone in place so as not to lose our Republican offices to the Progressives and turn our State Blue. They almost did in the CD8 election.  They are also going after our State House races and all other races and we need to be aware of what is happening.  That is why I am sending Ken Bennett's link to go online and sign his petition.  We only have a few more days to get signatures in, the deadline is the 30th.  Below is a direct link to Bennett's online petition after entering Driver License # and birthdate: is the link for all of the candidates that you can sign for online.  It only takes a minute and will make a huge difference.  

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Activist Timothy Schwartz: Donald Trump is making history with this unexpected BRILLIANT move. Chairman-xi-jinping-responds-north-korea-says-it-is-still-willing-to-talk-with-us-at-any-time-and-in-any-format/


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Diane Douglas Supt of EdSupt of Public Instruction incumbent Diane Douglas: I want to thank everyone for their help and support! It is truly heartwarming. If you still have a petition please pop it in the mail today (address is at the top of the form). If you don’t have a petition please go online at to sign. It is a privilege to serve as your superintendent to stand up for AZ parent and kids. May God continue to bless our great state! Thank you for your support! Contacts: ElectDianeDouglas@cox.net623-428-9756.

Ken Bennett - 2015Gubernatorial candidate Ken Bennett: One week from today I will be submitting my petitions to run for Governor of Arizona and it is because of you and your hard work. It is looking really good but we know that Governor Ducey will play every dirty trick in the book to in-validate the signatures so we need more! Can you help me? Please ask everyone who has signed to get 4 more people to sign online. Ducey is considering a Special Session of the Legislature to pass his STOP plan - this is the plan that seizes guns while a person is being evaluated.  He will not do this if he has a Primary Challenger.  They are protesting at the Capitol NOW because it is well known that Ducey caves.

rene lopezRene Lopez, Chandler City Council Candidate: I’m a big fan of keeping taxes as low as possible. Lower tax rates mean more resources staying in the private sector, which means more resources for small business owners to expand and create jobs. The City of Chandler and its Council have done a terrific job keeping taxes as low as possible for its citizens over the years.  In the three years I’ve been on the City Council we cut taxes twice, and we were still able to fund City services and operate them to a high degree of resident satisfaction. With your vote, I will continue advocating for Chandler residents by fighting to keep taxes as low as possible. For more information, give the campaign a LIKE on our Facebook page to see my posts about the City of Chandler and where I stand on the key issues facing the City in 2018.

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MAY 27

In Honor Of Memorial Day, the Grace Bible Church choir in Sun City will be presenting a special patriotic concert at 5 pm., Sun., May 27. Choir member Marsha Hill says, “If you made it to our Christmas concert you already know to get there early! There will be an Independence Day Concert (in late June) but for now, mark your calendars for May 27! It'll be a lovely tribute...guaranteed!

May 28

Patriot Alliance will meet at 7:30 am., Memorial Day (May 28) at 18751 S LaCanada in Sahuarita (just south of the Green Valley Mortuary and Cemetery in recognition of the sacrifices made by our brave military. Participants are asked to bring a sign to honor fallen heros (nothing political). Wear a hat and sunscreen and bring water. Contact:

May 31

A fundraiser, hosted by Steve Nannini, Jeff Utsch, Alex Dely, Barney Brenner, Dr. Mark Russell, Carol Dart, Carol Ann Whigham and Randy Graff for Supt of Public Instruction candidate Frank Riggs is scheduled from 6-7:30 pm., Thurs., May 31 at 7777 N Via Bellini in Tucson. Light refreshments will be served. Suggested donation: $50 per person or $75 per couple. RSVP to 480-437-1032 or Checks to Riggs for Arizona, PO Box 1690, Cave Creek, AZ 85327

June 2

The Thunder Mountain Republican Women will host a brunch with GOP candidates at 9:30 am., Sat., June 2 at the Windemere Hotel in Sierra Vista. $10 per person, cash only, payable at the door. RSVP to Cathy Duarte 610-704-6554 or or Jane Strain 520-249-4057 or by May 22.

The Arrowhead Republican Womens Candidates’ Forum is scheduled from 2-5 pm., Sat., June 2 at Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave, Sun City West. 20 candidates are confirmed to participate including newly elected US Congresswoman Debbie Lesko, gubernatorial candidate Ken Bennett, Treasurer candidate Kimberly Yee, US Senate candidate Kelli Ward, LD21 and LD22 candidates, along with the Supt of Public Instruction and Secretary of State candidates, campaign chairman Jan Martinson reports. She urges attendees to arrive early to get photos with their favorite candidates. Drawing tickets available. Light refreshments will be served at this adult only gathering. Republicans welcome to this free event. Contact Jan Martinson, Campaign Chairman

The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30am., Sat., June 2 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 RH Johnson Blvd.  Doors open at 8am Coffee and donuts will be available - a $2 donation, please, to help defray the cost of the room rental.  All Republicans and Independents from the Sun Cities and surrounding areas are welcome to attend. Since 2018 is an election year, they are sponsoring forums thru June where Republican candidates for state offices will be given an opportunity to present an opening statement and then we will have a Q&A.  Legislative 22 Candidates speaking at this meeting will be John Heep, incumbent Maricopa County College Board member; Clair Van Steenwyk, Crossroads with Van radio talk show host; Kellie Pawluk, a pediatric nurse who advocates for safe quality care, and Mathew Bullock, a business owner who has created hundreds of jobs. More information at or 623+322-9979. Contact: Jean Goncalves, Publicity Chair Lady SCW  623+214-8010.

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