Saturday, August 11, 2018

8-11-18 Briefs

There will be no Aug 12, 2018 Briefs posting due to other commitments. - ft

A Candidate’s Meet & Greet is scheduled between 2-5 pm., Sat., Aug 11 at Lydia's la Canasta, 2023 W Wickenburg Way in Wickenburg. At post time, confirmed candidates to be in attendance include Gubernatoral candidate Ken Bennett, State Treasurer candidate JoAnn Sabbagh, Supt of Public Instruction candidates Bob Branch, Tracy Livingston, Frank Riggs and incumbent Diane Douglas, LD13 incumbent Senator Sine Kerr, LD13 senate candidates Brent Backus and Don Shooter, LD13 House incumbent Darin Mitchell, candidates Trey Terry, and Tim Dunn. Admission and parking is free. There will be food for sale. Ask questions of the candidates. Contact: 480-980-8541 or

LD 29 will meet at 7 pm., Mon., Aug 7 at Genie "G"s Restaurant, 7349 W Indian School Rd, Phoenix, 85033.  Social hour begins at 6 for dinner. Several guest speakers are planned.  - Chairman Alan Gaugert.

Gila County Republican Chairman Gary Morris reminds GOP members that the Gila County Republican Committee will conduct it’s annual Reagan Day Dinner at 6 pm., Thurs., Aug 23 at the Mazatzal Casino in Payson. Social hour at 5 pm. Speakers are Congressman Dr Paul Gosar and Gov Doug Ducey. Tickets available at not live

Chips N Salsa Show welcomes Cid DeLaFuente , CEO/Founder of Conservative American Latino Organization at 4 pm., Sat. Aug 11.  Co-Host Alice Lara goes solo again as her radio partner George Ortiz is off this weekend. You'll also be introduced to their new intern Armin Zjajo who has a great life story having been born in Bosnia.  The Cocotaso and Whole Enchilada awards will entertain plus the Prather Point with Jeff Prather on CENTER RIGHT RADIO

Reminder: Removal of political signs, other than your own, is a Class 2 Misdeamnor. Think about it before you tear down your competitions signs! – ft

The Fountain Hills Republican Club will meet at 9 am., Sat., Aug 18 with Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich at the Fountain Hills Community Center. A "Farewell Tribute" to the late First Vice President Leona Johnston, will be held. Meeting open to all. Registration begin at 8:15am. Complimentary light breakfast snacks, coffee, and juice provided. for more information. Reminder:  Early ballots for the August 28th Arizona Primary were mailed on August 1.  Independents are permitted to vote in the Primary of their choice. Contact: Rosemary Hansen, President (

Game and Fish staff and volunteers still hauling water to fill more 3,000 water catchments throughout the state to help wildlife find water during the drought. The White Mountain Independent covered the effort, reporting that in a normal year the department delivers about 400,000 gallons of water but this year expects to deliver 1.5 million gallons. Read article

Arizona Game And Fish Invites the public to help construct fish habitat at Roosevelt Lake (Nonto National Forest) between 7 am-5 pm on Fri., Sept 28 and from 7am-3 pm, Sat., Sept 29. Meet up at the Windy Hill amphitheater parking lot, where about 200 Georgia cubes will be built. Please bring any cordless drills and sawzalls. It will be hot, so come prepared. If you plan on helping us both days, a pass will be provided for free camping in a U.S. Forest Service campground. Contact: Bryant Dickens at

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Floating Around The Net: The king wanted to go fishing, and he asked the royal weather forecaster the forecast for the next few hours. The palace meteorologist assured him that there was no chance of rain. So the king and the queen went fishing.   On the way he met a man with a fishing pole riding on a donkey, and he asked the man if the fish were biting. The fisherman said, "Your Majesty, you should return to the palace.  In just a short time I expect a huge rain storm." The king replied: "I hold the palace meteorologist in high regard.  He is an educated and experienced professional.  Besides, I pay him very high wages.  He gave me a very different forecast.  I trust him." So the king continued on his way. However, in a short time a torrential rain fell from the sky.  The King and Queen were totally soaked.  Furiously I , the king returned to the palace and gave the order to fire the meteorologist.Then he summoned the fisherman and offered him the prestigious position of royal forecaster.The fisherman said, "Your Majesty, I do not know anything about forecasting.  I obtain my information from my donkey.  If I see my donkey's ears drooping, it means with certainty that it will rain." So the king hired the donkey. And thus began the practice of hiring dumb asses to work in influential positions

of government.  The practice is unbroken to this date. Thus, the democratic party symbol was born.



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Activist Joe Neglia: I just returned from the Grand Opening of Turning Point USA, and I must say it was a truly inspiring experience. From the moment I walked in I was overwhelmed, and it only got better from there. What an articulate and impassioned group of young people! Touching speeches by all, but especially Candace Owens, truly rekindle my hope for our Republic. This group deserves our support as they fight the good fight for our culture. Congratulations and a big "Thank You" to Tyler Bowyer and all their staff for all they are doing!

Activist Paul Mueller:Due to the accusations leveled by Fran Noe at Congresswoman Debbie Lesko and the Debbie Lesko for congress campaign, I feel compelled to respond. I filed a complaint with the FEC against Sandra Dowling and the Dowling for Congress campaign on July 23rd FEC Complaint Sandra clearly violated FEC law by not filing a quarterly report for her campaign finances. This report was due July 15, 2018 and as of this writing, still has not been filed. This is a dereliction of one of the most basic responsibilities of a campaign, and it calls into question even the competence of the campaign. It is clear funds have been raised and expended, and there is no valid exception for not filing a report.

    It is sad that Fran Noe considers it wrong that then State Senator Debbie Lesko advocated for her Sun City constituents and their battle against EPCOR's waste water consolidation plan, that required Sun City and Sun City West residents to subsidize other waste water users like Fran.

     Fran Noe should also know that the previous frivolous complaint filed against Congresswoman Debbie Lesko in the special election was already investigated and completely dismissed by Arizona. The Democrat operative Campaign Legal Center (CLC) then filed the same complaint with the FEC after the special election primary. They routinely file meritless complaints against Republicans throughout the country, and because the FEC moves so slowly to investigate, in the meantime the Democrats can use them in campaign talking points and attack ads. The FEC complaint against Congresswoman Debbie Lesko will be dismissed.

     Congresswoman Debbie Lesko in her brief time in Federal office has already initiated bills and voted conservatively in the best interest of her constituents. She is fulfilling her campaign promises. She has resolved to protect Social Security and Medicare. She is in full support of Donald Trump in building the wall, improving border security, and in general, making America great again. She is the right choice for CD8.



AUG 11

A Candidate’s Meet & Greet is scheduled between 2-5 pm., Sat., Aug 11 at Lydia's la Canasta, 2023 W Wickenburg Way inWickenburg.

Arizona Corporation Commission candidate Jim O’Connor will be at a “Meet & Greet” at 9 am., Sat., Aug 11 at 5738 E Hillery Dr in Scottsdale. He’ll be attending the LD30 meeting between 1-3 pm.

LD17 AZ GOP field organizer Amanda Higby is hosting coffee and canvassing starting at 8 am., Sat, Aug 11 starting at Black Rock Coffee. RSVP here!

Pima County Republicans will meet at 9:30 am., Sat., Aug 11 at 1750 W Ft. Lowel Road #140, Tucson. Speakers include CD2 candidate Danny “DJ” Morales, John and Ann Holden discussion onTucson City Ward-only election project, and AZGOP Southern Region Field Director Bill Dawson.

Aug 15

A Meet and Greet for CD3 candidate Sergio Arellano will hosted hosted by Barbara Rochester of the Crossroads Mission in Yuma at 11 am., Aug 15 at the American Legion Hall #19. LD13 candidates Tim Dunn, Trey Terry, Sine Kerr, Supt of Public Instruction candidate Dr Bob Branch and US Senate candidate Kelli Ward will also be there to answer questions.

AUG 16

The San Tan Valley Republican Club Meet & Greet is schedujled at 6 pm, Thr., Aug 16 greet with the candidates and incumbent Kelly Townsend as pre-invited speaker at the Pinal County Building, at 33622 N. Mountain N. Mountain Vista Blvd., San Tan Valley 85142.

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

The Colorado River Tea Party – Yuma will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., Aug 16 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma for a potluck “Candidate Forum” featuring CD3 candidates Sergio Arellano, Nicolas Pierson and Edna San Miguel. Congressman Grijalva has been invited to participate. All candidates welcome to attend. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer at 928-210-1219 or


Margaret Nyberg has scheduled a no-host coffee for LD13 incumbent Senator Sine Kerr at 8 am, Sat., Aug 18 at Nana’s Coffee Shop in Wickenburg.

LD17 will hold an 11 am, Sat., Aug 18 grand opening of the Victory Office at 1600 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85224, Suite 220. In lieu of their regularly scheduled Aug 28 meeting, they will meet at 6 pm., Tues, Aug 14 to prepare the office and create candidate packets for the Aug 18 district walk. Coffee and donuts will be available. Volunteers will meet at 8am, and walk between 8:30-11 am. At 11 am they will return to the office for food and refreshments and the candidate meet and greet for the public. The Victory Office is in need of chairs, folding tables and a refrigerator. Contact Chairman Bert Moll at

The Fountain Hills Republican Club will meet at 9 am., Sat., Aug 18 with Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich at the Fountain Hills Community Center. A "Farewell Tribute" to the late First Vice President Leona Johnston, will be held. Meeting open to all. Registration begin at 8:15am. Complimentary light breakfast snacks, coffee, and juice provided. for more information. Reminder:  Early ballots for the August 28th Arizona Primary were mailed on August 1.  Independents are permitted to vote in the Primary of their choice.

The West Chapter of CRA will meet at 8:30 am., Sat., Aug 18 at Culvers Restaurant, 5127 N 99th Ave. in Glendale. This will be a voting meeting, according to President Butch Kuentzler



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