LD 25 Senate race’s clear choice: Vote Ralph Heap

August 6, 2014

Dr. Ralph Heap is the conservative choice —- Worsley’s history is colluding with liberals

Two candidates are running under the Republican banner for the single state senate seat in Mesa’s Legislative District 25. Although they both claim to be conservatives, the facts tell a different story.

The incumbent Bob Worsley has shown himself to be a Democrat collaborator who joined with five other AZ Senate Republicrats —- Adam Driggs, John McComish, Steve Pierce, Michele Reagan, and Rich Crandall —- and the unified Democrats.  Their betrayal resulted in passage  of the unconscionable and unsustainable Medicaid Expansion, a key element of Barack Obama’s signature health care scheme. 

In its endorsement of Worsley, the far-left Arizona Republic newspaper lavished praise on his deceit, calling him “one of six courageous lawmakers who bucked the party to do what was right for Arizona.” 

Challenging Worsley is Ralph Heap, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon.  His issues page tells the unequivocal story of where he stands on the matters of importance to the grassroots, Constitutional conservatives in the district. As a physician, he has a deep understanding of the myriad  problems connected with the multibillion expansion of Medicaid which his opponent recklessly and irresponsibly supported. Heap is pro-life, pro-Second Amendment and committed to limited government and lower taxes.

A tour of the Secretary of State’s public campaign finance reports tells where Worsley gets his support. His donor list is heavy with lobbyists, unionists, utility company, big pharma and health care execs. The pro-illegal labor Chamber of Commerce and immigration lawyers are contributors, along with a fair share of Democrats. It’s not much of a surprise to see  Cindy Hensley McCain’s Hensley/Anheuser-Busch Co. executives Robert Delgado and Doug Yonko among Worsley’s donors.

We first covered Bob Worsley in March 2012 with Worsley’s new pals at Periódico de la República de Arizona and then again in June 2012 with this post, Bob Worsley: Hypocrite-in-Chief.

Compare Dr. Ralph Heap’s informative website to the mumbo-jumbo dished by Worsley, who inanely declares, “We need to repair our image and heal the scars of divisive politics,” as he promotes his “vision” #ELEV8AZ which includes “more apples, more sunshine, more ethics, more music…less hatred and less government.” Considering that he irresponsibly supported massive government overreaches Worsley’s words are all the more shallow and glib.

Ralph Heap’s campaign is being out raised by the extremely wealthy and politically connected Worsley who founded Sky Mall. Heap’s donation site is here.

This election is crucial. Time is short.

H/T This post was written in response to an August 4th suggestion from commenter Barbara Parker. We wish to thank her for the nudge.


AZ AG Tom Horne only statewide candidate to win NRA endorsement

August 5, 2014

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has not only received the NRA endorsement, but has won its highest rating.

Tom Horne is the  only statewide officer or candidate for any office in Arizona to be so honored. It is highly unusual for the group to endorse an Attorney General candidate or make Primary Election endorsements.

 The NRA’s Political Victory Fund ranks political candidates based on voting records, public statements and their responses to an NRA-PVF questionnaire. Their track record is impressive. In 2008, NRA-PVF was involved in 271 campaigns for the U.S. House and Senate, winning in 230 of those races (85%). It also endorsed thousands of state legislative candidates that same year and achieved an 84% success rate in those elections.

 Read more about conservative Horne’s fierce advocacy of protecting gun rights and preserving the Second Amendment here.


Brewer’s unseemly primary endorsement aims to remove Montenegro

August 4, 2014

The Arizona Daily Independent substantiates the foul rumors that have become increasing rife concerning Gov. Jan Brewer’s plunge into the roiling waters of the Legislative District 13 Republican primary.

Following the template set by her mentor John McCain and his endorsement-happy buddy Bill Montgomery, Brewer is immersing herself in an unseemly pre-primary endorsement that reeks of retribution against conservative incumbent state Representative Steve Montenegro.

When Brewer ramrodded the late-night Medicaid Expansion (H.B. 2010) in June 2013, Montenegro criticized the maneuver, calling the governor’s move “disrespectful.

The Independent reports “Brewer has secured donations from the healthcare providers who stand to gain economically from her expansion. Through her PAC, she is directing money to be spent against fellow Republicans like Montenegro.”

It’s more than an odd coincidence that lame-duck Brewer is enamored with first-time candidate Diane Landis, declaring she “understands the needs of this very diverse district.” As she throws her “enthusiastic support” Landis’ way, it’s well to remember that Landis approaches the illegal invasion that has reached crisis proportions in our state, with these words: “Arizona needs a well-defined, manageable, and appropriate legal guest worker program, that has nothing to do with citizenship or a pathway to citizenship.”

With this statement Landis displays her abysmal disconnect regarding the fact that those who disregard our laws will be disinclined to be “guest workers” who will then placidly return home when the job is completed.

Rep. Steve Montenegro is a legal immigrant from El Salvador. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Arizona State University with a B.S. in Political Science. He also had the temerity to call out Brewer on her unconscionable and unsustainable Medicaid Expansion, the passage of which was aided by nine House and six Senate Republicrats* who traitorously voted with the Arizona Democrats to pass this key element of Barack Obama’s signature health care scheme.  For Montenegro’s outspoken opposition to OBrewercare, Brewer shamefully spends her final days in office throwing political missiles his way.

Check out SRAZ’s state legislative endorsements which also provides a link to our statewide selections  We stand in solid support of conservative state Rep. Steve Montenegro.

*Senate: Adam Driggs, John McComish, Steve Pierce, Michele Reagan, Bob Worsley and Rich Crandall.

  House: Kate Brophy McGee, Heather Carter, Ethan Orr, Bob Robson, Doug Coleman, Jeff Dial, T.J. Shope, Doris Goodale and Frank Pratt.


Reelect Tom Horne: The AG Arizonans can depend on

August 3, 2014

Tom Horne’s new TV ad clearly delineates the differences between conservative Attorney General Horne and his establishment recruited challenger. Watch it. Then check out Tom Horne’s campaign website to see his impressive list of conservative endorsements.

This page gives an in-depth analysis of Horne’s proven achievements on behalf of the citizens of the state of Arizona as our Attorney General. We need to return this quality man to office.

This telling PBS debate excerpt puts the incumbent AG and his challenger Mark Brnovich into sharp perspective, exposing the opponent as unprepared for office. Attorney General Tom Horne listed his accomplishments while in office, arguing that giving a promise is cheap, but you can tell best what someone will do from what they’ve actually done. His opponent proved that he was not prepared for the job of Attorney General, saying nothing about his achievements or what he plans to do if elected. He chose instead to attack Tom Horne.

At one point exasperated  moderator Ted Simon, asked the unprepared challenger: “Are you running to be Attorney General, or just against Tom Horne?”

Support Tom Horne in his reelection effort.


Arpaio endorses Ducey: “Say it ain’t so, Joe”

August 1, 2014

Chicago White Sox outfielder Joe Jackson (1887 – 1951)  —- nicknamed “Shoeless Joe” —- was a Major League baseball legend in the early part of the 20th century. He earned the name “Shoeless,” after playing a minor league game in his stockings because a new pair of spikes had given him blisters on his feet the previous day.

Generations later, Jackson is remembered both for his stellar performances on the field and for his alleged association with the Black Sox Scandal, in which members of the 1919 Chicago White Sox shockingly participated in a conspiracy to fix the World Series. As a result of Jackson’s association with the scandal, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, MLB’s first commissioner, imposed a lifetime ban on Jackson and seven other Chicago players implicated in the scandal. Although a Chicago jury acquitted the popular Jackson, the ban remained.

The line, “Say it ain’t so, Joe,” will forever be associated with Jackson, but we’re hearing versions of it from many corners today after Arizona’s legendary Sheriff Joe Arpaio, stunned with his endorsement of establishment gubernatorial pick, Doug Ducey.


Career politician Huppenthal struggles for survival

August 1, 2014

Huppenthal’s reprehensible attempts to rehab career fail miserably

John Huppenthal is far more than a statewide politician who has repeatedly used abysmal judgment. Who can forget his tearful admission of guilt acknowledging himself as the anonymous commenter on numerous blogs —-  including this one —- with many of his postings done during work hours? Imagine the state Superintendent of Public Instruction characterizing the poor as “lazy pigs” and labeling critics as “barbarians” and “evil scum.” There was also that embarrassing physical confrontation with an elderly woman on Election Day in 2008. That’s John Huppenthal.

Huppenthal, who claimed conservative credentials as a candidate, revealed his true bent as he cozied up to Obama’s education point man Arne Duncan. Huppenthal used this media advisory to brag about hosting Duncan around the state of Arizona.

Alarmed by the voices of angry voters, parents dedicated to protecting their children and facing Diane Douglas, a knowledgeable conservative challenger, John Huppenthal decided the most advantageous scheme was to try to dupe the public by slickly colluding with Gov. Jan Brewer to alter the tarnished name of “Common Core,” transforming  it to “Arizona College and Career Ready Standards,“ after admitting the original name had become “politically charged.” Even with the deceptive name change, it has become difficult to sell the leftist standards — long in multiculturalism, self-esteem and social justice and short on actual education — to the groups he addresses.

The biggest irony, however, is the fact that Huppenthal was the author and prime sponsor of Senate Bill 1038 in 2005. This bill dramatically lowered graduation standards for Arizona students. Now, nine years later, the same John Huppenthal is using the scare tactics that our state standards are too low as the reason for embracing Obama’s federal overreach into American education.

Conservative syndicated columnist, Michelle Malkin, who has devoted the past two years to sounding the alarm on Common Core, has endorsed Diane Douglas

Now, with his decades-long political career in shambles, a desperate Huppenthal has sent out a deceptive mailer to coincide with the arrival of early ballots, mischaracterizing Diane Douglas and her background.

 This is Diane Douglas’ response:

My primary challenger recently sent out a mailer that is a complete fabrication. His claims about my positions on the issues are completely false!

I cannot stop Mr. Huppenthal from lying about his record but I will not allow him to distort my record.

I have never supported Common Core and I never voted for it when I served on the Peoria School Board.

I have never supported, endorsed, or donated to any Democrat candidate.

I have always been an outspoken and ardent support of parents’ right to choose the best education for their children including district, charter, private, and home schooling. Parents must be actively involved in deciding what is best for their children.

Mr. Huppenthal has been in government for 30 years. He may feel it is acceptable to lie and distort the truth. I am asking for your vote so I can restore honesty and decency back to the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Seeing Red AZ proudly endorses Diane Douglas. 


SRAZ’s state legislative endorsements

July 31, 2014

Last week we provided our list of conservative endorsements in Arizona’s statewide races.

Today we’re looking at the state legislature.  Each legislative district has two House seats and one Senate seat. Districts with uncontested primaries or races with no actual conservative candidates, have been left blank.  There are also candidates for whom we have too little information to render an opinion.  You do not have to vote for two in the House if there is just one conservative candidate.

The overriding factors we considered revolve around adherence to conservative, Constitutional principles and protecting our great nation against invasion.

Early ballots will be mailed out today, July 31. The date of the Primary Election is August 26, 2014, when you can actually go to your polling place. Locate it here.

STATE HOUSE:                                STATE SENATE:  (bold type)  

LD1   Noel Campbell

LD2

LD3

LD4                                                     /Connie Uribe                                                             

LD5   Sonny Borrelli, Sam Medrano / Kelli Ward

LD6   Brenda Barton, Bob Thorpe /  Chester Crandell

LD7

LD8   Darla Dewald                   / Irene Littleton

LD9  

LD10                                             /  Mike Morrison

LD11   Mark Finchem, Vince Leach  / Steve Smith

LD12   Warren Petersen, Eddie Farnsworth / Andy Biggs

LD13   Darin Mitchell, Steve Montenegro / Don Shooter

LD14   David Stevens, David Gowan /  Gail Griffin

LD15   David Burnell Smith

LD16   Kelly Townsend, John Fillmore / David Farnsworth

LD17

LD18  Jill Norgaard / Tom Morrissey

LD19

LD20   Carl Seel / Kimberly Yee                             

LD21                                   

LD22   Phil Lovas, David Livingston / Judy Burges                

LD23   Michelle Ugenti, Jay Lawrence / John Kavanagh

LD24

LD25   Rusty Bowers, Jerry Walker / Ralph Heap

LD26

LD27

LD28

LD29   Aaron Borders

LD30                                  / Gary Cox


How badly do you want a taco?

July 30, 2014

Unsavory McCain alliances taint taco fest

Republicans in state Legislative District 28 are in a tough spot.  They have a choice between sending RINOs or a Democrat to the Arizona House of Representatives. Attempting to differentiate one from the other is a fool’s errand. The same holds true for the district’s state senator, immigration lawyer Adam Driggs.

To aid and abet the election of yet another RINO, Sen. Nancy Barto (LD 15) and Rep. Justin Olson (LD 25) are lending their names and presence to a “Meet and Greet” taco soiree on behalf of LD 28 House candidate Shawnna Bolick. Her coup establishment endorsers Jeff Flake and the ubiquitous Bill Montgomery are otherwise ocupado.

On her campaign website, Bolick contends “our legal immigration system has been broken for decades,” and “we must restore a work-based immigration system…..”

During her failed 2010 campaign Bolick had the endorsement of Doug McDucey, now a gubernatorial candidate and the fast food mogul Jason LeVecke, an illegal labor profiteer.

And the salsa on the frijoles? The festivities are at the Paradise Valley home of Bill and Debbie Cheatham. Republican insiders will remember Bill Cheatham as the McCain choice poised to topple Rob Haney as Maricopa County Republican chairman. But a conservative tsunami rocked the GOP 2011 meeting when conservative Haney, with a massive show of support, trounced Cheatham 1281 – 575

Shawnna Bolick was a prime supporter of Bill Cheatham’s, handing out anti-Haney fliers at that meeting.

On the taco invitation, which we’ve chosen not to post, Shawnna says she’s hosted many meet-and -greets throughout this election cycle, but she just “wants to see you once more.”

Here’s hoping she gets her wish.


Montgomery’s conflict of interest undergirds legal filing

July 29, 2014

The Arizona Daily Independent reports on the blatant conflict of interest exhibited by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery as he engages in campaigning for Attorney General Tom Horne’s challenger, Mark Brnovich  —- even as he uses the vast power of his office to personally target Horne.

According to the news account, sources are reporting that based on Montgomery’s relationship with Brnovich, a request for a restraining order will be filed by attorneys for Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne in Maricopa County Superior Court.

Although a video featuring a sincerely enthusiastic Montgomery has been removed from Brnovich’s campaign website, a statement of support remains on the candidate’s homepage.  

Given that Montgomery, who has become a close McCain and Kyl ally, was instrumental in recruiting Brnovich to challenge conservative Attorney General Tom Horne, his actions rise past the level of unseemliness.

Read more about the perspective temporary restraining order, permanent injunction pleading here.

Visit Tom Horne’s campaign website. Be sure to check out his impressive achievements while in office. Arizonans need this good man to continue his work on our behalf.


Ch. 3 debate producer disputes Brnovich’s claim

July 26, 2014

“Integrity” Mark Brnovich claims to possess takes a hike in favor of desperation, campaign expediency

From MCRC Briefs July 24:  AG Candidate Mark Brnovich’s July 21 Promo Statement ‘untrue’ that, “…Mr. Horne would not appear in the same room as us for the debate” for the Sunday night Attorney General candidate debate, according to the show producer.  

Sybil Hoffman, executive producer of the Channel 3 Sunday evening debate, said, “That is not true.”  Hoffman said that the station put the candidates in different rooms to video the debate. “Neither candidate asked for a separate room. The decision was entirely that of the station,” Hoffman said.  

Incumbent Attorney General Tom Horne also said that it was the station’s decision to video the candidates in separate rooms.

Included in Brnovich’s July 21 fundraising promo were these words he knew to be untrue: “We were disappointed that Mr. Horne would not appear in the same room as us for the debate, but we look forward to future opportunities to demonstrate to voters who is best suited to represent voters this November in the general election. Please take some time to watch the debate and decide who you want fighting for you and your conservative values in the Attorney General’s office.”

Engaging in outright deception when campaigning on “conservative values” is risky business.

Seeing Red AZ covered the debate highlights here.  Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is the conservative in this race. Mark Brnovich is the inept McEstablishment recruit.

 


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