Rob Haney endorses Robert Graham for AZ GOP chair

“Robert is committed to standing up for conservative values and understands the role that grassroots precinct committeemen have in shaping our state, party, and nation.” — Maricopa County Chairman Rob Haney

Robert Graham has captured a major endorsement in his bid for Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party.

Maricopa County Chairman Rob Haney, a respected conservative activist and grassroots leader, has endorsed Graham. Haney has served as Chairman of the Maricopa County GOP since 2008.

In making the endorsement, Haney said, “I am endorsing Robert Graham for state party chairman because he is what Arizona’s Republican Party needs. Marne and I also know Robert personally, we trust him. Robert is committed to standing up for conservative values and understands the role that grassroots precinct committeemen have in shaping our state, party, and nation. His success in business and his successful track record of working with conservatives makes him an ideal choice for state party chairman. Please join me in supporting Robert Graham to be our next state party chairman.”

Graham responded to the endorsement saying, “Rob and Marne have put in countless hours of tireless work for the GOP. They fight valiantly for our party’s values of defending life, the rule of law, and the Constitution that we hold dear. I am grateful that they have offered me their support, and I look forward to working with them as we continue the fight for Conservative values.”

To learn more about Robert Graham and his plan for Arizona’s Republican Party, visit his impressive website at or his Facebook Page.

15 Responses to Rob Haney endorses Robert Graham for AZ GOP chair

  1. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    Snagging this endorsement is a real coup for Robert Graham. It clearly delineates him as the conservative choice. That’s vital information that many of the state delegates want. Haney is an icon to the grassroots of the Republican party.

  2. State Delegate says:

    It’s time for state chairman Tom Morrissey to take a much needed rest. If he runs, it’s doubtful he will get the support of ANYONE who attended the GOP state convention fiasco that he presided over. Then he hid out for at least a week after the Ron Paulestinians created chaos that he did nothing to rein in. I’ve been active in AZ politics for years and never saw anything so pathetic. I hope I never do again, That meeting needlessly went on late into the night. Delegates who had come from around the state to attend were entitled to far more than the feeble attempt at “leadership” Morrissey provided. Since Rob Haney is supporting Robert Graham, I‘ll be joining him..

  3. LD 7 PC says:

    I was there, too. It was a nightmarish meeting and a display of ineptness. I also felt very bad for the older delegates and those facing hours long drives home to various parts of the state at night.
    Tom Morrissey is out of his league. Count me in support of Robert Graham. It’s time for a change.

  4. Tea Partier says:

    I just read that the Arizona Project, (previously known as the AZ 2012 Project), has also endorsed Robert Graham for Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party. The momentum is building.

  5. Been There Done That says:

    Tom Morrissey must be feeling the heat. He just sent out an excessively wordy email announcing his intention to run for a second term. I sincerely wish he would allow rational thought to override his ego and graciously pass the torch to a younger, more able leader. I’m with Robert Graham, with or without Morrissey in the race.

    • PV PC says:

      He’s being pushed by the no nothings who work in/run the 24th Street office and will be jobless if he is out. Count on Graham, who has actual business skills, to bring in people who know what they are doing.

  6. CD9 says:

    I heard Tom is not running, I go to Rob and Marne for advice on many candidates from the PC Chairs to Judges to the Senate. They have never failed me. Common sense Conservatives both.

  7. CD9 says:

    Well I certainly am wrong, I just got the letter Tom is running for a 2nd term.

  8. Pima PC says:

    I like Tom personally, but he needs to be replaced as State Chair. Robert Graham has been to Pima County several times in the past year to educate the voters on propositions. He is knowledgeable and can raise money.

    Mr. Morrissey has cut off communication with Pima County; we need to be united as a party. Robert Graham is the right person to accomplish this.

  9. LD 18 Committeeman says:

    Why am I supporting Robert Graham for Chairman of the AZ GOP? Here he is thanking Arizona’s conservative activists for their efforts in defeating Propositions 204 and 121.

    Saying thanks and acknowledging the efforts of the Republican precinct committeemen who worked phone banks and walked door to door to spread the message that Prop. 204 and 121 were wrong for Arizona? What a novel idea !

    What do we get from current chairman Tom Morrissey? He hides out after running the worst AZ Republican convention in memory. He never apologized for that, let alone thank any of us for our work or for staying at that embarrassing convention that ran into the night. I’d also like an accounting of his fundraising. It can’t be much.

    Robert Graham understands the value of taking responsibility and appreciating the generosity of time and dedication of others. He’s a leader. He has my vote!

    • AnObservation says:

      I have nothing but respect for the Haneys but I think if they knew more about Graham I think they would condemning him, not endorsing him. Graham might talk a good game, but actions speak louder than words.

      His group Americans for Responsible Leadership, while wisely investing in the efforts to defeat Prop 121 and 204, also has supported anti-conservative establishment Republicans. A quick check of the Secretary of State’s website shows that ARL supported Andy Tobin over Lori Klein, bankrolled Tobin’s and Pierce’s “victory” funds that stiffed Republicans in the general, and appointed McCain supporter Kirk Adams to be president of his group.

      He might talk a good game, but he is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

  10. LEO IN TSN says:

    I had supported Tom Morrissey, and am sadly disappointed by his performance. I did sit through the state convention travesty and was appalled at the way the LP’ers ran away with decorum in a pre-planned attack.

    But the biggest disappointment has been Chairman Morrissey’s surrender to the McCainiacs and the big money COC boys. I still cannot believe that he allowed, without redress, his Director of Communication to drop the pre-emptive bomb that the AZ GOP supports amnesty for illegal aliens. (Nobody polled me in that vote!)

    Mr. Graham sounds like a well-qualified COSERVATIVE who recognizes the strength of conservatism. It looks like I will be supporting him for State Chair.

    God bless America.

  11. voter says:

    Hummmm……what is happening here?

    Support for the very guy who was to replace Morrissey in the failed takeover attempt by Linda White, Bruce Ash, Lisa Gray and others last year??

    Does this mean you support that action and their ideas??

    And what about what Sheriff Joe says about the problems Graham is facing from California? How would that serve Arizona – or are you even aware of that?

    Just some food for thought…….investigate, and learn!

    • East Mesa Family Man says:

      Who cares what the Left is saying about Graham’s group in California. If ARL did not step in on 121 and 204 it would have lost. Period. It looks like ARL is the first group that this LEFTY California watchdog has decided to go after, even though conservative groups and left wing groups have been doing the same thing for years!

      Where was the Party on 121 and 204? How much money did they give?

      What happened in Parker’s race, Patton’s race, and McSally’s race?

      How is the Party’s finances?

      We got trounced in Arizona under Morrisey’s watch and the Party is in debt.

      “Investigate and learn” is right.

  12. eubykdisop says:

    Can the Republican Party serve as a vehicle for the political implementation of Conservative principles? I think not. Why not? Let’s start at the top and work our way down!

    Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, John McCain, Jeff Flake, Jerry Lewis; from top to bottom, all “One World” people who put the “New World Order” ahead of American sovereignty. Conservative principles assume American sovereignty and putting America and American citizens first! So what we have with the Republican Party is leadership and an agenda which is inherently at odds with the most fundamental basis of Conservatism!

    Even if we look at U. S. Senator Jim DeMint, who has been seeking to get more non-establishment Conservatives elected to Congress, we see that he caved and endorsed Jeff Flake as being “Conservative”!

    Twice, when I have complained about the non-Conservative agenda of the Republican Party, it was suggested that I become a Republican precinct committeeman. Was that by way of providing me an avenue to do something effective or was it to be certain that my time and effort would be spent “harmlessly” spinning my wheels to no avail?

    The question is, are Conservatives doing themselves a disservice and wasting their time by failing to realize that the Republican Party is no longer a viable vehicle for the implementation of a Conservative agenda? Is it now the case, that by focusing on the Republican Party, the energy of Conservatives is simply being directed into a “dead end” where their energy can be “safely” dissipated without gettting in the way of the “New World Order”?