AZ GOP Gubernatorial forum: Thurs. Oct. 3, 7:00 pm

The Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) announces it will host a Republican gubernatorial candidate forum on October 3rd at 7:00 P.M. at Arizona Republican Party Headquarters, 3501 North 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ85016.

The purpose of this event is to introduce members of the MCRC Executive Guidance Council (EGC) and the public to candidates running for Governor of the Great State of Arizona in the August 26, 2014, Primary Election.

Announced candidates are Ken Bennett, Doug Ducey, Christine Jones, Al Melvin, John Molina and Andrew Thomas.

The forum will last 90 minutes with candidate’s opening and closing remarks taking 30 minutes, and questions and answers 60 minutes. Ten questions were selected from a series of questions submitted by the members of the EGC. Each candidate will have 1 minute to answer each of the questions. There will be NO questions from the floor.

Doors open at 6:00 P.M. Seating is limited with thirty of the seats reserved for members of the EGC. The remaining seats are “first come first serve”. Only registered Republicans with a valid photo ID will be admitted. For the convenience of the public, the forum will be broadcast live over the internet at

Maricopa County GOP officers are: A. J. LaFaro, Maricopa County Chairman; April Riggins, 1st Vice Chairman; Jose Borrajero, 2nd Vice Chairman; Jeni White, Secretary; David Ludwig, Treasurer.


7 Responses to AZ GOP Gubernatorial forum: Thurs. Oct. 3, 7:00 pm

  1. eubykdisop says:

    This is not a bad thing but it’s not really very useful. Why not?

    “I lied.” – Jeff Flake

    People can say anything and change their positions at any time, as we have seen all too often with allegedly “conservative” Republicans.

    The past actions of people, however, are a matter of record and cannot be changed. Sure, they can try to spin stuff but if they are on the defensive, that’s diagnostic in and of itself.

    What would be of real value is to follow the trail of bread crumbs left by each of these candidates in getting to where they are today. There’s no need to ask them about what they have said and what they have done in the past because actions speak louder than words. They don’t need “interpretation”.

    Beware of those who appear to have no trail of bread crumbs. That ain’t natural and smacks of “hygiene”! Don’t buy a pig in a poke!

    • LD 23 PC says:

      Great point! And as so often happens in the Republican arena, we have too damn many people running. The democrat hierarchy call a “come to Jesus” meeting and cull their ranks before it gets to this point. Our party leadership fails badly in this regard. CD 9 was a prime example with nine candidates who killed one another off in the primary, doing the job for the dems and allowing liberal Krysten Sinema to sail in as the only openly bi-sexual in Congress. Another first for AZ to point to with pride?

      • eubykdisop says:

        Hi, LD 23 PC, and thanks! :-)

        Yeah, Republicans primaries are “gamey” and often amount to shooting ourselves in the foot! On the other hand, maybe the McCain “republicans” engineer it that way!

  2. theprecinctproject says:

    A little birdie, with an ear to Sheriff Joe, explained to me these facts: First, Sheriff Joe has about a $3 M campaign war chest. Second, at 81, going on 51, this might be the last election cycle for Sheriff Joe to make a run for AZ Governor. Third, Sheriff Joe has contemplated these facts and continues to give them due consideration.

    Discuss amongst yourselves. ;-)

    Thank you.

    Cold Warrior

    • eubykdisop says:

      He’s up there in years but as long as he’s able, he’s certainly got “the right stuff”! Can he win in a statewide election? I don’t know but there would be a lot of Liberal lefties having heart attacks if he did, LOL! ;-)

    • Doc says:

      A Great Point, Cold Warrior. ‘Cuz…uuuhhh…haven’t we learned yet that putting th’ 4th string QB in th’ Superbowl (Romney & mcStain) puts us in the LOSER column?

  3. jake says:

    Have you noticed that the media now refers to the moderate republicans as conservatives and the true conservatives are referred to as the radical right Tea Party.