Jan. 26, 2017
At the eleventh hour and without throwing his support to Jim O’Connor who he campaigned alongside, Frank Thorwald has withdrawn from the three-man race for Arizona Republican Party chairman.
Thorwald was widely considered a spoiler helping McCain supporter Jonathan Lines defeat the true conservative, Jim O’Connor. Actions speak louder than words.
Don’t be deceived: Vote conservative Jim O’Connor for AZ GOP chairman
Politics is an intriguing business. It has the ability to lure or repel. Whether as elected officials or grassroots activists, it holds many of us captive — some for decades.
Those who began as newly recruited precinct committeemen continued to run for the office and some as state committeemen. The reward for serving in the unpaid posts and donating countless hours /years of labor intensive work is helping to elect those who shared their core beliefs to public office.
As bizarre as it appears, Arizona’s U.S. Senators have often ignited turf wars at the precinct (neighborhood) level aimed at ousting hardworking conservatives from their posts. Unprincipled John McCain and his surrogates have honed this traitorous activity to a razor sharp edge, even colluding with a San Francisco based Obama donor. For his continual conspiring with Democrats against his own party, John McCain was censured by Republican State Committeemen in 2014.
Jon Kyl engaged in these underhanded tactics in 2012. Jeff Flake undermined Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, by refusing to endorse him and arrogantly showing up wherever a camera and mic might be to catch his betrayal.
Worthy of note are the shenanigans nearly out-the-door McCain and Flake colluding State Chairman Robert Graham has engaged in. Graham oversaw the Jan. 2015 meeting that stretched the sensibilities of state committeemen to the limits as he slipped the two senators in the rear stage door using a ruse to have them vacate the auditorium before the ballots were tabulated. The duplicitous duo, who never attended state meetings, were greeted with boos, turned backs and walk outs.
This coming Saturday Jan. 28, State Committeemen elected in their own legislative districts across Arizona, will assemble for the AZ GOP Statutory Meeting at the Church of the Nations, 6225 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix. Election of party officers will be front and center. Candidates for AZ GOP State Chairman are conservative Jim O’Connor, also-ran Frank Thorwald, and Jonathan Lines, the McCain /Flake ally being pushed by Robert Graham. Don’t be deceived. The one to vote for is Jim O’Connor.
The Jan. 23 Republican Briefs provides even more background as well as Lines’ denials. It’s the top story. There’s more from Arizona Freedom Alliance, titled, “AZGOP Candidate Jonathan Lines from Those Who Know Him Best.”
In this video Tim Horn first Vice Chair of Legislative District 23, Jim O’Connor’s home district, exposes Robert Graham’s disenfranchisement scheme to rig the election for his chosen successor Jonathan Lines. This information is crucial. If you’re a state committeeman, you can’t be better informed in four short minutes. The video is well done and the facts are clearly presented